We are blessed here in the UK to be surrounded by sensational scenery, tame wildlife and awe-inspiring views. These merits of our country have lost their novelty as we are now so used to them. I feel that we all need some time away from our usual surroundings to really appreciate what is around us and ensure we are counting our blessings.
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In this article I have documented some fantastic locations to visit this autumn in the UK. They all boast picturesque sights – from cosy cottages for a relaxing weekend, to lodges for the adventurous. So grab a cup of tea, put a candle on, and get cosy!
The Byre – Yorkshire
This charming cottage has gorgeous views of the farmland. This is the perfect location if you’re looking for somewhere to explore – there are 600 acres of scenery to take in and a beach within walking distance. See more here
Llys Mawr – Snowdonia
This cottage offers panoramic sea views and sights of mountains in the distance. There are many activities within the area such as Zip World, stream trains and golden beaches. This location is perfect – you’re right in the middle of tranquil countryside but still within a three mile radius of supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, independent shops and many activities going on – there really is something for everyone.
Dartmoor – Devon
I had to include a cottage from my home county of Devon. I have been up to Dartmoor several times and the views are just breathtaking. This homely 1 bedroom cottage is perfect for a couple looking for a get-away – there are so many features of this lodge that make it beautifully romantic. It offers a wood-burning stove to create a relaxed and intimate ambience, perfect for those autumn evenings.
The Quaich, Scotland
This gorgeous cottage is one of my favourites. You can’t beat the views of the mountains and water surrounding this spacious 3 bedroom property. Nearby there are many castles and lochs to explore, or if you’re not feeling like a walk then why not try a close-by safari or some on-sight fishing? There are so many adventurous activities to get involved with that are in very close proximity to this cottage.
Wrynose – Lake District
This beautiful, Grade II listed cottage is over 400 years old – it has so much history and charm. The opportunities are endless in this location, the cottage is situated within 200 yards of local eateries and is in the heart of the national park. Splash in the close by watermill streams, pose amongst the fells and find a spot to stargaze.
I have been to this village several times and it’s just stunning. Bourton-on-the-water lies within the Cotswold Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has ranked many times as one of the prettiest villages in the UK all together. This 16th century cottage is a stone’s throw away from the River Windrush and the interior is completed with beautiful furnishings and a wood-burning stove; one of the many reasons why this cottage has received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.
That’s it from me about these wonderful cottages. I’m feeling so cosy after writing this post, part of me wants to impulsively book one right now!