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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 Bird Bath

    Wreay near Carlisle

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC133129
    The Bird Bath is best described as a Health Spa with hot tub, situated on a working farm, with suckler cows and sheep. The owners have converted a barn, with a self catering apartment on the first floor and a treatment room on the ground floor. Guests can hire the hot tub and book the various treatments, which include both Holistic and Beauty treatments and hairdressing. Situated outside Wreay, a small village four miles south of Carlisle in peaceful open countryside, The Bird Bath is a perfect retreat to relax and unwind. There is a pub in the village with a restaurant and a wealth of amenities in Carlisle. Also included is access to 1.5 miles of trout fishing on the river Petteril, which runs through the farm, this is free to guests.

    First Floor: Property has electric oil filled radiators and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Open plan with TV, DVD, CD/radio and bed settee.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Seating area. Ample parking. Please note: there is an extra charge for using the hot tub (£20 per hour for up to four adults).

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  • Rose Cottage

    Iden, nr. Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W44307


    Overlooking the River Rother in an elevated position is this pretty detached cottage, with lots of character and beams, adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse. Surrounded by 25 acres of farmland, guests can stroll through the field down to the river and fish (licence required), maybe spot an otter or mink, or launch your boat and head towards Rye. Alternatively, boats can be hired further down river. In the fields, you’ll find some friendly donkeys, ponies and ducks. The cottage makes an excellent base for exploring the medieval town of Rye with its tea shops, antique shops and art galleries. Camber Sands offers all sorts of water sports or simply stroll amongst the dunes and you’ll see why many a film has been shot on location here, including ’The Monuments Men’ starring George Clooney. Visit Battle Abbey, Hastings with its iconic fishermen’s huts, or hit the wine trail and taste some excellent English wines including those at Chapel Down and Sedlescombe vineyards. After a day’s sightseeing, walking or cycling, return to your cottage and relax on your very own decked terrace with glorious, peaceful waterside views. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams, breakfast bar and tiled floor. Utility room. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Shared 25-acre grounds. Fishing available on-site (licence required, at cost). Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small unfenced pond in garden and fenced river in grounds, 40 yards.

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  • Ocean View - Breil Newk

    Flamborough, nr. Bridlington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25069

    Just a one-mile walk from Flamborough’s magnificent lighthouse, these former agricultural barns, estimated to date back approximately 200 years, have been skillfully converted retaining many original features and exposed roof timbers. The location of these cottages affords far-reaching views, yet close to local amenities; each one has its own sitting-out area complete with garden furniture and with underfloor heating at ground level the holiday cottages remain cosy all year round. Built in 1860, the lighthouse stands guard atop the chalk cliff, as a silent sentinel, protecting shipping off Flamborough Head, and tours are available throughout the summer. The headland overlooks Selwick’s Bay, where visitors can stroll along the chalk paths descending to the sand and gravel beach with its fascinating rock pools. Flamborough Head Golf Course, 3/4 mile, offers a warm welcome for both golfers and diners in their clubhouse and another cliff top course can be found at Bridlington Links, 3 miles. The spectacular chalk cliffs to the north, with their panoramic views, are home to one of the largest nesting seabird colonies in England - RSPB Bempton. The quaint village of Flamborough itself is steeped in a history of piracy, shipwrecks and smuggling. The Heritage Coastal resorts of Bridlington, Filey, and Scarborough are all easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (6ft zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Barbecue.

    All properties: Gas central heating (underfloor heating on ground floor), electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared gardens. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Brook Farm - Brook Farm Barn

    Denstroude, near Canterbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC691

    These two adjoining barns (refs 24596 and UKC691) have been converted to a good standard and lie on a 100-acre working farm, enjoying lovely rural views and providing well-thought-out holiday accommodation. They are situated amongst the ancient Blean woodland, where nightingales sing, and where walkers, cyclists and horse riders can enjoy the surroundings. The city of Canterbury, steeped in history and culture, is only a 10-minute drive, and the splendour of its cathedral, the oldest in the country, dominates the skyline. Explore the city on foot over the cobbled streets or enjoy a river tour. Faversham is one of England’s most charming market towns and offers a tour of its well known brewery. Smell the locally grown Kentish hops and taste the Kentish ales and speciality lagers! Enjoy oysters at Whitstable and the traditional British seaside at Herne Bay with its superb beaches, or take a day trip back in time on a Thames’ sailing barge. Beach 6 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1 mile. Brook Farm Cottage and Brook Farm Barn can be booked together to accommodate 8 guests.

    2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and electric fire.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed, electric fire and Freeview TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric fires, electricity and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture.

    Both properties: Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared external utility room with washing machine and freezer. Shared external games room with table tennis and pool table. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Chilsham Barn

    Herstmonceux, nr. Hailsham

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: PTTP


    Lovingly renovated, this beautiful oak framed Sussex barn conversion stands detached, and was originally built in the 1800s. It is an ideal base for two couples or a family, as both bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom. Beamed throughout and boasting solar underfloor heating with the benefit of a wood-burning stove in the part-galleried living space, guests will feel relaxed in these stylish surroundings, whatever the weather. The holiday property is situated in the owner’s 37½-acre grounds, surrounded by fields with sheep, geese, ducks and chickens, and the owner also has a shrub and perennial nursery. Guests have sole use of the orchard area. Herstmonceux is not only home to the hands-on Observatory Science Centre housed amongst the domes and telescopes of the former Royal Greenwich Observatory, there is the magnificent Herstmonceux Castle where a stroll can be taken around the Elizabethan gardens. The town also produces Henner’s medal-winning sparkling wine. Because Sussex has a sunny climate and chalky subsoil (the same as that in Champagne in France), the county also produces wonderful sparkling wines. If the beach calls, head for Pevensey where the Romans landed, and you can tackle the beautiful 31-mile 1066 Country Walk which starts at Pevensey via Herstmonceux, and on to Battle and then the Cinque Port town of Rye. Golf and fishing lakes close by. Trains to London from Polegate. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Four steps to entrance. Beamed, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors and well equipped kitchen area with travertine marble floor. Cloakroom with toilet. Open-tread, oak stairs to first floor (open to one side): Galleried landing. Two beamed bedrooms, each with travertine marble floor and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet; one double and one twin.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, air to water heat pump underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 52" Freeview TV (Netflix)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Orchard area
    • Shared 37½-acre grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 50 yards

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  • Didworthy Country House - Orchards

    Didworthy, South Brent

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27598

    Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool

    Didworthy Country House is a most elegant Victorian country house nestling within the Dartmoor National Park in the hamlet of Didworthy, close to the village of South Brent. These three holiday properties (ref’s: 27597, 27598 and 27599) form part of the main house and are positioned around an inner courtyard planted with clematis and pretty colourful plants. All guests have shared use of the owners’ fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool (available July/Aug, 10am to 6pm) and access to the lovely garden complete with patio areas and summerhouse with barbecue. From the pool patio the views are quite lovely and the moors are just a short walk. Many outdoor activities can be organised whilst you holiday here, including horse riding, shooting and fishing. These properties are perfect for those couples and families who are looking for a completely tranquil location in the countryside, and those who love the outdoors will thoroughly enjoy holidaying here. Following the River Avon upstream will take you over Shipley Bridge and up on the moors to the Avon Dam which is a wonderful scenic walk or you could take your bikes and cycle the route. The owners live on site in the main house and are most friendly and accommodating and are happy to share their swimming pool and garden with you. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with access to 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Wi-fi. Large shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor swimming pool (depth 1.4m, available July/August, 10am to 6pm). No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Corner Cottage

    Bakewell

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: RL4

    With views over the church and surrounding countryside, this pretty cottage lies just a short stroll from the centre of Bakewell with its specialist array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Furnished to a high standard, it retains many of its original features and offers a comfortable holiday base for exploring all that the Peak District has to offer. Dove Dale and Monsal Head are but a short drive away, together with Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House which provide interesting days out. There is wonderful walking locally as well as cycle trails for pleasant gentle activity. Ideal for horse riding and golf. Shops 200 yards, pub 150 yards.

    Living room with wood burner, Z-bed (for alternative sleeping only), exposed timber and rugs on flagstone floor. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet.

    • Initial fuel for wood burner included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Roadside parking (permit available for 1 car), 10 yards
    • No smoking

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  • Ellis Close Farm - Batty Barn

    Harwood Dale, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26125

    Located in the National Park on a working farm

    More than 200 years old these former barns have been sympathetically converted by the present owners. Retaining many original features they ooze charm and character with beamed ceilings and a warm cosy inviting feel throughout. Located in the National Park on a working farm this is an ideal location for walking and cycling enthusiasts or for exploring the stunning North Yorkshire Moors or the Heritage Coast of East Yorkshire. The bustling seaside resort of Scarborough has been welcoming guests for more than 300 years and boasts two bays divided by the 12th century castle ruins. North Bay is home to Peasholm Park, the Sea Life Centre and a long stretch of award winning sandy beach. The colourful promenade of South Bay is lined with inns, tea rooms, gift shops and amusement palaces. The sandy beach is where you’ll find the donkey rides and all the fun of the fair, perfect for a family day out. Scarborough boasts its very own theatre where plays by the acclaimed Alan Ayckbourn can be enjoyed, with the town centre offering an eclectic mix of shops. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/conservatory with tiled floor. Kitchen with French doors, beams and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with beams and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin.

    Travel cot. Video. DVD and small library. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. One well behaved pet welcome (by prior arrangement, must be kept on a lead at all times).

    All properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. 30 acres of shared grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Beck runs through grounds, 600 yards.

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  • Alltgarth

    Bellerby, near Leyburn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK2107
    Bright, spacious and welcoming, Alltgarth offers traditional accommodation with contemporary and practical features. The living room has an open fire which is perfect for warming up on a cool evening, with beautiful furnishings and décor. The kitchen is spacious and airy, and offers traditional units with up to date appliances and plenty of space to dine.
    Nestled away in the quiet village of Bellerby, Alltgarth is the ideal destination for guests wanting to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for walkers and cyclists, Bellerby is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Here you can find many established public footpaths, cycle paths and bridle ways, which lead right from the door, through some of the most scenic countryside, passing waterfalls, dales and valleys along the way.
    The centre of Leyburn, 2 miles, is a market town offering plenty of attractions for guests, including a top quality chocolatier, excellent restaurants, cafés, pubs and tea shops, as well as a weekly farmer’s market where you can buy local produce, food, drinks and arts and crafts. Leyburn is best explored on foot, although there is ample parking in the town centre.
    When visiting Alltgarth, you must take the opportunity to travel along the Wensleydale Railway, a unique way of exploring the area and seeing the sights. It travels between Leeming Bar and the pretty village of Redmire, where you can walk to Bolton Castle or hop on the Vintage Bus to Hawes and Gardside Station. Fun loving families must also plan time in their holiday to visit the nearby Forbidden Corner attraction in Coverdale. Follow a trail of follies and go underground, or over ground, for a super family adventure full of twists and turns.
    For guests wishing to travel a little further afield, this is the ideal opportunity to travel north up to the famous cathedral city of Durham, which can be reached in less than an hour’s drive, offering many historic attractions including the world famous cathedral, castle and city walls. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.

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  • Smugglers Den

    Beadnell

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC314004
    Within the heart of the welcoming coastal village of Beadnell, Smugglers Den is a delightful stone built cottage nestled within the new and prestigious Smugglers Cove development of twelve properties recently completed to a superior standard. This cottage oozes style and enjoys a fresh and contemporary ambience throughout. The property has been furnished with excellent taste and much care, thought and attention to detail ensures it’s a haven for relaxation. The cottage is positioned opposite St Ebba’s Church (named after a Northumbrian princess who founded an abbey in Coldingham) and a quaint tea room, village shop with post office and pub with family friendly restaurant renowned for its delicious food are only a gentle stroll from Smugglers Den.

    Ground Floor: Property has LPG gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With surround sound 42" digital TV with free view, DVD and radio/CD with doors leading to enclosed and private patio area - ideal for a spot of alfresco dining.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and modern 32" flat screen TV complete with free view and integral DVD player.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and high chair available on request.Small enclosed patio with furniture and gas BBQ. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Thorpe Bassett near Malton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC233052
    Rose Cottage is a delightful cosy, comfortable cottage, ideally positioned in the picturesque village of Thorpe Bassett near Malton. It is a perfect base for exploring the East Coast, York and the North Yorkshire Moors as it is centrally located and within easy reach of all these areas. The cottage has been tastefully furnished and decorated with neutral tones giving it a light airy feel. The area is a haven for keen ramblers and cyclists and also dog lovers as it is surrounded in glorious open countryside with numerous walks and cycle tracks right outside your door.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV/Free view/DVD, gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and slimline dishwasher.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, basin and WC

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull out bed
     

    Heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Shared utility room with washer, dryer and freezer. Wifi internet available. Lockable store for bike or a motorbike. Communal garden with BBQ and furniture. Parking for up to 1 car.

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  • Coach House

    Nr. Falmouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: E5266

    Set in six acres of attractive grounds at Penmorvah Manor, the three courtyard cottages are converted from stables and offer a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are distant sea views from the hotel gardens. Views extend down to Maenporth Beach. Falmouth with its Maritime Museum and harbour offers many fine sandy beaches including Swanpool and Maenporth and a great selection of fine restaurants, including Rick Steins. The sheltered creeks of the Helford and Fal Rivers can be explored by ferryboat and stunning coastal walks can be enjoyed and the sub tropical gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah are close by. The Eden Project, Lizard Peninsula, Gweek Seal Sanctuary and St Mawes Castle are all a short drive. Shops and pubs in Famouth 2.5 miles. Village pub serving food 1 mile.Set in six acres of attractive grounds at Penmorvah Manor, the three courtyard cottages are converted from stables and offer a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are distant sea views from the Hotel Gardens to Maenporth Beach. Falmouth with its Maritime Museum and harbour offers many fine sandy beaches including Swanpool and Maenporth and a great selection of fine restaurants, including Rick Steins. The sheltered creeks of the Helford and Fal Rivers can be explored by ferryboat and stunning coastal walks can be enjoyed. The sub tropical gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah are close by. The Eden Project, Lizard Peninsula, Gweek Seal Sanctuary and St Mawes Castle are all a short drive. Village pub serving food 1 mile. Shops and pubs in Falmouth 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining area/kitchen.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard patio and furniture. Shared 6-acre grounds. Parking. Shared children’s play area. No smoking.

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