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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Holme Street House, Pulborough, Sussex, England

4 bedroom 18th Century Grade 2 listed Georgian Farmhouse, West Sussex.

Secluded Grade II listed farmhouse with extensive gardens and stunning views of nearby farmlands, along with outdoor heated swimming pool (for use in summer months).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Rear of house in walled gated area), games room.

Price range from £900 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 January 2015 to 13 March 2015; from 16 March 2015 to 02 April 2015; from 09 April 2015 to 24 April 2015;

phone 01932 885715 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Home Farm Cottages, Winscombe, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

Five country cottages nestled in the Mendip Hills on what was originally a working farm, with sublime views over the Loxton Valley and a great location for touring Somerset, enjoy this tranquil rural setting with the added benefit of being within easy reach of some of Somerset's best attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Wells and Longleat Safari Park.

Price range from £300 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 January 2015 to 28 July 2015;

phone 01934 843333 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bakers Cottage, Nether Stowey, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, West Country.

Welcoming and warmly decorated one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with a village location in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the Quantock Hills and just a short drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £295 to £585 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 January 2015 to 02 February 2015;

phone 01278 734 825 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Northfields House, Chichester, Sussex, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, South Downs.

Beautiful Edwardian Country House with fine period features, beautiful gardens, outdoor heated swimming pool, two tennis courts, two croquet lawns and a squash court, all in all a very special holiday home.

Special features: pool (in garden), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £ to £ per week
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 14 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01243 544478 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn at Tiphayes Farm, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West England.

Perfect for couples, pet-friendly Tiphayes Farm with swimming pool is lovely for a rural holiday in East Devon, bring the dog and go walking in the Blackdown Hills followed by a meal at our good food country pub.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Our swimming pool is in the garden immediately behind the Barn. Enjoy a relaxing swim during your holiday.).

Price range from £350 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01404 861147 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 >

Read Hall Cottage, Debenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Beautiful award winning one bedroom country cottage with a tranquil location right by farmlands and fields in rural Suffolk, gold award winning, 5 star rated and with a four poster bed, this property is perfect for romantic breaks.

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

Price range from £600 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 February 2015 to 13 February 2015; from 21 February 2015 to 27 February 2015; from 02 March 2015 to 16 March 2015;

phone 07753 744499 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dragon Hill Barn Family Cottage, Near the Peak District National Park, Brassington, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

Lovely 2 bedroom stone-built barn conversion with a good quality interior and a location in a pretty little village close to Matlock and the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £187 to £435 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Weston Farm, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England

5 bedroom Cottages, Shakespeare Country.

Collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages located on a working farm in the Warwickshire countryside close to Stratford upon Avon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £240 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01789 750688 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Cottage at Greetham Valley in Rutland, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Midlands.

Located within the greenery of the Greetham Valley Estate, this 3 bedroom country cottage is family and pet-friendly and is conveniently close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, guests enjoy free fishing and gym use at the Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Centre during their stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £335 to £835 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 09 February 2015 to 13 February 2015; from 20 February 2015 to 27 February 2015; from 06 March 2015 to 13 March 2015;

phone 01780 460444 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 >

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £750 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 February 2015 to 06 February 2015; from 09 February 2015 to 13 February 2015; from 23 February 2015 to 27 February 2015;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Blackshaw Grange Self-Catering Holiday Cottages, Blackshaw Moor, Staffordshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Collection of charming 4 star rated holiday cottages situated close to the Peak District National Park, dog and family-friendly accommodation.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 January 2015 to 01 February 2015; from 01 April 2015 to 02 April 2015; from 15 April 2015 to 24 April 2015;

phone 01538 300165 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 >

Coquet Cottages, Warkworth, Northumberland, England

9 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northumbria.

A collection of specially selected luxurious holiday cottages nestled in the Northumbrian countryside or by the stunning coastline.

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

Price range from £285 to £2140 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0191 3883752 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lane Cottage, Chester, Cheshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North West.

Two high quality character cottages in a village location close to historic Chester and the Cheshire countryside, family-friendly accommodation.

Price range from £360 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01829741272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Randalls Cottages, Tunstead, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Norfolk Broads.

Collection of 3 elegant country cottages nestled next to stunning countryside in the heart of the Norfolk Broads and also within half an hour’s drive of the North Norfolk Coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (30 metres across the driveway), games room.

Price range from £200 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01508 538295 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 £300 to £485 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 >

Gilberts End Farmhouse - 2 bedroom East Wing, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England

2 bedroom Wing of Farmhouse, Heart of England.

Charming wing of historical farmhouse located in a rural hamlet just 2 miles from the lovely riverside town of Upton upon Severn, near the Malvern Hills.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395.00 to £895.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01684311392 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lavenders, Holme next the Sea, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Comfortable and welcoming holiday bungalow just a short stroll from a beautiful sandy beach in Holme next the Sea, pet-friendly and family-friendly, this is a fantastic cottage for a relaxing holiday by the seaside and is well located for discovering the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Price range from £355 to £845 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230332 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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