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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.

Self catering accommodation in Central England is great value for money and if you are looking for luxury then check out the cottages with hot tubs, sauna's, gyms, heated swimming pools and much more! Refine your search of Central England self catering accommodation listed by using the county and region menus on the left.

 
 
 
 
 

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Dewsnaps - Dewsnaps Spring in Chinley, Derbyshire, Central England

Dewsnaps - Dewsnaps Spring, Chinley, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £311 to £537

Self catering accommodation in Chinley sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Enjoying a rural location and wonderful views, these two barn conversions (refs RB8 and RTT4) are furnished to a high standard throughout. Dewsnaps Spring is single storey and lies close to Dewsnaps Frost, which adjoins the owners’ home. There are many walks from the doorstep, including Kinder Scout Massif. Chinley, Hayfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith are 3 miles. Buxton is 15 minutes away, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park within 30-minute drive. Shop 2 miles.


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Rustic Barn in Over Haddon, Derbyshire, Central England

Rustic Barn, Over Haddon, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £404 to £873

Self catering accommodation in Over Haddon sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview: At the side of a courtyard development of holiday barns this lovingly restored and furnished adjoining property is in an ideal position in the centre of the glorious countryside of the Peak District National Park and on the edge of Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve. The quiet hamlet boasts a very popular dining pub 200 yards away whilst interesting shopping a weekly market museum swimming pool and golf course are in Bakewell 2 miles away and accessible by a regular bus service during the day. There is fabulous walking from the door and cycle hire is available 3 miles away to enjoy the Monsal Trail which allows traffic-free cycling to Buxton 12 miles. Chatsworth Hall Haddon Hall and Eyam Hall are within 5 miles. Carsington Water Alton Towers Castleton Caverns and Dovedale are within 45 minutes’ drive. Shop 2 miles pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen/dining area. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Knockerdown Cottages - The Farmhouse in Carsington, Derbyshire, Central England

Knockerdown Cottages - The Farmhouse, Carsington, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 11
Weekly price range £868 to £2133

Self catering accommodation in Carsington sleeps 11.

Features include: • Garden • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 11

Accommodation overview: Fine cottages and facilities – in a county of unspoilt landscapes, deep dales and winding rivers . . .

This fine courtyard of old stone barns was part of a working farm, but has now been sensitively converted to offer seventeen beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages, nine of which are featured here. Ible ref QVE, Middleton ref QUX and Wisels ref QUW are all next door to one another. Boasting a wealth of original features, they enjoy shared use of a rich choice of leisure facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool in an adjacent purpose-designed building. With a shallow area for children, the pool has its own changing rooms and a sauna, and there is a separate games room. Brackendale Spa offers luxurious treatments. There is a separate laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Close to the cottages are patio and barbecue areas. All set in 3 acres of shared grounds, offering a children’s play area and plenty of space in which to relax.
This is an ideal setting for a Peak District holiday. Knockerdown Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Ashbourne and Matlock, within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. Throughout the year they have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre you can hire (with tuition) Kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine walking country is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by (with bikes available to hire). The principal centres of the Derbyshire Dales are nearby - Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. Matlock Bath (6 miles) is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket. The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum - where visitors may enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world! Magnificent Chatsworth House (16 miles) boasts a famous collection of art treasures as well as beautiful gardens. Haddon Hall (13 miles) is England’s most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century. It is set in lovely countryside overlooking the River Wye, near Bakewell, which houses one of the National Park’s information centres. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers, within easy reach is amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton, offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. On site is a restaurant which is fully licensed and serves freshly prepared home-cooked food, to eat in or take away. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles.


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Linden Cottage in Matlock, Derbyshire, Central England

Linden Cottage, Matlock, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £242 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Matlock sleeps 4.

Features include: Non smoking Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Commanding superb views across the valley to Riber Castle and Heights of Abraham this lovely 18th century cottage offers cosy very attractive and comfortably furnished accommodation. With its sheltered south facing garden it adjoins the owners’ home just 200 yards from the village shop and pub and only a 0.5 mile walk from Matlock and its fine amenities. Matlock Bath with cable car rides and Gulliver’s Kingdom is 1 mile whilst Chatsworth Haddon Hall Crich Tramway Museum watersports at Carsington Lake High Peak Cycle Trail with cycle hire riding and golf are all nearby.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Merry Cottage in Waterhouses, Derbyshire, Central England

Merry Cottage, Waterhouses, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £323 to £816

Self catering accommodation in Waterhouses sleeps 6.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: At the end of the Manifold Valley midway between the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek (6 miles) this smartly furnished cottage is one of a row set in a quiet cul de sac overlooking Waterhouses’ village cricket ground. This is a splendid walking and cycling area – the lovely Manifold Trail leads from the village through Wetton Mill (NT) towards Hartington. Dovedale Blackbrook Park Zoo Alton Towers and Splash Landings are all under 6 miles whilst Chatsworth and Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood (NT) are about 20 miles. Shop and cycle hire 0.25 miles pub serving food 200 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors. Kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Barns at Annie’s Meadow - Woodside in Offcote, Derbyshire, Central England

The Barns at Annie’s Meadow - Woodside, Offcote, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £311 to £537

Self catering accommodation in Offcote sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Fishing near by • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

The Barns at Annie’s Meadow are three stunning barn conversions set in 6 acres of parkland which include a fishing lake, unspoilt woodland and daffodil paddock with fantastic views across and down the valley. Enjoying peaceful surroundings, these comfortable holiday homes provide the ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. Single-storey Meadowside (ref REEO) is detached, whilst Woodside (ref REEN) and Lakeside (ref REEM) are ground floor and first floor wings of the same larger property. The area is popular with walkers and many walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Other activities available locally include cycling, horse riding, climbing, canoeing and water sports. Fishing in the private carp lake (for guests’ use only) and trout stream is available by arrangement with the owner (please note that no equipment is provided and barbless hooks are necessary). It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with many species of waterfowl flying in and out of the parkland at various times of the year. Other species of birds include oystercatchers, heron, cormorants, owls, kestrels, woodpecker and even the occasional red kite flying over and a yearly visit from swans. Each property has its own seating area and there is seating all around the grounds from which to enjoy the scenery. Lakeside (ref REEM) also has use of the summerhouse. Located in the small parish of Offcote, the barns are just 2½ miles away from the market town of Ashbourne, which, apart from its historic buildings and cobbled market place, offers a good selection of shops and cafés. Other places of interest within driving distance include Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Alton Towers, Churnet Valley Steam Railway and Bakewell, as well as NT attractions such as Kedleston Hall (9 miles), Dovedale which is great for walkers (7 miles), Haddon Hall and Sudbury Hall. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 2 miles.

Open-plan living/dining room with oak floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

  • Full CH by ground source heat pump (underfloor in wet room)
  • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Wheelchair access

  • Elec, bed linen and towels inc
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Shared 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland grounds with furniture
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Carp and trout fishing by arr
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • No children
  • NB: Unfenced lake and unfenced stream in grounds


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Chacara in Leek, Staffordshire, Central England

Chacara, Leek, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £408 to £986

Self catering accommodation in Leek sleeps 6.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Detached • Fishing nearby Wheelchair access Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: In an idyllic peaceful private setting this delightful and extremely comfortable detached cottage enjoys views towards the Peak District and private lakeside fishing (150 yards licence required). Alton Towers The Potteries and Little Moreton Hall are under 10 miles. Walking boat hire riding and golf nearby cycle hire and trails 8 miles. Shops 4 miles pub 0.5 miles’ walk 1 mile by road.

Accommodation Detail

Ramp to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area. Conservatory. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with 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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Mullions in Castleton, Derbyshire, Central England

Mullions, Castleton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £510 to £1354

Self catering accommodation in Castleton sleeps 6.

Features include: Non Smoking • Open Fire • Short Break • Pet Friendly

Accommodation overview: Location and historic character are the main attractions of this enchanting prestigious house equipped and furnished to excellent quality standards. Original beams fireplaces and mullioned and leaded windows dating from 1620 combine with ‘country living’ style contemporary furnishings making this a really special holiday home enjoying far reaching views across the Hope Valley and surrounding hills from its peaceful position on a quiet side road. The private enclosed rear garden has terraces and an elevated deck from which to relax and admire the wonderful views. A five minute stroll to iconic Peveril Castle the Peak Cavern and the five pubs restaurants cafes ‘Blue John’ craft shops galleries and village store in this very popular village. The area is a walking wonderland with limestone dales and high moorland to explore. Chatsworth House Lyme Park (NT) Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath and many other attractions within a half hour drive. Buxton 10 miles. Golf fly fishing and pony trekking 6 miles. Summer swimming 7 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft) 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Homestead Barn in Barford St Michael, Oxfordshire, Central England

Homestead Barn, Barford St Michael, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £341 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Barford St Michael sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: This delightfully curved-roofed single-storey barn lies at the back of the owners’ cottage in the lovely village of Barford St Michael. Well placed to visit a plethora of fascinating nearby towns and villages there are plenty of fabulous walks to be found from the doorstep. There is little wonder that a stay in the beautiful county of Oxfordshire is so well blessed with so many great things to see and do including a visit to Chastleton House (NT) Blenheim Palace at Woodstock Chipping Norton and Banbury. Oxford and Stratford are within an easy drive. Shop and PO 600 yards pub 200 yards.

Accommodation details

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Drum And Monkey Cottage in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, Central England

Drum And Monkey Cottage, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £314 to £897

Self catering accommodation in Chapel-en-le-Frith sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Pool Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This restored 18th century cottage boasts a contemporary design which complements its original character and full use of a covered heated swimming pool in summer. Set next to the owners’ home in pretty woodland 0.5 miles walk from the many pubs restaurants and shops in the village centre. Walking in the Peak National Park and Manchester’s city pleasures are easily accessible and Castleton’s caverns Edale and Buxton 6 miles. Lyme Park (NT) 6 miles. Chatsworth and Styal Mill 20 miles. Golf locally. Shops and pubs 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Dutch Barn in Over Haddon, Derbyshire, Central England

The Dutch Barn, Over Haddon, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £610 to £1611

Self catering accommodation in Over Haddon sleeps 7.

Accommodation overview: This impressive barn conversion lies in a peaceful hamlet on the edge of Lathkill Dale one of England’s most beautiful valleys and a national nature reserve. With enclosed front garden and private rear decked area with hot tub it is 2 miles from bustling Bakewell with swimming pool museum and shops. Ashford-in-the-Water has excellent river walks and great pubs. Surrounded by stunning Peak District countryside The Dutch Barn is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday with many traffic-free trails and cycle hire centres locally. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within 5 miles. Visit Matlock Bath with the Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom. Castleton Caverns and Carsington Water are just 12 miles. Alton Towers 25 miles. Shop 2 miles pub and serving food 200 yards.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) one with en-suite shower room and toilet one with additional pull-out single 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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