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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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  • Yew Tree Cottage

    Passfield Common, nr. Liphook

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 18535

    This charming detached cottage is peacefully located 100 yards down a leafy unmade lane opposite miles of NT heath and woodland, perfect for walking. An ideal base for discovering the delights of the south. Within easy reach are Chichester, Farnham, Guildford, Portsmouth, Winchester, Isle of Wight and London (about 1 hour by train). Numerous attractions to discover include Jane Austen’s 17th century house, Mid Hants steam railway, Selborne, Bird World, Uppark, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and Hollycombe steam collection. Shop 400 yards, pub 3/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/breakfast area. 1 single bedroom (2ft 6in bed for child). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Stables

    Morley St Peter, nr. Attleborough

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30065


    Ideal for a relaxing break, this very spacious, delightful holiday property, close to the owner’s home, is ideally placed to explore a wealth of attractions. It lies between the market towns of Attleborough, 2 miles (home of Peter Beales’ rose gardens) and Wymondham, 3 miles. The property sits in a large garden surrounded by quiet country lanes, which walkers and cyclists will love. The historic market town of Wymondham offers some of the finest architecture in Norfolk, including a dominating 12th century abbey with Tudor buildings, themed restaurants and welcoming pubs. Weekly markets held in the quaint square are worth a visit. Nearby Thetford Forest is the venue for a Go Ape treetop adventure park and many exciting outdoor pursuits and events. Anglers will find good fishing at nearby Swangy Pits. Within an easy drive, visitors will discover a wide range of great days out, such as pretty fishing villages and glorious beaches of the North Norfolk Coast, the queen’s estate at Sandringham, Snetterton race track, bustling Sunday markets, zoos, nature reserves, steam museums, beautiful gardens, boat trips on the Norfolk Broads and the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Explore the charming, medieval city of Norwich, 10 miles, with its impressive cathedral, castle, restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table and table tennis. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Loreto

    Middleton, Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: PLLR

    This charming and spacious adjoining holiday cottage lies in an AONB on the western side of the island, renowned for spectacular walks including West High Down and The Tennyson Trail. The Heritage coastline is popular for walking and beaches. There are games, pool table and dart board in the summerhouse, great for keeping the children entertained on wet days. Shops ¾ mile, pub 1mile.

    Living room with open fire, wooden floor and French doors to front garden. Dining room with wooden floor and French doors to back garden. Kitchen with Belfast sink and tiled floor. Three steps up to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with ornamental fireplace and bay window. Two single bedrooms, one accessed by deep step. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with lawned areas, summer house with decking area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking
    • Cycle store
    • External games room (in summerhouse) with pool table, dart board and children’s games
    • No smoking
    • NB: Garden on various levels with steps and some sloping areas

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  • The Old Stables

    Winster, nr. Bakewell

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 10742

    This lovely 18th century stone stable conversion is tucked away in the heart of the village of Winster, in the grounds of the owner’s Georgian house, opposite the famous Winster Market House. It retains much character with feature beams, vaulted ceilings, and exposed stonework. It provides compact and cosy holiday accommodation for families touring this area, with Chatsworth and Haddon Halls a few miles down the valley, and Ashbourne, Dovedale, Buxton and Bakewell all under 30 minutes away. Shop 30 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (only one single bed available if cot is used). Shower room. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair on request. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden terrace area and picnic bench. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Elms Cottage

    Morecambe

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 19158

    Just a short stroll from Morecambe’s delightful promenade, this spacious house is ideal for family holidays, boasting a large enclosed garden and sun room. Very close to Morecambe Golf Club and Happy Mount Park, where children can enjoy the paddling pool, playground, miniature train, crazy golf and trampolines. Morecambe has lots to offer including the award winning jetty, multiplex cinema and Festival Market. Morecambe is ideally located for touring, with the Lake District, Flyde coast, Trough of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales all accessible. Shop and pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£20per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Tea Cosy Cottage

    Marhamchurch, nr. Bude

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31218

    Tea Cosy Cottage offers the perfect choice for families to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday. Approached through a sunny walled and gated patio garden, this charming 18th-century mid-terrace cob cottage stands on the edge of the historic village of Marhamchurch, in the heart of Poldark Country, just a short stroll from the popular family friendly village inn. The owner lives in a small annex to the rear of the cottage. The perfect choice at any time of year with a cosy woodburner to curl up beside on those cooler evenings. This is an excellent base from which to explore this glorious location. It lies just 3 miles from the wide golden sands of Widemouth Bay, famous for its excellent surfing. Bude with its historic castle, vibrant town centre and vast array of good restaurants and bars along with three more glorious sandy beaches and stunning coastal path, is just 21/2 miles. The picturesque fishing villages of Tintagel, Rock and Padstow are close by, and the wild beauty of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors are all within easy driving distance, as is the famous Eden Project. Port Isaac, made famous in the TV series ’Doc Martin’, is worth a visit, as is Boscastle. For family fun the Big Sheep and Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. An ideal location with something for everyone. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: Snug/TV room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), one with 2 steps to entrance, 1 twin. 2 steps to shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker (double oven). Combi microwave/oven/grill. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Upper Stanbatch Cottage

    Wentnor, nr. Bishops Castle

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 19809

    This 19th century cottage at the head of a valley on the slopes of the Long Mynd, is accessed via a steep track. In a secluded setting it adjoins acres of NT land, within an AONB and SSSI with wonderful views and birdwatching. Walking from the door with the Shropshire Way, 500 yards away. Close by are Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Church Stretton and Ironbridge. Longmynd summit (517 metres) is a 30 minute walk. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single (for alternative sleeping), both with beams and sloping ceilings.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. No TV (no reception). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Pets welcome, dogs to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). NB: Small stream in garden.

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  • Miredale

    Appersett near Hawes

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC218043
    Peacefully located in a pretty hamlet on the outskirts of the market town of Hawes, Miredale offers traditional, well equipped self catering accommodation for up to four guests. The cottage is part of three cottages, transformed from a cow byre and hayloft in the early 1990’s. The double room displays old open beams and has windows at each end to provide a light and airy bedroom, and two further single bedrooms look out to the rear of the cottage. A gravelled garden area to the rear catches the sunshine throughout the day, and is a tranquil area to enjoy when the weather allows.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine.
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and doors leading to gravelled garden area.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and beamed ceiling
    Bedroom 2: With single bed
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin, shaver point and radiator.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included. One well behaved pet welcome.Sunny gravelled area to the rear with garden furniture. Telephone for incoming calls

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  • Mill Cottage

    Buckfastleigh, nr. Dartmoor

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 25740

    A charming terraced stone cottage, located in one of the little side lanes off the main fore street in the village of Buckfastleigh. Mill Cottage is a cosy holiday home with beamed interior and enclosed lawned rear garden. This property is a good family size and for the outdoor type. Buckfastleigh is a great base from which to explore the area. Buckfastleigh is located on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, within easy access of the A38 making Devon very accessible. The village has an outdoor, public swimming pool, and is well known for the steam railway, and the butterfly and otter sanctuary, which are all great family attractions. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen with patio doors, beams and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Old Dairy

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: E5394

    This attractive, detached old dairy, with lovely views, is within easy reach of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline, which offers ideal walking on the South West Coast Path. There are many traditional seaside resorts nearby. Charmouth provides a good hunting-ground for fossil collectors, while Lyme Regis offers boat and fishing trips plus a walk along its famed breakwater, The Cobb. Bridport, the old ropemakers’ town, Seaton and the lively fishing village and one time smugglers’ haunt of Beer are well worth a visit. Corfe Castle, Dorchester, the Swannery at Abbotsbury, Chesil Beach, Swanage, Wareham and Weymouth are all within easy reach. Fishing, riding and golf are available locally. Shop 1.5 miles, pub serving food 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 bunk (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with terrace and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Seaview

    Coverack, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: B6265

    Magnificent views out to sea


    Set on the unspoilt Lizard Peninsula in the grounds of Coverack Headland, Seaview is an end terrace, two-storey house set slightly to the side of the main apartment building, which was once a fine Edwardian hotel. Enjoying an outstanding location on Chynhalls Point, with magnificent views out to sea. Amid large, attractive gardens and grounds, Seaview along with the other apartments on the complex enjoys its own sandy beach and outdoor tennis court. Guests can enjoy wonderful coastal walks in this beautiful, peaceful area which is protected by the National Trust. A path leads down to the fishing village of Coverack, with its shops, restaurant and pub. Here you can enjoy sandy and shingle beaches, deep sea fishing and windsurfing lessons, all within ½ mile. Coverack provides easy access to The Lizard Peninsula, the UK’s most southerly point. Visit Roskillys Farm, famed for their cream and ice cream, or visit Goonhilly satellite station, 3 miles. The Mullion 18-hole golf course is 9 miles away, and there are plenty of coves and beaches within easy reach. An excellent site for bird watching and rare wild flowers. This is a well-placed holiday base from which to explore. Fishing, golf, sailing, water sports, bike riding and horse riding nearby. Explore the many sub tropical gardens, including Trebah, Durgan and Trelissike. This property is ideal for families, friends sharing and couples. Pub within 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with ceramic tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Private rear patio leading to communal grounds of 81/2-acres. Access to large grounds with attractive gardens, furniture and sandy beach. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared tennis court. NB: There is a pond in the grounds, 150 yards. Significant drops in grounds.

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  • Sugar Hill Farm

    Fellbeck, nr. Pateley Bridge

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: IVC

    This charismatic Grade II listed detached holiday cottage was built circa 1750 and as such has a wealth of character and charm. Tucked away on the owners’ own small farm at the end of a private track it stands in an AONB, a ½ mile from the Nidderdale Way, ideal for walking or for simply relaxing in the charming garden. The renowned rock formations of Brimham Rocks are just 1 mile and historic Fountains Abbey just 3 miles. Pateley Bridge is 3 miles and is well served with individual country shops and cafes whilst the city of Ripon is just 8 miles. For the shopaholics, Harrogate is 12 miles; afternoon tea in Betty’s is a must. Shop 3 miles pub serving food 400 yards.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in stone fireplace. Beamed dining room. Kitchen. Stone steps to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD (small library)
    • Book library
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No
      smoking

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