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 doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís 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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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 31 January 2015 to 27 March 2015;

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

Riverside, Langport, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Spacious detached country cottage just opposite canal tow path with wooden beams, wood burner, open fire and plenty of character, along with lawned gardens from which you can enjoy views of nearby farmlands and fields and wildlife watch.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 14 March 2015 to 28 March 2015;
Late availability: from 14 March 2015 to 28 March 2015;

phone 01823 680447 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 27 January 2015 to 07 March 2015; from 09 March 2015 to 14 March 2015; from 16 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 30 January 2015 to 10 April 2015; from 13 April 2015 to 24 April 2015; from 27 April 2015 to 01 May 2015;

phone 01778590596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dragon Hill Barn Family Cottage, Near the Peak District National Park, Brassington, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

Lovely 2 bedroom stone-built barn conversion with a good quality interior and a location in a pretty little village close to Matlock and the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £187 to £435 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 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 27 January 2015 to 07 March 2015;

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

Athina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

10 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Big House self catering in Lincolnshire, with indoor swimming pool for exclusive use of guests, sleeps up to 20 people with 10 bedrooms.

Special features: pool (Indoors), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2600 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 Star)

phone 01993 70 22 52 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meadow View, Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lincolnshire.

Beautiful high quality holiday farmhouse with lovely gardens, hot tub and fantastic location next to stunning countryside, just 10 minutes drive from Stamford and Rutland Water Nature Reserve, ideal for large groups such as hen parties or large families.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2195 to £2995 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 20 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01778590596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tallow Factory, Dedham, Essex, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Unique 5 bedroom country cottage in a village location close to the Essex/Suffolk border, enjoy days out in Constable Country and along the Essex coastline nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone +1-310-463-3268 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unicorn House Self-catering, Weobley , Heart Of England , Weobley, Herefordshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

A wonderful, historic, 15th century black and white house found in the heart of Weobley, a quaint village in Herefordshire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £735 to £1535 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Rectory Cottage, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Unusual self catering cottage in Norfolk set in a tranquil location at the end of a country lane.

Price range from £315 to £747 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 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 >

Woodside Barn Family Cottage, Near the Lake District National Park, Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

Good value pretty 2 bedroom stone-built holiday cottage boasting a modern, light and airy interior, just 3 miles from Ulverston and close to the Cumbrian Way and the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Price range from £166 to £365 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 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 minutesí 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


Next availability: from 27 January 2015 to 28 January 2015; from 19 February 2015 to 28 February 2015; from 05 March 2015 to 13 March 2015;

phone 01598763693 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stables Holiday Cottage, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Dorset - Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

Stables Cottage is a charming holiday cottage located in a lovely rural village in Hardy's stunning Dorset countryside, with a high quality interior, a double ended (two person) Hydrotherapy Spa Bath with jets and a lovely garden, this is a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £921 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 January 2015 to 14 February 2015; from 21 February 2015 to 07 March 2015; from 14 March 2015 to 04 April 2015;

phone 01258817022 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luxury Devonshire Barn, Axminster, Devon, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Six bedroom Devonshire barn conversion in the Axe Valley with high quality interiors, ideal for large groups, big families or hen parties.

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

Price range from £3600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 27 January 2015 to 13 March 2015; from 15 March 2015 to 20 March 2015; from 22 March 2015 to 27 March 2015;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stapledon Lodge Dogs-welcome Cottage, East Anstey, South West England , East Anstey, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

This ground floor holiday apartment is set in the grounds of the Knapp House estate on the edge of the village of East Anstey, close to the town of Dulverton and sleeps two people in one bedroom.

Price range from £272 to £598 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Mole Country Cottage, Swimbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Lovely family-friendly holiday cottage set within the grounds of Riverton Lakes, with free access to 2 coarse fishing lakes and easy access to the North Devon coast, as well as Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £752 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 March 2015 to 16 May 2015; from 24 May 2015 to 01 June 2015; from 07 June 2015 to 08 June 2015;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rower Fort, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Castle, West Country.

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a games room, hot tub and indoor heated swimming pool, this is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In barn conversion within grounds), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3995 to £4995 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 July 2015 to 31 July 2015; from 14 August 2015 to 11 September 2015;

phone 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 £2750 to £3500 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 >

Exmoor Holidays - Maxwelton, Porlock, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Beautiful 4 bedroom holiday cottage with stunning hillside location within Exmoor National Park, close to the coast with sea-views, dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

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


Next availability: from 27 January 2015 to 18 March 2015; from 11 April 2015 to 20 April 2015; from 02 May 2015 to 23 May 2015;

phone 01823 429397 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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