Book a cottage holiday in England and appreciate the treasures on our doorstep. Period cottages in Warwick are shown on the left, all half-timbered with leaded lights and original features. Visit Warwick Castle, walk along the river and admire the beautiful gardens. There are numerous eateries of all kinds for meals and snacks. Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeare connections are a short drive away. It's a lovely location for an interesting self catering break with lots of cottages in Shakespeare Country.
The Yorkshire Dales, England, is another excellent base for a cottage holiday. Not only are the wilds and stone-built villages of the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep but also the spa town of Harrogate, Knaresborough and York within easy reach for days out. Experience an afternoon at one of Yorkshire's famous tea shops where tea for two is an elaborate affair involving warm scones and proper china.
Not only are there one bedroom cottages and apartments to rent in the north of England but also lots of charming pine lodges and cabins, often set in park-like grounds. A proportion of these will be pet-friendly so that couples can take their pets on holiday with them.
Click on the following to view a - list of cottages for 2 people that can be booked for self catering breaks
If you prefer to rent a one bedroom cottage by the English seaside
If seaside cottages and beach holidays are of greater interest then do take a look at cottage holidays in Cornwall for a selection of delightful self catering cottages, including cottages for two. Cornwall offers unspoilt coves, dramatic cliffs and old fishing villages to explore.
A weekend break in a luxury cottage in the country
Book a stay for two in a country cottage in Herefordshire or Worcestershire for some rural bliss. These are really lovely counties of rolling hills dotted with farms. See hops growing in fields, apple orchards for cider making and ancient clipped yew hedges. This part of England is sometimes referred to as the 'heart of England' and remains steeped in tradition. Find a picturebook perfect small luxurious country cottage for two to indulge in the good life, even if it is for a mere weekend or a short break.
Self-catering accommodation for walking or cycling holidays in England
Every county of England offers fabulous countryside for walking and cycling breaks. Certain counties, those with national parks, are well known tourist destinations, others are not as prominent and yet offer super cycling trails on a flat terrain. East Anglia is generally very level and perfect for cycling holidays. Other recommended cycling destinations because of the terrain and quiet roads are: the Isle of Wight, Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and parts of Nottinghamshire where there is an extensive cycle network of traffic free routes. Any cycling couples would have a satisfying active holiday encounter on their bikes.