Many holiday cottages to discover!
There's a good reason that cottage holidays are on the rise - they're simply the most fun and best value holidays in the UK. With a huge selection of properties, if you can't find what you're looking for on this page, click an image and discover everything else available.
The best family rental holiday cottages in UK are typically small homes for rent that can be treated like your own home for the duration of your cottage holiday. We know many of our visitors like to take their dogs with them and many cottages now allow this. Our great value holiday cottages to rent in UK are sometimes available for rent for a weekend, week, fortnight, two weeks or even longer.
Cottage prices in UK will range from high to low throughout the year, but clearly the summer months will be the most expensive as remand increases. The school summer holidays generally run from the middle of July to late August.
Half term in the summer extends across the first half of June, as different schools break up at different times. It's recommended to make an early booking to ensure your date, especially during high season, but it's not impossible to find a last minute opportunity.
Some of the best cottages in the UK are fiercely independent and have incredibly high standards, and more recently the rise of agencies has helped increase standards right across the board.
When you choose your UK accommodation its worth bearing in mind the group of people staying with you. If you have young kids in the party you may want to think twice about open fires, and of course some of the oldest cottages may have lower ceilings than those you are used to.
Many UK visitors like to bring their pets (normally dogs) when they go on holiday. Not all places will welcome pets so please make sure that it's either clearly marked on the booking website, or if not drop a quick line to the owner to make sure.
Have a great holiday, wherever you stay. Hopefully it will be in a cottage found through us!
Families, Friends and More
The fact that guests are on holiday in UK in a rental home together, sometimes with three generations in larger rental holiday homes, brings a much different atmosphere to the cottage break or holiday. When you're travelling as a family with young kids there are several things we recommend you take with you.
Although its not to all parents' tastes, you can buy very cheap in-car DVD players to amuse the kids, and they can often be plugged into the standard power sockets when you arrive. Snacks for the car can make the trip to UK much more pleasant - bored kids with low blood sugar are not the perfect companions.
Sometimes just taking a few soft toys from home can make bedtime feel more comfortable in a strange house, and they don't need to take much space in the boot.