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? 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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Bluebell Bank, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

3 bedroom Self catering apartment, Devon.

Charming apartment with garden views set within Devon country estate benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, games room and tennis courts.

Special features: free internet access, pool (on site), tennis court, games room, sauna.

Price range from £600 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 19 February 2019 to 01 April 2019;

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A wonderful large luxury barn conversion with special features including a romantic master bedroom with four poster bed, private hot tub and secluded garden, set in a peaceful rural valley surrounded by wonderful unspoilt countryside and wildlife, ideal for groups of family or friends (this property is hen party and stag party friendly).

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

Price range from £1200 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 21 February 2019 to 25 February 2019;

The Barn, Worcester , Worcestershire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, South Worcestershire.

Wonderful rural barn conversion with fantastic views out to the Malvern Hills, situated within its own private fenced garden on a small holding and surrounded by glorious Worcestershire countryside, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: tennis court.

Price range from £330 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (4)


Late availability: from 19 February 2019 to 08 March 2019;

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 15 March 2019 to 17 March 2019;

The Manor House, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

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 and extensive gardens.

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

Price range from £999 to £2100 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 19 February 2019 to 07 March 2019;

Orchard House near Matlock, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Peak District.

Large 6 bedroom holiday house set in an acre of gardens, yet just a walk from the heart of Wirksworth, ideal for groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether near the Peak District National Park, just 15 minutes' drive from Matlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1200 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 14 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 February 2019 to 22 February 2019; from 24 February 2019 to 08 March 2019; from 10 March 2019 to 15 March 2019;


Special Offer: from 01 March 2019 to 31 March 2019;

Trinity Cottage at Oxford Country Cottages, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

Escape for a romantic break or small family holiday to this luxurious stylish barn conversion, set in unspoilt rural Oxfordshire, yet just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford, with a warm bubbly hot tub within the development, making this a great place to relax and unwind.

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

Price range from £550 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)


Special Offer: from 19 February 2019 to 06 March 2019;
Late availability: from 19 February 2019 to 07 March 2019;

Longtail Loft, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Lake District National Park.

Romantic retreat in the Lake District with stylish interior and a private warm bubbly spa hot tub, just a walk away from Bowness Village and beautiful Lake Windermere.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £595 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 19 February 2019 to 20 February 2019; from 19 February 2019 to 19 February 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 31 March 2019;
Late availability: from 19 February 2019 to 18 April 2019;

The Colloquy, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive 5 star gold rated unique self-catering property sleeping up to 22 that offers a fusion of Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities including access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and squash court and a stunning one hectare landscaped walled garden.

Special features: games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £3245 to £5665 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 23 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 19 February 2019 to 03 March 2019; from 19 February 2019 to 03 March 2019;
Late availability: from 15 March 2019 to 18 March 2019;

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £780 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 February 2019 to 02 March 2019;