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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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  • Oak Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123293
    Nestling high up on the Kirkstone overlooking the tranquil Stockghyll Valley, Ambleside and Lake Windermere, Oak Cottage is picturesquely situated on a 2700 acre traditional working Lakeland farm. Originally the old farmhouse, this 18th Century, well equipped accommodation retains many original features including low oak beams, farmhouse doors and a spice cupboard. The warm cosy, farmhouse is sure to make you feel relaxed and away from it all. With far reaching, spectacular views in every direction, Oak Cottage is idyllically situated for you to enjoy the magnificent walks which are available right from your doorstep. Highland cattle and Herdwick sheep graze and wonder freely on the surrounding farmland and Buzzards can be seen soaring above. An ideal spot for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The dark clear night skies are perfect for star gazing too.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Hazel Cottage (CC123280) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner and 28" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With beams.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared courtyard. ¼ acre of grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No children under 12 years. NB: access via a rough track.

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  • The Stables

    Saxtead, nr. Framlingham

    Grade
    5
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: E3491

    Overlooking a lily and duck pond, these charming, detached conversions of a stable and granary have a cosy cottage appeal. Set near the owners’ lovely old farmhouse, they share 4 acres of secluded gardens and an all weather tennis court. Saxtead Green’s famous 18th century post mill (EH) is 1 mile, Framlingham – an attractive market town with a castle and mere – is 2 miles, Southwold with its glorious beach, Aldeburgh and the lovely town of Woodbridge with its pretty harbour are all an easy drive. Fishing, riding and golf are all under 10 miles. Shop and pubs 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared 4-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking. Shared hard tennis court (please bring own raquets and white soled footwear). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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  • Beny-Cot

    Keswick

    Grade
    5
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC112144
    Regular visitors to Keswick will know properties in the centre of town rarely have the luxury of private parking or a garden, Beny-Cot has the benefit of both. This attractive cottage is built in a traditional style from Lakeland stone and is situated 100 yards from both Keswick town centre and the Cumbrian Cottages regional office. The interior is furnished in a modern style with quality furnishings, has Wi-Fi and a kitchen with all the desired appliances and is enhanced with traditional features such as a woodburning stove in the lounge and a bedroom with a stripped pine floor. The benefit of four bedrooms (one kingsize, one double, one single and one versatile attic room) for five guests, provides added flexibility of sleeping arrangements and kids will love the attic bedroom with futons, a TV and Playstation 2.

    Keswick is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, the fit and the ‘not so fit’! Situated on the shores of Derwentwater, the fells are accessible from the doorstep and the town centre has excellent amenities. Other outdoor activities available locally include mountain biking in Whinlatter Forest, kayaking and sailing on the lakes, rock climbing and ghyll scrambling to name but a few. The ‘not so fit’ may prefer gentle strolls around the town’s parks and shops, partaking in the café culture on Keswick’s pedestrianised market place or a trip on the launch around Derwentwater. Across the road in Fitz Park is an excellent children’s play park, the Keswick Museum with café, a bowling green and the Keswick Leisure Pool is adjacent. Shop 30 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With two sofa beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements only. If the extra beds/futon are required please inform the local office at the time of booking otherwise beds will not be made up.), TV and Playstation 2.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Multiple steps up to garden.

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  • The Old Chapel

    Upper Vobster, nr. Frome

    Grade
    5
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W43375


    This detached converted chapel dates back to the 19th century, and is peacefully situated in the small hamlet of Upper Vobster, which consists of a few houses and a no-through road. The chapel has been sympathetically renovated, keeping many of its original features and stained glass windows throughout. It has a pretty, private terrace and enclosed lawned garden, with the added feature of a large field behind, which belongs to the chapel, accessed along a footpath to the side. This is an ideal holiday base for dog walking and country walks towards the nearby villages of Mells , Vobster, the local pubs and just opposite, are the Mendip Hills. Close by is the Vobster Quay diving centre, an old quarry filled with ruins. There are many places of interest within a short drive, including Longleat Safari Park, Bath and West Showgrounds, Babington House, the city of Bath, the caves and gorge at Cheddar, the UK’s smallest city of Wells with its magnificent cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, and the market towns of Frome, Shepton Mallet and Warminster. National Trust Properties nearby include Cley Hill, Westwood Park, Prior Park and Gardens, Stourhead, Courts Gardens and Great Chalfield Manor and Gardens, which are all within 12 miles of the property. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Tregolva

    Looe

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: TNY

    This detached, contemporary holiday home is located in the quaint, fishing village of Looe and has an outstanding view across the estuary and the sea. Looe has two beaches and many restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. Deep sea fishing, watersports, woodland, river and coastal walks nearby. Plymouth and its National Marine Aquarium, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Padstow, Mount Edgecombe, Bodmin Moor and Polperro are easily reached. Shop and pub 150 yards.

    20 steps to entrance. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, French doors to decking and kitchen area. Utility/drying room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - no fuel provided
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV (BT Vision)
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • Radio/CD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with furniture
    • Enclosed decked area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Single step to decking. Property accessed
      by narrow lane.

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  • Debourne Lodge

    Cowes

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 26436

    Ideal holiday location

    This attractive listed property has been modernised yet retains many character features such as exposed stone walls, wooden floor, beams and an open fire. Detached, the house stands in its own enclosed garden and also benefits from an outdoor heated swimming pool. Ideally located, it lies close to a junction providing links to nautical Cowes and all the other attractions this island has to offer. The mild climate and sandy beaches are a haven for holidaymakers, with a wealth of water sports. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep curved stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, each with sloping ceilings, one with 3 steps down. 3 steps up to separate pool house: Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Some low beams and doorways.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Video. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Private outdoor swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.9m) available June-September. No smoking. NB: 2 steps to patio.

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  • Maple Tree House

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 25929

    Situated right at the heart of Shakespeare’s Stratford, this spacious and comfortable family house, built in 1930’s, offers guests the perfect holiday location to discover all the amenities of this historic market town without the need to drive. Literally a 3-minute walk from Shakespeare’s birthplace, which can be seen from the entrance to the driveway, guests can also take the scenic canal path into the town. On reaching the property visitors will be struck by the splendour of the maple tree growing in the front garden, which gives the property its name, and the virginia creeper on the front of the house. Maple Tree House has a driveway to the front with parking for several cars. It has a private, enclosed back garden with an extensive tiered decked area and pergola, providing the perfect spot for a leisurely breakfast or brunch in a south-facing garden which captures the sun all day. There are a table, chairs and bench seating on the decking and around the garden. The deck can be approached through French doors from both the large garden room and library and looks onto a lawned area with established flower beds and borders, trees, kitchen herbs and rhubarb. Stratford has an abundance of varied pubs and restaurants, bistros and shops, with regular street markets, all within easy walking distance, as is the theatre. Further afield, within easy reach, are Kenilworth and Warwick with their ancient castles, Leamington Spa’s regency architecture, Birmingham and the NEC. The Cotswold Hills begin 15 minutes’ drive away, with Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh both very accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Garden room with dining area, French doors and wooden floor. Library with French doors and wooden floor. Separate toilet/laundry room. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVDs and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with decked patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Small step to decking.

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  • Tor Barn

    Pendeen

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: E3310

    Close to the coast and only 7 miles from the lovely sandy beach at Sennen Cove, this comfortable detached property enjoys a quiet location on the fringes of Pendeen village. Easy access to the coastal path makes this an ideal base for walkers and artists alike, and a scenic drive along the coast leads through Zennor to St Ives, 9 miles, with its quaint narrow streets and Tate gallery. The historic town of Penzance, 8 miles, offers excellent shops, an outdoor swimming pool, pubs and restaurants and both helicopter and ferry crossings to the Isles of Scilly. Land’s End is 9 miles. Shop and pub serving food 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining area/kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over sunken bath, bidet and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. High chair. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Bathroom on different levels. Uneven paths in garden.

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  • Yachtsman’s Rest

    Island Harbour, nr. Newport

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: 27476

    Offering stunning views over the harbour and surrounded by rolling countryside, and awarded 4 Star Gold Award from Quality in Tourism, this well-presented, end-terraced town house stands peacefully in the popular Island Harbour location. Only 3 yards from the water’s edge and leading onto large communal gardens and children’s play area, it makes a scenic holiday retreat. Guests have access to free wi-fi in the marina area. Guests can enjoy the dining room/kitchen with French doors opening onto the decked patio with outside eating area, which also leads onto the gardens and marina. The first floor living room with French doors leads onto a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the marina, which is simply perfect for sitting out, relaxing and savouring the wildlife. Offering modern furniture and fittings, it makes an ideal base for couples or families. There is a popular bistro only 300 yards from the property, and a lively pub/restaurant about 20 minutes’ walk. There are many beaches and coves to visit, the nearest being Ryde. Attractions include Carisbrooke Castle, the Dinosaur Museum and Maritime Museum, a donkey sanctuary, Bembridge Windmill, Ventnor Botanical Gardens and many wildlife centres. Also discover the local farms and vineyards for local produce. This scenic island has dramatic coastline, ravines, rolling countryside and woodland, and is also great for birdwatching. Shop and pub 11/2 miles, restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with French doors and wooden floor. 1 bunk bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Wet room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with French doors and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gardens and play area. Shared barbecue. Balconies. Juliet balcony. Parking (3 cars). Mooring available. No smoking. NB: Unfenced harbour 3 yards.

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  • Chapel Cottage

    Thixendale, nr. Malton

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: IXR

    In the tiny village of Thixendale, nestled in a valley in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, this detached former Methodist chapel dates from 1837. Complete with open fire, it also offers a spacious conservatory ideal for relaxing in and watching the numerous species of birds that regularly visit the garden, or perhaps enjoy the great views down the valley from the garden room. A perfect area for walkers and cyclists with an abundance of tracks from the doorstep, including the Wolds Way and part of the National Cycle Network. The beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside inspired the famous artwork of David Hockney, and the gallery of the local artist, Robert Fuller, one of Britain’s foremost wildlife artists, is close by. The ancient walled city of York, 19 miles, has a magnificent Minster and a wealth of renowned attractions. The coastal resorts of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby can be reached within an hour’s drive. Shop 4 miles, pub 80 yards.

    Open-plan beamed living room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen/dining area with tiled floor. Utility. Three steps down to conservatory. Garden room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom with 4ft bed. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking (for 1 car)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Park View

    Skipton

    Grade
    6
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: W44050

    Set on the outskirts of Skipton on the road to Keighley, this stone built terraced cottage makes an ideal home from which you can walk direct from the door or for touring the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Parking is available for one car but there is additional communal parking near to the property at farm croft. Just 1½ miles from the centre of this bustling market town with its wide cobbled high street and Norman castle standing proudly at the top of it. Here you can take a leisurely canal cruise, explore the wide selection of shops, cafés and restaurants. There is also an indoor swimming pool and golf course. For those with children, take them to play in the park which is just to the rear of the property. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower-over bath and toilet. Second floor (limited headroom): 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Maximum occupancy is for 6 guests.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas range. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small patio and furniture. Parking (1 car), additional free parking 20m. No smoking.

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  • Swallows Rest

    Laverton, nr. Broadway

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: NAD

    This holiday cottage, one of a row, is situated in an idyllic country setting in the quiet village of Laverton. Broadway is just a 2-minute drive with its restaurants, pubs and galleries, and is famous for its honey colour cottages for which it deserves the title the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’. Attractions include Adams Farm, Broadway Playpark, Broadway Tower, GWR Steam Train and Warwick Castle. Golf, walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding are available locally. Shop 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire, wooden floor. Dining room with large well-equipped kitchen area. Garden room with patio doors. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed and TV. Two single bedrooms, each with TV. Bathroom, over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with TV, Velux window, en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, toilet.

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • Five Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Range
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Concierge lifts by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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