Holiday cottages that have an Aga in the kitchen

When you think of pretty little holiday cottages in the countryside your mind may focus upon images of a blazing log fire and you…basking in a cocoon of blissful warmth. If your last holiday cottage didn’t quite step up to the mark and there was a constant nip in the air even when an extra log had been tossed onto your tiny sun for the evening, you might want to rent a cottage which has been equipped with an Aga cooker. This is the most- easy to use, responsive and versatile cooker that you will ever have the good fortune to work with and guess what? It will keep the cottage warm and cosy whatever the weather!

Can you cope with an Aga range in your holiday cottage?

country cottages with an AgaFor many, the term Aga conjures up thoughts of a mythical dragon waiting in the kitchen, breathing out red hot fire like a raging beast. No wonder so many quake at the thought of approaching one, especially when planning to use one for the first time on holiday. The real truth is that this mighty monster is really a gentle little soul who wants to nurture you with its tender loving warmth. So think of an Aga cooker as an appliance which is very similar to a conventional electric or gas cooker. The only difference is the design. It boasts four ovens and two hot plates which always stay on. The left hand hot plate is known as the boiling plate. This is large enough to accommodate three medium sized saucepans and has the capacity to heat water faster than an electric kettle. The simmering plate sits to the right of the boiling plate and offers a more refined heat, perfect for making sauces or frying an egg.  The roasting oven (top right) is large enough to hold a 28lb bird (13kg), you could almost feed an army on the amount of space available! Think how useful this would be for a Christmas cottage break.  It’s all systems go in the bottom right oven as you fill the cottage with a heady aroma of baked cakes, breads and biscuits. You can even take a sneaky peak at their progress during cooking time as the cast iron interior will retain its heat. The top left oven will save you hours of valuable cooking time as it acts as a slow cooker. This is a holiday treat in itself as you will taste meat which is so tender, it will literally fall away from the bone.

Fabulous meals during a self-catering cottage break

Slow cooking is the perfect way to nourish the family without eating into too much of your holiday time. Prepare your favourite ingredients in the morning, toss them into a casserole dish, transfer to the oven and head off to the hills or take a stroll into the nearest market town for some serious browsing. When you return, there will be a beautiful fragrance waiting to welcome you at the entrance to your new abode. Allow those essences to waft up your nose and draw you into the kitchen. Now all you need to do is reach for the serving bowls and enjoy…you will find that each spoonful resounds with a unique and exquisite note. The only problem you may encounter is the fact that two days later you might feel peckish again. Fill the cottage with those age-old favourite dishes that mama used to make and take a trip down memory lane. A country cottage is the perfect place to sample a blast from the past and an Aga cooker will ensure that you eat till your heart’s content. When you have the opportunity, buy some of those pre-prepared cakes, breads and biscuits from the supermarket that you simply unwrap or slice and pop into the oven. Self-catering is easy with a few simple cheats, and everyone appreciates ready-made pizza fresh from an Aga? Now you will understand why top cooks such as Jamie Oliver, Mary Berry and Delia Smith have all succumbed to the charms of an Aga cooker.

The warming oven (bottom left) will keep your dishes succulent and tasty at a gentle 50 degrees without drying them out. Perfect when your fellow holiday makers arrive back at different times. They may be late but the food will still taste great!

 

48 properties match your search for Country cottages that have an Aga

Filter your search:
  • Guests, Bedrooms, Dogs

SEARCH
Nights
Guests
Bedrooms
Dogs
Weekly Price Range:

Filters

Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Norfolk coast.

Gold award winning, large holiday house with 7 en-suite bedrooms and a 5 star rating, located near Cromer just 5 minutes' walk from the local beach, with a games room, luxurious outdoor hot tub and walled garden on site, this house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to stay in style.

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

Price range from £2995 to £6695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 21 November 2018 to 22 November 2018;

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A wonderful large luxury barn conversion with special features including a romantic master bedroom with four poster bed, private hot tub and secluded garden, set in a peaceful rural valley surrounded by wonderful unspoilt countryside and wildlife, ideal for groups of family or friends (this property is hen party and stag party friendly).

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

Price range from £1200 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 21 November 2018 to 20 December 2018;
Late availability: from 07 December 2018 to 09 December 2018;

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 22 November 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 18 January 2019 to 12 April 2019; from 19 April 2019 to 24 May 2019;

Berry Farmhouse, Torrington, Devon, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Impressive 7 bedroom pet-friendly farmhouse with a spacious stylish interior and lovely countryside views of the Torridge Valley, close to the Tarka Trail and just 12 miles from Bideford, ideal for large groups of friends or family and sleeping up to 16 people.

Price range from £1350 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 07 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 02 January 2019 to 04 January 2019;

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 22 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 26 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018;

Rower Fort, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Castle, West Country 2.25 hours from London.

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a hot tub and indoor heated swimming pool, this is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In a barn conversion.), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3850 to £5750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 29 December 2018 to 05 January 2019;
Late availability: from 29 December 2018 to 05 January 2019;

Brookbank farm, Blackden Heath, Cheshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Large and spacious holiday farmhouse with outdoor hot tub and games room, set in the stunning Cheshire countryside, ideal for groups of friends (including hens or stags) or family breaks.

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

Price range from £1300 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 25 November 2018 to 07 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018;

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 21 November 2018 to 20 December 2018; from 21 November 2018 to 20 December 2018;
Late availability: from 07 December 2018 to 09 December 2018;

Glencarron Lodge (for 18) & Cottage (8), Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

15 bedroom Large Country House, Northern Scotland.

Two stone-built holiday homes with a wonderful countryside setting in the Scottish Highlands (one country house sleeping up to 18 and one stone-built cottage sleeping 8 or 9), ideal for those looking to discover the natural beauty, walking and outdoor sporting pursuits available in the Scottish Highlands.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £525 to £2290 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 05 January 2019 to 06 January 2019; from 30 March 2019 to 06 April 2019; from 23 April 2019 to 11 May 2019;

Glen Euchar Holiday House, Kilninver near Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Scotland - Argyll & The Isles.

Rural retreat with 4 bedrooms and a lovely bubbly hot tub with some spectacular countryside views, close to the coast and just 10 miles from the charming seaside town of Oban.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £507 to £1191 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Burrs Farm, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Peak District National Park.

High quality 7 bedroom country house with impressive rural views, an inviting warm bubbly hot tub and a games room for fun times, as well as an excellent location in the Peak District National Park close to Buxton.

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

Price range from £2500 to £5000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 26 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 07 December 2018; from 09 December 2018 to 17 December 2018;

The Lynhurst, Lynton, Devon, England

10 bedroom Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Magnificent country house with sea-views which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly and nestled in large gardens and woodlands close to Lynton, Lynmouth and Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1995 to £5000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 23 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 29 November 2018; from 02 December 2018 to 07 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Winstitchen Farm, Minehead, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Four bedroom secluded holiday farmhouse with fantastic moorland views nestled in the naturally beautiful greenery of Exmoor National Park with the coast easily accessible for day trips.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 December 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 28 December 2018 to 26 May 2019; from 31 May 2019 to 14 June 2019;

Monnington House, Monnington on Wye, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

This fantastic large holiday home and adjoining cottage together sleep up to 18 in style and comfort and benefit from a setting within an area of outstanding natural beauty near to the Brecon Beacons and River Wye, with its games room and table tennis room, this property is ideal for special celebrations and for large group getaways.

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

Price range from £3400 to £7000 per week
Sleeps from 9 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 07 December 2018 to 17 December 2018;
Late availability: from 07 December 2018 to 20 December 2018;

Kirkandrews House , Longtown, Cumbria, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North England.

Roomy sleeps 13 holiday house set in parkland grounds and with far reaching country views, close to Gretna Green and the Solway Coast AONB, welcoming anniversary parties, family groups, groups of friends, hen parties, stag parties and special celebrations.

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

Price range from £900 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 25 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018;

High Standard House with free Parking, WiFi, Sonos System and Games room, Checkley, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Superb high quality 5 bedroom holiday house with luxurious interior and games room with pool table and table tennis just 15 minutesí drive from the beautiful town of Hereford (three of the five bedrooms have ensuite facilities and one of these ensuite bedrooms is on the ground floor and may suit a couple who want to avoid stairs).

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

Price range from £1600 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 21 November 2018 to 28 November 2018;
Late availability: from 21 November 2018 to 30 November 2018;

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

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

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 21 November 2018 to 12 December 2018; from 21 November 2018 to 18 December 2018;
Late availability: from 14 December 2018 to 16 December 2018;

Cosy, Beautiful 5* Cottage in amazing rural location with Free WiFi, Games room, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

5 star rated gold award winning luxury cottage with a traditonal yet modern feel set in rolling countryside with private enclosed gardens and amazing views over rural farmland yet just 15 minutes' drive from Hereford.

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

Price range from £900 to £2150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 21 November 2018 to 28 November 2018;
Late availability: from 21 November 2018 to 30 November 2018;

Llanfendigaid, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

9 bedroom Mansion, Cardigan Bay.

Historical self-catering mansion house with 9 bedrooms with an impressive high quality interior and shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool, nestled in 16 acres of grounds and gardens within the naturally stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park, just half a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated Pool (Stand alone in the orchard)).

Price range from £2063 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 26 November 2018 to 14 December 2018; from 18 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Honeysuckle Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Set in a conservation area and a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Cotswolds, this charming terraced stone cottage is pet friendly with a pretty south facing courtyard garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £485 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 23 November 2018 to 26 November 2018;