The UK has hundreds of small holiday cottages – from cosy cottages for couples seeking a romantic getaway to character cottages for a family of four. Find them in leafy rural retreats or beach apartments within hearing distance of the waves. Here on My Favourite Holiday Cottages, let us help you find a rich selection of small self-catering holiday cottages with one or two bedrooms in all kinds of special and secret locations. Small cottages are perfect for couples of any age for a romantic break or for young families with pre-school children during term-times when there is a lot more room on the beach. As you are self-catering, you won’t be tied to hotel mealtimes ; cook - eat - feast whenever you like. For couples with children, there's no need to endure share bedtimes with your children as you do when sharing a single hotel ‘family room’. Instead enjoy the home-from-home luxury offered by a small family friendly holiday cottage with a complete suite of rooms – not to mention a private garden.
Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet friendly holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the North Devon coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.
Upper Mill is a holiday cottage for couples with use of an onsite heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Located at Wheel Farm near Ilfracombe, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coast, including the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe Bay. Exmoor is also nearby.
Loch an Eilein Cottage in the Cairngorms is truly unique. It is a luxury, pet friendly cottage, which has been newly renovated to an extremely high standard. The cottage is on the banks of Loch an Eilein near Aviemore, a simply breath-taking secluded location with spectacular rural views.
Gannet Cottage is a traditional upgraded Fisherman's dwelling located in the Seatown area of Gardenstown, a picturesque conservation area in Aberdeenshire. This character seafront cottage offers self-catering accommodation for 2-4 guests in a stunning and quiet location of natural beauty.
Recently converted 17C secluded Herefordshire holiday cottage near Roos-on-Wye with Wi-Fi sleeping 2. Wonderful valley views. Level access, 100% wheelchair accessible [M3] with adjacent parking. English Tourist Board 5-Star graded. Owners on site (but away from sight). Excellent pubs. Dogs welcome.
Woodcutters Cabin is a true romantic getaway, set on the Banks Farm Estate overlooking Cross Fell, England?s highest peak outside the nearby Lake District. It is a fairy-tale pixie house; cosy and warm with stove/oven log/peat burner and hot tub, all set in the enchanted wood: a properly private pea...
These peaceful self catering cottages sleeping 2-4 are three miles from the fishing villages of Polperro Looe, set in some of the most picturesque countryside and unspoilt stretches of the South Cornwall coast with beaches a mile. Pets welcome.
An utterly desirable Cornish holiday cottage for two, Moonshadow is a true, romantic retreat for couples of all ages. Beautifully designed, sumptuously furnished and a hop and a skip from Porthmeor Beach, this luxury cottage in St.Ives welcomes guests for short breaks or long holidays all year round
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Cosy 2-bedroom fisherman's cottage sleeping 4 in a perfect location next to beach and river in Lossiemouth. Children welcome. Suitable for those with limited mobility. Great for dogs! WIFI. Near Malt whisky/castle trails. Walking distance to all local amenities.
Pitmedden Bothy is a charming self-catering holiday cottage providing excellent accommodation for two people in the village of Pitmedden. This pet friendly and peaceful rural retreat lies at the end of a private road, 12 miles from Aberdeen and close to some of the best beaches in North East Scotla...
The Coach House at Woodlands Manor Farm Holiday Cottages is the perfect holiday cottage for couples set in 37 acres of unspoilt countryside on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. Guests enjoy use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and beautiful walks in our private woodlands.
Ash Cottage is perfect for couples and families of up to four and is set in three acre grounds, surrounded by fields, just south of Bude near Crackington Haven. Whether you want to relax, tour or be adventurous, Ash is the place to stay. Sorry this is one of our pet free cottages.
Cherry Tree is an attractive one bedroomed Grade II listed holiday cottage for couples with Wi-Fi, which sits alongside the other luxurious coastal cottages at Littlecourt Cottages. Sleeping 2 it is only a short distance from the beaches of Sidmouth on the South Devon coast
Seatown Cottage offers traditional features combined with contemporary fittings making for a truly special cottage with outstanding views at the mouth of the River Lossie opposite the fabulous East Beach in Lossiemouth. Dog friendly. Children welcome. WIFI enabled. Sleeps 4.
Old School 11 is a larger than average, self-catering apartment overlooking Loch Ness This spacious 1st-floor holiday rental near Fort Augustus comfortably sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Access to the indoor pool, tennis court and facilities at the adjacent Highland Club.
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The Gables is a Pennine holiday cottage in rural surroundings near Holmfirth. For nearly 300 years a village shop in Shepley, now lovingly restored and furnished to create cosy and comfortable 2-bedroom self catering accommodation in West Yorkshire. Sleeps 2-4 for family holidays and romantic breaks
Ivywood is a Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps 4. Set on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary in it's own private garden with ample parking which leads into a wood and Apple Orchard. Pets welcome.
Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms, pretty Royd Holiday Cottage in a rural location at Lower Aylescott just a few miles from the stunning North Devon coastline and Woolacombe Beach. This family friendly cottage has everything you will need including onsite fishing and a children's play area.
Our range of well-equipped compact cottages in the UK come in a variety of styles from quaint, cosy thatched cottages amidst rural Somerset cider country to contemporary beach apartments or converted East coast fishermen’s lofts in Norfolk and Northumberland. If your family includes pets, there are plenty of pet friendly character cottages to be found in our collection, allowing them to share a holiday with you – preferably one with walks from the front door. You’ll find plenty of these in countryside locations throughout the UK.