With 4* and 5* cottages in gorgeous destinations across the UK, enjoy a bracing country walk, hunt for fossils along the coast, or unwind in the sun outside a country pub. You could even a holiday cottage within easy reach of National Trust properties. With an abundance of Easter holiday ideas, you'll be able to keep everyone entertained with family-friendly events and activities that run over the whole holiday when you book a holiday home this Easter!
Here are 10 of the best destinations to head to on holiday this Easter:
Whether it is relaxation or adventure on your Easter wish list, enjoy staying in a romantic coastal cottage, family-friendly country retreat or a cosy dog-friendly hideaway in Dorset. From your luxury holiday home, head to Dorset Adventure Park, or Monkey World, and say hello to the rescued monkeys and apes. History buffs can hunt for fossils along the beach at Charmouth, explore the Tank Museum, or discover the charming ruins of Corfe Castle. Dorset is also a fantastic choice for foodies, as its home to some of the finest produce in the South West, from Rick Stein’s in Sandbanks and traditional French restaurants to eateries inspired by the county’s coast and countryside. Whether you’re looking for Easter holiday cottages for a long getaway, or a comfortable bolthole for an Easter weekend break, find your perfect cottage to tempt you away in Dorset on our website.
Book a luxury Dorset cottage and take the family for a day filled with fun at Dorset Adventure Park.
Easter is a gorgeous time to visit Cornwall, the evenings are getting lighter, gardens are springing back to life and the days are that little bit warmer… It might not be as hot as summer, but the UK is known to get some serious heatwaves in Spring, making it a great time to visit the beach. Cornwall is blessed with an array of glorious sandy beaches, including Bude, Watergate Bay and Newquay, to name but a few, and visiting the beach gives the chance to enjoy swimming, watersports, eating ice cream and more. Spring's mild weather also gives the chance to enjoy the pleasure of a leisurely stroll along National Trails, including the renowned South West Coast Path, offering some of the finest sea views in Britain, including the iconic Land’s End, and St. Michael’s Mount. If the weather is drizzly and nudges you indoors, head for one of the many fantastic museums, art galleries, indoor play areas or all-weather attractions. Look at our luxury cottages in Cornwall to help inspire your next Easter cottage holiday.
Whether it's a family trip, a romantic break, or a visit with friends, plan your visit to Cornwall today and visit the St Michael's Mount.
3. NORTH WALES
Regardless of your budget, there's loads to keep the whole family occupied during the Easter holidays in North Wales. You don’t even need to plan anything specific for a day out here at Easter time – a walk in any direction will take you somewhere beautiful. If you're in the mood for adventure, and want a fantastic family experience, hop in a canoe to explore the waters of North Wales and enjoy the exhilaration of rushing across waves in kayak - North Wales is the place for it! From beginners to well-seasoned experts, you can find your perfect paddle –try a mountain lake, shady canal or wild coastline. The Easter break – two weeks of heaven in North Wales If you're bringing the kids, as there are plenty of Easter egg hunts and Easter themed events. The Welsh Mountain Zoo and Greenwood Forest Park both have a number of incredible events throughout this period, so be sure to check out their schedule. We have a variety of luxury cottages in North Wales, which provide the perfect base for a Welsh Easter break!
4. SOUTH WALES
South Wales – a land of myth, legend, and adventure, what a perfect place to spend a short or long break during Easter. Discover its rugged coastlines, mountainous National Parks, ancient castles, and distinctive Celtic culture. The Gower Peninsula offers much quiet charm, embrace the urban liveliness whilst experiencing the nightlife in Swansea, or take the kids to Superbowl, PlayZone, Plantasia or Limitless Trampoline Park. If you fancy a Cardiff break, pootle around the many national museums, grab your tribe and trek into Treetop Adventure Golf, or compete against each other in Laser Quest. If you have booked a romantic holiday cottage for yourself and your partner, visit the glorious Cardiff Bay with its array of bars, restaurants and attractions. We have over 100 luxury cottages to begin your Welsh journey - what are you waiting for?
Enjoy sunshine frollicks, ice cream and a splash in the waves at a glorious beach on your Easter holiday in Wales.
Whatever you love doing, however you relax; the unspoilt coast and countryside of gorgeous Devon is perfect for a luxury cottage holiday this Easter. With two wild, unique and different coasts, rugged and exposed Dartmoor National Park, breathtaking sea views, scenic rivers, luxurious places to stay, and scrumptious places to eat, Devon has something for the adventurers, ramblers, foodies and leisure seekers. With over 100 luxury holiday cottages in Devon finding your picture-perfect cottage couldn’t be easier…
Book a Devon cottage this spring and head to Dartmoor National Park, where you can admire open moorlands, deep river valleys, rich history and rare wildlife.
Whether you are visiting Northumberland this spring or summer, its stunning beaches are perfect for a free day out in the fresh air with your other half or the kids. Opportunities for days out include the famous Alnwick Castle which featured in the Harry Potter movies, and which is the seat of the Dukes of Northumberland. There is also beautiful gardens, the Grace Darling Museum, ghost hunting, stargazing opportunities in Northumberland National Park and much more. Now you have a bit of an idea of what Northumberland has to offer, it's time to find your perfect Northumberland holiday cottage!
Visit Northumberland this spring and explore some of the most impressive castles in the country.
From eating fish and chips by the shore to pottering through museums, hopping on theme park rides and delving into an underground cave, Yorkshire is home to some spectacular places that will inspire fun-filled days out for all ages, making it a serious contender if you are considering going there on an Easter holiday. ‘God’s Own Country’ also has a packed calendar of activities, including the Tour de Yorkshire, WalkFest, the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival, Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival, Whitby Goth Weekends and more. Browse our family-friendly Yorkshire cottages to start planning your next getaway!
8. THE PEAK DISTRICT
The Peak District – home to Britain’s first National Park, and some of the finest walking and cycling routes in the country. As spring arrives, there is plenty to keep the family busy in and around the Peak District, so you are bound to have a holiday filled with fun... and chocolate eggs of course! Hop on board a cable car ride on the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, with far-reaching views all the way up to the top. Head to Go Ape and have a go on a high wire adventure course in the treetops, then get lost on a subterranean journey into Pooles Cavern. Take a walk on the wild side with lemurs, wallabies, penguins and more at Peak Wildlife Park. Or head to Chatsworth Farmyard or Matlock Farm Park - packed with extras to keep the kids happy. Couples will enjoy cycling the Peak District's stunning scenery on the Monsal Trail, into the Manifold Valley, on the Tissington Trail. Book your dream break to the Peak District today!
Have your family or partner join you on a cycle along the wonderful Tissington Trail in the Peak District National Park.
Somerset is a fantastic place for an Easter break, with its rural, rustic villages, metropolitan shopping centres and market towns. A visit to Somerset isn't complete without a trip to beautiful Wells - England’s smallest city. For families, Wookey Hole provides a fun and fascinating day out – you can enjoy a guided tour through the spectacular caves and learn the local story of the Witch of Wookey. Cheddar Gorge and Caves is ideal for adventure seekers with a variety of Rocksport activities for all abilities and levels. Browse our Somerset holiday cottages and start planning your next luxury break.
Admire the beautiful Wells Cathedral, or amble through its long established and popular weekly farmers' market of 15 food stalls which offer a huge variety.
Hope this helps inspire you to explore the best that the UK has to offer with our gorgeous selection of 4* and 5* cottages. It's the perfect time for a rejuvenating getaway!