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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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  • Ghyll Rigg - Quarry Rigg

    Bowness-on-Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC128212
    Quarry Rigg apartments are ideal for those looking for a central location within walking distance of a variety of shops and a good choice of restaurants serving international cuisine close to hand. The location is ideal, within only a few minutes walk of the Lake where you will find a host of waterborne activities, boat hire and the world famous Windermere Steamers including the Swan and the Teal.
    Ghyll Rigg is a delightful one bedroomed apartment, all on one level and of good quality throughout. Well equipped with everything you’ll need for your self catering stay, the property is well suited to couples or the smaller family wanting to be in the very heart of Bowness with plenty of activities on hand.

    Ground Floor: 6 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric stove, TV, DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair.Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Mickrandella

    Rollesby

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: E4816

    In a peaceful location surrounded by pretty countryside and just 5 miles from glorious sandy beaches at Winterton, this charming and well equipped property is ideal for holidays and relaxing breaks, whatever the season. It sits in the grounds of the owners’ home, in the heart of Norfolk’s Broadland – a beautiful and tranquil paradise for nature lovers. Boats can be hired for fishing or sailing 1 mile away and a wealth of attractions lie within easy reach, including the castle and vintage car collection at Caister on Sea, whilst Great Yarmouth’s traditional seaside entertainments are only 7 miles distant. Sheringham, home to the North Norfolk Steam Railway, and Cromer are both an easy drive as are the cathedral and fine shopping in the medieval city of Norwich. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food 1 mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-Fi. Fenced garden and furniture. Parking. Shared, covered, unheated swimming pool, open 8am to 8pm May-September. Natural water supply from well. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • The Tack House

    Grumbla, Sancreed, near Penzance

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 6836

    Ideal base for touring and walking

    Situated in an area of historic and Outstanding Natural Beauty, this detached, converted stable provides cosy holiday accommodation for either a couple or single person. It lies in a peaceful rural setting ideal to relax and unwind in. There are many famous ancient sites, beaches and places of interest close by, Cape Cornwall, Land’s End, Mount’s Bay and the South West Coastal Path to name but a few. A warm welcome awaits at the Tack House which is only 2½ miles from St Just, Pendeen and 5½ miles from Penzance. Shop and pub 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 1 galleried double bedroom.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Clumber Cottage

    Beadnell, near Seahouses

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W40618

    Short walk from miles of sandy beaches

    This pretty terraced bungalow offers excellent accommodation on one level. It boasts a sunny conservatory and is set in the heart of the village right on the spectacular Northumberland coast. Ideal year-round, the holiday cottage offers a cosy retreat for couples. Decorated and equipped to a good standard, this is an ideal base for walking, touring or simply relaxing. Seahouses, 2 miles away, offers boat trips to the bird sanctuary on the Farne Islands, whilst a little further away Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh abound with history. There are miles of sandy beaches to explore and golf, horse riding and fishing are all available locally. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door. Kitchen. Conservatory. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Gravelled area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Mill Corner - The Bake House

    Northiam

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: PLLN

    Low door to entrance. Living room with solid oak floor. Kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft zip & link beds, solid oak floor and French doors to garden. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. Beamed and vaulted ceilings throughout.

    • Full gas central heating included
    • Terrace garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • NB: 2 steps to garden. Unfenced pond in owners’ grounds.

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3

    Appleby in Westmorland

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC132178
    Appleby Castle is situated deep in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley, just 15 miles from the Lake District, nestling alongside the meandering River Eden. This spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and boasts one of the few remaining intact Norman keeps in Great Britain. In the 17th Century, the castle was the preferred residence of Lady Anne Clifford. She was a patron of authors and literature and known for her many letters and diaries.

    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3 is one of three holiday properties which make up part of the inner bailey wall and medieval defences, which stand adjacent to the Norman Keep which has hardly changed over the past 900 years. The old great hall, built in 1454, stands across the courtyard and guests are welcome to take a tour with afternoon tea during their stay (at an additional charge).

    Appleby Castle owns the fishing rights on both sides of the River Eden immediately beneath the weir. This is prime fishing territory and salmon, trout and grayling abound in this special stretch of river. Fishing rights are exclusively for castle guests.

    Appleby is built in the curve of the River Eden and is a traditional medieval town with the castle at the top of the hill sloping gently downhill to the church. This is one of the prettiest market towns in England and despite once being the county town of Westmorland, it retains a village atmosphere with a great deal of interest and charm. One of it’s famous residents, the father of George Washington, Augustine Washington, grew up in Cumberland and attended Appleby Grammar School with his elder brother John. Situated in the beautiful Eden Valley, the location is superb for exploring the highlights of the North of England as it separates the Lakes District fells from the Pennines and also gives easy access to the Yorkshire and Durham Dales. The scenic Carlisle to Settle railway route runs through Appleby and makes a great day out. Further afield, the Northumberland National Park along with Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Border are within an hour’s drive. Superb walking, cycling, golf and fishing are all available nearby.

    Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 3 can be booked together with Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 2 (CC132177) and Lady Anne Clifford’s Cottage No 1 (CC132176) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to into twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With spa bath, shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. 27-acres of shared grounds and woodland with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Fishing available on-site (no licence required). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds.

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  • Little Chert

    St Lawrence, near Ventnor

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NT001021

    National Trust Holiday Property

    This unique studio is situated within the quiet residential area of St Lawrence, just under a mile from the sea. It was built in the 1970s as a detached guest annexe for Chert which is located next door. This Thunderbirds-esque property is small, quirky and styled with exposed brick, mosaic tiling and a turquoise-and-orange colour scheme. Couples searching for a retro holiday home will find it here, featuring a 5ft pull-down wall bed, seating area for 2, a simple but well-equipped kitchen area, and even a dining table and chairs to enjoy a nice romantic meal. There are 2 sets of sliding patio doors, one leading to the front and the other to the side, which not only makes this property light and airy, but you have access to the delightful, small open plan garden with rockery and lovely sea views.

    This area is an ideal base from which to explore this lovely island. There is an abundance of scenery from the rolling countryside to the outstanding Heritage coastline, offering a great range of walking routes with over 500 miles of footpaths. The seaside town of Ventnor is just over a mile away, with a sweeping sand and shingle beach, botanical gardens, several cafes, bars and restaurants. The octagonal tower of St Catherine’s Lighthouse is 6 miles away, and is situated at the most southerly point of the island, offering views out to the English Channel. Calbourne Water Mill (15 miles) 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 (20 miles) is home to the famous rock formation. This attraction offers a chairlift down to Alum Bay, 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 just over a mile away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Guests have free access to all National Trust properties during opening hours (Mar-Nov).

    3 steps to entrance. Living room with pull down 5ft wall bed/dining room/well-equipped kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV/DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with rockery and furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 3 steps in garden

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  • Little Quarme Cottages - Winsford Cottage

    Wheddon Cross, near Minehead

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44011

    Six self-catering holiday cottages set in a superb secluded, south facing location at the heart of Exmoor and within walking distance, across the fields, of the village of Wheddon Cross, approximately ¼ mile away. The cottages are 1,000 feet above sea level at the head of the Quarme Valley with fantastic views over the owners’ 17 acres of farmland. Pets are accepted in every cottage (refs: W44011, W44012, W44013, W44014, W44015, W44016) and each has its own small enclosed garden or patio.
    As well as being a great holiday destination, Little Quarme Cottages is also a licensed wedding venue, where you and your party can hire the entire complex for your celebrations.
    The village of Wheddon Cross has a pub, well-stocked shop and petrol station. Venturing further on to Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor’s highest point, is a short drive or a good walk from the cottages. Other Exmoor highlights include Tarr Stepps, the river at Lanacre and the pretty village of Withypool. The medieval village of Dunster is full of charm and has its imposing castle (National Trust) which towers over the village centre. The seaside villages of Porlock and Porlock Weir are worth a visit, as are the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with the famous cliff railway. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor Bay as well as the town of Minehead, where you will find a good range of shops and amenities, and the West Somerset Steam Railway. Horse riding, golf and fishing are all available locally. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 500 yards.

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

    Freeview TV. DVD. Access to freezer. Enclosed lawned courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room and electricity by £1 meter. Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 17 acres of natural landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Communal room with wi-fi. Cream tea on arrival. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in grounds.

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  • Burleigh Lodge

    Torquay

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 26323

    Situated in a quiet residential area of Torquay, just 1½ miles from the beach, this spacious single-storey holiday property is attached to the owners’ home. It’s a short bus ride or drive to the harbour, where visitors can board a boat to Brixham, or simply explore this popular seaside town. This is an ideal location from which to enjoy walks in the Devon countryside, with a 450-acre park at Cockington and the tors of Dartmoor both nearby. Take a trip to Paignton Zoo, a trip on the steam train to Dartmouth or visit one of the many NT properties close by. Fishing, golf and bird watching are all available within easy driving distance. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    3 steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed lawned garden with private sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Dye House

    Langley near Macclesfield

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC412109
    This stunning conversion of a former dye house exudes character, personality, heritage and history. With its beamed, vaulted ceiling and original stone flagged flooring, the open plan living arrangement is both impressive and spacious. Industrial in design to reflect its former use, and combined with modern day enjoyments including a wood burner, the result is truly spectacular and unique.

    Other buildings at the silk mill have been sympathetically converted in the last ten years and featured in interior design magazines. Michael Portillo visited during the filming of his Great British Railway Journeys where he follows routes up and down the country originally suggested in an edition of George Bradshaw’s guide. The unique ’Silk Gardens’ - seven indoor themed gardens which evoke the silk route from China - can be viewed by arrangement with the owner. Visitors can also enjoy private fishing and the farm animals such as miniature horses, sheep and chickens.

    Langley is a quiet village close to Macclesfield, with picturesque rows of mill worker’s cottages surrounded by spectacular countryside. Several small reservoirs, attractive woodland and ancient packhorse routes characterise the area, with good walks in Macclesfield Forest, up the peak of Shuttlingsloe and across to Tegg’s Nose Country Park. This is also a convenient place to stay to explore the attractions of the north west - Jodrell Bank Observatory, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Chester and Liverpool and historic houses such as Gawsworth Hall (with its summer open air theatre), Little Moreton Hall and Styal Mill.

    Dye House can be booked together with River Cottage (CC412103) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has night storage heating in the summer, ground source heat pump central heating in winter and comprises:
    Open plan living space: Beamed with vaulted ceiling and stone flag flooring.
    Lounge area: Spacious with wood burner, 42" satellite TV (full package including movies and sport) and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and stone flag flooring.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Galleried with beams and king size bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Small courtyard with furniture. Coarse fishing on site at cost (licence required). Hot tub. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced lake and river in grounds. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Upper Langdales Farmhouse - Harness Cottage

    Earl Stonham

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    2
    Ref: 14742

    Sympathetically converted to a very good standard, situated in the grounds of the owner’s 16th-century thatched farmhouse, these character cottages are well equipped, comfortable and cosy; perfect for a romantic break at any time of year. Located in a tranquil setting with views over adjoining paddocks, gardens and open countryside, guests can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this get away from it all location.
    Al fresco dining is available in the picnic area or enjoy a coffee and a quiet read in the renovated ’cigar shack’, whilst for the more active there is a covered games area with pool table, table tennis and darts. Ideally situated in the rural heart of Suffolk to discover the many and varied local attractions. The Roman road leads east to the Heritage Coast, with the Blyth and Alde Estuaries, and the charming resorts of Southwold and Aldeburgh. To the west lies Bury St Edmunds, with its cathedral, abbey gardens and lively market. Further west is racing at Newmarket and Cambridge. Wander south and enjoy the picturesque ’Wool Towns’, Lavenham, Constable Country, the RSPB reserve at Minsmere, Colchester’s award winning zoo, boating at Thorpeness and the Saxon village at West Stow. Good cycling and walking. Food lovers will enjoy a visit to nearby Alder Carr Farm or the Chilli Farm. There are country houses, antique and craft centres, museums, golf and horse riding within easy reach. All properties meet VisitEngland’s Gold Award standard. Stable Cottage (4533), Granary Cottage (5053), Chaff Cottage (5054) and Harness Cottage (14742) can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Garden and picnic table. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and dartboard. Welcome pack. NB: Large fenced pond in garden.

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  • Cerne Abbey Cottage

    Cerne Abbas

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: DDX

    This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in 987 AD, overlooking the abbey courtyard with large gardens nearby. The abbey itself is privately owned, and guests can enjoy the grounds and wander freely. The property is in the pretty village of Cerne Abbas, famed for its dominating chalk carving of the Cerne Giant - thought to be carved in the hillside some 1500 years ago. Tucked away within the beauty of the Dorset Hills, miles of lovely walks can be enjoyed, including the village trail. Puddletown, Tolpuddle and Thomas Hardy’s picturesque Piddle Valley are within easy reach. Travelling further afield are miles of sandy beaches and some of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline. Shop and three pubs serving excellent food, 100 yards.

    Living room with open fire/beamed dining room/old pine kitchen. First floor: Pretty, spacious, beamed double bedroom with lovely views east and west. Spacious bathroom, large corner bath and toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel at cost
    • Electricity and oil central heating included (£25per week, £12 per short break October-March)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Washing service on request (overseas and long stay guests)
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of landscaped grounds (sections open to public)
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • No children

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