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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Hamilton House, Clacton on Sea, Essex, England

6 bedroom Large Country House , East Anglia.

Elegant 6 bedroom Edwardian villa with south west facing garden just a short stroll from Clacton's highly rated sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £800 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01255 222431 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rookery Lodge, Colchester, Essex, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Constable Country East Anglia.

Charming 3 bedroom country cottage located in half an acre of gardens on an arable farm conveniently close to Dedham, Colchester and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £295 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 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 its 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 >

The Presbytery, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England

5 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, Constable Country.

Unique and characterful 5 bedroom holiday cottage in rural Suffolk set in half an acre of gardens and grasslands in the Dedham Vale.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1260 to £2520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 23 May 2015 to 04 June 2015; from 09 June 2015 to 18 June 2015; from 21 June 2015 to 14 July 2015;

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North England.

Impressive Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, family-friendly there are swings and a trampoline in the garden to keep younger visitors entertained and for days out the Peak District National Park is close by and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate can also be visited.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1725 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 19 June 2015 to 21 June 2015;
Late availability: from 19 June 2015 to 21 June 2015;

phone 0792 0772797 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 >

Honeysuckle, romantic couples' cottage in South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

A unique and pretty stone cottage for two, ideal for romantic breaks, nestled in a tranquil valley in South Devon with a private garden and valley views.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £595 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)


Next availability: from 31 July 2015 to 03 August 2015; from 15 August 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 18 September 2015 to 25 September 2015;

phone 01548 521272 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 £500 to £1300 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01892 532328 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Scott's Cottage, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Isle of Wight.

Very lovely 2 bedroom thatched country cottage with private garden close to the heart of the Isle of Wight with the coast within easy reach for days out.

Price range from £350 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 23 May 2015 to 05 September 2015;

phone 01983 532 137 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rural Roosts, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

20 bedroom Log Cabin, East Midlands.

A collection of eight idyllic 4 star gold award winning log cabins nestled next to a fishing lake and farmlands in Lincolnshire, perfect for getting away from it all, Little Owl, Badger Lodge and Swan Lodge feature a relaxing hot tub.

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

Price range from £325 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 43 people in 20 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01526 398 492 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Grove Cottages, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

8 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia - Constable Country.

The Grove Cottages offer a fine collection of romantic retreats, rural country cottages, luxurious cottages and historical cottages in Suffolk and Essex, most of their properties are dog-friendly and ideal for those with pets.

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

Price range from £306 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

The Lynhurst, Lynton, Devon, England

10 bedroom Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Magnificent country house with sea-views which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly and nestled in large gardens and woodlands close to Lynton, Lynmouth and Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1995 to £3775 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 23 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 15 June 2015 to 18 June 2015; from 28 June 2015 to 04 July 2015; from 06 July 2015 to 11 July 2015;

phone 01598 753 757 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mulberry Rest, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Wooden-Clad Barn Conversion, Isle of Wight.

Romantic luxurious barn conversion set within 70 acres of farmlands with lots of wildlife nearby, perfect for two with its romantic bedroom with king-size bed, within easy reach of lovely beaches and quaint seaside towns such as Newport and Shanklin.

Price range from £350 to £580 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01983 400096 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luxury School Rooms, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unique Chapel Conversion Holiday Home, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds.

Relax with a break at the Luxury School Rooms, a stunning chic Forest of Dean apartment set within a Chapel Conversion boasting outstanding forest views.

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

Price range from £539 to £842 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Midsomer Cottage, Iffley Village, Near Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Period Cottage, Cotswolds.

A charming Victorian cottage in a village location close to the river, easily accessible to the city of Oxford with all modern facilities and a private gravelled garden with patio area.

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

Price range from £790.00 to £890.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 16 August 2015 to 19 August 2015; from 27 August 2015 to 03 September 2015; from 22 September 2015 to 17 December 2015;

phone 01491 875 939 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stonebarrow Manor, Charmouth, Dorset, England

18 bedroom Mansion, South Coast.

Lovely manor house with games room, enclosed walled garden and a south facing terrace for soaking up the sun, with a fantastic location in the village of Charmouth along the stunning Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £3500 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 29 to 38 people in 18 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 14
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 June 2015 to 05 June 2015; from 08 June 2015 to 12 June 2015; from 15 June 2015 to 19 June 2015;

phone 01297 560212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookside Country House, Bronygarth, Shropshire, England

10 bedroom Manor House, Heart of England.

Live it up at this 10 bedroom Country House, whatever the occasion, this impressive holiday house offers ample space for large groups of up to 30 and is set within 2 acres of gardens, with elegant accommodation and views out to Chirk Castle plus shared access to an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis and squash courts, this is a very special Manor House.

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

Price range from £2300 to £4894 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 30 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Goodies Farmhouse, Firbank, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom country cottage with breathtaking views of the Cumbrian hills, 5 star quality accommodation, wooden beams and a beautiful interior, this is a very special rural retreat.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 441539621087 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 25 May 2015 to 29 May 2015; from 31 May 2015 to 05 June 2015; from 07 June 2015 to 10 June 2015;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cumberwell Country Cottages, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England

12 bedroom Cottage Complex, Cotswolds..

Collection of seven 4 star rated country cottages where you can experience country living at its best, surrounded by glorious countryside and conveniently close to Bath, Longleat Safari Park and Bradford on Avon.

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

Price range from £220 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01225869230 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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