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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Broadwood Farm, Dunster, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Small Country Estate, West Country.

Part of the Lavender Hills Holidays collection, this gold award winning holiday farmhouse boasts stylish accommodation, a games room and a private hot tub and stands amongst four acres of gardens in beautiful Exmoor National Park.

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

Price range from £1200 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 10 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 21 August 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 14 September 2015 to 25 September 2015;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, New Forest.

Comfortable one bedroom holiday home which usually sleeps 2 but is family-friendly and can also sleep two children with the sofa bed in the lounge, great base for exploring the New Forest and the Hampshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 August 2015 to 05 September 2015; from 17 October 2015 to 07 December 2015; from 21 December 2015 to 21 May 2016;

phone 01590 642830 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill House Holiday Cottages, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, East Midlands.

Collection of three comfortable holiday cottages nestled in lovely rural Leicestershire by meadows, fields and pastures, short break bookings welcome all year round and all cottages are very dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1476 870 797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Walnut Arbour, Stoke St. Gregory, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

A luxury six bedroom barn conversion to accommodate a maximum of 14 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1700 to £4100 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 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 >

Derwent House, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Midlands.

A fine holiday house in Matlock with views of nearby gardens, sleeping up to 12, ideal for large groups and special occasions, both family-friendly and pet-friendly.

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

Price range from £1280 to £1820 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 28 August 2015 to 31 August 2015;

phone 01629 584732 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 06 July 2015 to 10 July 2015; from 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 20 July 2015 to 24 July 2015;

phone 01297 560212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 July 2015 to 17 July 2015;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Walkers Farm Cottages, Taunton, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Somerset Levels..

A collection of four good quality farm holiday cottages with fabulous views over the Mendip Hills and nearby nature reserve, ideally situated in the heart of Somerset and benefiting from shared access to a games room for playing table tennis, snooker or table football.

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

Price range from £250 to £2280 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01823 698229 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 >

The Granary at Manningtree, Manningtree, Essex, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Constable Country.

Fantastic family-friendly 3 bedroom holiday barn conversion with Finnish sauna and outdoor hot tub, located in the riverside town of Manningtree close to Constable Country and within easy reach of some of Suffolk's and Essex's finest historical villages and towns such as Dedham, Colchester, Lavenham and Long Melford.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £550 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 392166 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 £395 to £995 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 05 July 2015 to 10 July 2015;

phone 01823 480570 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 £1490 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 October 2015 to 06 October 2015; from 30 October 2015 to 03 November 2015; from 20 November 2015 to 24 November 2015;

phone 01298 871004 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Honeycombe Cottage, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Charming family friendly courtyard cottage nestled within the Cannington Grange Country Estate and benefiting from access to excellent shared leisure facilities onsite including a pool and games room.

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

Price range from £457 to £896 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Gold award winning cottage in a tranquil setting backing onto four nature reserves and overlooking the Mill pond where guests can go ‘wild swimming’, beautifully furnished to a high standard with badger watching hides and an owl tower on the grounds.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £639 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 >

Hotspur, West Mersea, Essex, England

5 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Fantastic large moored houseboat sleeping up to 8, boasting sublime sea views, original features and with a deck ideal for watching the sunset.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 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 >

Woodside House, Ambergate, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Edge of The Derbyshire Peak District.

Fantastic large holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly and conveniently located in the Derwent Valley close to Matlock and the inspirational scenery of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £950 to £1895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 20 July 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 04 August 2015 to 07 August 2015;

phone 01773 823284 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beacon Hill Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, north England.

Beacon Hill Farm Cottages are an award winning collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with inspirational views of woodlands and the Cheviot Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool, gym and other excellent onsite sports facilities), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £210 to £1555 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1670 780 900 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 12 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 19 July 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 19 August 2015 to 21 August 2015;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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