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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Trooper's Holiday Barn, Shropshire Hills AONB, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, Heart of England - Shropshire.

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

First class 5 bedroom barn conversion, located on a working farm in the Hope Valley and by the Shropshire Hills, ideal for groups of friends or family and boasting access to some fantastic leisure facilities including an outdoor hot tub, games room with pool table, table football and table tennis and gym.

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

Weekly Price from: £739
Next availability:
from 30 March to 03 April 20 from 13 April to 17 April 20

Romantic Retreat at Little Trees Farm, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, South East England.

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

Beautifully presented romantic retreat for two, set within the owner's grounds, on the outskirts of the pretty town of Harpenden, well located for driving out and exploring the Chiltern Hills and charming nearby market towns like St Albans and Berkhamsted, as well as unspoilt villages on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £281
Next availability:
from 29 March to 03 April 20 from 05 April to 20 April 20

The Cake House, Milton Abbas, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset AONB.

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

Set on Luccombe Farm in Dorset's AONB, the Cake House is a welcoming sleeps 4 family-friendly holiday cottage which enjoys access to excellent leisure facilities on the farm including an onsite swimming pool, a games room, a tennis court and a children's play area.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Behind the Cake House), tennis court, games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £699
Next availability:
from 29 March to 30 March 20 from 02 April to 04 April 20

Braunton Farmhouse, Braunton, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Farmhouse, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 10 guests
1 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Large 5 bedroom rural retreat with tranquil country views, sleeping up to 10 people in stylish and comfortable accommodation, just a short drive from the beautiful North Devon coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1095
Next availability:
from 14 April to 07 May 20 from 10 May to 15 May 20

Stag Cottage, Torrington, Devon, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Mid Devon.

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

Surrounded by fields and with panoramic countryside views Stag Cottage is valued as a rural haven.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £519
Next availability:
from 03 April to 11 April 20 from 18 April to 23 May 20

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, North York Moors.

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Attached to a historic water mill in Pickering, this roomy 4 bedroom holiday house offers unnrivalled views of the historic North York Moors Steam Railway which passes right past the house (sorry no pets permitted).

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1236
Next availability:
from 16 April to 17 April 20 from 20 April to 14 May 20

Northleigh House, Goodleigh, Devon, England

4 bedroom Large Country Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

4 bedroom holiday house set outside Goodleigh with valley views, games room with pool table, table tennis and children’s play area in garden with swings and slide set, just over 3 miles from Barnstaple.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £575
Next availability:
from 07 April to 11 April 20 from 15 April to 17 April 20

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

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

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £525
Next availability:
from 29 March to 30 March 20 from 10 April to 13 April 20

Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Looking for a pet-friendly Yorkshire Dales cottage with ample character? If so this 4 bedroom English country cottage with its woodburning stove, village location and striking countryside views out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could be perfect for you.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £654
Next availability:
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Lower Lodge near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Heart of England.

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Fantastic 4 bedroom holiday house with spacious accommodation for up to 8 and excellent facilities for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with friends or family, relax in the outdoor hot tub, sit back and sip a cocktail in the beautiful garden or enjoy a game of pool or table tennis in the games room at this impressive Alberbury cottage close to Offa's Dyke and Shrewsbury.

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

Weekly Price from: £629
Next availability:
from 30 March to 04 April 20 from 02 May to 16 May 20

Little Beanit Farm Cottage, Balsall Common, West Midlands, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, West Midlands Warwickshire.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage
4 star

Two bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday cottage in a lovely rural setting on a working farm, just a short drive from the NEC and the National Agriculture Centre at Stoneleigh, also well placed for visiting Shakespeare's Country nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £540
Next availability:
from 06 April to 09 April 20 from 14 April to 14 May 20

Striding Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

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

Welcoming dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge with a lovely wooden-clad interior, set within a holiday park which lies by the shores of Lake Windermere, one of the best spots in the Lake District National Park, this could be a great base for exploring the Lake District but there is also plenty to keep all of the family entertained at the park with the shared leisure facilitis including an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, games area and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), sauna.

Weekly Price from: £462
Next availability:
from 26 June to 31 July 20 from 04 September to 23 October 20