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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.

  • 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.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: 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 WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With two sofa beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements only), TV and Playstation 2.

    All gas, electric, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dower House & The East Wing - Dower House

    Whittingham, Alnwick

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: MRH

    These two charming properties are set in the grounds of Eslington Park, a peaceful and tranquil setting, an ideal retreat for families or groups of friends. The Dower House (ref MRH) is a single-storey property offering comfortable, spacious and relaxing holiday accommodation with a pretty conservatory and garden. The East Wing (ref MTC) is a substantial and gracious self-contained Georgian property which is Grade II listed and enjoys its own large garden. Set midway between Alnwick and Rothbury these properties are surrounded by stunning countryside peppered with friendly Northumbrian villages. A short drive leads to the glorious Northumbrian Heritage Coast AONB with castles, fortresses and golden unspoilt beaches. Excellent walks and golf can be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside, whilst fishing on-site and pheasant shooting in season can be arranged with the owner. Rothbury, set along the river, offers lovely little shops and inns, whilst Alnwick is famous for its majestic castle used in Harry Potter. Many NT properties nearby include Cragside with its magnificent gardens and hall. Visit Craster or Seahouses before taking a boat trip over to the Farne Islands to see the seals and birds. Take in Holy Island for a historic step back in time. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire and woodland views. Sitting room with electric stove and French doors to conservatory. Large, well-equipped famhouse-style kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) in feature inglenook and wooden floor. Conservatory. Utility. Double bedroom with French doors to patio and en-suite bathroom with bath, wet shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with large cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity fire and electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Oil central heating
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Oil Aga (double oven) included
    • Freezer
    • Ramp to enclosed, large garden with patio and furniture
    • Natural woodland
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • No smoking

    Note: The East Wing ref MTC may be booked with the Dower House ref MRH to sleep up to 16 people

  • Gayle Farmhouse

    Gayle near Hawes

    Grade
    6
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: DC0636
    This former farmhouse provides traditional family accommodation in the heart of the National Park. Gayle is a small village near the Pennine Way within walking distance of the market town of Hawes, where there is a host of shops, pubs and restaurants. A pretty stream with waterfalls runs close to the cottage and a few miles away at Garsdale station you can join the famous Settle-Carlisle railway.

    Ground Floor: With night storage heaters and comprising:
    Sitting room:
    with stone fireplace for open fire, Freesat TV and DVD.
    Beamed dining room.
    Kitchen: with electric double oven cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge.
    Utility room: with freezer, washer/dryer and iron.
    Bathroom: with large corner bath, WC and shower cubicle.

    First Floor: Open staircase leading to...
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and cot/child’s bed (up to age five).
    Bedroom 2: with double bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed.
    Bedroom 4: with single bed.

    Bed linen provided. Payphone. Cot and highchair available. Fan heaters. Fuel provided for the open fire. Shaver point. Wi-fi access available.Well behaved pets welcome, free of charge. Off road parking for one car. Towels are supplied at a charge of £4 per set.

  • Sea Stones

    Portland

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: 26527

    Explore Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coast

    This characterful, Grade II listed terraced holiday cottage is set in the heart of Portland, under a mile from the beach at Church Ope Cove. It has easy access to the coastal paths with a lighthouse and RSPB observatory. Portland forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and Chesil Beach which starts in Portland runs 18 miles to West Bay. Windsurfing, diving, sea fishing, climbing and yachting all available. Close by is Weymouth and further west is the pretty village of Abbotsbury, famous for its swannery and subtropical gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with wooden floor, 1 single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Honfleur

    Ousby

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC132156
    Honfleur is a modern detached bungalow with ample parking and a large garden overlooking open fields, to the distant Lakeland Fells. Situated near the Fox Inn in Ousby, a peaceful village nestling at the foot of the Pennine Hills in the beautiful Eden Valley. The quiet country lanes are perfect for cycling and there are walks from the door to Melmerby Fell and Cross Fell. Bar meals and restaurant facilities are available in the pub and occasional live entertainment. There is a village shop and bakery with cafe in Melmerby two miles away together with village pub serving bar meals. There are a wealth of amenities in Penrith, seven miles. The bungalow is very comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a large kitchen/diner.

    Ground Floor: Property has night storage and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, electric fire and patio doors to the garden.
    Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and dining table and chairs.
    Utility room: With sink, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed (for flexibility of sleeping arrangements only).
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Garden with lawn, patio and seating. Parking for 5 cars.

  • Stanners Stable

    Warkworth

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC317027
    Stanners Stable is tucked within a small and private gated lane only a few footsteps from the stunning River Coquet in the picture perfect coastal village of Warkworth. This pet friendly property is spacious and well presented throughout. The double windows in the lounge maximise its bright and airy ambience and the wood burning stove ensures a cosy room whatever the season. The dining kitchen is large and well appointed and the ground floor has the added convenience of a single bedroom with en suite shower room. With three further bedrooms on the first floor along with a family bathroom, Stanners Stable is the perfect choice for the gathering of friends and family alike.
    Stanners Stable sits adjacent to Stanners Cottage (317028), which sleeps four in two bedrooms. Both properties can be booked independently or collectively to accommodate up to ten. When both properties are booked together a discount of 10% is offered.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, flat screen Sky TV/DVD and video
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
    Bedroom 1: With single bed and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, wall mounted TV
    Bedroom 4: With single bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electricity and bed linen included. Wi-fi broadband facility available. Travel cot and high chair available on request.Open patio area. Off road parking free of charge on the riverbank close by. Property situated at the top of a narrow lane, cars can be offloaded at the bottom of the lane & the property is a short 200 yards walk.

  • The Larches

    Seldom Seen near Thornthwaite

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC114132
    The Larches is a four bedroomed detached cottage at Seldom Seen in Thornthwaite, a truly tranquil location. Surrounded by woodland on the slopes of Whinlatter forest the cottage is a perfect ’away from it all’ retreat with the delight of visiting red squirrels. It has the most fantastic summer house (or belvedere) with a deck at the top of its fellside garden, which has chairs, table and lighting. It has superb views across the Derwent marshes and to the distant fells. You can walk or cycle from the doorstep and sail on the lake at Bassenthwaite. There is an art gallery and coffee shop in the village and pubs, restaurants and a shop in the neighbouring village of Braithwaite and an abundance of amenities in nearby Keswick. The accommodation is upside down with the living space upstairs to benefit from the views towards Skiddaw and Clough Head. See the cottage’s website www.lakelandbelvedere.com for more fascinating details and photos.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.
    Shower room: With shower and wash basin
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
    Utility/drying: With washer/dryer, sink, radiator and clothes airer.

    First Floor: Lounge/Dining area: 27ft long with fell views, TV, DVD, CD/radio, open fire and paintings by local artists.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave and Wi-Fi.
    Bedroom 4: With 3/4 size bed and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Owner will supply initial logs and coal but asks guests to replace as used. Internet access available. One dog welcome.Outside: Landscaped terraced garden with summerhouse and two patio areas with garden furniture and one BBQ space. On street parking. Storage for bikes in the garage.

  • The Firs

    Helmsley

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC233112
    Standing in a spacious, sheltered garden, this large detached former farmhouse is just a five minute walk from the delightful market town of Helmsley. The holiday property is beautifully presented with a high specification kitchen and a bathroom complete with double bath and state-of-the-art shower. The lounge is flooded with natural light, ideal for reading and relaxing. The snug is cosy with its wood burner and the separate dining room is perfect for enjoying leisurely meals together. Helmsley has five acres of walled gardens set beside the backdrop of the castle ruins, an art centre with live event and film programmes, and the country estate of Duncombe Park, home of the International Centre of Birds of Prey. Visitors can enjoy the proximity of renowned restaurants, delicatessens and traditional teashops. There are top quality and quirky shops and galleries to browse through and an open air swimming pool (summer months only). The area is popular for walking and cycling with family fun at Flamingo Land and Go Ape in Dalby Forest. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the North York Moors from the famous steam train which departs from Pickering (13 miles). Visit abbey ruins at Rievaulx and Byland, and stately homes at Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard. Miles of sandy beaches can be found at the traditional coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey, and the historic city of York (24 miles) appeals to all ages with its iconic minster, world renowned museums, theatres, superb shopping and river boat trips.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With gas coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player and CD/radio.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and TV.
    Snug: With wooden floor and wood burner.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and wood burner.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With double sided bath, shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burners provided. Washer/dryer available in outhouse. Welcome pack. Wi-fi availableLawned enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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