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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Rural Roosts, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, East Midlands.

A collection of eight idyllic high quality log cabins nestled next to a fishing lake and farmlands in Lincolnshire, perfect for getting away from it all, Little Owl, Badger Lodge and Swan Lodge feature a relaxing hot tub.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £365 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Snow Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia - Constable Country.

Idyllic sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the Suffolk countryside, with access to large gardens and good walks from the door.

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

Price range from £349 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)

Shute Cottage Barn, Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Romantic retreat just for two nestled in generous gardens by the hills of the Teign Valley, just outside of Dartmoor National Park.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Rock House with Heated Swimming Pool, Chichester, Sussex, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday house with 5 bedrooms and large enclosed garden which also benefits from access to a heated swimming pool and a tennis court.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £2000 to £6000 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

The Granary, Nether Stowey, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

With a swimming pool, hot tub and Nordic style BBQ lodge on site, the Granary is a great place for large groups of friends or family to relax and unwind in the beautiful Somerset countryside, just 20 minutes' drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor heated pool), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3720 to £8340 per week
Sleeps from 18 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

The Barn at Lower Bassibones Farm, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Chilterns.

4 star rated barn conversion set on a farm in the Bucks countryside in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 3 miles from Great Missenden and 5 miles from Wendover.

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

Price range from £295 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)

Kingfisher Cottage, Membury, Devon, England

3 bedroom Thatched Barn Conversion, Blackdown Hills.

Pretty 3 bedroom pet-friendly country cottage with country views near Axminster and just 10 miles from Lyme Regis.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Mole's Romantic Cottage, St. Keverne, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Lizard Peninsula.

Charming sleeps 2 cottage situated near St Keverne on the Lizard Peninsula, ideal for a couple with one romantic double bedroom and with features like a warming woodburner and exposed beams adding to the charm.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £768 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: (3)

Knowle Manor, Dunster, Somerset, England

20 bedroom Mansion, Exmoor National Park.

Fabulous large country house featuring an indoor swimming pool, games room, beautifully landscaped gardens and a location in the Aville Valley within Exmoor National Park, this is a very special place to stay with a family-friendly policy.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the grounds), games room.

Price range from £5750 to £10450 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 50 people in 20 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 20
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

Koi Keep at Wallrudding Farm, Doddington, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage Complex, Nottinghamshire.

A collection of three delightful holiday cottages on a Lincolnshire working farm with the added benefit of shared access to an indoor heated swimming pool.

Special features: pool (Within Grounds).

Price range from £289 to £598 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed