Historic self-catering holiday accommodation in England

A list of older self-catering cottages, houses and holiday rentals in England with some history is shown below. Many of these cottages and houses are several hundred years old and show original Victorian, Edwardian or Georgian features. Some may be Grade I or II listed properties, others are in conservation areas, each will be a character property with features to admire.

Please click on any photographs shown to display details and interior photographs of these period properties to rent.

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The Cotswold Manor Byre with Hot Tub and Games Barn, Bampton, Oxfordshire, England

6 bedroom , The Cotswolds.

The Gorgeous Cotswold Manor Byre.

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

Price range from £4000 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 07 August 2017 to 11 August 2017; from 20 August 2017 to 25 August 2017;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Maltster's Holiday House near the Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Character Holiday Home, Heart of England.

Characterful high quality 4 bedroom holiday cottage sleeping up to 10 friends or family close to the heart of Ludlow, with a romantic four poster bedroom and a Grade II listing, this property offers warmth, charm and character.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £723 to £1644 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 September 2017 to 04 September 2017; from 22 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017;

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

The Retreat, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, South West.

Lovely family-friendly holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms and fantastic garden views, located on the Sheplegh Court country estate with its wonderful 30 acres of gardens, parklands and outdoor heated swimming pool (this swimming pool is available during the summer months).

Special features: free internet access, pool (The large outdoor pool is within the grounds and use is shared with other guests staying at the estate. The outdoor pool is heated. ), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 July 2017 to 30 July 2017; from 04 August 2017 to 05 August 2017;

phone 01525 220957 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £5800 to £6300 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 11 August 2017 to 14 August 2017;
Late availability: from 28 July 2017 to 08 August 2017;

phone 01747 841 396 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Piggeries, Garstang, Lancashire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

Impressive 4 bedroom holiday cottage with outstanding views out across the countryside toward the Cumbrian coast, 5 star and gold-award winning for when only the very best will do.

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

Price range from £1500 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 July 2017 to 07 August 2017; from 23 August 2017 to 25 August 2017; from 27 August 2017 to 22 September 2017;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Berry Farmhouse, Torrington, Devon, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Impressive 7 bedroom pet-friendly farmhouse with a spacious stylish interior and lovely countryside views of the Torridge Valley, close to the Tarka Trail and just 12 miles from Bideford, ideal for large groups of friends or family and sleeping up to 16 people.

Price range from £1350 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 04 August 2017 to 18 August 2017; from 25 August 2017 to 08 September 2017; from 11 September 2017 to 06 October 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rainsbury House Exmoor, Upton, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn (Split in to 2 Separate Holiday Barns), Exmoor National Park.

Two luxurious holiday barns set by extensive woodlands and pastures with wonderful countryside views in Exmoor National Park, with badminton court, indoor table tennis and access to an outdoor hot tub for relaxing holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2075 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 12 August 2017 to 19 August 2017; from 19 August 2017 to 26 August 2017; from 26 August 2017 to 02 September 2017;
Next availability: from 19 August 2017 to 20 August 2017; from 27 August 2017 to 21 October 2017; from 28 October 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

5 bedroom Self-Catering Watermill, 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 11 August 2017 to 18 August 2017; from 25 August 2017 to 26 August 2017; from 28 August 2017 to 08 September 2017;

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

The Monmouth, Bath, Somerset, England

4 bedroom TownHouse, Cotswolds.

If you're looking for a stylish luxurious holiday house within the heart of Bath for a break with friends or family, this superb 4 bedroom town house could be a real treat, just minutes from the centre of Bath and close to Bath Thermae Spa, this holiday house has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1750 to £2450 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 31 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 07 August 2017 to 18 August 2017; from 21 August 2017 to 26 August 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Montacute Court , Tintinhull, Somerset, England

13 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

Beautiful Grade I listed manor house set in beautiful gardens, sleeping up to 28 people in 13 bedrooms, with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, games room and tennis court, ideal for groups of family or friends (stag do and hen do friendly) looking to holiday altogether.

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

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Stables Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Five star rated gold award winning country cottage with beautiful interior, private garden area and access to shared all-weather tennis court, in a superb location for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park.

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

Price range from £1500 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 29 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 21 August 2017 to 25 August 2017; from 27 August 2017 to 08 September 2017;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub and a secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

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

Price range from £4200 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 September 2017 to 20 October 2017;
Late availability: from 01 September 2017 to 02 October 2017;

phone 01754 890131 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dragon Country House near Exmoor, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stay in style at this large 8 bedroom country house, located by Exmoor National Park close to Dunster, whether for a special celebration, occasion or family break, this property offers spacious rooms and plenty of space for groups of up to 22 friends or family plus 2 dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1875 to £4785 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 September 2017 to 15 September 2017; from 18 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017;

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

Bruisyard Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Elegant historical country house situated within a private 700 acre Suffolk estate, with many fine features this fantastic property is ideal for special celebrations, parties and corporate events (this property is a Licensed wedding venue), hen parties and stag parties welcome.

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

Price range from £4000 to £6000 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 24 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 28 July 2017 to 20 August 2017;

phone 01728 639 000 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A traditional character cottage dating back to the 18th century with 4 star rated accommodation and private gardens in a rural location.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £499 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 29 September 2017 to 31 October 2017;
Late availability: from 27 September 2017 to 27 November 2017;

phone + 44(0)1380 888211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 31 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 01 September 2017 to 25 September 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pet-friendly Orchard Barn in the Blackdown Hills, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Beautiful 3 bedroom barn conversion with tranquil orchard garden which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly, nestled in the Blackdown Hills just a short distance from the inspirational scenery of the Jurassic coast.

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

Price range from £430 to £945 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 12 August 2017 to 13 August 2017; from 20 August 2017 to 21 August 2017; from 24 August 2017 to 26 August 2017;

phone 44 (0) 14044674 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hotspur, West Mersea, Essex, England

5 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Fantastic large moored houseboat sleeping up to 9, boasting sublime sea views, original features and with a deck ideal for watching the sunset.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 28 July 2017 to 28 July 2017;

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Windover Farm Cottage, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Farmhouse, West Country.

Lovely two bedroom country cottage nestled within the Blackdown Hills AONB from which you can discover some of the best of Devon, with a high quality interior and large garden with countryside views this is a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £340 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 July 2017 to 31 July 2017; from 18 August 2017 to 25 August 2017; from 01 September 2017 to 13 September 2017;

phone 01823 680 611 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hillside Croft & Billys Bothy large group accommodation, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Grade II Listed, heart of England.

Two beautiful large holiday cottages within the Derbyshire Dales, 5 star rated and award winning, these big cottages are fine places to stay and conveniently located for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £1750 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 29 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 07 August 2017 to 11 August 2017; from 14 August 2017 to 19 August 2017;

phone +44(0)1335 344795 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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