From the 15 National Parks to coastal spots, wetlands, forests and moorlands, the UK offers a variety of beautiful landscapes to explore thriving with birdlife and all kinds of wonderful species to see. Enjoy the stunning scenery and brilliant birds from your doorstep with our choice of over 5000 hand-picked holiday cottages in top locations all over the UK. Each cottage has been personally inspected for quality, comfort and location. They offer the perfect retreat after a day of birdwatching, offering features such as open fires, comfy beds, Wi-Fi and fully-equipped kitchens so you feel like you’re staying in a real home from home.

CONTACT US:, Travel Chapter House, Gammaton Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4DF.
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Big Domain


If you’re planning a group birdwatching trip in the glorious British countryside, or looking to find seabirds on the rugged coast, Big Domain offers a collection of large holiday homes and group accommodation perfect for your holiday. Choose from over 500 places to stay across the UK, sleeping 8 guests or more, ranging from big, beautiful barns to enormous houses by the sea and charming farmhouses in the heart of the countryside. With plenty of room for everyone in the wide range of accommodation, it can be the more the merrier on your group birdwatching holiday!


Big Domain, Travel Chapter House, Gammaton Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4DF.
Tel: 01237 426777 / Email

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Original Cottages

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Home to more than 150 million nesting birds, over 600 species, and to some of the most diverse and rare breeds in the world – our magnificent British Isles are perfect for bird-watching enthusiasts. From Ospreys breeding in Lake District forests to Cornish Choughs patrolling cliffs at England’s most southerly point, you’ll find a beautiful bird and cosy place to call home in every Original Cottages destination.

Our romantic retreats, family getaways, and luxurious lakeside homes are just moments away from some of the best bird-watching spots in the country, bringing you closer to stunning British wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. And our truly local teams know their homes. They’ll help you find the places most visitors rarely see, they know your cottage inside and out, and they’re always on hand when you need them the most. Don’t just holiday somewhere, stay truly local.


The Coastguard Lookout, Norfolk


The Coastguard Lookout is a historic property located along the Old Hunstanton Clifftops in Norfolk.

Originally built as a Marconi Wireless Station back in 1906, the Coastguard Lookout played an important part in both World Wars, intercepting German radio transmissions and tracing German fleet. In 1976 it became a maritime museum which eventually closed and several years later the property was restored by new owners.

The property features a top floor lookout, which gives unrivalled panoramic views of the Wash; perfect for watching birds, boats, the ever-changing tide and for catching beautiful sunsets.

Norfolk has a stunning range of bird life and beautiful nature reserves where it can be discovered all year round. Old Hunstanton is only a short walk away from the property where you'll find a shop, a delicatessen, a post office and several pubs and restaurants. The cliffs and beach are just a 5 minute stroll away!


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Brickley Rise, Norfolk


Brickley Rise is idyllically found in under two acres of enclosed private gardens, previously apart of Ingoldisthorpe Hall Estate, Norfolk. Built in 1745, this traditional house was originally the former Laundry Cottage for the estate and has been beautifully restored. It now provides a high standard of self-catering holiday accommodation in a truly superb woodland setting for up to eight guests over four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Ideally situated for birdwatching and ramblers, it is also close to endless attractions including 1 mile to Snettisham RSPB, 3 miles to the Sandringham Estate, Wolferton Royal Railway Station, Burnham Market, Holkham Hall and North Norfolk Railway in Holt. The area is surrounded by many stunning beaches including Hunstanton, Holme, Brancaster and Sheringham just to name a few which are all within easy reach. In 2017 & 2018, Brickley Rise was awarded a 4 Star Gold rating by Visit England.

We advise we are a pet free accommodation.

CONTACT: Tel: 07487 242525 / Email / Website / Instagram / Twitter

Kett Country Cottages


We are an independent holiday cottage letting agency with over 200 Norfolk cottages. As a business based in Norfolk, we pride ourselves on our local expertise of the area and have a passion to spread the word about the wonders of Norfolk.

We have a wide variety of high quality self catering Norfolk holiday cottages throughout North Norfolk. Whether you are looking for a charming country cottage by the coast for a weekend break or a large holiday home for all the family, we will be able to help.

Established in 2003, we have seen thousands of visitors fall in love with Norfolk as they holiday in our stunning properties. Our array of properties cover all the popular Norfolk destinations including; Hunstanton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Brancaster, Holkham and Cromer, as well as the more undiscovered beautiful rural areas.


Kett Country Cottages, Newman's Yard, 9 Norwich Street, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9AF.

Tel: 01328 801472 / Website / Email / Facebook / Twitter



The Bank House, Spurn


Situated on the Spurn Heritage Coast a beautiful cottage in the delightful village of Easington, Yorkshire. Spacious comfortable lounge with log burning stove, offering views to the grade one listed church. Modern attractive kitchen diner with all necessary equipment and appliances. Two cosy bedrooms, one double and one twin, and a nice family-sized bathroom.

WIFI and gas central heating. At the rear is a lovely long enclosed well-tended garden.

Ideally positioned in the village square, with two homely country pubs less than five minutes’ walk either side. Just over a mile from the back gate you reach the Humber estuary and only half a mile from the front door you can walk onto the beach and lagoons.

The recently opened Yorkshire Wildlife visitor centre is only three miles away. The area is a must visit for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers.

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The Salterns


Set in the heart of the award-winning Chichester Marina on the entrance to Chichester Harbour, the Salterns are a collection of nine luxury self-catering apartments. This stylish accommodation offers a choice of one and two bedroomed spaces each uniquely designed with plenty of home comforts. With a backdrop of masts and bows visible from every apartment this is a wonderful location for those looking to make the most of Chichester and the surrounding area. 

Being in Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, means that our guests have the opportunity to enjoy seeing some of the 55,000 plus waterfowl and waders that take up residence in the year. Additionally, throughout the year, birdwatching tours take place both on and off the water which can be arranged during your stay. Birdwatching enthusiasts will also enjoy the hide we have in situ at Chichester Marina and the fact Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve is only a few miles’ drive away.

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Breedon Hall


Breedon Hall ( is a restored and refurbished Georgian manor house in the East Midlands. Tucked away in the pretty village of Breedon-on-the-Hill and underneath the stunning hilltop 12th Century Augustine Priory Church of St. Hardulph’s, the Hall’s husband and wife team, Charles and Charlotte Meynell, are now offering their Alastair Sawday acclaimed B&B and Mews self-catering holiday cottages to bird watchers.

The clifftops around Breedon have resident ravens, buzzards and Peregine falcons, whilst two nearby reservoirs at Staunton Harold and Calke Abbey have a plethora of water birds to view.

All bookings are via our website or telephone 01332 864935.

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The Charterhouse Guest House Torquay


An Edwardian Villa dating back to 1907, The Charterhouse Bed and Breakfast Torquay is located in Cockington Lane and undeniably positioned in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay. A tranquil walk through the Water Meadows will take you to the historic Saxon Village of Cockington and its Country Park, or a level walk along the sea front into Torquay. Peace and relaxation or the buzz of the town – the choice is yours.

Positioned close to the sea front and local transport services offering bus, boat and train travel, why not take the time to explore the surrounding area of the English Riviera. Further afield you will find the eclectic town of Totnes, the idyllic River Dart and Dartmouth and Dartmoor offering  constantly changing scenery and hidden villages.

The Charterhouse B&B Torquay will offer you the warmest of hospitality, comfort, and quality guest accommodation, all at a very affordable price. Our breakfasts are sourced using the finest local produce and guarantee you are well set up for the day.

Contact details

Lisa & Christophe Gavois

Cockington Lane


Devon TQ2 6QT

Tel: 01803 605804



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Allons Y Pyrenees


At Allons y Pyrenees we provide great accommodation in a tranquil rural setting; we aim to deliver great food and hospitality with a genuinely friendly approach.  We specialise in activity holidays, especially road cycling, but our location means that we are surrounded by all types of wildlife and are ideally placed as a base to access a variety of mountain locations – we also provide transport for days out if required. 

Our area abounds with birdlife: astonishing numbers of birds of prey including Kites and Kestrels and the well renowned vulture populations of the higher cols.  Closer to home, we see an abundance of green woodpeckers and are a short walk from a wooded stream where Kingfishers have been spotted on several occasions.  The occasional wandering hoopoe provides an unexpected sight in the lanes. It is rare to even step outside the gate without sighting something of note, but the backdrop of the landscape and the Pyrenees is a reward in itself.

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Northfield Holiday Park

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Set overlooking the coastal village of Borth and the Dyfi Estuary, NorthField Holiday Park offers a wide variety of self-catering caravans and chalets.

Just  15 miles from Machynlleth, known for the Dyfi Osprey Project, and C.A.T and 6 Miles from the University town of Aberystwyth, you are never far from adventure, with a bus and train links on your doorstep. 

A perfect place for all generations, this 4 star Visit Wales rated park offers a children's play area, both pet friendly and pet free accommodation, and a disabled access caravan. We are open all year and offer short breaks outside of the summer and Christmas Holidays.

Bookings for 2018 are being taken now.

For offers and availability please contact us on 01970871464 or

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Self Catering in Guernsey

Self Catering in Guernsey, for some of the most popular self catering cottage holidays and apartment holidays in Guernsey, owned and run by the Berry family who aim to give you a memorable Guernsey holiday. Come and go as you like - apartments and holiday cottages, in town or country, giving you the choice -  from family holidays with heated swimming pools, quiet romantic breaks or activity holidays.  All the properties are looked after by on-site Housekeepers who maintain our excellent housekeeping standards so you can be assured of clean, comfortable accommodation.  All are Graded 3 or 4 Star and some 4 Star GOLD.

Self Catering in Guernsey gives you more freedom to enjoy your Guernsey holiday than Hotels or Guest Houses - eat in or out at some of Guernsey's many restaurants, take day trips to the other Islands of Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.  Do as much as you want or as little.

We offer readers of Bird Watching a special discount so please quote ‘BW’ when booking to gain 10% discount.

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The Treehouse

THE 'TREEHOUSE' is in the picturesque village of Boat of Garten, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This unique self-catering lodge is set in almost an acre of mature pine and birch wood, with views of the Cairngorm Mountains.

The local shops are only a few minutes’ walk away, yet the lodge is peaceful enough that often the only sound is that of birds singing, or the steam train puffing past.

The heart of the Treehouse is the spacious, comfortable lounge with log burning fire. It is a place to relax, and enjoy the views through the trees to the stunning scenery beyond, and the window seat, at the far end of this room, is ideal for birdwatchers and red squirrel spotters.

There are three cosy bedrooms, large kitchen, modern bathroom, and a storage/drying room. The large deck, elevated to maximise the views, really does make you feel as if you are in a Treehouse.

There are numerous woodland walks nearby, and Loch Garten, home of the ospreys, is only a few miles away.

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Tel: 0131 337 7167



The George Hotel at Cley

The George is a luxurious retreat set overlooking the wildly stunning salt-marshes of CleyNext-The-Sea. The rugged beauty of the location with its unspoilt beaches and breathtakingly expansive skies create a tranquility worth experiencing. 

The George has become a particular favourite of bird watchers and for many years has been home to an impressive handwritten and illustrated ‘bird bible’ where guests can jot down their sightings. Even for the birdwatching novice, The George Hotel at Cley is worth a visit to see this fabulous book. 

Depending on the time of year, guests can dine in the delightful air-conditioned restaurant, in the bar by a roaring log fire or in the spacious and sunny beer garden. Dogs are extremely welcome and there are plenty of doggie treats on offer behind the bar. Scrumptious food is served daily using the very best local and seasonal produce and all the bedrooms at The George have recently been elegantly updated, individually styled and newly equipped to a top standard. 

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