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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Welcombe Cottage, Welcombe, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

With it's views to the sea from many rooms, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Welcombe Cottage sleeping 18 is a property that offers our guests an opportunity to gather in a very special place for a truly memorable cottage holiday.

Special features: free internet access, pool (in garden), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1400 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01237 475118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Lodges, East Anglia.

A select development of 5 star log cabins for adults only, each with private outdoor hot tub and verandah with a tranquil location by fishing lakes.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £645 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01359 258 444 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cannington Grange, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

20 bedroom Country Estate with Apartments and Cottages, West Country.

Grand country house divided in to high quality apartments and holiday cottages offering excellent shared leisure facilities and a setting amongst private woodland and gardens.

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

Price range from £200 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 44 people in 20 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lakeside Yurt Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cotswolds , Beckford, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Yurt, Heart of England.

Ever stayed in a Yurt? Here is the opportunity to experience a stay in a unique self-catering yurt for two people beside a fishing lake in Beckford in a good location for sightseeing in the Cotswolds and Worcestershire; one pet dog is also welcome.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £230 to £410 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England

15 bedroom Cottages - Barn Conversions, Heart of England.

A collection of six beautiful barn conversions, located by a stunning lake set in the tranquil Staffordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £200 to £990 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01889 500 234 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Flossy Brook, Chard, Somerset, England

5 bedroom cottage, West Country.

Stunning holiday lodge close to the magnificent Jurassic Coast that sleeps up to 18 with private indoor heated pool and panoramic views of the stunning English countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Integral private indoor heated pool), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1500 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, East Anglia, Glinton, Cambridgeshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Idyllic one bedroom barn conversion with wooden beams and private garden, perfect for romantic breaks but can sleep up to 4, discover the sights at Rutland Water nature reserve, Stamford and Spalding on days out.

Price range from £208 to £408 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Tranmire Country Cottage, Lastingham, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, North York Moors National Park.

Homely and well-presented 3 bedroom family-friendly holiday home in the village of Lastingham in the North York Moors National Park, with lovely character touches such as original feature fireplaces and sash windows, this is a charming, good value place to stay which is conveniently close to North Riding Forest Park and Kirkbymoorside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £339 to £777 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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 >

Callow Timber Lodge, Beaconsfield holiday park, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Heart of England.

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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

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

The Shed, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Midlands.

Scandinavian style log cabin with a large open plan lounge, private patio and garden area, situated in a small village close to the owner's B&B and surrounded by beautiful Lincolnshire countryside on the edge of the gorgeous Lincolnshire Wolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £340 to £550 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 04 May 2015 to 09 May 2015; from 25 May 2015 to 04 June 2015; from 07 June 2015 to 27 August 2015;

phone 01673 857927 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Routster Farm Cottage, Settle, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Bungalow, Yorkshire Dales.

Welcoming 2 bedroom farmstay with modern stylish interior and fabulous countryside views, very close to Settle and the amazing landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £344 to £644 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Number 2 Sunnyside, Portscatho, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Pretty 3 bedroom Cornish holiday cottage located close to the beach in the picturesque fishing village of Portscatho on the North Cornwall Coast.

Price range from £260 to £815 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01453885223 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elm Tree & Granary Cottages, Minsmere Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Bungalow, East Anglia.

These two comfortable holiday cottages are nestled in a scenic Suffolk valley amongst woodlands and pastures close to Minsmere Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01728 833447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Allercott Cottages, Dunster, Somerset, England

2 bedroom self catering Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Two delightful stone-built cottages located on a friendly working farm in Exmoor National Park, boasting valley and garden views and perfectly situated for discovering the best of Exmoor, both cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £195 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 09 May 2015; from 23 June 2015 to 28 June 2015; from 01 July 2015 to 25 July 2015;

phone 01984656262 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill House Holiday Cottages, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, East Midlands.

Collection of three comfortable holiday cottages nestled in lovely rural Leicestershire by meadows, fields and pastures, short break bookings welcome all year round and all cottages are very dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1476 870 797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rush Family-Holiday House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

8 bedroom Large House, South of England - Isle of Wight.

Large 8 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday home with spacious accommodation, ideal for groups of up to 20 friends or family, offering fantastic leisure facilities including a gym and outdoor hot tub, on the outskirts of Shanklin, pet-friendly property.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2294 to £4343 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Garden Cottage, Kirk ireton, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Peak District.

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Price range from £310 to £533 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Swift Stables, Mowsley, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Midlands.

Escape for a rural retreat break at this picture-perfect family-friendly 3 bedroom holiday lodge, nestled by unspoilt Leicestershire countryside close to Market Harborough, this is excellent walking country and some fantastic attractions for days out include Leicesterís National Space Centre not too far away and further afield Warwick is within an hourís drive.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £500 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07771 726553 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Burton Grove Lodge, Swindon, Wiltshire, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, Close to the Cotswolds.

Escape to this lovely country cottage for two, situated in rural Wiltshire, this romantic retreat offers luxurious accommodation and is perfect for a couple with one romantic bedroom and is located conveniently 5 miles from Swindon and within easy reach of the Cotswolds AONB and the North Wessex Downs.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £530 to £740 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07557732145 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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