The Best Luxury Cottages In The UK
Who said staycations couldn't be luxurious?
The UK is home to some of the most beautiful and unique luxury cottages, many of which are dotted throughout the country's most outstanding natural beauty spots - in National Parks, such as the Peak District and Lake District, or further afield in Scotland.
Whether it's a romantic getaway for two or a weekend away with the girls, these holiday cottages will be hard to resist! For more tips on luxury travel in the UK, check out our lifestyle news.
Here Are the Best Luxury Holiday Cottages in the UK
Without further ado, enjoy our pick of the best luxury properties in the UK.
Sitting in tranquil surroundings in North Devon, this first-floor property is part of a former mill and is full of charm and character. There's even the old water wheel which can be seen from a stunning feature window, alongside the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Why not start the day off in style with a heritage shower, and top it off with some Netflix on the 55-inch television or a bit of alpaca spotting from the stunningly well-maintained gardens outside. There's always something to see and do in this beautiful property.
The stunning contemporary bedroom boasts a king-size divan bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, allowing you to relax and unwind after a busy day of exploring Devon and its breathtaking scenery.
Immerse yourself in the romantic atmosphere of Honey Hedge Cottage, a Victorian-style accommodation with original beams and its private hot tub, making it perfect for a relaxing and romantic weekend away in the South West.
There's a hand-carved mahogany bed, wood burner, vaulted ceiling with original beams, an Italian hand-carved sofa and an original 1890s sink. These bespoke statement pieces beautifully capture the opulent feel of this cottage.
Outside, there's even a secret garden to unwind in with a glass of wine, which overlooks the stunning views of The Lizard Lighthouse, a popular South West attraction.
The Coach House is a luxury home from home in a truly stunning setting in the South West. It has an open plan dining and living space. The terrace doors mean that you can dine alfresco in summer evenings, enjoying the fresh air and blissful feel of the country setting - the views of the rolling South Coast countryside stretch for miles!
The cosy cottage comes with a private hot tub to rest tired bones after a day of exploring, or there's the roll-top bath in the en suite to enjoy, not to mention the spacious double bedroom to relax in after a long day.
The property has every amenity you could need to make your stay a truly luxurious one.
Heather Cottage is beautifully modernised yet still retains its original charm and elegance while being packed with all the 21st-century conveniences that anyone could need.
The holiday cottage is homely and welcoming, with underfloor heating for those chillier evenings, and you can snuggle up beside an open fire thanks to the stunning fireplace. The private garden is ideal for relaxing with a good book in the summer.
Heather cottage is situated in the pretty little farming village of Gillamoor, so it's perfect for a hiking weekend or a few calming, de-stressing strolls through the North Yorkshire National Parks.
There's a popular pub within walking distance or nearby fishing facilities and a golf course to take advantage of.
It's also child-friendly, so you can bring the kids along to this luxury cottage in Yorkshire too.
Woodfarm House is one of six incredible luxury cottages owned by Suffolk Barns, bringing luxury self-catering to the next level.
Woodfarm House itself has original oak beams and wooden flooring, and there are private hot tubs too. There's an excellent sized shower, a blend of antique and modern furniture, a Belfast sink in the kitchen, and all the mod cons you could need to rustle up a cosy dinner to enjoy by the fire.
There's even an enclosed garden where you can enjoy a BBQ on the patio or even enjoy a spot of reading on the decked area overlooking the pond.
It's the perfect location for walks and cycling, with Suffolk's Heritage Coasts under 30 minutes away.
And, whichever of the holiday cottages at Suffolk Barns you decide on, they all are dog-friendly properties, meaning your four-legged friend can enjoy these incredible holiday homes too.
Part of Milton Farm lodges and one of four luxury properties on-site, Bluebell Lodge sits in the former orchard of a working farm.
The lodge mixes modern and contemporary, all in a blissful atmosphere, nestled on the hillside. There is a wood-burning stove perfect for snuggling up in front of alongside your nearest and dearests and plenty of room to stretch out after a busy day of exploring.
Speaking of exploring, any one of these luxury lodges makes the perfect base for exploring Scotland. St Andrew's, famously known as the home of golf, is only a stone's throw away, and it's only a one hour drive to Scotland's capital Edinburgh.
The cottage is not only dog-friendly but there is a dog-minding service too. So, your canine companion can explore the outstanding natural beauty surrounding the holiday homes if you fancy a quiet day to yourself.
Why not take a step back from the stress of work and immerse yourself in an out-of-the-way location in the East of Scotland, the perfect setting for recharging your batteries. The Ferry House Cottage is a unique little gem situated in the market town of Aberfeldy. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, each overlooking the beautiful nearby mountains.
The cottage also boasts spectacular river views, and there are lots to do nearby, including hiking and golfing. There's also a host of historic castles to explore nearby, including Castle Menzies, just over 3 miles away.
It also has a snug garden and barbeque for those long summer evenings, and a sauna to unwind in.
What's more, canine lovers can rejoice! The Ferry House Cottage is another of the dog-friendly cottages on our list of luxury cottages, so there is no need to leave them behind while you enjoy yourself in this self-catering property.
The Pheasants Retreat has everything you need when looking for luxury cottages in Wales. This 15th century Manor House is set in private woodland with a large variety of wildlife, including pheasants, deer and badgers.
It is beautifully decorated with an array of unusual items and statement pieces, giving it beautiful boutique vibes.
Snuggle up with a blanket and forget your worries next to the log burner, or enjoy breakfast in bed in the sumptuous wooden sleigh bed within the Master bedroom. The property also has reclining armchairs, leather sofas, and a five-seater hot tub.
The property even has its very own Standing Stone! Legend has it that those who make a wish will have good fortune.
This three-bedroom heritage stone coach house is ideal for larger families or friend groups looking for luxury Welsh cottages by the sea.
Sitting on the coast with sea views, the cottage is charming with an old fashioned feel and full of all modern bits and bobs to keep you entertained throughout your stay.
Why not create some culinary delights in the generously sized kitchen, complete with everything needed to impress your family or friends with your cooking skills. Or, unwind with your favourite show in the amply sized living room.
The property is only a mile from the beautiful National Trust Penbryn Beach and the Cardigan Coast Path. There's even a pod of 130 bottlenose dolphins to keep a keen eye out for! Eco-friendly boat trips are offered nearby too.
There are more than ample hills and valleys dotted nearby and a 35km biking trail for those who want to get adventurous outdoors.
This luxury cottage is a Grade II listed property set in stunning surroundings with gardens to enjoy that look onto unspoilt scenery. There's a state of the art hot tub just waiting to be enjoyed by those who love the luxury of a hot tub! There's even a small hut outside if you want to relax with a glass of wine.
Speaking of the garden, there's a trampoline to keep kids (and big kids) entertained, or you can learn how to horse ride nearby.
Inside, the cottage is quaint, with beams in the sizable living area as well as a traditional kitchen that's fully equipped. The entire cottage is beautifully furnished, with a relaxing feel, making it ideal for a well-earned break from the daily grind.
The cottage provides easy access to surrounding towns, with Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon, just four miles away.
If you are looking for peace and tranquillity in the East Midlands all year round, then Horseshoe House might be the place for you.
A former stables, now fully renovated with beautiful and thoughtful touches, Horseshoe House has an electric car charging point and electric gates that ensures both privacy and added security alongside your own private gravel driveway.
The cottage contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms which can accommodate up to 6 guests at a time. There is a large balcony with outdoor seating for those beautiful summer days. Or, there's the freestanding bath with views of the nearby countryside to enjoy on colder afternoons.
There's clay pigeon shooting nearby as well as a popular golf course, or there's more than enough countryside to explore if you fancy getting your walking boots on.
Discover a restorative interlude of peace in one of the best luxury cottages the lake distinct has to offer. Nutkin Cottage is a charming terrace located in one of the country's most beautiful National Parks.
It has two bedrooms, one bathroom with a bath and shower, a TV, a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a washing machine. Guests and pets alike can enjoy the beautiful fire and chill in front of the Smart TV with Netflix or Amazon Prime.
There's a roll-top bath, comfy beds, and even a snug room complete with a gas stove.
Fancy a pint? There's a pub and a convenience store right at the guest's front door, and being in the heart of the Lake District means there are lots of nearby market towns to explore and enjoy.
Set in beautiful Rowan trees, the aptly named Rowan Cottage is a vast property that sleeps up to 8 guests and makes an excellent base for exploring the North of Scotland.
Guests can listen to the owls at night with a nightcap or squirrel watch in the garden. Red deer also routinely visit the area. There is a massive open plan kitchen and sitting area, and the glass-roofed garden room is ideal for stargazing on clear nights.
Also included in the cottage is a wood-burning stove, flat-screen TV and fresh potted herbs to help yourself to and make your food creations sing. If you're looking for a spacious luxury cottage, Rowan Cottage may be the perfect choice.
Are dogs allowed at Rowan Cottage?
Yes, a maximum of two well-behaved dogs are allowed to stay each night for just £20 each. There are also many other luxury dog-friendly cottages on our list too.
When is the best time to book a stay at The Stables Countryside Cottage?
Like many of the luxury cottages on our list, The Stables is open all year round, so it's perfect for a break at any time of the year.
Is there a sauna available at Nutkin Cottage?
While Nutkin Cottage does not have a sauna, The Ferry House Cottage in Scotland, another of our recommended luxury cottages, might better suit guests who wish to experience sauna facilities.
How far is Heather Cottage Bakewell from the centre of Bakewell?
It's only a ten-minute walk to the centre of Bakewell from Heather Cottage. Bakewell is a famous and historic market town set right in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
We hope that our list of luxury cottages has tempted you to have a well-deserved break. Each of the holiday cottages we have mentioned makes for the perfect getaway, whether it be for you and your other half or for spending some quality time with friends or family.
So, why not choose between our list of luxury holiday cottages and see for yourself what the British Isles has to offer!
Discover more luxury cottages throughout the UK
With so many beautiful places to choose from for your next holiday we understand it might be difficult to choose the perfect accommodation for the trip. Below we have listed some of the best luxury cottages in specific regions of the UK and even some luxury hotels if you want to take a city break in the future: