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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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  • Kingshill Farm - The Studio

    Little Kingshill, nr. Great Missenden

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC99

    Kinghill Farm Cottage (28270)and Kingshill Farm Studio (UKC99)are located in the rural village of Little Kingshill and offer accommodation of a good standard. They lie adjacent to the owners’ working farm where cattle and horses are kept. The Chilterns is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is situated between London and Oxford and the region offers superb scenery, tucked-away villages and market towns. The cottage and studio are ideally located to enjoy Buckinghamshire’s lovely countryside walks and bridleways, and makes an ideal base for walking, trekking and cycling holidays. The farm is in close proximity to the historic Ridgeway Trail and is not far from the start of the ancient Icknield Way at Ivinghoe Beacon. There are several stately homes and National Trust properties in the area; Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country estate is close by, as is Great Missenden, with its curving high street of half-timbered houses and Georgian shops, and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Marlow and Henley provide attractive access for riverside walks along the Thames Path. Aylesbury and other large towns including High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and Windsor are all less than 1 hour away. There is a fast 40-minute train link from Amersham into London’s Marylebone Station for those wanting a day out in the capital. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double (5ft) bed. Shower room with toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    32’’ Freeview TV. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car). Cycle store (on request).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Lakeside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: REEM

    Annie’s Meadow has three stunning properties set in 6 acres of parkland which include a fishing lake, unspoilt woodland and daffodil paddock with fantastic views across and down the valley. Enjoying peaceful surroundings, these comfortable holiday homes provide the ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. Single-storey Meadowside (ref REEO) is detached, whilst Woodside (ref REEN) and Lakeside (ref REEM) are ground floor and first floor wings of the same larger property. The area is popular with walkers and many walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Other activities available locally include cycling, horse riding, climbing, canoeing and water sports. Fishing in the private carp lake (for guests’ use only) and trout stream is available by arrangement with the owner (please note that no equipment is provided and barbless hooks are necessary). It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with many species of waterfowl flying in and out of the parkland at various times of the year. Other species of birds include oystercatchers, heron, cormorants, owls, kestrels, woodpecker and even the occasional red kite flying over and a yearly visit from swans. Each property has its own seating area and there is seating all around the grounds from which to enjoy the scenery. Lakeside (ref REEM) also has use of the summerhouse. Located in the small parish of Offcote, the barns are just 2½ miles away from the market town of Ashbourne, which, apart from its historic buildings and cobbled market place, offers a good selection of shops and cafés. Other places of interest within driving distance include Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Alton Towers, Churnet Valley Steam Railway and Bakewell, as well as NT attractions such as Kedleston Hall (9 miles), Dovedale which is great for walkers (7 miles), Haddon Hall and Sudbury Hall. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with oak floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Full central heating by ground source heat pump
    • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
    • Patio
    • Summerhouse with enclosed patio.

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Carp and trout fishing by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 16 yrs
    • NB: Unfenced lake and unfenced stream in grounds

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  • Treligga Farm Cottages - Honeysuckle

    Treligga, nr. Port Isaac

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30110

    These pet friendly holiday barns are situated less than half a mile from the stunning north coast of Cornwall. In the heart of this small Cornish hamlet, the barns (refs 30108, 30109, 30110 and 30111) are furnished and fitted to provide a comfortable base from which to explore the many attractions that Cornwall has to offer. Each barn has a well-equipped kitchen and TV in the main bedrooms, as well as open-plan living. Each has its own sitting-out area, which is ideal for watching the wildlife and al fresco dining. Guests are close to the coastal path and if you walk north, you will reach Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur, with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants. A little further on, Boscastle with its picturesque harbour is a must. A small beach can be reached on foot, approximately ½ mile away. Travelling down the coast, guests will come to Port Isaac, where the TV series ’Doc Martin’ is filmed, and further down the coast, visit the beautiful sandy surfing beach at Polzeath and the dunes at Rock where you can take a ferry across to Padstow. From Padstow, with its working harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants, you can hire bikes and cycle the Camel Trail to Wadebridge and beyond to Bodmin. Close by is Bodmin Moor, unspoilt moorland at its best, and for walkers the tors on the moor are a must. Further down the coast is Newquay, with its famous surfing beaches, Blue Reef Aquarium and Zoo and if you travel to the south coast, you will find Looe, Fowey and Mevagissey, just a few of the charming coastal villages. For cycling enthusiasts, there is a cycle hub at Lanhydrock, with some wonderful forest routes to be taken. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio with furniture. Shared grounds. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Little Cloverland

    Lyminge, nr. Folkestone

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41171

    Excellent walking territory

    Situated on the edge of Lyminge Forest in the owner’s grounds, this detached, single-storey cottage provides cosy accommodation with its own garden. Ideal for exploring the North Downs Way, or a stroll across the fields brings you to the village of Lyminge itself. Golf courses can be found 0.25 miles away. Further afield visit historic Canterbury, Folkestone and walk along the Leas or choose a souvenir from your holiday from one of the little antique shops in Hythe - all accessible by bus close to the cottage. There is easy access to the Channel Tunnel and day trips to France, so remember your passport. Shop and restaurant 0.5 miles, pub 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Tack House

    Grumbla, Sancreed, nr. Penzance

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 6836

    Ideal base for touring and walking

    Situated in an area of historic and Outstanding Natural Beauty, this detached, converted stable provides cosy holiday accommodation for either a couple or single person. It lies in a peaceful rural setting ideal to relax and unwind in. There are many famous ancient sites, beaches and places of interest close by, Cape Cornwall, Land’s End, Mount’s Bay and the South West Coastal Path to name but a few. A warm welcome awaits at the Tack House which is only 2½ miles from St Just, Pendeen and 5½ miles from Penzance. Shop and pub 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 1 galleried double bedroom.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Rawcliffe House Farm - Hindburn

    Stape, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31212

    Dating back to around 1770, these country-style holiday cottages (refs 31210, 31211, 31212 and 31213) have been tastefully converted from the old farm buildings and barns. They all retain many original features, including rustic beams and stone walls. Nestled amongst 42 acres of beautiful open countryside and enjoying panoramic views, they are ideal for a relaxing break to escape the rigours of everyday life. Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the wild birds and animals that reside in and around this area, with only the sounds of the countryside to disturb the tranquillity on offer at Rawcliffe House Farm. The area is ideal for walkers and cyclists with bridle paths and cycle trails starting at your door, and with 42 acres of landscaped natural and wooded areas surrounding the property, you may find you never leave the grounds. It is also perfect for exploring both the North York Moors National Park and the Heritage Coast of Yorkshire. The historic market town of Pickering is just 6 miles away, home to the North Yorkshire Moors steam train - you can park your car, board the train, and sit back and relax as it chugs its way through some 18 miles of glorious countryside, a journey you will never forget. Whitby is approximately a 13-mile drive along beautiful country roads, famed for its connections with Captain James Cook, a colourful harbour yachting marina, the imposing abbey ruins and St Mary’s Church. It is where Bram Stoker discovered Count Dracula and the town is renowned for the folk, music festivals and Gothic weekends. The heather-clad moors of North Yorkshire are a delight – discover small villages tucked away deep in the valleys, where you will find many quaint little tea rooms, inns and restaurants in and around this area, serving some of Yorkshires finest cuisine, with one just a mile from Rawcliffe House at Newton-on-Rawcliffe. The market towns of Malton, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside still host weekly markets. Historic homes, halls and castles are in abundance in this area with Castle Howard, Duncombe Hall, Sewerby Hall and Gardens and not forgetting, the 12th century castle ruins in Pickering which are all worth a visit. There is so much to do and see in this area guests find themselves returning again and again. Beach 13 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 42-acre grounds with sitting-out area and viewing deck. Shared children’s play area. Welcome pack. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Coppice Farm

    Bradley, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 967

    This delightful, characterful wing of an 18th-century farmhouse adjoins the owner’s home on a working dairy and stock farm, overlooking lawned gardens and meadows. Its beams, featured brickwork, fine woodwork and good quality furnishings will delight. Dovedale, Ilam and all the wooded Derbyshire dales are close by. Walking from the door and a small nature reserve on the farm. A perfect peaceful holiday retreat. Carsington Water 5 miles. Golf driving range 2 miles. Shop and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine by arrangement. Large shared garden and patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Old Dairy

    Badley, nr. Stowmarket

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28730

    The Old Dairy, attached to the owner’s home, is a single-storey cottage, set along a private road and enjoys an enclosed garden. This holiday base provides the best of both worlds, a quiet haven which is just a short drive or walk to the market towns of Needham Market and Stowmarket. An ideal location for walkers with a riverside footpath directly from the property. Centrally located to explore East Anglia and the nearby attractions. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 step and sloping floor to 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Shared freezer (in stables, 20 yards). Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond, 20 yards.

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  • Lemmington Hall Cottages - Button Cottage

    Nr. Alnwick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: MVU

    These tasteful, character holiday cottages are set within the grounds of Lemmington Hall amongst the unspoilt Northumbrian countryside. Each cottage has its own individual charm with cosy and elegant interiors carefully designed by the owner. Forge Cottage (ref MVN) is the largest, a beautiful detached cottage with uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills, and was formerly the stone-built home of the blacksmith of this charming country estate. The quaint and charming pair of Grade II listed, single-storey, adjoining cottages, Thimble (ref MVV) and Button (ref MVU), designed specifically for couples to offer a romantic country life experience, retaining charm and quirkiness. Peacocks wander nearby, with red squirrels and deer in the woods. The properties are ideally located to explore the abundance of visitor attractions, with Alnwick (the ducal town), only 4 miles away where a visit to the castle and enchanting water gardens is a must, not to mention the Treehouse restaurant. The Heritage Coast, with miles of golden sandy beaches, peppered with friendly villages and historic castles, is only a 20-minute drive. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and rugs on wooden floor, and kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Small enclosed garden
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Moll’s Yard

    Port Isaac

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: TNF

    Just yards from the harbour in Port Isaac where the TV series Doc Martin is filmed, this cosy holiday cottage is tucked away down a quaint street. It is situated near to shops, pubs and restaurants (Nathan Outlaw’s restaurant is a minute’s walk), not to mention the Friday night treat of watching the Fishermen’s Friends sing on the harbour. It has a sitting out area which is ideal for alfresco dining. Further up the coast is Tintagel, Boscastle and Padstow, home to Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurant. From Padstow take a ferry across to Rock where there are watersports, or walk or cycle along the Camel Trail from Padstow to Wadebridge and beyond to Bodmin. Golf at St Enodoc’s championship course is 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet).

    Electric ‘log-effect’ fire in living room. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Small courtyard with furniture. Public parking 500 yards. No smoking

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  • Westwood Lodge Cottages - The Wells

    Ilkley

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30537

    This selection of 8 properties were built between 1875 and 1890, and are all Grade II listed historic buildings. They are set on the very edge of the world famous Ilkley Moor, in the ancient West Riding of Yorkshire. You are literally on the moor as soon as you cross the cattle grid from the driveway. Whilst there is little traffic other than the odd passing sheep, pheasant or deer, you are only a 10-minute walk from the market town of Ilkley, where you will find a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars, and not forgetting Betty’s tea rooms where afternoon tea is a must. These holiday homes (refs 30532, 30533, 30534, 30535, 30536, 30537, 30538 and 30539) make an ideal base for sight-seeing and walking direct from the door. Famous nearby destinations include Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Harewood House, Brontë Country and the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are all within half an hour’s drive. Alternatively the historic city of York is readily accessible. For the added comfort, dressing gowns will be provided in The Wells (30537), The Moorview (30536), and The Glenmoor (30535). All properties enjoy shared use of the lesiure facilities including gym, sauna and hot tub with changing rooms. There is also a communal garden with animal corner where there are pigs, hens and rabbits. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    All on second floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over slipper bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Two digital TVs. CD. Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Shared roof garden and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher.Telephone included. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with animal corner. Cycle store. Shared leisure facilities with gym, sauna, changing rooms and shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Cumberland Betty

    Askam-in-Furness, near Ulverston

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC463

    Overlooking the Duddon Estuary, Cumberland Betty is the perfect springboard to enjoy the Lake District and its surrounds. This property occupies an ideal spot on the edge of the village of Askham. The views to Coniston Old Man are to die for, so sit back and relax with your favourite tipple in hand, and watch the sun set over the water. This classic shepherd’s hut is on a working farm, so holidaymakers can experience the true countryside lifestyle. Fishing nearby. Beach ¾. Shop and pub ¾ mile, restaurant 4 miles.Set in an elevated position overlooking the beautiful Duddon Estuary, Peat House (ref W41088), a wing of the owner’s former farmhouse, and Moorside Lodge (ref W43062), a single-storey lodge which is situated in the ground of the owner’s farm, provide an idyllic holiday retreat, and have been lovingly furnished. This is an ideal base for a coastal holiday, and is also close to the south western Lake District Fells and Lakes. The village of Askam has a good range of shops and a railway station, where you can take a trip along the Cumbrian coast and through glorious countryside, with wonderful views. There is an abundance of walks right on the doorstep, whilst Coniston Water is only a 30-minute drive. Grizedale Forest Dalton Animal Park, 4 miles, makes an excellent day out, with a variety of wild animals from around the world. Lake Windermere and many historic houses and gardens easily accessible for days out. If relaxation is your preferred activity why not just sit on the terrace and enjoy the wonderful views. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    5 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With 21" digital TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With wood burning oven, electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi and fridge.
    Bedroom area: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burning oven included. Small courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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