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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Puffin Dogs-welcome Cottage, Northern England , Alnmouth, Northumberland, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Northumbria.

Romantic Northumbrian holiday home with modern and stylish interior which is also dog-friendly, located in rural Northumberland in a small village just outside of Alnmouth, Northumbria is ideal for exploring with your pet with long sandy beaches and ample National Parkland just waiting to be discovered.

Price range from £260 to £505 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 20 October 2017 to 27 October 2017; from 01 December 2017 to 12 January 2018; from 19 January 2018 to 05 March 2018;

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

Wren Cottage, Wickham Market, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Situated in a delightful Suffolk village and close to the seaside, this cosy holiday cottage is full of character and charm and has a roaring log burner, a pretty courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue facilities.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Derbyshire Dales.

Impressive 8 bedroom Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, family-friendly there are swings and a trampoline in the garden to keep younger visitors entertained and for days out the Peak District National Park is close by and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate can also be visited.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1525 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 23 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 02 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 08 May 2017 to 12 May 2017; from 15 May 2017 to 19 May 2017;

phone 0792 0772797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Athina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

10 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

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

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

Price range from £2600 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01993 70 22 52 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Willow Garth Holiday House near the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale.

Unique 6 bedroom holiday house with a beautiful luxurious interior and stunning countryside views, originally a water tower, this superb property enjoys easy access to the North York Moors National Park nearby and has plenty to keep guests entertained with a games room with table tennis and table football on site and with the capacity to sleep up to 12, this is a great place for groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1085 to £2133 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 22 May 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 04 June 2017 to 09 June 2017;

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

Pet-friendly Cottages in North Devon, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Family dogs welcome holiday cottages, Devon.

Do find out more about our group of comfortable family and dog friendly seaside cottages on the North Devon coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £299 to £899 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01271 883931 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Large Devonshire Barn with Hot Tub, Axminster, Devon, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Six bedroom Devonshire barn conversion in the Axe Valley with high quality interiors, ideal for large groups, big families or hen parties.

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

Price range from £3600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 07 May 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 29 May 2017 to 02 June 2017;

phone 01245 425 718 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Trevelgue Couple's Apartment, Porth, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage Apartment, West Country.

Two miles from the seaside town of Newquay, just outside of Porth, escape with your partner to this pet-friendly romantic coastal apartment close to the South West Coast Path.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £280 to £1330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 26 May 2017 to 02 June 2017; from 22 July 2017 to 28 July 2017; from 13 October 2017 to 23 March 2018;

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

The Spa House/Austen House, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England

11 bedroom Manor House Wing in Large Country House, South Cotswolds.

The Spa House and Austen House are two holiday homes on the same site which together can sleep up to 30, the Spa House benefits from use of a relaxing indoor swimming pool and hot tub and Austen House has a private hot tub, all just 16 miles from the impressive spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 30 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

6 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £385 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 28 April 2017 to 31 May 2017;
Late availability: from 28 April 2017 to 28 June 2017;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cabin Knoll Country Cottage, Calwich, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Peak District.

Two bedroom rural retreat with ample rustic charm and countryside views with a great location just outside of the Peak District National Park close to Dovedale National Nature Reserve and Alton Towers Theme Park, ideal for couples or small families.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £285 to £589 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 29 April 2017 to 17 June 2017; from 24 June 2017 to 05 August 2017;

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

Oaklands Romantic Retreat, Wycoller, Lancashire, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, Yorkshire Dales and Bronte Country.

Perfect for a couple, this lovely romantic retreat with its warming woodburner and idyllic rural location, is just 10 miles from Haworth and is a great base for discovering some of the best of Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £256 to £455 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 29 April 2017 to 19 May 2017; from 26 May 2017 to 29 May 2017; from 12 June 2017 to 17 June 2017;

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

St Davids, Woodford, Cornwall, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This is a superb country house for twelve people, in Woodford, a hamlet set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Cornwall.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £935 to £2700 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01288 354470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Greenslades Rural Retreat, Exmoor National Park, Exford, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

Searching for an idyllic West Country cottage? You may have found it with Greenslades, this family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday home with its rural charm, own garden and location in the heart of Exmoor could be perfect for a rural retreat break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £496 to £1152 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 05 June 2017 to 09 June 2017; from 11 August 2017 to 12 August 2017;

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

Beechwood Cottage, Cromer, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads.

Idyllic romantic retreat which is perfect for up to 4 people, nestled by gorgeous countryside just 4 miles from Cromer and the coast, this is a great base for discovering the North Norfolk coast, countryside and the stunning Norfolk Broads.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £630 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 April 2017 to 10 May 2017; from 26 May 2017 to 02 June 2017; from 06 June 2017 to 09 June 2017;

phone +44(0)1263 768 606 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Wooden Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Stylish, bright, light and airy 3 bedroom pine holiday lodge, situated within a collection of award-winning holiday lodges by Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park, relax and rejuvenate on your Cumbrian holiday with use of excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £390 to £1013 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 05 May 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 02 June 2017 to 12 June 2017; from 17 August 2017 to 18 August 2017;

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

Fairways West Cottage, Chulmleigh, Devon, England

4 bedroom Large Holiday House, West Country.

Looking to enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday for up to 8 people in Devon close to Exmoor National Park? If so, a stay at Fairways West Cottage near Chulmleigh where guests enjoy complimentary access to excellent leisure facilities including an indoor heated pool, games room and tennis courts at the local hotel, could be just perfect.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Access to shared hotel pool at nearby Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £895 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 April 2017 to 20 May 2017; from 23 May 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 02 June 2017 to 09 June 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waterfall Country House, Upton Cheyney, Gloucestershire, England

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

If you love being by the waterside then a stay at riverside Waterfall Country House could be perfect, set right by the river, you can enjoy wonderful river views from this superb large holiday house which lies within the Golden Valley close to Bath and Bristol, with a hard tennis court and 8-seater outdoor hot tub on site this is a truly appealing holiday home.

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

Price range from £2250 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 08 May 2017 to 12 May 2017; from 15 May 2017 to 19 May 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Guildhall, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Thatched Cottage, East Anglia.

Picture-perfect 3 bedroom thatched country cottage in the Dedham Vale which is both dog-friendly and family-friendly with a beautiful enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £840 to £1225 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 08 May 2017 to 12 May 2017; from 14 May 2017 to 26 May 2017;

phone 01206 337470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Apple Cottage , Pylle, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality boutique style holiday home set in a peaceful rural setting with a tranquil garden and private hot tub.

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

Price range from £650 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 10 May 2017; from 14 May 2017 to 19 May 2017; from 21 May 2017 to 26 May 2017;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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