Country cottages for Christmas Holidays in England

self-catering cottages in England to rent for ChristmasFamilies try to get together for the Christmas holidays and sadly most homes are simply not large enough to accommodate a group of people. This is where self-catering accommodation is of immense help in providing a collection of country cottages, pine lodges, houses and occasionally large apartments that can sleep a large group under one roof.

We have various facilities on this site that can help you identify the right type and size of self-catering accommodation to match your particular group. There is a Sort facility to the top right of the cottage listings and a Search on the far right where you can specify a series of requirements. Some people like to have a cottage with a swimming pool because it's easy entertainment on the spot, others appreciate the gentle warmth and glow of a woodburner.

What would you like in your English Christmas cottage?

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Cornflower Cottage, Taunton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

A beautiful luxurious barn conversion with private swimming pool and a setting close to the Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills as well as Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The heated indoor pool is shared with the guests of our other cottages), outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £445 to £975.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 05 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 13 April 2018 to 20 April 2018;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Braefoot, Woolacombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Rural Country Cottage, West Country.

2 bedroom holiday cottage with a patio with wonderful country views, part of a small collection of cottages set in 4 acres of grounds in the North Devon countryside where there are fishing lakes on site and a children's play area with swings and slide, just 7 miles from Woolacombe beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1725 to £3250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 27 April 2018; from 04 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 06 July 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oaklands Romantic Retreat, Wycoller, Lancashire, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, Yorkshire Dales and Bronte Country.

Perfect for a couple, this lovely romantic retreat with its warming woodburner and idyllic rural location, is just 10 miles from Haworth and is a great base for discovering some of the best of Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £256 to £455 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 27 March 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 02 April 2018 to 06 April 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookside Retreat, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Derbyshire Dales.

Beautiful romantic retreat for 2, in the heart of Two Dales, just a short drive from the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 05 May 2018; from 12 May 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 15 June 2018 to 15 March 2019;

phone 07498759229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Smokeham Farm, West Bagborough, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fantastic large holiday house for groups of up to 20 friends or family, complete with games room, warm bubbly hot tub, luxurious interior and countryside views, set in the Quantock Hills just 20 minutes' drive from the coast.

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

Price range from £3680 to £5980 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 02 April 2018 to 13 April 2018;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Northolme Hall, Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire, England

11 bedroom Large Country House, East Midlands.

Impressive 8 bedroom Lincolnshire country house set amongst beautiful gardens near Skegness and the Lincolnshire Wolds, plus a 3 bedroom Elizabethan cottage to rent, with an indoor swimming pool on site, a games room as well an outdoor tennis court, Northolme Hall is ideal for big groups of friends or family and could be the perfect place to rent for big family get-togethers or special celebrations such as anniversary or birthday parties (well behaved hen parties welcome by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the Hall), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £4452 to £5900 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 21 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 07580 151515 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Priory Coastal Cottage, St. Keverne, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Converted Barn, Lizard Peninsula.

Just 3 miles from the Lizard Peninsula's best known beach, this 2 bedroom family cottage is dog-friendly (2 dogs welcome) and with exposed beams, a warming woodburner and comfortable accommodation is a great base for a holiday on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £343 to £1052 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 16 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 30 March 2018 to 11 May 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hilltop Farm Holidays, Welbourn, Welbourn, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Farm Cottage, East Midlands.

A charming barn conversion with views over a private meadow for your use and your enjoyment, situated on a Lincolnshire farm with fabulous vistas across the valley and surrounding wildlife in abundance.

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

Price range from £465 to £752 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 06 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 11 May 2018 to 15 May 2018; from 20 May 2018 to 21 May 2018;

phone 01400 273323 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spen Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

Searching for an idyllic rural retreat with a stylish interior which is well located for exploring both the greenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so this large 5 bedroom stone-built cottage could be perfect, set by a wooded valley and with beautifully styled accommodation this holiday barn sleeps up to 10 people plus 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £801 to £1855 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 02 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 11 April 2018 to 20 April 2018; from 11 May 2018 to 25 May 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Church Cottage near the Norfolk Coast, Northrepps, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, East Anglia.

Characterful 3 bedroom holiday cottage situated next to the village church in Northrepps, close to the coastal town of Cromer, this could be a great base for discovering the fantastic seaside and beaches of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, dog-friendly and welcoming up to 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £393 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 13 April 2018 to 20 April 2018; from 22 June 2018 to 13 July 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookside Country House, Ceiriog Valley, Bronygarth, Shropshire, England

10 bedroom Manor House, Glyn Ceiriog Valley.

Live it up at this 10 bedroom Country House, whatever the occasion, this impressive holiday house offers ample space for large groups of up to 30 and is set within 2 acres of gardens within the Glyn Ceiriog Valley, with elegant accommodation and views out to Chirk Castle plus shared access to an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis and squash courts, this is a very special Manor House, situated just 2 miles from Chirk.

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

Price range from £2300 to £4894 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 30 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 09 March 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Shippen, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

With a warming woodburner in the lounge and 3 very comfortable bedrooms, the Shippen could be the ideal place for a family holiday (you can bring your pet dog too!), stay just 10 minutes' drive from Combe Martin's sandy beach and enjoy access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and a tennis court, as well as access to a children's play area.

Special features: pool (Indoor heated swimming pool on site at Wheel Farm Cottages), tennis court.

Price range from £295 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 13 April 2018 to 25 May 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Two Owls Lodge, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Derbyshire Dales.

Idyllic sleeps 3 rural retreat in a superb country location and with stunning views over the Derwent Valley, situated just outside of the Peak District National Park and close to Matlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £460 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 15 March 2018;

phone 07498759229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Gothic Church, East Horrington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fabulous unique holiday home with stunning original features combined with modern stylish interiors as well as a relaxing hot tub, this is a truly special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2160 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 21 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 18 March 2018 to 30 March 2018;

phone 07525833737 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coursley Farm Cottages, Crowcombe Heathfield, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Farm Cottages, Quantock Hills.

Two luxurious rural retreats set next to the unspoilt countryside of the Quantock Hills AONB, each with 2 bedrooms and beautiful country views, and within a 30 minute drive of the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £500.00 to £770.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 February 2018 to 30 March 2018;

phone 01984 667 341 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Milking Parlour Country Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Brick-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Welcoming and charming large holiday house located on a working farm near to Church Stretton, with exposed wooden beams and quality accommodation throughout plus a hot tub outside, this is a great place to relax and de-stress with up to 11 friends or family, shared facilities on site include a gym and games room with table tennis and board games.

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

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 11 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beechwood Cottage, Cromer, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads.

Idyllic romantic retreat which is perfect for up to 4 people, nestled by gorgeous countryside just 4 miles from Cromer and the coast, this is a great base for discovering the North Norfolk coast, countryside and the stunning Norfolk Broads.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £260 to £630 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 February 2018 to 10 April 2018;

phone +44(0)1263 768 606 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Foxhill Lodge, Blackborough, Devon, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Culm Valley.

Looking for a 4 bedroom holiday home in Devon with the wow factor? Stylish and beautifully decorated with the added bonus of an outdoor swimming pool, games room, children's play area with swings, slide and climbing area, views out over the Blackdown Hills, plus an outdoor BBQ lodge, Foxhill Lodge sleeps up to 8 people and is bound to impress.

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

Price range from £999 to £3499 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 20 April 2018; from 23 April 2018 to 04 May 2018;

phone 01884 849 127 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duror, West Down, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Stylish 3 bedroom family-friendly country cottage, with access to children's play area on site, as well as fishing lakes and beautiful grounds, only around 15 minutes' drive from award winning Woolacombe Beach and the North Devon Heritage coast.

Price range from £295 to £975 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 14 March 2018; from 23 March 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 01 June 2018 to 20 July 2018;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >