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6 charming cottages to book for your next stay

From the picturesque shores of Cornwall to the rugged landscapes of Scotland and the serene coast of Wales, this curated selection of holiday cottages offers something for every traveler seeking an spring or summer getaway in the quintessential countryside. Imagine yourself in a Cornish retreat, or find seclusion in a cozy hideaway in Wales.

Alternatively, picture yourself in a thatched cottage straight out of a storybook in Cumbria.

Embrace the allure of crackling fires and the comfort of exposed beams and lime-washed walls as you settle in for a peaceful escape. While any time of year is perfect for a cottage stay, spring and summer truly highlight the beauty of the English countryside. Plan ahead and secure your preferred dates now for an unforgettable seasonal retreat.

The best holiday cottages to rent in 2024

Explore the sunny lanes winding just a few miles from the stunning north Cornish coast to discover The Homestead, a serene and luxurious retreat tucked away in the tranquil hamlet of Trerice. Escape the coastal bustle and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of this beautifully renovated country home, designed for indulgent holidays throughout the year.

The Homestead welcomes you with its enchanting wisteria-clad façade, hinting at the unique charm within. Step through the garden gate into a world of idyllic surroundings and step inside this exceptional home-from-home. The spacious hallway provides ample room for all your holiday gear, from wellies to wetsuits, buckets to beach balls. Nearby, a super-convenient utility room and a downstairs shower room await. The kitchen is an absolute delight, fully equipped with everything you need for your holiday menu, complemented by striking artwork that adds a touch of color and character.

You’ll even find a pantry to store your holiday treats. The elegant dining room is perfect for family gatherings, adorned with vintage seating for those delightful after-dinner conversations and drinks. Just off the sitting room, there’s a delightful children’s snug room—a haven for little ones to play while adults unwind. Plus, superfast WiFi ensures you can stay connected even in this rural paradise. Make The Homestead your next holiday haven and experience luxury and tranquility in Cornwall’s captivating countryside. Book it through Classic Cottages

Indulge in a truly remarkable stay at Sunset Cottage, a luxurious bungalow thoughtfully designed to offer an unforgettable experience for families and groups of friends seeking relaxation and comfort. This unique holiday home boasts an open-plan layout and a range of amenities within easy reach. Sunset Cottage features a stunning interior spread across one floor, providing everything you need for a memorable retreat with loved ones.

Revel in the expansive open-plan living space, unwind in the large lawned garden with a luxurious swim spa, and retreat to five stylish bedrooms adorned with plush furnishings. From this idyllic base, embark on scenic walking trails right from your doorstep or venture out to explore all that Kent has to offer, from thrilling water sports to delightful shopping, dining, and cultural excursions. Experience the epitome of holiday luxury at Sunset Cottage—a haven where relaxation meets elegance, promising cherished moments and cherished memories. Complete with a luxury outdoor hot tub and swim spa, a peaceful countryside location, yet just 20 minutes away from the beach – perfect base to explore Kent, Canterbury and the seaside resort of Margate. Book now with Luxurycottages.com

Discover the luxurious retreat of Old Shires Barn in Norton, featuring a private hot tub and convenient free private parking. Located just 18 km from Leeds Castle and 22 km from Canterbury West Train Station, this non-smoking property offers a modern escape in the heart of the countryside. Step inside this stylish 3-bedroom holiday home equipped with free WiFi, a TV, and a washing machine. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and kitchenware, ensuring a comfortable stay. Fresh towels and bed linen are provided, and a cozy fireplace adds warmth and charm to the living space. Outside, unwind in the garden or soak in the inviting hot tub, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Explore nearby attractions such as the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral, both just 23 km away. Whether you seek a tranquil getaway or a base for exploring the region, Old Shires Barn promises a memorable stay with modern comforts and serene surroundings. The nearest airport, London City Airport, is 79 km away, offering convenient access for travelers. Book it with Booking.com

Seaside Retreat in Ceredigion, Wales Nestled beside the coastal path of Ceredigion, this charming cottage offers a rustic yet modern interior, making it the ideal escape for a winter weekend getaway. Imagine invigorating walks along windswept beaches followed by cozy moments with tea and cake beside the woodburning stove – truly dreamy. Unlike many traditional cottages, the living area is conveniently single-storey, boasting a lofty vaulted ceiling with exposed roof joists. The bedrooms are cleverly tucked into mezzanine levels on either side, providing a snug and intimate atmosphere while maximising space downstairs. Accommodates up to 4 guests and the starting price is around £80 per night – Book it directly with Kip Hideaways

Welcome to Keskorra, an exquisite retreat near Padstow and Rock, designed to accommodate up to fourteen guests across two adjacent properties. Rock View, accommodating eight, and Lowen, accommodating six, together form Keskorra—a perfect haven for multi-generational getaways and festive gatherings with loved ones. Rock View welcomes you with floor-to-ceiling windows, open-plan living spaces, and breathtaking vistas that infuse the interior with light and tranquility. This spacious retreat features four bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms, offering ample room for group gatherings and moments of solitude.

The expansive communal areas are ideal for cherished meals and quality time together. Outside, enjoy the generous outdoor spaces, making the most of panoramic views across the Camel Estuary to Rock. Tucked away in a picturesque hamlet, this dog-friendly sanctuary invites exploration of the untamed beauty of North Cornwall. Experience the charm and comfort of Keskorra—an idyllic retreat where every detail enhances relaxation and togetherness, creating cherished memories in the heart of Cornwall. Book now through Boutique Retreats

Escape to your very own country retreat at Broadmea Cottages, nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in southwest Northumberland near the Cumbrian border. The Stable is a delightful barn conversion filled with light and charm, ideal for small groups seeking a peaceful getaway with family or friends. The open-plan lounge, kitchen, and dining area feature quality furnishings, exposed beamed ceilings, and a cozy log-effect fire set within an original stone fireplace.

After a day of exploring the countryside, unwind in the hot tub under a canopy of stars on a clear, dark sky night. Broadmea Cottages cater perfectly to family holidays and group escapes, accommodating up to 16 guests when booked together. Positioned as an ideal touring base, guests can explore iconic landmarks like Hadrian’s Wall, The Pennine Way, and the C2C Cycle Route. Embark on a scenic steam engine train journey from Slaggyford through the picturesque South Tyne Valley to Alston, or set out on foot or bike to discover the network of footpaths and cycle routes right from your doorstep.

For those keen on fishing, enjoy trout and salmon fishing on a private stretch of river flowing through the farm. Additionally, the Lake District, Scottish Borders, and vibrant Newcastle upon Tyne with its Quayside and Metro Centre are all within easy reach by car, promising a diverse range of day trips and activities. Experience the tranquility and adventure of Broadmea Cottages—a haven for nature lovers and explorers alike. Book now with Premiere Cottages.

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