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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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  • Harbour Court

    Portreath

    Grade
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    Ref: 28581

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

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

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

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  • The Coach House

    Stroud

    Grade
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    Ref: NMC

    This tastefully converted detached holiday coach house, set in the owner’s grounds, lies in the pretty Cotswold Slad Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated between the town of Stroud and the village of Slad with its famous village pub The Woolpack. For keen walkers there is The Cotswold Way and many beautiful shorter walks around the Five Valleys with the tightly packed villages and surrounding woodland. Painswick, with its individual shops, art gallery and churchyard is only a short drive away. Midway between Regency Cheltenham and Georgian Bath this is an excellent holiday location. Bristol and Gloucester cathedrals make for an interesting outing. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles.

    Cosy living/dining room with kitchen/breakfast area, Cotswold stone floor and French doors. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • No children under 7 years

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  • Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins

    High Hurstwood, nr. Uckfield

    Grade
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    Ref: PHA

    Sunnymead Cottages (ref PGZ and PHA) are situated in the High Weald village of High Hurstwood, a designated AONB. Set in a landscape of undulating pastures, they provide a peaceful retreat. Converted to a very high standard and adjoining one another; Pippins provides ground floor accommodation and Russets has ground and first floor accommodation. They lie at the end of 220 yards of private drive, amid 12 acres of gardens and orchards in the grounds of the owners’ house. The grounds are a haven for wildlife; birds, deer and badgers are regular visitors. Each cottage has its own garden area in which to sit out and unwind. The nearby Bluebell Steam Railway makes frequent journeys from Sheffield Park, with its period railway station. A great day out can also be enjoyed in Ashdown Forest, under two miles away and a refuge for wildlife. It offers opportunities for walking, riding and picnics. If guests do not feel like taking the car out, there is direct access onto a public footpath just outside the garden and the Vanguard Way is only 10 minutes’ walk away. Local wines can be sampled at various vineyards in the vicinity. There is easy access to historic houses including Glyndebourne Opera House, the spa town Tunbridge Wells and 1066 country. There is also much to see along the coast where shops, bars and restaurants beckon in Brighton and Eastbourne. The nearest railway station is only 6 minutes’ drive with direct access to London in just over one hour. Shop 2 miles, pub serving good food just a 5-minute walk.

    Living/dining room with step up to separate kitchen with door to courtyard garden. Twin bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed, TV and patio door, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • Additional TV
    • Enclosed garden with furniture

    • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 2 cars
    • No smoking
    • NB:Two ponds in grounds

    Note: Russets PGZ and Pippins PHA can be booked together to sleep 4 people

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  • The Hayloft Cottage

    Nr. St Ives

    Grade
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    Ref: E5317

    Set amidst the unspoilt countryside of West Cornwall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this comfortable, cosy, studio-style cottage adjoins the owner’s home, and is adjacent to a small pub with a garden, and camping park. St Ives with its quaint narrow streets, fine sandy beaches, art galleries and restaurants is just 3 miles away, with a local bus service nearby. Just a short drive to the bustling town of Penzance with its open air sea pool, Lands End, the Minack Open Air Theatre and Telegraphy Museum at Porthcurno. Pub on site (seasonal) or 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/step to bedroom area with double bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Electricity pebble-effect fire in living room, electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Payphone on site. Shared garden. Patio and furniture. Parking. Games room. Children’s play area. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Holly Cottage

    Cowbeech, nr. Hailsham

    Grade
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    Ref: 30583


    Enjoying a rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the glorious Sussex countryside, Holly Cottage is a semi-detached, two storey renovated Sussex barn. Equipped to a very good standard, where 21st century facilities combine with character and charm. Located in the owner’s parkland grounds, close to a lake with footpaths from the doorstep leading into the woods and adjoining farmland, making it an ideal spot for walkers and birdwatchers. Spot the buzzards, nightingales, cuckoos and woodpeckers, alongside the deer, foxes, badgers and pheasants. Cyclists are also catered for with easy access to National Cycle route 21 – The Cuckoo Trail which follows the former Cuckoo Line railway for 14 miles from Heathfield to Eastbourne. The South Downs National Park offers 1,813 km of footpaths and 1,213 km of bridleways. Herstmonceux Observatory enables the chance to join an open evening and study the night sky, a plethora of National Trust properties and gardens including Rudyard Kipling’s home at Batemans and Sheffield Park Gardens make for great days out. Golf is within a 10-minute drive, and there are good connections to London by train from Stonegate or Etchingham stations. The village of Cowbeech is within a 10-minute stroll with a local pub and restaurant. Gatwick Airport is approximately a 40-minute drive. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floors/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared parkland grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake, 25 yards.

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  • The Mission Hall and Sursum Vestry - The Mission Hall

    Kingsdown

    Grade
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    Ref: 30511


    The Mission Hall (ref 30511) and Sursum Vestry (ref 30512) sit side by side, yet are both individually private, fenced off between the two. The studio was originally The Mission Hall for the village, and this property has been carefully renovated to provide a comfortable and stylish holiday home with a unique character and peaceful sitting out area. Sursum Vestry is a one bedroomed property, with a wonderful large decking area to the front of the property, which is built around some trees and illuminated at night. Both have far reaching views through the trees. Situated within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and only 4 miles from Bath, famous for its Georgian architecture and sweeping crescents, the abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the Roman spa baths. Lacock village and abbey are nearby. Local amenities are only 1 mile away in the pretty village of Box, and nearby there is a regular bus service into the city of Bath. There are many local attractions within a short distance. Visit the historic towns of Corsham and Bradford on Avon, and within a short drive of the World Heritage sites of Stonehenge, Avebury and the Cotswolds. Numerous National Trust Properties, stately homes such as Longleat House Safari Park, Stourhead and Corsham Court. Excellent walking, riding, boating, fishing and golfing can be found in the immediate area. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors, beams and 2 steps down to 1 double bed. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric central heating included. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Use of owner’s washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Moorings Apartments - The Garden Flat

    Torquay

    Grade
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    Ref: 29650


    Situated in a fantastic location with stunning valley and sea views, this beautiful apartment is the perfect holiday home!
    The Garden Flat and The Lookout are both tastefully decorated apartments situated peacefully in one of the most enviable locations in Torquay. Tucked away in an acre of gardens with open views across the valley to the sea, it’s easy to let yourself unwind. These holiday properties (refs: 29650 & 30587) are attached to the owner’s home but offer privacy and great views. A large decking area overlooks Ilsham Valley and is ideal for outdoor dining. Along with a private, covered patio area close to a koi pond, there are plenty of outside places in which to relax. A large part of the gardens is secure and allows pets to roam freely. Located on the boundary of Lincombe Woods, you’re also within walking distance to many wooded walks, meadows, the village shops and beaches, which includes arguably Torbay’s finest beach - Meadfoot. With its southerly outlook, blue waters and views, it deserves its reputation as one of the region’s best. The Apartments are a 5-minute drive to the marina, harbour and main shopping areas. Wellswood village itself is 5-minute woodland stroll away, and is one of the most charming areas of Torquay. Everything you need for day to day living is here including restaurants, cafes, a wine shop, post office and village pantry. The local dog-friendly pub is known for its excellent food, sunny beer garden and friendly atmosphere. The village is also the birthplace of crime writer Agatha Christie and home of the Gleneagles Hotel, which inspired John Cleese’s ’Fawlty Towers’. Finally, Kent’s Cavern Caves is one of Europe’s top prehistoric Stone Age caves. With an extensive labyrinth of spectacular caverns it’s an absolute must. Offering a cosy, warm winter let, many customers return for an off season to enjoy an ‘English Riviera’ winter break. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    12 steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    42" Smart TV (Netflix). Decked sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared decked area. Shared 1 acre of grounds. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 12 steps to decked area. Unfenced pond in grounds.

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  • West Vale Country House - West Vale Cottage

    Far Sawrey, nr. Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: W8661

    Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these two attractive holiday properties are set in Beatrix Potter country with several good restaurants nearby. The beautiful, single-storey holiday apartment (ref W43295) is furnished to a high standard with French doors leading to a pretty private garden with wonderful views. Adjoining the owners’ home, it benefits from a private entrance. The appealing, single-storey, detached cottage (ref W8661) has a welcoming woodburner and large French windows enabling guests to enjoy the lovely views across the surrounding countryside. The properties are located just 3½ miles from Windermere across the lake ferry, a centre for watersports and climbing enthusiasts. For the less adventurous visitor, Windermere offers a multitude of charming shops, pubs and restaurants. Just over 2 miles from Hawkshead, Tarn Hows 3 miles, Grizedale Forest 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating included (£20 per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Electric car charger. No smoking.

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  • Low Crossett Cottage

    Chop Gate, nr. Helmsley

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC197

    The valley of Bilsdale within the spectacular North York Moors National Park is the setting for Low Crossett Cottage and is the ideal location for guests wanting to enjoy a romantic break. This detached 200 year old barn conversion, located on a small working farm in this unspoilt area, has been tastefully converted throughout and still retains many original features, yet offers all the home comforts. Vaulted beam ceilings, wooden floors and the woodburner add to the charm of this warm and welcoming cottage. Perfect for walkers and cyclists, or if you don’t want to venture out, Low Crossett Cottage provides all the facilities you would require for a relaxing break. The south-facing garden is the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy the stunning views across the valley.

    Perfect for exploring the North York Moors National Park, guests will find many walks suitable for all ages and abilities. Although rural in location, there are many local attractions and places to explore in the surrounding area. For guests who enjoy history, a visit the abbey ruins at Rievaulx, Rosedale and Byland is a must, and also Castle Howard, renowned as Yorkshire’s finest historic house and estate. Enjoy breathtaking views from the castle across the magnificent Howardian Hills before exploring the beautiful landscaped gardens, garden centre, coffee shop and farm shop. Nearby Duncombe Park also has beautiful landscaped gardens and the International Bird of Prey Centre.

    Yorkshire’s heritage coastline has lovely sandy beaches and picturesque towns and villages. Why not visit the historic town of Whitby with its narrow cobbled streets and abbey, or the coastal hamlet of Staithes. For train enthusiasts, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a trip on the steam train from Pickering to Whitby. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance, take a trip to the historic city of York with its famous minster, Roman walls, cobbled streets and ever popular tea rooms and quaint cafes.

    All on one level and very well presented throughout, Low Crossett Cottage offers a warm welcome at any time of the year. The open plan living room, dining room and kitchen is filled with character and charm. There is a dining table and chairs, large sofa and armchair, flatscreen Freeview TV, DVD player, digital radio and Bluetooth speaker, and wi-fi is provided free of charge. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. There is a large and spacious double bedroom with a kingsize bed and super views across the surrounding countryside. The en-suite shower room offers a large shower cubicle with multi-head shower and there is also a separate toilet. Shop 8½ miles, pub and restaurant 3½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Step to living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. Step to 1 kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Some internal steps.

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  • The Cottage Shop

    Newton St Margarets, Golden Valley

    Grade
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    Ref: 15924

    Part of a 17th century stone holiday cottage, retaining many original features - exposed beams, open fire and bakers oven. Accessed across the garden, the cottage is adjacent to the owners’ grounds which include organic orchard, stream and waterfowl pond. Close to Black Mountains and Welsh borders. Hereford, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye, 15 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

    6 narrow stone steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Beams and flagstone floors throughout. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Stone stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft canopy bed) bedroom with beams and wooden floor.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small front flagged yard and furniture. Large sloping orchard garden at rear and furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: Stone steps in property, and steps in garden.

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  • Venns Farm Cart Lodge

    Witnesham, nr. Ipswich

    Grade
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    Ref: 28306

    This detached cart lodge, adjacent to the owners’ 400 year old former farmhouse is set along a no-through single track lane on the outskirts of the village and overlooks fields with country views and footpaths. Ipswich is a short drive with rail links to London, leisure centre and restaurants. The riverside town of Woodbridge and the Victorian seaside town of Felixstowe are within easy reach as are Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh. Visit Constable Country, Sutton Hoo (NT) and Alton Water Reservoir where you can hire dinghies and windsurfers. Golf, 2 minutes’ drive. Shop, pub/restaurants 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area with beams. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with Velux. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawn with decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in owners’ grounds.

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  • Pixie Cottage

    Naunton, nr. Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 11192

    Delightful, typical little Grade II listed 17th-century Cotswolds holiday cottage, contemporary but retaining some original character features such as pitched ceilings on the first floor and steep stairs. At the end of a row of similar properties, it lies within a conservation area in the picturesque village of Naunton, with the pretty ’Windrush River’ flowing through it to Bourton-on-the-Water, 5 miles. Ideal for exploring with walks from the cottage. Perfect for touring, with scenic Cotswold countryside and visiting historic attractions such as Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Local attractions include Naunton golf club, Cheltenham racecourse, Gloucester and Warwickshire steam railway and Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park. Shop 4 miles, pub, restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor (narrow at the bottom): 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Storage heaters, electric heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Mini hi-fi. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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