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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. See all of our South West Cottages
The Southern counties of England are varied, each with their own character and charm. Our collection of holiday cottages in Southern England covers the areas of Berkshire, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. See all of our Southern England Cottages
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. See all of our North West Cottages
Visit historic North East England with its castles and ruins, beautiful coastline and family attractions whilst staying in one of our luxurious holiday cottages. The region is home to countless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. See all of our North East Cottages
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
Handpicked Cottages have selected what we believe are some of the finest holiday cottages in Wales. We have some superb properties in the most beautiful areas of the country. Rural valleys meet with the stunning coasts to make Wales a perfect self-catering cottage destination. See all of our Wales Cottages
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. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
Sep 23, 2022
The 2022 autumn half term commences on Monday 24th October and as we all know this is a very busy time for half term cottage breaks. We always suggest booking early to avoid disappointment but also you'll have the pick of the very best cottages and deals.
We take a look at some of the best cottage destinations for October Half Term and give you some ideas and inspiration for the last school holiday before Christmas.
The Peak District National Park is one of the UK’s best-loved areas at any time of the year but in October and it can be truly spectacular. There's something quite magical about this destination in the autumn, don't forget your walking boots to marvel in the scenery in Upper Derwent Valley, take a stroll through Padley Gorge or admire the grounds at the infamous Chatsworth House.
Check out our fine selection of luxury self-catering cottages in the Peak District for October half term here.
Devon is a wonderful place to visit and stay all year round with bracing walks and wonderful towns and villages to visit. The coast and fabulous beaches are of course less busy in October but certainly no less beautiful. October half term cottage breaks in Devon make a great choice for families looking for an Autumn holiday or special break without some of the hustle and bustle of the busier summer months.
When looking to book your family cottage holiday this October half term, Dorset is a great option. With the best of coast and country to choose from as well as beautiful towns and villages to visit such as Dorchester and Poole there is always something to see and do.
Why not check out some lesser known places to visit such as Sherborne Castle and Gardens, Kingston Lacy or the beautiful Brownsea Island. Browse our Dorset cottages available this autumn half term.
Herefordshire is a brilliant place to visit year-round for a fun family holiday or break. The Wye Valley in particular is truly stunning, particularly in autumn. Foodies love Herefordshire as the quality of food and drink as well as the choice of eateries make the county a firm favourite.
Find your perfect autumn half term cottage in Herefordshire here.
Get away from it all with the family this October half term and choose Pembrokeshire for your cottage breaks. Award winning beaches, amazing walks on the world famous coastal path and plenty for the kids to do Pembrokeshire is an ideal choice.
Autumn is also great for catching a glimpse of seals and there pups as this is prime 'pupping' season so keep your eyes peeled! Check out these fabulous autumn half term self catering properties in Pembrokeshire.
The Highlands of Scotland are very special at any time of the year but in Autumn it is simply amazing. With some of the most magical landscapes particularly as the leaves turn to copper late October is the perfect time to visit. The kids and adults alike will love exploring the ancient castles and iconic landmarks and attractions.
These are just a few ideas for possible destinations for cottage breaks in October half term holiday, but we do of course have properties across the whole of the UK. Check out what we have available here.
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