With so much natural beauty abounding in the rural areas of the UK, why not take a trip out to somewhere rich in greenery this weekend? There are lots of fascinating national trust properties to visit. Or go to one of the many splendid parks or spend time by the river. Or you may want to plan ahead and book a cottage holiday. There is a great range of self catering cottages including cottages in the countryside in England that you can find here including farm stays, dog friendly cottages and even cottages with hot tubs. Which is best for you? Use our search assistant to help make your search and choice as easy as possible. If you are looking for a property that has been officially graded then take a look at our pages of 4 star and 5 star cottages. Or take a look at award winning cottages for that something really special.