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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Granary Cottage, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

Idyllic family-friendly and dog-friendly country cottage located next to stunning Yorkshire countryside, well located for taking day trips to the North York Moors National Park and the stunning Yorkshire coastline.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 08 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 24 November 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 25 April 2015;

phone 01723 850402 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tenterfield, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, North West England.

Spacious and comfortable 4 bedroom holiday barn conversion with a games room and pretty garden offering a high standard of accommodation throughout in the Duddon Valley within the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £275 to £930 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 21 December 2014;

phone 01229773981 eve and weekends emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable Cottages, Dog Friendly, North Devon, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Just 2 miles from Ilfracombe with its impressive choice of beaches, this cosy cottage enjoys use of a shared garden and games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and trampoline.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £285 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 02 November 2014; from 05 November 2014 to 23 May 2015; from 30 May 2015 to 13 June 2015;

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

The Cartlodge, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Located on a working farm in Suffolk, this farm cottage offers comfortable accommodation in an attractive rural setting by wildflower meadows and ponds.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £250 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 09 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 16 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Daisy Canalside Cottage, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Lovely 2 bedroom cottage with a fantastic location next to the canal where you can sit out in the canal-side garden, just a short drive from Alton Towers Theme Park and some of the best places in the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 20 December 2014;

phone 01538361697 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Breamish Valley Cottages, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North east England.

Award winning holiday cottages with excellent leisure facilities nestled close to the Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated pool on-site - part of leisure complex), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £350 to £2085 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 & 5 star)

phone 016655 78 263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shillings Cottage, Hemyock, Devon, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, West Country.

Lovely romantic retreat for two with charm, character and valley views, situated in the Blackdown Hills in Devon and benefiting from access to the owner's outdoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (next to cottage).

Price range from £325 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823 680802 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Longbridge House, 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 £1925 to £4400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 24 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01395 567181 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Malt House, Lynsted, Kent, England

13 bedroom Unique Self Catering, Garden of England.

Impressive Manor House with period features, exposed beams and four poster beds in some rooms, along with shared access to an outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer months, excellent holiday home for big families, large groups, hen parties and stag parties.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Situated to the rear of the property), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2000 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 25 November 2014 to 29 December 2014;

phone 07860 723723 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Tudor Cottage Dogs Welcome Annexe, South Coast, Henfield, Sussex, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Cosy one bedroom Sussex holiday home with shared use of the owner's tranquil garden, close to the South Downs National Park and just 10 miles from Brighton.

Price range from £238 to £431 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)


Next availability: from 31 October 2014 to 01 November 2014; from 15 November 2014 to 29 November 2014; from 20 December 2014 to 22 December 2014;

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

The Cottage at Great East Standen Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Hampshire.

Pretty thatched country cottage with ample character and own garden where you can soak up the naturally beautiful surroundings and listen to birdsong, a delightful rural retreat.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £350 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 01 November 2014; from 08 November 2014 to 15 November 2014; from 18 November 2014 to 09 May 2015;

phone 01983 532 137 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallows Manor, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Cottage, The Blackmore Vale.

Wonderful 8 bedroom mansion house with private indoor heated swimming pool and games room, ideal for large families or big groups.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1600 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 19 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluegate Farm Holiday Cottages, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England

2 bedroom country cottages, Home Counties.

Two high quality farm cottages, each with its own private garden and impressive countryside views out towards the Chiltern Hills, just a short distance from Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, Woburn Safari Park and the Dunstable Downs.

Price range from £380 to £480 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01525 210621 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lodge Farm Barn Family Cottage, Heart Of England, Deepdean, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Nestled by beautiful countryside close to the Forest of Dean, this 2 bedroom barn conversion has a high quality interior combined with charming features such as wooden beams and also benefits from a private courtyard garden area.

Price range from £275 to £577 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 03 November 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 23 November 2014 to 27 November 2014; from 03 December 2014 to 05 December 2014;

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

Holly House Cottage, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Shires.

Comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage nestled in the tranquil Hertfordshire countryside close to Hitchin, with an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and country setting, Holly House Cottage is perfect from getting away from it all.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor - integrated with property), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £700 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 24 December 2014;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Beanit Farm Cottage, Balsall Common, West Midlands, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, West Midlands.

Two bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday cottage in a lovely rural setting on a working farm, just a short drive from the NEC and the National Agriculture Centre at Stoneleigh, also well placed for visiting Shakespeare's Country nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 08 November 2014 to 19 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 02 December 2014; from 27 December 2014 to 31 January 2015;

phone 01676 535269 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sunny Gardens Dogs-Welcome Cottage, West Country, Weymouth, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Sleeping up to six people in three bedrooms, this detached holiday home is just over a mile from the sea front, on the edge of Weymouth.

Price range from £306 to £746 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 08 November 2014 to 12 November 2014; from 16 November 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 29 December 2014 to 06 January 2015;

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

St Andrews Lodge Dogs-welcome Cottage, East Anglia , Thorpe-On-The-Hill, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Chalet, East midlands.

Three bedroom wooden holiday lodge with an outdoor hot tub in a peaceful location amongst shared grounds with fishing lake and golf course on site for an active break, conveniently close to Lincoln and the attractive riverside of Newark-on-Trent for days out.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £368 to £896 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 04 November 2014 to 08 November 2014; from 11 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 17 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

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

White Rose Holiday Cottages, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Bungalows, North Yorkshire Moors and coast.

High quality holiday cottages in the Whitby area of North Yorkshire, close to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and beautiful coastline.

Price range from £325 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01947 810763 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cartlodge Higham, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Beautiful 3 bedroom rural retreat, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with a fantastic setting on a country estate with some 15 acres of parklands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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