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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 - 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 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 and towels 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lancombe Country Cottages - Lydden

    Higher Chilfrome

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: DZP

    "Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast"

    Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
    All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside. These properties have been awarded a Dorset Silver Tourism Award for 2015.
    Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
    There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
    The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Convenience store on site. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Open-plan beamed living/dining room and kitchen area with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Travel cot
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers
    • Internet connection
    • Small patio with furniture
    • Large shared lawned area
    • Shared 3-acre woodland grounds
    • Shared barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (22ft x 10ft, depth 3ft to 5ft) with sauna, shower and changing facilities, open 8.30am to 8.30pm Easter-October and 9am to 7.30pm other dates
    • Shared spa room with massage and beauty treatments
    • Shared Games room with DVD and book library, games, air hockey table and Subbuteo football game
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking

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  • Tokenbury Manor - Cowshed

    Pensilva, nr. Liskeard

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16359

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set in an AONB on the edge of the village of Pensilva, these beautifully converted holiday properties stand amongst the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall. The stepping stone to exploring the beauty, cultural and wildlife of south east Cornwall is literally at the end of your drive via the footpaths which take you through unspoilt wooded riverbanks, where herons and kingfishers dwell.
    There is so much to do in the area - you can fish for blue sharks, ride a steam train, take a river cruise, play championship golf or visit some of the finest historic houses in the country. A short drive will take you to the South Cornwall Heritage Coast with beautiful walks from Polperro and Looe to Talland with secluded sandy coves. Don’t miss the windswept uplands of Bodmin Moor shrouded in mystery with burial chambers and holy wells, giant stones and Bronze Age settlements. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Footpath through shared woodland. Parking (1 car). No children under 5 years.

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  • Hudsons Cottage

    Whitby

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DC4757
    Ideally placed just a short stroll from the historic sea port of Whitby with its sweeping sandy beaches, this well presented cottage provide comfortable and attractive holiday accommodation. Furnished in a relaxed and contemporary style, the cottage is arranged with the open plan living area overlooking the spectacular views of the bustling harbour and the ruins of Whitby Abbey. Enjoy the benefit of the proximity to the local attractions of this popular and vibrant seaside resort and explore the myriad of cobbled alleyways, streets and cliff top walks in this truly interesting area. This property also overlooks the railway line where steam trains pass by as they make their way from Whitby to Grosmont along the scenic North York Moors Railway, perfect for an alternative day out. This picturesque town has tea rooms, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs serving Yorkshire specialities.

    Can be booked with Stephensons Cottage DC4758 to accommodate six people.

    Ground Floor: Entrance hall.
    Open plan sitting/dining room: with TV/DVD and
    CD/radio.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, iron/ironing board and views of the harbour.
    Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin.
    Stairs from the hallway to:
    Lower Ground Floor:

    Bedroom 1: with King size bed and door to the patio and garden.
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and basin.

    Gas fired central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Hairdryer. Shaver point. Lawned garden, patio with garden table and chairs. No smoking in the property please. Private parking. Sorry no pets.

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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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  • The Magistrates Chambers

    Ingleton

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DC5191
    Nestling at the foot of Ingleborough on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, this fully restored Grade II listed Victorian mansion built in 1858 has been sympathetically converted into 2 self-contained and beautifully presented properties. This apartment is unique and appointed to a very high standard, with a multi fuel stoves and a warm blend of period furnishings combined with contemporary style living, yet retaining subtle and interesting features reminiscent of its former days when the building was the dramatic setting for many courtroom sagas. With a variety of views including Tatham Fells and Twistleton Scar, this is an interesting corner of the Dales with its limestone peaks and magnificent countryside and is an excellent base for a relaxing holiday or for exploring some of the finest limestone scenery in the Dales. Walks start from the doorstep, cycle paths, mountain biking and White Scar Cave is just 1 mile away.

    This property can be booked together with The Cells (DC5190) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating and comprising:
    Sitting room:
    with multi fuel stove, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books, board games and children’s toys, window seat and window shutters.
    Dining kitchen: with electric hob and oven, extractor canopy, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer, iron/ironing board and multi fuel stove.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king size bed and basin, views across Kingsdale and Twistleton Scar.
    Bedroom 2: with single 4’ bed (access from one side only) and lovely views of Tatham Fells.

    All electricity, logs and fuel for stove included. Bed linen and towels. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. No smoking in the property. Shared outdoor sitting area (with DC5190), table, chairs and BBQ. Enclosed terrace with seating and views. Parking for one car with additional space available on request.

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