Cottagecore is among the newest trends to hit social media in the past few years. It's a charming aesthetic that harkens back to the idyllic rural European lifestyles, the kind you'd see in fairytales and the like. And while it's more of a fantasy-based trend than anything else, it has its real-life charms too. What if you can spend some time in a charming cottage yourself? Maybe a luxury home in the UK
, perhaps? While the cottages here aren't exactly the storybook-like spots you'd see in Cottagecore, they're just as idyllic and beautiful nonetheless.
Beautiful Country Cottage in Wolverhampton
Nestled all the way in the English countryside
, this beautiful cottage has stood at the same spot since it was first built around the 1850s. Imagine getting to stay at a luxury home with so much history! You'd sooner feel like you're part of the Royal Family or something. Yet the cottage itself is far from the grandeur of the English aristocracy. Instead, this four-bedroom luxury rental embodies the rural charms of the West Midlands. From its hardwood floors and doors to its Victorian-style interior design, it's as if you stepped back in time. But don't worry! This place still has your everyday appliances and wifi too!
“A Warm Welcome,” says the adorable painting that hangs in the living room of this charming Trefelyn Cottage in Saudersfoot, Wales. And you know what? That's precisely what this place feels like—warmth! Though Saundersfoot is a fairly well-known coastal city in Wales, it's not the Mediterranean Islands
. You'll still get some sun here, but not on the level of Southern Europe. With that said, Trefelyn Cottage has enough coziness for all of you! It's a comfy three-bedroom luxury home with all the modern-day appliances for your convenience. The living room and bedrooms all have carpeted floors and there's even a nice patio too. What more could you ask for?
Rose Coach House
When you look at Rose Coach House in Llanmiloe, Wales, you almost can't imagine that it's a luxury vacation rental. With its stone exterior and hardwood doors and windows, the place looks straight out of a Jane Austen or Emily Brontë novel. Or perhaps even a Disney film
. It's charmingly historic, sure, but is it a good accommodation? Well, once you get inside, you'll see that it is! Beyond the usual appliances, Rose Coach House offers a flat-screen TV and a leather sectional sofa in the living room, top-of-the-line furniture in all the bedrooms, and more.
Right off the bat, the flower-filled front yard of Ballyroan Cottage will charm your pants off. The lilacs look and smell so sweet, you almost don't want to go inside. Such is the natural wonder of Tenby, Wales, where this cottage is located. It's a seaside town in the Welsh countryside where you can stay as close to nature as you want but still enjoy contemporary comfort and convenience. And rest assured that the cottage has a lot of the latter! While it's a fairly small cottage for a three-bedroom luxury vacation rental, it has everything you'll want and need. There's a well-equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and even a small fireplace in the living room.
With a name like “Hall House,” you'd sooner expect something as grand as a UK mansion
, wouldn't you? While this cottage isn't exactly like that, it's still pretty big in its own right. The charming luxury rental boasts 158 square meters of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and enough space to fit around five guests at once. Though it's still a cottage, the place is as big as a typical residential home in an American suburb. But Hall House has retained its Welsh countryside charm too. From its stone fence to its exposed beams outside, it has all the rural appeal you'd want in Saint Florence, Wales.
The Ascot Retreat
“The Ascot Retreat” sounds quite posh, doesn't it? Well, this countryside cottage in Windlesham, England is exactly that! Don't be fooled by its red-bricked exterior. The place may look like a typical rural cottage you'd expect outside of London, but the inside is just as chic and modern. The furniture pieces are mostly designer items you'd find in an upscale apartment in SoHo, for example. While the appliances in the kitchen are pretty high tech too. And when you want to watch TV, the rental's flat-screen sets got you covered. You never would've expected all of these in an idyllic countryside cottage, did you?
The Hollies at Wisemans Bridge
Wisemans Bridge is a coastal hamlet off the coast of Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The place is so small, it's no surprise that not many tourists know about it. But while the hamlet itself isn't that big, the homes you can rent here are certainly no small-fry luxury rentals! Take The Hollies cottage, for example. It may just have one bedroom, but the place is big enough to fit four people at a time. And though they're all in one big open space, the living room and dining area have their own separate corners. Even the kitchen, with all the cabinets and appliances there, had enough legroom.
The Escape at Wisemans Bridge
The Escape is what many would consider a modern countryside cottage. If going by traditional standards, the place is more like a studio apartment housed in a big shed. But its fairly compact (but still spacious!) size and location in the rural Wisemans Bridge hamlet makes it somewhat of a vacation cottage. One that those who spend more time outdoors will definitely appreciate! If you're the type who just wants a comfortable home to go back to at the end of the day, The Escape luxury pod is what you're looking for. It has the necessary appliances and furniture, the sleeping areas are comfy, and the outdoor deck is the best when you want to stargaze at night!
If you want to go on a dreamy vacation in the English countryside, consider staying in any of our idyllic cottages in the UK. These luxury homes offer the best of both worlds—modern comforts with a dash of classic British hospitality.