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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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  • Cosy Cottage

    Salterforth, nr. Barnoldswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44049

    Dating back to the mid-1700s, this mid terraced cottage has been thoughtfully restored to provide all the comforts one needs from a holiday home, including a woodburner. Located in the village of Salterforth, Cosy Cottage is the perfect retreat for couples wanting to explore the neighbouring counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire. Close to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Forest of Bowland (AONB), the area is ideal for those who love the outdoors, with lots of walking and cycling opportunities, set in stunning scenery. The village of Salterforth is located in the Pendle area of Lancashire, although it was formerly part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The Leeds Liverpool Canal runs through the village and there are some lovely walks and cycle paths along the canal into Barnoldswick and Foulridge. You could also take a trip on a narrow boat from one of the moorings. The local pub, which is situated on the banks of the canal, is very historic. Dating back to the 1600’s, the original pub was actually underground and you can still see this today. The lively market town of Barnoldswick is just over a mile from the cottage and here you will find a good selection of shops, pubs and cafés. Due to its location on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border, there are lots of wonderful places to visit within easy driving distance. The highlights include the market town of Skipton (10 miles) with its castle, Haworth and Bronte Country (14 miles), Settle (16 miles) and Harrogate (30 miles). Manchester and Leeds are both around an hour’s drive. For those who prefer a coastal landscape, the Fylde coast, whose popular resorts include Blackpool and Lytham St Anne’s, can also be reached in around an hour. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Satellite TV (sports and movies package). DVD. Bluetooth iPod dock/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • St Robert’s Chantry

    Robin Hood’s Bay, nr. Whitby

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: RCHC132

    Fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Robin Hood’s Bay, bolt hole for 2 with open fire, yards from the beach.
    Conveniently situated in the village’s old picturesque ‘Baytown’, this delightful little Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage provides a second floor sea view and comfortable, well-equipped and well-presented accommodation. Full of charm and character, it retains its Victorian spiral staircase and fireplaces, and has old oak beams throughout. The Chantry has long been a place of sanctuary and replenishment for locals and travellers alike and continues to serve as a bolt hole for respite and adventure. It has car access for (un)loading, and is a great base for exploring this stunning region. The village is on the East Jurassic Coastline, a must for fossil hunters! The countryside offers breathtaking views and the Coast to Coast walk ends here, passing through the Cleveland Way. Shops, pubs and restaurants 100 yards. This property accommodates a maximum of 2 guests.

    Ground floor: Compact living/dining room/kitchen. Steep winding stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Steep winding stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Low beamed ceilings throughout.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters and electricity included. Three Freeview TVs. Video and small library. DVDs and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Parking (permit provided). No smoking. No babies.

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  • Wetherlam

    Lowick Bridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E3829

    In the glorious landscape of the Lake District National Park, and ideally located for enjoying water sports or fell walking and climbing, these two spacious and comfortable properties have been created from the conversion of an 18th century barn. Allt Maen, its name derived from the Celtic ‘Old Man of Coniston’, a mountain visible from the properties, is on the first floor and Wetherlam occupies the ground floor. Coniston Water is just 2 miles, Windermere 8 miles, Blawith Fells are a short drive and Grizedale Forest tracks invite mountain bikers, whilst nearby stately homes and gardens offer more sedate pleasures. Shops are 3 miles away and a friendly pub (dogs welcome) is a short stroll.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Rayburn in dining room included.

    Both properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Middlebeck Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC123246
    Just 500 yards from the centre of vibrant Ambleside, Middlebeck Cottage is one of two small cottages adjoining Riverside Lodge, a property of immense charm and character in a unique location on the banks of the River Rothay which flows through the grounds of the property before running into Lake Windermere. Within a level stroll from the cottage you will find a host of restaurants and activities to suit all ages. Ambleside is well served with numerous attractions including two cinemas, the Armitt Museum depicting the life and times of the village, tennis courts, bowling green and even and indoor climbing wall. Middlebeck Cottage is a four star, quality self catering cottage offering great character and charm for two occupants, the perfect choice for a romantic break at any time of the year. The cottage offers mesmerising views of the riverbank from all rooms, across the lush green garden areas and beyond to Loughrigg Fell, very tempting to the walkers among you! Middlebeck Cottage has a outdoor patio overlooking the river and a spacious car park just across the private foot bridge from the property. Middlebeck Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Overbeck Cottage Ref 123247 which is next door.The property is within a few metres of the River Rothay (which flows through the garden) where fishing is available: Type of fishing: limited fly fishing. Locals tend to use worm or spinner.Type of fish: The river holds brown trout. Very occasional late season salmon and sea trout turn up. Chub and roach are possible but unlikely.Licence: An Environmental Agency rod licence is required. These are available online www.postoffice.co.uk. The stretch of water is outside of WADAA control hence no additional licence is required. Months: 15th March – 30th September. Closed season is 1st October to 14th March. Additional details about this can be found at www.lakedistrictfishing.net

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into.....
    Lower Ground Floor: With 4* freezer and secure storage for bikes. Door to patio overlooking river.
    Stairs to.....
    Upper Ground Floor
    Open plan living space with.....
    Kitchen Area: With fridge, freezer electric oven and induction hob and microwave.
    Lounge: With a wood burning stove (fuel not provided), Freeview TV and blu-ray player. The dining table is strategically placed to take in the wonderful view of the river and grounds.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Delightful king size bedroom with en suite shower, wash basin and WC

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no travel cot or high chair available as the property is not suitable for babies or children, couples only will be accepted. Free wi-fi internet access provided.Outside: Private off road parking. The access to the property is from the main parking area and via a private footbridge. You can pull up on the roadside if you wish to unload directly outside the property. Patio area with seating. Shared garden area

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  • Sea Vista

    Port Isaac

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30205


    Occupying the lower ground floor of the owner’s home, this one bedroom holiday home is level with the garden and has spectacular views across Port Isaac Bay. Guests have sole use of a large patio and extensive lawned garden, ideal for al fresco dining, where you can take in the views across the Atlantic and the cliff-lined coastline up to Tintagel Head. On the edge of this picturesque harbour village, made famous by the TV series ‘Doc Martin’ and just a few hundred yards from the coastal path, guests are ideally situated to visit the many attractions that Cornwall has to offer, including Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur, Boscastle and further down the coast, the surfing beaches at Rock and Polzeath. Across the river from Rock is Padstow, with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants including Rick Stein’s sea food restaurant. Beach ½ mile. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on lower ground floor: 1 step to living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Finch Rest

    Strumpshaw

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29188

    This single storey holiday property, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located in the village of Strumpshaw, which has 2 village pubs and a shop, and is midway between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. It is well-known as the home to the RSPB reserve at Strumpshaw Fen, here you may see harriers gliding over the reed beds and hear the booming of the bittern. The village is also home to Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum, housing many fine examples of steam traction engines. The property is ideally located for exploring the Broads, with day launches which can be hired at nearby Acle. The beaches at Great Yarmouth are a short drive away, offering both traditional seaside entertainment and the quiet seclusion of the north beaches. Alternatively, spend a day in the city of Norwich, with its fine cathedral, museums, theatres and array of shops and cafes. Walking, cycling and bird watching are all available locally. Beach 12 miles. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine and freezer on request. Welcome pack. Small patio area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Tack Room

    Fowey

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC461

    The Tack Room, a single-storey apartment, was once part of the original coach house for the nearby Place House, a Grade I listed building and home of the Treffry family since the 13th century. In the grounds of the owner’s home, it has been converted to provide cosy and comfortable accommodation in a historic building in the beautiful seafaring town of Fowey.
    Fowey has much to offer, from riverside cafes, galleries that showcase local artists and artisans, to tea rooms and local shops for that special memento of your stay in the town.
    Fowey is home to a royal yacht club and boasts an annual royal regatta, a week-long festival on and off the water, as well as an annual cultural festival. There are many cultural links to the town from the author Daphne Du Maurier to the Kenneth Grahams Wind in the Willows loosely based on the river and using local landmarks in the plot.
    The river and estuary is home to much wildlife with birds, seals and even dolphins that venture close to the shore. There are many sightseeing boats that provide the opportunity to spot them and see this dramatic coastline from a different perspective.
    Kayaking trips up the river to many of the small waterside villages with their quaint churches and lively pubs are also available.
    A ferry crosses the estuary at both ends of the town and can be used to complete a famous local walk that hugs the estuary, meanders through wooded valleys, explores hidden creeks and provides amazing views from the cliffs.
    Cycling, golf, horse riding and walking can all be enjoyed locally as can many of the historic country houses and castles such as Lanhydrock House and Restormel Castle, the Eden Project and many other National Trust and private gardens that are in abundance in the south of Cornwall. Beach 1½ miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room:
    With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and French doors to courtyard.
    Step down to...
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    2 steps to...
    Bedroom area: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small courtyard with sitting-out area. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. No children.

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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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  • West Wing

    Norwood near Harrogate

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: CC217016
    Conveniently located between the popular spa town of Harrogate and the traditional Yorkshire market town of Skipton is ’West Wing’. This cosy cottage forms an annex adjoining the owners farmhouse and provides comfortable accommodation for 2 guests with a spacious double bedroom, and a sofa bed in the lounge suitable for occasional use. This welcoming cottage boasts a wonderful wood burning stove in the lounge, and the kitchen is very well equipped. The owners have provided extensive outdoor space for use by guests with seating nestled within a picturesque open field overlooking the stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside. Shops 2½ miles, pub 2 miles and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Property has storage heaters and comprises;
    Entrance Porch: With boot storage space
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, radio/CD and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Rear Utility Area: With hanging space and storage
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toliet, heated towel rail and shaver point

    Night storage heaters, electricity, fuel (including logs), bed linen and Wi-Fi included. (Towels included for foreign visitors with restricted luggage space, please ask upon booking). Cot and high chair available on request. Field with seating in a natural, unspoilt environment.

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  • The Hen House

    Widegates, nr. Looe

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43457


    This spacious, detached holiday property is wonderfully situated in Cornwall’s countryside, yet only minutes from many of the beautiful beaches in the area such as Looe, Hannifore and Seaton, which is a year-round dog friendly beach with a stylish beach bar and café. Looe, 4 miles, is home to one of the country’s fish markets supplied by the day boats that leave this quaint working harbour. Stroll the lanes that lead to the harbour and wide expanse of golden sand, buy some fish or seafood for that special meal or visit one of the multitude of restaurants the town offers. The coastal path passes nearby and provides beautiful walks and views along this dramatic coastline. In September there are live music festivals with many big names playing in the various venues.
    Polperro, a quaint and historic fishing village, is a short distance along the coast. There are numerous cycle routes around the area and many surfing spots along the coast. Various tourist attractions include The Monkey Sanctuary, The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth and many golf courses along with National Trust gardens and houses. The Eden Project is an easy drive and provides a great day out, as does Padstow, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fowey, a picturesque seafaring town providing sailing, kayaking and pleasure trips along the Fowey River.
    Deep sea fishing, pleasure trips and other water sports can all be enjoyed, along with woodland and coastal walks, horse riding and river kayaking. To the east of the town is the historic city of Plymouth with its theatres, cinemas, bowling and shopping, while to the west is the sea faring town of Fowey, home to the royal sailing regatta and many galleries. Shop ¼ mile, pub 1½ mile and restaurant 2 miles.

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

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 11-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children. NB: Pond and stream in grounds.

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  • Longmeadow Farm - Forge Cottage

    Shaldon, nr. Teignmouth

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: 28221


    With views of the River Teign and a short walk to Shaldon Beach, Forge Cottage (ref 28221) and Meadow View (ref 30227) are both traditional first floor holiday apartments in beautiful South Devon, situated on a family run 80-acre farm. Meadow View is attached to the owner’s home and Forge Cottage is close by. Wildlife on the farm includes sheep, kunekune pigs, miniature Shetland ponies and free range chickens and goats. Wander the narrow streets of Shaldon, Smuggler’s Cove beach, play a round of pitch and putt or have a bite to eat in one of the many pubs. Shaldon is located on the South West Coastal Path, a 630 mile journey with beautiful views, allowing walkers to enjoy any part of the route. Both Dartmoor National Park and Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away, whilst the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, Paignton Zoo, sailing and fishing can all be found within easy reach. Numerous NT properties are close by, including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth, with its bustling boat harbour and a castle, or Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and watersports. Kent’s Cavern, Model Village and Shaldon Zoo, and of course visit the many tea shops, all serving Devon cream teas, can be found within easy reach. You can enjoy watersports, horse riding, golf and nature reserves, all close by. Take a trip from Torquay harbour to Brixham by boat, or visit the theatre in Torquay. Beach ¾ mile. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    External steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating and electricity by £2 meter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Fernhill Heights

    Charmouth, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    2
    0
    1
    1
    Ref: 17734

    Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool

    Fernhill Heights is located in an exclusive complex and benefits from views across open countryside. This holiday accommodation has a good quality 3-seater double sofa bed in the living/dining room (no separate bedroom). It is set on a beautiful 30 acre site which includes two small lakes and a barbecue area. There is also use of a heated outdoor swimming pool (Easter-Sep) and direct access to the coastal footpath. The surrounding grounds are adjacent to Lyme Regis golf course. The 4 star hotel on-site has a café, bar and restaurant.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living/dining/bedroom:
    With DVD player with a small selection of DVDs and a double sofa bed (no TV).
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Small patio with garden furniture. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (9.1m x 4.9m, open Easter-September). Car park. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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