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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Woodcombe Lodges, Minehead, Somerset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Log Cabins

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £255


Special Offer: from 04 March to 31 December 21
Late availability: from 04 March to 21 April 21

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat

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

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.

Weekly Price from: £325


Late availability: from 04 May to 08 May 21

4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage

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

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.

Weekly Price from: £300


Late availability: from 08 March to 08 May 21

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Lodge

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

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £795


Special Offer: from 09 March to 11 April 21
Late availability: from 21 April to 21 June 21

Waterlake Cottage, Orcheston, nr Stonehenge, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, West Country, England

2 bedroom Bungalow

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

Set in the rural countryside of Wiltshire along a country track and only five miles away from Stonehenge, this holiday bungalow with south facing garden and patio is the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists with many paths and routes accessible from the front door.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £330


Late availability: from 08 March to 08 May 21

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage

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

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £360


Late availability: from 24 April to 08 May 21

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Waterside Cottage

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

Charming two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage, part of a historic Watermill, with stream views and a location just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a coastal self-catering holiday and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £650


Special Offer: from 20 May to 28 May 21
Late availability: from 12 April to 05 May 21

Hillside, Treyarnon, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Family-friendly and pet-friendly cottage in Cornwall with superb country views and private hot tub, just 10 minutes' walk from Treyarnon Bay.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £850


Late availability: from 24 April to 01 May 21

Owl Barn, Leominster, Herefordshire, Heart of England , England

5 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 2 - 11 guests
2 - 11
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

Idyllic barn conversion with private hot tub 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.

Weekly Price from: £1200


Late availability: from 12 April to 12 June 21

Tollgate Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Coastal Cottage

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

Get away for a coastal self-catering holiday to this pretty 2 bedroom holiday cottage, just 600 metres from Hele's lovely beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £525


Late availability: from 24 April to 28 May 21

Castle Combe Cottages, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, West Country, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
6 bedrooms
6
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Sleeps 16 holiday accommodation within the beautiful Cotswolds AONB, just 13 miles from Bath.

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

Weekly Price from: £1200


Late availability: from 12 April to 28 May 21

Athina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Midlands, England

10 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 1 - 20 guests
1 - 20
10 bedrooms
10
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Big House self catering in Lincolnshire, with indoor swimming pool for exclusive use of guests and private hot tub, sleeps up to 20 people with 10 bedrooms.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoors), games room, indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2600


Special Offer: from 16 April to 17 May 21
Late availability: from 16 April to 17 May 21