Self catering and country cottages in England

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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. 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’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s 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.

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Upper Court, Kemerton, Gloucestershire, England

12 bedroom Cottage Complex, Cotswolds.

A collection of five Cotswold country cottages with charm and character located in extensive gardens within the grounds of an impressive Georgian Manor House.

Special features: free internet access, pool (outdoor, covered from Sept to May), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1600 to £3208 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 16 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 09 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

Balebarn Eco Lodge, Winkleigh, Devon, England

4 bedroom Award Winning Eco Lodge, West Country.

With a huge wrap around veranda, eco-friendly credentials, idyllic views out over a wildlife pond, a tranquil rural setting, as well as a stunning setting nestled next to a 7 acre nature reserve in North Devon, Balebarn Lodge is quirky and unique.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £474 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 01 September 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 17 September 2018 to 28 September 2018;

Crendon 4 Bedroom Coastal Cottage, Near Portreath, Portreath, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

Four bedroom Cornish holiday cottage with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, just 5 minutes drive from the local sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £502 to £1216 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 27 September 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 12 October 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 18 November 2018 to 23 November 2018;

The Granary, Dunsby, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, Lincolnshire Fens.

Two bedroom rural retreat with private garden, farmland views and high quality accommodation on a small Lincolnshire farmstead, ideal for a tranquil break.

Price range from £330 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 29 August 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 18 September 2018 to 24 September 2018; from 30 September 2018 to 07 October 2018;

1 Corner Cottages Dogs-welcome Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Cropton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Picturesque, dog and family friendly country hideaway with beautiful gardens, located in the village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park, perfect for discovering the charming towns and villages of the moors, for visiting Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park's fantastic gardens and for visiting the historical city of York for a day trip This stone built cottage is located in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Price range from £275 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 02 November 2018 to 12 November 2018; from 19 November 2018 to 27 December 2018;

Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £750 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 15 August 2018 to 28 August 2018;

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 21 September 2018 to 22 October 2018; from 12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 19 November 2018 to 22 December 2018;

The Bee Cottage, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Thatched Cottage, East Midlands.

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

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £750 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 15 August 2018 to 15 October 2018;
Late availability: from 15 August 2018 to 15 October 2018;

The Red Barn, Longframlington, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Semi-Detached Barn Conversion, Northumbria.

Warm and welcoming 3 bedroom holiday barn with a lovely garden and high quality interior, set next to stunning unspoilt countryside close to Alnwick, discover the awe-inspiring scenery of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland National Park on days out.

Price range from £329 to £1023 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 20 October 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 01 December 2018 to 29 December 2018; from 05 January 2019 to 02 March 2019;

Shepherd's Hut Rural Retreat, Leighton, Heart of England, Leighton, Shropshire, England

1 bedroom Shepherd's Hut, Shropshire Hills.

This Shepherd's Hut is a fantastic rural retreat for 2 and is located close to Ironbridge and some of the best of Shropshire, go on, do something different this year .

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £372 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 16 August 2018 to 18 August 2018; from 20 August 2018 to 25 August 2018; from 26 August 2018 to 29 August 2018;

Skyfall Rural Retreat, Bath, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, West Country.

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.

Price range from £1900 to £3960 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 15 August 2018 to 20 December 2018; from 15 August 2018 to 20 December 2018;
Late availability: from 07 September 2018 to 09 September 2018;

Swallow's Orchard, West Bradley, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A unique and contemporary detached holiday home nestled next to an old apple orchard with a truly tranquil setting in Somerset amidst nature and countryside with a private hot tub and shared use of an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared Spa with; Indoor pool, sauna, hot tub (as well as private hot tub at properties), gym, relaxation room, 4 treatment rooms (therapies available to book), separate male & female changing rooms. ), outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1180 to £2480 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 09 September 2018 to 21 September 2018; from 23 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 14 October 2018 to 19 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 £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 16 August 2018 to 17 August 2018; from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 27 August 2018 to 14 September 2018;

Hunter's Moon, Glastonbury, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, West Country.

Feel the magic at Hunter’s Moon, a magical holiday house sleeping 10 near Glastonbury in Somerset, with unique quirky features including handcrafted windows and doors, a ‘tree’ inside the kitchen and master bedroom, a private cinema pod with large TV screen, a private hot tub and an idyllic woodland setting, this is a dream holiday home! Hen parties welcome.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1780 to £2980 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 01 September 2018; from 03 September 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 09 September 2018 to 11 September 2018;

Routster Farm Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Bungalow, Yorkshire Dales.

Welcoming 2 bedroom farmstay with modern stylish interior and fabulous countryside views, very close to Settle and the amazing landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £344 to £644 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 06 October 2018 to 08 October 2018; from 25 October 2018 to 11 May 2019; from 18 May 2019 to 08 June 2019;

Easedale Tarn, Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Wooden Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Wooden holiday cabin nestled next to trees on a holiday development in the Lake District National Park close to Lake Windermere and benefiting from seasonal access to excellent on site leisure facilities.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £475 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 16 August 2018 to 18 August 2018; from 01 September 2018 to 29 September 2018; from 13 October 2018 to 25 May 2019;

Lower Mill at Wheel Farm, Combe Martin, Devon, England

1 bedroom Converted Watermill, South West.

Couple's pet-friendly romantic retreat with countryside views near Combe Martin, enjoying access to excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and tennis court.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the grounds of Wheel Farm), tennis court.

Price range from £375 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 17 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 14 September 2018 to 01 October 2018;

Blenheim Cottage at Oxford Country Cottages, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Near the Cotswolds.

Escape to the Oxfordshire countryside to this beautiful 3 bedroom barn conversion for a relaxing break, with shared use of a hot tub on site, as well as facilities for summer table tennis and a location just 5 miles from historic Oxford, this is a superb cottage.

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

Price range from £950 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 17 August 2018 to 18 August 2018; from 25 August 2018 to 31 August 2018; from 03 September 2018 to 07 September 2018;

High View Park Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Beautiful 3 bedroom Cumbrian holiday lodge with distant lake views, set next to woodlands close to Lake Windermere, one of the best areas in the Lake District National Park, shared leisure facilities on site include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxing sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £373 to £1013 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 04 September 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 19 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 21 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £360 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 22 September 2018 to 27 October 2018;

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