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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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  • Bakery Cottage

    Thirsk

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC233082
    Bakery Cottage is a delightful cosy cottage tucked away in a secluded area yet close to the heart of the centre of the market town of Thirsk. Formerly a bakery and dating back to the 1870’s this charming cottage has an abundance of character and provides a warm welcome to couples looking to relax and recharge their batteries. Cod Beck is only 50 yards away with plenty of wild fowl to feed or you can enjoy a stroll along the riverside which is perfect of a summers evening. A two minute walk will bring you to the cobbled market square in the centre of Thirsk where you can enjoy the interesting inns and houses many dating back to the eighteenth century, when Thirsk was an important posting station. Thirsk’s oldest inns include the Three Tuns dating back to 1698 and The Golden Fleece that is thought to date back to Tudor times. There are also plenty of traditional shops, restaurants and tea rooms to choose from and Thirsk even has its own race course if you fancy a bet. Thirsk is the principal market town of the Hambleton Hills, forming the western part of the moors and is a haven for keen walkers and cyclists with numerous pathways and cycle tracks close by. It is an excellent centre for touring the whole of the Yorkshire Dales National Park as well as the North York Moors and the Coast is 1 hour away. In the famous James Herriot stories created by the  writer Alf Wight (196 - 1995), Thirsk is the fictional ’Darrowby’, a central location in the tales featuring the activities of a Yorkshire vet. The World of James Herriot Museum in Thirsk occupies the original surgery of Alf Wight, born in 1919 that lived in Thirsk for more than fifty years. The historic city of York is just 30 minutes away and Harrogate is only 45 minutes away and both well worth a visit. The famous White Horse of Kilburn and Sutton Bank are situated 4 miles away

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV/Freeview and built in DVD, radio/CD player. Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed and en suite bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point

    All power, heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available (No children under 10 years except baby’s)Outside area to sit with furniture. Parking for 1 car. 1 Large or 2 small well behaved dogs welcome.

  • The Old Dairy Annexe

    Flamstead, nr. St Albans

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: PRRO

    This single-storey holiday property is adjacent to the owner’s home, situated in the village of Flamstead in Hertfordshire. Home to the Old Dairy, this property is set in spacious grounds with access to both front and back terraces and boasts a semi-rural location. From here, you can visit Rothamsted Park, which covers an area of 56 acres (5.6 hectares), Harpenden town centre, Stockwood Park Golf Centre and the historic Stockwood Discovery Centre. Discover attractions nearby, such as Whipsnade Zoo, Woburn, St Albans Cathedral and the Roman Verulamium. There is easy access to attractions by road, rail and plane with Luton Airport only 15 minutes’ drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area with oak floor and bi-folding doors. Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, air source heat pump underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • MP3 dock
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Large shared lawned garden
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Hot tub
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Pond in garden

  • The Cottage

    The Vatch, nr. Stroud

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NQE

    This detached, period Cotswold stone holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful and picturesque location within the grounds of the owners’ Grade II listed Upper Vatch Mill. The tranquil sound of the Slad brook and weir are within earshot. The Cotswold village of Slad, immortalised by the author Laurie Lee, is scattered along the slope of this narrow valley, captured in the filming of Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ (1998). An ideal location for walkers, there are many footpaths, while the Cotswold Way is within a few minutes’ drive. Bohemian Stroud is one and a half miles away, and has an array of independent shops. The surrounding Golden Valleys are an attractive location from which to explore the western Cotswolds. Cheltenham, Bath and Cirencester are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Large living room. Large beamed dining room. Galley-style kitchen. First floor: Study. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Use of owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children including infants
    • NB: Brook in owner’s grounds, 50 yards.

  • Tove Valley Farm Cottages - Mouse House

    Heathencote, nr. Towcester

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29103

    Ideal touring location

    This superb development of holiday barns (refs 29101, 29102, 29103, 29104, 29105, 29106, 29107, 29108 and 29115), situated on a working farm, offer an excellent base from which to explore the area or simply to stay in and relax.
    All the barns have been sympathetically renovated maintaining many original features and all benefit from handmade kitchens and high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. There are extensive grounds which feature a private fishing lake and the River Tove meanderinig through.
    Tove Valley Farm Cottages are only a short walk to the centre of Towcester, approximately a mile away, which has many local pubs and restaurants serving food. Being close to the borders of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, places of interest in the area such as Bletchley Park, made famous in WWII, Towcester Races, Stowe House and gardens, Althorpe (Princess Diana’s home), Salcey Forest Tree Top Walk, Castle Ashby House and Canons Ashby (NT). For motorsport enthusiasts, Silverstone Race Circuit is nearby.
    There is a good range of small shops and restaurants in the historic market town of Stony Stratford, 8 miles. For canal enthusiasts the Grand Union Canal is nearby with many scenic walks and pubs along the towpaths. The Stoke Bruene Canal Museum is 2-minute drive. There are plenty of places to visit and explore with walking and cycle routes throughout this area, and for those wishing to explore further afield, Stratford-upon-Avon is less than an hour’s drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with beams and tiled floors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. (Can be booked with 29104 Toad Hall with interconnecting door).

    Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Solid fuel underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre unspoilt grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake and river in grounds, 165 yards.

  • Cotehele Estate - Engine Cottage

    Cotehele, nr. Callington

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: NT011005

    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    Nestling in Danescombe Woods on the banks of the River Tamar, just a short walk along the riverside to the historic village of Calstock. Danescombe Woods is part of the National Trust Cotehele Estate, once a thriving copper mining area. The old ruins of tin mines from last century are scattered through the woodland scenery. The iconic tall chimney stacks can still be seen and Engine Cottage sits below one of these towering above. Set off the beaten track, along a trail through the woods, this is a very tranquil place to cosy up in one of these delightful cottages and relax. For the adventurous, there are some wonderful woodland and riverside walks through to Cotehele House and Gardens. The woodland abounds with wildlife and a little stream runs to the front of the cottages. Calstock is a delightful village, with two pubs and a little village shop, it is very picturesque with its spectacular Victorian railway viaduct spanning the river and still in operation today taking train passengers from Cornwall into Plymouth. Beach 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Cosy open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, dining area and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin on request). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • No garden
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • Dogs free of charge
    • No smoking

  • Rodmore Lodge

    St Briavels, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43553


    This holiday property is situated along a quiet, leafy lane, in a tranquil spot with stunning views down the valley. Comfortably furnished, it offers a great base from which to explore all that’s on offer in this popular area. It’s a walkers haven, with pathways including Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley Walk and the Gloucestershire Way. It is also very popular for cycling too, with many dedicated tracks throughout the Forest of Dean, where bike hire is available. There is an array of attractions nearby, including Go Ape, Dean Heritage Centre, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, the Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Racecourse, National Dive Centre, Lydney Gardens and much more. Fishing, golf, riding, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing can all be found locally. There are many castles and historic places of interest to visit, along with the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Chepstow. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance (ramp available). All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Smart TV. iPod dock and charger. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Large patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Sea Breezes

    Praa Sands

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: TPK


    Set in an elevated position, taking full advantage of uninterrupted beach and coastal views, this single-storey annex of the owner’s home has its own access road and driveway, and is just a short stroll to the coastal path and the white sandy beach at Praa Sands. This beautiful property has been lovingly created by its owners, with an interior designer’s flair. Perfect for a romantic break, the owner provides spa quality dressing gowns and toiletries, a cream tea, wine, fresh bread, flowers and chocolates. The location is perfect for exploring the many quiet coves and beaches, including Prussia Cove, Perranuthnoe, Keneggy Sands and the wide beach at Mounts Bay, popular with wind surfers, kite surfers and bathing. St Michaels Mount, rising from the sea like a fairytale castle, can be reached on foot at low tide or by small boat at high tide. Visit the historic harbour at Porthleven, with weekly market on the quay, or the ancient town of Marazion, with tea rooms and art and craft shops. Explore the rugged north coast, popular with surfers, or the tranquil sailing waters of the south coast. The picturesque village and harbour of Mousehole is also worth a visit. Take the scenic coastal train from St Erth to St Ives and visit the Tate Modern Gallery or Barbara Hepworth Museum. Also within easy reach is Penzance, with shops, restaurants, bars, cafés and art galleries. The area is also ideal for walkers and bird watching, and sailing, surfing, golf, fishing, cycle trails and bike hire can all be found locally. Beach 500 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile.

    Fifteen steps to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with beach and sea views, French doors to decked patio, kitchen area and wooden floors. Double bedroom with antique bed, TV, French door to decked patio and en-suite bathroom with freestanding claw foot bath, separate double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked patio with furniture
    • Landscaped grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps in grounds

  • Honey Pot

    Litton near Kettlewell

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: DC4208
    Occupying an idyllic site in beautiful and unspoilt Littondale, this superb apartment located within a converted barn offers very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park only 14 miles from the market town of Skipton and within very easy reach of Settle, Malham, Wensleydale and Ribblesdale. Decorated and furnished to offer very comfortable accommodation, the apartment has retained all the charm and character and unique features of its former life. Relax in the indoor heated swimming pool or sauna which are available for guests use and children have the use of a play area and playing field with goalposts. Ideal for romantic couples the apartment is within walking distance of the local pub which serves bar meals and has a micro brewery. Kettlewell, Kilnsey or Grassington nearby offer a variety of pubs and restaurants for you to sample. For lovers of walking there are a variety of routes to try for all abilities from relaxing riverside rambles to the challenge of the Three Peaks which are close by.

    This property can be booked together with Roseber (DC4205), Tansy Close (DC4206), Guildersbank (DC4207), Spion Cop (DC4209), Sandhams (DC4210), Skirfare (DC4204) and Elbeck (DC4211) to accommodate up to 28 guests.

    First Floor: With oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Open plan sitting/dining room: with TV with some Sky channels, DVD player and DVD library.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster.
    Bedroom 1: with kingsize four poster bed.
    Bathroom: with bath and shower over with WC and basin.

    Third Floor:

    All fuel and electricity included in the rent. Bed linen and towels provided (please bring own towels for the swimming pool). Laundry facilities on site. Use of swimming pool, sauna, children’s play area and playing field with goal posts. Cot and highchair available.Private parking. Please note: There are drops and a river in the grounds.

  • The Annexe

    Kings Somborne, Stockbridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 23891

    Set in the pretty village of Kings Somborne, this smart annexe offers comfortable accommodation for two all on the ground floor. It has a cosy woodburner in the living room and the shower room features a double cubicle.The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and nestles in the Test Valley with the River Test one mile away - famous for its excellent fishing and popular for a stroll along the Test Way. The attractive town of Stockbridge is 3 miles north. There are many gardens and NT properties to visit nearby including Mottisfont Abbey. The historical towns of Winchester, Romsey and Salisbury are all within an easy drive away. Shops and pub 60 yards.

    Two steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/ kitchen. 1 double (6ft, can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • South Beck Cottage

    Scalby, Nr Scarborough

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC244017
    Nestling within the National Park and in the grounds of the owner’s home, South Beck Cottage is a delightful holiday home, situated towards the end of a private lane and enjoying a peaceful and tranquil setting. A paved patio to the front of the cottage overlooks large landscaped gardens and ensures a perfect spot to relax and unwind. A gentle 1/2 mile stroll leads to the village store and pub serving food - a great alternative if you prefer not to cook!
    Situated approximately 3 miles from the bustling coastal resort of Scarborough, the cottage makes a perfect base from which to explore the area with excellent walking direct from the door and handy for Whitby and the surrounding North Yorkshire Moors. Nearby Dalby Forest is perfect for mountain biking or for the more adventurous why not try the "Go Ape" experience, offering tree top walks and aerial runways! Ganton Golf Club is open to non members or for those who enjoy history Burton Agnes Hall, Sowerby Hall and Gardens and Sledmere House are all worth a visit

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric flame effect fire, TV/DVD and radio/CD, facility for MP3 usage
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box. Tumble dryer in outbuilding
    Sun Room/Diner: With occasional seating and dining table and chairs overlooking the garden.

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

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi availableParking for 1 car. Private paved patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Use of 3/4  acre of gardens. Laundry available by arrangement.
    Please note this property is for adults only, babies or children can not be accommodated.

  • The Old Dairy

    Leadgate, nr. Alston

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44255

    The Old Dairy is a detached barn conversion which has been tastefully converted, and nestles on the border of Cumbria and Northumbria. It sits in a garden, bordered by mature trees with views over green fields and wild fells. Alston is said to be the highest market town in England, and has a quaint cobbled street with public houses, butchers, bakers and even its own candlemaker! It lies within an AONB with the Pennine Way running close to the cottage, and with spectacular scenery all around. Fishing, riding and golf are all nearby, and you can follow some of the local rambles or the Pennine Way. It is ideal for touring the northern Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and Northumbria and within easy driving distance are Hadrians Wall, Hexham, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Beamish Museum, Ullswater and Keswick. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom), ele, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country. No smoking.

  • Highcote

    Trevarrick, nr. Mevagissey

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 24967


    This tranquil, comfortable and very well appointed barn conversion is set within an acre of private gardens with views over rolling countryside and the Caerhays Estate. This is a great place to relax and escape life’s hustle and bustle. Mevagissey, with its pubs and restaurants, is just a few minutes drive away, as is sleepy Gorran Haven. The Lost Gardens of Heligan with its incredible rhododendron collection and fascinating history is close by, as are many pristine beaches, coves and cliff walks. There is both a village shop and pub 2 miles away in Gorran. Alternatively, try the locally sourced produce at a local farm shop or pop into the tea rooms at the Lost Gardens of Heligan for tea or lunch. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with slate floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with slate floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/ dining room with beams and wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1-acre garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. No children.

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