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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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 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 30 January 2017; from 03 February 2017 to 18 February 2017;

phone 01773716699 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 >

Mendham Mill - a fabulous holiday home over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

4 bedroom Unusual, 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 £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Church Cottage near the Norfolk Coast, Northrepps, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, East Anglia.

Characterful 3 bedroom holiday cottage situated next to the village church in Northrepps, close to the coastal town of Cromer, this could be a great base for discovering the fantastic seaside and beaches of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, dog-friendly and welcoming up to 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £393 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 10 March 2017 to 21 April 2017; from 28 April 2017 to 09 June 2017; from 16 June 2017 to 30 June 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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, warm bubbly hot tub 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 £600 to £1400 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 16 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 07 January 2017; from 09 January 2017 to 19 January 2017;

phone 01440785680 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Northcott Farmhouse, Bude, Cornwall, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Idyllic holiday farmhouse with two hot tubs, a games room with pool table, a large garden and glorious valley and farmland views, just a short walk from Northcott Mouth beach and within easy reach of the gorgeous coast, ideal for large groups, big families and special celebrations.

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

Price range from £1800 to £5000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 12 December 2016 to 20 December 2016;

phone 01288 361 494 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hannah House, Mundford, Norfolk, England

4 bedroom Victorian Terraced House, East Anglia.

Lovely four bedroom holiday cottage with character features located in the heart of Mundford, right by Thetford Forest Park, many great places within reach for day trips including Ely in Cambridgeshire, the city of Cambridge and the fine historical city of Norwich.

Price range from £300 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01842 878233 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rofield Barn, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

4 bedroom Detached Barn Conversion / Cottage, Wye Valley.

Beautiful 5 star rated family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with outstanding views of the Cotswold Hills located just 8 miles from Cheltenham in the Severn Vale.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £550 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01452 780323 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 11 December 2016 to 27 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 03 June 2017;

phone 07554310176 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, indoor hot tub and a 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 £4200 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 12 December 2016 to 17 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 03 January 2017 to 28 January 2017;

phone 01754 890131 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meadow Cottage at Heddon Valley Mill, within Exmoor National Park, Lynmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Watermill Cottage, West Country.

Charming holiday home for 2, set within a Watermill in a beautiful River Valley in Exmoor National Park with access to a heated indoor swimming pool, this is a great place to relax and is only around 15 minutes’ drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £348 to £598 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 17 December 2016;

phone 01598763693 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Mill, Taunton, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Four star rated spacious barn conversion with hot tub, set amongst the beautiful Somerset countryside.

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

Price range from £990 to £2195 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 24 December 2016; from 29 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 11 January 2017;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Bank, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

3 bedroom Self catering apartment, South Hams.

Charming apartment with garden views set within Devon country estate benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, games room and tennis courts.

Special features: free internet access, pool (on site), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £600 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 10 December 2016 to 31 December 2016;

phone 01892 532328 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 11 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 05 January 2017 to 06 January 2017; from 09 January 2017 to 20 February 2017;

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

The Stable at Jaxons Farm, Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Cotswolds/Severn Vale.

Conveniently situated for visiting both the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds, this charming 2 bedroom barn conversion is a real rural retreat, situated on a small working farm in Gloucestershire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £581 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 17 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 13 March 2017; from 25 March 2017 to 27 May 2017;

phone 01452-740969 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 16 December 2016 to 05 January 2017;
Late availability: from 10 December 2016 to 16 December 2016;

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

Lovejoys, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, East Anglia.

Unique Essex holiday home for two which with a king-size bed and exposed wooden beams and a location within the parklands of Belchamp Hall is ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £399 to £659 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 12 December 2016 to 29 December 2016;

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

Rock Farm, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse, West Country.

Beautiful thatched self-catering farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 3 in the annexe) sleeping up to 14 offering stylish and luxurious accommodation combined with beautiful original features, with a fantastic 8 seater hot tub with wonderful countryside views and a games room, fabulous holiday home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a special holiday in the West Country.

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

Price range from £2050 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 05 January 2017 to 20 January 2017; from 22 January 2017 to 27 January 2017;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Cottages, South West.

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £275 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01872 261525 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodpecker Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Fabulous large country holiday home with 6 bedrooms (5 of which have en-suite facilities) nestled by a 7 acre field with panroamic countryside views out towards the coast, this is a very special holiday home which is well located for visiting the Forest of Bowland, the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Price range from £2000 to £3450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 27 December 2016 to 28 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 06 January 2017;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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