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. 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
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Just an hour north of Inverness, and 5 minutes off the famous NC500, it is home to possibly the best golf course in the World (Royal Dornoch - with 4 other excellent courses within 30 minutes’ drive). But if you’re not a golfer, nae bother! There are glorious and deserted golden, sandy beaches which stretch for miles, plus astonishing wildlife and spectacular scenery. (We can boast hundreds of seals basking in Loch Fleet literally on a daily basis).
There are countless opportunities for Highland adventures, walking, swimming, cycling, paddle-boarding, canoeing, riding and fishing in Sutherland, the UK’s least populous county.
Despite a population of less than 2,000, Dornoch itself is an ancient and beautiful Royal Burgh, built in sandstone around its 13th Century Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace, Courthouse and Jail. With a thriving and welcoming Highland community, it’s a foodie hot-spot, with excellent restaurants showcasing exceptional Scottish ingredients, (particularly seafood) and over 20 independent retailers, with unique and varied offerings which range from top-class spa experiences and designer clothes - to great books and local art!
In the Summer there are outdoor markets on the Cathedral Green and The Pipe Band plays every Saturday evening in the Square. In August the town holds its ever-popular Highland Games.
Situated in the heart of malt whisky distilling country, Dornoch is home to an internationally acclaimed whisky cellar and bar, and holds an annual whisky festival every October.
All this, and great weather too! The Dornoch micro-climate ensures the area has about the SAME annual rainfall as in London. Add this to our coastal situation and we can guarantee practically no midges! - What are you waiting for?!
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