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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The Coach House, Clare, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

With itís unique walled garden with fruit trees and a private wallflower meadow, this lovely romantic holiday cottage set in a small pretty village has been lovingly restored from a historic 17th century coach house and is the perfect retreat for a couple looking to hide away from the world.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £640 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 star ETC)


Late availability: from 27 April 2015 to 01 May 2015;

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

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 >

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 itís 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 >

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Price range from £300 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0800 772 3101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 0800 772 3101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hannah House, Mundford, Norfolk, England

4 bedroom Victorian Terraced House, East Anglia.

Lovely four bedroom holiday cottage with character features located in the heart of Mundford, right by Thetford Forest Park, many great places within reach for day trips including Ely in Cambridgeshire, the city of Cambridge and the fine historical city of Norwich.

Price range from £300 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01842 878233 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shirehorse Barn- Poachers Hideaway, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

This lovely 3 bedroom barn conversion is one of seven holiday cottages in a farmyard setting on a charming working farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds, with ample charm and character, this is a fantastic place to relax and unwind and those who love to fish will be in their element with private coarse fishing lakes on site.

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

Price range from £550 to £840 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01507 533555 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 >

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 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015; from 27 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 13 May 2015 to 15 May 2015;

phone 01297 560212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A traditional character cottage dating back to the 18th century with 4 star rated accommodation and private gardens in a rural location.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 25 April 2015; from 02 May 2015 to 08 May 2015; from 15 May 2015 to 16 May 2015;

phone + 44(0)1380 888211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

James's Parlour, Alkington, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Farm Cottage, Heart of England.

This large 5 bedroom barn conversion is part of a collection of holiday barns on a working farm close to Whitchurch, sleeping up to 12 and with access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, games area for tennis, football or badminton as well as picnic areas and woodlands walks, this is a great place for a relaxing holiday with a group of friends or family and is conveniently close to the Mercian Cycle Path and Shropshire Union Canal.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £825 to £1935 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 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)

phone 01244 500 540 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 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015; from 27 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 04 May 2015 to 15 May 2015;

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

Thorney Farm Holiday Cottages, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottages, South West.

Four high quality holiday cottages in the heart of the Somerset Levels offering easy access to walking paths and bridleways close by and the gorgeous coast within reach for day trips, these cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £200 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01458 253 886 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Palmers, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage complex, North York Moors National Park.

Fantastic holiday home set in a secure garden of half an acre within the North York Moors National Park, where you can look out towards the sea from the garden.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 31 July 2015 to 07 August 2015;

phone 01947 840263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hillside Croft & Billys Bothy large group accommodation, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Grade II Listed, heart of England.

Two beautiful large holiday cottages within the Derbyshire Dales, 5 star rated and award winning, these big cottages are fine places to stay and conveniently located for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £1750 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 04 May 2015 to 08 May 2015; from 11 May 2015 to 15 May 2015;

phone +44(0)1335 344795 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tremaine Green Country Cottages, Looe, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

A collection of twelve charming holiday cottages situated in a peaceful hamlet and close to miles of spectacular South East Cornish coastline, cottages are pet-friendly and wonderful shared leisure facilities on site include a putting green, tennis court, games room and childrenís play area.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £233 to £1122 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 09 January 2016;

phone (++44 / 0) 1503 220333 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cosy Treat, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unique Chapel Conversion Apartment, Forest of Dean.

Escape for a romantic break or special holiday to Cosy Treat where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings in a beautiful Chapel Conversion in the Forest of Dean.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £458.00 to £650.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Queenies Cottage, Snape, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Aldeburgh.

Luxurious and romantic cottage for two with lavish antique furnishings and a cosy log burning stove with the benefit of direct access to a beautiful nature reserve leading to forests, beach and lakes.

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 >

Sleepy's Barn, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Cotswolds.

One bedroom country cottage with fantastic views, pretty gardens and outdoor hot tub, located on a hillside within the Royal Forest of Dean, perfect for romantic breaks.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £595 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 25 April 2015; from 27 April 2015 to 29 April 2015; from 04 May 2015 to 30 May 2015;

phone 0208 998 4941 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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