Luxury cottage breaks in the U.K. give you a truly relaxing holiday without all the hassle of going abroad. You get a chance to visit some of our most exciting and beautiful destinations with more luxury, comfort, privacy, and elegance than any hotel can offer.
Here we’re going to look at some of the best luxury cottage holiday destinations in the U.K. and why you should definitely visit them!
Cornwall is the most popular holiday destination in the U.K., thanks to its incredible beaches, stunning countryside, and plethora of attractions. The south coast provides beautiful seaside towns and a gorgeous coastline just waiting to be explored. The north coast provides the best beaches and the beautiful St. Ives. Wherever you want to stay Cornwall is a haven of luxury cottages, from private villa retreats with pools to scenic cottages in traditional unspoiled Cornish villages.
With its bleak open moors, vast forests, sprawling sand-dune-lined beaches, and unparalleled beauty, Devon is possibly the best place for a luxury cottage break for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Walking the countryside in the day or stiting on the beach before spending the evening in a traditional country pub is a great way to escape and have a very relaxing holiday. Accommodation is exceptional in the area, and you can stay in cosy fire-lit cottages or sprawling manor houses for an incredible holiday.
Norfolk is one of the most beautiful areas of England and offers scenery unlike any other county. The highlights of any trip are the sprawling wetlands and waterway of the Norfolk Broads and the beaches, but there’s a lot on offer throughout the county, from beautiful Norwich to the vast swathes of countryside. Luxury cottages are available on the water’s edge or surrounding the coast with wonderful views and your own private seclusion. It’s a great place to lose yourself in nature, and some of the cottages available are superbly sumptuous.
The Lake District is one of our natural treasures, and only the lochs of Scotland are quite as beautiful. You can spend your days here exploring the lakes and the fells or enjoying some sailing or sightseeing. There are remote private cottages high in the fells or luxury lakeside retreats waiting for you to enjoy, and whatever the weather, some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe. There are country houses to explore, museums, mines, and art galleries, as well as enticing historical ruins—all set amidst the beauty of the lakes.
With their remoteness and their beauty, the Scottish Highlands are the place for the true escapist to head for in the U.K. You can stay in a loch-side cottage or high in the mountains. In the summer you can sail or hike, and in the winter you can ski. The glacial terrain of the Scottish Highlands makes this a truly romantic getaway, and the options for luxury seclusion are fantastic. Whether you want to curl up sipping wine in front of a log fire or visit castles and mountains, there’s something on offer for you here.
Wherever you choose to travel, the U.K. has some great luxury cottage retreats to offer you, and every county and region has its own cultural and historical treasures just waiting to be explored. A luxury cottage is the perfect way to explore the beauty of this country and is far more exciting and rewarding than a hotel break!