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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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)


Next availability: from 30 January 2015 to 30 March 2015; from 06 April 2015 to 19 June 2015;

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

Harmony Cottage, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Grade II listed country cottage with 5 bedrooms situated in the heart of the Forest of Dean and benefiting from a games room, hot tub and beautiful gardens.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1195 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 December 2014 to 29 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 07 March 2015; from 09 March 2015 to 04 April 2015;

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

St Johns Holiday Cottage, Ryhall, Rutland, England

4 bedroom Large country house, East Midlands.

Idyllic 4 bedroom country cottage with inglenook fireplace, plenty of rustic charm and pretty garden, just 2 miles from the fine town of Stamford and just a short drive from Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1395 to £1895 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 16 January 2015 to 20 January 2015; from 30 January 2015 to 10 April 2015; from 13 April 2015 to 24 April 2015;

phone 01778590596 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 21 December 2014 to 07 March 2015; from 09 March 2015 to 04 April 2015;

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

Meadow Cottage at Heddon Valley Mill, within Exmoor National Park, Lynmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Watermill Cottage, West Country.

Charming holiday home for 2, set within a Watermill in a beautiful River Valley in Exmoor National Park with access to a heated indoor swimming pool, this is a great place to relax and is only around 15 minutes’ drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £298 to £598 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 29 December 2014 to 05 January 2015;
Next availability: from 03 January 2015 to 06 January 2015; from 11 January 2015 to 20 January 2015; from 10 February 2015 to 21 March 2015;

phone 01598763693 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Living Room in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Mansion, South Coast.

Victorian town house in Alum Chine Bournemouth, with 7 individually styled bedrooms, this fine property is available for self-catering breaks for Christmas and New Year and is run as a bed and breakfast the rest of the year.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2450 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01202 761135 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Luxurious holiday cottage converted from an original stone barn, situated on a thirty acre farm in the heart of The Royal Forest of Dean, light and airy with a woodburning stove and offering spectacular views over the forest and magnificent countryside.

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

Price range from £871.00 to £1183.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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

The Watermill at Tickhill, Unique Self-Catering, Tickhill, Yorkshire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Peak District Midlands.

Fantastic holiday watermill with 5 bedrooms, both famly-friendly and dog-friendly, this unique holiday home could be ideal for a relaxing self-catering holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £680 to £1354 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 01 January 2015 to 08 January 2015;

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

Mole End Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Located by the Forest of Dean, this picture-perfect country cottage is 5 star rated and gold award winning, family-friendly, dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

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

Price range from £1100 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 December 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 27 March 2015; from 03 April 2015 to 06 April 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Unusual, South West.

Two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage situated just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a self-catering holiday close to the coast and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £775.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 December 2014 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 27 June 2015; from 04 July 2015 to 10 October 2015;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £200 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 December 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 23 January 2015; from 25 January 2015 to 06 February 2015;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly two bedroom holiday cottage with free access to the fantastic shared facilities at the Colmer Estate which include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake, tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens.

Special features: pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01803 732170 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

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 £770 to £1375 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 >

Brookbank farm, Blackden Heath, Cheshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Large and spacious holiday farmhouse with outdoor hot tub and games room, set in the stunning Cheshire countryside, ideal for groups or family breaks.

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

Price range from £1300 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 December 2014 to 29 December 2014; from 05 January 2015 to 10 October 2015;

phone 447801439062 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hindon Organic Farm Cottage, Minehead, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Organic Farm, Exmoor National Park.

Lovely 3 bedroom farm cottage with a tranquil hillside setting on a working organic farm within Exmoor National Park and conveniently just a few miles from the coast and the popular seaside town of Minehead.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £299 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01643 705244 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Stables Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Five star rated gold award winning country cottage with beautiful interior, private garden area and access to shared all-weather tennis court, in a superb location for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park.

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

Price range from £995 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 December 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 27 December 2014 to 28 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 21 August 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cat's Cradle, Grade II Listed Cottage, Stoke by Clare, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Quirky Victorian picture-perfect holiday cottage with 2 bedrooms in the village of Stoke By Clare in the Stour Valley, rural Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £518 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 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 >

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 05 January 2015 to 02 February 2015; from 06 February 2015 to 13 February 2015; from 21 February 2015 to 16 March 2015;

phone 07753 744499 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 >

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).

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 >

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