Your enchanting cottage vacation

You can give that next vacation a boost of Ye Olde World charm and authenticity by zeroing in on cottages for rent. Built from rough stone, topped with thatched roofs and chimney stacks, and ringed by rose-blooming gardens, there's oodles to tug at the heart strings and get the goose bumps rising in these amazing escapes. Find them in England, wild Ireland, along the coast, and in the mountains.

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Cottage rentals you're bound to love

Cottages and farms

There's not just one type of cottage rental out there.

Help finding your perfect beach cottage

Cottages and farms

Lots of cottage rentals were once actually working farms that have now been converted.

A guide to booking your English cottage

Cottages and farms

Country cottages are vacation rentals that let you escape from the Rat Race and get a slice of the slower pace of rural life.

Discover top spots for country cottages

Cottages and farms

If you like your vacation rentals steeped in history and heritage, an English cottage could be a top pick. Preserved buildings that date back to the Middle Ages await in weathered wool towns in the Cotswolds and by the Norfolk Broads. There are beige-stone homes by the Roman spas of Bath, or wind-lashed retreats studding the Northumberland cliffs in the company of castles that date back to the Viking era.

The charms of Lakes cottages

Cottages and farms

Get ready to be enchanted by England's Romantic country. Up where Scaffel Pike – the country's highest peak – looms high, a whole national park unfolds. That's the Lake District National Park, and it's got glowing blue lakes and historic villages where water mills creak and the abodes of old poets lurk between pubs. Lakes cottages are plentiful, whether you're after a cabin, a converted farmhouse, or a Victorian mansion on the water's edge.

Coastal cottages with loads of charm

Cottages and farms

In European cottage hot spots, there are old Welsh fishing homes that cling to the cliffs, or Cornish huts with dark-slate roofs between the seafood kitchens of Padstow and the rolling surf of Polzeath. Elsewhere, coastal cottages offer dramatic vistas of the Oregon shoreline or the whale-splashing waters of Sonoma. It's bound to be a trip to remember.

Help finding your perfect beach cottage

Cottages and farms

Lots of cottage rentals were once actually working farms that have now been converted. Sitting amidst rolling fields dotted with sheep, a farm house for rent promises to get you immersed in nature. By definition they are rustic affairs, but also watch out for eye-catching designs – a vaulted ceiling here, original beams there, and stunning decks and patios out front.

Cottage rentals you're bound to love

Cottages and farms

There's not just one type of cottage rental out there. There are all sorts. Quaint English bungalows are available next to rugged Scottish lodges. Welsh coastal hideaways stand facing the roaring waves, while their Irish equivalents huddle along the jaw-dropping Ring of Kerry. And that's not even mentioning the cottage stays that pepper places closer to home, whether that means an adobe hut in Old Sacramento or a shanty shack on the headlands of Maine.

A guide to booking your English cottage

Cottages and farms

Country cottages are vacation rentals that let you escape from the Rat Race and get a slice of the slower pace of rural life. They can also be downright enchanting abodes, with crackling wood fires, old kitchens warmed by cast-iron stoves, and crooked ceilings lined by original beams. Location wise, think traditional hamlets with medieval churches or old farm fields that roll into the horizon.

All about Irish cottages

Cottages and farms

Share you vacation with the fairies of the Irish woods and the ragged tops of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountains by seeking out Irish cottages. In the fabled Emerald Isle, they are the accommodations that put you in the heart of traditional communities, or out with bucket-list-busting scenery in Wicklow, Cork, and the Ring of Kerry.

Where to find your farm houses for rent

Cottages and farms

Lots of cottage rentals were once actually working farms that have now been converted. Sitting amidst rolling fields dotted with sheep, a farm house for rent promises to get you immersed in nature. By definition they are rustic affairs, but also watch out for eye-catching designs – a vaulted ceiling here, original beams there, and stunning decks and patios out front.