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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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  • Limpet Cottage

    Boulmer

    Grade
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    Ref: UK3016
    Commanding dramatic sea views, Limpet Cottage sits in a small terrace perched on the sea front in the peaceful coastal village of Boulmer. Pronounced Boomer, it is a pretty coastal village with very little traffic. Once the haunt of smugglers it is one of the true Northumbrian fishing villages which remains virtually untouched by time. Meander along the waters edge and watch the fishermen return with their daily catch of lobsters, crabs and salmon. The historic market town of Alnwick is just 6 miles away. Dominated by its dramatic fortress, it offers a wide range of amenities including a playhouse, indoor swimming pool and an excellent array of restaurants, shops, tea rooms and pubs. Take time to visit Barter Books, one of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain, or discover the magnificent Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.

    Alnwick Garden, a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden, has a grand cascade waterfall and poison garden, and guests can dine in the restaurant in the largest tree house in Europe. Less than 3 miles walk along the beach is the picture postcard village of Alnmouth, where a variety of good restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and gift shops for the discerning visitor can be enjoyed. Yacht and small boat moorings within the sheltered estuary are available for the sailing enthusiasts. For the golfers, there are two courses close by, one being a fine 9-hole course adjacent to the beach, and the other being a challenging 18-hole course at Foxton with panoramic views. Limpet Cottage is situated on a National Cycle Route, making this property particularly suitable for keen cyclists. This is a superb choice for couples seeking self-catering accommodation. It is conveniently all on one level and situated only a gentle stroll from the seashore of the beautiful Northumbrian coastline, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    Ground Floor: The property has 2 steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, patio doors and sea views.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Patio with garden furniture and sea views. Parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children or babies.

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  • The Old Forge

    Horsebridge, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
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    Ref: 30530


    This delightful, cosy holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, has a pretty and well-furnished interior, ideal for couples that are looking for a peaceful and rural location. It is situated in the picturesque, little village of Horsebridge, on the banks of the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. As the name implies, this cottage was formerly the forge and stable for travellers stopping off at the inn. The long stone bridge at Horsebridge dates back to the 1400s. There is a lovely pub in the village and some nice walks along the river. Horsebridge is in a superb location from which you can explore the wider region, including the historic market towns of Tavistock and Launceston. There are several National Trust properties in the area and lots of interesting places to visit close by. Golf and horse riding available nearby. Beach 22 miles. Shop 4½ miles, pub 20 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: 4 steps to living room with dining area and slate floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Newbarn Farm - Poachers Cottage

    Collaton St Mary, nr. Paignton

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: W44310

    Situated between wild Dartmoor and the holiday town of Paignton, Newbarn Farm is the perfect base for exploring dozens of attractions. The farm really does have everything: glorious views, barbecues, even a football field. There are lots of special touches to make your holiday magical, and adults will love the breathtaking views.

    As you meander down the private drive to Newbarn Farm, you’ll discover just how special it is, and a haven you’d never expect to find just a stone’s throw away from so many amenities. Newbarn Farm is home to eight holiday cottages, each with its own character and charm. Renovated to a very good standard, each cottage is extremely thoughtfully equipped, and is ideal for families, for friends to get together, as well as couples, and offers all the creature comforts to help you relax after exploring Devon. If you want a ‘good for the soul’ living experience, the complex is close to an abundance of fine dining and is relatively close to Michelin Star restaurants. It is central to a plethora of food fairs and shows, which after having visited, you can relax outside, barbecue some steaks, open some claret and champagne and watch the hot air balloons float across Dartmoor. When you have pampered your palate, take a walk from the property, with or without your dogs, and admire the sea views. Just before you go to bed at the end of a perfect day, look up to the night sky, ablaze with stars arching across the world and sliding down over Dartmoor, then wake up in the morning to the plaintive cry of a buzzard, the call of a pheasant, or watch the deer and trace the occasional fox slinking along the hedgerows.
    Ideas about what to do on holiday include experiencing wild Dartmoor and enjoying Devon ice cream in Paignton. Or take a bird watching trip from the harbour. You can do nothing or everything from your holiday base at Newbarn Farm which is situated on the south coast of Devon. It is in an ideal location for fishing with well-stocked, tranquil lakes easily accessible. The county promises to leave a lasting impression, and with breathtaking scenery; it is the perfect place to introduce the family to carp and specimen fishing. There are a number of lakes at the property (a licence is not required) and payment is available per day, or you can get a 24 hour ticket to go night fishing. Walkers and hikers can also enjoy the wild and rocky coastline, which is ideal for bird watchers, dog walkers, or just to enjoy some peace and quiet. South Devon has much to offer including Paignton with its steam railway, which will take you to Dartmouth. The award-winning Paignton Zoo makes a great day out for the whole family, and there are sandy beaches at Goodrington and Paignton. Take a trip to Brixham and nearby Dartmouth to see the castle and take a boat trip around the bay. Torquay has a theatre with many shows, the Living Coasts (a coastal zoo) is ideal for a family day out, and there are also many NT properties close by including Agatha Christie’s summer home Greenway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: 2 steps to living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair for hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 42-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Coarse fishing at cost. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. NB: Unfenced lake 100 yards.

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  • Finch Rest

    Strumpshaw

    Grade
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    Ref: 29188

    This single storey holiday property, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located in the village of Strumpshaw, which has 2 village pubs and a shop, and is midway between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. It is well-known as the home to the RSPB reserve at Strumpshaw Fen, here you may see harriers gliding over the reed beds and hear the booming of the bittern. The village is also home to Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum, housing many fine examples of steam traction engines. The property is ideally located for exploring the Broads, with day launches which can be hired at nearby Acle. The beaches at Great Yarmouth are a short drive away, offering both traditional seaside entertainment and the quiet seclusion of the north beaches. Alternatively, spend a day in the city of Norwich, with its fine cathedral, museums, theatres and array of shops and cafes. Walking, cycling and bird watching are all available locally. Beach 12 miles. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine and freezer on request. Welcome pack. Small patio area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Harmby near Leyburn

    Grade
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    Ref: DC1954
    Set in a quiet location in the pretty village of Harmby just 1 mile from the market town of Leyburn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Stable Cottage is set around a small courtyard with patio and picnic table, ample parking and extensive views across the Cover Valley with the ancient ruins of Middleham Castle visible in the distance. The cottage is well presented to offer very comfortable accommodation with a lovely open fire for cooler days. The natural beauty and stunning landscapes of this wonderful area is ideal for walkers, cyclists and lovers of the outdoors. Ther is a village pub within walking distance and a good choice of shops, teashops, pubs and weekly market in Leyburn, while Middleham, Hawes, Richmond, Reeth and the whole of the Dales are easily accessible.

    This property can be booked together with Corner Cottage (DC1665), Grange Cottage (DC1664) and Barn Cottage (DC2532) to accommodate up to ten guests.

    Ground Floor: With economy 7 night storage radiators throughout and comprising:
    Spacious sitting/dining room: with open fire or electric coal effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD, CD player and radio.
    Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and iron.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king size bed.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    Fuel for the open fire supplied. Bed linen and towels provided. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi access available Patio with garden furniture. Non smokers only please. Private parking. Sorry no pets.

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  • Valley View

    West Mickley, Stocksfield near Corbridge

    Grade
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    Ref: CC334024
    Valley View is a stone built terraced pied-a-terre situated in the welcoming hamlet of West Mickley, which sits adjacent to the popular village of Stocksfield. The spacious lounge boasts a cosy open fire nestled within a large inglenook fireplace and exposed beams add to its charm. West Mickley is located only a short drive west of the vibrant city of Newcastle, well known for its global cultural pursuits and the extensive shopping facilities at the world renowned Gateshead Metro Centre.Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: With open fire, Free sat TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Diner: With gas oven and hob
    Utility Room: With fridge and microwave
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and washer/dryer

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. First supply of fuel supplied for open fire.Small garden area with bench situated 20 yards uphill from rear of property. Ample on street parking. 2 for 1 voucher avaialble for Weardale Railway.

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  • Tiddler’s Cottage

    Uploders, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 26306

    Set in the quaint village of Uploders, just 3 miles from the coast at West Bay, this hamstone terraced holiday cottage, adjoining the owner’s home, is ideally located for enjoying the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach from Weymouth to Lyme Regis, with superb scenery and coastal walking. Take a visit to Bridport, Weymouth and Dorchester, or many attractions in this popular area, including Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey and Gardens, and much more. Beach 3 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 30 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Broadband connection. Patio and furniture. Use of owner’s enclosed garden by arrangement. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • The Old Vicarage

    Curbar, near Bakewell

    Grade
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    Ref: UK4029
    What were once the servants quarters of the adjoining Victorian Vicarage, has now been fully transformed into this wonderful holiday cottage complete with own private garden. The utility room is conveniently located on the lower ground floor which is accessed via an oak staircase. It is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, in the peaceful village of Curbar. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fine walking along the top of Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge and Baslow Edge, from which fabulous far reaching views are the reward. Just 2 minutes’ walk from the property is the convenience of a fine local pub serving food, with Eyam and the slightly larger village of Baslow, which is home to a good selection of local amenities, both just 5 minutes by car. The hugely popular market town of Bakewell is around a 15-minute drive, as is the magnificent Chatsworth House, which the energetic can also access by foot from Baslow. The wonderful gothic Haddon Hall can be reached in around a 20-minute drive, and a whole host of other Peak District towns and villages including Buxton, Castleton, Hathersage and Matlock are available within half an hour. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: 22 steps to entrance.
    Living/dining room: With gas fire, Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Small lawned garden with raised decked area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • The Wink

    Minions, nr. Liskeard

    Grade
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    Ref: W8648

    Perfect base for walkers

    Situated high on Bodmin Moor, this cosy semi-detached holiday cottage (W8647) and detached barn conversion (W8648) are the perfect base for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors. The area is criss-crossed with paths to nearby ancient monuments, stone circles and rocky tors, while just 2 miles away is the water sports and fishing centre at Siblyback Lake. Play golf at nearby St Mellion (10 miles), spend a day at the Eden Project (15 miles), visit the NT houses and gardens at Cotehele (9 miles) and Lanhydrock (12 miles) or just make for the north coast surfing beaches (20 miles). Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with vaulted ceiling/dining room/kitchen with French doors and beams. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared enclosed patio and furniture. Built-in barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Foxleigh Farm Barns - The Roost

    Kirdford, nr. Petworth

    Grade
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    Ref: PRRJ

    Sympathetically converted, these super barn conversions (refs PRRJ and PRRK), previously the egg store of a renowned chicken farm, stand side by side adjacent to the owners’ home, which is on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Kirdford. Close to the South Downs National Park, these attractive holiday barns are ideal for couples wishing to stroll, cycle, fish, play golf or visit the numerous attractions within easy reach. Foxleigh Farm Barns has close access to an extensive network of footpaths, leading to the unspoilt part of the low weald, a haven for birds and wildlife. The quaint village of Petworth is 5 miles away, with its plentiful antique shops, beautiful stately home and Capability Brown designed gardens and parkland, where many functions and events can be enjoyed during the summer months. The charming small town of Midhurst, famous for polo at Cowdray Park is also a short drive, as are Billingshurst, Haslemere and Guildford. Goodwood, with its motor racing and horse racing, Fontwell races, West Dean Gardens, Parham House, The Weald, Downland Open Air Museum and the South Downs are all within easy driving distance, as is the cathedral city of Chichester with its extensive shopping and tea rooms, festival theatre and harbour tours. Alternatively, the town of Arundel with its famous castle and cathedral, plus the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust are both well worth a visit. The Witterings and other beaches are a half-hour’s drive and numerous golf courses are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    4 steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Cloakroom with boot store and toilet. Turning stairs to first floor: Galleried twin bedroom with zip and link beds (can be 6ft double) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove included
    • Electricity, full Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Laundry service available
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • The Anvil

    Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC312


    Situated in a delightful corner of West Dorset, very near the Somerset/Devon border, in the picturesque village of Thorncombe, this converted barn is set in a tranquil location and offers a lovely retreat. On your doorstep, there is great country walking and cycling, and within easy driving distance, Forde Abbey & Gardens and Broadwindsor Craft Centre, with lovely cream teas, are not to be missed. Visit the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic beauty, coastal walks, boating and fossil hunting. Also, discover the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, with its sandy beach, harbour and Cobb, and West Bay, scene of the series ’Broadchurch’. In south Somerset, guests can enjoy the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, many historic houses such as Montacute House, Barrington Court, Tintinhull House and many more. Also in south Somerset, for those with a fascination of classic cars, The Haynes Motor Museum is not far away. Slightly further inland, spend days out at Clarks Factory Village in Street, Glastonbury Tor with its magnificent views and history, or on to Cheddar Gorge & Caves or the historic city of Bath. Beach 9 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    4 steps to the entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floors.
    Living area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and doors opening out onto decked patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed, lawned garden with raised decked patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Buttercup Lodge

    North Togston near Amble

    Grade
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    Ref: CC317044
    Buttercup Lodge is a charming little lodge, ideal for couples, with uninterrupted views across open fields towards Warkworth Castle. Set in the owners grounds, this detached lodge with a large enclosed garden and secluded patio sitting-area with chimnea to the front, is a lovely spot to relax after a day’s exploring. In a peaceful location only 2 miles from Amble, it is an ideal base from which to explore the many visitor attractions throughout this friendly and unspoilt county. Amble, reputedly “the friendliest port”, has a working harbour with boat trips to Coquet Island, a sandy beach and a bustling Sunday market with some excellent seafood eateries and fish and chip shops. A short drive takes you to the popular Druridge Bay Nature Resort. This ideally located holiday home offers a superb base from which to explore the magnificent Heritage Coast, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit Craster, famous for its smoked kippers and glorious walk along the cliff-top to Dunstanburgh Castle. It is only a few miles from Alnwick, with its famous castle used in Harry Potter and in Downton Abbey. A great central base from which to explore the whole of this unspoilt county from Hadrian’s Wall to the National Park and back to the coast again. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to entrance
    Open-plan living space: With laminate floor.
    Living area: With 42" Freeview TV and patio door.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With king size bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi (for checking emails and light browsing).Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Chiminea. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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