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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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  • Bedford House Apartments - Braddons

    Torquay

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44243

    Situated in a fantastic location in Torquay, Bedford House Apartments (refs W44240, W44241, W44242 and W44243) are set back from the road in an elevated position, making them a remarkably peaceful and relaxing place to stay. They are only a 5-minute walk from Torquay harbour where you can find many restaurants, bars and cafes. The attractions of the English Riviera stay open all year round and are all within walking distance; Torquay Museum, 3 minutes, The Princess Theatre, 15 minutes and Kent’s Cavern, 20 minutes. Numerous beaches can also be reached within half a mile.

    The holiday apartments are surrounded by mature gardens with exotic plants that grow well, being in the English Riviera’s mild climate. They have off-road parking and make an ideal base from which to explore Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, as well as areas of Devon and further afield to Dartmoor, The South Hams and the cities of Plymouth and Exeter.
    There are superb bus routes across the Riviera and the nearest bus stop to the apartments is less than 100 yards away. Between April and the end of October, visitors are also able to make use of the extensive boat services which provide links to Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining area. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. iPod dock. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car), additional on road parking (at cost).

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Harwood Dale Cottage

    Kendal

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC129182
    Harwood Dale Cottage sits a short walk from the centre of the Auld Grey Town of Kendal where you will find a host of attractions including riverside walks, cobbled alleyways, a castle, two museums, a host of historical buildings and bridges, fine restaurants, numerous public houses and views to satisfy the most demanding photographer. Both the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales can be easily reached from Kendal, either by train, bus or car making Harwood Dale a super base for exploring both whilst on holiday.
    Harwood Dale Cottage is a beautifully maintained property of unique character and charm and with a flexible layout suitable for those looking for space, comfort and ground floor accommodation. The two ground floor bedrooms have access to a second sitting room with direct access onto the beautiful, private gardens. Upstairs, the third bedroom is equally well presented and offers the same comfort and style. Also upstairs is the main sitting/dining room off which a private balcony offers stunning views across the countryside to Kentmere and the Lakes. An added bonus in winter are the views from the upstairs lounge, balcony and kitchen of Kendal Castle which is particularly spectacular when illuminated at night.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating and comprising:
    Entrance porch: Leading to spacious hallway.
    Sitting room: With Hi-Fi system with bluetooth and iPod dock and patio doors to the gardens.
    Cloakroom: With hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: Which can be accessed either from the double bedroom or the hallway, with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Lounge/dining room: With electric stove, Flatscreen TV and DVD with a selection of DVD’s, books and games. Patio doors leading to the viewing balcony. 
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, washing machine and digital radio. Tumble dryer and freezer kept in outdoor cupboard by front door.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and highchair available.Private parking for two vehicles. Wi-fi access available. Separate shed suitable for storage of bikes. Delightful gardens and child friendly with ample patio furniture. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Gull Cottage

    Scarborough

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 25927

    Over 100 years old, this mid terraced, holiday cottage is ideally located, just 200 yards from the busy town centre where an eclectic mix of shops line the streets, with tea rooms, inns and restaurants in abundance. A 10 minute stroll leads to the award winning beaches and bustling promenade with all the pleasures of this elegant seaside town. The Sea Life Centre is perfect for a family day out. There is easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and Dalby Forest, home to the World Mountain Bike event, all making this an ideal location at any time of the year. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 2 single bedrooms.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking (permit available, £3 per day). No smoking.

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  • Ellerlands

    Carperby near Leyburn

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC211138
    Situated in the delightful village of Carperby, this cosy holiday home boasts superb views of penhill and the dale from the lounge and private garden to the rear.  Excellent footpath walks can be enjoyed direct from the doorstep, ensuring that this cottage is a perfect base for the outdoor enthusiast. 

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil fired central heating, the accommodation comprises:
    Entrance hall.
    Lounge/dining room:  With electric fire, colour TV, DVD player/recorder and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen:  With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with icebox.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  With double bed.
    Bathroom:  With shower over bath, W.C and hand basin.

    Second Floor: Spiral staircase to this floor with:
    Bedroom 2:  With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Please note:  There is restricted headroom in some of the areas due to the eaves of the house.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included in the rent.Rear patio and  and enclosed garden with bistro table and chairs.  Off road parking for one car.  One well behaved pet welcome.

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  • Fellside Cottages - The Barn

    Dufton, nr. Appleby-in-Westmorland

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44222

    Dufton is a conservation village lying in the stunning Eden valley, 3 miles north of Appleby-in-Westmorland and bordering the North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fellside Cottages offer a choice of four individual cottages (refs: W44221, W44222, W44223 and W44224), or the option to book all four together to sleep up to 30 guests. There is a full size Dome which offers a large indoor space for gatherings, a hot tub to relax in, and outdoor party area overlooking Dufton Pike, making Fellside Cottages an ideal location for large groups of family and friends. The cottages also have access to a gazebo and a barn conversion, which is ideal for a meeting area. The Lake District National Park is less than 30 minutes away, offering an abundance of outdoor activities. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 2 single bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared gas barbecue. Shared hot tub (7-seater) and sauna. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds 40 yards.

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  • Folly Cottage

    Netherseal, near Swadlincote

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: UKC658

    This well-presented holiday property is set in an idyllic location for families and couples alike in the quiet grounds of the owner’s home. This semi-detached, single-storey property provides fantastic accommodation to enjoy a quiet and relaxing break away. Enjoy a delightful setting on the edge of the National Forest, within easy reach of the picturesque Derbyshire Dales. This pretty location is very close to many chocolate box villages and interesting towns. Nearby Burton-upon-Trent is a town straddling the River Trent, made famous by its breweries and with The National Brewery Centre interactive museum close by, you can sample some of the many award-winning ales and learn a thing or two about the brewing process. The village of Overseal is full of history from the rein of Henry III, and there stands a lovely church with an oak tree that is said to have hidden Charles II in his escape from the Roundheads. There are many historic sites and places of interest, such as Tutbury Castle, The Old Marina and Claymills Pumping Station. Many family attractions close by include, the famous race track and museum at Castle Donnigton, Drayton Manor, the thrilling rides of Alton Towers and Conkers craft and visitors centre, with its amphitheatre where they have a range of shows, from Shakespeare’s plays to live music, there is something for everyone. Matlock and Ashbourne are within an easy reach, as well as Calke Abbey and the cathedral city of Lichfield, which is only a 20-mile drive away. Wonderful countryside walks, together with boundless opportunities for cycling, fishing, wildlife watching and a host of outdoor pursuits, are available in this wonderful area. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Granary

    Lewdown, nr. Okehampton

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W44025

    The Granary is a stone-built barn conversion located in the quiet countryside, just outside the village of Lewdown, in West Devon. It is a well-appointed detached holiday property with an enclosed courtyard garden, just a short walk from the village, where there is a pub and a local shop. Adjacent to the owner’s home, The Granary would suit a couple or a small family group who would like to visit this unspoilt area and enjoy the many delights the area has to offer. There are some lovely walks into the surrounding countryside directly from the property. Roadford Lake is nearby and a great destination for a good walk. Dingles Steam Museum is also worth a visit during your stay.
    The local town of Okehampton, often referred to as the gateway to Dartmoor, has a good range of shops and local amenities. There are plenty of walks in Dartmoor for all ages and abilities, to enjoy this stunning and dramatic area, as well as some pretty village pubs and tea rooms. Towards the coast there are many fine beaches and coves including Saunton, Woolacombe and Westward Ho!. A trip to Lundy Island can be arranged from Bideford pier.
    There are numerous places of interest close by including the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal and the historic fishing village of Clovelly. Visit Castle Drogo (NT), the last castle to be built in England. For those wanting to travel a bit further, the A30 is a great link into North Cornwall and its many attractions, including the Eden Project and Padstow. There is golf at Okehampton and Ashbury, or you can hire a bike and cycle the Tarka Trail at Great Torrington. Shop and pub 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room (no toilet), 2 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Green Farm - The Coach House

    Plumstead Green, nr. Holt

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 27315

    Ideal for coast or countryside

    Located within the owner’s 4-acre grounds, tucked away in the North Norfolk village of Plumstead Green and set amidst countryside. Each of these holiday properties have been skilfully designed to offer guests comfort and privacy, and all have their own patio seating area with furniture. Guests are welcome to enjoy shared use of the surrounding lawned gardens and paddocks with sheep, chickens and geese. With walking and cycling on the doorstep, this is an ideal location to explore the wonderful North Norfolk coastline complete with its wide sandy beaches, NT nature and bird reserves. There are pretty villages with a variety of shops and many excellent eating and drinking establishments scattered throughout the area. There is an award winning village pub located at the end of the 2-mile lane. The Georgian market town of Holt is 4 miles. The traditional seaside town of Sheringham, 6 miles, has a sandy beach, Splash leisure pool and Norfolk Steam Railway. Seaside resort of Cromer, 8 miles, for promenade garden, pier, zoo and town shopping centre. Historical locations and places of interest all within an hour’s drive include Sheringham Gardens, Felbrigg and Blickling Hall (both NT), Walsingham Shrine and Abbey ruins, Holkham Hall and beach. Shops 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be twin), 2 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 4-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Pets welcome (to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Crowdecote, nr. Buxton

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30809


    Rose Cottage is a 200 year old quaint, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage in the hamlet of Crowdecote, overlooking the Dove Valley in the heart of the picturesque Peak District National Park. Adjacent to a 16th century country inn which serves real ale, fine wines and quality homemade food, the cottage has been tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, whilst maintaining many original features. The cosy living room has an open fire, perfect for the winter months, and stunning views over the Dove Valley which can also be enjoyed from the small terrace at the front of the cottage in the fine weather. Crowdecote itself is a small village just 6 miles south of the ever popular tourist town of Buxton, famous for its stunning Opera House, Pavilion Gardens and diverse architecture. In addition, the sizeable village of Longnor with its cobbled market place, general store and selection of pubs and dining out options is reached just one mile down the road. Perfect for families, friends or couples, many beautiful walks can be enjoyed direct from the door, and with both the Tissington and High Peak trails close by, the options for walkers and cyclists alike are plentiful. The magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall are easily reachable in 30 minutes, as are the famous caves of Blue John and Speedwell in the beautiful village of Castleton. In the summer months, Well Dressings can be seen in many surrounding villages such as the intriguing historic village of Eyam, Hartington, most famous for its Stilton, and Hayfield, as featured in BBC’s drama ‘The Village’. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 5 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single (for alternative sleeping).

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with terrace and sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking.

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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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  • Mill Cottage

    Nr. East Layton

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: E2324

    Converted from an 18th century barn, Mill Cottage offers a comfortable and very convenient base for touring North Yorkshire and County Durham. A pleasant sitting out area offers country views and visitors enjoy shared use, with the owners, of a fenced 3 acre field (ideal for dog exercise). Adjacent to the owners’ home, near to the main road, it is located between Richmond, 8 miles, with its castle, swimming pool and Georgian theatre, and Barnard Castle, 10 miles. The Yorkshire Dales and Moors are both within easy reach, and the northern Lake District is an hour’s scenic drive. The Bowes Museum and Raby Castle are easily accessible. Lovely walking close to the Pennine Way, golf and riding locally. Award-winning Mainsgill Farm Shop and Tea room, and pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with beams. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Access to fenced 3.5-acre field. Parking. 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. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

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