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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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  • Okel Tor Mine - The Count House

    Calstock, nr. Callington

    Grade
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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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  • Garden and Studio Flats - The Garden Flat

    Kenley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 26480

    Situated down a quiet country lane adjoining the owner’s thatched cottage, these studio apartments (refs 26236 and 26480) make for an ideal holiday retreat. They both have patio areas which overlook the fields and open countryside beyond. Well positioned for exploring the delights of Shropshire including Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, renowned for its historic buildings, huge variety of shops, eateries, wine bars and Theatre Severn. Guests can enjoy walks from the door or a little further afield is Church Stretton’s gateway to the Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley, ever popular tourist areas. Horse riding nearby. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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

    Electric woodburner in living room included. DVD. Internet connection. Small private patio area. NB: Steps in garden.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Well in grounds.

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  • Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Apartment

    Buxton

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    Ref: 30071

    Set in the heart of Buxton.


    Positioned in a highly sought after location in the heart of Buxton directly opposite The Pavilion Gardens, with its 23 acres of award winning beautifully maintained land, these two Victorian holiday cottages (ref 30069 and 30070) and lower ground floor holiday apartment (ref 30071), adjacent to the owner’s home, have been immaculately presented to a very good standard throughout. Parking is located directly next to the entrance to the properties and is suitable for more than 1 car. Adorned with fine fixtures and fittings, period features and beautiful antique furniture, they are an ideal base from which to explore for those looking for either a break outdoors in stunning countryside or to soak up an abundance of cultural and artistic interest. Famous for its opera house which has a spectacular auditorium, and its diverse and varied architecture, Buxton itself has a large selection of boutique and independent shops, craft and gift emporiums. There are cafés and coffee shops, pubs, bars, artisan markets, festivals and street food - and, of course, you are surrounded on three sides by the Peak District National Park. Beautiful walks can be enjoyed at Rushup Moor, and cyclists can take advantage of the Tissington Trail. Bakewell is home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, Castleton has its caverns, and the National Trust’s Lyme Park, the Roaches, the Monsal Trail and even Alton Towers are all just a short distance away. Golf can be found nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 16 years.

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  • Stonehouse Farm Cottage

    Crowborough

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    Ref: PHHW

    Converted to a high standard, this attractive holiday cottage resides within 60 acres of woodland and fields with abundant wildlife and is accessed via a mile long track. Single-storeyed and detached, it makes an ideal base for fishing (with access to carp ponds) and walking within the High Weald, an AONB. Royal Tunbridge Wells is 7 miles, Groombridge Place Gardens and the Enchanted Forest 5 miles and the Bluebell Railway 7 miles. Easy access to London by train (about an hour). Riding, rock climbing and golf locally. Motorbikes are welcome. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Step up to spacious living/dining room with gas woodburner, oak floor and two sets of French doors to decked balcony. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Decked balcony
    • Small, enclosed garden with furniture
    • Shared 60-acre woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Use of owner’s outdoor swimming pool (36ft x 18ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in) by arrangement
    • Stabling by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Ponds in woodland

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  • Penny Corner

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr. Charmouth

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    Ref: W7661

    Peaceful village location

    Tucked away in the sleepy little village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, the accommodation is next door to a quiet country pub. This completely self contained wing of the owner’s house, has been pleasantly furnished and well equipped to provide an excellent base from which to explore this charming part of rural West Dorset, including the Jurassic Coastline, designated by UNESCO as England’s first natural World Heritage Site. The surrounding countryside abounds in glorious walks and wildlife, and is dotted with picturesque villages. Within a few miles lies the National Trust coastal area famous for its stunning scenery, fossil hunting and with wonderful beaches at Charmouth. The Cobb breakwater at Lyme Regis is also worth a visit. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 15 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity included (£15per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Long Thatch Lodge

    Old Newton, nr. Stowmarket

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    Ref: 29432

    Set in a quiet location, Long Thatch Lodge makes an ideal, romantic country retreat. It is detached with open-plan living area, including a woodburner for chillier evenings and a delightful garden. Set in the grounds of the owner’s 15th-century thatched cottage, it is an ideal holiday base for visiting the Suffolk countryside and coast. This includes ‘Constable Country’, Lavenham and Long Melford (for NT properties Kentwell and Long Melford Halls), Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Thetford Forest, the Heritage Coastline and the Broads. The market town of Stowmarket provides a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a leisure centre and direct rail links to London and Norwich. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and wooden floor. Paddle stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer (in external utility). Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Rivendell

    Huntington, nr. York

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    Ref: 29147

    Conveniently located for easy access into the city of York, this holiday studio is set within the owners’ house and has its own private entrance and garden. Located in the heart of Huntington with its shops, pubs and a riverside walk, there are regular buses which run to the city centre. Visit the iconic minster, the Jorvik Centre, Castle Museum, stroll along the cobbled streets, walk the city walls or take a river boat trip. There are theatres and art galleries, inns, restaurants, traditional tea rooms and individual shops. Monks Cross and the Designer Outlet are perfect for some retail therapy, enjoy horse racing at the Knavesmire and visit the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and Air Museum. The surrounding area boasts stately homes at Castle Howard and Beningbrough Hall, and a World Heritage site at Fountains Abbey. The North York Moors, Dales and the coastal towns of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby are all easily accessible. Shop 165 yards, pub and restaurant 30 yards.

    All on the ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • The Blacksmith’s Shop

    Lanlivery, nr. Bodmin

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    Ref: 29089

    This detached holiday cottage sits in the shadow of the picturesque village church. Originally a blacksmith’s workshop, it is situated close to the owners’ former coaching house. It is just a few hundred yards from the village pub, with walks from the front door through the Cornish countryside including The Saints Way, which passes close to the holiday cottage. Visit the many attractions that this area has to offer, including the picturesque harbours of Fowey, Looe and Mevagissey, Lanhydrock, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the famous Eden Project. Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. 4 steps to kitchen/dining room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owners’ garden with summerhouse and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Hinton Grange - The Drake Studio

    Hinton, nr Bath

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    Ref: 27747

    Set in 6 acres of grounds

    This cluster of holiday cottages (refs 27747 & 27748) lies in the picturesque 6 acres of grounds of Hinton Grange, a former hotel now lived in by the owners. The Drake Studio (27747) is semi-detached whilst The Campbell Cottage (27748) is terraced. Both have accommodation on ground floor level. They lie just off the M4, yet are surrounded by open fields and countryside, and being on the Cotswolds Way footpath, are ideal for walkers and cyclists. Virtually next door is the 17th-century Dyrham Park (NT), a grand baroque mansion with sweeping views towards Bristol, and also the venue for many concerts and summer events. Only 9 miles to the centre of Bath, with many famous attractions including Pulteney Bridge, the abbey, Roman Baths, Aquae Sulis Spa and the sweeping Georgian crescents. Bath is a lively, year-round destination, with museums, galleries, cultural events and unique shopping. Further afield is the start of the Cotswolds and within a short drive are the historic cities of Bristol, Wells and Salisbury. The coastal resorts of Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Burnham-on-Sea are within an hour’s drive. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/bedroom area with double bed/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included.

    Both properties: Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6-acre grounds. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Fairy Cottage

    Edale

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    Ref: 11873

    This detached holiday property is situated at the heart of Grindsbrook Booth, which forms the village of Edale, which is just 50 yards from the start of the Pennine Way. Fairy Cottage has a characterful interior, with old beams, tiled floors and rugs and a charming galleried bedroom. There are views through the glazed original cartway across the surrounding orchard to open country.The village railway station serves the Hope Valley, Manchester and Sheffield. Mam Tor, Kinder Scout, the cave village of Castleton and the ’White Peak’ dales are within an easy driving distance. There is horse riding within a 5 mile drive. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 galleried double bedroom with beams.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio. Parking (1 car). Couples only.

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  • Pig Sty Cottage

    West Milton

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    Ref: E1867

    Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this unique collection of properties is set within the grounds of the owner’s working farm on the edge of the picturesque and tranquil village of West Milton. Individually designed and furnished for comfort, each cottage offers delightful surroundings in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
    Walkers can enjoy discovering a very varied landscape, from high chalk hills, through the winding lanes of sleepy valleys to the dramatic cliffs of Golden Cap (NT). The nearest beach is at West Bay, just 4 miles away, where rowing boats can be hired and fishing trips arranged. Along the coast is Lyme Regis, whose sheltered harbour famously featured as a setting for the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. The historic market town of Dorchester is 15 miles. Weymouth, 14 miles, offers everything from water sports to night clubs. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Panel heaters included. Freezer. Patio. Parking.

    All properties: Electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Garden furniture. Barbecue. No smoking.

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  • Beech Farm - Fat Hen Cottage

    Wrelton, Pickering

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    Ref: KWG

    "Winner of the Yorkshire Tourist Board’s Self-Catering Holiday of the Year Award four times so quality is assured... indoor pool and sauna . . . delightful location on edge of National Park. . ."

    Beech Farm Cottages offer award winning standards of quality and facilities in a quiet village setting at the gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors. The pretty cluster of eight cottages, four of which are featured here, not only have ‘4 Star’ or ‘5 Star’ accommodation, but also have additional features such as an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, gardens, sun terrace, paddock, children’s play area, two llamas, ponies, chickens and ducks. Beech Farm Cottages have won the Yorkshire Holiday Cottage of the Year four times and they also have a ‘Green Tourism’ award.
    The cottages are set around a pretty courtyard and gardens backing onto open fields. Converted from Grade II listed stone buildings, they retain much of the original charm and character, with beams throughout. The interiors are superbly finished, furnished and equipped and the three larger cottages are rated ‘5 Star’ by the VisitEngland. The indoor heated swimming pool for the exclusive use of visitors to Beech Farm, has a sauna and spa. All the holiday cottages enjoy the shared use of a walled garden, sun terrace, paddock, children’s play area, barbecue area and two llamas, ponies, chickens and ducks in the field.


    The small village of Wrelton - listed in the Domesday book - is on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, which has over 500 sq miles of moorland and forests, and there are country and woodland walks which start in the village. It has a cosy pub within easy walking distance. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park starts only a couple of miles up the road and the heritage coast is within easy reach. Walking, golf, riding, fishing and numerous village pubs and restaurants are all available within a few miles. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway runs from the picturesque market town of Pickering just three miles away. Pickering also has a castle and museum as well as pubs, shops and a range of restaurants. The delights of the seaside are only just over half an hour’s drive away where unspoilt sandy beaches (Runswick Bay, Filey), historic fishing ports (Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay) and resort attractions (Scarborough) can be found. The walled city of York with its minster, museums and historic centre is within 40 minutes’ drive. Other local attractions include Castle Howard, Flamingo Land theme park and zoo, and Rievaulx Abbey. Shops 2 miles.

    Facing the lawned terrace and swimming pool, this pretty, detached, single-storey, ‘4 Star’ stone cottage offers very comfortable and well-equipped accommodation for two. Pretty living room with dining area and galley-style fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Modern bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Freeview TV
    • Ground floor facilities
    • Paddock and meadowland field of 2½ acres
    • Children’s play area
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (open all year round – early morning to late evening) with changing room, shower and toilet
    • Sauna (coin-operated – open at pool times)
    • Spa
    • Adult and children’s bicycles available foc

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fires included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chairs by arrangement
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine, two tumble dryers (coin-operated), ironing facilities
    • Wi-fi
    • Fax and e-mail service available
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    OUTSTANDING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES:

    • Indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa
    • Sauna (coin-operated), changing and shower facilities
    • Well-equipped children’s play and climbing area
    • Walled garden with koi carp pond
    • Paddock and 2½-acre field
    • Barbecue areas
    • Llamas, ponies, chickens and ducks
    • 29 Freeview digital TV channels and 20 digital radio stations

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