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10 best holiday cottages in the UK

Lisa Atkinson
1st September 2015

Shark fin cottage cornwall

1/10 Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular destinations. Admire the beautiful beaches by cycling the Camel Trail from Portreach to Devoran or swim through caves, jump off rocks and ride whirlpools on a coasteering trip. Then head south and take in the sights at the Eden project and Lost Gardens of Heligan or head west to watch a performance at the Minack theatre. And try a traditional Cornish pasty.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Shark Fin, Sennen (TKK).

 

Sunvale cottage devon

2/10 Devon

Coastline aplenty

With over 200 miles of coastline Devon is littered with sheltered coves, piers and promenades to explore with your children. Alternatively you may prefer the miles of footpaths and the moors for a more relaxing break with older children, or inject a little culture by roaming Exeter Cathedral’s ancient cloisters. Crank up the tempo up at Atlantis Adventure Park in North Devon or Woodland’s Family Theme Park in Dartmouth. There are plenty of cottages close to all the action.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Sunvale, Hawkchurch (FJR).

 

White house farm norfolk

3/10 Norfolk

Explore Nature

Norfolk is Britain’s magical waterland and a great holiday destination at any time of the year. It’s the host of miles of unspoilt coastline, many nature reserves and hundreds of picturesque villages to explore. Spend an afternoon at The Hippodrome’s circus in Great Yarmouth or visit Snettisham Park’s farmyard, set in West Norfolk’s countryside – in spring you can bottle-feed the newborns.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: White House Farm, Fring nr Kings Lynn (26603).

 

Titchbourne Cottage peak district

4/10 Peak District

The Great Outdoors

The Peak District is the place to enjoy the great outdoors. Stroll through acres of National Park straight from your doorstep, and if cycling is your sport then rent a cottage with a lock up cycle store or take to the countryside on horseback. Soak-up the history at Chatsworth House, ride a vintage tram at Crich Tramway Village or go underground at Poole’s Cavern. After all that dine on local fare at a village pub washed down with some real ale.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Titchbourne Cottage, Clee St Margaret nr Ludlow (9882).

 

Windermere Lake Boathouses lake district

5/10 Lake District

Choose a Lake District cottage break and indulge yourself in an active holiday surrounding England’s largest lake. Zip around Windermere on electric bikes, race across it in boats, swing through the trees above it, or just relax with the family in the picture-perfect villages nearby. Whichever you choose, cottages4you will handpick accommodation for you so you can be confident in your choice.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Spout Crag Boathouse, Windermere (27785).

 

Lagan Righ scotland

6/10 Scotland

From the Lowlands to the Highlands you will encounter stunning unspoilt beauty and rich history. Take in the culture at one of the country’s great cities, such as Edinburgh’s iconic castle or Glasgow’s many art galleries. Gallivant round the Perthshire countryside, head north to spot Nessie or ski down the country’s mountains in Glenshee.  Top it all off with the traditional Haggis,neeps and tatties – and a wee dram of Whisky. 

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Lagan Righ, Logierait, Pitlochry (19767).

 

Heathfield Lodge dorset

7/10 Dorset

Dorset is a vast county and its natural history and Jurassic Coastline attracts millions of visitors every year – it’s perfectly placed for a cottage break in the countryside. Stay in a cottage and have the freedom to explore, visiting local farms and surrounding towns. Look out for lions at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park or rescue apes at Monkey World near Wareham.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Little Heathfield, Brangore, Christchurch (DRL).

 

New Inn House Stratford

8/10 Stratford-upon-Avon

There are plenty of historical attractions to suit all the family with a cottage break in Stratford. Take an open-air bus ride through Shakespeare’s hometown or a boat trip on the river Avon. Learn about Tudor life and watch falconry displays at Mary Arden’s farm in Wilmcote, while older children can brave the city’s Ghost Walks and you can spend an evening at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: New Inn House. Abbots Salford, nr Stratford (NG8).

 

Dolgenau The Cottage powys wales

9/10 Powys, Wales

Experience mist covered mountains and lush green valleys, glistening coves and gently ebbing bays in Wales. Hit Cardiff where you can take your whizz kids to the Doctor Who Experience or Techniquest, or visit the countryside for white water rafting and quad biking. Pembrokeshire boasts some of Britain’s best beaches, while top attractions in the north include Anglesey Sea Zoo.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws (JDV).

 

Riverdale cottage yorkshire

10/10 Yorkshire

Yorkshire is the UK’s biggest county so you’ll find hundreds of cottages to choose from. Stay close to historic towns and visit museums and tea shops or choose a small village and enjoy traditional inns and farmers markets. Take in the Yorkshire Dales from a steam train on the Wensleydale Railway, drive a tank at Scarborough’s Military Adventure Park, or drive dogs at the Pesky Husky.

Want to stay at this cottage? Book now at cottages4you online or call 0845 268 9540.

Cottage pictured: Riverdale, Riverside, Hawkswick (IGS).

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