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? 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 Coach House, Frome, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Set within the stunning landscaped gardens of Stonnwall Manor.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £380 to £796 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Ashdene, Highworth, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Large holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with a games room, hot tub and private indoor heated swimming pool to keep you entertained during your stay, all within private gardens from which you can enjoy countryside views.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2800 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 04 February 2019 to 30 March 2019;
Late availability: from 01 February 2019 to 03 February 2019;

The Sherriffs, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

A splendid Grade II listed Country House located in a tranquil and isolated setting close to open farmlands with lovely mature gardens all around and a beautiful sun terrace, modernised in opulent style yet retaining much of its original character.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £824 to £4635 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 18 January 2019; from 21 January 2019 to 25 January 2019; from 27 January 2019 to 01 February 2019;


Special Offer: from 16 January 2019 to 03 March 2019; from 16 January 2019 to 03 March 2019;

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub and a secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £4200 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 18 January 2019 to 31 March 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 11 March 2019; from 15 March 2019 to 18 March 2019;
Late availability: from 15 March 2019 to 18 March 2019;

Sleepy's Barn, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Cotswolds.

One bedroom country cottage with fantastic views, pretty gardens and outdoor hot tub, located on a hillside within the Royal Forest of Dean, perfect for romantic breaks.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £775 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 18 January 2019 to 21 January 2019;

Owl Cottage, Sotby, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Simply amazing holiday home, this luxurious barn conversion is in a stunning rural location with a log burning stove and private indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna exclusive for guests use.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Access to pool directly from the cottage by a door 1 metre from main bedroom), indoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £990 to £1320 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 02 March 2019;

Stonnwall Manor, Frome, Somerset, England

13 bedroom Manor House, Somerset / Wiltshire border.

9 bedroom country house with games room, set in beautiful grounds just half an hour's drive from Bath, plus 4 bedroom coach house.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £485 to £1985 per week
Sleeps from 22 to 31 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 17 January 2019;

The Forge, Kington, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, The Welsh Borders.

Stylish and romantic holiday cottage set in an isolated pretty orchard with a 4 star gold rating, magnificently converted from an open-fronted stone barn with Swedish wood burner and glorious grounds with rolling countryside beyond.

Price range from £515 to £824 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 16 January 2019 to 02 March 2019; from 16 January 2019 to 02 March 2019;
Late availability: from 15 February 2019 to 22 February 2019;

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 22 February 2019 to 24 February 2019;

Garden Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

One bedroom stone-built country cottage with its own garden, situated by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast easily accessible for days out, ideal for romantic breaks or for small family holidays with its large bedroom offering enough room for an extra child's bed to be added.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 14 February 2019;

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £5800 to £6300 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 16 January 2019 to 28 February 2019; from 01 March 2019 to 31 March 2019;
Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 15 March 2019;

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1250 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 February 2019 to 04 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 24 February 2019;
Late availability: from 01 March 2019 to 04 March 2019;

The Castle, West Wiltshire, West Ashton, Wiltshire, England

8 bedroom Castle, Wiltshire.

Unique castle to rent, for special self-catering getaways, Grade 2 listed folly castle, sleeping up to 12 people (plus 4 people can be accommodated in the Clock House just 50 feet from the castle), set in extensive grounds just 14 miles from Bath Bookings welcome for special celebration, anniversary parties, hen parties, stag parties, reunions and family gatherings.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1585 to £4985 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Big self-catering house at Thornleigh, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Midlands.

Lovely six bedroom self-catering house with a fantastic location in the heart of Matlock with the added benefit of a games room and a relaxing hot tub in the garden, ideal for large groups or special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2675 to £3125 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Riverside House, Litton Mill, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Peak District.

Holiday house with riverside garden in the Peak District, just 10 miles from Bakewell, with onsite games room with air hockey, pool table, table football, an X box and Playstation 2 for fun holidays with friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £987 to £1697 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 January 2019 to 25 January 2019; from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 08 February 2019;


Special Offer: from 01 February 2019 to 04 February 2019;

Cosy, Beautiful 5* Cottage in amazing rural location with Free WiFi, Games room, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

5 star rated gold award winning luxury cottage with a traditonal yet modern feel set in rolling countryside with private enclosed gardens and amazing views over rural farmland yet just 15 minutes' drive from Hereford.

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

Price range from £900 to £2150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 16 January 2019 to 28 January 2019;
Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Vicarage Farm Cottages, Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, Peak District National Park.

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, sauna.

Price range from £325 to £960 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 January 2019 to 07 March 2019;

Ebenezer Chapel, Milford, Derbyshire, England

8 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Accommodation, Peak District.

With a riverside location and river views, this unique chapel conversion in Milford could be the ideal place to holiday with friends or family close to the Peak District, and the on site sauna suite helps to make it a great place to relax and unwind too.

Special features: free internet access, sauna.

Price range from £1245 to £2495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 17 January 2019 to 24 January 2019; from 27 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019;


Special Offer: from 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

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 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;
Late availability: from 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019;

Barnfield Holiday Cottage, Bratton Fleming, Devon, England

4 bedroom Thatched Cottage, North Devon.

Barnfield is a large, thatched 17th Century Devon longhouse (Grade I listed) on the edge of a small village on the fringes of Exmoor.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £685 to £1865 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 18 January 2019 to 21 January 2019;