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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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  • Hill View Cottage

    Sinnington near Pickering

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC232127
    Situated in the picturesque riverside village of Sinnington, which nestles at the foot of Rosedale, this delightful holiday cottage offers couples a cosy and romantic break away, where you can curl up beside the wood burner or relax in the bubbles of the spa Jacuzzi bath in the summerhouse. The village has riding stables, a micro bakery and a renowned country inn, with an excellent restaurant. There are numerous walking and cycling trails from the doorstep, and the stunning North Yorkshire Moors are easily reached either on foot or by car, and from Pickering, four miles, visitors can board the famous steam train to the fishing port of Whitby. The quaint market towns of Helmsley, nine miles, and Kirkbymoorside, three and a half miles, have an interesting selection of shops, restaurants and pubs and an award-winning farm shop and tearoom just a ten minute drive away. Easily accessible are the coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey and the fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes. Local attractions include Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Abbey and the vibrant city of York, 30 miles, is a must when visiting Yorkshire.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With oak floor, wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With king size bed and TV.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and summerhouse. Parking (1 car). Double Jacuzzi spa bath. No smoking.

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  • The Dovecote Garden - Monks Granary Barn

    West Dean, Seaford

    Grade
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    Ref: 19748

    In the delightful Friston Forest village of Westdean, these carefully converted Grade II listed barns with exposed beams date back to 1597 and are double award winning (award for excellent conversion of a 16th-century listed ox barn). Now a Christmas tree and apple juice farm it was once owned by Alfred the Great. Free archaeology and history tour available for guests. Recent excavations revealed that the site had Neolithic occupation circa 2700BC, and an Elizabethan terrace and Jacobean banqueting house, the centre of a wider holding mentioned in the Domesday Book, which stretched from the River Cuckmere to Jevington. There are also ruins of an Elizabethan manor house, restored 14th-century dovecote and ox farmyard of the 18th and 19th century. Quebec Barn (ref 26956) was used as local headquarters by Canadian forces in WW ll. Walking plus cycle trails nearby, Seven Sisters Country Park, 1 mile, and a secluded beach 1½ miles. Cycle through the woods to the lighthouse, or down the lanes and breath the fresh air whilst spotting birds such as buzzards and egrets. In the evening why not cycle to the cosy pub nearby before retiring to your barn in the woods. Enjoy wildlife in the South Downs National Park. Horse riding stables, 5 miles at the old smuggling village of Alfriston. Visit Brighton and the historical ’Lanes’, Eastbourne and stroll along the Victorian pier, Drusillas Zoo, Beachy Head and Glyndebourne (opera in the grounds during the summer) within 5 miles. Pevensey Castle, Battle and 1066 country within 10 miles. Shops 4 miles, pubs 11/2 miles. Properties (refs 19748, 19749 and 26956) can be booked together for larger parties.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen with slate floors. 1 kingsize bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Cot or Z-bed on request.

    Cot on request. iPod dock. Terrace and furniture. Barbecue.

    All properties: Underfloor gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Smart Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Shared use of freezer. Superfast Wi-Fi. Shared use of owners grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Access to Monks Granary Barn (ref 19748) is via the terrace of Old Manor House Pig Barn (ref 19749).

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  • The Stable Loft

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC128239
    A delightful loft apartment with Bowness on Windermere on your doorstep, The Stable Loft offers couples a perfect base from which to enjoy this popular, traditional Lakeland village. A wealth of independent shops, cafes and restaurants are all found within a short stroll along with the attraction of Lake Windermere itself. Enjoy a steamer ride on the lake to see the stunning landscape or wander up to Windermere town where there is a choice of shops and eateries. The railway and bus station gives scope to travel further afield and explore the wider area. Walkers can enjoy access to a variety of walks from Bowness. Perhaps a potter down to the lake or a hike to the peaceful valley of Kentmere? Regardless of the miles put in, the landscape and surroundings are second to none.

    The Stable Loft offers delightful accommodation for two. On the first floor of a former stable, accessed by a spiral staircase, with The Round Window (CC128207) available in the same building, the apartment is carefully furnished and presented to make the most of the character with high loft ceilings and an open plan layout. Modern, well presented facilities offer guests a good level of comfort in a great location.

    First Floor: The property has a spiral staircase to the entrance, is all on the first floor, has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/bedroom: Beamed with electric fire, 26" Freeview TV and double bed.
    Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Higher Clamland

    Trebullett, Launceston

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: TDE

    Surrounded by peaceful countryside and glorious wildlife, this typically Cornish, stone and slate barn was lovingly converted in 2009 to create a purpose-built holiday cottage with the emphasis on comfort, but at minimal cost to the environment. The cottage is approached via a private drive through the woods from a quiet country lane (no traffic noise!). Higher Clamland adjoins a second holiday cottage; both cottages have their own fenced gardens and separate parking for two cars. The cottage also has the use of 2½ acres of woodland - perfect for a morning stroll with (or without) the dogs.
    Higher Clamland offers an ideal base for exploring Devon and Cornwall, being centrally located and only ½ an hour’s drive from either the rocky north coast or the sandy south coast. Boscastle, Tintagel, the small sandy cove of Trebarwith, and Crackington Haven are all within easy reach, as are Looe, Polperro and Seaton. Both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are a short drive away, as well as a selection of magnificent National Trust properties (Cotehele being the nearest). The Eden Project is not far away, there is golf at nearby St Mellion, with smaller courses at Launceston, Holsworthy and Bude. Horse riding, fishing and, of course, walking and cycling, are all available locally. Launceston, the ancient capital of Cornwall is 10 minutes away, with its fine castle, steam railway, restaurants and shops. There is a wide selection of pubs offering excellent food within easy reach. Shop 3 miles, pub about 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to seating area, vaulted ceiling and kitchen area. Two steps down to double bedroom with 5ft mahogany sleigh bed and TV. Bathroom with shower over double-ended bath and toilet. Slate floor throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full air source heat pump central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed courtyard garden and furniture
    • Shared use of owners’ 2½-acre natural, unspoilt woodland with picnic table
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in shared grounds, sloping garden with 1 step

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  • Grooms Cottage

    Suffield near Scarborough

    Grade
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    Ref: DC2065
    Within the beautiful setting of the Forge Valley, this is an ideal property for lovers of the countryside and anyone wishing to be within an easy drive of the numerous amenities of the seaside resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and the picturesque Heritage Coastline. Adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, there are extensive views across magnificent countryside from the grounds. This comfortably furnished property has walks directly from the doorstep and offers a peaceful holiday base for discovering this lovely corner of Yorkshire. The property is also perfect for anyone interested in star gazing. The local villages have traditional country inns, serving good food; Scarborough has a castle to explore, theatre, restaurants, pubs, good shopping and numerous leisure facilities. The RSPB Reserve at Bempton is also a short drive away. Pub and shops 1.5 Miles, Restaurant 3 Miles

    Ground Floor: Open plan Sitting/dining area: with electric fire, TV and DVD.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en suite bathroom with electric shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Picnic table and chairs. Ample private parking.

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  • Gragareth Bungalow

    near Ingleton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: DC3676
    Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, in the heart of magnificent limestone country, and in 6 acres of private land, this is a perfect location for lovers of the coutryside to enjoy a holiday or short break. Comfortably furnished, this holiday property has character features of beams and stone work, with electric storage heating providing a warm cottage to return to after a day out exploring the many areas accessible from here. Walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep; alternatively there are quiet lanes for scenic country drives. The whole of the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Forest of Bowland and the west coast are all within easy driving distance, while the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale and Bentham are close by as are Ingleton and Clapham, famous for their show caves. The historic city of Lancaster is less than a half hour’s drive and the coastal resorts of Morecambe Bay are approximately an hour away. There is a patio/picnic area overlooking the delightful views for relaxing after a day out exploring. The property also has private parking. Guest wishing to indulge their creative side can choose to take a pottery course with the owner at the fully-equipped studio/workshop close to the cottages, available on a half day, full day or full week basis. In such a beautiful setting, there is sure to be plenty of inspiration.

    This property can be booked together with Whernside View (DC3675), Ingleborough View (DC3674) and Salter Fell (DC3936) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: Sitting/dining room: with multi-fuel stove, TV, DVD player and lovely views over private patio to open fields.
    Kitchen: with breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster.
    Bedroom 1: with zip and link beds (can be double or twin to suit).
    Wet room: with shower, WC and basin.

    Bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and dryers and ironing facilities. Fuel for the stove £5 per day.Enclosed garden. Patio area with garden furniture. Ample parking. No smoking in the property please. Two small well behaved pets welcome (extra pet £25 pppw).

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  • Pan Cottage

    Middleton, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 29800


    Located in the small village of Middleton, just 1 mile from the historic market town of Pickering, this holiday cottage, conveniently located on a main road in a rural location, dates back to 1843 and oozes charm and character. It is in an ideal spot for exploring both the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Heritage Coast of Yorkshire. Pickering is steeped in history and the cobbled streets are lined with antique curio shops, inns and tea rooms. The town is also home to a small theatre, a 12th century castle and the NYM steam train. The North Yorkshire Moors railway departs Pickering for the 18-mile journey through the glorious Esk Valley into Grosmont and Goathland will leave lasting memories. The ancient sea port of Whitby is 18 miles away, and boasts a colourful harbour and ancient abbey ruins. Cyclists and walkers will love this area. Dalby Forest hosts the world mountain bike event and there’s easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors, where bridle paths and cycle tracks lead to quaint little villages, with tea rooms and inns serving some of Yorkshire’s finest cuisine. The minster city of York is easily accessed for a more sophisticated day - visit the Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, the railway museum and the many shops in the centre. There is so much to do and see that visitors find themselves returning again and again. Shop 600 yards, pub 110 yards, and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Tregona

    Buckland Monachorum

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: HHHE


    This spacious, well-equipped, contemporary, and very stylishly furnished single-storey conversion offers many home from home conveniences including a hairdryer, two wall mounted flatscreen TVs and internet connection. It is set in a secluded leafy garden in the village of Buckland Monachorum adjacent to the historic parish church and the welcoming Drake Manor Inn. This picturesque village is located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, 6 miles from Tavistock and 10 miles from Plymouth, and is ideally situated for visitors to enjoy the area. Local attractions include Buckland Abbey (NT), home of Sir Francis Drake and The Garden House in nearby Crapstone. Golf can be found just around the corner, whilst walking, cycling, riding and fishing can also be enjoyed in magnificent scenery. The South Devon Coast is less than an hour away. Bicycle storage is available by arrangement with the owners. The village, within a 5-minute drive of the property, has a row of shops including a chemist, butchers, delicatessen, local supermarket and cafe.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with leather sofas, oak table, vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss, rugs on wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft leather frame bed, oak furniture, TV and spacious en-suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two digital flatscreen TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, secluded, lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Roadside parking 100 yards. Cycle store (on request). Welcome pack. Ground floor facilities. No smoking.

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  • The Forge

    Ladbroke, Southam

    Grade
    2
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    1
    1
    Ref: 23382

    The Forge is a comfortable and cosy ground floor self-contained holiday apartment which adjoins the owners’ house, set in a tranquil and rural location in the small and peaceful village of Ladbroke. An ideal centre from which to explore the Midlands, the Northern Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country with its rich tapestry of culture, superb country houses and gardens. The NEC and the NAC are easily accessible. Golf, horse riding, fishing, polo and horse racing nearby. The market town of Southam, 2 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. 1 step to dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath (restricted headroom) and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Large garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Inglenook Boathouse

    Rudyard, nr. Leek

    Grade
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    Ref: RFFC

    This architect-designed boathouse enjoys a beautifully quiet location on the banks of Rudyard Lake. Set on arguably the best spot, it has stunning views up and down the lake. From the first floor balcony of the boathouse, visitors can take it all in and, on a still day, observe the surrounding lush woodland’s inverted reflection in the lake with all its colour, like in a mirror. Rudyard Lake is abundant in wildlife and offers various activities including birdwatching, fishing, sailing, canoeing, walking and cycling. Hire boats available on the lake. Rudyard Lake is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park in the Staffordshire moorlands and is surrounded by blanket tree preservation order. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include the market town of Leek, Macclesfield, The Potteries, Biddulph Grange, Buxton, Tittesworth Reservoir and The Roaches. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Access via first floor: Open-plan living room/kitchen with breakfast bar. Steep stairs to ground floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, underfloor electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • Two satellite smart HD TVs, one 23", one 42" with home entertainment system
    • Blu-ray
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer, freezer in external utility
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden, terrace, sitting-out area, furniture
    • Balcony
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle/canoe store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lake 5 yards from property, steps in garden (which is on several levels, railings in place)

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  • Owls Croft

    Broadstairs

    Grade
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    Ref: 27898

    This detached holiday home lies just yards from the beach at one of Broadstairs’ beautiful bays, Dumpton Gap. A quiet gently sloping, sandy beach with promenade. At low tide walk along the beach to Ramsgate (check tide times), explore the rock pools for shrimps and crabs or take a stroll along the cliff top. Broadstairs offers restaurants, cafes and gift shops. Enjoy the regular summer fireworks displays and festivals, including Folk Week, or take to your bike and explore the beautiful 27 mile Viking Way. Alternatively Westwood Cross shopping, 2 miles, offers 53 stores, restaurants, cinema and casino. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Bleadney, Wells

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W42656

    This light and contemporary holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s house, with its own private, secluded patio and garden leading off from the living room. It provides an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Somerset countryside and the city of Wells, with its magnificent cathedral, Bishops Palace, and one of the most complete medieval streets in Europe. The city is full of history and character, with a lively cobbled market square, individual shops, and cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants. The Mendip and Quantock Hills, and the Somerset Levels are ideal for walking and cycling. Other local attractions include Cheddar Gorge and caves, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey. Shops 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    7 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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