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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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  • Malt Cottage

    Biddenden

    Grade
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    Ref: 24442

    Adjoining the owner’s period country property, located just a few minutes walk from the historic village of Biddenden, which lies in the heart of the Kent countryside and offers easy access to an abundance of castles, gardens, stately homes and many places of both historical and cultural interest. The famous Sissinghurst Gardens are just five minutes away. Nearby Tenterden is a charming market town offering interesting shopping and a working steam railway. An ideal holiday location for golfers with the splendid Chart Hills course practically on the doorstep. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas £30per week winter, £20per week summer. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Gables Cottage

    Buxton Lammas

    Grade
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    Ref: CVC

    Within close proximity to the Norfolk Broads, a paradise for bird-watching, fishing and boating activities. The Norfolk coastline - with its wealth of sandy beaches, RSPB nature and bird reserves, coastal path and the traditional seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham - offers an array of activities for all ages is within an hour’s drive. This delightful holiday cottage, standing detached within the owner’s grounds, has its own garden and is comfortably furnished to provide a warm welcome at any time of year. Fishing available (in season and dependent on water levels) from the property’s own riverbank. Good walking and cycling available. Bure Valley Railway, Alby Crafts Museum, NT Blicking and Felbrigg Hall include some of the many attractions within an easy drive. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Wet room and toilet.

    Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. TV. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with furniture. Parking (for 1 car). No smoking.

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  • 10 Newgate - The Museum

    Barnard Castle

    Grade
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    Ref: 31096


    Situated in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, the properties at 10 Newgate are the ideal base from which to explore the local and surrounding areas. Perfect for business guests, families, friends, couples and single guests, there is an ample choice of accommodation to suit each guest and fulfil their requirements. Each property at 10 Newgate offers good quality, comfortable and practical accommodation. There is a choice of property depending on the guest’s requirements. All named after local attractions and historic buildings, there are many personal touches throughout, making Newgate a real home from home. Raby (ref 31097) and High Force (ref 31098) are both 2-bedroomed apartments that sleep 4 people. Each have 2 double bedrooms, as well as a comfortable living room and well-equipped kitchen with good quality appliances. Hamsterley (ref 31101) is a 1-bedroomed property with a double bedroom. Fully self contained, there is a small kitchen, living room and family bathroom with ample space for 2 guests. The Market Cross (ref 31099) is a quirky property which is an ’upside down’ building with the 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor and a large living room and kitchen on the first floor. Once again there are good quality bathroom facilities and many personal touches. Both The Museum (ref 31096) and The Castle (ref 31100) are perfect for guests who want to enjoy comfortable, practical accommodation. The space has been well used to provide a comfortable sleeping area that has been cleverly screened off from the living room and kitchen area by the careful placement of the furniture and wardrobe. These two studio apartments are perfect for guests who would like a little more space and facilities than a standard hotel room in the area.
    10 Newgate is located behind a local pub at the heart of Barnard Castle, and guests will be able to leave their car behind to take a leisurely stroll into the town centre, with many top class pubs, restaurants, inns and cafés that line the old fashioned high street. There is also a weekly farmers market that provides local produce, arts, crafts, food and drink, and several boutique and gift shops that are scattered throughout the town. At the end of Galgate is Scar Top and the ruins of the stone castle date back to 1125 and gives the town its name. The castle also overlooks the River Tees and offers magnificent views over the surrounding areas. A little further afield but still within only a few miles distance, guests will find the pretty picture-postcard village of Staindrop, which is set in a dedicated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is definitely worth the short trip out to visit. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, Barnard Castle is set amongst some of the most magnificent countryside that the county has to offer. There are many public footpaths, established walks and cycle paths that lead through the town, alongside the River Tees and out into rolling countryside and beyond, towards places and attractions including Binchester Roman Fort and Raby Castle, as well as many National Trust houses and sites. The cathedral city of Durham is only a 30-minute drive away and is perfect for guests wanting to include a theatre break into their stay, a romantic boat ride along the River Wear, a meal out in one of the bistros and restaurants, boutique shopping or the opportunity to visit the famous cathedral and Durham Castle, which is steeped in history and tradition. Durham is a city that is thriving all year round and offers free on street entertainment on a regular basis including the annual book week, Lumiere Festival, jazz festival, art festival, miners gala and many more. For those wanting to travel a little further afield, guests will find all the majesty and beauty of both High Force and Low Force waterfalls or be able to explore the ...

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with double bed/kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 42" Freeview TV. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Public car park (permit provided for weekly bookings, short breaks £1.50 per day).

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  • Tree Tops Studio

    Wormleighton, nr. Banbury

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    Ref: W8300

    Games room

    This open plan studio holiday apartment is situated in the grounds of a private home in a beautiful conservation village. Very quiet and secluded, it boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside, beyond the Oxford Canal, which passes within a mile of the property. The living accommodation is on the first floor and has been well furnished in a contemporary style. On the ground floor there is a games room with a table tennis table. This holiday apartment would suit walkers, as well as those wishing to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and other year round tourist centres. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen and bedroom area with double bed, all with wooden floor. Shower room (no toilet).

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Games room with table tennis. No smoking.

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  • Trusmadoor

    Keswick, nr. Bassenthwaite

    Grade
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    Ref: 24335

    Set in the unspoilt northern Lakes, and away from the mainstream tourist tracks, this single storey holiday cottage stands in the grounds of a delightful country house hotel which is set in 2 acres of grounds just 4 miles from Keswick on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake. With breathtaking views over open countryside and the lake, which is ½ a mile away, plus use of the hotel’s bar, you will be ensured of a relaxing stay with superb walking from the doorstep. Hotel with bar and restaurant 50 yards. Shops 5 miles. Restaurant within walking distance.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio. Shared 2-acres of hotel grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. Well behaved pets accepted. No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

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  • Hops Annexe

    Brockenhurst

    Grade
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    Ref: 30093


    This delightful annexe, attached to the owner’s home, offers cosy and comfortable holiday accommodation, ideal for couples wishing to explore the wonderful New Forest. Only a 2-minute walk to the local shops and restaurants, and 4 minutes to Brockenhurst train station. The area is a haven for wildlife with ponies and cattle roaming across the heathland, extensive walks, cycling and riding routes. There is plenty to do in the area for all ages, all year round, including Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bucklers Hard, Marwell Zoo, New Forest Owl and Otter Park and Southampton with its maritime history, to name but a few. Historic Lymington is only a 10-minute drive with waterside dining, boutiques and ferries to the Isle of Wight. It is also within easy reach of many beaches, including Sandbanks Poole and Bournmouth. Beach 8 miles. Shops 300 yards, pub 400 yards and restaurant 550 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children.

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  • Fram Park - Harbottle

    Longframlington

    Grade
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    Ref: 23877

    Log cabin holiday accommodation in a peaceful setting

    ’Fram Park’ log cabins (refs 23876, 23877 and 26112) are ideally situated for exploring the ancient region of Northumbria. Less than 30 miles from the Scottish Borders and 10 miles from the coast where there are long stretches of golden sands - home to the quietest beaches in Britain. This is a region free from the hustle and bustle of the commercial holiday. Inland you will find ancient ruins, romantic castles, country houses and the scenic beauty of the National Park, with fishing and riding close by. No trip to Northumbria is complete without a day trip to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), which can be reached at low tide, with its fairy tale castle and medieval connections. Why not take a boat trip to the Farne Islands to visit the basking seals. Alternatively visit the historic market town of Alnwick and take a day or two to admire the Duchess’s beautiful ornamental gardens, and Alnwick Castle, made famous by ’Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films. Thoughtfully planned, these picturesque and cosy cabins capture the country holiday feeling whilst providing the comforts of home. Shops and pubs 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Freeview TV. Microwave. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas cooker. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Payphone on site. Shared use of grounds and adventure playground. Shared picnic and barbecue area.

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  • Parkgate Cottage

    Constable Burton near Leyburn

    Grade
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    Ref: CC218099
    Sitting beautifully amongst the owners extensive cottage gardens is Parkgate Cottage.  The cottage is conveniently placed just outside Constable Burton, just 3 miles from Leyburn.  This traditional stone built cottage on two floors offers comfortable accommodation for two guests and has been newly refurbished for the 2012 season.
    There is a lounge, spacious kitchen/diner and bathroom on the ground floor, and the first floor offers a double bedroom, with the added comfort of a separate dressing room, that could also be used as a nursery for a couple wishing to holiday with a young baby.  There is a private walled patio with furniture, and the owners welcome guests to share their extensive cottage gardens that surround the Cottage.

    Ground Floor: With electric night storage heaters and feature electric fire and comprising:

    Lounge: with TV with free view, DVD, radio via digital TV, electric feature fire.
    Kitchen/diner: with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, washing machine.
    Bathroom: with bath with hand held shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    First Floor: Bedroom: with double bed and fully fitted wardrobes.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels are provided.Enclosed patio garden with furniture, use of owner’s extensive gardens.  Ample parking.  No Smoking please.

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  • Grooms Cottage

    Long Marton, near Appleby

    Grade
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    Ref: E1946

    Set in the delightful Eden Valley, this charming, stone built cottage offers accommodation of great character with a cosy beamed interior. In a quiet village location, the cottage is just 3 miles from the market town of Appleby, which comes alive every June with its famous gypsy horse fair. Here there are some lovely shops and excellent inns and restaurants. The Eden Valley area, popular with walkers and ornithologists, also offers mountain biking, pony trekking, tennis, riding and golf. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub 200 yards.

    3 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
    Living area: With open fire.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With microwave.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and fuel for open fire included. Cot. Private enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Dragonfly Barn - Dragonfly 1

    North Newton

    Grade
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    Ref: 26907

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyIn an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set within the grounds of Newton House in the rural village of North Newton, Somerset. Dragonfly Barn is a charming barn conversion providing three self contained semi-detached holiday units (refs 26907, 26908 and 28845). Situated on the first floor by way of an external staircase, Dragonfly 1 offers bright accommodation with use of a delightful sunny lawned sitting out area. Dragonfly 2 has its own private patio garden. Interconnecting doors can be utilised if required to accommodate up to 6 guests. Dragonfly 3 is a charming detached single-storey barn conversion with enclosed private courtyard garden leading off from the bedroom. North Newton is situated between the Somerset Levels and the Quantock Hills, England’s first designated AONB. The Bridgwater/Taunton Canal runs alongside the village and is a popular area for many activities including fishing, cycling or a quiet stroll to enjoy the range of wildlife in this wetland habitat. Close by is Maunsel Lock where you can visit the tea rooms, take a boat trip or follow the Space Walk along the canal. The Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and Blackdown Hills are all within easy reach, making it ideal for cycling and walking. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    External stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen, all with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Use of owner’s laundry facilities. Shared enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric central heating included (£20per week, £10 per short break, November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Fernside Cottage

    Thornton in Craven near Skipton

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    Ref: CC214001
    Quietly situated in an elevated position in the small village of Thornton-in-Craven, Fernside Cottage offers delightful holiday accommodation which is an ideal retreat for couples. The lounge and bedroom are at first floor level to take advantage of the beautiful far-reaching views across open courntryside. Furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard, the bedroom has a luxurious wooden bed ensuring a restful nights sleep. A kitchen and dining area on the ground floor enjoy patio doors to the front overlooking a small private lane, or for those who wish to eat al fresco, an enclosed lawned garden and patio adjacent to the cottage has an outdoor table and chairs and is screened for privacy - ideal for lazy summer evenings.
     

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher and washer dryer. Dining table and chairs, patio doors with excellent views.

    First Floor: Lounge: With TV, DVD, Freesat, radio/CD
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, mirror, WC, heated towel rail and  shaver point.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.   Internet access available Sorry property not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
    Owner is flexible with arrival day, so ring us direct to discuss your requirements.Enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Southfield Cottage

    Braunston

    Grade
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    Ref: 29245


    With far-reaching views to open countryside, this detached holiday cottage is a secluded, romantic getaway and is nestled at the bottom of the owner’s property. The nearby canal leads to one of three good pubs serving food in the village. There is also a range of shops, including a butchers and a post office. Good cycle routes and walks abound in the area, with the towpath for the canal at the bottom of the paddock which is in front of the cottage. For canal enthusiasts, the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum is a 30-minute drive. This is a perfect location to explore, being close to the borders of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. There are many places of interest, such as Silverstone Grand Prix racing circuit, Bletchley Park, made famous in WWII, and Towcester Races. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and slate floor. Kitchen with slate floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Canal 50 yards.

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