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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Oakleys, Foxearth, Long Melford, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Luxurious Historic Cottage, visits to historical re-enactments and ancient halls and manor houses.

Luxurious and romantic cottage oozing character and charm situated in a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Suffolk countryside with a pretty enclosed garden leading to an orchard and wonderful private sauna.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £624 to £1031 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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

Trevase Granary, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Choose from two award winning 5 star rated luxury barn conversions, each sleeping up to 18 guests, close to the Wye Valley and the Malvern Hills offering stunning countryside views, a private garden, games room and hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £1500 to £4750 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01989 730210 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ramscombe, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

Impressive 5 star luxury holiday lodge sleeping 14 nestled in Somersetís most dramatic valley surrounded by gorgeous scenery with itís own indoor heated swimming pool and games area.

Special features: pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool), games room.

Price range from £1600 to £4100 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Acorn Retreat, Brayford, Devon, England

1 bedroom Apartment, .

Acorn Retreat is a high quality rural holiday apartment set in lush grounds with extensive gardens, lakes and ponds close to Exmoor National Park, perfect for relaxing.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 September 2014 to 29 September 2014;

phone 01598710238 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Loft Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Self-Catering Apartment, Peak District Midlands.

The Loft is a rural retreat holiday apartment close to the outstanding countryside of the Peak District National Park which is both suitable for families and pet friendly.

Price range from £236 to £448 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 03 September 2014 to 06 September 2014; from 20 September 2014 to 27 September 2014; from 04 October 2014 to 18 October 2014;

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

The Coach House, Earlswood, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Beautiful 2 bedroom rural retreat with wooden beams, own garden and ample rustic charm in a great location for discovering Warwick and Shakespeare's Country close by.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £420 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 September 2014 to 01 October 2014;

phone 01564 700042 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kingfisher Lodge, Wroxham, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Chalet, 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 >

Ship Cottage, Bridport, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The Jurassic Coast.

Very special holiday cottage with an outstanding location and fantastic sea views right by the pebble beach at Chesil Bank in Dorset.

Price range from £600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bagenham Farm Cottages, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

Two dog-friendly country cottages located on a farm in the beautiful Somerset Levels close to the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, these cottages benefit from access to a shared outdoor swimming pool (open in the summer months) and are in an excellent location for wildlife watching and visiting Exmoor Naitonal Park.

Price range from £230 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 018 2369 8166 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mendham Mill - the house over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Norfolk Suffolk border .

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of Englandís most historic watermills, these four award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

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

Price range from £400 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01379 855 282 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Allercott Cottages, Glastonbury, 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 £180 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 27 September 2014 to 01 November 2014;
Late availability: from 27 September 2014 to 27 November 2014;

phone 01984656262 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dons Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

A special romantic hideaway for two found on the Grove Farm estate with orchard garden views and a wood-burning stove.

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

Price range from £399 to £639 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 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Holemoor Stables, Chard, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, South West of England.

Luxurious and very spacious large holiday house with a contemporary feel, only 25 minutes away from the stunning Jurassic Coast with private indoor pool, games room and magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool ), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1995 to £5225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Cartmel, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Cosy and comfortable one bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage situated close to Cartmel and the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 03 October 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 29 December 2014 to 22 May 2015; from 29 May 2015 to 17 July 2015;

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

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £715 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 September 2014 to 10 November 2014; from 14 November 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 05 December 2014 to 30 December 2014;

phone 01308 424118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bleng Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Gosforth, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Farmstay Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Three bedroom farm-stay holiday home which is part of an 18th century farmhouse situated within the Lake District National Park close to Eskdale with farmland walks from the doorstep and bike trails available nearby.

Price range from £317 to £711 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (2)


Next availability: from 04 October 2014 to 25 October 2014;

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

Exclusive Plus Dream Lodge - Blossom Hill Park, Dunkeswell, Devon, England

2 bedroom lodge, West Country.

Luxurious holiday lodges on a holiday park in rural Devon close to the Blackdown Hills, family-friendly and close to Devon's beautiful coastline, choose from a holiday lodge with a hot tub, sauna or roof terrace to make your holiday extra special.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £335 to £1328 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0844 414 8080 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


Next availability: from 03 September 2014 to 17 October 2014; from 21 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 02 November 2014 to 22 December 2014;

phone 01984 640561 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, The West Country.

A gold award winning holiday home in the Somerset countryside with beautiful gardens and playing fields, sleeps up to 16.

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

Price range from £2640 to £3808 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 September 2014 to 12 September 2014; from 15 September 2014 to 03 October 2014; from 06 October 2014 to 10 October 2014;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brathay Self-catering Apartment for 4, Cumbria & The Lake District, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Good quality one bedroom holiday apartment in the Lake District town of Ambleside located within the Lakelands complex and benefiting from shared use of a swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Special features: pool (), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £343 to £663 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 September 2014 to 27 September 2014; from 03 October 2014 to 10 October 2014; from 17 October 2014 to 24 October 2014;

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

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