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.

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Apple Loft at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Holiday Home

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

Apple Loft is a stylish romantic holiday home, perfect for 2 with wonderful tree top views of the Devonshire Hills and a lovely location amongst gorgeous countryside at Twistgates Farm, just 30 minutes’ drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £328


Late availability: from 25 September to 02 October 20

Vicarage Farm Cottages, Tideswell, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex

sleeps 2 - 15 guests
2 - 15
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

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

Weekly Price from: £325


Late availability: from 20 July to 14 August 20

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

6 bedroom Unique Holiday Home

sleeps 8 - 16 guests
8 - 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


Special Offer: from 13 July to 03 August 20
Late availability: from 20 July to 24 July 20

The Long Barn, Taunton, Somerset, West Country, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 1 - 12 guests
1 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Nestled by the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, this 6 bedroom barn conversion is located close to Exmoor National Park, is 5 star gold award winning and boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and games room, perfect for a luxurious West Country holiday.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1900


Late availability: from 28 August to 31 August 20

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.

Weekly Price from: £2750


Late availability: from 20 July to 24 July 20

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Lodge

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

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £795
Next availability:
from 10 November to 20 November 20 from 23 November to 04 December 20


Special Offer: from 23 October to 25 October 20

Sleeps 7+1, Cosy, Beautiful 5* Gold, Cottage in amazing rural location with Free WiFi, shared Games room , Hereford, Herefordshire, Heart of England , England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat

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 13 July to 31 August 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 13 July to 14 July 20
Late availability: from 13 July to 31 July 20

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, West Country, England

6 bedroom Large Country House

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 20 July to 24 July 20
Late availability: from 20 July to 24 July 20

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Cottage

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

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 05 August to 05 September 20

Ashdene, Highworth, Wiltshire, West Country, England

6 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 2 - 14 guests
2 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Large holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with a games room, a private hot tub and private indoor heated swimming pool to keep you entertained during your stay, all within private gardens from which you can enjoy countryside views.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2800


Late availability: from 31 August to 04 September 20

Cottesmore Lodges, Pease Pottage, Sussex, South East England, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin

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

Situated by Cottesmore Golf and Country Club with views over the fairway and access to a gym and tennis courts, these 4 star rated wooden holiday lodges are a tranquil relaxing place to stay.

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

Weekly Price from: £530


Special Offer: from 21 July to 24 July 20
Late availability: from 07 August to 14 August 20