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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The Cotswold Manor House with Hot-Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

7 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Home Counties.

Beautiful 5 bedroom Manor House with comfortable high quality interior, games room and relaxing hot tub, set on a 70 acre Cotswold estate just 20 minutes drive from the historical city of Oxford, hen parties and stag parties welcome.

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

Price range from £4400 to £8800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 04 August 2015 to 07 August 2015; from 10 August 2015 to 14 August 2015; from 16 August 2015 to 20 August 2015;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Grove Country Cottage, Thirsk, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Near to North York Moors and Coast.

Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom holiday cottage with a light and airy interior, perfect for couples but can accommodate up to 4, ideal location for keen walkers and cyclists with a location mid-way between the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £263 to £481 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 October 2015 to 09 October 2015; from 16 October 2015 to 23 October 2015; from 06 November 2015 to 22 December 2015;

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

Affordable Luxury: Pew Corner , Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unique Chapel Apartment, Cotswolds.

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 £599 to £962 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 >

Exclusive Dream Lodge - Woodlands Park, Westfield, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South Coast of England.

Family-friendly holiday lodges in East Sussex, nestled by tranquil green fields and gorgeous Sussex countryside on a development of holiday lodges.

Price range from £427 to £861 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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

Poltarrow Farm Cottages, St Austell, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cornwall.

Collection of stylish holiday cottages surrounded by 45 acres of tranquil meadows, just 15 minutes from Cornwall’s sandy beaches and coast, with a heated indoor swimming pool, games room and outdoor play area, Poltarrow Farm is perfect for couples, families and nature lovers.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £360 to £1600 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 01726 67111 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Surrey Sleeps 2 Lodge, Lyne, Surrey, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South East.

Part of a collection of three holiday lodges surrounded by fields and farmlands in Surrey, this one bedroom holiday lodge boasts a high quality interior and is a fine place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tryst, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Grade I Listed Cottage, East Anglia.

Charming Grade I listed cottage with wood beams, a stunning interior and its own garden in the historical village of Lavenham.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £567 to £1622 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Foxcombe, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Log Cabin, South West.

Luxury 6 bedroom holiday lodge, pet-friendly with indoor heated swimming pool, situated by the Quantock Hills, close to the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool), games room.

Price range from £1600 to £4100 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 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 11 August 2015 to 19 August 2015; from 06 September 2015 to 19 September 2015;

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

Woodpecker Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Fabulous large country holiday home with 6 bedrooms (5 of which have en-suite facilities) nestled by a 7 acre field with panroamic countryside views out towards the coast, this is a very special holiday home which is well located for visiting the Forest of Bowland, the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Price range from £1500 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 21 August 2015 to 04 September 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Blithe House, Brierley, Herefordshire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Superb 4 bedroom rural retreat situated next to stunning farmlands and fields in rural Herefordshire, less than 3 miles from Leominster, with an outdoor play area for children with slide and play house, this is a fantastic family-friendly holiday home, within reach of the Malvern Hills, Shropshire Hills, Ludlow and Hereford for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £600 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01568 612142 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cotton-tail Holiday Lodge, South lakeland leisure village, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Near Arnside and Silverdale AONB and the Forest of Bowland.

Three bedroom wooden holiday chalet with beautiful modern decor and stylish interior, located within the South Lakeland Leisure Holiday Park in Lancashire, with eco-friendly credentials plus fantastic leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, gym and steam room, there are plenty of reasons to feel good with a stay here and both the Arnside & Silverdale AONB and the Forest of Bowland AONB are within easy reach for days out.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £396 to £856 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 04 September 2015 to 11 September 2015; from 18 September 2015 to 22 December 2015; from 03 January 2016 to 07 January 2016;

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

Railway Cottage, Bicknoller, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Unusual Cottage, South West.

A wonderful holiday for would-be trainspotters, Railway Cottage stands by the railway line where guests can watch steam trains chugg past the cottage on its way through lovely Somerset landscapes and enjoy a break in one of the prettiest and most comfortable holiday cottages in Bicknoller.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £570 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 18 September 2015 to 02 October 2015; from 05 October 2015 to 16 October 2015; from 23 October 2015 to 06 November 2015;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stone Barn, Holsworthy, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Devon.

Luxurious five bedroom eco-friendly barn conversion with private enclosed garden and easy access to award winning nature trails (Devon Wildlife Trust gold award winning nature trails), this high quality holiday property is both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £600 to £2350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 02 October 2015 to 16 October 2015;

phone 01409253093 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Exclusive Plus Dream Lodge - Blossom Hill Park, Dunkeswell, Devon, England

2 bedroom lodge, West Country.

Luxurious holiday lodges on a holiday park in rural Devon close to the Blackdown Hills, family-friendly and close to Devon's beautiful coastline, choose from a holiday lodge with a hot tub, sauna or roof terrace to make your holiday extra special.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £335 to £1328 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Hilltop Barn, Welbourn, Welbourn, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

A charming barn conversion with a private enclosed garden situated on a Lincolnshire farm with fabulous vistas across the valley and surrounding wildlife in abundance.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £695 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)


Next availability: from 11 September 2015 to 18 September 2015; from 05 October 2015 to 26 October 2015; from 31 October 2015 to 27 November 2015;

phone 01400 273003 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Home Farm Cottages, Winscombe, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

Five country cottages nestled in the Mendip Hills on what was originally a working farm, with sublime views over the Loxton Valley and a great location for touring Somerset, enjoy this tranquil rural setting with the added benefit of being within easy reach of some of Somerset's best attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Wells and Longleat Safari Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01934 843333 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Croft View Pets-Welcome Cottage, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Georgian Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Lovely family-friendly and dog-friendly 3 bedroom holiday cottage which features a charming interior and a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, situated by the village green in the village of Fylingthorpe in the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £472 to £976 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 21 September 2015 to 25 September 2015; from 28 September 2015 to 02 October 2015; from 12 October 2015 to 16 October 2015;

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

Poachers Hideaway, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, Lincolnshire Wolds.

A collection of six high quality country cottages nestled in a valley in the gorgeous Lincolnshire Wolds with fantastic views of nearby meadows and woodlands as well as private coarse fishing lakes on site.

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

Price range from £420 to £665 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 25 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01507 533555 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beesoni Rural Retreat, Castlemorton, Worcestershire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Worcester and the Wye Valley.

Charming and very comfortable 4 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion set next to farmlands and fields near to Castlemorton, within easy reach of the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £632 to £1718 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 August 2015 to 07 August 2015; from 07 September 2015 to 10 September 2015; from 02 November 2015 to 20 November 2015;

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

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