If you are after a self-catering staycation in a charming holiday cottage, we’ve found the website for you.

From its humble beginnings around a kitchen table, Original Cottages is now the UK’s leading, independent, family-owned, holiday-lettings company.

PLEASE NOTE: Original Cottages are taking bookings for after 4th June 2020 but not before.



The company brings together over thirty-five truly-local brands into one Original Cottages family and although its growth has been somewhat remarkable, it has made sure its unique company structure keeps the advantages of personal, local service but with countrywide reach. Its original values and vision remain unchanged too.

Each of the 5,800 cottages on the company’s books – located throughout the UK, from Cornwall to the Lake District to Yorkshire to Norfolk and beyond – has been selected with great care. The in-house team of assessors awards every aspect of a potential property with a quality score. No stone is left unturned – these guys consider the layout of the property, the comfort of the beds, the quality of the equipment in the kitchen and more.


The website is easy to use. You can search for your gorgeous property by location, property type (cottages with hot tubs, cottages for two, five-star cottages, etc) or holiday type (detox, family-friendly, luxury). The websites are forever changing to improve the user-experience and make booking your holiday with us – faff free.

The values are everything as stated on the website:

“First and foremost we’re proud to be family-owned and local, always finding you and yours the best places to visit and stay. In all our day-to-day activities we strive to be friendly to our holidaymakers and homeowners, reliable in all our relationships, customer-focused, honest in all our dealings, innovative in our approach, flexible in our attitude and progressive as employers and industry leaders. And finally, we like to have fun!”


The Original Cottages team also produces an entertaining monthly blog packed full of tips, recommendations and inspiration.

Go on, then – book yourself a charming self-catering break with Original Cottages today and have something to look forward to this year.

February 2020