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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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  • Cockermouth, near Keswick, Cumbria
    Cockermouth, near Keswick, Cumbria×

    Tanner’s Cottage

    Cockermouth, near Keswick, Cumbria

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    A charming cottage for two with an enclosed garden just five minutes from the centre of Cockermouth A charming cottage for two with an enclosed garden just five minutes from the centre of Cockermouth
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    This traditional 18th century mid terraced holiday cottage is situated on the edge of the bustling Georgian market town of Cockermouth. Modernised but retaining cottage charm, the cosy accommodation is just a 5 minute walk from interesting shops, galleries, restaurants and visitor attractions. Cockermouth is close to the north west border of the Lake District National Park, making an ideal base for exploring the spectacular lakeland scenery. Keswick, 12 miles, Buttermere, 10 miles,...

  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    The Fold

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC111298
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Fold provides two sitting rooms, one with the advantage of patio doors looking over the garden.
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    The Fold is situated along a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of Keswick, 10 minutes level walk into the town centre. A one bedroom bungalow, The Fold provides the perfect retreat for fell walking couples seeking a peaceful setting but close to all of Keswick’s amenities. The Bungalow was extended now has a garden room which provides a delightful second sitting room with patio doors overlooking the private garden.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating, the accommodation comprises:...

  • Lowick Bridge,
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    Allt Maen

    Lowick Bridge,

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    Ref: E3266
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying views of the Old Man of Coniston this first floor accommodation is in a prime location for walking the many hills and fells of the Lake District. Enjoying views of the Old Man of Coniston this first floor accommodation is in a prime location for walking the many hills and fells of the Lake District.
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    In the glorious landscape of the Lake District National Park, and ideally located for enjoying water sports or fell walking and climbing, these two spacious and comfortable properties have been created from the conversion of an 18th century barn. Allt Maen, its name derived from the Celtic ‘Old Man of Coniston’, a mountain visible from the properties, is on the first floor and Wetherlam occupies the ground floor. Coniston Water is just 2 miles, Windermere 8 miles, Blawith...

    Wetherlam
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  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×

    4 Balmoral House

    Keswick, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC111328
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Situated on the third floor this superb one bedroom apartment has superb fell views in a convenient, central location with its own private parking space.
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    This one bedroom apartment has been fully refurbished to a high standard, including high quality kitchen and shower room.  From its third floor town centre location it benefits from super views from the bedroom, a private parking space and immediate access to shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions.  Hope park is within two minutes walk, with mini golf, putting and crazy golf and the Theatre by the Lake and Derwentwater are 5 minutes away. You can explore the area around Keswick...
  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Overbeck Cottage

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123247
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A four star property situated by the banks of the River Rothay just 500 yards from the centre of Ambleside.
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    Just 500 yards from the centre of vibrant Ambleside, Overbeck Cottage is one of two small cottages adjoining Riverside Lodge, a property of immense charm and character in a unique location on the banks of the River Rothay which flows through the grounds of the property before running into Lake Windermere.  Within a level stroll from the cottage you will find a host of restaurants and activities to suit all ages. Ambleside is well served with numerous attractions including two cinemas, the...
  • Ulpha, near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria
    Ulpha, near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria×

    Duddon Mews

    Ulpha, near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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    Ref: 29319
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site
    This unique conversion, attached to a traditional farmhouse, is nestled in countryside with lovely views down the Duddon Valley. Nestled in countryside with stunning views down the Duddon Valley. Unique conversion attached to a traditional farmhouse.
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    Duddon Mews is a traditional Lakeland hideaway, attached to the owner’s farmhouse, and enjoying an idyllic rural location tucked away in the Duddon Valley. Arranged on two floors, there is an open-plan living/dining room/kitchen on the ground floor, while an external stone staircase leading to the first floor gives access to a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. A truly unique property, lovingly restored to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. The Duddon Valley is...

  • Staveley, Cumbria
    Staveley, Cumbria×

    Hideaway Cottage

    Staveley, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC129191
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    A romantic cottage for couples, well equipped and of excellent quality. 
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    A super cottage in the middle of this popular Lakeland village, Hideaway is a fine example of the very best in self catering properties. The cottage ticks all the boxes in terms of character and charm, displayed in exposed beams and feature stonework and the owner has used his wealth of experience in running a country house hotel to ensure his guests will want for nothing. Hideaway Cottage has been ’dressed’ in every sense of the word, from the choice of prints and ornaments to...
  • Grasmere, Cumbria
    Grasmere, Cumbria×

    Seat Sandal

    Grasmere, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC121137
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Lakeland apartment set in the very heart of Grasmere village enjoying superb views of Silver How and the surrounding fell range.
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    Seat Sandal enjoys a perfect location in the very heart of romantic Grasmere, overlooking the village green and with wonderful views towards Silver How from every window. Walks for all ages and abilities can be enjoyed directly from the door, onto the fells or beside the Lake, so park up, put on your boots and get back to nature retracing the steps of the famous poets that were so very fond of Grasmere.
    On the first floor and one of only a handful of properties in this traditional...
  • Ambleside, Cumbria
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    Willow Retreat

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123298
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    A cosy apartment at the foot of the Rothay Valley, just a short stroll from the centre of Ambleside.
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    Set above the popular village of Ambleside and close to the spectacular 70-foot Stock Ghyll Force waterfalls, Willow Retreat is an ideal getaway for couples. With plenty to do in the area, from walking on the fells right from the door to nearby sailing, paintballing, mountain biking, climbing and range of places with famous literary connections to explore, you’ll never be bored. A pleasant stroll down the River Rothay and past the famous Bridge House leads you into Ambleside where you...
  • Ambleside, Cumbria
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    La’l Tethera

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC127050
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    Super, stylish apartment in the very heart of Ambleside, just a stone’s throw from everything this vibrant village has to offer.
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    Ambleside is a super base for a first or return trip to Southern Lakeland. Awash with a host of activities for all ages and abilities, there’s certainly plenty of attractions to enjoy throughout the day and into the evening yet peace and tranquility can always be found on the slopes of the surrounding fell range, the top of Loughrigg a manageable hike, well worth the effort.
    Centrally placed for enjoying all that this Lakeland village has to offer, La’l Tethera is a...
  • Keswick, Cumbria
    Keswick, Cumbria×
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    Ref: CC111403
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    A ground floor apartment with level access making it convenient for those who struggle with stairs.
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    Situated on the fringe of Keswick town centre, Elm Court is part of the ever popular Greta Grove development in Keswick. These luxurious apartments offer the best of both worlds, a quiet location yet with all amenities on the doorstep. James’ Retreat is on the ground floor, with level access, convenient for visitors with mobility problems. The apartment has stylish contemporary furnishings and provides very spacious accommodation for couples. It is equally suitable for those arriving...
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  • Ambleside, Cumbria
    Ambleside, Cumbria×

    Thomas Fold Flat

    Ambleside, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC123294
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A one bedroom apartment in the centre of Ambleside ideal for a couple. Dog friendly and just minutes from both amenities and Lakeland walks.
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    Traditionally built, this cosy basement apartment is sure to be in demand from couples looking for a comfortable base in the heart of the Lake District. With walks almost from the door, the property is in an excellent location midway between Lake Windermere and the bustling village of Ambleside with all its amenities, restaurants, cafes and shops. Watersports are also available within 5 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub ½ mile and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: 9 steps down to...

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