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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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  • Lilac Tree Cottage

    Murton, nr. York

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 18210

    This spacious Georgian cottage is set in a peaceful village in beautifully maintained gardens and enjoys pleasant views. A well maintained holiday home from which to explore York which is just 3 miles away and offers shops, restaurants, and inns together with a vast wealth of historical interest including the minster, Cliffords Tower, National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Alternatively the North Yorkshire Moors and East Coast are easily reached with the Yorkshire Dales a little further afield. Shops 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 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. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 11 years.

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  • Kirkburn Cottages - Acorn Cottage

    Kirkburn, nr. Driffield

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26151


    Nestling in the picturesque village of Kirkburn, close to the Norman church, these two properties have been carefully converted to provide holiday accommodation of a good standard, full of character and with decked seating areas to enjoy warm summer evenings. Reputedly built by the Sykes family of Sledmere, Acorn Cottage (ref 26151) dates back to 1770, and Stable Cottage (ref 26150) stands detached and dates back to 1860, and they stand close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest. An ideal base for exploring the gently undulating hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds. Central to major locations featured by artist, David Hockney in his exhibitions. The charming market towns of Driffield and Pocklington are close by and historic Beverley, 13 miles, boasts a glorious Gothic minster, lively racecourse and numerous interesting shops, inns and restaurants. Visit the country houses at Burton Agnes, Sledmere and Sewerby Hall, explore the heritage coastline and resorts of Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. The RSPB bird sanctuary at Bempton is well worth a visit where you could see puffins in their natural habitat. The cottages are an ideal base to visit the coast, the Wolds and, of course, the North York Moors. Catch the steam train from Pickering to Whitby stopping at Goathland, home to the ’Heartbeat’ TV programme. Visit the ancient walled city of York, 26 miles, with its majestic minster standing proud in the centre. Lots of shopping, museums, restaurants and theatres, as well as the excellent open top tourist buses. Golf nearby. Shop 300 yards, pub 200 yards and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Enclosed, decked sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 8 years. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Stream in grounds 10 yards (winter only).

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  • Tinakori

    Staithes, nr. Whitby

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26536

    This delightful former fisherman’s cottage lies at the heart of the village of Staithes. One of a row, it is just 500 yards from the beach and small harbour – reached via winding cobbled streets. It is set on the Heritage Coast in the North York Moors National Park with the extensive sandy beaches of Runswick Bay and Sandsend a short drive, and Whitby, 10 miles. North Yorkshire Moors steam railway nearby. Fishing, golf and riding available locally. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: Second living room. 1 single bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with sloping ceilings.

    Woodburner in living room ( initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small terrace with furniture. Public car park (250 yards, parking permit provided). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Coastguards

    Freshwater Bay

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44285

    This delightful, Victorian terraced cottage is a couple of minutes’ walk from both Tennyson Down and Freshwater Bay, with its sweeping pebbly beach and white chalk cliffs. The property is very well presented with tastefully designed interiors and spacious, enclosed gardens to the front and rear.
    A charming entrance hall, with hanging space for coats and plenty of room for muddy walking boots, leads you in to the comfortable living/dining room with woodburner and wooden floors. From the living room you pass through the rear hall into the well equipped, fully fitted kitchen overlooking the garden. The stairs lead up from the rear hallway to three beautifully appointed bedrooms, two of which have sea views. Upstairs you will also find a spacious bathroom with a shower over the bath.
    Coastguards is ideally situated in a quiet lane and a lovely place for couples, small groups of friends or families to stay, from which to explore this beautiful island.
    This area is renowned for its spectacular walks: 4 miles west over Tennyson Down gets you to the Needles; to the east, Tennyson Trail takes you to Brook, Mottistone, Shorwell and even as far as Carisbrooke, encompassing breathtaking views, great country pubs and National Trust and English Heritage properties along the way. Compton Beach is 2 miles along the coast road. Spectacular at low tide, it is great for walks, catching the surf, building sandcastles and hunting for fossils and dinosaur footprints. The picturesque town of Yarmouth, where the ferry arrives from Lymington, is a flat 3-mile walk from the cottage along the river. Freshwater Bay was a hub for many interesting characters during Victorian times: Dimbola Lodge, the home of Julia Margaret Cameron, a world renowned photography pioneer, is at the end of the lane; a little further up the road is Tennyson’s home, Farringford.
    The island can be explored by open top bus which stops at the end of Coastguards Lane. Calbourne Mill, the only working mill on the Isle of Wight, features a small war museum, rural exhibits and a café. Chessell Pottery Barns is another attraction where you can paint your pots and enjoy lovely food.
    Outdoor pursuits are all easily accessible: Tapnell Farm is within easy reach which, as well as having a lovely restaurant, gallery, interesting animals and an indoor play area, hosts the Isle of Wight Activity Centre which can organise canoeing, coasteering and grass surfing at Freshwater Bay. Wight Cycle Hire will deliver bikes to your door and Hill Farm stables are 2 miles away. There is a stunning golf course overlooking the bay. Beach 150 yards. Shop 700 yards, pubs and restaurants within 1 mile. Coastguards can be booked together with Old Laundry Cottage (UKC647) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 32’’ smart TV. DVD player. Stereo/CD. Library of books and games. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned front and rear gardens with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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 Edelweiss

    Deal

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC520

    This three bedroomed terraced house is located in a quiet residential area right on the edge of Deal, and is just a few hundred yards away from the local golf course and a short walk to the beach. Comprising three spacious bedrooms and well-presented living areas, this is a great property to spend time with family and friends all year round. The Edelweiss also boasts a conservatory with pool table which leads to the large enclosed garden, lawned with garden seating to enjoy an evening in the summer. It has free on road parking, and with a cycle storage available, The Edelweiss is a fantastic location for cycling and walking with some of the most picturesque routes in the country. Deal itself has a wonderful seaside cycling lane going from Ethelbert Road to the historic Walmer Castle. The local bus stop close to the house provides a convenient link to the city centre, supermarket, and railway station.
    The town of Deal lies on the English Channel, just 8 miles north east of Dover. Its attractive mix of unspoilt seafront, delightful conservation area, small fishing fleet and vibrant high street and shopping area make it one of the gems of the east Kent coast. Closely associated with Deal is the large mainly residential parish of Walmer where Julius Caesar first arrived in Britain. Deal was named as a ’limb’ of the Cinque Ports in 1278 and, thanks to its position on ’The Downs’ safe anchorage it was once the busiest port in England. Today, the quiet seaside resort offers much to enjoy with two fascinating museums, Henry VIII’s Deal Castle, Kent’s only remaining public pier, a small theatre, an indoor swimming pool, plenty of places to wine and dine and, on a fine day, a clear view of the French coast, less than 25 miles away. Day trips to France are available from either Dover by ferry or Ashford by train. Beach 100 yards.Shop 100 yards, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tiled and wooden floors.
    Conservatory: With pool table.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and tiled floor.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Bernicia

    Powburn, nr. Alnwick

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 29225

    In a central location for exploring all of this glorious county, Bernica is situated on a small exclusive estate in the village of Powburn. Only a few miles from Wooler, the gateway to the Cheviots with plenty of cafes, bistros and pubs. The Ducal town of Alnwick is a mere 15-minute drive with its famous castle and cobbled streets making an ideal holiday destination. Discover the many friendly villages nestled along the heritage coastal route where miles of golden sandy beaches and rugged coastline delight all ages. Visit the Walls of Berwick upon Tweed or Coldstream, the border county towns steeped in history. The Northumberland National Park, Kielder Forest, Newcastle or Edinburgh are all easily accessible. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Willow Cottage

    Wool

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W43452


    This well-appointed, bright, terraced holiday cottage is just a short drive to the Jurassic coastline, the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The town of Swanage is a seaside town with its award-winning beach, boat trips, Durlston Country Park and steam railway. Monkey World and the Tank Museum are also very close by. The cottage is close to woodland walks, coastal trails and paths, and is approximately a quarter of a mile away from the Tour de Manche cycle route.
    The nearby village of Wool has its own village store, a bakery, butchers’ shop and a train station which is great for getting around without having to use the car. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen with breakfast area. Conservatory with dining area. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: two double, (one 5ft), 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned front garden. Small enclosed rear garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 6 years, except babes in arms. NB: Stream at front of property.

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  • The Studio

    Cubert, nr. Newquay

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W42157

    This stylish, contemporary holiday home is ideal as a romantic retreat or as a perfect base for a family holiday. Set within the owner’s smallholding, it is located under a mile from the golden sands and magnificent Holywell Bay, which sits amongst the rugged splendour of the dramatic Cornish coast. A footpath leads directly from the owner’s land to local beaches. The village of Cubert boasts a fine restaurant, shop, bakery and traditional thatched pubs within 0.75 miles. The area is a walker’s paradise as the network of footpaths, bridle ways and green lanes that lace through this part of Cornwall pass the front of the property. Explore the coastal path and the greenery away from the coast, the large unspoilt common and tiny lanes either on foot, by horse or by bike. From Cubert you can catch the local bus direct to Holywell Bay’s golden sandy beach or to Newquay, home of surfing, which has shopping, bowling, a zoo and many restaurants. Horse riding, surfing, go karting, NT houses and gardens, and many family based attractions are all nearby making this the location to enjoy a perfect beach holiday in the beautiful county of Cornwall. Truro, Padstow, St Agnes, Watergate Bay, home to Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, and the Eden Project are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with sundeck doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors, 2 single. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£20per week September-May). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Terrace. Barbecue. Parking. Shared paddock. No smoking. Couples and family bookings.

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  • Piglet Cottage

    Elsdon

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W43199

    These charming holiday cottages (refs W43047, W43048, W43199 and W43200) are located close to the country village of Elsdon, nestled within the Northumberland National Park which is an AONB. Picnic tables are scattered amongst the pretty grounds for relaxing, whilst admiring the lovely views. Set in this tranquil, peaceful development, it is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and touring in the unspoilt surrounding countryside. Guests are welcome to wander through the 20 acres of open farmland and woodland which belongs to the farm. Elsdon is a quintessential Northumbrian village, a complete example of a medieval settlement in this stunning area which is overlooked by hills on all sides, amidst rolling moors and grasslands. Enjoy the many ways to experience the qualities of the National Park, sample local produce from a farmer’s market, walk in the footsteps of the Romans on a National Trail, climb the crags, cycle the byways or even join in with the music and dancing at a local show. The market town of Rothbury is 13 miles and Otterburn is only 4 miles. The stunning Northumbrian coast and the must-see Hadrian’s Wall is less than an hour’s drive. The Scottish Borders and Kielder Water Forest are around 30 minutes away. Fishing is available at Caistron Lake. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 single bedrooms, each with Velux and slightly low headroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared landscaped grounds with picnic benches. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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