The Best Cottages for Luxury Holidays in 2017

The excitement of Christmas and New Year’s Eve has faded for another year, and already you could use another break. Why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions a carefree stay in one of our luxury self-catering cottages? Hurry, though – these gems are in high demand!

Cottages with Pools

Luxury pool

Rent a cottage with a luxurious pool

Who doesn’t love a dip in the pool on a hot day – or any day, for that matter? We have a wide selection of stylish self-catering holiday cottages with outdoor pools to let you soak up the sun or indoor pools for a refreshing swim in any weather. From luxury log cabins and lodges in Derbyshire, to modern self-catering homes in Devon and Somerset, to beautiful barn conversions in Gwynedd, Wales, you’re sure to find your perfect oasis.

Cottages with Hot Tubs

Luxury cottage with Hot tub

Luxury cottage with Hot tub

For an extra-special holiday, go for a self-catering property with a hot tub. There’s no more relaxing way to end a day in the countryside then with a soothing soak and a glass of wine, so why not treat yourself to this extra indulgence when planning your next luxury break? Choose from contemporary holiday houses in Scotland, spacious barn conversions and country houses in Herefordshire, luxury cottages in Suffolk, and more. Many of these large properties can accommodate groups of over 20 people, but they fill up fast, so get your bookings in early!

Pet-Friendly Cottages

There’s no need to leave your pets at home on your next luxury holiday. Instead, check out our wide selection of pet-friendly self-catered cottages, listed homes, lodges, and more throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Your pets will feel just as pampered as you will, roaming the lush grounds and going for long walks in the surrounding countryside, and you’ll have the comfort of your four-legged friends by your side during your holiday.

Unique Properties

Unique Holiday Chapel

Unique Luxury Chapel

If you’re after something a little different for your next luxurious getaway, our range of unique self-catering properties truly break the mould. Enjoy a cosy break for two in a romantic shepherd’s hut or coach house, book a stay in a stylishly converted windmill, chapel, or Grade II listed watermill, or get back to nature with a stay in a luxury treehouse. All our unique properties offer the same level of excellence as our more traditional-style cottages and holiday homes, making them highly desirable options, so secure your booking for 2017 while you can!

5-Star Cottages

The crème de la crème of our luxury self-catering properties have been given a 5-star rating, and they’ve certainly earned it! Cottage Gems offers beautiful waterfront holiday homes and cottages in Anglesey, well-presented country houses and barn conversions in the stunning Cotswolds, one-of-a-kind character cottages in Suffolk, and many more award-winning properties boasting spectacular scenery and all the facilities and creature comforts you could want. So, beat those January blues by booking today!

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Best UK Destinations for Hen Parties

Hens having fun

Hens just want to have fun

If you’re planning a hen party, why not avoid all the fuss of going abroad? There’s no need to renew your passport, exchange currency, spend hours at the airport or load up on sunblock when Britain boasts some of the best luxury self-catering group destinations around. To give you some inspiration, Cottage Gems have compiled a list of some of the UK’s top cities for a fabulous pre-wedding weekend with the girls. Your perfect hen party could be right on your doorstep!

 

Party with the Hens in Style in Bath

Pamper yourselves with a decadent self-catered hen party in Bath, where you can gaze at the stunning Georgian architecture, check out the Roman baths and take a dip in the Thermae Bath Spa, and step back in time at the Jane Austen Centre’s Regency Tea Room. Bath’s luxury farmhouses, converted barns and riverside cottages include highlights such as charming period features, outdoor hot hubs and spacious seating rooms, making them the ideal settings for all your hen party games!

 

Hen Heaven in Edinburgh

Whether you’re strutting your stuff down the Royal Mile, soaking up the history and the views from the castle or dining out at one of the award winning eateries, a luxury self-catered hen party in Edinburgh is sure to be a blast. Book a fully kitted out apartment directly on the Royal Mile itself for excitement right at your feet—perfect if you’re feeling brave enough to ‘Do the Mile’ and attempt to visit every pub on the boulevard! Hens after a quieter time can choose from luxury hotels, apartments, boutique Victorian and Georgian townhouses, or mansion houses within the city or on the outskirts, with features such as fully equipped kitchens, entertainment systems, sumptuously decorated drawing rooms and private gardens.

 

Bournemouth and the South Coast for a Relaxed Hen Weekend

Escape to the South Coast for a relaxing self-catered seaside hen party. Bournemouth offers seven miles of golden beaches and 2,000 acres of beautiful gardens and parks, as well as a cosmopolitan shopping and restaurant scene and a nightlife packed with bars and clubs. Wake up to a stunning seafront or parkside view in one of Bournemouth’smanor houses or spacious apartments. Some properties offer free Wifi, satellite TV, modern fitted kitchens, rear gardens, and balconies that let you make the most of those gorgeous views!

London for Luxury Self-Catering Hen Parties

London has something for everyone, and hens are no exception. You’ll find no shortage of pubs, clubs and novelty activities (Pedibus, anyone?) amid the more traditional tourist activities, and London offers enough variety to make your hen do as cultural, wild, geeky, off-the-beaten-path or laid-back as you want it to be. London has also mastered the art of luxury self-catered accommodation, with deluxe apartments in areas such as Limehouse, Clerkenwell and Aldgate, as well as at the heart of the action in Central London. When you venture out on the town you’ll have excellent transport links to get you wherever you need to go, and when you want to stay in you can indulge in a cocktail made by your very own mixologist, nurse your hangover by cooking breakfast in your fully modern kitchen, and satisfy your chick flick cravings with satellite TV and movies on demand.

We hope we’ve inspired you with some great ideas for destinations for hen party weekends in the UK.  Of course the UK has a wide variety of destinations outside of the cities when it comes to hen-party getaways for those keen to explore what the UK’s towns or countryside has to offer.  Wherever you want to discover, we hope you find the perfect hen party accommodation on Cottage Gems.

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How to find the perfect luxury accommodation for a romantic getaway

Find the right accommodation for your next holiday with your partner can be a daunting task, especially if you are looking to surprise and impress them with a spontaneous weekend away. Yet, this needn’t be the case. Cottage Gems specialises in listing luxury self-catering rentals and, as such, it is the ideal place to search for a romantic holiday home. Cottage Gems knows how luxury and glamour can go hand-in-hand with romance and because of this we have tried to make our search assistants and site layout as user-friendly and intuitive as possible for couples. To help make this selection process easier Cottage Gems has compiled a list of useful tips and advice for choosing your next couples cottage.

Filter Search Results
Potentially, there are thousands of properties to sieve through before you find the one that suits you. So that this elimination process doesn’t take weeks and weeks, be sure to use an online search assistant. Cottage Gems’ search assistant can filter out results that don’t match your specific criteria so that you only see results which fit your needs. This assistant will help to save you a lot of time and will make everything far less daunting. All sorts of requirements can be filtered in and out of a search assistant so you won’t miss out on that perfect property.

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Check Facilities
The facilities and features found in your property home can really add that extra bit of glamour and style to your romantic holiday. With facilities ranging from private swimming pools and hot tubs to games rooms and sports facilities, there are many ways to make your trip that extra bit more special and memorable.

Location
Cottage Gems has properties which are found in all kinds of wonderful locations spread throughout the UK. From coastal cabins to countryside barn conversions and much more, there is a wide range of settings to choose from, and choosing correctly can make a huge difference to the romantic tone of your trip. A holiday, for example, in a secluded rural area in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can be the ideal romantic setting. Alternatively, something to your partners specific preferences (e.g. loves being by the sea) could be considered. Nearby restaurants and attractions should also be brought into the equation because, regardless of how lovely a location and property may be, tensions can quickly arise if you are miles from absolutely anything (or maybe that is exactly what you want, the choice is yours!).

Be Romantic
Cook a surprise meal, buy some flowers and wine, watch the sun set from the warmth of your private hot tub, be romantic during your holiday. A holiday can only feel as romantic and enjoyable as you make it at the end of the day, and should be used as a time to bond or re-connect with your partner. With a self-catering property you have the best setting possible for this bonding, with the option to prepare your own food, live in privacy in a secluded setting, and enjoy a range of top class facilities.

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2016 Paralympics- Team GB Hometowns

This Sunday the Paralympic games will come to a close and with it a conclusion to Rio’s time as host nation for the games. Great Britain has once again excelled during these games and has broken its previous results from the record breaking 2012 games in London. As of this writing Team GB sits comfortably in second place in the medal table (12 gold medals ahead of third place Ukraine) and is on the verge of breaking the 100 medal total. Our total medal count of 95 is currently exactly equal with that of seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth places combined. This impressive haul marks another athletic event in which Great Britain has excelled and outdone the high expectations that already surrounded them. To celebrate the success of the British Paralypian’s in Rio, Cottage Gems is a big promoter of disabled-friendly self-catering holidays, and to better promote awareness of the need for more disabled-friendly rentals we have taken a look at where some of these athletes were born. The diversity of the team reflects well the diversity of the UK as country, which is full of some of the most beautiful and contrasting settings you’ll find anywhere.

rioBethany Firth 

After picking up gold in the 2012 games for the 100m backstroke, Firth set out to Rio with the aim of retaining her world title. Firth achieved this and more, winning not one but two gold’s during the 2016 games. Firth, who was born in Seaforde in County Down, Northern Ireland, not only bested her previous medal haul but re-captured her 100m medal n world record time! The fast pace of life during the games, as well as the media attention garnered, must seem far removed from the tranquil, secluded setting of Seaforde village.

Jody Cundy
Much like Firth, Cundy was looking to regain a title she had won at the London games of 2012 and, much like Firth, he achieved this goal in record time. The paralympian cyclist has now represented GB at 5 games and has taken home 6 gold’s in that time. Cundy was born and raised in the Cambridgeshire market town of Wisbech. This charming town is situated along the River Nene and is described as the capital of the gorgeous Fens. The natural beauty of the area is matched only by the fascinating Georgian architecture that has attracted people to the area.

Louis Rolfe cambridge
At the age of just fifteen, Rolfe watched the 2012 games unfold in London. It was upon watching the home games that Rolfe became inspired to become an athlete. In the years since, Rolf has trained hard and this work bore fruit as he was named on the team GB Paralympics team. His cycling efforts at Rio earned him a gold and a bronze (winning gold for his team sprint in world record time). Rolfe was born in the historic university city of Cambirdge, an area which is rich with history and beauty. There are countless things to enjoy in the area and this has made Cambridge a top tourist attraction for many years. A place so full of inspiration, it is only fitting that it is also the home of notable individuals such as Rolfe.

With a few days left to go before the Paralympics comes to an end, team GB will be hoping to add to their massive medal total with the help of efforts similar to those of Firth’s, Rolfe’s, Cundy’s and many others. At Cottage Gems we are always looking to improve our offering of disabled friendly self-catering properties and we believe that the Paralympians stories have been a great source of inspiration for many, their efforts once again proving how much this unique and wonderful Island has to offer.

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Olympic Towns

union jackGreat Britain have well and truly exceeded expectations at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, team GB not only beaten their official target of 48 medals with days to spare, but also broke the immense record set at the 2012 games and held on for a historic second place finish (behind only the United States) in the medal table! The investment into British athletics has once again bore fruit and proved a worthwhile, as other nations simply watch in ore! To have built on the monumental achievements of the home games of 2012 is a particularly amazing feat because this Olympics was on foreign soil, half way around the world. With that being said, Cottage Gems wanted to celebrate this remarkable achievement by looking at some of the wonderful UK towns in which the heroes and heroines of the 2016 games were born and raised. Many of these medal winning athletes come from some of the most gorgeous and renowned tourist destinations in the UK, others from more humble beginnings and more quaint towns. The diversity of these places does well to reflect the diverse and rich offering that the UK has on offer for holidaymakers.
Click any town below to learn more about the attractions and luxury self-catering options available in that are.

Tom Daley
Whilst Daley didn’t have the success he wanted in the single dive, he once again proved himself a great sportsman and personality in his conduct under the spotlight and his amazing bronze medal winning effort, with Daniel Goodfellow, in the men’s synchronized 10m platform. Daley was raised in the UK’s ‘Ocean City’ of Plymouth. Tourists have flooded to this historic city (The Mayflower, which famously sailed to the New World from Plymouth in 1620, is one such historic attraction the city has to boast) to enjoy being in the countryside and by the sea and also to learn about the areas past. Plymouth Hoe, the natural heart of Plymouth, offers up some breath-taking views across the area.

Helen Gloverplymouth
This gold winning athlete put on a marvellous display in the women’s coxless pair (along with Heather Stanning) that saw the Brit’s add to their growing collection of Golds and would contribute to their record-breaking total. Being born in the lovely cathedral city of Truro in Cornwall, Glover was born about as close to the seas as a rower could hope to be! Truro, the retail centre of Cornwall, is ful of fantastic and charming shops and eateries and is also home to wonderful attractions like the cities cathedral and the Royal Cornwall museum. It is alo near the a number of beaches and popular holiday towns and villages such as Falmouth, Newquay and St Austell, making it a great base for exploring Cornwall.

Andy Murray
Murray continues to cement his legacy as one of Britain’s greatest ever tennis players, and could even stake a claim for being the greatest. Muray followed up his historic gold winning effort against the formidable Federer in 2012 with another gold in Rio. The contest was a hard fought one and his opposition, the Argentinian del Potro, put up an admirable fight, with Murray holding out for a hard-earned victory. The Scot himself was born in the city of Glasgow in Scotland. The city is full of iconic buildings, great shopping, wonderful countryside backdrops and a whole host of events and festivals that have established it as one of Scotland’s liveliest hubs. The area also has fantastic transport links and is a great base for exploring the beautiful Scottish countryside.

Adam peaty
This young athlete looks set to have a memorable career in the men’s swimming. The twenty-one year old caught the public’s imagination in winning team GB’s first gold of the 2015 games. Peaty’s men 100m breaststroke effort shattered records and catapulted the young star into the media spotlight. Peaty comes from humble beginnings, born in the wonderfully charming marker town of Uttoxeter in Staffordshire. Uttoxter lies in the heart of central England, not far from the River Dover, and is near the more well-known cities of Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Lichfield. The town is home to a nmber of lovely local markets that are held weekly and is also near Alton Towers theme park.

Rebecca James
Becky James was the recipient of not one but two silver medals at the Rio games, thanks to her fantastic efforts in the women’s sprint and women’s keirin. James was born and raised in the wonderful town of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. This picturesque area is nestled between the seven hills (near the Welsh Border) and offers up some unforgettable views and landscapes. The town is considered a gateway to Wales, perfect for exploring the Brecon Beacons. This tranquil place is perfect for a holiday getaway, and there are also many activities available to tourists visiting the area.

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Golfs Hidden Gems

The PGA championship gets underway today in New Jersey, just under a fortnight after the Open concluded in dramatic fashion at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. With such a stacked month of golf, interest in the sport is at a fever pitch, so we decided it would be the perfect time to take a look at what the sport can offer holidaymakers in the UK. The UK boasts some of the best Golf courses anywhere in the world, as was excellently demonstrated by the hosts of this years Open in South Ayrshire, Scotland. Over the years venues all over the UK have hosted major Golfing events, but booking a tee time for these more illustrious and internationally prestigious courses can be as difficult as hitting a hole in one! Instead, we have uncovered a few of golf’s hidden gems scattered throughout the UK (one from each country).

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club SCOTLAND (Fortrose, Highland)
With over 500 courses to boast, Scotland is home to some of the most famous courses worldwide. It also houses a number of equally impressive, but far less well known, courses that are scattered throughout the country. Despite their quality and excellence, these hidden gems remain less well known and are subsequently ideal for holidaymakers. The Fortrose and Rosemarkie course near Inverness is one excellent example of this. The course is found on a spectacular landscape that stretches all the way from the clubhouse to a distant lighthouse situated at the far end of the beautiful coast line and offers up breathtaking views of the ocean surrounding Canonry Ness. For spectacle and scenery, the course is second-to-none.golf ball

Chiltern Forest Golf Club- ENGLAND (Buckinghamshire)
Set within the Chiltern Hills AONB, this outstanding 18 hole course is set against the stunning and postcard-worthy Wendover Woods and offers up some truly unforgettable and picturesque views of the Aylesbury Vale. The chalk escarpment foundation of the course means that it remains playable all year round, making it a fantastic course for holidaymakers in and around the Chiltern areas (which lays just NW of London and connects the counties of Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire).

North Wales Golf Club – Wales (Llandudno)
Locted in the seaside town of Llandudno, the North Wales club comes with stunning views of the Conwy estuary all the way to Anglesey as well as parts of the famous and impressive Snowdonia Mountain range. Despite being less well known internationally, the course is among the finest and holds itself to the highest of standards (previously hosting more national and regional championships such as the Welsh Team Championships).

golf sunsetBelvoir Park NORTHERN IRELAND (Belfast)
A tranquil 136 acres of woodland houses this fantastic course. Users are treated to a day of superb golf in a setting that feels so secluded and rural that it could be 100 miles from the nearest urban dwellings, when in fact the city centre of Belfast lies just 2 miles away. Much like North Wales Golf Club, the course has a history of hosting more regional championships and as such it too prides itself on been impeccably kept. The club is also home to the highly rated ‘The View at Belvoir’ restaurant which offers a relaxed, informal atmosphere with high-quality food and unbeatable views of the city. The course effortlessly blends rural and urban to give holidaymakers to the area a unique experience that is hard to replicate.

These hidden gems really just offer an absolute fraction of the superb courses available to you when on your luxury self-catering holiday in the UK. Each part of the country offers its own unique and impressive landscapes and settings that help to make for some wonderful courses. If your Cottage Gems holiday rental happens to be in the areas above, then be sure to give them a go, if not do some research and see what gems you can unearth near you. After that, all that is left to do is play!

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Weatherproof Facilities to Look for with Cottage Gems

It would be fair to say that, for all of its positives, Britain’s weather would not be regarded as one of the country’s most reliable or attractive aspects. When planning a UK based holiday the weather can often seem like an off-putting hindrance, especially if the first few weeks of this year’s ‘summer’ are anything to go by. However, whilst you can never truly rule out the chances of seeing some rain when holidaying in the UK, the weather shouldn’t put a dampener on any planned breaks you may have, nor should it prevent you looking all together. There are a whole range of facilities offered by luxurious self-catering properties that could well mean you don’t want to leave the house in the first place! At the very least, these features will ensure there is more than enough for you and your family to do whilst on holiday should it rain and are well worth consideration when booking accommodation.

Irainndoor Swimming Pool
– Many Cottage Gems listings come fully equipped with heated Indoor swimming pools. You can enjoy all the glamour and style that comes with having your own private swimming pool. Should the weather take a turn for the worse you can head to the sanctuary of your own private water pool and watch the hours slip away from the warmth and comfort of your pool. It may sound like a luxury to have one, but luxury is exactly what you get with Cottage Gems and far more properties than you might expect offer this option.

Games Room
– Enjoy some healthy competition with your own fully-equipped Games Room. Great for families and large groups, the inclusion of a games room will ensure hours of fun and good-sport should the weather not hold out for a day or so. There is something for everyone with these rooms; commonly offered sports include snooker, table tennis, darts, table football and table ice hockey.

Museums
– With such a rich history, the UK is home to some of the most diverse and popular Museums in the world- and these are not just found in London! Take advantage of the numerous unconventional museums frequently found locally in small towns and villages. These quirky places often end up being among the highest rated, and most memorable, parts of many holidaymakers self-catering breaks.

Sauna
– Sauna’s are becoming more and more widely available with self-catered holiday homes. Many shared cottage complexes and even some individual properties now offer the use of private Sauna’s where you can relax. Alternatively, free access to local gyms and other places that offer sauna use are common and are an easy and weatherproof way to spend some time unwinding whilst on holiday.

Romantic Meal for Two
– With the ability to prepare your own meals in self-catering, you can surprise your partner with an intimate and spontaneous meal should the weather restrict you for other optionscouple2. Alternatively, both you and your partner can spend a few hours preparing a three course meal together, using locally sourced ingredients and food.

The listed examples above are just a few of the great facilities and options that are at your disposal, regardless of the weather, when holidaying in the UK. Click on any of the headings above to take a look at what Cottage Gems has to offer in each of the respective categories and you’ll begin to see just how feasible and enjoyable a UK based holiday can be, even if the weather isn’t on side.

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Best of Glamping in the UK

Best of ‘Glamping’ in the UK

‘Glamping’ is considered by some to be the future of camping, and by others the downfall of it! One thing is for sure, it is an excellent and unique way to spend a holiday and is an experience hard to replicate. As the name suggests ‘Glamping’ (or Glamorous Camping) can be as high-end and glamorous as many conventional property choices, if not more so. With summer approaching, the glamping season is really kicking in (although many of these unique properties can be comfortably stayed in all year round). So just what does this strange and wonderful experience have to offer? Just some of the very best features and perks of this holiday are listed below.

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Enjoy king-sized double beds and internet! A range of common home-comfort features and fixtures are frequently made available at these sites so that those less keen on roughing it out in a sleeping bag can now enjoy a good night’s sleep in a high-quality setting, whilst still retaining a sense of connection to the great-outdoors.

Hot Tubs
Holiday in true style. The inclusion of a hot tub is not an uncommon feature of many glamping sites. Need we say more? It doesn’t get much more glamorous and relaxing then being able to enjoy the confinements of your own private hot-tub.

Seclusion
Much like camping, this high-end alternative retains a tranquil sense of escapism and seclusion that comes with the vast, country settings in which this type of accommodation is more commonly found. Although often these sites remain well situated to nearby gardenvillages and towns should you wish to venture out of this more quiet setting.

Ecotourism
This type of tourism has become increasingly important, and popular, in recent years and it would be fair to say that glamping ticks a lot of the boxes needed to be seen as respectful of its ideas. The main principle revolves around ensuring visitors to fragile, and largely undisturbed, natural settings enjoy the area with a minimal impact upon the environment. Those promoting the practice aim to highlight the importance of respecting the landscape so that everyone can better enjoy and appreciate the beauty and importance of these settings.

Why not take a look at just what this increasingly popular trend has to offer, and you could find yourself camping in true style and comfort this summer: https://www.cottagegems.com/glamping-and-luxury-camping/

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Live Like Royalty

It seems only fitting that the Queen should celebrate her landmark 90th birthday just as Luxury-SelfCatering-Accommodation.co.uk is being transformed into Cottage Gems. The luxurious and high quality homes featured on the site make it the true diamonds, rubies and emeralds of the UK self-catering business.queen

With Cottage Gems you can live like royalty. In honour of this royal landmark, and to reflect the premium quality of properties offered by Cottage Gems, we have picked out just a few of the best royal residencies within the United Kingdom. These properties are often located in some of the more remarkable and sought-after destinations that Cottage Gems features. The castles are a fitting reflection of the magnificence and majesty of the areas in which they are found.

BALMORAL CASTLE, Aberdeenshire
This castle screams luxury and reflects the elegance and high-quality of the surrounding properties. In use since the time of Queen Victoria, this private residency is a category A listed building owing to its historical and cultural significance and since 1931 has allowed public access to its famous gardens between the months of April and July. The castle is also featured on the uncommon £100 notes of the royal Bank of Scotland.

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SANDRINGHAM HOUSE, Norfolkqueen 2

Located near the popular village of Sandringham in Norfolk, this private property is found within the Norfolk coast Area of Outstanding Beauty. The castle and surrounding area is truly one of the more impressive and spectacular places the country has to offer and is one of the more popular destinations for holiday-makers. The castle ground is open to the public and houses an informative museum and idealistic royal garden. Sandringham’s majesty is reflected by the numerous award winning and highly rated properties available in Norfolk through Cottage Gems.

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE, Edinburgh
This Edinburgh residency is located at the opposite end of Edinburgh castle and has been the principal home of the King and Queen of Scots since the 1500’s. The Palace remains used for certain royal functions and the Queen herself resides there for a week a year. Legend has it that the naked ghost of, accused witch, Bald Agnes is said to roam the palace, but this hasn’t put off tourists from flocking to this renowned palace and the surrounding area of Edinburgh.

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WINDSOR CASTLE, Windsor
Perhaps the second most famous royal residency in the country, second only to Buckingham Palace itself, this wonderful and historic building offers holiday-makers a chance to see a world-renowned attraction. Tourists from all over the world flood over to see its famous exterior and walk the halls of this royal keep. Its famous portraits of past king and queens and armour of past Monarchs such as Henry VIII make Windsor Castle a remarkable place located in a remarkable area. Windsor is home to James Bond’s Eton College and some of the world’s best afternoon tea.

HIGHGROVE HOUSE, Gloucestershire
With over 30,000 visitors a year to its gardens, this royal residency is located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and frequently houses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The house is famous for the environmental emphasis placed on it and for the charitable events held there. The wild garden houses many protected and rare plants and trees that are scarcely found elsewhere and are a must for those who visit the area. Gloucestershire itself also offers some of the most impressive and sought-after properties offered by Cottage Gems making it a very popular get-away destination.

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Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation.co.uk is now Cottage Gems

As of May 2016, Luxury-SelfCatering-Accommodation.co.uk is now Cottage Gems.  Our new name is to highlight the luxurious and high quality holiday homes that we feature; the true diamonds, rubies and emeralds of the UK self-catering business.

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We aim to introduce holidaymakers to some of the very best holiday cottages and stylish 5 star, 4 star and generally luxurious holiday homes in the UK.

If you have a stunning self-catering property and aren’t listed with us, what are you waiting for?  Why not join the Cottage Gems Collection and show off your sparkly and beautiful holiday home.  More information is available on our List with Us page.

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