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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Farm Cottages in East Devon, Colyton, Devon, England

3 bedroom 2 Bedroom and 1 Bedroom Holiday Cottages, West Country.

Collection of four award winning holiday cottages arranged around a courtyard with eco-friendly credentials set on a farm in the idyllic Devon countryside, choose from a sleeps 2, sleeps 4 or sleeps 6 cottage and enjoy a getaway less than 10 miles from the Jurassic Coast, with an outdoor play park on site this is a great place for families and the Granary Cottage offers disabled-accessible features.

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

Price range from £225 to £1195 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01404 831310 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodpecker Lodge with Hot Tub, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

Fantastic 3 bedroom lakeside wooden holiday lodge set within Tattershall Lakes Country Park in Lincolnshire, this high quality lodge boasts wonderful lakeside views as well as a private veranda with a warm bubbly hot tub for relaxing breaks.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £448 to £992 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 04 November 2016; from 11 November 2016 to 25 November 2016;

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

Koi Keep at Wallrudding Farm, Doddington, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, Nottinghamshire.

A collection of three delightful holiday cottages on a Lincolnshire working farm with the added benefit of shared access to an indoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: pool (Within Grounds).

Price range from £289.00 to £598.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01522 703406 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Couple's Peak District Apartment, Hayfield, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Peak District.

Looking for a smartly presented holiday home to rent for a couple's holiday close to the Peak District National Park? .

Price range from £201 to £344 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 02 June 2016 to 04 June 2016; from 18 June 2016 to 25 June 2016; from 02 July 2016 to 09 July 2016;

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

The Presbytery, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England

5 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, Constable Country.

Unique and characterful 5 bedroom holiday cottage in rural Suffolk set in half an acre of gardens and grasslands in the Dedham Vale, complete with play area for keeping the children entertained.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1260 to £2520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 06 June 2016 to 13 June 2016; from 24 June 2016 to 29 June 2016; from 07 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

phone 01206 337470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Treworgey Cottages, Looe, Cornwall, England

6 bedroom Period Cottage, West Country.

A delightful collection of award winning characterful country cottages set in private gardens with inspirational views of the Looe Valley, just a short drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The outdoor pool for summer use only is on the premises with an outlook onto green countryside), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £485 to £3432 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 05 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 01503-262730 emailClick here to email owner more info >

3 Atlantic Reach, Newquay, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Luxurious four bedroom cottage located in the Atlantic Reach Complex in Newquay which is pet-friendly and an ideal base for discovering stunning Cornwall, excellent leisure facilities on site such as a Soft Play centre for toddlers, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and adventure playground for older children (charges apply for some of facilities).

Price range from £450 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01883 744990 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hoath Country House, High Weald AONB, Chiddingstone, Kent, England

7 bedroom Medieval Manor House, South of England.

Searching for an impressive historical country house in Kent? If so this 7 bedroom manor house could be perfect for your party, special event or special holiday, with a games room with snooker table and grand piano plus beautifully presented extensive gardens with tennis courts, this is a great place for large groups of up to 26 friends or family to holiday altogether.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1595 to £3995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 26 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 16 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 27 June 2016 to 30 June 2016; from 07 July 2016 to 08 July 2016;

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

Swallows Rest, Lynton, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Nestled in Exmoor National Park, this large self-catering cottage boasts garden and field views along with good quality self-catering accommodation and a location close to the coast, plus during a stay here you can enjoy access to a covered heated swimming pool, sheer bliss.

Special features: free internet access, pool (heated indoor pool).

Price range from £600 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

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

Sunnybank, Hemyock, Blackdown Hills, Hemyock, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality holiday cottage with hot tub, games room and valley views, sleeping 8 in a glorious setting in the Blackdown Hills in Devon.

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

Price range from £710 to £1320 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 22 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

phone 01823 681018 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 >

Mosses Cottage, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Aldeburgh.

Well equipped 2 bedroom holiday cottage with attractive enclosed garden situated conveniently close to Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

Price range from £309 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 June 2016 to 04 June 2016; from 09 July 2016 to 23 July 2016; from 06 August 2016 to 06 September 2016;

phone 01889 505115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River View, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House With Swimming Pool, West Country.

Large West Country self-catering holiday home with 8 bedrooms, a games room and indoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: pool (Inside the house.), games room.

Price range from £2995 to £5695 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 24 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01297 680298 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oak Cottage, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage with exposed wooden beams and private garden, situated close to the centre of Wallingford near Oxford.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 17 June 2016 to 27 June 2016;

phone 01491 836 200 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Devon.

Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming character cottage with exposed beams, open stone fireplace and secluded country garden is conveniently close to the unspoilt Devon coastline and tranquil countryside.

Price range from £298 to £572 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 10 September 2016 to 24 September 2016; from 01 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 22 December 2016;

phone 01322 445069 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Badger Set - Fields End Water, March, Cambridgeshire, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

Luxurious dog-friendly holiday lodge with private outdoor hot tub set by fishing lakes in glorious Cambridgeshire countryside.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £320 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 03 June 2016 to 06 June 2016;
Late availability: from 03 June 2016 to 06 June 2016;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Secluded Meadow Byre, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Lavishly converted stone farm dairy in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean, forest walks available from your barn door, an abundance of wildlife, spot the wild boar in the surrounding woodlands, pet-friendly with wood burning stove, under-floor heating and private courtyard.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £733 to £1330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 June 2016 to 05 June 2016; from 09 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 23 June 2016 to 01 August 2016;

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

Yeka Cottage at Woodcroft Farm, Frosterley, Durham, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northern England.

Four star rated holiday cottage located on a working farm in a very peaceful and private position providing open-plan and spacious accommodation all on one level with a private walled garden and stunning views of the surrounding fields.

Price range from £250 to £495 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 03 June 2016 to 06 June 2016; from 27 June 2016 to 04 July 2016; from 22 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

phone 01388 528572 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 >

The Studio- Self-Catering Apartment, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England

1 bedroom Apartment, Home Counties.

High quality studio apartment nestled in Ashridge Forest close to Little Gaddesden, play golf nearby, enjoy relaxing walks through Ashridge Forest as well as deer watching and enjoy discovering the outstanding beauty of the Chiltern Hills and the charming villages and towns that help make this part of the country so very special.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01442 843664 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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