Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Lydensign, Hemyock, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Detached country cottage with character features and lawned gardens, family-friendly and pet-friendly, an ideal rural retreat from which to discover some of the best that Devon has to offer.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 18 October 2014 to 28 October 2014;

phone 01823 680447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Manor Barn Family Village Cottage, Walcot, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Midlands.

Superb, stylish, family friendly barn conversion, retaining some original features whilst enjoying modern furnishings/décor, boasting a private enclosed garden and a peaceful, rural location, within driving distance of Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park, the city of Lincoln and fantastic Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Price range from £327 to £789 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Sandybrook Country Park, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Five star rated holiday country park set in the grounds of a mansion house in Derbyshire with lovely walled gardens and excellent shared leisure facilities with a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, mini-golf and play areas for children.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor pool in grounds.), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £360 to £1540 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01629 732428 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ferry View Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Pretty 2 bedroom family and pet-friendly holiday cottage situated in picturesque Bowness on Windermere, an excellent base for discovering the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £330 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 05 October 2014 to 11 October 2014; from 14 October 2014 to 18 October 2014; from 03 November 2014 to 14 November 2014;

phone 01773716699 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dons Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

A special romantic hideaway for two found on the Grove Farm estate with orchard garden views and a wood-burning stove.

Special features: free internet access, 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 >

The Coach House Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Cartmel, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Cosy and comfortable one bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage situated close to Cartmel and the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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

The Old Dairy Dogs-welcome Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Gainford, Durham, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Yorkshire Dales - Teesdale.

Characterful one bedroom holiday cottage where you can bring 2 pet dogs along, featuring exposed wooden beams and a four poster style bed, making this an ideal holiday home for a romantic break close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £228 to £444 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A wonderful large luxury barn conversion with special features including a romantic master bedroom with four poster bed, private hot tub and secluded garden, set in a peaceful rural valley surrounded by wonderful unspoilt countryside and wildlife.

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 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Cottage at Greetham Valley in Rutland, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Midlands.

Located within the greenery of the Greetham Valley Estate, this 3 bedroom country cottage is family and pet-friendly and is conveniently close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, guests enjoy free fishing and gym use at the Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Centre during their stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £335 to £835 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 18 October 2014 to 23 October 2014; from 30 October 2014 to 02 November 2014; from 07 November 2014 to 14 November 2014;

phone 01780 460444 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crendon 4 Bedroom Coastal Cottage, Near Portreath, South West England, Illogan Downs, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

Four bedroom Cornish holiday cottage with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, just 5 minutes drive from the local sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £502 to £1216 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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

Shells Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , Lower Washford, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Enchanting, dog and family friendly, thatched cottage near Washford, located within beautiful private gardens on the edge of Exmoor National Park, 5 miles from the wooded hillside of Dunster Castle and just a little further afield from the medieval Cannington Priory and the chance to chill in the blue garden.

Price range from £585 to £1475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Kintyre Cottage, Kentisbeare, Devon, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, South West.

Stunning sleeps 6 country cottage offering luxurious pet-friendly accommodation by the Blackdown Hills, just half an hour's drive from the scenic Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £420 to £998 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 October 2014 to 10 October 2014; from 31 October 2014 to 05 December 2014; from 08 December 2014 to 23 December 2014;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duddon Villa, Millom, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Gold award winning, 5 star rated holiday house with a games room and 5 bedrooms (4 of which are en-suite and one of which features a romantic four poster bed), set by the shores of the Duddon Estuary in the stunning Lake District.

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

Price range from £1400 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01229775005 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Exclusive Plus Dream Lodge - Hilton Woods Park, Whitstone, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, West Country.

High quality holiday lodges located on the Hilton Woods Holiday Park in Cornwall with the added benefit of either a sauna, hot tub or rooftop terrace for the ultimate relaxing break, ask for your preferred type of lodge when booking.

Price range from £622 to £1258 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cherry Blossom, Welford on Avon, Warwickshire, England

1 bedroom Apartment, Shakespeare's Country near Stratford upon Avon.

Romantic retreat for two in Shakespeare's Country with beautiful shared gardens where you can soak up views of the nearby Cotswold and Malvern Hills.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £270 to £430 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 October 2014 to 05 January 2015;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tythe Barn Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Cotswolds.

Delightful thatched country cottage with charming character features and own cottage garden, located close to Chipping Campden and in a fantastic location for exploring the glorious Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 28 October 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 12 November 2014;

phone 01386 840 950 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Goodies Farmhouse, Firbank, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom country cottage with breathtaking views of the Cumbrian hills, 5 star quality accommodation, wooden beams and a beautiful interior, this is a very special rural retreat.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 441539621087 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bloomfield Romantic Cottage, Northumbria, Powburn Near Alnwick, Northumberland, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Northumbria.

Have a romantic holiday for two near Alnwick in Northumberland for a chance to explore Northumbria’s heritage coast, great expanses of sandy beach, castles and enjoy good seafood.

Price range from £235 to £485 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Curlew Cottage Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Bardsea, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

This end terraced cottage is situated in the village of Bardsea, close to the the town of Ulverston sleeping five people in three bedrooms.

Price range from £277 to £701 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Beechwood Cottage, Cromer, Norfolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads.

Idyllic romantic retreat which is perfect for 2, nestled by gorgeous countryside just 4 miles from Cromer and the coast, this is a great base for discovering the North Norfolk coast, countryside and the stunning Norfolk Broads.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £220 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 03 October 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 30 November 2014 to 31 December 2014;

phone +44(0)1263 768 606 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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