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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Milking Parlour Country Retreat, Westhope , Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Brick-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Welcoming and charming large holiday house located on a working farm near to Church Stretton, with exposed wooden beams and quality accommodation throughout plus a hot tub outside, this is a great place to relax and de-stress with up to 11 friends or family, shared facilities on site include a gym and games room with table tennis and board games.

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

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Herb Farm Holiday House, Eardisley, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Country House, Herefordshire and Wye Valley.

Situated on an organic herb farm in a secluded and peaceful location, this lovely rural retreat sleeps up to five, is pet-friendly with a wood-burner and has a private garden to the side of the property.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £675 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 July 2015 to 31 July 2015; from 15 August 2015 to 28 December 2015; from 04 January 2016 to 26 May 2016;

phone 01497 820749 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, West Country.

Luxurious Devon holiday treehouse with superb woodland and lake views and a superb modern interior, complete with luxury hot tub, elevated deck and private fishing lake, new and available from April 2015.

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

Price range from £995 to £2295 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 05 September 2015 to 12 September 2015; from 03 October 2015 to 10 October 2015; from 10 October 2015 to 17 October 2015;

phone 01752 216645 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Secluded Brambles, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion Apartment, Cotswolds.

Idyllic, 'get away from it all' romantic retreat in a secluded forest setting, this detached stone barn loft conversion is accessed by its own stone staircase which leads to a large wooden balcony and features a luxurious sitting room with woodburner and forest views.

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

Price range from £499 to £823 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)


Next availability: from 06 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 21 July 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 28 July 2015 to 02 August 2015;

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hideaways Blue Anchor, Blue Anchor, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Chalet Bungalow, West Country.

Two bedroom holiday bungalow located next to a tranquil woodland only around one mile from Blue Anchor with its lovely beach, conveniently close to Minehead and just a few miles away from Exmoor National Park.

Price range from £295 to £540 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 August 2015 to 04 September 2015; from 25 September 2015 to 09 October 2015; from 10 October 2015 to 22 October 2015;

phone 01984 640 365 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Stables Holiday Barn, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset and Somerset - Dorset.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with modern interior, situated within a small development on a working farm, ideal for rural retreat breaks and within reach of the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £360 to £899 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

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

6 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Nestled on a Cotswold Country Estate, just 20 minutes drive from Oxford, the Cotswold Manor Grange has 6 bedrooms and with a hot tub is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay, ideal for special celebrations, family breaks, weekend breaks, hen parties and stag parties.

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

Price range from £4000 to £8000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 06 July 2015 to 10 July 2015; from 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 20 July 2015 to 24 July 2015;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cowslip Romantic Retreat, Sleights, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom , North York Moors and Coast.

Couple’s cottage with attractive interior and lovely views out over the Esk Valley, this pet-friendly property is conveniently close to Whitby and the Yorkshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £347 to £559 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

The Forge, Lydbury North, Shropshire, England

1 bedroom Bungalow, Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Escape for a relaxing holiday in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the Forge, a charming sleeps 4 cottage (one king-size bedroom and one double sofa bed in the lounge) that is ideal for a romantic break or small family holiday, situated close to Bishop’s Castle in an excellent area for walking, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching and fishing.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01588 680511 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 >

The Tack Room, Upton upon severn, Worcestershire, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Heart of England.

Delightful 2 bedroom dog-friendly rural retreat situated within a small complex of holiday cottages, close to Upton upon Severn and benefiting from shared access to fantastic leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxation area and games room complete with darts, pool table and table tennis.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool on site with jets and jacuzzi is shared with two other holiday cottages.), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £337 to £612 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 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 10 July 2015 to 17 July 2015;

phone 01409253093 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Southwood House, Wick, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Absolutely charming one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with impressive vaulted ceilings and lovely views of the surrounding countryside, ideal for romantic breaks but can accommodate three in total with the sofa bed.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01179 372 649 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Heywood Holidays - Ashe Cottage, Westbury near Bath, Wiltshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This 4 star rated holiday cottage is a gold award winner and with exposed wooden beams and an outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy in the summer months, as well as a position in a rural hamlet just 20 minutes drive from Bath, there is lots to recommend Ashe Cottage.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Garden), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £995 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 17 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 July 2015 to 10 July 2015; from 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 20 July 2015 to 24 July 2015;

phone 01225 868393 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)

phone 01778590596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cottages at Higher Tregidden, Helston, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lizard Peninsula.

Two picture-perfect 3 bedroom country cottages with a secluded valley location on Cornwall's highly rated Lizard Peninsula, dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Price range from £285 to £810 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 07966 832 318 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 08 July 2015 to 12 July 2015; from 15 July 2015 to 17 July 2015; from 08 August 2015 to 11 August 2015;

phone 01258817022 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, The West Country.

A gold award winning holiday home in the Somerset countryside with beautiful gardens and playing fields, sleeps up to 16.

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

Price range from £2300 to £5350 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 20 July 2015 to 23 July 2015; from 24 July 2015 to 31 July 2015; from 24 July 2015 to 27 July 2015;
Late availability: from 19 July 2015 to 30 July 2015;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Little Quebb Cottages, Eardisley, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Shires.

Located on a tranquil rural smallholding in Herefordshire, this holiday cottage is 4 star rated and gold award winning and with wooden beams and luxurious accommodation offers plenty of country charm.

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

Price range from £525 to £630 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 July 2015 to 13 July 2015; from 03 August 2015 to 07 August 2015; from 11 August 2015 to 14 August 2015;

phone 01544 327 121 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rookery Lodge, Colchester, Essex, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Constable Country East Anglia.

Charming 3 bedroom country cottage located in half an acre of gardens on an arable farm conveniently close to Dedham, Colchester and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £295 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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