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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Skyfall Rural Retreat, Bath, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, West Country.

sleeps 8 - 14 guests
8 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6
4 star

With a heavenly name, this is a heavenly, unique holiday home, situated just 5 miles from Bath, complete with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, this property is ideal for large groups or big families looking for an idyllic high quality rural retreat.

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

Weekly Price from: £1900
Next availability:
from 22 September 2019 to 27 September 2019; from 28 September 2019 to 23 December 2019;


Special Offer: from 21 September 2019 to 22 December 2019;

Old Guadaloupe Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

1 bedroom Farmstay, Midlands.

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

Fabulous romantic cottage, 4 star rated with its own secluded private hot tub, spoil the one you love on a special break to remember.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £550


Special Offer: from 27 September 2019 to 20 December 2019;
Late availability: from 27 September 2019 to 25 November 2019;

Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The West Country.

sleeps 8 - 22 guests
8 - 22
9 bedrooms
9
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

A gold award winning country house in the Somerset countryside with beautiful gardens and playing fields and table tennis room, sleeps up to 22 in 6 bedrooms in the main house and 3 bedrooms in the adjoining annexe, benefiting from an excellent location only 5 miles from Bridgwater and 11 miles from Burnham on Sea.

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

Weekly Price from: £3655


Late availability: from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019;

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

3 bedroom Log Cabins, Heart of England.

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

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.

Weekly Price from: £335
Next availability:
from 22 September 2019 to 27 September 2019; from 28 September 2019 to 05 October 2019; from 06 October 2019 to 07 October 2019;


Special Offer: from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019; from 21 September 2019 to 30 September 2019; from 01 November 2019 to 15 December 2019;

Luccombe Cottage, Luccombe, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

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

Stylish 2 bedroom dog-friendly country cottage in rural Somerset in Exmoor National Park, just 2 miles from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £425


Late availability: from 18 October 2019 to 25 October 2019;

Weathervane Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £350


Special Offer: from 21 September 2019 to 25 September 2019;
Late availability: from 21 September 2019 to 25 September 2019;

Agricola House, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Big Holiday House, Derbyshire Dales.

sleeps 1 - 14 guests
1 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Award winning stylish 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom holiday house with cinema room and relaxing wellness sauna, set in Wirksworth, close to the Peak District National Park.

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

Weekly Price from: £2675


Late availability: from 27 September 2019 to 30 September 2019;

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Devon.

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

Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming character cottage with exposed beams, open stone fireplace and secluded country garden is conveniently close to the unspoilt Devon coastline and tranquil countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £298


Late availability: from 12 October 2019 to 12 December 2019;

Ashdene, Highworth, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 12 guests
2 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Large holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with a games room, a private hot tub and private indoor heated swimming pool to keep you entertained during your stay, all within private gardens from which you can enjoy countryside views.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2800


Late availability: from 04 October 2019 to 06 October 2019;

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

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

Collection of good quality lodge style holiday cottages set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, close to Exeter and Devon's beaches.

Weekly Price from: £355


Late availability: from 21 September 2019 to 17 November 2019;