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 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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River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450.00 to £695.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 31 May 2015 to 01 June 2015; from 04 June 2015 to 10 June 2015; from 27 June 2015 to 04 July 2015;

phone 01947228248 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Yealm Cabin, South Hams, Yealmpton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Idyllic log cabin with views of the Yealm Valley, lovely hideaway perfect for two with its one double bedroom in a secluded location amongst the hills and fields of Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £195 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 30 May 2015 to 06 June 2015; from 06 June 2015 to 13 June 2015; from 27 June 2015 to 04 July 2015;

phone 01752 216645 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of itís original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1350 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard Lodges, Instow, Devon, England

4 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

Two high quality holiday lodges, each with a superb relaxing hot tub, just a short walk from the Tarka Trail and the South West Coastal Path and only around 1 mile from the nearest sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £350 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01271 860101 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £895 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 June 2015 to 03 June 2015; from 04 June 2015 to 06 June 2015; from 23 June 2015 to 25 June 2015;
Late availability: from 01 June 2015 to 03 June 2015;

phone 01539443211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Grove Farm, Bramfield, Suffolk, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

There are four stylish holiday homes with charming original features at Grove Farm, all in a lovely rural setting close to Southwold and the Heritage coastline.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £650 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 29 people in 14 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07751 268 180 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kennacott Court, Bude, Cornwall, England

6 bedroom Cottage, South West.

A collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and two tennis courts set in the lush Cornish countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated pool in a separate building), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £249 to £3597 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01288 362000 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Manor House, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

11 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Experience self-catering at its best at this 11 bedroom Manor House, set in one acre of gardens by the banks of the River Arrow, with a hot tub and games barn this is an ideal place for large families or big groups.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3000 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01727 869619 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


Next availability: from 31 May 2015 to 05 June 2015; from 21 June 2015 to 23 June 2015; from 05 July 2015 to 10 July 2015;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Spa House/Austen House, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England

11 bedroom Manor House Wing in Large Country House, South Cotswolds.

The Spa House and Austen House are two holiday homes on the same site which together can sleep up to 30, the Spa House benefits from use of a relaxing indoor swimming pool and hot tub and Austen House has a private hot tub, all just 16 miles from the impressive spa city of Bath.

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

Price range from £2995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 30 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 19 June 2015 to 21 June 2015;

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Willow Garth Holiday House, Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale.

Unique 6 bedroom holiday house with beautiful luxurious interior and stunning countryside views, along with easy access to the North York Moors National Park nearby as well as a games room with table tennis and table football on site and the capacity to sleep up to 12, this is a great place for groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1085 to £2133 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

The Tryst, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Grade I Listed Cottage, East Anglia.

Charming Grade I listed cottage with wood beams, a stunning interior and its own garden in the historical village of Lavenham.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £567 to £1622 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

Borleymere Shepherds Hut, Long Melford, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Shepherds Hut, East Anglia.

Get back to nature with a stay at Borleymere Shepherds Hut in Suffolk and appreciate the tranquil meadow setting with views over nearby woodlands.

Price range from £499 to £688 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Palmers, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage complex, North York Moors National Park.

Fantastic holiday home set in a secure garden of half an acre within the North York Moors National Park, where you can look out towards the sea from the garden.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 31 May 2015 to 24 July 2015; from 31 July 2015 to 07 August 2015;

phone 01947 840263 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Exclusive Plus Dream Lodge - Lazy Otter Meadows, Stretham, Cambridgeshire, England

2 bedroom Luxury Lodge, Cambridgeshire.

Extra special holiday lodges with luxurious features, benefiting from either a hot tub, sauna or roof top terrace, ask for your chosen type of holiday lodge when booking, all located on a development of holiday lodges by the River Ouse, conveniently close to beautiful Ely in Cambridgeshire.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £324 to £1545 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookley Farmstay, Windley, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Close to the Peak District National Park.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4, this characterful holiday barn is close to both Belper and Ashbourne and is well placed for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £297 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Ploughman's Cottage, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, East Midlands.

Comfortable 2 bedroom country cottage nestled in 3 acres of tranquil gardens, discover the best of Nottinghamshire close by with day trips to the riverside town of Newark-on-Trent, Clipstone Forest and Sherwood Forest to name just a few attractions.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £405 to £405 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 18 June 2015 to 26 June 2015; from 29 June 2015 to 10 July 2015; from 13 July 2015 to 25 July 2015;

phone 01623 635725 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)


Next availability: from 31 May 2015 to 06 June 2015; from 07 June 2015 to 10 June 2015; from 11 June 2015 to 19 June 2015;

phone 01780 460444 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lynhurst, Lynton, Devon, England

10 bedroom Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Magnificent country house with sea-views which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly and nestled in large gardens and woodlands close to Lynton, Lynmouth and Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1995 to £3775 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 23 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 15 June 2015 to 18 June 2015; from 28 June 2015 to 04 July 2015; from 06 July 2015 to 11 July 2015;

phone 01598 753 757 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cago Cottage, New Milton, Hampshire, England

4 bedroom Thatched Cottage, South Coast.

Pretty thatched country cottage with period features and 4 bedrooms set in 2 acres of gardens and land right by New Forest National Park, absolutely idyllic.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £950 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07966583935 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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