Holiday cottages are a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embrace a slower pace. Whether that may be a quaint cottage in a small village or a regal estate in the middle of nowhere, rent a home away from home for a relaxing self-catering stay. Bring a loved one, friends, family or even your pet to complete your getaway and choose from any location within the UK to make your backdrop picture-perfect. So what are you waiting for? Click here to book your dream holiday cottage today.
Best holiday cottage locations
From coastal cottages with sweeping views to chic city apartments tucked down narrow, find a holiday home anywhere in the UK.
Cornwall offers visitors dramatic coasts, rich countryside and vibrant towns. Boasting over 300 sandy beaches, Cornwall is the place to be if you like to be beside the seaside. Rainbow-coloured holiday cottages line the lanes of pretty fishing villages that cling to the cliffside, while rambling farmhouses and sprawling mansions sit amidst acres of meadows, valleys and forests. A network of mines and caves zigzag underground, and ancient sites and historic attractions are scattered across the county. There’s literally a breathtaking view around every corner.
Nestled on the sunny South West coast of England, Devon is one of the UK’s most popular staycation spots and we can see why. Steeped in history, oozing charm, and packed with spectacular scenery, there’s a reason why families flock to this coastal county every year. Bask in the sunshine on a sandy beach, explore one of Devon’s five national parks or hike along the county’s network of footpaths and trails, including the South West Coast Path. Adventure, beauty and relaxation await in Mother Nature’s Playground.
If it’s good enough for the Royal Family then it’s good enough for us. If you want to get as far away as possible from everyday life then Norfolk should be your first pick. By day, wander along sprawling beaches or cruise through a network of waterways on the Broads. Come night, enjoy dining in one of the county’s top seafood restaurants and stargaze beneath the UK’s clearest skies. Norfolk is famed for its family-friendly attractions and for being home to the country’s largest seal colony who take up residence on the rocky coastline every year.
Forts from a time before, battle ruins scattered across the countryside and medieval castles straight from the history books make Dorset one of the UK’s richest holiday destinations. Enjoy exploring the county’s many different time periods. Step back millions of years when dinosaurs once roamed the Earth in the Jurassic Coast or follow the footsteps of Victorian novelist, Thomas Hardy, by wandering the winding streets of Dorchester.
Best holiday cottage types
From snug cabins perfect for two to grand mansions for group getaways, holiday cottages come in all shapes and sizes so choose your best pick.
The most popular holiday cottages in 2021 so far
We have a diverse selection of holiday cottages across the country, from rural lodges in the Scottish Highlands to the chocolate box cottages in East Anglia. Some of our most popular hideaways include Cwt Bach - meaning Small Hut - a romantic retreat in North Wales; Top Meadow a stylish lodge nestled in the rolling countryside of Devon, and The Chapel Po House, a converted chapel in the heart of the Lake District.
Holiday cottages with dogs
If your four-legged friend is joining you on your break then we have plenty of dog-friendly cottages to choose from. Farmhouses in secluded settings could be paw-fect for your pooch, with walking trails and footpaths right on your doorstep. Or country houses with large enclosed gardens offer Fido a safe space to run free. Some pet-friendly pads will even supply all of the bits and bobs you need for your canine chum. From beds and blankets to tasty treats.
Holiday cottages with pools
There’s no need to travel overseas for a sun-kissed staycation this summer. At Snaptrip, we have hundreds of holiday cottages with hot tubs, games rooms, tennis courts and even swimming pools. Laze on a lounger beside your very own pool or take a refreshing morning dip in a communal swimming pool. You don’t need to be in the Med to enjoy a swim.
Holiday cottages with sea views
For those who like to be beside the seaside, the UK has more than 10,000 miles of coastlines. With thousands of oceanfront holiday cottages and beachside apartments to choose from, with cute homes made for two to vast properties with space for the whole family. Wake up every morning to the sound of waves lapping against the shore, breathe in the salty ocean air, and enjoy the views of the rich blue seas and the endless skies.
What are the best holiday cottages in Cornwall?
The best holiday homes in Cornwall include The Lost Barn in Newquay; Carnevas Farmhouse near Porthcothan Bay; and 4 Tree Tops, a stunning lodge in Looe with breathtaking views.
What are the best holiday cottages in Devon?
The best holiday cottages in Devon include The Cloud, a romantic shepherd hut; Lion House, a quirky former bank; and Oystershell Cottage, a cosy home with spectacular views.
What are the best holiday cottages in Norfolk?
The best holiday cottages in Norfolk include the secluded Lakeside Lodge; the romantic but dog-friendly cottage, Larkrise; and The Triumphal Arch on the Holkham Hall Estate.
What are the best holiday cottages with hot tubs?
The most popular holiday cottages with hot tubs include Milltown House, in Aberdeenshire