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August bank holiday falls between Friday 24th and Monday 27th August 2018. It is the perfect time to enjoy a short break with loved ones; whether it’s a couple of days of family fun before the school holidays are over or a romantic break for two enjoying the last of the summer sun, we have a range of fantastic properties that are ideal for enjoying a short break in the UK.

Below is a small selection of properties that are available over the August bank holiday weekend. What better way to enjoy the final bank holiday of the year than with a cottage holiday in your very own home away from home?


The Mews House (Ref. 952652)

The Mews House

Where: Llanishen near Chepstow, South Wales

Sleeps: 6

Price: £892 (3 nights)

Why: This charming, semi-detached cottage rests in an incredible location, on the edge of the Wye Valley AONB, just a few miles from Raglan, Chepstow and Monmouth, all of which are great locations for a day out. There are plenty of things to do and see within close proximity to this cottage; you can enjoy visiting a number of castles, Iron Age hillforts and prehistoric caves, as well as Tintern Abbey and the Celtic Manor golf course. Embark on a scenic stroll through the Welsh countryside before retreating to the comfort of this cottage in the evening. You can even indulge with use of the property’s hot tub whilst embracing your peaceful, rural surroundings.

View our full range of cottages in South Wales, or visit our Inspire Me pages for more things to do in and around the area.


Fisherman’s Cottage (Ref. 959762)

Fisherman's Cottage

Where: Porthleven, Cornwall

Sleeps: 2

Price: £621 (3 nights)

Why: This beautiful cottage is just a stone’s throw from Porthleven’s charming harbour. One of Cornwall’s hidden gems, Porthleven is the ideal spot for a coastal getaway in an enviable location, between Lizard Point and Land’s End. Be truly spoilt by incredible views of the Atlantic, the quaint harbour, and streets lined with charming Cornish architecture. The cottage is spacious and contemporary and provides a relaxing base for a coastal short break, with a range of attractions and amenities right on your doorstep.

View our guide on places to stay in Cornwall, and discover more things to do in Cornwall for a holiday to remember.


11 Highfield (Ref. 969835)

11 Highfield

Where: Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast

Sleeps: 10

Price: £1553 (3 nights)

Why: This stunning period property can be found in the iconic seaside town of Scarborough, on the North Yorkshire coast. The modern yet rustic furniture adds to the cottages’ unique charm and its large bay windows allow for natural light to shine through and fill the high ceiling rooms. This property is the perfect base for an outdoor adventure, with its glorious coastline of sandy beaches, along with pretty gardens and historic castles waiting to be explored. The towns of Pickering and Whitby are also within easy reach and make for fascinating days out.

View our full range of cottages in the North York Moors or visit our Inspire Me pages for more things to do in and around the area.


Bluebell Cottage (Ref. 963906)

Bluebell Cottage

Where: Box near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Sleeps: 4

Price: £637 (3 nights)

Why:  This cosy retreat, located on the outskirts of the charming village of Box, is the ideal choice for friends or couples looking to enjoy a peacefully bliss summer getaway. With homely furniture and warming interiors, the cottage is perfect for relaxing in and cosying up in front of the warming woodburner fire. During your stay, explore the picturesque village of Box which is nestled in the heart of the Cotswold’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Minchinhampton is the nearest town, about one mile away from the cottage, and sits on a hilltop between the stunning Golden and Nailsworth Valley.

View our full range of cottages in the Cotswolds, or visit our Inspire Me pages for more things to do in and around the area.


Old Post Office (Ref. 963908)

Old Post Office

Where: Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia

Sleeps: 6

Price: £691 (3 nights)

Why: Boasting spectacular views out to the Snowdonia National Park, the Old Post office is a contemporary property that has recently been refurbished and renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It’s the ideal base for exploring the incredible Snowdonia, as well as having both Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula just a short distance away. The cottage is perfect for families, with three stylish bedrooms and plenty of entertaining features including a large smart TV and a great selection of games, books and DVDs for all.

View our full range of cottages in North Wales, or visit our Inspire Me pages for more things to do in and around the area.


Courtyard Cottage (Ref. 11346)

Courtyard Cottage

Where: Meeson near Ironbridge and Market Drayton, Shropshire

Sleeps: 3

Price: £593 (3 nights)

Why: This beautiful property is set within the grounds of Meeson Hall, a 17th century country house surrounded by 8 acres of peaceful grounds. Enjoy a relaxing, secluded break in the charming Shropshire countryside, the ideal location for scenic strolls and bike rides. This traditional, timber framed cottage is a charming base for a Shropshire getaway, and is conveniently located within easy reach of Ironbridge, a World Heritage Site, plus Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. You’ll be spoilt for choice with things to do on a short break at Courtyard Cottage.

View our full range of cottages in Shropshire.


The Barn (Ref. 983975)

The Barn

Where: Barton St David near Somerton, Somerset

Sleeps: 4

Price: £616 (3 nights)

Why: With distant views out to one of the West Country’s most iconic landmarks, the Glastonbury Tor, The Barn is a fantastic spot for a short break filled with adventure in the charming English countryside. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, there are lots of great walking routes close to the cottage, along with quaint little villages, perfect for exploring. The cottage has a fresh, contemporary feel with modern fittings and plenty of space for the ultimate late summer getaway.

View our full range of cottages in Somerset, or visit our Inspire Me pages for more things to do in and around the area.


Not quite found what you’re looking for? Browse our full range of August bank holiday cottages and find your perfect place for an idyllic getaway.

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