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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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  • Mount Cottages - Pepper Cottage

    Marazion, Penzance

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: GD3

    These two delightful cottages are only 60 yards from sandy beaches and both enjoy some sea views over Mount’s Bay. Forming an adjoining pair, they stand on the main street of the ancient, silk-trading town of Marazion. Both holiday cottages enjoy their own south-facing garden and patio with garden furniture. In the bay, rising out of the sea and topped by its magnificent castle, is St Michael’s Mount (NT) – reached on foot at low tide, otherwise by ferry. There are shops, pubs, restaurants, sailing and windsurfing within yards, and nearby are cliff-top walks and excellent bird-watching on Marazion Marshes. Penzance (3 miles) is a relaxed town with many amenities and boat trips to the Isles of Scilly. Riding, golf and sea-fishing nearby. Shops 200 yards. Several pubs locally.

    Entrance into living room with open fire set in antique fire-surround . Open-plan, oak-fitted kitchen with dining area and door to garden. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double with sloping ceiling, and two single with partial sea views. Small bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, south-facing garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Public car park 40yards (permit supplied foc)
    • No smoking

  • Bernicia

    Powburn, nr. Alnwick

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 29225

    In a central location for exploring all of this glorious county, Bernica is situated on a small exclusive estate in the village of Powburn. Only a few miles from Wooler, the gateway to the Cheviots with plenty of cafes, bistros and pubs. The Ducal town of Alnwick is a mere 15-minute drive with its famous castle and cobbled streets making an ideal holiday destination. Discover the many friendly villages nestled along the heritage coastal route where miles of golden sandy beaches and rugged coastline delight all ages. Visit the Walls of Berwick upon Tweed or Coldstream, the border county towns steeped in history. The Northumberland National Park, Kielder Forest, Newcastle or Edinburgh are all easily accessible. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area, patio doors and wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • New Park Farm Cottages - Church Cottage

    near Keswick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC113123
    New Park Farm Cottages are situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil area’s of the Lake District, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an abundance of wildlife; the occasional red squirrel and deer; a wonderful area for bird watching and wild flowers. The cottages have spectacular views in all directions, with stunning sunsets over the Solway Estuary and the Scottish hills.  There are many walking opportunities along flower filled country lanes and local bridleways, perhaps a visit to Bisney or Dash falls.
    The nearest towns are Keswick and Cockermouth, both within 10 miles. The lovely Cumbrian villages of Caldbeck, Ireby and Uldale are a short drive away, all have good pubs serving food.
    These delightful cottages have been beautifully furnished and equipped to offer very comfortable and attractive accommodation. Outside there is a play area with a slide, swings and climbing frame. There is also a fully equipped games room, with an adjoining laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There are also BBQ’s available and ample car parking with a garage which is lockable in which bikes can be stored.
     A welcome tea tray and complimentary bottle of wine is available to all guests on arrival.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating, Church Cottage property comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed for alternative sleeping.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated mirror and large chrome towel rail.
    The property sleeps 4 people with the third bedroom being for alternative sleeping only.

    First Floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with exposed beams and a large picture window with fantastic views to the fells and open fields. Flat panel Sky TV (with basic package) DVD, DAB radio with CD player and log effect electric fire.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    All fuel bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stair gate available. Wi-Fi.Outside there is a play area with slide, swings and climbing frame. Picnic table, BBQ and storage for bikes available and ample parking. Church Cottage can be let on its own or together with Sycamore Cottage. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Mill Cottage

    Nr. East Layton

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: E2324

    Converted from an 18th century barn, Mill Cottage offers a comfortable and very convenient base for touring North Yorkshire and County Durham. A pleasant sitting out area offers country views and visitors enjoy shared use, with the owners, of a fenced 3 acre field (ideal for dog exercise). Adjacent to the owners’ home, near to the main road, it is located between Richmond, 8 miles, with its castle, swimming pool and Georgian theatre, and Barnard Castle, 10 miles. The Yorkshire Dales and Moors are both within easy reach, and the northern Lake District is an hour’s scenic drive. The Bowes Museum and Raby Castle are easily accessible. Lovely walking close to the Pennine Way, golf and riding locally. Award-winning Mainsgill Farm Shop and Tea room, and pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with beams. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Access to fenced 3.5-acre field. Parking. No smoking.

  • Vickers Cottage

    Vickerstown, Walney Island, nr. Barrow-in-Furness

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43559


    This terraced holiday property is situated on Walney Island which measures 11 miles in length, and just less than 1 mile in width, and is the eighth largest island off the coast of England. The North Walney Nature Reserve has rare plants, including the Walney Geranium, whilst the South Walney Nature Reserve has the Cumbrian wildlife. There are miles of sandy beach for everyone to enjoy including the family pet, lots of sporting activities including kite-surfing, and along the promenade there is a public slip way for launching your own boat. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby including a Chinese restaurant. Also worth a visit is the interesting Dock Museum with a park for the children, and a cafe. Walney is a great holiday location with something for everyone. Shop 100 yards, pub 200 yards and restaurant 3/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Dot’s House

    Alnwick

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UK3020
    Dot’s House is a Victorian stone-built terraced cottage situated within the historic town of Alnwick. This charming property offers welcoming accommodation in this popular market town. The cosy living room is tastefully furnished and this leads to a fresh and contemporary dining kitchen. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, the master enjoying the convenience of en-suite shower facilities.

    There are a wide array of amenities including a cinema/playhouse, restaurants, independent shops and a variety of pubs available within Alnwick. Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts) is a popular visitor attraction or visit the Alnwick Gardens; a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden, including a grand cascade waterfall and poison garden where guests can dine in the restaurant of the largest tree house in Europe around a mile from Dot’s House.

    Dot’s House is an excellent choice for those seeking a homely base that gives easy access to explore the beautiful 20 mile stretch of Heritage coastline designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the east and the wild and lonely expanses of the heather-capped Cheviot Hills to the west. Beach 4 miles. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With gas fire and Smart TV.
    Step down to...
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Two steps down to...
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and single futon (for flexible sleeping arrangements).

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Treworgie Barton - Myll

    St Gennys, nr. Crackington Haven

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30090

    Set in 36 acres of farm and woodland, you’ll find this unique collection of traditional Cornish cottages. Previously the Manor of Treworgie, the converted stables and barns retain the rustic ambience of the farm, providing a relaxed place in which to unwind and enjoy rural North Cornwall at its best. Treworgie Barton offers the ideal break and the cottages are excellently positioned for making the most of both Devon and Cornwall. With a delightful combination of stone, slate, exposed beams and timber trusses, the cottages exude warmth and their own individual charm, and each one has something to surprise you. All the cottages come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your self-catering holiday. Most cottages have recessed deck lighting, providing a spectacular atmosphere at night.
    Bligh (ref 30080) is a single-storey detached cottage and boasts beautiful views. It is decorated in a nautical theme, set slightly away from the other cottages and offers a marvellous hideaway for couples. Sit and enjoy the glorious surroundings from the raised decking.
    Braddon (ref 30081) is a single-storey cottage, once part of the open feeding area for the cattle, and is named after William Braddon, who owned and rebuilt Treworgie in 1654. The terrace to the rear of the cottage is a wonderful vantage point to appreciate the spectacular views and tranquillity of Cornwall. Braddon has its own raised deck for enjoying the glorious surroundings.
    Farmhouse (ref 30082) is a perfect base for a larger group or family. Sleeping up to twelve guests, the Farmhouse offers space and flexibility and is sympathetically furnished to compliment the traditional features of the property. It has an oil Aga, and an electric cooker in the second kitchen.
    Chappell (ref 30083) is a cosy, single-storey Cornish holiday cottage with a lovely view across the landscaped courtyard. Chappell, once part of the open feeding area for the cattle, has been tastefully restored into holiday accommodation and has been named after a previous owner of Treworgie in the 16th century.
    Butterwell (ref 30084) is an ‘upside-down’ cottage enjoying magnificent views across the rolling countryside, with a tantalizing glimpse of Dartmoor in the distance. Originally, the ground floor formed part of the dairy, and the first floor formed part of the granary. It has now been lovingly restored into a bright, contemporary cottage with its own balcony, great for enjoying the glorious surroundings from the comfort of your own cottage.
    Trespaddick (ref 30085) is a comfortable two-storey holiday cottage with beams throughout and has been converted from what was originally part of the stables, retaining some of its original features. Now, it enjoys delightful countryside views of Cornwall and to the distant sea from its own private patio. It also has its own raised deck so you can sit and enjoy the glorious surroundings.
    Warner (ref 30086) is a cosy, spacious cottage offering a traditional Cornish experience. It enjoys double aspect views from the living room and bedroom, and boasts two decked balcony areas.
    Manor (ref 30087), is a detached two storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the Farmhouse. Previously the tractor and machinery store, the cottage has been restored and is named after the Manor of Treworgie that once stood in the field behind at the rear.
    Priory (ref 30088) is a spacious ’upside-down’ cottage and enjoys superb views across the rolling Cornish countryside from the upstairs living room. A lovely suntrap is provided by a south facing terrace to the rear. Previously, the ground floor formed a significant part of the dairy, and the first floor a section of the granary. The cottage was named after the Priory of St Stephens at Launceston (owners of Treworgie between 1288 -1540).
    Duchy (ref 30089) is also ...

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 single bedrooms, both with beams, floor beam (step over in to room) and sloping ceiling.

    Gas central heating included. Freeview TV. DVD. Fridge/freezer. Small sitting-out area with decking and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared payphone. Shared 36-acre natural farmland and woodland. Barbecue hire. Ample parking. Shared games room with TV, DVDs, skittles, pool table, table tennis, badminton, books and games. No smoking.

  • Rosecraddoc Holiday Village - Tresco

    Liskeard

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: B6520

    Bar and restaurant; The Village Inn within the grounds
    Free use of tennis court at adjacent Rosecraddoc Manor
    Use of fishing lake, rod licence required, charges apply

    A selection of detached holiday bungalows in landscaped grounds, set in a wooded valley and divided by the River Seaton that flows from high up on the moor and down through the beautiful grounds of Rosecraddoc, this is an ideal rural location to tour the whole of Cornwall, South Devon and Dartmoor. South East Cornwall has some of the best and most varied countryside in the whole of the south west of England from the mists of Bodmin Moor, the creeks and valleys of the rivers to the secluded coves, sandy beaches and rocky outcrops of the coastline in the south. A 15-minute drive will take you to the spectacular South Cornwall Coastline and the famous fishing town of Looe. Just along the coast from Looe, nestles the tiny fishing village of Polperro with its harbour and narrow streets. There is a network of footpaths which pass through some of the most scenic countryside in the district, one of which leads directly from the village. The city of Plymouth is just 18 miles and is home to the award winning National Marine Aquarium. Our mild winters ensure that many plants are able to thrive in Cornwall and with this, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are both within 25 miles. There are many historic houses to visit close by including Cotehele, Lanhydrock and Antony. There is horse riding nearby, and golf courses within 20 miles include the ’course that Jack built’ at St Mellion, Looe Bindown and Lanhydrock. Liskeard sports a leisure centre with swimming pool, squash, indoor bowling, badminton and fitness suite. From here you can take the lovely branch line which runs down to Looe through the wooded East Looe Valley. Nearby Siblyback Lake offers windsurfing, dinghy sailing, canoeing and fishing. Mount Edgcumbe Park with its 800 acres of parkland located on the Tamar estuary is also well worth a visit.
    There is an on site bar and restaurant, The Village Inn, serving a wide range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, and with an extensive menu including children’s meals. It also hosts a large TV screen, barbecues, patio area, pool room and children’s games, with live entertainment, quiz nights and karaoke held regularly during the high season.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: NSH, electric heaters and electricity by £1 coin meter. Bed linen included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Open plan garden with patio and furniture. Fishing within grounds, permit available. Shared games room with pool table. Shared tennis court. NB: There is an unfenced stream in the grounds, 20 yards from the properties.

  • Lavender Cottage

    Powburn near Wooler and Alnwick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC323024
    Lavender Cottage is a newly refurbished stone built cottage sitting at the end of a small terrace of four and commands lovely rural views toward the Cheviot Hills. The tastefully furnished lounge focuses upon a cosy wood burning stove; idyllic to gaze into and watch the flames dance after a day exploring this stunning area. The well equipped dining kitchen is also on the ground floor along with a convenient utility room and fresh shower room. There are three bedrooms on the first floor; a double and two singles giving flexible sleeping arrangements for up to four guests.  Lavender Cottage is positioned at the roadside of the South Hedgeley Estate on the northern edge of the welcoming village of Powburn, which straddles the A697 giving easy access to explore the miles of wilderness within easy reach.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and larder fridge
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed
    Bedroom 3: With single bed

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Travel cot and high chair available.Enclosed patio courtyard at rear and open garden at front. Off road parking 1 cars.

  • Ellerlands

    Carperby near Leyburn

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC211138
    Situated in the delightful village of Carperby, this cosy holiday home boasts superb views of penhill and the dale from the lounge and private garden to the rear.  Excellent footpath walks can be enjoyed direct from the doorstep, ensuring that this cottage is a perfect base for the outdoor enthusiast. 

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil fired central heating, the accommodation comprises:
    Entrance hall.
    Lounge/dining room:  With electric fire, colour TV, DVD player/recorder and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen:  With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with icebox.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  With double bed.
    Bathroom:  With shower over bath, W.C and hand basin.

    Second Floor: Spiral staircase to this floor with:
    Bedroom 2:  With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Please note:  There is restricted headroom in some of the areas due to the eaves of the house.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included in the rent.Rear patio and  and enclosed garden with bistro table and chairs.  Off road parking for one car.  One well behaved pet welcome.

  • Fellside Cottages - The Barn

    Dufton, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44222

    Dufton is a conservation village lying in the stunning Eden valley, 3 miles north of Appleby-in-Westmorland and bordering the North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fellside Cottages offer a choice of four individual cottages (refs: W44221, W44222, W44223 and W44224), or the option to book all four together to sleep up to 30 guests. There is a full size Dome which offers a large indoor space for gatherings, a hot tub to relax in, and outdoor party area overlooking Dufton Pike, making Fellside Cottages an ideal location for large groups of family and friends. The cottages also have access to a gazebo and a barn conversion, which is ideal for a meeting area. The Lake District National Park is less than 30 minutes away, offering an abundance of outdoor activities. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 2 single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gas barbecue. Shared hot tub (7-seater) and sauna. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds 40 yards.

  • The Granary

    Shirwell, nr. Barnstaple

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W42648

    Forming a wing of the owners’ farmhouse, The Granary provides a quiet countryside setting from which to explore North Devon’s stunning coastal and moorland attractions. Dramatic cliffs and rocky headlands are interspersed by sheltered bays. Both Woolacombe and Croyde Bay have long sandy beaches and from nearby Baggy Point there are wonderful panoramic views of the bay to Lundy Island. Nearby Ilfracombe’s busy fishing harbour offers boat trips to Lundy Island in the summer, while further along the Exmoor coast the attractive towns of Lynmouth and Lynton are popular with holidaymakers. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring.

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