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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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 24 April 2018 to 08 June 2018;

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

Aylsham Windmill, Aylsham, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Holiday Windmill, East Anglia.

Escape for a relaxing memorable break to this unique holiday windmill in Aylsham, with superb views, a gold award winning 5 star rating and an excellent location within half an hour's drive of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads and the Norfolk coast, this holiday home is the stuff of dreams.

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

Price range from £560 to £1120 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 23 April 2018 to 03 May 2018;

phone 01263 732118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A traditional character cottage dating back to the 18th century with 4 star rated accommodation and private gardens in a rural location.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £499 to £849 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 23 April 2018 to 31 May 2018;
Late availability: from 23 April 2018 to 16 June 2018;

phone + 44(0)1380 888211 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sundeck Lakeside Lodge, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

Wake up to waterside views at this lakeside wood-clad holiday lodge at Tattershall Lakes Country Park in Lincolnshire which is complete with private hot tub, with the option to buy passes for additional seasonal on-site facilities such as a swimming pool and spa, as well as fishing lakes.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared pool on site, available seasonally and relevant pass must be purchased.), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £383 to £936 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 09 May 2018 to 11 May 2018; from 24 May 2018 to 01 June 2018;

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

Winstitchen Farm, Minehead, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Four bedroom secluded holiday farmhouse with fantastic moorland views nestled in the naturally beautiful greenery of Exmoor National Park with the coast easily accessible for day trips.

Price range from £300 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 02 June 2018 to 09 June 2018;

phone 01598 741 289 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Windmill Lodges, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Self- Catering Log Cabins, Suffolk Countryside.

Collection of 4 star rated log cabins in rural Suffolk, ideal for a relaxing self-catering holiday, each lodge features its own private hot tub and the lodges are located around a tranquil lake.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £685 to £1124 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 02 January 1970 to 23 April 2018; from 11 May 2018 to 21 May 2018; from 02 January 1970 to 25 May 2018;

phone 01728 685338 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Olde Cow House, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

Four bedroom dog-friendly barn conversion offering high quality accommodation and plenty of rustic charm close to Cardington in Shropshire, relax or have a fun time here with family or friends with excellent shared leisure facilities on offer including a full-size tennis court, two games rooms with pool table and table tennis plus a play area for children and farm walks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £669 to £1773 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

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

Old Guadaloupe Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, Midlands.

Fabulous romantic cottage, 4 star rated with its own private secluded hot tub, spoil the one you love on a special break to remember.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £550 to £590 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 23 April 2018 to 01 June 2018;
Late availability: from 23 April 2018 to 01 June 2018;

phone 07989960588 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Middle Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England, Bude, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Cornwall.

Beautiful one bedroom barn conversion with own garden and outstanding views of Dartmoor National Park, ideal for romantic breaks and situated conveniently close to Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and within reach of the Cornish coastline.

Price range from £257 to £556 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 19 May 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 21 July 2018 to 28 July 2018; from 04 August 2018 to 01 September 2018;

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

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room.

Price range from £605 to £1280 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

phone 01398 331280 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Maris Holiday Cottage, North Yorkshire Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, close to North York Moors National Park.

Escape to the North Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break with a stay in this appealing 4 bedroom dog-friendly cottage, situated within a holiday village just 3 miles from the coastal town of Filey, close to the North York Moors National Park, the facilities on site include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £422 to £1069 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 03 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 18 May 2018; from 25 May 2018 to 04 June 2018;

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

Woodmancote Holiday Lodge, Linchmere, Sussex, England

1 bedroom Wooden Holiday Cabin, South Downs National Park.

Planning a romantic rural retreat break in Sussex? If so a stay at this couple's cottage with its one bedroom and access to an outdoor swimming pool in the summer months could be the perfect place to take the one you love, escape to rural West Sussex where you can explore the South Downs National Park hand in hand and relax in a beautiful part of England (if required this cottage can accommodate up to 2 adults plus 2 young children aged 8 or younger).

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £265 to £538 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 07 May 2018 to 14 May 2018; from 28 May 2018 to 01 June 2018; from 04 June 2018 to 08 June 2018;

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

Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Norfolk coast.

Gold award winning, large holiday house with 7 en-suite bedrooms and a 5 star rating, located near Cromer just 5 minutes' walk from the local beach, with a games room, luxurious outdoor hot tub and walled garden on site, this house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to stay in style.

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

Price range from £2995 to £6595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 23 April 2018 to 07 May 2018; from 23 April 2018 to 14 May 2018;
Late availability: from 07 May 2018 to 18 May 2018;

phone 01263 822478 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

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.

Price range from £325 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 01 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 29 May 2018 to 18 June 2018;

phone 01305 871780 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stable at Jaxons Farm, Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Cotswolds/Severn Vale.

Conveniently situated for visiting both the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds, this charming 2 bedroom barn conversion is a real rural retreat, situated on a small working farm in Gloucestershire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £581 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 05 May 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 09 June 2018; from 07 July 2018 to 04 August 2018;

phone 01452-740969 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hemmel Rural Retreat with Hot Tub, Embleton, Northumberland, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Northumberland Coastline.

Charming 4 bedroom stone-built cottage in a lovely rural setting close to the Northumberland Heritage Coast and only around 3 miles from Craster, complete with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £570 to £1300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 06 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

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

Old Guadaloupe Farm House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Fantastic rural retreat, this family-friendly self-catering farmhouse enjoys a tranquil setting in Leicestershire and with views of the surrounding countryside, high quality accommodation, a gold award, a hot tub and half an acre of gardens, has plenty to recommend it.

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

Price range from £400.00 to £800.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018;
Late availability: from 30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018;

phone 07989960588 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Langdale Lodge 15, Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Lodge, The Lake District National Park.

Escape for a relaxing self-catering holiday to this homely 3 bedroom wooden holiday lodge, complete with a private outdoor hot tub along with access to shared facilities at the leisure club on site which include a swimming pool, sauna and gym, whether holidaying with family or friends, this holiday lodge is a great place to stay with an excellent location close to Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

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

Price range from £455 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 14 September 2018;

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

The Gothic Church, East Horrington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fabulous unique holiday home with stunning original features combined with modern stylish interiors as well as a relaxing hot tub, this is a truly special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2160 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 21 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 29 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 06 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

phone 07525833737 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Church Cottage near the Norfolk Coast, Northrepps, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, East Anglia.

Characterful 3 bedroom holiday cottage situated next to the village church in Northrepps, close to the coastal town of Cromer, this could be a great base for discovering the fantastic seaside and beaches of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, dog-friendly and welcoming up to 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £393 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 06 July 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 28 September 2018 to 05 October 2018;

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