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? 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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Rough Top Cottage, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

Welcoming 3 bedroom pet-friendly character cottage with a warming open fire and original features along with lovely countryside views, close to Haworth and Bronte Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018;

Barnfield Holiday Cottage, Bratton Fleming, Devon, England

4 bedroom Thatched Cottage, North Devon.

Barnfield is a large, thatched 17th Century Devon longhouse (Grade I listed) on the edge of a small village on the fringes of Exmoor.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £685 to £1865 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 18 January 2019 to 21 January 2019;

Cottesmore Lodges, Pease Pottage, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, South East.

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.

Price range from £530 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 13 December 2018 to 14 December 2018; from 16 December 2018 to 17 December 2018; from 20 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;


Special Offer: from 31 December 2018 to 03 January 2019;

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

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

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018;
Late availability: from 14 December 2018 to 16 December 2018;

The Castle, West Wiltshire, West Ashton, Wiltshire, England

8 bedroom Castle, Wiltshire.

Unique castle to rent, for special self-catering getaways, Grade 2 listed folly castle, sleeping up to 12 people (plus 4 people can be accommodated in the Clock House just 50 feet from the castle), set in extensive grounds just 14 miles from Bath Bookings welcome for special celebration, anniversary parties, hen parties, stag parties, reunions and family gatherings.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1585 to £4985 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 January 2019 to 28 February 2019;

Ford Hill Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly 3 bedroom cottage with large garden and excellent location just outside of Exmoor National Park and only around 6 miles from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018;

South Patchole Farm Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, England

4 bedroom Farm Cottage, West Country.

Just a couple of miles outside of Exmoor National Park and less than half an hour's drive from the beautiful sandy beaches of the North Devon Coast, this charming 4 bedroom farm cottage is family-friendly (facilities on site include a children's playhouse and swings) and is well located for discovering some of the best of North Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 15 December 2018;

Duror, West Down, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Stylish 3 bedroom family-friendly country cottage, with access to children's play area on site, as well as fishing lakes and beautiful grounds, only around 15 minutes' drive from award winning Woolacombe Beach and the North Devon Heritage coast.

Price range from £295 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018;

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 10 December 2018 to 20 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 20 December 2018;
Late availability: from 14 December 2018 to 16 December 2018;

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

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and 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.

Price range from £795 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 10 December 2018 to 06 December 2019; from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018;
Late availability: from 22 January 2019 to 22 March 2019;

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Price range from £355 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 01 January 2019;

Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Norfolk coast.

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 outdoor hot tub and 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.

Price range from £2995 to £6695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 10 December 2018 to 17 December 2018;
Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 17 December 2018;

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

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

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 ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 10 December 2018 to 24 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 14 January 2019;
Late availability: from 14 December 2018 to 16 December 2018;

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 £775 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 11 December 2018 to 13 December 2018; from 16 December 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 29 December 2018 to 31 December 2018;


Special Offer: from 10 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Devon.

Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming character cottage with exposed beams, open stone fireplace and secluded country garden is conveniently close to the unspoilt Devon coastline and tranquil countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £298 to £572 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Braefoot, Woolacombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Rural Country Cottage, West Country.

2 bedroom holiday cottage with a patio with wonderful country views, part of a small collection of cottages set in 4 acres of grounds in the North Devon countryside where there are fishing lakes on site and a children's play area with swings and slide, just 7 miles from Woolacombe beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1725 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018;

Courtyard Barn, Tideswell (near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield), Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Peak District National Park.

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring a games room with table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent party house for large groups of friends or family (well behaved groups of hens and stags welcome).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1600 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 07 January 2019;

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

Beautiful 2 bedroom barn conversion with exposed beams, set around a courtyard garden in an idyllic rural location and part of a small development of country cottages, just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford and with an inviting warm bubbly hot tub on site.

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

Price range from £750 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018;

Stable Cottage Luxury Self Catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Fabulous 5 star gold award winning cottage which is both family and dog-friendly, with private hot tub and walled garden, situated just a short walk from the beach in East Runton, near Cromer.

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

Price range from £995 to £3195 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018;
Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 20 December 2018;

4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Two bedroom family holiday cottage with a private south facing garden and country views located in a rural village in Somerset close to Glastonbury Tor, available for short breaks and longer stays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £311 to £511 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 10 December 2018 to 22 December 2018;