8 cosy cottages in the most picturesque locations

Posted by Sarah on 11th October 2019


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Autumn is the perfect time to book a retreat in spectacular surroundings, presenting the opportunity to witness the changing colours of the season with a treasured friend or loved one by your side. With our diverse selection of cosy cottages in picturesque locations throughout the UK, now is the time to be spontaneous and give yourselves the chance to make new memories together ahead of hectic festive holiday gatherings. 

We’ve chosen 8 cosy cottages from our handpicked collection of holiday homes, ideal for you to enjoy a relaxing break for two:

The South West

Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers Studio, Dorset - sleeps 2

Explore the sights of the breathtaking Jurassic Coast. Base yourselves at Worth Matravers Studio and enjoy a break that’s not only set within awe-inspiring surroundings but in a holiday home that’s been artfully designed and styled in a contemporary manner, for the most comfortable of stays. This modern, single-storey conversion occupies a self-contained wing of a traditional cottage and boasts panoramic views across the tranquil countryside to the coast; it’s the perfect location from which to discover Dorset through the changing of the seasons.

The Cotswolds 

Hathaway Cottage

Hathaway Cottage, Cotswolds - sleeps 2

Located within the heart of a picturesque village, this traditional Cotswoldian thatched cottage is a lovely countryside retreat for two. Sitting within the heart of Hook Norton, which is a traditional hamlet, well equipped with shops and eateries, one of the main draws of this location is that it sits just off the tourist trail - making it quite the hidden gem. Perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding countryside, larger towns and within easy reach of London, enjoy a day of adventure before retiring to the cosy, elegant lounge and curling up with a warming glass of wine in front of the fire.

Heart of England


Eathelin, Worcestershire - sleeps 2

Set within a very special location and offering the opportunity to be off-grid for a few days, Eathelin presents a unique experience for two. A hand-crafted treehouse that’s nestled within the grounds of a working farm in the Worcestershire countryside, this spectacular forest haven provides plenty of luxurious amenities to indulge in once you’ve explored the inspiring scenery: the outdoor hot tub with lakeside views, enormous copper bath and pre-arranged home cooking service are just some of this property’s impressive draws.



Quercus - Biggar, Glasgow and Clyde Valley - sleeps 2

It’s the perfect holiday home for enjoying a crisp autumn evening in front of the fire with a cosy blanket draped around your shoulders; Quercus - Biggar is a picture-perfect property. An eco-friendly weather boarded lodge, the house is set within a vast private garden and gives you the opportunity to enjoy and explore miles of mature grounds, which include open fields and a forest. Inside, comfort and style have been considered, with a contemporary designed open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area that nods to the countryside aesthetic. Outside you can indulge in real outdoor living on the attractive decked area which features a fire pit and is ideal for al fresco dining under a starry sky.

South Coast

The Secret Hideaway

The Secret Hideaway, Kent - sleeps 2

For the height of romance, escape on a break with your beloved to this delightful shepherd’s hut tucked into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Kent countryside. The Secret Hideaway is a hand built retreat located near the charming Benenden, a traditional village with small shop and butchers - perfect for stocking up on local treats. After a morning spent exploring the various nature trails that can be accessed directly from your door, retire to this beautifully decorated cabin and enjoy tucking into the welcome pack of delicious goodies from its enclosed paddock garden.

East of England

Debenham Mill

Debenham Mill, Suffolk - sleeps 2, 1 dog welcome

An artful blend of history meets contemporary living in this former mill which dates back to 1839, and has been sympathetically converted to create a stylish holiday home for two. Offering unique surroundings both inside and out, enjoy views across the ornamental fish pond to the inspiring landscape beyond whilst dining alfresco on the modern decked area - which also features a hot tub. Inside you can lose yourselves within the lofty and inviting spaces; from the contemporary industrial-style kitchen to the extraordinary curved master bedroom suite, it’s a treat of a retreat.


Ty Mamgu

Ty Mamgu, West Wales - sleeps 2

Imagine a cosy autumnal retreat and there’s a chance your mind's eye might conjure up something akin to this fabulous Welsh holiday home. A Celtic cwtch personified, Ty Mamgu is a delightful country cabin located on an organic farm within picturesque countryside, just a short drive from Cardigan Bay and its spectacular beaches. The local area is a haven for nature lovers and walkers. Inside, the property has been decorated in a traditional fashion and is a very enticing place to spend time in. From the retro-style kitchen and the well-loved winged-back chair placed next to the wood burner, to the Steinmetz piano tucked into the utility area; here you can lose yourselves in a comfy nook and shut out the busy modern world for a while.

North of England

The Escape

The Escape, Yorkshire - sleeps 2 with 2 dogs welcome

Nestled along the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, this pretty pied-a-terre is a brilliant base for those planning a break that makes the best of Yorkshire’s most appealing attraction: it’s gorgeous landscape. A wonderful location for keen walkers, cyclists and the generally outdoorsy, get back to nature and explore all the delights this welcoming county has to offer. After time spent outside, retreat to the enticing and elegant interiors of this attractive barn conversion. With its beautiful 5-star decor and luxurious facilities, such as shared use of a tennis court and a games room, enjoy a range of fun activities and make lasting memories together. 


Spend your days exploring picturesque scenery and retreat to the welcoming surroundings of a home-from-home. For further inspiration, have a browse of our full romantic collection.