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 Hall with Hot-Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

9 bedroom Grade II Listed, Home Counties.

Cotswold Manor Hall is set on the 70 acre Cotswold Manor Country Estate, just 20 minutes drive from Oxford and an hour's drive from London, this 9 bedroom holiday home is a great place for groups, large families, stag parties or hen parties and with a hot tub is ideal for relaxing and enjoying good times together in the tranquil Cotswold countryside.

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

Price range from £5800 to £6700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 15 February 2016 to 19 February 2016; from 21 February 2016 to 26 February 2016;

phone 01296 482014 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Carp Cottage for fishing holidays, Doddington, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Nottinghamshire.

Escape for a chilled out holiday at Carp Cottage, situated conveniently close to several fishing lakes and part of a small collection of three welcoming holiday cottages on a working farm, with a swimming pool on site, this is a great place to relax and enjoy a spot of fishing.

Special features: pool (There is a swimming pool that is shared by guests in all three of our fishing cottages).

Price range from £289.00 to £598.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01522 703406 emailClick here to email owner more info >

New Hall Farmhouse , Wolsingham, Durham, England

11 bedroom Farmstay, North England.

Stunning holiday farmhouse with ample rustic charm with features such as wooden beams, stone walls and high ceilings in some rooms along with a large enclosed private garden, located on a farm close to Hamsterley Forest and conveniently located for discovering the Pennine Hills on days out.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £495 to £2800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 October 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016; from 21 November 2016 to 14 December 2016;

phone 01388 527247 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Coach House, Chalford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Dog-friendly holiday cottage in the Cotswolds sleeping 4-6 in 2 bedrooms with access to owner's outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.

Special features: pool (Pool shared with owners and located within grounds.), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £280 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01453 883147 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450.00 to £695.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 February 2016 to 11 February 2016; from 15 February 2016 to 02 April 2016; from 09 April 2016 to 16 April 2016;

phone 01947228248 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hoath Country House, Chiddingstone, Kent, England

7 bedroom Medieval Manor House, South of England.

Searching for an impressive historical country house in Kent? If so this 7 bedroom manor house could be perfect for your party, special event or special holiday, with a games room with snooker table and grand piano plus beautifully presented extensive gardens with tennis courts, this is a great place for large groups of up to 26 friends or family to holiday altogether.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1595 to £3995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 26 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 10 March 2016 to 11 March 2016; from 18 March 2016 to 19 March 2016;

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

Owl Barn, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Idyllic barn conversion which benefits from a number of stunning features such as vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and also has a large garden where you can enjoy fantastic countryside views, nestled deep in the Herefordshire countryside yet only 5 mile from Leominster.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1100 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 08 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 22 February 2016 to 04 March 2016; from 07 March 2016 to 11 March 2016;

phone 01885 400 328 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 >

Cocketts, Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Country House, Heart of Suffolk.

Escape to the country in style with a stay at Cocketts in the heart of tranquil and beautiful Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £540 to £1140 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 12 February 2016 to 15 February 2016;

phone 01449 766498 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 £300 to £300 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 >

Kitty's Loft Self-catering Cottage, Godshill, South Coast , Godshill, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

This delightful self-catering coastal cottage is set in an idyllic location at the foot of St Catherine's Down on the Isle of Wight.

Price range from £301 to £759 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 February 2016 to 13 February 2016; from 20 February 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 18 June 2016 to 25 June 2016;

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

Silverdale Dogs-Welcome Log Cabin, Cumbria & The Lake District , South Lakeland Leisure Village, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Feel close to nature with a stay in this stylish, dog friendly, log cabin which has an open plan layout, decked area, lawn garden, as well as shared use of an indoor pool, gym and steam room, conveniently located for visiting the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales and just 2 miles from Carnforth and 19th-century Leighton Hall with acre upon acre of gardens and unique gravel maze.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £327 to £691 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 19 March 2016 to 09 April 2016; from 16 April 2016 to 14 May 2016; from 16 May 2016 to 28 May 2016;

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

Swallow's Orchard, West Bradley, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A unique and contemporary detached holiday home nestled next to an old apple orchard with a truly tranquil setting in Somerset amidst nature and countryside with a private hot tub and shared use of an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared Spa with; Indoor pool, sauna, hot tub (as well as private hot tub at properties), gym, relaxation room, 4 treatment rooms (therapies available to book), separate male & female changing rooms. ), outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1150 to £2450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 08 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 21 February 2016 to 22 February 2016; from 28 February 2016 to 04 March 2016;

phone 01935 840964 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 07 February 2016 to 20 May 2016;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Nethergill FarmStay, Oughtershaw, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Rural Farmstay, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Looking for a luxurious rural retreat that is pet-friendly and sleeps 4 in the Yorkshire Dales? This charming 2 bedroom cottage with its countryside location in an area rich in wildlife close to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park could be perfect for a small family or up to 4 friends.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £392 to £684 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 17 February 2016 to 26 February 2016; from 29 February 2016 to 25 March 2016; from 08 April 2016 to 15 April 2016;

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

Callow Timber Lodge, Beaconsfield holiday park, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Heart of England.

This superb high quality adults-only lodge with its very comfortable luxurious interior and private hot tub is a great place to relax and enjoy a break in Shropshire, situated on a holiday park close to Shrewsbury the excellent shared facilities on site include an indoor swimming pool and steam room.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £480 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 15 February 2016 to 27 February 2016; from 12 March 2016 to 26 March 2016;

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

Dragon Hill Barn, Near the Peak District National Park, Brassington, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

Lovely 2 bedroom stone-built barn conversion with a good quality interior and a location in a pretty little village close to Matlock and the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £187 to £435 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 20 February 2016 to 25 February 2016; from 06 March 2016 to 12 March 2016; from 19 March 2016 to 26 March 2016;

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

Moonstone Cottage, Beal, Northumberland, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Coastal Northumberland.

Stay in a luxurious 4 star self-catering cottage close to the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the tranquil Budle Bay, Bamburgh.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £525 to £1625 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 07889 409050 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kingfisher Lodge, Wroxham, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Riverside Holiday Lodge, East Anglia.

Lovely three bedroom holiday chalet in Norfolk right by the waterside with verandah, garden, river views and own dinghy.

Price range from £420 to £945 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone +44(0)1603782309 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lower Hook Hill, Watchet, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Fabulous large holiday cottage with stunning interior, games room for fun times, hot tub for relaxing, garden for chilling out and eating al-fresco, as well as a lovely setting nestled in a valley by the Brendon Hills, this holiday home is both dog-friendly and family-friendly.

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

Price range from £1000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01984 640561 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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