Explore Helpful Guides for Popular Tourist Destinations in the UK and Ireland for Luxury Self-Catering Holidays

Helpful Guides for Popular Tourist Destinations in the UK and Ireland for Luxury Self-Catering Holidays

England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are interesting countries to visit on a luxury self-catering holiday. Rich in history and offering something quite different from mainland Europe, the countries that make up the UK all have their own charms and distinctive characters. There are many areas in the UK which are picturesque or have historical interest. Inevitably though there are a number which stand out as being exceptionally appealing and have become well known and established popular tourist destinations.

Do take note though that many of the best places are somewhat undiscovered and off the beaten track. If you choose to discover lesser known areas you may for instance come across a quiet sandy beach or pretty village that is not teeming with tourists which has its own benefits. Although some people like to head for popular areas, doing your own thing and visiting less well known regions or districts can also have its advantages.

Some of the most popular locations, which are also some of the most attractive, are the National Parks. There are a total of 21 National Parks in the UK and Ireland. Find out more about each park by checking out our guides below.

Guide to Luxury Cottage Breaks in the National Parks:

Britain's National Parks can offer some of the best opportunities for walking, cycling and hiking in the UK. What's more, these places are protected and some are of sites of special interest, meaning that by and large these are unspoilt places to discover on a luxury break, often with excellent wildlife watching opportunities.


Lake District National Park, a stunning place for a luxury cottage break

Bowness near Windermere, Lake District National Park

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Rower Fort
Honiton, Devon, South West , England
sleeps 16
number of bedrooms8
number of bathrooms5
3 dogs allowed 3
Features
open fire
garden
own swimming pool
Weekly price: £4950 - £6750
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 07 June to 08 June 24, more dates
Saddlery Romantic Hideaway for Two - TEST COTTAGE C
sleeps 2
number of bedrooms1
number of bathrooms1
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
wood burner
open fire
games room
enclosed garden
own swimming pool
sauna
four poster bed
wheelchair accessible
Weekly price: £450 - £1575
Short breaks: minimum 2 night(s)
Quality Awards: gold award, green award
Next Available: 26 May to 07 June 24, more dates
Luxurious 2 Bedroom Holiday Barn - TEST COttage Invoicing
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms2
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
garden
Weekly price: £680.00 - £1000
Short breaks: minimum 2 night(s)
Quality Awards: gold award, green award
Fontburn Farmhouse
Rothbury, Northumberland, North East , England
sleeps 10
number of bedrooms5
number of bathrooms4
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £1245 - £8233
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 27 May to 07 June 24, more dates
Shepherd's Hut Rural Retreat
Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, South West , England
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms3
number of bathrooms2
2 dogs allowed 2
Features
wood burner
garden
Weekly price: £577 - £3906
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 09 June to 14 June 24, more dates
Stoneybeck
Haltwhistle, Northumberland, North East , England
sleeps 8
number of bedrooms4
number of bathrooms2
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
wood burner
open fire
Weekly price: £463 - £463
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 29 June to 08 July 24, more dates
Pensarn Hall dog friendly holiday cottage, Llanbedr, North Wales
sleeps 15
number of bedrooms7
number of bathrooms7
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £1655 - £10070
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 31 May to 07 June 24, more dates
Middleton Country House
Belford, Northumberland, North East , England
sleeps 24
number of bedrooms10
number of bathrooms10
no dogs allowed
Features
open fire
games room
garden
four poster bed
Weekly price: £4500 - £12254
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Stable 1 Beach Cottage, Llanbedrog, North Wales
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
garden
Weekly price: £434 - £434
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 07 June to 24 June 24, more dates
Fersit Log Cottage
Laggan, Spean Bridge, Highland, Highlands & Northern Scotland , Scotland
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms1
2 dogs allowed 2
Features
wood burner
garden
Weekly price: £600 - £600
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 31 May to 02 June 24, more dates
Halford Hill
Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales , Wales
sleeps 16
number of bedrooms7
number of bathrooms3
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
open fire
garden
sauna
Weekly price: £1039 - £1039
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 03 June to 05 June 24, more dates
Lynhays Cottage
Launceston, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £993 - £993
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)

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