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.

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

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The Cleeve, Hawkcombe, Porlock, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Originally a Victorian hunting lodge, this fabulous large country house is set amongst lawned gardens and nestled by the woodlands of Exmoor National Park, only around a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1897 to £4497 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 September 2016 to 08 September 2016; from 30 September 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 05 January 2017 to 20 February 2017;

phone 01273 276 596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Farm Cottages in East Devon, Colyton, Devon, England

3 bedroom 2 Bedroom and 1 Bedroom Holiday Cottages, West Country.

Collection of four award winning holiday cottages arranged around a courtyard with eco-friendly credentials set on a farm in the idyllic Devon countryside, choose from a sleeps 2, sleeps 4 or sleeps 6 cottage and enjoy a getaway less than 10 miles from the Jurassic Coast, with an outdoor play park on site this is a great place for families and the Granary Cottage offers disabled-accessible features.

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

Price range from £225 to £1195 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01404 831310 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 £695 to £1250 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 08 August 2016 to 20 August 2016; from 27 August 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 07 October 2016;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

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 £810 to £1445 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 >

Bruisyard Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk, England

10 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, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £4000 to £6000 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 August 2016 to 02 August 2016; from 04 August 2016 to 12 August 2016; from 15 August 2016 to 16 August 2016;

phone 01728 639 000 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

6 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £975 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 26 August 2016 to 26 October 2016;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

3 bedroom Period Cottage, Oxfordshire.

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 £690.00 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 14 August 2016 to 15 August 2016; from 18 August 2016 to 20 August 2016; from 28 August 2016 to 01 September 2016;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

7 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Middle England.

Wonderful large holiday home with relaxing hot tub and countryside views sleeping up to 22 in 7 bedrooms in high quality accommodation, set on a lovely Cotswold Country Estate just 20 minutes drive from Oxford, 30 minutes from Cheltenham and one hour's drive from London.

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

Price range from £5000 to £10000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 August 2016 to 05 August 2016; from 07 August 2016 to 08 August 2016; from 11 August 2016 to 12 August 2016;

phone 01296 482014 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Courtyard Barn, Tideswell (near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield), Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Peak District National Park.

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring a games room with table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent party house for large groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1705 to £2205 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 July 2016 to 02 August 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 06 September 2016; from 30 September 2016 to 04 October 2016;

phone 01298 871004 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 August 2016 to 28 August 2016;

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

River View Barn, Bath, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Bath.

Stylish and high quality barn conversion with 6 bedrooms (3 of which are en-suite) with a number of special features such as an outdoor hot tub and mood lighting, conveniently located behind electric gates amongst stunning countryside close to Bath.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 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 >

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


Special Offer: from 01 September 2016 to 30 October 2016;
Late availability: from 29 July 2016 to 01 August 2016;

phone 01892 532328 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 Island’s 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 >

Bon Accueil Coach House, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North Shropshire.

5 star gold award winning coach house in rural Shropshire with added benefit of private swimming pool, sauna and spa facilities.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated pool adjoining cottage), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £375 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 09 September 2016 to 12 September 2016; from 30 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 25 November 2016;

phone 01948 66 11 68 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Rectory Cottages, Bungay, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

A stunning collection of four 4 star rated and gold award winning self-catering cottages located amongst Suffolk's farmlands close to the Norfolk border, highly rated and nestled amongst rolling countryside, Old Rectory Cottages at Flixton are ideal rural retreats.

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

Price range from £320 to £535 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01986893133 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Toad Hall, Swilland, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Cottage / Large Country House, East Anglia and Suffolk Coast / country.

Picture-perfect large Suffolk country cottage with 6 bedrooms, exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace and large gardens, with the added bonus of the coast being within easy reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £885 to £1390 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 11 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 020 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Doxford Cottages, Chathill, Northumberland, England

4 bedroom Cottages and Houses, North England.

A collection of award winning luxurious cottages located close to Embleton Beach along Northumberland's picturesque heritage coastline, 5 star rated and family-friendly.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £220 to £1750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 Star)

phone 01665 589 393 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Moonstone Cottage, Beal, Northumberland, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Coastal Northumberland.

Stay in a luxurious 4 star self-catering cottage close to the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the tranquil Budle Bay, Bamburgh.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £525 to £1625 per week
Sleeps from 2 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 >

Dragon Country House near Exmoor, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stay in style at this large 8 bedroom country house, located by Exmoor National Park close to Dunster, whether for a special celebration, occasion or family break, this property offers spacious rooms and plenty of space for groups of up to 22 friends or family plus 2 dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1875 to £4785 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

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

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