The ultimate accommodation choice to unwind, relax and dictate your own holiday pace, self-catering cottages in the UK are perfect for families, friends sharing, couples looking for that romantic hideaway, holidays with pets and for large groups whether a wedding party, extended family or walking party. Britain has thousands of holiday cottages, lodges, town houses, seaside chalets, fisherman’s and farm cottages and modern holiday homes in coastal, rural and urban locations. Cottages are usually booked on a week by week basis with designated changeover days – often a Friday or Saturday. Many cottages are also available for off peak short breaks and extended lets. Look out for bargain cottage breaks off peak usually during the autumn and winter months.
Facilities & Types
A cottage holiday offers all the comforts of home with your own kitchen and bathroom facilities, usually a patio or garden and onsite parking. Minimal stress and flexibility are assured on a cottage holiday with facilities and services all taken care of including washing facilities, bed linen and towels usually provided and central heating inclusive in the price. Britain’s cottage choice includes family friendly and dog friendly cottages, fantastic all inclusive leisure cottage complexes, country house cottages in idyllic rural locations perfect for groups and cosy period cottage gems with exposed beams, woodburners and original features.
Cottages for Groups & Cottage Complexes
Across Britain’s favourite coast and country holiday destinations you’ll find many luxury leisure and farm complexes with cottage accommodation including use of onsite facilities ranging from swimming pools, games rooms, gyms, spa/ sauna, hot tubs and fishing lakes to play areas, picnic areas, tennis courts, walking trails and dog exercising areas. Cottage leisure complexes often in a beautiful rural or coastal location are perfect for large family groups, friends sharing or for that special group celebration be it a wedding party, birthday or anniversary. Some even include their own private beaches!
Always excellent value, holiday cottages for groups are widely available often within leisure cottage complexes featuring onsite swimming pool and leisure facilities. They come in a variety of styles including modern holiday homes with extensive gardens in top coastal destinations or spacious lodges in the great outdoors close to popular walking, cycling and skiing areas. Across Britain you’ll find magnificent country houses and grand historic town houses perfect for large groups.
No need to leave furry four legged friends behind – choose from thousands of pet friendly holiday cottages in the UK listed here with iknow accepting one of more dogs. We’ve provided detailed information for each cottage on whether pets stay free or a small charge applies and how many dogs are welcome. Find dog friendly cottages in spectacular rural locations next to great walks or chose a coastal cottage near dog friendly beaches and coast paths.
Space, flexibility and a holiday base in which you can come, go and eat as you please come with a cottage holiday and cottages always work out cheaper for families and groups than hotels. Facilities in family friendly cottages listed here with iknow include standard essentials such as cots, highchairs, stair gates and baby equipment. We also include details on local amenities, enclosed gardens with BBQs and any extras from toy boxes to swings and play areas provided. Whether you’re holidaying with teenage children or infants and babes in arms, there’s a perfect UK cottage holiday for you with well equipped kitchens including microwaves, dishwashers and special children’s cutlery and accessories. Family friendly cottages also often come with ample onsite parking adjacent, WiFi and digital/ satellite TV packages, PlayStations, Wii games consoles, family board games, books, toys and DVD players with a selection of DVDs provided.
Romantic & Period Gems
Period cottage gems and retreats tailor-made for couples are numerous, located in romantic coast and countryside locations across the UK. From beautiful boutique cottages with open plan contemporary interiors to rustic boltholes with beams and woodburner and fisherman’s cottage hideaways on the coast, we’ve got thousands of romantic cottages listed here on iknow in spectacular settings. With privacy assured, romantic cottages are often luxurious with extras such as wall mounted digital TV and iPod dock, open fire and underfloor heating, outdoor hot tubs on terraces under starry skies or super bathrooms with freestanding double ended baths, fluffy soft robes and luxury toiletries. Many offer flexible short breaks – perfect for that special surprise getaway for your loved one.