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Family Autumn Walk

Whether you like it or not, summer is almost over and autumn is upon us, making it the perfect time to check out some of our cosy cottages perfect for autumn.

It’s time to put away the bucket and spade and dust off your dressing gown and slippers. Exposed beams, woodburning stoves and views of the colourful countryside are just a handful of features that make these properties ideal for an autumn getaway. Romantic breaks, rural retreats and family escapes can all be enjoyed at any of our cosy cottages.

See 7 of our favourites cosy cottages for autumn below…


1. Rabbit Hole (Ref. 22309), Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales

Rabbit Hole Cottage

Sleeps: 2

Price: 7 nights from £352

This single-storey, stone-built cottage has been lovingly converted from a granary to provide a Yorkshire Dales retreat for 2. The zip/link bed allows flexibility for couples, friends or family to make the most of this Pateley Bridge cottage.

Fill the bedroom with natural light through the bi-folding doors, enhancing the lavish monochrome colour scheme. The modern woodburner in the open-plan living area provides added warmth for the cooler autumn months, perfect to cuddle up and watch the TV to end the day.

Outdoor lovers can take advantage of the Dales Way footpath, along which you may discover places such as Grassington and Kettlewell. If you prefer exploring historic towns and cities, pay a visit to Harrogate, Ripon and Skipton. Use our Yorkshire Dales things to do guide to discover even more ways to spend your break.


2. Whispering Willows – The Thatch, (Ref. 928919), Carndonagh, County Donegal

Whispering Willows - The Thatch

Sleeps: 2

Price: 7 nights from £320

This spacious thatched cottage rests outside of Carndonagh in County Donegal, Ireland. The whitewashed exterior sets a warming tone for the rest of this romantic holiday home.

Its secluded location and characterful features offer cosy ambience to create a perfectly homely getaway. Curl up with your other half on the sofa, with the Sky TV and woodburning stove to accompany you once the sun has disappeared.

The Wild Atlantic Way begins in nearby Derry/Londonderry and is one of the most popular walks in Ireland, allowing you to discover astounding coastline, countryside and sandy beaches at your leisure.

The popular Malin Head attraction is also within a stone’s throw, while within driving distance is the attractive Letterkenny, offering plenty of excellent shops, pubs, eateries and more to ensure a memorable day trip. To discover the best ways to experience this fine location, browse our Donegal Travel Guide.


3. Lucky Cottage (Ref. 22317), Foxton, Peak District

Lucky Cottage

Sleeps: 4

Price: 7 nights from £349

Lucky Cottage’s rustic wooden fixtures, woodburning stove and varying colour schemes make it one of our favourite cottages for autumn. Put your feet up in front of the fire and watch a DVD when you’re not out exploring the nearby Peak District National Park. Alternatively, a converted shepherd’s hut rests in the back garden for some summertime rest and relaxation.

The quarry tile flooring in the kitchen enhances the country-cottage feel, rustle up a hearty meal with the use of the AGA cooker and enjoy at the charming wooden dining table. After a day of excitement and adventure, recharge your batteries in one of the two immaculately furnished bedrooms.

Leek and Ashbourne are two market towns close by, both lined with historic buildings and all manner of pubs, shops and restaurants of the highest quality. If you prefer the great outdoors, the Peak District offers a multitude of trails through fells and moorlands, use our Peak District Travel Guide for all your inspiration.


4. The Dairy (Ref. 30156), Haworth, West Yorkshire

The Dairy Collage

Sleeps: 2

Price: 7 nights from £327

The quirky charm of this semi-detached cottage is clear from the moment you enter. Enhanced by rustic beams and eccentric, vibrant features, it is placed excellently for a holiday in Brontë Country, North Yorkshire.

Inside The Dairy, find an enticing woodburning stove, plentiful wooden features and a freestanding copper bath in the bedroom which add to the olde-worlde feel. The village of Haworth hosts the Brontë Parsonage Museum, making it popular with all bookworms who visit.

This cosy cottage sits in the heart of Haworth, its network of winding streets run from your doorstep towards its number of independent shops and eateries. Our guide to the Yorkshire Dales will come in handy, offering inspiration on the best places to stay, things to do and more in the area.

You can also pay a visit to a number of historic places; Skipton, Pateley Bridge and Ripon are all accessible from The Dairy.


5. Sheperds Burn Cottage (Ref. 954603), near Bellingham, Northumberland

Sheperds Burn Cottage Collage

Sleeps: 4

Price: 7 nights from £427

The cosy feel of this stone barn conversion is due to the exposed wooden beams that charm the open-plan living area. The warmth of the woodburning stove is another reason why Shepherds Burn Cottage is one of our favourites for autumn. Both of the bedrooms are furnished in a light and airy theme, with the classy claw-foot bath topping the accommodation off in style.

From this cosy autumn cottage, you can enjoy the plentiful attractions of the Northumberland National Park. The Cheviot Hills, Kielder Forest and Hadrian’s Wall are just some of the opportunities available within a stone’s throw. Nearby Bellingham plays host to a choice of cafés and tea rooms, while our Northumberland Travel Guide offers inspiration on the best attractions and activities in the area.


6. Idris Pod (Ref. 965185), St Asaph, North Wales

Panorama Pod Collage

Sleeps: 2

Price: 7 nights from £344

This contemporary pod rests in an elevated position, overlooking the countryside of North East Wales.

Clad with wood and offering studio accommodation, bring your other half away for that much-needed rural retreat. The woodburning stove also adds a warming touch for those chilly evenings. The position of the double bed allows you and your loved one to wake up to luscious views of the surrounding greenery.

Discover the best things to do, places to stay and most beautiful walks in the area by making use of our North Wales Travel Guide.


7. Puffitts Cottage (Ref. 979435), Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds

Puffitts Cottage

Sleeps: 5

Price: 7 nights from £855

Enjoy the combination of tradition and luxury at this 18th-century stone cottage, set within the magnificent Cotswolds AONB.

Appreciate the exposed stonework and wooden beams from the comfort of the sofas, with the alluring woodburner on-hand to keep you toasty during the autumn months. Accommodating 5 people across 3 well-presented bedrooms, Puffitts Cottage also welcomes your four-legged friends to join the holiday.

The property rests in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, a chocolate-box village bursting with unique shops and a number of pubs and eateries to stop off at during your visit. Discover the best things to do, places to eat and walks nearby with the help of our Cotswolds Travel Guide.


Take a look through our full range of cosy cottages to escape to this autumn. Our various Travel Guides across the UK help you to experience your favourite region in the best way possible.

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