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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Knowle Manor, Minehead, Somerset, England

20 bedroom Mansion, Exmoor National Park.

Fabulous large country house featuring an indoor swimming pool, games room, beautifully landscaped gardens and a location in the Aville Valley within Exmoor National Park, this is a very special place to stay with a family-friendly policy.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the grounds), games room.

Price range from £9250.00 to £10450.00 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 53 people in 20 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 20
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01643 841130 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A wonderful large luxury barn conversion with special features including a romantic master bedroom with four poster bed, private hot tub and secluded garden, set in a peaceful rural valley surrounded by wonderful unspoilt countryside and wildlife.

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 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 24 February 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 13 March 2017 to 24 March 2017; from 27 March 2017 to 12 May 2017;

phone 01747811243 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 24 February 2017 to 01 April 2017;

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

The Barn at Tiphayes Farm, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West England.

Perfect for couples, pet-friendly Tiphayes Farm with swimming pool is lovely for a rural holiday in East Devon, bring the dog and go walking in the Blackdown Hills followed by a meal at our good food country pub.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Our swimming pool is in the garden immediately behind the Barn. Enjoy a relaxing swim during your holiday.).

Price range from £400.00 to £725.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 09 March 2017 to 11 March 2017; from 18 March 2017 to 09 April 2017;

phone 01404 861147 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Farm Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

With itís unique walled garden with fruit trees and a private wallflower meadow, this lovely romantic holiday cottage set in a small pretty village has been lovingly restored from a historic 17th century coach house and is the perfect retreat for a couple looking to hide away from the world.

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

Price range from £471 to £703 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 >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

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 £810 to £1445 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 >

Apartment Two at Quantock Hills Apartments, Crowcombe, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage Apartment, West Country.

Located within the fine country house development of Crowcombe Court which sits at the foot of the Quantock Hills, this 3 bedroom holiday apartment with its high ceilings and period features offers elegant accommodation throughout.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £825 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 24 March 2017; from 26 March 2017 to 08 April 2017; from 09 April 2017 to 01 September 2017;

phone 01271 321941 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy Countryside Cottage, North York Moors National Park, Staintondale, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, North York Moors National Park and Coast.

Stylish one bedroom holiday barn situated close to Staintondale, with a Whirlpool bath and king-size bed plus a location close to the coast within the North York Moors National Park, this is a great place for a romantic break for two.

Price range from £348 to £539 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 24 February 2017 to 25 February 2017; from 05 March 2017 to 07 March 2017; from 14 March 2017 to 17 March 2017;

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

Field Cottage, Kington, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Idyllic country cottage set in an orchard offering inspirational views of the Black Mountains.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Berly Cottage, Harleston, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Waveney Valley.

Newly renovated family-friendly and pet-friendly 3 bedroom holiday cottage with own safe enclosed private garden, within half an hour's drive of the Norfolk Broads and within an hour's drive of Norwich, the Suffolk coast and a variety of family attractions including Banham Zoo, Go Ape at Thetford Forest, Africa Alive, BeWilderwood and the Dinosaur Adventure Park at Lenwade.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 31 March 2017 to 20 April 2017;
Late availability: from 31 March 2017 to 20 April 2017;

phone 01379 852 553 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Grove Country Cottage near the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, Thirsk, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Near to North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom holiday cottage with a light and airy interior, perfect for couples but can accommodate up to 4, ideal location for keen walkers and cyclists with a location mid-way between the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £263 to £481 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

The Cleeve, Hawkcombe, Porlock, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Originally a Victorian hunting lodge, this fabulous large country house is set amongst lawned gardens and nestled by the woodlands of Exmoor National Park, only around a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1897 to £4497 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 February 2017 to 10 April 2017; from 17 April 2017 to 21 April 2017; from 28 April 2017 to 26 May 2017;

phone 01273 276 596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Epsom Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Beautifully presented, 3 bedroom Epsom Cottage is an absolute dream, with luxurious 5 star rated accommodation, this is an idyllic place to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday in the Cotswolds close to Chipping Norton, with access to a heated indoor swimming pool on site, a spa where you can book pampering treatments (available at additional cost), as well as a gym and beautiful gardens, this has to be one of the Cotswolds' very best holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated swimming pool at Bruern Cottages.), Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1050 to £3413 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 25 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 06 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 22 March 2017 to 23 March 2017;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hotspur, West Mersea, Essex, England

5 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Fantastic large moored houseboat sleeping up to 9, boasting sublime sea views, original features and with a deck ideal for watching the sunset.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Doxford Cottages, Chathill, Northumberland, England

4 bedroom Cottages and Houses, North England.

A collection of award winning luxurious cottages located close to Embleton Beach along Northumberland's picturesque heritage coastline, 5 star rated and family-friendly.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £220 to £1750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 Star)

phone 01665 589 393 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spinney Rural Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Grade II Listed Barn Conversion, Shropshire Hills.

Escape to this 2 bedroom barn conversion for a relaxing rural retreat break with your friends or family and pet-dog, with a lovely idyllic country location and ample rustic charm, this holiday barn is one of three located on a farm near Cardington and is only around 30 minutes' drive from historic Shrewsbury, shared facilities on site include a tennis court, play area for children, two games rooms and extensive woodland and farm walks, with chances to feed the chickens, a stay at this farm cottage could be wonderful for a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £312 to £556 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 13 March 2017 to 17 March 2017; from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017;

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

Southwood House, Wick, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Absolutely charming one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with impressive vaulted ceilings and lovely views of the surrounding countryside, ideal for romantic breaks but can accommodate three in total with the sofa bed.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01179 372 649 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Broman's Barn, Colchester, Essex, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Part of the Grove Cottages collection, Bromans Barn is a romantic cottage for two situated on a farm close to Mersea Islandís Nature Reserve.

Price range from £399 to £640 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 23 February 2017 to 24 February 2017;

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

Granary Cottage, Crackington Haven, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage ( Ground Floor), North Cornwall Coast.

Stone-built holiday cottage in the peaceful hamlet of Rosecare situated by the village green, conveniently close to some fantastic beaches along the Cornish coast, both pet-friendly and family-friendly accommodation.

Price range from £225 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01384 878287 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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