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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Lacock Barn, Lacock, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

High quality barn conversion with relaxing outdoor hot tub and stunning interior, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 16 miles from the historical city of Bath, ideal for large groups or big family getaways.

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

Price range from £2450 to £5500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old House self-catering cottages, Nether Stowey, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Self-catering Cottages and B&B suite, South West.

A collection of three comfortable country cottages nestled close to the Quantock Hills in a tranquil location, 4 star rated and each with its own unique appeal, just a few miles from the beautiful Somerset coast and within easy reach of the lush greenery of Exmoor National Park.

Price range from £295 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 Star silver Award B&B. 4 * ECC rated)

phone 01278 732392 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)

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

Milkmaid's Parlour Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District , Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

One bedroom terraced holiday cottage with one double bedroom in the south of the Lake District National Park, discover this amazing part of England on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £260 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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

Fuzzy Orchard and Ham Bottom, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Located in tranquil countryside with commanding views across the valley, these luxurious holiday houses offer total privacy and boast a private hot tub, sauna, indoor heated pool, games room and large outdoor play equipment to keep the kids amused.

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

Price range from £1800 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 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 >

Jasmine Cottage, Clapham, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this 2 bedroom holiday cottage has a lovely warming woodburning stove as well as exposed wooden beams and is situated within the pretty village of Clapham.

Price range from £250 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 015242 22427 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Well House, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shires.

Beautiful 6 bedroom Herefordshire barn conversion ideal for country living and perfect for large groups, big families and special celebrations.

Price range from £1050 to £1890 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01568 760 377 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodhill Dogs-welcome Cottage, North York Moors & Coast, Cottingham, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Situated within the ground of a golf club, this 4 bedroom holiday cottage could be ideal for keen golfers but is equally well suited to walkers looking to discover the Yorkshire Wolds or for those looking to discover some of the best of Yorkshire with York and the coast at Bridlington within reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £345 to £833 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Boswell Farm Cottages, Harcombe, Sidmouth, Devon, England

4 bedroom 3 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Farm Cottages, West Country.

Seven award winning country cottages nestled by farmlands on a Devon farm within a tranquil Devonshire valley, with an all-weather tennis court, children’s play area and well stocked coarse fishing lake on site, this is an idyllic place to stay and the nearest beach is only around one and a half miles away.

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

Price range from £350 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01395514162 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tythe Barn Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Cotswolds.

Delightful thatched country cottage with charming character features and own cottage garden, located close to Chipping Campden and in a fantastic location for exploring the glorious Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £560 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 11 September 2014 to 13 September 2014; from 20 September 2014 to 21 September 2014; from 28 September 2014 to 07 November 2014;

phone 01386 840 950 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Little House Dogs-welcome Cottage, Yorkshire Dales , Barden, Skipton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Yorkshire Dales - Airedale.

Smart holiday cottage located just a walk from the heart of Skipton, within easy reach of Bronte Country and just outside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £269 to £571 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)

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

The Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £278 to £512 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 >

Craster Reach Coastal Cottage, Northumberland Coast, Craster, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northumbria.

High quality 3 bedroom coastal cottage found in the delightful fishing village of Craster, with accommodation as good as this and the inspirational Northumbria coast just waiting to be explored, Craster Reach Coastal Cottage should guarantee a memorable holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £560 to £1330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Glebe Farm Holiday Cottages, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South Cotswolds.

Set in a secluded and tranquil valley with unspoilt views over the Cotswold countryside, these holiday cottages ooze character with traditional stonework walls and are furnished with antiques.

Price range from £250 to £900 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44(0)1285 659226 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glen View Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cotswolds , Swells Hill, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Holiday with the family in the Cotswolds with a three bedroom pets welcome cottage at Glen View in the village of Swells Hill, visit the elegant Cotswold cities of Gloucester, Cirencester and Cheltenham on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £389 to £770 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Rutland Retreats, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Lodge, Midlands.

Modern stylish wooden clad holiday lodges which are both family-friendly and pet-friendly, nestled by gorgeous countryside close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £360 to £1150 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01572 724678 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coulscott, Combe Martin, Devon, England

6 bedroom Farmhouse, South West.

Nestled in a wooded valley next to meadows and fields and close to Exmoor National Park and the coast, Coulscott is an award winning collection of stunning country cottages with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and a children's play area, this is a perfect place for families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Own heated indoor pool on site), games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400 to £2920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01271 88 33 39 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Raceside Cottage Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Kirksanton, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

This holiday home is a wing of a rural barn conversion nestled by beautiful gardens and stunning countryside and is just a short drive from the Lake District National Park and only a 15 minute walk from the local beach.

Price range from £249 to £528 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

Bon Accueil, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

7 bedroom Group Accommodation, the Shires.

Fantastic 5 star rated English country house set in the Shropshire countryside with private indoor swimming pool for exclusive use, sauna and games room, ideal for a relaxing break.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Attached), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1470 to £1570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 March 2015 to 09 March 2015; from 13 March 2015 to 16 March 2015; from 20 March 2015 to 23 March 2015;

phone 01948 66 11 68 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bruisyard Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Elegant historical country house situated within a private 700 acre Suffolk estate, with many fine features this fantastic property is ideal for special celebrations, parties and corporate events.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £4,000 to £4,500 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 24 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 03 October 2014 to 06 October 2014;
Late availability: from 03 October 2014 to 06 October 2014;

phone 01728 639 000 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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