Learn about Premier Cottages
"The outstanding collection of 4 and 5 star independent luxury self-catering cottages in Great Britain and Ireland"
Premier Cottages is an association of self-catering holiday cottage owners, established 10 years ago and now representing over 880 holiday cottages in England, Scotland, Wales, Isles of Scilly, Ireland and The Channel Islands. With Premier Cottages you deal directly with the cottage owner - allowing you to match your particular requirements to the highest quality cottage holidays and self-catering cottages available in the United Kingdom, Ireland and The Channel Islands.
All the cottages featured by Premier Cottages are 4 and 5 Star tourist board graded, and their owners are committed to the highest standards of customer care. For more information on ‘Quality Grading’ click here.
Award Winning Self-Catering Cottages:
Premier Cottages has once again swept the board at the 2012 tourism “industry Oscars”, picking up all four top national awards in the Self Catering category.
Gold Awards for the best self-catering properties went to both the quirky Belle Grove (Norfolk) and child-friendly Compton Pool (Devon). The Silver was awarded to Roundhouse Barns (Cornwall),who offer holidays exclusively for adults. The Bronze went to Eaton Manor in Shropshire, which can accommodate groups from 2 to 60.
Many of the properties featured have either indoor or outdoor swimming pools (or both!). To help you find properties that have swimming pools go to the swimming pool landing page. Please note that pools may or may not be heated at certain times of the year and for safety reasons, may have restricted access or conditions of use, so please check with the cottage owner directly before booking.
Large Cottage Groups:
Many of the properties featured can accommodate large parties and many owners are happy to accommodate larger parties where more than one self-catering holiday cottage can be rented (special booking conditions may apply). Click here to find a cottage (or cottages) large enough to meet your needs.
Cottages that welcome pets do so only by prior arrangement and often subject to special conditions. Please check directly with the cottage owner before booking. To help you find properties that welcome pets use the Pet-friendly landing page.
Many properties have real fires or wood burning stoves for your comfort. To help you find cottages that have real fires or wood burning stoves use the real fire landing page. We suggest you check the safety implications for children and pets with the owner before booking.
Facilities for guests with special needs (mobility, vision & hearing):
We have identified cottages awarded a specific mobility, vision and/or hearing grade under the National Accessibility Scheme, and other cottages that could meet the needs of guests with specific needs. However, we recommend you contact the cottage owner direct to discuss the facilities provided and any specific needs, or to request a copy of their Access Statement detailing the suitability of cottages to meet your specific needs; for more details click here.
Unless you book well in advance it can be difficult to find available holiday cottages during peak booking periods (school holidays). So if you are looking to find a self-catering holiday cottage use the Availability option to search availability supplied and maintained by many of the properties featured on this website.
Premier Cottages 2013 Brochure:
If you would like a copy of the Premier Cottages 2013 brochure you can order a copy for yourself or for friends, relatives or colleagues by using the Brochure Request option. Alternatively, most individual property pages have an option to download a PDF file copy of the brochure entry.
Own a self-catering holiday cottage?
If you own and operate self-catering holiday cottages that are (or will be) graded 4 or 5 star by your national tourist board and you are interested in joining Premier Cottages, please click on the membership tab and complete the enquiry form to receive more details.
Green Tourism Business Scheme:
The Green Tourism Business Scheme champions sustainable tourism in the UK, and has become the largest and most successful scheme of its type in the world. Its aim is to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of sustainable tourism. To this end more and more properties featured by Premier Cottages are joining the scheme which allied to Premier's close links with quality assurance allows Premier Cottages to promote both quality and the environment, two themes at the heart of sustainable tourism. For more information click here.
From October 2012 all Premier Cottages will be 'all inclusive'. This means you can stay with a Premier Cottage knowing that there are not going to be any unexpected charges unsuitable of a luxury holiday. To see the document outlining our 'all inclusive' policy please click here.
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