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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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  • Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Alkington Barns - Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington Barns - Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington, near Whitchurch, Shropshire

    10
    6
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    Ref: UKC873
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This superb detached barn offers spacious living accommodation and entertainment space, ideal for larger families or groups of friends.
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    Dating back to the 17th century, these barn conversions are set on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm, just a few miles from Whitchurch. They share a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football with other barns on site, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. The shared swimming pool is available for exclusive use for each barn and booking slots are available throughout the day, booked on your arrival. The swimming pool is open all year...

    William’s Hayloft
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  • Penrith, Cumbria
    Penrith, Cumbria×

    Sandbank

    Penrith, Cumbria

    10
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: CC118225
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Fabulous character town house providing excellent value for large groups or family gatherings.
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    This fabulous town house has spacious accommodation for up to 10 people and provides exceptional value for money. Situated on an attractive residential avenue in Penrith, Sandbank is the perfect base for groups of walkers to explore the eastern and northern Lakes and for family gatherings. Penrith is very accessible, it is on the M6 via road and less than three hours from London via train. The town centre is five minutes walk, with restaurants, pubs and shops.

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  • Allerston, near Pickering, Yorkshire
    Allerston, near Pickering, Yorkshire×

    Brook Garth

    Allerston, near Pickering, Yorkshire

    10
    6
    2
    0
    Ref: INO
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Offering spacious accommodation and a games room, this rural property is just 15 minutes from the coast. Offering spacious accommodation and a games room, this rural property is just 15 minutes from the coast.
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    Set in large private gardens with a babbling brook running the perimeter, this six bedroomed detached property has been refurbished to a very high standard and makes the perfect place for a family gathering or simply to celebrate a special occasion. Tucked away in the tiny little hamlet of Allerston, just outside the picturesque market town of Pickering, visitors can board the North York Moors steam train and sit back and relax, whilst it chugs its way across some of Yorkshire’s...

  • Kirdford, Sussex
    Kirdford, Sussex×

    Pound Cottage

    Kirdford, Sussex

    10
    6
    2
    0
    Ref: PDDJ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Charming family accommodation, close to an extensive network of footpaths, stately homes and racecourses.
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    This charming, detached 16th-century cottage is steeped in character, boasting stunning beamwork, huge inglenooks with open fires, part wood/part flagstone floor and Victorian-style bathroom. Overlooking open countryside to the rear, Pound Cottage has its own large, well screened garden and terrace - ideal for barbecues - as well as an enclosed kitchen garden. Situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Kirdford, it is less than five minutes’ walk to the popular pubs,...

  • Harby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
    Harby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire×

    Hill Farm

    Harby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

    10
    6
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC1026
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property is a great base for a large family or groups of friends to discover all that Leicestershire has to offer.
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    This large detached farmhouse is situated on a small working stock farm just 1½ miles from the pretty village of Harby with its organic farm shop, and is just 7 miles from the popular market town of Melton Mowbray. Surrounded by open countryside, the verdant landscape offers all sorts of outside activities, and with excellent walks and cycle routes straight from the door, Hill Farm provides an ideal family base for exploring the attractions of the neighbouring countryside and...

  • Sutcombe, near Holsworthy, Devon
    Sutcombe, near Holsworthy, Devon×

    Instaple House

    Sutcombe, near Holsworthy, Devon

    11
    6
    2
    0
    Ref: W43306
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This spacious home, surrounded by pretty garden, is the perfect choice for families or friends looking for a relaxing break.
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    The perfect choice for a family holiday or a relaxing break with friends, Instaple House is a spacious, detached house set within pretty gardens at the end of a surfaced farm lane. The owners have a small dairy farm, and views from the house overlook the glorious North Devon countryside, a quiet setting amidst lovely countryside. Two games rooms with table tennis, table football, a games table, pool/snooker table, darts and badminton net mean there is something to keep everyone...

  • Rodhuish, near Minehead, Somerset
    Rodhuish, near Minehead, Somerset×

    Ordway House

    Rodhuish, near Minehead, Somerset

    11
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: 30352
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    In a peaceful setting, this large country house is perfectly situated to tour the area and the beach is just 4 miles away.
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    This delightful and large, detached country house is situated in the peaceful and rural countryside of the Brendon Hills, a short distance from Minehead. Ordway House is ideal for an extended family or group to come and enjoy all this area has to offer. There is plenty of space in the house for all to enjoy. Outside there is a covered veranda where you can sit and relax whilst overlooking the large lawned garden which includes several sitting areas, furniture, garden games, well...

  • Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire
    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire×

    Foxes Manor

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

    11
    6
    4
    3
    Ref: NOP
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Open Fire
    Foxes Manor sits within a very secluded setting at the end of a quiet lane, but has a gate leading on to a pathway with easy access to the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water.
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    Foxes Manor sits within a very secluded setting at the end of a quiet lane, but has a gate leading on to a pathway with easy access to the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, ofter referred to as the Venice of the Cotswolds. With mullioned stone windows, oak panelling and floors, and a ‘priest’s hole’, this is one of the most intriguing, evocative, detached Jacobean houses in the region. Each room is traditionally finished with antique furniture, original artwork, tapestries...

  • Gunby, near Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire
    Gunby, near Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire×

    The Old Rectory

    Gunby, near Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire

    11
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: NT007012
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Boasting delightful large gardens and stunning views, this National Trust property is ideal for large family gatherings.
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    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    This elegant late 18th-century Regency Rectory house is ideal for family gatherings or friends reunions. With delightful large gardens and wonderful views across open countryside, this peaceful house provides an excellent base from which to explore this area of Lincolnshire, whether it’s the local coastline with its sandy beaches and traditional seaside resort of Skegness, days out walking or cycling in the...

  • Bournemouth, Dorset
    Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Stourcliffe House

    Bournemouth, Dorset

    11
    6
    3
    0
    Ref: UKC369
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This well-appointed detached, Edwardian holiday property has its own games room and lies just 300 yards from the sands of Southbourne Beach.
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    Stourcliffe House is a detached Edwardian holiday property set within a quiet residential area, and is ideally situated with much to offer the whole family. The accommodation includes a living room with wood burner, games room, study and large kitchen/dining room with doors leading to the garden. Outside there is a fully enclosed garden with table and chairs. There is also a full sized table tennis table in the garage. The property lies just 300 yards from the sands of Southbourne...

  • Dufton, near Appleby, Cumbria
    Dufton, near Appleby, Cumbria×

    Dudmire

    Dufton, near Appleby, Cumbria

    11
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: 23031
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A classic farmhouse with interesting features set in the heart of the Eden Valley where there are many quiet lanes and attractive woodlands to explore.
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    Set in the heart of the beautiful and unspoilt Eden Valley, this 19th century farmhouse has been refurbished to create an outstanding holiday home just a mile from the pretty fellside village of Dufton. It has an interesting mix of original features including flagged floors and a wealth of beams combined with modern, contemporary fittings and furniture. It enjoys wonderful, panoramic views of the Eden Valley out towards the Lakeland Fells and is surrounded by superb walking on the...

  • Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire×
    Newly Listed
    Bronawel

    Bronawel

    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    11
    6
    4
    2
    Ref: UKC1492
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely property is situated in a small hamlet in Shropshire on the Welsh border and boasts its own private hot tub.
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    Located in the small hamlet of Maesbrook, on the Wales/Shropshire border, this detached property has been thoughtfully furnished and well-equipped with its own private hot tub in a sheltered area of the large, enclosed garden. The property is well located and allows for easy access to all areas of Shropshire, Cheshire as well as north and central Wales. The property is situated within a short distance of four National Trust properties, including Attingham Park, Chirk Castle, Powys Castle...

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