Searching for a perfect family holiday spot, but worried you may have left things too late? Never fear! With our incredible range of last-minute holiday cottages, you're sure to find a heavenly hideaway which will delight every member of the gang, no matter how fussy.
What's more, if you're searching for an unforgettable staycation, why not opt for a holiday cottage complete with a private swimming pool and hot tub? Cottages with swimming pools are the perfect options for all kinds of groups, no matter how big or small. The kids will love splashing around in the mornings, while the adults can enjoy serene swims in the mornings and drinks around the pool come nightfall.
From the shores of Cornwall to the rugged landscapes of the north, we know all the very best spots for cottages with outdoor and indoor pools. So sit back and relax - your relaxing last-minute getaway is just around the corner, all that you need to is remember to pack your swimwear!
Best locations for a cottage with a pool
There's truly no better spot for a fun-filled staycation than Great Britain, especially when you throw a holiday home complete with an indoor or outdoor pool into the mix. Read on to discover five of the best locations for a holiday cottage with a pool.
1. North Yorkshire
Best for: A charming countryside escapade
Every bit as beautiful as the Lake District (ask any of the locals) but without the crowds, a trip to 'God's Own Country' aka North Yorkshire should surely be on the cards. Home to four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as endless cosy pubs and charming stone cottages, you're sure to find the holiday cottage of your dreams here.
Place to stay: Just five miles away from Scarborough, in the pretty village of Seamer, Westfield Barn offers the best of both seaside and countryside. As well as a hot tub, indoor swimming pool and enclosed garden for good measure.
Place to eat nearby: Boasting delicious homemade pub grub, The Copper Horse is perfect for both families and friends alike.
Best for: A seaside staycation
Not only is Cornwall bursting with dazzling swathes of coastline, the region is also home to an endless array of gorgeous cottages with swimming pools. This means you won't have to spend a second out of the water if you don't want to.
Place to stay: With a range of facilities onsite at the surrounding holiday park, including an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, hot tub and sauna, the gorgeous Valley Cottage is just the spot for a relaxing self-catering cottage getaway.
3. Peak District
Best for: Relaxing getaways with all the gang
Boasting endless biking and hiking trails, if you're looking for an action-packed adventure then the Peak District is certainly up your street. What's more, the area is populated with countless pretty holiday cottages - the perfect hideaways to return to after a hard day's exploring.
Place to eat nearby: If you're searching for a caffeine fix and tasty refuel, then the Moose Coffee, a socially responsible cafe, has to be one of our favourite spots.
Best for: Seclusion seekers
If you're searching for a bit of peace and quiet, then head to the emerald green county of Ceredigion. Big, beautiful and sparsely populated, this is the perfect staycation spot if you're searching for seclusion.
Place to eat nearby: Refresh with a cuppa and slice of cake at the lovely Dragonfly Bistro - a vegetarian cafe in the centre of town.
Best for: History, countryside and culture
Lush green landscapes, historic market towns and award-winning coastline, there are plenty of reasons why a trip to Lincolnshire should be on the cards. None-the-less there are a dazzling array of beautiful cottages with private pools to be found hidden around this charming county.
Place to eat nearby: Tuck into plates of steaming pie and mash in the atmospheric cellar restaurant at Brown's Pie Shop - one of Lincoln's best foodie spots.
Best things to do in the UK
Boasting endless national parks, quaint villages and historic cities, it's little wonder the UK has enchanted settlers and holiday makers since the ancient times.
1. The Settle-Carlisle Railway
Location: North Yorkshire Best for: An afternoon of good old fashioned fun
Chugging its way through the delightful Eden Valley, passing over the astonishing Ribblehead Viaduct, a ride on the steam-powered Settle-Carlisle Railway is like stepping into a storybook.
2. Eden Project
Location: Cornwall Best for: Nature lovers and keen gardeners
Get back in touch with nature with a visit to the glorious Eden Project, near the idyllic town of St Austell. Home to endless vibrant gardens, as well as alien-like biomes housing different ecosystems, this is a gorgeous spot for a sunny day.
Location: Peak District Best for: Relaxing strolls & good pub grub
One of the Peak District's loveliest towns, and the birthplace of the ever-popular Bakewell Tart, Bakewell's yellow stone houses, medieval bridges and cosy pubs are sure to enchant and delight.
4. Ceredigion Coast Path
Location: Ceredigion Best for: Stretching the legs
Set off for a saunter along the beautiful Ceredigion Coast Path, which makes up 96 kilometre of the Wales Coast Path. Don't panic - we're not saying you have to do it all in one day though, just pick your favourite part, pack a sandwich and off you go.
5. Skegness Stadium
Location: Lincolnshire Best for: Thrill-seekers and petrol heads
A fun-filled day out for all the family awaits at Skegness Stadium. Just two miles inland from Ingoldmells, you'll find some of the country's best car racing here, as well as breathtaking monster truck and motorbike displays.
Best sights to see in the UK
With a rich, many layered history and a strong sense of culture wherever you go, there's no end of sights to see in the UK.
1. Malham Cove
Location: North Yorkshire Best for: Appreciating nature's majesty
This astounding limestone amphitheatre towers over the village of Malham, offering incredible views for miles around. The setting for an array of famous films, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, you won't find another spot like Malham Cove in the whole of the UK.
2. St Michael's Mount
Location: Cornwall Best for: History buffs
Stretching out of the sea, this ancient tidal island is a sight to behold. It's little wonder that throughout history this was a destination for many pilgrims and travellers. St Michael's Mount looks like something out of a legend, set against the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast.
3. Ladybower Reservoir
Location: Peak District Best for: A wonderful walk
Put on your hiking shoes and set off to explore the beautiful Ladybower Reservoir. Cradled in the Upper Derwent Valley, this lovely landmark was officially opened by King George VI in 1945.
4. Devil's Bridge Falls
Location: Ceredigion Best for: Beautiful snaps
The devil truly is in the detail at this astounding natural sight in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. Watch the torrents tumble down several tiered falls through the ancient wooded gorge at Devil's Bridge Falls, with a staggering 91 metres of drop in total.
5. Lincoln Cathedral
Location: Lincoln Best for: Architecture enthusiasts
Commissioned by William the Conqueror himself, Lincoln Cathedral is a dazzling example of medieval architecture and Gothic design. It's home to an incredible 15th-century collection of books which live in one of 'the most beautiful rooms in England'.