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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Athina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

10 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Big House self catering in Lincolnshire, with indoor swimming pool for exclusive use of guests, sleeps up to 20 people with 10 bedrooms.

Special features: pool (Indoors), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2600 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 Star)

phone 01993 70 22 52 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mole Country Cottage, Swimbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Lovely family-friendly holiday cottage set within the grounds of Riverton Lakes, with free access to 2 coarse fishing lakes and easy access to the North Devon coast, as well as Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £752 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 28 March 2015 to 16 May 2015;

phone 01326 573808 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 02 November 2014 to 30 May 2015; from 13 June 2015 to 19 July 2015;

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

The Old Dairy Coastal Cottage, South Coast, Herne, Kent, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

One bedroom holiday cottage with modern interior which benefits from shared use of the owner's garden and decked area, just a short walk from the seaside town of Herne Bay with its bustling seafront and beach.

Price range from £263 to £561 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 03 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 15 November 2014; from 29 November 2014 to 22 December 2014;

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

Bramley, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Bramley in rural Warwickshire is one of Hipsley Farm Cottages’ hand-picked collection and has its own private garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £660 to £760 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44(0)1827 872437 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Romany Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Beautiful 3 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday cottage, just 1/4 of a mile from the seaside, near to two award winning beaches and also located close to some excellent walking country.

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

Price range from £299 to £1025 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 26 December 2014; from 02 January 2015 to 25 December 2015; from 02 January 2016 to 17 February 2016;

phone 01929 481555 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Luxurious holiday cottage converted from an original stone barn, situated on a thirty acre farm in the heart of The Royal Forest of Dean, light and airy with a woodburning stove and offering spectacular views over the forest and magnificent countryside.

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

Price range from £871.00 to £1183.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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

Harthopeburn Holiday Cottage, St Johns Chapel, Durham, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Upper Weardale.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly country cottage with 2 bedrooms, ample charm and character and a private walled garden, conveniently located for exploring Upper Weardale and the North Pennines.

Price range from £245 to £445 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 23 May 2015;

phone 01642 851918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Watermill at Tickhill, Unique Self-Catering, Tickhill, Yorkshire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Peak District Midlands.

Fantastic holiday watermill with 5 bedrooms, both famly-friendly and dog-friendly, this unique holiday home could be ideal for a relaxing self-catering holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £680 to £1354 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 10 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 17 November 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 28 November 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 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 November 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 06 December 2014 to 12 December 2014; from 19 December 2014 to 22 December 2014;

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

Birchwood House Dogs-welcome Cottage, Near Alton Towers, Peak District , Ramshorn Wood Near Alton Towers, Staffordshire, England

8 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Large 8 bedroom holiday cottage just 2 and a half miles from Alton Towers, perfect for a fun-filled getaway with friends or family.

Price range from £885 to £2045 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 15 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

No. 1 Brunswick St. Bath, Bath, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Large Selfcatering House in Bath, West Country.

Situated close to the centre of Bath, this elegant Georgian House offers luxurious and high quality self-catering accommodation and can be booked for weekend breaks, short breaks and longer stays.

Price range from £1999 to £2999 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Barn , Luppitt, Devon, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

High quality, pet-friendly 4 bedroom barn conversion with wonderful views of the garden and nearby countryside located on a Devonshire working farm.

Price range from £485 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 20 December 2014;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mole End Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Located by the Forest of Dean, this picture-perfect country cottage is 5 star rated and gold award winning, family-friendly, dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

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

Price range from £1100 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 30 November 2014; from 05 December 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 27 March 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Unusual, South West.

Two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage situated just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a self-catering holiday close to the coast and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £775.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 27 June 2015; from 04 July 2015 to 10 October 2015;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £200 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 14 November 2014 to 30 November 2014;
Next availability: from 02 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 09 November 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 30 January 2015;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, 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: pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01803 732170 emailClick here to email owner more info >

4 Star Holiday Lodge, Lyne, Surrey, England

1 bedroom Lodge, South East.

High quality one bedroom holiday lodge located on a small development of holiday homes in Surrey, ideal for a relaxing romantic holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

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

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

High quality stone-built farmhouse with inglenook fireplace and secure walled garden, conveniently close to the Dorset Coast and attractions such as Chesil Beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £770 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Arnside Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Coniston, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Situated close to the village of Coniston and Lake Coniston, this barn conversion is located on a working farm and is ideal for those looking to enjoy a rural retreat break in the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £343 to £772 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 November 2014 to 06 December 2014; from 05 January 2015 to 09 January 2015; from 30 January 2015 to 06 March 2015;

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

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