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: 23 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: 19 May to 20 May 22, more dates
Cabin Knoll Rural Retreat
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £301 - £1524
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 21 May to 25 May 22, more dates
Common End Annex
Hooton Pagnell, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humberside , England
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms1
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
garden
Weekly price: £351 - £1659
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Croft View Family-Friendly Cottage
sleeps 6
number of bedrooms3
number of bathrooms3
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £611 - £3322
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 03 June to 05 June 22, more dates
Seahaven
Port Isaac, Cornwall, South West , England
sleeps 10
number of bedrooms4
number of bathrooms4
no dogs allowed
Features
garden
Weekly price: £1147 - £9149
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 24 May to 25 May 22, more dates
Tyddyn Goronwy Beach Cottage, Talybont, North Wales
sleeps 10
number of bedrooms6
number of bathrooms4
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
own swimming pool
Weekly price: £856 - £7707
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 25 May to 28 May 22, more dates
Dragon Hill Barn Family Cottage, Brassington, Peak District
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
wood burner
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £387 - £1537
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Bear Cottage
Heage, Derbyshire, East Midlands , England
sleeps 2
number of bedrooms1
number of bathrooms1
no dogs allowed
Features
garden
Weekly price: £458 - £1497
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 23 May to 27 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
Stone Built Luxury Cottage
Sedbergh, Cumbria Lake District, North West , England
sleeps 4
number of bedrooms2
number of bathrooms2
no dogs allowed
Features
Weekly price: £481 - £1411
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 23 May to 27 May 22, more dates
Belvedere Farm
Halifax, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humberside , England
sleeps 12
number of bedrooms6
number of bathrooms4
1 dogs allowed 1
Features
open fire
garden
Weekly price: £1381 - £6993
Short breaks: minimum 3 night(s)
Next Available: 06 June to 10 June 22, more dates

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