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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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


Special Offer: from 01 June 2018 to 15 June 2018;
Late availability: from 01 June 2018 to 15 June 2018;

phone 01885 400 328 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lakeside Yurt Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cotswolds , Beckford, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Yurt, Heart of England.

Ever stayed in a Yurt? Here is the opportunity to experience a stay in a unique self-catering yurt for two people beside a fishing lake in Beckford in a good location for sightseeing in the Cotswolds and Worcestershire; one pet dog is also welcome.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £230 to £410 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 27 April 2018 to 28 April 2018; from 03 May 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 14 May 2018 to 21 May 2018;

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

Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages South Devon, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, South Coast.

Award winning farm holiday cottages set within a peaceful Devonshire valley within an area of outstanding natural beauty, featured and recommended by the Guardian, Express and Observer.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £315 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 04 May 2018 to 11 May 2018; from 11 May 2018 to 18 May 2018; from 18 May 2018 to 24 May 2018;
Late availability: from 27 April 2018 to 04 May 2018;

phone 01548 511105 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Moonrise Lodges, Priest Weston, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabins, 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, 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 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 29 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;


Special Offer: from 23 April 2018 to 30 April 2018;

phone 01938561234 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Hayloft, Corbridge, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, .

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

Price range from £870 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

phone 01665 710700 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Callow Holiday Lodge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Heart of England.

Dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge set within an award winning holiday park close to Shrewsbury, with views out over a lake and the fantastic facility of an outdoor hot tub, this is a great place for relaxing holidays.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £480 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 28 April 2018; from 05 May 2018 to 18 June 2018; from 07 July 2018 to 04 August 2018;

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

The Old Manse, North Sunderland, Northumberland, England

5 bedroom Cottage, .

Large holiday house with 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to 11 adults plus space for 2 cots, pet-friendly and with an enclosed garden, close to Seahouses with its beautiful beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1090 to £2415 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 14 May 2018 to 18 May 2018; from 21 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 22 June 2018;

phone 01665 710700 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Three Peaks Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Chapel le Dale, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Farm-stay holiday cottage with 6 bedrooms, games room with pool table and warm bubbly hot tub and generous gardens, accommodating up to 13 in a tranquil rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Price range from £1101 to £2596 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 21 May 2018 to 25 May 2018;

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

Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Situated close to a local sandy beach just outside of Redcar and near to the North York Moors National Park, this 3 bedroom coastal cottage with its garden games room with snooker table and table tennis has plenty to offer families or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £325 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 27 April 2018 to 11 May 2018; from 08 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 13 July 2018 to 20 July 2018;

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

Swallow Barn Conversion, Shropshire Hills, Bucknell, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England - Shropshire.

One of three barn conversions, this 3 bedroom holiday barn has lots of rural charm and is situated close to the Shropshire Hills and Offa’s Dyke path and is a great place for families with a shared children’s play area on site with swings and sandpit.

Price range from £331 to £669 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 16 June 2018 to 23 June 2018; from 30 June 2018 to 28 July 2018; from 04 August 2018 to 25 August 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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 09 May 2018 to 11 May 2018; from 13 May 2018 to 18 May 2018; from 20 May 2018 to 01 June 2018;

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

The Cleeve, Hawkcombe, Porlock, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Originally a Victorian hunting lodge, this fabulous large country house is set amongst lawned gardens and nestled by the woodlands of Exmoor National Park, only around a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1897 to £4497 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 27 July 2018;

phone 01273 276 596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bull Barn near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Part of a collection of 5 holiday barns on an arable farm close to Shrewsbury, this 3 bedroom family-size cottage offers plenty of country charm and comes complete with its own private hot tub and also benefits from shared access to a games barn with pool table and outdoor play area for younger children with a seesaw and climbing frame.

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

Price range from £497 to £1030 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 16 June 2018 to 30 June 2018; from 13 July 2018 to 14 July 2018; from 18 August 2018 to 25 August 2018;

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

Woodbine Family Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Ambleside, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Charming Ambleside family friendly holiday cottage with original features, sporting an open plan living space and benefiting from a fantastic location within the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £335 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 14 May 2018 to 18 May 2018; from 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018;

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

Audreys at Barms Farm, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, Midlands.

Award winning holiday bungalow with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private gardens, just outside of the lovely spa town of Buxton.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £419 to £829 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 April 2018 to 30 April 2018; from 15 June 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 20 July 2018 to 03 August 2018;


Special Offer: from 27 April 2018 to 29 April 2018;

phone 01298 77723 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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


Special Offer: from 23 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 05 May 2018 to 29 May 2018; from 05 May 2018 to 29 May 2018;
Late availability: from 23 April 2018 to 29 May 2018;

phone 01980 620243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Follions Country House near Rothbury, Netherton, Northumberland, England

5 bedroom Country House, North England.

Elegant and spacious 5 bedroom pet-friendly country house with superb valley views and wrap around garden, just a few miles from Northumberland National Park, half an hour's drive from Alnwick and 30 minutes' drive from the Northumbria coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £990 to £2400 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 06 July 2018 to 23 July 2018;

phone 01665 710700 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Balebarn Eco Lodge, Winkleigh, Devon, England

4 bedroom Award Winning Eco Lodge, West Country.

With a huge wrap around veranda, eco-friendly credentials, idyllic views out over a wildlife pond, a tranquil rural setting, as well as a stunning setting nestled next to a 7 acre nature reserve in North Devon, Balebarn Lodge is quirky and unique.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £474 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 29 April 2018 to 07 May 2018; from 13 May 2018 to 26 May 2018;

phone 0183783499 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lynhurst, Lynton, Devon, England

10 bedroom Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Magnificent country house with sea-views which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly and nestled in large gardens and woodlands close to Lynton, Lynmouth and Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1995 to £3775 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 23 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 10 May 2018;

phone 07592870929 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales.

Looking for a pet-friendly Yorkshire Dales cottage with ample character? If so this 4 bedroom English country cottage with its woodburning stove, village location and striking countryside views out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could be perfect for you.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £658 to £1417 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 18 May 2018;

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