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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Culmbridge House, Cullompton, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Devon.

Fabulous country house in Englandís West Country, with a large garden, heated indoor swimming pool and games room, ideal for special celebrations and group getaways.

Special features: free internet access, pool (50 yards away exclusive use of private indoor heated pool), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1400 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oakpond Cottages, Briarhill Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, West Midlands.

Choose from two lovely farm cottages at Oakpond Cottages (where there is an indoor hot tub which can be hired) and enjoy a welcome from the resident pheasants at one of these this award winning traditional country cottages located amongst farmlands on a working farm in Shropshire.

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

Price range from £250 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44 (0)1948 890 245 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Winstitchen Farm, Minehead, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Four bedroom secluded holiday farmhouse with fantastic moorland views nestled in the naturally beautiful greenery of Exmoor National Park with the coast easily accessible for day trips.

Price range from £300 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 16 September 2016 to 07 October 2016;

phone 01598 741 289 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 June 2016 to 28 June 2016; from 01 July 2016 to 09 July 2016; from 20 August 2016 to 27 August 2016;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Monmouth, Bath, Somerset, England

4 bedroom TownHouse, .

If you're looking for a stylish luxurious holiday house within the heart of Bath for a break with friends or family, this superb 4 bedroom town house could be a real treat, just minutes from the centre of Bath and close to Bath Thermae Spa, this holiday house has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1750 to £2450 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 08 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 15 May 2016 to 27 May 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard View Dogs-Welcome Cottage, Peak District National Park, Parwich, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Peak District.

Idyllic 4 bedroom English country cottage with exposed wooden beams, wood-burning stove and a very comfortable interior and a pet-friendly policy, also features a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, as well as a superb location within the Peak District National Park.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £492 to £1307 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 14 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 24 September 2016; from 01 October 2016 to 22 October 2016;

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

Weston Farm, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England

5 bedroom Cottages, Shakespeare Country.

Collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages located on a working farm in the Warwickshire countryside close to Stratford upon Avon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £240 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01789 750688 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Parlour Rural Retreat near the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds, Pershore, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Barn, Malvern Hills and Cotswolds.

Good quality 1 bedroom barn conversion with views of the Worcestershire countryside, set on a working farm, this is an ideal place for two people looking to enjoy a rural retreat break conveniently close to the Cotswolds, the super-king size bedroom, warming wood burner and access to an outdoor hot tub help to make this a special place for a relaxing romantic couple's holiday.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £375 to £616 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 20 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 10 June 2016;

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

Meadow Bank, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Two country cottages in the Lakeland village of Elterwater close to the Langdale Valley in the Lake District National Park, family-friendly and comfortably furnished.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 0161 928 6953 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Cottages, South West.

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £275 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01872 261525 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gabriels Place, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Essex border.

A romantic and cosy holiday cottage owned by an award winning architect set in a peaceful rural location surrounded by countryside, pet-friendly and stylishly furnished with a wood burner.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £639 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 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 >

Lakeside Barn, Crediton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn, Devon.

Breathtaking views of the surrounding farmlands and pastures along with stylish accommodation await you at this wonderful 2 bedroom rural retreat, get away from it all and treat yourself to a special holiday in Devon's Ruby Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £285 to £700 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 02 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 17 June 2016 to 24 June 2016; from 22 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

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

Low Moor Holiday Cottages, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage, North East Coast (Yorkshire).

A collection of 5 high quality country cottages nestled by rolling farmlands and countryside within the gorgeous North Yorkshire Moors National Park, 4 star rated and with WiFi internet access, these cottages are wonderful for peaceful rural retreat breaks and are just 5 miles from Scarborough.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £230 to £1280 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 01 May 2016 to 30 May 2016;

phone 01723 871 644 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Cottage, Firbank, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Lake District.

Idyllic romantic cottage for two with luxurious furnishings, situated in a peaceful Cumbrian valley close to the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £575 to £625 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)


Next availability: from 28 May 2016 to 11 June 2016; from 18 June 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 23 July 2016 to 30 July 2016;

phone 01539 621 087 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Cottage - Poachers Hideaway , Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lincolnshire Coast.

Pretty one bedroom rural country cottage located on a working farm in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, 4 star rated with light, bright and airy accommodation and a superking size bed, this cottage is ideal for romantic rural retreat breaks.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £455 to £455 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 16 May 2016 to 30 May 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 17 June 2016;

phone 07342089390 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hillside Chalet, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Holiday Chalet, West Country.

Have a fantastic hillside holiday at this lovely 4 bedroom dog-friendly chalet located on a holiday park within the Tamar Valley, facilities to keep you entertained on site include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool and tennis courts.

Special features: pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £339 to £864 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 09 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 10 June 2016 to 18 June 2016;

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

The Forge, Kington, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, The Welsh Borders.

Stylish and romantic holiday cottage set in an isolated pretty orchard with a 4 star gold rating, magnificently converted from an open-fronted stone barn with Swedish wood burner and glorious grounds with rolling countryside beyond.

Price range from £400 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5*)

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Deluxe 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 >

Cottesmore Lodges, Pease Pottage, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South East.

Situated by Cottesmore Golf and Country Club with views over the fairway and access to some excellent shared leisure facilities, these 4 star rated wooden holiday lodges are a tranquil relaxing place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £530 to £805 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 13 May 2016 to 16 May 2016;
Late availability: from 13 May 2016 to 16 May 2016;

phone 01293 528256 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Yorkshire Wolds 2 bedroom cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom cottages, North England.

A collection of three award winning luxury barn conversions on a farmstead nestled within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, lovingly restored to blend period charm with 21st century living and each with their own private garden/patio area, guests are free to enjoy walks in the paddocks that surround the cottages.

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

Price range from £455 to £868 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 01 May 2016 to 23 June 2016; from 01 May 2016 to 06 September 2016; from 01 May 2016 to 31 May 2016;
Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 22 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 04 June 2016 to 01 July 2016;

phone 01482 888111 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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