Self catering and country cottages in England

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 doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís 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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Woodlands Holiday Cottages, West Beckham, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversions, East Anglia.

Hay Shed Cottage and Malting House Cottage near Sheringham, North Norfolk are two family owned, luxury holiday cottages.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Guests enjoy shared access to pool at nearby Woodlands Leisure Centre.), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £700 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 10 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 24 March 2017; from 15 April 2017 to 22 April 2017; from 29 April 2017 to 20 May 2017;

phone 01263 823802 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wans Barton, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, South Coast.

Set in the grounds of Higher Farm is this fabulous large barn conversion offering high quality accommodation throughout as well as sea views, making this a very special place to holiday.

Price range from £1155 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Coat Barn, Coat, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Looking for a high quality large holiday house to rent in Somerset for a large group of up to 18 people? Whether youíre holidaying with friends or family, Coat Barn with its 5 star rating, Gold Award, indoor swimming pool, games room with table tennis and table football plus outdoor childrenís play area is a great place to holiday in the West Country whatever the weather.

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

Price range from £3600 to £5800 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mendham Mill - a fabulous holiday home over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

4 bedroom Unusual, Norfolk Suffolk border .

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of Englandís most historic watermills, these four award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

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

Price range from £400 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01379 855 282 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stable at Jaxons Farm, Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Cotswolds/Severn Vale.

Conveniently situated for visiting both the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds, this charming 2 bedroom barn conversion is a real rural retreat, situated on a small working farm in Gloucestershire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £581 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 29 April 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 13 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 01 July 2017;

phone 01452-740969 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meddlars Country Cottage, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Historical Cottage, East Anglia.

Idyllic, 2 bedroom country cottage with charming historical features and a tranquil enclosed garden, ideal for romantic breaks or small family holidays.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £710 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ropewalk Cottage, Blockley, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Idyllic family-friendly Cotswold cottage, situated in the heart of the pretty village of Blockley and ideally situated for discovering some of the very best of the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £750 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 08001337999 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Haven, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Peak District National Park.

The Haven is harmoniously styled using soft beige and blue tones, creating a calm fresh and relaxed feel.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07498759229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shells Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , Lower Washford, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

Enchanting, dog and family friendly, thatched cottage near Washford, located within beautiful private gardens on the edge of Exmoor National Park, 5 miles from the wooded hillside of Dunster Castle and just a little further afield from the medieval Cannington Priory and the chance to chill in the blue garden.

Price range from £585 to £1475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 21 April 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 09 June 2017 to 16 June 2017;

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

Courtyard Barn, Horsington, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Somerset/Dorset Borders.

Charming 3 bedroom barn conversion with fenced private garden and stunning farmland views, just half an hour's drive from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of Bath, Glastonbury, Longleat Safari Park and the Mendip Hills.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 06 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 14 March 2017 to 20 March 2017;

phone 01963 371329 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cottesmore Lodges, Pease Pottage, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South East.

Situated by Cottesmore Golf and Country Club with views over the fairway and access to some excellent shared leisure facilities, these 4 star rated wooden holiday lodges are a tranquil relaxing place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £530 to £805 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 26 February 2017 to 06 March 2017; from 08 March 2017 to 13 March 2017; from 15 March 2017 to 27 March 2017;

phone 01293 528256 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shipton Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

With plenty of character and luxurious touches, this 5 star rated 3 en-suite bedroom Cotswold cottage is something special, outside the mature gardens with lawn, rose and borders add to the appeal, there is also the added luxury of a shared indoor heated swimming pool on site where you can relax, unwind and feel refreshed.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Bruern Holiday Cottages has a shared indoor heated swimming pool on site.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1092 to £3549 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 14 June 2017 to 17 June 2017; from 21 June 2017 to 23 June 2017; from 06 July 2017 to 07 July 2017;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Chelwood House, Bath, Somerset, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

Large country house with 9 bedrooms set amongst glorious countryside close to Bath in Somerset, additional annexe also available by arrangement, ideal holiday home for large groups, special celebrations and large family getaways.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £2300 to £4200 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 33 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone Contact by email only emailClick here to email owner more info >

Barn Owl Cottage, New Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lincolnshire Fens.

Charming, high quality one bedroomed barn conversion in an idyllic rural location with woodburning stove and pet friendly enclosed garden for those wanting a relaxing and peaceful holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £350 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01205 480185 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Autograph Lodge - the Sanctuary, Newbury, Berkshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Beautifully and luxuriously furnished, treat yourself to a stay in a stunning Autograph Holiday Lodge when staying at the Sanctuary Holiday Park in beautiful Berkshire.

Price range from £472 to £1108 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01279 905 881 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crendon 4 Bedroom Coastal Cottage, Near Portreath, Illogan Downs, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

Four bedroom Cornish holiday cottage with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, just 5 minutes drive from the local sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £502 to £1216 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 26 March 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 17 April 2017 to 09 May 2017;

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

Orchard View Dogs-Welcome Cottage, Peak District National Park, Parwich, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Peak District.

Idyllic 4 bedroom English country cottage with exposed wooden beams, wood-burning stove and a very comfortable interior and a pet-friendly policy, also features a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, as well as a superb location within the Peak District National Park.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £492 to £1307 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 05 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 12 March 2017 to 17 March 2017;

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

Templecombe Park, Templecombe, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This superb 9 bedroom country house is complete with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, sauna, heated indoor swimming pool, games room and tennis court, making this a fantastic house for large groups looking to holiday or celebrate with friends and/or family in beautiful Somerset.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the heated poolhouse), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2450 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 12 March 2017; from 13 March 2017 to 19 March 2017; from 20 March 2017 to 09 October 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn Rural Retreat, St. Martin's, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Stylish pet-friendly and family-friendly holiday barn sleeping up to 10 in Welsh Border country, offering stunning views over the Shropshire countryside and situated close to Shropshire's Lakeland and Llangollen.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £522 to £1166 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 13 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 10 June 2017; from 24 June 2017 to 08 July 2017;

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

Old Byre Barn near the Northumberland Coast, Wandylaw, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Northumbria.

Stunning high quality holiday barn with a neutrally decorated interior, woodstove and very comfortable furnishings, making this an ideal place to relax and enjoy a holiday in stunning Northumberland close to Northumbria's beautiful coast and wonderful sandy beaches.

Price range from £335 to £838 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 31 March 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 21 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 05 May 2017 to 19 May 2017;

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

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