The UK has always been famous for holidaymakers travelling abroad. However in recent years, milder weather and ever rising flight costs has led to a rise in the number of people staying at home for their holidays. This demand has been met with the emergence of some fantastic upscale accommodation, set within the British countryside. These cottages are usually located in lush, green settings. Often in coastal areas or close by to rolling hillsides. Below you will find 5 of the best self catering cottages in the country.
The House at The Green, Cornwall
The Green is set in 14 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside. There are a group of cottages offered within the area and The House stands out as the premier choice. This large holiday home can accommodate 12 people. It is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, which make it an ideal location for an intimate wedding. Guests enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The area is quintessentially British with rolling meadows, apple orchards, a lake and views of Cornwall’s mining history in the distance.
Polly’s Bower, Cornwall
This small property is a fine example of a British luxury holiday cottage. Polly’s Bower boasts traditional features like low, wooden ceiling beams and a real log fire. Yet it also goes above and beyond with an outdoor swimming pool and modern kitchen. The setting is within the grounds of a delightful old Georgian farm. The farm is set within 40 acres in the picturesque region of south east Cornwall. The location is quiet yet just 20 minutes from Plymouth. This is the ideal choice for a couple looking for a romantic break.
The Cider Mill, Herefordshire
The Cider Mill blends the two themes of rustic cottage and luxury holiday home perfectly. Expect real stone walls inside and cosy ceiling beams in every room. One of the three bedrooms is disabled friendly on the ground floor. The location is next to the famous Goodrich Castle. This presents quite a view from the windows. Nearby there are other impressive buildings in the surrounding cathedral cities. Brunch on the patio offers lovely views of the river Wye and the surrounding valley.
The Ducket, Northumberland
This is certainly one of the most unique options in the United Kingdom. The Ducket is a 65 foot high tower which was built in the 18th Century. The rounded walls make the small but well fitted rooms feel unlike anywhere else. The property is set within it’s own grounds close to the coast. The panoramic views from this secluded spot are memorable and ideal for anyone who has ever dreamed of living in a fairy tale tower or lighthouse.
The Coach House, Shropshire
Set within the grounds of a beautiful Queen Anne rectory, The Coach House boasts 25 acres of rolling countryside. There is a well maintained garden and even a lake. The Ludlow area is very popular with castle lovers. You can then warm up in front of the traditional fireplace in the evening. There are also picturesque cycling trails which make this a popular choice for families who wish to enjoy the outdoors.
Anna Fern is the owner of Unique Holiday Cottages.