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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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  • Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset×

    Moorleaze - Wookey

    Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset

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    Ref: EPL
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    However you like to spend your holiday, there’s something here for everyone. Stroll round the gardens or play in the games room!
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    " Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife "

    Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted...

    Moorleaze - Glastonbury
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    Moorleaze - Cheddar
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    Moorleaze - Stourhead
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    Moorleaze - Nunney
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    Moorleaze - Longleat
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    Moorleaze - Mendip
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    Moorleaze - Stonehenge
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    Moorleaze - Shaftesbury
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    Moorleaze - Wells
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  • Ipplepen, near Totnes, Devon
    Ipplepen, near Totnes, Devon×

    Newhouse Barton - Chaffinch

    Ipplepen, near Totnes, Devon

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    Ref: HCCA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Chaffinch accommodates four guests and with a shared games room, pool and play area – it is perfect for both adults and children!
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    "Outstanding variety...situated in beautiful rolling Devon countryside and offering easy access to the many beaches of South and East Devon and the untamed beauty of Dartmoor. With a heated indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Newhouse Barton has it all"

    Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Newhouse Barton is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and...

  • Halwell, near Totnes, Devon
    Halwell, near Totnes, Devon×
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    Ref: 29983
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Perfect for an energetic family with many activities to enjoy, as well as a shared indoor heated pool.
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    Property refs 27214 (sleeps 8), ref 27215 (sleeps 7) and ref 27216 (sleeps 10), can be booked together for larger parties.

    Set within 240 acres of unspoilt farmland with footpath

    Heated indoor swimming pool, with private changing room and shower (open all year)

    Fitness room with cross trainer and treadmill

    Off-road biking

    Games room, with full-size American pool table, table tennis and table football

    Zip...

    Wheeldon Farm Adventure Cottages - The Farmhouse
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    3
    3
  • Alport, near Bakewell, Derbyshire
    Alport, near Bakewell, Derbyshire×

    Harthill Hall - Manners

    Alport, near Bakewell, Derbyshire

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    Ref: RAA4
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A self-contained first floor apartment within 14 acres at ‘Priest’s Hill’. Excellent onsite facilities include swimming pool, games room and laundry service. A self-contained first floor apartment within 14 acres at ‘Priest’s Hill’. Excellent onsite facilities include swimming pool, games room and laundry service.
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    ‘‘...imbued with noble history...set in a dramatic and varied landscape...’’

    Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on

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    Harthill Hall - The Chapel
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    Harthill Hall - De Ferrers
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    Harthill Hall - Hartle
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    Harthill Hall - Harthill Barn
    12
    6
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  • Woolsery, near Clovelly, Devon
    Woolsery, near Clovelly, Devon×

    Moorhead Farm - Holly

    Woolsery, near Clovelly, Devon

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    Ref: B6129
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated just 4 miles from the coast, this is a great location for walkers and a haven for nature lovers.
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    Just 4 miles from the coast. Outstanding views over North Devon countryside
    Perfect location for walkers and a haven for nature lovers
    Close to beaches and many local attractions
    Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna (at cost) and gym
    Games room and separate snooker room (lighting at cost) with full sized table
    9 hole pitch and putt
    One and a half acre well stocked coarse fishing lake. Carp up to 20lb
    Bar and restaurant (open Easter-Oct, Feb half...

    Moorhead Farm - Goldfinch
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    Moorhead Farm - Honeysuckle
    6
    3
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    Moorhead Farm - Jasmine
    4
    2
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    Moorhead Farm - Bluebell
    4
    2
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    Moorhead Farm - Foxglove
    6
    3
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    Moorhead Farm - Willow
    3
    2
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    Moorhead Farm - Sycamore
    4
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    Moorhead Farm - Hawthorn
    4
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    Moorhead Farm - Chestnut
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    Moorhead Farm - Bullfinch
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    1
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    Moorhead Farm - Primrose
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    Moorhead Farm - Bramling
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    Moorhead Farm - Chaffinch
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    1
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    Moorhead Farm - Greenfinch
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    Moorhead Farm - Hawfinch
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    Moorhead Farm : Lavender Cottage
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  • Alport, near Bakewell, Derbyshire
    Alport, near Bakewell, Derbyshire×

    Harthill Hall - Hartle

    Alport, near Bakewell, Derbyshire

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    Ref: RAA3
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A 13th-century building with medieval stonework located close to Bakewell. 14 acres of grounds, leisure facilities and excellent walks from the door. A 13th-century building with medieval stonework located close to Bakewell. 14 acres of grounds, leisure facilities and excellent walks from the door.
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    ‘‘...imbued with noble history...set in a dramatic and varied landscape...’’

    Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on

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    Harthill Hall - The Chapel
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    3
    3
    Harthill Hall - De Ferrers
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    4
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    Harthill Hall - Manners
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    2
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    Harthill Hall - Harthill Barn
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    6
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  • Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon
    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon×

    Lower Elsford Farm - Torfield

    Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon

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    Ref: UKC745
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is perfect for a family get away, with shared indoor swimming pool, children’s play area and games room, your little ones will be entertained for hours.
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    Lower Elsford Farm has an abundance of wildlife and jaw dropping views across Dartmoor National Park and the famous Lustleigh Cleave. The farm is complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children’s play area. There are four cottages within the complex, each has its own character and have been decorated and furnished to a good standard, with fluffy towels, toiletries and a welcome Dartmoor cream tea provided on arrival. These properties are in an ideal location for...

    Lower Elsford Farm - Garden Cottage
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    Lower Elsford Farm - Pond View
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    Lower Elsford Farm - Stable Corner
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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: DHV
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Ideal for families, take a stroll around the beautiful wildlife sanctuary located nearby or enjoy some family competitiveness in the games room!
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    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award"

    Set at Higher Bockhampton (which is Hardy’s ‘Upper Mellstock’), Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own 4 acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages offer the very highest quality accommodation...

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Anglebury
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Kingsbere
    3
    2
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Weatherbury
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    2
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Mellchester
    4
    2
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Stourcastle
    4
    2
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Casterbridge
    6
    3
    3
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Coomb Barton
    8
    4
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard
    12
    4
    4
    Durbaville
    8
    4
    4
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Marlott
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Abbotsea
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Melstock
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wessex
    4
    2
    2
  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Hunting Butts Cottages - Little Barn

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    2
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    Ref: NTC
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    This rurally located holiday cottage is ideally located for family activities in Cheltenham or amongst the property’s surrounding grounds.
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    "Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

    Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool,...

    Hunting Butts Cottages - The Dovecote
    5
    2
    2
    Hunting Butts Cottages - Owl’s Retreat
    4
    2
    2
    Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner
    2
    1
    1
    Hunting Butts Cottages - Woodpecker
    6
    3
    3
    Hunting Butts Cottages - Thistledown
    6
    3
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Swallow End
    7
    3
    3
    Hunting Butts Cottages - Wheathill
    6
    3
    3
    Hunting Butts Cottages - Walnut Tree House
    14
    5
    5
  • Templecombe, Somerset
    Templecombe, Somerset×

    Combe Cottages - Robin

    Templecombe, Somerset

    4
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: EOA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    There are plenty of things to do at Robin, both on-site and locally which are sure to keep the family entertained.
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    Accommodation at

    Straddling the borders of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, this charming row of single-storey cottages is tucked away along a peaceful country lane, close to the village of Templecombe. Adjacent to the owners’ home, and on an alpaca breeding farm, they offer well-equipped and carefully furnished accommodation for a variety of groups, in a central location ideal for exploring. Outdoor seating areas overlooking a central courtyard provide pleasant places of retreat, and the use of...

    Combe Cottages - Wren
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    1
    1
    Combe Cottages - Nightingale
    5
    2
    2
  • Woolsery, near Clovelly, Devon
    Woolsery, near Clovelly, Devon×

    Moorhead Farm - Sycamore

    Woolsery, near Clovelly, Devon

    4
    2
    1
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    Ref: B5380
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoy on-site facilities such as a swimming pool, hot tub and games room, within 10- acres of grounds with outstanding views.
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    Pets go free

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    Just 4 miles from the coast. Outstanding views over North Devon countryside
    Perfect location for walkers and a haven for nature lovers
    Close to beaches and many local attractions
    Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna (at cost) and gym
    Games room and separate snooker room (lighting at cost) with full sized table
    9 hole pitch and putt
    One and a half acre well stocked coarse fishing lake. Carp up to 20lb
    Bar and restaurant (open Easter-Oct, Feb half...

    Moorhead Farm - Goldfinch
    2
    1
    1
    Moorhead Farm - Honeysuckle
    6
    3
    3
    Moorhead Farm - Jasmine
    4
    2
    2
    Moorhead Farm - Bluebell
    4
    2
    2
    Moorhead Farm - Foxglove
    6
    3
    3
    Moorhead Farm - Willow
    3
    2
    2
    Moorhead Farm - Hawthorn
    4
    2
    2
    Moorhead Farm - Holly
    4
    2
    2
    Moorhead Farm - Chestnut
    3
    2
    2
    Moorhead Farm - Bullfinch
    2
    1
    1
    Moorhead Farm - Primrose
    6
    3
    3
    Moorhead Farm - Bramling
    2
    1
    1
    Moorhead Farm - Chaffinch
    2
    1
    1
    Moorhead Farm - Greenfinch
    4
    2
    2
    Moorhead Farm - Hawfinch
    2
    1
    1
    Moorhead Farm : Lavender Cottage
    4
    2
    2
  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Mellchester

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    4
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: DHA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Mellchester is beautifully presented and ideal for a family. It’s situated within idyllic grounds where guests can enjoy a range of facilities.
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    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award"

    Set at Higher Bockhampton (which is Hardy’s ‘Upper Mellstock’), Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own 4 acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages offer the very highest quality accommodation...

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Anglebury
    3
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Kingsbere
    3
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Weatherbury
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Stourcastle
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Casterbridge
    6
    3
    3
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Coomb Barton
    8
    4
    4
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard
    12
    4
    4
    Durbaville
    8
    4
    4
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Marlott
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Abbotsea
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Melstock
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wessex
    4
    2
    2
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