Find a self catering holiday cottage in Britain…

Welcome to British Cottages, a site devoted to finding you the perfect self catering holiday home to rent in the UK. We carefully select our holiday cottages from several rental agencies to bring you the very best and sort them into convenient categories such as between coast and countryside so you only view cottages suitable for you.

No matter what you’re looking for in a holiday home, we’ll have something as we aim to feature British cottages from all over the country within a wide range of styles, prices and sizes from romantic retreats for couples to large holiday homes suitable for several family groups at a time. Many people are rediscovering Britain as a holiday destination due to the obvious locality, the affordability and the diversity that Britain has to offer.

Coastal Holiday Cottages

Coast - Tenby - British Cottages

Britain has a remarkably long coast line for its size being an island with many inlets, headlands and bays and due to the country’s reliance on the sea there are an abundance of charming seaside settlements such as Tenby in Wales (above).

Coastal self catering holiday homes are ideal for short breaks or family vacations and there are a host of activities such as beach walks, sailing and fishing while stylish towns such as Whitstable tend to feature an array of restaurant, independent gift shops and art galleries.

With scores of holiday cottages spread all over the country’s seafront from Devon to Aberdeenshire, it’s about time we rediscovered the British coastline and all it has to offer as a holiday destination.

Country Cottage Rural Retreats

Countryside - Cumbria - British Cottages

The countryside is often said to be one of the country’s biggest assets, yet it is still going unvisited and under-appreciated by many holiday makers. With such varied and picturesque landscapes from the sonorous mountains of the Lake District and Scotland to the idyllic views over the patchwork fields that we most associate with the English countryside, these rural retreats that we are proud to call British Cottages make perfect holiday destinations.

A lot of our countryside cottages are set within Britain’s National Parks which have special protected statuses to retain their natural beauty. The National Parks are spread throughout Britain and feature many types of environments from the ancient woodland of the New Forest to the mountains of Snowdonia.


Luxury Homes

Cut to the chase and go straight to our selection of carefully chosen luxury holiday homes in unbeatable locations throughout Britain with stylish interiors and often suitable for large groups.

Dog Friendly

One of the best aspects to a self catering holiday in Britain is that your pets can join you. Most holiday homes on our site are ‘Dog Friendly’ meaning that a well behaved dog is welcome during your stay.

Smoking Allowed

A vast minority of holiday cottages permit smoking but as this will be an important factor for some visitors to this site, we’ve created a useful selection of British holiday homes in which smoking is allowed.