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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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  • The Dixies

    Sandside, nr. Milnthorpe

    Grade
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    Ref: W41509

    Overlooking estuary

    With superb views overlooking the Kent Estuary, this attractive first floor holiday apartment with its own terraced garden is set beside the coastal road and has large bay windows from which you can spend hours watching the ever changing tidal flow, the many varieties of birds and the Cumbrian hills on the opposite shore. The views from the property present excellent opportunities to photograph some spectacular sunsets. The area has many local walks to suit all abilities, while a short drive will take you to either the West Cumbrian Coast, the Yorkshire Dales or the heart of the Lake District. Attractions in the immediate area include Levens Hall, with its world famous topiary gardens and Sizergh Castle. Golf course 5 miles, horse riding 6 miles. Shops 1 mile, pub 600 yards, restaurant 300 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private terrace with garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: The sea estuary is opposite the property.

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  • Squirrels

    Neaum Crag, Skelwith Bridge

    Grade
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    Ref: LZB

    Overlooking a small tarn with views towards the Langdale Valley, this tastefully furnished, ground floor holiday apartment has a well-appointed patio, tempting visitors to sit out by the tarn and drink in the peaceful surroundings. Forming part of a complex, gentle strolls may be enjoyed in the
    2½ acres of shared woodland with tarn, whilst an inviting shared indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi and sauna augment the already fine facilities. Enveloped by superb scenery, it is set in an excellent central location for walking, touring and participating in water sports. Ambleside 3 miles. Windermere 8 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with electric fire, kitchen area and patio doors to sitting-out area overlooking tarn. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full NSH and bed linen included
    • Towel hire £2.00per person
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared payphone
    • No garden – small sitting-out area
    • Shared 2½-acre unspoilt woodland
    • Parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (open 2nd March–16th November) with Jacuzzi and sauna
    • No smoking
    • NB: Tarn in woodland

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  • Hayloft

    Church Stretton

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 26253

    A well positioned first floor detached holiday apartment situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its own garden area and patio overlooking the local countryside it’s ideal for couples who love the outdoors and nature. Just a short drive to the Marches area, visitors can explore the picturesque towns of Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. In the opposite direction you have Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Local attractions include the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, Ludlow Castle, festivals and racecourse. Ideal for golf. Pub 1 mile, shop and restaurant 4.5 miles.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Partial oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service by arrangement with owner. Garden with sitting-out area. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Steward Mews

    Rothbury

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC322027
    Snuggled in a tranquil position behind the main street of the picturesque village of Rothbury, this delightful cottage was formerly a stable and Gig house and has been recently converted to a superior standard to offer luxurious holiday accommodation for couples. A private terrace and peaceful walled garden with summerhouse and herb gardens is a joy to relax in! Steward Mews enjoys the benefit of being at single storey level and sits in the heart of this sought after village providing the convenience of many facilities being only a gentle stroll away.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/ Diner: With wood burning stove, flat screen TV with Sky Freeview box, DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With small breakfast bar, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge.
    Bedroom: With double bed and French doors.
    Shower room: Tiled with slate floors, shower, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs provided. No smoking please. One pet welcome. Free Wi-fi access availableWalled garden with terrace area and furniture. Summerhouse and herb garden with salad and seasonal produce when available. BBQ and smoker. Two mountain bicycles available with lockable storage for the bikes. Reserved on street parking with additional narrow steep drive access if required. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Carley

    Brandis Corner, nr. Holsworthy

    Grade
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    Ref: 1917

    Adjacent the owner’s bungalow, this small holiday cottage is comfortably furnished and well appointed throughout and overlooks the garden which is a haven for garden birds. This peaceful corner on the North Devon border is ideally situated for exploring Devon and Cornwall. It is centrally placed for Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Roadford and Tamar Lakes plus many of the coastal resorts. Holsworthy is 4 miles away and Bude, together with the North Cornish Coast, well known for its beaches and rugged coastline, only a scenic 15-minute drive away. Convenient for RHS Rosemoor and The Eden Project. Fishing and horse riding, 5 miles. Shops 4 miles, village pub 100 yards.

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

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Use of garden with patio and chairs. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Archway Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC123208
    Archway Cottage is a very special love nest for two, tucked away from the hustle and bustle in the older conservation area of the village, yet only a stone’s throw from the very heart of Ambleside. This popular village is the perfect choice for the first time and returning visitor and has an excellent selection of shops, bars and award wining restaurants and traditional pubs serving speciality beers, home cooked fayre and with the occasional live music in the evenings. Walks for all abilities can be enjoyed straight from the door onto the slopes of Wansfell, Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe.
    This unique property has been thoughtfully designed to make best use of the space available and picturesque setting, the result being a contemporary and quality holiday home with a wealth of interesting features, beautifully dressed with stylish fabrics and accessories. Much thought has been taken in creating exposed oak woodwork to compliment the original trusses, a bespoke fireside seat beside the wood burning stove for two and a stunning, romantic mezzanine bedroom area with glass and stainless finish, created by local craftsmen, vaulted ceiling and huge beams. Glimpses of the local fell ranges can be had from the living area, sufficiently tempting for those walkers among you across to Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe and, guests can simply park up for the week and enjoy the delights of this lovely part of Lakeland ’au pied’ or by bicycle, storage available for your wheels.
    Comments From The Visitor’s Book
    Zoe & Matt ‘We had an awesome time at archway cottage .It’s been perfect & just what we needed ‘
    Lucinda –Suffolk ‘Nicely decorated, excellent position and has wonderful views’
    Gareth & Mona ‘Cottage great –a fine recluse, the living area has everything a couple needs and the kitchen more than capable’
    Helen & Ben- Manchester ‘An ideal base to explore the area ,a cosy place to come back to after long walks ‘
    Debbie & Barry –Kent ‘Very cosy with log fires, I just love the little wooden hearts everywhere-very apt for being a love nest’
    Kym & Jono ‘The cottage was what we expected, very well finished and of good quality’
    Karen & Andy ‘Liked the quirky cottage enjoyed the views and appreciated it being so near the town centre’
    Mark & Steph ‘Property converted to an immaculate standard-quality of woodwork and fittings is excellent-loved it’

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage heating and comprises:
    Wet Room: With shower area, wash basin and WC

    First Floor: Kitchen: With dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, washer/dryer and fridge.
    Dining/Lounge: With wall mounted TV and DVD and wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
    Narrow stairs to....
    Mezzanine Floor: Double bedroom area with oak floor and exposed beams
    External drying and store room with freezer.

    All electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot availableParking permit provided for one car for use on nearby car park. Separate bike shed.

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  • The Bothy

    Stainton

    Grade
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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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  • Tregarthen Cottages - Valley View

    Nanstallon, nr. Bodmin

    Grade
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    Ref: 17600

    Set In a peaceful, countryside setting

    In a peaceful, countryside setting, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages are well equipped and tastefully furnished to a very good standard. Situated 500 yards from the Camel Trail, ideal for walks, cycling and horse riding. Explore mid Cornwall and the north coast resorts of Padstow, Tintagel and Boscastle or on the south coast, Fowey, Looe and Polperro. Polzeath, 12 miles, for surfing beach. The Eden Project, 20 minutes’ drive. Close to Bodmin Moor with fishing on the River Camel (permit available locally). Bodmin, 1½ miles, for restaurants, leisure centre and golf. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with slate floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with corner Jacuzzi bath, double shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Freeview TV. DVD. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Open fire in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared playing field. Picnic area. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

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  • Coppers Cottages - Morse Cottage

    Lyme Regis

    Grade
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    Ref: DJM

    "In rich rolling acres of natural grounds – just a riverside walk from the beach and sea . . ."

    Just a mile or so from the beach and picturesque harbour at Lyme Regis, this attractive cluster of individually owned holiday cottages enjoys a peaceful setting in an area of exceptional natural beauty. Skilfully converted from a range of lovely old stone barns, they are surrounded by acres of pastures with abundant wildlife, including deer and badgers. Fitted and furnished to comfortable standards throughout, each holiday cottage is independently owned and has its own sunny patio at the front with peaceful and uninterrupted views over a picturesque pond and the countryside beyond. A lovely riverside walk leads to historic Lyme Regis, passing through wonderful countryside with no roads to mar the views. The rolling farmland scenery is easily enjoyed via the 28-mile network of local footpaths and bridleways, including the World Heritage Dorset Coastal Path (½ mile) and its spectacular Jurassic coast.
    Accessible within 4 minutes by car or via a walk over fields and along the riverbank, Lyme Regis is one of England’s most memorable small towns. It is famous as the setting for both the story and film of ’The French Lieutenant’s Woman, with its harbour bright with boats, streets of elegant colour-washed buildings, lofty cliffs and a great sweep of sea. Inns, restaurants and a choice of shops can be found amongst the town’s attractive jumble of narrow streets, and it is a notable water sports centre. Motor boats can be hired, and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and club, and a wind-surfing school. There is also a sports complex at Axminster (4 miles) which offers swimming and other facilities. For nature lovers, the area has some of the most diverse scenery in the country: Lyme Bay sweeps round from the National Nature Reserve on the Dowlands Cliffs in an uninterrupted arc along the huge bank of shingle that is Chesil Beach, all the way to the limestone slab of the Isle of Portland. The 626-ft Golden Cap, a breathtaking viewpoint and part of a lovely 2,000-acre NT estate, is the highest point on England’s south coast, a World Heritage Site. An easy drive to Bridport, Honiton, Sidmouth, Exeter and Dorchester. For families there are many lovely beaches close at hand, and a theme park (Crealy Park) near Exeter. Lyme Regis golf course is within ½ mile and visitors are welcome to use the golf course, or to visit their bar and restaurant. Each cottage has a comprehensive information folder giving details of local pubs, restaurants, shops, walks, excursions and many interesting facts about Lyme Regis and finding fossils along the Jurassic coast. Shops 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electricity NSH included. Cot. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi. No smoking.

    All properties: Electricity and bed linen included. High chair. Microwave. Private patio and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking. Please note: There is a pond in the grounds.

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  • Garden Apartment

    Shaftesbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 13049

    Spectacular views

    This well-maintained, first floor holiday garden apartment, an addition to the 18th-century farmhouse, has spectacular views and surrounding gardens. Mayo Farm, a working smallholding, overlooks the valleys and hills of the Blackmore Vale from its elevated position. Shaftesbury, with ancient abbey ruins and renowned Gold Hill, is within walking distance (along the B3081). NT Stourhead and Kingston Lacy nearby. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards. Please note: Although there are beds for 4, the maximum occupancy is 2 guests.

    All on first floor (stairs or stairlift): Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Small sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 2 steps to 1 twin (for alternative sleeping).

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Shared landscaped garden and 10-acre grounds. Barbecue on request. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 18 years. NB: Ornamental ponds in garden.

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  • Fir Trees

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC128187
    Fir Trees is a neat little property, an ideal hideaway for couples of all ages who want to be near enough to sample the wonderful shopping and restaurants that Bowness has to offer but who also want to be far enough away to enjoy some quiet, quality time with each other. A short walk down the lane will bring you straight to The Glebe area of Bowness from where the famous steamers depart and where you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade.
    Fir Trees is the perfect choice for a romantic break and its neutral, stylish presentation makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Comfy leather seating and quality mattress all aid the relaxation process and the enclosed patio style garden, a real suntrap, is perfect for meals al fresco during the warmer months.

    Ground Floor: This accommodation is all on the ground floor and has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Entrance into hallway
    Living area: With kitchen, lounge and dining facilities.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge with small freezer box and microwave.
    Lounge area: With comfy leather sofa, TV, DVD and Patio doors.
    Master bedroom: With king size bed, delightfully furnished with co-ordinating linens and decor.
    En-suite bathroom: With shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen provided.Patio doors lead out to garden with private patio and furniture provided. Private parking for one car.

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  • The Everglades - Fisherman’s Den

    Denver, nr. Downham Market

    Grade
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    Ref: 29184

    Situated in a peaceful location

    Situated on the edge of the village of Denver, this small complex of 3 holiday properties (refs 29184, 29185 & 29186) at The Everglades is an angler’s dream holiday, with a well-stocked fishing lake (which can be accessed by the public, licence required) providing excellent fishing for bream, tench, roach, rudd and carp up to 30lbs, all in a peaceful location yet only a short walk from the village centre. Discover Denver windmill, a fully restored working mill with tea room, bakery and shop, just a 15-minute walk. Denver Sluice offers a pub with restaurant and why not go sailing along the River Ouse. Welney Wetland Centre, a 1000-acre nature reserve for wetland birds is a must for any enthusiast. The beaches and RSPB nature and bird reserves are found along the North Norfolk Coast. Should you wish to leave your car behind, there is a direct rail line from Downham Market to London and a bus station nearby. The Sandringham Estate is situated 18½ miles away. Golf nearby. The village shop, post office and pub/restaurant are within easy walking distance for most. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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

    Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre natural grounds. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds, 11 yards.

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