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The entrance hall and dining room at Millbeck Towers, Cumbria
The entrance hall at Millbeck Towers, with views towards the fells around Derwentwater, Cumbria | © National Trust/Mike Henton

Holiday cottages

Discover our collection of more than 500 holiday cottages across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Cottages available for summer breaks

There's still time to book a great cottage holiday for this summer. These popular cottages all have some pockets of availability - take a look at their calendars to find a break that suits you...

The exterior at East Rosetta Cottage, Isle of Wight

East Rosetta Cottage, Isle of Wight 

On the seafront at Cowes, this beautiful 19th century house is full of original features. Sleeps six.

The kitchen at Snowshill Manor Farmhouse, Gloucestershire

Snowshill Manor Farmhouse 

A gorgeous cosy Cotswold cottage with heaps of original features and walks from the door. Sleeps nine.

The exterior of Lytes Cary, Somerset

Lytes Cary, Somerset 

Stay in the west wing of Lytes Cary Manor within the Arts and Crafts inspired garden. Sleeps 14.

The bedroom at Kymin Round House, Monmouthshire

Kymin Round House, Monmouthshire 

A little castle with views over Monmouth and far into Wales. Sleeps two.

The view from Carne Beach towards Gwendra Wartha and other nearby holiday cottages, Cornwall

Gwendra Wartha, Cornwall 

Part of an old farmhouse, with coastal views and nearby beaches that are perfect for paddling. Sleeps three.

The exterior of The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall

The Birdcage, Cornwall 

A quirky three-storey cottage in one of Cornwall’s most iconic villages, Port Isaac. Sleeps two.

The exterior of Odcombe Lodge, Lower Odcombe, Somerset

Odcombe Lodge, Somerset 

A grade II-listed gatehouse with a pretty, private garden. Sleeps four.

The outdoor seating area at Kymin Stables, Monmouthshire

Kymin Stables, Monmouthshire 

Converted hilltop stables above the Wye Valley. Sleeps four.

More holiday ideas for 2024

The ground-floor, king-size bedroom at 1 Bagden Barn, Surrey
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New and refurbished cottages 

Every year we restore and refurbish holiday cottages, bothies and bunkhouses and campsites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Image: 1 Bagdon Farm Cottage, Surrey

The exterior of Chapel Cottage, Ravenscar, Yorkshire
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Dog-friendly holiday cottages 

Our holiday cottages are set in amazing locations that are perfect for exploring the great outdoors, and with over 160 dog-friendly cottages to choose from you can bring your four-legged friend along on the adventure. Image: Ravenscar Chapel Cottage, Yorkshire

The garden at The Weir Garden Cottage, Herefordshire
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Large cottages and neighbouring cottages 

For a big family holiday or gathering with friends, choose from a historic manor house, large farmhouse or groups of cottages right next to each other. Image: The Weir Garden Cottage, Herefordshire

A view of Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset

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We have been nominated as Best Company for UK Holiday Home Rentals in the 2024 British Travel Awards. The award is voted for by the public and we would love to have your vote. Click to vote by Sunday 29th September 2024. Thank you for supporting National Trust Holidays.

Thatched cottages

Looking for a quaint countryside getaway? From boltholes for two to rustic farmhouses, we've carefully restored these thatched cottages, on the outside and in, for picture-perfect stays.

The exterior of Vineyard Farm Cottage, a stone cottage with thatched roof, Dorset

Vineyard Farm Cottage, Dorset 

Sitting just below Corfe Castle, this thatched cottage has a view of the thousand-year-old ruins from its terrace. Sleeps four.

The outdoor eating area at The Bakehouse, Dorset

The Bakehouse, Dorset 

A charming, rustic conversion, this holiday cottage has wonky beams and countryside views. Sleeps two.

The patio and seating area at Ferry Cottage, Brixham, Devon

Greenway Ferry Cottage, Devon 

A riverside cottage complete with rose climbing walls and a contemporary interior. Sleeps four.

The exterior of Middlebere Farmhouse, Dorset

Middlebere Farmhouse, Dorset 

A 16th-century reed thatched cottage near Poole Harbour, with original inglenooks and beams. Sleeps six.

The exterior of Ivy's Cottage, Selworthy Green, Minehead, Somerset

Ivy's Cottage, Somerset 

A snug one-bedroom English country cottage in the village of Selworthy with views over Exmoor. Sleeps two.

The exterior at 3 Horsey Barns, Horsey, Norfolk

3 Horsey Barns, Norfolk 

A rustic and characterful barn conversion, with the beautiful Norfolk broads on the doorstep. Sleeps six.

The exterior of Blacksmith's Cottage, Norfolk

Blacksmith's Cottage, Norfolk 

A traditional thatched cottage set on the Blickling estate, just minutes from lakeside walks. Sleeps four.

The pretty garden at Whitegates Cottage, nr Skegness, Lincolnshire

Whitegates Cottage, Lincolnshire 

A traditional thatched cottage on the Gunby Estate, with carefully restored original features and orchard-inspired garden. Sleeps two.

Offers

The exterior of Fortescue and Pitt, Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall

*****Save 15% on a barn holiday this July 

*****Choose from a selection of holiday cottages from the 'barns and stables' collection, and save 15% on new bookings. Offer valid 27/02/24 – 31/07/24 for stays taken 01/07/24 - 31/07/24. Offer valid on a selection of cottages only. Cottages may be added to or removed from offer. Subject to availability. There is no or very little availability for bank holidays. Cannot be used with any other offer. Where more than one offer is available, the one that offers the greatest discount will apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Standard Holidays terms and conditions apply. Image: Fortescue, Cornwall

The sitting room at Pentire Head Farmhouse, Cornwall

*******Save 35% on stays of 10 nights or more in October, November, January and February 

*******Choose from a selection of cottages in Cornwall, Devon, Wales and Northern Ireland, and save 35% on stays of 10 nights or more for stays in (or starting in) October and November 2024 and January and February 2025. Use code 10PPC. Offer valid 02/05/24 - 28/02/25 for stays taken between 01/10/24 and 28/02/25 for holiday cottages in Cornwall, Devon, Wales and Northern Ireland, EXCLUDING stays taken between 01/12/24 and 31/12/24. Offer valid on a selection of cottages only. Cottages may be added to or removed from offer. Subject to availability. Cannot be used with any other offer. Where more than one offer is available, the one that offers the greatest discount will apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Standard Holidays terms and conditions apply Image: Pentire Head Farmhouse, Cornwall

Featured holiday cottages

The exterior of The Bothy holiday cottage in the gardens of Powis Castle, Wales
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Cottages behind the scenes 

Uniquely located in the gardens and grounds of our estates, many of our holiday cottages offer the chance to experience our special places after-hours.

The exterior of Priest's House, Kent
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Cottages with literary connections 

With historical links to treasured writers and poets, a holiday to one of these cottages offers plenty to inspire any bookworm or budding writer.

A large metal cauldron in the middle of a room at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
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Film and TV cottages 

Fancy taking a break at somewhere you've seen on screen? From Game of Thrones to Harry Potter, the places we care for have provided the backdrop to some iconic film and TV scenes.

The exterior of Kymin Round House, Monmouthshire
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Romantic cottages 

Book a getaway at one of our romantic holiday cottages. From cosy country retreats to secluded woodland cabins, these cottages are perfect for a Valentine's or romantic break.

Exterior of Rose Cottage, Cumbria
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Remote cottages 

We've handpicked a special selection of secluded and off-grid holiday cottages to help you get the peace and quiet you're craving. There's no excuses - it's time to be still, look up and reconnect with nature.

An exterior view of The Tower holiday cottage in Norfolk
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Unique and quirky cottages 

These are our real 'wow' moment cottages - from Rapunzel-esque towers, to castles on cliffs, Victorian lighthouses or a former observatory. One thing's for sure, you won't stay anywhere else that's quite same.

Walking at Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales
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Walking holidays 

Nothing beats a walking holiday in the great outdoors. That inward sense of achievement after completing a walk, discovering new landscapes and conquering high peaks. Book a stay at one of our cottages across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and set out on a rambling adventure.

Accessible holiday cottages

The exterior of 1 Bagden Farm Cottage, Surrey
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Accessible accommodation 

Our accessible cottages in idyllic locations are thoughtfully equipped and comfortable, so you can enjoy your holiday and create memories with family or friends.

Drawing room at the Rothley Lakehouse, Northumberland, a luxury lakefront cottage with its own self-contained cottage.
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Got a question? 

Find answers to frequently asked questions, including queries about changing your booking, payment and Coronavirus related updates.

The history of our holiday cottages

The exterior of Horton Court, Gloucestershire
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Holiday cottage history and restoration 

With the help of people like you, we've been sympathetically restoring historic buildings and turning them into unique holiday cottage getaways.

A close-up of a family sitting at a picnic bench wearing sunglasses at Mottisfont

Find your perfect break

You can almost hear the birdsong. Whether you're looking for off-grid getaways, cosy breaks or family adventures, browse our character-filled holiday cottages and find the one for you.