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Fantastic British Cottage Holidays

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If you’re looking for somewhere great to get away to, you don’t have to leave the country – here in the British Isles we are blessed to have a wide variety of locations, and so many of these are home to gorgeous and unique holiday cottages.

Holiday cottages are arguably the perfect way to get away from the hubbub and stresses of everyday life; they’re like a home away from home, and can be exactly how you want them, whether that’s isolated in the country or down by a popular beach.

Here are some of our favourites.

Laundry Cottage, Kent

This lovely, 15th Century cottage is found in the grounds of the gorgeous medieval manor house, Ightham Mote, and it has its very own little fairy tale garden. Views across the verdant lawns are beautiful, and the wood-burning stove will keep you and three others nice and toasty.

Tower of Halbar, South Lanarkshire

Looking for something unique? Something majestic? Look no further! This four-storey tower was built in the 1500s to protect against raids by the English, and still has a number of original features, like gargoyles and an oriel window.

Seven can sleep comfortably here, and families are welcome – but the elderly may find the steps difficult to navigate.

Hardcragg Hall, Cumbria

If you’re after somewhere a little bigger – you’ve got the entire extended family going for a spell away, for example – then you’ll want to head over to Handcragg Hall. With seven different bedrooms, this Grade II listed manor house has plenty of room for all!

Dating all the way back to 1563, this property has some serious history behind it, and previous visitors include the notorious Oliver Cromwell and beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter.

Chantry, Portmeirion

Portmeirion Village in North Wales is actually packed full of unique holiday cottages, including the rather spectacular White Horses, a former fisherman’s cottage which sits right on the quayside, but we prefer the one known as Chantry.

This can bed up to nine people, and gives you a frankly unparalleled view over the bizarre and beautiful village of Portmeirion and the nearby estuary. Staying in cottages in a beautiful village like Portmeirion often requires some semblance of sacrifice, but Chantry has a full kitchen, a TV, free Wi-Fi and even a maid service!

The Rocket Carthouse, Pembrokeshire

This is the property for you if you’re hoping to stay near the beach. Another Grade II listed building, the Carthouse is a former coastguard watch-tower. All the bedrooms have fantastic views of the sea, and there’s even an enclosed garden for you to relax in.

8 people can sleep here comfortably, and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is literally across the road – perfect for some lovely afternoon walks!

Cadhay, Devon

Fancy some luxury? Cadhay’s for you. You’ll get three acres of grounds for your money, as well as a croquet lawn, fishponds, and even your very own lake! There are a whopping twelve bedrooms (four-poster beds sound like your thing?) and seven bathrooms!

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