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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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  • Bosun’s Locker

    Lymington

    Grade
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    Ref: DAAX

    Bosun’s Locker lies in the bustling riverside town of Lymington, just a stone’s throw from the town quay. Set in the old Georgian part of town, this detached holiday home commands panoramic views across the harbour, nature reserve and the Solent to the Isle of Wight. This historic town has a selection of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and an ancient Charter Market on a Saturday. This is an excellent base for walking, bird watching, fishing, horse riding, sailing, cycling, the beach or relaxing in the New Forest and the seaside and quay around Lymington. The quay offers boat trips to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Attractions include Exbury Gardens, Beaulieu House and Motor Museum and Mudeford, Highcliffe and Friars Cliff Beach. Shops and pubs 15 yards.

    Kitchen with dining area, slightly low ceiling and tiled floor. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor. Cosy double bedroom with views, accessed via en-suite shower room with toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to second floor: Living room with triple aspect.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi available (payable to BT Openzone)
    • No garden
    • Roadside parking 200 yards; car park 75 yards (permit at cost)
    • Cycle store

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  • The Round Window

    Bowness on Windermere

    Grade
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    Ref: CC128207
    This cosy love nest for two is perfectly placed for making the very most of your valuable time together in the Lakes. The Round Window, is set in quiet and attractive surroundings yet within less than a minutes’ walk from all that bustling Bowness has to offer.
    Created in the roof space of former stables, The Round Window retains many quirky features that make this an ideal choice for couples wanting a romantic break. Imagine enjoying the high pitched ceilings and watching the world go by through the round window; your holiday is guaranteed to be unique.
    Access to the apartment is by a metal spiral staircase, all adding to the character and charm. Internally, it is delightfully presented in a neutral, contemporary theme. With chandeliers and wine glasses at the ready - The Round Window facilities will make you feel at home in  no time.
    The apartment is ideal for self catering although we suspect that with such a wealth of attractions, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep, you’ll be far to busy enjoying yourselves to bother cooking!
    Lake Windermere with her steamers and rowing boats for the more energetic amongst you is a short stroll away. Superb international cuisine restaurants and individual, boutique shops are on your doorstep too.
    The Round Window really is set in the perfect location from which to explore cosmopolitan Lakeland.

    First Floor: Property has night storage heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Bathroom: With powerful shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Open plan living area with kitchen area: Having electric cooker, hob, fridge and microwave.
    Cosy lounge area: With feature window, deep window seat, leather sofa, tub chair, DVD, i-Pod docking station and flat screen TV.
    Double bedroom: With leather sleigh bed, furnishings and fabrics and CD/radio alarm clock.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wi-Fi available.Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Sawmill Cottage

    Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
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    Ref: PPPT

    Located on the site of the 18th-century sawmill for The Pantiles, this stylishly furnished, adjoining holiday cottage stands on the common across the road from the pretty colonnaded walkway. The Pantiles is a delightful place to stroll, enjoying open-air cafés, restaurants, bars, small specialist shops, antique shops and alfresco entertainment, including plays and jazz nights in summer. Further afield, explore the Seven Wonders of the Weald, including castles, gardens and stately homes. Walks from the doorstep and golf locally. Excellent rail connection to London. Shop 250 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire and oak floor, open plan with hand-made kitchen, oak worktops and Belfast sink. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking; additional public car park adjacent
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • West Woods

    Evershot

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: E3041

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Thomas Hardy Country. Set on the owners’ non working farm, it offers comfortable, modern accommodation just 0.5 miles from Evershot village. Historic Dorchester, with the famous Judge Jeffreys Tea Rooms, the Cerne Abbas Giant, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, and Abbotsbury Gardens and Swannery are all within an easy drive. Bridport and the beautiful beaches at Weymouth and West Bay are all less than 15 miles. Riding, golf and fishing within 8 miles. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Tall Pines

    East Farleigh, nr. Maidstone

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: W44278


    Tall Pines is a quaint and comfortable property adjacent to the owner’s home. Located in a rural area near Maidstone, this property is a great country retreat for any couple. Surrounded by pear orchards and woodland, guests can enjoy walking, cycling and exploring this beautiful countryside. This well-appointed apartment is in a village location close to bus routes and the local railway station. Maidstone town centre is 3 miles away boasting several shops, bars and restaurants. The famous Leeds Castle is 9 miles away and only 2 miles from M2/M20 motorway connection. Enjoy a day trip to France from Dover, plus explore the historic city of Canterbury. Local village inns serve traditional pub food and ale which is within easy walking distance. Tall Pines comprises of a comfortable living room/kitchen, good size bedroom and bathroom. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (5ft zip and link, can be 2ft 6in twin). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 36’’ Satellite TV (sport and movie package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Use of freezer on request. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • White Horse Farm - Moley’s

    Middlemarsh, nr. Sherborne

    Grade
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    Ref: 31203

    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint, characterful abbey town of Sherborne, 12 miles north of the lovely country town of Dorchester and 4 miles from the small village of Cerne Abbas, with its famous Cerne Giant engraved on the hillside. White Horse Farm offers a lovely ambience for a holiday and a retreat to get away from it all. Set over 2 acres, the site has four single storey barn conversions (three for 2 people (refs 31202, 31203 and 31204, and one for 4 people (ref 31201), a detached lodge cabin for 8 (ref 31205) and an annexe of the owners’ farmhouse (ref 31200) for 6 guests. Each barn conversion comes with its own decked patio out to the front, and the log cabin and wing have their own large garden. There is a games room on site, a duck pond, 2 acres of land to enjoy and a large, Finnish-style, indoor barbecue cabin that seats up to 15 people. The holiday homes can be booked separately or are ideal for guests wishing to book a number of them for getting together.
    If not relaxing on site, then Sherborne with its shops, restaurants, abbey and castle is well worth a visit, as is Dorchester with its Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dinosaur Museum, Dorset Teddy Bear Museum, Terracotta Warriors Museum and Keep Military Museum. Within easy driving distance one can have family outings to the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum or wander into south Somerset and explore Glastonbury, Cheddar and onto Bath. If you are looking for some sea time, just south of Dorchester, the children will love Weymouth with its wonderful sandy beach. Perhaps explore from Weymouth, all the way down the coast to the lovely seaside resort of Lyme Regis, taking in the superb, scenic, coastal views along Chesil Beach and the famous World Heritage Coast, which is not to be missed. There is a wealth of attractions to be seen in this popular area, and you will not be short of memorable days out. Beach 18 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. 22" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Small decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. NB: Step to decked patio.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared, 2-acre natural woodland grounds. Shared barbecue. Two shared portable barbecues. Parking (2 cars). Shared games room with table football, table tennis and book/DVD library. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Large, fenced duck pond in grounds.

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  • Pebbles

    Kessingland

    Grade
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    Ref: 26152

    Ideal location, yards from the beach

    Pebbles offers ideal holiday accommodation in a great location just 85 yards to the year round dog friendly beach. The local pub is also dog friendly, and there is a waterfront restaurant. Pebbles is all on one level and offers sea views from the kitchen and patio. There are many attractions close by including the Africa Alive Adventure Park at Kessingland or the East Anglia Transport Museum just 3 miles away. Drive along the Suffolk Heritage coastline to Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh and the RSPB bird sanctuary at Minsmere, or spend the day at Oulton Broads which offers sailing and boat hire. Somerleyton Hall, with 12 acres of garden and maze, is a few miles away. Shop 1 mile, pub 55 yards and restaurant 85 yards.

    Ramp access. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio with furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Craven Cottage

    Skipton

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    Ref: W8510

    Grade II listed cottage / Four poster bed

    Nestling in a quiet backwater close to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and only 440 yards from Skipton Castle, this delightful terraced holiday cottage ensures a perfect base from which to explore the town on foot. Cobbled setts line the high street on which the very popular 4-days-a-week market is held. Excellent towpath walks are easily accessible where brightly coloured narrow boats cruise along. Known as "The Gateway to The Dales", Skipton provides a perfect location from which to explore the National Park. The picturesque village of Embsay (2 miles) is nearby, and offers its very own steam railway, frequently visited by Thomas the Tank Engine. The historic market town of Settle (17 miles) is within easy driving distance and provides visitors with a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV/DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Flat 3, The Coachouse

    Wirksworth

    Grade
    2
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    1
    1
    Ref: W44139

    This characterful upstairs apartment is set in a converted vintage property, in the famous Peak District village of Wirksworth. The exposed brickwork throughout the property gives the apartment a cosy feeling, along with the exposed oak beams that frame the ceiling. The Coachouse has a quirky mezzanine floor, along with a beautifully kept enclosed courtyard garden, which is found behind the French doors in the thoughtfully coordinated and decorated bedroom.
    Wirksworth is an attractive and lively town, with an award-winning restaurant and old fashioned pubs. Come and explore its winding streets, its unique mixture of architectural styles and well established walks. In addition to the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park, there is an annual arts festival in September, community owned swimming pool and Ecclesbourne Valley Railway which is close to the property. Cromford Mill, Carsington Water, the National Stone Centre and excellent antique shops can be found in both Wirksworth itself and further afield in Ashbourne. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. Wirksworth is a great location for a varied holiday and The Coachouse offers a cosy retreat in a delightful destination. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    All on first floor: Living room with beams/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with French doors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Longmeadow Farm - Forge Cottage

    Shaldon, nr. Teignmouth

    Grade
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    Ref: 28221


    With views of the River Teign and a short walk to Shaldon Beach, Forge Cottage (ref 28221) and Meadow View (ref 30227) are both traditional first floor holiday apartments in beautiful South Devon, situated on a family run 80-acre farm. Meadow View is attached to the owner’s home and Forge Cottage is close by. Wildlife on the farm includes sheep, kunekune pigs, miniature Shetland ponies and free range chickens and goats. Wander the narrow streets of Shaldon, Smuggler’s Cove beach, play a round of pitch and putt or have a bite to eat in one of the many pubs. Shaldon is located on the South West Coastal Path, a 630 mile journey with beautiful views, allowing walkers to enjoy any part of the route. Both Dartmoor National Park and Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away, whilst the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, Paignton Zoo, sailing and fishing can all be found within easy reach. Numerous NT properties are close by, including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth, with its bustling boat harbour and a castle, or Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and watersports. Kent’s Cavern, Model Village and Shaldon Zoo, and of course visit the many tea shops, all serving Devon cream teas, can be found within easy reach. You can enjoy watersports, horse riding, golf and nature reserves, all close by. Take a trip from Torquay harbour to Brixham by boat, or visit the theatre in Torquay. Beach ¾ mile. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    External steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating and electricity by £2 meter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Tiffy’s and The Major’s Quarter - Tiffy’s

    St Anthony, nr. St Mawes

    Grade
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    1
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    Ref: NT011069

    National Trust Holiday Properties

    From the tip of the St Anthony’s headland, there is direct access to the South West Coastal Path, and the views across to Falmouth and St Mawes are breathtaking. The National Trust purchased the headland during the 1950s and converted many of the former military buildings. Holidaymakers can now enjoy this beautiful part of Cornwall whilst staying at stylish accommodation which is rich in heritage. Tiffy’s (so named as it was originally the artificer’s workshop, ref NT011069) and The Major’s Quarter (ref NT011064) are both all on one level and offer comfortable accommodation.

    The area is rich in history and attractions. In summer, the ferry can be taken across to the sailing town of St Mawes with its superb selection of restaurants, cafés and local art galleries and shops. The walk to the castle on the point is well worth the effort to watch the ships and boats coming and going from Falmouth across the water. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and sailing can all be booked in the town.

    Molunan is a small beach close to the property. There is also a bird hide nearby to enable viewing of abundant sea birds; alternatively just relax on the beach or take the opportunity to go crabbing amongst the rock pools. The Roseland Peninsula, an AONB, has many pretty little fishing villages clinging to its edges. The village of Gerrans is minutes away, as is Portscatho with its artist colony, where a bargain may be picked up from one of the many galleries.

    There are many beaches along the coastline of the Roseland Peninsula to explore, and the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Truro and Falmouth are all within easy reach and worth a visit. Horse riding, golf, sailing and cycling are all available close by. Beach 600 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Cosy living room. Compact kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • 19" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Driftwood

    St Ives

    Grade
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    Ref: W43404


    This cosy ground floor holiday cottage is perfect for couples to enjoy all year round, in the heart of the picturesque town of St Ives and just a short stroll from the harbour, shops, galleries and beaches. It is located in an area known as ‘Downalong’ on the approach to the peninsula called The Island, with its granite cottages and labyrinth of lanes and alleys. Step out of the door and within a few yards, guests can enjoy the St Ives scene with its cosmopolitan mix of cafés and restaurants, many dotted along the waterfront. Famous for its light and Mediterranean Sea colour, St Ives has been a magnet for artists over the years and boasts numerous art galleries, including the Tate Modern and Barbara Hepworth Museum. There is a popular September festival in the town, with music, exhibitions, workshops, theatre and poetry. Christmas and New Year festivities include lights and street parties. Take the scenic coastal train from St Ives to St Erth passing the wide estuary at Hayle and many glorious beaches on route. The area is perfect for exploring the rugged North Cornish Coast, popular with surfers or the gateway to West Cornwall, including Land’s End, Sennen Beach, Marazion with St Michael’s Mount perched on its rocky island, or the busy harbour and town of Penzance. Take the scenic coastal drive from St Ives to Pendeen over heather-clad moorland, passing the tiny village of Zennor, famous for its mermaid tales. The area has something for everyone, wild life and bird watchers will love the marshes at Marazion, and Hayle attracts bird watchers from around the world. Walkers enjoy the area with easy access to the South West Coastal path. Cyclists are spoiled for choice, as the area has a number of excellent cycle trails, bridal ways and cycle hire. Explore glorious gardens, including the sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Public car park, 200 yards. No smoking.

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