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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Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 16 February 2018;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Trooper's Holiday Barn, Shropshire Hills AONB, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, Heart of England - Shropshire.

First class 5 bedroom barn conversion, located on a working farm in the Hope Valley and by the Shropshire Hills, ideal for groups of friends or family and boasting access to some fantastic leisure facilities including an outdoor hot tub, games room with pool table, table football and table tennis and gym.

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

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 04 February 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 16 February 2018;

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

Belfry Dogs-welcome Lodge near Lincoln, Thorpe-On-The-Hill, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Midlands.

Lovely wooden holiday lodge which is both family-friendly and pet friendly with its own private hot tub and veranda, set within shared grounds where you'll find a fishing lake and golf club, just 6 miles from the city of Lincoln, on days out discover Whisby Nature Reserve Park, Doddington Hall's Tudor garden and Hartsholme Country Park.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £302 to £655 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 23 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 04 February 2018 to 12 February 2018;

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

Hayloft Romantic Retreat, Worcester , Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Romantic Worcestershire holiday house sleeping 2 in a delightful rural location just 5 miles from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £255 to £470 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 22 January 2018 to 05 March 2018; from 09 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 30 March 2018 to 15 June 2018;

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

Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England

15 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Collection of gold award winning 5 star rated holiday cottages offering peace and tranquility amongst the farmlands of Leicestershire just outside Appleby Magna.

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

Price range from £330 to £1315 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 15
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 01 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018;

phone 01827 880448 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cabin Knoll Country Cottage, Calwich, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Peak District.

Two bedroom rural retreat with ample rustic charm and countryside views with a great location just outside of the Peak District National Park close to Dovedale National Nature Reserve and Alton Towers Theme Park, ideal for couples or small families.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £285 to £589 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 22 January 2018 to 03 March 2018; from 17 March 2018 to 09 June 2018;

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

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 22 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 14 February 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 02 August 2018;

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

The Old Stables Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Five star rated gold award winning country cottage with beautiful interior, private garden area and access to shared all-weather tennis court, in a superb location for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park.

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

Price range from £995 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ancarva, Millbrook, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Wow factor sleeps 8 holiday home in coastal Cornwall, with a stylish interior, fantastic estuary views and an impressive waterside setting.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1559 to £4015 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

The Old Stables Holiday Barn, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset and Somerset - Dorset.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with modern interior, situated within a small development on a working farm, ideal for rural retreat breaks and within reach of the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £360 to £899 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

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

The Cottage Family Cottage, East Anglia, Grafham, Cambridgeshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Superb 3 bedroom holiday cottage with stylish and modern interior and private garden, located on a caravan holiday park close to Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire and enjoying access to excellent shared leisure facillities which include an open air heated swimming pool and children's play area.

Price range from £332 to £819 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 17 March 2018 to 19 March 2018; from 21 March 2018 to 24 March 2018;

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

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 January 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 27 July 2018;

phone 01273 276 596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Garden Flat Dogs-welcome Holiday Home, South West England , Mevagissey, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Cornwall.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are virtually on the doorstep of this lovely Cornish holiday apartment with garden, enjoying a bird's eye view of harbour, just 6 miles to both the Eden Project and to Caerhays Castle's beautiful Magnolias.

Price range from £255 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 27 January 2018 to 17 February 2018; from 24 February 2018 to 03 March 2018; from 17 March 2018 to 09 April 2018;

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

Swallow Barn Conversion, Shropshire Hills, Bucknell, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England - Shropshire.

One of three barn conversions, this 3 bedroom holiday barn has lots of rural charm and is situated close to the Shropshire Hills and Offa’s Dyke path and is a great place for families with a shared children’s play area on site with swings and sandpit.

Price range from £331 to £669 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 03 February 2018; from 03 March 2018 to 31 March 2018; from 07 April 2018 to 09 June 2018;

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

Stable Cottage @ Wardhall Gate, Gilcrux, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Cumbria.

Perfect for two, this idyllic romantic retreat with its countryside views, warming woodburner and location close to both the Lake District and Solway coast could be the ideal place for a couple's holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £440 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 22 January 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 18 February 2018 to 27 March 2018; from 29 March 2018 to 10 June 2018;

phone 01697326395 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £278 to £512 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 04 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 30 March 2018 to 20 April 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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 22 January 2018 to 10 March 2018; from 24 March 2018 to 09 June 2018;

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

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 22 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 18 February 2018 to 23 February 2018; from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018;

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

Stanton House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Cotswolds.

Perfect for large groups or families looking to explore the beautiful Cotswolds, this stone-built holiday cottage is part of the Flagstone Farm development and has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms as well as lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

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

Price range from £1290 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 27 January 2018; from 06 February 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 15 February 2018;

phone 07852322605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Byre, Baggrow, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Beautifully presented sleeps 3 Cumbrian cottage with superb countryside views, situated just 15 minutes' drive from the Lake District National Park and half an hour's drive from the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £285 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 02 April 2018 to 26 May 2018;

phone 01512892581 emailClick here to email owner more info >