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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Barn Owl Rural Retreat, Brandsby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North York Moors and Coast.

For a taste of rural bliss in the Howardian Hills, Yorkshire, this 2 bedroom family-friendly holiday barn with its stunning luxurious interior and views out over fields and pastures could be perfect and is situated conveniently near to the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £673 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 30 September 2017 to 07 October 2017; from 14 October 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 06 January 2018;

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

The Cotswold Manor Byre with Hot Tub and Games Barn, Bampton, Oxfordshire, England

6 bedroom , The Cotswolds.

The Gorgeous Cotswold Manor Byre.

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

Price range from £4000 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 07 August 2017 to 11 August 2017; from 20 August 2017 to 25 August 2017;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Maltster's Holiday House near the Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Character Holiday Home, Heart of England.

Characterful high quality 4 bedroom holiday cottage sleeping up to 10 friends or family close to the heart of Ludlow, with a romantic four poster bedroom and a Grade II listing, this property offers warmth, charm and character.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £723 to £1644 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 September 2017 to 04 September 2017; from 22 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017;

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

Hideaways Blue Anchor, Blue Anchor, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Chalet Bungalow, West Country.

Two bedroom holiday bungalow located next to a tranquil woodland only around one mile from Blue Anchor with its lovely beach, conveniently close to Minehead and just a few miles away from Exmoor National Park.

Price range from £295 to £540 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 31 July 2017 to 25 August 2017; from 01 September 2017 to 08 September 2017; from 15 September 2017 to 22 September 2017;

phone 01984 640 365 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Courtyard Barn, Horsington, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Somerset/Dorset Borders.

Charming 3 bedroom barn conversion with fenced private garden and stunning farmland views, just half an hour's drive from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of Bath, Glastonbury, Longleat Safari Park and the Mendip Hills.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £470 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 September 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 13 October 2017 to 14 October 2017; from 24 October 2017 to 26 October 2017;

phone 01963 371329 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bay Dream Modern Pet-Friendly Cottage, North York Moors & Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

High quality 2 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with own garden situated just 3 miles from Filey on the North Yorkshire coast and close to the North York Moors National Park, located on a holiday development where guests benefit from access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Special features: pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £265 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 October 2017 to 13 October 2017; from 20 October 2017 to 23 October 2017; from 27 October 2017 to 28 October 2017;

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

The Retreat, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, South West.

Lovely family-friendly holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms and fantastic garden views, located on the Sheplegh Court country estate with its wonderful 30 acres of gardens, parklands and outdoor heated swimming pool (this swimming pool is available during the summer months).

Special features: free internet access, pool (The large outdoor pool is within the grounds and use is shared with other guests staying at the estate. The outdoor pool is heated. ), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 July 2017 to 30 July 2017; from 04 August 2017 to 05 August 2017;

phone 01525 220957 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

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

Price range from £5800 to £6300 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 11 August 2017 to 14 August 2017;
Late availability: from 28 July 2017 to 08 August 2017;

phone 01747 841 396 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Piggeries, Garstang, Lancashire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

Impressive 4 bedroom holiday cottage with outstanding views out across the countryside toward the Cumbrian coast, 5 star and gold-award winning for when only the very best will do.

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

Price range from £1500 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 July 2017 to 07 August 2017; from 23 August 2017 to 25 August 2017; from 27 August 2017 to 22 September 2017;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Foxhill Lodge, Blackborough, Devon, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Culm Valley.

Looking for a 4 bedroom holiday home in Devon with the wow factor? Stylish and beautifully decorated with the added bonus of an outdoor swimming pool, games room, children's play area with swings, slide and climbing area, views out over the Blackdown Hills, plus an outdoor BBQ lodge, Foxhill Lodge sleeps up to 8 people and is bound to impress.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1899 to £2999 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 September 2017 to 08 September 2017; from 11 September 2017 to 02 October 2017; from 06 October 2017 to 09 October 2017;

phone 01884 849 127 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gray Manes, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fantastic large self-catering holiday house found in 2 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural hamlet in Somerset, family-friendly this is a great place for all the family with a children's play area with slide, trampoline and climbing frame, indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table football and pool table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of indoor pool), games room.

Price range from £2050 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 15 September 2017 to 18 September 2017; from 29 September 2017 to 02 October 2017; from 16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017;

phone 01963 371329 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodcombe Lodges, Minehead, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Log Cabins, Exmoor National Park.

A collection of two stone holiday cottages and six wooden lodges based in a tranquil rural setting on the boundary of Exmoor National Park, located in three acres of gardens with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and fantastic leisure facilities including a putting green, games room with table tennis table, pool table and table football, along with a children's play area with swings and a sandpit.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £255 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 28 July 2017 to 05 August 2017;

phone 01643 702789 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cow Byre Countryside Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Barras, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

This stone built semi-detached cottage is attached to the owners' farmhouse, set in the hamlet of Barra, close to the town of Kirkby Stephen and sleeps two people.

Price range from £249 to £453 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 11 August 2017 to 18 August 2017; from 22 September 2017 to 29 September 2017;

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

Old Forge Romantic Cottage, Bronte Country, Haworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Yorkshire Dales - Bronte Country.

Charming one bedroom holiday cottage with an excellent location in the heart of Haworth, ideally situated for discovering Bronte Country and fantastic for couples looking to enjoy a romantic break in this part of Yorkshire, can accommodate up to 4 if need be.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £279 to £510 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 11 August 2017 to 12 August 2017; from 08 September 2017 to 15 September 2017; from 29 September 2017 to 06 October 2017;

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

Lavender Coastal Cottage, Neston, Burton, Neston, Cheshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, England.

Stylish and modern 2 bedroom holiday cottage with stunning river views located on a working farm in a rural hamlet on the picturesque Wirral Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £271 to £562 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 14 October 2017 to 28 October 2017; from 11 November 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 29 December 2017;

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

Berry Farmhouse, Torrington, Devon, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Impressive 7 bedroom pet-friendly farmhouse with a spacious stylish interior and lovely countryside views of the Torridge Valley, close to the Tarka Trail and just 12 miles from Bideford, ideal for large groups of friends or family and sleeping up to 16 people.

Price range from £1350 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 04 August 2017 to 18 August 2017; from 25 August 2017 to 08 September 2017; from 11 September 2017 to 06 October 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £875 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 28 July 2017 to 28 August 2017;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rainsbury House Exmoor, Upton, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn (Split in to 2 Separate Holiday Barns), Exmoor National Park.

Two luxurious holiday barns set by extensive woodlands and pastures with wonderful countryside views in Exmoor National Park, with badminton court, indoor table tennis and access to an outdoor hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £2075 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 12 August 2017 to 19 August 2017; from 19 August 2017 to 26 August 2017; from 26 August 2017 to 02 September 2017;
Next availability: from 19 August 2017 to 20 August 2017; from 27 August 2017 to 21 October 2017; from 28 October 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

Book a rural retreat break at this lovely Dorset romantic barn conversion, conveniently located on a working farm, close to idyllic countryside and the Jurassic Coast, this property is both dog-friendly and horse-friendly.

Price range from £325 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 August 2017 to 02 September 2017;

phone 01305 871780 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Striding Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Welcoming dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge with a lovely wooden-clad interior, set within a holiday park which lies by the shores of Lake Windermere, one of the best spots in the Lake District National Park, this could be a great base for exploring the Lake District but there is also plenty to keep all of the family entertained at the park with the shared leisure facilitis including an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, games area and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £418 to £914 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 September 2017 to 08 September 2017; from 29 September 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 20 October 2017 to 27 October 2017;

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

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