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.

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Mill Cottage Braunston, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Midlands.

This lovely cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat with its lovely large round bath and its location within the grounds of a historical windmill just adds to the romance.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £545 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 03 October 2016 to 09 November 2016; from 16 November 2016 to 02 December 2016;

phone 01788220178 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Cote, Old Newton, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Cosy and romantic luxurious cottage nestled in a two acre wildflower meadow and surrounded by farmland and undulating countryside, pet friendly with itís own private and enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £592 to £1132 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

The Olde Cow House, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

Four bedroom dog-friendly barn conversion offering high quality accommodation and plenty of rustic charm close to Cardington in Shropshire, relax or have a fun time here with family or friends with excellent shared leisure facilities on offer including a full-size tennis court, two games rooms with pool table and table tennis plus a play area for children and farm walks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £669 to £1773 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 September 2016 to 03 September 2016; from 06 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

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

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £790 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 03 September 2016; from 13 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spadgers Cottage , Long Melford, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Constable Country.

Romantic and cosy country cottage with open log fire in a historic and picturesque village setting with an attractive enclosed garden backing onto a footpath leading directly out over the fields and to the countryside beyond.

Price range from £399 to £692 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of itís original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and shared access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2950 to £4600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 11 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, New Forest.

Comfortable one bedroom holiday home which usually sleeps 2 but is family-friendly and can also sleep two children with the sofa bed in the lounge, great base for exploring the New Forest and the Hampshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 01 September 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 10 September 2016; from 01 October 2016 to 30 December 2016;

phone 01590 642830 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Partridge Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Three bedroom high quality cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with the added benefit of access to a shared tennis court and children's play area, conveniently located for discovering the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

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

Price range from £695 to £1250 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 02 September 2016 to 12 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 02 October 2016 to 20 October 2016;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fair Oak Farm - A perfect rural retreat, Mayfield, Sussex, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Sussex & Kent.

A collection of holiday cottages and eco-friendly treehouses nestled amongst 12 acres of stunning countryside in the Wealden valley in Sussex.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £420 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01435 884122 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cosy Treat, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unique Chapel Conversion Apartment, Forest of Dean.

Escape for a romantic break or special holiday to Cosy Treat where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings in a beautiful Chapel Conversion in the Forest of Dean.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £458.00 to £650.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old House self-catering cottages, Nether Stowey, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Self-catering Cottages and B&B suite, South West.

A collection of three comfortable country cottages nestled close to the Quantock Hills in a tranquil location, 4 star rated and each with its own unique appeal, just a few miles from the beautiful Somerset coast and within easy reach of the lush greenery of Exmoor National Park.

Special features: Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £295 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 28 August 2016 to 02 September 2016;

phone 01278 732392 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Spreacombe Bridleway Cottage, Braunton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Lovely 3 bedroom barn conversion, one of two holiday cottages at Higher Spreadcombe Farm, nestled by beautiful meadowlands yet just one mile from Woolacombe beach, discover some of the best of the north Devonshire coast and countryside on holiday here.

Price range from £400.00 to £640.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01271 870 443 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Colloquy, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive 5 star gold rated unique self-catering property sleeping up to 22 that offers a fusion of Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities including access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and squash court and a stunning one hectare landscaped walled garden.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2500 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bon Accueil Coach House, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North Shropshire.

5 star gold award winning coach house in rural Shropshire with added benefit of private swimming pool, sauna and spa facilities.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated pool adjoining cottage), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £375 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 17 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;

phone 01948 66 11 68 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, West Grimstead, Wiltshire, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, West Country.

Whether for a romantic break or small family holiday, escape to this beautiful character cottage with its exposed wooden beams, original features and small secluded garden where you can relax and unwind, just 15 minutes' drive from the New Forest National Park and the historic city of Salisbury.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 24 September 2016 to 17 October 2016; from 21 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 17 December 2016;

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

Poachers Hideaway Flintwood Farm House, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

5 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Lovely large self-catering farmhouse, part of a collection of idyllic country cottages in a tranquil valley in the Lincolnshire Wolds, with a fishing lake on site, this good quality holiday home is ideal for big family holidays, groups or special celebrations, with a large function room on site which can also be booked by arrangement for events.

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

Price range from £1000 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 04 November 2016;

phone 07342089390 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stable at Jaxons Farm, Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Cotswolds/Severn Vale.

Conveniently situated for visiting both the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds, this charming 2 bedroom barn conversion is a real rural retreat, situated on a small working farm in Gloucestershire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £581 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 19 September 2016 to 25 November 2016; from 28 November 2016 to 17 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 13 March 2017;

phone 01452-740969 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £230 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 30 August 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 04 September 2016; from 29 September 2016 to 02 October 2016;

phone 01904 448933 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, Rothbury, Northumberland, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, Northumberland National Park.

A fantastic collection of high quality Northumbrian cottages for those looking to stay somewhere special, boasting uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills and in a great location for visiting both Northumberland's National Park and the stunning Northumbrian coast.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £245 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0191 2811900 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

6 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £975 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 16 September 2016 to 23 September 2016;
Late availability: from 16 September 2016 to 16 November 2016;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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