English Country Cottages and Rural Cottages in the English Countryside

English country cottagesWe have a lovely selection of English Country Cottages at Country Cottages Online.

England is famous for its thatched and half timbered cottages and farmhouses. There are thatched villages, all picture postcard perfect, mainly in rural parts of Cornwall, Devon and Suffolk.

The other really nice aspect of our country cottages is the 'English country cottage garden'. A country cottage garden is a specific style of gardeining that is associated with cottages in the country. We expect to see roses and clematis rambling around a porch, flowers and plants growing closely in a haphazard way that blends harmoniously. There are likely to be hollyhocks, pinks, forget-me-nots and similar 'cottage garden' flowers that together create that rural idyll that constitutes a real English country cottage.  If you love greenery why not find a cottage with a rural view?

The cottage would be a period dwelling, perhaps beamed but definitely not this century. Ideally it would be located in a country lane or beside a village green. The thatched cottage shown on the right is a cottage in Cornwall.

We hope that a few of the country cottages in England listed below meet your expectations and that you book one for a relaxing break.

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Woodbine Family Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Ambleside, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Charming Ambleside family friendly holiday cottage with original features, sporting an open plan living space and benefiting from a fantastic location within the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £335 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 01 February 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018;

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

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 (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 28 January 2018 to 02 February 2018;

phone 0121 426 6310 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Converted Barn, Heart of England.

With vaulted ceilings, stylish furnishings, a 40 inch TV, warming woodburning stove, bubbly outdoor hot tub plus views out over a large garden pond, this is a great Alberbury holiday barn where adults can relax and also keep the kids entertained with the shared games barn with pool table, air hockey and ball play-pit for toddlers plus watch the children have fun playing in the outdoor play area with the swing, seesaw and climbing frame.

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

Price range from £497 to £1030 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018;

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

Railway Cottage, Bicknoller, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Unusual Cottage, South West.

A wonderful holiday for would-be trainspotters, Railway Cottage stands by the railway line where guests can watch steam trains chugg past the cottage on its way through lovely Somerset landscapes and enjoy a break in one of the prettiest and most comfortable holiday cottages in Bicknoller.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £570 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 16 February 2018;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cottage Family Cottage, East Anglia, Grafham, Cambridgeshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Superb 3 bedroom holiday cottage with stylish and modern interior and private garden, located on a caravan holiday park close to Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire and enjoying access to excellent shared leisure facillities which include an open air heated swimming pool and children's play area.

Price range from £332 to £819 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 17 March 2018 to 19 March 2018; from 21 March 2018 to 24 March 2018;

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

Dairy Countryside Cottage, North York Moors National Park, Staintondale, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, North York Moors National Park and Coast.

Stylish one bedroom holiday barn situated close to Staintondale, with a Whirlpool bath and king-size bed plus a location close to the coast within the North York Moors National Park, this is a great place for a romantic break for two.

Price range from £348 to £539 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 23 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 25 February 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 10 March 2018;

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

Bull Barn near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Part of a collection of 5 holiday barns on an arable farm close to Shrewsbury, this 3 bedroom family-size cottage offers plenty of country charm and comes complete with its own private hot tub and also benefits from shared access to a games barn with pool table and outdoor play area for younger children with a seesaw and climbing frame.

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

Price range from £497 to £1030 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 24 March 2018;

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

Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

Situated close to a local sandy beach just outside of Redcar and near to the North York Moors National Park, this 3 bedroom coastal cottage with its garden games room with snooker table and table tennis has plenty to offer families or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £325 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 23 March 2018 to 25 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 13 April 2018;

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

Barn Owl Rural Retreat, Brandsby, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North York Moors and Coast.

For a taste of rural bliss in the Howardian Hills, Yorkshire, this 2 bedroom family-friendly holiday barn with its stunning luxurious interior and views out over fields and pastures could be perfect and is situated conveniently near to the North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £673 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 05 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 17 February 2018; from 24 February 2018 to 14 March 2018;

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

Garden Cottage, Peak District, Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Peak District.

Delightful one bedroom rural retreat featuring neutral calming tones and a very comfortable interior, ideal for a couple looking to enjoy a tranquil romantic break nestled by the beautiful Derbyshire rolling countryside and within the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £310 to £533 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 22 January 2018 to 11 February 2018; from 13 February 2018 to 10 March 2018; from 13 March 2018 to 14 April 2018;

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

Old Coach House, Aldwark, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Derbyshire.

Lovely pet-friendly Limestone Cottage set in the small Village of Aldwark in the Heart of the Peak District perfect for family holidays.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £180 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 12 March 2018 to 07 April 2018; from 14 April 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 01 July 2018;

phone 01629733114 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £278 to £512 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 22 January 2018 to 04 February 2018; from 09 February 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 30 March 2018 to 20 April 2018;

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

Spennithorne Cottage, Fakenham, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

For a truly special rural retreat, take a look at Spennithorne Cottage, gold award winning and 4 star rated with uninterrupted countryside views, this East Anglian holiday home has plenty to recommend it.

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

Price range from £440 to £775 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 03 March 2018; from 24 March 2018 to 23 April 2018; from 27 April 2018 to 28 April 2018;

phone 01328 700901 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 22 January 2018 to 25 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Forge, Kington, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, The Welsh Borders.

Stylish and romantic holiday cottage set in an isolated pretty orchard with a 4 star gold rating, magnificently converted from an open-fronted stone barn with Swedish wood burner and glorious grounds with rolling countryside beyond.

Price range from £515 to £824 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 01 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 06 April 2018; from 09 April 2018 to 13 April 2018;

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gooseham Mill House, Gooseham, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

Idyllic 4 bedroom rural retreat, set near a stream within a nature reserve within the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast Area, just 1 mile from the local beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £850 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 17 February 2018 to 24 March 2018; from 31 March 2018 to 07 April 2018;

phone 01288 354470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stable at Jaxons Farm, Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Farmstay, Cotswolds/Severn Vale.

Conveniently situated for visiting both the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds, this charming 2 bedroom barn conversion is a real rural retreat, situated on a small working farm in Gloucestershire.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £581 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 24 March 2018; from 31 March 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 18 August 2018 to 22 September 2018;

phone 01452-740969 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tollgate Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Devon.

Get away for a coastal self-catering holiday to this pretty 2 bedroom holiday cottage, just 600 metres from Hele's lovely beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 04 February 2018; from 23 February 2018 to 01 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 24 March 2018;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Spacious family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday barn with wonderful countryside views out to the Three Peaks, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £417 to £1566 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 24 February 2018; from 03 March 2018 to 10 March 2018;

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

Garden Flat Dogs-welcome Holiday Home, South West England , Mevagissey, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Cornwall.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are virtually on the doorstep of this lovely Cornish holiday apartment with garden, enjoying a bird's eye view of harbour, just 6 miles to both the Eden Project and to Caerhays Castle's beautiful Magnolias.

Price range from £255 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 27 January 2018 to 17 February 2018; from 24 February 2018 to 03 March 2018; from 17 March 2018 to 09 April 2018;

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