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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Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Norfolk coast.

Gold award winning, large holiday house with 7 en-suite bedrooms and a 5 star rating, located near Cromer just 5 minutes' walk from the local beach, with a games room, luxurious private hot tub outdoors and a walled garden on site, this house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to stay in style.

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

Price range from £2995 to £6695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (5)


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

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1250 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 09 August 2019 to 12 August 2019;
Late availability: from 09 August 2019 to 12 August 2019;

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

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

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)


Special Offer: from 26 June 2019 to 04 July 2019;
Late availability: from 01 July 2019 to 05 July 2019;

The Manor House, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Spacious high quality 6 bedroom holiday house near Ludlow with games room with pool table and air hockey plus grass tennis court, private 6-hole golf course, children's play area with swings, slide, a trampoline, rope swing and zip wire, tree house, Wendy House and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £999 to £2100 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 08 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;

Cheltenham Cottage, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Luxury Cotswold Cottage, Cotswolds.

Picture-perfect inside and out, this high quality beautifully presented 2 bedroom holiday cottage offers ample Cotswolds charm, as well as luxurious stylish accommodation close to Chipping Norton, the luxury touches continue with the excellent shared leisure facilities on site which include a heated indoor swimming pool, a gym, tranquil gardens and a spa where the relaxation and tranquillity can continue (pampering treatments available at additional cost).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared indoor heated swimming pool at Bruern Holiday Cottages.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £672 to £2184 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 22 July 2019; from 26 July 2019 to 10 August 2019;

Home Farm, Witney, Oxfordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Roomy sleeps 16, 8 bedroom country house near Witney and the Cotswolds, with tennis court and children's play area with swings and slide.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2816 to £9770 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 07 July 2019 to 12 July 2019; from 21 July 2019 to 26 July 2019;

Etland Barn near the Lake District National Park, Preston Patrick, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Large 6 bedroom family-friendly and pet-friendly barn conversion with a modern and stylish interior, set in a tranquil rural hamlet next to lovely countryside close to Kendal in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1055 to £4954 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 27 June 2019 to 20 July 2019; from 31 August 2019 to 21 September 2019; from 25 September 2019 to 05 October 2019;

The Stables, Little Cowarne, Herefordshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay Cottage, Heart of England.

Come for a relaxing rural retreat break at the Stables, a beautiful three bedroom barn conversion, part of a small collection of holiday cottages in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, just 20 minutes' drive from Ludlow and 30 minute's drive from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £660 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 08 July 2019 to 12 July 2019; from 15 July 2019 to 25 July 2019; from 28 July 2019 to 01 August 2019;

Honeysuckle Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Set in a conservation area and a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Cotswolds, this charming terraced stone cottage is pet friendly with a pretty south facing courtyard garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £485 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)


Late availability: from 02 August 2019 to 04 August 2019;

Rock Farm, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse, West Country.

Beautiful thatched self-catering farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 3 in the annexe) sleeping up to 14 offering stylish and luxurious accommodation combined with beautiful original features, with a fantastic 8 seater private hot tub with wonderful countryside views and a games room, fabulous holiday home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a special holiday in the West Country.

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

Price range from £2080 to £4280 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 June 2019 to 29 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 07 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;