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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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 £385 to £995 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)


Special Offer: from 24 March 2017 to 28 April 2017;
Late availability: from 24 March 2017 to 21 May 2017;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rofield Barn, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

4 bedroom Detached Barn Conversion / Cottage, Wye Valley.

Beautiful 5 star rated family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with outstanding views of the Cotswold Hills located just 8 miles from Cheltenham in the Severn Vale.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £550 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01452 780323 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Bakery Cottage, Dedham, Essex, England

1 bedroom Romantic Cottage, Constable Country .

Charming one bedroom cottage with exposed beams and private courtyard garden, ideal for relaxing romantic breaks or small family holidays situated close to the heart of idyllic Dedham in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £550 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 01 April 2017; from 01 May 2017 to 16 June 2017; from 23 June 2017 to 30 June 2017;

phone +44(0)7947438430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Manor House, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

11 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Experience self-catering at its best at this 11 bedroom Manor House, set in one acre of gardens by the banks of the River Arrow, with a hot tub and games barn this is an ideal place for large families or big groups.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3000 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01727 869619 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 >

River View, Honiton, Devon, England

10 bedroom Large Country House With Swimming Pool, West Country.

Large West Country self-catering holiday home with 10 bedrooms, a games room and indoor heated swimming pool, sleeping up to 27.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Inside the house.), games room.

Price range from £4595 to £6595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 27 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 17 April 2017 to 21 April 2017; from 24 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01297 680298 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Great Maplestead, Essex, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Anglia.

High quality one bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic garden and a fantastic rural setting close to naturally beautiful countryside near Castle Hedingham in Essex, with a king-size bed this is an ideal property for a tranquil romantic break.

Price range from £222 to £598.50 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 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Loft Country Cottage, Peak District, Millthorpe, Derbyshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, Peak District.

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday barn set next to stunning open countryside within the Peak District National Park and close to the town of Bakewell, this is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay which offers private use of both a hot tub and a sauna.

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

Price range from £494 to £911 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 15 April 2017 to 22 April 2017; from 28 April 2017 to 29 April 2017; from 06 May 2017 to 27 May 2017;

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

Goodwood Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Feel good with a holiday at Goodwood Cottage in the Cotswolds, with elegant luxurious accommodation, this pretty Cotswold country cottage sits next to tranquil gardens, and as part of the Bruern Cottages collection benefits from access to excellent leisure facilities on site which include an indoor heated swimming pool, a gym and a spa (relaxation treatments available at additional cost).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared Indoor Heated Swimming Pool), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1050 to £3413 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 April 2017 to 03 April 2017; from 07 April 2017 to 09 April 2017; from 24 April 2017 to 25 April 2017;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Spa House/Austen House, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England

11 bedroom Manor House Wing in Large Country House, South Cotswolds.

The Spa House and Austen House are two holiday homes on the same site which together can sleep up to 30, the Spa House benefits from use of a relaxing indoor swimming pool and hot tub and Austen House has a private hot tub, all just 16 miles from the impressive spa city of Bath.

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

Price range from £2995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 30 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waterperry Cottage at Oxford Country Cottages, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

Beautiful 2 bedroom barn conversion with exposed beams, set around a courtyard garden in an idyllic rural location and part of a small development of country cottages, just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford and with an inviting warm bubbly hot tub on site.

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

Price range from £750 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 17 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 07 May 2017 to 19 May 2017; from 28 May 2017 to 01 June 2017;

phone 07703319102 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Romney Cottage, Cavendish, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Escape to tranquil and beautiful Suffolk and enjoy a stay in this charming 3 bedroom dog-friendly cottage with its pretty garden and location in the picture-perfect village of Cavendish.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £555 to £1010 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 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 >

Dorney Self Catering Apartments, Windsor, Berkshire, England

4 bedroom Apartments, Home Counties.

Three comfortable holiday apartments in a tranquil rural location within the grounds of a historical country house just outside the village of Dorney and close to both Eton and Windsor.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £553 to £623 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 19 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01753 827037 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shepherds Cottage, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Cosy yet spacious courtyard cottage with many original features including exposed stonework, open fire and beams with access to a shared indoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna on site.

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

Price range from £593 to £1219 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 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 25 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 02 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017;

phone 01993 225010 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oak Cottage, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage with exposed wooden beams and private garden, situated close to the centre of Wallingford near Oxford.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 24 March 2017 to 15 April 2017;

phone 01491 836 200 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Flear Farm Cottages, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversions, the South Hams.

Flear Farm is a collection of luxurious family-friendly cottages in the South Hams, close to Dartmoor National Park and the many lovely beaches of South Devon, with excellent leisure facilities on site including a magnificent indoor swimming pool, spa complex and superb family-friendly facilities with an indoor Playbarn with a soft play area, trampoline, pool table, table tennis and table football, as well as an outdoor childrens' play area and a tennis court.

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

Price range from £687 to £1574 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01548 521227 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cocketts, Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Country House, Heart of Suffolk.

Escape to the country in style with a stay at Cocketts in the heart of tranquil and beautiful Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £580 to £1080 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 March 2017 to 31 March 2017;

phone 01449 766498 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Home Counties.

High quality barn conversion with parkland views, with a bubbly outdoor hot tub and access to a shared games barn, this is a fabulous holiday home for groups of up to 14 and is a fantastic location from which to explore the Cotswolds and visit the city of Oxford.

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

Price range from £3200 to £6400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 02 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01993 225010 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Corner Character Cottage, Stratton, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Historical Holiday Cottage, Cornwall.

This pretty white-washed cottage is set within the village of Stratton in Cornwall and sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms.

Price range from £292 to £719 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

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