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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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The Haybarn Pet-Friendly Country Cottage, Near Swaffham, East Anglia, Necton, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Absolutely stunning rural retreat, this pet and family friendly barn conversion has a contemporary open plan living space along with a private garden with a stream and is located in a peaceful rural hamlet, just a short drive from Thetford Forest Park and the unique Grade II Plantation Garden at Oxburgh Hall.

Price range from £248 to £524 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 23 June 2017 to 26 June 2017; from 30 June 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 14 July 2017 to 17 July 2017;

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

The Cotswold Manor House with Hot-Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

7 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Home Counties.

Beautiful 5 bedroom Manor House with comfortable high quality interior, games room and relaxing hot tub, set on a 70 acre Cotswold estate just 20 minutes drive from the historical city of Oxford, hen parties and stag parties welcome.

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

Price range from £4400 to £8800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 07 May 2017 to 12 May 2017;

phone 01993 225010 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Templecombe Park, Templecombe, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This superb 9 bedroom country house is complete with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, sauna, heated indoor swimming pool, games room and tennis court, making this a fantastic house for large groups looking to holiday or celebrate with friends and/or family in beautiful Somerset.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the heated poolhouse), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2450 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 09 October 2017; from 27 October 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beaconside, Bideford, Devon, England

17 bedroom Large Country House, North Devon.

Fabulous country estate in the Devonshire countryside with large country house and holiday cottages set amongst 14 acres of woodlands with shared used of indoor and outdoor swimming pool and large hot tub, close to sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access, pool (in grounds), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £245 to £4150 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 38 people in 17 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01237 475118 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 29 April 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 13 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 01 July 2017;

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

Higher Spreacombe Bridleway Cottage, Braunton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Lovely 3 bedroom barn conversion, one of two holiday cottages at Higher Spreadcombe Farm, nestled by beautiful meadowlands yet just one mile from Woolacombe beach, discover some of the best of the north Devonshire coast and countryside on holiday here.

Price range from £400.00 to £640.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01271 870 443 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Moss Windermere Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Three bedroom family-friendly holiday cottage with a fantastic location in Windermere close to the shops and eateries, could be a great base for keen walkers or for those looking to explore the beauty of the Lake District National Park on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £474 to £1029 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

Kennacott Court, Bude, Cornwall, England

6 bedroom Cottage, South West.

A collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and two tennis courts set in the lush Cornish countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated pool in a separate building), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £249 to £3699 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01288 362000 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 07 May 2017 to 12 May 2017; from 25 June 2017 to 30 June 2017; from 10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017;

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

Orchard House near Matlock, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Peak District.

Large 6 bedroom holiday house set in an acre of gardens, yet just a walk from the heart of Wirksworth, ideal for groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether near the Peak District National Park, just 15 minutes' drive from Matlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1200 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 14 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 30 April 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 07 May 2017 to 12 May 2017;

phone 07887713006 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Usherwoods Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Spacious family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday barn with wonderful countryside views out to the Three Peaks, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £417 to £1488 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 April 2017 to 29 April 2017; from 02 May 2017 to 13 May 2017; from 17 June 2017 to 01 July 2017;

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

Deluxe Dream Lodge - Hilton Woods Park, Whitstone, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, West Country.

High quality holiday lodges located on the Hilton Woods Holiday Park close to beautiful beaches in Cornwall, with the added benefit of a warm bubbly hot tub for the ultimate relaxing break, ask for your preferred type of lodge when booking.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £810 to £1238 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01279 905 881 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Birkdale Lodge Dogs-welcome Cottage, East Anglia , Thorpe-On-The-Hill, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Lodge, East midlands.

High quality 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge which is both pet-friendly and family-friendly with a lovely relaxing hot tub, nestled in a tranquil holiday park setting where facilities on site include a golf course and fishing, all within easy reach of Lincoln and Newark on Trent and within reach of Grimsthorpe Castle for day trips.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £292 to £629 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 May 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 08 May 2017 to 22 May 2017; from 10 June 2017 to 17 June 2017;

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

Fisherground Lodges, Eskdale, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Be at one with nature at this unique selection of lodges located in the tranquil and beautiful Eskdale valley in the Lake District surrounded by mountains, rivers and waterfalls.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £350 to £680 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone +44(0)1946 720810 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn Rural Retreat, St. Martin's, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Stylish pet-friendly and family-friendly holiday barn sleeping up to 10 in Welsh Border country, offering stunning views over the Shropshire countryside and situated close to Shropshire's Lakeland and Llangollen.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £522 to £1166 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 15 May 2017 to 20 May 2017; from 24 June 2017 to 08 July 2017; from 18 July 2017 to 22 July 2017;

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

Victoria & Albert Suite Barn Conversion, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion Accommodation, West Country.

Luxurious barn conversion accommodation, sleeping up to 14 people in stylish comfortable surroundings, with lots to offer including access to excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, hot tub and a gym, as well as a games room with full-size pool table, a quiz machine and football table and an outdoor play area for children, as well as coarse fishing lakes.

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

Price range from £1175 to £2720 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01258817501 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 26 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 04 June 2017 to 05 June 2017; from 26 June 2017 to 30 June 2017;

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

Parlour Rural Retreat near the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds, Pershore, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Barn, Malvern Hills and Cotswolds.

Good quality 1 bedroom barn conversion with views of the Worcestershire countryside, set on a working farm, this is an ideal place for two people looking to enjoy a rural retreat break conveniently close to the Cotswolds, the super-king size bedroom, warming wood burner and access to an outdoor hot tub help to make this a special place for a relaxing romantic couple's holiday.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £375 to £616 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 28 April 2017 to 12 May 2017; from 19 May 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 02 June 2017 to 14 July 2017;

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

Little Cowarne Court, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Country Cottage, Heart of England.

8 Bedroom rural retreat set next to tranquil gardens and lush greenery in Herefordshire, yet just half an hour's drive from Hereford, Ludlow, Malvern and Worcester, ideal for groups of up to 17 friends or family looking to discover some of the best of the Heart of England.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1700 to £4450 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 17 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Barn holiday accommodation, Rhodds Farm, Lyonshall, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Stunning barn conversion with character and charm, set in an idyllic location with 2 acres of beautiful gardens, great location for walking the Offa's Dyke path, discovering the Brecon Beacons, Radnorshire Hills and Black Mountains on days out.

Price range from £600 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01544 340120 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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