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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Great Oak Park, Guildford, Surrey, England

8 bedroom Mansion, Home Counties.

Beautiful country house with tranquil lawned gardens, hot tub, tennis court, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and own dance studio, with pretty much everything you could ever wish for in a country holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Close to house with fencing), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07941326120 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, West Country.

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

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

Price range from £560 to £1460 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 13 April 2015 to 23 May 2015;
Late availability: from 13 April 2015 to 23 May 2015;

phone 01761 232 771 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £715 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 05 May 2015 to 08 May 2015; from 11 May 2015 to 15 May 2015;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Dorset.

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £360 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 02 May 2015 to 23 May 2015;
Late availability: from 11 April 2015 to 17 April 2015;

phone +44(0)1305 760 120 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 01 April 2015 to 02 April 2015; from 19 June 2015 to 22 June 2015; from 29 June 2015 to 18 July 2015;

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

The Pump House, Wantage, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North Wessex Downs.

Located within the North Wessex Downs AONB on a farm in the Berkshire Downs, this lovely rural retreat is perfect for romantic breaks and is nestled amongst tranquil countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £550 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 01488 638225 emailClick here to email owner more info >

White Rose Holiday Cottages, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Bungalows, North Yorkshire Moors and coast.

High quality holiday cottages in the Whitby area of North Yorkshire, close to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and beautiful coastline.

Price range from £325 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01947 810763 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lake View Holiday Barn, Crediton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Converted Barn, West Country.

With a lake view as well as stunning countryside views out to Dartmoor National Park, this 3 bedroom barn conversion features a modern interior and is conveniently located for the Tarka Trail, visiting Exeter and exploring this gorgeous area of rural Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £312 to £773 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Usherwoods Barn, Tatham, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Spacious family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday barn with wonderful countryside views out to the Three Peaks, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £417 to £1488 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Low Shipley Barn, Barnard Castle, Durham, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Escape to the country with a stay at this pretty stone-built cottage, with 2 bedrooms this property sleeps up to 4 plus 1 dog and features superb views over farmlands and pastures and is less than 10 minutes drive from Barnard Castle.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £286 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Badger Set - Fields End Water, March, Cambridgeshire, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

Luxurious dog-friendly holiday lodge with private outdoor hot tub set by fishing lakes in glorious Cambridgeshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £320 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 06 April 2015 to 10 April 2015; from 20 April 2015 to 01 May 2015;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Stylish and cosy 2 bedroom holiday cottage with character and quirky features in abundance including a stunning inglenook fireplace and reclaimed wooden floors with views over the lovely orchard and surrounding unspoilt countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £478 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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

Lavender Cottage, Southwold, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Comfortable two bedroom holiday cottage with secluded garden to the rear, situated in the popular Suffolk seaside resort of Southwold.

Price range from £370 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 10 April 2015 to 11 April 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015; from 27 June 2015 to 01 August 2015;

phone 07711 526252 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Popples at Colmer, Modbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Two bedroom dog-friendly and family-friendly holiday cottage located on the Colmer Estate in Devon, benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, fishing lake and gardens with children's play area, ideal for family holidays.

Special features: pool (In grounds), tennis court.

Price range from £220 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 April 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 07 August 2015 to 21 August 2015;

phone Email via website emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rural Farmstay Apartment, Axminster, Devon, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, West Country.

Barn conversion holiday home with exposed stone walls located on a small development of luxury holiday homes on what was originally a dairy farm in East Devon, these holiday homes are surrounded by glorious countryside.

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

Price range from £680.00 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 March 2015 to 08 May 2015; from 10 May 2015 to 05 June 2015; from 07 June 2015 to 12 June 2015;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of itís original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1350 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mel House Cottages, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Bungalow, Northern England.

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In Leisure Suite on-site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £288 to £960 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01751 475396 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Partridge Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Three bedroom high quality cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with the added benefit of access to a shared tennis court and children's play area, conveniently located for discovering the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.

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

Price range from £845 to £1200 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 05 April 2015 to 10 April 2015; from 17 April 2015 to 21 May 2015; from 01 June 2015 to 14 August 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hollyhocks, Modbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality holiday apartment within a large country house sleeping 6, set within shared grounds of 25 acres with gardens and woodlands along with excellent shared leisure facilities of a tennis court, fishing lake, indoor swimming pool and outdoor pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (on site), tennis court.

Price range from £475 to £950.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01892-724875 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallows Nest, Luppitt, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Stylish high quality 5 star rated barn conversion with a luxurious interior, ideal for a rural retreat break, close to Honiton and Axminster and just 30 minutes drive from the Jurassic Coast, sorry no pets.

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

Price range from £420 to £875 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 March 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 22 May 2015 to 07 August 2015;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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