Cottages perfect for autumn stays

If you're after a sustainable sanctuary, farmyard retreat or a base with majestic views, choose a stay at one of these ideal cottages surrounded by autumnal colour.

Published: September 22nd, 2018 at 7:46 am

Enjoy autumnal views in comfort with a stay at one of these cosy cottages in the British countryside.

Millbrook Estate, Devon


Surrounded by tranquil countryside, Millbrook estate offers four properties and a hot tub cabin that can be found along a lantern lit woodland walk. There are two lakes for fishing, and nature trails where visitors might run into a friendly Alpaca. Type-2 and a Tesla EV charging points are available on site.


Old Barn Tregonetha, Cornwall


Old Barn Tregonetha, is a stone barn conversion with eco-friendly credentials. Located in the rural Cornish countryside, the barn is both child and dog-friendly with a garden and Tesla and Type-2 EV chargers. Padstow, Newquay, The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are easily accessed from the barn.

Hen Efail, Conwy


Bodnant Gardens is just one of the nearby days out available to guests of Hen Efail and they provide an ideal spot to observe warm orange and red foliage, as well as waterfalls and views towards the Snowdonia mountains. With an old inglenook wood burning stove and an enchanting garden with apple trees and a stream, Hen Efail makes a cosy rural retreat.

The Cottage Beyond, Somerset


Accommodating up to 16, the home offers an indoor heated pool, sauna and hot tub, as well as a large private garden and a 180-acre organic farm to explore. The Cottage is perfectly situated for autumn walks on the Blackdown Hills and the Quantock Hills. Guests can collect eggs from the chickens and feed the pigs in the orchard beside the house.

The Hyning Estate, Cumbria


Set on the edge of The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, The Hyning Estate provides luxurious “Green” self-catering accommodation. The seven cottages have been renovated using local materials. The Hyning Estate lies close to Arnside & Silverdale (AONB), Eden Valley and Hadrian's Wall (UNESCO) making it ideal for an autumn escape.

Wenallt, Monmouthshire


For autumnal forest wanders and breathtaking views, book a visit to Wenallt.
The Usk Valley, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are the stunning views available from the private terrace at Wenallt. Located on the ridge between the Wye and Usk Valley in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the home offers gentle footpaths and forest trails in the Wye Valley, and is close to Tintern Abbey’s monastic ruins.

Churchdale Farm Cottages, Derbyshire


Churchdale Farm in the heart of the Peak District is ideal for those seeking a holiday surrounded by bursts of autumn colour. Leave the car at the farm and enjoy either rambling or cycling on the famous Monsal Trail. Onsite there is a Type-2 EV charge point. Bike Storage is available, and bike hire can be arranged at Hassop Station, just a 20-minute walk away.

Belle Grove, Norfolk


Located near the Suffolk Heritage Coast, the five converted farm buildings at Belle Grove burst with character . Eco-friendly features include rainwater harvesting, solar-heated water and a Type-2 EV charge point. The property is perfectly located to take advantage of autumnal events by the sea including the popular Southwold Literary Festival from 8-12 November.

Fenteroon Farm Holiday Cottages, nr Camelford, North Cornwall.


Fenteroon Farm is set in 12 acres, half a mile from the market town of Camelford. The wide sandy beach of Widemouth Bay is an easy drive away. The farm features four cottages within a proximal distance to enjoy Autumnal highlights such as The Cornish Winter Fair in Wadebridge in November – a celebration of Cornish farming & seasonal food.

The Chestnuts, Eco Chic Cottages, Oxfordshire


A traditional stone Cotswold Cottage with an eco-friendly ethos, The Chestnuts, is a wonderful base for walks over local fields, which can be enjoyed direct from the door. Historic Burford, Lechlade, Blenheim Palace and The Ashmolean Museum are within easy reach.

Bruern Cottages, Oxfordshire


Bruern Cottages combines the qualities of a good hotel with the privacy of a home in the heart of the Cotswolds. There’s an indoor pool and gym plus a spa with treatment rooms. Many of the surrounding towns, villages and attractions are hosting autumnal events. Also, nearby Blenheim Palace has a series of events in its autumn calendar, plus there’s coarse fishing on the ‘Great Lake’.


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