Historic self-catering holiday accommodation in England

A list of older self-catering cottages, houses and holiday rentals in England with some history is shown below. Many of these cottages and houses are several hundred years old and show original Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian features. Some may be Grade I or II listed properties, others are in conservation areas, each will be a character property with features to admire.

Please click on any photographs shown to display details and interior photographs of these period properties to rent.

282 results
Filter By:
  • Country
    • England
  • Region
    • England
    • Northern England
    • South East England
    • English Islands
    • Cotswolds
    • West Country
    • East Anglia
    • Central England
    •  
  • Pets
    • Pet-Friendly
    • No Pets
  • Bedrooms
    • 1-2 Bedrooms
    • 2-4 Bedrooms
    • 4-6 Bedrooms
    • 6+ Bedrooms
  • Sort By
    • Rating High to Low
    • Rating Low to High
    • Pricing High to Low
    • Pricing Low to High

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Modbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly two bedroom holiday cottage with free access to the fantastic shared facilities at the Colmer Estate which include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake, tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor shared with other guests staying on the estate.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £340 to £1150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 18 January 2017 to 21 January 2017; from 23 January 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 25 February 2017 to 18 March 2017;

phone 01373 830841 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Milking Parlour Country Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Brick-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Welcoming and charming large holiday house located on a working farm near to Church Stretton, with exposed wooden beams and quality accommodation throughout plus a hot tub outside, this is a great place to relax and de-stress with up to 11 friends or family, shared facilities on site include a gym and games room with table tennis and board games.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 23 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 03 February 2017; from 06 February 2017 to 10 February 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 18 January 2017 to 20 January 2017; from 23 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 10 February 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Priory Cottage, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Shires.

Pretty 2 bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with views over nearby orchard and its own private garden, great dog-friendly cottage in a great location for discovering some of the best attractions that the Cotswolds area has to offer on days out.

Price range from £360 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone +44(0)1242 584 693 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Honeysuckle Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Set in a conservation area and a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Cotswolds, this charming terraced stone cottage is pet friendly with a pretty south facing courtyard garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £485 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 17 January 2017 to 31 January 2017;

phone 0121 426 6310 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Walkers Farm Cottages, Taunton, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Somerset Levels..

A collection of four good quality farm holiday cottages with fabulous views over the Mendip Hills and nearby nature reserve, ideally situated in the heart of Somerset and benefiting from shared access to a games room for playing table tennis, snooker or table football, as well as a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £250 to £2280 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823 698229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy House Cottages, Cullompton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreats, West Country.

Two delightful rural retreats in a tranquil setting close to Cullompton, with fishing available on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01884 277 421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elms Farm Cottages, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

19 bedroom Cottage complex, East Midlands.

Superb collection of 4 and 5 star award winning Lincolnshire cottages in converted barns, all set around a pretty courtyard garden, with quality fittings and furnishings, these level access cottages offer excellent facilities for wheelchair users and are great for groups and familes or a relaxing break for two, pet friendly with over 18 acres of grass paddocks, wild flower meadows and lakes.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £380 to £780 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 38 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01205290840 emailClick here to email owner more info >

5 star Coachmans Cottage with a private hot tub, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Idyllic 3 bedroom country cottage offering high quality 5 star rated accommodation along with use of a tennis court, set in a delightful walled garden next to unspoilt countryside and located conveniently close to the Peak District National Park.

Special features: tennis court.

Price range from £600 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 *)


Next availability: from 18 February 2017 to 22 February 2017; from 26 February 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 13 March 2017 to 06 April 2017;

phone 01335 342 670 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Scott's Cottage, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Isle of Wight.

Very lovely 2 bedroom thatched country cottage with private garden close to the heart of the Isle of Wight with the coast within easy reach for days out.

Price range from £350 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01983 532 137 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bousdale Mill House, Great ayton, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Country House, North York Moors National Park.

Originally a mill house, this fantastic North York Moors rural retreat with its superb countryside views and high quality interior is a real treat, sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms this could be a perfect base for enjoying and discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a break away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £539 to £927 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 January 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 17 February 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 17 April 2017 to 26 May 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beacon Hill Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, north England.

Beacon Hill Farm Cottages are an award winning collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with inspirational views of woodlands and the Cheviot Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool, gym and other excellent onsite sports facilities), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £210 to £1555 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1670 780 900 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Piggeries, Garstang, Lancashire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

Impressive 4 bedroom holiday cottage with outstanding views out across the countryside toward the Cumbrian coast, 5 star and gold-award winning for when only the very best will do.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1500 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 18 January 2017 to 24 March 2017; from 26 March 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 09 April 2017 to 25 August 2017;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Courtyard Barn, Tideswell (near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield), Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Peak District National Park.

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring a games room with table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent party house for large groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1605 to £2205 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 January 2017 to 31 January 2017; from 03 February 2017 to 07 February 2017; from 20 February 2017 to 21 February 2017;

phone 01298 871004 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Stylish and cosy 2 bedroom holiday cottage with character and quirky features in abundance including a stunning inglenook fireplace and reclaimed wooden floors with views over the lovely orchard and surrounding unspoilt countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £538 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Apple Loft & Acanthus Cottage, Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Midlands.

Two delightful 4 star rated holiday homes in Shakespeare's Country which share almost one acre of pretty gardens.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star ETC)

phone 01789 205 889 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Loft Country Cottage, Peak District, Millthorpe, Derbyshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, Peak District.

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday barn set next to stunning open countryside within the Peak District National Park and close to the town of Bakewell, this is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay which offers private use of both a hot tub and a sauna.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £494 to £911 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 19 January 2017 to 20 January 2017; from 22 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 03 February 2017 to 04 February 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

America Lodge, Oakham, Rutland, England

4 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

With dreamy countryside views, a large garden and a location within the Chater Valley, this 4 bedroom country cottage in Rutland has plenty to recommend it for a rural retreat break.

Price range from £400 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3 star)

phone 01572 723944 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sunridge Lodge, South Hams, Yealmpton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Two bedroom luxurious barn conversion in a secluded woodland location, nestled in the hills of the Yealm Valley in Devon, featuring a private fishing lake, child-friendly and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £595 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01752 216645 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brambly Thatch, Goring Heath, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, Thames Valley.

Pretty 3 bedroom thatched country cottage, situated within the Chiltern Hills AONB close to the idyllic riverside village of Goring on Thames, within an hour's drive of Oxford, Windsor and Henley on Thames to name just a few wonderful places within reach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £515 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01189843121 emailClick here to email owner more info >

ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES