Country cottages in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

We are fortunate to have a collection of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the UK, 35 of which are in England, four in Wales and one which straddles the Welsh English border. The remainder are in Northern Ireland. There are 35 areas of outstanding natural beauty so too many to list here but some well known AONBs include the Chilterns and the Cotswolds.

Country cottages in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Area of Oustanding natural beauty on the Welsh border

These Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are protected so that future generations can enjoy them. A list and map of AONB can be viewed here showing their locations.

We have a selection of country cottages in and near these areas so that you can stay in a country location surrounded by beautiful scenery, go for pleasant walks and generally enjoy the best of the countryside.

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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 24 January 2019 to 28 February 2019; from 01 March 2019 to 31 March 2019;
Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 15 March 2019;

Weathervane Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 14 February 2019;

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 minutesí 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


Special Offer: from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019;
Late availability: from 15 March 2019 to 17 March 2019;

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £685 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 14 February 2019;

The Manor House, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Spacious high quality 6 bedroom holiday house near Ludlow with games room with pool table and air hockey plus grass tennis court, private 6-hole golf course, children's play area with swings, slide, a trampoline, rope swing and zip wire, tree house and extensive gardens.

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

Price range from £999 to £2100 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 07 March 2019;

Apple Loft at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Holiday Home, East Devon.

Apple Loft is a stylish romantic holiday home, perfect for 2 with wonderful tree top views of the Devonshire Hills and a lovely location amongst gorgeous countryside at Twistgates Farm, just 30 minutesí drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 13 February 2019;

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, sauna.

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 24 January 2019 to 31 March 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 11 March 2019; from 15 March 2019 to 18 March 2019;
Late availability: from 15 March 2019 to 18 March 2019;

The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon/Beautiful South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, West Country.

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Two pools both heated indoor pool feet from the apartment heated all year also huge outdoor heated pool), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £590 to £1450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 04 May 2019; from 11 May 2019 to 01 June 2019; from 08 June 2019 to 15 June 2019;


Special Offer: from 08 February 2019 to 23 February 2019;

Garden Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

One bedroom stone-built country cottage with its own garden, situated by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast easily accessible for days out, ideal for romantic breaks or for small family holidays with its large bedroom offering enough room for an extra child's bed to be added.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 14 February 2019;

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £850 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 25 January 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 08 April 2019; from 26 April 2019 to 29 April 2019;

Hazel Wooden Lodge near Exmoor, Washford, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

Good quality, characterful and welcoming 4 bedroom Somerset holiday lodge situated close to Washford and Dunster, built from wood, this holiday home offers charm and warmth and can accommodate up to 8 in pet-friendly accommodation, soak up awe-inspiring views over the surrounding countryside and enjoy relaxing in the outdoor hot tub during a stay here.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £680 to £1265 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 16 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 22 March 2019; from 25 March 2019 to 05 April 2019;

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 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 03 February 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 10 February 2019 to 15 February 2019;

Pheasant Lodge Scottish Borders, Longtown, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Cumbria/Scottish Borders.

Whether for a mini-moon, honeymoon or a break with friends, this superb adults-only log cabin with its private hot tub with mood lighting is something special; add to this a location just 3 miles from Gretna Green, a 5 star rating, a setting close to unspoilt countryside and a Green at Heart Gold Award and it's clear to see this solid Norwegian Timber Lodge has plenty to offer (plus fishing for salmon and trout is possible on the Border River Esk, along 3 mile river beat and rod hire is available).

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

Price range from £556 to £1130 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 04 March 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 25 March 2019; from 29 March 2019 to 12 April 2019;

Valley View Cottage, Howle Hill, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Worcester and the Wye Valley.

Warm and welcoming 1 bedroom barn conversion in a delightful rural location with views over the Wye Valley and easy access to the Forest of Dean.

Price range from £345 to £555 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 January 2019 to 01 June 2019; from 15 June 2019 to 29 June 2019; from 06 July 2019 to 21 December 2019;

Wynding Head, Bamburgh, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Coastal Cottage Apartment, Northumberland Coast AONB.

Family-friendly 5 star rated cottage in seaside village of Bamburgh with superb views out to Bamburgh castle, an enclosed garden and an excellent location just a short walk from Bamburgh's long stretch of beautiful sandy beach (up to 2 dogs welcome by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1020 to £2090 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 05 February 2019; from 07 February 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 18 February 2019 to 08 March 2019;

Ingleside Family Cottage, Cotswolds, Adsett, Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Large family-friendly 6 bedroom holiday cottage and beautiful mature garden, nestled in a rural hamlet near to the Forest of Dean and within easy reach of the Cotswold Hills and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £785 to £3030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 27 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 25 February 2019 to 11 March 2019;

Clwydian Hills Coach House, Bodfari Near Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales

2 bedroom Holiday Barn, North Wales and Cheshire.

Idyllic farm cottage nestled along with two other holiday cottages by the foot of the Clwydian Hills, with shared access to a heated swimming pool plus fishing available on the well stocked lake or on the River Clwyd, this dog-friendly holiday home on an award winning farm is a great place to stay close to the Offa's Dyke walking path.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated swimming pool within the grounds.).

Price range from £367 to £715 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 March 2019 to 21 March 2019; from 24 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 01 April 2019 to 05 April 2019;

Myrtle House Old Farmhouse and Annexe, Horton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Myrtle House (Main 4 Bedroom House and 1 Bedroom Annexe), West Country.

4 Bedroom Holiday Farmhouse and 1 Bedroom Annexe, sleeping from 7 to 11 people in homely comfortable accommodation, special access features incude a stair-lift in the Farmhouse and wheelchair-wide doorways at the Annexe.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £600 to £1220 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 21 February 2019; from 24 February 2019 to 06 April 2019; from 13 April 2019 to 26 April 2019;

Lavender Barn, Halse, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Exmoor.

Large high quality barn conversion with a setting next to fields just on the edge of a conservation village in Somerset, with a games room, private hot tub and access to a heated indoor swimming pool Lavendar Barn is a truly wonderful holiday home, and what's more it's gold-award winning.

Special features: free internet access, pool (the pool is shared with 2 nearby holiday cottages), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1750 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 22 March 2019;

Old Sheep Shed Rural Retreat near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England - Shropshire.

Good quality 3 bedroom barn-conversion set on an arable farm near to the Shropshire Hills and Offa's Dyke Path, with a hot tub, sauna and games area with a full-size pool table on offer here, this is a great place for a relaxing countryside holiday with friends and/or family, less than 10 miles from Shrewsbury.

Special features: outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £620 to £1118 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 23 February 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 02 April 2019 to 06 April 2019; from 21 April 2019 to 31 May 2019;