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 doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís 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 Haybarn Pet-Friendly Country Cottage, Near Swaffham, East Anglia, Necton, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Absolutely stunning rural retreat, this pet and family friendly barn conversion has a contemporary open plan living space along with a private garden with a stream and is located in a peaceful rural hamlet, just a short drive from Thetford Forest Park and the unique Grade II Plantation Garden at Oxburgh Hall.

Price range from £248 to £524 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 02 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 14 August 2017 to 18 August 2017; from 25 August 2017 to 26 August 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Trainer's Country House, Malton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Near the Howardian Hills AONB.

Escape for a relaxing holiday with friends or family to this superb 6 bedroom country house with a stylish modern interior and private indoor heated swimming pool, nestled next to pastures and woodlands in a rural hamlet close to Malton in Yorkshire and conveniently near to the Howardian Hills and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £1485 to £2966 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 04 September 2017 to 08 September 2017; from 24 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lionstone House Holiday Apartments, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Apartment, South Coast.

Collection of self-catering apartments with lovely sea views and a fantastic location along Ryde's Esplanade close to Ryde's sandy beach and harbour.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £215 to £435 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44(0)1983 563 496 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spinney Rural Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Grade II Listed Barn Conversion, Shropshire Hills.

Escape to this 2 bedroom barn conversion for a relaxing rural retreat break with your friends or family and pet-dog, with a lovely idyllic country location and ample rustic charm, this holiday barn is one of three located on a farm near Cardington and is only around 30 minutes' drive from historic Shrewsbury, shared facilities on site include a tennis court, play area for children, two games rooms and extensive woodland and farm walks, with chances to feed the chickens, a stay at this farm cottage could be wonderful for a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £312 to £556 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 07 July 2017 to 13 July 2017; from 17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017; from 08 September 2017 to 15 September 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swift Family Cottage, South Coast, Durley, Hampshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Wooden clad 2 bedroom barn conversion with a tranquil rural setting on a working farm in Hampshire, just outside of the South Downs National Park and with the New Forest National Park within reach for days out, this is a fantastic cottage for keen walkers or those looking to enjoy a relaxing country holiday.

Price range from £220 to £491 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 14 July 2017 to 28 July 2017; from 23 August 2017 to 25 August 2017; from 08 September 2017 to 14 September 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Yeka Cottage at Woodcroft Farm, Frosterley, Durham, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northern England.

Four star rated holiday cottage located on a working farm in a very peaceful and private position providing open-plan and spacious accommodation all on one level with a private walled garden and stunning views of the surrounding fields.

Price range from £250 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 02 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 10 July 2017 to 15 July 2017; from 25 August 2017 to 08 September 2017;

phone 01388 528572 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elms Farm Lodge, Fleckney, Leicestershire, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, East Midlands.

This Scandinavian redwood timber lodge is complete with south facing veranda and own garden and also benefits from a wonderful rural setting along with views out over open fields.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £350 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 07 August 2017 to 11 August 2017; from 21 August 2017 to 25 August 2017;

phone 0116 2402 238 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sandybrook Country Park, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Log Cabin, Peak District.

Five star rated holiday country park set in the grounds of a mansion house in Derbyshire with lovely walled gardens and excellent shared leisure facilities with a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, mini-golf and play areas for children.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor pool in grounds.), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £360 to £1540 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01335 300 000 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £975 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 15 July 2017 to 22 July 2017; from 22 July 2017 to 29 July 2017;
Next availability: from 01 July 2017 to 03 July 2017; from 15 July 2017 to 22 July 2017; from 02 September 2017 to 08 September 2017;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lodge 48 Coastal Cottage, South West England, Woolsery Near Clovelly, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Wooden holiday lodge with a light and airy interior and a lovely setting within Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Park, situated close to Devonís stunning coastline.

Price range from £275 to £843 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 June 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 14 July 2017 to 25 August 2017; from 01 September 2017 to 06 October 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

3 Atlantic Reach, Newquay, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Luxurious four bedroom cottage located in the Atlantic Reach Complex in Newquay which is pet-friendly and an ideal base for discovering stunning Cornwall, excellent leisure facilities on site such as a Soft Play centre for toddlers, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and adventure playground for older children (charges apply for some of facilities).

Price range from £450 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01883 744990 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oakpond Cottages, Briarhill Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, West Midlands.

Choose from two lovely farm cottages at Oakpond Cottages (where there is an indoor hot tub which can be hired) and enjoy a welcome from the resident pheasants at one of these this award winning traditional country cottages located amongst farmlands on a working farm in Shropshire.

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

Price range from £250 to £520 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1948 890 245 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Autograph Lodge - Norfolk Park, North Walsham, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Lodge, East Anglia.

Stay in a stylish high quality holiday lodge at Norfolk Park, one of the Dream Lodge Group's superb holiday parks, with an on site swimming pool, restaurant and gym, and a location just 10 minutes from the Norfolk Broads and 20 minutes from the Norfolk Coast, this is a fantastic location.

Special features: pool (Pool on site).

Price range from £469 to £1545 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01279 905 881 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oxen Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cotswolds, Upper Seagry, Wiltshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Good quality 2 bedroom barn conversion where one pet dog is welcome, with wooden beams, a king-size master bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi bath this is a relaxing place to stay on a working farm in North Wiltshire.

Price range from £274 to £577 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mel House Cottages, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Bungalow, Northern England.

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In Leisure Suite on-site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £288 to £960 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01751 475396 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rowan Holiday Yurt near the Peak District National Park, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Glamping Accommodation, Yorkshire Dales.

Why not try something exciting and different on a romantic holiday in Yorkshire this year with a stay in a holiday yurt? Go glamping in this high quality canopied holiday home, with the added luxury of a private hot tub and a lovely rural setting, this really is glamping at its very best.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £370 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 June 2017 to 01 July 2017; from 18 July 2017 to 19 July 2017; from 02 August 2017 to 03 August 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dale House, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Fine stone-built self-catering house with a village location in the Upper Wharfe Valley within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for big family getaways or large groups looking to discover the highlights of the Dales.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1750 to £3350 per week
Sleeps from 9 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017; from 24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017;

phone 01756 749 330 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, Buckland Tout Saints, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Spacious and comfortable holiday cottage for 6 within easy reach of Kingsbridge, beaches, NT properties and Woodlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01548 853653 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fawcett Mill, Orton, Cumbria, England

7 bedroom Big Holiday House, Eden Valley by the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Large 7 bedroom holiday house sleeping up to 20 people, with spacious accommodation and 5-person sauna and a superb location next to a stream and unspoilt countryside by the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1595 to £1895 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 20 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017; from 04 August 2017 to 05 August 2017;

phone 0800 44 33 77 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lakeside - Quarry Hockford Cottages, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Scandinavian Lodge, South West.

This lovely pet-friendly wooden holiday lodge boasts country views and a fantastic rural location in the West Country.

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

Price range from £300 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 361430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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