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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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  • 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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  • Mount Cottages - Pepper Cottage

    Marazion, Penzance

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: GD3

    These two delightful cottages are only 60 yards from sandy beaches and both enjoy some sea views over Mount’s Bay. Forming an adjoining pair, they stand on the main street of the ancient, silk-trading town of Marazion. Both holiday cottages enjoy their own south-facing garden and patio with garden furniture. In the bay, rising out of the sea and topped by its magnificent castle, is St Michael’s Mount (NT) – reached on foot at low tide, otherwise by ferry. There are shops, pubs, restaurants, sailing and windsurfing within yards, and nearby are cliff-top walks and excellent bird-watching on Marazion Marshes. Penzance (3 miles) is a relaxed town with many amenities and boat trips to the Isles of Scilly. Riding, golf and sea-fishing nearby. Shops 200 yards. Several pubs locally.

    Entrance into living room with open fire set in antique fire-surround . Open-plan, oak-fitted kitchen with dining area and door to garden. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double with sloping ceiling, and two single with partial sea views. Small bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, south-facing garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Public car park 40yards (permit supplied foc)
    • No smoking

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  • Coastguard Cottage

    Freshwater Bay

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43661


    Built in the 1860s this renovated former coastguards’ cottage is near the end of a quiet, tranquil lane only 150 yards from the beach. In the Victorian era the coastguard station formed a front line against smuggling and provided assistance to shipwrecked sailors. Today it is an ideal base for walking, a family holiday, or a peaceful hideaway from hectic lives at any time of the year. For the energetic there’s a hearty walk on nearby Tennyson Down to the Needles, or for those wanting a gentle stroll there’s Freshwater Bay where you can enjoy the sea breeze. West Wight is renowned for its scenic coastline and beaches; Compton, Brook, Alum Bay, Totland and Colwell Bay. Ideal for exploring whether looking for fossils or dinosaur footprints, building castles or enjoying the surf there is something for everyone. Shop 700 yards, pub and restaurant within 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD/MP3 connection. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned front and rear gardens with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Summer Wine

    Whitby

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC243116
    Enjoying a quiet location within easy walking distance (approximately 15 minutes) to the cliff, beach, marina and all the attractions of Whitby, Summer Wine is a truly charming property which is presented to a high standard with stylish furnishings and a welcoming ambience to ensure a relaxing stay at any time. The spacious lounge has French doors opening out to the patio and garden which is ideal for relaxing or dining alfresco on warm sunny days or evenings and there is the benefit of private parking. A supermarket is just a five minute walk away with a regular bus service into the centre of Whitby.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall.
    Kitchen/diner:
    with gas hob, electric integrated oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine/dryer and fridge/freezer.
    Lounge: with electric stove, Freeview TV/DVD and French doors to enclosed garden.
    Cloakroom: with WC and basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed and Juliet balcony, en-suite shower room with large cubicle, WC and basin.
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed.
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and basin.

    All power, bed linen and towels included.Patio and garden with garden furniture. Private parking for one car with additional on street parking close by.

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  • Honeysuckle Cottage

    Minsterley, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 23774

    Built in the 1850s, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been upgraded and is located on the outskirts of Minsterley with its own gardens and countryside views. Walking, fishing, horse riding and a number of NT properties are all available locally, and a short drive will take you into local towns such as Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth, and in less than 15 miles you can cross over the border into mid Wales. Shop and pub 500 yards, pub serving food 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Front garden. Rear courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the front garden.

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  • Woodside Farm House

    Colgate, nr. Horsham

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: POOA


    Offering wonderful views over open countryside, this charming character home, parts of which date back to the 18th century, boasts many features such as open fire, wood-burning stove, Aga and plentiful original beams. Adjoining another property, Woodside Farm House stands peacefully within lovely lawned gardens, next door to an equestrian centre and close to scenic local walks in St Leonards Forest. This homely property has been tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout. This is a convenient base for exploring both London and the south coast. Discover various National Trust homes and gardens such as Nymans, Wakehurst Place and Polesden Lacey. Excellent walking can be enjoyed along the North/South Downs, and within easy driving distance are Box Hill, Ashdown Forest, Leith Hill, Seven Sisters, The Bluebell Railway, Bolney or Denbies vineyard. Gatwick is only about a 20-minute drive, and London by train is within an hour from the nearby market town of Horsham, which also has theatre, leisure/pool complex and various eateries/shops. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Brighton and Worthing can be reached within an hour. Shop 1½ miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.

    Living room with open fire and bi-fold doors to patio and garden. Dining room with wooden floor. Large, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga (for cooking) and tiled floor. Beamed throughout. Snug with wood-burning stove and TV. Wet room with toilet. Steep, open-sided stairs to first floor (low doorways): Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Netted pond in garden

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  • Dove Cottage

    Minehead

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27023

    Dove Cottage is located on the outskirts of Minehead. The terraced holiday cottage forms part of a range of barn conversions called The Hopcott. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on the moors. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead and enjoy a walk along the promenade or an ice cream, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to enchanting Dunster Castle (NT) with its beautiful terraced gardens, Deer Park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop 440 yards, pub and restaurant 760 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking, 43 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Crosswynds

    Whitby

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC243114
    Crosswynds is a beautiful cottage positioned in an enviable location, just 1 mile from the fishing town of Whitby. This compact retreat offers extensive views from the rear across the Esk Valley and countryside surrounding Whitby. It has recently been refurbished to an extremely high standard and the owner has paid attention to detail in every room, with a flair for colour and style. The lovely raised decking area is a perfect place to relax with a glass of wine whilst enjoying the stunning views. Crosswynds provides an excellent base for couples looking to explore the Yorkshire Coast area and also the North York Moors National Park areas close by. The area is a haven for keen ramblers and also cyclists with numerous pathways and cycles tracks located right on your doorstep.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV/Freeview and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC and basin and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king-size bed and en-suite WC and basin.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    All power, heating, linen and towels are provided. Decking area with furniture. No children accepted. There is a laundry room in the cellar with a washing machine, clothes horse, ironing board and iron.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pine Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111275
    Pine Cottage is a recently refurbished terraced property, five minutes level walk from the town centre. The property offers comfortable accommodation with gas central heating, three bedrooms, bathroom, lounge/diner, kitchen and has one room set aside for storage utility room.

    Ground Floor: Pine Cottage has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Lounge: With 32" flat screen LCD TV with DVD/VCR, radio and flame effect fire.
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and wall mounted LCD TV.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and basin.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With single bed and views over the Keswick roof tops and fells beyond.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available.On road parking.

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