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.

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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.

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Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Norfolk coast.

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 19 October 2019 to 31 October 2019;
Late availability: from 19 October 2019 to 29 November 2019;

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

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

sleeps 2 - 11 guests
2 - 11
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Superb high quality 5 bedroom holiday house with luxurious interior and games room with pool table and table tennis just 15 minutes’ 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.

Weekly Price from: £1600


Late availability: from 19 October 2019 to 30 November 2019;

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

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

sleeps 1 - 8 guests
1 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £900


Late availability: from 19 October 2019 to 30 November 2019;

Rutland Lodges at Greetham Valley, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Log Cabins, Heart of England.

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

Collection of 4 star rated eco-friendly log cabins surrounded by stunning countryside close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, guests benefit from free coarse fishing and free gym use at the Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Centre during their stay, there are two dog-friendly log cabins within the development and discounts may be available for couples.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £335
Next availability:
from 20 October 2019 to 25 October 2019; from 27 October 2019 to 23 December 2019; from 26 December 2019 to 30 December 2019;


Special Offer: from 01 November 2019 to 15 December 2019; from 01 November 2019 to 15 December 2019; from 03 January 2020 to 29 February 2020;

Stone Cottage , Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Malvern Hills.

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

Charming romantic retreat with views out to the Malvern Hills, less than 8 miles from Ledbury and 10 miles from Hereford and close to the Wye Valley AONB.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £600


Special Offer: from 19 October 2019 to 28 October 2019;
Late availability: from 19 October 2019 to 30 November 2019;

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

sleeps 6 - 21 guests
6 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1250


Special Offer: from 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;
Late availability: from 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Weekly Price from: £1850


Special Offer: from 19 October 2019 to 22 December 2019; from 19 October 2019 to 01 December 2019;
Late availability: from 19 October 2019 to 31 October 2019;

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

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

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, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1200


Special Offer: from 19 October 2019 to 22 December 2019;
Late availability: from 19 October 2019 to 21 October 2019;

Honeysuckle Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

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 26 December 2019 to 28 December 2019;

'The Green' - near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield, Hope, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Mansion, Peak District National Park.

sleeps 14 - 18 guests
14 - 18
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 5 dog(s) welcome
5

Fabulous big cottage boasting an indoor heated swimming pool with Wavejet machine, ideal for large groups such as hen parties, stag parties and big families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (indoors).

Weekly Price from: £1400


Late availability: from 08 November 2019 to 11 November 2019;