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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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  • Bramble Cottage

    Ludham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 18444

    Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, surrounded by countryside just 1 mile from Ludham village. This converted single-storey barn, comfortably furnished throughout, has a private enclosed lawn garden. Womack Water for boat hire, 1/2 mile. Wroxham, 6 miles, for boat hire and river trips, waterside restaurants, cafes, pubs, shopping and train station. Sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast are easily accessible. Quiet lanes and footpaths offer walking and bird watching from the door. City of Norwich, 12 miles, for shopping, cafes, pubs, theatre, cinema, castle museum and cathedral. An ideal holiday base. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French door/kitchen. Dining room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Large enclosed garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Barton Cottage

    East Knowstone, South Molton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27605

    This semi-detached holiday cottage offers a welcoming family holiday retreat situated on the owner’s working farm. Located on the edge of Exmoor, children will delight at the farm animals, whilst Exmoor has plenty to offer. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path. The villages of Simonsbath, Withypool and Tarr Steps are well worth a visit, as are the Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Fishing, golf and cycling all available locally. Shop 8 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Crown Cottage

    Hartest, nr. Lavenham

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 10981

    This architect-designed, double-glazed, Scandinavian-style cottage is adjacent to the green of the classic Suffolk village of Hartest. Featured in the Doomsday Book, it is one of Suffolk’s most attractive and unspoilt villages. The village green has lovely period cottages on all sides. Close to the property is a 16th-century country pub with a restaurant and garden, and which serves ales from a micro brewery. There is a traditional butchers on the village green and two local vineyards within easy reach. A value base for couples and small families, Hartest is an easy drive from the Suffolk Heritage Coast and Constable Country. It is equidistant between the market towns of Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, close to Lavenham, Long Melford and Ickworth. Good walks abound directly from the property. Shop 5 miles, pub/restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area with beams. Kitchen. Open tread, spiral stairs to landing gallery and first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft, accessed from one side only), 1 twin, both in the eaves with large roof lights. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. NSH, wall heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Payphone. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

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  • The Causeway

    Eyam, nr. Bakewell

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30296

    Dating back 400 years, this beautiful period stone holiday cottage is located in the heart of Eyam, one of the Peak District’s most popular historic and best preserved villages. It has been beautifully resorted retaining charming period features, with beamed ceilings and a beautiful Derbyshire stone fireplace, complete with multi-fuel stove. A simply fascinating base, located within yards from quaint local and independently run shops, tea rooms and the famous village pub, which is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Derbyshire. The surrounding area offers inspiring and varied scenery, with walking and cycling in the beautiful Hope Valley countryside, and stunning views across the Derwent Valley. Family attractions within easy reach such as the magnificent historic houses of Eyam Hall, located in the centre of the village, Chatsworth Estate, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle. The bustling market town of Bakewell, famous for its tarts and puddings, and the ever popular spa town of Buxton with its opera house and diverse architecture can be reached within 30 minutes. Matlock Bath, also known as ’Little Switzerland’, with its cable car rides and other family attractions nearby. For those seeking an adrenalin rush, Alton Towers can be reached within an hour. Other local villages include Tideswell, with its remarkable church known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’, and Hathersage, home to one of the few remaining open air swimming pools, and famous for its associations with both Robin Hood and the Eyre family. Grindleford and Hathersage have train links to both Sheffield and Manchester city centre, and Eyam is well served with regular bus services from Sheffield, Buxton and Chesterfield. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 1 step in courtyard.

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  • Old Horton Grange and The Bothy House - The Bothy House

    Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: MQD

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    These two holiday properties are situated on a working farm and are centrally located to explore all the delights of this friendly county, all within easy driving distance. Old Horton Grange (ref MVS) is a spacious, detached, former family country house and is an ideal retreat for all generations, whether its a break for that special occasion or a family holiday. The property has large living rooms, a games room and four cosy wood-burning stoves, as well as a generous garden for relaxing. Parts of this delightful house date back over 400 years, so plenty of traditional features, mixed with contemporary living, await you. The Bothy House (ref MQD), set in its own 1-acre of tranquil and peaceful woodland, was the Regional Winner of the Northern Counties Master Builder of the Year award in 2006 and features an atrium-style ceiling. Standing detached, this unusual bothy house boasts breathtaking sunsets from the glorious south-facing windows. The picturesque town of Ponteland is nearby, with plenty of shops and eateries suitable for all ages. A charming, award-winning farm shop centre is only a couple of minutes’ drive. Easily accessible are all the attractions of the county, including Hadrian’s Wall and the Cheviots. An easy drive takes visitors to the miles of golden sandy beaches scattered along the Heritage Coast, peppered with castles, friendly villages and is ideal for water enthusiasts, perfect for lovely days out. Further along the coast is Holy Island, not to be missed for a fascinating day trip (watch out for the tides), Alnwick with its famous castle used in the Harry Potter films and the enchanting water gardens, which can be reached in around 45 minutes. Newcastle, with its regenerated quayside, galleries, theatres and an array of shops, is only a 15-minute drive. Refs MVW and MVX are also owned by the same owners and are situated 15 miles from Old Horton Grange and The Bothy House. Shop 1½ miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, atrium roof, full length windows with woodland views. Large kitchen area with free-standing units and stainless steel worktops. Double bedroom with 5ft 6in bed and en-suite shower room with low step into double shower. Solid oak floors and doors throughout. First floor: Large galleried glass landing area with leather sofa. Twin bedroom with picture windows and countryside views. Bathroom with large clawfoot bath, toilet and Velux window.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement
    • Fridge/freezer
    • 1-acre woodland grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store by arrangement

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

    Note: Old Horton Grange (ref MVS) is located 100 yards from The Bothy House and the two can be booked together to accommodate 16+2 guests

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  • Broombank Barn

    Upper Harlestone

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29643

    Use of the owners’ outdoor swimming pool
    An ideal holiday base for exploring Northamptonshire

    Adjacent to the owners’ home, this converted barn, provides an ideal holiday base in which to relax or to explore the area from. This property is set in a quiet, pretty, rural location with easy access to local pubs and restaurants. Visit Nasby Battlefield and walk along the tow path of the nearby Grand Union Canal. There is the use of the owners’ swimming pool to enjoy as well as many excellent walks and cycle routes throughout the area for the more energetic. Althorp House is just 1 mile away and Stratford-upon-Avon, Cambridge and Oxford are all around an hour’s drive - this is a great central location from which to explore this part of England. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Use of owners’ outdoor swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1.2m to 2m), open 8am to 3pm Mon to Thurs, May-September (subject to weather conditions). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden, 3 yards.

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  • Gladwins Farm Cottages - Dedham

    Nayland, nr. Colchester

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 31085

    Gladwins Farm consists of nine bespoke, award-winning, family holiday cottages, some with hot tubs. With a shared indoor heated swimming pool, shared tennis court and unrivalled access to nature, Gladwins Farm is a perfect choice for a long or short relaxing break. Other facilities on site include sauna, games room and tennis court. There is even a beauty salon/hairdresser for a bit of pampering! These delightful cottages (refs 31082, 31083, 31084, 31085, 31086, 31087, 31088, 31089 and 31090) can sleep between 2 and 8 people and can be booked together to accommodate larger families and groups of friends. Nestled in 22 acres of stunning, tranquil, beautiful countryside in the heart of Constable Country, this is the ideal base for families and couples. The secluded cottages are perfect for exploring East Anglia’s nature and heritage. The grounds link to public footpaths and every cottage has a fixed ordnance survey map of the area, which all makes for great walking. The on-site lake is stocked with coarse fish and perfect for anglers who love the peace and quiet. Local attractions include Lavenham with its historic, listed buildings, better known as ‘England’s best preserved medieval village’. A short drive will take you into Colchester which boasts several shops, bars and restaurants. For a more coastal scene take a drive to Frinton and enjoy the well managed coastline. Beach 23 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/kitchen with tiled floor. Dining room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double galleried bedroom.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. Shared gas barbecue. Parking. NB: 6 steps to courtyard.

    Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washer/dryer and payphone (at cost). Wi-fi. Shared use of 22-acre natural, wooded, landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. Shared summerhouse. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, open 8am to 10pm. Shared sauna. Shared games room. Shared tennis court. Fishing on site free of charge. Play area. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 13 steps and lake in grounds

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  • Nanscawen - Tom’s Cottage

    Nanscawen, St Blazey

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: G93

    Enjoying peace and seclusion, these attractive, detached holiday cottages lie just 3 miles from the coast and 1 mile from the Eden Project. Approached by a tree-lined lane, they are set within the 18-acre grounds of the owner’s home, which include the Saints’ Way footpath. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers excellent walking, riding, bird-watching and fishing, whilst a short drive away are the many sandy coves on the beautiful South Cornish Coast, with Fowey, St Austell and the pretty Luxulyan Valley also nearby. The old port of Charlestown is just 5 miles away, and several golf courses including Carlyon Bay. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Three steps to entrance. Steps down to large living room with open fire, columns, polished wooden floor, wall hangings and French door to garden. Steps up to beamed country-style kitchen with range, microwave, Belfast sink, dining area with rugs on polished wooden floor and French door to garden. South-facing conservatory. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with pitched ceiling and exposed timbers; one double with 5ft antique style cast-iron bed and one twin (zip & link beds). Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Access to freezer
    • Enclosed garden

    • Electricity and full oil central heating included (Winter £35per week, £20 per short break)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Electricity range included
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with two washing machines, tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared natural woodland grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)

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  • Winnowshill Farm - The Himmel

    Derwent Reservoir

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC333004
    The Himmell sits in a cluster of four barn conversions on a working farm. The cottages have been sympathetically transformed to retain many authentic features such as exposed beams, and boast high quality furnishings with solid oak flooring.
    Winnowshill is located close to Derwent Reservoir, set within the beautiful Pennine valley near to the Durham and Northumberland border. The reservoir is 3.5 miles in length with a thousand acres of clean and open water, which is devoted to wind surfing and sailing with five generous slipways for easy launch. Golfing enthusiasts will delight in the ample choice of several prestigious courses close by, one being the superior De Vere Slaley Hall. Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the heather moorlands with rugged uplands which include some of the highest, wildest and most beautiful scenery in the country. Hamsterley Forest provides miles of lovely forest walks leading to High Force; England’s largest waterfall. The historic market town of Hexham, dominated by its majestic abbey offers an abundance of amenities only 15 miles and the pretty village of Corbridge renowned for its specialist shops and quaint tea rooms is 12 miles. Bowes Museum, Raby Castle, Beamish Museum, Vindolanda, the Roman Site at Corstopitum and Housesteads Roman Fort Museum are all interesting historic attractions within easy driving distance. The vibrant city of Newcastle, well-known for its global, cultural pursuits and the extensive shopping facilities at the world renowned Gateshead Metro Centre, along with the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre and the Sage Gateshead music venue are only 20 miles east, ensuring The Himmell provides a peaceful retreat in an excellent central location for discovering the best of Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria.

    The Himmel can be booked individually or together with The Cote, The Derwent and The Mill to accommodate up to 18 guests.
     

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area:
    Lounge area:  with TV and DVD.
    Kitchen / dining area:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed.
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds.
    Shower room:  with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen provided. Towels are available to hire on arrival if required. Travel cot and highchair available.   Shared utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared gravel courtyard with table and chairs. Large enclosed lawn picnic/play area with some outdoor games provided. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Cold Ashton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PHHJ

    Rose Cottage is a delightful and tastefully restored Grade II listed holiday cottage with many original features, including a large stone fireplace in the living room and beamed ceilings throughout. One of a pair, the cottage is located in the village of Cold Ashton, in a conservation AONB, directly on the 104-mile Cotswold Way. Only 5 miles from Bath and less than a 30-minute drive from Bristol. Dyrham Park (NT), Badminton Horse Trials and Westonbirt Arboretum are nearby. Shop ¼ mile, pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove in large stone fireplace. Two steps up to sitting/dining room with single sofa bed (alternative sleeping only) and patio doors. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with exposed brickwork. Shower room with large shower cubicle and toilet. Beamed throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Enclosed courtyard, patio, furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two steps in courtyard

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  • Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment

    Buildwas, nr. Ironbridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27516

    Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref 27514, ref 27515 and ref 27516)benefit from the tranquillity of rural Shropshire, yet only a few minutes drive from all that Ironbridge and the gorge has to offer. Its difficult to believe this picturesque town was once the centre of the industrial world. Tourism is now the most precious resource. The many museums trace Ironbridge’s history and the ’Iron Bridge’ itself is a reminder of its importance. Ironbridge has a wonderful cluster of craft and souvenir shops, some great bars and restaurants, and no less than ten museums spread along the banks of the River Severn. For those wishing to explore beyond the beauty of Ironbridge you can step outside the gorge and get a taste of modern hubs to medieval market towns including, Bridgnorth, a picturesque historic town split in two but connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway which still runs today, Madeley which is just over a mile out of Ironbridge and has many listed buildings scattered throughout, one of the grandest being Madeley Court, medieval Much Wenlock and Newport with its bustling high street with interesting independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink means visiting the town on a market day is a must. Telford is home to family attractions including Telford Town Park and Wonderland, delicious restaurants and the town centre. Wellington, whose market is one of the oldest in the country, is also worth a visit. Shropshire has an array of outdoor activities on offer from kayaking and canoeing to cycling, walking, gliding, golf, fishing and horse racing. The area is never short of places to visit from castles, abbeys, farms, museums and discovery centres to gardens, parks and historic houses. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Playstation.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Shared laundry service (by arrangement with owner). Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden with patio and terrace. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: River in shared grounds.

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  • The Apartment

    Torquay

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43909

    Just 500 yards from the seafront and beach, situated opposite a leafy park with a view to Torre Abbey and a glimpse of sea from the side window. This first floor apartment has a large garden with a summer house and a patio, ideal for al fresco dining. It is furnished to a very good standard and belongs to a very well known, best selling author and is also close to where Agatha Christie wrote many of her famous novels. It is perfectly situated to make the most of the area, 5 minutes to sea front, 3 minutes to Torquay station and a pleasant 10 minute stroll through Torre Abbey gardens and park beyond to reach the picturesque harbour, Princess theatre, shops, cafes and restaurants. The Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium where penguins roam freely, is there too, and just a short drive or bus ride is Babbacombe Model Village, Bygones and Kent’s Cavern. By day or night there are fantastic panoramic views from the Rock Walk behind Torquay promenade. Gaze down on the vibrant harbour life, across the bay towards Paignton and Brixham, or further inland as far afield as Dartmoor on a clear day. Rock Walk provides the perfect viewpoint for annual events including the Red Arrows, firework displays and sailing events throughout the year. You can join the South West Coastal Path, which is around 5 minutes’ walk away, and take in the fantastic scenery. There are also many National Trust properties close by. Beach 500 yards. Shop and pub 300 yards.

    13 steps to entrance: First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Large enclosed shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 8 years. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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