Luxury Holiday Cottages in UK

Last year in summers, I got the opportunity to stay in a luxury holiday cottage in Cornwall with my family. It was one my best holidays till date. Our cottage was one of the six cottages of Lizard Lighthouse near the Lizard Village in Cornwall. This warm, cosy and well equipped cottage is at a fantastic location with excellent service by Rural Retreats. Spectacular scenery, coastal walks, beautiful flora and fauna make this place very welcoming and special. The nearby Lizard Village is only ┬╝ mile away with shops, restaurants and a friendly pub.

It was a real treat we had in a long time. These cottages are true in terms of “luxury” without making a hole in your pocket! Your luxury holiday doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, there are some great value and luxurious Holiday Cottages at the best locations in the UK and Ireland. With some fantastic offers and discounts from Rural Retreats, they have a wide choice of self-catered holiday cottages to make sure you get the best deals available. Comfortable, stylish, full of character these luxury cottages are perfect for spoiling yourself and loved ones. Since we all deserve a relaxing break and a quality experience, I’ve handpicked the best holiday cottages with the combination of 5 star luxury and privacy of a self-catering holiday home.


1. Solebay Cottage

Pendeen Lighthouse, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall.

This is a Beautiful and very comfortable holiday cottage situated at the pendeen lighthouse site on a majestic granite headland. It is a wonderful, peaceful holiday venue with spectacular views, an air of history and a place with outstanding natural beauty. This high quality accommodation is well equipped and cared for.

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2. The Link

Cromer Lighthouse, Cromer, Norfolk

This white octagonal tower, was built in 1833 and converted to automatic operation in 1990. It is one of two semi-detached cottages at the lighthouse and is known for its spectacular sea views and sea food specially the Cromer crab sandwiches. Cromer is a popular holiday destination for families and has a long sandy beach with colourful beach huts. The Royal Cromer Golf course is just adjacent to this lovely cottage.

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3. Barnacles

Fowey, Cornwall

This cottage is perfectly snug and a luxurious romantic retreat for two has everything that you might need for a comfortable stay. This lovely apartment is only five-minute walk to the center of the town Fawey. The ancient town of Fowey, has so much to offer to its visitors, from harbour, yacht clubs historic buildings and much more!

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4. Oat Hill Farmhouse

Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire

This farmhouse is situated at the center of a Cotswold village, Snowshill. There is abundance of character features and a large family kitchen. If you have a large family or you going in a group, this is ideal!

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5. Kittisford Barton

Wellington, Somerset

If you fancy luxury camping or I should say “Glamping” in other words, then this is the place for you. The luxury tent is very well equipped for daily comfort and furnished with a gracious, relaxed elegance. Solid decking floors run throughout the spacious interior, extending to the terrace at the front and a practical porch entrance to the rear. Again a good choice if you are going in a group.

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6. Keepers Lodge

Thirsk, Yorkshire.

This luxury cottage interior has been tastefully finished to a high standard and has open large space for guests to relax in a comfortable, light and airy home away from home. This spacious cottage is perfect for couples and families with young children. The location is perfect for exploring the stunning North Yorkshire landscapes.

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7. Warden

Bull Point Lighthouse, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon

Another lighthouse cottage with spectacular and panoramic views. Its near the village of Mortehoe with pubs and restaurants, fish and chips, stores and a delicatessen. Nearby places to visit include Woolacombe and Croyde Bay with its Blue Flag sandy beach and is only a ten minute drive from Bull Point.

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8. High Bridge Haven

Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria.

High Bridge Haven is a purpose built holiday home with stunning, breath-taking views across the Duddon Estuary and the spectacular Lake District mountains beyond. The best feature of this property is flagged patio with garden furniture and the Hot Tub!

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9. Rhiwelli

Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire

This large and unique holiday cottage has four acres of sloping grounds on the northern flanks of the Preseli Hills. Its panoramic sea views are breath-taking on a sunny day from the patio and terraced lawns in front of the cottage. It has period features with exposed and painted stonework to the interior, an open plan double height sitting room, galleried landing, exposed beams and joists and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Full of character!

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10. Plas Bach

Aberporth, Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion

Plas Bach is a modern, open planned family friendly, holiday home, set in its own grounds and situated less than five minutes walk from the beaches. The cottage enjoys spectacular views of the Cardigan coast from its large decked area at the front of the house. To the rear of the property is a private, landscaped garden that includes a patio with a barbecue, a perfect location for relaxing with a glass of wine whilst listening to the sea.

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These are my top 10 Luxury Holiday Cottages in UK and Ireland. But the list does not end here. Rural Retreats is a very reliable company and they have over 400 well presented country houses and cottages to choose from. They makes it easy to find just the holiday home you are looking for. Thank you Rural Retreats for the most exotic and comfortable holiday we had.

As always all opinions expressed are my own. Your opinions and comments will be much appreciated.


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  1. I enjoyed reading about the cottages and other retreats available for relaxation. The pictures are beautiful – they draw you to the places.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi
    We also go to Cornwall for holidays such a beautiful place and so peaceful, we are always searching for new places to stay.
    I love a cottage with an aga and open fireplaces it is like winning the lottery:)
    The oat hill farmhouse looks delightful and spacious and a bonus is we have a big family.
    Also it is always handy to have a pub and shop nearby as i hate having to have the hassle of looking for food shops as i believe that holidays are for relaxing:)
    Love your photos and thanks for the info.

    1. Thank you Sharon. I agree with you. Cornwall is an ideal place for peaceful holidays. I’m glad you liked my article and found it useful for the holidays.

  3. Hello!

    This is a very succinct post on holiday cottages. I’ve always wanted to visit Wales as I never got out there while I was studying overseas in Canterbury. I will keep Rhiwelli in mind when we plan to take a vacation back that way.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Tina. Glad you liked the post and found it useful for your next trip around here.

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