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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Cissy's Cottage, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

A special place to stay, this historical country cottage is nestled in greenery and located by a nature reserve close to Snape.

Price range from £487 to £854 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 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ranby Hill Barn, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

6 bedroom Brick-Built Converted Barn, East Anglia.

Fabulous high quality large converted barn with exposed beams and light and airy interior, sleeping up to 12 family or friends in pet-friendly accommodation, with panoramic views out over the Lincolnshire countryside and an outdoor hot tub and games room with pool table, this is a fantastic place to keep large groups entertained.

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

Price range from £1050 to £2995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016; from 21 November 2016 to 22 November 2016; from 05 December 2016 to 09 December 2016;

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

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


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 15 November 2016; from 23 November 2016 to 25 November 2016;

phone 01823 680447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Puffin Dogs-welcome Cottage, Northern England , Alnmouth, Northumberland, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Northumbria.

Romantic Northumbrian holiday home with modern and stylish interior which is also dog-friendly, located in rural Northumberland in a small village just outside of Alnmouth, Northumbria is ideal for exploring with your pet with long sandy beaches and ample National Parkland just waiting to be discovered.

Price range from £260 to £505 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Hayloft Rural Retreat, Lake District National Park, Newlands, Keswick, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lake District National Park.

With a setting to die for right next to the Lakeland Fells and a beautiful luxurious interior, this is a fantastic dog-friendly Cumbrian farm cottage with 2 bedrooms which boasts a setting next to awe inspiring countryside in the Newlands Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £347 to £759 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 January 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 24 February 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 07 April 2017 to 14 April 2017;

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

Large Devonshire Barn with Hot Tub, 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 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 02 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 09 October 2016 to 14 October 2016;

phone 01245 425 718 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Strawberry Hall Cottages, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Constable Country.

Three four star rated holiday cottages found in rural Suffolk just outside the owner's sheep farm, with charming rustic character and countryside views, these cottages are perfect for country holidays in beautiful Suffolk.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £280 to £640 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 September 2016 to 24 October 2016;

phone 01473 658354 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Price range from £335 to £920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 30 September 2016 to 30 November 2016;

phone 01395 233619 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 01 October 2016 to 06 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 15 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01258817022 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, Earlswood, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Beautiful 2 bedroom rural retreat with wooden beams, own garden and ample rustic charm in a great location for discovering Warwick and Shakespeare's Country close by.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 09 October 2016 to 08 November 2016; from 15 November 2016 to 13 December 2016; from 30 December 2016 to 13 February 2017;

phone 01564 700042 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

2 bedroom Waterside Cottage, South West.

Charming two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage, part of a historic Watermill, with stream views and a location just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a coastal self-catering holiday and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £780.00 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 15 October 2016 to 17 November 2016; from 20 November 2016 to 28 January 2017;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mulberry Rest, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Wooden-Clad Barn Conversion, Isle of Wight.

Romantic luxurious barn conversion set within 70 acres of farmlands with lots of wildlife nearby, perfect for two with its romantic bedroom with king-size bed, within easy reach of lovely beaches and quaint seaside towns such as Newport and Shanklin.

Price range from £400 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01983 400096 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elm Tree & Granary Cottages, Minsmere Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Bungalow, East Anglia.

These two comfortable holiday cottages are nestled in a scenic Suffolk valley amongst woodlands and pastures close to Minsmere Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01728 833447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Virginia Barn near Shrewsbury, Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Converted Barn, Heart of England.

Smart 2 bedroom Shropshire country cottage offering good quality accommodation for up to 4 plus one dog on a working farm close to Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £540 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 31 October 2016 to 05 November 2016; from 12 November 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 23 December 2016 to 30 December 2016;

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

Bousdale Mill House, Great ayton, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Country House, North York Moors National Park.

Originally a mill house, this fantastic North York Moors rural retreat with its superb countryside views and high quality interior is a real treat, sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms this could be a perfect base for enjoying and discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a break away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £539 to £927 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 21 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 04 November 2016 to 23 December 2016;

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

Yeka Cottage at Woodcroft Farm, Frosterley, Durham, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northern England.

Four star rated holiday cottage located on a working farm in a very peaceful and private position providing open-plan and spacious accommodation all on one level with a private walled garden and stunning views of the surrounding fields.

Price range from £250 to £495 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 07 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 17 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 19 November 2016;

phone 01388 528572 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Pool House, Lynsted, Kent, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Garden of England – Kent.

Perfect holiday home to escape to some peace and relaxation, sleeping up to 6, this cottage also benefits from access to a shared outdoor swimming pool during the summer months.

Special features: pool (Located next to the property).

Price range from £300 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07860 723723 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Treehouse, Taunton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, South West.

The Treehouse is a dream holiday home, nestled by the trees, this unique property is guaranteed to provide a memorable holiday and with a luxurious interior and an outdoor hot tub a stay here could be just magical.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared use of an indoor swimming pool), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £690 to £1395 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 September 2016 to 04 November 2016; from 11 November 2016 to 18 November 2016;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lakeview Lodge, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, The Vale of Belvoir.

Get away from it all for a fishing holiday or relaxing rural retreat break to this stylish 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge in the Vale of Belvoir, just 15 minutes’ drive from Melton Mowbray, this lodge with its lake views and south facing veranda is a real treat.

Price range from £805 to £1015 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01664 444107 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Long Barn, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country Quantock Hills.

Nestled by the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, this 5 bedroom barn conversion is located close to Exmoor National Park, is 5 star gold award winning and boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and games room, perfect for a luxurious West Country holiday.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1900 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 September 2016 to 01 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 17 October 2016; from 01 November 2016 to 04 November 2016;

phone 01823 461508 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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