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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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  • Craven Garth - Seran Gypsy

    Rosedale, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18421

    VisitEngland Silver Award for Green Tourism

    In the heart of North York Moors National Park you will find Craven Garth, a family run working farm nestling in the beautiful Valley of Rosedale and surrounded by stunning scenery. This cluster of traditional cottages has been renovated from the old barns and approved by VisitEngland National Quality Assessment Scheme to welcome walkers and cyclists. Look closer and you will discover historic abbeys, castles and priories. Walking, cycling and horse riding could have been invented for the North York Moors, with breathtaking heather moorland, coastal paths, steep-sloped valleys, rolling hills and fragrant pine forests to explore all in the same day. Take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore a landscape of ruins, legends and endless horizons. Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway and enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the North York Moors National Park to Whitby. From Pickering’s well-preserved castle to the Gothic splendour of Rievaulx Abbey, the landscape is peppered with places of historic interest. Unearth Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Roulston Scar, experience life during World War II at Eden Camp, or visit Ryedale Folk Museum for a day of historic fun. As you and your family will quickly discover, few destinations are as historically rich, or revealing. And when you are ready to take a break, set a course for the charming market towns and a hearty pub lunch and back to Rosedale for Yorkshire food at its finest. Or simply relax in your cottage in front of a log fire. There are tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a bakery within 2 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams throughout.

    All properties: Woodburner (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer in utility room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week or £5 per short break. Shared picnic paddock. Shared use of 130-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. NB: There is a stream approximately 550 yards from the properties.

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  • Four Farthings

    Teignmouth

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18836

    Over 100 years old, this stone cottage is set in a residential area of Teignmouth. Four Farthings is situated just a short walk to Teignmouth town centre and the beach. One of a small terrace, adjoining the owner’s home, it retains a homely atmosphere and cosy cottage interior with a gas fire. Teignmouth is a charming seaside town that has, and still draws, generations of visitors to one of Devon’s oldest holiday resorts. Excellent base to visit South Devon for beaches, Exeter for shopping and Dartmoor for wonderful scenery. Train station, shops and pubs 1/3 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double. There is a single bedroom available until the end of 2016. Second floor: Bathroom with bath (no toilet).

    NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children. NB: 3 steps to sitting-out area.

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  • The Nook

    Greystoke

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC118226
    The Nook is an idyllic romantic retreat for couples but equally suitable for two single people on a walking/ cycling holiday. The accommodation is for two people with the flexibility of two bedrooms for sleeping. This delightful Lakeland cottage is full of character including beamed ceilings and is beautifully furnished throughout. Situated in the heart of the popular village of Greystoke, a village with a true community spirit, village store, excellent pub serving food and outdoor swimming pool. The quiet lanes above Greystoke, which lies on the C2C cycle route, are superb for cycling and is close to Ullswater and Keswick with great walking opportunities.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, ornamental traditional range and wood flooring.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor and underfloor heating, electric oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Shower room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Stone staircase to.....

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Outside: Small paved garden with seating. On street parking. Storage for bikes. Sorry not suitable for babies. Not suitable for people with limited mobility due to the steepness of the steps. Please note the owners have a dog so the cottage is not allergy free.

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  • The Granary

    Gulworthy, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30959

    The Granary is a spacious detached barn conversion which is an ideal holiday home for couples. It is situated adjacent to the owner’s home, on a working dairy farm and in a quiet rural location on the Devon/Cornwall border. A welcome pack is provided on arrival, which includes a cream tea and half a dozen local, free range eggs. The cottage has a garden area and open paddock to the rear with far reaching countryside views; much wildlife can be viewed from here including owls and many other native woodland birds, deer and foxes. This property is ideal for those outdoor types, who will appreciate the proximity to the Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley (AONB), a World Heritage Site celebrating the Cornish mining heritage. There are several National Trust properties in the local area or for the more adventurous, Tamar Trails, just a 5-minute drive offers tree surfing as well as a super woodland walking trail, bike hire and cycle tracks. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Rear courtyard, patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Parking for 1 car. Bike store. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Craven Garth - Master Mustard

    Rosedale, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18427

    VisitEngland Silver Award for Green Tourism

    In the heart of North York Moors National Park you will find Craven Garth, a family run working farm nestling in the beautiful Valley of Rosedale and surrounded by stunning scenery. This cluster of traditional cottages has been renovated from the old barns and approved by VisitEngland National Quality Assessment Scheme to welcome walkers and cyclists. Look closer and you will discover historic abbeys, castles and priories. Walking, cycling and horse riding could have been invented for the North York Moors, with breathtaking heather moorland, coastal paths, steep-sloped valleys, rolling hills and fragrant pine forests to explore all in the same day. Take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore a landscape of ruins, legends and endless horizons. Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway and enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the North York Moors National Park to Whitby. From Pickering’s well-preserved castle to the Gothic splendour of Rievaulx Abbey, the landscape is peppered with places of historic interest. Unearth Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Roulston Scar, experience life during World War II at Eden Camp, or visit Ryedale Folk Museum for a day of historic fun. As you and your family will quickly discover, few destinations are as historically rich, or revealing. And when you are ready to take a break, set a course for the charming market towns and a hearty pub lunch and back to Rosedale for Yorkshire food at its finest. Or simply relax in your cottage in front of a log fire. There are tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a bakery within 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet.

    All properties: Woodburner (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer in utility room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week or £5 per short break. Shared picnic paddock. Shared use of 130-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. NB: There is a stream approximately 550 yards from the properties.

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  • Bag End

    West Heslerton near Filey

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: DC4403
    At the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, Bag End a first floor apartment, is a lovely base for walkers with the Wolds Way and the rugged beauty of the North York Moors close by. The delights of the Heritage Coastline are nearby, with Filey and Scarborough within a half-hour drive. The village has a country inn and restaurant. Historic York is easily accessible, Pickering, home of the Steam Railway is nearby, and for golfers there is the famous club at Ganton. There are a number of pubs within a three mile radius.

    First Floor: With oil fired central heating and comprising:
    Sitting/dining room: with electric log effect stove, Freeview TV, video, DVD, radio/CD and a selection of books.
    Kitchen: with cooker, microwave, fridge, washer and iron.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and TV. (Alternative twin room is available if preferred, please advise at the time of booking).
    Bathroom: with bath, WC, basin and separate shower. Maximum occupancy is t wo guests plus a baby.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Sitting-out area and garden with outdoor furniture. Private parking for 1 car. Please note: There is a large drop from the patio to the lawn, and 5 unprotected steps down to the garden.

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  • The Willows

    Toynton-All-Saints, near Spilsby

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC630


    Situated close to the owner’s home, this beautifully presented property enjoys a large garden, set in over an acre of grounds which is shared by the unobtrusive owners. The Willows enjoys views towards the east coast, providing you with an idyllic base to
    relax in after a busy day exploring the area. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this property is idyllic for walkers, cyclists and those just looking for a peaceful break away. Spilsby is only 2 miles away, where guests can explore its weekly market, shops, pubs and restaurants. Lincoln, which is famous for its cathedral, castle and the Magna Carta Visitor Centre, is a 35 minutes’ drive away. Beach 12 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 32" Freeview Smart TV.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Paddle stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With single bed and additional pull out bed.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 1-acre grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 30 yards away.

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  • Raven Cottage

    Needham Market

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26365

    This cosy beamed holiday cottage is well-furnished and has a woodburner for cooler evenings. Ideally situated in the high street, a conservation area, which has a range of independent shops and restaurants. Lying in the Gipping Valley, the River Gipping flows through the town and it is an ideal area for walking, cycling and birdwatching with a 27-acre nature reserve and picnic site close by. Conveniently situated to explore the many delights of East Anglia, there is also a train station for trips to Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and London. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Step up to dining room/kitchen with brick floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with low doorway. Most rooms with beams and wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Salmon Leap

    Horrabridge, near Tavistock

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC396


    A perfect little cottage for couples looking for a quiet village location with a shop and pub just a few minutes walk away. Salmon Leap is a cosy terraced cottage just a stone’s throw from the River Walkham, which is famous for its salmon fishing and medieval stone bridge, which is in the centre of the village of Horrabridge, on the western edge of Dartmoor National park. The lovely town of Tavistock is just 4 miles away and is the gateway to the open wild and rugged moorland. Perfect for holidays, throughout the year romantic breaks and winter weekends, the cottage is warm and cosy with a wood burner. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: The garden is accessed across the lane and has a river at the bottom.

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  • Riverview

    Looe

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43609


    This cosy, terraced holiday cottage enjoys views over the estuary from its elevated position and is centrally located in the resort of Looe. The traditional working harbour and a fish market that is supplied by the local day boats are just minutes’ away from the property. Stroll the lanes that lead to the harbour and wide expanse of golden sand or visit one of the multitude of restaurants that the town offers. There are boat trips, sightseeing and sea fishing from the harbour, and nearby Polperro is a quaint and historic fishing village just a short distance along the coast. There are numerous cycle routes around the area and many surfing spots.
    There is a farm shop providing local produce nearby, as well as various tourist attractions including The Monkey Sanctuary, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, many golf courses, Deerpark Forest, Bodmin Moor and many National Trust gardens and houses to visit. The Eden Project is an easy drive and provides an exceptional day out, as does Padstow, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fowey, a picturesque seafaring town providing sailing, kayaking and pleasure trips along the Fowey River. You can also take the passenger ferry along the coast to the historic village of Mevagissey. Cycling, horse riding and leisure facilities are all available locally. Beach ¼ mile. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Small courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Car park 400 yards (£25 per week). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Sturminster Newton

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W41462

    Excellent base for exploring DorsetExcellent base for exploring Dorset

    These two single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, each for three, are in the grounds of the owners home (a Grade II listed thatched cottage dating from the 15th century) surrounded by over an acre of meadow and gardens, overlooking the River Stour and Newton Mill. Situated in the hamlet of Newton on the outskirts of Sturminster Newton, between the historic towns of Sherborne and Blandford, and just south of Shaftsbury, they are an excellent holiday base to explore the rolling countryside of Dorset and the south coast. There are many historic houses within easy driving, in particular Stourhead House and Gardens (NT), Kingston Lacey (NT), Athelhampton, Sherborne Castle and Fiddleford Manor (English Heritage), or one can explore the delightful Dorset south coast between Weymouth and Bournemouth, taking in Lulworth Cove, Swanage and Poole with their many attractions. Weymouth with its beach, fishing, windsurfing, yachting and Sea Life Centre is well worth a visit, perhaps calling in at the Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World near Wool. Or inland perhaps a day at the Wincanton Races or up to the enchanting Glastonbury Tor for some scenic walking. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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

    Both properties: Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Freezer. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: There is a river 200 yards from the property.

    Both properties: Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Freezer. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: There is a river 200 yards from the property.

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  • The Lodge

    Skipton

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16842

    Set just off the centre of this historic market town with its medieval castle. This first floor holiday apartment enjoys a peaceful secluded setting with its own private patio area and overlooks the owner’s well maintained gardens to the town beyond. Just minutes’ walk away from the High Street where there is a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Embsay Steam Railway is just 1 mile and operates regularly towards picturesque Bolton Abbey, set alongside the River Wharfe. Harrogate, York and the Lakes make an alternative day out. Shops and pubs 300 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Fenced drop within grounds.

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