We have holiday cottages, manor houses, lighthouses, farmhouses and bothys from the tip of Cornwall right up to Northumberland, throughout Wales and even Northern Ireland that make ideal destinations for a well-earned family summer holiday.
After fighting summer traffic there is nothing better than knowing that once you arrive at your holiday cottage you can park the car and forget about it.
Choose from summer holiday cottages where the beach is within view or just a short stroll away, so the children can run back and forth to show off their latest find from the rock pools. Meals can be cooked on the barbecue on the patio and the local pub is just along the coastal path. At the National Trust we offer coastal cottages in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Northumberland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
For others the ideal holiday will be in a cottage - or even a grand manor house with turrets - on a country estate with wide, open spaces where you can wade across streams, run through forests and explore perfumed gardens. We also have many locations where you will still have access to the grounds when all the visitors have left for the day! Imagine those picnic dinners or midnight feasts in spectacular outdoor settings.
Find your perfect holiday cottage that will help make your family summer holiday one to remember.