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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Pitmaston House, Worcester , Worcestershire, England

6 bedroom Grade II Listed Townhouse, Heart of England.

Stylish and impressive Grade II listed 6 bedroom Worcester town house with private outdoor hot tub, a gym and outdoor party area, sleeping groups of 12 people in luxurious surroundings.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2250 to £5500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

Lakeview Lodge, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, The Vale of Belvoir.

Get away from it all for a fishing holiday or a relaxing rural retreat break to this stylish 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge in the Vale of Belvoir, just 15 minutes’ drive from Melton Mowbray, this lodge with its lake views over the fishing lake and south facing veranda is a real treat.

Price range from £805 to £1015 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

Cowes View Coastguard Cottage and Solent Sea View Coastguard Cottage, Hill Head, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom and 2 Bedroom Coastal Cottages, South Coast.

Choose from 2 holiday cottages with amazing coastal views; 2 bedroom Cowes View Coastguard cottage with its amazing panoramic sea views and elevated loation, directly on the beach or 3 bedroom Solent View Cottage with its lovely views of the Solent.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Rafe Hall Coach House, Pebmarsh, Essex, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Relax and unwind in stylish luxurious surroundings at this beautiful 2 bedroom coach house, within half an hour's drive of Constable Country, Colchester and Long Melford and Lavenham for days out.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £605 to £1155 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England

15 bedroom Cottages - Barn Conversions, Heart of England.

A collection of six beautiful barn conversions, located by a stunning lake set in the tranquil Staffordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £200 to £990 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

Holemoor Stables, Chard, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, South West of England.

Luxurious and very spacious large holiday house with a contemporary feel, only 25 minutes away from the stunning Jurassic Coast with private indoor pool, games room and magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool ), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2500 to £7250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Fuzzy Orchard , Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Located in tranquil countryside with commanding views across the valley, these luxurious holiday houses offer total privacy and boast a private hot tub, sauna, indoor heated pool, games room and large outdoor play equipment to keep the kids amused.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use private of indoor heated pool), games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2350 to £6100 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Sunridge Lodge, Yealmpton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Two bedroom luxurious barn conversion in a secluded woodland location, nestled in the hills of the Yealm Valley in Devon, featuring a relaxing cedar-clad private hot tub, private fishing lake, child-friendly and pet-friendly.

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

Price range from £895 to £1795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Higher Menadew Farm Cottages, St Austell, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, South Coast.

A collection of 4 and 5 star gold award winning holiday cottages set in the Cornish countryside with excellent leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool, well located for visiting the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On Site), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £350 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Lovejoys Mill, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Holiday House, East Anglia.

Escape for a romantic break to Lovejoys Mill, a luxurious converted Watermill set within the wonderful rural scenery of the Belchamp Estate by the stunning countryside of the Essex/Suffolk border.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Wren Cottage, Wickham Market, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Situated in a delightful Suffolk village and close to the seaside, this cosy holiday cottage is full of character and charm and has a roaring log burner, a pretty courtyard garden with furniture and barbecue facilities.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Foxcombe, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Log Cabin, South West.

Luxury 6 bedroom holiday lodge, pet-friendly with indoor heated swimming pool, situated by the Quantock Hills, close to the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool), games room.

Price range from £1850 to £4900 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

Chelwood House, Bath, Somerset, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

Large country house with 9 bedrooms set amongst glorious countryside close to Bath in Somerset, additional annexe also available by arrangement, ideal holiday home for large groups, special celebrations and large family getaways.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £2300 to £4200 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 33 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

The Durrance, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Midlands.

Three delightful country cottages in a tranquil rural location in Worcestershire with fantastic views of the nearby farmlands and countryside, the Malvern Hills, West Midlands Safari Park and Shakespeare's Country are all within reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £320 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Romney Cottage, Cavendish, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Escape to tranquil and beautiful Suffolk and enjoy a stay in this charming 3 bedroom dog-friendly cottage with its pretty garden and location in the picture-perfect village of Cavendish.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £555 to £1010 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Snow Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia - Constable Country.

Idyllic sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the Suffolk countryside, with access to large gardens and good walks from the door.

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

Price range from £349 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Coombe Barn Holiday Cottages, Bath, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

A collection of comfortable barn conversions with wonderful views towards the nearby countryside and rolling hills situated on a working sheep farm in the West Country.

Price range from £310 to £395 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

Yealm Cabin, Yealmpton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Idyllic log cabin with views of the Yealm Valley and own private hot tub, lovely hideaway perfect for two with its one double bedroom in a secluded location amongst the hills and fields of Devon.

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

Price range from £395 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Rosemore Grange, Whitbourne, Worcestershire, England

11 bedroom Mansion, Heart of England .

Large country house with 11 bedrooms and many fine features, nestled in pleasant private gardens by glorious unspoilt countryside, within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham and the Malvern Hills, ideal for large family or group getaways, parties, special celebrations and special holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1800 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 20 to 26 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

Town End Farm Cottages, Crowcombe, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversions, Quantock Hills.

Two idyllic gold award winning rural retreats at Town End Farm Cottages near Crowcombe, set within the stunning Quantock Hills and only 10 miles from the coast.

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

Price range from £425 to £825 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)