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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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  • Grooms Cottage

    Ashford-in-the-Water

    Grade
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    Ref: QDX

    Situated in a particularly beautiful part of the Peak District between the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and Monsal Dale, one of the most picturesque dales in the country, with Bakewell 2 miles and Buxton and Matlock 8 miles. This cosy, charming, detached holiday cottage is the converted groom’s quarters of the old stable block behind the owner’s own home. It is quite secluded facing away from the house onto its own enclosed garden and open fields. Superb walking, climbing, rambling country. Stately homes, Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, well-dressing ceremonies, riding and good golf courses in the area. Horse riding is also available within 5 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Fitted kitchen/dining room. Snug sitting-room with original old range fireplace. First floor: Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Velux windows. Small double bedroom. Separate dressing room.

    • Range fire - logs and coal included
    • Electricity, electricity rads throughout, bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blanket
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Garden furniture
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • High White Stones

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC123175
    Situated in an enviable position of ‘Old Ambleside’, this Grade II listed 17th Century cottage apartment offers luxury and charm in abundance, perfect for a romantic and relaxing stay any time of year. It is nestled on a quiet lane in the conservation area amongst the oldest and quaintest properties, yet it is only 200 yards from the shops, pubs and restaurants of this popular village with an array of easy or strenuous walks direct form the doorstep.
     
    With many original features this cottage enjoys up to the minute facilities and home comforts, including bath sheets large enough to wrap around and luxurious goose down duvet and pillows, with non-allergenic alternatives if required. It has a sunny garden with patio and seating for al fresco dining. High White Stones offers contemporary styling whilst retaining its cosy character and charm with oak beams throughout to create a 4* luxury holiday home.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is gas central heated and comprises:
    Entrance via the original stone steps and hall ideal for bike, coat and boot storage.

    First Floor: Lounge/diner: With LCD TV/DVD combo complete with facility for memory stick, hard drive and Freeview, CD/radio midi system, stylish contemporary wall hung gas fire, dimmable lighting for a romantic evening and a wide range of books, maps, guides, games and DVD’s.
    Kitchen:  Extensively fitted and equipped with dishwasher, gas hob, electric stove, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, microwave and a vast array of cooking utensils.
    Bedroom 1: Contemporary bedroom with oak beam ceiling, king size bed and co-ordinating accessories and radio alarm clock.
    Bathroom: Luxurious and spacious en-suite facilities with oak beam ceiling, large separate glazed shower cubicle, deep bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-fi internet access availableGarden with patio and seating. Parking is generally available in the lane and a free parking permit is provided for nearby Rydal Road car park and most other South Lakeland car parks. Please note: The approach to the property is steep.

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  • Venns Farm Cart Lodge

    Witnesham, nr. Ipswich

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 28306

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

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

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

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  • Brixton Barn

    Brighstone, nr. Yarmouth

    Grade
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    Ref: PUUB


    This 200-year-old thatched barn is situated in the pretty village of Brighstone. Brixton Barn was a former National Trust office that has been converted to a delightful holiday home. This outstanding accommodation is a spacious retreat for a couple to relax. In the grounds is the owners Grade II listed thatched cottage which adds even more character to this delightful setting. 1½ miles will bring you to the stunning Heritage Coast, with beaches, coves and walking routes, including The Tennyson Trail, named after the famous poet who once resided on the island Chessell Pottery, 3 miles, is a working pottery and paint studio where you can make a memento to take home with you. Calbourne Water Mill, 4 miles, is a fascinating day out; it is the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight which also features a small war museum, rural exhibits and a café. The Needles, 7 miles, is home to the famous rock formation, and offers a chairlift down to Alum Bay, as well as glass making demonstrations and much more. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Outdoor pursuits include walking, cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. Beach 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Beamed living/dining room with heated marble floor and French doors to garden. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with heated marble floor, Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Gas, electricity, full electric heating (underfloor in living room and bathroom), bed linen and towels included
    • 48" smart TV
    • Microwave
    • Access to owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer by prior arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Bay Tree Cottage

    Nordham near Beverley

    Grade
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    Ref: CC253005
    Bay Tree is a delightful cottage with oodles of character and charm: beams and traditional features. Situated in a peaceful location in Nordham, on the edge of North Cave, there’s ample walking and cycling from your door. The cottage is ideal for couples looking for a well earned peaceful and relaxing break away from it all: snuggle in and relax - read a book, play a game, or watch a film in the cosy sitting room with its attractive gas fire. The south facing courtyard garden is perfect for lying on sunbeds, using the log BBQ or enjoying a Pimms in the evening sun.

    Situated just two miles from the M62 makes it easy to get to, and well located to explore the area. It is really close to the market towns of Beverley and Market Weighton, both very popular. The historic city of Hull, city of culture in 2017, is only 20 minutes away and York only 45 minutes away. Both offer many different experiences: The Deep, a day at the races, York dungeons, Viking Museum or retail therapy, theatre or live music. It’s only 35 minutes from the coast for a grand day out; a walk on the beach and fish and chips! If it’s an activity holiday you are looking for why not try Kayaking, or clay pigeon shooting just outside the village, even diving! There’s a play area for children around the corner, with a stream for pooh sticks on the way. North Cave is the Gateway to East Yorkshire’s Nature Triangle and we have a variety of wildlife in our woodland which you can visit, or you can see the bird life at the wetlands where there are stunning sunsets. NGS garden Fawley House is just next door for an arranged visit and there are two garden centres in the village. A veg basket is offered during your stay in the growing season from the gardens at Fawley House. Drewton’s farm shop is really popular for food shopping and for their award winning restaurant. There’s a pub in the village and the very popular Hotham Arms serving great food, a short walk away in the next village. Other pubs serving food are in South Cave, Ellerker, Newbald and Sancton, just over 3 miles away from the property.
    This property can be booked together with Horseshoe Cottage (253006) to accommodate up to eight people.
    Nordham Cottages - Bay Tree Cottage and Horseshoe Cottage, have been short-listed for the East Yorkshire Tourism Awards in February 2016, in the Remarkable Self Catering Provider category.

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

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV with video player.
    Bathroom: With bath with shower attachment, wash basin and WC

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi access availableCourtyard with garden furniture and use of BBQ. Communal area with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Private parking. Cycle lock up area.

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  • The Bothy

    Stainton

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC118224
    The Bothy is a charming, character barn conversion adjoining the owner’s home. The living accommodation on the ground floor is open plan and has a cosy wood burning stove in a sandstone inglenook, an oak staircase leads to a bedroom with en-suite shower. Access to the cottage is through the owner’s conservatory, which guests are welcome to use and outside is a delightful cottage garden. Situated in the pretty village of Stainton, which benefits from very easy access to the M6 (5 minutes drive) and is only 10 minutes from Ullswater. There is a popular hotel and a pub within a few yards of the cottage, with a farm shop close by and a wealth of amenities in Penrith, two miles away.

    Ground Floor: Property has wood burning stove and electric convector heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner: With TV, DVD, CD radio and wood burning stove.
    Kitchen area: With dining table, electric cooker, fridge and microwave. Access to washing machine. Shared use of owner’s conservatory.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, towels and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-fi available in conservatory.Outside: Private, enclosed garden with lawn and picnic bench. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Yan Yak

    High Lorton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: CC114148
    A most charming character cottage situated in the village of High Lorton. It may sound like a large furry mountain animal, but Yan Yak is actually Cumbrian dialect for ’One Oak’. It has and interesting history, originally part of the very first Jennings Brewery and dates back to the turn of the 19th Century. in 1875 the brewery relocated to Cockermouth and continues brewing real ale to this day - daily tours of the brewery are available. Buttermere, Loweswater and Crummock are nearby, a peaceful corner of the English Lakes with unspoilt scenery. The village has a popular pub/restaurant plus a good hotel/restaurant and Cockermouth is three miles away with many amenities.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Stone steps to the Ground floor:
    Lounge/Diner: With original sandstone floor from the brewery days, open range fire (initial supply of fuel provide), TV, DVD and radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed which can be split into single beds (please advise when booking)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, towels and bed linen included.Outside: Shared courtyard with patio and seating. Cellar providing storage for bikes.

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  • Higher Northcott - Bluebell Cottage

    Ashreigney, nr. Great Torrington

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W8223

    Use of professional all-weather tennis court

    These delightful, Grade II listed barn conversions are situated in a quiet country lane between the Torridge and Taw Valleys, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon’s rural heartland. The patios enjoy stunning views of the Devon countryside. An ideal holiday base for relaxing, walking, cycling, fishing at nearby Stafford Moor Fishery, or visiting the quaint village pubs. Surrounding the farmhouse the garden, with stunning and unusual plants and flowers, consists of 3 acres of meadows, lawns, tennis court, giant sand pit and a putting course. Dartington Glass Factory is 7 miles. The Torrington 1646 Exhibition, Barometer World, Rosemoor Gardens and the famous surfing beach at Westward Ho!, together with the wild and beautiful Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, are all within easy reach. Shop and pub with food 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Shared lawned garden. Patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court.

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  • Wisteria Cottage

    Aylsham

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: E4375

    Tucked down a quiet lane, Wisteria Cottage is conveniently situated just 150 yards from the pubs and shops on the market square of this traditional, Norfolk country town. Comfortably furnished and enjoying its own private patio, it sits in the grounds of the owners’ home – an ideal location for enjoying walking and cycling, just 0.5 miles from the start of the Weavers Way long distance footpath. Blickling Hall (NT) is close by and both Cromer, with its glorious sandy beaches, delicious crabs and summer season end of pier shows, and sailing on the Broads at Wroxham are about 10 miles away, whilst the fine city of Norwich, with its cathedral, castle, cinemas and excellent shopping, is 12 miles. Shops and pubs 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Cragg Cottage

    Bouth, Newby Bridge

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: LC3

    Set quietly on the edge of a small pretty village at the foot of Lake Windermere, this delightful cottage exudes character and romantic charm. One of a pairand heavily beamed, it is superbly presented with its garden, patio area and furniture. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Windermere Lake is just 2 miles and the Central Lakes and Fells can be reached within a short drive. To the west lies Ulverston with its cobbled streets, arts and crafts and weekly markets. Coniston, Grange-over-Sands and Bowness-on-Windermere, all 12 miles. Shop 2 miles. Excellent pub in village.

    Step to entrance. Beamed, open-plan living/dining room with open fire in iron range, stone flagged floor and stable door to garden. Compact, fitted cottage-style kitchen with butler’s sink and stone flagged floor. First floor: Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, feature stone fireplace, and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking

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  • Well Cottage

    Corton, nr. Lowestoft

    Grade
    2
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    1
    1
    Ref: 25649

    Well Cottage is a single-storey cottage situated in the owner’s garden, with views to the resident poultry, and just 150 yards from the cliff tops which lead down to Corton beach. The holiday cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Suffolk Heritage coastline, or enjoying the delights of Oulton Broad. Corton is just a couple miles north of Lowestoft, on the Suffolk coast. Tucked between Pleasurewood Hills theme park, Hopton and the A12, the village hugs the rapidly disappearing cliff top. The partly-ruined St Bartholomew’s Church dominates Corton, and the imposing tower can be seen from the beach and the A12. The nave is now a community hall while the 15th-century tower stands hollow and ghostly. Locals claim that the village has much history, and there is no doubt that the Second World War kept the village busy. Two men died trying to disarm a German mine in 1942; while in 1940, an Italian Fiat fighter, flown by Sergente Antonio Lazzari, was shot down near the railway station. Holidaymakers swell the village population by more than 600 each week in the summer and can be seen everywhere from the church craft fair to the car boot sale. Also the old railway has become a favourite haunt for ornithologists with sightings of the arctic warbler, long-eared owl and rough-legged buzzard and there are several bird reserves and sanctuaries in Suffolk. St Bartholomew’s church and railway track bed both give Corton a special character, as does the old gamekeeper’s cottage on the corner of Corton Long Lane. In Lowestoft you can visit the Maritime Museum, or spend a leisurely day at Somerleyton Hall and Gardens just 4 miles away. The East Anglia Transport Museum, 5 miles, is a firm favourite with many visitors. While for something more frenetic, why not take in the weekly powerboat racing at Oulton Broad (May to Sept)? Additionally there are excellent local walking and cycling routes. Shop and pub 250 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors, sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and dining area with wooden floors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard and patio area. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Crimson Cottage

    Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 30152

    A beautiful adjoining barn conversion, Crimson Cottage exudes a romantic feel, with lovely furnishings, a large open-spaced living room with high beams and multi-fuel burner, a beautifully fitted kitchen, a pretty mezzanine double bedroom as well as a Jacuzzi bathroom, making this a perfect hideaway for couples. The holiday property lies within the grounds of Wreaks End Farm, where there are other charming, detached holiday cottages (refs 19529 and 28762), just 1 mile from the market town of Broughton-in-Furness, with its cobbled square, shops, pubs, café and restaurants. You are right on the doorstep of the Duddon Valley, which is a ‘jewel in the crown’ of Cumbria, situated between Coniston and Eskdale: remote, unspoilt and perhaps the most idyllic corner of the Lake District. The Duddon Valley will delight walkers, mountain bikers, climbers, nature lovers and those who enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside. The tiny villages of Ulpha and Seathwaite are two focal points of the valley. At Ulpha there is a post office/village shop, while Seathwaite, situated near the end of the ancient Walna Scar road, boasts a 16th-century inn, where good home-cooked food, real ales and a warm welcome await, all day all year. The property is the perfect base from which to explore this part of the Western Lakes, while Windermere, Bowness and many other attractions in the Lake District National Park are all within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with beams and wooden floor. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Galleried area with double (5ft four-poster) bed.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (October-April £30per week, £20 per short break). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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