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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Tythe Barn Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Cotswolds.

Delightful thatched country cottage with charming character features and own cottage garden, located close to Chipping Campden and in a fantastic location for exploring the glorious Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 April 2015 to 02 April 2015; from 19 June 2015 to 22 June 2015; from 29 June 2015 to 18 July 2015;

phone 01386 840 950 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 >

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)

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

Orchard Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Stylish and cosy 2 bedroom holiday cottage with character and quirky features in abundance including a stunning inglenook fireplace and reclaimed wooden floors with views over the lovely orchard and surrounding unspoilt countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £478 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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

Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of itís original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1350 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Partridge Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Three bedroom high quality cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with the added benefit of access to a shared tennis court and children's play area, conveniently located for discovering the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

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

Price range from £845 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 April 2015 to 10 April 2015; from 17 April 2015 to 21 May 2015; from 01 June 2015 to 14 August 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hollyhocks, Modbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality holiday apartment within a large country house sleeping 6, set within shared grounds of 25 acres with gardens and woodlands along with excellent shared leisure facilities of a tennis court, fishing lake, indoor swimming pool and outdoor pool.

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

Price range from £475 to £950.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01892-724875 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Post Office, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Cottage, Constable Country.

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage, originally a Post Office, both pet and family-friendly with a private enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 March 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 06 May 2015 to 26 June 2015; from 28 June 2015 to 31 July 2015;

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Webbery Barton Barn, Bideford, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This spacious 6 bedroom holiday home has to be one of the finest and biggest barn conversions in Devon, period features and a large private lawned garden add to its charm.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £1000 to £2800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01242 235151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Broman's Barn, Colchester, Essex, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Part of the Grove Cottages collection, Bromans Barn is a romantic cottage for two situated on a farm close to Mersea Islandís Nature Reserve.

Price range from £399 to £640 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 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Living Room in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Mansion, South Coast.

Victorian town house in Alum Chine Bournemouth, with 7 individually styled bedrooms, this fine property is available for self-catering breaks for Christmas and New Year and is run as a bed and breakfast the rest of the year.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2750 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01202 761135 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rainsbury House Exmoor, Upton, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn (Split in to 2 Separate Holiday Barns), Exmoor National Park.

Two luxurious holiday barns set by extensive woodlands and pastures with wonderful countryside views in Exmoor National Park, with access to an outdoor hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £650 to £3200 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

This stylish 3 bedroom barn conversion enjoys use of a bubbly hot tub and is ideal for a relaxing break in the Somerset countryside with the coast within reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £295 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01823 480570 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 >

Old Barn Cottages, Great Sturton, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Midlands.

A collection of three 4 star rated family and dog-friendly holiday cottages situated in a rural hamlet by the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, ideal for those searching for peace and seclusion.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01507 578 435 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Barn with Hot Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Home Counties.

High quality barn conversion with parkland views, with a bubbly outdoor hot tub and access to a shared games barn, this is a fabulous holiday home for groups of up to 10 and is a fantastic location from which to explore the Cotswolds and visit the city of Oxford.

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

Price range from £3600 to £4600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 March 2015 to 03 April 2015; from 06 April 2015 to 10 April 2015; from 13 April 2015 to 17 April 2015;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Knowle Manor, Minehead, Somerset, England

19 bedroom Mansion, Exmoor National Park.

Fabulous large country house featuring an indoor swimming pool, games room, beautifully landscaped gardens and a location in the Aville Valley within Exmoor National Park, this is a very special place to stay with a family-friendly and dogs welcome policy.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the grounds), games room.

Price range from £4950 to £7950 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 53 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 19
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01643 841130 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 Lincolnshireís 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


Next availability: from 29 March 2015 to 11 April 2015; from 26 April 2015 to 01 August 2015; from 02 August 2015 to 03 August 2015;

phone 01522 703406 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 >

Palmers, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage complex, North York Moors National Park.

Fantastic holiday home set in a secure garden of half an acre within the North York Moors National Park, where you can look out towards the sea from the garden.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 March 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 31 July 2015 to 07 August 2015;

phone 01947 840263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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