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Central England cottages and self catering

Choose from 203 cottages in Central England. Search for self catering perfect for couples and large family groups, ideally situated near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

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The Cow Shed in Kingsley Holt, Staffordshire, Central England

The Cow Shed, Kingsley Holt, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £681 to £1636

Self catering accommodation in Kingsley Holt sleeps 10.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: This large detached barn has been converted to a very high standard and combines a strikingly modern interior with the features expected in a barn conversion. Situated on a non-working farm and adjoining another residence, The Cow Shed enjoys a paved sitting area perfect for enjoying pleasant summer evenings. The large living area boasts a gallery and a wood-burning stove. The property also boasts a unique double bedroom with a very large bed and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. Kingsley Holt is an ideal area for Alton Towers and for exploring the great outdoors in the Southern Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Riding, cycling and walks are in abundance locally, especially on the Staffordshire Way and Tissington Trail. The Potteries with Trentham Awakes and the monkey park, Churnet Valley and Dovedale are all within 12 miles. Market towns such as Ashbourne, Cheadle, Leek, Bakewell, Stone and Uttoxeter are all a short drive away. Two steam railways, historic places of interest such as Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House, many industrial museums and potteries are all within easy reach. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Spacious modern living/dining room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Large, well-equipped, modern kitchen with gas range (for cooking). Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, each with oak floor; one with 7ft bed. Further double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one beamed. Beamed bathroom with walk-in shower, Victorian bath and toilet. Large bathroom with Victorian-style bath, toilet and trusses. Second spiral staircase from kitchen to first floor landing.


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Tythe Barn in Grindleford, Derbyshire, Central England

Tythe Barn, Grindleford, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £611 to £1457

Self catering accommodation in Grindleford sleeps 8.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Lovingly furnished and equipped, this beautiful detached barn has been built ‘upside down’ to take advantage of the stunning countryside views. The holiday home is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home in the pretty village of Grindleford - just a stone’s throw from the local pub. Within a few miles is the popular village of Hathersage (with its open air swimming-pool), the market town of Bakewell, as well as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, the cave village of Castleton and the plague village of Eyam. Shop/P.O. 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

Entrance with flagstone floor. Double bedroom (5ft bed) with access to twin bedroom (also accessed via separate external door) with shared interconnecting en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Two steps down to second double bedroom (5ft bed). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Large living room with gas ‘wood burner’. Large dining room/family room with French doors to patio, open-plan with large well-equipped kitchen. Most rooms with wooden floor.


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The Old Byre in Thorncliffe, Staffordshire, Central England

The Old Byre, Thorncliffe, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £341 to £594

Self catering accommodation in Thorncliffe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Situated on a country road, this attractive detached barn set in the grounds of the owners’ home has been lovingly converted, retaining many original features and beams. Celebrating excellent views over the surrounding countryside and superb walks from the door, with numerous local footpaths, the Old Byre makes an ideal base for visiting all the attractions the Peak District has to offer including Chatsworth House, Alton Towers (just 10 minutes away) Haddon Hall, Carsington Water, Cheddleton Steam Railway, Rudyard Lake and Meerbook Reservoir to name just a few. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Six steps to entrance. Cosy living/dining room and kitchen area with stable door. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed and with wooden floors throughout.


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Alfies Barn in Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, Central England

Alfies Barn, Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £454 to £845

Self catering accommodation in Ambrosden sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: This lovely 18th-century property is in an excellent position for exploring this historic and fascinating area. This converted detached barn sits within a quiet rural village location within the owner’s grounds, with great views across open countryside, located within the heart of Oxfordshire. Only 3 miles from Bicester and 12 miles from Oxford with a great train service to London, Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Shops and pub 250 yards.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and oak wooden floor. Large kitchen/dining room with terracotta tiled floor and French doors. Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with exposed stone walls. Single bedroom with oak wooden floor. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and stone tiled floor.


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Little Cottage in Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire, Central England

Little Cottage, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £341 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Ashford in the Water sleeps 4.

Features include: Detached Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: In one of the Peak District’s prettiest riverside villages this enchanting detached 18th century cottage enjoys countryside views and a quiet side street location. Beautifully and very comfortably furnished retaining all the charm of original beams it lies within 300 yards of the village shop two dining pubs a restaurant and the river. Bakewell’s markets extensive shopping museum swimming pool and cycle hire are a lovely 2-mile riverside walk away and famous Monsal Dale is only 0.5 miles. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are both 3 miles and Buxton is 10 miles. Riding fishing and golf can be enjoyed nearby.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. There are some internal steps.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Branscombe Cottage in Rowington, Warwickshire, Central England

Branscombe Cottage, Rowington, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £318 to £621

Self catering accommodation in Rowington sleeps 3.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Pub near by sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: Enjoying an elevated position amidst beautiful countryside this very comfortable property lies within a short drive of Stratford-upon-Avon (13 miles) Kenilworth and Warwick with its historic castle is 6 miles away. Boasting its own garden it sits within the owners’ 1.5 acre ornamental gardens. From the door a network of footpaths canal towpaths and woodland trails promise lovely walking and golf fishing and riding are available locally. The NEC and NAC are easily accessible. Shops 1 mile pub serving food 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

12 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Z-bed available.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Bridge House in Overseal, Derbyshire, Central England

Bridge House, Overseal, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £550 to £1095

Self catering accommodation in Overseal sleeps 8.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Detached Four Poster Bed Hot Tub Pub near by Luxury accommodation sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Superbly presented beautifully furnished and professionally managed this attractive cottage stands in an acre of private enclosed landscaped gardens boasting its own hot tub in the National Forest adjacent to Ashby Woulds lodge park. Within 3 miles are Ashby’s famous castle and Conkers Enchanted Forest and Treetop Adventure. Melbourne House Calke Abbey (NT) Tamworth Snodome Snibston Discovery Centre Donnington Park Twycross Zoo and Drayton Manor are within 15 miles Alton Towers is 25 miles. In-house beauty treatments are available. Golf fishing forest walks and cycle trails are all easily accessible. Shop 0.25 miles pub 200 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one four poster) 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Malt Shovel in Alton, Derbyshire, Central England

The Malt Shovel, Alton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £367 to £661

Self catering accommodation in Alton sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This attractive barn has been thoughtfully converted retaining many beams and is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home in the delightful rural hamlet of Alton, just 7 miles from Matlock. Featured as one of the doctors’ houses in Peak Practice, this makes an excellent base for visiting all the Peak District has to offer, with Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall close at hand, as well as Crich Tram Village and Hardwick Hall. The renowned show caves at Castleton are an easy drive, whilst Carsington Water for fly fishing and water sports is within 15 miles. Chesterfield with its crooked church spire is just 6 miles. There is excellent walking from the door and the area boasts stunning countryside. Shop 1 mile.

Stone steps down to entrance. Kitchen/dining room with flagstone floor. Stone steps to first floor: Beamed living room with multi fuel stove and wooden floor. Two steps up to double bedroom with 5ft bed, wooden floor and partitioned shower room with two wash basins and toilet. Two steps down to twin bedroom with partitioned shower room and toilet.


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Corner Cottage in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Corner Cottage, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £341 to £594

Self catering accommodation in Bakewell sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: With views over the church and surrounding countryside, this pretty cottage lies just a short stroll from the centre of Bakewell with its specialist array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Furnished to a high standard, it retains many of its original features and offers a comfortable holiday base for exploring all that the Peak District has to offer. Dove Dale and Monsal Head are but a short drive away, together with Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House which provide interesting days out. There is wonderful walking locally as well as cycle trails for pleasant gentle activity. Shops 200 yards.

Living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire, Z-bed (for alternative sleeping only), exposed timber and rugs on flagstone floor. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Compact bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.


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Darwin Lake - Eyam in Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Darwin Lake - Eyam, Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £418 to £795

Self catering accommodation in Darwin Lake sleeps 4.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting...

In an idyllic setting in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys a wonderfully peaceful location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake, and an excellent standard of fixtures and fittings throughout, including superbly equipped kitchens. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake.
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout, with fine co-ordinated furnishings, fitted kitchen, superb bathrooms and high quality fixtures and fittings. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.


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The Courtyard Cottage in Witney, Oxfordshire, Central England

The Courtyard Cottage, Witney, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £355 to £621

Self catering accommodation in Witney sleeps 2.

Features include: Short Breaks Fishing nearby Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove • Easy Walk access • Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Enjoying direct access to an unspoiled stretch of the River Thames (pictured) and to the long distance path which runs from its source to the sea this very comfortable property has been converted from attractive brick and stone farm buildings. Tastefully decorated it forms a single storey wing of the owner’s house. Fishing is available. Leisure park 2 miles. Witney 7 miles and Abingdon 9 miles are interesting local market towns and Oxford is only 10 miles. Shop 2 miles pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Garden Cottage in Onecote, Staffordshire, Central England

Garden Cottage, Onecote, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £292 to £621

Self catering accommodation in Onecote sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Set in lovely countryside this traditional holiday cottage bursting with character sits adjoining the owners’ home in the village of Onecote. The local dining pub is just 100 yards away. There is superb walking from the village through the valley of the River Hamps and further into the Manifold Valley. The town of Leek 7 miles has a variety of antique emporiums to browse in and various shops to explore. Cycle hire is 4 miles away on the Manifold Trail. Alton Towers with the Splash Landings Waterpark and Churnet Valley Steam Railway are within 10 miles. Approximately 15 miles away are the Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest Waterworld and the Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent as well as Chatsworth House and Sudbury Hall (NT). Uttoxeter offers horse racing and other showground events. Golf 4 miles. Shop and restaurant 4 miles pub 100 yards.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room with stone floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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