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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Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Modbury, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly two bedroom holiday cottage with free access to the fantastic shared facilities at the Colmer Estate which include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake, tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £290 to £1100 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 08 September 2016 to 10 September 2016;

phone 01373 830841 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450.00 to £695.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 October 2016 to 03 June 2017; from 10 June 2017 to 15 June 2017;

phone 01947228248 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Trooper's Holiday Barn, Shropshire Hills AONB, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, Heart of England - Shropshire.

First class 5 bedroom barn conversion, located on a working farm in the Hope Valley and by the Shropshire Hills, ideal for groups of friends or family and boasting access to some fantastic leisure facilities including an outdoor hot tub, games room with pool table, table football and table tennis and gym.

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

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 July 2016 to 29 July 2016; from 01 September 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016;

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

Grove Farm, Bramfield, Suffolk, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

There are four stylish holiday homes with charming original features at Grove Farm, all in a lovely rural setting close to Southwold and the Heritage coastline.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £650 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 29 people in 14 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07751 268 180 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Bothy - Roberts Farm, Scalford, Leicestershire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Four star rated family-friendly and dog-friendly country cottage with free WiFi internet access, conveniently located close to the market town of Melton Mowbray.

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

Price range from £255 to £395 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)

phone 01664444730 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lakeview Lodge, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, The Vale of Belvoir.

Get away from it all for a fishing holiday or relaxing rural retreat break to this stylish 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge in the Vale of Belvoir, just 15 minutes’ drive from Melton Mowbray, this lodge with its lake views and south facing veranda is a real treat.

Price range from £805 to £1015 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01664 444107 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallow Barn, Langport, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, Somerset Levels and Moors.

High quality barn conversion with wood burner, patio and private garden boasting lovely country views of nearby farmlands and hills, ideally situated for exploring the Somerset Levels.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £315 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 250375 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 >

The Gun Emplacement, St. Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, England

3 bedroom Bungalow, Kent Downs.

Unique holiday cottage with fabulous sea views perched high on the cliff in a breathtaking location along the White Cliffs of Dover.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01403 751556 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Barn Romantic Retreat, Cranborne Chase AONB, West Knoyle, Wiltshire, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, South of England - Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Idyllic rural retreat which with its king-size bed is ideal for two, this studio property is complete with a beautiful interior and a lovely countryside location and is situated near to the West Wiltshire Downlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £246 to £449 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 14 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 18 November 2016;

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

Silverdale Dogs-Welcome Log Cabin, Cumbria & The Lake District , South Lakeland Leisure Village, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Feel close to nature with a stay in this stylish, dog friendly, log cabin which has an open plan layout, decked area, lawn garden, as well as shared use of an indoor pool, gym and steam room, conveniently located for visiting the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales and just 2 miles from Carnforth and 19th-century Leighton Hall with acre upon acre of gardens and unique gravel maze.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £327 to £691 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 24 September 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 23 December 2016 to 07 January 2017;

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

Lionstone House Holiday Apartments, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Apartment, South Coast.

Collection of self-catering apartments with lovely sea views and a fantastic location along Ryde's Esplanade close to Ryde's sandy beach and harbour.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £215 to £435 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44(0)1983 563 496 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 with 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)


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01989 730210 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Norton Grange Country House, Norton, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Unique 6 bedroom Manor House offering spacious accommodation for groups of up to 16, with an outdoor swimming pool, large gardens and a games room with table football and table tennis, there is plenty to keep family or friends entertained at this large house just 5 miles from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the garden for warm weather periods from May until September only.), games room.

Price range from £1273 to £3580 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016;

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

Shirehorse Barn- Poachers Hideaway, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

This lovely 3 bedroom barn conversion is part of a collection of high quality cottages in a farmyard setting on a charming working farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds, with ample charm and character, this is a fantastic place to relax and unwind and those who love to fish will be in their element with private coarse fishing lakes on site.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £850 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 July 2016 to 30 July 2016; from 09 August 2016 to 12 August 2016; from 14 August 2016 to 16 August 2016;

phone 07342089390 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Newby Family Cottage, Newby, Penrith, Cumbria, England

4 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Four bedroom Cumbrian cottage, located in the scenic Eden Valley, close to Appleby, Penrith and Ullswater.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £331 to £745 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 12 August 2016 to 13 August 2016; from 20 August 2016 to 27 August 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 27 May 2017;

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

Rock Farm, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse, West Country.

Beautiful thatched self-catering farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 3 in the annexe) sleeping up to 14 offering stylish and luxurious accommodation combined with beautiful original features, with a fantastic 8 seater hot tub with wonderful countryside views and a games room, fabulous holiday home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a special holiday in the West Country.

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

Price range from £2050 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 July 2016 to 29 July 2016; from 31 July 2016 to 05 August 2016; from 08 August 2016 to 12 August 2016;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rowan Holiday Yurt near the Peak District National Park, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Glamping Accommodation, Yorkshire Dales.

Why not try something exciting and different on a romantic holiday in Yorkshire this year with a stay in a holiday yurt? Go glamping in this high quality canopied holiday home, with the added luxury of a private hot tub and a lovely rural setting, this really is glamping at its very best.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £370 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 01 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 04 October 2016 to 06 October 2016;

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

Luxury Dream Lodge - Blossom Hill Park, Dunkeswell, Devon, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

Holiday lodges with high quality interiors and outdoor decked areas ideal for discovering some of the best of rural Devon.

Price range from £498 to £1108 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tamar View Cottage, Tamar Valley Near Callington, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage in Holiday Village, Nr Looe..

Three bedroom holiday cottage in the Tamar Valley on a holiday village with excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and children's play park, making this a perfect cottage for families.

Special features: pool (100 metres from the cottage), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £675 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 13 August 2016 to 27 August 2016;
Late availability: from 13 August 2016 to 27 August 2016;

phone 07971 573367 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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