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.

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The Old Mill, Taunton, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Four star rated spacious barn conversion with hot tub, set amongst the beautiful Somerset countryside.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1295 to £2195 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 09 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 16 October 2016 to 24 October 2016;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Roach Rest, Doddington, Lincolnshire, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

This 1 bedroom holiday cottage is located on a lovely working farm which boasts fishing lakes as well as a large indoor heated swimming pool, many of Lincolnshire’s best sights are within easy reach for day trips.

Special features: pool (Within Grounds).

Price range from £202 to £416 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01522 703406 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

This stylish 3 bedroom barn conversion enjoys use of a bubbly hot tub and is ideal for a relaxing break in the Somerset countryside with the coast within reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £990 to £1090 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 09 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 16 October 2016 to 22 October 2016;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Granary Barn, Longframlington, Northumberland, England

2 bedroom Brick-Built Barn Conversion, Northumbria.

Escape on a rural retreat break at this 2 bedroom high quality barn-conversion, lap up the lush countryside views and relax in this beautiful home from home, spend enjoyable days out discovering the golden sandy beaches and historical castles dotted along the Northumbrian coast and in the Northumbrian countryside plus head out to Northumberland's National Park for invigorating walks and plenty of fresh country air.

Price range from £316 to £889 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 19 November 2016 to 07 January 2017; from 28 January 2017 to 24 June 2017; from 01 July 2017 to 30 September 2017;

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

Avebury House, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

7 bedroom Large Group Accommodation, Salisbury plain.

Secluded country house near a golf course approx one hour from central London.

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

Price range from £1850 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


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 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mulberry Rest, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Wooden-Clad Barn Conversion, Isle of Wight.

Romantic luxurious barn conversion set within 70 acres of farmlands with lots of wildlife nearby, perfect for two with its romantic bedroom with king-size bed, within easy reach of lovely beaches and quaint seaside towns such as Newport and Shanklin.

Price range from £400 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01983 400096 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shirehorse Barn- Poachers Hideaway, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

This lovely 3 bedroom barn conversion is part of a collection of high quality cottages in a farmyard setting on a charming working farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds, with ample charm and character, this is a fantastic place to relax and unwind and those who love to fish will be in their element with private coarse fishing lakes on site.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £850 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 September 2016 to 28 October 2016; from 30 October 2016 to 09 December 2016; from 11 December 2016 to 27 December 2016;

phone 07342089390 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mint Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Experience 5 star standard accommodation at it’s best in this romantic and historic cottage retaining wonderful period features and an open log fire with a private patio area overlooking the stunning gardens and countryside beyond.

Price range from £487 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

The Presbytery, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England

5 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, Constable Country.

Unique and characterful 5 bedroom holiday cottage in rural Suffolk set in half an acre of gardens and grasslands in the Dedham Vale, complete with play area for keeping the children entertained.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1260 to £2520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 15 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01206 337470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookbank farm, Blackden Heath, Cheshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Large and spacious holiday farmhouse with outdoor hot tub and games room, set in the stunning Cheshire countryside, ideal for groups or family breaks.

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

Price range from £1300 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 04 January 2017;

phone 01477 518448 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stable, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England

1 bedroom Cottage, The Black Country.

With features such as a wood-burning stove in the lounge and a romantic Victorian style bed, the Stable is perfect for romantic breaks whatever the time of year.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £360.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 09 October 2016 to 19 October 2016; from 26 October 2016 to 19 November 2016;

phone 01384 390520 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Forge, Boxford, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Located in a small picturesque village, this cosy and compact romantic cottage is the perfect getaway to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and the nearby medieval hamlets and villages.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £306 to £489 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Granary Cottage, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Royal Forest of Dean.

Idyllic 1 bedroom country cottage with character features and own private garden found down a country lane in a rural hamlet near to the Royal Forest of Dean and within easy reach of the glorious Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £345 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 15 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 05 November 2016; from 25 February 2017 to 27 February 2017;

phone 01452 760243 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


Special Offer: from 27 September 2016 to 21 December 2016;

phone 01823 698229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Barn, Little Quebb Cottages, Eardisley, Herefordshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shires.

Beautiful 3 bedroom rural retreat which is both dog-friendly and family-friendly and benefits from exposed wooden beams, a wood burning stove and a high quality interior.

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

Price range from £525 to £630 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 31 December 2016 to 23 December 2017;

phone 01544 327 121 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Norton Grange Country House, Norton, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Unique 6 bedroom Manor House offering spacious accommodation for groups of up to 16, with an outdoor swimming pool, large gardens and a games room with table football and table tennis, there is plenty to keep family or friends entertained at this large house just 5 miles from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the garden for warm weather periods from May until September only.), games room.

Price range from £1273 to £3580 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 17 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

Swallows Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Cottage, The Blackmore Vale.

Wonderful 8 bedroom mansion house with private indoor heated swimming pool and games room, ideal for large families or big groups.

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

Price range from £1600 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 19 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mendham Mill - a fabulous holiday home over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

4 bedroom Unusual, Norfolk Suffolk border .

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of England’s most historic watermills, these four award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

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

Price range from £400 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01379 855 282 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The West Country.

A gold award winning country house in the Somerset countryside with beautiful gardens and playing fields and table tennis room, sleeps up to 22 in 6 bedrooms in the main house and 3 bedrooms in the adjoining annexe, benefiting from an excellent location only 5 miles from Bridgwater and 11 miles from Burnham on Sea.

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

Price range from £3400 to £7900 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 29 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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