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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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


Late availability: from 28 September 2018 to 01 October 2018;

Banfield Lodge, Loughor, Gower, Wales

1 bedroom Apartment, South Wales.

One bedroom dog-friendly holiday apartment for two with king-size bed and secure garden, ideal for romantic breaks and located just a short drive from the stunning Gower Peninsula and the Carmarthenshire coastline.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £315 to £470 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 29 September 2018; from 07 October 2018 to 21 December 2018;

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 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 05 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 21 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

Glingerbank, Longtown, Cumbria, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, North Cumbria and Scottish Borders.

Impressive 12 bedroom country house with games room, set in beautiful gardens and situated just 10 miles from Northumberland National Park, 10 miles from Gretna Green and 6 miles from the Solway Coast, ideal for special celebrations and group getaways.

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

Price range from £3200 to £5200 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 24 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 30 September 2018 to 13 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

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 08 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 28 December 2018; from 04 January 2019 to 29 March 2019;

Bookers Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Luxury Cotswold Cottage, Cotswolds.

Family-friendly, this luxurious 3 bedroom Cotswold cottage is 5 star rated and set next to tranquil gardens, with access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, as well as a shared children's play area with seesaw and swings, this is a great place for families looking to discover some of the best of the Cotswolds on holiday.

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 £1260 to £4095 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 05 October 2018 to 10 October 2018; from 12 October 2018 to 13 October 2018; from 16 October 2018 to 18 October 2018;

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Price range from £355 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 September 2018 to 18 November 2018;

Lakeside Yurt, Cotswolds, Beckford, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Yurt for Glamping Holidays, Heart of England.

Stylish and generously sized holiday yurt featuring a romantic bed, a high quality kitchen area, private hot tub and an excellent location right by a lake and sleeping 2, this unique holiday home was made for romantic glamping getaways.

Special features: outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £344 to £551 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 26 October 2018 to 29 October 2018; from 12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 25 November 2018 to 07 December 2018;

Tollgate Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Devon.

Get away for a coastal self-catering holiday to this pretty 2 bedroom holiday cottage, just 600 metres from Hele's lovely beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 October 2018 to 28 October 2018; from 05 April 2019 to 22 April 2019; from 03 May 2019 to 01 September 2019;

Meadow Lodge, Llangunllo, Powys, Wales

3 bedroom Bungalow, Welsh English Border.

Idyllic 3 bedroom rural retreat in the Welsh Marches with farmland views, a private outdoor hot tub and sauna, secluded garden and shared access to a games room.

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

Price range from £450 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 September 2018 to 04 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 15 October 2018; from 20 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

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
Next availability:
from 26 September 2018 to 27 September 2018; from 28 September 2018 to 29 September 2018; from 06 October 2018 to 12 October 2018;


Special Offer: from 21 December 2018 to 04 January 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 27 October 2018 to 10 November 2018; from 12 November 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 29 December 2018 to 31 December 2018;

Ilbeare Country House, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Whatever the occasion, Ilbeare Country House with its 5 bedrooms is bound to impress, set in around 2 acres of gardens and complete with large sociable spaces for big groups, a fantastic BBQ lodge, a private hot tub for relaxation plus a games room with pool table and X-box and a croquet lawn plus trampoline and play equipment to keep the kids entertained, just 4 miles from Taunton.

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

Price range from £1550 to £3700 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

Alder Holiday Lodge, Shropshire Hills AONB, Clun, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Heart of England.

Stylish wooden-clad holiday lodge with light and bright interior and generous decked area, situated within a lodge holiday park by the River Clun in Shropshire's scenic Clun Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £670 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 13 October 2018 to 10 February 2019;

Dorset/Somerset Borders Cottage, Henstridge, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Farm Cottage, West Country.

Romantic rural retreat sleeping 2 close to Henstridge, just 5 miles from Shaftesbury, this is a great base for discovering some of the best of Somerset and Dorset on holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £254 to £513 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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 24 September 2018 to 31 December 2018; from 24 September 2018 to 31 December 2018;
Late availability: from 28 September 2018 to 01 October 2018;

Apartment Two at Quantock Hills Apartments, Crowcombe, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage Apartment, West Country.

Located within the fine country house development of Crowcombe Court which sits at the foot of the Quantock Hills, this 3 bedroom holiday apartment with its high ceilings and period features offers elegant accommodation throughout.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 21 March 2019; from 25 March 2019 to 26 April 2019; from 29 April 2019 to 14 June 2019;

Shillings Cottage, Hemyock, Devon, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, South West.

Lovely romantic retreat for two with charm, character and valley views, situated in the Blackdown Hills in Devon and benefiting from access to the owner's outdoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Next to cottage. Available between 1pm and 4pm for sole use on weekdays.).

Price range from £325 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 September 2018 to 27 October 2018;

Double House Farmhouse, Henton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, West Country.

Large impressive stone-built holiday farmhouse with 5 bedrooms, large garden and eco-friendly credentials, sleeping groups of up to 12 friends or family, situated near to the Mendip Hills, Glastonbury and the historic city of Wells.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £875 to £2350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 30 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

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 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

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