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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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  • Allt Maen

    Lowick Bridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E3266

    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 Fells are a short drive and Grizedale Forest tracks invite mountain bikers, whilst nearby stately homes and gardens offer more sedate pleasures. Shops are 3 miles away and a friendly pub (dogs welcome) is a short stroll.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with beams, shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (fuel £5 per basket). No smoking.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Withyhill Cottage

    Dersingham, Royal Sandringham

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W8496

    Backing onto the Sandringham Estate

    This charming well appointed single-storey holiday cottage with a delightful private patio and garden is peacefully set adjoining the owner’s 18th century home, in 3 acres backing onto the Sandringham Estate. This property is ideal to simply relax in or wander the wonderful grounds, natural woodland and stream which is rich in bird and wildlife or enjoy excellent walking and cycling on the doorstep. The local beach and RSPB reserve, Norfolk Lavender, Houghton Hall, Bircham Windmill and the resort of Hunstanton are within 8 miles, whilst Brancaster, Holkham Hall and Burnham Market are within easy reach. Shop 0.75 miles, pub with food 300 yards, restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared lawned garden and private patio with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Trelissa - The Granary

    Philleigh-in-Roseland, nr. Truro

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: GW3


    Set within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high on the Roseland Landscape, these two converted barns afford spacious ground floor holiday accommodation, with commanding views across the countryside. Situated just 6 miles from St Mawes, they are 1 mile from a golden sandy beach and a short drive from many other beautiful beaches. Although completely self-contained, they may be booked together. The renowned Philliegh Cookery School is close by and a great experience. This idyllic part of South Cornwall has much to offer visitors, including a picturesque coastal walk leading to St Anthony Head, with its superb views of Falmouth and the Black Rock. St Mawes itself abounds with restaurants, pubs and shops, and its clover-leaf shaped castle, built by Henry VIII, is well worth a visit. In summer there are boat trips up the river, passing through beautiful wooded creeks. There is a 2-acre paddock available for guests to use, ideal for ball games and dog exercising. Please note: The Long Barn (GW2) and The Granary (GW3) can be booked together to sleep up to 6 people. Shops 6 miles, pub, the famous Roseland Inn, ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar and beams. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Slate floors throughout.

    Both properties: Full oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area. Shared 2-acre paddock. Parking. No smoking. NB: Ornamental water pump in garden.

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  • Tiplen Green Farmhouse - Leydene Barn

    Clanfield, nr. Hambledon

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: DNH

    These two beautifully presented properties, set in the South Downs National Park, have been tastefully converted from a south-facing barn, and command views of open countryside and the surrounding arable farmland. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, they each enjoy their own furnished garden. An excellent base for touring, they are close to the old docks of Portsmouth, Chichester and Hayling Island. The cathedral city of Winchester and Petersfield are also easily accessible. Good walks abound in this scenic area, particularly on Butser Hill (3 miles) and the South Down Trail at Petersfield. Sailing 10 miles. Golf 6 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to garden. Farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta-tiled floor. Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Electricity £25per week
    • Full oil central heating £15per week
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Unsuitable for children
    • Couples and family bookings only

    • Wood-burning stove – logs available locally
    • Bed linen included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • No smoking

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  • Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Cottage

    Buxton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30070

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of part of owner’s garden and furniture. Barbecue and 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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  • Lythe Valley Cottages - Lythe Cottage

    Lythe, nr. Whitby

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 27137

    Charming period cottages

    Dating back to the 17th century, these Grade II listed cottages are bursting with period charm and character, including some low beams and doorways. Close to Sandsend and the beach, they nestle cosily in the village just a short stroll to the friendly village pub and shop. Lythe village is perfectly placed for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Jurassic Coast of Yorkshire with quaint fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay just a few miles away. The ancient sea port of Whitby is 3 miles, and from here you can board the steam train and take a memorable journey through the stunning Esk Valley into ’Heartbeat’ villages of Goathland and Grosmont. A must when visiting this area is Robin Hood’s Bay, whilst award-winning beaches, cliff top walks and stunning moorland with quaint little villages tucked away, are all within easy reach of these charming holiday cottages. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone floor. Kitchen with sloping ceiling and Veluxes. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Washer/dryer. Table-top freezer.

    Both properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-Fi. Car park 20 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Annie’s View

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC128166
    Set above this popular tourist resort, Annie’s View is only a couple of minutes stroll into Bowness and all that this busy Lakeside village has to offer. Magnificent views can be enjoyed from Brantfell, a little further up the hill, with access onto the famous Dales Way. The apartment is on the first floor of what was once a stable building to the nearby Fairfield Hotel and takes its name from the famous artist and designer, Annie Garnett, who converted the building into a working spinney. The apartment is accessed via an external stone staircase and has distant views over the lake and surrounding fell ranges. The accommodation is small but comfortable and is just the spot for couples (and their dog) for a first or return visit to the Lakes.

    First Floor: Annie’s view has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: Open plan with TV, video and electric fire.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with delightful views.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no room for a cot.Private parking available for 1 car.

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  • Terrington Holiday Cottages - Silverstones

    Terrington, nr. York

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31251

    Set in North Yorkshire’s beautiful Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the picturesque farming village of Terrington is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. Greystones (ref 31249) and Silverstones (ref 31251) are situated on the same site, and Barn Cottage (31250) is just 100 yards away - ideal for large families or groups. There is a fine Norman church and a well-stocked general store and tea-room where visitors can enjoy delicious home baking. The cottages are well-presented with great care and attention to detail, ensuring a very comfortable stay. There are numerous walking and cycling trails from the doorstep and on the edge of the village, you will find the award-winning Yorkshire lavender farm and panoramic views across the Vale of York. Explore the quaint market towns of Easingwold and Helmsley, and the pretty villages of Hovingham and Coxwold. Visit stately homes at Castle Howard (3 miles) and Nunnington Hall and abbey ruins at Rievaulx and Byland. To the north, lies the North York Moors National Park where the famous steam train transports visitors from Pickering to the fishing port of Whitby. Easily accessible are the coastal resorts of Scarborough and Filey and the quaint fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes. The historic walled city of York is just a 14-mile drive and appeals to all ages with its splendid minster, railway museum and Jorvik Centre, alongside river boat trips, ghost walks and street entertainers. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining room/kitchen with access to bedroom area with double bed. Shower room with toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Mill Cottage

    Llangrove, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: RAAT

    Situated between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, this adjoining converted cider mill lies on the edge of a village within the owner’s grounds with great views. The holiday property is eco-friendly, with contemporary rooms and oak joinery throughout. Explore the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, with Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cardiff within easy driving. Canoeing on the Wye, fishing, golfing and riding will all be found within the area. Shop 2 miles, pub 400 yards.

    Open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors and kitchen area with Travertine stone floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, oak floor and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full electric central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared use of owner’s large enclosed garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small unfenced pond in grounds

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  • Littledean

    Blackpool Corner, nr. Axminster

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43845


    In a lovely position a few miles from the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis and the famous World Jurassic Coast, this well-equipped, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers a great location to explore west Dorset and east Devon. Within easy driving distance, enjoy Lyme Regis with all its quaint shops, wonderful scenic harbour and Cobb, the bustling town of Axminster, River Cottage, Forde Abbey and Gardens, and Broadwindsor Craft Centre. Further afield, visit Beer, Branscombe, Seaton, West Bay (the scene of the TV series ’Broadchurch’), Bridport, and further onto Abbotsbury, Weymouth and Portland. There is much to do, including superb coastal and country walking, and village pubs for wining and dining. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s freezer. Small lawned garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Deer Park Cottage Annexe

    Hatherop

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43039

    Nestled in the tranquil Cotswold village of Hatherop, Deer Park Cottage is an annexe attached to the main cottage and offers the perfect location for a walking break or romantic retreat. Surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside, there are numerous footpaths that pass through the village and lead through fabulous scenery towards the surrounding villages and towns. The Cotswolds is renowned for its beauty and this is the perfect location to enjoy the local area. There are many opportunities to enjoy a leisurely stroll, energetic ramble or pleasant bike ride through the countryside. Sailing, waterskiing, riding, golf, trout and coarse fishing are all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    Electric log-effect fire included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Satellite TV. Microwave. Shared lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Knowe Head Barn

    Slaggyford, near Brampton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC462


    This spacious, characterful and well presented barn conversion is stunningly located in an elevated position in 80 acres of picturesque, private farmland, and enjoys spectacular views through the large picture window down the South Tyne Valley.

    Access is up a delightful ½-mile private road which winds through 20 acres of beautiful woodland, home to a stunning waterfall, lovely river bank and woodland walks, and a wealth of wildlife. There are also 5 miles of top class salmon fishing available on request.

    The property stands on the Northumbrian/Cumbrian border in the North Pennines, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO European and Global Geopark. This is one of England’s most special places and there is much to discover - a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, and an abundance of distinctive birds, animals and plants.

    The Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall is nearby, and Alston, the highest market town in England with galleries, cafes, pubs and steam railway, is 7 miles. The Lake District and Scottish Borderland are within 30 miles, and the cities of Carlisle and Newcastle will make an interesting day out. A real bolthole for a couple looking for a smart, peaceful, rural retreat to unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Shop 7 miles, pub serving food, 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With 28" Freeview TV, DVD player, beams, wooden floor and patio door.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, 2 ring electric hob, microwave and fridge.
    Open-tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With free-standing bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Access to owner’s freezer and washing machine. Shared lawned garden. Bike store. Parking for 1 car. No smoking. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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