Top holiday cottages for baking

Love baking but never seem to find the time at home? Escape to one of our peaceful holiday cottages and unleash your inner chef. Encourage the whole family to bake together in a spacious open-plan kitchen, be inspired by a scenic view, or experience cooking in an AGA oven for the first time in a cosy country house.

Interior kitchen of Shute Barton, Devon

Shute Barton, Devon 

Every keen baker needs a spacious kitchen and this Devon manor house provides exactly that. It sleeps up to ten people, has a breakfast bar and separate dining room, making it perfect for a large family gathering. When you’re not busy in the kitchen, explore Shute Barton’s many historic features including the medieval great hall on the top floor. Sleeps 10.

Kitchen and dining area at Bog Cottage

Bog Cottage, Warwickshire 

Bog Cottage is set within the grounds of Upton House and Gardens. Originally a banqueting house in the 18th-century, this red brick building was converted to a cottage by Viscount Bearsted in the 1930s. With an open-plan kitchen, diner and sitting room, you can create your baking masterpiece while surrounded by the whole family. Sleeps 4.

Perched on the cliff, an exterior view of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage

The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Devon 

Perched on a cliff edge, this remote property offers lots of inspiration for a baking showstopper. Wildlife such as dolphins, porpoise and gannets can often be seen from the lighthouse, which is still functioning following automation in 1994. Sleeps 10.

White Edge Lodge holiday cottage in Derbyshire

White Edge Lodge, nr Sheffield, Derbyshire 

Surrounded by the wild heather of White Edge Moor, this remote property was once the gamekeeper’s cottage. The lodge has retained many original features, including the unusual location of the kitchen in the former game cellar. If White Edge Lodge looks a bit familiar, then you might have spotted it in the 2011 production of Jane Eyre, where it featured as the home of the Rivers family.

View of the Water Tower in Cornwall, one of our holiday cottages

The Water Tower, Cornwall 

Resembling the legendary tower of Rapunzel, The Water Tower was originally built in about 1865 as a reservoir for Trelissick House. The tower’s narrow spiral staircase winds up past each circular room, leading to the kitchen at the very top. Take in the views of Tresslick Garden from the kitchen window before trying your hand at local bakes such as the famous Cornish pasty. Sleeps 2.

The kitchen at Housestead holiday cottage

Housesteads, Northumberland 

Channel your inner Mary Berry during a stay at this 19th-century mock-Tudor farmhouse. Housesteads is just 100 yards from the ruins of Housesteads Fort, the best preserved military base along Hadrian’s Wall. If you visit in the winter months, the cottage has a wood-burning fire in the kitchen, keeping you warm and snug while you cook. Sleeps 5.

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