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.

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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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Allington Court, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House

sleeps 9 - 21 guests
9 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Elegant 9 bedroom Georgian town house in Bridport, complete with games room and high-tech cinema room, luxurious and stylish plus pet-friendly and sleeping groups of up to 21 people.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3495


Late availability: from 30 August to 17 September 21

The Manor House, Ludlow, Shropshire, Heart of England , England

6 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 6 - 13 guests
6 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Spacious high quality 6 bedroom holiday house near Ludlow with games room with pool table and air hockey plus grass tennis court, private 6-hole golf course, children's play area with swings, slide, a trampoline, rope swing and zip wire, tree house, Wendy House and extensive gardens.

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

Weekly Price from: £1520


Special Offer: from 14 September to 14 November 21
Late availability: from 14 September to 24 September 21

Diana's Cottage, Braunton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat

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

Two bedroom family-friendly rural retreat with country views, close to North Devonís golden sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £550
Next availability:
from 25 September to 16 October 21

Mill Wheel, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Watermill Conversion

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Welcoming, comfortable and well presented, this 3 bedroom watermill conversion in Devon has lots to offer holidaymakers, including access to an indoor heated swimming pool on site, a sauna, tennis court and a children's play area with a slide, climbing frame and sand pit, as well as a fantastic location just 10 minutes' drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared heated indoor swimming pool within the grounds.), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £429
Next availability:
from 04 October to 08 October 21 from 11 October to 15 October 21

Barton Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage

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

2 bedroom pet-friendly thatched cottage set in an idyllic village within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £675
Next availability:
from 01 November to 05 November 21 from 08 November to 19 November 21

James's Parlour 5 Star with shared Indoor Swimming Pool, Whitchurch, Shropshire, Heart of England , England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 2 - 12 guests
2 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Stylish roomy 5 bedroom 3 bathroom barn conversion in rural Shropshire near Whitchurch, with access to excellent onsite leisure facilities including a pool, a sports court and a play area for toddlers.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated pool: Shared between the other barns, booked for your own barns use via a simple booking board system, so you have exclusive use of the pool.), tennis court, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1750
Next availability:
from 03 September to 07 September 21 from 08 October to 12 October 21

Buttercups Haybarn 5 Star Cottage with Indoor Pool & Toddler Play Area, Whitchurch, Shropshire, Heart of England , England

6 bedroom Farmstay Cottage

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

Beautiful 5 star rated, 6 bedroom rural barn conversion set on a small complex in the Shropshire countryside, with access to an indoor swimming pool, multi-sport games area and play area for babies and toddlers.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site - The shared swimming pool is available for exclusive use for each and booking slots are available throughout the day, booked on your arrival. The swimming pool is open all year round but opening times may vary. Please note no life guard. ), tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £1700
Next availability:
from 03 September to 07 September 21 from 15 October to 19 October 21

The Tallet, Goodleigh, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

3 bedroom holiday home near Exmoor National Park, with lovely country views, a private outdoor bubbly hot tub and use of a shared games room with table tennis and pool table.

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

Weekly Price from: £394
Next availability:
from 18 September to 09 October 21 from 01 November to 18 November 21

Swallow's Orchard, West Bradley, Somerset, West Country, England

3 bedroom Cottage

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

A unique and contemporary detached holiday home nestled next to an old apple orchard with a truly tranquil setting in Somerset amidst nature and countryside with a private hot tub and shared use of an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared Spa with; Indoor pool, sauna, hot tub (as well as private hot tub at properties), gym, relaxation room, 4 treatment rooms (therapies available to book), separate male & female changing rooms. ), outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1310
Next availability:
from 13 September to 16 September 21 from 26 September to 01 October 21

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage

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

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £625
Next availability:
from 01 November to 05 November 21 from 22 November to 26 November 21

The Stable at White Meadow, Kentisbury, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage

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

A wonderful one bedroom countryside retreat for couples looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or longer stay in a quiet rural location, but with plenty to do right on their doorstep.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 24 September to 06 May 22

The Shippen, Combe Martin, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion

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

With a warming woodburner in the lounge and 3 very comfortable bedrooms, the Shippen could be the ideal place for a family holiday (you can bring your pet dog too!), stay just 10 minutes' drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach and enjoy access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and a tennis court, as well as access to a children's play area.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated swimming pool on site at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £370
Next availability:
from 11 October to 22 October 21 from 29 October to 05 November 21