Staying in self-catering holiday cottages in England is a great way to experience this inspiring "green and pleasant land". From rugged wave-worn cliffs at Land’s End in Cornwall to the white sandy shores of the idyllic Northumberland coastline, the wealth and depth of England’s history and culture is unprecedented in the modern world.

The differences are not just cultural, England has such a beautiful and varied geographical landscape that anyone travelling the country as a tourist will be amazed at changing landscapes. From the wilderness coast of North Devon, you will only need to venture south a few miles to experience soft rolling hills and deep red soil. As you wonder around the country the landscape changes as often as the county boundaries. From the flat East Anglian fenlands of Lincolnshire, it’s a short drive to the Pennine’s the mountainous backbone of England that stretches from Derbyshire to the border to Hadrian’s Wall. But wherever you choose to holiday, you can be sure that a choice of quaint, traditional, contemporary or listed holiday cottages will be available to welcome you and provide a comfortable, memorable holiday in England.

1340 cottages found 1340 match all criteria.

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17th-24th May

Smithy Cottage Cottage Listing
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Smithy Cottage accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms and is situated outside Ilfracombe in the glorious North Devon countryside just a handful of miles from the beach at Woolacombe. This North Devon holiday cottage on-site fishing and a children's play area is located at Lower Aylescott.

Blare Cottage at Lower Aylescott Farm stands amidst glorious North Devon countryside a few miles from the fabulous Woolacombe Beach. This pretty two-bedroom holiday home sleeps 4. Guests can roam the grounds, fish the well-stocked lakes while children will enjoy the onsite children's play area.

A large classic fully restored and modernised Victorian farmhouse sleeps 8 guests and is set amidst 180 acres of beautiful moorland near North Molton on Exmoor National Park in West Somerset. Dogs welcome.

Stables is a large stunning holiday cottage converted from stables in Tawstock near Barnstaple, North Devon. It has a tastefully decorated 6-bedroom interior with loads of space to relax and unwind. Outside there is a large private patio, garden play area and shared games room,and tennis court.

Offering breathtaking harbour views and luxury touches throughout, 14 Spinnaker Quay is a coastal cottage in Plymouth, Devon, that captivates guests from the moment they arrive, a spacious three-storey residence with a furnished terrace and first-floor balcony, games room, and two flat-screen TVs.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

This family-friendly coastal cottage with lovely garden and terrace offers idyllic self-catering holidays in the South Hams village of Stoke Fleming. Rose Cottage is an easy stroll to the beautiful sandy beach at Blackpool Sands and 3 miles from Dartmouth.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Rural charm blends seamlessly with modern urban chic at The Coach House, a two-bedroom rural cottage in Charminster. Exposed beams and sophisticated finishes feature throughout the pet-free property, which lies in easy reach of Dorchester, the River Cerne valley and Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline.

The Stables, situated amidst the owners’ 130 acres of wooded farmland in the rural village of Fifehead Neville, Dorset, is a dog-friendly countryside cottage offering spectacular views across the Blackmore Vale, a barn conversion lovingly renovated to an exceptionally high standard.

Durstone is a large holiday cottage deep in the Herefordshire coutryside in the village of Pencombe near Bromyard. Sleeping 22 in 9 bedrooms (2 ground floor with shower rooms) this dog friendly house has a games room, bike storage and a large lawned garden with sandpit, outdoor furniture and BBQ.

Blue Moon fully justifies its claim as the most luxurious and romantic holiday cottages for couples in St. Ives. This dog-friendly coastal cottage in the heart of this Cornish resort oozes sophistication, style and comfort and, with underfloor heating, it’s also perfect for out of season holidays.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

A private hot tub is just the beginning of the experience at the Barton Pines Resort Lodge 10 between Totnes and Torbay in South Devon. Elegant open living, an onsite spa and restaurant, at this rural retreat will make this the coast and countryside holiday you’ve been dreaming of.

The Chestnuts is a large, Eco-Luxe, 5-Star Gold Cotswold holiday Cottage in Shilton, an unspoilt village near historic Burford in Oxfordshire. Sleeps 10. This award-winning cottage has been beautifully renovated and furnished to create a relaxing and child friendly rural retreat in the Cotswolds.

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18th-25th May

Melinda's Cottage Cottage Listing
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Nestling in a secluded, wooded North Devon Valley, 3-mins walk to the beach, Melinda’s Cottage is a family-friendly 2-bedroom Grade-II listed holiday cottage on the coast in Bucks Mills. Melinda’s Cottage lies in a tranquil rural location, ideal for exploring North Devon and Cornwall. Free WiFi.

Nestled next to a working Shropshire farm, the Bull Box is one of a group of barn conversions transformed into holiday homes north of Bridgnorth. Perfect for small families, this two storey pet-friendly cottage for four offers the comforts of home with the charm of rural life on your doorstep.

Courtyard Lodge 29 is one of Barton Pines' Devon’s inspiring collections of luxury lodges with a hot tub in the South Devon countryside. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a romantic break for two, Courtyard lodge 29 offers both; a stylish yet simple pause to revitalize your life!

A charming and cosy family- and pet-friendly getaway by the sea, Victoria Cottage is a delightful balance of historic touches and modern convenience with room for four. This cottage makes the most of its great seaside location to offer a family holiday in a warm, comfortable environment.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Sweet Pea is a countryside cottage located in the village of Redmire, near the market town of Leyburn, surrounded by some of Upper Wensleydale’s most captivating rural scenery. This characterful, dog-friendly Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage has exposed beams, a lovely fireplace and sleeps 4 guests.

Willow Cottage is a traditional Yorkshire stone cottage with Giggleswick village and Yorkshire Dales rural views. The three-bedroom pet-friendly property boasts timber beams, polished wooden floors, an open fire, contemporary finishes and mature, furnished gardens.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Overlooking Mounts Bay and the harbour, The Abbey is a historic luxury holiday cottage in Penzance. This large and pet friendly Cornwall holiday property sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, and everywhere, exudes style and quality. Perfect for luxurious seaside holidays with family or friends all year round.

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31st May-28th Jun

Chestnut Cottage Cottage Listing
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Chestnut Cottage is a large Dorset holiday cottage with sea views that sleeps 9 amidst idyllic farmland on the Jurassic Coast. With the seaside town of Weymouth nearby and the Coastal Footpath running nearby it makes it a sought-after, family-friendly holiday home. Pets welcome.

Bright and cosy, Wards Court 1 is perfect for a romantic getaway. Updated throughout, this self-catering apartment in Frampton on Severn is a lovely idyllic village retreat for two. The River Severn and nearby countryside offer many delightful options for exploring or simply relaxing together.

Situated in a very attractive elevated position, having panoramic sea views of the Wash, this detached chalet bungalow, faces west to enjoy the magnificent sunsets over the sea. Offering very spacious accommodation along this beautiful coastline.

Sitting on the lush grounds of the owner’s house in Welsh Newton, Pembridge Cottage charms visitors with its stone exterior and modern characterful interior. The pet-friendly, detached barn conversion offers high-quality accommodation and even free fly-fishing lessons, in beautiful Herefordshire.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Courthaye is an East Devon luxury holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Sidmouth within an easy walk of the beach and set alongside 4 other luxurious cottages which once formed a Regency house for the Duke and Duchess of St.Albans. Grade II listed. Sleeps 4.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

The differences are more than geographic, England is a country of many cultures reflected in its many festivals, events and celebrations found in just about every town and village throughout the country. From Pancake Day races in a Leicestershire Village or Cheese-rolling in Gloucestershire to great events such as the Glastonbury Festival, World-class Shakespeare plays in Stratford on Avon or sporting events from rugby internationals at Twickenham to village cricket - there's something appealing in which to visit or participate in just about every city, town and village in England throughout the year. Booking a holiday cottage in England, allows you the flexibility to coordinate your days around whatever you want to do, rather than being bound by set meal times in hotels.