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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Signal House Beach House
Amble, Northumberland, North East , England
sleeps 8
number of bedrooms4
number of bathrooms4
no dogs allowed
Features
enclosed garden
Weekly price: £995.00 - £3050
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 24 May to 30 May 22, more dates
Kingfisher Lodge
Framlingham, Suffolk, East of England , England
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
sauna
Weekly price: £982 - £1610
Short breaks: minimum 2 night(s)
Next Available: 24 May to 27 May 22, more dates
Ashwood House
Truro, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms3
number of bathrooms4
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £712 - £5291
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
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: 19 June to 24 June 22, more dates
Bent Chapel Cottage
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, East Midlands , England
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms1
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
garden
Weekly price: £429 - £2107
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 19 June to 01 July 22, more dates
Trewartha
Praa Sands, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 8
number of bedrooms4
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £1242 - £14301
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 10 June to 01 July 22, more dates
Ty Mawr Rural Retreat
Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, North Wales , Wales
sleeps 8
number of bedrooms4
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £730 - £4107
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 27 May to 28 May 22, more dates
High Tide
Weymouth, Dorset, South West , England
sleeps 10
number of bedrooms5
number of bathrooms6
no dogs allowed
Features
Weekly price: £1434 - £4867
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 03 June to 01 July 22, more dates
Apple Tree Cottage
Blandford Forum, Dorset, South West , England
sleeps 10
number of bedrooms5
number of bathrooms3
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
enclosed garden
Weekly price: £1099 - £5959
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 29 May to 30 May 22, more dates
The Cow Byre Countryside Cottage, Barras, Cumbria & The Lake District
sleeps 2
number of bedrooms1
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
garden
Weekly price: £321 - £1404
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 27 May to 29 May 22, more dates
The Admirals Retreat
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms3
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
garden
Weekly price: £975 - £4565
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 27 May to 01 July 22, more dates
The Lighthouse
St. Ives, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
Weekly price: £535 - £3629
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 10 June to 17 June 22, more dates

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