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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Saxtead near Framlingham luxury log cabins, Saxtead, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Log Cabins, East Anglia.

Treat yourself and book a stay in a high quality 2 bedroom holiday lodge at Windmill Lodges, each lodge is complete with its own private hot tub, lake views and access to a shared swimming pool in season for a truly relaxing holiday in Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The covered outdoor swimming pool is for use from Easter until the end of October), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £568 to £1073 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 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 08 July 2016 to 15 July 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 16 September 2016;

phone 01728 685338 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Windmill Lodges, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Self- Catering Log Cabins, Suffolk Countryside.

Collection of 4 star rated log cabins in rural Suffolk, ideal for a relaxing self-catering holiday, each lodge features its own private hot tub and the lodges are located around a tranquil lake.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £285 to £825 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01728 685338 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mia Casa Holiday Chalet, West Country, Dawlish Warren, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Offering good value family-friendly accommodation, this welcoming 2 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home is a great place to stay, all of the family will enjoy splashing around in the shared pool, the on-site Jacuzzi is great for relaxing and the local blue flag award winning beach is just a short walk away, who could wish for more?.

Special features: pool (Shared heated indoor swimming pool on site.).

Price range from £261 to £724 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (2)

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

Gressingham Lodge, South lakeland leisure village, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Self-Catering Lodge, Near the Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale AONB.

Modern and stylish log cabin set very close to the lake at South Lakeland Leisure Village in Lancashire, pet-friendly, this 3 bedroom holiday lodge is a great place for all of the family with leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, steam room and gym (extra charges apply), conveniently close to both the Forest of Bowland and the Arnside and Silverdale AONB.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £399 to £867 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 28 April 2017;

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

St Andrews Lodge Dogs-welcome Cottage, East Anglia , Thorpe-On-The-Hill, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Chalet, East midlands.

Three bedroom wooden holiday lodge with an outdoor hot tub in a peaceful location amongst shared grounds with fishing lake and golf course on site for an active break, conveniently close to Lincoln and the attractive riverside of Newark-on-Trent for days out.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £368 to £896 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 16 July 2016 to 23 July 2016; from 06 August 2016 to 13 August 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 17 September 2016;

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

Barn Owl Rural Retreat, Brandsby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North York Moors and Coast.

For a taste of rural bliss in the Howardian Hills, Yorkshire, this 2 bedroom family-friendly holiday barn with its stunning luxurious interior and views out over fields and pastures could be perfect and is situated conveniently near to the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £673 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 15 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 05 November 2016; from 12 November 2016 to 17 December 2016;

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

Palmers, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage complex, North York Moors National Park.

Fantastic holiday home set in a secure garden of half an acre within the North York Moors National Park, where you can look out towards the sea from the garden.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01947 840263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Walnut Arbour, Stoke St. Gregory, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

A luxury six bedroom barn conversion to accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1700 to £4100 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Big self-catering house at Thornleigh, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Midlands.

Lovely six bedroom self-catering house with a fantastic location in the heart of Matlock with the added benefit of a games room and a relaxing hot tub in the garden, ideal for large groups or special celebrations.

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

Price range from £2530 to £2795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 11 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

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Elms Farm Cottages, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

19 bedroom Cottage complex, East Midlands.

Superb collection of 4 and 5 star award winning Lincolnshire cottages in converted barns, all set around a pretty courtyard garden, with quality fittings and furnishings, these level access cottages offer excellent facilities for wheelchair users and are great for groups and familes or a relaxing break for two, pet friendly with over 18 acres of grass paddocks, wild flower meadows and lakes.

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

Price range from £380 to £780 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 38 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01205290840 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luxury School Rooms, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unique Chapel Conversion Holiday Home, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds.

Relax with a break at the Luxury School Rooms, a stunning chic Forest of Dean apartment set within a Chapel Conversion boasting outstanding forest views.

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

Price range from £539 to £842 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Apple Loft & Acanthus Cottage, Wilmcote, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Midlands.

Two delightful 4 star rated holiday homes in Shakespeare's Country which share almost one acre of pretty gardens.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star ETC)

phone 01789 205 889 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)


Late availability: from 23 July 2016 to 20 August 2016;

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

The Stables, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farm Cottage, Lincolnshire Fens.

Gold award winning luxurious 3 bedroom holiday cottage on a family-run working farm within the beautiful Lincolnshire Fens, this property has level-access throughout the inside and there is a level access carpark on site.

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

Price range from £550 to £780 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01205290840 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mount Joy Chapel Family Self-catering, South West England, Chapel, Newquay, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Former Chapel, South West.

Excitingly unique, family friendly chapel conversion with original features set against a contemporary open plan living space, in a tranquil location near Newquay and positioned for easy access to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the fascinating Eden project and Trewithen Garden's inspirational collection.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £515 to £1245 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 29 June 2016 to 30 June 2016;

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

Mill Cottage Braunston, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Midlands.

This lovely cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat with its lovely large round bath and its location within the grounds of a historical windmill just adds to the romance.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £545 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 17 July 2016 to 18 July 2016; from 01 August 2016 to 05 August 2016; from 12 August 2016 to 15 August 2016;

phone 01788220178 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Maris Holiday Cottage, North Yorkshire Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, close to North York Moors National Park.

Escape to the North Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break with a stay in this appealing 4 bedroom dog-friendly cottage, situated within a holiday village just 3 miles from the coastal town of Filey, close to the North York Moors National Park, the facilities on site include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

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

Price range from £422 to £1069 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 09 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 07 October 2016 to 14 October 2016;

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

Large Devonshire Barn with Hot Tub, Axminster, Devon, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Six bedroom Devonshire barn conversion in the Axe Valley with high quality interiors, ideal for large groups, big families or hen parties.

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

Price range from £3600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 03 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 10 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01245 425 718 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)


Next availability: from 30 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 22 July 2016; from 25 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

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

Cowern Pet-Friendly Cottage for 8, Near Bude, South West England, Bradworthy, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Modern spacious holiday home with light and airy interior, close to Tamar Lakes and near to the seaside village of Clovelly and the coastal towns of Bude and Widemouth with their lovely beaches.

Price range from £495 to £1217 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016; from 06 September 2016 to 09 September 2016;

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

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