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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Old Bakery Cottage, Dedham, Essex, England

1 bedroom Romantic Cottage, Constable Country .

Charming one bedroom cottage with exposed beams and private courtyard garden, ideal for relaxing romantic breaks or small family holidays situated close to the heart of idyllic Dedham in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £575 to £1015 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 22 October 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 19 January 2018;

phone +44(0)7947438430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn at Redcliffe Farm, Cheddar, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, The West Country.

Delightful two bedroom country cottage nestled in a secure garden ideal for children to safely play, on the edge of the village of Cheddar, this could be an ideal base for visiting some of the West Country's top attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, the Mendip Hills and Bath.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 September 2017 to 30 September 2017;

phone 01934 744772 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coachmans Cottage, Sparkwell, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Devon.

Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom pet-friendly country cottage with hot tub situated within the South Hams and close to Dartmoor National Park, around half an hour's drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £495 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 01 November 2017 to 04 November 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Post Office, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Cottage, Constable Country.

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage, originally a Post Office, both pet and family-friendly with a private enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 September 2017 to 30 September 2017; from 03 October 2017 to 13 October 2017; from 20 October 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 01206 337470 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 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017; from 30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017;

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

The Granary, Taunton, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

The Granary is a stunning barn conversion found within the idyllic Somerset countryside within the grounds of Meare Court, a Grade II listed 17th century manor house, with use of a hot tub and sauna, this is a great place to relax and unwind on holiday.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £990 to £1290 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 01 October 2017 to 22 October 2017; from 24 October 2017 to 27 October 2017;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Sheep Shed Rural Retreat near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England - Shropshire.

Good quality 3 bedroom barn-conversion set on an arable farm near to the Shropshire Hills and Offa's Dyke Path, with a hot tub, sauna and games area with a full-size pool table on offer here, this is a great place for a relaxing countryside holiday with friends and/or family, less than 10 miles from Shrewsbury.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £620 to £1118 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 27 September 2017 to 30 September 2017; from 07 October 2017 to 14 October 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017;

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

Newmarket Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

4 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Roomy and spacious, this superb 4 bedroom cottage sleeps up to 8 people in high quality accommodation in the unspoilt and idyllic Cotswolds, close to Chipping Norton, this is a fantastic location for discovering some of the best of the Cotswolds on days out but there is plenty to keep you entertained on site too with extensive beautiful gardens and excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a gym and even a spa (pampering treatments bookable at additional cost).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared indoor heated swimming pool on site.), Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1554 to £5051 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 27 September 2017 to 02 October 2017; from 05 October 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 09 October 2017 to 14 October 2017;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodside Barn Family Cottage, Near the Lake District National Park, Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

Good value pretty 2 bedroom stone-built holiday cottage boasting a modern, light and airy interior, just 3 miles from Ulverston and close to the Cumbrian Way and the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Price range from £166 to £365 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 17 November 2017 to 08 December 2017; from 15 December 2017 to 27 April 2018; from 04 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

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

Alder Holiday Lodge, Shropshire Hills AONB, Clun, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Heart of England.

Stylish wooden-clad holiday lodge with light and bright interior and generous decked area, situated within a lodge holiday park by the River Clun in Shropshire's scenic Clun Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £670 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 21 October 2017 to 11 November 2017; from 15 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 29 December 2017;

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

Mole's Romantic Cottage, St. Keverne, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Lizard Peninsula.

Charming sleeps 2 cottage situated near St Keverne on the Lizard Peninsula, ideal for a couple with one romantic double bedroom and with features like a warming woodburner and exposed beams adding to the charm.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £768 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 22 October 2017 to 24 October 2017; from 04 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 22 December 2017;

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

Elegant Retreat, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Near High Weald AONB and the East Sussex Coast.

Attractive apartment ideal for couples and small families, this coastal property is found in the heart of Bexhill-on-Sea and a range of activities and attractions are within walking distance, for days out the historic town of Hastings is just a few miles away, as is the High Weald AONB and the lively seaside resort town of Eastbourne is just half an hour's drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £390 to £1560 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 30 September 2017 to 07 October 2017; from 21 October 2017 to 05 May 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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)
Next availability:
from 30 September 2017 to 14 October 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 18 November 2017; from 05 December 2017 to 22 December 2017;


Special Offer: from 30 September 2017 to 07 October 2017;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodcombe Lodges, Minehead, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Log Cabins, Exmoor National Park.

A collection of two stone holiday cottages and six wooden lodges based in a tranquil rural setting on the boundary of Exmoor National Park, located in three acres of gardens with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and fantastic leisure facilities including a putting green, games room with table tennis table, pool table and table football, along with a children's play area with swings and a sandpit.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £255 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 26 September 2017 to 28 October 2017;

phone 01643 702789 emailClick here to email owner more info >

New Close Cottage, Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Malhamdale.

Looking for a comfortable holiday in the Yorkshire Dales? New Close Holiday Cottage offers a stone-built country cottage that stands on the edge of a courtyard on a working farm.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 October 2017 to 28 October 2017; from 10 November 2017 to 30 December 2017;

phone +441729830240 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

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

Price range from £795 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 27 September 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 09 October 2017 to 20 October 2017; from 22 October 2017 to 27 October 2017;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glenacres, Chideock , Dorset, England

5 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Jurassic Coast.

Beautifully furnished family-friendly holiday cottage with an outside heated swimming pool, extensive gardens, plus a trampoline and table-tennis, just 100 metres walk from the beach at Seatown (can be rented for family group special celebrations).

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

Price range from £2900 to £4900 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 27 September 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 08 October 2017 to 28 December 2017; from 04 January 2018 to 27 May 2018;

phone 02087720492 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Outlook Dogs-welcome Cottage, West Country, Stratton, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Escape for a relaxing coastal cottage break to this homely 2 bedroom pet-friendly cottage, situated just 2 miles from the beautiful North Cornwall coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £734 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 21 October 2017 to 04 November 2017; from 18 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 10 February 2018;

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

Hunter's Moon, Glastonbury, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, West Country.

Feel the magic at Hunter’s Moon, a magical holiday house sleeping 10 near Glastonbury in Somerset, with unique quirky features including handcrafted windows and doors, a ‘tree’ inside the kitchen and master bedroom, a private cinema pod with large TV screen, a private hot tub and an idyllic woodland setting, this is a dream holiday home! Hen parties welcome.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1750 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 01 October 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lake View Holiday Barn, Crediton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Converted Barn, West Country.

With a lake view as well as stunning countryside views out to Dartmoor National Park, this 3 bedroom barn conversion features a modern interior and is conveniently located for the Tarka Trail, visiting Exeter and exploring this gorgeous area of rural Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £312 to £773 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 29 September 2017 to 11 October 2017; from 13 October 2017 to 30 October 2017; from 02 November 2017 to 25 May 2018;

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

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