Editor’s Choice The Cottage Company
Hand picked properties and gloriously unspoiled countryside locations are the hallmarks of holiday properties let by The Cottage Company. Nearly 140 cottages and quirky rustic glamping hideaways feature among the lovely locations to be relished throughout the beautiful Wye Valley in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. A few lie beyond, on the spectacular Welsh coast.
These are self catering holiday homes replete with quality and character, well appointed, well cared for and with love in their furnishings and fittings. They stand near rushing rivers and verdant meadows, beckoning guests to woodland and mountainscapes, into the hills and along the trails to enjoy nature’s best as much as the hares, skylarks and deer which live there year-round.
The Cottage Company was created by Ruaridh and Caroline MacDonald, initially to promote their own holiday cottage and Romany caravan at Blaentrothy Farm, Monmouthshire, which is now both their home and a 100 acre wildlife reserve.
Since then the business has grown apace, with the couple taking on more and more accommodation with the extra special settings they require.
Ruaridh says: “We have a very high rate of repeat bookings, guests who have enjoyed one of our cottages and returned to try another. It’s almost like a secret club for people to discover all these really nice places to get away for a few days.”