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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Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 02 September 2019 to 06 September 2019;

Rutland Lodges at Greetham Valley, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Log Cabins, Heart of England.

Collection of 4 star rated eco-friendly log cabins surrounded by stunning countryside close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, guests benefit from free coarse fishing and free gym use at the Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Centre during their stay, there are two dog-friendly log cabins within the development and discounts may be available for couples.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £335 to £835 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 27 August 2019 to 01 September 2019; from 05 September 2019 to 07 September 2019; from 08 September 2019 to 17 September 2019;


Special Offer: from 26 August 2019 to 31 August 2019; from 26 August 2019 to 31 August 2019; from 02 September 2019 to 30 September 2019;

Vicarage Farm Cottages, Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, Peak District National Park.

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £325 to £960 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 August 2019 to 29 August 2019;

Harmony Cottage, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Grade II listed country cottage with 5 bedrooms situated in the heart of the Forest of Dean and benefiting from a games room, a private hot tub and beautiful gardens.

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

Price range from £1600 to £1900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 August 2019 to 30 August 2019;

Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Norfolk coast.

Gold award winning, large holiday house with 7 en-suite bedrooms and a 5 star rating, located near Cromer just 5 minutes' walk from the local beach, with a games room, luxurious private hot tub outdoors and a walled garden on site, this house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to stay in style.

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

Price range from £2995 to £6695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (5)


Special Offer: from 26 August 2019 to 30 September 2019;
Late availability: from 26 August 2019 to 30 September 2019;

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A traditional character cottage dating back to the 18th century with 4 star rated accommodation and private gardens in a rural location.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £549 to £849 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)


Special Offer: from 31 August 2019 to 07 September 2019;
Late availability: from 26 August 2019 to 13 September 2019;

4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Two bedroom family holiday cottage with a private south facing garden and country views located in a rural village in Somerset close to Glastonbury Tor, available for short breaks and longer stays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £326 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 09 September 2019 to 13 September 2019; from 13 October 2019 to 31 October 2019; from 02 November 2019 to 15 December 2019;
Late availability: from 09 September 2019 to 09 November 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


Special Offer: from 27 September 2019 to 29 September 2019; from 04 October 2019 to 07 October 2019; from 11 October 2019 to 14 October 2019;
Late availability: from 27 September 2019 to 30 September 2019;

Cosy, Beautiful 5* Cottage in amazing rural location with Free WiFi, Games room, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

5 star rated gold award winning luxury cottage with a traditonal yet modern feel set in rolling countryside with private enclosed gardens and amazing views over rural farmland yet just 15 minutes' drive from Hereford.

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

Price range from £900 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (5)


Special Offer: from 26 August 2019 to 15 October 2019;
Late availability: from 26 August 2019 to 16 October 2019;

Carolina Cottage, Minehead, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Fishermans Cottage, West Country.

Charming pet-friendly coastal cottage in Minehead with 3 bedrooms and superb sea views over the Bristol Channel.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £550 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 31 August 2019 to 07 September 2019;