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Holiday cottages in England need little introduction. After all, a cottage break is really the quintessential English holiday, and we think there are few better ways to explore the wonderful history and heritage the country has to offer. But with so many beautiful locations – and so much to see and do – your only problem may be deciding where to enjoy your break. With that in mind we’re going to make a few suggestions for some of our favourite English locations and activities.

Choose one of our featured English cottages in the north and you could explore the unrivalled beauty of the Lakes. This gloriously unspoiled region has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. In fact, you only have to look at the effect it’s had over some of the country’s most influential poets and artists to gauge its beauty!

Alternatively, the south of England isn’t short of beauty either. Whether its Dorset’s stunning Jurassic coastline or the sleepy charms of the Cotswolds, you won’t be short of beautiful views and unrivalled tranquillity. Then again, if you like it loud and lively you’ll find some of Europe’s most vibrant urban hotspots to explore and enjoy. London is obviously a huge draw with tourists and holidaymakers but you’re guaranteed a fantastic cosmopolitan experience in some of England’s other major cities too: Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, York, Chester and more all offer wonderful shopping with fine dining and some justly celebrated heritage.

England’s landscape is as varied as it is beautiful, so you won’t be surprised to find it’s suitable for a wealth of different breaks. If you fancy beaches then you’ll be spoiled for choice with the golden sands of Cornwall and Devon, the wild shorelines of Northumberland or the traditional seaside heritage of Great Yarmouth, Brighton and Blackpool. Further inland you have a variety of beautiful wide-open expanses to enjoy, with or without your four-legged friends. From the rolling limestone hills of the Yorkshire Dales to the flats of Somerset, there are walks and to suit all ages and abilities. England’s history is long and varied and there are wonderful heritage attractions located all over the country, from stately homes and castles to museums, railways and festivals. In short, English holiday cottages are suitable for anyone who’s keen to relax and enjoy a wealth of options in some of the most stunning surrounds you could wish for.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration, take a look at our featured holiday cottages in England today.
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  • Paddock View

    Thelnetham, nr. Diss

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43715

    With a commanding view across rolling countryside, this wonderful barn conversion is tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Thelnetham. Attached to the owner’s home, but still retaining its own privacy, it boasts ground floor accommodation with no internal steps, an open-plan living area and a wet room facility. The enclosed courtyard garden with seating furniture and mobile barbecue overlooks the paddocks where horses graze peacefully. Furnished and equipped to provide a warm welcome at any time of year, it is centrally positioned to explore the delights of both Norfolk and Suffolk. There is easy access to a great network of roads, as well as excellent walking with circular footpaths and trails direct from the doorstep. Quiet lanes and designated cycle paths offer excellent cycling opportunities. The Suffolk coast, with excellent beaches and RSPB nature and bird reserves, is within 60 minutes’ drive. Southwold and Aldeburgh offer excellent beaches as well as shops, cafés and restaurants. The historical town of Bury St Edmunds is 16 miles, and Newmarket, Cambridge and Norwich are within an hour’s drive. The market town of Diss, 11 miles, offers shops, cafés, supermarket and restaurants. Snetterton circuit, for motor cycle and car racing, is also 11 miles. Farm shop for local produce 4 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams/kitchen, all with slate floors. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Stabling and grazing by arrangement. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Draining ditch, 10 yards.

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  • Pear Tree Cottage

    Kirkbymoorside

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    Ref: DC4438
    Overlooking the Vale of Pickering, this attractive cottage has been converted from a former farm building occupying a lovely courtyard setting. It is perfectly presented with a patio taking in the open views over the beautiful surrounding countryside. This excellent accommodation is next to the owner’s working farm and a small registered five caravan site, ideal for those wishing to experience the delights of country life. The cottage is within reach of the attractions of the North York Moors National Park, the Heritage Coastline and the Vale of York. Cycle the quiet byways and lanes or walk the numerous footpaths and enjoy this idyllic location. Days out can be had at Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park and Castle Howard, with a public swimming pool and sports complex available at Ampleforth College, there is also a municipal golf course at Kirkbymoorside. The Eden Camp army museum and the North York Moors Steam Railway are also close at hand providing other interesting alternatives. Shopping can be done in the welcoming small town of Kirkbymoorside 10 minutes away and there are several tea rooms and good restaurants in this lovely area.

    This property can be booked together with Oak Tree Cottage (DC4437) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating and comprising:
    Spacious open plan sitting/dining room: with TV/DVD player and CD/radio.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and iron/ironing board.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Shower room: with large shower cubicle, basin and WC.

    Bed linen and towels provided. All electricity and central heating included. Wi-fi availablePatio with garden furniture. Lockable bike storage available. No smoking in the property please. Private parking.

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  • Stag Lodge

    Madehurst

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: E1923

    Set in beautiful parkland on a private country estate in the South Downs National Park, and enjoying wonderful panoramic views, is this spacious and comfortably furnished holiday hideaway. Close by is Arundel, with its impressive castle and the Wildfowl Trust, a reserve for rare wildfowl from all over the world. Chichester with its magnificent cathedral and theatre, Petworth House and deer park, Parham House and Bignor Roman Villa are all within 15 miles. Brighton with its Royal Pavilion and Portsmouth with Nelson’s flagship Victory and the Mary Rose are within 30 miles. Safe beaches at Littlehampton and West Wittering, 10 miles. Walking, fishing, riding and golf nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. NSH £12per week. Electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Garden and furniture. Garage. Parking.

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  • The Old Mill

    Isle Brewers, Taunton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: EVJ

    A wonderful setting to relax and unwind in, The Old Mill stands detached and has wooden floors, beams and character. Tastefully furnished, it offers an idyllic romantic haven to enjoy the abundant wildlife from the decked patio overlooking the mill pond and lovely country walks. Visit Montacute House and Gardens, Forde Abbey and Gardens, explore the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, South Somerset or venture down to the World Famous Jurassic Coast. Shops 3 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    First floor: Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Beamed double bedroom with freestanding bath and wash basin.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity and full gas central heating included (£50 per week November-March)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Large landscaped grounds with wooded area, decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children except babes in arms
    • NB: 2 mill ponds in grounds

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  • Riverbank Cottage

    Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC131162
    This unique, detached holiday home sits right on the River Eden beside an old pack horse bridge, with wonderful views across the river and farmland towards the Howgill Fells. Well presented and furnished and making good use of the available space, it is an ideal retreat for couples or a single person. You can even feed the ducks from the window! It is just a two minute walk from the interesting, traditional, small market town of Kirkby Stephen which stands on the famous Coast to Coast walk and is close to the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line, two miles away. The magnificent Eden Valley is sandwiched between the Lakes and Dales National Parks, is less well known than the Lake District and is a real delight to visit. The surrounding countryside offers spectacular views and numerous walks of various levels and there is an excellent tourist office in the town to help plan your activities. The closest lake is Ullswater, 25 miles, which is regarded as the most romantic of the lakes. There is a regular boat service running up and down the lake with stop offs for those wishing to walk part way. There are plenty of water sports available along with terrific walking and cycling. A drive along the lakeside runs over Kirkstone Pass and down into Windermere and Ambleside, a scenic drive not to be missed.Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Shower room: With walk in shower and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom/lounge area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV and double bed.

    Electric underfloor central heating, electric wall heaters electricity, bed linen and towels included. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from a borehole. No smoking. NB: River 20 yards.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Langdon Hills, nr. Thurrock

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: E5298

    Set in a wonderful location on the edge of Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, ideal for cycling and walking and covering 400 acres of meadow, farmland and ancient woodland and just 40 minutes’ drive from London, this small complex of cottages each with their own seating area have been converted from original barns and are renovated to a good standard providing an ideal holiday base to relax and unwind whatever the season. The area offers many attractions, antique lovers will enjoy Battlesbridge, Colchester Castle and zoo, The Jam Museum and tea shop at Tiptree a must for afternoon tea, Southend for family fun or the quaint seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea and Maldon with its delightful harbour. Just 10 minutes away Lakeside and Bluewater offers unique shopping experiences and Mersea Island is a must to sample the locally caught shellfish at the famous restaurant. A wartime nuclear bunker can be found 20 minutes away and there is a train station just 3 minutes from the property, with trains to London taking just 25 minutes. Fishing can be found nearby. There is an award winning pub approximately 3 miles away. Shop and pub under 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with beams. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Mezzanine: 1 double bed with beams, sloping ceilings and wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Satellite TV. Washing machine.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Lythe Valley Cottages - Lythe Cottage

    Lythe, nr. Whitby

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 27137

    Charming period cottages

    Dating back to the 17th century, these Grade II listed cottages are bursting with period charm and character, including some low beams and doorways. Close to Sandsend and the beach, they nestle cosily in the village just a short stroll to the friendly village pub and shop. Lythe village is perfectly placed for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Jurassic Coast of Yorkshire with quaint fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay just a few miles away. The ancient sea port of Whitby is 3 miles, and from here you can board the steam train and take a memorable journey through the stunning Esk Valley into ’Heartbeat’ villages of Goathland and Grosmont. A must when visiting this area is Robin Hood’s Bay, whilst award-winning beaches, cliff top walks and stunning moorland with quaint little villages tucked away, are all within easy reach of these charming holiday cottages. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone floor. Kitchen with sloping ceiling and Veluxes. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Washer/dryer. Table-top freezer.

    Both properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-Fi. Car park 20 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Dove Cottage

    Dorchester

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43672


    Situated in the heart of the lovely county town of Dorchester, this terraced cottage for two, offers a superb holiday base for exploring this delightful character town with all it has to offer on your doorstep. Visit the four great attractions in the town, Tutankhamun Exhibition, the Dinosaur Museum, the unique Terracotta Warriors Museum and the Teddy Bear Museum. Enjoy the Wednesday market, the farmers market on the first Saturday of the month at Brownward Hall, watch a film at the local cinema, or simply wine and dine in the many restaurants and coffee shops. Within easy driving one can be strolling along the famous Jurassic Coast or the Chesil Beach, and taking in the glorious scenery, visiting Portland, Weymouth with all their attractions, or inland visiting many historic houses. There is also a market at Weymouth on Thursdays and Portland has one on Tuesdays. There are buses in the town which can take you to the beaches at Weymouth and to many areas in Dorset. There will be much to do in this wonderful part of Dorset. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 30’’ Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Selection of books and games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Public car park, 400 yards (£4 per day). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Squirrel’s Leap - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111184
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury pine log cabin is equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodge an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.

    Ground Floor: This cosy lodge has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan with coal effect fire, TV, video, DVD, CD player, two settees, dining table, views to Skiddaw and Latrigg on three sides and patio doors to veranda.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, two wardrobes, drawers and dressing table.
    Bathroom: With full size bath with shower over, WC and wash basin..

    All bed linen and heating included. Cot available. Large video, DVD, CD and book libraries.Private veranda. Private parking for 1 car. Please note from mid November until the end of February this site is closed. However the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

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  • The Hayloft at Mains Farm

    Crosby Garrett, nr. Kirkby Stephen

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: LAH


    This wonderfully appointed barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s 17th century farmhouse, is ideal for couples who wish to enjoy a holiday in the Eden Valley and explore this beautiful area, with both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District within easy reach. The quiet farming village of Crosby Garrett lies on the edge of Crosby Garrett fell in the Westmorland Dales extension of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is 4 miles from Kirkby Stephen, a traditional market town with a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs. There are plenty of visitor attractions and leisure facilities nearby, including farmers markets, swimming pools, golf courses, waterfalls, Pendragon Castle of Arthurian Legend, the Settle-Carlisle Railway and Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk. A bridleway leads from the property to Crosby Garrett Fell, providing excellent walking country with breathtaking views of the Pennines and Howgills. Smardale Nature Reserve is just over a mile away. Within a 40-minute drive, visitors can explore Ullswater and the Eastern Lakes, Swaledale, Wensleydale and the lesser known Teesdale, along with the popular towns of Keswick, Kendal, Barnard Castle and Hawes. Tan Hill, the highest pub in England is a short, pretty drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove, period fittings and tiled floor. Oak staircase to first floor: Beamed living room with oak floor. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed and period features. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, electric radiators, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Use of owner’s washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • The Loft

    Nance, nr. St Ives

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 8239

    This attractive stone built ‘L’ shaped cottage is divided into the owner’s accommodation upstairs and for holidaymakers on the ground floor with communal entrance. It is situated in a pleasant rural location only 21/2 miles from the famous resort of St Ives with narrow streets, numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and beautiful sandy beaches. Hayle estuary and Marazion marshes, which are RSPB reserves, within 15 minutes drive. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden and chairs. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Carringtons Barn

    Edale

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 25382


    This detached contemporary conversion of a Grade II listed barn is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home, in a quiet area of the valley providing peace and tranquillity. Carringtons Barn living accommodation is on the first floor with stunning panoramic views and includes a fully fitted, hand built kitchen, living room with a woodburner and dining area. Edale is well known for outstanding hill walking and is the start of the Pennine Way. Local attractions include the Blue John Caverns (Castleton) and the Chatsworth and Haddon estates. Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 7 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath. Steep, spiral stairs to galleried seating area.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/ oven/grill. Use of owners’ washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 3/4 acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children.

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