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.

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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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Sandpipers, Snape, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Suffolk Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Country cottage sleeping up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms in a tranquil edge of village location close to Tunstall, just 3 miles from Snape and 9 miles from Aldeburgh and the scenic Suffolk coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 March 2019 to 25 May 2019; from 01 June 2019 to 13 July 2019; from 17 July 2019 to 03 August 2019;

Groove Armada Coastal Lodge, Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Kent - the Garden of England.

With a fun sounding name, this colourfully decorated 3 bedroom holiday lodge is well equipped for an enjoyable break for all of the family and two of the bedrooms benefit from sea views, this delightful property is located within a holiday park atop the cliffs in Kent where the shared leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, crazy golf and tennis court.

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

Price range from £346 to £1028 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 24 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 05 April 2019 to 06 April 2019; from 13 April 2019 to 16 April 2019;

Orchard View, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Holiday House, West Country.

Spacious sleeps 12/13 rural holiday house with 6 bedrooms, tranquil country views over the Somerset Levels to the Polden Hills and excellent facilities including an inviting warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, a pool table and table football, this is an ideal property for special celebrations, gatherings with friends or family (bookings for hen parties and stag parties by arrangement only).

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1500 to £4150 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 01 April 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 08 April 2019 to 12 April 2019;

South Patchole Farm Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, England

4 bedroom Farm Cottage, West Country.

Just a couple of miles outside of Exmoor National Park and less than half an hour's drive from the beautiful sandy beaches of the North Devon Coast, this charming 4 bedroom farm cottage is family-friendly (facilities on site include a children's playhouse and swings) and is well located for discovering some of the best of North Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 March 2019 to 25 May 2019; from 01 June 2019 to 27 July 2019; from 24 August 2019 to 28 September 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 £595 to £824 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 31 March 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 07 April 2019 to 19 April 2019;

The Watermill at Tickhill, Unique Self-Catering, Tickhill, Yorkshire, England

5 bedroom Self-Catering Watermill, Peak District Midlands.

Fantastic holiday watermill with 5 bedrooms, both famly-friendly and dog-friendly, this unique holiday home could be ideal for a relaxing self-catering holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £738 to £3944 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 24 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 31 March 2019 to 06 April 2019; from 13 April 2019 to 03 May 2019;

'THE GREEN' - near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield, Hope, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Mansion, Peak District National Park.

Fabulous big cottage boasting an indoor heated swimming pool with Wavejet machine, ideal for large groups such as hen parties, stag parties and big families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (indoors).

Price range from £1400 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 14 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 14 June 2019 to 17 June 2019; from 21 June 2019 to 24 June 2019; from 06 September 2019 to 09 September 2019;

Lower Hedge Farm , Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, South West.

A stunning large luxurious holiday house boasting unspoilt views over the open countryside with a private hot tub and games room complete with pool table and table tennis for fun times.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2280 to £3580 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 24 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 31 March 2019 to 01 April 2019; from 07 April 2019 to 12 April 2019;

The Loft Country Cottage, Peak District, Millthorpe, Derbyshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, Peak District.

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday barn set next to stunning open countryside within the Peak District National Park and close to the town of Bakewell, this is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay which offers private use of both a hot tub and a sauna.

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

Price range from £494 to £911 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 24 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 31 March 2019 to 06 April 2019; from 27 April 2019 to 03 May 2019;

Old Guadaloupe Farm House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Fantastic rural retreat, this family-friendly self-catering farmhouse enjoys a tranquil setting in Leicestershire and with views of the surrounding countryside, high quality accommodation, a gold award, a hot tub and half an acre of gardens, has plenty to recommend it.

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

Price range from £400 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 29 March 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 15 April 2019 to 19 April 2019; from 22 April 2019 to 03 May 2019;