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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Oaklands, Halesworth, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, East Anglia.

Delightful detached modern bungalow which is wheelchair accessible, situated in the owner’s private grounds, comfortably furnished with a peaceful garden and large patio, the perfect base for exploring the nearby beaches, estuary and marshes of Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £265 to £445 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 09 November 2014;

phone 01708 220498 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ingleside Family Cottage, Cotswolds, Adsett, Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Large family-friendly 6 bedroom holiday cottage and beautiful mature garden, nestled in a rural hamlet near to the Forest of Dean and within easy reach of the Cotswold Hills and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £785 to £3030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 September 2014 to 12 September 2014; from 22 September 2014 to 03 October 2014; from 06 October 2014 to 17 October 2014;

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

Silverdale Dogs-Welcome Log Cabin, South Lakeland Leisure Village, 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 20 September 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 01 November 2014 to 07 January 2015; from 28 February 2015 to 31 October 2015;

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

Darling How, Keswick, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Picture perfect self-catering farmhouse with 5 bedrooms set on a hillside with pretty garden and views of Lakeland hills, both pet-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £695 to £2495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Shack Dogs-welcome Cottage, Newquay, South West England , Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Cornwall.

Secluded 3 bedroom holiday cottage with private garden, a hillside location and both countryside views and coastal views out over Mawgan Porth Beach.

Price range from £350 to £876 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 08 November 2014 to 23 May 2015; from 30 May 2015 to 01 August 2015; from 15 August 2015 to 22 August 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 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 £300 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 020 8946 9394 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Anchor Cottage, West Mersea, Essex, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Family friendly 2 bedroom holiday cottage with period features located just a short distance from the local beach, ideal for a relaxing holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206384517 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Driftwood Coastal Cottage, South Coast, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Light bright and airy family-friendly cottage with private lawned garden situated in the tranquil village of Milford on Sea, just 3 miles from Lymington and within easy reach of the New Forest National Park.

Price range from £270 to £687 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 17 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 07 November 2014 to 03 April 2015; from 10 April 2015 to 12 June 2015;

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

Lower Hook Hill, Watchet, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Fabulous large holiday cottage with stunning interior, games room for fun times, hot tub for relaxing, garden for chilling out and eating al-fresco, as well as a lovely setting nestled in a valley by the Brendon Hills, this holiday home is both dog-friendly and family-friendly.

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

Price range from £1000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 August 2014 to 17 October 2014; from 21 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 02 November 2014 to 22 December 2014;

phone 01984 640561 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Saunton Sands Farm Holiday Cottages, Braunton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottages, South West.

This collection of holiday cottages are nestled in a nature reserve conveniently close to the coast and benefit from excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub, games room, children's playground plus 12 acres of gardens and grounds.

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

Price range from £250 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01271 814346 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cleeve, Hawkcombe, Porlock, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Originally a Victorian hunting lodge, this fabulous large country house is set amongst lawned gardens and nestled by the woodlands of Exmoor National Park, only around a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1897 to £4497 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 August 2014 to 05 September 2014; from 19 September 2014 to 19 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 16 February 2015;

phone 01273 276 596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bookilber Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northern England.

Located next to stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside, this 6 bedroom barn conversion offers high quality accommodation in a fantastic rural setting.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1200 to £2645 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Rutland Lodges at Greetham Valley, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Log Cabins, Heart of England.

Collection of 4 star rated eco-friendly log cabins surrounded by stunning countryside close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, guests benefit from free coarse fishing and free gym use at the Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Centre during their stay, there are two dog-friendly log cabins within the development and discounts may be available for couples.

Price range from £335 to £835 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)


Late availability: from 28 July 2014 to 28 September 2014;

phone 01780 460444 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 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 £275 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 15 August 2014 to 22 August 2014;
Late availability: from 15 August 2014 to 29 August 2014;

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

Fowl Green Farm Holiday Cottages, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, North York Moors National Park.

A charming collection of four barn conversions offering idyllic self-catering accommodation on a sheep farm within the beautiful North York Moors National Park, a number of the cottages are wheelchair accessible.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £160 to £540 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01287 660 742 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

The Granary is a stunning barn conversion found within the idyllic Somerset countryside within the grounds of Meare Court, a Grade II listed 17th century manor house.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 01 August 2014 to 04 August 2014;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 29 July 2014 to 01 August 2014; from 04 August 2014 to 08 August 2014; from 11 August 2014 to 15 August 2014;

phone 01823 480570 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 >

Gorrans Down Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , Hartland, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

Beautiful 4 bedroom thatched holiday cottage with an interior as charming as the exterior, backing on to open fields with sea views out towards Lundy Island this is a very special holiday home.

Price range from £484 to £1218 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 19 September 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 19 December 2014; from 22 December 2014 to 19 June 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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