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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Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, dog-friendly cottages, open all year round, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
8 bedrooms
8
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
4 star

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £425


Special Offer: from 27 December to 30 December 19
Late availability: from 12 December to 09 February 20

Old Bakery Cottage, Dedham, Essex, England

1 bedroom Romantic Cottage, Constable Country .

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

Charming one bedroom cottage with exposed beams and private courtyard garden, ideal for relaxing romantic breaks or small family holidays situated close to the heart of idyllic Dedham in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £477
Next availability:
from 16 December to 18 December 19 from 23 December to 14 February 20


Special Offer: from 23 December to 28 December 19

Yorkshire Wolds 2 bedroom cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom cottages, North England.

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

A collection of five award winning luxury barn conversions on a farmstead nestled within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, lovingly restored to blend period charm with 21st century living and each with their own private garden/patio area, guests are free to enjoy walks in the paddocks that surround the cottages.

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

Weekly Price from: £250


Special Offer: from 12 December to 29 January 20
Late availability: from 12 December to 29 January 20

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

sleeps 2 - 28 guests
2 - 28
13 bedrooms
13
13 bathrooms
13
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub and a secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

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

Weekly Price from: £4500


Late availability: from 10 January to 24 January 20

The Owlery, romantic cottage for two, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

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

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.

Weekly Price from: £395


Special Offer: from 30 December to 03 January 20
Late availability: from 12 December to 09 February 20

Old Guadaloupe Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, Midlands.

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

Fabulous romantic cottage, 4 star rated with its own secluded private hot tub, spoil the one you love on a special break to remember.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £550


Special Offer: from 12 December to 10 January 20
Late availability: from 12 December to 10 January 20

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

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

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


Special Offer: from 12 December to 19 December 19
Late availability: from 12 December to 28 December 19

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £575


Late availability: from 12 December to 31 January 20

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

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 22 December to 28 December 19

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

13 bedroom Cottage Complex, North England.

sleeps 1 - 22 guests
1 - 22
13 bedrooms
13
11 bathrooms
11
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Broadgate Farm features a handpicked collection of individually furnished, award winning cottages with views over the nearby fields in the Yorkshire Wolds.

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

Weekly Price from: £290


Special Offer: from 12 December to 29 January 20
Late availability: from 12 December to 29 January 20

Sleeps 10+1,High Standard House with private Driveway, Large Garden, WiFi, Sonos System and shared Games room, Checkley, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

sleeps 2 - 11 guests
2 - 11
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Superb high quality 5 bedroom holiday house with luxurious interior and games room with pool table and table tennis just 15 minutes’ drive from the beautiful town of Hereford (three of the five bedrooms have ensuite facilities and one of these ensuite bedrooms is on the ground floor and may suit a couple who want to avoid stairs).

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

Weekly Price from: £1600


Special Offer: from 12 December to 19 December 19
Late availability: from 12 December to 28 December 19

The Stables, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lincolnshire Fens.

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Gold award winning luxurious 3 bedroom holiday cottage on a family-run working farm within the beautiful Lincolnshire Fens, this property has level-access throughout the inside and there is a level access carpark on site.

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

Weekly Price from: £590


Late availability: from 12 December to 03 January 20