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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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  • Craven Garth - Master Mustard

    Rosedale, nr. Pickering

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
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    Ref: 18427

    VisitEngland Silver Award for Green Tourism

    In the heart of North York Moors National Park you will find Craven Garth, a family run working farm nestling in the beautiful Valley of Rosedale and surrounded by stunning scenery. This cluster of traditional cottages has been renovated from the old barns and approved by VisitEngland National Quality Assessment Scheme to welcome walkers and cyclists. Look closer and you will discover historic abbeys, castles and priories. Walking, cycling and horse riding could have been invented for the North York Moors, with breathtaking heather moorland, coastal paths, steep-sloped valleys, rolling hills and fragrant pine forests to explore all in the same day. Take to the trees on a rope swing in Dalby Forest, or hire a bike and explore a landscape of ruins, legends and endless horizons. Step back in time with Britain’s most popular heritage steam railway and enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the North York Moors National Park to Whitby. From Pickering’s well-preserved castle to the Gothic splendour of Rievaulx Abbey, the landscape is peppered with places of historic interest. Unearth Bronze and Iron Age settlements at Roulston Scar, experience life during World War II at Eden Camp, or visit Ryedale Folk Museum for a day of historic fun. As you and your family will quickly discover, few destinations are as historically rich, or revealing. And when you are ready to take a break, set a course for the charming market towns and a hearty pub lunch and back to Rosedale for Yorkshire food at its finest. Or simply relax in your cottage in front of a log fire. There are tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a bakery within 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet.

    All properties: Woodburner (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer in utility room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10per week or £5 per short break. Shared picnic paddock. Shared use of 130-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. NB: There is a stream approximately 550 yards from the properties.

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  • Tregona

    Buckland Monachorum

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: HHHE


    This spacious, well-equipped, contemporary, and very stylishly furnished single-storey conversion offers many home from home conveniences including a hairdryer, two wall mounted flatscreen TVs and internet connection. It is set in a secluded leafy garden in the village of Buckland Monachorum adjacent to the historic parish church and the welcoming Drake Manor Inn. This picturesque village is located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, 6 miles from Tavistock and 10 miles from Plymouth, and is ideally situated for visitors to enjoy the area. Local attractions include Buckland Abbey (NT), home of Sir Francis Drake and The Garden House in nearby Crapstone. Golf can be found just around the corner, whilst walking, cycling, riding and fishing can also be enjoyed in magnificent scenery. The South Devon Coast is less than an hour away. Bicycle storage is available by arrangement with the owners. The village, within a 5-minute drive of the property, has a row of shops including a chemist, butchers, delicatessen, local supermarket and cafe.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with leather sofas, oak table, vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss, rugs on wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft leather frame bed, oak furniture, TV and spacious en-suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two digital flatscreen TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, secluded, lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Roadside parking 100 yards. Cycle store (on request). Welcome pack. Ground floor facilities. No smoking.

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  • Cleugh Head Farm - Holly Cottage

    Hadrian’s Wall

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC133142
    Holly Cottage is a character cottage in every sense of the word, with many original features including beamed ceilings and stone flagged floor. This 300 year old one bedroom cottage is perfect for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is situated east of Brampton on the North Pennine Hills, surrounded by beautiful open countryside which is perfect for walking and cycling. It is close to Hadrian’s Wall and centrally located to visit Carlisle, the Lake District, Northumbria and the Scottish Border Country. The owners run a small farm and race horse establishment and are happy to show guests round when work allows.This property can be booked with Primrose Cottage 133130) and The Byre (133156) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With TV, DVD and electric flame effect stove.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave. Use of shared freezer.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Galleried bedroom: With twin beds which can be converted to a super king (please advise when booking), TV and DVD.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access available.Outside: Patio with seating. Parking for 2 cars. Shed with shared freezer.This property has a private water supply. There is a stream within the grounds of the property. Extra care should be taken

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  • Little Burbank

    Ings

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC127231
    Ground Floor accommodation in the perfect location sitting on an elevated site between Windermere and the popular villiage of Staveley, Little Burbank is the perfect bolthole for couples to escape and unwind and enjoy some well deserved time together. Just a two mile drive from Windermere the location is ideal for exploring the more popular Lakeland towns and villages. The award winning Watermill Pub and micro brewery is just a short walk from the property, serving a selection of fine ales and great food as well as holding a very successful beer festival once a year. All on the ground floor with solid wood flooring, Little Burbank has been creatively designed to offer maximum space and comfort for guests. The double bedroom with en-suite wet room and dressing area is a light, bright space whilst the open plan living area has picture windows to the front and side to take in distance views across Ings to the fields beyond. Along with enjoying the well equipped, comfortable accommodation, guests are certain to appreciate the opportunity to wander up the garden and collect their morning eggs courtesy of the resident hens which have their own run on the gardens upper levels. Enjoying the view from the upper level are the owners pet goats and guests are welcome to pop up and say hello! Cyclists are more than welcome to leave their bikes in the owner’s greenhouse for overnight shelter.
    Please note: that Little Burbank sits on a steep, sloping site so do take care on approach. Shop, Pub and Restaurant local.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and small fridge/freezer.
    Living area: With digital TV and DVD player and deep cushioned seating arranged around the picture windows.
    Dining area.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite wet room with shower area, toilet and heated towel rail. The bedroom also has a delightful dressing area and wall mounted digital TV.

    Gas central heating, gas, electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Sorry no travel cot or highchair. Access to a washing machine/dryer is available on request. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. Sitting out area with lawn.

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  • The Dairy

    Delph, Saddleworth

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 23723


    On the edge of the Peak District National Park this attractive converted former dairy can be found in the pretty Saddleworth village of Delph. Set within the courtyard of the owners’ farmhouse, the cottage has been converted retaining many original beams and is furnished and equipped to a good standard throughout.
    Saddleworth lies in the West Riding of Yorkshire and covers over 18,000 acres, of which much is open land with breathtaking views. It’s made up of a collection of villages each with their own strong identity, fabulous real ale pubs and access to the moors. Delph village is around a 10 minute walk from the property and enjoys a range of local shops, pubs and restaurants; and just a mile from the property is the Pennine Way with 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England.
    In around a 10-minute drive you can reach the wonderful Yorkshire village of Marsden home to a range of attractions including the National Trust Marsden Moor Estate and the Standedge Tunnel Visitors Centre. Within ½ hours drive you can reach Holmfirth, renowned as the home of ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, and within an hour you have the market towns of Halifax and Huddersfield, or the bright lights and attractions in the cities of Manchester and Leeds. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. 1 step up to dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. 1 step up to bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and sun loungers. Shared courtyard. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 18 steps (no handrail) to parking.

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  • Grove Cottages - The Swallows

    Instow, Barnstaple.

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: HRRA

    These single-storey barn conversions are situated in a charming area of Devon. The Swallows and Oak Tree Cottage are ideal for those seeking a comfortable, practical holiday base whilst spending lots of time exploring this great part of Devon.

    Nearby Instow is an unspoilt seaside village with a large sandy beach and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, village shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. A fabulous location that has something for everyone, the area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the famous Tarka Trail. North Devon has wonderful beaches and is well positioned for visits to Exmoor, Dartmoor and North Cornwall. At Croyde and Woolacombe, discover some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country, as well as many smaller coves and bays. Exmoor and the South West Coastal Path are located close by and there are NT properties at Arlington and Knighthayes. Shops ½ mile, pub, beach and restaurants approximately ¼ mile.

    Beamed living/dining room with patio doors and compact kitchen area. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Full gas central heating included (£30per week November-March)
    • Deck with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • No smoking

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  • Sebright Cottage

    Borrowby near Staithes

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC243013
    Spangle, Rosecombe and Sebright Cottages have been converted from farm buildings to provide holiday accommodation.  Ground source energy provides the underfloor heating beneath tiled floors, ensuring a comfortable and even temperature throughout.  Stylishly furnished and decorated, Spangle Cottage offers a Master galleried bedroom and twin room, whilst Rosecombe provides an unusual but delightful open plan theme on the first floor with a galleried landing between the bedrooms with King size and twin beds respectively which can remain open, or each be sectioned off with discreetly placed folding doors for privacy.  Sebright is perfect for a romantic break and has one bedroom with a King size brass bed, pretty lighting feature and a split level lounge and kitchen area offering spectacular views from a full length picture window
    Nestling in an elevated position in the picturesque hamlet of Borrowby, perched above Borrowby Dale, the cottages afford wonderful views to the large expanse of beautiful East Yorkshire coastline, with Staithes (the former home of Captain James Cook) in the distance.  Within 200 yards of the cottages, an equestrian centre which is open Tuesday to Sunday provides trekking for all ages and abilities and from horseback you can enjoy the breathtaking views.
    Excellent footpath walks are available direct from the door taking you through heather strewn moors and onto the Heritage coastline. Shop 3 miles, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 1½ miles

    Ground Floor: Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom: With king size brass bed
    Bathroom: With contemporary double ended slipper bath, shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and shaver point
    Lower Ground Floor
    Living Room: With TV, Freeview, DVD and radio/CD

    Underfloor heating from ground source energy, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair available on request.Paved patio to front with garden furniture and spectacular views out to sea. Ample off road parking.

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  • Spion Cop

    Litton, Nr Kettlewell

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: DC4209
    Occupying an idyllic site in beautiful and unspoilt Littondale, this superb first floor apartment located within aconverted barn offers very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park only 14 miles from the market town of Skipton and within very easy reach of Settle, Malham, Wensleydale and Ribblesdale. Decorated and furnished to offer very comfortable accommodation, the apartment has retained all the charm and character and unique features of its former life.The property has a spa bath for you to relax in after a day exploring this superb and scenic area. Alternatively relax in the indoor heated swimming pool or sauna which are available for guests’ use and children have the use of a play area and playing field with goal posts. Ideal for romantic couples the apartment is within walking distance of the local pub which serves bar meals. Kettlewell, Kilnsey or Grassington nearby offer a variety of pubs and restaurants for you to sample. For lovers of walking there are a variety of routes to try for all abilities from relaxing riverside rambles to the challenge of the Three Peaks which are close by.

    This property can be booked together with Skirfare (DC4204), Roseber (DC4205), Tansy Close (DC4206), Guildersbank (DC4207), Sandhams (DC4210), Honey Pot (DC4208) and Elbeck (DC4211) to accommodate up to 28 guests.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Open plan sitting/dining room: with Freesat TV, DVD player and shared DVD library.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and iron/ironing board.
    Bedroom 1: double bedroom with half tester bed.
    Bathroom: with spa bath and shower over with WC and basin.

    All fuel and electricity included in the rent. Bed linen and towels provided (please bring own towels for the swimming pool). Laundry facilities on site. Use of swimming pool, sauna, children’s play area and playing field with goal posts. Cot and highchair available.Non smokers only please. Private parking. Please note: There are drops and a river in the grounds.

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  • Croft Cottages - Bungalow 1A

    Watchet

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W44212

    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.

    Gas central heating included. Towel hire. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with 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.

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  • Burleigh Lodge

    Torquay

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 26323

    Situated in a quiet residential area of Torquay, just 1½ miles from the beach, this spacious single-storey holiday property is attached to the owners’ home. It’s a short bus ride or drive to the harbour, where visitors can board a boat to Brixham, or simply explore this popular seaside town. This is an ideal location from which to enjoy walks in the Devon countryside, with a 450-acre park at Cockington and the tors of Dartmoor both nearby. Take a trip to Paignton Zoo, a trip on the steam train to Dartmouth or visit one of the many NT properties close by. Fishing, golf and bird watching are all available within easy driving distance. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    3 steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed lawned garden with private sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Folly View

    Old Bewick, nr. Alnwick

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27177

    This holiday cottage with countryside views is in a small row of three and located between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumbrian coastline, offering an ideal retreat for couples or friends. It is just 4 miles from Eglingham, which was named as one of the top 50 best places to live in the countryside by the Sunday Times. It is midway between Alnwick, 11 miles, with its famous castle, and Wooler, known as the Gateway to the Cheviots. An ideal base to visit the Cheviots, the Borders or a short drive to the Northumbrian Heritage Coast - an AONB with castles, fortresses and unspoilt beaches and just 3 miles from the famous Chillingham Wild Cattle and castle. Shop 6 miles, pubs and restaurants 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Mocktree Barns Holiday Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Leintwardine, nr. Ludlow

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43670

    Mocktree Barns (Stable Cottage refs W43670, which is semi-detached, and Jinney Ring ref W43671, which is terraced) are located on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border in the heart of historic Mortimer Country, yet are only 7 miles from the splendid medieval market town of Ludlow. The Welsh Borderlands are close making it an ideal opportunity to explore three counties. Once a set of farm buildings, these holiday properties have been converted to provide distinctive and individually furnished cottages situated around a south-facing courtyard. The owners live on site and are actively involved in promoting green tourism and garden organically. Guests are welcome to enjoy the wildlife-friendly gardens, and relax in the courtyard which has tables and chairs for eating outdoors in summer. Whatever the season, there is plenty to do. There are great opportunities for walkers and nature lovers as well as for anglers, bird watchers, golfers and geologists. Public rights of way are there for you to walk through the woods and the fields, explore the quiet valleys and lanes and climb to the tops of the hills to marvel at the views; Wenlock Edge, the Long Mynd, Clee Hill, the Shropshire Hills AONB, the Teme Valley, Mortimer Forest and Offas Dyke Path are all close by. Interesting towns to visit include Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Leominster, Much Wenlock and Tenbury Wells, as well as historic Ironbridge an easy drive away. Local attractions include the racecourse and castle at Ludlow, Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm, Stokesay Castle, and the four NT properties of Powys Castle, Attingham Park, Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Wi-fi. Shared garden and courtyard. Barbecue. Off road parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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