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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Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £200 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 28 June 2016 to 29 June 2016; from 05 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 10 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tallow Factory, Dedham, Essex, England

4 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Constable Country .

Unique 4 bedroom country cottage that is a converted Tudor candle factory, in the heart of the idyllic village of Dedham in one the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Essex/Suffolk border.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1150 to £2795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 08 July 2016 to 10 July 2016; from 21 August 2016 to 10 September 2016;
Late availability: from 08 July 2016 to 10 July 2016;

phone +44(0)1206 321684 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 8, 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 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Cottage Braunston, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Midlands.

This lovely cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat with its lovely large round bath and its location within the grounds of a historical windmill just adds to the romance.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £545 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 17 July 2016 to 18 July 2016; from 01 August 2016 to 05 August 2016; from 12 August 2016 to 15 August 2016;

phone 01788220178 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Maltster's Holiday House near the Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Character Holiday Home, Heart of England.

Characterful high quality 4 bedroom holiday cottage sleeping up to 10 friends or family close to the heart of Ludlow, with a romantic four poster bedroom and a Grade II listing, this property offers warmth, charm and character.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £723 to £1644 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 28 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 03 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 >

Gladwins Farm, Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Cottages, Constable Country.

A collection of 9 award winning holiday cottages benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court, all located amongst 22 acres of gorgeous Suffolk countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On the site), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £250 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 & 5 star)

phone 01206 262261 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hindon Organic Farm Cottage, Minehead, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Organic Farm, Exmoor National Park.

Lovely 3 bedroom farm cottage with a tranquil hillside setting on a working organic farm within Exmoor National Park and conveniently just a few miles from the coast and the popular seaside town of Minehead.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £299 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 27 June 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01643 705244 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Park Cottage at Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Near the Quantocks and Mendips and Exmoor.

Get away for a relaxing break at this lovely 3 bedroom luxurious holiday cottage, set within the beautiful grounds of Cossington Park, close to the Polden Hills and Somerset Levels, and just 20 minutesí drive from Burnham on Sea on the coast, with its own private cottage garden plus shared access to childrenís play facilities (swing and wooden play-fort) along with access to a table tennis room, this is a great place to stay for families or up to 6 friends.

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

Price range from £950 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 04 July 2016 to 09 July 2016; from 12 July 2016 to 15 July 2016; from 25 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Allercott Cottages, Dunster, Somerset, England

2 bedroom self catering Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Two delightful stone-built cottages located on a friendly working farm in Exmoor National Park, boasting valley and garden views and perfectly situated for discovering the best of Exmoor, both cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £195 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Late availability: from 27 August 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01984656262 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 18 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

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

Lake View Holiday Barn, Crediton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Converted Barn, West Country.

With a lake view as well as stunning countryside views out to Dartmoor National Park, this 3 bedroom barn conversion features a modern interior and is conveniently located for the Tarka Trail, visiting Exeter and exploring this gorgeous area of rural Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £312 to £773 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 16 September 2016 to 28 December 2016;

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

Gelt Cottage, Brampton, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Hadrian's Wall Country.

Stunning 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Hadrianís Wall Country with own enclosed garden and private hot tub, guests also enjoy free use of swimming pool, sauna and steam room at a local hotelís leisure club during their stay.

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

Price range from £772 to £1255 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 15 July 2016 to 25 July 2016; from 30 July 2016 to 01 August 2016; from 20 August 2016 to 22 August 2016;

phone 01228 670615 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Apple Loft & Acanthus Cottage, Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Midlands.

Two delightful 4 star rated holiday homes in Shakespeare's Country which share almost one acre of pretty gardens.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star ETC)

phone 01789 205 889 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 >

The Coach House, Clare, Suffolk, England

1 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: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £640 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star ETC)

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

Park House at Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Country Holiday Home, Near the Quantocks & the Mendips and Exmoor.

Whatever the occasion, this fantastic 6 bedroom holiday house at Cossington Park is bound to appeal, for special celebrations or holidays with large groups of friends or family, this welcoming and spacious holiday home with shared access to a childrenís play area with wooden fort and swing and beautiful gardens has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2400 to £5450 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 19 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 27 June 2016 to 30 June 2016; from 27 June 2016 to 30 June 2016;
Next availability: from 28 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 05 July 2016; from 11 July 2016 to 12 July 2016;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A traditional character cottage dating back to the 18th century with 4 star rated accommodation and private gardens in a rural location.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 23 July 2016 to 27 August 2016;
Late availability: from 23 July 2016 to 27 August 2016;

phone + 44(0)1380 888211 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 22 July 2016 to 25 July 2016;

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

Walkers Farm Cottages, Taunton, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Somerset Levels..

A collection of four good quality farm holiday cottages with fabulous views over the Mendip Hills and nearby nature reserve, ideally situated in the heart of Somerset and benefiting from shared access to a games room for playing table tennis, snooker or table football.

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

Price range from £250 to £2280 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 27 June 2016 to 29 July 2016;

phone 01823 698229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill House Holiday Cottages, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, East Midlands.

Collection of three comfortable holiday cottages nestled in lovely rural Leicestershire by meadows, fields and pastures, short break bookings welcome all year round and all cottages are very dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 27 June 2016 to 19 July 2016;

phone +44 (0)1476 870 797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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