Self catering holiday cottages in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England

Book a stay in a rural retreat, barn conversion or a country cottage in Welwyn and look forward to a stay next to some of Hertfordshire’s finest countryside.  Welwyn is sometimes referred to as Old Welwyn and is situated close to the new town development of Welwyn Garden City. 

What Welwyn offers for Cottage Breaks

With beautiful historical buildings, boutique shops, a tea shop and lovely country inns, there is plenty to recommend Welwyn for a relaxing and enjoyable self-catering holiday.


Top Things to See and Do on a Cottage Holiday in Welwyn

•    For fantastic country walks, take a short car journey to Ayot St Lawrence.  There are some great walks across fields and farmlands to the historic church in this hamlet.  Also worth a visit for the beautiful gardens is the National Trust’s Sir Bernard Shaw’s house, on the outskirts of Ayot St Lawrence.

•    If you love history then you’ll also want to visit Knebworth House, a historical house with beautiful gardens and parklands plus a dinosaur trail for younger visitors, situated just 6 miles from Welwyn.

•    For families enjoying a break in this part of Hertfordshire, Whipsnade Zoo is just 40 minute’s drive away and is a great place to take the kids.

•    Another Hertfordshire attraction which may well appeal to those with kids is the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, which includes a Harry Potter Tour over at Watford, only half an hour’s drive from Welwyn.

•    For shopping, eating out and more historic buildings, the attractive town of St Albans is a great place to visit and is just 12 miles from Welwyn.

•    Those who love outdoor activities will want to head to the Lee Valley Park where you can enjoy walking, horse riding or cycling.  There is also an ice-skating rink, as well as a White Water Centre where those with a thirst for adrenaline pumping activities can enjoy some white water rafting.

Whether you’re planning a break with friends or family, Welwyn is very well placed for discovering some of the best of Hertfordshire on a cottage holiday.

Book a Welwyn cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Hertfordshire on holiday.

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Holly House Cottage, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, South East England, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Welwyn 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
no dogs allowed

Comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage nestled in the tranquil Hertfordshire countryside close to Hitchin, with an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and country setting, Holly House Cottage is perfect from getting away from it all.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor - integrated with property), tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £900
Next availability:
from 20 September to 25 September 20 from 01 October to 30 October 20

Romantic Retreat at Little Trees Farm, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, South East England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Welwyn 8 miles away

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

Beautifully presented romantic retreat for two, set within the owner's grounds, on the outskirts of the pretty town of Harpenden, well located for driving out and exploring the Chiltern Hills and charming nearby market towns like St Albans and Berkhamsted, as well as unspoilt villages on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £281
Next availability:
from 02 October to 24 October 20

Bluegate Farm Holiday Cottages, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, East England , England

2 bedroom country cottages, Welwyn 18 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
2 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
no dogs allowed

Two high quality farm cottages, each with its own private garden and impressive countryside views out towards the Chiltern Hills, just a short distance from Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, Woburn Safari Park and the Dunstable Downs.

Weekly Price from: £380

Fishermans Lodge, Arkesden, Essex, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Welwyn 19 miles away

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

Stylish 2 bedroom barn conversion set within beautiful gardens with a fishing lake, near Saffron Walden.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £391
Next availability:
from 08 October to 09 October 20 from 16 October to 17 October 20