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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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Kennels Cottage in Nettlebed Common, Oxfordshire, Central England

Kennels Cottage, Nettlebed Common, Oxfordshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £780 to £2610

Self catering accommodation in Nettlebed Common sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

This detached holiday cottage, accessed by an unmade lane, enjoys a unique location amongst ancient woodland in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Nettlebed. The property boasts a spacious interior, providing a home-from-home feel and with all the rooms opening onto the large garden, it is an ideal summer retreat. Kennels Cottage sits on the edge of the renowned Warburg Nature Reserve high up in the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to wildlife, plants and wonderful walking opportunities. The cottage is located just 5 miles from Henley-on-Thames, a quintessentially English town full of quaint buildings, waterfront pubs and excellent restaurants. A world-renowned centre for rowing, Henley is home to the prestigious Royal Regatta which includes over 200 races of international standard, including amateurs to world-class Olympians. Also home to the 5-night Henley Festival, an elegant mix of music, art, culture and dining. Enjoy scenic walks along The Thames Path, The Ridgeway or the Oxfordshire Way. Visit the nearby city of Reading and enjoy shopping, farmers markets, museums and theatres.
Enjoy a day at the races at Ascot or Newbury and the golf courses at Sunningdale and Wentworth, all within an easy drive. For history lovers, there’s Stratfield Saye House and country park and Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, set within 2000 acres of beautiful parkland with events all year round for the whole family to enjoy. Nearby family attractions include Lego Land and The Living Rainforest at Newbury. Shops, PO and pub ¼ mile.

Spacious entrance lobby. Large ‘L’ shaped living room with oak floor. Well-equipped kitchen with Belfast sink and double range cooker (for cooking), large dining room/breakfast area and spacious family snug with open fire. Large boot room/utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet. Most rooms with slate floor. All rooms open onto garden. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and Jacuzzi corner bath. Double bedroom. Double bedroom with additional single bunk leading to further twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors throughout. Maximum occupancy 6 guests (from December 2013).

  • Open fire - fuel avail locally
  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen, towels inc
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Gas double range inc
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday


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The Coach House in Swanwick, Derbyshire, Central England

The Coach House, Swanwick, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £406 to £731

Self catering accommodation in Swanwick sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Just 200 yards from a choice of shops and inns, this lovely holiday property dates back to 1860 and is equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard. Originally the coach house to the adjacent parsonage (now the owner’s home), it has been refurbished to an excellent standard, and enjoys use of a games room with full-size snooker table, professional table football and outdoor table tennis table. An ideal holiday base for touring the Peak District, close to Alton Towers, Carsington Water, Matlock, Chatsworth House, the National Tramway Museum and the Midland Railway Centre. Many factory shops in the area including the Denby Potteries. Sports centre, tennis, riding, golf and swimming at Alfreton (2 miles). Derby 12 miles. Shops 200 yards.

Spacious sitting room with electric fire. Dining room. Spacious, modern fitted kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: Three pretty, beamed bedrooms; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet, two twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Westgate Cottage in Warwick, Warwickshire, Central England

Westgate Cottage, Warwick, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £341 to £594

Self catering accommodation in Warwick sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: This delightful Grade II listed cottage is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the magnificent castle, within the heart of historic Warwick. Dating back to the 1500s, the cottage has been carefully modernised to retain its period character with ancient timbers, and even original pick axe marks still visible in the stone walls of the cellar. Tastefully furnished and well equipped, this idyllic, cosy, holiday hideaway is only a short stroll from a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Although adjoining another property, the cottage has its own secluded, pretty garden in which to relax after a busy day’s sightseeing in Stratford (10 minutes), Leamington Spa or Kenilworth. Shops 100 yards.

Eight steps to entrance. Charming beamed living room with sofa-bed (for +2). Spacious beamed fitted kitchen with Belfast sink. Two steps leading to dining room/conservatory with door to garden. Steep, narrow steps to cellar. First floor: Attractive double bedroom with TV, brass and iron bedstead (child’s airbed available on request, alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.


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Moorecroft in Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Moorecroft, Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 12
Weekly price range £1447 to £3366

Self catering accommodation in Buxton sleeps 12.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: This large, detached, Scandinavian-style house is situated just 400m from the heart of the pretty spa town of Buxton. With its own large indoor heated swimming pool, cinema area with 7ft screen, games room, as well as open-plan style of living, Moorecroft offers the perfect family holiday base. The property is decorated and furnished to a high standard. Walk from the door into the hills or stroll into the delightful town with its spectacular pavilion gardens, opera house, shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes.
Beautiful scenery and places to visit are in abundance, from caverns to castles, and stately homes to cycling trails. The picturesque market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne are both within a half hour’s drive. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and many quaint villages are well within easy reach. The cave village of Castleton and the plague village of Eyam are both a short drive away. Carsington Water is a must for water lovers and birdwatchers alike, whilst Monsal Dale is spectacular. Shop 400m, pubs 400m and restaurant 100m.

Dining/sitting room with door to swimming pool and well-equipped kitchen area with Lacanche range (for cooking) and French doors to garden, tiled floor throughout. Study. Utility. Four steps up to games room with pool table and darts. Twin bedroom with two additional Z-beds (can be placed in any room). Nine steps up to twin bedroom with low beam on ceiling and floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors to decked balcony. Two double bedrooms, one with Velux window, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, toilet and bidet. Twin bedroom with Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.


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Wayward Cottage in Grindon, Staffordshire, Central England

Wayward Cottage, Grindon, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £506 to £544

Self catering accommodation in Grindon sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: With panoramic views across idyllic landscape from its private patio this smart contemporary cosy barn conversion has been beautifully furnished and styled and makes a lovely peaceful year-round holiday base. Set on the owners’ non-working farm it lies equidistant from Leek Ashbourne Buxton and Bakewell in the Peak District National Park. The Manifold Valley is 0.5 miles away linking with Dovedale - all fabulous walking or cycling country (cycle hire 2 miles). Pony trekking and golf course 8 miles. Alton Towers Splash Landings and the Churnet Valley Steam Railway are within 10 miles; Chatsworth House Haddon Hall Little Moreton Hall and Sudbury Hall (both NT) Matlock Bath with Heights of Abraham cable cars and caverns Crich Tramway Museum Peak Rail Uttoxeter with racing and Cinebowl and dining pubs are within 20 miles. Shop and two pubs serving food within 2 miles

Accommodation details

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Tiled floor and beams throughout.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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

Darwin Lake - Elvaston, Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £406 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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Bards Barns - Troilus in Lower Fulbrook, Warwickshire, Central England

Bards Barns - Troilus, Lower Fulbrook, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £502 to £983

Self catering accommodation in Lower Fulbrook sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Set in glorious farmland down a tree-lined private drive close to Shakespeare’s River Avon, each of these delightful adjoining properties (Cressida Ref NMA and Troilus Ref NMB) has been restored to offer a very comfortable holiday retreat for all seasons. The interiors have been converted in a contemporary manner whilst retaining their original charm, including their attractive exposed beams. Delightful Warwick (with magnificent castle) is 10 minutes’ drive; Stratford-upon-Avon (with RSC Theatre) and Royal Leamington Spa are 20 minutes - all have very good and varied restaurants, interesting specialist shopping and lovely gardens. There is an abundance of NT and historic houses and gardens, Kenilworth Castle, Warwick University Arts Centre, the National Agricultural Centre at Stoneleigh, the NEC and Birmingham to the north and the Cotswolds, Silverstone and Oxford to the south - all within an hour’s drive. There is walking and cycling (adjacent cycle way). Golf, tennis, riding, flying and gliding locally. Shops 3½ miles, pub 2½ miles.


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Grooms Cottage in Dunstall Cross, Staffordshire, Central England

Grooms Cottage, Dunstall Cross, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £341 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Dunstall Cross sleeps 2.

Features include: Non Smoking • Games Room • Pub Close By • Wheelchair Access • Short Break • Ultimate • Pet Friendly • Easy Walking Access

Accommodation overview: Designed to exacting standards and with a fabulous indoor swimming pool Jacuzzi games room and gymnasium on the doorstep (open all year) these three extremely comfortable adjoining properties enjoy a peaceful courtyard setting on the owners’ non working farm. Footpaths cross the local farmland and the National Forest and a nature reserve is in 0.75 miles. Lichfield Cathedral Uttoxeter’s racecourse cinema and bowling and Sudbury Hall’s Museum of Childhood are all under 10 miles. Alton Towers Drayton Manor Tamworth SnowDome Shugborough Hall and Calke Abbey (NT) and Dovedale in the Peak District National Park are all within 20 miles. Shop 1 mile pub serving food 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with tiled floor and vaulted ceiling. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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

Darwin Lake - Hartington, Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £550 to £1284

Self catering accommodation in Darwin Lake sleeps 7.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 7

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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Peveril Cottage in Darley Moor, Derbyshire, Central England

Peveril Cottage, Darley Moor, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £444 to £897

Self catering accommodation in Darley Moor sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: These exceptionally smart immaculately presented cottages boast an ideal location in a holiday village set around Darwin Lake. Haddon Cottage is detached whilst Peveril Cottage is one of a terrace enjoying a peaceful lakeside position. Surrounded by acres of forestry land Darwin Lake lies betwixt craggy moorland offering panoramic views and the beautiful Derwent Valley now a World Heritage site. Discover a lovely woodland walk around the lake as well as cycling and walking from the door. Magnificent Chatsworth House Haddon Hall (perhaps the most perfect house to survive from the Middle Ages) Matlock Bath – home of the Heights of Abraham with its cable cars and Great Masson showcave tours – the High Peak Cycle Trail (with cycle hire) Arkwright’s famous Mill at Cromford and Gulliver’s Kingdom family theme park are all under 6 miles whilst Alton Towers is an hour’s drive. Riding and golf 3 miles and the sailing centre at Carsington Lake is 12 miles. Matlock’s shops galleries takeaways restaurants and heated indoor swimming pool 3 miles. Shop and pub 0.5 miles

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment 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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The Old Cart-Shed in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

The Old Cart-Shed, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £311 to £537

Self catering accommodation in Bakewell sleeps 3.

Features include: • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: Approached by a gated track and idyllically sited within easy level walking distance of Bakewell, this cottage (to the right of stables building – largest building in photograph) has been converted with a keen eye for detail. Set in fields, adjacent to the meadows used for the Bakewell Show (first Wed and Thurs in August), it is well situated close to the River Wye – perfect for quiet evening walks. Bakewell, the ‘capital’ of the Peak National Park, has a busy weekly livestock market and swimming pool. This is a wonderfully tranquil base from which to explore (both on foot and by car) the many delights of Derbyshire’s rugged and magnificent landscape and its fine, historic country houses (Haddon Hall is within easy walking distance). Golf, riding, fishing and tennis locally. Shops 1 mile.

Cosy, compact beamed living/dining room. Modern fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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