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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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  • Spencer Cottage

    Melsonby near Richmond

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC211134
    In a delightful village location in the grounds of the owner’s house this comfortable cottage provides an ideal setting for lovers of the countryside. There are walks starting directly from the doorstep, making this an excellent base for walking with a dog through pretty meadows and along leafy lanes. Renovated from a former groom’s residence the cottage is comfortable and has the benefit of a sunny patio and use of the owner’s extensive mature garden with shady trees and lawns. The beautiful countryside of Swaledale and Wensleydale are waiting to be explored from this convenient location. Locally the historic town of Richmond with its Castle, Georgian theatre and cobbled streets provides shops for everyday needs pubs and restaurants.

    Ground Floor: Heated by electric night storage heaters the accommodation comprises:
    Lounge:  With TV with full Sky package, DVD and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen/dining area:  With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.

    First Floor: Bedroom:  With double bed.
    Bathroom:  With shower over bath, basin and W.C.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included in the rent. Large mature gardens, patio with garden furniture and off road parking.  One well behaved pet welcome.

  • The Carthouse

    Snape near Bedale

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    2
    Ref: DC5414
    Enjoying an idyllic location in one of Yorkshire’s most picturesque villages this superb cottage has been carefully converted by the owner from the stable block of Snape Castle, the former home of Catherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII. All on ground floor level this truly desirable cottage is one of three conversions set around a private courtyard, it is beautifully presented with high quality contemporary style furnishings with great care and attention to detail offers the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday. A private enclosed patio and garden provides ample opportunity to relax after a day exploring the area and enjoy al-fresco dining during warmer months.

    Ground Floor: With electric central heating and comprising:
    Sitting/dining room:
    with electric contemporary fire, TV, DVD, CD player and doors to enclosed garden and patio.
    Kitchen:
    with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, iron and castle views.
    Bedroom 1: with king size bed and doors to garden, en-suite shower room with shower, WC and basin.

    Wi-Fi available. Bed linen and towels included. Enclosed garden and patio with table, chairs and BBQ. Ample private parking. Can be booked with Parr Cottage DC4556 and Castle View DC4837 to accommodate up to 10 people.

  • Lidsey Farmhouse Annexe

    Lidsey, nr. Bognor Regis

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43003

    Shared swimming pool

    Conveniently located, this attractive single storey annexe with stable door, attached to the owners 16th century Grade II listed farmhouse provides modern yet cosy holiday living. It has its own sitting out area and use of the owners outdoor heated swimming pool. Explore the glorious South Downs Way, with scenic walking, birdwatching, cycling and riding routes. Places to visit include the popular seaside resort of Bognor Regis (3 miles), historic Chichester with its superb cathedral, Arundel Castle and Wild Fowl and Wetland Bird Trust, Goodwood House, racecourses and country park and the Witterings with its sandy beach. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 550 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen, patio doors and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Portable barbecue. Shared heated outdoor fenced swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.9m - 2.1m), open May-September. No smoking.

  • Doles Ash Farm - Fox Cottage

    Piddletrenthide

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: DFX

    "Idyllic Dorset cottages with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court . . ."

    Lying in the picturesque Piddle Valley in West Dorset are the twelve acres of glorious rolling countryside in which these holiday cottages are set. No longer a working farm, Doles Ash Farm now has a splendid range of barns which have been sympathetically converted to form a group of very comfortable cottages, interestingly clustered around a grass courtyard with the owners’ 18th-century house. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games barn with table tennis, snooker and table football, and tennis court.
    Doles Ash Farm is the ideal venue for group get togethers, giving guests the benefit of families and friends being in the same place while still enjoying some personal space in individual cottages. Three of the holiday cottages have enclosed gardens, ideal for dogs, while the remaining four have individual patios. The indoor heated swimming pool has full changing facilities (please bring your own towels). The tennis court is also available all year round. The cottages, facilities and grounds enjoy an outstandingly peaceful setting with magnificent walks on the doorstep. Riding, golf, clay-shooting and fishing are all available locally.
    Good shops can be found 8 miles away in Dorchester and 10 miles away in Sherborne. There is a host of local attractions and a long sandy beach within a half hour’s drive at Weymouth. Studland beaches and Swanage are also firm favourites with visitors.
    The Piddle Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which boasts some of the prettiest villages in England and has a wealth of excellent family-friendly pubs to dine and relax in with the village of Godmanstone boasting the smallest pub in England. The beautiful village of Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant, also lies just 3 miles from Doles Ash Farm. This is Thomas Hardy country with many of Hardy’s venues have changed little since his time. At Higher Bockhampton, standing among soaring beech trees, is the thatched cottage where the novelist was born.
    Lovely cottages in a fabulous setting - what more could holidaymakers want? Shops 1 mile.

    This comfortable ground floor barn conversion offers cosy accommodation for couples. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Pretty bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Patio with furniture
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included (please bring own towels for swimming pool)
    • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and coin-operated tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher (except Fox Cottage, ref DFX)
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Shared grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 18ft) (available March-October, Christmas and New Year)
    • Shared games barn with table tennis, table football and small snooker table
    • Large grassed play area with climbing frame and badminton/volleyball net
    • Shared use of owners’ hard tennis court
    • NB: Fenced pond in grounds. No stag or hen parties

    Properties DGA, DGG, DFX, DGH, DGJ can be booked together for larger groups and family get-togethers. DGH & DGJ have interconnecting doors.

  • Highfield Barn

    Scackleton, nr. Hovingham

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 24873

    This stone built former granary, attached to the owners’ home, has been sympathetically converted to offer first floor holiday accommodation of a very good standard, within the stunning countryside of the Howardian Hills. A designated AONB, between the North York Moors National Park, The Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York, with an abundance of walks, scenic villages and country houses. Coastal resorts and the Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. Castle Howard, the picturesque village of Hovingham and the traditional market town of Helmsley are all close by. The vibrant city of York is just 18 miles away. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Access to washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Free range eggs provided from owners hens. No smoking.

  • Grange Cottage

    Harmby near Leyburn

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: DC1664
    Located in the pretty village of Harmby just 1 mile from the market town of Leyburn in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Grange Cottage is all on ground floor level set around a quiet courtyard with far reaching views across Cover Valley to Pen Hill, with the ancient ruins of Richard III’s castle at Middleham in the distance. The cottage is well presented to offer welcoming, very comfortable accommodation after a day exploring this wonderful, scenic area. Lovely walks and cycle trails to suit all abilities can be enjoyed through some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside. The village pub is within walking distance of the cottage, with several good pubs in the neighbouring villages. Leyburn has a good choice of individual shops, teashops, pubs and a weekly market. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are close by while Middleham, Hawes, Richmond, Reeth and the whole of the Dales are easily accessible.

    This property can be booked together with Corner Cottage (DC1665), Stable Cottage (DC1954) and Barn Cottage (DC2532) to accommodate up to ten guests.

    Ground Floor: With economy 7 night storage heaters and comprising:
    One step to open plan sitting/dining room: with contemporary style electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD, CD player and radio.
    Kitchen area: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and iron.
    Bedroom 1: with zip and link beds (can be either twin or super king).
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Bed linen and towels provided. Patio with garden furniture. Non smokers only please. Ample parking. Sorry no pets.

  • The Little House

    Twelveheads Truro, nr. Redruth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44109

    This pretty little cottage sits in well tended gardens, deep in the Cornish countryside and provides an ideal base while visiting many areas of Cornwall. Although nearer the tranquil south coast, the dramatic north coast, with its excellent surfing beaches, is easily reached. The Little House is just yards from the ‘Mineral Tramways Trail’, one of Cornwall’s many cycle networks that links the north coast at Portreath to the South coast near Falmouth. It is popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders and sightseers as it passes through a rich mining heritage area, dotted with old mine archaeology. A cycle hire centre, café and shop are approximately 500 yards from the front door, right on the trail itself. The world famous Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Lizard Peninsula, which is the location of Lizard Point and the most southerly point of the country, are all easily accessible from the property. The ancient seafaring town of Falmouth is approx 6 miles away, and provides an excellent centre for many activities such as sailing, windsurfing, pleasure trips and diving. Other amenities available locally are fine sandy beaches, shopping, cinema, restaurants and Pendennis Castle, perched high on Pendennis Point. Falmouth is also home to the National Maritime Museum, two yacht marinas and numerous National Trust gardens. A ferry to the Roseland Peninsula and a sightseeing trip along the River Fal to Truro are also available from one of the town quays. Truro is the capital city of Cornwall and less than 5 miles away, with excellent shopping in the cobbled streets, fine dining in its many restaurants, bistros and cafés, a theatre and museum. Beach 6 miles. Shop, cinema, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating (underfloor in shower room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freesat smart TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps and unfenced stream in garden.

  • The Piggery

    Edithmead, nr. Burnham-on-Sea

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W42944

    This spacious, detached, single-storey holiday cottage is ideally located just minutes from Burnham-on-Sea, and the coastal resorts of north west Somerset. The seven-mile stretch of sandy beach running from Burnham to Brean is known for its unspoilt dunes and is ideal for walking and bird watching. There are several golf courses including a fine championship course at Berrow Links. You can also marvel at the spectacular scenery of nearby Cheddar Gorge with its soaring cliffs, famous caves and the quiet beauty of the Quantock, Mendip and Polden Hills. Between the hills are the Somerset Levels and Moors with their quiet wetlands famous for willows and unspoilt meadows. The Levels offer fantastic opportunities for cycling, angling and horse riding. To the north of Burnham is the bustling seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, which is well worth a visit. Bridgwater, a small busy town, is also close by. Its many examples of fine Georgian architecture reflect its prosperous past. Why not combine a shopping trip with a visit to the Blake Museum or the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum? Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles. These two spacious, detached, single storey holiday cottages (refs W42944 and W43093) are ideally located just minutes from Burnham-on-Sea, and the coastal resorts of north west Somerset. The seven-mile stretch of sandy beach running from Burnham to Brean is known for its unspoilt dunes and is ideal for walking and bird watching. There are several golf courses including a fine championship course at Berrow Links. You can also marvel at the spectacular scenery of nearby Cheddar Gorge with its soaring cliffs, famous caves and the quiet beauty of the Quantock, Mendip and Polden Hills. Between the hills are the Somerset Levels and Moors with their quiet wetlands famous for willows and unspoilt meadows. The Levels offer fantastic opportunities for cycling, angling and horse riding. To the north of Burnham is the bustling seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, which is well worth a visit. Bridgwater, a small busy town, is also close by. Its many examples of fine Georgian architecture reflect its prosperous past. Why not combine a shopping trip with a visit to the Blake Museum or the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum? Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

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

    Gas central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break October-May). Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access. No children under 8 years.

  • Dart View, Apartment 1

    Dartmouth

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: DHAPT1DV

    Occupying the ground floor of an imposing Victorian house, this comfortable apartment has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is well equipped. The property is close to the river and is within 2 minutes of the town centre, shops and quays.

    Entrance door to communal hallway. Front door to open plan Sitting/Kitchen/Dining Room; TV, DVD. Kitchen: has induction hob, electric oven, fridge. Shuttered bay window.
    Through to Bedroom: double bed (4’6"), TV and ensuite Shower room: shower cubicle, basin, WC.

    Parking: Annual ticket (unreserved) for Town Car Park.
    Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
    Wifi available.
    Gas central heating and hot water.
    No pets allowed.

  • Ruby Cottage

    Longnor near Buxton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC412032
    Ruby Cottage is a renovated one bedroom cottage, located in an elevated position in the quaint village of Longnor close to the popular spa town of Buxton. The village is well equipped with local stores, pubs, post office and craft centre. There are many stunning walks right from the doorstep and the property has the benefit of being close to many interesting Derbyshire towns and villages. This ancient village is set in lovely moorland countryside, six miles to the southeast of Buxton. The River Dove flows to the north, the River Manfold to the south and large numbers of visitors came here to explore the upper reaches of these two famous valleys and the rugged scenery that surrounds them.

    Ground Floor: Property has full central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 26" flat screen TV, Free view, DVD player, wood burning stove and CD/radio player. Dining table and 4 chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer dryer and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Landing/Seating Area: With seating
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and full under floor heating

    All fuel for the background heating, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request.  Wifi internet access available.  Coin operated pay phone provided (mobile phone reception is poor in this area).
    COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF WINE AND A SMALL WELCOME PACK OF TREATS.On street parking available. Enclosed south facing front garden with furniture and partially enclosed rear garden. The first basket of logs and sticks is provided, further supplies can be obtained through the owner at £3.50 per basket.

  • Edie’s Retreat

    Furze Hill, nr. Wimborne

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 29316

    This homely and comfortable single-storey holiday retreat is attached to the owners’ home with its own private entrance, and is conveniently located opposite a renowned pub serving food and the village shop. It is an ideal base for holidaymakers wishing to explore the area; Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester, Poole, Sandbanks and the New Forest are all within easy driving distance. Bournemouth and the renowned beaches of Sandbanks and Studland are a 20-minute drive and the popular market town of Wimborne is nearby. Beach 11 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Shared garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

  • Sands Farm Cottages - Poppy Cottage

    Wilton near Pickering

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC231119
    Sands Farm Cottages provide an excellent selection of high quality holiday cottages, peacefully situated within farmland in the small village of Wilton overlooking the Vale of Pickering.  The cottages are perfectly positioned for exploring the area with the bustling market town of Pickering, home of the North York Moors Steam Railway, some 4 miles to the west and the lively coastal resort of Scarborough 14 miles to the east.  Thornton-le-Dale, Dalby Forest and the North York Moors National Park are all within 2 miles, whilst the historic City of York is within a half hour drive. All cottages are furnished to a high standard and most have private hot tub with others having a shared facility, perfect for using in all weathers.  Ample off road parking is available to all guests and the surrounding acres of grassland are available for children to play, or families to picnic and barbecue.  In addition to the usual farm animals, Sands Farm is often visited by natural wildlife which include foxes, badgers, deer and barn owls.
    This property can be booked together with Daisy (CC231115), Honeysuckle (CC231116), Jasmine (CC231117), Rose (CC231118), Chapel Lodge (CC231114) and Fuchsia (CC231128) to accommodate up to 32 people.

    Ground Floor: Poppy Cottage has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided), colour TV, video, DVD,radio and dining area.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom: Master bedroom with king size four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, W.C. and basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included in the rent. Initial supply of logs provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Wifi internet access available.
    Laundry facilities available on site at an extra charge.Outside: Private rear patio and pebbled area with garden furniture and private hot tub and BBQ. Ample parking.

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