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The Lighthouse at the Lizard Peninsula sits on top of craggy cliffs under a brooding dark blue sky, with Bumble Rock and the Lions Den. © Joe Cornish

The Lighthouse at the Lizard Peninsula sits on top of craggy cliffs under a brooding dark blue sky, with Bumble Rock and the Lions Den. © Joe Cornish

Cottage rental from the National Trust is your gateway to enjoying the landscape of Great Britain and its breathtaking views from cliffs and mountains alike. We have a deluxe array of over 400 unique holiday cottages in Wales, England and Northern Ireland that epitomises the classic UK getaway.

Our cottage rental holidays open your eyes to some special havens which will leave you infatuated with the beauty and tranquility of the Great British countryside. We have holiday cottages scattered all over the British Isles in a variety of stunning locations, including Cornwall, The Lake District, Wales and Devon.

National Trust cottage rental brings all the rich history of many spectacular locations right to your front door. Our holiday cottages are on some of the most impressive landscapes, and the archaic ambiance makes our self-catering cottages a joy to behold.

We have lovingly restored a vast number of delightful holiday cottages,and with the help of our impeccable conservation which sees many original features remain intact,, we have acquired properties that we are exceptionally proud of in some of Britain’s most cherished and favoured destinations.

The Trust cares for properties left behind by the likes of Beatrix Potter and Agatha Christie. Potter was an ardent advocate of the National Trust’s conservation work and left her 17th century home, Hill Top, in the Lake District to the Trust post her death in 1943. One of Agatha Christie’s favourite holiday cottages is also under Trust care, Greenway, which she called ‘the loveliest place in the world’ and the Devon house remains exactly how she left it.

As our holiday cottages are on National Trust land, you can bask in the freedom of the great outdoors and have some much needed relaxation time! Our special holiday cottages are everything a Great British holiday stands for and the collection of properties we provide cater for all, including couples, families and even the dog!

One of the UK’s most famous and beloved locations, the Lake District, is home to a cornucopia of nature, where no two days are ever the same. This divine destination’s landscape is second to none, with the lakes, fells and valleys making the Lake District a phenomenal place to enjoy a National Trust holiday.

Much like the Lake District in Cumbria, our Peak District cottages are surrounded by a wonderland of woodland vistas and immaculate gardens in The Cotswolds. On a quiet, peaceful day, if you are lucky, you may spot wild deer roaming freely in the garden of your cottage!

Did you know we offer cottage rental on the coast in some stunning locations? Coastal holiday cottages by the Trust are perfect for those who adore to be by the UK seaside. For the beach fanatics among us, the Devon coast is the place to go, with shores in both the north and south! Combe Park Cottage is a new acquisition and is ideal for two couples or a family wanting to explore the East Lyn Valley.

Cornwall is one of England’s best places to stay and is becoming more and more popular with each passing year. The rugged coastlines, long stretches of sandy shores and glorious warm climate make it an idyllic retreat, with the south west boasting some of the best beaches and coastal walks in the country.

We adore it when our cottages are rented out for large family get togethers and our holiday cottages can sleep up to 18 people, as well as dogs! Godolphin House, in Cornwall, has room for 12 and this atmospheric luxury cottage welcomes families and friends to fill its grand rooms. It has its own private garden, perfect for an evening BBQ and a short drive to the sandy shores make this holiday cottage ideal for any family reunions.

We have over 50 holiday cottages in Wales. Dotted across the lush mountainous terrain of the Welsh landscape, with many ideally located on the west coast, our holiday cottages provide the perfect base for traipsing over sandy beaches as the sun sets over the bays. We also have an extensive selection of dog friendly cottages to rent in many heavenly locations across the British Isles. We have over 150 dog friendly holiday cottages so you and man’s best friend can take pleasure in a new adventure.  

What is so special about cottage rental from the National Trust?

Holiday cottage rental from the Trust is ideal for couples, families or friends and you can enjoy a trip to some truly unbelievable locations where you can explore the rich scenic landscapes that the United Kingdom has to offer.

When you stay with the Trust, the proceeds go directly back towards protecting, restoring and opening new buildings and landscapes, so you can continue to enjoy a National Trust Holiday over and over again.

The Trust are exceptionally proud of our guest feedback and know that people love to keep returning to their special holiday cottage and revel in its pleasure time and time again. Many of our popular properties get booked very early for busy periods so click here to find your next holiday cottage.

Your contribution is invaluable in helping the Trust continue to protect and grow these special places.

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Our selection

  • The exterior of Rose Cottage, Mottistone, Isle of Wight © Mike Henton

    Rose Cottage

    Mottistone , Isle of Wight

    A delightful cottage standing close to the village church and the manor house.

  • The exterior of Garden Cottage, Dorking, Surrey © NTE LTD

    Garden Cottage

    Dorking , Surrey

    A charming 19th century detached cottage, with beautiful private garden set in glorious countryside

  • Exterior of Hall Court, Cotehele, St Dominick, Cornwall

    Hall Court

    Saltash , Cornwall

    A very special apartment in the oldest part of Cotehele House.

  • The reception room at Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset © Mike Henton

    Portland House

    Weymouth , Dorset

    A unexpected gem, this listed building enjoys wide terraces and impressive sea views.

  • The exterior of Round House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. © National Trust

    The Round House

    Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk

    The Round House is situated on the Ickworth House, Park and Gardens estate in Suffolk

  • Exterior front view of Emley Farm House, Bowlhead Green, Surrey

    Emley Farmhouse

    Godalming , Surrey

    Emley is a Grade II listed substantial farmstead in an idyllic rural setting.