Cottages in rural locations where you can spot wildlife and enjoy nature on your self-catering holiday

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The following cottages are in rural locations where you can spot wildlife and enjoy nature on your self-catering holiday.

Cottage owners will be pleased to tell you about their part of the country, the wildlife, birds and best places and times to spot the ones you're interested in.

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Braefoot, Woolacombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Rural Country Cottage, West Country.

2 bedroom holiday cottage with a patio with wonderful country views, part of a small collection of cottages set in 4 acres of grounds in the North Devon countryside where there are fishing lakes on site and a children's play area with swings and slide, just 7 miles from Woolacombe beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1725 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 04 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 06 July 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oaklands Romantic Retreat, Wycoller, Lancashire, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, Yorkshire Dales and Bronte Country.

Perfect for a couple, this lovely romantic retreat with its warming woodburner and idyllic rural location, is just 10 miles from Haworth and is a great base for discovering some of the best of Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £256 to £455 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 26 February 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 27 March 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 02 April 2018 to 06 April 2018;

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

Mountwood Lodges, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Log Lodges, Central Scotland.

Collection of three 5 star rated log cabins with luxurious interiors set in beautiful countryside in Perthshire close to the Ochil Hills, ideal for a tranquil rural retreat break.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £720 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 25 February 2018 to 10 April 2018; from 25 February 2018 to 20 May 2018;
Late availability: from 25 February 2018 to 12 March 2018;

phone 01764 662609 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Smokeham Farm, West Bagborough, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fantastic large holiday house for groups of up to 20 friends or family, complete with games room, warm bubbly hot tub, luxurious interior and countryside views, set in the Quantock Hills just 20 minutes' drive from the coast.

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

Price range from £3680 to £5980 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 02 April 2018 to 13 April 2018;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hilltop Farm Holidays, Welbourn, Welbourn, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farm Cottage, East Midlands.

A charming barn conversion with views over a private meadow for your use and your enjoyment, situated on a Lincolnshire farm with fabulous vistas across the valley and surrounding wildlife in abundance.

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

Price range from £465 to £752 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 06 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 11 May 2018 to 15 May 2018; from 20 May 2018 to 21 May 2018;

phone 01400 273323 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spen Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

Searching for an idyllic rural retreat with a stylish interior which is well located for exploring both the greenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so this large 5 bedroom stone-built cottage could be perfect, set by a wooded valley and with beautifully styled accommodation this holiday barn sleeps up to 10 people plus 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £801 to £1855 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 02 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 11 April 2018 to 20 April 2018; from 11 May 2018 to 25 May 2018;

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

The Shippen, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

With a warming woodburner in the lounge and 3 very comfortable bedrooms, the Shippen could be the ideal place for a family holiday (you can bring your pet dog too!), stay just 10 minutes' drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach and enjoy access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and a tennis court, as well as access to a children's play area.

Special features: pool (Indoor heated swimming pool on site at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court.

Price range from £295 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 13 April 2018 to 25 May 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Two Owls Lodge, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Derbyshire Dales.

Idyllic sleeps 3 rural retreat in a superb country location and with stunning views over the Derwent Valley, situated just outside of the Peak District National Park and close to Matlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £460 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 15 March 2018;

phone 07498759229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ellary Cottages, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, West Coast Scotland - Mid Argyll.

A collection of high quality cottages, most of which are beautifully located right next to the sea, in secluded settings in gorgeous Argyll and Bute in Scotland.

Price range from £298 to £705 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 25 February 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 01 April 2018 to 30 April 2018; from 01 July 2018 to 01 September 2018;

phone 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coursley Farm Cottages, Crowcombe Heathfield, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Farm Cottages, Quantock Hills.

Two luxurious rural retreats set next to the unspoilt countryside of the Quantock Hills AONB, each with 2 bedrooms and beautiful country views, and within a 30 minute drive of the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £500.00 to £770.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 February 2018 to 30 March 2018;

phone 01984 667 341 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 11 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beechwood Cottage, Cromer, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads.

Idyllic romantic retreat which is perfect for up to 4 people, nestled by gorgeous countryside just 4 miles from Cromer and the coast, this is a great base for discovering the North Norfolk coast, countryside and the stunning Norfolk Broads.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £260 to £630 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 February 2018 to 10 April 2018;

phone +44(0)1263 768 606 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duror, West Down, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Stylish 3 bedroom family-friendly country cottage, with access to children's play area on site, as well as fishing lakes and beautiful grounds, only around 15 minutes' drive from award winning Woolacombe Beach and the North Devon Heritage coast.

Price range from £295 to £975 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 14 March 2018; from 23 March 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 20 July 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Faith's Cottage, Longwitton, Northumberland, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, North England.

Four bedroom rural retreat set in large gardens next to idyllic countryside close to the Northumberland National Park and the Coquet valley, boasting fabulous views out to the Simonside Hills.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £477 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 07817265468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Three Peaks Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Chapel le Dale, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Farm-stay holiday cottage with 6 bedrooms, games room with pool table and warm bubbly hot tub and generous gardens, accommodating up to 13 in a tranquil rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Price range from £1101 to £2596 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 16 April 2018 to 20 April 2018;

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

Barn Owl Rural Retreat, Brandsby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North York Moors and Coast.

For a taste of rural bliss in the Howardian Hills, Yorkshire, this 2 bedroom family-friendly holiday barn with its stunning luxurious interior and views out over fields and pastures could be perfect and is situated conveniently near to the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £673 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 14 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 31 March 2018; from 21 April 2018 to 12 May 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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 26 February 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 16 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 20 April 2018 to 22 June 2018;

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 £1100 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 17 April 2018 to 26 April 2018; from 21 May 2018 to 24 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 07 June 2018;

phone 01963 371329 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dons Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

A special romantic hideaway for two found on the Grove Farm estate with orchard garden views and a wood-burning stove.

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

Price range from £418 to £709 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Gamekeeper's Cottage, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, Wales

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, North Wales.

With superb garden and country views and an excellent location close to Snowdonia National Park, this pet-friendly 3 bedroom rural retreat could be a great place to get away from it all.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £440 to £965 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 April 2018 to 18 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 15 June 2018 to 29 June 2018;

phone 01492564960 emailClick here to email owner more info >