Cottages and Villas
Cottage holidays differ from most other self catering holidays in, instead of being in a group of other specially designed but identical accommodation along with a load of other tourists, you stay in a typically traditional dwelling, where you can get to meet the locals, or alternatively, have complete privacy miles from anywhere. You may be just looking for something a bit different from a caravan or maybe you have always dreamt of owning a thatched cottage, or being the lord or lady of the manor or a castellan or chatelaine of your own castle, or simply a light house keeper: find the right cottage and you can be. Whether you are a large family, a group of friends, or are looking for somewhere to have a romantic break, there is the ideal cottage just waiting for you.
We have several suppliers of cottages, both in the UK and in Europe
Cottages in Britain
We have a great range of country cottages. Also, how about something slightly different, Hoseasons' Self-catering City Apartments.
Hoseasons have over 1500 cottages through out Great Britain and also in Southern Ireland. They range form large family friendly houses with large gardens where children may safely play, to small cosy cottages, ideal for a romantic weekend.
Hoseasons' Cottages sleep from 2 to 24 people. As well as the traditional cottage, they also have cottage complexes with shared public facilities such as pool or game rooms. By booking them together it is possible for a part of 30 or more to be able to holiday together, but still have their own privacy. And if you want extra space, there are under occupancy discounts. More than 1400 of Hoseasons' Cottages accept pets. Like most of the cottage providers, the length of stay is very flexible, with stays of 2, 3, 4 or 7 or longer days being possible.
For those who are looking for something a bit more luxurious, Hoseasons also has the Ultimate Collection. These specially selected properties are great for that special occasion. Some have private pools or hot tubs, up to the minute home technology, luxurious interiors or simply stunning locations and views.
Cottages4you has over 10,000 cottages across virtually all of Britain. They have cottages suitable for couples to groups of over 30 (there are over 1,500 cottages that can take groups of over 8). The type of properties range from traditional cottages, to apartments to castles, country manors and even light houses. All the properties are available for seven night breaks, the majority having a Friday or Saturday start date. there are also breaks of 2 (starting on Friday or Saturday, 3 (starting on Friday ) or 4 nights (starting on a Monday). The 4 night mid-week breaks costs the same as the 3 night weekend breaks. Again, certain properties for certain weeks (end of September to end of May) offer under-occupancy discounts. Many of the properties will accept pets, some for free, and some for a small extra charge of £20 per week.
Cottages4you's UK properties are all graded according to the Quality Rose Mark from Visit England (or the Welsh or Scottish equivalent). They range in standard from 2 to 5 stars. However, Cottages4you has carefully selected the very best and labeled them as the Boutique Collection. The locations can be spectacular or the properties unique (how about a medieval tower on York's city walls?) but the interiors are always furnished to the highest standard, be that contemporary or traditional. As well as that, there are all the little extras, such as a fluffy dressing gowns or a welcome pack of local produce.
Cottages4you UK cottage offers
English, Scottish and Welsh Country Cottages
These properties all tend to be 4 or 5 star properties with the occasional 3 star. Despite their name they have the occasional city centre property, including two in central London. Again as well as being available for 7 nights (or longer), the properties are available for 2, 3 or nights. The start days are identical to above.
Whilst several of the above brands have a few urban cottages, Hoseasons provide some great apartments in the heart of most of the cities or major towns in Britain. Whilst not exactly cottages, Hoseasons' city apartments provide comfortable self catering accommodation, with more space than you would have in a similarly priced or even a more expensive hotel. They provide a great and economical way for a family, group of friends or just a couple to stay for a short or long city break. Hoseasons' city apartments can be rented for one or more nights and there's even one in Edinburgh that sleeps up to 12 people! The destinations include:
- Leamington Spa
- London All
- London Central & West
- London City & Tower Bridge
- London Docklands & East
- London North
- London Richmond
If you want good quality (and value) self catering accommodation in the heart of one of Britain's great cities ask about Hoseasons' City Apartments.
We have a number of suppliers who can provide cottages or villas in Europe.
Cottages4you also provide cottages, gites and villas. They have a choice of over 2,400 different properties all over France. So whether you want a cottage for a short break close to the ferry ports or want a villa overlooking the Mediterranean, Cottages4you will be sure to have what you are looking for
The length of stay and starting day are slightly different from the UK cottages that they provide in the UK: four nights (Thursday), seven nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Monday), ten nights (Monday) and eleven nights (Thursday).
Cottages4you French cottage offers
French Country Cottages
As in the UK, Country Cottages aim to provide superior holiday cottages in France. Using their over thirty years experience, they have carefully selected over 1,100 properties throughout France. For those who would like to go as a larger group, they have 185 properties that can take ten or more people. The length of stay and starting dates available are identical to Cottages4you for their French cottages.