Search for your UK holiday by county. There is not a single county in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales that doesn’t contain a healthy choice of desirable holiday cottages. From converted crofts and shooting lodges in the Highlands of Scotland to restored fishermen’s cottages and barn conversions in Cornwall, there are self-catering holidays a-plenty in each and every UK County. The main hotspots tend to be the West Country seaside Counties of Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, closely matched by Cumbria, home of the Lake District National Park and, Norfolk, which combines a choice of seaside resorts with the Norfolk Broads.
If you know roughly where in the UK you’d like to search for a suitable self-catering accommodation, but are not sufficiently knowledgeable about the names or locations of its towns and villages, then use this page to search for UK cottages by County. Any county bordering the sea, be it the North Sea or the English Channel, will have a rich choice of cottages in seaside resorts or little fishing villages, while inland, those counties such as Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and Oxfordshire, are blessed with National Parks or regions defined by their geography such as The Cotswolds in Oxfordshire, The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire.
Many cottages, especially the older ones, will reflect local architectural styles through history, such as converted windmills in Suffolk or ancient cob-built farmhouses in Somerset and Devon. If you don’t know exactly where you want to go for your self-catering holiday in the UK, then start with exploring it by County until you find a town or location that meets your holiday criteria from Rutland to Clackmannanshire.