Self catering and country cottages in England

England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England.

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There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn? extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust? or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.

653 rental properties

Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

7 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
7 bedrooms
7
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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 private hot tub outdoors and a 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.

Weekly Price from: £2995


Special Offer: from 18 September to 23 October 20
Late availability: from 18 September to 23 October 20

Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor, Brayford, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Acorn Retreat is a high quality rural holiday cottage set in lush grounds with extensive gardens, lakes and ponds close to Exmoor National Park, perfect for relaxing.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £455


Late availability: from 10 October to 17 October 20

Woodcombe Lodges, Minehead, Somerset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Log Cabins

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

A collection of two stone holiday cottages and six wooden lodges based in a tranquil rural setting on the boundary of Exmoor National Park, located in three acres of gardens with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and fantastic leisure facilities including a putting green, games room with table tennis table, pool table and table football, along with a children's play area with swings and a sandpit.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £255


Special Offer: from 18 September to 31 December 21
Late availability: from 18 September to 07 November 20

Little Larsas Retreat, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Dog-friendly holiday cottage for 4 in Matlock close to the attractions of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £325


Special Offer: from 18 September to 19 September 20
Late availability: from 18 September to 30 September 20

Honeysuckle Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, England

2 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £245


Late availability: from 16 October to 18 October 20

Woodend Cottage, Ulpha, Cumbria, Lake District, England

3 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Nestled high up on Birker Fell, this traditional character cottage enjoys a tranquil setting in the Lake District National Park offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with a cosy wood burner, beautiful exposed beams throughout and panoramic views across Birker Fell towards Scafell Pike.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £440


Late availability: from 03 October to 30 November 20

Waterlake Cottage, Orcheston, nr Stonehenge, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, West Country, England

2 bedroom Bungalow

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Set in the rural countryside of Wiltshire along a country track and only five miles away from Stonehenge, this holiday bungalow with south facing garden and patio is the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists with many paths and routes accessible from the front door.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £330


Special Offer: from 20 September to 27 September 20
Late availability: from 19 September to 19 November 20

Skyfall Rural Retreat, Bath, Somerset, West Country, England

6 bedroom Unique Holiday Home

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6
4 star

With a heavenly name, this is a heavenly, unique holiday home, situated just 5 miles from Bath, complete with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, this property is ideal for large groups or big families looking for an idyllic high quality rural retreat.

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

Weekly Price from: £1900
Next availability:
from 19 September to 25 July 21


Special Offer: from 18 September to 20 December 20

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Cottages

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

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

Weekly Price from: £355


Late availability: from 18 September to 17 November 20

Gamekeeper's Hide on the Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Family-friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 4, located within the prestigious Colmer Estate where excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a fishing lake, tennis court and games room are pretty much guaranteed to keep any family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There are 2 swimming pools; an indoor heated pool feet from the cottage and also a huge outdoor heated pool (1st May to mid September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £480


Special Offer: from 17 October to 24 October 20
Late availability: from 17 October to 24 October 20

The Bee Cottage Rutland. Outstanding reviews - just see website!, Oakham, Rutland, Midlands, England

3 bedroom Thatched Cottage

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Beautiful 3 bedroom pet-friendly white washed thatched cottage just 5 minutes drive from Rutland Water.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £750


Special Offer: from 31 October to 07 November 20
Late availability: from 31 October to 07 November 20

4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Two bedroom family holiday cottage with a private south facing garden and country views located in a rural village in Somerset close to Glastonbury Tor, available for short breaks and longer stays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £300


Special Offer: from 18 October to 25 October 20
Late availability: from 26 September to 26 November 20