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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Rower Fort, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Castle, West Country.

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a games room, hot tub and indoor heated swimming pool, this is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In separate barn conversion within grounds. ), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3995 to £4595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 14 February 2016 to 19 February 2016; from 04 March 2016 to 07 March 2016; from 11 March 2016 to 14 March 2016;

phone 07879 635198 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

The Granary is a stunning barn conversion found within the idyllic Somerset countryside within the grounds of Meare Court, a Grade II listed 17th century manor house.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £890 to £1090 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 19 February 2016 to 24 February 2016; from 26 February 2016 to 04 March 2016; from 07 March 2016 to 18 March 2016;

phone 01823 480570 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 >

Poachers Hideaway, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

11 bedroom Farmstay, Lincolnshire Wolds.

A collection of six high quality country cottages nestled in a valley in the gorgeous Lincolnshire Wolds with fantastic views of nearby meadows and woodlands as well as private coarse fishing lakes on site.

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

Price range from £490 to £1190 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 25 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 07342089390 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Piggeries, Garstang, Lancashire, England

4 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Impressive 4 bedroom holiday cottage with outstanding views out across the countryside toward the Cumbrian coast, 5 star and gold-award winning for when only the very best will do.

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

Price range from £1500 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 14 February 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 23 May 2016 to 24 June 2016; from 01 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 14 February 2016 to 01 April 2016; from 04 April 2016 to 29 April 2016; from 02 May 2016 to 13 May 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

St Johns Holiday Cottage, Ryhall, Rutland, England

4 bedroom Large country house, East Midlands.

Idyllic 4 bedroom country cottage with inglenook fireplace, plenty of rustic charm and pretty garden, just 2 miles from the fine town of Stamford and just a short drive from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1495 to £1895 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 14 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 14 February 2016 to 22 February 2016; from 28 February 2016 to 11 March 2016; from 18 March 2016 to 29 April 2016;

phone 01778590596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallows Rest, Lynton, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Nestled in Exmoor National Park, this large self-catering cottage boasts garden and field views along with good quality self-catering accommodation and a location close to the coast, plus during a stay here you can enjoy access to a covered heated swimming pool, sheer bliss.

Special features: free internet access, pool (heated indoor pool).

Price range from £600 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 19 February 2016 to 04 March 2016;

phone 01598 741 289 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Trelowth, Cornwall, England

6 bedroom Country Cottages, South West England.

Collection of farm holiday cottages (various size cottages available) arranged in a village-like setting and set by 30 acres of wildflower meadows and tranquil countryside in a scenic Cornish valley, conveniently close to the seaside, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor pool central to the site heated by solar power and renewable energy technologies), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1155 to £3700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0172672128 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Modbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly two bedroom holiday cottage with free access to the fantastic shared facilities at the Colmer Estate which include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake, tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £290 to £1100 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 02 April 2016 to 30 April 2016; from 07 May 2016 to 23 July 2016;

phone 01373 830841 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Norton Grange Country House, Norton, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Unique 6 bedroom Manor House offering spacious accommodation for groups of up to 16, with an outdoor swimming pool, large gardens and a games room with table football and table tennis, there is plenty to keep family or friends entertained at this large house just 5 miles from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the garden for warm weather periods from May until September only.), games room.

Price range from £1273 to £3580 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 22 February 2016 to 26 February 2016; from 29 February 2016 to 04 March 2016; from 07 March 2016 to 11 March 2016;

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

Swilland Mill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, East Anglia.

Collection of three unique holiday homes located within an impressive converted Mill in Suffolk, gold award winning and 5 star rated accommodation.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £435 to £2700 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 star)

phone 01473 785122 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy House Cottages, Cullompton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreats, West Country.

Two delightful rural retreats in a tranquil setting close to Cullompton, with fishing available on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01884 277 421 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 £400 to £650 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 >

Rock House with swimming pool, Chichester, Sussex, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday cottage with 5 bedrooms and large enclosed garden which also benefits from shared access to a solar heated swimming pool and a tennis court.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2000 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01243 380181 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cornflower Cottage, Taunton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

A beautiful luxurious barn conversion with private swimming pool and a setting close to the Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills as well as Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The heated indoor pool is shared with the guests of our other cottages), outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £445 to £975.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 19 February 2016 to 01 April 2016; from 08 April 2016 to 18 April 2016; from 25 April 2016 to 27 May 2016;

phone 01823 431622 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

phone 01525 220957 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lookout Town House, Embleton, Northumberland, England

6 bedroom Townhouse, Northumbria.

Aptly named because of its impressive sea views, this elegant Northumbrian townhouse with its modern stylish accommodation and wonderful views could be a smart choice all round, with 6 bedrooms, this property is suited to large groups of up to 12 friends or family looking to holiday altogether close to the North Northumberland Heritage Coast with its beautiful sandy beaches and historical castles within easy reach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1254 to £2728 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 19 February 2016 to 26 February 2016; from 29 February 2016 to 04 March 2016; from 07 March 2016 to 11 March 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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)


Special Offer: from 29 March 2016 to 01 April 2016;
Late availability: from 15 February 2016 to 26 February 2016;

phone 0121 426 6310 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 £375 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)


Special Offer: from 13 February 2016 to 25 March 2016; from 13 February 2016 to 15 February 2016;
Late availability: from 13 February 2016 to 02 April 2016;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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