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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Croft View, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Georgian Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Lovely family-friendly 3 bedroom holiday cottage which features a charming interior and a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, situated by the village green in the village of Fylingthorpe in the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £472 to £976 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 25 February 2019 to 01 March 2019;

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages, Cheddar, Somerset, England

12 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

Stay in one of four delightful barn conversions on this Somerset working farm close to the Mendip Hills and Cheddar, shared gardens and the outdoor play area for children with swings and slide make this a great place for families and groups.

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

Price range from £450 to £1154 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 30 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 03 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 17 February 2019 to 22 February 2019;

Durstone Cottages, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Collection of five rural holiday cottages with a shared games room located in the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1799 to £3750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 01 March 2019;

Spinney Rural Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Grade II Listed Barn Conversion, Shropshire Hills.

Escape to this 2 bedroom barn conversion for a relaxing rural retreat break with your friends or family and pet-dog, with a lovely idyllic country location and ample rustic charm, this holiday barn is one of three located on a farm near Cardington and is only around 30 minutes' drive from historic Shrewsbury, shared facilities on site include a tennis court, play area for children, two games rooms and extensive woodland and farm walks, with chances to feed the chickens, a stay at this farm cottage could be wonderful for a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £312 to £556 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 25 February 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 08 April 2019 to 31 May 2019;

Broadway House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

7 bedroom Barn Conversion, Cotswolds.

Fantastic large self-catering house which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, offering a high standard of accommodation as well as countryside views in a rural location just 2 miles from Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1390 to £2520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 13 February 2019;

The Red Barn, Longframlington, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Semi-Detached Barn Conversion, Northumbria.

Warm and welcoming 3 bedroom holiday barn with a lovely garden and high quality interior, set next to stunning unspoilt countryside close to Alnwick, discover the awe-inspiring scenery of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland National Park on days out.

Price range from £329 to £1023 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 January 2019 to 09 February 2019; from 16 March 2019 to 30 March 2019; from 13 April 2019 to 20 April 2019;

Ford Hill Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly 3 bedroom cottage with large garden and excellent location just outside of Exmoor National Park and only around 6 miles from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 07 June 2019; from 28 June 2019 to 26 July 2019; from 09 August 2019 to 23 August 2019;

The Lynhurst, Lynton, Devon, England

10 bedroom Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Magnificent country house with sea-views which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly and nestled in large gardens and woodlands close to Lynton, Lynmouth and Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1995 to £5000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 23 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 24 February 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 08 March 2019;

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 08 April 2019; from 26 April 2019 to 29 April 2019;

Flaxpool Well Holiday Cottage, Crowcombe, Somerset, England

1 bedroom Holiday Barn, Quantock Hills.

Escape to this secluded 1 bedroom cottage by the Quantock Hills, just 15 minutes' drive from Exmoor National Park and around 20 minute's drive from the coastline with its beautiful beaches, this pet-friendly property is a real treat.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £470 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 31 March 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 07 April 2019 to 10 April 2019;

Park Cottage at Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Near the Quantocks and Mendips and Exmoor.

Get away for a relaxing break at this lovely 3 bedroom luxurious holiday cottage, set within the beautiful grounds of Cossington Park, close to the Polden Hills and Somerset Levels, and just 20 minutes’ drive from Burnham on Sea on the coast, with its own private cottage garden plus shared access to children’s play facilities (swing and wooden play-fort) along with access to a table tennis room, this is a great place to stay for families or up to 6 friends.

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

Price range from £1025 to £2045 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 03 February 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 08 March 2019;

Hazel Wooden Lodge near Exmoor, Washford, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

Good quality, characterful and welcoming 4 bedroom Somerset holiday lodge situated close to Washford and Dunster, built from wood, this holiday home offers charm and warmth and can accommodate up to 8 in pet-friendly accommodation, soak up awe-inspiring views over the surrounding countryside and enjoy relaxing in the outdoor hot tub during a stay here.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £680 to £1265 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 16 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 22 March 2019; from 25 March 2019 to 05 April 2019;

Gilchrist Riverside House, Settle, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Yorkshire Dales.

Book a stay by the Riverside with a break at this family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday house, with 3 bedrooms, wonderful river views and a location close to the heart of Settle, this could be a great base for a holiday close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £369 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 January 2019 to 07 February 2019; from 12 February 2019 to 16 February 2019; from 17 March 2019 to 28 March 2019;

Rush Family-Holiday House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

8 bedroom Large House, South of England - Isle of Wight.

Large 8 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday home with spacious accommodation, ideal for groups of up to 20 friends or family, offering fantastic leisure facilities including a gym and outdoor hot tub, on the outskirts of Shanklin, pet-friendly property.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2294 to £4343 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
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Smokeham Farm, West Bagborough, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fantastic large holiday house for groups of up to 20 friends or family, complete with games room, warm bubbly hot tub, luxurious interior and countryside views, set in the Quantock Hills just 20 minutes' drive from the coast.

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

Price range from £3680 to £5980 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 03 February 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 10 February 2019 to 15 February 2019;

Branscombe Holiday Cottage at Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, West Country.

For a seaside holiday how about Branscombe Holiday Cottage right next to Old Higher Lighthouse? With a stunning location perched on the cliff-side on the Jurassic Coast and with access to a shared outdoor pool in the summer months, this is a very special and unique holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor pool in grounds).

Price range from £519 to £1165 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 10 February 2019 to 22 February 2019; from 01 March 2019 to 08 March 2019;

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This imposing south-facing manor house set in extensive gardens and grounds has outstanding sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, games room, lake and river trout fishing.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £2000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 15 March 2019;

Dairy Barn near the Cotswolds and Malvern HIlls, Pershore, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Barn, Cotswolds AONB & the Malvern Hills.

This compact and cosy rural retreat with its one bedroom is perfect for a couple, the warming woodburning stove, king-size bedroom and outdoor hot tub help to make this farm cottage ideal for a romantic break or couple's holiday, enjoy staying next to stunning Worcestershire countryside and discovering the charm of the nearby Cotswolds on days out.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £359 to £588 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 25 January 2019 to 09 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 25 February 2019 to 08 March 2019;

Cart House Rural Retreat near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Light bright and airy barn conversion situated close to Shrewsbury, with one king-size double bedroom, this is a very comfortable rural retreat for a couple, the en-suite bathroom, warming woodburner and private outdoor hot tub help to make this a great place for a romantic break.

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

Price range from £387 to £563 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 January 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 22 March 2019; from 25 March 2019 to 13 May 2019;

The Bungalow, Bentley, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, East Anglia.

One bedroom holiday bungalow set within the owner’s extensive grounds and featuring access to beautiful gardens, fishing lakes and an outdoor swimming pool (pool available in summer months only), set within the Suffolk countryside close to the coast.

Special features: pool (Shared use of owner's outdoor swimming pool in the summer months (June to September).).

Price range from £236 to £468 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 13 April 2019 to 08 June 2019; from 13 July 2019 to 20 July 2019; from 03 August 2019 to 05 August 2019;