aonbs & national parks

Luxury Cottages in Stunning Locations

Always popular the stunning National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty of the UK offer stellar luxury cottages in stunning locations chosen for those looking for a cottage staycation. Snowdonia, The Lake District, The Peak District roll off the tongue as go to destinations but we take a look at some other fabulous locations that you should consider for your next cottage holiday or special break:

The UK holds over 50 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and a number of National Parks that comprise its magnificent and varied landscape. Not only are AONBs identified for their impressive and varied topographical features of exceptional beauty, but for their vast array of wildlife. These attributes make them the perfect locations for a holiday getaway that embraces any number of outdoor activities: from walking, cycling, and wildlife-watching to fishing, horse riding, canoeing and many more. Naturally, these outstanding locations feature some of the best holiday cottages the country has to offer. Whether you are looking for a romantic staycation amongst picturesque scenery perfect for a casual stroll, or a hiking holiday to take in the breadth of these landscapes, these locations are perfect for your next getaway.

Luxury Cottages in National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

Many of our luxury cottages in stunning locations can be found in these protected locations amidst some of the most breath-taking surroundings in the UK. So that you don’t have to, we have picked out some of the most popular Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for your next cottage holiday break.

the lake district
The Lake District

Northumberland coastline

Starting in the North of the country, Northumberland hosts some of the UK’s lesser-known and finest beaches along its pristine coastline. Internationally recognised for its wildlife, the Northumberland coastline features 30 miles of “barely-trodden” beaches ideal for an undisturbed romantic break.

northumbria coast
Northumbria Coast


Bordered by the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale is a favourite of the Dales with its stunning moorlands and green meadows perfect for a dog-friendly holiday.

yorkshire moors
Yorkshire Moors

Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are the UK’s largest protected wetlands with 125 miles of waterways amongst remarkable countryside and wildlife, home to over a quarter of the UK’s rarest animals. The wetlands are the perfect location for a number of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, SUP, and fishing to entertain families and large groups.

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Norfolk Broads

Wye Valley (Dyffryn Gwy)

Straddling the border between England and Wales, the river Wye meanders through the valley’s lush green rolling hills, limestone gorges and dense woodlands.


The famous golden glow of Jurassic limestone typifies the beauty of the Cotswolds and its quaint and picturesque towns and villages that make the perfect location for a romantic break exploring everything that the Cotswolds have to offer.

cottages in national park
Cottages in National Park


Moving further south-west, the series of limestone hills that comprise the Mendips are distinctive as they reach heights of over 300m at Cheddar Gorge and are home to a network of caves at Wookey Hole. The steep hill climbs are perfect for a cycling holiday, while the Mendip plateau is rich in medieval history with Bronze, Iron Age and Roman field monuments.

North Devon coastline

The coastline of North Devon varies greatly from wild coastal cliffs and rocky coves to sand dunes and vast beaches. With stunning sea views, the North Devon coastline is the perfect location for either romantic breaks in cottages featuring hot tubs for couples or spacious properties for families and large groups looking to capitalise on the coastal walks and outdoor activities the coastline has to offer.

We hope you stay in any one of our Luxury Cottages in National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty