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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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  • Camstay Riverside

    Cambridge

    Grade
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    Ref: RGGS


    Centrally located in the sought after Marlowe House building and with pretty views over the River Cam, this beautifully appointed one bedroom apartment has been decorated and furnished to high standards to provide guests with a relaxing base from which to explore the vibrant city of Cambridge. On the first floor, with a lift, it provides well presented single level accommodation. A series of linked landscaped courtyards provide direct access on to Midsummer Common and on to the river bank itself, offering the feel of rural surroundings, even though the property lies within the heart of the city. Located just a 15-minute walk from Cambridge city centre and the River Cam, this property has been beautifully decorated and furnished to provide a luxurious, light and airy base. It is a statement that is often over used but there is literally something for everyone to be found within Cambridge. The Grafton Shopping Centre can be reached in a 5-minute walk. History buffs will be spoilt for choice with numerous museums and galleries scattered amongst the striking colleges. Here you will find the striking Fitzwilliam Museum with collections ranging from the ancient world to conservation. Shoppers will be delighted too, with a good mix of department stores, high street favourites and boutique shops. Pretty all year round, Cambridge sparkles at Christmas and is a great place for a pre-Christmas shopping break. There are lots of tours of this bustling city on offer too, from historical walking tours taking in the colleges to ghost walks, that bring to life local legends. Foodies will find lots of great places to eat, from artisan cafes to high end restaurants and bustling bars. Cambridge really is a great day and night destination. There is so much to do on the doorstep that many guests just park their car on arrival and don’t use it again until they leave, but if you do want to explore the surrounding area, there’s lots to choose from, including The Imperial War Museum Duxford, Ely Cathedral, Welney Wetland Centre and the Stained Glass Museum. Whatever you choose to do, you will have made a great choice to stay at the light and airy Camstay property as it is the perfect place to relax, unwind and dream of tomorrow’s sightseeing adventures, while snuggled up in Egyptian cotton sheets. And, if you fancy a night in, the owner has taken care of that too because Netflix has been provided to ensure that you are entertained. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Stairs to entrance (lift access). Open-plan living room with French doors to balcony with river view, dining area and kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 40" Freeview TV (Netflix)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Balcony overlooking river
    • Shared lawned grounds with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: River 100 yards

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  • Old Milverton

    Grassington

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UK2096
    Tucked away just off the main square, this ground floor holiday apartment combines its original features with the comforts of modern living. It lies just a short stroll from the centre of Grassington, which has a wide selection of country shops, pubs and restaurants, and makes an ideal base from which to walk or tour the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park. In the summer, Grassington plays host to the Music and Arts Festival which draws a wide variety of well known performers. The bustling market town of Skipton with its Norman castle, canal trips and golf course can be reached within 10 miles. Alternatively, for those who enjoy a spa experience, Long Ashes offers an indoor swimming pool and beauty therapy. National Trust properties and sites are a short drive away, including Studley Royal Park, Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With gas coal effect fire, Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, selection of DVDs, CDs, books and games, and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared courtyard with garden bench. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Willowmead

    Shillingford St George, Exeter

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: HLLA

    Situated in the quiet village of Shillingford St George and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Willowmead is ideally situated to explore Dartmoor, the South Devon coast and countless other attractions and places of interest. Adjoining the owner’s home, the property is very spacious and perfectly located to enjoy the best of Devon. The holiday property is just 20 minutes from the coast and moors. Shops 1½ miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and living area with TV. Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Broadband connection
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for
      2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Doe Foot Cottage

    Ingleton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: DC3804
    Superbly situated in an ’Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and close to the waterfall walk, this delightful cottage takes its name from the River Doe which meets the River Twiss at the bottom of the garden, at the foot of the magnificent viaduct. All on one level, furnished and decorated to a high standard, it is within walking distance of the village shops, pubs, restaurants and tea shops. The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales are within easy driving distance, making this a good central base to explore the surrounding beautiful countryside.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating and comprising:
    Kitchen:
    with breakfast bar, hob, oven, microwave, fridge and iron.
    Sitting/dining room: with TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio and patio doors to patio and garden.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed, radio alarm, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom with bath, WC, basin and shower over bath.

    All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. 24hr laundry service free on request. Freezer space available. Patio with picnic table and barbecue. Safe storage for bikes. Private parking.

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  • The Holiday Cottage

    Highley, nr. Bridgnorth

    Grade
    2
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    1
    1
    Ref: W8946

    Perfect touring location

    This cosy, detached, studio bungalow, more suited for a couple, stands in the grounds of a large house. It is a perfect location for exploring some of England’s most beautiful countryside. There are local walks, cycle trails, horse riding, golf and fishing close by and the famous Clee, Caradoc and Long Mynd Hills, known as Little Switzerland, are within easy reach. Enjoy famous Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with medieval castles, excellent shops, pubs/restaurants and riverside walks. Discover The Severn Valley Railway, Bewdley Safari Park, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Wroxeter Roman city and much more. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining/bedroom area with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Bloomers Bothy

    Woodhall near Askrigg

    Grade
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    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC218089
    Set in a rural located just 2.5 miles from the popular village of Askrigg, in the pretty hamlet of Woodhall is ’Bloomer’s Bothy’. Full of charm and character this quaint studio has been carefully converted by the owners to provide the perfect escape with stunning views across the Dales to Addleburgh.
    The accommodation itself provides a bedroom area and there is a solid fuel stove in the sitting area for which all the fuel will be provided, and the kitchen is well equipped providing everything that you are likely to need to make your holiday memorable and enjoyable. Woodhall is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park,and is perfectly placed for exploring the area. It is perfect for walking and cycling, and the owners can offer a storage area for your bicycles upon request. The James Herriot fans amongst you can seek out ’Darrowby’ as you explore the streets of Askrigg. Aysgarth Falls are just a short distance away, or you may wish to discover Burton Force water fall in the picturesque village of West Burton. For historians the magnificent Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scotts was imprisoned for six months is just along the dale. Shop and pub 2½ miles, restaurant 8 miles.
    Bloomers Bothy is within the same grounds as Lake View, property no: 218003 so may suit two couples wishing to holiday together

    Ground Floor: Open plan bedroom/sitting/dining/kitchen:
    Bedroom Area: With king size bed which can be segregated by a curtain if desired.
    Sitting Area: With solid fuel stove, sky TV, radio/CD, dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, slow cooker, microwave, small larder fridge.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating and solid fuel stove fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Use of owner’s washing machine/tumble dryer by arrangement. South facing patio overlooking the river Ure and Addleburgh, Garden furniture and BBQ Grounds to the rear with lake. Ample private parking. Occupies the same grounds as Lake View (CC218003)

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  • Little Willows

    Naphill, nr. Princes Risborough

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: W43423

    Little Willows in Naphill is an end-of-row, brick and flint character cottage, next to the owners’ home and located close to the town of Princes Risborough, and offers visitor accommodation of an excellent standard. The Chilterns is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is situated between London and Oxford, and the region offers superb scenery, tucked-away villages and market towns. The cottage is ideally located to enjoy Buckinghamshire’s, Berkshire’s and Oxfordshire’s lovely countryside walks and bridleways, and makes a great base for walking, trekking and cycling holidays. The cottage is in close proximity of the historic Ridgeway Trail, and is not far from the start of the ancient X Way at Ivinghoe Beacon.
    There are several stately homes and National Trust properties in the area, including Chequers, the prime minister’s country estate, Great Missenden with its curving high street of half-timbered houses and Georgian shops, and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Marlow, Henley and Windsor provide attractive access for riverside walks along the Thames Path, and also have a wealth of restaurants, boutiques and cafes. The village shop is ¼ mile, with the nearest pub and restaurant 500 yards from Little Willows, which is on a local bus route, with a bus stop nearby. Locally, there are also a number of cycle routes and footpaths, a parade of shops, and places to eat and visit; Hughenden Manor, Hell Fire Caves, Swan Theatre and Bletchley Park. For those wanting a day out in the capital using the high speed link from Hugh Wycombe train station, visitors can arrive at London Marylebone in under 30 minutes. Additionally, the underground station at Amersham is only a short distance away.
    The interior design of this property was inspired by George Clark’s ’Amazing Spaces’, with the cottage being compact, quirky and containing features of the period, such as a luxury shower room’s vaulted ceiling, alongside modern features. The downstairs living space, with underfloor heating can be adjusted to suit the visitors’ mood; be it relaxing in the comfortable armchairs, enjoying a good film or meal. The centrepiece of the downstairs living space is a bespoke handmade larder unit crafted by local tradesmen which houses a kitchenette, which when not in use takes the appearance of a traditional larder unit. A hand-made staircase with an open view aspect to the second floor, leads to a spacious bedroom. The bedroom has dual aspect windows and in addition to traditional and modern features there is a sitting-out area and a bespoke bed. The vaulted ceiling in the shower room ensures maximum light, with two Velux windows and also blackout blinds. Little Willows has also gained a ’Green Award’. Shop 1/4 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Second floor: Shower room with toilet and vaulted ceiling.

    Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. LED HD 3D Smart Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Wi-fi. Welcome pack. Shared garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Bike store. No smoking.

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  • The Stables

    Staxton, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 25447

    Nestled in the tiny hamlet of Willerby and surrounded by 71/2 acres of unspoilt farmland, this holiday cottage is an equestrian’s delight with stabling by arrangement. Walkers and cyclists will love the many bridle paths that surround the area with the Centurion Way and the Wolds Way just a short distance from the door. The stunning Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is easily accessed with historic homes, halls and castles such as Sledmere House and Castle Howard. Seaside towns of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington are also close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with beams. Shower room with toilet.

    Pot bellied stove in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. Stabling and turn out on request (at cost). Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Glebe Farm Apartments and Lodge - Apartment 1

    West Barkwith, nr. Market Rasen

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: W44260

    Glebe Farm, with its own well-stocked fishing lake, good walks and cycle routes from the door, as well as a well-stocked village shop and pub just a short walk away, provides comfortable holiday accommodation in a peaceful environment. Set on the owner’s farm with open views across the fields, yet only about a 30-minute drive to the centre of Lincoln, famous for its cathedral, castle and the Magna Carta Visitor Centre. Explore the Lincolnshire Wolds with its Georgian market town of Louth, which still has 3 markets a week, or visit Horncastle, which boasts its own antiques trail with its many antiques and collectables shops. Market Rasen, famous for its racecourse, is also only a short drive away. You can even take your horse on holiday with stabling and grazing available by arrangement with the owner. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 21’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and coin-operated tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 20 acres of grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Coarse fishing available on-site (foc, licence required). Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds, 50 yards.

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  • Stratton Mill

    Cirencester

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: NMT

    Stratton Mill dates from the late 18th century, though there has been a mill on site since 1086. The River Churn flows to one side of this holiday property, attached to the old mill itself and with its own riverside courtyard garden. With a separate and well-equipped galley-style kitchen, the beamed living room is stylish and contemporary, with large glass doors overlooking the garden and with an attractive bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the first floor. Surrounded by water meadow, the area is quiet and peaceful and perfect for a romantic getaway. Shop 300 yards, pub 600 yards.

    Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors, beams and wooden floor. Three steps up to galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Two DVDs (small library)
    • iPod/iPhone dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Gravelled courtyard garden, decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children or babies
    • NB: Garden accessed via wooden bridge over unfenced river

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  • Lake View

    Woodhall near Askrigg

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC218003
    Nestling within the grounds of the owner’s home in the pretty hamlet of Woodhall in heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this delightful single storey cottage is cosy and compact and offers a peaceful retreat for couples. Situated in an elevated position, the cottage overlooks the garden and wildlife lake, attracting many species of birds and animals with footpath walks meandering through the grounds and around the lake. Shop, pub and restauranr 2½ Miles.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level
    Kitchen/Diner: With microwave, fan oven and two ring ceramic hob, fridge, dining table and two chairs
    Conservatory: With sofa, easy chair, Sky TV, DVD, radio/CD and accessed from the bedroom.
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet

    Oil fired central heating, fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.Large patio with garden furniture and BBQ, overlooking small wildlife lake. Off road parking for 1 car (extra parking can be made available). Laundry facilities by arrangement with the owner. Unlocked storage for bicycles

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  • Chestnut Cottage

    Iveston, nr. Lanchester

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30035


    This charming, detached former Hemel, close to the owners’ home, lies just 1½ miles from the historic village of Lanchester and only 10 miles from Durham. Lanchester is steeped in history dating back to the 12th century and it has a large village green which sits in the middle of some charming properties, with 3 village inns and eateries to hand. Cyclists will be eager to explore the quiet country roads or take the Derwent Valley Railway Path east to the outskirts of Durham, or west to join the Waskerly Way and on to Weardale. A walk can be taken along these footpaths, the section just south of Lancaster skirting the river Browney being a particular highlight. Corbridge is a mere 15 miles away with super pubs, tea rooms and shops, then carry on to Hadrian’s Wall to visit the Roman forts or a little further to Hexham, with its beautiful abbey. Enjoy Durham with its river walks, fine cathedral, bijou wine bars, traditional pubs and plenty of retail therapy. Alnwick Castle where part of the Harry Potter films were made takes approximately 1 hour, where you can visit the enchanting water gardens and treehouse, and stroll along the cobbled streets. Drive a little further north and follow the Heritage Coastal Route to come across Seahouses and Bamburgh, and the enchanting Holy Island or Lindasfarne, making a great day trip. Come back and relax at this holiday cottage, admiring the views outside after a day’s exploring. Consett 3 miles. Children’s play area 1½ miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant ½ mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Galleried area with double bed and Velux. Shower room with toilet.

    Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large decked area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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