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Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
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. Read More
Win with Handpicked Cottages and Magners
We’re excited to have teamed up with Magners Irish Cider to provide 20 luxury weekend staycations, complete with a fully stocked fridge of Magners!
Apr 21, 2021Read More
Guide to Booking a Luxury Holiday Cottage in 2021
So, we all know it has been a very tough year but with hope just around the corner we expect 2021 to be a bumper year for holiday cottages and staycations generally across the UK. Here are just a few pointers to get you on the right track.
Dec 01, 2020Read More
The Cookaway - Everything you need to cook like a pro
At Handpicked Cottages we are always on the lookout for smart guys that offer something just a little different. The Cookaway offer such a service and we just had to find out more. Imagine world cuisine recipe boxes created by expert chefs and delivered to your door.
Nov 04, 2020Read More
Handpicked Cottages - Changing with the Times
Tough times don’t last forever and at Handpicked Cottage we have been working hard to improve to our business for both our visitors and advertisers. See what we have been up to!
Oct 23, 2020Read More
Rule of 6 Handpicked Cottage Breaks
Quarantine makes organising a holiday abroad practically impossible these days. And, at the same time, tighter social distancing restrictions in the UK makes visiting other households difficult. But, crucially, there is no ban on family get-aways. Not when you can book one of our handpicked cottages for 6.
Sep 14, 2020Read More
Top 6 Reasons to Holiday in Somerset
Actually, off the top of our head, we can think of about 20 reasons to book a luxury self-catering stay in Somerset. But, for the purposes of keeping this article ramble-free, we’ll focus on our favourite six reasons. And here they are:
Jul 22, 2020Read More
September Luxury Cottage Holidays
September can very often be the best month to take a cottage staycation as the crowds have left and the weather is often still good. Check out what we have to offer for your next late summer break.
Jul 22, 2020Read More
We’re all looking for a little escape this summer but with long haul travel on hold, we have staycations front of mind. It might not be exactly what we had planned but while we’re still dreaming of more exotic vibes, book yourself something a little closer to home.
Jul 03, 2020Read More
Away from the Crowds
If you are looking to get away this summer but are not yet ready for packed beaches and big crowds we think we have a few choice areas that may well be for you…
Jun 25, 2020Read More
Here you can find some of our Handpicked partners. Companies and individuals that offer a product and service to you as a cottage owner or a customer looking to rent the right luxury holiday cottage.
Jun 18, 2020Read More
5 of our favourite places with a swimming pool
Whatever kind of swimming pool you are looking for, we hope you read on and discover 5 of our favourite places with a swimming pool.
Jun 17, 2020Read More