Holidaying in the UK can be very rewarding, despite what our beloved British weather might throw at you. First off, how nice not to have to brave crowds at an airport, wrangle with carry-on luggage or tired small children. Instead, chuck everything into your car and head off into a glorious sunset.

Classic Cottages and its portfolio of gorgeous cottages and holiday homes is ready to help you find the perfect idyll where you can unwind. Whether it's exploring a new county, eating out in country pubs or merely basking in the garden or fireside in someone else's treasured home, what's not to love about that?

With numerous choices, these summer holiday cottages are situated in prime locations. Feel like the feel of a sea breeze on your face or hiking up a hill for a good view? Classic Cottages will help you unwind wherever you choose to stay. And rest assured, all the properties listed are top notch, so you'll be living in luxury.

Here we choose a selection of properties that we'd happily book for a week or two of summer fun.

Ivy House, Yorkshire

5 miles N of Thirsk | Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
Classic Cottages Ivy Cottage Thirsk

This pretty farmhouse can be found in the charming Yorkshire village of Borrowby. Ivy House has bags of character and is been renovated sensitively not to lose sight of its historic past. There are two pubs within in walking distance and Thirsk, York and Harrogate are all close by. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stay in the Yorkshire countryside or exploring the Moors and Dales. Discover more.

Wold House, Cotswolds

3.2 miles NW of Moreton-in-Marsh | Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
Classic Cott Summer Wolds House Cotswolds

If the Cotswolds is good enough for Taylor Swift, then you'll be in the perfect spot at this property. Wolds House has lovely views over the quintessential village of Blockley, offering both luxury and charm with high end interiors, original features and an air of grandeur. You'll be spoilt for choice on things to do in the area, from gastro pubs, lovely walks, country house visits and towns with independent shops. Discover more.

Cliff Farmhouse, Lincolnshire

4.5 miles N of Lincoln | Sleeps 16 + cot
Classic Cott Summer Cliff House Lincs

Lincolnshire might not be in your sights as a holiday destination but the county is crammed full of great things to do and see. This comfortable farmhouse is the ideal starting point for an adventure taking in the sights or exploring the county on many of its unspoilt walks. The house is great too for multi-generational holidays given there's plenty of space to chill out. And there is a tennis court for the energetic. Discover more.

Peveril, Gwynedd

Morfa Nefyn | Sleeps 6 + cot
Classic Cott Summer Peverell Wales

This is a historic fisherman's cottage in the picture-perfect village of Morfa Nefyn, on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula. The house is a short walk to the long stretch of sandy beach at Porthdinllaen, and The Cliffs restaurant and pub. Need we say more? Discover more.

Acorn Barn, Sussex

1.4 miles NE of Alfriston | Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
Classic Cott Summer Acorn Barn Sussex

A barn conversion makes for the perfect staycation, offering easy living and with a wonderful garden, you couldn't wish for more when staying at Acorn Barn. Add into the mix its rural location in the Cuckmere Valley and South Downs National Park, this is a walker's paradise. There's direct access to the Downs with endless footpaths and cycle trails including the South Downs Way, Weald Way and the Vanguard Way. Discover more.

Brookside Cottage, Somerset

2.8 miles W of Nether Stowey | Sleeps 4 + cot
Classic Cott Summer Brookside Cottage

Situated in a a beautiful wooded valley in the east Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this thatched semi-detached property makes a very peaceful retreat. There are lots of walks in the Quantock Hills all from the cottage's doorstep. A stream runs on the other side of the garden wall and there is ancient woodland beyond. Discover more.

The Boathouse, Cornwall

2.6 miles SW of Helford | Sleeps 4 + cot (no children from 2 to 5)
Classic Cott Summer Boathouse Cornwall

This is a very special property on the banks of the Helford River. It's been lovingly yet sympathetically restored by the owners to an exceptionally high standard, using only Cornish trade and resources. Everything has been thoughtfully and carefully chosen, and the result is the epitome of escapism. If you can tear yourself away, Cornwall has much to offer the holiday maker but we think you'll be tested... Discover more.