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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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  • Wallhouse Barn

    Bodmin

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25450

    Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this holiday cottage is adjacent to the owner’s home in the owner’s grounds on Bodmin Moor, and has walks from the front door. The large living area has glazed doors along one wall offering lovely views across the farmland, the doors lead onto a decked area. This is an ideal place for walkers, birdwatchers or for those wanting to see the attractions that Cornwall has to offer. Both the north and south coast can be easily reached where fishing villages, Lost Gardens of Heligan and National Trust properties can be found. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. 6 steps up to living room with French doors/dining room. Further 4 steps up to 1 double bedroom.

    Underfloor Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Two pets welcome to be kept on a lead (sheep country).

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  • Dairy Lodge

    Keswick

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC111222
    Dairy Lodge is a spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment with all the benefits of a house including good sized patio style garden, garage, private parking and sun room. The furnishings are all of a very high standard and the accommodation is all on one level. Dairy Lodge is situated across the road from Keswick Convention Centre and just a 5-minute level walk to the town centre and all its amenities.

    Ground Floor: The well-equipped accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    Dining/lounge: With TV, DVD, video, CD/radio and gas fire.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
    Sun room: With cane furniture.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with doors leading into conservatory.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with sofa bed (linen not supplied).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Cot available. Unlimited broadband internet access.Outside, paved garden with table and chairs. Storage for bikes. Garage and parking for 2 cars.

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  • Polwin Cottage

    Newtown, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43886

    Newtown is a small hamlet on the Lizard Peninsula, within easy reach of the beautiful Helford River creeks and coastline and is ideally located for exploring the south west coastal paths and small coves of this glorious peninsula. Very convenient for visiting the tranquil sailing waters of the south coast or the rugged surf beaches of the north coast. This holiday cottage fronts onto the road and provides comfortable accommodation with a relaxing enclosed rear garden and patio. The area is popular with walkers, bird watchers and wild life enthusiasts with sailing, water sports, cycle trails, golf or simply relaxing on one of the glorious hidden coves; boats and kayaks can be hired at St Anthony 3 miles away. Sub tropical gardens including Trebah, Durgan, Trelissike and NT properties including St Michaels Mount at Marazion. The Lizard Peninsula is the most southerly point in the UK with Coverack beach, Mullion Cove and harbour and the beautiful beach at Kynance Cove. The historic town of Helston famous for its May Flora Day, Flambard’s theme park and RNAS Culdrose air station all just a short drive. The busy port and town of Falmouth is only a 30 minutes’ drive with shops, galleries and The National Maritime Museum. The town hosts numerous high profile sailing and maritime events, food fayres and music festivals on the busy Events Square. Pendennis Castle sits proudly on the headland, built by Henry VI and mirrors St Mawes Castle on the opposite peninsula. Take one of the ferry services to explore the scenic Helford River and wildlife including basking sharks, dolphins, seals and bird life. Visit the Gweek Seal Sanctuary which is home to many rescue seals from around the coast. Beach 1 mile. Shop 50 yards, pub 200 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children).

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge. Wi-Fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, shared patio. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Kingsley Cottage

    Instow

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: HFFG

    Situated literally a stone’s throw from the beach, this cottage enjoys fabulous views and is the ideal all year round hideaway. Furnished in a New England style, this well appointed cottage adjoins another property and is ideally situated for sitting on the beach or to use as a base to explore the surrounding coast and countryside. One of the local pubs offers a dine-at-home service exclusively for Kingsley Cottage guests. Instow is an unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, whilst walkers and cyclists will enjoy the famous Tarka Trail. Just 3 minutes away is a lovely beachside cricket club, enjoy watching a game whilst listening to the crashing of the waves in the background. Golf available locally. Bideford, 3 miles, with family attractions. North Devon is well positioned for visits to Exmoor, Dartmoor and North Cornwall. Shop 500 yards, pubs 50 yards.

    Small step to hallway. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Stairs to first floor: Living room with gas woodburner and kitchen with dining area. Quirky office area. Utility and toilet.

    Gas wood burner included. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Radio/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with furniture (storage for cycles, surf boards). Barbecue. Roadside parking outside property. No smoking.

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  • High Mill House

    Alston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43860

    This four-storey apartment is set just off the main cobblestone street in the heart of Alston, England’s highest market town at 1,000ft above sea level. This spacious holiday home is well presented and has everything you need for a comfortable stay and even has a games room with board games in the attic to keep the little ones entertained.

    Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Alston is remote, being 20 miles from any other towns but is ideal for those wanting to explore Durham, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Borders and the Lake District. Hadrian’s Wall is a short distance away along one of England’s top ten scenic drives and there are many exhibition and viewpoints along the Heritage Site. Alston has quaint cobbled streets and various shops, galleries and good pubs and restaurants and is the starting point for the South Tynedale Railway, England’s highest narrow gauge railway. You can also travel the famous, scenic Settle to Carlisle line from nearby Langwathby station. There are a range of good walks nearby including the Pennine Way and for the cyclists, there is the Sea to Sea Cycle Route. Shop 15 yards, pub 40 yards and restaurant 30 yards

    5 steps to entrance. Partially open-sided stairs to first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Partially open-sided stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Partially open-sided stairs to third floor: Games room with beams.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Public car park foc, 30 yards. Selection of board games. No smoking.

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  • Puffin Cottage

    West Looe

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 16578

    This characteristic and pleasant end-of-terrace fisherman’s holiday cottage, with harbour, sea and river views, is quietly situated up a series of steep steps in a prominent and elevated position, in one of the most attractive parts of old West Looe. Discover The Eden Project, which is a 45-minute drive away. Enjoy direct access onto the NT land of the Downs, with stunning harbour, river and sea views. Puffin Cottage is located close to the harbour and amenities, an ideal holiday base for couples and families alike. Shops and pub 200 yards.

    Steep steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Steep, narrow stairs to second floor: 1 single bedroom with sloping ceiling and wooden floor.

    NSH, electricity, gas and bed linen included. Towel hire. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Terrace/balcony. Reserved parking space, (£20 refundable deposit, for disc). Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Townfoot

    Acomb near Hexham

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC334065
    Townfoot is an attractive stone built double fronted cottage situated, as its name implies, at the bottom of the main street of the welcoming village of Acomb. Originally built in 1741 it is brimming with character and charm. The cottage is immaculately presented throughout and the focal point of the lounge is a cosy multi fuel stove set in a lovely inglenook fireplace; idyllic to gaze into and watch the flames dance after a day exploring Hadrian’s Wall close by.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, Freeview TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided.Open garden set back at the rear of the property accessed via a right of way shared with property next door.

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  • Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Coach House

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC769

    These two award winning, period, historic properties have been given the highest luxury ranking by Shropshire Tourism and are situated in the grounds of Grade I listed Upton Cressett Hall, in the sleepy hamlet of Upton Cressett, surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire countryside. PG Wodehouse was brought up cycling through the countryside around Upton Cressett which he described as ‘the Paradise of England’.
    The Upton Cressett Estate is accessed by a winding country lane with spectacular views over the Shropshire Hills. The poet Sir John Betjeman described Upton Cressett as ‘a beautiful place’ in his Shell Guide To Shropshire, and Sir Simon Jenkins describes Upton Cressett as an ‘Elizabethan gem’.
    Guests have access to the gardens at the hall, which are open to the public for occasional tours. Also standing in the grounds is the Grade I listed Norman church of St Michael which features 12th-century wall paintings.
    The Gatehouse at Upton Cressett which is also Grade l listed, resembles a romantic Elizabethan hunting lodge with beautiful brick turrets and has been featured on the cover of Country Life magazine. The Gatehouse is regarded as one of the finest in the country, having been awarded ‘runner up’ in the entire country for Best Luxury Heritage Accommodation at the Hudson’s Heritage Awards. There are impressive entrance gates and a gravelled driveway leading into its own private garden with a fountain. Guests can eat in the private garden or have dinner prepared by the estate housekeeper (arranged direct with the owner). The dining room is accessed externally through a door in the Elizabethan archway next to the old estate cheese press.
    The Gatehouse has hosted many famous visitors over the centuries including Prince Rupert of the Rhine and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Sir Denis Thatcher. One of the bedrooms, (the Gatehouse honeymoon suite), accessed by a carved oak spiral staircase, is named after Prince Rupert and offers a stunning four poster style bed with fine views across the historic deer park. A large claw bath sits under a mullion window in the huge bedroom making it perfect for romantic breaks, as well as special anniversaries and honeymoons. Oak panelling, 17th century ornate plaster work, mullion windows, a secret tunnel, turret bathrooms and working Tudor fireplaces all add to its romantic and historic appeal. There are also contemporary luxury bathrooms with fittings by Lefroy Brooks and exquisite fabrics from top interior designers including velvet curtains and upholstery for Zoffany by the Elizabethan fabric artisan artist Melissa White.
    The Coach House also sleeps four and dates back to the 19th century. It stands adjacent to Upton Cressett Hall and has been beautifully converted by a top interior designer whilst retaining exposed beams and original brickwork. The property has a large master bedroom with Sky TV, and the spacious sitting room also has a hunting lodge feel with a dark red wool sofa and tartan curtains. The south facing patio, reached through French windows in the sitting room, is the perfect place for outdoor dining and a barbecue.
    Both properties have received various awards with Shropshire Tourism awarding The Gatehouse five stars and The Coach House four stars. The Upton Cressett Hall Estate is a previous winner of the Hudson’s Heritage Award for ‘Best Hidden Gem’ as a heritage holiday destination in the UK.
    Historic Bridgnorth with its ruined castle, Severn Valley Steam Railway and bustling market (Friday and Saturday) is just a short drive away. The pretty market town of Much Wenlock is 5 miles away and Ludlow is nearby with its gourmet pubs and restaurants, timber framed buildings and medieval castle. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum is also worth a visit, as are m...

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With electric wood burner, Sky TV (full Sky package), DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and digital TV.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are spiral stairs to an unused mezzanine.

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  • Railway Cottage

    Kirknewton near Wooler

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC322041
    Nestled at the foot of the Cheviot Hills, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, this charming stone built former railway cottage sits at the end of a small terrace of three and has been completely renovated to provide superb holiday accommodation. Railway Cottage oozes taste and style; slate flooring, bespoke solid oak work surfaces and Belfast sink in the kitchen, under floor heating in the bathroom and the lounge boasts the most beautiful feature open fire - perfect for snuggling in front of during those restful, cosy evenings... But it’s the uninterrupted views towards the wild, heather clad hills and across the College valley that will take your breath away - simply stunning!

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With beautiful open fire, TV and DVD and boasts stunning uninterrupted views.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer,  dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds which can be made into one king size bed if required.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin enjoying the comfort of under floor heating.

    All oil , electricity and bed linen included. First basket of fuel for open fire supplied. Cot and high chair available on request. Telephone for incoming calls. Free Wi-fi internet accessGarden with furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars. The owner is happy to collect any provisions you may wish to order from the fabulous deli ’The Good Life Shop’ in Wooler, it specialises in local produce.
    This property has a private water supply

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  • Lauriston House

    Dartmouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: HMJ

    From its balcony, main bedroom and kitchen this spacious penthouse apartment enjoys spectacular views over Dartmouth and the estuary, and the mouth of the River Dart To the rear of the property, there are fine views of the naval college. Set above the owner’s home, it is comfortably furnished and conveniently close to the town centre. Steps lead to a lane which will take visitors to the town centre with many fine pubs and restaurants. The beautiful beach at Blackpool Sands is 3½ miles away and the Torbay Riviera can be reached by ferry or steam train. An excellent base for exploring the coast and countryside of the South Hams. Shop 700 yards.

    External stairs to first floor. Entrance hall and stairs to second floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen/dining area. Living room with French doors. 2 double bedrooms, one (6ft zip and link), one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

    Living flame gas fire in living room. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car).

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  • Rose Barn

    Anderby, nr. Chapel St Leonards

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5095

    Set within the peaceful orchard gardens of the old Priory Farm in Anderby’s nature preservation area, in the Coastal Park, these exceptionally lovely cottages share a pretty courtyard whilst each enjoying its own enclosed private garden and patio with hot tub. The luxuriously appointed cottage interiors are fresh and contemporary and the welcoming owner’s talent in garden design is evident in the aromatic herbs and gorgeous planting gracing the beautiful patio areas. Cycle loan is available to visitors for exploring the coastline – the coastal path runs both north and south and locally many waymarked footpaths invite walkers. Just 1.5 miles away is the glorious beach at Anderby Creek, which now boasts a new ‘cloud interpretation platform’ and bird hide as well as superb sands, a licensed beach cafe, seasonal shop and pub. (Dogs are welcome on part of the beach all year round although prohibited in the main bathing area in summer). Golf, coarse and sea fishing and horse riding are all enjoyed nearby. The East Coast’s diverse delights include fantastic beaches, seal havens, with breeding seals on the sands at Donna Nook in November, bird sanctuaries and of course the traditional seaside fun, restaurants and takeaways at Chapel St Leonards (3.5 miles) and Skegness (9 miles), home of Fantasy Island theme park. The market town of Alford’s famous windmill is 4 miles, the city of Lincoln’s medieval centre and vibrant waterfront are an easy drive, and the area’s aviation museums are always popular.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machine, and coin-operated tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Darling Buds Farm - The Cart Lodge

    Bethersden

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: PTTW

    Take a step back in time and come and stay at Darling Buds Farm – which became internationally famous as the set for the TV series The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993). It was home to Pop Larkin (David Jason), Ma Larkin (Pam Ferris), Mariette (Catherine Zeta Jones) and Charley (Philip Franks). Three hundred girls were auditioned for the part of Mariette before Catherine Zeta Jones was found and the series launched her career. At the time the TV Show was the most popular show on British TV and its simple lifestyle set in the 1950s showcased the beautiful Kent countryside. The title of the show comes from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

    The farm itself lies between the villages of Pluckley and Bethersden and consists of a courtyard of buildings, including Pop Larkin’s farmhouse (ref PTTV) sleeping 10, a typical Kentish oasthouse (ref PSSA) sleeping 8 and The Cart Lodge (ref PTTW) sleeping 4. There is plenty of parking and the holiday properties are set in 35 acres of land with footpaths on the doorstep. Guests also have access to paddocks and grassland to play a game of cricket or rounders or can enjoy visiting the animals. A stream winds its way between nine large ponds through the farmland, and the farm also hosts a classic car show each year in the summer.

    Kent has so much to offer including the reindeer centre next door. Tenterden, ‘The Jewel of the Weald’, vineyards (including Biddenden Vineyards), the South of England Rare Breeds Centre, the Kent and East Sussex Railway, gardens (including Sissinghurst) and a plethora of National Trust homes and castles await exploration. Visit the beaches at Camber Sands or sample oysters and hire bikes at Whitstable. The high speed train to London takes 38 minutes for further sightseeing opportunites, or sample lunch in Paris via the Eurostar. Altogether "Perfick!”, as the Larkins would say! Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Stylishly converted, this single-storeyed lodge is opposite the Larkins’ farmhouse and has a grassy sitting-out area with picnic table beside a stream. Open-plan beamed living/dining room with kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft zip & link bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Full electric central heating included
    • 40" Freeview TV
    • CD
    • Shared external laundry room
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Lawned area with picnic table
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • NB: Unfenced pond and stream in garden

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 35-acre natural grounds
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Ponds, waterfall and drainage ditches in grounds, 10 yards

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