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A patio area and bench, surrounded by flower beds and lawn in the garden at Sexton's Lodge, Norfolk
The garden at Sexton's Lodge, Norfolk | © National Trust/Mike Henton


Looking for some ideas for your next holiday? Stay in a woodland retreat, take your dog for a stroll along the beach or immerse yourself in nature for an adventure over the school holidays. Be inspired by our unique getaways and find a destination you'll love.


These new collections of cottages and campsites are full of ideas for memorable breaks. They're inspired by the special buildings, locations and unforgettable experiences at the heart of a National Trust holiday.

The exterior of Priest's House, Kent

By a National Trust garden 

Choose a cottage next to, or perhaps in, a beloved National Trust garden. Some of these cottages even have a key for the garden gate, so you can wander and take it all in after other visitors have gone home for the day. Image: Priest's House, Kent

The exterior of The Lieutenant's Quarter, Roseland, Cornwall

Lighthouses and lookouts 

From an old radar station to former officer's quarters and coastguard cottages, we have a great selection of quirky coastal stays. Image: The Lieutenant's Quarter, Cornwall

The exterior of Emley Farmhouse, Surrey

Large farmhouses 

You'll find these handsome, homely buildings in lovely locations all over the country. Image: Emley Farmhouse, Surrey

The exterior of Lytes Cary, Somerset

Grand houses and halls 

Browse grand houses and halls, some with space to gather a group of up to 16 friends and family, and others with apartments for two. Image: Lytes Cary, Somerset

The open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room at Kiln Barn, Herefordshire

Barns and stables 

From modern barns with luxurious interiors to wonky buildings full of historical, rustic features, all our barns and stables have walks from the doorstep and comfortable places to relax at the end of the day. Image: Kiln Barn, Herefordshire

The outdoor bath and shower at Cartref, Gwynedd

Tiny cottages 

Mountain views, waterfalls, woodland and wildlife... The location is the star of each of these tiny cottage holidays. Each one sleeps two guests and has all you need for a simple stay. Image: Cartref, Gwynedd

Fountains Hall, Yorkshire


A holiday apartment is a great way to experience staying in a grand old building. There are also beachside flats and a converted watermill to choose from. Image: Fountains Hall, home to apartments Proctor and Vyner, Yorkshire

Pods at Wasdale Campsite in winter, Cumbria

Dark skies 

Take a look at campsites and remote cottages with some of the most star-spangled views in the UK. Image: Wasdale Campsite, Cumbria

Exterior of The Old Rectory, West Gower, Swansea

Remarkable views 

A view of York Minster from the dining table, a view across Crook Hall Gardens from the balcony or a view over Monmouth from the top of the Kymin hill... Each cottage in this collection looks out onto something really special. Image: Rhossili Old Rectory, South Wales

Camping at Brownsea Island Campsite, Dorset

By the beach 

These cottages and campsites are just steps from the beach. Image: Brownsea Island Campsite, Dorset

Family-friendly holiday destinations

Look forward to a break at one of the places in our care in 2024. The money you spend on your holiday helps us preserve and bring new life to special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Visitors at Souter Lighthouse, Tyne & Wear

Top summer breaks for families 

Whatever’s on your family’s wish-list for a summer getaway, we’ve got hundreds of places to stay across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Take a look at some of our best cottages for a holiday with the kids. Image: Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1 and 2, Tyne and Wear

The sitting and dining room at Pant Rhiw Cottage, Gwynedd

Dog-friendly holiday cottages 

Our holiday cottages are set in scenic locations, by rugged coastline and wild countryside. Bring your dog along for the adventure in one of nearly 300 dog-friendly cottages. Image: Pant Rhiw Cottage, Gwynedd

Wild escapes

Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon

Woodland and forest breaks 

Wake up to nature's natural alarm clock as you watch the sun rise over the canopy or enjoy breakfast together in your very own woodland garden.

Bird How, Cumbria

Nature and wildlife breaks 

Re-discover the great outdoors and immerse yourself in nature. Watch the sun rise over the mountains as you eat breakfast, explore ancient forests and spot Orion's belt in the night sky on an unforgettable nature break.

Bar Lodge, Cornwall

Coastal holiday cottages 

If you’re looking for a fun family holiday, a hideaway for two, or a simple base for a walking break, our coastal holiday cottages are the perfect home away from home.

Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall

Coastal camping 

If you love the coast, you can't go wrong with a stay at a beach campsite. Spend your days exploring hidden coves, playing on sandy beaches, taking to the water or rock-pooling for a day of fresh, salty air.

Try something new

The patio with outdoor table and seating at The Weir Garden Cottage, Herefordshire

New places to stay 

Every year we restore and refurbish holiday cottages, bothies, bunkhouses and campsites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Discover our latest additions.

A child kayaks in the sea off Middle Beach at Studland, Dorset

Active holidays 

Holidays aren't just about relaxing. They're about adventure, experience and excitement. We'll help you choose your activity and find a place to stay close by.

The first double bedroom at The Slipway, Croyde, Devon

Book your holiday

Go on holiday to one of the places in our care for a trip filled with memories, while helping us look after these places well into the future. Image: The Slipway, Devon