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Luxury Holiday Cottages

The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Cumbria © National Trust

The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Cumbria © National Trust

Luxury holiday cottages present the opportunity to stay somewhere magnificent and enjoy the splendor of a quality cottage and its surroundings. The Trust have a special selection of luxury holiday cottages designed to add an extra sense of delight and comfort to your holiday.

Our luxury holiday cottages boast grand rooms, extravagant interiors, and offer you a chance to fully relax in a self-catering cottage. The Trust welcomes you to our cottages and we have a divine collection of luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Lake District, Devon, Yorkshire, Norfolk and much more wonderful areas of the British Isles.

The quality range of holiday cottages we have are ideal for couples, families, large get-togethers with friends, and you can even bring your dog to some of our luxury cottages. We strive to ensure you have a wonderful holiday to wherever you choose to stay. That’s why we have holiday cottages that are specially designed for romantic getaways, family reunions, coastal trips, summer holidays or a short UK break.

Luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall are the perfect places to stay to make your getaway even more special. We have a collection of cottages dotted all over the west coast with a number of cottages by the coast.

The Malt House is a very unique property. This holiday cottage boasts an exclusive balcony that overlooks the River Tamar, and as a guest of the Malt House, you can also enjoy out of hours access to Cotehele Estate. This quality cottage features a large sitting room and impressive kitchen, making it perfect for a family trip to Cornwall.

Nanceglos House can be found in West Cornwall and is close to the coast. The holiday cottage hosts high ceilings creating a spacious atmosphere and this large cottage comes complete with original features. It is well hidden, beautifully serene and the exotic shrub injects a sense of paradise to your luxury retreat.

The Lake District can be enjoyed whatever the season and we have a charming collection of holiday cottages that are ideal for families with children, couples, and your dog will love the terrain and elements of Cumbria!

Cumbria’s Millbeck Towers was formerly an 18th-century Carding Mill, and today, this grand holiday cottage sleeps 12, meaning it’s perfect for families and friends. It has wonderful spacious rooms; most of which enjoy spectacular views of the Northern Lakes, plus the large rambling garden is home to a pleasant flow of numerous streams. The grand modern kitchen and large bedrooms make it a must stay property for visiting the Lake District.

In the heart of the Lake District lives Silverthwaite. This grand five bedroom house dates from the early 1900s and was greatly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and its decor reflects this period. This spacious, welcoming, house is ideal for family holidays at any time of the year.

Our luxury holiday cottages in Devon are delightful in every way possible. Grand abodes in splendid surroundings, close to the coast, and balmy climate, what more could you ask for?

Shute Barton is one of Devon’s most notable manor houses and it has been converted into a luxurious holiday home. The medieval great hall on the top floor is one of the most majestic parts of the property and comes complete with original collar-beam roof. The cottage’s garden has an extraordinary lawn which is perfect for a round of tennis during the warmer months. It would be hard to imagine anywhere more memorable in Devon to stay than this.

The picturesque Ferry Cottage presents a traditional aesthetic from the outside but has a modern feel on the inside. The holiday cottage has a superb riverside location and many of the rooms boast uninterrupted views across the River Dart. The large enclosed patio is perfect in the summer months. The ferry and steam railway offer easy travelling around Devon and our holiday cottages are ideal for a luxury weekend break or week away from working life.

The trust has over 55 holiday cottages in Wales. The likes of Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire are some of the finest locations in Wales and the Welsh landscape can be adored by all.

The Bothy is a beautiful Edwardian cottage, positioned in the heart of the magnificent gardens surrounding Powis Castle. The half-timbered style holiday cottage is designed to reflect the rustic cottage garden theme that was popular at the time and its rooms will impress with their traditional features.

The Trust also have luxurious holiday cottages in other special regions of Great Britain, including Yorkshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Dorset, the Peak District and more.

Why choose a National Trust luxury holiday cottage?

Luxury holiday cottages from the Trust are ideal for couples, families or friends and you can enjoy a stay in a satisfying cottage in a variety of blissful locations across the UK.

The proceeds from National Trust Holidays go directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes, so you can continue to enjoy our holiday cottages time and time again.

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  • The exterior of Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall, Derbyshire. © Mike Henton

    Ticknall Lodge

    Ticknall , Derbyshire

    Situated at the entrance to Calke Park within the attractive village of Ticknall.

  • The exterior of Tintinhull House, Yeovil, Somerset. © Mike Henton

    Tintinhull House

    Yeovil , Somerset

    Elegant C17th manor house built from local Ham Hill stone overlooking delightful formal gardens.

  • The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Cumbria © National Trust

    Millbeck Towers

    Keswick, Lake District , Cumbria

    An imposing and spacious house with huge views across to Derwentwater.

  • Front elevation of Fountains Hall


    nr Ripon , Yorkshire

    A stylish apartment on the second floor of sixteenth-century Fountains Hall at Fountains Abbey.

  • 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.

  • The exterior of Greenway House, Galmpton, nr Brixham, Devon  © National Trust

    Greenway Apartment

    Nr Brixham , Devon

    An apartment within the former holiday home of the famous crime writer Agatha Christie.