1 Cornwall: Take a late-summer break from 26 August at Dove Cottage, sleeping four. It's available through Classic Cottages (classic.co.uk) for £450 for a seven-night stay.
2 Shropshire: The lakeside village of Hanmer is the setting for the Loft Barn, sleeping four, available from 22 July for £350 a week through holidaylettings.co.uk.
3 Pembrokeshire: A traditional hillside farm cottage with sea views is on offer at Strumble Head through Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire (coastalcottages.co .uk). Bristgarn, sleeping four, costs £476 for a week from 27 August.
4 Lake District: Snittlegarth Lodge, a pine log cabin in the fells of the northern Lakes, is available from 12 and 19 August for £490 with Cumbrian cottages (cumbrian-cottages.co.uk).
5 Nottinghamshire: Check out the Tackroom at Glebe Farm Cottages (glebefarmcottages.com) near Sherwood Forest. Sleeping four, it costs £495 for a week in the school summer holidays.
6 Yorkshire: A cobbled courtyard development in Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales is the setting for Piggy Bank Cottage, sleeping four, which costs £468 per week.
7 Brecon Beacons: Stay in the shadow of the Black Mountains at Alpaca Cottage, sleeping four, available through Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages (breconcottages .com) for £461 a week in summer.
8 Devon: Pearl River Cottage, a period property in West Alvington in the South Hams, sleeps four and is available for a week from 19 July for £469 through Blue Chip Holidays (bluechipholidays.net).
9 Cornwall: Stay in a former fisherman's cottage in Polperro, Cornwall. Mermaid, sleeping four, is available for £482 from 2 July to 2 September through Toad Hall Cottages (toadhallcottages.co.uk).
10 Scotland: Head over the border to Melrose in Scotland and the Designer's House, sleeping four. Seven nights costs £475 in July and August through Ecosse Unique (unique-cottages.co.uk).