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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Wren Cottage, Wickham Market, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Situated in a delightful Suffolk village and close to the seaside, this cosy holiday cottage is full of character and charm and has a roaring log burner, a pretty courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue facilities.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 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 >

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Price range from £300 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0800 772 3101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River View, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House With Swimming Pool, West Country.

Large West Country self-catering holiday home with 8 bedrooms, a games room and indoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: pool (Inside the house.), games room.

Price range from £2995 to £5695 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 24 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01297 680298 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Guildhall, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Thatched Cottage, East Anglia.

Picture-perfect 3 bedroom thatched country cottage in the Dedham Vale which is both dog-friendly and family-friendly with a beautiful enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £840 to £1225 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 10 August 2015 to 14 August 2015; from 22 August 2015 to 27 November 2015; from 04 December 2015 to 21 December 2015;

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable Cottage Luxury Self Catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Fabulous 5 star gold award winning cottage which is both family and dog-friendly, with private hot tub and walled garden, situated just a short walk from the beach in East Runton, near Cromer.

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

Price range from £895 to £2995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 September 2015 to 14 September 2015; from 09 October 2015 to 23 October 2015;

phone 01263 822478 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallows Manor, Sturminster Marshall, 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.

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

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)


Late availability: from 01 August 2015 to 08 August 2015;

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

Bluebell Cottage - Poachers Hideaway , Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Pretty one bedroom rural country cottage located on a working farm in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, 4 star rated with light, bright and airy accommodation and a superking size bed, this cottage is ideal for romantic rural retreat breaks.

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

Price range from £285 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01507 533555 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

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

Price range from £3950 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 11 September 2015 to 14 September 2015;
Late availability: from 11 September 2015 to 18 September 2015;

phone 01754 890131 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 it’s original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and 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 £1350 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Post Office, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Cottage, Constable Country.

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage, originally a Post Office, both pet and family-friendly with a private enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tremaine Green Country Cottages, Looe, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

A collection of twelve charming holiday cottages situated in a peaceful hamlet and close to miles of spectacular South East Cornish coastline, cottages are pet-friendly and wonderful shared leisure facilities on site include a putting green, tennis court, games room and children’s play area.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £233 to £1122 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 31 July 2015 to 09 January 2016;

phone (++44 / 0) 1503 220333 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Champernhayes, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Farmhouse, South Coast.

Set on a hillside, this is a collection of seven holiday cottages which were originally farm buildings and now offer five star self-catering accommodation along with a shared jacuzzi, swim/spa and easy access to the Jurassic coastline nearby.

Special features: pool (On site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £297 to £2565 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 star ETC)

phone 01297 560 853 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.

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

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ferry View Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Pretty 2 bedroom family and pet-friendly holiday cottage situated in picturesque Bowness on Windermere, an excellent base for discovering the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £330 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 August 2015 to 12 August 2015; from 05 September 2015 to 08 September 2015; from 14 October 2015 to 17 October 2015;

phone 01773716699 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Lodge with Hot-Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

7 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Middle England.

Wonderful large holiday home with relaxing hot tub and countryside views sleeping up to 22 in 7 bedrooms in high quality accommodation, set on a lovely Cotswold Country Estate just 20 minutes drive from Oxford, 30 minutes from Cheltenham and one hour's drive from London.

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

Price range from £5000 to £10000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 05 August 2015 to 06 August 2015; from 10 August 2015 to 14 August 2015; from 18 August 2015 to 21 August 2015;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Remote Stables, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Luxurious holiday cottage converted from an original stone barn, situated on a farm in the heart of The Royal Forest of Dean, light and airy with a woodburning stove and offering spectacular views over the forest and magnificent Gloucestershire countryside.

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

Price range from £849 to £1499 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 14 August 2015 to 20 August 2015; from 28 August 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 06 September 2015 to 12 October 2015;

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

Broadwood Farm, Dunster, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Small Country Estate, West Country.

Part of the Lavender Hills Holidays collection, this gold award winning holiday farmhouse boasts stylish accommodation, a games room and a private hot tub and stands amongst four acres of gardens in beautiful Exmoor National Park.

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

Price range from £1200 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 August 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 14 September 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 28 September 2015 to 05 October 2015;

phone 01823 431622 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 14 August 2015 to 20 August 2015; from 27 August 2015 to 03 September 2015; from 10 September 2015 to 03 October 2015;

phone 01384 390520 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Honeysuckle, romantic couples' cottage in South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

A unique and pretty stone cottage for two, ideal for romantic breaks, nestled in a tranquil valley in South Devon with a private garden and valley views.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 30 September 2015 to 30 November 2015;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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