Self Catering Cottages

Find and book quality star-rated self-catering places to stay in Britain

Have you ever having fancied waking up in a canal-side cottage and having breakfast with the ducks, enjoying a leisurely lunch with your family in a renovated windmill, or tucking into afternoon tea in a smart city-centre flat?All our Self Catering holiday homes have been independently inspected and are proud to be star-rated.

This is the official - and most comprehensive - guide to star-rated accommodation, packed with information and easy to use, search and book online. It’s all you need for the perfect British break.

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Stay in a self-catering cottage, house or apartment

Traditionally self-catering means a country cottage, but nowadays there are self-catering apartments and houses in most cities.  There are also lots of unusual places offered for self-catering from disused windmills to lighthouses.

Whichever type of self-catering place you choose, you can be sure that it has been quality assessed.

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Corner  Kitchen- extra table provides seats for 17

Church Farm Barns

Lost in rural North Norfolk, Church Farm Barns offers a peaceful retreat for exploring the Broads, coast and local National Trust properties. Luxurious accommodation around beautiful courtyard garden.

 Woodman's Cottage

Thornthwaite Farm

Thornthwaite Farm is set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Woodland Valley. We have five cottages including our 4 star VisitEngland Gold Award barn conversion and a luxury Log Cabin all with stunning views of the Lakeland fells.

Courtyard with fountain & dove cote

Keld Head Farm Cottages

A picturesque courtyard of individually designed cottages furnished with emphasis on comfort, each with beamed ceilings and fireplaces. Attractive gardens with play area.

Moat House @ Hindringham Hall

Moat House @ Hindringham Hall

Luxury for Two in the picturesque 5* property within the exclusive grounds of Hindringham Hall


Swallows at Falkedon

Part of a Grade II listed farmhouse looking out on to the garden, situated 3 miles from the A.30 near Whiddon Down.

Orchard Cottage Holidays,Barnham,West Sussex

Orchard Cottage Holidays

Pippin Cottage and Bramley Cottage are a pair of purpose built, architect designed, cottages in a semi-rural setting on the edge of the village of Barnham.

Pear Tree Cottages

Pear Tree Cottages

In the heart of the Somerset countryside, 2 luxury converted cottages with original features on a working farm. Ideal for rural activities and easily accessible for many towns and cities.



Embla is a unique two bedroom apartment just a few hundred metres from the glorious parks and golden beaches of South Shields and has easy access to neighbouring cities Sunderland and Newcastle.

Cofton Country Holiday Park

Cofton Country Holiday Park

Family-run four star holiday park in a glorious corner of Devon, just minutes from the seaside.

Darwin Lake

Darwin Lake

Superb luxury stone cottages, situated amongst beautiful countryside and natural wildlife of Darwin Lake. High standard of furnishings throughout. Excellent walking and outdoor pursuits.

Animal Friends!

Grange Farm Country Cottages

Farm cottages offering beautiful country charm, combined with outstanding levels of comfort. Easy access. Broadband, fishing, livery, gardens. Dogs welcome.

Long Cover Cottage

Long Cover Cottage

Long Cover Cottage is a retreat from the outside world, it offers magnificent views in all directions over the Teme & Kyre Valleys, ancient wood & unspoilt farm.

Mary's Cottage

Mary's Cottage

Delightful cottage located on a traditional Cider and Ruby red beef farm, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the Exmoor national park and excellent North Devon beaches.

Medley Court at Hever Castle

Medley Court at Hever Castle

Medley Court is a luxurious four bedroom holiday cottage at Hever Castle in Kent which has received a gold award and five star rating from Enjoy England, offering a unique visitor experience.

Kingsmoor Cottage on the harbour front at Mylor

Mylor Harbourside Holidays

Luxury 4 star self-catering waterside retreats make the perfect relaxing coastal getaway for couples, families and large groups, offering a variety of 2 storey cottages and single storey apartments.

Brackenborough Hall Coach House

Brackenborough Hall Coach House

Brackenborough Hall Coach House Holidays offers 3 delightfully converted self-catering apartments in a listed eighteenth century Coach House in the grounds of Brackenborough Hall, a Grade 2* moated manor house.

Rookery Farm

Rookery Farm Norfolk

Exceptional accommodation in seven beautiful modern barn conversions/cottages, each with its own private patio, lawn and herb garden and plenty of parking. The barn interiors are chic and contemporary.

Luxury lounge with log burner

Rosehill Lodges

Luxury lodges on the Cornish coast just 5 minutes walk from a stunning Blue Flag sandy beach, bars and restaurants. Totally relax with king size beds, your own personal hot tub spa, log burners and glass covered decking for dining el-fresco


Fullers Hill Cottages

Located in scenic rolling countryside on a family run farm and airfield, but just 20 minutes by car from Cambridge. A fantastic balance between a relaxing country affair and an exciting city experience. All welcome!

Boundary Stables

Boundary Stables

These recently converted stables provide excellent holiday accommodation in a rural setting. All our properties are single story offering disabled access.

Stay in group, bunk or hostel accommodation

Hostels and campus accommodation can provide a good economical alternative to serviced or self-catering.  Some hostels can be booked on an exclusive basis - ideal for groups.

Whichever type of hostel you choose, you can be sure that they have been quality assessed.

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Kipps Independent Hostel

Kipps Independent Hostel

Self-catering hostel only a short walk from Cathedral and City Centre. Group catering available for 10+ persons. Contact us to reserve our private rooms (single and double).

Dunfield House

Dunfield House & Stables

Recently renovated Stables. Self Catering sleeps 25. Beautiful, peaceful location in rural Herefordshire. Shared use of extensive grounds, indoor heated pool. Larger group? Try our catered option in main house.

Kipps Hostel - Brighton

Kipps Hostel - Brighton

Kipps Brighton backpackers is situated in central Brighton with views of the Royal Pavilion.

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You've searched for the dates and place you want to visit but how do you choose from the many attractive properties with availability? The national rating system awards stars to indicate the overall quality of the experience. You can use the 'Order by' option to show the accommodation with the most stars first. 
There are also national accolades for welcoming walkers, cyclists, families and pets. Special gold, silver and breakfast awards are given to reflect exceptional quality. Accessibilty ratings allow you to choose accommodation which meets particular mobility, visual or hearing needs. Visit England and AA assessments

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This website displays all quality assessed properties with a national star-rating or equivalent in Britain. 

The stars indicate the overall quality and special awards reflect exceptional quality or accommodation which meets specific accessibility needs.

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