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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Garden Cottage, Peak District, Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Peak District.

Delightful one bedroom rural retreat featuring neutral calming tones and a very comfortable interior, ideal for a couple looking to enjoy a tranquil romantic break nestled by the beautiful Derbyshire rolling countryside and within the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £310 to £533 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 June 2018 to 23 June 2018; from 30 June 2018 to 02 July 2018; from 07 July 2018 to 09 July 2018;

The Owlery, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

A detached stone holiday cottage for two with a cosy woodburner, a Jacuzzi bath and a private garden with pretty views over the valley and orchard, perfect for romantic breaks and set in twenty acres of conservation valley and woodlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 06 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;
Late availability: from 13 July 2018 to 13 September 2018;

Moonrise Lodges, Priest Weston, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom bungalow, Shropshire Hills.

Stylish wooden holiday lodges, each with wonderful country views and a private hot tub, set on a farm by the England and Wales border and Shropshire Hills, just 19 miles from Shrewsbury.

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

Price range from £430 to £810 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 June 2018 to 27 June 2018; from 03 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

Oak Cottage, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage with exposed wooden beams and private garden, situated close to the centre of Wallingford near Oxford.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 05 July 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 22 July 2018; from 29 July 2018 to 05 August 2018;

Owl Barn, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Idyllic barn conversion which benefits from a number of stunning features such as vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and also has a large garden where you can enjoy fantastic countryside views, nestled deep in the Herefordshire countryside yet only 5 mile from Leominster.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1200 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 16 July 2018 to 20 July 2018;

Dobbie's Barn, Spaxton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Quantock Hills.

Fantastic rural retreat, this high quality dog-friendly barn conversion is set within half an acre of grounds and enjoys stunning countryside views and is within reach of the North Somerset Coast and Exmoor National Park for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 June 2018 to 30 June 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 29 August 2018;

Lake View Holiday Barn, Crediton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Converted Barn, West Country.

With a lake view as well as stunning countryside views out to Dartmoor National Park, this 3 bedroom barn conversion features a modern interior and is conveniently located for the Tarka Trail, visiting Exeter and exploring this gorgeous area of rural Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £312 to £773 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 20 July 2018 to 21 July 2018;

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £875 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 20 June 2018 to 20 June 2018;
Late availability: from 20 June 2018 to 20 June 2018;

Chilcotts Barn, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Blackdown Hills.

Luxurious family-friendly 5 star rated barn conversion with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, country views and a location within the Blackdown Hills just 5 miles from Taunton.

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

Price range from £500 to £1300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 03 September 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018;

Granary Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

With woodland views from some rooms, this 3 bedroom country cottage is a real treat, discover the best of coast and countryside with Combe Martin's beach just 10 minutes' drive away and Exmoor National Park also just a short drive away, although with a heated indoor swimming pool on site, as well as a sauna and a tennis court you might not want to leave at all.

Special features: pool (Shared indoor heated swimming pool at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court.

Price range from £425 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 20 July 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 02 November 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 12 July 2019;

Lakeside Barn, Crediton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn, Devon.

Breathtaking views of the surrounding farmlands and pastures along with stylish accommodation await you at this wonderful 2 bedroom rural retreat, get away from it all and treat yourself to a special holiday in Devon's Ruby Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £285 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018;

Post Office Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Tindale Fell, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Sleeping up to six people, this quality terraced cottage is in the hamlet of Tindale Fell, close to Brampton.

Price range from £290 to £711 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 27 July 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 15 September 2018 to 20 October 2018;

Beechtree Cottages, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

A collection of 4 star rated and gold award winning holiday cottages surrounded by unspoilt countryside, just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, family-friendly and dog-friendly accommodation.

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

Price range from £310 to £720 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 06 July 2018 to 09 July 2018;

Trevase Granary, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Choose from two award winning 5 star rated luxury barn conversions, each sleeping up to 18 guests, close to the Wye Valley and with stunning countryside views, a private garden, games room and hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £1650 to £5300 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018;

Parma Violet Apartment near the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Georgian Holiday Apartment, Near the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Park.

With a sweet sounding name, Parma Violet with its stylish interior and location right in the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale, could be a great place to stay for those who want pubs, shops and restaurants just a short walk away, plus the added benefit of having the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park within easy reach for days out.

Price range from £344 to £692 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Holme Wold Farm Cottage, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Idyllic 3 bedroom rural retreat with large gardens and country views out to the Yorkshire Wolds, pet-friendly and within reach of York and the Yorkshire coast for days out.

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

Price range from £575 to £1360 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 18 September 2018 to 19 April 2019;

Brookbank farm, Blackden Heath, Cheshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Large and spacious holiday farmhouse with outdoor hot tub and games room, set in the stunning Cheshire countryside, ideal for groups of friends (including hens or stags) or family breaks.

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

Price range from £1300 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 24 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018;

Moss Windermere Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Three bedroom family-friendly holiday cottage with a fantastic location in Windermere close to the shops and eateries, could be a great base for keen walkers or for those looking to explore the beauty of the Lake District National Park on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £474 to £1029 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Dairy Cottage Wheel Farm, Combe Martin, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Welcoming family-friendly and pet-friendly 2 bedroom cottage, part of the Wheel Farm development where fantastic onsite leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and kiddies' play facilities, just a short drive from the beautiful North Devon coast.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £295 to £910 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 June 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 12 April 2019;

Sycamore Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

Fantastic 3 bedroom rural retreat with hot tub and a lovely secluded setting surrounded by fields and farmlands.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £610 to £660 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 04 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 10 July 2018 to 14 July 2018; from 05 August 2018 to 11 August 2018;

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