The gable end of a small, stone-built, cottage overlook a garden with a lawn, shrubs and overhanging trees. Small Holiday Cottages for 3-5 Guests

Find My Favourite Small Holiday Cottages

The UK has hundreds of tempting 1-2 bedroom small holiday cottages in idyllic coast and country locations – from cosy cottages for couples seeking a romantic getaway to character cottages for a family of four—or two sets of friends. Scroll down to view our selection of small holiday homes sleeping 3-5 guests. Click on the description of any cottage to view its main page and more images.

Exterior of a single-story, stone cottage overlooking a large lawn.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Acorn Cottage is cute as a button. The romantic cottage in Oulton, Norfolk, is surrounded by countryside and a delightful garden and possesses true character. Pitched beamed ceilings grace the interior, and a wood burner warms the living area. Contemporary styling complements its country charm.

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A2-storey, end of terrace stone-built holiday cottage in Settle with a walled side garden.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

French doors open onto a private patio and lawn with stunning rural views of the surrounding countryside at this Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage for couples. Located in the peaceful village of Long Preston, near Skipton, Carn Cottage sleeps two and is a short walk from a CAMRA award-winning pub.

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A 3-storey holiday home is surrounded by lawns and a spacious block paved parking area.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Discover Ley Park, an enticing large holiday cottage in North Devon, offering a captivating blend of comfort and coastal charm. It is perched half a mile from Welcombe, a hamlet just a short stroll from Welcombe Mouth Beach. This smart retreat boasts sea-view bedrooms, a cosy wood-burning stove, and a spacious dining room. Ideal for family gatherings, the enclosed garden with a patio and grassy area provides a scenic backdrop. Explore this idyllic holiday let in North Devon for an unforgettable coastal escape.

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A wisteria clad, semi-detached Cotswold country cottage overlooks a shingled courtyard
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Surrounded by fields and woodland in Chalford, Gloucestershire, October Cottage promises tranquillity. The charming stone-built rural cottage in the Cotswold Hills possesses beautiful gardens and fresh air, a wood-burning stove, flagstone floors, contemporary comforts, space for pets and a blend of old and new.

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A comfortably furnished,  carpeted lounge with French windows offering rural views.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

This remote rural Highland cottage near Strathpeffer, Inverness-shire, offers spectacular views of the Northern Highlands. Whether you want to hike, golf, or go to the spa, Larchfield Chalet 1 is the place to lay your head at the end of the day. Pets welcome.

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Exterior of a holiday cottage created from a village shop conversion, retaining its large front window.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Blacksmith Cottage is a beautifully designed romantic retreat that can accommodate two guests. It is situated in the charming village of Grassington, in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. This pet-friendly cottage is tastefully furnished with a subtle elegance that runs throughout. It boasts a lovely courtyard, open-plan living areas, and absolute convenience for guests.

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A 2-storey Cotswold honeystone cottage overlooking a spacious lawn.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Kitchen Garden Cottage is a gorgeous yellow stone holiday cottage in Barton-on-Heath, set within the grounds of the old rectory. This quiet rural retreat sits within the Cotswold National Park and enjoys beautiful views, lovely grounds, beams, sophistication, and a log fire.

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A modern Ilfracombe holiday cottage surrounded by a split level wooden deck at dusk.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Situated just moments from Lee Bay, The Old Apple Store is a luxurious coastal cottage boasting a spacious deck and hot tub with beautiful views. The thoroughly modern holiday home near Ilfracombe offers an open-plan design with authentic urban chic, an open fire and the chance to explore the stunning North Devon coastline.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Compass is a stylish one-bedroom apartment in the heart of the resort town of Swanage, Dorset, a romantic flat within a pleasant courtyard that makes a cosy holiday escape for couples, with a private parking space, fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, tiled bathroom, and comfy sitting area.

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Our range of well-equipped 2-bedroom holiday cottages in the UK come in a variety of styles, from quaint, cosy thatched cottages amidst rural Somerset cider orchards to contemporary beach apartments or converted East Coast fishermen’s lofts in Norfolk and Northumberland. If your family includes pets, plenty of pet-friendly small cottages can be found in our collection, allowing them to share a holiday with you – preferably one with walks from the front door.

Sleeping from 3-5 guests, they are perfect for self-catering holidays for

  • Two sets of friends
  • Young families with 1-2 young children at an age where they are happy to share a bedroom.
  • Perfect for a couple looking to enjoy a weekend break with a set of parents

Cosiness and Charm: Looking for a peaceful and secluded retreat? Small and intimate holiday homes exude a cosy and charming atmosphere. Rooms have a warm and inviting ambience, with features like exposed beams, fireplaces, and traditional décor, perfect for a snug and intimate setting for your holiday.

Privacy and Seclusion: Looking for a peaceful and secluded retreat? Small cottages provide privacy and seclusion that larger accommodations may not offer. Relax amidst rural or scenic locations, away from the hustle and bustle of busy tourist areas.

Affordability: Small holiday cottages are often more affordable than larger accommodations such as hotels or resorts. They can be a cost-effective option whether you are an individual, a couple, or a small family looking to save on accommodation costs while still enjoying a comfortable and private space to come and go as you please.

Flexibility and Independence: Staying in a small cottage gives you a sense of independence and flexibility. They have their own self-contained unit, with amenities like a kitchen and living area, allowing you to cook their meals at your chosen time.

Authenticity and Local Experience: You may find yourself in a cosy thatched cottage in the heart of a Cotswold village or overlooking a beach in Cornwall. Small cottages fit comfortably in village and rural locations, allowing you to experience the local culture, traditions, and way of life. In addition, they offer a more authentic and immersive experience, allowing guests to connect with the local community and explore the surrounding areas at their own pace.

Romantic Getaways: Small cottages are popular with couples seeking a romantic getaway. The intimate and romantic atmosphere and the privacy and seclusion make them an ideal setting for a romantic retreat.

Nature and Outdoor Activities: Many little holiday cottages are located in areas of natural beauty, such as national parks, countryside, or coastal regions where you can spend your time together hiking, biking, wildlife watching, wild swimming, or just taking leisurely walks in scenic surroundings.