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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Spadgers Cottage , Long Melford, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Constable Country.

Romantic and cosy country cottage with open log fire in a historic and picturesque village setting with an attractive enclosed garden backing onto a footpath leading directly out over the fields and to the countryside beyond.

Price range from £399 to £692 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 06 June 2016 to 20 June 2016;

phone 01787 211 115 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 >

Meddlars Country Cottage, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Historical Cottage, East Anglia.

Idyllic, 2 bedroom country cottage with charming historical features and a tranquil enclosed garden, ideal for romantic breaks or small family holidays.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £710 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 06 June 2016 to 20 June 2016;

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

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Waterside Cottage, South West.

Charming two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage, part of a historic Watermill, with stream views and a location just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a coastal self-catering holiday and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £780.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 June 2016 to 04 June 2016; from 16 July 2016 to 30 July 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 17 September 2016;

phone 07554310176 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


Late availability: from 30 May 2016 to 18 July 2016;

phone 01384 878287 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hillymouth Country Cottage near Lee, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Devon.

Looking for a sleeps 4 to 6 holiday cottage in the beautiful Devon countryside but want to be within easy reach of the stunning Devon coast? .

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £297 to £734 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 03 June 2016 to 24 June 2016; from 01 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

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

Bon Accueil Coach House, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North Shropshire.

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 £375 to £800 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 14 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 04 November 2016 to 11 November 2016;

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

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 £2500 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Boswell Farm Cottages, Harcombe, Sidmouth, Devon, England

17 bedroom 3 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Farm Cottages, West Country.

Seven award winning country cottages nestled by farmlands on a Devon farm within a tranquil Devonshire valley, with an all-weather tennis court, children’s play area and well stocked coarse fishing lake on site, this is an idyllic place to stay and the nearest beach is only around one and a half miles away.

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

Price range from £350 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 35 people in 17 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01395514162 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)

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

Carp Cottage for fishing holidays, Doddington, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Nottinghamshire.

Escape for a chilled out holiday at Carp Cottage, situated conveniently close to several fishing lakes and part of a small collection of three welcoming holiday cottages on a working farm, with a swimming pool on site, this is a great place to relax and enjoy a spot of fishing.

Special features: pool (There is a swimming pool that is shared by guests in all three of our fishing cottages).

Price range from £289.00 to £598.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01522 703406 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lavenders, Holme next the Sea, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Comfortable and welcoming holiday bungalow just a short stroll from a beautiful sandy beach in Holme next the Sea, pet-friendly and family-friendly, this is a fantastic cottage for a relaxing holiday by the seaside and is well located for discovering the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Price range from £365 to £885 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230332 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oak Cottage, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage with exposed wooden beams and private garden, situated close to the centre of Wallingford near Oxford.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 17 June 2016 to 27 June 2016;

phone 01491 836 200 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old House self-catering cottages, Nether Stowey, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Self-catering Cottages and B&B suite, South West.

A collection of three comfortable country cottages nestled close to the Quantock Hills in a tranquil location, 4 star rated and each with its own unique appeal, just a few miles from the beautiful Somerset coast and within easy reach of the lush greenery of Exmoor National Park.

Special features: Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £295 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 732392 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Vicarage Farm Cottages, Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, Peak District National Park.

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £325 to £960 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 03 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;
Late availability: from 03 June 2016 to 25 July 2016;

phone 01298 871737 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coulscott, Combe Martin, Devon, England

5 bedroom Farmhouse, South West.

Nestled in a wooded valley next to meadows and fields and close to Exmoor National Park and the coast, Coulscott is an award winning collection of stunning country cottages with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and a children's play area, this is a perfect place for families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Own heated indoor pool on site), games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400 to £2920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01271 88 33 39 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dragon Country House near Exmoor, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stay in style at this large 8 bedroom country house, located by Exmoor National Park close to Dunster, whether for a special celebration, occasion or family break, this property offers spacious rooms and plenty of space for groups of up to 22 friends or family plus 2 dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1875 to £4785 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

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

Old Rectory Cottages, Bungay, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

A stunning collection of four 4 star rated and gold award winning self-catering cottages located amongst Suffolk's farmlands close to the Norfolk border, highly rated and nestled amongst rolling countryside, Old Rectory Cottages at Flixton are ideal rural retreats.

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

Price range from £320 to £535 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 30 May 2016 to 02 June 2016;
Late availability: from 30 May 2016 to 20 July 2016;

phone 01986893133 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Secret Garden, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Apartment for two within the Cannington Grange estate in the West Country, Secret Garden is ideal for romantic breaks and benefits from shared access to some fantastic leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool.

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

Price range from £262 to £614 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Mill, Braunston, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

3 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Windmill, Shakespeare Country.

Fantastic 3 bedroom holiday windmill with private garden and outdoor hot tub, this is a unique and special holiday home.

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

Price range from £0 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 05 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 12 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 01788220178 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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