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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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  • Craven Garth - Master Mustard

    Rosedale, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18427

    VisitEngland Silver Award for Green Tourism

    In the heart of North York Moors National Park you will find Craven Garth, a family run working farm nestling in the beautiful Valley of Rosedale and surrounded by stunning scenery. This cluster of traditional cottages has been renovated from the old barns and approved by VisitEngland National Quality Assessment Scheme to welcome walkers and cyclists. Look closer and you will discover historic abbeys, castles and priories. Walking, cycling and horse riding could have been invented for the North York Moors, with breathtaking heather moorland, coastal paths, steep-sloped valleys, rolling hills and fragrant pine forests to explore all in the same day. Take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore a landscape of ruins, legends and endless horizons. Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway and enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the North York Moors National Park to Whitby. From Pickering’s well-preserved castle to the Gothic splendour of Rievaulx Abbey, the landscape is peppered with places of historic interest. Unearth Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Roulston Scar, experience life during World War II at Eden Camp, or visit Ryedale Folk Museum for a day of historic fun. As you and your family will quickly discover, few destinations are as historically rich, or revealing. And when you are ready to take a break, set a course for the charming market towns and a hearty pub lunch and back to Rosedale for Yorkshire food at its finest. Or simply relax in your cottage in front of a log fire. There are tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a bakery within 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet.

    All properties: Woodburner (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer in utility room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week or £5 per short break. Shared picnic paddock. Shared use of 130-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. NB: There is a stream approximately 550 yards from the properties.

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  • The Nook

    Greystoke

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118226
    The Nook is an idyllic romantic retreat for couples but equally suitable for two single people on a walking/ cycling holiday. The accommodation is for two people with the flexibility of two bedrooms for sleeping. This delightful Lakeland cottage is full of character including beamed ceilings and is beautifully furnished throughout. Situated in the heart of the popular village of Greystoke, a village with a true community spirit, village store, excellent pub serving food and outdoor swimming pool. The quiet lanes above Greystoke, which lies on the C2C cycle route, are superb for cycling and is close to Ullswater and Keswick with great walking opportunities.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, ornamental traditional range and wood flooring.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor and underfloor heating, electric oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Shower room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Stone staircase to.....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Outside: Small paved garden with seating. On street parking. Storage for bikes. Sorry not suitable for babies. Not suitable for people with limited mobility due to the steepness of the steps. Please note the owners have a dog so the cottage is not allergy free.

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  • Mole End

    Withypool, nr. Dulverton

    Grade
    2
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W43079

    Mole End is a delightful semi-detached holiday cottage situated in the very pretty Exmoor village of Withypool on the Two Moors Way. There are many walks from the cottage out onto Exmoor, including one following the river to Lanacre, one of the prettiest spots in Exmoor. Visit the Victorian villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT). There are beaches close by at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop 200 yards, pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Maximum occupancy is for 2 guests.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Bag End

    West Heslerton near Filey

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: DC4403
    At the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, Bag End a first floor apartment, is a lovely base for walkers with the Wolds Way and the rugged beauty of the North York Moors close by. The delights of the Heritage Coastline are nearby, with Filey and Scarborough within a half-hour drive. The village has a country inn and restaurant. Historic York is easily accessible, Pickering, home of the Steam Railway is nearby, and for golfers there is the famous club at Ganton. There are a number of pubs within a three mile radius.

    First Floor: With oil fired central heating and comprising:
    Sitting/dining room: with electric log effect stove, Freeview TV, video, DVD, radio/CD and a selection of books.
    Kitchen: with cooker, microwave, fridge, washer and iron.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and TV. (Alternative twin room is available if preferred, please advise at the time of booking).
    Bathroom: with bath, WC, basin and separate shower. Maximum occupancy is t wo guests plus a baby.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Sitting-out area and garden with outdoor furniture. Private parking for 1 car. Please note: There is a large drop from the patio to the lawn, and 5 unprotected steps down to the garden.

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  • Four Farthings

    Teignmouth

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18836

    Over 100 years old, this stone cottage is set in a residential area of Teignmouth. Four Farthings is situated just a short walk to Teignmouth town centre and the beach. One of a small terrace, adjoining the owner’s home, it retains a homely atmosphere and cosy cottage interior with a gas fire. Teignmouth is a charming seaside town that has, and still draws, generations of visitors to one of Devon’s oldest holiday resorts. Excellent base to visit South Devon for beaches, Exeter for shopping and Dartmoor for wonderful scenery. Train station, shops and pubs 1/3 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double. There is a single bedroom available until the end of 2016. Second floor: Bathroom with bath (no toilet).

    NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children. NB: 3 steps to sitting-out area.

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  • The Willows

    Toynton-All-Saints, near Spilsby

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC630


    Situated close to the owner’s home, this beautifully presented property enjoys a large garden, set in over an acre of grounds which is shared by the unobtrusive owners. The Willows enjoys views towards the east coast, providing you with an idyllic base to
    relax in after a busy day exploring the area. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this property is idyllic for walkers, cyclists and those just looking for a peaceful break away. Spilsby is only 2 miles away, where guests can explore its weekly market, shops, pubs and restaurants. Lincoln, which is famous for its cathedral, castle and the Magna Carta Visitor Centre, is a 35 minutes’ drive away. Beach 12 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 32" Freeview Smart TV.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Paddle stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With single bed and additional pull out bed.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 1-acre grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 30 yards away.

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  • The Granary

    Gulworthy, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30959

    The Granary is a spacious detached barn conversion which is an ideal holiday home for couples. It is situated adjacent to the owner’s home, on a working dairy farm and in a quiet rural location on the Devon/Cornwall border. A welcome pack is provided on arrival, which includes a cream tea and half a dozen local, free range eggs. The cottage has a garden area and open paddock to the rear with far reaching countryside views; much wildlife can be viewed from here including owls and many other native woodland birds, deer and foxes. This property is ideal for those outdoor types, who will appreciate the proximity to the Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley (AONB), a World Heritage Site celebrating the Cornish mining heritage. There are several National Trust properties in the local area or for the more adventurous, Tamar Trails, just a 5-minute drive offers tree surfing as well as a super woodland walking trail, bike hire and cycle tracks. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Rear courtyard, patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Parking for 1 car. Bike store. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Craven Garth - Seran Gypsy

    Rosedale, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18421

    VisitEngland Silver Award for Green Tourism

    In the heart of North York Moors National Park you will find Craven Garth, a family run working farm nestling in the beautiful Valley of Rosedale and surrounded by stunning scenery. This cluster of traditional cottages has been renovated from the old barns and approved by VisitEngland National Quality Assessment Scheme to welcome walkers and cyclists. Look closer and you will discover historic abbeys, castles and priories. Walking, cycling and horse riding could have been invented for the North York Moors, with breathtaking heather moorland, coastal paths, steep-sloped valleys, rolling hills and fragrant pine forests to explore all in the same day. Take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore a landscape of ruins, legends and endless horizons. Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway and enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the North York Moors National Park to Whitby. From Pickering’s well-preserved castle to the Gothic splendour of Rievaulx Abbey, the landscape is peppered with places of historic interest. Unearth Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Roulston Scar, experience life during World War II at Eden Camp, or visit Ryedale Folk Museum for a day of historic fun. As you and your family will quickly discover, few destinations are as historically rich, or revealing. And when you are ready to take a break, set a course for the charming market towns and a hearty pub lunch and back to Rosedale for Yorkshire food at its finest. Or simply relax in your cottage in front of a log fire. There are tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a bakery within 2 miles.

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

    All properties: Woodburner (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer in utility room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week or £5 per short break. Shared picnic paddock. Shared use of 130-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. NB: There is a stream approximately 550 yards from the properties.

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  • The Old Hall

    Hom Green, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27714

    Once a Victorian school room for the children of the nearby estate workers. Adjoining the owner’s home, The Old Hall features a library and a woodburner, and sits along a country lane in the beautiful Wye Valley, an AONB, with walking and cycling. The market town of Ross-on-Wye is 2 miles, and the holiday property is within easy reach of the beautiful Forest of Dean, rich in wildlife, with many lakes and picnic sites. Goodrich Castle, Monmouth and the Welsh Borders are close by. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Second living room. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Some rooms with beams.

    Woodburner in living room included. Partial Economy 7 NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access. No children under 10 years.

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  • 1 Tower Cottage

    Portinscale near Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC112120
    A delightful character cottage lovingly restored by the owners, using traditional materials and complimented with quality furnishings, a modern well equipped kitchen and bathroom. 1 Tower Cottage has a courtyard setting and is one of several cottages converted from the former grooms cottages of The Towers. Situated in the village of Portinscale, on the northern shores of Derwentwater, with restaurants, pub, tea room/shop and marina all in close proximity. There are lovely walks from the cottage, both around the lake and onto the fells and a footpath into Keswick.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove (initial supply of fuel provided) in the original feature stone fireplace.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and wash basin.
    Steep narrow staircase to the......

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and a glimpse of the lake.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Two small/medium dogs or one large dog welcome.Outside: Seating area in the courtyard to the front of the cottage, rear yard and on street parking.

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  • Beckside

    Leyburn

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DC4979
    Nestling in a quiet backwater this charming stone cottage dating back to 1759 has been carefully refurbished retaining much of the original character including beamed ceilings and original exposed wood doors. The sitting room has a wood burning stove for cooler days and the centrally heated cottage is very comfortably furnished providing a restful retreat at any time. To the front and side there is a pretty cottage garden ideal for relaxing on warmer days and where the beck trickles past the gate it is truly a peaceful and tranquil location. A gentle stroll along the lane leads to the award winning pub serving food with further amenities in Leyburn just a 5 minute drive away. For outdoor enthusiasts there is an abundance of stunning walks in the immediate area, visit nearby Castle Bolton or enjoy the cascading waterfalls at Aysgarth with pretty riverside walks and picnic areas. The market town of Hawes famous for the Wensleydale Visitor Centre and the Georgian town of Richmond with its Norman Castle are just a short drive away.

    Ground Floor: Entrance porch.
    Sitting room: with original beams, woodburning stove, Freeview TV, DVD and a selection of books/DVD’s.
    Dining kitchen: with gas hob, electric fan oven, fridge and iron.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed with brass bedstead and cast iron feature fireplace.
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bathroom: with bath, hand held shower, WC and basin.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Basket of logs for stove and all electricity included. Cot and highchair. No smoking in the cottage or grounds please. Bike storage. Garden with table and chairs. Private off-road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

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  • Moorland Cottage

    Gunnerside

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DC4568
    Moorland Cottage overlooks Summer Lodge Moor in the heart of Swaledale. Directly from the cottage there are many interesting walks over old pastures and green lanes to waterfalls, ancient mine workings and the local landscape that is famous for its old stone barns and dry stone walls. Gunnerside has a tea room/small restaurant. There are also pubs, tea rooms, a post office and galleries in the nearby hill top village of Reeth. Everyday shopping can be done in Richmond or Leyburn, an easy drive away.

    Ground Floor: With storage heating and comprising:
    Sitting/dining room: with wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD, radio and a selection of books and games.
    Kitchen: with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer and iron.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with ¾ double bed and views.
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Shower room: with toilet .

    Bed linen and towels provided. Storage heating and all electricity included in the rent. Cottage garden, garden bench. Lockable store outside for outdoor equipment and cycles. Parking available on quiet lane or in village square. Please note: There are steps to the property (no handrail).

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