Most popular cottages in 2023


Most popular cottages in 2023

Need some holiday inspiration? From sea-view escapes to cosy cottages for two, rural retreats to group-friendly havens, we have compiled a collection of our most popular cottages in 2023.

And with all of them available for a 2024 escape, there's never been a better time to start planning your next dream getaway and get started on the itinerary!


Most popular sea view escapes


The Hideaway at Polhawn

View of the sunset from the terrace at The Hideaway at Polhawn in Cornwall

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall | Sleeps 2

Best for: A coastal retreat for two

Perched on the cliffside overlooking the shimmering expanse of Whitsand Bay, The Hideaway at Polhawn promises an unforgettable stay. This lovely retreat is nestled in serene and picturesque surroundings, making it an ideal spot for complete rejuvenation. Take leisurely walks on the South West Coast Path and revel in the stunning vistas along the way.

And for those who love adventure, the pretty villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, with easy access to beaches and historic scenery, are just a short drive or walk away. So if you're looking for a peaceful and refreshing break, The Hideaway at Polhawn is the perfect place to be!


The Linney

Panoramic sea views at The Linney in Devon

Ilfracombe, Devon | Sleeps 4

Best for: A picture-postcard escape

Coastal adventures await at The Linney, a gorgeous barn conversion on the dramatic Devon Coastline. With its contemporary interiors and breathtaking sea views, this idyllic retreat is perfect for a seaside escape. Spend your days walking the coastal path, taking in the stunning vistas, and venture to the nearby coves, some with sandy beaches and others with rockpools waiting to be explored.


Most popular cottages for two


Dieppy Farm Cottage

A welcoming single-storey cottage with stunning countryside views in Somerset

Dulverton, Somerset | Sleeps 2

Best for: Walks in the countryside and stargazing

This enchanting bolthole on the edge of Exmoor National Park is an ideal retreat for a blissful holiday boasting stunning countryside views. Discover the wonders of Wimbleball Lake, Haddon Hill, and the magnificent coastline. In the evenings, Dieppy Farm Cottage is in the perfect spot for stargazing; on a cloudless night you will be amazed at the number of stars above!


Grace Cottage

The garden at Grace Cottage on a sunny day

Ventnor, Isle of Wight | Sleeps 2

Best for: A relaxing Island break

Located in the serene countryside of the Isle of Wight, Grace Cottage boasts beautiful original beams, stylish interiors, and a warm wood-burner. The lush garden is a great spot to unwind and relax with a nice cup of tea after a day of exploring the many viewpoints on the Island, including the stunning St Catherine's Downs, the Tennyson Trail leading to Tennyson Downs or Freshwater with some of the Island's most breathtaking scenery overlooking the Needles. You may even want to treat yourself to an ice cream!


Most popular rural getaways


The Granary

The outside of The Granary, a stunning countryside escape with a sun trap balcony

Haywards Heath, Sussex | Sleeps 4

Best for: An escape to the countryside

Escape to the countryside and enjoy a wonderful stay at The Granary, a stunning barn conversion located close to the picturesque West Sussex village of Cuckfield, where you will find a museum, some local shops and several lovely places to eat. For those who enjoy windsurfing and canoeing, Ardingly Reservoir is a great place for watersports!


The Workshop

The open-plan living area at the The Workshop in Yorkshire

Malton, Yorkshire | Sleeps 4

Best for: The adventure seekers

Situated on the edge of the stunning North York Moors, The Workshop offers elegant and modern living that exudes ultimate cosiness. This amazing property is an ideal base for exploring the moors, hills, and dales of Yorkshire. Take a hike across the breathtaking landscape, or head to the bustling cities of Harrogate and York to enjoy the shops and sights before warming up with a hot brew by the fire.


Most popular cottages for groups


Lambs Lawn

Outside Lambs Lawn, a stunning barn conversion in Devon

Honiton, Devon | Sleeps 10

Best for: Large family gatherings

This simply stunning barn conversion in East Devon has five bedrooms and an enclosed garden with a cedar wood hot tub. Lambs Lawn even features a separate games room, making a fantastic getaway for those large family gatherings. During your stay, visit the beautiful Blackdown Hills for a scenic walk, or take a trip to Honiton for a delicious meal at the award-winning Railway Inn and to explore the numerous antiques shops. If you fancy a day at the beach, the two beautiful seaside towns of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton are just a stone’s throw away!


Beech Cottage

Beautiful stone farmhouse exterior surrounded by nature in Dorset

Bridport, Dorset | Sleeps 9

Best for: Getting back to nature

Nestled in the tranquil Dorset countryside, Beech Cottage has direct access to a 450-acre nature reserve, so you can enjoy wandering through the wildflower meadows and long walks in the countryside right from your doorstep.


Most popular new property for 2023


Bakery Cottage

Cosy living area inside Bakery Cottage in Cornwall

St Agnes, Cornwall | Sleeps 4

Best for: A rejuvenating break on the coast

This charming getaway won many of your hearts in 2023 with its lovely interiors, gorgeous outdoor space, and prime location on the north Cornish coastline. Formerly a local baker’s shop, Bakery Cottage boasts many original features that blend harmoniously with modern amenities, creating a perfect haven for relaxation.


Ready to embark on your own unforgettable getaway? Book one of our amazing holiday cottages in the UK and make 2024 a year to remember!

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