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Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire
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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire is a small, densely populated county that lies in the heart of the East of England. Often overlooked because of the nearby well-known counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire has many things to offer and places to see for tourists and visitors alike. With a focus on art and heritage, as well as wildlife in the countryside, Bedfordshire is a hub of interest. Read more

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52.198908, -0.619074

Converted from a fantastic old coach house, this charming holiday cottage is perfect for families and positioned in the pretty Bedfordshire village of Harrold. A choice of pubs for a meal out in the village and a good base for exploring Oxford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes and even the Cotswolds. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price:
£784 all year
Short breaks from £120 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.198908, -0.619074

As the name suggests, Stables Cottage was once the resting place for shire horses but today is a comfy resting place for those visiting Bedfordshire whether on holiday or business. With lots of original character, this welcoming holiday cottage sits in the picturesque village of Harrold with local shops and two good pubs. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price:
£700 all year
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.198908, -0.619074

Three charming romantic holiday cottages set around a sunny courtyard in the pretty Bedfordshire village of Harrold served by two good pubs and local shops. Ideal for holiday makers and also those looking for comfortable accommodation whilst on business. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price:
£588 all year
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.923104, -0.667617

A welcoming waterside retreat sitting alongside the Grand Union Canal on the borders of Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire. Perfect for large groups of up to eleven wanting to holiday together, relax by the waterside, fish, canoe or explore the area. Reduced rates for smaller parties. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£505 to £1380
Short breaks from £137 per night

11  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

52.149617, -0.297056

Four very comfortable holiday cottages located on a three hundred acre arable farm on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders nestling amongst beautiful rolling countryside. Sleeping from 2-18 guests, the cottages are ideal for couples, families and large groups. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £750

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.149617, -0.297056

Four very comfortable holiday cottages located on a three hundred acre arable farm on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders, perfect for large groups of up to eighteen. Sitting amongst beautiful rolling countryside, the cottages welcome couples, families and large groups of friends wanting to getaway together. Plenty of attractions for day trips out with convenient access to motorways. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £760

18  |   9  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.149617, -0.297056

Four very comfortable 4 Star holiday cottages located on a three hundred acre arable farm on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders amongst beautiful rolling countryside. The largest of them all, Acorn sleeps up to eight guests with the other cottages accommodating parties of four and two, making them a popular choice with couples, friends and large groups of extended family. Plenty of attractions in the area for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1040 to £1100

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.149617, -0.297056

Perfect for couples, Walnut is a comfortable holiday retreat sleeping two, situated on an extensive arable farm of some three hundred acres on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders. Nestling amongst glorious rolling countryside, this welcoming cottage offers all the right ingredients to relax and is a good base for discovering the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £550

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.865706, -0.580488

Bellows Mill is perfect for families who can't decide between a holiday in the town or the country. It sits within 17 private acres on the edge of the Chiltern Hills AONB yet is within striking distance of places like Milton Keynes, St Albans and Watford. London, Oxford and Cambridge are all within reach for a day of shopping and sightseeing, or stay closer to home and explore the beautiful countryside footpaths and cycling routes. Nearby attractions include Whipsnade Zoo, Bletchley Park and Woburn Safari Park, and there are seven golf courses within a short drive. With space for up to seven people to sleep in three bedrooms, this former mill is an ideal year-round holiday destination that will keep everyone happy.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £100 per night

7  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.924130, -0.546901

Escape to the country in less than an hour from London Euston? Yes, please! This delightful self-catering cottage is in the quiet village of Winfield, only 15-minutes from Leighton Buzzard and within walking distance of a good pub. There is space for four people in two bedrooms, so it is ideal for couples, small families, friends and even people on business who are sick of cramped, boring hotels. Bedfordshire has beautiful country walks, excellent dining and shopping, theatres, country houses, zoos, museums, golf courses and spas. It is perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday.

Weekly price:
£520 all year

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.233275, -0.511944

Located on a four hundred and twenty acre farm within Bedfordshire amongst beautiful rolling countryside, this 4 Star (Gold Award) holiday cottage sleeps two/three guests and is an ideal place to enjoy peace and quiet or explore the many attractions of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£320 to £450

2-3  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

Bedfordshire Travel Guide

Before booking your Bedfordshire holiday cottage, you can find all the information you need for your trip here.

When to Visit Bedfordshire

Spring is a lovely time to visit the region as the pleasant climate makes for comfortable weather to get out and active. With flowers blooming across the landscapes, the region comes to life with bright blossoms and pretty scenery.

Summer is excellent for those seeking warmer temperatures, plenty of sunshine and more daylight hours. This time of year is ideal for anyone hoping to make the most of the countryside or simply relax in their lovely holiday cottage in Bedfordshire.

Winter brings frosted landscapes and plenty of festivities. The season is the perfect time to enjoy a cosy break as you snuggle up by the fire in your holiday home in Bedfordshire, or head out to stroll through the pretty towns.

Whenever you decide to visit Bedfordshire, you’re bound to be impressed by the activities on offer. With this in mind, the region is an excellent choice for a jam-packed getaway for the whole family.

What to Do in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire is a perfect place for lovers of the arts. Whether you opt for a day in the museums, galleries or affluent countryside homes, there are opportunities to see art, history and literature everywhere. For those who want to be more free, the natural parks and wildlife reserves of Bedfordshire provide great entertainment and exciting days out for the whole family.

Home to many culturally significant buildings, Bedfordshire is great for the culture enthusiasts out there. The Castle Lane Quarter is home to many of these, including the Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, which hosts a variety of artworks and exhibitions to visit.

Surrounded by picturesque gardens and set in the beautiful Victorian house of Castleside, is the Panacea Museum. A unique place guaranteed to intrigue visitors, it focuses on the beliefs of a religious group called the Panacea Society.

A trip to Bedfordshire would only be complete with visiting the John Bunyam Museum, author of The Pilgrim's Progress. Charting the life and times of Bunyam exhibits many of his personal belongings and unseen works.

The River Ouse and surrounding area provide a scenic backdrop to those who want to experience the outdoors of Bedfordshire. Boat trips are available down the river, as well as walking and cycling trails. Discover the woodlands and explore the riverbanks to find all sorts of natural treasures.

With so much to see and do here, it comes as no surprise that so many tourists choose luxury rental cottages in Bedfordshire when seeking an exciting getaway.