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.

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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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The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon/Beautiful South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Two pools both heated indoor pool feet from the apartment heated all year also huge outdoor heated pool (outdoor pool heated from May to September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £595
Next availability:
from 12 April to 13 April 20 from 19 April to 04 July 20


Special Offer: from 12 April to 09 May 20

4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

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


Special Offer: from 01 May to 31 May 20
Late availability: from 01 May to 30 June 20

New Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Midlands.

sleeps 1 - 9 guests
1 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Relax and unwind in the Leicestershire countryside at this 4 bedroom family-friendly rural retreat in the Vale of Belvoir near Melton Mowbray, with a private indoor heated swimming pool (with exclusive use by guests) and sauna on offer, this is a great place for a relaxing self-catering holiday, either with family or friends (hen party and stag party groups welcome).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Private heated pool for exclusive use. Towels are not provided), sauna.

Weekly Price from: £800


Late availability: from 17 April to 24 April 20

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

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

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.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 10 April to 26 April 20

Sycamore Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Fantastic 3 bedroom rural retreat with a private hot tub and a lovely secluded setting surrounded by fields and farmlands.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £645


Late availability: from 11 April to 18 April 20

Honeysuckle, dog friendly couples' cottage in South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

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

A unique and pretty stone cottage for two, ideal for romantic breaks, nestled in a tranquil valley in South Devon with a private garden and valley views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £395


Late availability: from 10 April to 06 May 20

Sleeps 10+1, High Standard House with large garden and shared games room, Checkley, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

sleeps 2 - 11 guests
2 - 11
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Superb high quality 5 bedroom holiday house with luxurious interior and games room with pool table and table tennis just 15 minutesí drive from the beautiful town of Hereford (three of the five bedrooms have ensuite facilities and one of these ensuite bedrooms is on the ground floor and may suit a couple who want to avoid stairs).

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

Weekly Price from: £1600


Late availability: from 10 April to 31 May 20

'The Green' - near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield, Hope, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Mansion, Peak District National Park.

sleeps 14 - 18 guests
14 - 18
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 5 dog(s) welcome
5

Fabulous big cottage boasting an indoor heated swimming pool with Wavejet machine, ideal for large groups such as hen parties, stag parties and big families.

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

Weekly Price from: £1400


Late availability: from 24 April to 27 April 20

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

2 bedroom Waterside Cottage, South West.

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

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: £300


Special Offer: from 13 April to 19 April 20
Late availability: from 13 April to 18 April 20

Sleeps 2, Beautiful, Modern Cottage with Original features, Ideal for Couples in fantastic Herefordshire countryside, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Malvern Hills.

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

Charming romantic retreat with views out to the Malvern Hills, less than 8 miles from Ledbury and 10 miles from Hereford and close to the Wye Valley AONB.

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

Weekly Price from: £600


Late availability: from 10 April to 31 May 20

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Derbyshire Dales.

sleeps 2 - 23 guests
2 - 23
8 bedrooms
8
5.5 bathrooms
5.5
no dogs allowed

Impressive 8 bedroom Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, within reach of the Peak District National Park and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate for days out.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1950
Next availability:
from 14 April to 17 April 20 from 20 April to 24 April 20


Special Offer: from 26 May to 29 May 20

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

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

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 11 April to 16 May 20 from 23 May to 06 June 20


Special Offer: from 10 April to 16 May 20