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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 Joinery

    Gilsland, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 27790

    Adjoining the main farmhouse, this holiday home, converted from an old joinery, is set on a family-run livestock farm. Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall is 2 miles and the cottage is centrally located for exploring the Lake District, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. Attractions include Talkin Tarn, Walltown Cragg, Lanercost Priory, Rheged and a calendar of country shows and farmer’s markets. There are excellent walking and cycling routes throughout the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Steep, open tread stairs to galleried double bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer (in external utility room). Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling and grazing facilities available by arrangement with owner. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Cross House Garden studio

    Warkworth

    Grade
    2
    0
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    1
    Ref: 25849

    Cross House Garden Studios are situated in the very centre of this popular, picturesque and historic village, and only 500 yards from the castle. Next to the owner’s property these two holiday studios, one on each level, make an ideal holiday base for exploring the stunning coastline nearby. Warkworth is dominated by its fine castle and riverside walks. Only 1 mile from the sandy bay which stretches from Alnmouth to Amble in an AONB, and on the coastal route providing over 20 miles of golden sandy beaches. Friendly village pubs, small shops and bistros are on the doorstep. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are 6 miles. Boat trips to Coquet Island from Amble only 2 miles. Local golf course ½ mile. Ideal location for exploring the Heritage coastline and beyond. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double bed and wooden floor/kitchen. Conservatory. One step up to shower room with toilet.

    Gas included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Shared lawned garden. Private sitting out area with furniture. Public car park 50 yards (free). No smoking. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Mullion Cottage

    Skelmanthorpe

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 28786

    Mullion Cottage is a charming stone built terraced cottage located in the village of Skelmanthorpe, and has been transformed into a stylish and comfortable holiday home. The area offers lots of great walks with other activities locally including golf and fishing. Within easy driving distance are The National Mining Museum, 7 miles, Cannon Hall Farm and Country Park, 5 miles, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 6 miles, Holmfirth, 8 miles, the Hepworth Wakefield, 9 miles and Kirklees Light Railway, 2 miles. Further afield include the Armouries at Leeds, 20 miles, and The National Media Museum at Bradford, 20 miles. There is a golf course within a 5 mile drive. Shop 200 yards, pub 800 yards and restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Access to courtyard via 2 steps.

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  • The Landings - Apartment 3

    Filey

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28157
    Located just 50 yards from the spectacular 5 mile stretch of sandy beach, this one bedroomed holiday apartment is comfortable and well-equipped. Almost untouched by the hands of time, Filey is protected by the low lying ridge of rocks called Filey Brigg, from where the sands sweep to the south and end at the spectacular chalk cliffs of Bempton RSPB Bird Sanctuary. There is plenty to see and do in and around Filey, with easy access to the beautiful North Yorkshire Wolds with stunning views across the coastline. The North York Moors steam train takes an 18-mile trip through the glorious Esk Valley stopping at Goathland, famed for both the Harry Potter films and the television series Heartbeat. Shopping trips to the city of Hull and the historic city of York, with its world famous minster, museums, art galleries, curio shops, inns and tea rooms is just over an hour’s drive. Coastal and countryside walks abound, with everything from energetic distance walks to leisurely trail and cycle ways through quiet villages and bustling towns. The Cleveland Way and the Wolds Way offer unrivalled long distance walks. Steeped in history, there are many homes, halls and castles, with Burton Agnes Hall and Castle Howard easily reached. The coastal towns of Bridlington, Scarborough and the ancient sea port of Whitby, smugglers coves such as Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes are all within easy reach. The Yorkshire coast and countryside has so much to offer at any time of the year and visitors find themselves returning again and again. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Apartment 3 can be booked together with Apartment 2 (28156), Apartment 4 (28158), Apartment 5 (28159), Apartment 6 (28160), Apartment 8 (28162), Apartment 9 (28163) and Apartment 10 (28164) to accommodate up to 27 guests.

    First Floor: All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed and Freeview TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Bosun’s Locker

    Lymington

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: DAAX

    Bosun’s Locker lies in the bustling riverside town of Lymington, just a stone’s throw from the town quay. Set in the old Georgian part of town, this detached holiday home commands panoramic views across the harbour, nature reserve and the Solent to the Isle of Wight. This historic town has a selection of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and an ancient Charter Market on a Saturday. This is an excellent base for walking, bird watching, fishing, horse riding, sailing, cycling, the beach or relaxing in the New Forest and the seaside and quay around Lymington. The quay offers boat trips to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Attractions include Exbury Gardens, Beaulieu House and Motor Museum and Mudeford, Highcliffe and Friars Cliff Beach. Shops and pubs 15 yards.

    Kitchen with dining area, slightly low ceiling and tiled floor. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor. Cosy double bedroom with views, accessed via en-suite shower room with toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to second floor: Living room with triple aspect.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi available (payable to BT Openzone)
    • No garden
    • Roadside parking 200 yards; car park 75 yards (permit at cost)
    • Cycle store

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  • Primrose Cottage

    Shap, near Penrith

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UK1039
    Ideally situated between Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith in an unspoilt tranquil location, semi-detached Primrose Cottage is perfect for couples and benefits from free wi-fi. Situated in the village of Shap, known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Fells and Lakes’, being on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the second largest lake in the Lake District - Ullswater. The village offers a wide range of amenities including a good selection of pubs, shops, a public outdoor heated swimming pool, a children’s play area and tennis courts.
    The Eden Valley provides superb walking and cycling, and the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales are easy to visit too. The atmospheric, rugged area of Haweswater, 8 miles, has a viewpoint for golden eagles, pretty villages and bustling market towns abound, with a lively calendar of farmers’ markets and county shows. There is plenty of local produce to purchase or enjoy in the many restaurants and pubs serving regional favourites. There is also excellent road access to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle and museum, and Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site, has interesting exhibitions to visit. The Northumberland National Park and southern Scotland are both within an hour’s drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    Primrose Cottage can be booked together with The Rockery (UK1040) to accommodate up to 12 guests. These two cottages are ideally situated between Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith in an unspoilt tranquil location. Both properties benefit from free Wi-Fi , are perfect for large families and groups of friends holidaying together. Situated in the village of Shap, known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Fells and Lakes’, being on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the second largest lake in the Lake District - Ullswater. The village offers a wide range of amenities including a good selection of pubs, shops, a public outdoor heated swimming pool, lockable cycle store, a children’s play area and tennis courts.
    The Eden Valley provides superb walking and cycling, and the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales are easy to visit too. The atmospheric, rugged area of Haweswater, 8 miles, has a viewpoint for golden eagles, pretty villages and bustling market towns abound, with a lively calendar of farmer’s markets and county shows. There’s plenty of local produce to purchase or enjoy in the many restaurants and pubs serving regional favourites. There’s excellent road access to the historic border city of Carlisle with its castle and museum, and Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site, has interesting exhibitions to visit. The Northumberland National Park and southern Scotland are both within an hour’s drive. Shop, restaurant and pub 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: Step to entrance.
    Living/dining room: With gas fire, Freesat TV, DVD player and beams.
    2 steps down to...
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Open-tread stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine. Courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Laskill Grange - Bridge Cottage

    Bilsdale, nr. Helmsley

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43184

    Within the North York Moors National Park, in a sheltered wooded valley close to the magnificent ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, these spacious, comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottages (refs W43183, W43184 and W43185) stand in a landscaped courtyard, close to the owner’s farmhouse. Enjoy farmhouse breakfasts at Laskill Grange, or across the drive at Laskill Country House, the owners’ daughter offers home cooked evening meals or ready prepared frozen meals. There are 70 acres of beautifully tended grounds and a shared terrace garden with its small lake and river frontage. The surrounding countryside views are superb, and there is excellent walking from the doorstep. Long distance footpaths along this area’s Heritage coastline, and the Cleveland Way, offer perfect terrain for walkers and cyclists. Visit Ryedale Folk Museum and Rosedale Abbey, or for a day out, try the North York Moors Railway. Whitby has miles of sandy beaches and an ancient abbey overlooking its harbour. Scarborough, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Sandsend are within 20 miles. Horse racing at Thirsk, Wetherby and York, 25 miles. Helmsley has Duncombe Park and a castle. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity and oil central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break October-April). Microwave. Washing machine. Parking for 1 car.

    All properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Shared freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared terrace garden. Shared 70-acre grounds. Shared conservatory with communal wi-fi access. Shared hot tub. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is a small lake and river frontage within the garden.

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  • Venns Farm Cart Lodge

    Witnesham, nr. Ipswich

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28306

    This detached cart lodge, adjacent to the owners’ 400 year old former farmhouse is set along a no-through single track lane on the outskirts of the village and overlooks fields with country views and footpaths. Ipswich is a short drive with rail links to London, leisure centre and restaurants. The riverside town of Woodbridge and the Victorian seaside town of Felixstowe are within easy reach as are Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh. Visit Constable Country, Sutton Hoo (NT) and Alton Water Reservoir where you can hire dinghies and windsurfers. Golf, 2 minutes’ drive. Shop, pub/restaurants 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area with beams. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with Velux. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawn with decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in owners’ grounds.

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  • The Courtyard Cottage

    Witney

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E1863

    Enjoying direct access to an unspoiled stretch of the River Thames and to the long distance path which runs from its source to the sea, this very comfortable property has been converted from attractive brick and stone farm buildings. Tastefully decorated it forms a single storey wing of the owner’s house. Fishing is available. Leisure park 2 miles. Witney, 7 miles, and Abingdon, 9 miles, are interesting local market towns, and Oxford is only 10 miles. Shop 2 miles, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (6ft, zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owner’s freezer. Shared 5-acre grounds and garden. Shared courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking. Fishing (foc). Private water supply. NB: Unfenced river in garden.

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  • Betsy Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: CC127239
    Betsy Cottage enjoys an ideal, central location, close to a host of excellent shops and restaurants that provide everything you’ll need for a self catering holiday in the Lakes. Some lovely walks can be enjoyed straight from the door to Orrest Head where you can take in magnificent vistas of Windermere from one of the area’s best view points or why not take a tour on an open top bus or enjoy a trip on one of the famous Windermere Lake Steamers and take in the views from a rather different perspective?
    Stylishly presented with a contemporary theme throughout, the two of you will be spoiled by the amount of space and comfort on offer here at Betsy Cottage. The bathroom is a real treat with an enormous deep bath and separate shower whilst the modern fully equipped kitchen leads directly out to the garden and well presented outside living space offering you the chance to enjoy the sun all day long, when our rather typical Lake District weather will allow! As well as having private, off road parking, your pets are most welcome to join you here at Betsy Cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: Arranged around the gas fireplace with flat screen TV, DVD and Hi-Fi system.
    Dining room: with feature fireplace.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Kitchen: With breakfast bar area, electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Spacious Bathroom: With shower cubicle, deep bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed to front of property with original feature fireplace.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available.Outside: Private parking for one car. Rear paved garden with furniture provided.
    The stairs in the kitchen are steep and open on one side with handrail on other side. Extra care should be taken.

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  • The Fauld

    West Hall, nr. Brampton

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 27789

    This single-storey, detached holiday retreat, adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, has a hot tub and stunning rural views. Converted from a sheep fauld and set on a family-run livestock farm, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It is 2 miles from Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, and centrally located for the Lake District, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. Visit Talkin Tarn, Walltown Crag, Lanercost Priory, Rheged, country shows and farmer’s markets. There are footpaths from the door along with walking and cycle routes throughout the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: One step to living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and freezer (in out building). Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. No children.

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  • The Stables

    Staxton, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 25447

    Nestled in the tiny hamlet of Willerby and surrounded by 71/2 acres of unspoilt farmland, this holiday cottage is an equestrian’s delight with stabling by arrangement. Walkers and cyclists will love the many bridle paths that surround the area with the Centurion Way and the Wolds Way just a short distance from the door. The stunning Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is easily accessed with historic homes, halls and castles such as Sledmere House and Castle Howard. Seaside towns of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington are also close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with beams. Shower room with toilet.

    Pot bellied stove in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. Stabling and turn out on request (at cost). Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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