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Cottages to Rent

Doyden NT Cottage overlooking Padstow Bay. © Paul Watts

Doyden NT Cottage overlooking Padstow Bay. © Paul Watts

Cottages to rent from the National Trust offer a truly unique UK getaway with over 400 holiday cottages in a number of havens, which will leave you captivated by the English countryside and coast in a variety of stunning locations, including Cornwall, the Lake District, Devon and more.

Trust cottages to rent bring you one step closer to the beauty of mother nature, as our holiday cottages come with breathtaking views, sandy shores, grand woodland vistas. Rent a cottage with the Trust and enjoy a Great British holiday, and the array of properties we provide cater for all, including couples, families and even the dog!

It is not too late to rent our cottages. Trust holiday cottages are perfect for long weekends, family holidays, romantic getaways, and short breaks. Check out our special offers, they may come in handy when searching for that special holiday cottage! 

As our holiday cottages are on National Trust land, you can revel in the freedom of the great outdoors. The rich history flows through our holiday cottages, with landscapes, and archaic ambiance making our cottages to rent even more special.

We have cottages to rent in Cornwall and it’s one of our most popular places to stay. The spectacular coastlines, long stretches of sandy shores and glorious climate make it an idyllic retreat, with the Southwest boasting some of the best beaches and coastal walks in the UK. 

One of England’s most cherished locations, the Lake District is home to an abundance of diverse wildlife and every day is different! This lovely location’s landscape goes unrivaled, with the lakes, fells, and valleys making the Lake District a phenomenal place to enjoy a National Trust property. It also inspired the setting of the famous Peter Rabbit books! Beatrix 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.

We also have an array of delightful holiday cottages in Wales. We have more than 50 cottages available to rent dotted across the lush mountainous terrain of the Welsh landscape, with many on the west coast, which is perfect for traipsing over sandy bays and enjoying sunsets. 

If you're lucky, you may even spot wild deer roaming freely in the front garden of Peak District cottages, or step out into a wooded wonderland and immaculate gardens in the Cotswolds. With plenty to do in the Peak District National Park, the diverse British landscape and scenery is some of the finest in England. It’s great for walks!

The Devon cliffs are famous for jaw-dropping panoramic views and a some of our holiday cottages overlook the English Channel. 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.

Looking for a quirky holiday cottage? We have an intriguing, castle-esque Mill in the Lake District, boasting an enchanting character, perfect for a magical getaway. Along with this early 20th-century cottage in the majestic gardens of the noble Powis Castle, and its picturesque presentation mirrors the medieval feel of the castle’s stature.

Coastal holiday cottages are perfect for beach-goers and seaside-lovers. The cosy Welsh cottage, Tan y Bwlch,  overlooks the vast open waves, sleeps two and is ideal for a romantic getaway. For the beach fanatics looking to stay on the Cornish Coast, our holiday cottages in the beautiful village of Boscastle are what you need. Check out Powders, it’s right by the shore!

We love to see our cottages rented out for large family gatherings and our holiday homes can sleep up to 18 people. 6 High Hazels, of the Peak District, has room for 12 and this spacious luxury cottage welcomes families and friends to fill its grand rooms. Plus it comes with out of hour access to explore the exquisite gardens of Hardwick Hall Estate.

We also have an extensive selection of dog friendly cottages to rent in many heavenly areas across the British Isles. We have over 150 dog friendly holiday cottages so you and your pooch can take pleasure in a new adventure.  

Why rent a National Trust holiday cottage?

Holiday cottages to rent from the Trust are 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 UK offers.

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

We 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 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 the Boatman's Loft, Robin Hood's Bay Yorkshire © Harry Horton

    Boatman's Loft formerly Old Coastguard Station

    Robin Hoods Bay , Yorkshire

    This apartment stands right by the sea at the bottom of this steep fishing village.

  • East Cottage & The Lighthouse Tower, East Cottage, situated on the White Cliffs of Dover, Kent © Mike Henton

    East Cottage

    St Margaret , Kent

    A charming former Lighthouse keeper’s cottage with breathtaking views

  • Exterior of Mustard Pot,Felbrigg,Norfolk

    Mustard Pot Cottage

    Cromer , Norfolk

    An octagonal sitting room is one unusual feature of this cottage.

  • The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

    Higher Brownstone Farm

    Kingswear , Devon

    A grand, recently refurbished former farmhouse, in its own grounds near Coleton Fishacre.

  • The exterior of Quay Cottage, Truro, Cornwall © Mike Henton

    Quay Cottage

    Truro , Cornwall

    Experience the thrill of living right on the water's edge in this handsome cottage.

  • The exterior of Tan y Bwlch, Lyn Peninsula, Gwynedd  © Mike Henton

    Tan y Bwlch

    Rhiw, Llyn Peninsula , Gwynedd

    A Penllyn Crog loft cottage with stunning views across Hell's Mouth Bay.