Cottage rentals 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. 

Facts about 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.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England:

Holly House Cottage, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Shires.

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 23 February to 29 February 20 from 01 March to 03 April 20

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

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, South East England.

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 07 March to 15 March 20 from 22 March to 20 April 20

We have no cottages within Welwyn itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Welwyn. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England