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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The Barn at Redcliffe Farm, Cheddar, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, The West Country.

Delightful two bedroom country cottage nestled in a secure garden ideal for children to safely play, just outside of the village of Cheddar, this could be an ideal base for visiting some of the West Country's top attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, the Mendip Hills and Bath.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 23 September 2014 to 27 October 2014; from 31 October 2014 to 01 November 2014; from 01 March 2015 to 30 May 2015;

phone 01934 744772 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Cote, Old Newton, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Cosy and romantic luxurious cottage nestled in a two acre wildflower meadow and surrounded by farmland and undulating countryside, pet friendly with itís own private and enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £592 to £1132 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Oak Cottage, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage with exposed wooden beams and private garden, situated close to the centre of Wallingford near Oxford.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01491 836 200 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cartlodge Higham, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Beautiful 3 bedroom rural retreat, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with a fantastic setting on a country estate with some 15 acres of parklands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 September 2014 to 24 September 2014; from 28 September 2014 to 03 October 2014;

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sunnybank, Hemyock, Blackdown Hills, Hemyock, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality holiday cottage with hot tub, games room and valley views, sleeping 8 in a glorious setting in the Blackdown Hills in Devon.

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

Price range from £710 to £1320 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 September 2014 to 23 September 2014; from 25 September 2014 to 03 October 2014; from 06 October 2014 to 10 October 2014;

phone 01823 681018 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Milking Parlour, Wells, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

With a gold award, a 4 star rating and views over the Mendip Hills and open countryside, the Old Milking Parlour has plenty to recommend it.

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

Price range from £395 to £745 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 September 2014 to 04 October 2014; from 02 November 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 24 December 2014;

phone 01749 841401 emailClick here to email owner more info >

302 Over Lane Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District , Belper Lane End, Derbyshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Delight in a double water bed and jacuzzi bath at this fabulous pet friendly holiday cottage with pretty garden, on the outskirts of Belper, just a short drive to 700 acre Shipley Country Park, and 19 miles to the unequalled Grand Cascade at Chatsworth House & Gardens, in the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £359 to £755 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 08 October 2014 to 11 October 2014; from 08 November 2014 to 05 December 2014; from 08 December 2014 to 19 December 2014;

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

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A traditional character cottage dating back to the 18th century with 4 star rated accommodation and private gardens in a rural location.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 21 September 2014 to 27 September 2014; from 04 October 2014 to 20 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 11 April 2015;

phone + 44(0)1380 888211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ferry View Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Pretty 2 bedroom family and pet-friendly holiday cottage situated in picturesque Bowness on Windermere, an excellent base for discovering the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £330 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 05 October 2014 to 11 October 2014; from 14 October 2014 to 18 October 2014; from 03 November 2014 to 14 November 2014;

phone 01773716699 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Bank, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

3 bedroom Self catering apartment, South Hams.

Charming apartment with garden views set within Devon country estate benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, games room and tennis courts.

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

Price range from £500 to £1300 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01892 532328 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Toad Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Charming holiday cottage dating back to the 19th century, nestled by woodlands and stunning shared landscaped gardens with the additional benefit of access to superior leisure facilities for all age groups on the Cannington Grange Country Estate.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within gardens), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £722 to £1730 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 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 29 September 2014 to 04 October 2014; from 10 October 2014 to 25 October 2014;

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

Donative Holiday Cottages, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Shires.

Two fabulous 4 star rated barn conversions set on a working farm in rural Staffordshire, near Drayton Manor, perfect for families with children.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £480 to £580 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01827 899849 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham, Northumberland, England

12 bedroom Log Cabin Complex, North England.

Collection of 4 wooden clad holiday lodges, each with 3 bedrooms, located in a rural setting within the stunning scenery of Northumberland's National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £375 to £2088 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 21 September 2014 to 22 December 2014;

phone 01434 220272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hoste Barn, Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Norfolk Broads.

Beautifully restored holiday barn conversion with a 50ft vaulted timber framed roof and high quality interior, both dog and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £710 to £1034 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 Star Gold Award ETB)

phone 01692 538 224 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Grove Cottages, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

8 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia - Constable Country.

The Grove Cottages offer a fine collection of romantic retreats, rural country cottages, luxurious cottages and historical cottages in Suffolk and Essex, most of their properties are dog-friendly and ideal for those with pets.

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

Price range from £306 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

14 Church Street Family Cottage, East Anglia , Alwalton, Cambridgeshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Lovely semi-detached 3 bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with large garden, conveniently close to Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham and within reach of Rutland Water Nature Reserve for day trips.

Price range from £405 to £991 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 24 October 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 21 November 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 29 December 2014 to 16 January 2015;

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

Bookilber Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northern England.

Located next to stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside, this 6 bedroom barn conversion offers high quality accommodation in a fantastic rural setting.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1200 to £2645 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

The Old Forge, Boxford, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Located in a small picturesque village, this cosy and compact romantic cottage is the perfect getaway to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and the nearby medieval hamlets and villages.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £306 to £489 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Beacon Hill Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, north England.

Beacon Hill Farm Cottages are an award winning collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with inspirational views of woodlands and the Cheviot Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool, gym and other excellent onsite sports facilities), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £210 to £1555 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1670 780 900 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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