Would you like to go for a romantic stroll around a medieval deer park at twilight? How about exploring the world-famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens with no other visitors in sight? Book a stay at one of these unique holiday cottages and enjoy exclusive access to special places.

From the 12th-century ruins of Fountains Abbey, to Agatha Christie's former holiday home, these holiday cottages are located in the historic houses, gardens and parkland we care for. Explore the gardens and grounds outside of ordinary opening hours and see them in a whole new light.

We have over 140 holiday cottages on National Trust estates which offer free access to explore these special places. From fairy-tale towers, to gatehouses, follys and even a round house, many of these cottages have their own unique story to tell.

Not only will you have a holiday you’ll remember forever, your stay will help to protect these places for generations to come. Take a look at our top cottages on National Trust properties and see if they inspire your next break. 

Castles and medieval ruins

Historic gardens

Intriguing houses