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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Court Barn at Shelley Farm Barns, Shelley, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, Constable Country.

Court Barn is one of the charming barn conversions at Shelley Priory Barns, which are set in a wonderful rural location with plenty of walks right from the door and enjoy access to an outdoor swimming pool and full size tennis courts.

Special features: free internet access, pool (shared use of swimming pool), tennis court.

Price range from £1500 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 337470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Newby Family Cottage, Newby, Penrith, Cumbria, England

4 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Four bedroom Cumbrian cottage, located in the scenic Eden Valley, close to Appleby, Penrith and Ullswater.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £331 to £745 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 31 January 2018 to 20 February 2018; from 23 February 2018 to 26 May 2018;

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

Stable Cottage @ Wardhall Gate, Gilcrux, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Cumbria.

Perfect for two, this idyllic romantic retreat with its countryside views, warming woodburner and location close to both the Lake District and Solway coast could be the ideal place for a couple's holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £440 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 18 February 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 27 March 2018;

phone 01697326395 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Lodge, Exclusive Hot-Tub, Games/Event Barns, 70 acres of Parkland, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

8 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Middle England.

Wonderful large holiday home with relaxing hot tub and countryside views sleeping up to 26 in 8 bedrooms in high quality accommodation, set on a lovely Cotswold Country Estate just 20 minutes drive from Oxford, 30 minutes from Cheltenham and one hour's drive from London.

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

Price range from £5000 to £10000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 26 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 31 January 2018; from 01 February 2018 to 02 February 2018;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Post Office Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Tindale Fell, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Sleeping up to six people, this quality terraced cottage is in the hamlet of Tindale Fell, close to Brampton.

Price range from £290 to £711 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 10 April 2018 to 19 May 2018; from 26 May 2018 to 14 July 2018; from 27 July 2018 to 20 October 2018;

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

Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The West Country.

A gold award winning country house in the Somerset countryside with beautiful gardens and playing fields and table tennis room, sleeps up to 22 in 6 bedrooms in the main house and 3 bedrooms in the adjoining annexe, benefiting from an excellent location only 5 miles from Bridgwater and 11 miles from Burnham on Sea.

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

Price range from £3502 to £8381 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 04 February 2018 to 19 February 2018;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kittitoe Lodge, Parracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage with swimming pool, North Devon.

Secluded high quality 2 bedroom holiday lodge in Devon nestled by extensive woodlands with attractive garden plus excellent leisure facilities of indoor swimming pool and family size hot tub, for larger groups ask us about our large 5 bedroom house which can also be rented by separate arrangement.

Special features: free internet access, pool (on site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £885 to £2220 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 23 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 06 March 2018 to 30 March 2018;

phone 01598 76 333 9 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Westerly House, Bude, Cornwall, England

7 bedroom Large Holiday House, West Country.

Stylish luxurious 7 bedroom holiday house in Bude, ideal for big groups of friends and family, sleeping up to 16 people and in an excellent location just 400 yards from the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1287 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 17 February 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 27 May 2018;

phone 01288 354470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cheltenham Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cotswold Cottage, Cotswolds.

Picture-perfect inside and out, this high quality beautifully presented 2 bedroom holiday cottage offers ample Cotswolds charm, as well as luxurious stylish accommodation close to Chipping Norton, the luxury touches continue with the excellent shared leisure facilities on site which include a heated indoor swimming pool, a gym, tranquil gardens and a spa where the relaxation and tranquillity can continue (pampering treatments available at additional cost).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared indoor heated swimming pool at Bruern Holiday Cottages.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £672 to £2184 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 January 2018 to 31 January 2018; from 07 February 2018 to 11 February 2018; from 25 February 2018 to 26 February 2018;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tubbs Delight, Malborough, Devon, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, South Hams.

With a warm bubbly hot tub with outstanding countryside views and a location in the pretty village of Malborough in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a location just 5 minutes drive from the coast, this dog-friendly holiday home has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £275 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 24 February 2018 to 03 March 2018; from 17 March 2018 to 24 March 2018;

phone 01934 808214 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skiptory Woodland Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Woodland Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Have a top holiday in this beautifully decorated 2 bedroom dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge, conveniently situated within a holiday park close to the shores of Lake Windermere, near the heart of the Lake District National Park, two legged visitors should be wagging their tails here and four legged visitors should give this lodge the thumbs up.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £382 to £827 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 10 March 2018 to 25 March 2018; from 28 March 2018 to 31 March 2018; from 07 April 2018 to 05 May 2018;

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

Brookley Farmstay near the Peak District, Windley, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Close to the Peak District National Park.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4, this characterful holiday barn is close to both Belper and Ashbourne and is well placed for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £297 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 18 February 2018 to 02 March 2018;

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

The Farmhouse at Wheel Farm Cottages, Combe Martin, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Holiday House, South West.

Ideal for big groups of up to 12 people, this beautifully presented 5 bedroom holiday house is part of the Wheel Farm Cottages collection and guests here enjoy access to superb shared leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and children's play area with slide and climbing frame, and Combe Martin's lovely sandy beach is just 10 minutes' drive away.

Special features: pool (Heated indoor swimming pool on site at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court.

Price range from £625 to £2295 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 27 January 2018; from 31 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 10 February 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Wooden Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Stylish, bright, light and airy 3 bedroom pine holiday lodge, situated within a collection of award-winning holiday lodges by Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park, relax and rejuvenate on your Cumbrian holiday with use of excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £390 to £1013 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
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phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tack Room, Malvern Hills, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Heart of England.

Delightful 2 bedroom dog-friendly rural retreat situated within a small complex of holiday cottages, close to Upton upon Severn and benefiting from shared access to fantastic leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxation area and games room complete with darts, pool table and table tennis.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool on site with jets and jacuzzi is shared with two other holiday cottages.), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £337 to £612 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 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

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

Shipton Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

With plenty of character and luxurious touches, this 5 star rated 3 en-suite bedroom Cotswold cottage is something special, outside the mature gardens with lawn, rose and borders add to the appeal, there is also the added luxury of a shared indoor heated swimming pool on site where you can relax, unwind and feel refreshed.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Bruern Holiday Cottages has a shared indoor heated swimming pool on site.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1092 to £3549 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 05 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 11 February 2018;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Beanit Farm Cottage, Balsall Common, West Midlands, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, West Midlands.

Two bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday cottage in a lovely rural setting on a working farm, just a short drive from the NEC and the National Agriculture Centre at Stoneleigh, also well placed for visiting Shakespeare's Country nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 19 February 2018 to 05 March 2018;

phone 01676 535269 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Moonrise Lodges, Priest Weston, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabins, Shropshire Hills.

Stylish wooden holiday lodges, each with wonderful country views and a private hot tub, set on a farm by the England and Wales border and Shropshire Hills, just 19 miles from Shrewsbury.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £400 to £810 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 06 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

phone 01938561234 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Barn Owl Rural Retreat, Brandsby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North York Moors and Coast.

For a taste of rural bliss in the Howardian Hills, Yorkshire, this 2 bedroom family-friendly holiday barn with its stunning luxurious interior and views out over fields and pastures could be perfect and is situated conveniently near to the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £673 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 24 January 2018 to 05 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 17 February 2018; from 24 February 2018 to 14 March 2018;

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

Bay Dream Modern Pet-Friendly Cottage, North York Moors & Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

High quality 2 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with own garden situated just 3 miles from Filey on the North Yorkshire coast and close to the North York Moors National Park, located on a holiday development where guests benefit from access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Special features: pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £265 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 19 February 2018 to 23 February 2018; from 02 March 2018 to 09 March 2018;

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