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Character Holiday Cottages

Many people look for character features when searching for somewhere wonderful to stay and why wouldn’t you? The different architectural eras of Britain are part of the country’s history and have helped to sculpt it into the modern world that we see around us adding variety and spice to our cities, towns and villages.

Over the years styles have varied from the smooth, symmetry of Georgian design, the intricate brick patterns of the Victorian age and the spacious simplicity of modest Edwardian houses. It can be hard to choose a specific period as your favourite but one thing that so many of us agree on is how special it is to stay in a Grade listed building with interesting characteristics, a cosy open fire or exposed wooden beams, homely reminders of times past.

All across the UK, from Yorkshire to Cornwall, we have an abundance of properties with characterful touches and rich histories. In the South Coast jewel of Brighton, a large array of our properties offer a taste of regency living with authentic iron railed balconies, grand high ceilings and touches of this decadent period all with fantastic sea views.

To the west of the UK in Wales you can’t fail but to notice the traditional Welsh cottages set in the hillsides, surrounded by mountains where the remote locations often meant that homes would be built from local materials such as oak timbers, clay and even gorse to secure thatches. These homes now make the perfect cosy getaway, nothing says romantic more than a beautifully presented stone cottage with a roaring fire for warmth and comfort.

Popular Norfolk and Suffolk offer their small market towns clustered with neo-classical styles of the Georgian period, still standing the test of time and bringing a touch of elegance to these flat landscapes. Manors, country houses and fishermen's cottages in Yorkshire dot the landscape of this vast county. Never short of grand stately homes set in immense grounds surrounded by country parks and rolling hills and seafaring history, Yorkshire properties offer a true taste of this county’s vivid and diverse history.

Across to the Lake District, a landscape that has inspired poets and writers for centuries, the North-West is dotted with cottages and houses made from stone and slate; the bleak understated beauty of these houses perfectly compliment the outstanding landscape. Choose to stay in pretty and unique cottages and farm houses which wouldn’t look out of place on a postcard.

There is so much variety to admire in the UK with charming converted dairies, stables and old farmhouses scattering the landscape, unique and quirky individual builds by renowned architects, homes with captivating stonework, inglenook fireplaces, wood burners, and much more all to be embraced. If you fancy a stay in a cottage with true character, then take a look at a selection of most characterful properties below or call us on 0333 2020 899.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Bwthyn Banw

Welshpool - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

This dog-friendly cottage offers plenty of attractions, including a games room on site, a viewing balcony to watch the daily milking and 2 rivers within 300 yds. The most perfect cottage for self catering fishing holiday...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£240 - £304 per week *

75714 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
This property can be found on Niche Retreats Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Spacious, detached and spectacular cottage - perfect for get-togethers Ty'r Mynach

Rural Llyn Peninsula - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

This large North Wales holiday accommodation is the perfect setting for your group get-together. Spacious and spectacular, it has all the features you need for that special time together...

  • Sleeps 24
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1985 - £4023 per week *

384018 View property

  • Sleeps 24
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Beautiful Betws y Coed self catering cottage with stunning views Trem Machno

Betws-y-Coed - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

If you're looking for a peaceful, scenic location in the middle of Snowdonia, this beautiful Betws y Coed self catering cottage is for you. 5 miles from Betws-y-Coed and close to mountains, lakes and coast.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£334 - £587 per week *

84026 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Ty Uchaf

Porthmadog - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Enjoy easy access to mountains, castles, endless attractions and sandy beaches. Central to Porthmadog, Caernarfon, Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula, this historical cottage provides a great location for your North Wales...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£543 - £915 per week *

82304 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Towels hire available
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi Y Llwyn

Machynlleth - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

This beautiful Machynlleth accommodation offers a peaceful countryside retreat. Detached cottage, lovely views, close to mountains and coast.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£334 - £666 per week *

88742 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 4 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking

Pet Friendly Troed yr Aran

Dinas Mawddwy - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

This delightful, detached pet friendly cottage offers a beautiful retreat with a private hot tub and tranquil surroundings. Set at the foot of Aran Fawddwy, the highest mountain in southern Snowdonia, near Dinas Mawddwy.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£397 - £879 per week *

59005 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 2.3 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi Aberaeron holiday cottage - private hot tub & 120 meters to beach Bro Dawel

Aberaeron - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

This Aberaeron holiday cottage offers a private hot tub and log cabin and is just 120 meters to the beach, coastal path and astounding views of Cardigan Bay.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£439 - £889 per week *

389365 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Llys y Wennol - scenic self catering accommodation Betws y Coed Llys y Wennol

Betws-y-Coed - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Beautiful countryside cottage with amazing views in Snowdonia National Park. Just 5 miles north of this pet-friendly accommodation Betws y Coed offers a wide range of attractions and restaurants.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£313 - £587 per week *

84022 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Cosy holiday cottage with fishing lake in West Wales Deri'r Cwm

New Quay - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Cosy ground floor holiday cottage within reach to the seaside with fishing lake and hot-tub, Located on a working farm in West Wales. Ideal family holiday, including farm animals, outdoor playground, fishing

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£366 - £800 per week *

25631 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi Brynheulwen

Aberystwyth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Brynheulwen holiday cottage enjoys stunning countryside views and is set on a working farm just outside of the seaside town of Aberystwyth.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£341 - £815 per week *

76692 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Samphire

Swanage - Dorset Coast

Spectacular 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi detached Victorian house with garden. Set in a quiet cul de sac close to the town centre and beach, Samphire has recently completely been refurbished to create a truly stylish home.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£599 - £1199 per week *

WY404 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Holiday Cottage Brecon Beacons - Cottage on the right Abereithrin Cottage

Brecon - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

Abereithrin holiday cottage, Brecon Beacons is located in a peaceful part of Wales, surrounded by stunning landscape, walks, canals, castles and plenty of family attractions including Dan yr Ogof caves. Haven for couples...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£324 - £628 per week *

37318 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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