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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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  • Pheasant Cottage

    Barton Turf, nr. Wroxham

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44132

    Pheasant Cottage is an annexe to the owner’s home and is located in lovely rural area. The cottage is furnished and presented to a good standard, providing excellent holiday accommodation at any time of year. The charming village of Neatishead is just a mile away with a pub serving food, and a community shop. Pheasant Cottage is ideally located for exploring the Broads with the picturesque village of Horning just a short drive away, offering riverside pubs, tea shops and a selection of shops. Wroxham, known as the capital of the Broads, is 5 miles away where you can hire a day boat, explore the Broads from the water and admire the wildlife, or explore the Norfolk coastline with its lovely sandy beaches. A must is Horsey Gap Beach with the colony of grey seals, and in the winter months, hundreds of grey seal pups can be seen. There are many National Trust properties in the region which are well worth visiting. Alternatively spend a day in the fine city of Norwich, with its cathedrals, castles, museums, theatres and excellent array of shops and cafes. Walking, fishing, cycling and birdwatching are all available locally. Beach 9 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s washing machine and freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Milton End Farm Barns - The Waggon House

    Arlingham, nr. Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30813


    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813, 30814, 30815, 30816 and 30817) are situated on the owners working dairy farm in the picturesque location of Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Located in the horseshoe bend of the River Severn, Arlingham is surrounded by fantastic views of the Cotswold Hills and the Forest of Dean. Clay pigeon shooting on the farm can be arranged at weekends for either groups or individual shoots by prior arrangement with the owner. Within a lovely woodland walk you will find the local village inn, were you will find home cooked food, real ales, fine wines and a warm country welcome. Also within walking distance is another award-winning inn, renowned for its fresh seafood. Several other pubs, restaurants and take-aways are only a short drive away. This wonderful area is an ideal base for circular riverside and country walks and to explore the Severn Way. The river runs for 2 miles along the farm itself, with its own walks and perfect picnic spots. To reach the holiday properties, guests will need to pass through the village of Frampton-on Severn, which is home to the longest village green in England offering two pubs, a village shop, a cafe, canal side walks as well as annual events such as Frampton Feast (August), Giffords Circus (August) and Frampton Country Fair (September). Further along the canal bank in the village of Saul, guests will find a cafe which offers a wonderful spot for tea and cake whilst watching the boats go by. Saul also has a marina. Also within easy driving are Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park, Cotswold Water Park, Berkeley Castle and butterfly house, Prinknash Abbey (Bird and Deer Park), Thornbury Castle and Cheltenham race course, The historic town of Tewkesbury with its famous Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham / the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with their historic docks are also close by. Many National Trust properties in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, including Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Hanbury Hall, Woodchester Mansion are worth a visit, as are Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cirencester. Within easy driving are golf, ski slopes, coastal walks, Cotswold walks, plus the Gloucester and Sharpness canal walks. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Wi-fi.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking. NB: Duck pond in grounds.

  • Broad Road Farm Cottages - The Farrows

    Bradpole, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    2
    0
    1
    1
    Ref: 24539

    On the outskirts of Bridport, 4 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these two single storey barn conversion studios with beams, are full of character. Set on a working farm, they are spacious with a homely feel, offering very good holiday accommodation. Ideally located to explore this delightful area of Dorset, be it the rolling hills into Dorchester, Beaminster and Broadwindsor, or the spectacular scenic coast surrounding Lyme Bay between Weymouth, West Bay and Lyme Regis. There is coastal walking, golf, fishing, sailing and a whole host of attractions. Visit historic houses such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Abbotsbury Swannery, Pecorama and much more. For days out, Poole, Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck have a lot to offer, as does the city of Exeter with its beautiful cathedral, famous catacombs and of course shops and restaurants. Don’t miss Lyme Regis with its famous cobb and picturesque harbour. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams and stone floor. Dining room with double bed/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service. Freezer in outbuilding. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Fenced pond, 10 yards.

  • Croft Cottages - Low Barn

    Watchet

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W44207

    Located in the heart of the ancient seaside port of Watchet, Croft Cottages offers a wide range of cottages to suit any size and requirement. All the cottages (refs W44203, W44204, W44205, W44206, W44207, W44208, W44209, W44210, W44211 and W44212) are well furnished and presented, and their convenient location within Watchet adds to their appeal.

    Located just off the high street, means guests can wander into town for a walk around the harbour, eat and drink in the local restaurants and pubs, and also be able to catch a train at the local station of the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service so you won’t even need the car. There are beaches at Blue Anchor, Kilve, Dunster and Minehead is a short distance away. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the picturesque harbour. Minehead is also the start of the South West Coast Path which provides some challenging yet spectacular walking. The pretty medieval town of Dunster, with its castle (NT) is well worth a day out. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and a bit further along the coast, are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Exmoor National Park offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 5m, min depth 1m to 1½m), open 10am-7pm Easter-October. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • East Dunley Cottages - Virginia Cottage

    Bovey Tracey

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 28108

    Virginia Cottage (ref 28108) and Fig Cottage (ref W44213), are both perfect for couples who enjoy walking, sightseeing and visiting National Trust properties. These properties are are situated in 10½ acres of unspoilt natural grounds on the edge of Dartmoor. Both barn conversions are set in a row of three in a courtyard setting, close to the owners’ home, smallholding and 5-pitch certified caravan site. The holiday properties are eco-friendly with solar panels, air source heat pumps and an environmentally-friendly hot water system. Walkers can explore Dartmoor, spot wild ponies, cross ancient stone bridges spanning the River Dart, and admire the Tors. Visit Castle Drogo, Lydford Gorge, Buckfast Abbey, Torbay, Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles. Exeter, with its stunning cathedral, is a short drive. A nature trail and cycle route can be found on the Forestry Commission land, 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Properties 28108 and W44213 can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Central heating by air source heat pump, solar electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 10½ acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from bore hole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and leat in grounds, 65 yards.

  • Prynces Cottage

    Looe

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC235


    Located in a narrow street, this 18th-century former fisherman’s cottage with original beams is just a stone’s throw from the harbour side of West Looe. This holiday cottage is ideally situated in the historic fishing port of Looe, with many dog friendly pubs, cafés and restaurants. A few minutes walk takes you to Hannafore where you can play tennis, bowling or have fun on the putting greens, whilst enjoying the superb views from this part of Looe looking out across the bay to Rame Head and over to Looe Island. A short walk or a ferry ride across the river takes you to East Looe and onto the sandy town beach with Banjo Pier and boat trips to Looe Island, sea fishing trips and sightseeing along the rugged coastline. A stroll around the narrow streets is a delightful way to spend a lazy day exploring the friendly charms of this quaint fishing town including Looe town museum situated in the medieval Guildhall which gives an historic glimpse into the town’s past.
    Looe is home to its own music festival held during September which attracts many well-known musicians and provides a family atmosphere throughout the whole town. Early May sees the Festival of the Sea focusing on cooking demos with freshly caught seafood available on the harbour side. In November is Looe‘s own literary festival and at New Year the town celebrates with fancy dress and spectacular fireworks from the pier. Looe is an ideal base for walkers to explore the South Cornwall coastal path east to Rame Head and Plymouth, or west to Polperro and Fowey. Fowey is home to its own royal sailing club and annual regatta (August), and the literary festival celebrating the town’s most famous daughter Daphne Du Maurier. Polperro is an unspoilt picturesque fishing village, and a peaceful stroll to one of the harbour side pubs will transport you back to a different era. Looe is also perfectly situated to explore east Cornwall and a short drive to the north will bring you to Bodmin Moor, home to Jamaica Inn. There are many National Trust houses and gardens nearby such as Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Mount Edgcombe Estate and Antony House, which was the film set for Tim Burton’s film Alice in Wonderland. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan near Megavissey are also easily reached and are both essential destinations for all visitors to Cornwall. Sailing, golf, fishing, horse riding, coastal walks and cycling are all available locally. Beach 200 yards. Shop 40 yards, pub 50 yards and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floors. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with beams and slate floor. Shower room with heated towel rail and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 23" Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Small shared courtyard garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking; car park 550 yards (permit at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Spring Tides

    Padstow

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 15399

    Enjoying wonderful estuary views, this comfortably, compact furnished first floor holiday apartment, attached to the owners home is in an excellent location being within a few minutes walk of Padstow with its picturesque harbour and the many little shops, pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a boat trip to Puffin Island, try your hand at sea fishing or take a trip on the ferry across to the sailing resort of Rock. Many lovely sandy beaches along this coastline for bathing, cliff top walking or surfing or explore the Camel Trail. Four golf courses within a short drive. Shops and pubs ¼ mile.

    Spiral stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Low sloping ceilings throughout.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared used of owners garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

  • The Stables

    Luckett, Callington

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E3214

    Commanding stunning views across the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor are these converted former barns. Very comfortably furnished, they enjoy a peaceful rural setting just 30 minutes drive from sandy beaches on the south coast and the quaint fishing ports of Looe and Polperro. The market towns of Callington, Launceston with its Norman castle and steam railway, and Liskeard offering a scenic train ride to Looe are nearby, whilst historic Plymouth’s many attractions are just 19 miles away. The 15th century Tudor NT property of Cotehele and Buckland Abbey are just a short drive away. St Mellion golf club 6 miles. Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Decking area and furniture.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with use of washing machine. Shared garden. Garden furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking. Shared hot tub (bookable for sole use hourly foc).

  • Two Hoots

    Minster, nr. Boscastle

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30449

    These stylish and well fitted holiday barn conversions sit above the picturesque village of Boscastle and boast far reaching views along the coast and across the Atlantic from the gardens and picnic areas. Each cottage has been personally styled and has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with many thoughtful additions. The properties are bright and airy and whatever the season these cottages will appeal to those looking to explore Cornwall and in particular the North Coast with all its attractions. The cottages have two large lawn areas with picnic benches (one accessed via steps, two suitable for less mobile guests), which are ideal for evening barbecues or a morning cup of coffee. Boscastle is a short drive away with its shops, restaurants and historic harbour. Also close by is Tintagel, the mystical home of King Arthur. Further up the coast are the beaches at Crackington Haven and Bude which are ideal for surfers, and down the coast is the picturesque harbour village of Port Isaac which has been made famous by the TV series ’Doc Martin’. Also within an easy drive is Padstow, where you can take a walk or a cycle ride along the Camel Estuary to the market town of Wadebridge. You are ideally situated to visit the Eden Project and of course the unspoilt moorland of Bodmin Moor. Local Boscastle shops, restaurants, pubs and the garage are all less than 1 mile away.

    Ramp to entrance: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

    Wi-fi. Wheelchair access. No children or babies.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer space available. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 6 steps in one of the two lawned areas.

  • Decoy Farm Holiday Cottages - The Stable

    High Halstow, nr. Rochester

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 27527

    Set on the owner’s working fruit farm, these three terraced holiday cottages, each with their own enclosed area of garden, offer the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of this area. With views across the Northward Hill RSPB Nature Reserve, a converted barn has been reborn as charming cottages with 120 acres of farmland adjacent to the heronry, the largest in the UK. You may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the local barn owls, buzzards, egrets and the other abundant wildlife. In a quiet rural location yet only 8 miles from Rochester with a wide range of amenities, famous for its connections with Charles Dickens, or the cathedral city of Canterbury. The village of High Halstow is approximately 2 miles away and has a pub serving food, post office and grocery store. A perfect base for exploring Kent, the Garden of England and reaching London from Ebbsfleet for the high speed link. Ideal as a base for The O2, Greenwich Park, Westfield and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Golf nearby, varied cycle routes and fishing for trout in the owner’s reservoir (additional charge applies). There are free range chickens, geese and ducks on-site and opportunities to enjoy the blossoms and sample the fruits in season. The farm supplies high class fruit to many of the top restaurants in the area as well as the quality retailers and supermarkets. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Use of owner’s 140-acre fruit farm. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • School House Cottage

    Boltby near Sutton Bank

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC233010
    Situated in an elevated position commanding wonderful views over the village of Boltby, this superb holiday home is detached and set within the grounds of the owner’s home, and offers privacy in a tranquil setting.  Refurbished to a particularly high standard, the cottage is completely open plan with a charming lounge incorporating a kitchen and dining area with patio doors overlooking a large paved area to the front.  A shower room on the ground floor to the rear of the property enjoys the added luxury of a two person sauna, whilst the bedroom, accessed from open stairs in the lounge is placed on a large galleried landing overlooking the seating area.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil fired central heating and comprising:
    Lounge/kitchen/diner: with comfortable seating, TV, DVD and radio/CD.  Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with an ice making compartment.  Dining table and chairs to seat 4.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC, basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and 2 person sauna.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed which is situated on a large mezzanine/galleried landing and open to lounge.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available by arrangement with the owner. Wi-Fi available. Large paved patio to the front with garden furniture and BBQ. Parking for one car (please note, the driveway is quite narrow) .

  • Higher Tresmorn Cottages - The Annexe

    Tresmorn, Bude

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: TBH

    An idyllic North Cornwall retreat. Higher Tresmorn Cottages is the perfect holiday location to enjoy the beauty of North Cornwall. Nestled peacefully in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, adjacent to National Trust land, Higher Tresmorn boasts some truly spectacular sea views. This is the ideal spot in which to relax and unwind. The 16th-century farm buildings have been converted to a very high standard retaining plenty of character and charm. The Annexe sits adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse. With its galleried bedroom over spacious open-plan living area, it is a very romantic hideaway. Little Wren and Swallows Swoop are single-storeyed, standing together and are perfect for families and friends while The Roundhouse is a superb, spacious, open-plan detached property with sea views from the patio and a cosy wood-burning stove for those colder evenings. Dramatic views can be enjoyed from the coastal path or walks along the cliff top discovering the many hidden coves. A beautiful, quiet and secluded part of Cornwall rich in natural beauty and character. Take to the surf at Crackington Haven or Widemouth Bay or explore the many rockpools. Whether surfing, walking the coastal path, playing golf, fishing or simply relaxing, this stunning location has something for everyone. Crackington Haven is just a few mintues’ drive and has an excellent beach shop and tea rooms and beachside pub serving good food. The popular resort of Bude is just 12 miles and has an excellent range of shops and restaurants along with tennis, surf school, indoor splash pool, bowling and three more sandy beaches. The picturesque fishing villages of Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow are close by. For a great day out visit Crealy Adventure Park, the Blue Reef Aquarium and the famous Eden Project. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Steep open tread stairs to first floor: Galleried double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    • Small sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking (1 car)

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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