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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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  • Oak Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Ref: CC123293
    Nestling high up on the Kirkstone overlooking the tranquil Stockghyll Valley, Ambleside and Lake Windermere, Oak Cottage is picturesquely situated on a 2700 acre traditional working Lakeland farm. Originally the old farmhouse, this 18th Century, well equipped accommodation retains many original features including low oak beams, farmhouse doors and a spice cupboard. The warm cosy, farmhouse is sure to make you feel relaxed and away from it all. With far reaching, spectacular views in every direction, Oak Cottage is idyllically situated for you to enjoy the magnificent walks which are available right from your doorstep. Highland cattle and Herdwick sheep graze and wonder freely on the surrounding farmland and Buzzards can be seen soaring above. An ideal spot for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The dark clear night skies are perfect for star gazing too.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Hazel Cottage (CC123280) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner and 28" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With beams.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared courtyard. ¼ acre of grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No children under 12 years. NB: access via a rough track.

  • Beny-Cot


    Ref: CC112144
    Regular visitors to Keswick will know properties in the centre of town rarely have the luxury of private parking or a garden, Beny-Cot has the benefit of both. This attractive cottage is built in a traditional style from Lakeland stone and is situated 100 yards from both Keswick town centre and the Cumbrian Cottages regional office. The interior is furnished in a modern style with quality furnishings, has Wi-Fi and a kitchen with all the desired appliances and is enhanced with traditional features such as a woodburning stove in the lounge and a bedroom with a stripped pine floor. The benefit of four bedrooms (one kingsize, one double, one single and one versatile attic room) for five guests, provides added flexibility of sleeping arrangements and kids will love the attic bedroom with futons, a TV and Playstation 2.

    Keswick is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, the fit and the ‘not so fit’! Situated on the shores of Derwentwater, the fells are accessible from the doorstep and the town centre has excellent amenities. Other outdoor activities available locally include mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, kayaking and sailing on the lakes, rock climbing and ghyll scrambling to name but a few. The ‘not so fit’ may prefer gentle strolls around the town’s parks and shops, partaking in the café culture on Keswick’s pedestrianised market place or a trip on the launch around Derwentwater. Across the road in Fitz Park is an excellent children’s play park, the Keswick Museum with café, a bowling green and the Keswick Leisure Pool is adjacent.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With two sofa beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements only), TV and Playstation 2.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Multiple steps up to garden.

  • The Stables

    Saxtead, nr. Framlingham

    Ref: E3491

    Overlooking a lily and duck pond, these charming, detached conversions of a stable and granary have a cosy cottage appeal. Set near the owners’ lovely old farmhouse, they share 4 acres of secluded gardens and an all weather tennis court. Saxtead Green’s famous 18th century post mill (EH) is 1 mile, Framlingham – an attractive market town with a castle and mere – is 2 miles, Southwold with its glorious beach, Aldeburgh and the lovely town of Woodbridge with its pretty harbour are all an easy drive. Fishing, riding and golf are all under 10 miles. Shop and pubs 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer.
    Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared 4-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking. Shared hard tennis court (please bring own raquets and white soled footwear). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

  • The Old Chapel

    Upper Vobster, nr. Frome

    Ref: W43375

    This detached converted chapel dates back to the 19th century, and is peacefully situated in the small hamlet of Upper Vobster, which consists of a few houses and a no-through road. The chapel has been sympathetically renovated, keeping many of its original features and stained glass windows throughout. It has a pretty, private terrace and enclosed lawned garden, with the added feature of a large field behind, which belongs to the chapel, accessed along a footpath to the side. This is an ideal holiday base for dog walking and country walks towards the nearby villages of Mells , Vobster, the local pubs and just opposite, are the Mendip Hills. Close by is the Vobster Quay diving centre, an old quarry filled with ruins. There are many places of interest within a short drive, including Longleat Safari Park, Bath and West Showgrounds, Babington House, the city of Bath, the caves and gorge at Cheddar, the UK’s smallest city of Wells with its magnificent cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, and the market towns of Frome, Shepton Mallet and Warminster. National Trust Properties nearby include Cley Hill, Westwood Park, Prior Park and Gardens, Stourhead, Courts Gardens and Great Chalfield Manor and Gardens, which are all within 12 miles of the property. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Low Fell Cottage


    Ref: CC129108
    Low Fell Cottage is a traditional Lakeland stone cottage dating back to 1936 and is situated near the village of Crosthwaite, five miles south of Windermere. Additions to the property provide delightful accommodation with the benefit of ground floor bedrooms and shower room. The cottage is sure to appeal to those seeking a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of modern day living, where they can appreciate the seclusion of the mature 12 acres of woodland grounds and shrubs, including azaleas, hellebores and ornamental trees. The garden plays host to an abundance of wildlife including visits from deer and squirrels.

    Ground Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: With Lakeland slate fireplace housing an open fire (coal and logs provided), TV, DVD, video and stereo system, small library of gardening and local interest books and patio doors leading to the garden.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: Equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and walk-in larder.
    Utility room: With washing machine and boiler.
    Bedroom 1:  With king size bed and en-suite with shower, bath, hand basin, bidet and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: All the rooms on this floor have delightful views over the gardens.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
    Bedroom 4: Single bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With bath, wash basin and WC.

    All electric, fuel and bed linen included. Cot, highchair and payphone available. Free broadband access.Integral garage with full size table tennis table, tumble dryer and wood store. Private parking for 5 cars. Mature 12 acre woodland gardens. Terrace with BBQ and outdoor furniture.

  • Willow Farm Cottages - The Cobbles

    West Pennard, nr. Glastonbury

    Ref: 30792

    This pair of semi-detached converted barns enjoy a peaceful rural setting amongst rolling countryside, yet just a few miles from Glastonbury. The barns have been sympathetically renovated with oak floors and doors, large patio doors and with the original hayloft storage areas converted into galleried bedrooms. Both properties have a private terraced area, with a shared elevated lawned area, and the site is fully enclosed with fencing, ideal for those with pets or children. The Monarchs Way long distance footpath passes just in front of the barns and there are many organised tours, walks and listed footpaths within the immediate area, in the Mendip Hills and along the Somerset Levels. Glastonbury Town Trail and Glastonbury Rural Walk can be followed with ease. Attractions in Glastonbury include climbing up the tor for magnificent views, the Chalice Well and Rural Life Museum, the high street itself encompassing the myths, legends and spiritual ambience of the town, as well as the famous abbey. The city of Wells with its cathedral and Bishops Palace is within a 20-minute drive, as are The Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet and Wookey Hole Caves. The Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton and Cheddar Gorge are approximately a 30-minute drive. For retail therapy, the factory outlet centre of Clarks Village in Street is a 20-minute drive away. The cities of Bath and Bristol are both within an hours’ drive. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Level access or 6 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and oak floor/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, narrow, paddle stairs to galleried twin bedroom.


    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Smart TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden.

  • Fir Tree Cottage


    Ref: 15853

    An 18th-century stone-built holiday cottage, situated on the green in the popular riverside village of Glasbury. With many original features and four poster bed, the cottage is 200 yards from the River Wye and is an excellent centre for canoeing and walking. Conveniently close to Hay-On-Wye, world famous for its annual literary festival, as well as the breathtaking scenery of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Shop 400 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one four poster), 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Garth

    Great Salkeld near Penrith

    Ref: CC132180
    Situated in a peaceful location, this holiday property makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. The area offers a tremendous amount to occupy guests, with golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling amongst many other adventurous activities available locally. For those with young children, there are also a number of great days out on the doorstep. If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen. Great Salkeld is a picture-postcard village with red sandstone cottages, clustered by the village church. The village inn, just 200 yards away serves local real ale. The property is part of Wetheral Cottages, which is surrounded by well-maintained gardens that lead to a small paddock adjacent to the cottage, which is great space for play or adventure within the grounds. The village playground, 100 yards away, offers swings, junior assault course as well as hard and grassed areas for ball games.
    Garth can be booked with High Croft (CC132181), Windale (CC132182), Mickledale (CC132183) and Langriggs (CC132184) to accommodate larger parties of up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 4: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Tregolva


    Ref: TNY

    This detached, contemporary holiday home is located in the quaint, fishing village of Looe and has an outstanding view across the estuary and the sea. Looe has two beaches and many restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. Deep sea fishing, watersports, woodland, river and coastal walks nearby. Plymouth and its National Marine Aquarium, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Padstow, Mount Edgecombe, Bodmin Moor and Polperro are easily reached. Shop and pub 150 yards.

    20 steps to entrance. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, French doors to decking and kitchen area. Utility/drying room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - no fuel provided
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV (BT Vision)
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • Radio/CD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with furniture
    • Enclosed decked area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Single step to decking. Property accessed
      by narrow lane.

  • Craster View

    Craster near Alnwick

    Ref: UK3005
    Craster View overlooks the harbour in the popular picture-postcard village of Craster, and it has been refurbished to a good standard. It enjoys a bright, airy living and dining room with large picture windows and a contemporary galleried kitchen area with a breakfast bar, as well as four lovely bedrooms on the first floor. Three of the four bedrooms also enjoy the most magnificent sea views. The sitting area to the front and the pretty walled patio garden to the rear, are ideal for those times you want to relax after exploring this exciting and unspoilt county. Turn left out of the cottage and you’re almost at the entrance to the cliff-top walk to Dunstanburgh Castle, once voted in the top 10 walks in England. Craster is famous for its smoked kippers which can be bought in the village. It is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists, golfers or those just wishing to enjoy the relaxed ambiance within Craster View. Nearby Alnwick only seven miles away, is the home of the Duke’s Castle used in ’Harry Potter’ and more recently ’Downtown Abbey’. The town has a great choice of shops, pubs and eateries and makes a great day out. Craster is a super location for exploring the whole of the county and Craster View will delight all age groups.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Living/dining room: With wood burner, 40" Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock, views to harbour and French door to patio.

    First Floor: Kitchen: Galleried with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Washing machine and freezer in garage. Wi-Fi.Rear paved, enclosed walled patio garden with furniture. Bench to front. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • The Old Post Office

    Great Thirkleby near Thirsk

    Ref: CC224014
    Quietly nestling in the picturesque village of Great Thirkleby, The Old Post Office has been refurbished in 2011 to  a very high standard offering truly delightful holiday accommodation which enjoys the warmth and comfort of an open fire in the lounge, a spacious kitchen complete with Rangemaster Cooker and a dining room, all with wonderful views. Dating back to the 1780’s, The Old Post Office retains much of its charm and character with an abundance of exposed beams and antique furnishings. On the ground floor, a single bedroom and en suite is available for those not wishing to negotiate the stairs, along with a utility room which is perfect for the storage of boots and coats etc. A  pretty garden with lawn and borders of flowers and shrubs sits to the front of the cottage with a further lawn and seating area to the rear, complete with barbecue - perfect for the summer months.
    Great Thirkleby is a very peaceful village with no through traffic and is approximately 4 miles from the centre of the bustling market town of Thirsk, well known for its Herriot connections. For racing enthusiasts, the area is surrounded by courses at Thirsk, Catterick, Ripon and York, golf courses at Thirsk and Easingwold and various fishing lakes at nearby venues.
    The Old Post Office is centrally placed for exploring with the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and Coast all easily accessible and worthy of a day outing. An abundance of footpath walks lead direct from the door into the neighbouring villages of Bagby, Carlton Husthwaite and Coxwold and on a clear winter’s day "The White Horse of Kilburn" can be seen from the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, TV with Free View and DVD
    Kitchen: With range master cooker with double oven and 5 ring hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
    Dining Room: With seating for 6
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and en suite with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Utility/ Boot Room; With sink, washing machine and freezer

    First Floor: With  low beams
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With 4ft double (3/4 bed)
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Bathroom; With bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point

    Initial supply of coal, background heating, power, bed linen and towels included. Lawn gardens to front and rear with garden furniture and BBQ. Parking  for 2 cars. No smoking please inside or outside. NB: Sorry, no children under 7 years.

  • Yachtsman’s Rest

    Island Harbour, nr. Newport

    Ref: 27476

    Offering stunning views over the harbour and surrounded by rolling countryside, and awarded 4 Star Gold Award from Quality in Tourism, this well-presented, end-terraced town house stands peacefully in the popular Island Harbour location. Only 3 yards from the water’s edge and leading onto large communal gardens and children’s play area, it makes a scenic holiday retreat. Guests have access to free wi-fi in the marina area. Guests can enjoy the dining room/kitchen with French doors opening onto the decked patio with outside eating area, which also leads onto the gardens and marina. The first floor living room with French doors leads onto a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the marina, which is simply perfect for sitting out, relaxing and savouring the wildlife. Offering modern furniture and fittings, it makes an ideal base for couples or families. There is a popular bistro only 300 yards from the property, and a lively pub/restaurant about 20 minutes’ walk. There are many beaches and coves to visit, the nearest being Ryde. Attractions include Carisbrooke Castle, the Dinosaur Museum and Maritime Museum, a donkey sanctuary, Bembridge Windmill, Ventnor Botanical Gardens and many wildlife centres. Also discover the local farms and vineyards for local produce. This scenic island has dramatic coastline, ravines, rolling countryside and woodland, and is also great for birdwatching. Shop and pub 11/2 miles, restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with French doors and wooden floor. 1 bunk bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Wet room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with French doors and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gardens and play area. Shared barbecue. Balconies. Juliet balcony. Parking (3 cars). Mooring available. No smoking. NB: Unfenced harbour 3 yards.


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