Small and Cosy Holiday Cottages for 2-4 Guests

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.

128 cottages found. 128 match all criteria.

The Penthouse is set on the top floor of The Chalet, with uninterrupted views of Saunton Sands beach and the sea and dunes beyond. The Penthouse has two, stunning en-suite bedrooms. The open plan lounge/kitchen/diner enjoys the best sea views through the massive glass, sliding doors onto the patio.

The pet friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.

Set in a tranquil rural location on the North Devon coast near the charming seaside village of Combe Martin, The Linhay at Wheel Farm sleeps 4 and is one of a small collection of lovingly converted farm buildings. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a sauna.

The Shippen is a pet friendly cottage sleeping up to 4 in 3 bedrooms. It is tucked away in a quiet corner of North Devon, not far from the coast in the seaside village of Combe Martin. It is located at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages; a collection of charmingly refurbished self-catering cottages.

Nestling in the tranquil South Devon hamlet of North Whilborough near Torquay, Honeybag is the perfect location for couples with an infant, or those seeking a romantic hideaway with a swimming pool. It sleeps 2 (plus a cot) with an en suite bathroom.

Cornish Cottage let by the coast ideal for couples in the pretty and quaint village of Stratton just outside Bude. Surfing, Sandy Beach holiday, Self catering, Romantic getaway.

Crofters cottage, sleeping 2 is a romantic getaway with private 24/7 hot tub set overlooking cross fell England?s highest peak outside the Lake District! Very romantic cosy, with peat /wood fired stove living room bath tub bathtub in the living room and satellite TV Escape every day bustle. Set on...

Cosy modern family friendly cottage furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard and only a few minutes stroll from breath-taking Camber Sands beach. Dogs are welcome, coastal and countryside walks can be enjoyed from the door. Water sports inc kitesurfing, waterskiing and sailing nearby

Derby is a luxury holiday cottage for couples at Endmoor Farm in the Derbyshire Peak District near Bakewell. This beautifully furnished, pet friendly cottage in secluded rural surroundings is an beautifully appointed romantic retreat in the countryside for two (+cot) at any time of the year.

Visitors coming to discover the delights of the Derbyshire Peak District can do so in style at Tagg Cottage at Endmoor Farm, a family friendly luxury holiday cottage on a working farm near Bakewell that sleeps 4 in a superb and secluded rural location. Pets welcome.

This tastefully furnished 1-bedroom seaside holiday apartment in Bournemouth with balcony sleeps 2-4 guests in Studland Dene, an exclusive development with spa and restaurant facilities is in a sought-after location 100m from the sands.

Always assuming there is a Hit Chart for Romantic Holiday Cottages in the UK, remote Barn Cottage near Honiton in East Devon will be hovering very, close to the top. This utterly luxurious one-bedroom thatched cottage for couples nestles deep within the Devon countryside amidst the Blackdown Hills.

Cleeve apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 2 in 1 twin bedroom. It is set in the beautiful Avill Valley near Dunster & Minehead in the Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline etc. Families & dogs welcome. VisitEnglan...

Clinton Cottage in Yaxham, Norfolk is dog friendly and has a 4 Star ETB rating, sleeping 2-3 with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the large lounge. It is all on one level and has a bath with shower and a well equipped kitchen/diner. It has its own secluded garden, garden furniture and patio.

A 16th-Century private chapel for Pickwell Manor, it is now a cosy North Devon holiday cottage for couples above Putsborough Beach. The intimate interior is a romantic bolthole that pays tribute to classic camper-van life, albeit with far more facilities than you would ever find on 4-wheels.

A Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a small holiday cottage sleeps 2, set in a pretty private garden with ample parking that leads into a three acre Apple Orchard. Ideal for couples, semi rural location on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary, pets welcome.

The Annexe is one of 12 Holiday Cottage at Duddings & sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit Eng...

With fantastic views from all windows down the valley to the Taw estuary, Byre Cottage is an ideal Devon retreat for a family or 4 adults. Facilities include Wi-Fi, swimming pool, games room and childrens play area. Pets welcome!

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The Mews Cottage Listing

This lovely detached stone building was originally a barn and home to a domesticated gos hawk. The Mews, named in honour of its former resident, has been thoughtfully renovated to provide delightful, modern accommodation with hot tub for two people on the idyllic South Devon coast outside Plymouth.

Bossington is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 4. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.

Olive at Buttercup Barns Retreats is a charmingly furnished, circular lodge with a hot tub in an idyllic rural location near Wootton Bridge on the Isle of Wight. This pet-friendly home is perfect for a self-catering romantic escape to the Isle of Wight countryside.

Character holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in the heart of medieval Sandwich on the Kent coast. Grade 2 listed 2-bedroom building sleeping 4, with beams, inglenook and log-burner. Private courtyard, Garage parking. Two miles from the sea. Pets welcome.

A delightful 4* farmhouse apartment with fantastic views of the surrounding hills and meadows sloping to the River Wye. See amazing birdlife as you walk the woodland and pools on our 200 acre organic farm, and directly onto the Elan Valley moorland.

Crofters Cottage is a very special little Devon holiday cottage in the most beautiful spot with no neighbours and lovely views out to sea. It is remote, rustic and fairly basic but if looking for peace, tranquillity and a chance to escape from everyday life, then this is the cottage for you!

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.

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