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. 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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Ingleside Family Cottage, Cotswolds, Adsett, Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Large family-friendly 6 bedroom holiday cottage and beautiful mature garden, nestled in a rural hamlet near to the Forest of Dean and within easy reach of the Cotswold Hills and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £785 to £3030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 27 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 25 February 2019 to 11 March 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 25 January 2019 to 31 January 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 09 March 2019;

Shepherd's Hut Rural Retreat, Leighton, Heart of England, Leighton, Shropshire, England

1 bedroom Shepherd's Hut, Shropshire Hills.

This Shepherd's Hut is a fantastic rural retreat for 2 and is located close to Ironbridge and some of the best of Shropshire, go on, do something different this year .

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £372 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 03 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 18 February 2019 to 01 March 2019;

Dale House, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Fine stone-built self-catering house with a village location in the Upper Wharfe Valley within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for big family getaways or large groups looking to discover the highlights of the Dales.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1750 to £2170 per week
Sleeps from 9 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 05 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 18 February 2019 to 22 February 2019;

Western House, Highweek, Devon, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, South Hams.

Spacious 9 bedroom country house in Devon near Dartmoor National Park, just half an hour's car ride from the coast and complete with games room with snooker table and table football, plus an indoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £3500 to £6500 per week
Sleeps from 9 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 28 January 2019; from 30 January 2019 to 31 January 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 07 February 2019;

Daffodil Cottage at Thatched Farm Cottages, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Situated in rural Suffolk within the grounds of Thatched Farm this pet-friendly cottage has ample character and charm with features such as exposed wooden beams.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £460 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 01 March 2019 to 02 March 2019; from 09 March 2019 to 23 March 2019; from 30 March 2019 to 02 April 2019;

Rower Fort, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Castle, West Country 2.25 hours from London.

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a 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.

Price range from £4550 to £5750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 April 2019 to 03 May 2019; from 06 May 2019 to 10 May 2019; from 20 May 2019 to 24 May 2019;

The Barn holiday accommodation, Rhodds Farm, Lyonshall, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Stunning barn conversion with character and charm, set in an idyllic location where there are over 3 acres of beautiful gardens, great location for walking the Offa's Dyke path, discovering the Brecon Beacons, Radnorshire Hills and Black Mountains on days out.

Price range from £715 to £715 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 15 February 2019 to 16 February 2019; from 23 February 2019 to 15 March 2019;

Bilshay Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, South West.

Beautiful picture-perfect self-catering farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, a high quality interior, original features and a large garden from which you can soak up fabulous views of the nearby fields and farmlands, the Jurassic coast and Bridport are but a short drive away.

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

Price range from £995 to £2550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 28 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 07 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 18 February 2019;

Striding Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

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.

Price range from £418 to £914 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 22 March 2019 to 29 March 2019; from 12 April 2019 to 24 May 2019; from 29 May 2019 to 07 June 2019;

Old Guadaloupe Farm House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Fantastic rural retreat, this family-friendly self-catering farmhouse enjoys a tranquil setting in Leicestershire and with views of the surrounding countryside, high quality accommodation, a gold award, a hot tub and half an acre of gardens, has plenty to recommend it.

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

Price range from £400 to £800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 28 January 2019; from 01 February 2019 to 02 February 2019; from 07 February 2019 to 15 February 2019;

Birkdale Lodge Dogs-welcome Cottage, East Anglia , Thorpe-On-The-Hill, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Lodge, East midlands.

High quality 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge which is both pet-friendly and family-friendly with a lovely relaxing hot tub, nestled in a tranquil holiday park setting where facilities on site include a golf course and fishing, all within easy reach of Lincoln and Newark on Trent and within reach of Grimsthorpe Castle for day trips.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £292 to £629 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 January 2019 to 01 February 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 10 February 2019 to 01 March 2019;

Myrtle House Old Farmhouse and Annexe, Horton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Myrtle House (Main 4 Bedroom House and 1 Bedroom Annexe), West Country.

4 Bedroom Holiday Farmhouse and 1 Bedroom Annexe, sleeping from 7 to 11 people in homely comfortable accommodation, special access features incude a stair-lift in the Farmhouse and wheelchair-wide doorways at the Annexe.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £600 to £1220 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 21 February 2019; from 24 February 2019 to 06 April 2019; from 13 April 2019 to 26 April 2019;

The Byre, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Beautifully presented family-friendly 3 bedroom stone-built holiday home, situated just 10 minute's drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach and enjoying access to excellent shared facilities on site which include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court and play area for the kids.

Special features: pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £325 to £1125 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 04 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 19 April 2019 to 03 May 2019;

Swallow Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District, Priestcliffe Near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Peak District National Park.

Good quality one bedroom barn conversion nestled in a rural hamlet within the Peak District National Park, this is a charming pet-friendly holiday home which is located just 7 miles from Bakewell.

Price range from £223 to £383 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 15 March 2019; from 05 April 2019 to 26 April 2019; from 21 June 2019 to 28 June 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 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 £4180 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 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 17 February 2019 to 19 February 2019;

The Barn at Redcliffe Farm, Cheddar, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, The West Country.

Delightful two bedroom country cottage, on one level, nestled in a secure garden ideal for children to safely play, on the edge of the village of Cheddar, this could be an ideal base for visiting some of the West Country's top attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, the Mendip Hills and Bath.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £395 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 March 2019 to 13 April 2019; from 20 April 2019 to 01 June 2019; from 08 June 2019 to 29 June 2019;

Hillside Croft plus Billys Bothy large group accommodation, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Grade II Listed, heart of England.

Two beautiful large holiday cottages within the Derbyshire Dales, 5 star rated and award winning, these big cottages are fine places to stay and conveniently located for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £1900 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 January 2019 to 26 April 2019; from 29 April 2019 to 03 May 2019; from 06 May 2019 to 17 May 2019;

Bluebelle Cottage, Chulmleigh, Devon, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, West Country.

Light and airy romantic retreat near Chulmleigh, situated within half an hourís drive of both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
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Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of itís original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and shared access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2980 to £4730 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 27 January 2019 to 30 January 2019; from 04 February 2019 to 16 February 2019; from 24 February 2019 to 01 March 2019;