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 doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís 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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Secluded Stables, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Fantastic pet-friendly, truly luxurious 3 bedroom family holiday home in the Forest of Dean, With superb facilities it is so much more than just accommodation, whether you're looking for a relaxing break or an action-packed weekend its the perfect self-catering destination with spectacular 360 degree views, and woodland walks in this secluded valley.

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

Price range from £799 to £1711 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 30 December 2017; from 06 January 2018 to 10 February 2018;

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Studio at Thatched farm, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Set within the gardens of Thatched Farm, this 4 star rated romantic retreat has garden views and offers easy access to good local walks.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £395 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 November 2017 to 22 November 2017; from 25 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 26 December 2017 to 30 December 2017;

phone 01473811755 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £2995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 03 December 2017 to 30 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 16 February 2018;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 20 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017; from 10 December 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 07703319102 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Blackdown Country Cottage, Burwash, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, South Coast.

Escape on an idyllic rural retreat break to this beautiful 2 bedroom country cottage nestled by woodlands, gardens and lakes in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to fascinating historical castles and National Trust properties and just half an hour's drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells and only 40 minutes' drive from Brighton.

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

Price range from £550 to £895 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 03 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 30 December 2017 to 20 January 2018; from 27 January 2018 to 16 June 2018;

phone 01435 883 201 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Forge, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Escape for a relaxing holiday in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the Forge, a charming sleeps 4 cottage (one king-size in main bedroom, one double sofa bed in the lounge and z bed in back room) that is ideal for a romantic break or small family holiday, situated close to Bishopís Castle in an excellent area for walking, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching and fishing.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
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phone 01588 680511 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2017 to 25 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 02 January 2018; from 09 January 2018 to 23 March 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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)
Next availability:
from 19 November 2017 to 09 June 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stables Holiday Cottage, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Dorset - Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

Stables Cottage is a charming holiday cottage located in a lovely rural village in Hardy's stunning Dorset countryside, with a high quality interior, a double ended (two person) Hydrotherapy Spa Bath with jets and a lovely garden, this is a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £921 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 01 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 23 February 2018;

phone 01258817022 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This imposing south-facing manor house set in extensive gardens and grounds has outstanding sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, games room, lake and river trout fishing.

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

Price range from £2000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017;

phone 01305 848220 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Granary Barn, Longframlington, Northumberland, England

2 bedroom Brick-Built Barn Conversion, Northumbria.

Escape on a rural retreat break at this 2 bedroom high quality barn-conversion, lap up the lush countryside views and relax in this beautiful home from home, spend enjoyable days out discovering the golden sandy beaches and historical castles dotted along the Northumbrian coast and in the Northumbrian countryside plus head out to Northumberland's National Park for invigorating walks and plenty of fresh country air.

Price range from £316 to £889 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 November 2017 to 25 November 2017; from 02 December 2017 to 16 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 06 January 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017; from 11 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 03 January 2018 to 12 January 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Foxhill Lodge, Blackborough, Devon, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Culm Valley.

Looking for a 4 bedroom holiday home in Devon with the wow factor? Stylish and beautifully decorated with the added bonus of an outdoor swimming pool, games room, children's play area with swings, slide and climbing area, views out over the Blackdown Hills, plus an outdoor BBQ lodge, Foxhill Lodge sleeps up to 8 people and is bound to impress.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1899 to £2999 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 08 January 2018; from 12 January 2018 to 15 January 2018;

phone 01884 849 127 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cowslip Farm Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Escape to the Yorkshire Dales countryside for a tranquil rural retreat break at this cosy 2 bedroom barn conversion, located on a working farm close to Ingleborough National Nature Reserve and within easy reach of the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £352 to £698 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 08 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 16 February 2018 to 23 February 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tubbs Delight, Malborough, Devon, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, South Hams.

With a warm bubbly hot tub with outstanding countryside views and a location in the pretty village of Malborough in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a location just 5 minutes drive from the coast, this dog-friendly holiday home has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £275 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 15 December 2017;

phone 01934 808214 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Norton Grange Country House, Norton, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Unique 6 bedroom Manor House offering spacious accommodation for groups of up to 16, with an outdoor swimming pool, large gardens and a games room with table football and table tennis, there is plenty to keep family or friends entertained at this large house just 5 miles from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the garden for warm weather periods from May until September only.), games room.

Price range from £1273 to £3580 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ash Holiday Lodge, Washford, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Holiday Lodge, West Country.

Searching for a good quality wooden holiday lodge where you and your dog will be welcome and where you can relax and explore some of the best of Somerset? With 3 bedrooms, a private outdoor hot tub and a location only a couple of miles from the coast and Exmoor National Park this could be a great place for your next holiday.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £682 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 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 26 November 2017 to 30 November 2017; from 03 December 2017 to 15 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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


Special Offer: from 15 December 2017 to 18 December 2017; from 15 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 15 December 2017 to 17 December 2017;

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lodge 48 Coastal Cottage, South West England, Woolsery Near Clovelly, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Wooden holiday lodge with a light and airy interior and a lovely setting within Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Park, situated close to Devonís stunning coastline.

Price range from £275 to £843 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luggs Barn, Honiton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Beautiful 4 bedroom barn conversion in a lovely rural setting in the Blackdown Hills with large private garden, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, discover the moors and stunning coast on day trips out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £850 to £1550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 30 December 2017; from 04 January 2018 to 20 April 2018;

phone 07719709937 emailClick here to email owner more info >