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Luxury Cottages in National Parks & AONB's

Luxury Cottages in Special Places, National Parks & AONB's

The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Many of our most popular cottage locations can be found in these awe-inspiring, protected parts of the UK. Visit as many of these national treasures as you can and maybe stay a while in one of our luxury cottages in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Handpicked Cottages is proud to offer a selection of cottages in National Parks and AONBs. 

As well as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within this section you will find various Special Places of interest that you may wish to visit. Over time these maybe historic house, theme parks, Loch Ness, areas of special interest and events that may be happening such as Glastonbury, Tour de Yorkshire and much more.

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The Granary At The Hyning Estate

The Granary At The Hyning Estate

Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria

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4

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2

The Brewhouse At The Artisan Bakehouse

The Brewhouse At The Artisan Bakehouse

Horsebridge Common, Ashurst, West Sussex

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4

Bedrooms

2

Crummock Cottage At Crummockwater Cottages

Crummock Cottage At Crummockwater Cottages

Foulsyke, Loweswater, Cumbria

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4

Bedrooms

2

Wychwood At Bruern Cottages

Wychwood At Bruern Cottages

Bruern, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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4

Bedrooms

2

Sandown At Bruern Cottages

Sandown At Bruern Cottages

Bruern, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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4

Bedrooms

2

Cheltenham At Bruern Cottages

Cheltenham At Bruern Cottages

Bruern, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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4

Bedrooms

2

Deerleap At Lilycombe Farm

Deerleap At Lilycombe Farm

Chewton Mendip, Somerset

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4

Bedrooms

2

The Parlour At The Old Farm Barns

The Parlour At The Old Farm Barns

Higher Elstone Farm, Chulmleigh, North Devon

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5

Bedrooms

3

Cider Barn At Red Doors Farm

Cider Barn At Red Doors Farm

Luppitt, Honiton, Devon

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5

Bedrooms

2

Little Garth

Little Garth - North Yorkshire

Normanby, Sinnington, North Yorkshire

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5

Bedrooms

3

Harbourside House

Harbourside House

Craster, Nr Alnwick, Northumberland

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5

Bedrooms

3

Barn Owl At Canal Farm Cottages

Barn Owl At Canal Farm Cottages

Grainthorpe, Louth, Lincolnshire

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5

Bedrooms

2

The Stables

The Stables, Pickering

Snainton, Nr Pickering, Yorkshire

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5

Bedrooms

2

Stanegate Cottage

Stanegate Cottage - Northumberland

Fourstones, Hexham, Northumberland

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5

Bedrooms

2

Hael Farm Cottage

Hael Farm Cottage

Southgate, Swansea, Wales

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5

Bedrooms

3

High Swinside Cottage At High Swinside Holiday Cottages

High Swinside Cottage At High Swinside Holiday Cottages

High Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria

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5

Bedrooms

3

Barcud Balcony At Tynrhyd Retreat

Barcud Balcony At Tynrhyd Retreat

Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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5

Bedrooms

2

Merlin Cottage At Portnellan

Merlin Cottage At Portnellan

Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Scotland

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5

Bedrooms

2

Willow Cottage At Priory Farm Holidays

Willow Cottage At Priory Farm Holidays

Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

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5

Bedrooms

2

Blossom Cottage At Priory Farm Holidays

Blossom Cottage At Priory Farm Holidays

Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

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5

Bedrooms

2

Epsom At Bruern Cottages

Epsom At Bruern Cottages

Bruern, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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5

Bedrooms

3

Goodwood At Bruern Cottages

Goodwood At Bruern Cottages

Bruern, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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5

Bedrooms

3

Coopers Dip

Coopers Dip - Pembrokeshire

Stackpole Estate, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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6

Bedrooms

3

Byre Cottage At Red Doors Farm

Byre Cottage At Red Doors Farm

Luppitt, Honiton, Devon

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6

Bedrooms

3

Orchard Cottage At Red Doors Farm

Orchard Cottage At Red Doors Farm

Luppitt, Honiton, Devon

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6

Bedrooms

3

Beachcomber

Beachcomber - North Norfolk

Overstrand, Norfolk

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6

Bedrooms

3

Green Cottage

Green Cottage - North Norfolk

East Runton, Norfolk

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6

Bedrooms

3

Katie’s Corner At Greetham Retreat

Courtyard with outdoor tables and chairs

Greetham, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

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6

Bedrooms

3

Middledown At Inadown Farm

Middledown At Inadown Farm

Newton Valence, Alton, Hampshire

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6

Bedrooms

3

Greenfinch Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Greenfinch Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Saxtead, Woodbridge, Suffolk

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6

Bedrooms

3

Moorland View Barn

luxury 3 bedroom Peak District Barn

Eastmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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6

Bedrooms

3

2 Old Farm Buildings

2 Old Farm Buildings

Low Newton, Nr Alnwick, Northumberland

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6

Bedrooms

3

Nutcombe Barn At Nutcombe Holiday Cottages

Rear View of Nutcombe Barn at Nutcombe Holiday Cottages

Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, North Devon

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6

Bedrooms

3

Stable Cottage At Luxurious Cottages

Pet Friendly Coastal Cottage with Hot Tub

East Runton, Cromer, Norfolk

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6

Bedrooms

3

Pine Cottage At Graig Wen

Pine Cottage at Graig Wen

Near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

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6

Bedrooms

2

Bryn Eithin

Child-Friendly Luxury Rural Retreat in Wales

Derwen, Corwen, Denbighshire, North Wales

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6

Bedrooms

3

National Park Cottages by the mountains

Locations that promise to impress

Places designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are so for a reason. When you are looking to rent your next luxury holiday cottage or lodge choose one of these locations and you can be sure of a stunning self catering base for your holiday or short break.

Why holiday in UK Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

If you want to experience the most impressive and beautiful landscapes in the UK, a holiday to a National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a must. These are areas across the UK that are so naturally beautiful that they have been formally recognised, and as such are protected and conserved. From gorgeous coastlines to impressive mountains and serene lakes and forests, there are a variety of these areas, with something to suit every visitor. So strap on your hiking boots and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of the British countryside. Lakes, Hills and gorgeous vistas, what more could you need!

Things to do in National Parks 

However, you don't have to be a keen walker to enjoy the spectacular landscapes during a holiday in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or National Park. There are plenty of other ways you can experience the splendour of these areas, whether it be rock climbing at Dartmoor National Park, kayaking along the Pembrokeshire Coast, spotting wildlife in the New Forest or enjoying a leisurely picnic aboard a canal boat on the Norfolk Broads. The Great Outdoors is a great opportunity for all families to bond and experience all the UK has to offer.