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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Courtyard Barn, Horsington, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Somerset/Dorset Borders.

Charming 3 bedroom barn conversion with fenced private garden and stunning farmland views, just half an hour's drive from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of Bath, Glastonbury, Longleat Safari Park and the Mendip Hills.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 26 September 2016 to 17 October 2016;
Late availability: from 26 September 2016 to 17 October 2016;

phone 01963 371329 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spen Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

Searching for an idyllic rural retreat with a stylish interior which is well located for exploring both the greenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so this large 5 bedroom stone-built cottage could be perfect, set by a wooded valley and with beautifully styled accommodation this holiday barn sleeps up to 10 people plus 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £801 to £1855 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 October 2016 to 04 October 2016; from 11 November 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 01 January 2017 to 26 May 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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 02 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 16 September 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 25 November 2016;

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

Talehay Cottages, Looe, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

A collection of 4 star rated country holiday cottages surrounded by stunning countryside close to the Eden Project and conveniently close to Looe and the Cornish coast which is easily accessible for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £210 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 24 August 2016 to 27 August 2016;

phone 01503 220 252 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 £2000 to £3450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 25 August 2016 to 26 August 2016; from 29 August 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beaver Den - Fields End Water, March, Cambridgeshire, England

1 bedroom log cabin, East Anglia.

Luxury self-catering wooden lodge, beautifully furnished with wood burner located on a 5 star adults only holiday park with tranquil lakes and natural surroundings, the perfect spot for enthusiastic anglers.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £250 to £780 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 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 30 September 2016 to 03 October 2016;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Clouds Hill Holiday Home with Gym and Pool, Almondbury, Yorkshire, England

5 bedroom Modern Country House, Yorkshire Dales - Bronte Country.

Fabulous large holiday house with 5 bedrooms, ideal for large groups of friends or family, complete with stylish interior plus an indoor heated swimming pool and gym for relaxing holidays near the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £1085 to £2662 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 12 September 2016 to 17 September 2016; from 08 November 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016;

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

Holly Tree House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Big Cottage, Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With wonderful views over the River Wye, a superb location in the Wye Valley, spacious stylish accommodation and a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, this 9 bedroom country house has to be one of the best places for large groups of friends or family to holiday altogether close to Ross on Wye.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2400 to £3450 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01600 772929 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Orchard, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Thatched Country Cottage, The Cotswolds.

Escape for a special holiday to this quintessentially English thatched country cottage in beautiful Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £665 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01386 841 714 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 >

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

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South Coast of England.

Luxurious family-friendly holiday lodges in East Sussex, many featuring private hot tubs, 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 (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

Crop Vale Lodge near the Malvern Hills and Cotswold Hills, Pershore, Worcestershire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Malvern Hills and Cotswold Hills.

Fantastic 2 bedroom holiday lodge with lush countryside views and a stylish, light and airy interior, this idyllic wooden cabin is situated on a farm and is within easy reach of the Cotswolds for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £402 to £706 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 24 September 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 15 October 2016; from 18 October 2016 to 04 November 2016;

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

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 August 2016 to 27 August 2016; from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 04 September 2016 to 09 September 2016;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Granary Court, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

11 bedroom Barn Conversion, Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands.

Large group accommodation with special celebration room plus games room and use of owner's hot tub, hen parties and stag parties welcome.

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

Price range from £375 to £4100 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 26 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44(0)1283 820 917 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Attractive light and bright 1 bedroom holiday apartment with one romantic bedroom with a king-size bed, situated close to Exmoor National Park.

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)


Next availability: from 13 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 24 September 2016; from 08 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;

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

Le Muy, Gedney, Lincolnshire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Lincolnshire Fens.

Lovely rural retreat with one double bedroom, sleeps 2 but an additional bed can be provided to sleep 3 if required, with farmland views, this holiday cottage enjoys a tranquil location in the Lincolnshire Fens close to the village of Gedney and offers disabled accessible features such as light switches at lower levels and widened doorways for easy access.

Price range from £315 to £315 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01406363764 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £230 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 August 2016 to 30 August 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 04 September 2016; from 29 September 2016 to 02 October 2016;

phone 01904 448933 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stable at Jaxons Farm, Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Cotswolds/Severn Vale.

Conveniently situated for visiting both the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds, this charming 2 bedroom barn conversion is a real rural retreat, situated on a small working farm in Gloucestershire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £581 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 27 August 2016 to 03 September 2016;

phone 01452-740969 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy Cottage (Cotswolds), Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Comfortable stone-built Cotswold Cottage with one bedroom and its own walled herb garden, situated in the village of Churchill in Oxfordshire.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £295 to £365 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 03 September 2016 to 10 September 2016; from 24 September 2016 to 01 October 2016;

phone 01608 658278 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coombe Barn Holiday Cottages, Bath, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

A collection of comfortable barn conversions with wonderful views towards the nearby countryside and rolling hills situated on a working sheep farm in the West Country.

Price range from £290 to £380 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 August 2016 to 23 September 2016;

phone 01225 448 757 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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