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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 Loft

    Downderry

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: 28323

    Situated in the lovely little coastal village of Downderry, this compact and contemporary studio loft has panoramic 180-degree views of the sea and the coastline from Rame Head down to Looe Island. Located above the owners’ house, this cosy loft has sloping ceilings and a wonderful large glass apex window with a Juliet balcony looking directly out to sea. Lie in bed and look at the horizon in the distance, and even on a wet and wild winter day it offers a cosy pad for couples to thoroughly enjoy their holiday. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    24 external wooden steps to entrance. All on second floor: Living/dining room with vaulted, low, sloping ceilings/kitchen/bedroom area with double (5ft) bed. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Blu-ray. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Juliet balcony. On road parking 200 yards. No smoking.

  • Sea Skies

    St Ives

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31247


    Boasting spectacular 180 degree views around St Ives Bay offering a comfortable and romantic coastal retreat. This first floor holiday apartment is perfect for couples to relax, unwind and enjoy the spectacular views across St Ives Bay; from St Ives Bay and beaches to your left to the sweeping sandy beach of Hayle and up to Godrevy light house to the right. This apartment provides comfortable and spacious accommodation, and has direct access to the coastal path at the bottom of the garden. It has its own entrance and staircase leading to its spacious open plan living area. The bedroom is equipped with either duck down or anti-allergy duvet and pillows, plus offer spectacular coastal views. Located above the beautiful beach at Carbis Bay and just a short distance from the vibrant St Ives. Take the coastal train from nearby Carbis Bay station which is only a 5-minute walk from Sea Skies and just one stop to St Ives Town. The picturesque harbour and town of St Ives is an ideal holiday destination all year round. Popular for relaxing on one of the many stunning sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Sampling the wide choice of culinary delights, from seafood restaurants, cafés and small tea rooms dotted along the waters edge. Stroll through the quaint streets with its curiosity and craft shops, visit art galleries including the Tate Modern and Barbara Hepworth Museum. Hire a boat and explore the delights of the coast, watch the wildlife including dolphins, basking sharks and sea birds. The area attracts bird and wild life enthusiasts to the nearby Hayle Estuary Marshes and Marazion Bird Sanctuary. Water sports, fishing, golf, horse riding and cycle hire are all available locally. The apartment is perfect for exploring both the rugged North Coast popular for surfing and wind swept coastal walks to the gateway of West Cornwall with its mining history, the historic town of Marazion with St Michaels Mount rising from the sea like a fairy tale castle to the quaint picturesque harbours of Mousehole and Newlyn. Beach 1/4 mile. Shop 1/4 mile, pub 1/2 mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£20 per week November-January). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. 42" Freeview TV. DVD and small library. DAB radio/iPod dock. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine (at ground floor entrance). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with decking and sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). Cycle store on request. Selection of board games. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Sebright Cottage

    Borrowby near Staithes

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC243013
    Spangle, Rosecombe and Sebright Cottages have been converted from farm buildings in 2009 to provide luxurious holiday accommodation of the highest standard.  Ground source energy provides the underfloor heating beneath tiled floors, ensuring a comfortable and even temperature throughout.  Stylishly furnished and decorated, Spangle Cottage offers a Master galleried bedroom and twin room, whilst Rosecombe provides an unusual but delightful open plan theme on the first floor with a galleried landing between the bedrooms with King size and twin beds respectively which can remain open, or each be sectioned off with discreetly placed folding doors for privacy.  Sebright is perfect for a romantic break and has one bedroom with a King size brass bed, pretty lighting feature and a split level lounge and kitchen area offering spectacular views from a full length picture window
    Nestling in an elevated position in the picturesque hamlet of Borrowby, perched above Borrowby Dale, the cottages afford wonderful views to the large expanse of beautiful East Yorkshire coastline, with Staithes (the former home of Captain James Cook) in the distance.  Within 200 yards of the cottages, an equestrian centre which is open Tuesday to Sunday provides trekking for all ages and abilities and from horseback you can enjoy the breathtaking views.
    Excellent footpath walks are available direct from the door taking you through heather strewn moors and onto the Heritage coastline.

     

    Ground Floor: Property is heated by underfloor heating from ground source energy and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dining area with table and chairs.
    Bedroom: With king size brass bed
    Bathroom: With  contemporary double ended slipper bath, shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point
    Lower Ground Floor
    Lounge: With TV, Free view, DVD and radio/CD

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available by arrangement.Paved patio to front with garden furniture and spectacular views out to sea. Ample off road parking. Please note that there is no dishwasher at the property.

  • A Bit On The Seaside

    Paignton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: 28373

    Situated just a 5-minute walk to the sandy beach of Broadsands, this holiday property, A Bit On The Seaside is attached to the owner’s home and decorated and furnished to a very good standard. There are some fantastic views across the bay and beautiful sunsets whilst sitting on the decking or dining alfresco. Enjoy superb walks around this stretch of coastline, across fields to Elberry Cove and along the coast to the fishing village of Brixham. Take a ferry to Torquay or Dartmouth and visit Dartmoor with its rugged tors and lovely tucked away villages. Golf, go-karting, birdwatching and sailing, all available nearby. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Freezer. Decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Harbour Court

    Portreath

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 28581

    This conveniently situated first floor holiday apartment overlooks the harbour at Portreath. With private parking, it is just a short level stroll to the sandy beach and harbour, as well as three pubs, a bakery and a grocers just yards from the apartment. Portreath is set in a deep valley alongside the rugged surfing beach, with golden sands ideal for swimming, water sports and fishing. It offers spectacular coast walks and amazing sun sets. The Mineral Tramway Cycle Trail runs from Portreath to Devoran; cycle hire is available close by. Perfect for couples looking to walk, cycle or enjoy the beach, or to simply relax and watch the tide. Shop and pub 20 yards, restaurant ¼ mile.

    Stairs to entrance: All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with laminate floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Blu-ray. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawn with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • St Robert’s Chantry

    Robin Hood’s Bay, nr. Whitby

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: RCHC132

    Fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Robin Hood’s Bay, bolt hole for 2 with open fire, yards from the beach.
    Conveniently situated in the village’s old picturesque ‘Baytown’, this delightful little Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage provides a second floor sea view and comfortable, well-equipped and well-presented accommodation. Full of charm and character, it retains its Victorian spiral staircase and fireplaces, and has old oak beams throughout. The Chantry has long been a place of sanctuary and replenishment for locals and travellers alike and continues to serve as a bolt hole for respite and adventure. It has car access for (un)loading, and is a great base for exploring this stunning region. The village is on the East Jurassic Coastline, a must for fossil hunters! The countryside offers breathtaking views and the Coast to Coast walk ends here, passing through the Cleveland Way. Shops, pubs and restaurants 100 yards. This property accommodates a maximum of 2 guests.

    Ground floor: Compact living/dining room/kitchen. Steep winding stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Steep winding stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Low beamed ceilings throughout.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters and electricity included. Three Freeview TVs. Video and small library. DVDs and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Parking (permit provided). No smoking. No babies.

  • Pebbles

    Kessingland

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 26152

    Ideal location, yards from the beach

    Pebbles offers ideal holiday accommodation in a great location just 85 yards to the year round dog friendly beach. The local pub is also dog friendly, and there is a waterfront restaurant. Pebbles is all on one level and offers sea views from the kitchen and patio. There are many attractions close by including the Africa Alive Adventure Park at Kessingland or the East Anglia Transport Museum just 3 miles away. Drive along the Suffolk Heritage coastline to Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh and the RSPB bird sanctuary at Minsmere, or spend the day at Oulton Broads which offers sailing and boat hire. Somerleyton Hall, with 12 acres of garden and maze, is a few miles away. Shop 1 mile, pub 55 yards and restaurant 85 yards.

    Ramp access. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

  • Little Chert

    St Lawrence, nr. Ventnor

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: NT001021

    National Trust Holiday Property

    This unique studio is situated within the quiet residential area of St Lawrence, just under a mile from the sea. It was built in the 1970s as a detached guest annexe for Chert which is located next door. This Thunderbirds-esque property is small, quirky and styled with exposed brick, mosaic tiling and a turquoise-and-orange colour scheme. Couples searching for a retro holiday home will find it here, featuring a 5ft pull-down wall bed, seating area for 2, a simple but well-equipped kitchen area, and even a dining table and chairs to enjoy a nice romantic meal. There are 2 sets of sliding patio doors, one leading to the front and the other to the side, which not only makes this property light and airy, but you have access to the delightful, small open plan garden with rockery and lovely sea views.

    This area is an ideal base from which to explore this lovely island. There is an abundance of scenery from the rolling countryside to the outstanding Heritage coastline, offering a great range of walking routes with over 500 miles of footpaths. The seaside town of Ventnor is just over a mile away, with a sweeping sand and shingle beach, botanical gardens, several cafes, bars and restaurants. The octagonal tower of St Catherine’s Lighthouse is 6 miles away, and is situated at the most southerly point of the island, offering views out to the English Channel. Calbourne Water Mill (15 miles) is the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight, which also features a small War Museum, rural exhibits and a café. The Needles (20 miles) is home to the famous rock formation. This attraction offers a chairlift down to Alum Bay, glass making demonstrations and much more. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Outdoor pursuits include walking, cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. Beach just over a mile away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Guests have free access to all National Trust properties during opening hours (Mar-Nov).

    3 steps to entrance. Living room with pull down 5ft wall bed/dining room/well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV/DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with rockery and furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 3 steps in garden

  • Bacton Hall Holiday Cottages - Apple Barn

    Bacton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CAAW

    These detached, converted, flint properties offer stylish comfort and sea views in a peaceful, rural setting yet are only a 3/4-mile walk to long sandy beaches. Although they are set in the grounds of Bacton Hall, where the owner lives, The Coach House has its own drive and parking for 2 cars and Apple Barn has its own parking space for 1 car. Both properties have their own secluded sunny courtyard garden area. An ideal location for walking and cycling with miles of quiet lanes in this peaceful area of Norfolk. Close to the Norfolk Broads, nature reserves, golf courses, steam trains and the historical city of Norwich with its cathedral, cobbled streets and shops. There are also National Trust properties locally including Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall. Shop and pub 3/4 mile.

    Beamed living/dining room with sea views, wood-effect floor and spacious kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Full environmentally friendly electric central heating
    • Cot on request
    • Parking (1 car)
    • Ground floor
      facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture

  • Smugglers Cottage

    Trewellard, nr. Pendeen

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: TOP

    This beautifully appointed, single-storey barn is the perfect romantic holiday retreat in a quiet hamlet with the sea and coastline in view. Nearby are Pendeen Lighthouse, the scenic coastal path, famous crown mines, Cape Cornwall and the villages of Trewellard, Pendeen, Botallack and St Just. The breathtaking beaches of Sennen are popular with surfers, and the open air Minack Theatre overlooks beautiful Porthcurno Beach. Take the scenic coastal drive from Pendeen to St Ives over heather-clad moor with stunning coastal views. Lands End, Marazion with St Michaels Mount rising from the sea, quaint harbours of Newlyn and Mousehole are a short drive. Shop and pub 1/2 mile, restaurant 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with electric woodburner, galley-style kitchen area with beams, exposed stone walls and slate floor. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Small lawned area with patio
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome tray
    • Pets free of charge
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Narrow doorways, not suitable for wheelchair users

    Note: Can be booked with Badgers Barn ref TMU opposite to accommodate 6 guests

  • Oxenpark Farm - The Gilberts

    Hersham, nr. Bude

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: TS7

    Just a short drive from excellent beaches at Bude (2 miles) and Widemouth Bay (4 miles), these converted barns date back well over 100 years. Located on a small traditional farm, these three delightful cottages are beautifully presented and have their own private patio areas. Duck House (GE3) and The Granary (GB8) both enjoy panoramic coastal views from their first floor living rooms and are full of character and charm. The Gilberts (TS7) has glorious country views across the lake towards the coast and is a very spacious detached cottage. Well appointed and beautifully furnished, it is the perfect relaxing retreat. Visitors are welcome to wander over much of the farmland grounds. Bude offers shops, inns, restaurants, golf, riding and a swimming pool. Launceston (16 miles) boasts a 12th-century castle. Bodmin Moor 12 miles. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors. Large double bedroom with 5ft bed. Large bathroom with separate shower and toilet.

    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children except babes in arms

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio areas with furniture
    • Shared farmland grounds of 70 acres
    • Parking
    • NB: Stream in farmland grounds ¼ mile and lake area

  • Needles and Winds

    Freshwater

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31046


    This traditionally furnished, semi-detached holiday bungalow benefits from superb, extensive panoramic sea views across the Solent to the mainland and out to The Needles. Its elevated position offers a peaceful escape and offers a fabulous vantage point for watching sailing vessels and the world go by. The property is on the coastal footpath to Fort Victoria, Yarmouth and Tennyson Down. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists and families alike. Pitch and putt, crazy golf, football goals and a children’s play area can be found a few minutes away from the property. The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and the coloured sands of Alum Bay are a short distance away. The 17th century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are also a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the whole island. Other attractions include Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby, and island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, and a donkey sanctuary. The impressive south coast and Tennyson Down, with its many walks are only minutes away. Colwell beach is also within walking distance. Beach 1/2 mile. Small local shop and launderette available nearby in the summer. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with breakfast bar. Second living room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Portable electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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