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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Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 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 £795 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 18 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waterperry Cottage at Oxford Country Cottages, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

Beautiful 2 bedroom barn conversion with exposed beams, set around a courtyard garden in an idyllic rural location and part of a small development of country cottages, just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford and with an inviting warm bubbly hot tub on site.

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

Price range from £750 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 08 March 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 23 March 2018 to 09 May 2018; from 16 May 2018 to 08 July 2018;

phone 07703319102 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 19 January 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 27 July 2018;

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

Spinney Rural Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Grade II Listed Barn Conversion, Shropshire Hills.

Escape to this 2 bedroom barn conversion for a relaxing rural retreat break with your friends or family and pet-dog, with a lovely idyllic country location and ample rustic charm, this holiday barn is one of three located on a farm near Cardington and is only around 30 minutes' drive from historic Shrewsbury, shared facilities on site include a tennis court, play area for children, two games rooms and extensive woodland and farm walks, with chances to feed the chickens, a stay at this farm cottage could be wonderful for a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £312 to £556 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

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

Cope Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Cotswolds.

Truly romantic, this beautifully presented 1 bedroom holiday cottage could be the perfect place to whisk your partner off to, set within the Bruern Cottages development in the idyllic Cotswolds close to Chipping Norton and benefitting from access to some superb shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared heated indoor swimming pool at Bruern Holiday Cottages.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £840 to £2184 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 21 January 2018; from 25 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 14 February 2018 to 02 March 2018;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages South Devon, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, South Coast.

Award winning farm holiday cottages set within a peaceful Devonshire valley within an area of outstanding natural beauty, featured and recommended by the Guardian, Express and Observer.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £315 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 18 January 2018 to 20 March 2018; from 16 February 2018 to 18 February 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 13 April 2018;
Late availability: from 18 January 2018 to 09 February 2018;

phone 01548 511105 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Corffe House, Barnstaple, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Beautiful 8 bedroom Grade II listed country house, set within beautiful gardens close to Barnstaple, complete with cinema room/games room and enjoying access to an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court, ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to celebrate or holiday in style.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within grounds of Corffe Cottages), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £3500 to £6500 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 09 February 2018 to 12 February 2018; from 19 February 2018 to 26 February 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 07 March 2018;

phone 01271 268292 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 19 January 2018 to 20 January 2018; from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 05 February 2018;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Mill, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Beautifully presented, four star rated spacious barn conversion with hot tub, set amongst the beautiful Somerset countryside, just 5 miles from Taunton.

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

Price range from £1595 to £2195 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 04 February 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 18 February 2018 to 23 February 2018;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Colloquy, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive 5 star gold rated unique self-catering property sleeping up to 22 that offers a fusion of Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities including access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and squash court and a stunning one hectare landscaped walled garden.

Special features: games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2810 to £5665 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 23 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 11 February 2018 to 15 February 2018;

phone 01544 340 241 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 £1925 to £3200 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 31 March 2018; from 07 April 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 27 June 2018;

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Devon Manor House, Shirwell, Devon, England

8 bedroom Manor House, West Country.

Escape for a very special holiday with a group of friends or family to this superb historical 8 bedroom country house, with a private swimming pool, a hard tennis court and walled gardens plus a location close to Barnstaple in North Devon, this large holiday house has plenty to offer big groups.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool, which can be heated if needed at an additional small charge. ), tennis court.

Price range from £3500 to £6000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 March 2018 to 13 April 2018; from 16 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 30 April 2018 to 11 May 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gardeners Cottage, Kington, Herefordshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Welsh Borders.

Pretty Herefordshire country cottage for 6 with large secluded gardens.

Price range from £515 to £824 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4* ETC)
Next availability:
from 21 January 2018 to 01 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 06 April 2018; from 09 April 2018 to 13 April 2018;

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bousdale Mill House, Great ayton, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Country House, North York Moors National Park.

Originally a mill house, this fantastic North York Moors rural retreat with its superb countryside views and high quality interior is a real treat, sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms this could be a perfect base for enjoying and discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a break away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £539 to £927 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 23 February 2018; from 02 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 13 April 2018 to 15 June 2018;

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

Northolme Hall, Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire, England

11 bedroom Large Country House, East Midlands.

Impressive 8 bedroom Lincolnshire country house set amongst beautiful gardens near Skegness and the Lincolnshire Wolds, plus a 3 bedroom Elizabethan cottage to rent, with an indoor swimming pool on site, a games room as well an outdoor tennis court, Northolme Hall is ideal for big groups of friends or family and could be the perfect place to rent for big family get-togethers or special celebrations such as anniversary or birthday parties (well behaved hen parties welcome by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the Hall), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £4452 to £5900 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 21 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

phone 07580 151515 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Heywood Holiday Cottages - The Wilderness, Westbury near Bath, Wiltshire, England

8 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

5 star rated large holiday cottage with original oak beams, large private gardens and Finnish sauna house, located in a rural hamlet just 20 minutes drive from Bath.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

phone 01225 868393 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lookout Town House, Coastal Northumbria, Embleton, Northumberland, England

6 bedroom Townhouse, Northumbria.

Aptly named because of its impressive sea views, this elegant Northumbrian townhouse with its modern stylish accommodation and wonderful views could be a smart choice all round, with 6 bedrooms, this property is suited to large groups of up to 12 friends or family looking to holiday altogether close to the North Northumberland Heritage Coast with its beautiful sandy beaches and historical castles within easy reach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1254 to £2728 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 19 February 2018 to 23 February 2018; from 26 February 2018 to 09 March 2018;

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

Saratoga Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Romantic retreat, ideal for couple's looking to stay somewhere special for an occasion like an anniversary, honeymoon or mini-moon, stay in style and comfort at this 5 star luxurious holiday home close to Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated swimming pool on site at Bruern Cottages.), Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £630 to £1638 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 20 January 2018; from 27 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 16 February 2018 to 18 February 2018;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookside Country House, Ceiriog Valley, Bronygarth, Shropshire, England

10 bedroom Manor House, Glyn Ceiriog Valley.

Live it up at this 10 bedroom Country House, whatever the occasion, this impressive holiday house offers ample space for large groups of up to 30 and is set within 2 acres of gardens within the Glyn Ceiriog Valley, with elegant accommodation and views out to Chirk Castle plus shared access to an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis and squash courts, this is a very special Manor House, situated just 2 miles from Chirk.

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

Price range from £2300 to £4894 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 30 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 21 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

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

Tranmire Country Cottage, North York Moors, Lastingham, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, North York Moors National Park.

Homely and well-presented 3 bedroom family-friendly holiday home in the village of Lastingham in the North York Moors National Park, with lovely character touches such as original feature fireplaces and sash windows, this is a charming, good value place to stay which is conveniently close to North Riding Forest Park and Kirkbymoorside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £339 to £777 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 23 February 2018;

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