Home > South England Cottages
The companies below have been arranged according to the number of South England holiday cottages they offer. They all provide a varied collection of self catering properties including barn conversions, Victorian sea-side properties and country mansions. Visit the sites for the latest news about deals and reductions.
Cottages 4 You
- Over 500 South England cottages
and other forms of self catering accommodation throughout the South East and South West. Their holiday properties include holiday apartments, period cottages, lodges and country mansions, with many available at discount prices.
Holiday Rentals -
Around 200 South England self catering properties
from Holiday Rentals. Their range features villas, riverside houses and Victorian holiday properties, many of which feature user reviews. Bookings start at around £250 for 7 day breaks.
Cottages Direct -
More than 120 cottages in South England with week-long bookings starting at around £245. Pets are allowed for a large number of properties and smokers are even permitted for a small selection. Breaks begin on Fridays and Saturdays in most cases.
- 70 South England cottage properties located in Sussex, the Isle of Wight, Kent and other southern regions. They too provide a varied collection of holiday cottages including barn conversions, sea-front properties and country houses. Some can accommodate up to 18 people.
South England boasts the nation's capital, the most temperate climate, the English Riviera and large swathes of AONB designated countryside.
Cornwall and Devon are among the chief tourist attractions in the Southern reaches of England. Their dramatic and distinctive coastlines offer much to a wide variety of visitors, which include watersports enthusiasts, couples and ramblers. Places such as Dartmoor
and Landsend are among the most visited in this part of the world.
London is also high on the list of the most visited destinations in the UK. This is partly due to the proximity of a plush and picturesque landscape which is within a short train or card ride from the city centre. This allows holiday makers to sample the bright lights of the big city, before retreating back to a more tranquil and rural setting.
consist of a dramatic range of hills that spans six counties, including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwick. Classed as an AONB in 1996 with further expansion of its designation in 1990, The Cotswolds have much to offer those seeking cottage rentals and is, like many other regions of South England a beautiful and historically significant holiday destination. For more details about South England visitor attractions and activities, see the guide below.
South England visitor attractions
This section provides more details of significant visitor attractions and places of interest in the region of South England. We've included further information about admission times, opening hours and have also provided links where we can.
Longleat Safari Park
is one of South England's most impressive attractions. It allows visitors to drive through grounds which are home to a variety of exotic animals such as giraffes, lions and tigers. There's also an adventure playground, miniature railway and a selection of rides. Prices for the safari park are between £8 and £12.
is another major visitor destination and is the UK's only preserved steam railway. Steam locomotives run on a six-mile line between Swanage and Norden taking in historical landmarks such as Corfe Castle
. Tickets may be purchased at the booking office or online. Alternatively, see Thorpe Park in Surrey, which is one of the most popular theme parks in the UK.. It features a number of high-adrenalin roller-costers and rides for both adults and children. Tickets are £16 for children, £24 for adults.
Food and drink
The Bell in Adworth, Berkshire has been run by the same family for over 200 years and exudes country character. The interior consists of wood-paneled walls, a beamed ceiling and a woodburning stove. A range of beers and ales are served and there's a fine selection of wines to choose from - the large beer garden is well-suited to families. The Crown in Little Missenden
, Berkshire is also worth visiting and is part of an old brick cottage. Local ales are served and the pub garden is sheltered and spacious.
in Malmesbury is one of the finest restaurants in South England and has been awarded four AA rosettes. It specialises in classic/contemporary French cuisine and provides visitors with a well-furnished interior in which to enjoy their food. It has been mentioned in the Which Good Food Guide and was recently voted as one of the top 30 restaurants in the UK. Chapter One
has also earned four AA rosettes and is located in Bromley. The food is modern European and part of a varied, imaginative menu that also utilises classical influences. A la carte meals are priced between £14 and £16.
History and Culture
in Wiltshire is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Britain. It houses the best preserved Magna Carta
and its spire is the tallest in the country. Opening times are 7.15am to 6.15pm and guided tours of the impressive interior can be arranged via the website. Visitors are advised to check the calendar beforehand.
The Terraccotta Warriors Museum
is also a major historical attraction and is located in Dorchester. It exhibits warriors created by conservationists following the famous Chinese excavation. Admission is £4 for children, £5.75 for adults. For more South England visitor attractions see the links provided below.