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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Centrally located and easily reached from most parts of the UK, Gloucestershire is the ideal destination for your next self-catering holiday or short break. With large parts of the Cotswolds and the beautiful Forest of Dean within its boundaries Gloucestershire offers so much for you to see and do.
Gloucestershire is littered with some of the most elegant market and spa towns in the country and isn’t short of grand stately homes set in the most stunning backdrops either.
Whilst visiting Gloucestershire towns, it is easy to be transported back through time with examples of Gothic, Medieval and Regency architecture in abundance.
Cheltenham is a vibrant town in Gloucestershire at any time of the year but for just four days in March horse racing takes over. World renowned, the Cheltenham Festival is a place where the finest jump horses and jockeys compete over this challenging course. Even if you are not a huge horse racing fan this is one not to miss. Book your cottage nearby and book early so as not to miss a moment of this incredible spectacle.
When staying in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds make sure you take advantage of the relatively flat terrain and get off the beaten track with your bike or walking boots. Fabulous countryside, chocolate box villages and towns to explore and so much to see and do in this wonderful part of the UK.
Cycling routes lead you up and down the rolling Cotswold Hills and valleys with plenty of country pubs along the way to stop off for refreshments. Take in some of the popular villages such as Chipping Campden, Snowshill, Blockley and Ebrington.
Stay in glorious countryside in a converted barn or perhaps one of the many luxury cottages built from the typical yellow Cotswold stone. The Gloucester and The Cotswolds are perfect for romantic weekend breaks with long walks and cosy fires and also great for family adventures staying in one of the large self catering barns that are popular in the area.
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