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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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  • Woodside

    Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 30047


    In an exceptional rural location, Woodside apartment is situated on the first floor of a large Victorian country house, within the owners’ home, set in secluded wooded grounds in the Lake District National Park. Particularly beautiful in spring and autumn, the Duddon Valley is stunning, with delightful fell walks available from the door. This comfortable apartment is an ideal base for a couple or small family, with 2 bedrooms, 1 double leading to a family bathroom and 1 single with en-suite toilet and basin, a living/dining room and a small kitchen. Guests have use of free wi-fi in the main house. Outside there are over 6 acres of gardens and woodland, which guests are welcome to explore. There is also some garden furniture for guests’ use. A wonderful location with an abundance of wildlife and streams to enjoy, ensuring a quiet and peaceful holiday. The vibrant market town of Broughton-in-Furness is just a short drive away and has a traditional village shop, post office, excellent pubs and a restaurant, and an award-winning bakery. The pretty hamlet of Seathwaite is close by, the gateway up the quieter side of the Lake District. Follow the lane as it weaves its way alongside the River Duddon, passing the picturesque Birks Bridge into the valley floor, with Harter Fell and The Old Man of Coniston standing proudly at either side. Take a trip up to Hardknott Pass and Wrynose Pass, both running out of the valley. Either side of the valley are stunning mountain ranges with lots of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Also worth a visit are Muncaster Castle, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton-in-Furness, and Ravenglass with the miniature steam train that chugs its way along the ’L’al Ratty’ narrow gauge railway through the Eskdale Valley, all within 35 minutes’ drive. Horse riding nearby. Beach 6 miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. 1 step up to kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 4 steps down to 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single with en-suite toilet.

    Oil central heating included October-April. Hot water, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by meter reading. High chair. Freesat TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available at cost. Shared landscaped grounds with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Bathroom accessed via double bedroom. Steps and streams in grounds.

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  • Kingsford Farm Cottages - Cherrytree Cottage

    Longdown, nr. Exeter

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: 29937


    These two stone barn conversions are set on the owners small 65 acre farm at the head of the Teign Valley in the heart of rural Devon, yet just 5 miles away from the historic cathedral city of Exeter.
    Ideally situated for couples or small families looking for a complete ‘get away from it all’ location. These properties are ideal for holidays and short breaks all year round, perfect for summer holidays in delightful Devon and with the woodburners making them cosy for winter breaks. The properties each have a small garden and shared use of a beautiful fishing lake with ducks paddling and wooden furniture, making an ideal spot for a picnic on a sunny afternoon. The owner keeps some sheep and cattle on the land, and their 2 pet donkeys in the paddock above the lake are a hit with the children. The Teign Valley is an Area of Outstanding natural beauty and some lovely walks can be taken here, as well as in Dartmoor National Park, which is only a short drive away. In the spring the woodlands are well-known for the fantastic display of daffodils and bluebells. Nearby you can also try horse riding, golf and fishing. Beach 15 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in, for child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Shared freezer (outside). Decking with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. NB: 3 steps to patio.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 65-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Fishing foc. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Stream in garden, 12 yards. Lake in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • New Park Farm - Ash Tree Cottage

    Nr. Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: LF3


    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.

    Double bedroom with pretty lace-draped four-poster bed. Attractive single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious open-plan living/dining room with electric woodburner, kitchen area and French windows with wonderful countryside views.

    • 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

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  • Moorland Cottage

    Gunnerside

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: DC4568
    Moorland Cottage overlooks Summer Lodge Moor in the heart of Swaledale. Directly from the cottage there are many interesting walks over old pastures and green lanes to waterfalls, ancient mine workings and the local landscape that is famous for its old stone barns and dry stone walls. Gunnerside has a tea room/small restaurant. There are also pubs, tea rooms, a post office and galleries in the nearby hill top village of Reeth. Everyday shopping can be done in Richmond or Leyburn, an easy drive away.

    Ground Floor: With storage heating and comprising:
    Sitting/dining room: with wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD, radio and a selection of books and games.
    Kitchen: with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer and iron.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with ¾ double bed and views.
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Shower room: with toilet .

    Bed linen and towels provided. Storage heating and all electricity included in the rent. Cottage garden, garden bench. Lockable store outside for outdoor equipment and cycles. Parking available on quiet lane or in village square. Please note: There are steps to the property (no handrail).

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  • Hillsweek

    Gunnislake

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 25603

    Hillsweek is a detached stone white washed holiday cottage ideally suited for a couple or a small family. Situated just a short walk from the centre of the village of Gunnislake, in the Tamar Valley on the border between Devon and Cornwall, making this an ideal location from which to explore both counties. As well as the local mining history, there is the pretty riverside village of Calstock, the NT house at Cotehele, the historic Morwellham Quay and the market town of Tavistock. From Gunnislake you can catch the train into the maritime city of Plymouth. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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

    Electric woodburner in dining room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Granary

    Greete, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W4583

    Quiet country location

    This delightful first floor barn conversion with exposed beams has been converted to provide cosy accommodation within a 30 acre small holding accessed via a rough track. Surrounded by peaceful countryside this cottage is ideal for the relaxing holiday. Medieval Ludlow with its 13th century castle, renowned architecture, famous restaurants and beautiful antique shops is only a short drive away. Discover Croft and Stokesay Castles, Burford House Gardens, and Ironbridge Gorge, all within the local area. Shrewsbury and the wonderful Long Mynd Hills known as little Switzerland and the Secret Hills are close by, as well as the Shropshire Discovery Centre. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Steep stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric oven. Microwave. Lawned garden and furniture. Courtyard. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Beacon Farm - Fulmar Cottage

    Flamborough

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: B6248

    Located just a short stroll from the old fishing village of Flamborough with a good selection of shops, inns, pubs and restaurants and only 700 yards from a superb sandy beach, these comfortable and spacious barn conversions with exposed stone and vaulted beamed ceilings are in an ideal holiday location for both winter and summer breaks. Flamborough is a renowned beauty spot and a twenty minute stroll from your doorstep brings you to the headland with views down to the little sandy bay where fishermen still mend their nets - it’s hard to believe that this is the East Yorkshire Coast! Surrounded and protected by a rugged cliff line that provides excellent cliff top walks and breathtaking views across the RSPB Bird Sanctuary at Bempton and onwards to Filey Brigg. Traditional seaside towns such as Bridlington, with miles of sandy beaches, and leisure facilities including a swimming pool and spa pavilion, is just 3 miles. The seaside resort of Scarborough boasts two beautiful beaches and was featured in the TV series The Royal. A leisurely stroll along the South Cliff and Esplanade affords panoramic views across to the 12th century castle ruins. Offering excellent shopping, galleries and museums and of course its very own theatre where plays by the well-known author Alan Ayckbourn can be enjoyed. Other places to visit are Peasholme Park and not forgetting the Sea Life Centre. The historic port of Whitby with its maritime connections, 25 miles, is home to the ancient abbey ruins. Further inland are the North Yorkshire Moors with many quaint little villages. Springtime demands a visit to the daffodil fields at Farndale. Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo offers a family day out, and the market town of Pickering is home to the steam railway where a journey through the Esk valley and on into Goathland - better known as Aidensfiled in the TV series ’Heartbeat’ will not disappoint. Historic houses such as Burton Agnes Norman Manor House, 9 miles and Sewerby Hall and Gardens just 3 miles. There is something here for all the family. Golf within 5 miles. Shop and pub 700 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams and ceramic tiled floor throughout.

    Underfloor gas central heating included. Cot. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Parking.

    All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue.

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  • Steam Train Cottage

    Newby Bridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC129268
    Situated at the southern tip of Lake Windermere in a semi rural location and very close to the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway, Steam Train Cottage is within striking distance of a variety of activities and quaint Lakeland villages. The area is popular with canoeists and fishermen and being close to Grizedale Forest, the location is ideal for walkers and cyclists too. The cottage is neatly presented with 21st Century styling and enjoys a delightful decked seating area giving way to lovely views of the steam railway passing by. The Swan Hotel, on the banks of the River Leven, offers great food throughout the day and is just two minutes stroll from the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating, and comprises:

     Entrance porch: Ideal for storing your walking gear.
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with ice box and microwave.
    Understairs cupboard: With fridge/freezer.
    Lounge room: With TV, DVD and Hi-Fi with open fireplace (fuel not provided) and views across to the garden.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Delightful double bedroom with co-ordinating linens and furniture.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with space for a cot.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All oil, electric and bed linen provided. Cot and high chair available. One well behaved pet welcome.Outside: Parking for 1 car. Garden with decked area and furniture provided. Useful shed available for bike storage. Parental supervision is advised for small children whilst in the garden due to the proximity of the Steam Train track.

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  • Damson Cottage

    Withiel, near Wadebridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC821

    Ideally situated for exploring the beautiful harbours along the north coast of Cornwall, Damson Cottage is a charming, detached, single-storey barn conversion on the outskirts of the village of Withiel. The property has been thoughtfully furnished with beams, antlers, a wood burner and other country décor that’s sympathetic to its rural location. There’s a large bathroom with a separate shower cubicle and a feature bath for having a soak in the evenings. Outside, the large lawn is perfect for al fresco dining or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of the country, and there’s also a secluded courtyard.

    To the north-west, Padstow is home to an array of shops, pubs, restaurants and a popular cycle trail, and fans of Doc Martin will be drawn to Port Isaac, which is where the TV series was filmed. The villages of Rock and Polzeath are also well worth a visit, and further down the coast is Newquay, with its fantastic beaches and surfing opportunities. An afternoon spent exploring Cardinham Woods is a must for cyclists, Bodmin Moor offers some fantastic walking terrain, and the National Trust property Lanhydrock House is just a short drive away. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With beams.
    Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and French doors leading to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility/boot room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and storage for boots.
    2 steps up to...
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating (night storage heaters in bedroom), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Small lawned garden to front. Lawned garden to rear with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a bore hole. There are steps up to the rear garden.

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  • Courtyard Cottage

    Middle Claydon, nr. Buckingham

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44024

    Set in the heart of the historic Claydon Estate, Courtyard Cottage is a beautiful, unique single-storey property sitauted in the stable courtyard next to Claydon House. Within the courtyard is the estate’s tea rooms plus a range of interesting arts and crafts businesses. Courtyard Cottage has its own private enclosed garden and is also surrounded by Claydon’s stunning historic gardens, which guests are able to visit. At Claydon House (National Trust) visitor’s can marvel at some of England’s most lavish and unusual interiors and explore the history of the Verney family and their famous relation, Florence Nightingale. For those wishing to explore outside the grounds there are miles of public footpaths to walk leaving from the cottage’s front door, and Claydon is on Route 51 of the National Cycle Network. Buckinghamshire has a myriad of attractions and there are plenty of pubs and shops in the neighbouring villages and hamlets, the nearest being 2 miles away. Tea rooms 200 yards, village shop 2 miles.
    Please note: Guests should check the opening times of the attractions referred to above before booking.

    Three steps to entrance. Living room with French doors to private enclosed garden. Kitchen/dining area. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate toilet.

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Clematis Cottage

    Helmsley

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC233018
    Clematis Cottage is situated in a quiet area in the lovely market town of Helmsley. It is an ideal base to enjoy and discover all North Yorkshire has to offer. You will find pretty villages, exhilarating coastline and spectacular scenery all close by, only 40 minutes from the beautiful city of York with the stunning York Minster and quaint cobble streets. This lovely well equipped modern house has been decorated to a high standard and is ideal for mature couples, families and people with limited mobility who want to get away and enjoy these tranquil surroundings. The spacious garden at the rear of the property is ideal for children or just to relax on a summers evening.The secure garage is ideal for keen cyclists and there are plenty of cycle trails in the area.
    Helmsley is where the famous 110 mile Cleveland Way begins so there is excellent walking right on your doorstep. It boasts excellent shops and restaurants and the impressive castle with its 12th century ruins towers over the town and can be seen from the kitchen window of the property. There is and open air swimming pool open from June until September for the kids to enjoy.Flamingo Land Park and Zoo is only 20 miles away, which is a fun packed day for all the family and the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Train which will take you from Pickering to Whitby and back is well worth a trip. Whatever you enjoy doing on holiday this property is ideally situated to enable you to explore everything this area has to offer.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD player, radio and CD player
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and with patio door leading to the rear garden area.
    Bathroom: With bath and shower over, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Cloakroom: With storage for boots and coats.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Pretty enclosed  garden with pond (small children beware!), patio and garden furniture. Access to garage with tumble dryer, freezer and storage for bicycles or motorbikes. Parking for 1 car.

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  • Birchdale Farm - George Lodge

    Norton Disney, nr. Lincoln

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43484

    Peacefully situated in 60 acres of countryside just a short drive to Lincoln and Newark, these comfortable, detached lodges (refs W43482, W43483 and W43484) offer an excellent base from which to explore the area, or to simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this tranquil location. Lincoln is well known for its Christmas market, famous cathedral and castle, which houses the Magna Carta Centre. The Bailgate shopping area of Lincoln has many restaurants and shops. It is a great place to explore, and a walk down the hill into the centre of the city takes you to the vibrant Brayford Wharf area. Newark Showground is about 10 minutes’ drive away, and is well known for its international antique fairs. There are good walks and cycle routes from the door, as well as golf courses and fishing in the local area. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. 42" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Shared 60-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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