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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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  • Old Queen’s Head Cottage

    Thrandeston, nr. Diss

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29923


    This charming, Grade II listed, thatched holiday cottage, once part of the 17th century village pub, has been thoughtfully refurbished and is located in an attractive, quiet setting close to Thrandeston village green. It is equidistant between the market towns of Diss and Eye, which both have an interesting range of individual shops, restaurants and pubs. Diss also has a leisure centre and direct train links to London, as well as more listed buildings than any other Norfolk town. The area is good for bird watching, cycling, golf, fishing and walking – a central location for exploring Norfolk and Suffolk, midway between Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, Ipswich and the lovely Suffolk Heritage Coast. The cottage is well placed for visits to Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum, Thetford Forest, South Lopham nature reserve and the internationally important Redgrave Fen. Shop/tea rooms 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single, both with beamed vaulted ceiling.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Sycamore Cottage

    Dalham, nr. Newmarket

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC194

    Nestled within the picturesque village of Dalham just across the road from the babbling River Kennet, Sycamore Cottage is packed with period features, eclectic ornaments and pictures, and a charm that is all of its own. Boasting a beautifully thatched roof, beams almost throughout, a formal dining area and a cosy living room with a log burning fire, this semi-detached property will suit those looking for a relaxing break in a truly traditional cottage. Close by lies Newmarket with its famous racecourse and National Horse Racing Museum, shops, cafes and restaurants. Also withing easy reach is Bury St Edmunds, a pretty market town with an utterly fascinating heritage. Lovely to visit all year round, Bury St Edmunds comes alive with festive cheer each year with its popular Christmas Market. City lovers will enjoy a visit to Ely and its magnificent cathedral, aptly named The Ship of the Fens, and its popular Stained Glass Museum, along with the city of Cambridge, with its numerous guided walks, colleges and museums, including the celebrated Fitzwilliam. For yet more history, head to the National Trust-owned Ickworth, with its impressive rotunda, Anglesey Abbey and Gardens, or West Stowe Anglo-Saxon Village. With a walled garden and sitting-out area to enjoy at Sycamore Cottage, there will be plenty of space to relax and unwind after a busy day’s sightseeing. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 200 yards.

    Step down to entrance. Ground floor: Living room/dining area with beams. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 single (4ft), both with low beams. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Sloping ceilings throughout first floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 24" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone. Lawned walled garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River across road (10 yards).

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  • Limetrees

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111340
    Hewetson Court is situated just off the main street and only minutes walk from the town centre. Ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the delights of Keswick without having to move their car from the allocated parking space. Set back from the main street in a courtyard setting, this apartment has been constructed to provide comfortable accommodation for those who would like to be in the heart of this popular market town but far enough away from the hustle bustle. Lake Derwentwater is a mere ten minute stroll and Keswick Leisure Pool and park are close at hand, where you can enjoy swimming, tennis, bowls and mini golf. An abundance of restaurants, tea rooms, pubs (serving excellent bar meals) and shops are all on your doorstep to ensure you always have somewhere new to visit.

    First Floor: Property is heated by night storage and electric convector heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With LCD TV, DVD, CD/radio and dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With three quarter bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available.Private parking for 1 car. Telephone for incoming and emergency calls.

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  • The Old Cart-Shed

    Bakewell

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: QPR

    Approached by a gated track and sited within level walking distance of Bakewell, this detached holiday cottage (to the right of stables building – largest building in photograph) is set in fields adjacent to the Bakewell Showground (first Wednesday and Thursday in August). Bakewell has a weekly livestock and stall market (Mondays) and a swimming pool. It is a good base from which to visit Derbyshire’s magnificent landscape, country houses and the ‘plague village’ of Eyam. The 8-mile long Monsal Trail (500 yards) provides excellent walking and cycling. Golf, riding, fishing and tennis available locally. Cycle hire 1½ miles. Shops and pub 1 mile.

    Cosy, compact beamed living/dining room. Fitted kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electric fire included
    • Electricity, NSH and bed linen included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Spin dryer
    • Garden with patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No children under 10 yrs
    • No smoking

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  • River Wye View Cottage

    Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W2413

    Superb views

    Enjoy an outstanding view from a very well placed purpose built semi detached holiday cottage overlooking the River Wye. Just 7 miles from market town of Ross-on-Wye and the same from historic Monmouth, Symonds Yat is a clear favourite for touring. Visit the Forest of Dean covering 35 square miles, a place of natural beauty with few crowds and much peace. For a completely different but equally beautiful landscaped go east to the gentle undulating Cotswolds Hills or the regency elegance of Cheltenham, the Wye Valley. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    3 steps down to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Briarwood

    near Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC128103
    This delightful apartment is situated on Helm Road, in an elevated position above the bustling town of Bowness. Briarwood has a balcony offering pleasant views towards Claife Heights and surrounding fells and has private parking ensuring that the pleasures of this busy town can be accessed on foot and a selection of walks can be taken from the door.

    Second Floor: The accommodation is gas centrally heated and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Pleasant open plan with picture windows giving access to a balcony, TV, DVD, video, radio, comfortable seating and dining furniture.
    Kitchen: Adjoining and open plan with electric built in oven and grill, electric hob, microwave, washer/dryer and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With small 4ft double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot and payphone available. Wi-Fi access available.Garage.

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  • The Old Forge

    Beckermet, nr. St Bees

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W40295

    Ideal for Western Lakes


    Tucked away in a peaceful lane at the edge of the village, this sympathetically converted detached cottage provides welcoming holiday accommodation of a very good standard. The 200 year old detached Old Forge retains many character features, and has an enclosed garden which is fully fenced to keep dogs in the garden. The property is situated in the picturesque village of Beckermet, close to Whitehaven with its historic harbour, marina and shops, which has twice been named as a Brita resort, and St Bees with its expanse of sandy beaches. This is an ideal situation from which to explore the wonderful Western Fells of the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline. Ennerdale Water and Wastwater near to Scafell Pike are within easy driving distance. For a superb day out Muncaster Castle also has beautiful gardens and an internationally renowned Owl Sanctuary, not to mention the amazing views from its elevated position. Shop and pubs 0.25 miles, beach 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Owl Cottage

    Jevington

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4092

    Nestling in the old smuggling village of Jevington on the fringes of the Cuckmere Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South Downs National Park, these delightful and beautifully presented properties are ideally located for a relaxing break. The South Downs Way is on the doorstep, there are myriad walks and cycle paths to explore and a multitude of places to visit within a short drive. Beachy Head and the soaring cliffs of the Seven Sisters Country Park, Cuckmere Haven’s sandy beach and Friston Forest Walks are among the local beauty spots, whilst Herstmonceux Castle, Battle Abbey, Glyndbourne, Drusilla’s Zoo and the Bentley Motor Museum are all nearby. The popular seaside town of Eastbourne is 2 miles; Hastings, Rye and Brighton are a little further afield, and day trips from Newhaven to Le Havre and Dieppe are also available. The cottages are within a short stroll of a lovely tea room for afternoon treats and the local inn for eating out. Shops 2.25 miles and pub 500 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with beams and steps between rooms.

    Patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Barbecue by arrangement. Parking. Unsuitable for the infirm. No smoking. No children under 5 years. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Snowdrop Cottage

    Welburn, nr. York

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28959

    Nestling in the quaint village of Welburn, with an Artisan bakery and cafe, this former end terraced cottage dates back to 1851 and offers an ideal holiday base throughout the year. Castle Howard, one of England’s grandest Baroque mansions, and other attractions include Yorkshire Lavender, Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Abbey. York, with its iconic Minster, Railway Museum and Jorvik Centre is just half an hours’ drive. The North Yorkshire Moors, Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all easily accessible. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 75 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. 2 steps to dining room/kitchen with French doors. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 8 steep stairs in courtyard.

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  • Tokenbury Manor - Cowshed

    Pensilva, nr. Liskeard

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16359

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set in an AONB on the edge of the village of Pensilva, these beautifully converted holiday properties stand amongst the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall. The stepping stone to exploring the beauty, cultural and wildlife of south east Cornwall is literally at the end of your drive via the footpaths which take you through unspoilt wooded riverbanks, where herons and kingfishers dwell.
    There is so much to do in the area - you can fish for blue sharks, ride a steam train, take a river cruise, play championship golf or visit some of the finest historic houses in the country. A short drive will take you to the South Cornwall Heritage Coast with beautiful walks from Polperro and Looe to Talland with secluded sandy coves. Don’t miss the windswept uplands of Bodmin Moor shrouded in mystery with burial chambers and holy wells, giant stones and Bronze Age settlements. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Footpath through shared woodland. Parking (1 car). No children under 5 years.

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  • The Hayloft

    Glanton

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: MNP

    Ideally located between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland Heritage coastline, this Grade II listed granary offers comfortable holiday accommodation in the pretty unspoilt village of Glanton. One of a row and set in a shared courtyard, the property retains much character with beamed ceilings and arched windows. An ideal base from which to explore the many magnificent castles peppered throughout the area including the majestic castle and water gardens in Alnwick. The friendly local market towns and villages offer superb hospitality, and seafood is a speciality in the coastal towns of Seahouses and Craster. Nearby Wooler is known as the Gateway to the Cheviots and was the inspiration for Postman Pat’s Greendale. A beautiful area centrally located for the North East. Easy driving distance to all main attractions. Shops 10 yards.

    Beamed living/dining room with modern kitchen area. Wooden stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms, each with rugs on pine floor; one twin and one single. Bathroom with over-bath power shower, toilet and pine floor. Beamed throughout.

    • Electricity, central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • TV (Freeview)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Communal cobbled yard shared with holiday cottages and residents, with furniture
    • Shared parking
    • No smoking

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  • Ashfield

    Hebden near Grassington

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DC4825
    Set in a picturesque village in the heart of Wharfedale, this cottage has a lovely open fire in the cosy sitting room. Leave the car behind and walk through the beautiful surrounding countryside where limestone walls criss-cross the rural landscape. Wander the myriad of footpaths by the river Wharfe, explore the spectacular scenery of the local moors, or take time to visit the pretty villages of Kettlewell, Barden and Bolton Abbey. The surrounding countryside is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers alike. Hebden has a post office, a tea room and a country inn and nearby Grassington has shops, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants serving local specialities.

    Ground Floor: With electric central heating and comprising:
    Sitting room: with open fire, flat screen TV, Sky, DVD player, Hi-Fi/CD, ipod dock and a selection of books, games and local maps.
    Dining/Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and iron.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king size bed and window.
    Bedroom 2: with single bedroom with window seat.
    Shower room: with shower, WC and basin.

    Selection of books, games and local maps. Bed linen, towels and hairdryer provided. Starter pack of coal and logs for the fire included.Garden bench. On road parking.

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