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UK Self catering Cottages Guide

Here you will find over 4000 self catering cottages to let in England, Scotland, Wales, and the Channel Islands. We've partnered with Stilwell's UK to offer online booking in all the most popular UK holiday destinations. We do hope you will enjoy browsing our holiday cottage directory and that you will bookmark this site for future reference. For common questions about booking a cottage see our Booking FAQ. We regularly travel about the UK as a family group, and we generally stay at holiday cottages when we do; we enjoy it, and we're confident you will too!


St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

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Booking UK self catering cottage Accommodation with Britain Express
Browse our selection over over 1600 self catering cottages throughout the UK, or use our Holiday Cottage Search to select accommodation that meets your needs. Once you've chosen the cottage you wish to book, click on the "Check Availability" symbol to find out if the cottage has accommodation available for the date of your stay. You will then need to provide your contact information and credit card details.

We use the services of Stilwell's, publishers of the fine accommodation guidebooks to bed & breakfast and self catering accommodation for many years. All booking details are processed by Stilwell's, through their Cottages Direct website, using the most up to date security features possible, ensuring that at all times your personal and financial details are always safe and protected. Look for the padlock symbol at the bottom of your web browser during the final phase of the booking process - that is your guarantee that the transaction is being processed over a secure server, providing security and necessary peace of mind

About Self-catering cottages
The term "self-catering" applies to a broad range of flats, houses, cottages and serviced apartments. These establishments provide cooking facilities in addition to sleeping facilities. This type of accommodation is most suitable when you will be staying in an area for an extended period (i.e. one week or more). Most self-catering facilities are rented by the week, though shorter rentals may be available in the low seasons. Self-catering establishments are rated from 1 to 5 stars, with the higher star ratings awarded on the basis of progressively higher levels of quality and customer care.

See also: UK Accommodation Guidelines - How to choose the type of accommodation that is right for you