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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Salcombe is a famous estuary town in South Devon. Extremely popular with the well-heeled, nautical types the town is vibrant in the spring and summer months. Families and couples also love this place as there are many gorgeous, beaches and coves to explore. If sailing is not your thing then why not stroll through Fore Street where you will find a wide range of designer shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Crack open a crab claw or two at The Winking Prawn at North Sands or if you are feeling energetic a stunning portion of the South Devon Coastal Path is on hand. Salcombe is cool, chic and we think deserves its place in our top five.
We think you will just love Seahouses on the Northumberland Coast. You will not be alone though as the secret is out. Once a sleepy fishing village, Seahouses is now very popular with visitors all year round. If you are the boaty type you will enjoy the atmosphere, particularly but there is plenty to do for all visitors. There are excellent amenities and eateries but perhaps Seahouses is most famous as the 'Gateway to the Farne Islands. This is truly a fantastic opportunity for nature lovers to marvel at this natural bird sanctuary. Twitchers will be able to spot the numerous species and everyone will recognise the inquisitive Puffins. There is also a very large seal colony here.
Tenby has long been a favourite destination for tourists and since the recent T.V programme The Harbour this has only been further enhanced. The quaint, bustling harbour is the centre point for activities in Tenby with boat and fishing trips, cafes and ice cream all readily available. There are also three fabulous beaches, quirky shops, art galleries and even a museum. Foodies just love Tenby as well as there is a good choice of cafes and restaurants that specialise in local produce including understandably seafood and fish caught off the bay. Visit Tenby the next time you are in Pembrokeshire as you will be glad you did or sorry you didn’t!
This is a delightful coastal town in Suffolk and is everything you could want from a typical English seaside town. Aldeburgh is so colourful and has so much to see and do and it need not cost the earth. The town has shingle beach, museums, art galleries, interesting shops, restaurants and was the home of the famous composer Benjamin Britten for many years. Take in a concert at the Maltings at Snape, or maybe a boat trip on the River Alde. The choice is yours but we think you may find that once visited Aldeburgh is a place you could return to again and again.
Rock is a beautiful Cornish coastal village on the north-east bank of the River Camel estuary. Rock has been on an upward trend now for several years in terms of tourism. Once a sleepy fishing village, this water sports paradise is now a firm favourite with the uber-wealthy visitors that flock here in very large cars each year. Trendy to say the least, there are some very fine eateries here and lots to see and do. Padstow is just across the estuary and can be easily reached by ferry or water taxi.
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