Searching for your perfect holiday cottage is easier with us. In fact it's a doddle. You can be as exact or as flexible as you like. You can be ultra precise – exact date, location, and features – or you can be the kind of happy-go-lucky holidaymaker who'll go anywhere at any time so long as you can take your dog and there's somewhere to store your bike.

Whatever you're looking for in your next holiday cottage getaway, you'll find it here – and you'll find it faster.

The holiday cottage search engine that’s built around you

You get more choice at Holiday Cottage Compare. We designed our holiday cottage database and search engine to reflect the way people pick their dream holidays.

More flexibility

That's why we're so much more flexible. When you search here, you're not constrained by where and when. If the only thing that counts for you is that you have a lake view and a double shower, those are the criteria you set. Your starting point is what you want, not what's available on a particular week in a particular place.

Total holiday freedom is totally free

There's no charge for all this freedom and flexibility. The price you pay for your holiday cottage is the price its owner or agent sets for it. It's the best price available, with no additional charges from us.

So let's start dreaming. Imagine what you want in your next holiday cottage, pop it into our search engine and see what comes up.

About us

Our situation is fairly typical. We work long hours, and we wind down best when we're away from home and everyday distractions. And we're choosy about where we stay.

What we don't like is the time it takes to find a holiday cottage that suits us.

Less time searching, more time dreaming

Before we set up HolidayCottageCompare.com, there was no quick way of finding what you wanted. Now there is.

Here, you cut out all those hours of fruitless searching. You get straight to the sorts of places you want to stay, and you can share the best of them with your friends.

Which is exactly how finding a holiday cottage should be.

Book with confidence with Holiday Cottage Compare:

“I have to say that your website is the best I've seen in all my years of self-catering.
You have some wonderful properties.”
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"Not even booked the cottage yet but if my customer service experience is anything to go by it should be fabulous. Paula was thoughtful, efficient and professional. Got back to me quickly with helpful and comprehensive information. We had a long list of specific needs and she was able to advise me brilliantly. I recommend." Esther Ellis

"Outstanding service!! All of my stresses and worries taken care of! I will never use another company again! Thanks again!" Becky Ball

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"I love booking with HolidayCottageCompare. Such a great user experience and so simple to use. Search functions are completely focused on my needs in comparison to clunky old traditional sites which are so frustrating. They make looking for a holiday an actual pleasure not something I dread! Thank you." Susie Mitchell

"The site is very easy to use and so we could find what we wanted quickly (it had to be by the sea!). At no extra cost to me, it was a great way of drawing on a whole range of different sites at once. Thank you for all your support." Lydia Graham

"Thank you very much for helping us out again with helping us look for short break options. Great to be able to rely on such a quick (and thorough) response to make the process so much easier." Sarah Pears

"So lovely to be able to search for the 'little things' that can make or break a holiday. Looking forward to trying out some of those hot tubs soon!" Jo Lambert Candlin