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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The Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £278 to £512 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 16 October 2018 to 18 October 2018; from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 03 November 2018 to 23 November 2018;

Aintree Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Relaxation, luxury and style await you at this high quality 3 bedroom holiday cottage close to Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, with excellent shared leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym, this is a great place to relax and unwind in the unspoilt and beautiful Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool on site at Bruern Cottages.), Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1092 to £3549 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 18 October 2018 to 20 October 2018; from 04 November 2018 to 07 November 2018; from 10 November 2018 to 23 November 2018;

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: 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 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 23 October 2018 to 23 December 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 07 November 2018;
Late availability: from 23 October 2018 to 20 December 2018;

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Price range from £355 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 15 October 2018 to 30 November 2018;

The Stone Barn, Holsworthy, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Devon.

Luxurious five bedroom eco-friendly barn conversion with private enclosed garden and easy access to award winning nature trails (Devon Wildlife Trust gold award winning nature trails), this high quality holiday property is both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £600 to £2350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 12 November 2018 to 10 December 2018;

Queenies Cottage, Snape, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Aldeburgh.

Luxurious and romantic cottage for two with lavish antique furnishings and a cosy log burning stove with the benefit of direct access to a beautiful nature reserve leading to forests, beach and lakes.

Price range from £399 to £639 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

Coombe Barn Holiday Cottages, Bath, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

A collection of comfortable barn conversions with wonderful views towards the nearby countryside and rolling hills situated on a working sheep farm in the West Country.

Price range from £310 to £395 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 15 October 2018 to 18 October 2018;

Barn Owl Cottage, New Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lincolnshire Fens.

Charming, high quality one bedroomed barn conversion in an idyllic rural location with woodburning stove and pet friendly enclosed garden for those wanting a relaxing and peaceful holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £350 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 30 October 2018 to 07 December 2018;
Late availability: from 10 November 2018 to 20 December 2018;

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £685 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 15 October 2018 to 20 October 2018;
Late availability: from 15 October 2018 to 20 October 2018;

Scylla View, Millbrook, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Seafront holiday home above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, with superb beach and sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £455 to £1290 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 10 November 2018 to 17 November 2018; from 24 November 2018 to 08 December 2018; from 15 December 2018 to 28 December 2018;

Barnfield Holiday Cottage, Bratton Fleming, Devon, England

4 bedroom Thatched Cottage, North Devon.

Barnfield is a large, thatched 17th Century Devon longhouse (Grade I listed) on the edge of a small village on the fringes of Exmoor.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £685 to £1865 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 16 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 09 November 2018; from 16 November 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Romantic Slaidburn Apartment, Slaidburn, Lancashire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion Apartment, Forest of Bowland.

Romantic rural holiday apartment with valley views, set within the beautiful Forest of Bowland.

Price range from £265 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

The Dairy Country Cottage, Coverack, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, West Country.

Light, bright and airy accommodation ideal for just 2 people, with a lovely garden and a location near to the pretty fishing village of Coverack, this could be an ideal base for a romantic break along the stunning and picturesque Lizard Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £660 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 20 October 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 10 November 2018 to 11 November 2018; from 17 November 2018 to 21 December 2018;

Apple TreeHouse, Halse, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, West Country.

Unique 3 bedroom self-catering tree house, sleeping up to 6 people in luxurious accommodation, complete with decked balcony with superb countryside views and an inviting warm bubbly hot tub, experience self-catering bliss in the West Country.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £895 to £1865 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 05 November 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 18 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 26 November 2018 to 30 November 2018;

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 19 October 2018 to 20 October 2018; from 02 November 2018 to 05 November 2018; from 09 November 2018 to 23 November 2018;

The Tack Room, Malvern Hills, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Heart of England.

Delightful 2 bedroom dog-friendly rural retreat situated within a small complex of holiday cottages, close to Upton upon Severn and benefiting from shared access to fantastic leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxation area and games room complete with darts, pool table and table tennis.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool on site with jets and jacuzzi is shared with two other holiday cottages.), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £337 to £612 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 09 November 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 26 November 2018 to 06 December 2018; from 14 December 2018 to 21 December 2018;

High View Park Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Beautiful 3 bedroom Cumbrian holiday lodge with distant lake views, set next to woodlands close to Lake Windermere, one of the best areas in the Lake District National Park, shared leisure facilities on site include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxing sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), sauna.

Price range from £373 to £1013 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 19 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

Beautiful 2 bedroom barn conversion with exposed beams, set around a courtyard garden in an idyllic rural location and part of a small development of country cottages, just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford and with an inviting warm bubbly hot tub on site.

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

Price range from £750 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 October 2018 to 01 November 2018; from 04 November 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 29 December 2018 to 06 July 2019;

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

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

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 15 October 2018 to 12 December 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 18 December 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 25 October 2018;
Late availability: from 18 October 2018 to 25 October 2018;

Axen Lodge, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Four bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic rural setting next to farmlands in Dorset, boasting light and airy interiors along with a woodburning stove in the lounge and fantastic views over fields and farmlands and a location just a short drive from the wonderful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £925 to £2295 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 15 October 2018 to 02 November 2018;

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