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.

Please click on any photographs shown to display details and interior photographs of these period properties to rent.

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The Granary, Dunsby, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, Lincolnshire Fens.

Two bedroom rural retreat with private garden, farmland views and high quality accommodation on a small Lincolnshire farmstead, ideal for a tranquil break.

Price range from £250 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 08 October 2014 to 10 October 2014; from 20 October 2014 to 15 November 2014;

phone 01775 640 412 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bruisyard Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Elegant historical country house situated within a private 700 acre Suffolk estate, with many fine features this fantastic property is ideal for special celebrations, parties and corporate events.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £4,000 to £4,500 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 24 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 03 October 2014 to 06 October 2014;
Late availability: from 03 October 2014 to 06 October 2014;

phone 01728 639 000 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 >

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

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

The Cartlodge, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Located on a working farm in Suffolk, this farm cottage offers comfortable accommodation in an attractive rural setting by wildflower meadows and ponds.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £250 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 October 2014 to 03 October 2014; from 05 October 2014 to 10 October 2014; from 12 October 2014 to 18 October 2014;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duddon Villa, Millom, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Gold award winning, 5 star rated holiday house with a games room and 5 bedrooms (4 of which are en-suite and one of which features a romantic four poster bed), set by the shores of the Duddon Estuary in the stunning Lake District.

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

Price range from £1400 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01229775005 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Retreat, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, South West.

Lovely family-friendly holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms and fantastic garden views, located on the Sheplegh Court country estate with its wonderful 30 acres of gardens, parklands and outdoor heated swimming pool (this swimming pool is available during the summer months).

Special features: pool (The large outdoor pool is within the grounds and use is shared with other guests staying at the estate. The outdoor pool is heated. ), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 02 November 2014 to 01 March 2015;

phone 01525 220957 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lodge, Carlisle, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Fantastic family-friendly holiday cottage, award winning and 5-star rated, offering high quality self-catering accommodation and surrounded by parklands in a tranquil village just 7 miles from Carlisle.

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

Price range from £590.00 to £1100.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01228 670 215 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 >

The Pump House, Wantage, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North Wessex Downs.

Located within the North Wessex Downs AONB on a farm in the Berkshire Downs, this lovely rural retreat is perfect for romantic breaks and is nestled amongst tranquil countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01488 638225 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Rectory, Bridport, Dorset, England

11 bedroom Mansion, West Dorset.

Wonderful Georgian country house set in over an acre of gardens close to a gorgeous Dorset valley and near to the seaside, with a location and accommodation like this, this is a very special place.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £0 to £3780 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 29 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 05 December 2014 to 07 December 2014;

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tryst, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Grade I Listed Cottage, East Anglia.

Charming Grade I listed cottage with wood beams, a stunning interior and its own garden in the historical village of Lavenham.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £567 to £1622 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

Hillside Croft & Billys Bothy large group accommodation, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Grade II Listed, Midlands.

Two beautiful large holiday cottages within the Derbyshire Dales, 5 star rated and award winning, these big cottages are fine places to stay and conveniently located for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £1650 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 30 October 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 31 December 2014;

phone +44(0)1335 344795 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 >

The Cotswold Manor Hall, sleeps 24 with hot-tub & games barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

9 bedroom Grade II Listed, Home Counties.

Cotswold Manor Hall is set on the 70 acre Cotswold Manor Country Estate, just 20 minutes drive from Oxford and an hour's drive from London, this 9 bedroom holiday home is a great place for groups, large families, stag parties or hen parties and with a hot tub is ideal for relaxing and enjoying good times together in the tranquil Cotswold countryside.

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

Price range from £4800 to £7200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 October 2014 to 23 December 2014;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Boswell Farm Cottages, Harcombe, Sidmouth, Devon, England

4 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 11 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01395514162 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lindisfarne and Budle Bay Holiday Cottages, Holy Island, Northumberland, England

4 bedroom Cottages, Coastal Northumberland.

A stunning collection of 4 and 5 star luxurious holiday cottages by the coast with stunning enclosed lawned gardens as well as panoramic coastal and countryside views.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £525 to £1475 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 07889 409050 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Honeycombe Cottage, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Charming family friendly courtyard cottage nestled within the Cannington Grange Country Estate and benefiting from access to excellent shared leisure facilities onsite including a pool and games room.

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

Price range from £457 to £896 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wesley Farm Cottage, Oxton, Nottinghamshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Midlands - Robin Hood Country.

Comfortable two bedroom country cottage with a tranquil garden and farmland views which benefits from being both family-friendly and dog-friendly, on days out visit the riverside town of Newark-on-Trent or discover the wonders of Sherwood Forest.

Price range from £400 to £500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0115 965 2043 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Carterside Cottages, Rothbury, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottages, Northern England.

A collection of six luxuriously furnished barn conversions in a peaceful rural location close to Rothbury village and golf course and within relatively easy reach of Northumberland's coast and castles which can be visited on day trips.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £295 to £925 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01669 621 937 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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