Self catering and country cottages in England

England

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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Old Guadaloupe Farm House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Midlands, England

3 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
4 star

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 private 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.

Weekly Price from: £400
Next availability:
from 05 June to 26 June 20 from 03 July to 27 July 20

Seagulls Rest, Minehead, Somerset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Seaside Holiday Cottage

sleeps 4 - 7 guests
4 - 7
4 bedrooms
4
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Pet-friendly 4 bedroom coastal cottage with sea views in Minehead, located just opposite from a shingle beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £650
Next availability:
from 05 June to 06 June 20 from 13 June to 04 July 20

The Old Milking Parlour, Wells, Somerset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

With a gold award, a 4 star rating and views over the Mendip Hills and open countryside, the Old Milking Parlour has plenty to recommend it.

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

Weekly Price from: £395
Next availability:
from 04 July to 09 July 20 from 10 July to 26 July 20

Corffe House, Barnstaple, Devon, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 16 - 22 guests
16 - 22
9 bedrooms
9
8 bathrooms
8
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Beautiful 9 bedroom Grade II listed country house, set within beautiful gardens close to Barnstaple, complete with cinema room/games room and enjoying access to an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court, ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to celebrate or holiday in style.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within grounds of Corffe Cottages), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £4250
Next availability:
from 19 June to 26 June 20 from 03 July to 06 July 20

The Red Barn, Longframlington, Northumberland, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Semi-Detached Barn Conversion

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £329
Next availability:
from 05 June to 04 July 20 from 18 July to 25 July 20

Hayloft Romantic Retreat, Worcester , Worcestershire, Heart of England , England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Romantic Worcestershire holiday house sleeping 2 in a delightful rural location just 5 miles from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £255
Next availability:
from 05 June to 28 August 20 from 04 September to 02 October 20

The Bungalow, Bentley, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Holiday Bungalow

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

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).).

Weekly Price from: £236
Next availability:
from 05 June to 04 July 20 from 22 August to 07 September 20

Waters Reach, King's Lynn, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

5 bedroom Waterside Cottage

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Five bedroom holiday lodge with lake views and warm bubbly outdoor hot tub near Kings Lynn.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £972
Next availability:
from 05 June to 12 June 20 from 19 June to 29 June 20

Island Yurt Glamping Holiday, Cotswolds, Beckford, Worcestershire, Heart of England , England

1 bedroom Holiday Yurt

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Soak up lakeside views and enjoy a taste of luxury camping at this lakeside Yurt in wonderful Worcestershire, sleeping 2 with a king-size double bed, whirlpool bath, outdoor private hot tub and woodburner-style gas stove, this is a lovely romantic retreat which is ideal for couples.

Special features: outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £499
Next availability:
from 13 July to 17 July 20 from 24 July to 27 July 20

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

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £346
Next availability:
from 05 June to 11 July 20 from 25 July to 01 August 20

Shepherd Holiday Farmhouse, Lenham Heath, Kent, South East England, England

4 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 1 - 7 guests
1 - 7
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

4 bedroom holiday house with charm and character in the Kent Downs, near Ashford.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £460
Next availability:
from 05 June to 11 July 20 from 18 July to 15 August 20

Langford Valley Barn, Dorchester, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 1 - 8 guests
1 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

Newly available is this stunning 4 bedroom barn conversion set by the unspoilt Dorset Downs, enjoy a luxury country holiday, just half an hour's drive from the beautiful Jurassic coastline.

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

Weekly Price from: £1200
Next availability:
from 05 June to 20 June 20 from 21 June to 03 July 20