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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hayrake

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123164
    With glorious views of the Coniston Hills and local fell ranges, Hayrake is in an ideal location, on the fringes of the village with all amenities close to hand. Built of Lakeland stone, the cottage is very characterful, with cosy rooms, exposed beams and that all important open fire, Hayrake is also home to other features that you’d expect from such an old property, including the odd squeaky floorboard and uneven floor! Emphasis is more on creating a homely atmosphere than frills and fanciness, however Hayrake is very comfortable and offers everything for the holidaymaker. On three floors, the views get better the higher you go so you may have to toss a coin to decide who will have the top room.

    Ground Floor: Hayrake has gas central heating and comprises:
    Sitting room: Cosy, with open fire (fuel not provided), TV and video.
    Dining/sun room: With good fell views and a good selection of games and books.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Narrow stairs from the ground floor to:
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: Single bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.

    Second Floor: A narrow staircase from the first floor to:
    Bedroom 3: Single bedroom.
    Bedroom 4: Double bedroom.

    All gas, electric, and bed linen included. Sorry, no room for a cot.There is some limited headroom in the bedrooms on the second floor. Outside there is a patio style garden with furniture supplied. Off road parking for up to two cars is available.  One well behaved pet welcome. Smoking permitted.

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  • Greengables

    Keswick

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC111297
    This four bedroom house is luxuriously furnished and equipped to provide exceptional quality self catering accommodation. Situated in a residential area of Keswick, Greengables is within 5 minutes level walk of the town centre and its many amenities. Sleeping six people, with two bathrooms the cottage is ideal for the larger or extended family seeking a walking holiday in the Northern Lakes.  Greengables now also has the full sky sports package and free Wi-Fi broadband.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating, the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV with full Sky Sports package, Wi-Fi, DVD, CD radio, payphone, i-Pod dock and living flame gas fire.
    Kitchen: With electric range cooker, ceramic hob and double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Master bedroom: With King size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With twin beds and adjoining the...
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-fi internet available.Rear courtyard with garden furniture. BBQ. Garage for 1 car. On street parking. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Lynton Cottage

    Combe Martin

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 30221


    Lynton Cottage can be found in the popular seaside village of Combe Martin, which is on Devon’s stunning north coastline. With its spacious and well appointed accommodation, this detached holiday cottage is ideal for a family or for a smaller groups wanting plenty of space. The cottage is well equipped and has a terraced garden so everyone can find a space to sunbathe or pass away the time with a good book. Within walking distance is most of Combe Martin’s convenience and attractions, including its award winning sandy beach, secluded bays and the added attraction of rock pooling in the numerous large rock pools. Along the 2 mile main street are a selection of good inns, cafes, post office and local shops. A must see in the village is the famous grade 2 listed Pack o’ Cards inn, built with 52 windows, 4 decks and 13 rooms. During your stay there is plenty to do, Combe Martin has its own museum with the Dinosaur and Wildlife Park located within 25 acres of land, just a short distance from the cottage. Exmoor Zoo is just 10 miles from the property. The larger seaside town of Ilfracombe is just 5 miles away, and its highlights include the harbour and the famous ‘Verity’ statue, the Victorian Tunnels beach and Landmark Theatre. There is also a good range of shops and amenities. Other highlights in the area are Watermouth Castle, the cliff railway between Lynton and Lynmouth and there is great walking on Exmoor. At Woolacombe and Croyde, you will find some of the best surfing and family beaches in the country. There is also cycling on the Tarka Trail, golf, horse riding and sea fishing trips available locally. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. Open-sided stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single (for flexible sleeping arrangements). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with terraces, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Family bookings only.

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  • 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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  • Holmlea

    Newtown, nr. Silloth

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 17389

    Just 1 mile to a sandy beach this holiday home is one of a small row in the hamlet of Newtown. Dated 1769 the property has been refurbished with extensive views towards Skiddaw (Lakeland fells) and towards the Solway Firth from the rear. Excellent coastal walking, golf, wind surfing, fishing and cycling. Cockermouth, 15 miles. Keswick, 25 miles. Tea room with craft shop and farm animal park 1/2 mile. Shops and pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in shed). Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio/sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Willow Farm Cottages - The Cobbles

    West Pennard, nr. Glastonbury

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: 30792


    This pair of semi-detached converted barns enjoy a peaceful rural setting amongst rolling countryside, yet just a few miles from Glastonbury. The barns have been sympathetically renovated with oak floors and doors, large patio doors and with the original hayloft storage areas converted into galleried bedrooms. Both properties have a private terraced area, with a shared elevated lawned area, and the site is fully enclosed with fencing, ideal for those with pets or children. The Monarchs Way long distance footpath passes just in front of the barns and there are many organised tours, walks and listed footpaths within the immediate area, in the Mendip Hills and along the Somerset Levels. Glastonbury Town Trail and Glastonbury Rural Walk can be followed with ease. Attractions in Glastonbury include climbing up the tor for magnificent views, the Chalice Well and Rural Life Museum, the high street itself encompassing the myths, legends and spiritual ambience of the town, as well as the famous abbey. The city of Wells with its cathedral and Bishops Palace is within a 20-minute drive, as are The Royal Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet and Wookey Hole Caves. The Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton and Cheddar Gorge are approximately a 30-minute drive. For retail therapy, the factory outlet centre of Clarks Village in Street is a 20-minute drive away. The cities of Bath and Bristol are both within an hours’ drive. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Level access or 6 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and oak floor/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, narrow, paddle stairs to galleried twin bedroom.

    Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Smart TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden.

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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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