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Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire
Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire

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 from
£600 to £700
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (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 three 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 from
£400 to £420
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.198908, -0.619074

This holiday cottage, in the picturesque village of Harrold in Bedfordshire, was once the stables for heavy horses and today retains much original character. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£550 to £600
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

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, amongst beautiful rolling countryside. Sleeping from 2-18 guests in four cottages. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£528 to £600
Sleeps 18

18  |   9  |   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, amongst beautiful rolling countryside. Sleeping from 2-18 guests in four cottages. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£528 to £600
Sleeps 4

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, amongst beautiful rolling countryside. Sleeping from two to eighteen guests in four cottages, this is an ideal retreat for couples, friends and large groups of extended family. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£840 to £1000
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.923104, -0.667617

A charming holiday cottage sitting alongside the Grand Union Canal on the borders of Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire. Perfect for relaxing by the waterside, fishing, canoeing and exploring the area. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£545 to £1190
Sleeps 11

11  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

51.904949, -0.598412

Welcoming and well-equipped for self-catering, Home Meadow is an excellent choice whether you are visiting Bedfordshire on holiday, business or to see relatives or friends. A wonderful part of England, this beautiful county is made up of rolling countryside, lively market towns, and an excellent array of attractions including the bright lights of London City centre (approximately thirty minutes away by train), the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio, Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Abbey to name just a few. On the edge of Stanbridge village, The Five Bells pub is an easy walk away for those who prefer to eat out on holiday.

Weekly price
£490 all year
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.904949, -0.598412

Bedfordshire is an amazing part of England. Part rolling countryside, part lively market towns, it offers a fantastic mix of attractions and is only half an hour to the centre of London by train. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, Morris Corner is a favourite property with couples, families and friends who want to be close to the action without worrying about noise or traffic. Its location just outside the centre of the popular village of Stanbridge, and within walking distance of The Five Bells pub is extremely convenient. All of Bedfordshire's best attractions, including Bletchley Park, Woburn Abbey and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are within easy reach, as is the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Weekly price
£490 all year
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.149617, -0.297056

Four very comfortable holiday cottages located on a three hundred acre arable farm on the Bedfordshire/cambridgeshire borders, amongst beautiful rolling countryside. Sleeping from 2-18 guests in four cottages. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£420 to £500
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£320 to £450
Sleeps 2-3

2-3  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

Bedfordshire as a holiday destination

Home to many culturally significant buildings, Bedfordshire is great for the culture vultures 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 that is guaranteed to intrigue visitors, it focuses on the beliefs of a religious group called the Panacea Society. A trip to Bedfordshire would not be complete without visiting the John Bunyam Museum, author of The Pilgrim's Progress. Charting the life and times of Bunyam, it 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. The Stotfold Water Mill and Nature Reserve are a great stop off for a bit of culture outside of the city. Boat trips are available down the river, as well as walking and cycling trails. Discover the woodlands and explore down by the riverbanks to find all sorts of natural treasures. For those interested in the sky rather than the ground, the Bird of Prey Centre is ideal. Based on the Shuttleworth Estate, it offers the opportunity to see over 200 birds of prey including eagles, falcons and hawks. The theme of animals and nature carries on with Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Safari Park. Home to many rare and exotic animals including lions, rhinos, cheetahs and giraffes, the sights are unmissable. Whipsnade is the UK's largest wildlife park and the scenic views of Bedfordshire provide an amazing background to the adventures you can find yourself experiencing within the park. 

For something a little less wild, the countryside of Bedfordshire is also home to many stately residences. Woburn Abbey offers the chance to learn about Bedfordshire over afternoon tea in an amazing setting. The Abbey holds a range of interesting trinkets and artefacts from the county. Another option is Turvey House, which has a collection of 18th and 19th century furniture, art and books. The beautiful gardens that enclose this stately home are open for visitors to meander around. 

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.