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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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  • Burnthwaite Cottage

    Ings

    Grade
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    Ref: CC129259
    This 250 year old cottage, part of the former parsonage for the village of Ings is the picture of all that is traditional here in Lakeland and the perfect little love nest for two. Within just minutes drive, the busier resorts of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside can be explored although we are certain that much time will be spent either gazing out of the lounge window viewing the countryside or spent in the award winning country pub, The Watermill, 50 yards away. Staveley, just two miles South of Ings is a thriving village community and offers some fabulous walking in the Kentmere Valley as well as a variety of local trade workshops including wood turners, bakers and micro brewery. The area is also very popular with cyclists and storage is available at Burnthwaite Cottage.
    The living space here at Burnthwaite Cottage has been deliberately created on the first floor to make best advantage of the view across meadow and to the countryside beyond. The ancient, thick walls with some exposed detail are a constant reminder of the past but with just a hint of contemporary styling throughout, the owners have successfully married 20th Century living in an 18th Century cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and delightfully presented.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: Kitchen: With electric oven, two ring hob, washer/dryer, fridge with small freezer box and microwave.
    Lounge/Diner: With TV and basic Sky package.

    All electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available.Off road parking for one car. Bike storage available upon request.

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  • Jackdaw Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC123285
    This quaint one bedroom cottage is set in the very heart of Ambleside. Jackdaw Cottage is the perfect getaway and spring board to the Lakes. It is a cosy cottage with gas log burner effect fire. The holiday home dates back from the 18th Century and was part of a working community within Ambleside which had various types of industry. A good quality bed dressed in crisp cotton sheets guarantees a restful night’s sleep after a day on the fells or sightseeing. You can come back and rela and enjoy that well deserved break. A gentle stroll will bring you to Waterhead Pier where you will find the famous Windermere Lake Steamers offering the chance to cruise across to Bowness or Lakeside whilst taking in some more of the area’s stunning scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property is accessed by nine steps, and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with tiled floor, gas log burner, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: Spacious with tiled floor.
    Kitchen: Spacious, farmhouse style with tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Small patio area with garden furniture at the front of the house. Private parking for one car. Sorry, no children allowed - two adults only.

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  • Sea Haven

    Gorran Haven, St Austell

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: THO

    This 19th-century cottage, one of four converted from a pair of Victorian dwellings, is just 50 yards from a sandy beach, ideal for the sea, dramatic cliffs, rolling green fields and walking the Cornish Coastal Path. Nearby are The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Mevagissey fishing village. The Eden Project, Cornish Tin Mines and Fowey, with its heritage of sailing and art, are close by. Fishing, kayaking, swimming and surfing available. General store 30 yards, Lawnroc local hotel/bar 165 yards.

    Cosy living/dining room with open fire, beams and tiled floor. Galley-style kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with dressing room/study/baby room with lovely sea views. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electric radiators, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot (on request)
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TV/DVDs (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Payphone
    • Shared courtyard with furniture
    • Step-free access to beach
    • Gas barbecue
    • Village car park 165 yards (£3 per day)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Thorpegate

    Thorpe Market, Norfolk

    Grade
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    1
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    Ref: E3076

    Within 5 miles of sandy beaches on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, these charming, single-storey and south facing cottages offer very comfortable accommodation. Set in the grounds of the owners’ home and on the edge of 8-acres of shared woodland with footpaths that visitors are welcome to roam, they enjoy their own flower filled terrace and garden areas. This delightful corner of Norfolk lies only 5 miles from Cromer’s traditional seaside attractions, including its famous crabs and seasonal end of pier shows, and also within easy reach of Broadland’s fascinating network of tranquil waterways. Day boat hire is readily available for exploring this uniquely lovely conservation area – a National Park in all but name. Easily accessible too are the picturesque fishing villages of the north coast, much loved by sailors and offering RSPB reserves, glorious coastal footpath walking and seal watching boat trips, as well as welcoming pubs and restaurants, many of them serving the delicious, locally caught seafood. National Trust properties at Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall are within an easy drive as is the medieval city of Norwich, with its castle, cathedral, galleries, theatres, cinemas and fine shopping. A choice of golf courses can be found within 5 miles. There are a number of pubs offering a warm welcome and hearty food, the nearest shops are at Roughton, 2 miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet

    Oil central heating included. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden area with terrace and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine (foc) and tumble dryer (at cost). Use of freezer. Shared 8-acre woodland with footpaths. Parking. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • The Cartlinhay

    Bideford

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41747

    500 acres of farmlandRural countryside / Working farm

    These three barn conversions are set on a delightful working farm in a wonderful position overlooking the River Torridge, the Iron Bridge, and further down river towards Bideford. The barn conversions offer comfortable accommodation for various size parties and are suitable for a holiday at any time of year. The farm nestles at the end of a long private driveway and offers total peace and seclusion in the Devon countryside; there are 200 acres of farmland with garden furniture and barbecue, as well as some lovely woodland walks around the farm itself, and the nearby Tarka Trail close to the farm. Just 2 miles from the historic market town of Bideford with its wealth of popular pubs, shops and restaurants, and a little further afield is Barnstaple with a wide variety of facilities. Just a short drive takes you to Westward Ho! with its 2 miles of golden sandy beach. Other attractions include Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Horse riding, golf and fishing can all be found within 5 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    CD. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Portable barbecue. No smoking.

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  • Bookers Rife

    Earnley, near Chichester

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC327


    Located in a scenic area adjacent to the owner’s home, this delightful property is set along a quiet lane leading to Earnley Church and Medmerry Nature Reserve RSPB, where a host of birds and other wildlife can be seen, as well as unspoilt scenic walks along the coastline. The nearest beach is at Bracklesham, about ½ mile away. There are some lovely country pubs in the area, as well as independent shops.
    Offering a wonderful vista over fields where sheep and lambs graze, this lovely holiday cottage is ideal for couples wishing to explore the area. Bookers Rife has been cleverly converted, with an open plan living/bedroom area on the first floor, which has a sloped ceiling and plenty of natural light from the Velux and picture windows. The kitchen/dining room and bathroom are on the ground floor. There is a pretty country garden area which overlooks the sheep fields, and has a bench and garden furniture. Within the shared grounds, there is also a sun room which guests are welcome to use, and a feature mini garden, which comes alive throughout the year with various plants/shrubs and flowers.
    The area is abundant in wildlife, and Pagham Nature Reserve is also close by, and is a haven for birdwatching, while Chichester Harbour offers boat trips around the coastline and harbour. A short drive away is historic Chichester with its ornate cathedral, festival theatre, pedestrianised cobbled lanes, shopping, leisure complex, tea rooms and many pubs and restaurants. Slightly further afield is Goodwood, famous for motor and horse racing. Fontwell Races, the Weald and Downland Open Museum and Bosham sailing village are also within easy reach. Discover the South Down National Park, or enjoy golf, horse riding, cycling, fishing and sailing. Also with easy driving distance are historic Arundel Castle and naval Portsmouth with the Spinnaker Tower, day trips to the Isle of Wight, shopping outlets and maritime history. Beach ½ mile. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Open plan living space: With sloping ceiling and Velux window.
    Living area: With Freeview TV.
    Bedroom area: With twin beds.

    Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Shared sun room. Garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared grounds. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Green Barn

    Little Mell Fell

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC118113
    A delightful one bedroomed barn conversion which is ideal for couples seeking a peaceful retreat. Set in an idyllic rural location on the flanks of Little Mell Fell, with uninterrupted views over open countryside towards Striding Edge, Green Barn is a bird watchers paradise with an abundance of bird life around the tarn to the front of the property. The barn is situated within close proximity to Ullswater, the more tranquil Caldbeck fells lie just to the north and some 12 miles to the west is the bustling town of Keswick.

    Ground Floor: Heated by night storage heaters the accommodation, which is all on one level, comprises:
    Dining/Lounge: With a view over the tarn to the fells beyond, TV, DVD, CD/radio and electric stove.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and microwave.
    Bedroom: Large with double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and hand basin.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Cot available.Outside there is a garden with furniture and seating area. Parking for 1 car. NB: There are significant drops within the grounds.

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  • Duck Cottage

    Gargrave, nr. Skipton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 23204

    This end terraced holiday cottage is set in a quiet location overlooking the village green and river which has extensive river banks, ideal for picnics or simply sitting on the bench and admiring the view which extends over the surrounding countryside. Set only 4 miles from the traditional market town of Skipton it makes an ideal base for both touring or walking in the Dales. Alternatively the Lake District and York are both about 1 hour’s drive. Gargrave itself has a variety of shops, pubs and tea rooms. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. On road parking.

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  • Quakerfield Lodge

    Hurst Green, near Clitheroe

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC812


    Situated in the heart of Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley and enjoying unspoilt rural views from its own private hot tub, Quakerfield Lodge is perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape to the country.

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home but enjoying complete privacy, the single-storey property provides comfortable and well proportioned accommodation. Outside there is a private patio with barbecue, table and chairs for al fresco dining, as well as a partially covered, private hot tub which can be enjoyed no matter what the weather.

    Quakerfield Lodge is located in the quiet village of Hurst Green, which has won Britain’s Best Kept Village on numerous occasions. With breath taking views and fabulous walks from the doorstep, the lodge is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquillity, although should you wish to keep in touch with family and friends the property is equipped with wi-fi.

    There are 3 award winning eateries within a few hundred yards of the property, and the bustling market town of Clitheroe with its hill top castle, array of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants is just 5½ miles away.

    The village of Hurst Green dates back to the late 1500s with the founding of Stonyhurst Hall which is just a stone’s throw from the lodge. In 1794, it became Stonyhurst College which has taught and inspired many artists and writers including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and JRR Tolkien. A historic Grade I listed building set in beautiful grounds, the college has one main church as well as five chapels, four libraries, an observatory and a collection of art, sculpture and relics which are significant to the history of Catholicism.

    A walker’s paradise, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is right on the doorstep. Other popular walks include the Tolkien Trail and the Witches Trail around neighbouring Pendle Hill. Alternatively why not follow the gourmet Ribble Valley Food Trail which showcases some of the country’s best food suppliers and restaurateurs. The area is abundant in award-winning restaurants, and celebrity chefs Paul Heathcote and Nigel Haworth both have Michelin starred establishments within a 10-minute drive. Apart from its reputation for excellent food and drink, the Ribble Valley is also renown for its superb scenery, picturesque villages and welcoming country pubs. The pretty villages of Downham, Waddington, Chatburn, Whalley and Chipping are all within a 15 minute drive, and the Roman village of Ribchester is just 5 minutes away.

    Should you wish to venture further afield, there are lots of places to visit within easy driving distance thanks to its proximity to the A59 and the motorway network. Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, Haworth and Brontë Country, the spa town of Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Southern Lakes are all within an hour’s drive. Golf 1 mile. Shop 660 yards, pub 385 yards and restaurant 5½ miles.

    All on ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With gas cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over corner bath, and toilet.

    LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Patio area with garden furniture and gas barbecue. 2-acre natural grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. Private hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Lowenna

    West Looe

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: GSK

    With all of Looe’s attractions within walking distance, this delightful, simply restored fisherman’s cottage is peacefully set in old West Looe. At the end of a little row, with views over the harbour and sea , it enjoys direct access on to West Looe Trust Downs at the rear. Beach, harbour, water sports, sea and shark fishing, boat trips (including St George’s Island), restaurants, shops and inns within a few hundred yards. Easy touring to north and south coasts, with superb coastal and woodland walks nearby. Eden Project is within an hour’s drive. The picturesque fishing village of Polperro is 6 miles. Shop and pub 150 yards.

    Steep steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: Loft sitting room.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Small enclosed courtyard. Balcony with furniture. Reserved parking, 200 yards. No smoking.

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  • Owl Cottage

    Whalley Banks, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 30634


    Attached to the owners’ home which dates back over 300 years, Owl Cottage is a cosy and comfortable, self-contained holiday cottage, situated in the pretty hamlet of Whalley Banks in the heart of Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley. Owl Cottage is just 1½ miles away from the bustling village of Whalley, and you can walk into the town in just 15 minutes via a scenic footpath. With its pubs, restaurants, cafes and interesting little shops, it is one of the Ribble Valley’s most popular villages. Whalley also has its own ancient church and abbey ruins, which date back to the 12th century. The village hosts ghost walks throughout the year and in early December, guests can experience life in the Victorian times with its famous Pickwick Night. Public transport links are very good from here, with buses into Blackburn, 7 miles, Preston, 15 miles Skipton, 23 miles, and Manchester, 30 miles. Buses and trains also go to Clitheroe, 4 miles, which is the Ribble Valley’s largest market town. Including a wide range of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, Clitheroe also has a castle and museum, making the town a must see whilst in the area. Another must see is the magnificent Stonyhurst College, 5 miles, which has a wonderful collection of objects, paintings, books and manuscripts dating back over its 400-year history. Enjoying a peaceful, rural location, Owl Cottage is ideal for couples wanting a relaxing break. There are lots of lovely walks in the area, making it ideal for those who love the outdoors. Other activities available locally include golf, fishing and cycling. Ribble Valley also has a great reputation for good food and drink, and there are some excellent pubs and restaurants in the area. There is even a Ribble Valley food trail, which you can follow to experience some of the best local produce the area has to offer. Excellent accessibility to the road network also makes this a great touring base. The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster as well as Blackpool and the Fylde Coast are all easily accessible by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and tiled floor. 2 steps to dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 20" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 2 steps to garden.

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  • Hayloft

    Church Stretton

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 26253

    A well positioned first floor detached holiday apartment situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its own garden area and patio overlooking the local countryside it’s ideal for couples who love the outdoors and nature. Just a short drive to the Marches area, visitors can explore the picturesque towns of Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. In the opposite direction you have Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Local attractions include the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Ludlow Castle, festivals and racecourse. Ideal for golf. Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 4.5 miles.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Partial oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service by arrangement with owner. Garden with sitting-out area. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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