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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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Millcroft House in Bolsover, Derbyshire, Central England

Millcroft House, Bolsover, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 12
Weekly price range £778 to £1905

Self catering accommodation in Bolsover sleeps 12.

Accommodation overview: This stunning spacious and contemporary detached house is set on a quiet private lane on the edge of Bolsover a small town which has grown around its famous medieval castle set high above the Scarsdale Valley. Millcroft House is ideal for a large family and boasts a conservatory a games room and a large fully enclosed lawned garden with patio area. A hot tub can be made available at extra cost by arrangement with the owner. It’s located just half a mile from the town centre which has a twice-weekly market and a variety of shops pubs and cafés. Perfectly situated between the Peak District National Park and Sherwood Forest which is an area of historic and visitor interest with plenty of walking and cycle trails for all to enjoy. Creswell Crags and Hardwick Hall are both within 5 miles. Venture just 10 miles to find Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Go Ape Rufford Abbey and Chesterfield with its multiplex cinema and famous Crooked Spire. The beautiful Chatsworth House Matlock Bath with the Heights of Abraham Crich Tramway Village and Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield are all 15 miles away. Shop and restaurant 0.5 miles pub 300 yards.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors. Dining area/kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 3 double one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet one with en-suite bathroom and toilet 1 twin 2 single. Bathroom with whirlpool bath shower cubicle bidet and toilet. Second floor: Games room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Hollybush Cottage in Denford, Staffordshire, Central England

Hollybush Cottage, Denford, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £298 to £740

Self catering accommodation in Denford sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Fishing nearby Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Beside the Caldon canal and enjoying views over the water and meadows these lovely cottages offer very comfortably furnished retreats amidst pretty countryside close to many year round attractions. They stand adjoining a renowned country pub in the hamlet of Denford adjacent to a country park and within 4 miles of the Peak District National Park. Leek is 3 miles. Waterworld swimming pool china factory tours museums steam railways Alton Towers Biddulph Grange gardens and Little Moreton Hall (NT) are within 10 miles. Canal fishing (licence required) and an adventure playground are also nearby (100 yards).

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility area. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin both with wooden floor.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Westover Cottage in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Central England

Westover Cottage, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £393 to £731

Self catering accommodation in Abingdon sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Golf near by • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property •

Accommodation overview: This cosy detached, beamed 200-year-old cottage, with a delightful west facing garden with views over the Berkshire Downs, nestles in a small hamlet outside historic Abingdon and a few miles from Oxford. On the banks of the Thames, Abingdon, purported to be the oldest town in England, is steeped in history with many fine old buildings. Oxford is the city of dreaming spires famous for its university, the Bodleian Library and Inspector Morse. There is so much to do and see in the area including boat hire, walking in the Downs, cycling on the National Cycle Route or spend a day at Blenheim Palace and finally return to the peaceful cottage garden and watch the sun set over the Berkshire Downs. Golf at Frilford Heath 2 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

Beamed living/dining room with open fire and tiled floor. Compact kitchen with beam. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.


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The Croft in Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire, Central England

The Croft, Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £759 to £1825

Self catering accommodation in Rolleston-on-Dove sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Sea • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: This large five bedroomed 17th-century character house is set in the heart of the prestigious rural village of Rolleston-on-Dove – first documented in King Edmund’s Charter of 942AD. Overlooking the church and village green, the extended cottage has privacy assured from the very large enclosed landscaped gardens allowing areas for complete relaxation. The Croft is a detached holiday property and is close to an attractive and popular village pub which serves excellent food and wine. Furnished to a very high standard throughout, The Croft has its own cinema room which allows guests the chance to enjoy a movie on a large screen. The large family kitchen is equipped with modern fittings and the large dining room area is fantastic to enjoy a meal together at the end of a busy day. There is a conservatory and separate study room with computer access for those that like to keep in touch whilst away or for researching the many local attractions in the area. There are five bedrooms in total – two on the first floor share a family shower room with toilet whilst a third and fourth have a Jack and Jill shower room with toilet. The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor along with a separate bathroom and toilet. The North Staffordshire Railway gives access to Burton-on-Trent and nearby facilities include Alton Towers, Drayton Manor Park, Snibson Discovery Park, Conkers, Bass Museum, Carsington Reservoir, Ashbourne and several National Trust properties. The famous Tutbury Crystal and Tutbury Castle are also nearby and for keen cyclists, the Tissington Trail with its 13-mile route is a must. Donnington Park is 25 minutes away, which is home to the World Superbike Championship and (from 2010) to the British Formula One Grand Prix. Craythorne Golf Club is ½ mile. Shop ¼ mile, pub 300 yards.

Spacious living room with open fire. Cinema room with TV. Large dining room. Large, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area, gas/electric Rangemaster (for cooking) and TV. Study. Conservatory with TV. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV and double bedroom with 5ft round bed and TV, each sharing en-suite shower room with toilet. Two further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and TV. Shower room with toilet.


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Springfields in Leek, Staffordshire, Central England

Springfields, Leek, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £681 to £1617

Self catering accommodation in Leek sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: This substantial and spacious detached family holiday home is set in beautifully maintained formal gardens and provides a tranquil retreat while only being one mile from the centre of the market town of Leek. Internally the beamed ceilings, leather furnishings and parquet flooring exude an air of elegance and comfort. After a hearty meal cooked on the traditional kitchen range, enjoy a drink at the bar in the games room, on the elevated terrace, or just relax and wind down in the hot tub. The traditional market town of Leek, known as the ‘Queen of the Moorlands’, is a well known centre for the antiques trade and sits close to the Peak District National Park. Enjoy the many dining and shopping experiences on hand in the town and visit Brindley Mill, next to the River Churnet, where corn is still ground or explore the abundant attractions in the surrounding area. Within four miles take a ride on the Churnet Valley Steam Railway or visit Rudyard Lake for walking, sailing, fishing or canoeing. Alternatively for walking and climbing don’t miss ‘The Roaches Rocks’ on the southern uplands of the Pennines. A little further afield Biddulph Grange Gardens, Whiston Hall Golf Club and the famous Alton Towers theme park can be found. At Froghall Wharf in Stoke-on-Trent you can take a canal boat trip on the Cauldon Canal or visit the world famous Wedgewood Potteries visitors centre. For day trips the stately home of Chatsworth House and many other National Trust properties are also within easy reach. Shop 430 yards.

Spacious living room with wooden floor. Dining room with parquet flooring. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with gas Rangemaster oven (for cooking), TV, beams and patio doors to garden. Utility. Study. Games room with bar. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and wooden floor; one four-poster. Double bedroom. Further cosy double bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room.


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Linden Cottage in Darley Bridge, Derbyshire, Central England

Linden Cottage, Darley Bridge, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £234 to £559

Self catering accommodation in Darley Bridge sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Pub near by sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: A truly pretty 18th century village cottage this comfortably furnished property is one of a small row set just a short stroll from two welcoming pubs and the River Derwent. Locally visitors can enjoy lovely walks to the Nine Ladies stone circle (NT) and many of the Peak District’s attractions including Chatsworth Haddon Hall and Matlock Bath – with Heights of Abraham cable car rides caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom – lie within 5 miles. Riding and golf can be found close by whilst cycle hire and trails sailing and water sports are only a few miles. Steam trains and nearest shop 1 mile pub 50 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Grooms Cottage in Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, Central England

Grooms Cottage, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £311 to £537

Self catering accommodation in Ashford-in-the-Water sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Situated in a particularly beautiful part of the Peak District between the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and Monsal Dale, one of the most picturesque dales in the country, with Bakewell 2 miles and Buxton and Matlock 8 miles. This cosy, charming, holiday cottage is the converted groom’s quarters of the old stable block behind the owner’s own home. It is quite secluded facing away from the house onto its own enclosed garden and open fields. Superb walking, climbing, rambling country. Stately homes, Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, well-dressing ceremonies, riding and good golf courses in the area. Shop ½ mile.

Fitted kitchen/dining room. Snug sitting-room with original old range fireplace. First floor: Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Velux windows. Small double bedroom. Separate dressing room.


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Swallow Barn in Warkworth, Oxfordshire, Central England

Swallow Barn, Warkworth, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £1088 to £2540

Self catering accommodation in Warkworth sleeps 10.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Situated on the borders of two historic counties, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, this detached, spacious and beautifully appointed barn conversion has sweeping views over the Cherwell Valley and to distant Banbury. The lovely garden makes a perfect setting in which to relax at the end of the day, and from here there is ease of access to the popular Jurassic Way footpath, providing excellent walking.
Swallow Barn is in an ideal holiday location to explore and enjoy the many places of interest and great scenic beauty in this area of England. The quaint and often unchanged market towns and villages of the Cotswold Hills are full of charm; there are many fine houses and gardens to visit, a superb Wildlife Park at Burford, several farm parks and Blenheim Palace at Woodstock. The elegant university city of Oxford has world famous museums and art galleries, and punts can be hired for an afternoon on the River Cherwell. A visit to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon should not be missed. A guided sightseeing tour is available taking in all the memorable and historic houses and churches including the two great theatres where the Bard’s plays are performed.
The lesser-known picturesque villages of Northamptonshire include Ashby St Ledger - the home of Guy Fawkes (not open to the public), and Althorp, the resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. The Silverstone Racing Circuit and Gaydon Motor Museum add further interest. Shop 2 miles.

Step to entrance. Beamed spacious living room with feature illuminated covered well and ‘coal-effect’ fire. Beamed dining room. Beamed spacious well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast bar area and slate floor. Utility. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Wet room with shower and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Spacious sitting area with floor to ceiling window and sofa-bed (for +2), billiard table and other games. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Riverside in Alcester, Warwickshire, Central England

Riverside, Alcester, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £297 to £488

Self catering accommodation in Alcester sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Golf near by • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Peacefully situated in a pretty conservation area in this pretty Roman town, this beautiful holiday apartment overlooks the river from its balcony and has been converted to an exceptionally high standard. Set above the former boathouse of the neighbouring owners’ magnificent home, it enjoys shared use of a secure garden and grounds, with fishing on the river. Stratford-upon-Avon (6 miles) has five restored properties linked to Shakespeare (in and close to the town), Europe’s largest butterfly farm and the RSC Theatre. Cotswolds within easy driving distance. Worcester 18 miles. Golf and riding locally. Shops and pubs serving food 250 yards.

External stone steps to first floor: Spacious sitting-room with dining area. Modern fitted kitchen. Pretty double bedroom with antique bed and balcony overlooking the river. Shower room with toilet.


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Kinder Court in Hope Valley, Derbyshire, Central England

Kinder Court, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 24
Weekly price range £1600 to £3494

Self catering accommodation in Hope Valley sleeps 24.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Four Poster Bed • Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 24

Accommodation overview: Only a 5-minute walk across meadows from the peaceful and sheltered farmstead setting of these two cottages leads to the shops and village inns of picturesque Edale (a mile by road) and the start of the Pennine Way and its trail over 30000 acres of National Trust owned High Peak. Converted from an old stone barn and very comfortably fitted and equipped these spacious cottages enjoy shared use of a paddock garden with a stream and are adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse home. They are bookable as completely self contained cottages or as one very large property sleeping 22 and 2 children in 12 bedrooms. This is excellent walking country with a glorious landscape of heather clad moors and wind sculptured stones. Pony trekking locally. Cycle hire available 2 miles. Good fly fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir 8 miles away. Within 4 miles are the village of Hope (with good shops and pubs) and Castleton with its Blue John Caverns Peveril Castle and bustling cafe’s inns restaurants and craft shops. Chatsworth Haddon Hall Bakewell and Buxton are all within 15 miles and Alton Towers is about 1 hour’s drive. The local railway station (0.5 miles) enables return rides from Hope Valley walking or easy visits to Magna and Meadowhall in Sheffield and the Science Museum in Manchester.

Accommodation Detail

Pennine Cottage and Jacob’s Cottage can be connected by the following additional rooms at both ground and first floor levels to accommodate up to 24 guests. Ground floor: Dining/games room (this is formed from the games room when booked as one property and situated next door to the kitchen of Jacob’s Cottage enabling catering for 24 people). Bar area. Two separate toilets. First floor: 3 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep staircase to second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Grove Farm - Hanwell in Warmington, Oxfordshire, Central England

Grove Farm - Hanwell, Warmington, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £343 to £795

Self catering accommodation in Warmington sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: This renovated barn offers an excellent standard of holiday accommodation, contemporary décor and comprehensive equipment. The conversion fronts a courtyard of historic farm buildings in a secluded, tranquil setting. The properties adjoin the village green and overlook pasture and woodland. The holiday cottages can be booked together or separately and because they are easily accessed from both north and south, they provide an ideal base for sightseeing breaks, holidays and reunions. Warmington is a hidden treasure, with its stone and thatch cottages, duck pond, traditional pub and Norman church. It sits within an AONB under historic Edge Hill and thus provides many local walks and a choice of villages to explore. On the edge of the Cotswolds, it is also close to major attractions such as Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Althorpe Park, Silverstone, the Royal Agricultural Showground and NEC. There are many NT properties within striking distance; and locally numerous recreational opportunities including riding, golf, fishing. Neaby Banbury offers comprehensive leisure, shopping facilities, twice-weekly market and of course a Fine Lady on a White Horse! Shops 3 miles.


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Harthill Hall - Priesthill in Alport, Derbyshire, Central England

Harthill Hall - Priesthill, Alport, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £611 to £1434

Self catering accommodation in Alport sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection. Shop and pub 3½ miles.


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