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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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  • The Annexe

    Apse Heath, nr. Shanklin

    Grade
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    Ref: 15467

    Ideal touring location

    This delightful holiday property is comfortably furnished and well placed for relaxing, and enjoys views over the open countryside. Noted for its temperate climate, the island is easily explored from the scenic beauty of West Wight to the sandy beaches of Sandown Bay, Shanklin and Ventnor. Also worth a visit is the busy yachting haven at Cowes. Osborne House, holiday home of Queen Victoria, and Carisbrooke Castle, are both easily accessible, as are the picturesque villages of Godshill or Old Shanklin. Shop 1/4 mile, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s freezer. Small enclosed courtyard garden and furniture. Parking.

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  • Scythe and Sickle Barn

    Glaisdale near Whitby

    Grade
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    Ref: CC233099
    Scythe and Sickle Barn is positioned in one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the North York Moors National Park, deep in the valley of Glaisdale Dale. It is a sympathetically restored barn conversion that has retained many original features, attached to the owners home that offers a high standard of accommodation. Tastefully furnished and decorated throughout whilst retaining the character and charm which this property has in abundance. The log burner gives the cottage a cosy, welcoming feel and is ideal for relaxing in front of on a cooler evening.

    Ground Floor: Heated by electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: with wood burner, Freesat TV, built in DVD, radio/CD and Wi-Fi. Freestanding electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bathroom: with bath and shower above, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver adaptor.
    Mezzanine bedroom: with double bed.

    All power, heating, linen, towels and starter pack of logs provided’ for the log burner .Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Okel Tor Mine - The Count House

    Calstock, nr. Callington

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: TPZ

    If you’re looking for a holiday property completely off the beaten track, nestling in woodland overlooking the meandering Tamar River, then Okel Tor Mine is for you.
    Okel Tor Mine is situated on the tidal reaches of the River Tamar, just downstream from Morwellham Quay, where the BBC series ‘Edwardian Farm’ was filmed.
    Okel Tor Mine is acknowledged by English Heritage to be one of the best surviving 19th century tin mines nationally. It is both an Ancient Monument and World Heritage Site.
    The Smithy (ref TPY) was the workshop of the mine, where miners’ picks were sharpened and The Count House (ref TPZ) is the former mine captain’s office. The cottages are about 15 yards apart and screened from each other with vegetation, both are Grade II listed and situated in an elevated position within approximately 16 acres of natural woodland and lowland heath on the banks of the River Tamar with beautiful views of Devon. There are a number of interesting ruins and an abundance of flora and fauna.
    The village of Calstock is a short walk away and has a village shop, a pub serving food and a railway station with regular services to Plymouth. The National Trusts enchanting Cotehele House is also within walking distance and the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail actually passes through Okel Tor Mine. Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the sandy beaches at Whitsand Bay on the south coast are just a short drive away. Horse riding nearby. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/iPod dock
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-honesty box
    • Garden/patio area with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Woodland Retreat

    Polbrock, Washaway

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: T13

    Set within 15 acres of terraced woodland high in the Camel Valley, this holiday cottage has been furnished and fitted to a high standard with style and is the ideal romantic retreat. With views from the bed through the triangular windows across the valley and the cosy well co-ordinated living room with its wood-burning stove, this cottage has been thoughtfully designed. The landscaped garden has two patio areas with lovely country views; a short path leads to the shared indoor heated swimming pool. Well placed to visit Padstow with Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurant, Port Isaac and Tintagel. Close to Bodmin Moor - unspoilt moorland with abundant wildlife. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped modern kitchen area. Walk-in shower room with toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom.

    Wood-burning stove - fuel included. Electricity, electric heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with furniture. Barbecue. Shared use of 15-acre terraced and wooded grounds. Parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (24ft x 12ft, depth 3ft 9in), open all year and sauna (at cost). Natural spring water supply. No smoking.

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  • Hideaway Cottage

    Staveley

    Grade
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    Ref: CC129191
    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 the collection of hand picked antiquities, all finished off with sumptuous fabrics and quality pieces of furniture.
    The property has a most romantic feel about it and to compliment this, a pre-bookable welcome pack is available to purchase for that rather special time away, to include champagne, chocolates, roses and fluffy dressing gowns.
    Fell Cottage 129198 is under the same ownership as Hideaway Cottage.

    Ground Floor: Hideaway Cottage has oil filled panel heating, a multi-fuel stove and briefly comprises:
    Entrance leading to open plan...
    Lounge/dining room: With feature stone wall with multi-fuel stove (initial fuel supplied), TV, video, DVD and CD/Hi-Fi.
    Kitchen: With slate floor, ceramic hob, built in electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with freezer box.

    Rear door to shared outdoor area.  

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: A spacious room with wooden floor, super king size bed (which can be a twin if preferred, please advise on booking) with luxurious goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton bedding to compliment.
    Bathroom: With space saver bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Initial supply of fuel for multi-fuel stove. Cot and highchair available on request. A laundry service is available on request. Free Wi-Fi internet connection available. Outside: There is a communal drying area to the rear. On street parking A luxury welcome pack can be arranged to be in the property, the cost is £50 and includes champagne, red roses and the use of fluffy dressing gowns. Please inform us when booking. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Old Heathwaite - High Mere

    Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: 18876

    These two delightful and spacious holiday apartments have lovely views overlooking Windermere to the fells beyond. Formerly part of a Victorian gentleman’s residence they are situated in a prime residential area known as Heathwaite, which is on the edge of Windermere village. Furnished and fitted in a contemporary style, to a very good standard, the properties offer all the comforts of home. Each has its own private entrance up a short flight of slate steps. The location is superb, 10 minutes walk down to Windermere centre and 20 minutes walk to the lake at Bowness where you can enjoy a boat trip. Take one of the many country walks from the doorstep or explore central Lakeland by car. Shop 300 yards, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating. gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small porch and chairs. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

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  • Courthope Farm - Bluebell’s Stable

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 23556

    Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists

    Nestling in the 120-acre manorial common of Stelling Minnis and Lyminge Forest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Courthope Farm. The holiday cottages have been sympathetically renovated in keeping with their surroundings. All guests are able to use the hot tub in the centre of the courtyard and can also explore the owner’s 8 acres of farmland. Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists close to the North Downs Way and many other cycle routes. Catch the county cricket at Canterbury or try your luck at the races at Folkestone race course. Car racing can be enjoyed at Lydden and Brands Hatch and birdwatchers will be in their element at Dungeness, Sandwich or Stodmarsh. For the garden enthusiast, Kent has more gardens open to the public than any other county in England so try Scotney Castle garden and Sissinghurst. Castles are also abundant – see Leeds, Dover and Walmer and if you wish to visit further afield the Channel Tunnel is a 10-minute drive, enabling you to visit France or if you prefer to go by ferry – Dover is 30 minutes away. NB. Properties 23556, 23558 & 23559 can be booked together for larger parties. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft, zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared courtyard and grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared hot tub. NB: Fenced pond in the shared grounds.

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  • The Old Dairy

    Netherfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
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    Ref: 26238

    This detached, single-storey holiday property is set amongst 32 acres of farmland with corn-fed pigs and sheep. Stroll the plethora of footpaths and don’t miss Battle Abbey - the subject of a famous Turner painting and the battlefield in 1066. Explore cosmopolitan Hastings and see the historic Old Town, with its fishing boats and iconic net huts, visit Underwater World, or the smugglers’ caves. Castles and vineyards are within a short drive and the station provides good access to London for additional sightseeing. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electric underfloor heating (in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with terrace and furniture. 32 acres of shared farmland. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Granny McPhee’s Cottage

    West Chilla, nr. Beaworthy

    Grade
    2
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    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

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  • Channel View

    Niton, nr. Ventnor

    Grade
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    Ref: 23491

    Peacefully located at the end of a row of similar chalets, this single storey holiday property overlooks the beautiful communal gardens, with sea glimpses much of the year. The island has towering cliffs, sandy beaches, farmlands, river valleys and steep ravines, all linked by a 500 mile network of footpaths including 68 mile coastal walk with spectacular views accessed 25 metres from the chalet. The nearest beach is about 20 minutes walk, and St. Catherine’s Lighthouse is also nearby. The charming village of Niton is about 10 minutes walk. Discover NT homes and gardens and attractions including The Needles. Try water sports, cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and golf. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. CD. 2-ring electricity hob and oven. Microwave. Shared garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

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  • High Farm Cottage

    Gerrick, nr. Moorsholme

    Grade
    2
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    3
    1
    Ref: 7519

    Ideal for walkers

    This simply furnished holiday cottage is attached to the owners house, high on the moorland above Loftus and Staithes. It is ideal for walkers, country and sea lovers, and dog owners. The owners do rear dogs, and so there may well be the odd bark or two! North Yorkshire Moors centre is approximately 3 miles. Within easy reach of Whitby with its cliff-top golf course, harbour and abbey, Scarborough with its wealth of family entertainment, the historic city of York, or Heartbeat country. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared enclosed garden area and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. Private water supply. No smoking.

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  • Hockmoor Garden Cottage

    Buckfast

    Grade
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    Ref: HYZ

    Set amid Hembury Woods, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this romantic retreat is ideal for couples. Adjoining the owner’s home, this cosy holiday cottage has been converted to a very good standard and offers a combined galleried living room/bedroom on the first floor. With your own garden area to relax in, there are also 16 acres of the owner’s extensive gardens, private woodland and small-holding with horses, chickens and sheep, around which guests are free to roam. Buckfast with its abbey lies just ½ mile away. Moorland and woodland walks, riding and fishing are all to hand, with golf, sailing, surfing and the beaches of the South Hams nearby. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried living room/bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. TV. DVD. Washing machine. Garden area and furniture. Shared 16-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

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