Whether you wish to spend your days walking the mountains, getting a breath of fresh air by the coast, perusing the local pubs and restaurant menus or huddled up by a cosy log fire – these country cottage suggestions are sure to provide your perfect autumn escape abode.
Tyddyn Truan – Anglesey, North Wales
Tyddyn Truan is a traditional Anglesey cottage, modernised to provide comfortable accommodation, yet retaining many delightful original features. This property is surrounded by peaceful farmland and is in a great central location with the beaches at Benllech, Moelfre and Amlwch and the market town of Llangefni all approximately 6 miles away.
For further details head to Wales Cottage Holidays, a three-night night stay starts from £358.
The Little Cottage – Treen, Cornwall
The Little Cottage is a single storey retreat ideal for couples. Having been totally refurbished, it provides a very comfortable holiday home. The cottage offers couples a chance to relax and unwind amongst peaceful Cornish surroundings. The village of Treen is very popular with walkers and is set amidst one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Cornwall.
Prices start from £282.40 for 5 nights this autumn, for more information head to Aspects Holidays.
Primrose Cottage – Kersey, Suffolk
Built in the mid 17th Century, Primrose Cottage is a Grade II listed romantic hideaway in the heart of Kersey. Enjoy Primrose Cottage's secluded south-west facing garden that can be quite magic on sunny afternoons. In the cooler months, the snug sitting room comes alive with its wood burning stove making for warm and cosy evenings. Kersey has been described as Suffolk's prettiest hamlet – in the Middle Ages, Kersey was a thriving village producing woollen yarn and over 500 people occupied the timber framed houses.
It is a beautiful setting for exploring the wonderful local countryside including Constable Country and the wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford, Clare and Cavendish.
Prices start at £463 for the week, more information can be found at Suffolk Secrets.
The Pelton Wheel Cottage – The Lake District
In need of a true rural escape? The Pelton Wheel is a traditional Lakeland cottage complete with its own hot tub, perfect for relaxing in after a rewarding day exploring. Guests can also cosy up in front of the open fire, perfect for enjoying a glass or two of their favourite tipple as they recount the day’s adventures. For those who love the countryside, the Coppermines Mountain cottages offer you the chance to explore the fascination of the fells or to simply relax, unwind, enjoy the clear mountain air, watching the quietly grazing Herdwick sheep, beneath a stunning panorama of mountain peaks.
For a 4-night stay, prices start from £315. Visit Coppermine Cottages for further details.
4 Ramparts Walk – Totnes, South Devon
A lovingly furnished historic cottage built into the ramparts of Totnes Castle, the cottage provides a sunny walled garden and cosy rooms. Located in the centre of this bohemian town there is plenty to do with the historic guildhall, castle, bookshops, cafes, galleries and holistic centres all within a few minutes walk. Just a short hop in the car will take you to Dartinghall Hall, the beautiful cultural centre housing a theatre, cinema and beautiful gardens; or to Sharpham Vineyard, located on an idyllic bend of the River Dart, where tours and tastings are available. If the sea breeze is what is sort after, Dartmoor with its wealth of walking opportunities, as well as the sandy beaches of the South Devon coast are also within a half hour drive.
A 7-nights starts from £349 with dogs being welcome. For more information visit Toad Hall Cottages.
All prices correct at time of publication.Last modified: June 10, 2021