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
Apr 24, 2019
Let us inspire you by giving you a glimpse of what you can expect when staying in this beautiful part of the country. Here we will be putting the spotlight on some of the best places to stay and visit when booking a luxury cottage in Derbyshire and the Peak District.
At the tip of Hope Valley, Hathersage has many literary and historical connections. Little John’s resting place, the suspected setting of some of Charlotte Bronte’s novels and North Lees Hall is thought to have been the model for Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre.
Booking luxury cottages near Hathersage is a great way of seeing some of the fantastic histories the North of England has to offer. Furthermore, the local swimming pool, multiple pubs and cafes provide excellent respite from a day on the moor.
Known as ‘Plague Village’, Eyam selflessly shut itself off from the rest of the Uk to prevent the spread of the plague to neighbouring villages. Nowadays, the village is a great tourist destination. Eyam museum, Eyam Hall and a plethora of shops and pubs offer a great day out for anyone in the Peak District.
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