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We have cottages lined up for you in all areas of England, Wales, Scotland and right across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Find the one you like and email or phone the owner direct.

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One of the benefits of booking Irish or UK holiday cottages from Holiday Cottages is that you cut out the middle man for better prices and a more personal service.

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Travel Guides: Holiday Cottages in England

Cottages in the South West (West Country)

The South West is made up of Cornwall, ideal for cottages near the Eden Project, Land's End, St. Ives, and the Camel Trail cycling path, which runs from Padstow to Bodmin. Devon offers the wildness of Dartmoor, plus beautiful beaches like Woolacombe, and Blackpool sands, near Dartmouth. The South West region includes Dorset, for cottages near Lulworth Cove, Bournemouth and more. Cheddar Gorge, plus great walking in the Brendons, Quantocks and Mendips, are reachable from a holiday cottage in Somerset, which covers the former county of Avon. We also include the Channel Islands - the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Herm and Sark - in our South West cottage holiday section.

The South of England and London

Covering areas such as the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire, the New Forest in Hampshire, the North and South Downs straddling Sussex and Kent.

Cottage holidays in East England

Cottage holiday destinations in the East of England include Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

Cottages in the Heart of England

We cover cottage holidays in The Cotswolds, The Forest of Dean, Warwickshire and Shakespeare Country, Peak District, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Holiday Accommodation in Yorkshire

Holiday cottages in Yorkshire can be found in the Dales, on the Moors, on the coast and in the city of York.

Cumbria, North West and the Lake District

Choose between Lake District cottages, Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire and the Isle of Man.

North East England Holiday Accommodation

We offer a range of holiday cottages in Northumberland, Durham and on the coast of North East England.

Travel Guides: Holiday Cottages in Wales

We have an excellent selection of cottages throughout Wales.

Travel Guides: Holiday Cottages in Scotland

Read our guide to taking a cottage holiday in Scotland.

Travel Guides: Holiday Cottages in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

We list many cottages throughout Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.

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