Self Catering Accommodation in England

There's definitely something to be said for the freedom of staying in a self-catered property. Get up when you want, make what you want, eat when you want. And of course you're still free to take your pick of the local restaurants, as well as browsing organic delis and farm shops for top notch ingredients to cook with. There's a huge wealth of options to pick from in England - from cabins by the beach to bunkhouses on cycle routes. Try something quirky and stay in a converted railway carriage in Cornwall or go for a more traditional cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. There is, of course, a liberal smattering of beautiful, historic houses and other properties, up and down the country in lively towns and amongst verdant countryside. Here are a few of the best options:

The exterior of the 1800s stone cottage

The Chestnuts, Oxfordshire, England

Visit this luxuriously contemporary eco-cottage within the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in a traditional 1800s stone cottage, The Chestnuts has been awarded gold by the GTBS.
From £1175
Elderflower Yurt, Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Luxurious, eco-friendly yurts set on a farm in the Staffordshire Moorlands with stunning views, wood fired hot tub, featherdown bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, hamper of local food on arrival & hot solar powered showers in lovely log cabin washroom.
3 yurts sleeping 2/4

From £250

HOW HILL WINDMILL HEART OF THE NORFOLK BOARDS

How Hill Windmill, Ludham, The Norfolk Broads, England.

Stay in a real Norfolk Windmill that once ground grain delivered by wherry boats on the River Ant. Beautiful, unspoilt, location with stunning views & adjoining a nature reserve. Sleeps up to 4 people. Mediaeval Norwich & the coast just a drive away
3 rooms with beds. 1 single. 1 double. 1 single/ converts

Weekly £375 to £575

Howlugill Farmhouse and Barn

Howlugill Barn, County Durham, England

A 17th-century farmhouse with a contemporary touch in the Durham Dales & the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Luxurious, affordable accommodation: great for walkers, travellers, bird spotters and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room

From £220

Boutique hotel Strattons Norfolk luxury hotels

Strattons Hotel, Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Bohemian 14-room country hotel in the market town of Swaffham. It's a Grade II-listed Queen Anne villa with canopied four-poster beds, open fires, stripped wooden floorboards and an award-winning restaurant serving mostly seasonal, organic food.
14: 7 doubles/twin, 5 suites, 2 self catering eco lodges

Per night for 2 adults sharing doubles from £133

Foxtwood on an early summer morning

Foxtwood Cottages, Peak District, England

A fantastic collection of 7 cottages nestled in the Churnet Valley, part of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District. Wander the labyrinth of footpaths through picturesque woodlands and meadows and admire the views over Caldon Canal.
7 cottages, sleeping 2, 3, 4 (x3), 5 and 9.

From £285, based on 2 people staying for three nights

Holiday lodge at Waveney River Centre

Waveney River Centre, Norfolk, England

Waveney River Centre provides an ideal location for a Norfolk Broads holidays where you can enjoy boating, walking and relaxing. Stay in one of our luxury holiday lodges, use our exceptional camping facilities. Rent a canoe, bike or day cruisers.
2/3 in lodges

Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn

Exmoor Centre, Exmoor, UK

Get back to basics at this unique centre that provides affordable accommodation aimed at enabling young people to explore the wilds of Exmoor.

From £9 per person (minimum cost per group applies).

East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in beautiful rural Teesdale

East Briscoe Farm Cottages, County Durham, England

Experience the beautiful, unspoilt landscape of Teesdale from these award-winning, farm cottages. The surrounding countryside with its woodlands, meadows, market towns and pretty villages is great for walking and cycling.
8: 5 doubles, 3 twins in 3 2-bedroom & 2 1-bedroom cottages

prices from £206

Great Field Farm, Kent Downs, England

Ideally located for exploring some of Kent's prettiest villages, historic buildings, places of interest, traditional seaside towns and beaches. An excellent farmstay base for walkers and cyclists, being near the North Downs Way
three eco barns sleeping six, five and four; plus B&B

weekly rates: smallest barn from £420 (to £799); barn for five from £520 (to £850); and for six from £550 (to £925). B&B from £40 per person

Nethergill Farm

Nethergill Farm, Yorkshire Dales, England

Stay in two spacious haylofts Hay Mew and Byre (both sleep 4), with en-suite bathrooms for self-catering holidays at Nethergill eco-Farm. Enjoy the complete peace and tranquillity of this 400 acre hill farm with art studio in the Yorkshire Dales
1 double and 1 twin in each Hayloft

From £300 - £650 for 7 nights in Self Catering Haylofts

Dean Steep Holiday Cottages, Exmoor, UK

Beautifully secluded up on the moor, yet only a mile from Lynton and the coast at Lee Bay, these 12 stone-built bungalows provide a cosy base for exploring the national park.
12 cottages, each with a double and a single or twin bedroom

£239-£581 per week. Short breaks also available (£149-£379).

Moor Farm

Moor Farm, Gloucester

Moor Farm, based on the Severn Estuary outside Gloucester, has a century-old traditional orchard and herd of rare Gloucester cattle feeding on the fertile grass of the floodplain. A farm stay with walking and cycling opportunities. Dogs welcome.
Canvas Lodges each sleep up to 6.

From £269

Exterior of the Nottingham Premier Suites

Premier Suites Nottingham, England

Stylish apartments providing excellent value for money in central Nottingham. Ideal for business or exploring the city. It's the perfect alternative to a traditional hotel stay for both corporate and leisure travellers.
52 apartments: 33 - 1 bed, 15 - 2 bed and 4 penthouses

One bedroom apartment from £65.00 pernight, 2 bedroom apartment from £85.00 per night

Wallett’s Court Hotel and Spa, Kent Downs, England

Charming and fabulously atmospheric, this 17th-century manor house in White Cliffs country offers bed and breakfast as well as barns, tipis in the grounds, a spa, swimming pool. A fabulous on site restaurant make this a perfect holiday destination.
17

doubles from £135 including breakfast

The nature reserve surrounding Beech Cottage

Beech Cottage, Dorset, Engand

Escape and immerse yourself in nature in this peacefully secluded cottage in the heart of the Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve, with almost 500 acres to explore. The stone farmhouse offers wonderful views and is perfect for families and small groups.
Five bedrooms, sleeps up to 9 people

From £174-£1,688 per week (short breaks available, prices on request)

The inviting Bristol apartment in the heart of the city

Premier Suites, Bristol, South West England

Contemporary and stylish one and two bedroom Bristol serviced apartments in the heart of the Redcliffe area of the city. Enjoy Bristol city centre with the award winning Cabot Circus shopping and leisure centre, Broadmead and SS Great Britain.
65 Apartments, 46 with one bedroom and 19 with two bedrooms

from £89

Little Shuttlesfield Farm, Kent Downs, England

A high quality, self-catering cottage with a pool on a rural farm above the Elham Valley in the East Kent Downs. Dogs (and other pets), families, walkers, cyclists, horses and disabled guests are all welcome!
two bedrooms sleeping four in total

From £380 (£610 high season) per week

The exterior of the 1800s stone cottage

The Chestnuts, Oxfordshire, England

Visit this luxuriously contemporary eco-cottage within the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in a traditional 1800s stone cottage, The Chestnuts has been awarded gold by the GTBS.
Three double bedrooms and two double sofa beds

From £1175

Dalesbridge Centre, Yorkshire Dales, England

Situated in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, and with a campsite, B&B and self-catering house, the Dalesbridge Centre offers accommodation to suit the needs of all comers, whether groups or individuals.
Camping pitches, bunk houses, B&B and self-catering rooms

Tent from £6 per night; Caravan from £25; B&B double from £70; Self-catering house from £1,750 per week; 4-bed bunkhouse from £70 per night.

Bookham Court, Dorset, England

Surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty, these four well-equipped self-catering cottages and B&B on a working farm provide ample opportunities for wildlife watching and exploring both the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast.
Four cottages, sleeping from 4 to 10

From £240-£1,1235 per week (B&B from £78 for two per night).

Luxury accommodation in England

New Barn Farm, Feather Down Farm, Carlton, Bedfordshire

Barely two hours from London by train, this fantastic campsite just outside the picturesque village of Carlton has pigs, goats, horses, ponies, donkey, ducks and chickens, not to mention acres of beautiful woodland and numerous walking trails.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

from £291

The quirky Meadow Keeper's Cottage in Sussex

Meadow Keeper's Cottage, Sussex, England

A higgledy-piggledy cottage on wheels offering a roomy four person stay. Pitch in with the animal feeding on the farm, explore the diverse range of habitats, visit the beach and try the various courses, including bush craft, on offer.
Roomy four person space.

£107 per night

Hidden in the undergrowth No.2 Danby Cottages, Yorkley, Gloucestershire, England

2 Danby Cottages, Gloucestershire, England

Deep in the Forest of Dean lies this ex-forester's dwelling, a rehabilitated cottage offering family comfort in a calm and natural setting.
1 double ,1 twin-bedded and 1 double en-suite bedroom

Low season £400 per week, high season £600 per week. Short breaks, low season £150 for 2 nights.