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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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  • Park Farm - Oaktree 2

    Wortwell, nr. Harleston

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 19981

    Convenient location

    Conveniently situated between the market towns of Bungay and Harleston, these attractive properties are set at the edge of the owner’s 6 acre farm, adjacent to the A143. Park Farmhouse dates back over 400 years and is a listed building retaining many unique historic features, with some of the timbers dating back 800 years. Originally built for the local mayor, the farmhouse was once the village bakery and the original bread oven is still in the dining room – it then became a riding school. Beamed throughout, with original herringbone brick flooring in the dining room, it has two woodburners and a well-equipped bespoke kitchen with a range cooker. Oaktree 1, 2 and 3 are all single storey properties with lots of character. Fishing is available on request at the owner’s 4½-acre fishing lake, 2 minutes walk away (at cost). With separate drive and courtyard gardens, the properties have been converted and furnished to a very good standard. There is easy access to the country city of Norwich, seaside resorts at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and the Norfolk Broads at Beccles. The market towns of Harleston, 3 miles, and Bungay, 4 miles have a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants and for beer enthusiasts the small independent breweries of Grain, 1 mile, and St Peter’s, 3 miles, are easily accessible. Shops and restaurant 3 miles, pubs 200 yards. Properties 19980, 19981 and 19982 and 30285 can be booked together to accommodate up to 21 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/kitchen with breakfast area and slate floor. 1 double bedroom with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included. Gas cooker. Shared tumble dryer in external utility room. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared use of owners 6-acre grounds. NB: Fenced pond in grounds, 300 yards.

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  • Wolfen Mill Country Retreats - Courtyard Cottage

    Chipping, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30613

    A warm welcome awaits you at Wolfen Mill Country Retreats. Dating back hundreds of years, this former mill sits in stunning grounds with a freshwater lake. Located in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a peaceful part of Lancashire’s stunning Ribble Valley, you are guaranteed a relaxing break to do as much or as little as you like. With its lush green valleys and spectacular scenery, Ribble Valley is host to quaint market towns such as Clitheroe and Longridge, as well as numerous picturesque villages including Whitewell, Whalley, Slaidburn and Waddington, which offer great country pubs, cafés and shops. Whilst enjoying a peaceful, rural location, Wolfen Mill is also very accessible making it the perfect base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. Preston is 12 miles away, Clitheroe, 10 miles, and Lancaster, 17 miles. The Pennines, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Wyre Valley and the Fylde Coast are easily accessible, as well as Blackpool, 24 miles, and Lytham St Annes, 25 miles. The area is great for walking with lots of dedicated trails and footpaths. Other activities available locally include golf, cycling, fishing and horse riding. The area has a great reputation for its pubs and restaurants, or follow the Ribble Valley Food Trail which offers some of the country’s best local produce. Whilst it is the perfect retreat for couples and walkers, there is also lots to do for families, children will enjoy Bowland Wild Boar Park and Clitheroe Castle, as well as Blackpool’s many attractions which include Blackpool Tower, Sealife Centre, zoo, Madame Tussauds waxworks, Sandcastle indoor waterpark and the Pleasure Beach. This is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and discover all that the beautiful north west has to offer. After a day exploring, what better way to come back to a warm, cosy holiday home. Beds will be made using high quality linens, and fluffy white towels will be provided. For extra comfort, bathrobes will also be provided for the adults. There is ample parking on site and access to the shared gardens. There is also fishing available on site, it is free of charge and a licence will be required. Guests also have use of the laundry area, where there is a washer and a dryer. There is an additional shared guest lounge, located on the second floor of the main building, with patio doors leading onto a decked balcony overlooking the lake and fells. Courtyard Cottage (ref 30613) and Beech Tree (ref 30617) are both detached, with Beech Tree enjoying its own private garden. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Sitting just across the courtyard, this detached, charismatic and pet-friendly property, once the old steam room in Wolfen Mill, now makes a delightful holiday retreat.
    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric fire in living room included.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 7-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Stream and lake in grounds.

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  • Sally’s Nest

    Wenhaston, nr. Southwold

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E3042

    These two conversions of old farm buildings are set on a 70 acre arable farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 6 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coastline. They combine comfort with a superbly secluded location. Festive decorations and tree are supplied for Christmas bookings. Beside the properties there is a footpath that leads to farmland. Close by are sandy beaches, RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath (NT), whilst Aldeburgh is a little further. Castles, a wildlife park and Sutton Hoo are easily accessible. Farm shop 2 miles and market town of Halesworth 3 miles, shop and village pub within 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Sun room. Uneven stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom, (zip and link, can be (2ft 6in) twin by arrangement) with beams. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. CD/DAB radio.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fenced garden. Patio and furniture. Parking. Bottle of wine and fresh flowers on arrival. No smoking. NB: Pond on farm.

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  • Byre Cottage

    Well near Bedale

    Grade
    2
    1
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    2
    Ref: DC5314
    Situated amongst rolling farmland in the traditional rural village of Well this beautifully presented cottage is ideal for lovers of the countryside and any one seeking a quiet and comfortable retreat in a village setting. Converted from an original farm building and including a well equipped kitchen, contemporary furnishings and fine bathroom the cottages provide excellent accommodation for holidays or short breaks at any time of the year. The area is criss-crossed by quiet roads, it is ideal for exploring by bicycle or touring by car. Close by the beautiful Thorpe Perrow Arboretum provides pretty wild flower filled woodland walks, a visitor centre and a tea room.

    Ground Floor: With instant electric panel heaters and comprising:
    Utility room:
    with washer/dryer.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and basin.
    Kitchen/diner: with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and iron.
    Sitting room: with Freeview TV/ DVD and radio/CD player. Door to patio.
    Bedroom 1: with king size bed.
    Bathroom: with large free standing bath, hand held shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Large shared enclosed lawned garden. Patio with garden table and chairs. Private parking.

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  • The Doll’s House

    Claverton, nr. Bath

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: EXU


    This attractive holiday cottage is around 200 years old and has been sympathetically renovated to provide contemporary living without losing its cosy charm. It lies in the heart of Claverton, a very quiet, small, picturesque village only one mile from the city of Bath, yet worlds away in terms of peace and tranquillity. Just above the cottage is part of the famous Bath Skyline pathway, which offers a stunning six-mile marked pathway with extensive views over Bath and the Blackdown Hills. Also behind the cottage amongst woodland is the American museum which takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. A short stroll below the cottage and you have the Kennet and Avon Canal, a particularly pretty part of the canal with boat hire, walking and cycling all available. The city of Bath itself has many attractions, to suit all ages, and the selection of architectural gems such as the Royal Crescent, The Circus, the abbey, Pulteney Bridge along with the parks, individual shops, museums, galleries, restaurants, theatre, cultural events and nightlife are what make Bath so unique. Within an hour’s drive you can easily visit the city of Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and caves, Glastonbury, Wells, the beaches of Weston super Mare and Burnham on Sea, Lacock and Castle Combe. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Living room with dining area, wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electricity rads (underfloor in living room), bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • No smoking

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  • Chestnut Cottage

    Ebberston, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: RCHM87

    This delightful stone holiday cottage is located in the village of Ebberston on the A170 between Pickering and Scarborough. Whether you are a walker, wildlife enthusiast or just wanting a holiday base to tour, Chestnut Cottage is well located for all. Dalby Forest is close by with many cycle tracks. Journey along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway through heather clad moors and valleys. Scarborough and the rest of the beautiful Yorkshire coast is only 12 miles away. Shops 1 mile, restaurant and pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Laundry service. Shared use of freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared use of 1-acre enclosed terraced garden and summer house. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Little House

    Twelveheads Truro, nr. Redruth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44109

    This pretty little cottage sits in well tended gardens, deep in the Cornish countryside and provides an ideal base while visiting many areas of Cornwall. Although nearer the tranquil south coast, the dramatic north coast, with its excellent surfing beaches, is easily reached. The Little House is just yards from the ‘Mineral Tramways Trail’, one of Cornwall’s many cycle networks that links the north coast at Portreath to the South coast near Falmouth. It is popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders and sightseers as it passes through a rich mining heritage area, dotted with old mine archaeology. A cycle hire centre, café and shop are approximately 500 yards from the front door, right on the trail itself. The world famous Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Lizard Peninsula, which is the location of Lizard Point and the most southerly point of the country, are all easily accessible from the property. The ancient seafaring town of Falmouth is approx 6 miles away, and provides an excellent centre for many activities such as sailing, windsurfing, pleasure trips and diving. Other amenities available locally are fine sandy beaches, shopping, cinema, restaurants and Pendennis Castle, perched high on Pendennis Point. Falmouth is also home to the National Maritime Museum, two yacht marinas and numerous National Trust gardens. A ferry to the Roseland Peninsula and a sightseeing trip along the River Fal to Truro are also available from one of the town quays. Truro is the capital city of Cornwall and less than 5 miles away, with excellent shopping in the cobbled streets, fine dining in its many restaurants, bistros and cafés, a theatre and museum. Beach 6 miles. Shop, cinema, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating (underfloor in shower room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freesat smart TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps and unfenced stream in garden.

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  • Tawnamoor Barns - Nuthatch

    Cardinham, Bodmin

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: GTH


    Equidistant from both of Cornwall’s spectacular coastlines and nestling in delightful woodland, these thoughtfully converted barns are set in sunny, pleasantly landscaped gardens, each with its own patio. Retaining all the character and charm of original structural features, including exposed beams and stone walls, they have been furnished in keeping with their rustic simplicity. Tawnawood has a first floor landing and a door to a balcony with wonderful valley views. Peacefully positioned on a private drive beyond the owner’s home, and accessed by a narrow country lane, they enjoy fine views across the valley towards National Trust Lanhydrock House and its formal gardens. Lanhydrock House is 1¼ miles away and features several cycle trails, including a gentle trail for families throughout its grounds and into bluebell woods. There is also cycle hire, free parking and a café. Beaches of both the north and south coasts are about 15 miles away, some popular and offering fishing, sailing and surfing, others small and secluded; the coastal path is a continuous drama of cliff and sea and sky. There is excellent walking in the surrounding area and cycling in Cardinham Woods with dedicated, scenic cycle trails for those wanting more of a challenge, and an excellent café for refreshments. Restormel Castle and Lostwithiel, both 4 miles. Bodmin, 3 miles, has shops, cycle hire, swimming-pool, sports centre, inns, restaurants and golf. Bodmin Steam Railway can be heard in the distance within the valley. Riding locally. Wadebridge and Camel Trail cycle hire 7 miles. Padstow 12 miles, Fowey 10 miles and the Eden Project 8 miles. Shops 3 miles.

    Living/kitchen area with breakfast bar. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared utility room with washer/dryer and ‘fun’ table tennis. Patio and garden furniture. Shared garden. Shared barbecue. Parking. Natural water supply from owner’s borehole.

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  • The Trees

    Verwood, nr. Cranborne

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43878

    The Trees is a comfortable, well presented, single-storey annexe, which is attached to the owners’ home yet it is self contained and enjoys lovely views over the pretty gardens. This cosy holiday home makes an ideal base for exploring this delightful part of Dorset. Located next to the local church, it is only 5 minutes’ walk to the local pubs, restaurants and village shop. Nearby Moors Valley provides excellent walking and wildlife spotting, as well as recreational activities such as golf, ‘Go-Ape’, biking, fishing, orienteering, canoeing, petanque and Segway rides. Avon Heath is also close by, ideal for keen amblers. The New Forest National Park provides miles of scenic walks and a network of bridle paths and footpaths. You can often find the ponies and cattle roaming the streets in one of the many picturesque villages.
    There is a water park near to the charming town of Fordingbridge, which has a host of shops, cafes and eateries, and the gentle flowing River Avon is also nearby. Nearby Ringwood also has a good selection of shops and restaurants. Also convenient for road links to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, Christchurch Harbour and the coast, including Poole and Bournmouth. Other attractions include Marwell Zoo, Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest Otter and Owl Park, Stonehenge, maritime Southampton and various other tourist attractions are within easy driving distance. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric coooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Little Barn

    Naunton, Cheltenham

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: NNN

    This stylish and secluded retreat is tucked away into the hillside overlooking the village of Naunton at the head of the Windrush valley. Approached along a private drive, Little Barn is a detached, single-storey barn conversion surrounded by the owners’ fields from which race horses can be seen across the valley. A footpath leads to the local golf club and the pub is just a short stroll. Perfectly placed as a holiday base to explore the adjacent network of Cotswold walks and bridleways and the classic houses and gardens of the area. Bikes and horses can be hired locally. Shops 5 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Large beamed living room with patio doors to terrace. Kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room by arrangement with owner
    • Dishwasher
    • Courtyard with patio, terrace, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Stabling for hire
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

    Note: Little Barn (NNN) is situated in the same private grounds as The Old Cart House (NRF)

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  • Granny McPhee’s Cottage

    West Chilla, nr. Beaworthy

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: HSSH

    Detached barn conversion a romantic retreat, nestled within glorious countryside, with woodland and country walks. Retaining its charm with oak floors, old beams and wood-burning stove. The owners provide bath robes and slippers for guests’ comfort. Within the grounds of the owner’s home, much of the land is a nature reserve. North Cornwall’s beaches, 17 miles, with coastal walks. Fishing, riding and golf are available locally. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and oak floor. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and apex ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in external utility)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack including cream tea on arrival
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Step in garden

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  • Little Cloverland

    Lyminge, nr. Folkestone

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41171

    Excellent walking territory

    Situated on the edge of Lyminge Forest in the owner’s grounds, this detached, single-storey cottage provides cosy accommodation with its own garden. Ideal for exploring the North Downs Way, or a stroll across the fields brings you to the village of Lyminge itself. Golf courses can be found 0.25 miles away. Further afield visit historic Canterbury, Folkestone and walk along the Leas or choose a souvenir from your holiday from one of the little antique shops in Hythe - all accessible by bus close to the cottage. There is easy access to the Channel Tunnel and day trips to France, so remember your passport. Shop and restaurant 0.5 miles, pub 0.25 miles.

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

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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