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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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 £ to £ per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 star)


Next availability: from 03 November 2014 to 15 November 2014; from 17 November 2014 to 22 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 20 December 2014;

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

Shute Cottage Barn, Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Romantic retreat just for two nestled in generous gardens by the hills of the Teign Valley, just outside of Dartmoor National Park.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01647 252316 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Toad Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Charming holiday cottage dating back to the 19th century, nestled by woodlands and stunning shared landscaped gardens with the additional benefit of access to superior leisure facilities for all age groups on the Cannington Grange Country Estate.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within gardens), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £722 to £1730 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, Earlswood, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Beautiful 2 bedroom rural retreat with wooden beams, own garden and ample rustic charm in a great location for discovering Warwick and Shakespeare's Country close by.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £420 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 11 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 17 December 2014;

phone 01564 700042 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wye Valley Holiday Lodge, Brockweir, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Wye Valley.

Perfect for a Wye Valley holiday, this fine holiday house has 6 bedrooms, is conveniently located close to Offa's Dyke and is both child and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £1149 to £2928 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07768 060593 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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

Luggs Barn, Honiton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Beautiful 4 bedroom barn conversion in a lovely rural setting in the Blackdown Hills with large private garden, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, discover the moors and stunning coast on day trips out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £850 to £1550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 28 October 2014 to 31 October 2014; from 04 November 2014 to 07 November 2014;

phone 01823 681605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mendham Mill - the house over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, 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 £1400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Farmhouse Retreat, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Forest of Dean.

A luxurious 17th century farmhouse with modern facilities set in the heart of The Royal Forest of Dean with awe inspiring views over the forest and countryside beyond.

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

Price range from £450 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Pew Corner, Chapel Court, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Apartment, Royal Forest of Dean.

Luxurious and impressive sleeps 4 holiday apartment located within a stunning chapel conversion, close to the Forest of Dean.

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

Price range from £749.00 to £1044.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Cherry Tree Farmhouse, Halse, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Farmhouse, West Country.

High quality 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom self-catering farmhouse with a games room featuring a pool table plus use of an indoor heated swimming pool in the afternoons, this is a fantastic family-friendly holiday home where there’s even a children’s play area in the large garden.

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

Price range from £1500 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 431622 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

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Thorney Farm Holiday Cottages, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottages, South West.

Four high quality holiday cottages in the heart of the Somerset Levels offering easy access to walking paths and bridleways close by and the gorgeous coast within reach for day trips, these cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £200 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01458 253 886 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mole End Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Located by the Forest of Dean, this picture-perfect country cottage is 5 star rated and gold award winning, family-friendly, dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

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

Price range from £1100 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 29 October 2014 to 30 November 2014; from 05 December 2014 to 23 December 2014;

phone 01995 600918 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 >

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 >

Lydensign, Hemyock, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Detached country cottage with character features and lawned gardens, family-friendly and pet-friendly, an ideal rural retreat from which to discover some of the best that Devon has to offer.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 08 November 2014 to 29 November 2014;

phone 01823 680447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Orangery, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, England

4 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Shires.

Originally a garden house at Frampton Court, this unique holiday home dates back to the 1700s and enjoys views over the ornamental canal and estate's parklands, features at this impressive holiday house include a spiral stone staircase, a double ended rolltop bath and two octagonal shaped bedrooms.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £900 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 November 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 02 January 2015 to 09 January 2015; from 12 January 2015 to 13 February 2015;

phone 01452 740698 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Private Rural Lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

An ideal country retreat, this holiday lodge enjoys a fantastic rural setting high within the Dorset Downs and offers characterful accommodation along with fishing on the River Frome nearby.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1100 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01305 264 141 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cattle Byre, Kingston Barns, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, South Coast.

High quality 2 bedroom barn conversion on a quiet Isle of Wight farm close to the picturesque village of Shorwell, footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths and just five minutes car ride from the seaside.

Price range from £350 to £535 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 0771 709 8836 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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