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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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  • Pegg Inn Cottage

    Wildboarclough, Buxton

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: RCH

    On the edge of the Peak District National Park, this comfortable 17th-century property is surrounded by rugged and spectacular scenery. Converted to a high standard from a former inn , it has its own terrace and enjoys shared use of the neighbouring owners’ garden and 1-acre grounds. The surrounding countryside is magnificent for walking and mountain-biking, with horse riding available 2 miles away at Flash (England’s highest village). Town and sports amenities at Buxton (6 miles). Shop 2 miles.

    Open-plan, beamed sitting/dining room with living-flame gas fire and French doors to terrace. Farmhouse-style fitted kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom (access through double bedroom). Very small cot room.

    • Living-flame gas fire included
    • Electricity, LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Small freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Shared garden and grounds of 1 acre
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Water feature in grounds

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  • Blease Cottage

    Threlkeld

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC116104
    This former farm workers cottage dating back over 250 years has been sympathetically restored to offer cosy and characterful accommodation  location at the foot of Blencathra, five miles from Keswick. Threlkeld is steeped in history with its church dating back to 1573 and its two pubs back to 1688.The pubs serve good food and real ale and are only a few minutes walk from the cottage. Blease Cottage is an ideal location to enjoy the peaceful countryside with its many walks from the door, as well as golf and cycling opportunities. There is walking from the cottage to suit all, a level railway path into Keswick, walks on the fells around the village and more challenging walks up onto Blencathra and Skiddaw. The village welcomes holiday makers and has a good bus service to Keswick and Penrith.

    Ground Floor: The gas centrally heated accommodation with its original beams comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With feature stone wall and a multi-fuel stove , flat screen TV with integrated DVD, CD/Hi-Fi and open views.
    Kitchen: With views towards Blencathra, electric twin oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: to the front of the cottage with double bed and an open outlook.
    Bedroom 2: to the rear with 4ft bed and an open outlook.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen, towels and tea towels included. Telephone available for incoming calls only. Sorry no room for a cot.Small garden to the front with private parking for 1 car.

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  • Athelstan Cottage

    Amberley

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 19499

    This refurbished former weavers cottage is situated within NT land and an AONB, with stunning views across the Nailsworth valley, ideally located for a holiday walking, cycling and exploring. Golf and numerous Cotswold towns and villages locally. Stroud 4 miles, Nailsworth and Minchinhampton 2 miles, Cheltenham 12 miles, Badminton 13 miles. Shop 800 yards, pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Shower room with toilet. Steep, spiral stairs to first floor: Living room with sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with flagstone floor. Spiral stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux and low ceiling. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small gravelled sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking in village. No smoking. NB: No children over 9 months due to steep staircases.

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  • Treworgie Barton - Trespaddick

    St Gennys, nr. Crackington Haven

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30085

    Set in 36 acres of farm and woodland, you’ll find this unique collection of traditional Cornish cottages. Previously the Manor of Treworgie, the converted stables and barns retain the rustic ambience of the farm, providing a relaxed place in which to unwind and enjoy rural North Cornwall at its best. Treworgie Barton offers the ideal break and the cottages are excellently positioned for making the most of both Devon and Cornwall. With a delightful combination of stone, slate, exposed beams and timber trusses, the cottages exude warmth and their own individual charm, and each one has something to surprise you. All the cottages come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your self-catering holiday. Most cottages have recessed deck lighting, providing a spectacular atmosphere at night.
    Bligh (ref 30080) is a single-storey detached cottage and boasts beautiful views. It is decorated in a nautical theme, set slightly away from the other cottages and offers a marvellous hideaway for couples. Sit and enjoy the glorious surroundings from the raised decking.
    Braddon (ref 30081) is a single-storey cottage, once part of the open feeding area for the cattle, and is named after William Braddon, who owned and rebuilt Treworgie in 1654. The terrace to the rear of the cottage is a wonderful vantage point to appreciate the spectacular views and tranquillity of Cornwall. Braddon has its own raised deck for enjoying the glorious surroundings.
    Farmhouse (ref 30082) is a perfect base for a larger group or family. Sleeping up to twelve guests, the Farmhouse offers space and flexibility and is sympathetically furnished to compliment the traditional features of the property. It has an oil Aga, and an electric cooker in the second kitchen.
    Chappell (ref 30083) is a cosy, single-storey Cornish holiday cottage with a lovely view across the landscaped courtyard. Chappell, once part of the open feeding area for the cattle, has been tastefully restored into holiday accommodation and has been named after a previous owner of Treworgie in the 16th century.
    Butterwell (ref 30084) is an ‘upside-down’ cottage enjoying magnificent views across the rolling countryside, with a tantalizing glimpse of Dartmoor in the distance. Originally, the ground floor formed part of the dairy, and the first floor formed part of the granary. It has now been lovingly restored into a bright, contemporary cottage with its own balcony, great for enjoying the glorious surroundings from the comfort of your own cottage.
    Trespaddick (ref 30085) is a comfortable two-storey holiday cottage with beams throughout and has been converted from what was originally part of the stables, retaining some of its original features. Now, it enjoys delightful countryside views of Cornwall and to the distant sea from its own private patio. It also has its own raised deck so you can sit and enjoy the glorious surroundings.
    Warner (ref 30086) is a cosy, spacious cottage offering a traditional Cornish experience. It enjoys double aspect views from the living room and bedroom, and boasts two decked balcony areas.
    Manor (ref 30087), is a detached two storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the Farmhouse. Previously the tractor and machinery store, the cottage has been restored and is named after the Manor of Treworgie that once stood in the field behind at the rear.
    Priory (ref 30088) is a spacious ’upside-down’ cottage and enjoys superb views across the rolling Cornish countryside from the upstairs living room. A lovely suntrap is provided by a south facing terrace to the rear. Previously, the ground floor formed a significant part of the dairy, and the first floor a section of the granary. The cottage was named after the Priory of St Stephens at Launceston (owners of Treworgie between 1288 -1540).
    Duchy (ref 30089) is also ...

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams/dining room with beams/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Step over floor beam to galleried single bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Gas central heating included. Freeview TV. Small sitting-out area with decking and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared payphone. Shared 36-acre natural farmland and woodland. Barbecue hire. Ample parking. Shared games room with TV, DVDs, skittles, pool table, table tennis, badminton, books and games. No smoking.

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  • Half Moon

    Herstmonceux

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30248


    Enjoying peaceful, rural vistas overlooking fields, Half Moon has its own private entrance through a 5 bar gate, parking and a garden. It adjoins the owners’ home and is situated on the edge of the South Downs, where walks and cycle paths are on the doorstep. Just along the lane is one of the largest post windmills in the country - an ideal windmill location as it’s built on some of the highest ground in the area, overlooking the Pevensey Levels and English Channel. Herstmonceux Castle with grounds and gardens is nearby, and is home to the Observatory Science Centre, providing spectacular hands-on science among the domes and telescopes of a world-famous astronomical observatory. Explore 7 acres of grounds and gardens at Michelham Priory, with the longest water-filled moat in England, 9 miles. Also, visit Pevensey Bay and Castle, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066, Burwash with Batemans, home to Rudyard Kipling and Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury set and decorated by Vanessa Bell, sister to Virginia Woolf, which are all within a short drive. Eastbourne is approximately 10 miles away, with its award-winning beaches and train connections to London. Golf and horse riding locally. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone floor. Kitchen with stone floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceilings, leading to 1 single. Shower room with sloping ceiling and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Betty’s Retreat

    Penzance

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC747

    Tucked away in a quiet location, yet conveniently close to the centre of Penzance, Betty’s Retreat is a quirky, split-level, traditionally furnished, first-floor apartment that’s ideal for couples, small families or friends looking to explore western Cornwall. The property is just a hop, skip and a jump from the train station, so it’s ideal for holidaymakers wanting to leave the car behind – you can arrive by train, and Penzance has fantastic public transport for getting out and exploring the region. Access couldn’t be easier to points of interest in the area, so pay a visit to Sennen Cove, Land’s End, St Just and the magical coastal walks of the Penwith Peninsula. Alternatively, if you’d rather save your feet, you can take a scenic train ride to the picturesque harbour town of St Ives, passing numerous beautiful beaches en-route. There are also a number of sub-tropical gardens and National Trust properties nearby. Sure enough, Penzance’s title of ‘gateway to West Cornwall’ is well earned.

    The town itself offers a broad range of local amenities, including art galleries, a museum, marina, harbour, an array of independent shops and many a fine restaurant. Take a stroll along the promenade past the open-air Lido and café to the nearby fishing harbour of Newlyn, which is famous for its Newlyn Art School and Gallery. Further along the coast is the quaint fishing village of Mousehole, with its charming old-world ambience, winding streets, cobbled alleyways and sandy harbour beach.

    Owing to the South West Coastal Paths that follows the coastline, the area is popular with walkers. To the east of Penzance lies Marazion – a birdwatcher’s paradise thanks to the nature reserve of Marazion Marshes. There’s also St Michael’s Mount to visit – a rocky outcrop that rises out of the sea crowned with a medieval castle. St Michael’s Mount can be reached on foot via a causeway at low tide, or by a small boat at high tide.

    For more adventurous holidaymakers, why not take a boat trip to the stunning isles of Scilly? If you’re not so keen on travelling by boat, you can also get there by air from Land’s End Airport. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant ¼ mile, pub 800 yards.

    All on the first floor.
    Step up to...
    Bedroom 1: With single bed and en-suite wet room with shower (no toilet).
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
    4 steps up to...
    Living/dining room: With 21" Freeview TV, DVD player and gas fire.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small, shared, enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. On road parking, public car park nearby (£30 per week). No smoking. Please note: No children under 11 years old except babes in arms. There is a step to the garden.

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  • Sun Cottage

    Tidenham, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30565

    Sun Cottage is nestled along a country lane on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Furnished to a very good standard and attached to the owner’s home and small holding, this holiday cottage offers a great base from which to explore. Enjoy excellent walking with the Offa’s Dyke Path, Gloucestershire Way and Wye Valley close at hand, great cycling with dedicated paths within the forest, as well as many lakes and picnic sites. Fishing, riding, bike hire, canoeing, abseiling and golfing available locally. Family attractions such as Go Ape and Puzzlewood are nearby. Sun cottage is set within a 4 acre smallholding. Families can enjoy meeting the many rescue animals, including the chickens, hand reared sheep, ponies, cats and dogs. Explore the smallholding with the owner, which is always a popular choice with the children, and collect the chicken’s eggs, have cuddles with the friendliest sheep you will ever meet and even groom a pony. There is also a wonderful play area for your children and a beautiful garden that overlooks the chickens. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 4-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps from French doors to patio.

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  • Beaconsfield Farm - Garden Suite 1

    Easton, nr. Wells

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30206

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two holiday properties are located in a peaceful, rural setting, surrounded by 4 acres of the Beaconsfield Farm gardens and grounds, where the owner resides, with magnificent views of the Mendip Hills to the north and Somerset Levels to the south. The Stables (ref 30207) is part of a converted barn adjacent to the main farmhouse, with a private patio offering views of the surrounding fields. Garden Suite 1 (ref 30206) is a semi-detached lodge with a private terrace overlooking the garden, the Mendip Hills and the surrounding countryside. Only 2 miles to Wells, the smallest city in the UK, with a magnificent cathedral, Bishops Palace, the famous Vicars Close and historic Market Place. Also nearby, one can visit Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Longleat House and Gardens, Longleat Safari Park, Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge, as well as the caves at Wookey Hole. The heritage cities of Bristol and Bath are within a short drive, as are the coastal resorts and sandy beaches at Burnham-on-Sea and Weston Super Mare. Beach 17 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed and wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters included. Dishwasher. Terrace and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 4-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Acorn Cottage

    Trottiscliffe, nr. West Malling

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44010

    Acorn Cottage is a quaint and comfortable, semi-detached annexe, attached to the owners’ home and located in the countryside of Trottiscliffe in Kent. Accessed by a rough track and boasting stunning views across the rolling hills, guests can enjoy a relaxing break in this rural location. In the grounds, there are 2 dogs, cats and horses. Comfortably sleeping three guests (with the third guest accommodated in a sofa bed), the cottage has a good size living room with a dining area and patio doors opening to the garden, a cosy bedroom and functional kitchen. There are several woodland walks in the area for guests and their four-legged friend to enjoy, and the Coldrum Stones, a well-known prehistoric burial ground, is 1 mile. Two local pubs are also close by - great places to sit down in for some well-deserved refreshment. Just a short drive from Acorn Cottage takes you to the historic market town of West Malling, with its array of shops, bars and restaurants to explore and enjoy. West Malling contains several historic buildings including St Leonard’s Tower, a Norman keep built circa.1080. Manor Park is just a short walk from the town centre and full of wildlife, you might spot woodpeckers and nuthatches. The train station at West Malling also offers good access to explore Kent and London. Other local attractions within a short drive also include West Malling golf course and Leybourne fishing lakes. At Leybourne Lakes Country Park you can head out on ranger-led activities, or dive, windsurf, sail and canoe. There is easy access to the M25/M26/M20 and Eurostar is 40 minutes’ drive. Shop 5 miles, pubs 1 mile and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 3 steps to 1 double (5ft) bedroom, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead outside property. No smoking. NB: Steep banks and steps in garden. Unfenced pond 15 yards.

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  • Lumley Cottage

    Thornton-le-Dale

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC233095
    Lumley Cottage is a delightful, stone-built cottage tucked away quietly in the pretty village of Thornton-le-Dale in the North Yorks Moors National Park. The cottage has an attractive, comfortable sitting room complete with a welcoming log burning stove and a spacious kitchen diner. It is tastefully furnished and decorated throughout. To the rear of the property is a secluded courtyard garden – perfect for relaxing on a summer’s evening. The village is well served with lots of independent shops including a bakery, butchers, pharmacy and post office as well as a variety of eating places all within walking distance of the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV and full Sky package, DVD, I Pod docking station, WiFi and log burner.
    Kitchen/Diner: With double electric range ovens, eight burner gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer and slim line dishwasher. Washing machine and tumble dryer in cloakroom

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: With large single bed and TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin

    All power, heating, bed linen, towels and a supply of logs are providedEnclosed garden and furniture. There is a parking permit available for a large car located within a short walk from the cottage or there is space in the garage for 1 small car or bike store.

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  • Pendle View

    Barley, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 28606

    Forming part of the owner’s 19th-century farmhouse, Pendle View is a welcoming and comfortable holiday cottage with a private terrace and stunning views over Pendle Hill and the surrounding Lancashire countryside. Accessed via a private track and located on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Barley, it is very well located for exploring the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB. Walkers and cyclists are well catered for and Clitheroe with its Norman castle is close by, with shops, bars and restaurants. The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the north west coast can all be reached in under an hour by car. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/ kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double bedroom with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet. Beams and wooden floor throughout.

    Oil central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Latrigg Cottage

    Keswick

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC111382
    Latrigg Cottage enjoys a central yet quiet location in Keswick town centre. The cottage was completely refurbished to a very good standard, with modern kitchen and contemporary furnishings throughout. It has a private parking place for those travelling by car but is equally suitable for guests using public transport. Shops, pubs, restaurants, visitor attractions and other amenities are literally on the doorstep and the lake, parks and fells are all accessible on foot from the cottage. Keswick is a great location for an action packed holiday, with loads of outdoor activities or just a relaxing break enjoying the Lake District scenery.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge/diner: With TV/DVD, CD/radio and a view to Latrigg.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave washing machine and fridge.

    All fuel and bed linen included. Sorry the property is not suitable for 0-7 year olds.Outside: Small courtyard with garden bench. Parking for 1 car.

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