August Bank Holiday availability and last minute breaks for self-catering country cottages in the UK


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To find a last minute cottage for the August bank holiday and for August in general we recommend clicking the above link for the full choice.  Search for August dates and call owners or agencies direct.  Alternatively take a look at these self catering holiday cottages with availability in August.

The Lake District, an excellent choice for last minute August holidays
The Lake District, a beautiful place to visit in August or at any time of year.


The following self-catering cottages may have some availability for the August Bank Holiday.  Please click on the photographs to view the cottages and contact details.


Cottages available for August Bank Holiday:

Home Farm Cottages in a pretty village in Somerset, some availability for the August Bank Holiday - Cottages of various sizes.  No pets or smokers.







August Bank Holiday weekend - self-catering cottage for 3-5 people in Gloucestershire

The Stable (sleeps 3-5). Formerly used for cider-making and stabling working horses, this thoughtfully converted 200-year old detached cottage features a wealth of splendid elm timbering. 

Late availability, Gloucestershire, last minute booking, self cateringCosy and comfortable with oil-fired central heating, electricity, linen and towels provided, it is located on a quiet working farm (producing free range eggs) set well back from a single track no-through country lane. Downstairs: large, well-equipped Kitchen/Dining Room, CD/Radio and sitting area. Upstairs: spacious bed/sitting room with king-size bed, sofa, widescreen TV, Video and views across the garden to fields; a twin-bedroom with additional pullout bed; separate bathroom/WC with shower over bath. 

Outside: fenced-in, lawned garden lined with mixed trees; patio with garden furniture and barbecue. The village, half a mile away, has a post office shop, Chinese Takeway/Chip Shop, and pub serving meals.



Please click on the links to view photographs and details of the following country cottages with availability for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

  Best Visitor Accommodation 2002 – Leicestershire - some availability August

Treat yourself to a holiday or short break at Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in the Heart of England.  Set amid the wheat fields of Leicestershire these 5 Star cottages have recently won “Self-Catering Holiday of the Year 2002 Gold Award – Heart of England Tourist Board” and “Best Visitor Accommodation 2002 – Leicestershire”.  

Many local places of interest including Bosworth Battlefield, Calke Abbey, National Forest Centre, Twycross Zoo, Tamworth Castle and many more.  Within an hours’.   drive of Warwick, Stratford, Nottingham and Birmingham.  From £140 for three nights.

Available cottages for August Bank Holiday:

  • The Byre - three bedrooms - from Friday 20th. August to Friday 3rd. September 
  • The Carthovel - one bedroom - from Friday 27th. August to Thursday 2nd. September 
  • The Granary - three bedroom - from Monday 30th. August to Thursday 2nd. September 


Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, Leicestershire

Upper Rectory Farm Cottages in Leicestershire

Some availability in one three-bedroom cottage and two one-bedroom cottages - sleep a total of 10 - luxury 5* cottages.  

Telephone 01827 880448 to book your August Bank Holiday break

Rent Christmas Hall for August Bank Holiday self-cateringRent Christmas Hall for a self-catering break for a group of up to 20 people in Suffolk, east Anglia

This handsome self-catering large house standing in its own gardens is perfect for small groups to rent for weekend or variable breaks, perhaps for a get-together, party, small wedding or club event.

The house is available all year round, not just August Bank Holiday.

Attractively furnished, this former rectory makes a comfortable holiday home. It has eight bedrooms to accommodate guests and one of those remarkably spacious kitchens with plenty of rooms to cater for parties and celebrations.

You may also wish to make a note of this house as a small private and personal wedding venue, elegant and tasteful for people who prefer to be surrounded by family and friends who really care.


Holiday cottages, just for 2 near Bath, available Bank Holiday week

August Bank holiday availability near Bath, self catering cottages for the August Bank HolidayNestled in peaceful countryside surroundings Coombe Barn holiday cottages are only ten minutes from the centre of Bath. On a working sheep farm in the picturesque village of Kelston these recently converted barns combine a traditional feel with modern comforts including whirlpool bath. The three single story units each sleep two people. There are barbeque facilities and garden furniture is provided from which you can sit back and admire the spectacular views. There is a traditional west country pub just ten minutes walk from the cottages. The area is great for walking and the Cotswold Way can be accessed via footpaths to the top of the farm.

Short breaks are available. Book your visit to Bath now.

Availability for August onwards.

Telephone 01225 448 757 to book your stay in these very smart cottages (just for 2) near Bath now.



Self-catering holiday cottage in Cornwall - available for August Bank Holiday

Poldue Farm is a charming semi-detached 13th century farmhouse. Being just off the A30, it is set in a perfect location for exploring Cornwall. It's at the top of a valley overlooking woodland that deer, badgers and a multitude of birds frequent. Open moorland is just a field away with fantastic views to both coasts on a clear day. It’s a lovely place to watch the sun set, and there is a chance that you may have visits from wild ponies roaming the moor. 

last minute bookings, self-catering, Cornwall, August Bank Holiday, self catering cottagePoldue is in a secluded location, set down a track in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you wish to spend lazy days with a glass of wine on our large patio enjoying the peace, or fun-filled days off exploring one of the many delights that Cornwall has to offer – we are ideally situated for both. 

The farmhouse has two bedrooms, each sleeping two, plus a convertible sofa-bed in the hall that could optionally accommodate another 2 people. There is a charming oil Rayburn in the living room for delightfully cosy evenings. Weekly lets run from Friday to Friday. 

Poldue is set on a 17 acre small-holding with horses, ponies, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs to name but a few of the family looking forward to meeting you.

Please telephone  07742548805  or  01208 851539 to book or click here for details.



St. Margaret's Bay, Kent

last minute winter break in Kent - convenient for day trip to France, Bluewater shopping centre for salesBlow those cobwebs away with a winter break in a cottage on a cliff top in St. Margaret's Bay, Kent. 

The Gun Emplacement  (sleeps 2-6 in 3 bedrooms) is perched on the cliff top on Lighthouse Down, the National Trust's protected coastal expanse, which has come to be known as The White Cliffs. It was formerly the home of  the late Sir  Peter Ustinov who was billeted there during the Second War.  It is now a very comfortable one-storey, centrally-heated residence in a unique location, with uninterrupted views across the Channel to Calais, gardens back and front and offers total peace in glorious unspoiled countryside.   It's a seven minute walk to the nearest shingle beach, with sandy beaches a short drive away.  

August Bank Holiday availability.

Telephone: 0207 622 0897/020 8946 9394

Luxury in the Cotswolds - Swan House - sleeps up to 12.  5 star ETC

5 star cotatge in the cotswolds, late availabilityGrade II listed country house originally dating from the mid 17th century situated in the charming `secret` village of Winson in the Coln Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

It is a luxuriously furnished house in the prettiest valley in the Cotswolds set in two acres with trout lake and river frontage.  

The house sleeps up to 12 people in luxury and comfort, and is rated as 5 star by the English Tourist Council.

  • Four poster and en-suite to Master bedroom.  
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Large terrace for informal summer dining, and a gas fired barbeque. 

Price includes: heating, water, logs, towels, bed linen, welcome hamper and welcome toiletries. Changeover day is Friday, though Saturday is possible during August

Dates available: August Bank Holiday availability,  please call Patricia on 020 8 995 9072 or click on image for details.

Self-catering holiday cottage, sleeps 2-3,  available during August


cottage forest of dean, available AugustGranary Cottage - sleeps 2-3 at edge of Royal Forest of Dean

Why not enjoy a marvellous holiday in the lush greenery of the Forest of Dean this August? A stay in or near the Forest of Dean is bound to appeal to all of the family and for those who enjoy walking, cycling, mountain biking and sightseeing, this area of England could be perfect for your summer holiday.

As a base for your Forest of Dean holiday how about Granary Cottage?  With one bedroom with a double and a single bed, this cottage could be ideal for small families. Its location down a peaceful country lane in a small rural hamlet makes it all the more appealing for families.

Dating back to the 17th century, this holiday house benefits from lots of character and has been sympathetically converted to retain its original features. The private garden with garden furniture also helps to make this a great place to stay. For days out, the town of Gloucester is close by and the Cotswolds and Wye Valley Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are within reach.

Telephone 01452 760243 or clock on the cotatge photograph for availability and bookings.


Pretty Cotswold Cottage, sleeps 1-3 near Chipping Campden - available August Bank Holiday

Cotswold Cottage near Chipping CampdenHoneysuckle Cottage is a charming terraced stone cottage situated on a quiet country lane in the beautiful and unspoilt Cotswold village of Blockley, just outside Chipping Campden. Direcly from the front door are magnificent walks with panoramic views. It is perfectly situated to tour the Cotswolds with its many local attractions and is in easy reach of Stratford, Oxford, Cheltenham and Warwick. 

The cottage has a wealth of character including a stone walled lounge with exposed beams and wood burning stove, a custom built kitchen with a belfast sink and a welsh dresser, a double and a single bedroom, a bathroom and a small courtyard garden.

Please telephone 0121 426 6310,  or 07905497211 for availability and bookings, or click on the image for more details.


Cottage with magnificent views of the Cotswolds - August Bank Holiday weekend


availability for august bank holiday

This barn conversion (sleeps 2 to 6) is a luxury two-bedroom, newly converted, stone barn named after the owner's Shire horse, who used to live here. Because it is so new we have plenty of availability including for August Bank Holiday. Grab a last-minute break now.

Nestled on the edge of the Peak District National Park, in the quiet hamlet of Howbrook,it is surrounded by open countryside on the edge of Wharncliffe Estate and the idyllic village of Wortley.

This Barn is only 5 miles from junction 35a of the M1 and the A616 to Manchester, and 10 miles from the city of Sheffield and all its shopping, theatres and attractions. You are also only minutes drive away from some fantastic country pubs serving great food.

The accommodation is of the highest quality. You will love the cosy underfloor heating, remote controlled feature fireplace, exposed oak beams and solid oak floors. It has an Italian kitchen with granite worktop, a travertine stone tiled bathroom and en-suite wet room. There is wireless internet and a lovely south facing patio and garden for alfresco dining or BBQing. True executive living in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

Ideal for either a walking holiday, a base to visit relatives, on business in South Yorkshire or just to hide away. You can even bring your own horse - we have great equine facilities. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We look forward to you visiting us soon, click on the photograph to find out more about a self-catering holiday in the Peak District at our gorgeous new barn!

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