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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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  • Fernhill Heights

    Charmouth, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    2
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    1
    1
    Ref: 17734

    Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool

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

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Small patio style garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (9.1m x 4.9m, open Easter-September). Car park on site. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

  • Jackdaw Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123285
    This quaint one bedroom cottage is set in the very heart of Ambleside. Jackdaw Cottage is the perfect getaway and spring board to the Lakes. It is a cosy cottage with gas log burner effect fire. The holiday home dates back from the 18th Century and was part of a working community within Ambleside which had various types of industry. A good quality bed dressed in crisp cotton sheets guarantees a restful night’s sleep after a day on the fells or sightseeing. You can come back and rela and enjoy that well deserved break. A gentle stroll will bring you to Waterhead Pier where you will find the famous Windermere Lake Steamers offering the chance to cruise across to Bowness or Lakeside whilst taking in some more of the area’s stunning scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property is accessed by nine steps, and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with tiled floor, gas log burner, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: Spacious with tiled floor.
    Kitchen: Spacious, farmhouse style with tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Small patio area with garden furniture at the front of the house. Private parking for one car. Sorry, no children allowed - two adults only.

  • Flat 4 Quay West

    Cowes

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 25332

    Superbly located, offering extensive sea views over the Solent, this light and airy first floor holiday apartment (no lift) has been completely refurbished throughout to provide stylish accommodation. From the large balcony, it is an ideal spot to relax in and watch the ever changing nautical scenery, from huge liners to racing boats. This lovely, temperate island has much to offer for all age groups, with many attractions, including NT homes and gardens, pretty villages, Heritage coastline, birdwatching, golf, horse riding, watersports and stunning walks along the network of footpaths. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant at neighbouring hotel.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio door. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with 3/4 bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • The Linhay

    Minehead

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 12113

    Spectacular countryside

    The detached holiday cottage is situated on the very edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park with direct access to woodland, moorland and coastal paths. Enjoy breathtaking walks and bird watching from the door and discover the flora and fauna of this spectacular countryside where red deer and other wildlife can regularly be seen. Only 10 minutes’ walk for the shops and a selection of varied pubs in the town centre. The newly developed seafront and sandy beach is only 15 minutes away. Shop and pub ½ mile.

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

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£35per week October-March). Bed linen included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Microwave. Patio area and furniture. Ample parking.

  • Burbank Apartment

    Ings

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC127231
    Set in an elevated position above the small hamlet of Ings, Burbank Apartment is the perfect bolthole for couples to escape and unwind and enjoy some well deserved time together. Just a two mile drive from Windermere the location is ideal for exploring the more popular Lakeland towns and villages. The award winning Watermill Pub and micro brewery is just a short walk from the property, serving a selection of fine ales and great food as well as holding a very successful beer festival once a year.
    All on the ground floor with solid wood flooring, Burbank Apartment has been creatively designed to offer maximum space and comfort for guests. The spacious double bedroom with en-suite wet room and dressing area is a light, bright space whilst the open plan living area has picture windows to the front and side to take in distance views across Ings to the fields beyond.
    Please note: that Burbank sits on a steep, sloping site so do take care on approach.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan living accommodation to...
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and small fridge/freezer.
    Lounge area: With deep cushioned seating arranged around the picture windows and digital TV with DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite wet room with shower area, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. The bedroom also has a delightful dressing area and wall mounted digital TV.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no travel cot or highchair. Access to a washing machine/dryer is available on request. Wi-Fi connection available.Outside: Private parking for 1 car. Sitting out area with lawn.

  • The Lodges - Bluebell Lodge

    Hawley, nr. Dartford

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 27635

    An ideal base for a town or country break

    These two adjoining, stylishly-presented, beamed holiday lodges are set in the owners’ grounds overlooking ornamental fishponds, yet you can pick up the Eurostar from Ebbsfleet just 10 minutes away to speed across to Brussels or Paris for lunch! Enjoy rural walks from the doorstep in the picturesque Darenth Valley. Alternatively, travel to St Pancras and Stratford International to explore London’s art galleries, restaurants and museums. For out of town retail therapy, Bluewater - the second largest shopping centre in the UK - is just a short drive. Alternatively, cross the River Thames to visit Lakeside which, together with the accompanying retail parks, forms one of the largest shopping areas in a single location in Europe. Brands Hatch Race Circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa are close by and well worth visiting. For guests staying in July, a lavender massage at one of the local farms is a real treat! Guests enjoy shared use of the owners’ heated outdoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

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

    Gas underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (11.5m x 5.5m, depth 6m x 1m), open June-September by arrangement with owners. No smoking. NB: Access through grounds with steps, alternative level access by arrangement with owner. Ponds in grounds.

  • Lower Court Cottages - The Workshop

    Fluxton, nr. Ottery St Mary

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 27716

    These two 16th-century barn conversions, two of three, are situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, they were once stables of the Mayor of Exeter, then became a workshop and now are two delightful holiday cottages. Both are decorated and furnished uniquely and offer an ideal base for which to explore East Devon. Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Fluxton, nestled at the foot of rolling hills which ascend from the River Otter, located 2 miles from Ottery St Mary and 5 miles from Sidmouth. The area is dominated by lush green hills, wooded valleys and the dramatic Jurassic Coastline. An ideal location to walk the Jurassic Coastline, taking in Beer, Sidmouth and Seaton. There are plenty of activities all within reach, including cycling, horse riding, birdwatching and many NT properties. Exeter’s 2000 year old history is reflected in its heritage attractions, such as the Gothic St Peter’s Cathedral and the Roman city wall. Explore beneath the city’s streets at Exeter’s underground passages, which were originally built to bring fresh water into the city in the medieval times. Find out more about Exeter’s fascinating history on one of the free Red Coat Guided Tours. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors and beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux window, low ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters included. CD.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Internet connection. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Thyme Cottage

    Westleigh, nr. Instow

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43439


    Inspired by the garden, this cosy hideaway offers a secret holiday bolthole to escape from the pressures of modern life, set in the stunning North Devon countryside. Views out over the garden and a patio herb garden can be enjoyed in the summer months. This semi-detached holiday property is the perfect romantic retreat, set within glorious countryside and having wonderful walks from the doorstep. Thyme Cottage adjoins the owner’s small contemporary B&B and guests are welcome to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, packed picnic hampers and deliciously simple evening meals by arrangement. You are also welcome to pop through a secret passage to the Book Room to enjoy the woodburner in the main house, shared by the B&B guests. The property is just 2½ miles from the pretty waterside village and beach at Instow and just 5 miles from the wide sandy surfing beach at Westward Ho! Instow is a pretty, unspoilt, seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, whilst dog lovers, walkers and cyclists will enjoy the famous Tarka Trail which passes close by. Golf available locally. Bideford, 2 miles, offers town amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island. Beach 2½ miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shared second living room (via lockable interconnecting door). First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in shared living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and freezer (in B&B). Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. Welcome pack. Pets welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. No smoking. No children. NB: 4 steps in garden.

  • Lapwing Cottage

    Nr. Beamish

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E5028

    Set amidst rolling countryside and enjoying peace and tranquillity on the owners’ 200 acre farm, where you can enjoy its many footpaths and cycleways, these renovated cottages provide excellent accommodation. Lying down a sleepy country lane, these stone-built cottages were converted from farm barns and have been tastefully and thoughtfully furnished giving the perfect base that’s both relaxing and ideal for exploring the diverse attractions this region has to offer. Only 20 minutes from the many attractions of Newcastle and Gateshead - home to the Sage music venue, Baltic contemporary art gallery and excellent shopping. The renowned Beamish Open Air Museum that vividly recreates life in the North of England in the late 1800s and early 1900s is just 3 miles away and is an essential day out. The historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral, which is regarded as the finest Norman building in Europe, is a mere 10 miles away. Durham is one the most beautiful cities in England, with spectacular architecture, tree-lined river bank walks and winding streets. Durham Cricket ground, which hosts many international matches is just 10 minutes away. The Durham Dales with wonderful scenery, great hill walking and cycling is only a 20 minute drive, while further afield you can discover Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Gardens and the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland – all under an hours’ drive. Lapwing Cottage and Beamish Cottage (refs E5028 and E5029) can be interlinked to sleep 4 guests. Shop and pub serving food 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Use of shared freezer. Shared garden and furniture.

    Lapwing Cottage and Beamish Cottage (refs E5028 and E5029) can be interlinked to sleep 4 guests. Pig Run Barn and Millers Barn (refs E5343 and E5344) can be interlinked to sleep 9 guests.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD/iPod dock. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £10 per stay. No smoking.

  • Bentinck

    Little Tathwell, nr. Louth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27817

    Peaceful setting with countryside views

    Positioned on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds these two semi-detached holiday cottages both offer a very good standard of accommodation just 4 miles from the market town of Louth and 2 miles from Cadwell Park. Situated on a quiet country lane with private parking and enclosed grounds, both cottages have views over open fields and make for an ideal spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Louth boasts a market three days a week, as well as an excellent range of shops and facilities including a theatre, leisure centre and two 18-hole golf courses, both within 4 miles of the cottages. With appealing walks and cycle routes straight from the front door, plus numerous points of interest in the local area, including St James gothic church, Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and Cadwell Park Race Circuit to name but a few. The sandy beaches of Mablethorpe, 15 miles, and Skegness, 21 miles, both offer good days out. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double (can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and library. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Small shared freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 1-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Brook Lodge - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111218
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury pine log cabin is equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Brook Lodge, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodge an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.
    This finely furnished one bedroom lodge was upgraded at the start of the 2013 season by the new owners. With particular attention paid to the kitchen and bathroom areas, including high quality bathroom accessories and excellent quality saucepans and Denby crockery in the kitchen. Facing south, the large verandah overlooks a small stream and has wonderful uninterrupted views to the Helvellyn range, Latrigg and surrounding fells.

    Ground Floor: The lodge has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: With electric fire, TV, DVD, video, CD/radio and patio doors leading to the terrace.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
    Bedroom: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash basin, vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail.

    All bed linen and heating included. Large verandah overlooking a small stream. Parking for 1 car. Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

    Property will be a Saturday changeover from 2017.

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