Small and Romantic 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.

156 cottages found. 156 match all criteria.

The Linhay is a charming rural dog friendly one bedroomed annexe set within the heart of the 900-acre Exmoor estate of Emmett's Grange near Simonsbath in Somerset. Sleeps 2.

Situated in a stunning position on the north west coast of the Scottish Highlands, Loch End is a cosy cottage for two and is set on its own; with exceptional views out to sea.

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.

The Garden Cottage is set in stunning Devon countryside near Grest Torrington and sleeps 2 people in a charming one bedroom garden cottage. It is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It has a large comfortable lounge.

£55.00 off

14th-21st Oct

Chideock Cottage Cottage Listing
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Chideock Cottage is a well-equipped holiday cottage which is available all-year-round. Situated in the village of Chideock with stunning views of the hills and just a 20 minute walk to the beach at Seatown. 4 Star Gold Visit England Award.

Three cottages sleeping 2,4 & 6 on small working farm in Plumpton Green, close to South Downs and with easy access to London, Gatwick, Brighton and Lewes.

Cuckoo's Nest is a delightful 5 star self-catering cottage in Cumbria, hidden away in the centre of Ambleside in the Lake District. Perfect for couples for short breaks or longer holidays, guests also have use of the luxury spa and swimming pool at a nearby hotel.

Luxury waterside self-catering apartment rentals with WiFi in Kendal sleeping 4 with disabled access. This Riverside Apartment lies between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, with a stunning view of Kendal Castle.

Hillside lodge is an original croft, offering self-catering holidays in some of the most tranquil and peaceful rural location near Allendale in Northumberland with the silence is broken by birdsong and the occasional clipperty-clop of horse hooves from the Sinderhope riding centre just 200 metres!

Millers Cottage is a warm, cosy, very well equipped and clean and quiet Dorset holiday cottage near Beaminster ?Excellent beds? ?Perfect for the dogs?, ?Exceeded expectations?, ?Great games room?, Excellent value for money? - are some of the comments we receive time and again in our visitor books, ...

10% off

19th Feb-3rd Mar

Honeysuckle Cottage Cottage Listing
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Honeysuckle Cottage at Woodlands Manor Farm is a romantic rural hideaway for couples on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. It is set within 37 acres of idyllic countryside and has the benefit of access to a shared large indoor heated swimming pool and woodland walks.

10% off

9th-16th Feb

The Cottage Gillamoor Cottage Listing
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A traditional 2-bedroom moorland village property, with private garden, sleeping 4 guests with room for a cot. Our rural Yorkshire cottage is only 40 minutes from York. The cottage has many traditional features coupled with modern features like wifi, log burner and double glazed windows.

Seafront Cottage lives up to its name and is ideal for a special or romantic break or just for a great family holiday. In a peaceful location, you'll seem well away from day to day life, surrounded by the natural beauty of nature, in this cosy coastal cottage facing the picturesque Moray Firth.

Barton Court is a stunning Georgian country house set in 6 acres of lovely grounds on the edge of a small village. This large It sleeps up to 24 in the main house in 10 bedrooms with 9 bathrooms. There is a separate bijou cottage for a couple

Design quality and attention to detail makes Yarrow one of the Cotswold’s most luxurious cosy cottages. Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms this thatched, dog-friendly village cottage a dream destination for a romantic escape or for a small family self-catering holiday in the Gloucestershire countryside.

Slatters is a luxury holiday home in the Cotswold countryside near Moreton-on-the-Marsh in Gloucestershire. A cosy Grade II listed cottage for couples with (or without) a child, it’s a perfect place for a romantic holiday in an idyllic rural location.

Lovely 2 bedroom cottage close to Pictish Fort, harbour and stunning beach on Moray Firth. Sleeps 4. Small enclosed garden. WIFI. Dogs welcome. Near Malt Whisky trail.

Blue Moon fully justifies its claim as the most luxurious and romantic holiday cottages for couples in St. Ives. This dog-friendly coastal cottage in the heart of this Cornish resort oozes sophistication, style and comfort and, with underfloor heating, it’s also perfect for out of season holidays.

Smithy Cottage accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms and is situated outside Ilfracombe in the glorious North Devon countryside just a handful of miles from the beach at Woolacombe. The cottage is located at Lower Aylescott where guests can enjoy on-site fishing and a children's play area.

This comfortable Highland holiday apartment sleeps 4 in the tastefully converted former science block of an old Victorian public school in Fort Augustus. Stylish contemporary furnishings will make your stay both memorable and relaxing. Luxury at an affordable price.

Blare Cottage at Lower Aylescott Farm stands amidst glorious North Devon countryside a few miles from the fabulous Woolacombe Beach. This pretty two-bedroom holiday home sleeps 4. Guests can roam the grounds, fish the well-stocked lakes while children will enjoy the onsite children's play area.

Selworthy is a Visit-England 4-Star West Somerset Holiday Cottage sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms. This dog-friendly cottage is set on a small rural complex in an Exmoor valley near Dunster & Minehead. Facilities include a communal pool, hot tub, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc.

A romantic, rural escape on the Isle of Wight in the countryside near Wootton Bridge, Bay, at Buttercup Retreats, is a pet friendly 1-bedroom holiday home - a yurt-like open-plan circular lodge with rural views in all directions. It lies a 15-minute drive from the resorts of Ryde and Cowes.

The Dell: a cliff-top holiday cottage in Cornwall with panoramic sea views over Whitsand Bay. A real romantic bolthole for two. Dine out on warm summer evenings on a glass-fronted deck overlooking the ocean, or spend winter evenings listening to the waves roar from the warmth of your king-size bed.

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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