Interior of the Custom House holiday cottage with a view out over the sea


Looking across at the exterior of The Water Tower, Trelissick
The Water Tower, Trelissick National Trust Holiday Cottages / Mike Henton

A stay with a difference 

We have over 400 holiday cottages to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each one is characterised by its quirky history, unique architecture or beautiful landscape setting.

Fountains Cottage in the snow, North Yorkshire
Fountains Cottage in the snow, North Yorkshire Graham Lloyd

Time to get away 

If you're looking for an excuse to go somewhere new this season, then our pick of the best Christmas and New Year cottages are for you. Whether clusters for big family parties or hidden-away breaks, our holiday cottages will help you celebrate the festive season in a home away from home.

Places to stay

Volunteers clearing bracken on a National Trust Working Holiday, at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall
Bosigran Farm, Cornwall National Trust Images / John Millar

Types of working holiday 

Fancy helping behind the scenes in one of our houses, conserving the landscapes we protect or digging at a real archaeological site? We've got a varied programme of working holidays to suit every interest and ability. You'll meet like minded people and help us make a difference.

" This is my third working holiday and I have enjoyed each one, learning new skills and understanding more about the work the National Trust does to conserve our beautiful countryside and of course making new friends."
- Vera Reeves

Great holidays that help us

Book your holiday with us

Tempted to book a stay with us or intrigued and would like more information on a National Trust holiday? Visit our dedicated holidays website