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When it comes to finding a luxury holiday house to rent, we understand that you want to find the highest standards of self-catering accommodation. On CottageGems.com we feature some of the finest self-catering properties in the UK and Ireland, including 5 star rated holiday houses, 4 star quality cottages, stylish retreats and even country manors to rent for weekend, short break bookings and longer, direct from cottage owners and from agencies.

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Whether you want to rent a large country house, a boutique retreat, a luxury cottage or even a castle for your luxury holiday, we feature a truly impressive range of luxurious accommodation. You can find gold award winning, five star and four star assessed properties as well as accommodation that has not been officially rated on CottageGems.com. Although we do not personally inspect holiday homes, many of the luxury properties featured by us subscribe to National Accreditation and Rating schemes and strive to offer visitors excellent standards of accommodation. So if you are searching for the very best and want to choose from holiday homes that pursue excellence, choose from our large collection of luxury holiday cottages.

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We aim to help holidaymakers find luxurious and 5 star rated properties to rent for quality self-catering holidays in the UK. We are not an agency and in most cases bookings are made direct with the owners of the accommodation, meaning that best available deals and savings can be negotiated directly. Agency properties also feature on this website. We help to facilitate the booking process and are constantly updating and improving this website to help you book some of the UK's best accommodation quickly and easily. We aim to provide a valuable specialist resource for those looking to find luxury cottage accommodation in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. We offer free area guides, full of hints and tips on places to go and things to see whilst taking a luxury cottage holiday in the UK. The information available is being added to all the time. As well as providing expert written resources, we feature an inspiring choice of properties for your luxury holiday ranging from 5 star award winning cottages to luxurious log cabins. We welcome your feedback about any feature of our website.

Special Cottages of the Week


Four Ashes 5 Star Rated Holiday House with Stunning Water Views

A delightful 6 bedroom holiday home with a tennis court, 60" plasma TV and cinema system. Set in a waterside location in the Pembrokeshire National Park.


Cairngorm Lodges- A Collection of Stylish Log Cabins

A stunning collection of 5 pet-friendly luxury lodges sleeping up to 4 people. 4 of the lodges have disabled-friendly facilities such as ramps and wide doorways.


Cossington Park Award-Winning Country House

An impressive, 5 star rated holiday home situated in the north of Somerset. This property is pet-friendly and sleeps from 12 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms.


Millgrove 5 Star Rated Holiday House in the West Country

An impressive holiday home providing spacious accommodation for 12 guests in 5 bedrooms. Millgrove House has a heated outdoor swimming pool and BBQ area.


Craig Alvah Luxury Lodge

A stunning 5 star, oak clad lodge situated close to the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire. The property sleeps up to 14 guests in 6 bedrooms but can be booked with another cottage to sleep 20.


Apple Cottage- High Quality Accommodation with a Hot Tub

Apple Cottage is a luxurious boutique property sleeping up to 4 guests in 2 spacious bedrooms; there is also an outdoor hot tub, garden and stunning views.


The Lynhurst Luxurious Holiday House

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the north Devon coast, The Lynhurst offers luxurious accommodation for up to 23 guests in 10 bedrooms. A great choice for parties and celebrations.


Meadow Bank Luxurious Holiday Cottages

2 stunning stone-built holiday cottages found in the Lake District National Park. The main cottage sleeps 10 whilst the other sleeps 2; they can be individually or together to accommodate 12.


Plas Glansevin, A Luxury Mansion in South Wales

A stunning Welsh mansion set within 10 acres of grounds and offering facilities such as a heated outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and a putting green.


Mountwood 5 Star Log Cabins

A collection of 5 star rated luxurious lodges found in the Scottish county of Perthshire. Sleeping 6 guests in 3 bedrooms the log cabins are great for families or small groups of friends.


Castleton Country House

A large country house in Scotland, providing luxurious accommodation for 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, there is also a games room. Excellent opportunities nearby for fishing, hiking and wildlife watching.


The Treehouse at West Hayes - Luxury Retreat

This unique, 5 star accommodation is found in the beautiful county of Somerset and offers an idyllic setting for a self-catering getaway in the West Country.


Ruscombe Hall, Luxury Country House in the South West

This luxurious country house can sleep up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms and boasts facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and a games room.


Meadow Byre, 5 Star Rated Barn Conversion

A charming Grade II listed barn conversion found in Gloucestershire. Accommodating 4 guests comfortably, Meadow Byre has exceptional furnishings throughout.


The Gaolhouse Unusual Holiday House

This unique holiday home in Norfolk offers luxurious accommodation for up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms. This former jailhouse is set in an idyllic location in south Norfolk.


Ravensprings- Luxurious Accommodation in Yorkshire

A spacious mansion found in the north of England, offering luxurious yet comfortable accommodation for up to 16 guests. A unique property set in a peaceful location.


'THE GREEN' a Luxury Country House in the Peak District National Park

Fabulous large country house ideal for big groups of up to 18. Luxurious features here include a heated indoor swimming pool and a very large living room.


Ashdene 4 Star Gold Award Winning Holiday House with Indoor Pool

An impressive cottage in Wiltshire, boasting its own indoor heated swimming pool and a large entertainment and cinema room. Sleeps up to 14 in 5 bedrooms.

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