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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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  • Winn Cottage

    Pateley Bridge

    Grade
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    Ref: CC217019
    Tucked away down a quiet side street in the centre of Pateley Bridge is Winn Cottage, a cosy and compact little cottage ideal for two. The lounge enjoys the comfort and warmth of an open fire housed in an original range, and the kitchen, although small includes everything required for self catering. To the first floor, the double bedroom is light, spacious and tastefully decorated. The cottage provides an ideal base for couples wishing to explore the area, and the proximity to the amenities in Pateley Bridge is fantastic, with shops selling local produce, gifts, pubs and restaurants for those who wish to dine out all within strolling distance. Pateley Bridge is a small market town situated in Nidderdale, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town is the start and finish of the Nidderdale Way a 53 mile circuit taking you across the stunning scenery of the Nidd Valley, and is also home to England’s Oldest Sweet Shop - well worth a visit.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With original range housing open fire (coal provided), TV, DVD and fold down dining table
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine

    First Floor: Bedroom : With double bed and feature fireplace
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Small yard to rear with bistro table. On street parking further up the road

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  • Witton Hall - South Lodge

    Witton-le-Wear, nr. Crook

    Grade
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    Ref: MWC


    Perfectly situated in the pretty Anglo-Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear, and commanding fabulous views across County Durham, the Dales and beyond, Witton Hall really is the perfect location for guests wishing to treat themselves to a holiday in magnificent surroundings. Witton Hall is one of the finest country houses to have ever been built in the north of England during the 20th century, and was once listed in The Times as one of the top 100 houses in the country. Detached South Lodge (ref MWC), located at the gates of Witton Hall, once served as the gate house and has its own hot tub and garden area. Suite Two (ref MWE), Suite Three (ref MWD) and Suite Four (ref MWF) are all apartments which are situated directly behind Witton Hall and surrounded by the grounds, gardens and a shared hot tub. Suite Four (ref MWF) is the largest of the properties and occupies a prime position within the grounds, with fabulous views over the garden, grounds and faraway hills and dales.
    Constructed from the finest sandstone, Witton Hall itself features classic Georgian elements including stone pillars, pediments, architraves, friezes and cornices. There are plenty of leisure facilities within the Hall, available from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 9am to 5pm, which can be booked for use via the owner (only available by prior agreement), including a gymnasium with weights and cardio vascular equipment and a sauna. The gymnasium looks out on to a dance floor with a sparkling ceiling consisting of hundreds of multi-coloured lights that sparkle and dazzle like the night sky. Guests can also find a heated swimming pool with wave system and wet bar. On a mezzanine level above the gymnasium, and overlooking the pool and dance floor, there is a games room with large screen TV, pool table, sound system and a refreshments area, which once again can be privately booked via the owner and are available between the hours of 9am to 5pm. Surrounding the Hall and leisure complex, there are 2½ acres of landscaped grounds which are home to a croquet lawn, tennis courts with outdoor barbecue and seating area, shared hot tub and also beauty parlour facilities where guests can book ahead and make an appointment for a professional sports or Thai massage. Guests may book and make use of a private chef, concierge service, airport pick up and beauty treatments by arrangement.
    For guests wanting to relax, unwind and really treat themselves, then there is no reason at all to even leave the grounds during their stay, but for those who wish to explore the local area and really get to know County Durham, the Durham Dales and Weardale Valley, then this is the perfect location from which to do so. Witton-le-Wear is an attractive, predominantly Victorian village and is situated on the northern banks of the River Wear. There are two pubs within walking distance of Witton Hall and also two churches, one of which dates back to Norman times. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and people who like to explore, there are numerous walks and public footpaths that cross directly through the village and through some of the most picturesque countryside that the county has to offer. There is also the opportunity to enjoy salmon and trout fishing at the nearby Witton Castle Lakes.
    Only a three mile walk away, visit the popular Hamsterley Forest which is a 2000-hectare site of walking trails, cycle trails and orienteering. The thriving market town of Barnard Castle is a 15-mile drive away and is often popular with visitors wanting to explore the weekly farmer’s market or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants, pubs and local inns. Visit the historic city of Durham, 15 miles, a glorious city with fantastic heritage. Durham has many popular tourist attractions that include the Lumiere Festival, jazz festival, book festival, arts week, theatre, castle and c...

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Spacious living room. Spacious dining room. Large bespoke kitchen with travertine marble floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Two Freeview TVs (one 40")
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Hot tub
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Fridge
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared, 2½-acre, landscaped grounds with patio, terrace, summerhouse and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (19ft x 11ft) with wave machine, wet bar and changing and shower facilities (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared sauna (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared games room with pool table (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared tennis courts (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared gym (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared croquet lawn (by prior arrangement)
    • Beauty treatments, concierge service, chef and airport pickup by arrangement direct with owner
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

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  • Chy Rani

    Portmellon, Mevagissey

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 26299

    Perched on the rocks over the quiet and pretty cove and beach in Portmellon, this compact and cosy former fishermen’s cottage provides the ideal romantic getaway and holiday retreat. Set over two levels, with views of the beach (50 yards) and sea, Chy Rani really is a special place to enjoy all that the area has to offer. A little further away, along the coastal path is Mevagissey, with its quaint working harbour, cafes, craft shops and galleries that sell local art. Close to The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Easy access to coastal footpaths and cycle ways. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Beams throughout. Narrow open tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Living room/bedroom area with double bed and en-suite shower room, toilet.

    Electricity heating included, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. On road parking (150 yards). Public car park (50 yards, £4 per day). Welcome Pack. No smoking. NB: 5 yards from sea.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 26497

    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very good level of accommodation for couples wishing to enjoy the delights of Shropshire, and glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders. The Severn Way, walking, cycling and touring are all on the doorstep. Golf can also be found locally. Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns, packed with timber-framed black and white buildings including the castle, now a regimental museum and Shrewsbury Abbey. The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks, guided walks or a trip on the pleasure boat, Sabrina. Shop, pub and restaurant 2/3 mile.

    Ground floor: Step to living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). Pet to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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  • Mill Meadow Cottage

    East Down, Barnstaple

    Grade
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    Ref: HHHY

    This cosy and compact renovated barn is situated on its own next to a small brook and makes an ideal holiday destination to really get away from life’s hustle and bustle. It lies next to a small stable yard and looks out over rolling Devon hills and a large pond (which guests can fish in on request). There is a secluded decked area to sit out and enjoy the surroundings. The stunning North Devon coastline has lots to offer, great surfing at Croyde and Woolacombe, great walking along the coast path and places of interest at Lynmouth, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. Other activities include golf, fishing, riding and cycling on the Tarka Trail. Beach approximately 15 mins. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Compact galley-style kitchen with slate floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor open-plan with cosy dining room with wooden floor.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Private use with owners of 2-acre natural grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • On-site carp fishing
    • Cycle store
    • NB: Large pond in grounds

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  • Garden Apartment

    Shaftesbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 13049

    Spectacular views

    This well-maintained, first floor holiday garden apartment, an addition to the 18th-century farmhouse, has spectacular views and surrounding gardens. Mayo Farm, a working smallholding, overlooks the valleys and hills of the Blackmore Vale from its elevated position. Shaftesbury, with ancient abbey ruins and renowned Gold Hill, is within walking distance (along the B3081). NT Stourhead and Kingston Lacy nearby. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards. Please note: Although there are beds for 4, the maximum occupancy is 2 guests.

    All on first floor (stairs or stairlift): Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Small sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 2 steps to 1 twin (for alternative sleeping).

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Shared landscaped garden and 10-acre grounds. Barbecue on request. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 18 years. NB: Ornamental ponds in garden.

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  • Byre Cottages - Two Byre Cottage

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 29410

    Shared hot tub

    Boasting their own private balconies overlooking farmland and with shared use of a hot tub, these two adjoining converted oak barns (refs 29409 and 29410) in the owners’ grounds make an ideal holiday base for exploring the Kent countryside. Known as ‘The Garden of England’ with its miles of woodlands and fields, including gardens large and small, visit Sissinghurst and Goodnestone Park, where Jane Austen penned parts of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Approximately 8 miles from Canterbury, where the cathedral dates back to the 11th century, enjoy a concert, or take a river tour. Whitstable, dubbed the ‘Pearl of Kent’ presents a great opportunity to indulge in sampling oysters for which it is renowned for. Alternatively, visit the port town of Hythe, with its interesting antique shops and fishing along the seafront. Roundwood Hall, for golf, is less than 2½ miles away and there is horse riding at Marberdan Riding Centre, 1 mile. For retail therapy, try McArthur Glen designer outlet, as well as Dover and the Channel Tunnel – both within easy driving distance for a day trip to France. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing by arrangement. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in owners’ grounds 5 yards.

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  • Easedale House Apartments - Siskin

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC112146
    Easedale House Apartments are in a traditional Lakeland slate building set in the centre of Keswick with everything you need right on your doorstep. These gorgeous apartments also have a large (and rare for the area), private car park permit each. Finished to an excellent standard with a real eye for detail, each stylish apartment has its own personality but all have the same lovely feel. Moments away from shops, restaurants and Fitz Park. As always with Keswick, the properties boast a great range of walks right from the door. Although famous for the stunning landscapes and fantastic Wainwrights walks, Keswick has much more to offer with a great range of independent shops, a cinema, the Theatre by the Lake, climbing and the famous Pencil Museum!

    Siskin is a ground floor, one bed apartment with open plan living, dining and kitchen area flooded with light from the very large bay window. The owners have carefully retained the character of the building with this apartment, including a feature electric fireplace, while updating it with an en-suite which includes a walk in double head shower and quality furnishings throughout.

    Siskin can be booked together with Kingfisher (CC112145), Egret (CC112147), Curlew (CC112148), Goldcrest (CC112149), Osprey (CC112150) and Wagtail (CC112151) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with feature fireplace, Freeview TV and a large bay window.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With induction hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: Open to living area with king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Shared washer/dryer on first floor. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

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  • Pig Sty Cottage

    West Milton

    Grade
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    Ref: E1867


    Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this unique collection of properties is set within the grounds of the owner’s working farm on the edge of the picturesque and tranquil village of West Milton. Individually designed and furnished for comfort, each cottage offers delightful surroundings in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Walkers can enjoy discovering a very varied landscape, from high chalk hills, through the winding lanes of sleepy valleys to the dramatic cliffs of Golden Cap (National Trust). The nearest beach is at West Bay, just 4 miles away, where rowing boats can be hired and fishing trips arranged. Along the coast is Lyme Regis, whose sheltered harbour famously featured as a setting for the film ’The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. The historic market town of Dorchester is 15 miles. Weymouth, 14 miles, offers everything from water sports to night clubs. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/ dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Patio.

    Both properties: Panel heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Henley Farmhouse Studio

    Henley, nr. Bath

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 17243

    Situated adjacent to the owner’s listed farmhouse this 16th-century barn, with far reaching views over the countryside, has been converted to provide cosy holiday accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the area. Bath, 6 miles, offers shops, cafés, inns and many places of interest all in the magnificent surroundings of its Georgian and Roman Heritage. The abbey town of Lacock and Bradford-on-Avon are also nearby. There are many walks in the area, and the property is situated near the Macmillan Way. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double bed and beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large shared garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Access is via steps and uneven surfaces.

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  • The Follies - The Low Lodge

    Hunmanby, nr. Filey

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: IJR


    Originally built in 1825 as a ruin, this unique Grade II listed building has been sympathetically transformed into two lovely, detached gatehouses yet retaining all the visual appearances of a ruin. Built in stone from Filey Brigg, The Follies are set in 3/4 acres of natural grounds and visitors are welcome to wander through them, where there is an abundance of wildlife including, rabbits, owls and squirrels.
    Centrally located for exploring the North Yorkshire coast, moors and wolds, the historic town of Filey is only 3 miles distant, with its wide sandy beach and all the attractions of a popular seaside resort. Scarborough and Bridlington are both easily accessible, as is the beautiful city of York. There is a 9-hole golf course locally, fishing available nearby, and an RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs providing interest for bird-watchers. There are plenty of local shops and pubs within walking distance, and good railway links. Shop 500 yards.

    Cosy living room with rug on stone floor, Gothic arched windows and insets in walls, vaulted ceiling and original Gothic archway leading to grounds. Well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room with stone floor. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet. First floor: Minstrel gallery double bedroom with sloping ceiling, double bed and ½ tester above.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared freezer
    • Shared 3/4-acre natural grounds
    • Parking
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Mountain bike loaned
    • Chauffeur service in Bentley Arnage to local restaurant by prior arrangement
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for the infirm and children

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  • Sloe Berry Barn

    Rosedale Abbey near Pickering

    Grade
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    Ref: CC233015
    Perched high in Rosedale Abbey in the heart of the stunning North York Moors National Park, Sloe Berry Barn is a converted farm building renovated to an excellent standard. The barn retains character features, yet provides perfectly for self catering with a fully equipped kitchen and a delightful lounge with dining area overlooking a full length window to take in the spectacular and unrivalled views across the valley. Ideal for couples seeking a romantic retreat, the king size bed has a sumptuous memory foam mattress, quality linens and a fully tiled en-suite bathroom. Stunning views down the valley can also be seen from the bedroom, ideal for waking up and taking in the tranquillity and beauty of the area.
    A private patio area is ideal for a morning coffee or evening drink. The village also has two pubs within walking distance of the cottage for those wishing to dine out. Sloe Berry Barn and Low Farm Cottage (CC233117) can be booked together to accommodate up to four guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 32’’ Freesat TV, DVD player and, i-Pod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With king size bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Laundry service available at additional cost (please arrange directly with owner).Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking (1 car, 2 on request). NB: 12 steps and sloping banks in garden. There is an Access Statement for this property. If required please call 01228 406701.

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