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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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  • Granny McPhee’s Cottage

    West Chilla, nr. Beaworthy

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: HSSH

    Detached barn conversion a romantic retreat, nestled within glorious countryside, with woodland and country walks. Retaining its charm with oak floors, old beams and wood-burning stove. The owners provide bath robes and slippers for guests’ comfort. Within the grounds of the owner’s home, much of the land is a nature reserve. North Cornwall’s beaches, 17 miles, with coastal walks. Fishing, riding and golf are available locally. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and oak floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and apex ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in external utility)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack including cream tea on arrival
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Step in garden

  • The Old Mill

    Isle Brewers, Taunton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    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

  • The Barn Reborn

    Winchcombe

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    2
    Ref: NRP


    In the grounds of Grade II listed Charingworth Court can be found this delightful, spacious, timber framed barn, restored to make a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The centre of historic Winchcombe is just a short stroll away with its restaurants, pubs and shops. The hills around are rich in well-signed footpaths, including the Cotswold Way at the bottom of the drive. The towns of Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are all worth exploring, while Regency Cheltenham is just 8 miles away.
    The Barn itself is a really special conversion. Part of it dates from about 1650 and is mentioned by the renowned Nikolaus Pevsner in his Gloucestershire guide. Much of the original structure was gutted by fire in the 1960s, when a car stored inside caught fire. The rest was patched up then, but not much used. The main house and barn came into new ownership in the 1990s. After finishing restoring the main house and creating new gardens, the owners turned to the barn as the final element of their restoration work. Only part of the shell remained, including some original red bricks and some striking oak beams. Fortunately the owners had an old photograph of the barn before the fire. This showed how much bigger the barn had been prior to the fire. After seeing the old foundations, the planners agreed to proposals to rebuild the lost part. So, in 2010 work started on rebuilding, and a timber framed section was added to the existing part using traditional techniques and materials, and also meeting the requirements of modern building regulations. The original timber frame was repaired and restored, and the poor quality 1960s materials were replaced where necessary. New sections of timber frame were then lifted in by crane and put together like a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle.
    Inside, contemporary furnishings blend elegantly with traditional features and modern fabrics. While the living room is part of the new structure, the wood frame on display gives the room a period feel. The double height kitchen/dining area has a warm mellow feel, with the original timber framed brick wall making a striking feature. The kitchen units match the rosy brick colour. Glazed on each side where the original barn doors would have opened, the hallway opens to the roof 8 metres above, where a beautiful Italian glass chandelier hangs. The wood-burning stove and underfloor heating keep the barn warm and comfortable throughout the year. The upstairs landing displays original 1600s oak beams, while the oak floors and exposed oak timber frame all add to the period charm. The en-suite bedroom has open oak framework filled with glass, and 6ft oak bed in keeping with the traditional oak framing. Shops, pub and restaurants 400 yards.

    Double aspect entrance hall. Large living room with wooden floor, beams and French doors to small garden. Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove and stone tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
    • Barbecue (on request)
    • Parking in secure yard
    • Cycle store (on request)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 12 yrs
    • NB: Large pond in owners’ garden, 1 large step on yard side

  • The Copse

    Babcary, Somerton

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: EWD


    Situated in South Somerset, 8 miles from Glastonbury, this attractive, detached, converted barn, set in 20 acres of the owner’s grounds, provides holiday accommodation that is ideally placed to explore this delightful county. This spacious barn with gallieried bedroom is equipped to a high standard. Enjoy the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, explore Glastonbury Tor, Stourhead House and Gardens, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic coastal walks, fishing, boating and fossil hunting. Nearby are Yeovilton Fleet Air Army Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and many historic houses, including Montacute or Tintinhull. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.
    Little Bushes (ERW) and Copse Cottage (EWD) can be booked on their own or together for the remainder of 2014. Situated in South Somerset, 8 miles from Glastonbury, these two attractive, detached, converted barns, set in 20 acres of the owner’s grounds, provide holiday accommodation that is ideally placed to explore this delightful county. The main barn (ERW), with character oak features and flagstone floor in the hallway, is excellent accommodation for 6, or the smaller, yet spacious barn for 2 (EWD), with gallieried bedroom, is also equipped to a high standard. Little Bushes and Copse Cottage can be booked on their own or together. Enjoy the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, explore Glastonbury Tor, Stourhead House and Gardens, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic coastal walks, fishing, boating and fossil hunting. Nearby are Yeovilton Fleet Air Army Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and many historic houses, including Montacute or Tintinhull. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and French doors. Beamed dining room with wooden floor/kitchen area with stone floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Full underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD/iPod
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Patio with furniture
    • 20 acres of natural unspoilt woodland grounds shared with owner
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Stabling and turn out for four horses

  • The Bolthole

    Tibthorpe, nr. Driffield

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: IZF


    For that romantic getaway, The Bolthole is just the place. An idyllic, one bedroom, detached, characterful eclectic cottage situated on the owners’ smallholding in the village of Tibthorpe, with rare breed sheep and hens just outside the door, you really are in the countryside. The cottage has been renovated by the present owners, with great care and attention to detail, with an emphasis on Yorkshire and British made products where possible. A lot of thought has gone into the environment and the owners have taken the extra steps to respect this. With the underfloor heating and a cosy wood-burning stove, it is a superb place to come back to after a long day cycling, walking, bird watching at Bempton or a day out visiting East and North Yorkshire. Being situated in The Wolds, the cottage offers excellent access to countryside walks and cycle routes, with its rolling hills and magnificent unspoiled scenery, which is why the renowned artist David Hockney was inspired to do paintings of the local area. You can follow the Hockney Trail and see the locations of some of his greatest artwork. The market towns of Driffield, Beverley and Malton are just a short drive away, where the vibrant markets selling local produce are very popular both with the tourists and the locals. The traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and Whitby are ideal for day trips. Hull, voted the UK City of Culture 2017, is only twenty miles away, with a vast array of entertainment venues, museums and park. The medieval city of York is only 26 miles away.
    In the area, there are plenty of stately homes that are well worth a visit, such as Castle Howard, Sledmere, Burton Agnes Hall and Sewerby Hall. All have a fascinating history and wonderful gardens to walk around. The spectacular Lavender Gardens have won many awards as being the most inspiring gardens to visit in Yorkshire! The magnificent scenery, beautiful market towns, outstanding country houses and sweeping coastline ensure that many visitors return year after year. Beach 15 miles. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 4 miles.

    Two steps to entrance hall. Large, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. One step down to double bedroom with 7ft hand-made bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, biomass underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two 40" Smart TVs
    • DAB radio/iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

  • The Cottage

    The Vatch, nr. Stroud

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NQE

    This detached, period Cotswold stone holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful and picturesque location within the grounds of the owners’ Grade II listed Upper Vatch Mill. The tranquil sound of the Slad brook and weir are within earshot. The Cotswold village of Slad, immortalised by the author Laurie Lee, is scattered along the slope of this narrow valley, captured in the filming of Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ (1998). An ideal location for walkers, there are many footpaths, while the Cotswold Way is within a few minutes’ drive. Bohemian Stroud is one and a half miles away, and has an array of independent shops. The surrounding Golden Valleys are an attractive location from which to explore the western Cotswolds. Cheltenham, Bath and Cirencester are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Large living room. Large beamed dining room. Galley-style kitchen. First floor: Study. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Use of owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children including infants
    • NB: Brook in owner’s grounds, 50 yards.

  • The Cart House

    Hartland, nr. Bideford

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: HNNH

    Glorious uninterrupted sea views can be enjoyed from this delightful romantic retreat on the edge of a small mixed livestock farm. This spacious, single-storey barn conversion cleverly mixes olde worlde charm with modern living. Near Hartland, it is ideal to explore this AONB; perfect for walkers and bird watchers with delightful beaches close by. North of Hartland Point is picture-postcard Clovelly. Cycling, riding, surfing, sailing and fishing available locally. Shops and six pubs within 5 miles.

    Entrance hall/cloakroom. Two steps down to spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, slate floor, French doors, sea views, vaulted ceiling and well-equipped kitchen/breakfast area. Double bedroom with 5ft wrought-iron four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with free standing cast-iron bath and separate shower cubicle.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD and recorder
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed courtyard garden, patio, furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • NB: Two steps to patio

  • The Apple Store

    Elmswell

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29162

    The Apple Store is a converted, single-storey holiday cottage in an area of the owner’s large grounds in the village of Elmswell. This well-furnished, semi-detached cottage offers the perfect ‘get away from it all’ retreat but provides easy access to transport links to enjoy the abundance of delightful places to visit. A short drive away is historic Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket for a day at the races. The beach at Felixstowe is 30 minutes away, whilst the Suffolk coastal resorts of Southwold and Aldeburgh are within an hour’s drive. Café 200 yards. Shop 50 yards, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owner’s freezer. Shared lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in grounds, 20 yards.

  • The Barn at Tresahor Veor

    Constantine, nr. Falmouth

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: TAP

    The Barn at Tresahor Veor offers the best of country and coast with absolute seclusion in peaceful surroundings, lovely views and walks from its own front door across field footpaths to Constantine and Polwheveral Creek. The holiday property is Grade II listed and is situated 1½ miles from the village of Constantine with its pub, shop, famous wine store and the Tolmen Arts Centre, and is within a short drive of many sandy beaches and coves. The single-storey barn adjoins the owner’s home, has been renovated to the highest standard and offers extremely light and spacious holiday accommodation with floor length windows, skylights, full height cross-beamed ceilings and whitewashed stone walls. Discounted golf at Falmouth Golf Club. Pub 1½ miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with multi-fuel burner and oak floor/kitchen with slate floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip-link bed and feature stone wall. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (external utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of 13-acre natural grounds
    • Parking (2 cars and boat)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

  • The Barn

    Burley

    Grade
    2
    0
    0
    1
    Ref: PDDE

    A beautifully renovated barn conversion situated in the village of Burley Street in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Built of oak and timber, it has an air of relaxed elegance and offers a wealth of features including a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, spiral staircase and wood-burning stove, as well as extras such as Egyptian cotton sheets. Located in the grounds of the main cottage, it provides a perfect base for exploring the New Forest’s many delights. The market town of Ringwood is a 6-minute drive where all facilities can be found, with handsome Georgian buildings. Sandy beaches lie 8 miles away and sailing and surfing can also be enjoyed. Shop and pubs ¾ mile.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, large windows, wooden floor and hand-made kitchen area. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. Spiral open staircase to first floor: Galleried area with 5ft bed and wooden floor. Vaulted ceilings and beams throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • TV (LCD)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared freezer in outbuilding
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

  • The Old Cart House

    Naunton, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NRF

    This stunning and beautifully presented detached barn conversion is approached along a private drive and overlooks the picturesque village of Naunton. A short walk leads to the heart of the village and the local pub. In an AONB, it is perfect for exploring the adjacent footpaths and bridleways with their spectacular views. The classic country houses and gardens of the area are within easy reach and Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are close by. Shop 5 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Beamed living room with TV and wood-burning stove. Kitchen and dining area with oak work tops. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Gallery bedroom with large French antique double bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Small garden area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Stabling by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in paddock

    Note: The Old Cart House (NRF) is situated in the same private grounds as Little Barn (NNN)

  • The Studio

    Grafton, Bampton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NOW

    Situated in the quaint hamlet of Grafton in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, this spectacular attached studio conversion lies adjacent to the owner’s home and provides an excellent holiday location with the added benefit of complimentary bath products, heated towel rail and 100% Egyptian linen and towels. Local attractions include Blenheim Palace, Ashdown House and Great Coxwell Barn. Visit the Cotswolds towns of Burford, Bibury and Cirencester. Sporting events close by include Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup, Newbury Races, Silverstone and Blenheim International Horse Trials. Oxford 25 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Beamed living room with dining area, wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling, stone floor and Velux windows, open plan with galley-style kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 6ft bed, lime-washed oak floor and Velux window.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with loggia and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Private tennis court
    • Parking (1 car)
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: 2 steps in grounds

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