Rural Retreat Cottages in England

Find English rural retreats and country holiday homes, for holidays in England's beautiful countryside. The following country cottages are all rural retreats in England where you can enjoy the delights of the countryside, peace and tranquillity. Please click on photos to view details of the rural accommodation available in England.  If you want to find out more about the glorious British countryside, take a look at our guide on some of the best country areas

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Mill Cottage Braunston, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Midlands.

This lovely cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat with its lovely large round bath and its location within the grounds of a historical windmill just adds to the romance.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £545 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 01 June 2018 to 04 June 2018; from 14 June 2018 to 15 June 2018; from 17 June 2018 to 22 June 2018;

Lydensign, Hemyock, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Detached country cottage with character features and lawned gardens, family-friendly and pet-friendly, an ideal rural retreat from which to discover some of the best that Devon has to offer.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 10 June 2018 to 16 June 2018; from 23 June 2018 to 07 July 2018; from 18 August 2018 to 14 September 2018;

Gray Manes, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fantastic large self-catering holiday house found in 2 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural hamlet in Somerset, family-friendly this is a great place for all the family with a children's play area with slide, trampoline and climbing frame, indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table football and pool table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of indoor pool on-site), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2050 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 08 June 2018 to 11 June 2018;
Late availability: from 08 June 2018 to 11 June 2018;

Apple Cottage , Pylle, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality boutique style holiday home set in a peaceful rural setting with a tranquil garden and private hot tub.

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

Price range from £650 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 03 June 2018 to 04 June 2018; from 10 June 2018 to 11 June 2018; from 17 June 2018 to 18 June 2018;

Dairy Cottage (Cotswolds), Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Comfortable stone-built Cotswold Cottage with one bedroom and its own walled herb garden, situated in the village of Churchill in Oxfordshire.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £295 to £365 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 23 June 2018 to 30 June 2018;

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutesí drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 04 June 2018 to 07 June 2018;

Old Coach House, Aldwark, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Peak District.

Searching for a family cottage in the Peak District National Park? This charming pet-friendly cottage is ideal for family holidays, enjoys an idyllic setting next to fields and should be a hit with the kids with a garden with swings and sandpit where the children can play.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £180 to £599 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 02 June 2018 to 03 June 2018; from 23 June 2018 to 07 July 2018; from 28 July 2018 to 30 July 2018;

Tamarack Lodge, Otterford, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

High quality 3 bedroom log cabin situated on a farm close to the Blackdown Hills with gorgeous views of the Yarty Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £650 to £1395 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 May 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 21 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 06 July 2018 to 07 July 2018;

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 02 June 2018 to 09 June 2018; from 16 June 2018 to 21 July 2018;

Pheasant Lodge Scottish Borders, Longtown, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Cumbria/Scottish Borders.

Whether for a mini-moon, honeymoon or a break with friends, this superb adults-only log cabin with its private hot tub with mood lighting is something special; add to this a location just 3 miles from Gretna Green, a 5 star rating, a setting close to unspoilt countryside and a Green at Heart Gold Award and it's clear to see this solid Norwegian Timber Lodge has plenty to offer.

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

Price range from £520 to £1465 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 28 May 2018 to 01 June 2018; from 11 June 2018 to 06 August 2018; from 10 August 2018 to 22 December 2018;

The Lynhurst, Lynton, Devon, England

10 bedroom Cottage, Exmoor National Park.

Magnificent country house with sea-views which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly and nestled in large gardens and woodlands close to Lynton, Lynmouth and Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1995 to £3775 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 23 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 June 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 15 June 2018 to 16 June 2018; from 02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018;

5 star Coachmans Cottage with a private hot tub, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Idyllic 3 bedroom country cottage offering high quality 5 star rated accommodation along with use of a tennis court, set in a delightful walled garden next to unspoilt countryside and located conveniently close to the Peak District National Park.

Special features: tennis court.

Price range from £600 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 *)
Next availability:
from 22 June 2018 to 30 June 2018; from 12 July 2018 to 20 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 31 July 2018;

Crooked Lake Cottage, Bideford, Devon, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

Idyllic secluded country cottage with beautiful mature gardens, sleeping 5 people, just 20 minutes' drive from North Devon's lovely sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £825 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 June 2018 to 16 June 2018; from 23 June 2018 to 07 July 2018; from 14 July 2018 to 11 August 2018;

The Barn at Tiphayes Farm, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West England.

Perfect for couples, pet-friendly Tiphayes Farm with swimming pool is lovely for a rural holiday in East Devon, bring the dog and go walking in the Blackdown Hills followed by a meal at our good food country pub.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Our swimming pool is in the garden immediately behind the Barn and is for the exclusive use of guests between May and September. Enjoy a relaxing swim during your holiday.).

Price range from £400.00 to £795.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 June 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 15 June 2018 to 17 June 2018; from 14 July 2018 to 28 July 2018;

Oak Cottage, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage with exposed wooden beams and private garden, situated close to the centre of Wallingford near Oxford.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 08 June 2018 to 19 June 2018; from 21 June 2018 to 05 July 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 22 July 2018;

Bethany, Blythburgh, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Town House, East Anglia.

Luxurious town house with valley views located within an exclusive development all set within the grounds of an impressive Georgian Country House, with the added benefit of free access to shared leisure facilities of indoor swimming pool and gym.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £340 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 04 June 2018 to 15 June 2018; from 06 July 2018 to 09 July 2018; from 03 September 2018 to 26 September 2018;

The Cotswold Manor Barn, Exclusive Hot-Tub, Games/Event Barns, 70 acres of Parkland, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Home Counties.

High quality barn conversion with parkland views, with a bubbly outdoor hot tub and access to a shared games barn, this is a fabulous holiday home for groups of up to 14 and is a fantastic location from which to explore the Cotswolds and visit the city of Oxford.

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

Price range from £3200 to £6400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 03 June 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018; from 17 June 2018 to 22 June 2018;

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This imposing south-facing manor house set in extensive gardens and grounds has outstanding sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, games room, lake and river trout fishing.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £2000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 04 June 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018; from 18 June 2018 to 20 June 2018;

The Railway Carriage, Bicknoller, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, West Country.

The Railway Carriage is a great place to enjoy a luxurious self-catering holiday for four people, with a difference, in Somerset, in unique and memorable accommodation.

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

Price range from £595 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 02 July 2018; from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 24 August 2018 to 07 September 2018;

Old Bakery Cottage, Dedham, Essex, England

1 bedroom Romantic Cottage, Constable Country .

Charming one bedroom cottage with exposed beams and private courtyard garden, ideal for relaxing romantic breaks or small family holidays situated close to the heart of idyllic Dedham in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £975 to £1175 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 May 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 10 June 2018 to 23 July 2018; from 04 August 2018 to 07 September 2018;

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