There can be something quite calming about a minibreak in autumn, from the long walks in the crisp fresh air, to the colourful scenery thanks to the red, yellow and orange hues.
A cosy cottage can make a break of this nature all the more charming.
After all, there’s something idyllic about curling up with a good book on a comfortable sofa, warming up after a long walk by a woodburner, or even just playing boardgames and taking in the countryside views without needing to leave the house.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve searched some of the best cosy cottages in the UK with woodburner stoves, beautiful surroundings and homely interiors.
Check out our pick of 10 cosy cottages across the UK worth having on your radar this autumn…
Idris Pod, Snowdonia
Those who want somewhere cosy to rest after a day of exploring won’t be disappointed at this cosy cabin, near the village of Rhuallt.
The cabin offers a private decked seating area, a double bed, kitchenette and a woodburner for staying warm on those colder evenings.
It’s handily located near plenty of walking trails, including highlights such as Offa’s Dyke. There are also plenty of traditional pubs, local shops and towns nearby.
How much? Prices start from £476 for seven nights with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Sleeps two.
Moon Beam, Norfolk
Located a short walk from the nearby market town of Aylsham, Moon Beam is ideal for couples who want to explore the countryside walks while still having access to an array of markets, tearooms, pubs or cafés.
With its exposed beams, woodburner and exposed brick walls, the cottage makes for a charming countryside retreat.
How much? Prices start from £348 for seven nights with Holidaycottages.co.uk. Sleeps two.
Two Bays and Orme View, Snowdonia
This cosy home offers up heaps of opportunity to take in your surroundings whether you’re making the most of the nearby walking hotspots, relaxing in the garden, or curling up with a book in the conservatory offering sea views.
The property sleeps two so it’s ideal for couples after a romantic minibreak, and there’s plenty to explore in the surrounding region (including Llandudno’s pier and beach).
How much? Prices start from £314 for seven nights with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Sleeps two.
Faraway Treehouse, Cumbria
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a real-life fairytale in this quirky treehouse thanks to its eclectic decor that’s inspired by pixies. There are floor-to-ceiling windows so you don’t miss out on the woodlands views – and we’re already dreaming of a soak in the roll top bath overlooking the greenery.
There’s a gas job and a chiminea, not to mention the balcony can be an ideal spot for watching the wildlife, having a morning coffee with a view or just stargazing.
How much? Prices start from £165 per night with Canopy & Stars. Sleeps two.
700 year old cottage, Hartington
This charming cottage near the Peak District boasts three bedrooms, as well as a spacious living room with an Inglenook fireplace.
It’s ideal if you’re looking to go away with family or friends as it sleeps up to six people.
There’s also a kitchen with all of the appliances you need for whipping up hearty meals after a day out, but if you prefer to eat out then there are plenty of tea shops and pubs in the nearby village (as well as some local shops selling everything from antiques to cheese!).
How much? Prices start from £729.40 for six nights with HomeAway. Sleeps six.
16th Century Cottage, The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are famed for having idyllic scenery, picturesque villages and heaps of countryside retreat credentials – and this cottage lives up to the hype.
The detached cottage has spacious bedrooms, and a large living room complete with an Inglenook fireplace.
There’s also a lovely garden for the sunnier days, or it’s a short walk to the nearby village where you’ll find traditional pubs and quirky cafés.
How much? Prices start from £98 per night with HomeAway. Sleeps five.
Buck’s Coppice, Dorset
With lakeside views and woodland surroundings, this is the ideal spot for intrepid explorers who also want to be off the grid.
The property draws its water from the lake with solar power and gas taking care of lighting, cooking and water heating. Expect chic interiors, sleek furnishings and a large kitchen with all the equipment you need.
How much? Prices start from £150 per night with Canopy & Stars. Sleeps two.
Lavender Barn, Cornwall
Couples looking to go off the grid for a romantic getaway may want to consider this cosy cottage located on Bodmin Moor near the village of St Breward.
The barn is right by heaps of walking trails and beautiful scenery, not to mention it’s located within some private grounds too.
There’s a snug lounge with plush sofas and a woodburner, as well as a spacious double bedroom and bathroom. Planning nights in? The kitchen has everything you need to whip up some hearty dinners.
How much? Prices start from £343 for seven nights with HolidayCottages.co.uk. Sleeps two.
Aberelwyn Granary, Pembrokeshire
If you’re looking for a quirky stay, this converted grain store on the site of a former watermill could be just the place.
Dating back to the 16th century, the property still has plenty of its original features, including its beamed ceilings.
It’s also handily located near Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the West Wales coastline, so there’s ample opportunity for scenic autumnal walks.
How much? Prices start from £268 for two nights with OriginalCottages.co.uk. Sleeps two.
Woodside Bay Lodge,
An adults-only treehouse, Woodside Bay not only offers a large wood burner, but there’s an outdoor hot tub that can be the perfect stargazing spot.
The treehouse boasts an open plan living room, a kitchenette (hob and microwave), and a flat screen TV for cosy nights in.
There’s a beach nearby, and as the treehouse is part of the Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, you’ll have access to facilities like the gym, as well as a restaurant and the bar.
How much? Prices for a seven-night stay start from £879 on Hoseasons.co.uk.