Luxury cottages for the discerning holidaymaker

The Good Cottage Guide showcases the finest collection of luxury cottages to rent in the UK. In partnership with some of the leading holiday cottage agencies, both national and regional, our experienced team have handpicked only the premier quality cottages for your consideration.

Large luxury cottages to rent

Many groups, whether families or friends, are opting for large luxury cottages rather than the more conventional choice of a hotel or a couple of holiday homes for a short break or longer stay together. Finding large luxury cottages to rent together, whether for a birthday, anniversary, a festive break at Christmas and New Year, or just spending quality time together, can make these occasions truly memorable. Click here

5 Star luxury cottages

Our selection of 5 star luxury cottages is top-notch. These first-class properties offer an exceptional level of quality with luxurious decor, fixtures and fittings, as well as an outstanding range of accessories and personal touches. When we say 5 star we mean it literally. The Good Cottage Guide only features the best 4 and five 5 luxury cottages as rated by independent assessors from the national tourist boards, or occasionally by the cottage agencies themselves. Five stars is the highest quality rating and therefore our 5 Star luxury cottages are the best of the best. You can expect the Wow Factor when you enter one of these outstanding holiday homes for your short break or longer stay, and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. Click here

Luxury coastal cottages

As an island nation, surrounded by seas and ocean, it comes as no surprise that many people are drawn to our beautiful coastline. A seaside holiday is a great British tradition and it is easy to see why luxury cottages by the sea are so popular. In complete contrast some of our luxury coastal cottages can be found along stretches of dramatic, wild coastline where you can enjoy bracing walks on the beach or over a headland. Click here
Featured cottages
Stokers Loft West Mersea Essex Check availability Stokers Loft, West Mersea, Essex
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £359709 per week * Ref: GCG7464
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: No * Star rating: 4

Stokers Loft is located in West Mersea just 20 yards from the sea, this delightfully converted property offers fantastic views from its upstairs living area. Mersea Island have been described as the ‘New Brittany'. You can sample famous seafood in rustic family run restaurants such as the Company ...
Sea View Check availability Sea View, Hastings, Sussex
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £760365 per week * Ref: GCG6199
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Sea View is well-thought-out, semi-detached holiday bungalow offering good-sized living accommodation in an elevated position on the edge of Hastings. It has a greenhouse in the garden, and from the terrace you can actually glimpse the sea as you stand up to reposition your deckchair! It is situate...
Boconnion Barton, sleeps 10 Check availability Boconnion Barton, Helland, Cornwall
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £11212914 per week * Ref: GCG4942
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Boconnion Barton is an elegantly furnished detached cottage steeped in charm and character, within easy reach of the north and south coasts. This impressive holiday cottage is in a peaceful setting surrounded by countryside. The main part of the cottage boasts four bedrooms, all with beautifully fit...
Lanterns, luxury cottage in Rye, Sussex Check availability Lanterns, Rye, Sussex
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £282560 per week * Ref: GCG5103
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Situated just three miles from the ancient Cinque Port of Rye, this pretty detached cottage has a charming beamed interior and its own garden. Situated on the ridge between the Brede and Tillingham valleys, it makes a delightful base from which to explore the many attractions of East Sussex....
The Moorings Harwicha Check availability The Moorings, Harwich, Essex
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8982483 per week * Ref: GCG7445
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Overlooking the North Sea with stunning views from most rooms, this unique detached property is the perfect seaside holiday home. The Moorings also boasts an open fire and games room. An extremely spacious house, it provides the ideal base for any family or group of friends. The Moorings has been re...