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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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  • Lylie’s Cottage

    Morvah, nr. Pendeen

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W42294

    Set in idyllic countryside

    This stunning detached single storey holiday cottage is situated on the edge of an organic nature conservation farm and close to a most scenic coastal road, described as one of the most attractive routes in the country. Lylie’s is a well-appointed farm cottage, set within adjoining farm buildings and enjoys a sunny aspect. There are many walks across open moorland with the South West Coastal Path just 400m away. Within a short distance lies Lands End, St Ives (with the Tate gallery) and surfing beaches. There are reliable bus services within a short walking distance. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). One pet welcome (keep under strict control - working farm). No smoking.

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  • Annie’s Cottage

    Wellington, nr. Gosforth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30281


    This quaint and cosy detached holiday cottage is set on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Annie’s Cottage is perfectly set to explore the Lakes or the West Cumbrian coastline. The cottage is in an area of English extremes; nearby is the deepest lake, Wastwater, the highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and the smallest church, the Church of Saint Olaf. Also, nearby is La’al Ratty, meaning ‘little railway’ in olde Cumbrian dialect and it is the oldest and longest narrow gauge railway in England, taking passengers from the old Roman Port of Ravenglass, seven miles through Eskdale, making the most of the truly stunning scenery. The journey itself was one of Wainwright’s favourites. Muncaster Castle is only 7 miles away and provides plenty of entertainment for all ages. When you have finished exploring, Annie’s Cottage is the ideal place to return to with a well-equipped kitchen with double range, and a multi-fuel burner in the living room to warm you back up on those winter nights. In summer, make the most of the weather by relaxing with a glass of wine in the small yard next to the beck that runs alongside the back of the cottage. Beach 4 miles. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and Velux. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Beck in garden, 1 yard.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Newby near Penrith

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UK1000
    Set in the delightful village of Newby, Garden Cottage is a well-presented detached cottage situated in the unspoilt Eden Valley. This area is one of Cumbria’s best-kept secrets, with picture postcard villages and beautiful rolling countryside. It is ideal for walking and cycling and offers fishing on the River Eden. Nearby attractions include Brougham Castle, Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, Rheged discovery centre and Wetheriggs Pottery. Garden Cottage is easily accessible from the M6 and just a stone’s throw from the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. The market town of Appleby is nearby, famous for its horse fair, and the larger town of Penrith is approximately 20 minutes’ drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    All electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Old Nail Shed

    Sawdon

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: E5624

    A truly unique property, converted from the blacksmith’s store, this detached holiday cottage is a very special place to be and offers a perfect romantic retreat. Beautifully furnished in a contemporary style, it is full of unique design features such as hand-made wrought iron and wood staircase, designer kitchen, a double-height glass gable end (which makes the most of the countryside views) and a bathroom with double-end bath and star lights in the ceiling. It is set in the pretty village of Sawdon, next to the owner’s award-wining country inn which has gained accolades for both its food and ale, and is situated on the edge of the National Park with good walking and is situated on the edge of the National Park with good cycling straight from the village. Only 8 miles from Scarborough; Pickering, Filey Bay and Castle Howard are all under 15 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub/restaurant next door.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen with wooden floors. Bathroom with double-ended bath, shower attachment and toilet. Open-tread stairs to 1 galleried double bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Smoke House

    Ingoldisthorpe

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: COQ

    A haven for walkers and bird-watchers, this delightful 150-year-old character cottage has been fully refurbished to provide very comfortable holiday accommodation. The ideal retreat at any time of the year, the Smoke House stands detached in a peaceful location, with beautiful views and benefits from its own landscaped courtyard garden in which to sit and relax. Public footpaths lead from the door, and the renowned RSPB Snettisham and Titchwell bird reserves are both nearby. Just 4 miles distant is the Royal Sandringham Estate and the village of Heacham – home to Norfolk Lavender. Medieval Kings Lynn is a must for shopping and dining out, whilst the seaside town of Hunstanton offers traditional seaside attractions, majestic cliffs, golf, tennis and water sports. Shop and pubs 1 mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, rug on fossilised slate floor and French door to patio. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room with door to garden. Shower room and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6in beds. Beamed throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Small enclosed garden with patio
    • Parking
    • Unsuitable for children under 10 yrs
    • No smoking

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  • Timmens Mead Stable

    Middle Winterslow, nr. Salisbury

    Grade
    2
    0
    1
    1
    Ref: W42289

    Ideal touring base

    This charming, converted, single-storey stable lies in the garden of the owners’ home, originally the residence of the village blacksmith. Timber clad, with a cob wall, and surrounded by decking and garden, it provides a peaceful and cosy holiday base from which to explore the stunning Wiltshire countryside and the many picturesque villages in the area. Walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep and the historic city of Salisbury is 7 miles with its cathedral boasting the tallest spire in the UK, half timbered houses, cobbled streets and market square. Further afield are Stonehenge, Avebury, Woodhenge and the many iron age forts and settlements in the Salisbury Plain. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/bedroom area with double (5ft) bed (separated by curtain). Shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£20per week October). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Hydehill

    Uley, nr. Dursley

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 14663

    A self contained wing of the owners’ 16th-century house, Positioned on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment under an Iron Age hill fort on the Cotswold Way Footpath. Beautifully presented and well equipped, set in 6 acres of garden and paddocks. Lovely views over open countryside and the Severn Vale with excellent walking and bird watching. Vist Bath, approx 25 miles from the cottage and 30-40 minutes drive. Tour the Cotswolds, explore the Forest of Dean and see the caves of the Mendip Hills. Village shop/pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with twin beds (linked beds request preference). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room included. Central heating (from owner’s house), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Area of garden and bench for guests. Parking. No children due to farm location and unfenced pond. NB: The final access to this property (300 yards), is on a sloping unmade farm track.

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  • Apple Tree Cottage

    Scalby, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: E1800


    Situated beside the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, yet only 3 miles from Scarborough’s golden beaches, this cluster of high quality holiday cottages enjoy views over open meadowland, Scarborough Castle and the sea. Full of charm, character and original features, the cottages are well-equipped, stylish and comfortable – all the bedrooms have en-suite facilities. The rear lawned and enclosed garden, with patio, garden furniture and shared barbecue, has a western aspect ideal for evening relaxation, whilst the front lawned gardens overlook the countryside and sea. Scalby, a lovely rural village with a historic church, café/restaurant, shops and two local inns, is only a fifteen-minute walk from the cottages and, if visitors can bear to leave the comfort and special tranquillity of Barmoor, it is ideally located for walking, cycling or touring the glorious forests, moorland and seascapes which are virtually on the doorstep. Each cottage offers a ‘Drive/walk, good food guide’, compiled by the owners to maximise visitors’ holiday enjoyment. Among Scarborough’s many attractions are a Sea Life Centre and Theatre in the Round (offering productions and films for all ages) as well as plenty of restaurants, cafés and evening entertainment. Sea trips are available from the harbour and coarse fishing is enjoyed at nearby Throxenby Mere. The Forge Valley Woodland Reserve lies half a mile’s walk from the cottages and quiet lanes lead directly to Langdale Forest. Golf courses and riding stables are found locally and the more energetic might like to tackle the nearby Cleveland Way long distance footpath, with its stunning views over land and sea. The inviting moorland countryside and picturesque villages of ‘Heartbeat’ fame are a joy to explore and a trip on the North York Moors steam railway is a must. A 30-minute drive up the coast leads to the many delights of Robin Hood’s Bay and the old port of Whitby, a fascinating historic town, traditionally associated with Count Dracula and in whose attractive harbour tall ships often lie at anchor. The great houses of Sledmere, Burton Agnes and Castle Howard are all within 20 miles of the cottages.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with feature fireplace and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal effect fire in living room included.

    All properties: Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in laundry room. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared walled gardens with loggia. Shared barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Scythe and Sickle Barn

    Glaisdale near Whitby

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC233099
    Scythe and Sickle Barn is positioned in one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the North York Moors National Park, deep in the valley of Glaisdale Dale. It is a sympathetically restored barn conversion that has retained many original features, attached to the owners home that offers a high standard of accommodation. Tastefully furnished and decorated throughout whilst retaining the character and charm which this property has in abundance. The log burner gives the cottage a cosy, welcoming feel and is ideal for relaxing in front of on a cooler evening.

    Ground Floor: Heated by electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: with wood burner, Freesat TV, built in DVD, radio/CD and Wi-Fi. Freestanding electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bathroom: with bath and shower above, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver adaptor.
    Mezzanine bedroom: with double bed.

    All power, heating, linen, towels and starter pack of logs provided’ for the log burner .Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Sheriff’s Lench - Blackberry

    Harvington, nr. Evesham

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 29195

    Situated in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside, semi-detached barn conversions, Buzzard (ref 29195) and Blackberry (ref 29194), are perfectly located for guests wishing to enjoy some real peace and quiet. Accommodating up to four guests, Buzzard is the ideal holiday base for families, couples, friends and walkers who really want to explore the local countryside and fabulous walks alongside the owner’s grounds leading to the Wychavon Way. Blackberry is the perfect spot for guests wishing to enjoy a romantic getaway; packed with unique, original features, including curved window arches and exposed beams, this cottage for two gives a feeling of romance and relaxation. The views from each property extend over acres of rolling countryside towards the Lickey Hills, and from the shared grounds guests will be able to see as far as the Malvern Hills. Each property has its own private, enclosed, lawned garden with table, chairs and barbecue. There is also a shared courtyard area to the rear. Ideal for guests who want to be able to leave the car behind and enjoy a meal and drink in a local pub; there are several pubs within 3 miles and also a local shop in the nearby village of Harvington. For guests who do wish to travel just a little further afield, Buzzard and Blackberry are perfectly located for the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills, where walkers and visitors will be able to see the landscape of four different counties. There is a fishing lake, golf club and also tennis courts within a few miles’ walk and guests will be provided with access to the local Lenches club. There is also plenty to see and enjoy in the local area for guests wishing to travel within an easy hour’s drive. Ragley Hall, with its world famous game fair, is only 20 minutes away and offers history, magnificent gardens, a lake and a themed play area for children and is most definitely worth a trip. The historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is only a 30-minute drive and here guests will be able to visit the many historic houses and sites associated with William Shakespeare, including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm, as well as the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre that lies on the banks of the River Avon. A little further afield, but still with an easy drive, guests will be able to visit one of the pretty Cotswold villages such as Broadway, Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Campden, Winchcombe and Bourton-on-the-Water. Regency Cheltenham, with its famous racecourse, is within an hour’s drive along with the cathedral cities of Worcester and Warwick, the market town of Ledbury, Gloucester and Tewkesbury. Birmingham Airport, 45 minutes’ drive. Tennis locally. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles. Properties 29194 and 29195 can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with polished concrete floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Small, enclosed, lawned courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Pet to be kept on a lead, sheep country.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine (in garage). Freezer. Broadband connection. Barbecue. Shared 13-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in grounds, 750 yards.

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  • Silver Birch Lodge

    Horsley, nr. Stroud

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: NTV

    Peacefully located with easy access to Bath, Cirencester and National Trust properties, this detached Cotswold holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, offers attractive accommodation. Its beautifully proportioned open-plan living area enjoys views across open countryside. Set in a delightful location, it lies close to a deli and a bakery, and a short walk away leads to the heart of Nailsworth with tennis, riding and golf available. Silver Birch Lodge makes an ideal base from which to explore Bath, Cheltenham, Slimbridge, Cirencester and Westonbirt Aboretum. There is easy access to footpaths including Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common. A variety of restaurants are close by, with specialist shops including an excellent delicatessen and an award-winning bakery. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two unfenced ponds in owners’ grounds

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  • Newbarn Farm - Poachers Cottage

    Collaton St Mary, nr. Paignton

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W44310

    Situated between wild Dartmoor and the holiday town of Paignton, Newbarn Farm is the perfect base for exploring dozens of attractions. The farm really does have everything: glorious views, barbecues, even a football field. There are lots of special touches to make your holiday magical, and adults will love the breathtaking views.

    As you meander down the private drive to Newbarn Farm, you’ll discover just how special it is, and a haven you’d never expect to find just a stone’s throw away from so many amenities. Newbarn Farm is home to eight holiday cottages, each with its own character and charm. Renovated to a very good standard, each cottage is extremely thoughtfully equipped, and is ideal for families, for friends to get together, as well as couples, and offers all the creature comforts to help you relax after exploring Devon. If you want a ‘good for the soul’ living experience, the complex is close to an abundance of fine dining and is relatively close to Michelin Star restaurants. It is central to a plethora of food fairs and shows, which after having visited, you can relax outside, barbecue some steaks, open some claret and champagne and watch the hot air balloons float across Dartmoor. When you have pampered your palate, take a walk from the property, with or without your dogs, and admire the sea views. Just before you go to bed at the end of a perfect day, look up to the night sky, ablaze with stars arching across the world and sliding down over Dartmoor, then wake up in the morning to the plaintive cry of a buzzard, the call of a pheasant, or watch the deer and trace the occasional fox slinking along the hedgerows.
    Ideas about what to do on holiday include experiencing wild Dartmoor and enjoying Devon ice cream in Paignton. Or take a bird watching trip from the harbour. You can do nothing or everything from your holiday base at Newbarn Farm which is situated on the south coast of Devon. It is in an ideal location for fishing with well-stocked, tranquil lakes easily accessible. The county promises to leave a lasting impression, and with breathtaking scenery; it is the perfect place to introduce the family to carp and specimen fishing. There are a number of lakes at the property (a licence is not required) and payment is available per day, or you can get a 24 hour ticket to go night fishing. Walkers and hikers can also enjoy the wild and rocky coastline, which is ideal for bird watchers, dog walkers, or just to enjoy some peace and quiet. South Devon has much to offer including Paignton with its steam railway, which will take you to Dartmouth. The award-winning Paignton Zoo makes a great day out for the whole family, and there are sandy beaches at Goodrington and Paignton. Take a trip to Brixham and nearby Dartmouth to see the castle and take a boat trip around the bay. Torquay has a theatre with many shows, the Living Coasts (a coastal zoo) is ideal for a family day out, and there are also many NT properties close by including Agatha Christie’s summer home Greenway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: 2 steps to living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair for hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 42-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Coarse fishing at cost. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. NB: Unfenced lake 100 yards.

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