The quest for the most luxury cottages of all
Everyone desires a touch of luxury on their escapes. That could be as simple as a home with a dash of local charm. Or, it could mean somewhere opulent and elegant, packed with spa tubs and swimming pools and more. Whatever sort of luxury cottage you're after, this series of guides and articles is sure to offer inspiration and insight into what and where is on the menu.
Top articles to find luxury cottages
The UK has more high-class cottage rentals than you can shake a bubbling hot tub at. You'll find them all over the country, from the salt-washed cliffs of the Cornish coast to the wooded valleys of Cumbria and Derbyshire, not to mention cradled deep in the untrodden corners of Scotland and Wales.
Pack the sailing shoes and wax down the surfboard, because the deluxe lodgings of Devonshire are your chance to explore some of the most iconic coastline in the UK in real style. Some crowd the yacht-speckled harbours of Dartmouth. Others shoulder above the Victorian rowhouses of Torquay. And then there are the pads of north Devon, near wild sands like Woolacombe and Westward Ho!
Whether it's a private pool or a steaming hot tub with views over the surrounding countryside, something as simple as a place for the pooch to rest after long walks or a touch of local architectural style, there are all sorts of features that set upscale, luxury holiday cottages apart from the crowd.
No matter if you're pining to wake to the sound of the waves or visions of mist-gathering mountains deep in the heart of Snowdonia or the Lake District, there should be luxury cottages that fit the bill in the UK. For staycationers after something fancy, they arguably can't be beaten.
Putting the crumbly castle keeps of mighty Bamburgh and the creaking fishing skiffs of quaint Seahouses on the menu to those in search of an extravagance escape this year are luxury cottages in Northumberland. They promise a bout of pampering in one of the most untamed corners of Old Blighty.
Add an edge of class to your trip to England's Romantic country by picking luxury cottages in the Lake District National Park. They come in all shapes and sizes, from family mansions with swimming pools and spa baths to hidden timber pods with a hot tub overlooking the shores of Lake Windermere.
Stray off the beaten track to discover the upscale lodgings that exist across the River Severn. They might be laden with mod cons and enticing hot tubs, but they also channel an unforgettable Celtic character. Book luxury cottages in Wales, and you'll feel that in the slate-roofed boltholes of Snowdonia and in the historic farm conversions of Pembroke alike.
Luxury Cotswolds cottages take lavishness to whole new and dizzying heights. With their charming medieval nuances, beige-stone exteriors and even Grade-listed architecture, they promise to be a holiday letting you'll always remember. Look for them in enchanting, fairy-tale towns like Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.
The most coveted luxury cottages in Scotland beckon with untold seclusion. Take the properties on Lewis and Harris, which spill straight onto jaw-dropping sands like Luskentyre where there's hardly another soul in sight most mornings. In the Highlands, the swish pads could even be ski chalets, with crackling fires and Jacuzzis beckoning beneath the pistes of Glenshee.