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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'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
Next availability:
from 27 September 2019 to 30 September 2019; from 04 October 2019 to 07 October 2019; from 12 October 2019 to 14 October 2019;

Balebarn Eco Lodge, Winkleigh, Devon, England

4 bedroom Award Winning Eco Lodge, West Country.

With a huge wrap around veranda, eco-friendly credentials, idyllic views out over a wildlife pond, a tranquil rural setting, as well as a stunning setting nestled next to a 7 acre nature reserve in North Devon, Balebarn Lodge is quirky and unique.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £474 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 June 2019 to 01 July 2019; from 08 July 2019 to 13 July 2019; from 31 August 2019 to 11 September 2019;

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 13 July 2019 to 15 July 2019; from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019; from 02 August 2019 to 04 August 2019;
Late availability: from 09 September 2019 to 09 November 2019;

The Byre at Cross Farm, Barnstaple, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Exmoor Foothills.

Charming high quality pet-friendly and family-friendly Devon barn, in a lovely tranquil location by the foothills of Exmoor and well placed for discovering the best of Devon with Exmoor National Park within a 20 minute drive and the coast with sandy surfing beaches also only a 20 minute drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £945 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 June 2019 to 06 July 2019;

2 Bedroom Cottages at Annstead Farm, Beadnell, Northumberland, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Northumbrian Coast.

There are two, 2 bedroom charming pet-friendly farm cottages at Annstead Farm, next to the scenic Northumberland coast, between Beadnell and Seahouses.

Price range from £349 to £851 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 September 2019 to 02 November 2019; from 09 November 2019 to 21 December 2019;

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, North Yorkshire Moors national park.

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (5)


Special Offer: from 26 June 2019 to 29 June 2019;
Late availability: from 26 June 2019 to 30 June 2019;

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


Late availability: from 26 June 2019 to 27 June 2019;

Riverside House, Litton Mill, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Peak District.

Holiday house with riverside garden in the Peak District, just 10 miles from Bakewell, with onsite games room with air hockey, pool table, table football, an X box and Playstation 2 for fun holidays with friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £987 to £1697 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 June 2019 to 29 June 2019; from 05 September 2019 to 06 September 2019; from 10 September 2019 to 11 September 2019;

Waterlake Cottage, Orcheston, nr Stonehenge, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, Salisbury.

Set in the rural countryside of Wiltshire along a country track and only five miles away from Stonehenge, this holiday bungalow with south facing garden and patio is the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists with many paths and routes accessible from the front door.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £320 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 07 July 2019 to 12 July 2019; from 21 July 2019 to 28 July 2019; from 05 August 2019 to 09 August 2019;


Special Offer: from 07 July 2019 to 12 July 2019; from 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019;

Gamekeeper's Hide on the Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 4, located within the prestigious Colmer Estate where excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a fishing lake, tennis court and games room are pretty much guaranteed to keep any family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There are 2 swimming pools; an indoor heated pool feet from the cottage and also a huge outdoor heated pool), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £460 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 20 July 2019 to 27 July 2019;