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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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  • 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.

  • New Park Farm - Ellen Cottage

    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: LF2


    Peacefully located and surrounded by stunning scenery with spectacular views, these delightful cottages have been carefully converted from the barns of a former farm steading. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the holiday properties are two in a little group of four, located between Torpenhow and Ireby on the northern fringe of the Lake District. Attractively furnished, well presented and equipped to E.T.C. 5 Star standard, the living accommodation is on the first floor to take advantage of the outstanding views, including stunning sunsets over the Solway. There are pleasant walks and cycle routes from the door along lanes filled with wild flowers and wildlife. Keswick (on the shore of Derwentwater) and Cockermouth (birthplace of William Wordsworth) offer shops, restaurants, galleries and tourist attractions, the former with a leisure pool and the latter with a swimming-pool. Romantic, quiet and peaceful, yet an ideal base for the Lakes, Solway coast, Scottish borders and Hadrian’s Wall. Sailing on nearby Lake Bassenthwaite. Armathwaite Hall Hotel, a 10-minute drive, offers a swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Maes Gallery and tea rooms serving food daily is within 2 miles. Ireby is within a mile with a warm, cosy pub with log fire, and serving food daily. Shops 5 miles.

    Attractive double bedroom, en-suite shower room. Pretty twin bedroom. Single bedroom (alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Charming, large living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area. Exposed beams and wonderful countryside views from opening French windows.

    • No children under 3 yrs

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Radio/CD
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio, furniture
    • 2-acre shared grounds with children’s play area
    • Barbecue
    • Rare breed sheep, miniature Shetland ponies
    • Ample parking
    • Shared external games room with table tennis, pool table, table football
    • Welcome tea tray, complimentary bottle of wine
    • Milk, eggs, bread available
    • No smoking

  • Old Forge Cottage

    Sells Green, Seend

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 16998

    This holiday cottage has a sun room overlooking the well maintained gardens. Ideally located for walking and touring this area of Wiltshire, just 200 yards from the Kennet and Avon canal. Nearby lies the market town of Devizes with shops, inns and cafes. Longleat, Avebury, the abbey town of Lacock and the picturesque village of Castle Combe are all within a short drive. The cities of Bath and Salisbury are also within easy reach. Shop 1½ miles, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory/sun room with patio door. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with beams, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. NSH, oil-filled heaters, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Storey’s Cottage

    Castle Bolton near Leyburn

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: DC2393
    Dominated by the majestic ruins of the medieval castle, Castle Bolton lies on the hillside overlooking the Ure Valley. Separated by a long village green, it is an attractive, peaceful little village of stone built cottages, formerly housing the lead miners of long ago. Quietly located with magnificent views across to Pen Hill, this detached character cottage with its low beamed ceilings and open fire offers a cosy, secluded retreat with excellent walking from the doorstep. A nearby footpath across the fields leads to the village pub in Redmire whilst the village of Aysgarth with its famous waterfalls is only 4 miles away. Leyburn (6 miles) has everyday shopping and a Friday market as well as pubs serving excellent bar meals, restaurants and tea-shops. This is an excellent base for exploring Wensleydale and Swaledale.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Kitchen:
    with electric water heater, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and table.
    Sitting/dining room: with open fire, TV, DVD and CD.
    Shower room: with shower and WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: with built in single bed and small window.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed and feature cast iron fireplace. Views over to Pen Hill.
    Bedroom 2: with 3’ bunk beds.

    All electric, fuel (including for the open fire), bed linen and towels provided.Small enclosed garden with picnic table, chairs and BBQ. Private parking for one car. One small well behaved dog welcome. Maximum is four people at this cottage.

  • Bright Cottage

    Winewall, nr. Colne

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29305


    This terraced holiday cottage is located in the small hamlet of Winewall, in the Pendle and Trawden forest area of Lancashire. Winewall is located just 2 miles from Colne, which offers a good selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs and eateries, and shoppers will enjoy Boundary Mill. There are some great walks in the area, including the popular witch walks around Pendle Hill and walks in and around Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley. Places of interest include Wycoller Country Park, 1½ miles, Haworth/Brontë Country, 10 miles, Skipton, 12 miles, and Clitheroe, 20 miles. For those looking for a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities, the cities of Leeds and Bradford can both be reached in under an hour by car. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with dining area and wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Park Farm Cottages - Church Cottage

    near Keswick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC113123
    New Park Farm Cottages are situated in one of the most scenic and tranquil area’s of the Lake District, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with an abundance of wildlife; the occasional red squirrel and deer; a wonderful area for bird watching and wild flowers. The cottages have spectacular views in all directions, with stunning sunsets over the Solway Estuary and the Scottish hills.  There are many walking opportunities along flower filled country lanes and local bridleways, perhaps a visit to Bisney or Dash falls.
    The nearest towns are Keswick and Cockermouth, both within 10 miles. The lovely Cumbrian villages of Caldbeck, Ireby and Uldale are a short drive away, all have good pubs serving food.
    These delightful cottages have been beautifully furnished and equipped to offer very comfortable and attractive accommodation. Outside there is a play area with a slide, swings and climbing frame. There is also a fully equipped games room, with an adjoining laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There are also BBQ’s available and ample car parking with a garage which is lockable in which bikes can be stored.
     A welcome tea tray and complimentary bottle of wine is available to all guests on arrival.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating, Church Cottage property comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed for alternative sleeping.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, hand basin and heated mirror and large chrome towel rail.
    The property sleeps 4 people with the third bedroom being for alternative sleeping only.

    First Floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner: Open plan with exposed beams and a large picture window with fantastic views to the fells and open fields. Flat panel Sky TV (with basic package) DVD, DAB radio with CD player and log effect electric fire.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    All fuel bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stair gate available. Wi-Fi.Outside there is a play area with slide, swings and climbing frame. Picnic table, BBQ and storage for bikes available and ample parking. Church Cottage can be let on its own or together with Sycamore Cottage. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Lavender Cottage

    Powburn near Wooler and Alnwick

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC323024
    Lavender Cottage is a newly refurbished stone built cottage sitting at the end of a small terrace of four and commands lovely rural views toward the Cheviot Hills. The tastefully furnished lounge focuses upon a cosy wood burning stove; idyllic to gaze into and watch the flames dance after a day exploring this stunning area. The well equipped dining kitchen is also on the ground floor along with a convenient utility room and fresh shower room. There are three bedrooms on the first floor; a double and two singles giving flexible sleeping arrangements for up to four guests.  Lavender Cottage is positioned at the roadside of the South Hedgeley Estate on the northern edge of the welcoming village of Powburn, which straddles the A697 giving easy access to explore the miles of wilderness within easy reach.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and larder fridge
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed
    Bedroom 3: With single bed

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Travel cot and high chair available.Enclosed patio courtyard at rear and open garden at front. Off road parking 1 cars.

  • 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. No smoking.

  • Vickers Cottage

    Vickerstown, Walney Island, nr. Barrow-in-Furness

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43559


    This terraced holiday property is situated on Walney Island which measures 11 miles in length, and just less than 1 mile in width, and is the eighth largest island off the coast of England. The North Walney Nature Reserve has rare plants, including the Walney Geranium, whilst the South Walney Nature Reserve has the Cumbrian wildlife. There are miles of sandy beach for everyone to enjoy including the family pet, lots of sporting activities including kite-surfing, and along the promenade there is a public slip way for launching your own boat. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby including a Chinese restaurant. Also worth a visit is the interesting Dock Museum with a park for the children, and a cafe. Walney is a great holiday location with something for everyone. Shop 100 yards, pub 200 yards and restaurant 3/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Tramai Barn

    St Neot

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W42511

    Ideal touring base

    This thoughtfully furnished detached barn conversion is situated on Bodmin Moor, a few hundred yards from Colliford Lake, a haven for wildlife and ideal for walkers, birdwatchers and fishermen. This holiday cottage has its own garden and patio area. There are walks from the cottage across the moor. It is ideally situated to visit Port Isaac, Tintagel, Boscastle, Fowey, Wadebridge and the Eden Project. The owner is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and offers reflexology and crystal therapy treatments by prior appointment. Fishing on site. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room with laminate floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed, lawned garden with decking, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). One pet welcome, to be kept on a lead (sheep country). NB: 6 steps in garden.

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