As the days lengthen and the weather warms, spring is a great time to take a short break in the UK.
You could find yourself strolling through woodlands carpeted with bluebells, on a bracing coastal walk underneath crisp, blue skies or curled up in front of a roaring fire. Whatever’s on your wish-list, there’s a coastal cottage, woodland retreat or countryside hideaway that’s guaranteed to tempt you away.
Discover spring wildlife
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and spot new signs of life. There's plenty to enjoy from bluebells to daffodils, nesting birds and new-born lambs.
Blickling Estate in Norfolk is one of the best places in England to see Bluebells. Spend a week at one of our nine characterful cottages around the estate and wander along the paths of Blickling’s Great Wood to discover the bluebells in their wild glory.
With its thatched roof and ‘chocolate box’ interior, Blacksmith’s Cottage is a comfortable cottage in the heart of the Blickling estate, or experience life in a ‘mini castle’ with a weekend at The Tower.
Escape to the wild
If you’re looking for a romantic retreat where it’s just you, your loved one, and the great outdoors, then White Edge Lodge in Yorkshire is the perfect fit. Surrounded by the open heather moorland of White Edge Moor, this remote but cosy hideaway is ideal for a couple or family.
Or you could opt for Knowles Farm Cottage, an isolated cottage perched on the clifftop at St Catherine’s Point, the southern most tip of the Isle of Wight.
Explore the great outdoors
There’s nothing quite like a spring walk through a crisp, frost-covered landscape to lift your spirits. From ancient woods, dramatic clifftops, to wild parklands, the special places we care for offer lots of great walks to suit any ability.
By staying at one of our holiday cottages, you can enjoy many of these walks right from the doorstep whilst knowing your stay is helping to protect many of these places.
Bridge Farm Cottage in Suffolk is located in a true walkers' paradise. Step out the front door and you can embark along the way-marked trails through pine forests and heathlands. If you’re looking to push yourself, Housesteads farmhouse is located just a stone’s throw from Hadrian's Wall and is surrounded by challenging terrain to put your legs to the test.
Alternatively, you could holiday to one of our 240 coastal cottages. Choose from cosy cabins overlooking golden beaches, seaside cottages and even a former lighthouse keeper’s cottage.
So, whether you fancy playing on the beach, striding out on the downs or getting away from it all, you can be certain to find a holiday cottage to suit you.
A wonderful location for an interesting and historic cottage with open views.
This cottage stands close to a lighthouse and has huge sea views.
A semi-detached cottage in a quiet lane on the edge of the village.
Experience the thrill of living right on the water's edge in this handsome cottage.
Former estate worker cottage on the edge of Blickling park, just minutes from the lake side walks.
A Victorian farmhouse on the edge of Housesteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall, with outstanding views.