Summer cottage holidays are best in England

677 rental properties match your search for English summer holiday cottages

Sleeps 2, Beautiful, Modern Cottage with Original features, Ideal for Couples in fantastic Herefordshire countryside, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Malvern Hills.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Charming romantic retreat with views out to the Malvern Hills, less than 8 miles from Ledbury and 10 miles from Hereford and close to the Wye Valley AONB.

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

Weekly Price from: £600


Late availability: from 07 April to 31 May 20

Trevase Granary, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

sleeps 16 - 18 guests
16 - 18
8 bedrooms
8
8 bathrooms
8
no dogs allowed
5 star

Choose from two award winning 5 star rated luxury barn conversions, each sleeping up to 18 guests, close to the Wye Valley and with stunning countryside views, a private garden, games room and hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Weekly Price from: £1850


Late availability: from 13 April to 17 April 20

The Manor House, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

sleeps 6 - 13 guests
6 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

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.

Weekly Price from: £1520


Late availability: from 07 April to 01 May 20

Waterlake Cottage, Orcheston, nr Stonehenge, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

2 bedroom Bungalow, Salisbury.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Set in the rural countryside of Wiltshire along a country track and only five miles away from Stonehenge, this holiday bungalow with south facing garden and patio is the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists with many paths and routes accessible from the front door.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £330


Special Offer: from 03 May to 10 May 20
Late availability: from 01 May to 01 July 20

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Derbyshire Dales.

sleeps 2 - 23 guests
2 - 23
8 bedrooms
8
5.5 bathrooms
5.5
no dogs allowed

Impressive 8 bedroom Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, within reach of the Peak District National Park and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate for days out.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1950
Next availability:
from 14 April to 17 April 20 from 20 April to 24 April 20


Special Offer: from 26 May to 29 May 20

Skyfall Rural Retreat, Bath, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, West Country.

sleeps 8 - 16 guests
8 - 16
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6
4 star

With a heavenly name, this is a heavenly, unique holiday home, situated just 5 miles from Bath, complete with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, this property is ideal for large groups or big families looking for an idyllic high quality rural retreat.

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

Weekly Price from: £1900
Next availability:
from 08 April to 25 July 21


Special Offer: from 07 April to 14 June 20

Stable Cottage Luxury Self Catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Fabulous 5 star gold award winning cottage which is both family and dog-friendly, with private hot tub and walled garden, situated just a short walk from the beach in East Runton, near Cromer.

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

Weekly Price from: £995


Special Offer: from 07 April to 31 May 20
Late availability: from 08 June to 02 July 20

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 07 April to 26 April 20

Sleeps 10, High standard, 5* Gold Award Winning House, M1 rated, ideal for all generations, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Holiday House, Malvern Hills.

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Stylish 5 bedroom 5 bathroom new-build holiday house near the Wye Valley with breathtaking country views out towards the Malvern Hills.

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

Weekly Price from: £1600


Late availability: from 07 April to 31 May 20

4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Two bedroom family holiday cottage with a private south facing garden and country views located in a rural village in Somerset close to Glastonbury Tor, available for short breaks and longer stays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £300


Special Offer: from 01 May to 31 May 20
Late availability: from 01 May to 30 June 20

New Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Midlands.

sleeps 1 - 9 guests
1 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Relax and unwind in the Leicestershire countryside at this 4 bedroom family-friendly rural retreat in the Vale of Belvoir near Melton Mowbray, with a private indoor heated swimming pool (with exclusive use by guests) and sauna on offer, this is a great place for a relaxing self-catering holiday, either with family or friends (hen party and stag party groups welcome).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Private heated pool for exclusive use. Towels are not provided), sauna.

Weekly Price from: £800


Late availability: from 17 April to 24 April 20

Sycamore Farm Cottage, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, East Midlands.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Fantastic 3 bedroom rural retreat with a private hot tub and a lovely secluded setting surrounded by fields and farmlands.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £645


Late availability: from 11 April to 18 April 20

The very best time to take an English cottage holiday is the summer when the weather is at its finest.

There is no better place on earth than England in the summer. People may travel abroad in search of continuous sunshine but for many people, our moderate temperatures are so much more pleasant. There is rarely any need for air conditioning during a British summer and that is evident from the holiday accommodation on offer, very few holiday cottages have air conditioning. We do however, excel in pretty gardens, in patios with a barbecue, in outdoor swimming pools, spas, perhaps a tennis court or games room. Holidaymakers take pleasure in eating outside, in toasting a setting sun over an English landscape.

It could be said that English cottage holidays are geared up to savour our sunniest days and that those few rays of sunshine make England appear glorious. English country gardens put on their finest displays in the summer, our lawns are green and lush and ideal for picnics.

Rent an English country cottage and celebrate all the aspects of English life that we adore; country pubs with gardens, afternoon tea or even lavish cream teas. It is impossible not to stumble upon a cream tea if you have booked a West Country cottage holiday or Suffolk. Both of these parts of England welcome summer visitors intent on a few days at the beach, a few trips to English tourist attractions and a restful stay in their temporary summer abode.

As soon as the weather forecast promises hot sunny days, people head for the coast in droves. English seaside towns have generally smartened up in recent years; the esplanades are neat and tidy, eateries better quality and flower baskets are out in mass to welcome visitors. Book a cottage near any seaside town and you will see the higher standards on beaches and gardens. There are hundreds of things to do and see and summer attractions include carnivals, festivals and air shows.

Rural areas are not be outdone with shows, visit a country show, a farmers meet with point to point racing, a garden fete or a flower show during your annual summer break. England is still largely rural and has many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a holiday in the Cotswolds, to Shropshire or apple growing Worcestershire and Herefordshire to be entranced by heavenly scenery and villages.

Summer is all about lazy relaxed days when the pace is gentle and we have time to admire the roses as well as smell them. Our selection of country cottages for summer breaks in England is sure to inspire you.