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: 15 April to 19 April 24, more dates
Rose Cottage
Appleby in westmorland, Cumbria, North West , England
sleeps 3
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms1
2 dogs allowed 2
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £443 - £443
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 22 February to 17 March 24, more dates
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: 22 February to 15 March 24, 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: 28 February to 22 June 24, more dates
Crantock Lodge
Crantock, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms3
number of bathrooms2
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £642 - £642
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 23 February to 01 March 24, more dates
Blue Oyster
Mullion (Eglosvelyan), Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 2
number of bedrooms1
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
games room
garden
Weekly price: £338 - £2160
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 22 February to 24 February 24, more dates
Tucking Mill
Barnstaple, Devon, South West , England
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms3
number of bathrooms2
2 dogs allowed 2
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £1319 - £1319
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
High Tide
Weymouth, Dorset, South West , England
sleeps 10
number of bedrooms5
number of bathrooms6
no dogs allowed
Features
Weekly price: £1836 - £1836
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 22 February to 29 March 24, more dates
Trewartha
Praa Sands, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 8
number of bedrooms4
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £1242 - £14301
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 01 January to 22 February 25, 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: 22 February to 26 February 24, 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)
Penn-An-Vownder
Quintrell Downs, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms3
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
garden
Weekly price: £657 - £657
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 22 February to 30 March 24, more dates

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