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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Athina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

10 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Big House self catering in Lincolnshire, with indoor swimming pool for exclusive use of guests and private hot tub, sleeps up to 20 people with 10 bedrooms.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoors), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2600 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 08 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;

Pheasant Lodge Scottish Borders, Longtown, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Cumbria/Scottish Borders.

Whether for a mini-moon, a honeymoon or a break with friends, this superb adults-only log cabin with its private hot tub with mood lighting is something special; add to this a location just 3 miles from Gretna Green, a 5 star rating, a setting close to unspoilt countryside and a Green at Heart Gold Award and it's clear to see this solid Norwegian Timber Lodge has plenty to offer (plus fishing for salmon and trout is possible on the Border River Esk, along 3 mile river beat and rod hire is available).

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

Price range from £520 to £7940 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 21 June 2019 to 02 September 2019; from 05 September 2019 to 06 September 2019;

The Barn, Worcester , Worcestershire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, South Worcestershire.

Wonderful rural barn conversion with fantastic views out to the Malvern Hills, situated within its own private fenced garden on a small holding and surrounded by glorious Worcestershire countryside, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: tennis court.

Price range from £330 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 22 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 14 July 2019; from 23 July 2019 to 26 July 2019;

Swiers Farm House, Carsington, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Peak District.

Sleeping up to 17 people, this is a fantastic large holiday house with charm and character close to Carsington Water, ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether in the Peak District.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1800 to £2890 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 23 June 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 08 July 2019 to 19 July 2019; from 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019;

Laundry Cottage, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Snape.

Luxurious and featured in the Sunday Times ‘Coolest 100 cottages’ list, this one of a kind Jacobean character cottage is surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve and is filled with wonderful antique furniture such as an oak four poster bed and an amazing Breton bed built into the wall.

Price range from £567 to £938 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 05 July 2019 to 12 July 2019; from 15 July 2019 to 26 July 2019;

Blue Oyster Romantic Retreat, Mullion, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Lizard Peninsula.

Sleek stylish couple's cottage on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula, with a spacious interior and charming features like exposed brickwork and wooden beams, as well as its own garden, just 5 miles from Lizard Point.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £323 to £1799 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 13 July 2019 to 20 July 2019; from 03 August 2019 to 10 August 2019; from 05 October 2019 to 12 October 2019;

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 21 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 30 June 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 07 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;

Clouds Hill Holiday Home with Gym and Pool, Almondbury, Yorkshire, England

5 bedroom Modern Country House, Yorkshire Dales - Bronte Country.

Fabulous large holiday house with 5 bedrooms, ideal for large groups of friends or family, complete with stylish interior plus an indoor heated swimming pool and gym for relaxing holidays near the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £1344 to £7224 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 21 June 2019 to 22 June 2019; from 29 June 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 07 July 2019 to 20 July 2019;

The Cotswold Manor Hall, Exclusive Hot-Tub, Games Barn, 70 acres of Parkland, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

9 bedroom Grade II Listed, Home Counties.

Cotswold Manor Hall is set on the 70 acre Cotswold Manor Country Estate, just 20 minutes drive from Oxford and an hour's drive from London, this 9 bedroom holiday home is a great place for groups, large families, stag parties or hen parties and with a private hot tub is ideal for relaxing and enjoying good times together in the tranquil Cotswold countryside.

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

Price range from £5800 to £6700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 30 June 2019 to 02 July 2019; from 03 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;

Milking Parlour Country Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Brick-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Welcoming and charming large holiday house located on a working farm near to Church Stretton, with exposed wooden beams and quality accommodation throughout plus a hot tub outside, this is a great place to relax and de-stress with up to 11 friends or family, shared facilities on site include a gym and games room with table tennis and board games.

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

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 12 July 2019 to 09 August 2019; from 26 August 2019 to 30 August 2019;