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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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  • Bentinck

    Little Tathwell, nr. Louth

    Grade
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    Ref: 27817

    Peaceful setting with countryside views

    Positioned on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds these two semi-detached holiday cottages both offer a very good standard of accommodation just 4 miles from the market town of Louth and 2 miles from Cadwell Park. Situated on a quiet country lane with private parking and enclosed grounds, both cottages have views over open fields and make for an ideal spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Louth boasts a market three days a week, as well as an excellent range of shops and facilities including a theatre, leisure centre and two 18-hole golf courses, both within 4 miles of the cottages. With appealing walks and cycle routes straight from the front door, plus numerous points of interest in the local area, including St James gothic church, Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and Cadwell Park Race Circuit to name but a few. The sandy beaches of Mablethorpe, 15 miles, and Skegness, 21 miles, both offer good days out. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double (can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and library. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Dishwasher. Small shared freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 1-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Wheel Farm Cottages - Hayloft

    Berry Down, nr. Combe Martin

    Grade
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    1
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    1
    Ref: 30114

    Located just a few minutes from some of the finest beaches and Exmoor’s spectacular coastline, Wheel Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A collection of cosy and get-away-from-it-all hideaways, the cottages are perfect for a romantic escape; or a family retreat. Facilities onsite include shared indoor swimming pool, games and films. Swooping and chirping birds and abundant wildlife make this magical area come alive. Converted from a 17th-century watermill and farm barns, the cottages retain many original features including beams, exposed stone walls and wood burning stoves. Each are brimming over with comfort whilst retaining rustic charm. Hayloft, Dairy, Linhay and Stable are all accessed via the main courtyard, with Lower Mill, Upper Mill and Byre offering superb views. Hayloft, Shippen, Dairy and Farmhouse are pet friendly. Mill Wheel is part of the original watermill, which offers a unique ‘upside-down’ layout. Granary has been converted from the original barn, and Farmhouse is the largest cottage in the complex. All properties have their own private entrance and come fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday.
    Hayloft (ref 30114) was originally converted from part of the large barn, and is perfect for a romantic break.
    Shippen (ref 30115) is a two storey country cottage, originally converted from a large barn.
    Lower Mill (ref 30116) has stunning views across the Exmoor countryside and is situated on the ground floor of the original converted watermill - the grand wheel, which can still be seen attached to the building.
    Mill Wheel (ref 30117) is part of the original watermill and is comfortably furnished.
    Dairy (ref 30118) is originally converted from a single storey barn.
    Upper Mill (ref 30119) is the first floor of the original watermill, boasting fabulous views over the rolling countryside.
    Farmhouse (ref 30120) has its own garden and log burning stove. From this property you can enjoy the glorious surroundings whatever the weather.
    Byre (ref 30121) is a beautiful two storey country cottage, converted from a large barn and filled with character and charm. On the first floor, a double bedroom boasts full length windows, enjoying views over the glorious Devon countryside.
    Granary (ref 30122) is converted from an original barn and offers spacious accommodation over two floors.
    Stable (ref 30123) is a beautifully converted two storey cottage, which was originally a large barn.
    Linhay (ref 30124) is a beautifully and comfortably furnished country cottage.
    Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. 1 step up to kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker.Telephone-honesty box. Shared courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (1 car). Pets must be kept on lead.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 7 acres of landscaped grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Thu - Tue, 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm. Shared sauna. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in grounds.

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  • Nellys House

    St Merryn, nr. Padstow

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W44033

    The seven sandy beaches of St. Merryn Parish, dot the nearby coastline which are used by several surf schools, and are all within 3 miles of the property. This pretty, well-appointed, detached, holiday home has been fitted and furnished with style and the sea at Harlyn Bay can be glimpsed from the window. It has a lovely, well-designed bedroom, with a spacious bathroom leading from it. The open plan living area is ideal for a couple who are looking for a romantic break or simply wanting to get away from it all in the beautiful, rolling countryside of North Cornwall. Situated on the owner’s farm, the cottage is close to the village of St. Merryn, with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants, which in itself, is only a short drive from the picturesque harbour of Padstow. Travelling up the coast, you will find the market town of Wadebridge, which is known as the gateway to the Camel Trail, Polzeath with its famous surfing beach, Port Isaac, the home of Doc Martin and the bustling village of Tintagel, the birthplace of King Arthur. Further down the coast is Newquay with its surfing beaches, zoo and aquarium and inland you will find the World Heritage Site of Bodmin Moor with its’ rugged and unspoilt moorland. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    2 steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Laundry facilities available. Dishwasher. Freezer space available. Courtyard and garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children.

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  • Tiplen Green Farmhouse - Leydene Barn

    Clanfield, nr. Hambledon

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: DNH

    These two beautifully presented properties, set in the South Downs National Park, have been tastefully converted from a south-facing barn, and command views of open countryside and the surrounding arable farmland. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, they each enjoy their own furnished garden. An excellent base for touring, they are close to the old docks of Portsmouth, Chichester and Hayling Island. The cathedral city of Winchester and Petersfield are also easily accessible. Good walks abound in this scenic area, particularly on Butser Hill (3 miles) and the South Down Trail at Petersfield. Sailing 10 miles. Golf 6 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to garden. Farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta-tiled floor. Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Electricity £25per week
    • Full oil central heating £15per week
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Unsuitable for children
    • Couples and family bookings only

    • Wood-burning stove – logs available locally
    • Bed linen included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • No smoking

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  • Close House Cottage

    Oulston, near Easingwold

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: UKC838

    This pretty Victorian cottage stands attached to the owner’s 16th-century property, amidst the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Spacious, well-presented and very comfortable, the cottage enjoys a bespoke kitchen and a private, enclosed sunny courtyard garden, which is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of the day. There are numerous walking and cycling trails from the doorstep and in the surrounding area of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The quaint Georgian town of Easingwold is only 3 miles away and hosts a thriving market, and the cobbled square is lined with teashops, bistros and interesting independent shops. The cottage is ideally placed for exploring the picturesque villages of Crayke, Oldstead and Harome, all with award-winning inns and restaurants. Visit the stately home of Castle Howard, and National Trust properties at Beningborough Hall, Fountains Abbey and Nunnington Hall. The ancient walled city of York is just 16 miles away, packed with attractions and steeped in history, with an amazing variety of museums, theatres and art galleries. Easily accessible are the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, whilst the coastal resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are within an hour’s drive. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With electric wood burner, Sky TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Gravel courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Studio

    West Burton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC218136
    Enjoying a truly tranquil setting adjacent to Walden Beck and just a few steps from the beautiful waterfalls (sketched by Turner), The Studio provides cosy accommodation with open plan sitting/dining/bedroom area and galley style kitchen area, all on ground level but please note there are steps down immediately inside the front door, it is an ideal base for people. Sympathetically converted from an old watermilll and set in a superb area of unspoilt natural beauty within the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park. West Burton is one of Yorkshire’s most picturesque village’s with a large village green, pub, shop and no through traffic. Walking and cycling can be enjoyed directly from the village with Aysgarth Falls, Hardraw Force, Hawes and Leyburn just a short drive away.

    Please Note: The Studio adjoins Beck View and the two can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 people.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Open plan sitting/dining/bedroom area.
    Access to studio is via 8 steps down to:
    Galley Kitchen Area : With small baby belling 2 ring hob, grill and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge with ice box.
    Sitting/Dining Area: With Sky TV, DVD, dining table and chairs.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    All power, bed linen and towels included.Off road allocated parking space for 1 car, additional parking close to property or alongside village green. Strictly no smoking in the property. One pet welcome. Please note: The property is close to a beck - children must be supervised.
    Please note there are 8 steps immediately inside the front door which lead down to the Galley Kitchen area.

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  • Wyedean Cottage

    Coleford, nr. Symonds Yat

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43975

    This lovingly renovated, detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers relaxing and comfortable holiday accommodation for you to explore the Forest of Dean and the beautiful Wye Valley. The area is steeped in history and natural beauty offering something for everyone. The forest is rich in wildlife where local deer and wild boar can sometimes be seen. A short walk away is Symonds Yat Rock which overlooks the gorge and has spectacular views that change with every season. It is also a special place for bird watchers, who can delight at the nesting peregrine falcons through the RSPB’s telescopes. There are two hand (pull) cable ferries to cross the river at Symonds Yat, and plenty of pubs and picnic sites on either side of the riverbank, don’t forget to try the local Wye Valley Brewery and local ciders. An array of outdoor pursuits can be found locally, such as walking, golfing, riding, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, caving, paint-balling, lazer tag, archery and shooting. More places to visit include Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and many places of historical interest. Shop ¾ mile, pub 330 yards and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Spiral staircase to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview Smart TV (Netflix). Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to patio.

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  • Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC376

    Located in the grounds of the owner’s home, this well positioned property is ideal for couples who want to be in a central location for the Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales border towns. Whittington is a pretty village serviced by two pubs serving good food and a local shop.
    Local tourist attractions include Park Hall working farm, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Close by are two National Trust properties, Attingham Park and Powys Castle, within a 30 minute drive.
    Chester with its racecourse, medieval town and excellent shopping is around a 30 minutes drive, Llangollen with its horse drawn barges, canal boats, steam railway, and water sports, including white water rafting, tubing and gorge walking is a 20 minutes drive. Shrewsbury and Oswestry, two of Shropshire’s finest market towns, are easily accessible and have good shops, bars and restaurants. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and parquet flooring.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen:
    With electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi and fridge.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Laundry service available at cost. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Sauna room and shower. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 16 years.

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  • The Old Workshop

    Fordscroft, Crewkerne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: ETR

    Situated on the edge of Crewkerne, this detached barn conversion, dating back to 1750, offers excellent holiday accommodation for two, with wonderful wooden features, character, and galleried en-suite bedroom, with lovely commanding country views. Located on the owner’s 260-acre organic farm with lovely country walks and wildlife to enjoy. There is an award-winning gastro pub on the doorstep and many local attractions as well as historic houses and gardens nearby, along with Yeovilton Air Museum and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Large beamed living/dining room with wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and kitchen area. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small courtyard with patio and furniture
    • 260 acres of shared, natural, unspoilt woodland
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two ponds in grounds

    Note: The Old Workshop (ETR) and Oaktree Barn (EQY) can be booked together to sleep up to 4 people

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  • Cherry Cottage

    Bielby near York

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC224027
    Sitting centrally amidst extensive mature gardens in the pretty village of Bielby just 15 miles from the historic city of York is Cherry Cottage. This beautifully presented annex adjoins the owner’s bungalow and offers comfortable accommodation for two guests in a light and airy double bedroom. The open plan spacious living area enjoys the benefit of patio doors that open onto a patio adjoining the wonderful, well tendered gardens.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With digital TV with free view, DVD player and radio/CD
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dining suite.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bathroom: With bath with shower over, WC, wash basin and shaver point
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Ample parking and use of owners extensive beautifully tendered mature gardens. Doors leading from lounge to private patio with furniture.

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  • Ash Cottage

    Pyworthy, Holsworthy, nr. Bude

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W42395

    Close to the Cornish coast

    At the end of a private tree-lined drive, Carpenter’s Tinney is the perfect holiday retreat on the edge of the owner’s small holding and just 8 miles from the North Cornish Coast. Outside you will find the hot tub, and from the courtyard you can wander the 11-acre grounds which sweep down to the border of Devon and Cornwall and the River Tamar where you can even have a go at fishing on the owners river banks. The grounds include an orchard, children’s play area, sheep and lamb paddocks, pig pen and seating for relaxation and the enjoyment of Carpenter’s pure natural environment. Keep strolling towards the next gate which leads to the River Tamar meadows, a small nature reserve. Water sports and fishing at the nearby Tamar Lakes, coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, horse riding, cycling or simply relaxing. Theme parks including The Milky Way and The Big Sheep are close by. Fishing villages and spectacular beaches and coves are dotted all along this coastline from Padstow, Tintagel, Crackington Haven and Bude in Cornwall to Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Instow in Devon, and the Eden Project is within easy reach. Shop 2.5 miles, pub and restaurant 3.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room, first £10 electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: First £10 electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine (at cost). Shared laundry room with tumble dryer. Shared freezer. Shared grounds with courtyard. Private sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Children’s indoor and outdoor play areas. Shared hot tub, open October-May. One dog welcome, must be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Fenced river 0.25 miles.

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  • The Annexe

    Birdham, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: 28447

    This delightful single-storey holiday annexe, adjacent to the owner’s home, is conveniently placed on the road leading to The Witterings beaches and historic Chichester and lies close to the marina. Chichester harbour offers boat trips, scenic walks, and the city has a theatre, shopping and restaurants. Spend a day at Goodwood races, Bosham sailing village and the South Downs National Park. Enjoy cycling, riding, golf, fishing, Arundel castle and Portsmouth with its trips to the Isle of Wight. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 1 kingsize (four-poster) bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone (incoming and emergency calls only). Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds, 50 yards.

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