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Cottage World offers you the maximum choice of holiday cottages, from both private cottage owners and agencies. From a converted sail loft on Dartmouth harbour, through to stylish new apartments in Cornwall, log cabins with hot tubs, to castles, lighthouses and yurts. Because there is so much choice, we then offer the best cottage search anywhere to narrow down your options.

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Catalpa Cottage
Catalpa Cottage


This charming detached 19th century Cotswold cottage is set in a quiet corner of Tetbury, a thriving market town built around a 17th century Market Hall, yet only 30 minutes ...
Beach View
Beach View
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Po


This beautifully presented, spacious, light and airy detached house, occupies a stunning position directly on the sea front in Southbourne.
Manor Farmhouse
Manor Farmhouse


Manor Farmhouse is a pretty and beautifully presented period thatched house, with expansive rural views and a river frontage, and situated in a peaceful and idyllic location.

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The Blissful Escape: The Benefits of Cottage Holidaying Near a Blue Flag Beach in the UK

If you’re dreaming of a serene seaside getaway, look no further than the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of the UK. Nestled amidst stunning coastal landscapes, these pristine stretches of sand offer more than just picturesque views and soothing waves. So … Continue reading

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Avoid airport chaos and explore the beauty and rich diversity of the UK and Channels Islands. From lodges in Scotland to a Cottage in Cornwall. There are some stunning areas to visit, glorious beaches, fascinating historic houses and gardens, great pubs and restaurants to try out, and always plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained even in wet weather.

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The Blue Flag is an environmental award given to Beach Operators who make a special effort to manage their coastal water environment and beaches. To attain the Blue Flag, Beach Operators have to meet a number of criteria covering environmental information and education, environmental management, safety and services, water quality.

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The 15 UK National Parks are the real gems of our countryside - the special places nationally protected because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. They are living, working areas that welcome visitors and provide opportunities for everyone to experience, learn about and enjoy their treasures. A holiday in a UK National Park offers so many opportunities for outdoor activities; from mountaineering to mountain biking or simply strolling around and enjoying the view.

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As the name suggests these are areas nationally recognised and protected for their natural beauty and distinctive character. When you choose a holiday in one of the 38 AONBs in England or Wales you are guaranteed beautiful countryside whether it's wild moorland, rolling hills or sandy beaches.

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PartyFinding a large cottage or big holiday house to rent for a family celebration, big birthday event, wedding, hen weekend or stag party, can be challenging. We have lots of large cottages, whole houses, lodges and barns to rent for that perfect short break or weekend away in the countryside or by the sea. If being under one roof is too stressful – we also have adjoining properties on the same site, many with swimming pools or hot tubs, or the option of dining together.


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Hot tubFor that extra luxury self-catering break renting a cottage with a hot tub is a real winner. Great for hen parties, relaxing 50th birthdays or family get togethers, we have lots of cottages, barns or houses that have hot tubs or jacuzzis. You can even stay in a caravan, chalet or lodge with a hot tub.

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PetsSave on the cost of kennels and find a dog friendly cottage, lodge or holiday home. Taking your pet on holiday is great fun for all the family – gets the kids on long walks in the countryside and enhances the beach experience. We’ve got some cracking cottages, barns, chalets and holiday lodges, in stunning locations, that welcome pets.

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Baby FriendlySelf-catering holidays with a baby or young children are much easier and more relaxed than camping or staying in a hotel. Need a cot and a high chair? No problem. We have cottages and holiday homes that are child-friendly and fully equipped with all you need for a baby or young child, which means you don’t have to spend ages packing the car!

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Swimming PoolWhat better way to keep the kids entertained than have a cottage with a swimming pool on-site. Whether it is a private pool or shared use, indoor or out, we’ve some lovely self-catering places with pools.

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Self-catering cottage holidays in the UK and Ireland can still be a green option. You can have the comforts of home and the flexibility to do what you want; when you want - without the hassles of air travel!

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