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 propertty with features to admire.

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Granary Cottage, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

Idyllic family-friendly and dog-friendly country cottage located next to stunning Yorkshire countryside, well located for taking day trips to the North York Moors National Park and the stunning Yorkshire coastline.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 08 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 25 April 2015;

phone 01723 850402 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cartlodge, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Located on a working farm in Suffolk, this farm cottage offers comfortable accommodation in an attractive rural setting by wildflower meadows and ponds.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £250 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 09 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 16 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Longbridge House, 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 £1925 to £4400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 24 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01395 567181 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Malt House, Lynsted, Kent, England

13 bedroom Unique Self Catering, Garden of England.

Impressive Manor House with period features, exposed beams and four poster beds in some rooms, along with shared access to an outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer months, excellent holiday home for big families, large groups, hen parties and stag parties.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Situated to the rear of the property), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2000 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 October 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 25 November 2014 to 29 December 2014;

phone 07860 723723 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cottage at Great East Standen Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Hampshire.

Pretty thatched country cottage with ample character and own garden where you can soak up the naturally beautiful surroundings and listen to birdsong, a delightful rural retreat.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £350 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 October 2014 to 01 November 2014; from 08 November 2014 to 15 November 2014; from 18 November 2014 to 09 May 2015;

phone 01983 532 137 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 >

Little Beanit Farm Cottage, Balsall Common, West Midlands, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, West Midlands.

Two bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday cottage in a lovely rural setting on a working farm, just a short drive from the NEC and the National Agriculture Centre at Stoneleigh, also well placed for visiting Shakespeare's Country nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014; from 08 November 2014 to 19 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 02 December 2014;

phone 01676 535269 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Retreat, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, South West.

Lovely family-friendly holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms and fantastic garden views, located on the Sheplegh Court country estate with its wonderful 30 acres of gardens, parklands and outdoor heated swimming pool (this swimming pool is available during the summer months).

Special features: pool (The large outdoor pool is within the grounds and use is shared with other guests staying at the estate. The outdoor pool is heated. ), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 November 2014 to 01 March 2015;

phone 01525 220957 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

High quality stone-built farmhouse with inglenook fireplace and secure walled garden, conveniently close to the Dorset Coast and attractions such as Chesil Beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £770 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 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 >

The Granary, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

The Granary is a stunning barn conversion found within the idyllic Somerset countryside within the grounds of Meare Court, a Grade II listed 17th century manor house.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 October 2014 to 24 December 2014;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River View Lodge, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, Midlands.

High quality wooden holiday lodge with stylish décor and a fantastic decked area where you can sit out and watch boats pass by on the river, Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare's Country are within easy reach from here.

Special features: tennis court.

Price range from £630 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07802 640372 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Home Farm Cottages, Winscombe, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

Five country cottages nestled in the Mendip Hills on what was originally a working farm, with sublime views over the Loxton Valley and a great location for touring Somerset, enjoy this tranquil rural setting with the added benefit of being within easy reach of some of Somerset's best attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Wells and Longleat Safari Park.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £250 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 October 2014 to 28 July 2015;

phone 01934 842078 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Badgers Holt at Milford-on-Sea, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Apartment, South Coast.

Discover the attractions of the New Forest from this charming romantic retreat for two.

Price range from £185 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 06 December 2014; from 13 December 2014 to 20 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 31 January 2015;

phone 01590 645 941 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bon Accueil Coach House, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Meres and Marshes.

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 £350 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 January 2015 to 09 January 2015; from 12 January 2015 to 16 January 2015; from 02 February 2015 to 06 February 2015;

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

Goodies Farmhouse, Firbank, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom country cottage with breathtaking views of the Cumbrian hills, 5 star quality accommodation, wooden beams and a beautiful interior, this is a very special rural retreat.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 441539621087 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Derwent House, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Midlands.

A fine holiday house in Matlock with views of nearby gardens, sleeping up to 12, ideal for large groups and special occasions, both family-friendly and pet-friendly.

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

Price range from £1280 to £1820 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01629 584732 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North England.

Impressive Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, family-friendly there are swings and a trampoline in the garden to keep younger visitors entertained and for days out the Peak District National Park is close by and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate can also be visited.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1525 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 07 November 2014 to 10 November 2014;

phone 0792 0772797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Grain House Self-catering Cottage with hot tub, Clare, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, East Anglia.

For the very best in self-catering, this picture-perfect country cottage offers 5 star rated child-friendly and dog-friendly accommodation and with its games room and private fenced garden, is a great place for all of the family.

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

Price range from £500 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 January 2015 to 16 January 2015; from 20 January 2015 to 23 January 2015; from 02 March 2015 to 13 April 2015;

phone 01440785552 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dorney Self Catering Apartments, Windsor, Berkshire, England

4 bedroom Apartments, Home Counties.

Three comfortable holiday apartments in a tranquil rural location within the grounds of a historical country house just outside the village of Dorney and close to both Eton and Windsor.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £420 to £420 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01753 827037 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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