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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Brookbank farm, Blackden Heath, Cheshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

sleeps 2 - 18 guests
2 - 18
7 bedrooms
7
7 bathrooms
7
no dogs allowed

Large and spacious holiday farmhouse with outdoor private hot tub and games room, set in the stunning Cheshire countryside, ideal for groups of friends (including hens or stags) or family breaks.

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

Weekly Price from: £2049
Next availability:
from 18 February to 21 February 20 from 23 February to 06 March 20


Special Offer: from 17 February to 01 March 20

Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £549


Special Offer: from 17 February to 31 March 20
Late availability: from 17 February to 22 March 20

Waterperry Cottage at Oxford Country Cottages, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

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

Beautiful 2 bedroom barn conversion with exposed beams, set around a courtyard garden in an idyllic rural location and part of a small development of country cottages, just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford and with an inviting warm bubbly hot tub on site.

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

Weekly Price from: £750
Next availability:
from 26 February to 01 March 20 from 04 March to 07 March 20


Special Offer: from 17 February to 06 March 20

Rower Fort, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Castle, West Country 2.25 hours from London.

sleeps 1 - 16 guests
1 - 16
8 bedrooms
8
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a private hot tub and indoor heated swimming pool, this is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In a barn conversion.), outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £4550
Next availability:
from 13 April to 17 April 20 from 20 April to 24 April 20

Higher Burrow Farmhouse, Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country Holiday Home, West Country.

sleeps 15 - 17 guests
15 - 17
7 bedrooms
7
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage

Large 7 bedroom country house with the wow-factor in Somerset, enjoy country views and luxurious spacious accommodation with a country twist, as well as a beautiful garden and 2 private hot tubs outdoors, just 18 miles from Glastonbury.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2700
Next availability:
from 18 February to 21 February 20 from 23 February to 28 February 20

Wheelhouse Barn near the North York Moors, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Near to the North York Moors National Park.

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

You can truly relax at this family-friendly holiday barn near to Thirsk in the Vale of Mowbray, on days out discover some of the best of Yorkshire with the North York Moors National Park, Harrogate and York within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £386
Next availability:
from 21 February to 27 March 20 from 29 March to 03 April 20

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

sleeps 8 - 14 guests
8 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

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.

Weekly Price from: £2000
Next availability:
from 18 February to 13 March 20 from 23 March to 03 April 20

The Pottery, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

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

Originally a pottery, this 2 bedroom holiday cottage is family-friendly and situated just on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 18 February to 27 April 20 from 07 May to 01 June 20

5 star Coachmans Cottage with a private hot tub, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

sleeps 4 - 7 guests
4 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Idyllic 3 bedroom country cottage offering high quality 5 star rated accommodation along with use of a tennis court, set in a delightful walled garden next to unspoilt countryside and located conveniently close to the Peak District National Park.

Special features: tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £600
Next availability:
from 18 February to 20 February 20 from 23 February to 29 February 20

Holme Wold Farm Cottage, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Riding of Yorkshire.

sleeps 1 - 7 guests
1 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Idyllic 3 bedroom rural retreat with large gardens and country views out to the Yorkshire Wolds, pet-friendly and within reach of York and the Yorkshire coast for days out.

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

Weekly Price from: £580
Next availability:
from 03 March to 09 March 20 from 12 March to 04 April 20

Hilltop Farm Holidays, Welbourn, Welbourn, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farm Cottage, East Midlands.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
4 star

A charming barn conversion with views over a private meadow for your use and your enjoyment, situated on a Lincolnshire farm with fabulous vistas across the valley and surrounding wildlife in abundance.

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

Weekly Price from: £495
Next availability:
from 18 February to 01 March 20 from 08 March to 13 April 20

Coastal Cottage near the Quayside, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Holiday in Scarborough in a secluded setting, just moments from the seafront and a short walk from the beach, with spacious rooms, a games room with snooker table and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage is well placed for discovering the delights of Scarborough and the nearby North York Moors National Park.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 21 February to 06 March 20 from 09 March to 27 March 20