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Whether you want to rent a luxury holiday cottage, a stylish lodge, a 5 star comfortable chalet or a high quality country house Cottage Gems has a fabulous collection of exclusive, distinctive and beautiful properties for you to select from.

Luxury Holiday Cottages for When Only the Best Will Do

If you're a discerning traveller in need of a treat and a bit of pampering, whether you want to rent a large country house, a beautiful boutique retreat, a stylishly presented luxury barn, a comfortable luxury holiday cottage or even a castle, we feature a truly impressive range of sumptuous and stylish accommodation with that all important wow factor where you can experience that all important luxury standard. On Cottage Gems you can easily find gold award winning, five star and four star assessed holiday homes as well as luxury properties with that special something that are bound to impress, be it a stunning sea view, an indoor heated swimming pool or a warm bubbly hot tub.

Many of the luxury properties featured by Cottage Gems subscribe to National Accreditation and Rating schemes and strive to offer visitors excellent standards of accommodation and the best levels of customer service. So if you are searching for top class holiday homes and are in pursuit of excellence, choose from our large collection of luxury holiday cottages.

Why Choose CottageGems.com for your Luxury Holiday

When it comes to finding a superb luxury holiday cottage to rent, we understand that you want the highest standards of self-catering accommodation and a beautiful place to stay. On CottageGems.com we feature some of the finest holiday properties that the UK and Ireland has to offer, including indulgent 5 star rated holiday houses, 4 star quality cottages, award winning cottages, stylish retreats and excellent country manors to rent for exclusive breaks, direct from cottage owners and from agencies. So wherever you choose to travel and explore, whether Scotland, England, Ireland or Wales, with Cottage Gems you can be assured of a great choice of distinctive high quality accommodation and unique retreats.

If you are looking for personal assistance with finding the best cottage for you then our search assistant can help. If you are in need of some inspiration when it comes to whereabouts in the UK to explore on your grand getaway do take a look at our destination guides to popular areas.

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Find the Best UK Luxury Cottage Holiday on Cottage Gems

We aim to help holidaymakers find some of the best luxurious and 5 star rated properties for special and memorable self-catering holidays in the UK. 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 luxury self-catering 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. Cottage Gems 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 luxury properties ranging from 5 star award winning cottages to luxurious log cabins.

We hope you find the perfect luxury holiday cottage for you on Cottage Gems.

Special Properties of the Week


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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