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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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  • Apple Tree Cottage

    Threlkeld, nr. Keswick

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 17336

    Spectacular views from front and rear of cottage

    This detached, Lakeland stone cottage stands at the foot of one of the most exciting fells of the Lake District - Blencathra. With spectacular views to both the front and rear of the property, it is well furnished and equipped and has been tastefully decorated offering all year round comfort.
    Situated in the heart of Threlkeld village, which boasts 2 excellent pubs serving food, it is ideally situated with easy access to Skiddaw and the Keswick fells and lakes. Excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep on the C2C cycle route. There is also a play area and playing field opposite. Keswick, 4 miles. You can cycle or walk to Keswick via the old railway line; there is also a frequent bus service. Keswick Golf Club ½ mile from the village. This is a perfect village for a good base for activites or ideal for that ’get away from it all’ holiday. Shop 4 miles, 2 pubs 500 metres.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Derwentwater View (was 10 Harney Peak)

    Portinscale

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC115114
    For customers seeking something special with lake views then Derwentwater View must come at the top of your list. This luxury first floor apartment is one of 9 other apartments in Harney Peak, a former Lakeland Hotel converted, refurbished and upgraded to a high standard, situated in the peaceful attractive village of Portinscale with a footpath to the Lake and within walking distance of Keswick. Harney Peak is ideally situated to explore this beautiful part of the lakes, whether on foot or by car. Portinscale has a marina, pub, restaurant and cafe/village store (seasonal opening hours), many more amenities are available in nearby Keswick.

    First Floor: The accommodation has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/kitchen/dining area: Open plan with TV, DVD, CD/radio and balcony with lake views. The kitchen area has electric oven, gas hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite shower, WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. Wi-fi internet access. Playstation 2 in property for guests use. Parking in car park (strictly for two cars any further cars must park on the street). Two well behaved pets welcome. Access to an on site lockable communal bike storage room and a separate communal drying room.

  • Galena

    Glenridding, nr. Penrith

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 24934

    Conveniently set among the woodland on the edge of the village of Glenridding, this detached Lakeland cottage stands in an elevated position. The area is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a haven for a variety of wild birds and red squirrel; wild deer have even been seen on the patio. Just 1/4 mile from Glenridding village with pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, access to lake steamers, boat and bike hire. Walking and climbing nearby. Shop and pubs 550 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single (can be double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Garage with table tennis table. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • The Old Bothy

    Watermillock, nr. Ullswater

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 26071

    Excellent views
    Close to Lake Ullswater

    The Old Bothy, circa 1750, is a traditional, semi-detached, stone built holiday home which stands in a tranquil, elevated position close to the shore of Ullswater. Renovated in 2005, this charming cottage combines character with modern facilities and enjoys spectacular views to the Eastern Fells. Perfectly placed between the lakeside villages of Glenridding and Pooley Bridge guests will enjoy the varied outdoor activities close at hand amidst the most beautiful scenery. A stunning drive over Kirkstone Pass connects Ullswater to Windermere. A perfect holiday retreat for touring the Lake District National Park. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 300 yards.

    Lower ground floor: Garden room with patio doors. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with patio doors, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with double ended bath, walk-in shower and toilet. Spiral stairs to ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceilings.

    Woodburner in garden room included. Open fire in living room included. Underfloor electricity heating (in both bathrooms), oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVDs. CDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • The Ivy Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC111301
    This light and airy sandstone cottage provides spacious accommodation for up to six people, furnished to a high standard of comfort. The Ivy Cottage is situated in a residential area of Keswick, opposite the Keswick Convention Centre and only a five minute level walk into the town centre. Four free 2016 passes are provided for Keswick Leisure Pool.
    The cottage has a private courtyard garden providing a pleasant area to relax.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:-
    Lounge: With TV, games console with family games and board games, DVD, video, CD radio and electric fire.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.
    Utility rooms: With washer/dryer and separate secure bike storage space.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom: With king size four poster bed and TV/DVD.
    Bedroom 2: With adult size bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With a double and single bed for flexibility of sleeping arrangements, not for a seventh person.
    Front bedrooms give a view to Latrigg.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available. Four free 2016 passes are provided for Keswick Leisure pool and fitness suite. Wi-Fi.Rear courtyard garden with a picnic bench. On street parking.

  • Cornerstones

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC123138
    Ambleside is certainly a tourist hot spot due to its central Lakes location, enjoying a fantastic array of specialist shops and excellent facilities for dining out. Cornerstones is situated in the centre of the village, handy for all your holiday needs. Carefully renovated, Cornerstones offers high quality accommodation in a traditional style and has been sympathetically restored to maintain its character features, including slate floors, original pine woodwork and a welcoming woodburning stove.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With woodburning stove (fuel not provided), TV, video, DVD and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen/diner: With excellent range of units including gas hob, electric double oven and grill, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer and freezer and useful hanging space for walking gear.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with pine furniture and pretty fabrics en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: Bunk bedroom with full size bunks, pine furniture and pretty fabrics.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom decorated in fresh, modern colours with ample storage.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Fuel for the wood burner not supplied. Cot and highchair available. Wifi internet access available.Small patio to the rear of the property. 2 parking permits available one for on street on Compston Street and the other for all SLDC car parks.

  • Stonefold Cottage

    Waberthwaite, nr. Ravenglass

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W4359

    Panoramic views

    This detached barn conversion is full of ’olde worlde’ character, with exposed oak beams, yet with all modern day comforts. It is situated on the hillside, a mile from the village of Waberthwaite, in the south-west corner of the Lake District National Park. Its elevated position provides panoramic views over the Lakeland Fells and the Irish Sea. Holidaymakers can enjoy sitting on the patio area and watching the sunset behind the Isle of Man. An excellent area for walking, cycling and visiting attractions in the area, from the Bird of Prey Centre and gardens at Muncaster Castle, to a ride on the miniature railway at Ravenglass. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor/kitchen. Dining room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite toilet, 1 twin, each with beams.

    First £5 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Stream at property.

  • Peacock Cottage

    Outgate near Hawkshead

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CC125106
    Peacock Cottage would be well placed on the cover of any chocolate box, a traditional 18th century property with superb enclosed gardens, the large topiary feature created and lovingly cared for, reflecting its name. The small hamlet of Outgate, a mile from Hawkshead, boasts one of the finest pubs in the area and is only a stones throw from the cottage. Hawkshead and Ambleside are within easy reach with plenty of shops, eateries and pubs and some of the best walking opportunities in the area, for all abilities. Peacock Cottage is well presented in a traditional style with quality fittings and furnishings throughout and has undergone a major refurbishment. The accommodation has a modern, spacious and light kitchen and three bathrooms with high quality fittings, to provide luxury accommodation for six people. 
    For larger parties, Peacock Cottage and the adjacent studio The Hayloft (CC125113) can be booked together to accommodate eight people with ease. This is particularly useful for couples joining large family groups, who would enjoy some privacy or quiet time through the holiday.

    Ground Floor: Peacock Cottage has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: With open fire (fuel NOT provided), 50" flat screen TV, DVD, double sofa bed, Wi-fi internet access (the code details are on the reverse of the hub) and CD/hi-fi.
    Dining room:  With extra cosy seating area and wood burning stove (initial logs provided)
    Kitchen:  Open plan kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave and coffee machine. French doors out to enclosed patio area, with barbecue and garden seating.
    Shower room: With walk in shower and sauna, wash basin, separate WC, and under floor heating.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 3:  Twin bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over large bath, hand basin and WC.
     

    All oil, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available.  Logs and coal for the fire are not provided but can be purchased locally.Landscaped gardens and patio with furniture provided. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sauna available for guests use.

  • Apple Tree Lodge

    Hawkshead nr. Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W8866

    Lovely views

    Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these superb, detached, single-storey holiday lodges have marvellous views of all the surrounding high mountains from their sunny balconies. They are yards from the bustling village with its shops, cafes and pubs. This is a superb base to make the most of this marvellous place, as a pleasant walk will bring you to the renowned Tarn Hows and the magnificent lakeland scenery. You are 1 mile from the pretty Esthwaite Water and the world famous Beatrix Potter’s house with Windermere and Bowness villages a short trip across the lake on the Windermere ferry. Fabulous walking - the Old Man of Coniston and the Langdales beckon. Hawkshead is a pretty medieval market town which is steeped in history with 15th century buildings, galleries and museums to visit. Local attractions include the ruins of Hawkshead Hall to the 15th-century St Michael’s parish church and court house, as well as the historic palace, heritage centre, gardens, forest trails, boat trips and of course the award winning Beatrix Potter Gallery and attraction. The cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and stunning scenery gives this place a magical feel. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    First £20 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Ellerview House

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UK1004
    This beautiful, spacious slate-built house, adjacent to the owner’s home, is just a short stroll from the bustling village of Ambleside. Stylishly finished to a very good standard it is ideal for families or groups of friends wanting a comfortable base close to attractions and the village centre but on a peaceful street. Set over three floors with a large kitchen/dining room, generous bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a separate first floor lounge the house has been laid out to maximise views over the large, fully enclosed shared garden and on towards the fells and lake. It is a wonderful base for walking up Fairfield and the surrounding fells.

    Ambleside provides a wonderful opportunity to escape and experience Lake District life at the northern end of Lake Windermere. The popular village has a great range of independent shops, galleries, pubs and eateries for every taste. Take a trip to Windermere or Bowness and enjoy a leisurely cruise on the lake surrounded by the spectacular backdrop. Tranquil Rydal Water, Grasmere, Derwentwater and Keswick are all close by.

    Ground Floor: The property has eight steps to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/dining room: With wooden floor, gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Six steps to...
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Lounge: With electric fire, 42" BT Vision TV (including BT Sports), DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and piano.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With underfloor heating, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with underfloor heating, shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 12 steps in garden.
    The banister/balustrade height of this property is less than 1m. extra care maybe needed especially if you have small children in your party

  • Castle Hill Cottage

    Bassenthwaite, Keswick

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: LA2

    Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Bassenthwaite/Keswick area, this delightful, detached holiday cottage has been traditionally constructed and totally refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location. It has enviable views across the surrounding pasture land towards the Lakeland Fells and excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep. Bassenthwaite Lake is a short stroll away whilst the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth are 7 miles. Leisure centre with pool and hotel 200 yards. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and antique furnishings. Dining room with electric fire in traditional wood surround. Step down to well-equipped kitchen with Aga (for cooking), breakfast area and French doors to garden. Boiler/drying room. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, views across lake to Lakeland Fells. Compact double bedroom (views of Binsey). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Sky TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 18 yrs

  • 18 In The Corner

    Windermere

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC127061
    A delightful Lakeland cottage in a central location. This charming property is found just off the main street in Windermere itself and is ideal for guests wanting to place themselves within the town’s popular amenities. A short stroll to the pretty town centre finds a selection of restaurants, cafes and shops with something for everyone.

    Windermere offers an ideal base from which to explore the Lakes. How you do this is entirely up to you! Trains run regularly from the local station, just a short walk away. The much loved Lake Windermere steamers depart from nearby Bowness, another hugely popular Lakeland town. Walkers of all abilities will enjoy easy access to fabulous routes literally from your doorstep. It’s not just the great location of this holiday home that guests will find a bonus. This property benefits from a fabulous wet room and delightful, well equipped shaker style kitchen. Combine these with the cosy lounge and beautifully presented dining room and guests will appreciate the careful attention the owners have put into creating a holiday cottage with that special home from home feel about it.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD/Blu-ray/CD player and Bluetooth sound bar/speakers.
    Kitchen/dining room: With slate floor, open fire, electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and Freeview TV.
    Wet room: With shower and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: In the eaves with king size bed and TV (some restricted head room).
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fires provided. Broadband. Small library of DVDs/CDs and books (including local guide books) are available. Sitting-out areas with furniture. Parking (permit for 1 car). No smoking.

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