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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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  • Chapel Cottage

    Ravenscar, nr. Scarborough

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: NT020025

    National Trust Holiday Cottage

    This delightful, detached, single-storey, stone cottage sits in an enviable location at the top of Ravenscar with panoramic sea views towards Robin Hood’s Bay. Boasting cliff top walks from the doorstep, this is a perfect location for ramblers, or those just wishing to sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Ideal for exploring both the Heritage Coast of Yorkshire and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. A short drive leads to the North York Moors and Harwood Dale where there are many picnic areas, cycle tracks and fishing lakes to enjoy. The coastal town of Scarborough is just 11 miles away, and boasts two bays, north and south, with an eclectic mix of shops and traditional seaside entertainment.

    Further south is the unspoilt Edwardian seaside town of Filey with miles of sandy beaches and rare sea birds nestling in the cliffs that surround the bay. To the north there is the well known historic port of Whitby, overlooked by the ancient abbey ruins. It boasts a marina, a busy colourful harbour and a 3 mile stretch of sandy beach. Cobbled streets, ginnels and alleyways are packed with antique and curio shops, inns and tea rooms. Sea going trips can be enjoyed from the harbour. The ancient market towns of Kirkby Moorside, Malton, Hemlsey and Pickering are all easily accessed, and the weekly markets are still a main attraction. Historic homes, halls and castles abound in this area, with Rievaulx Abbey, Castle Howard, Burton Agnes Hall and Sewerby Hall and Gardens to name but a few, all make for a great day out. Beach 3 miles. Shop 71/2 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Spacious open plan living/dining room. Compact kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • 22" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large lawned garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Pets free of charge
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Sloping lawns

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  • Canaima

    Reedham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29519


    Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the pretty riverside village of Reedham on the Southern Broads, this delightful holiday property, one of a pair and with a large garden and spacious patio, offers a very good standard of accommodation for a family holiday or just to relax and unwind. Surrounded by quiet country lanes, it is ideal for cycling and walking. The riverside, ½ mile, offers pubs and a shop, and is a lovely place to sit by and watch the waterborne world go by. Great Yarmouth for family fun, the glorious beach and coastal walk at Winterton, seal watching at Horsey, the pretty market town of Acle, 4 miles, and Cromer, for its famous seafood and end of pier show are a short drive away. Take a trip on the river or hire a boat at Wroxham, the capital of the Broads, visit BeWILDerwood, the treetop adventure park which the children will love. A nearby train station gives easy access to medieval Norwich, with its fine shopping, cathedral, castle, museums and restaurants, and is not to be missed. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, underfloor central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Mill

    Shillingford, nr. Bampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 19006

    The Old Mill offers a relaxing retreat set on the outskirts of Bampton and Exmoor National Park. The cottage is decorated and furnished to a good standard and is ideal for families, walkers or friends to get together. It forms a wing of the owner’s home and offers a ’get away from it all’ holiday with use of the owner’s pretty gardens and even a livery for your own horses by arrangement. With plenty to explore in this area, Wimbleball Lake for fishing and water sports, less than 4 miles. A short drive will bring you to Exmoor National Park, Dunster and the Exe Valley. Tiverton and Exeter are within easy reach. Free range eggs and fruit from the owner’s garden available in season. Shops and pubs 1.3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. NB: Unfenced river, 20 yards.

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  • Kingfisher Lodge

    Hagworthingham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RY3


    A rare opportunity to visit and explore a secluded valley in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set within a private wildlife haven in such a picturesque part of Tennyson country, this beautiful lakeside lodge has been sympathetically designed to replicate the former fishing/hunting lodge which stood on the site. Accessed by a track, it offers spacious accommodation with spectacular views over the Wolds and Alder Valley Lake. An ideal opportunity to enjoy private fishing, to go walking, cycling, riding or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful tranquil setting. The market towns of Horncastle and Louth, the city of Lincoln, and the seaside resort of Skegness are all within reach. The World War II bomber trail with plenty of air museums can be followed. Shop ½ mile. Good restaurants and pubs close by.

    Large open-plan living/dining room. Spacious, well-equipped, modern, fitted kitchen area, French doors to patio. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floor throughout.

    Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small lawned garden with patio and furniture. 20-acre grounds. Parking (for 2 cars). No smoking. NB: Large lake in grounds .

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  • Appleby Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, nr. Durham

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44275


    Nestled in the small village of South Church and backing on to the River Gaunless in Bishop Auckland, guests will find Appleby Cottage the perfect base for exploring the local area. It is situated alongside the River Gaunless and the garden has a lovely terrace overlooking the river. This terraced property is only a short walk away from the bustling market town of Bishop Auckland, and there are plenty of places to visit and explore. The local corner shop, bistro pub and historic St Andrews church is a short stroll away. Often referred to as the gateway to Weardale, Bishop Auckland is a historic market town in the Vale of Durham, standing high above the River Wear with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Perfect for walkers, you can make the short 2½ mile walk from Appleby Cottage to the centre of the town and then just a few hundred yards further straight in to the grounds of the magnificent Auckland Castle, the country residence of the Prince Bishops for more than 900 years.
    This is also a great opportunity to enjoy exploring the 800 acres of the Bishop’s Deer Park which surrounds the castle and makes a great destination at any time of year. Bishop Auckland offers a thriving arts and cultural scene with a cinema, theatre and arts complex making this the perfect opportunity to enjoy a theatre break. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town as well as a selection of boutiques and high street shops. Only a mile from the town and just over 3½ miles from Appleby Cottage is Binchester Roman Fort, which is home to the best preserved Roman military baths in Britain. For those who enjoy visiting historical monuments and churches there is also Escomb Saxon Church. Ideal for cyclists as well as walkers, there are various established walks and cycle routes in the local area including the Auckland Way Railway Path and routes along the river.
    Only 10 miles away from the historic city of Durham, Appleby Cottage is in the perfect location for those wanting to visit friends and family at Durham University or an ideal base for prospective students wanting to explore the campuses and facilities or attend graduation ceremonies. The city of Durham offers many attractions and places to explore including Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral which are World Heritage Sites. Perfect for a trip at any time of year Durham is a thriving city with plenty of entertainment and sporting occasions. Durham County Cricket Club and Durham Golf Club are easily accessible. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance you will be able to enjoy a day trip to the magnificent North Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, or visit one of the many smaller villages in County Durham.
    There is also the opportunity to visit the Angel of the North statue which is only a 20-minute drive away; Beamish Museum is 30 minutes, Newcastle 40 minutes and the Metrocentre is 45 minutes by car. Warm and welcoming, Appleby Cottage offers super accommodation for families, couples and friends wanting to enjoy a holiday together. Shop and restaurant 1 mile.

    The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

    Ground floor: Living room with wood effect floor. Kitchen with slate effect floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps in garden.

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  • Claxton Grange - Trueman

    Claxton, nr. York

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16197

    Games room

    Indoor heated swimming pool

    These cottages have been completely renovated, and with their own private gardens, are part of a complex of 14 properties. Claxton Grange lies 6 miles from York and is in 16-acres of private grounds, with swimming pool, games room, garden room, hard tennis court and wildlife pond. York is a city full of history with its minster, cobbled streets, museums, the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and the Castle Museum, as well as an excellent choice of shops, restaurants and riverside inns. The market town of Pickering, gateway to the North York Moors National Park and terminus of the moors steam railway, 20 miles. Filey, Scarborough and Whitby are all within 40 miles. Castle Howard, 10 miles. Clifton Moor with bowling and cinema complex, 6 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub/restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Cot and high chair available on request.

    All properties: Open fire in each living room (fuel at cost). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV/DVD. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and coin operated tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi (in garden room). Shared lawned courtyard at rear. Shared use of 16-acre grounds. Garden room. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8.5m x 4.3m, depth 0.9m to 1.5m), open 9am to 8pm, with shower and changing facilities (closed . Games room with pool table and table tennis. Hard tennis court. No smoking. NB: Large unfenced pond in the grounds (50 yards).

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  • Three Roofs

    Castleton

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30050


    This stunning, interior-designed, first floor holiday apartment benefits from a prime location in the heart of Castleton, one of the most esteemed and beautiful villages in the Peak Distict National Park. Deep in the stunning Hope Valley, the immediate and surrounding area boasts tranquillity, beauty and nature, together with endless opportunities for cycling and walking, regardless of your ability. Popular tourist attractions such as Peveril Castle and the four show caverns are literally on your doorstep, with bountiful tea rooms, coffee shops, pubs, inns and gift shops. Even hang-gliding and paragliding are options direct from Mam Tor, the ’shivering mountain’ that Castleton sits at the base of. Outside Castleton, the ever popular tourist town of Bakewell, home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, can easily be reached within half an hour. The spa town of Buxton, with its varied and diverse architecture, is within 20 minutes, the city of Sheffield 30 minutes or Manchester just an hour away. Shop 150 yards, pub 50 yards, restaurant on site.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen with beams, Velux and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Blue Door Cottages - The Wine Cellar

    Sherwood, nr. North Petherton

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30784

    Ideal base for touring Somerset

    The holiday cottages, (refs 30784, 30786 and 30787), have been converted from redundant 18th-century buildings at Sherwood, whilst The Hen House (ref 30785) has been converted from a later small barn. The buildings are surrounded by fields and back on to a valley of mature Forestry Commission woodland. They are set on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills along narrow winding lanes but only 10 minutes from the motorway. Sherwood is a great place to relax but also makes a wonderful base from which to explore the whole of Somerset and some of the attractions of the surrounding counties. Blue Door Cottages at Sherwood provide pleasantly quirky accommodation for couples and small families. Between them the cottages can easily accommodate up to 18 guests and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity. The Quantock Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which means that its distinctive character and cultural heritage are in the nation’s interest to safeguard them. Physically the Quantock Hills offer great diversity, reflecting the relationship between the geology, slopes and exposure of the area, and the range of past and present human activities and influences. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages, all within this protected landscape. There are many NT properties close by, as well as golf, horse riding, walking and bird watching. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pets welcome - to be kept on lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond and stream in garden, 100 yards.

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  • Bede Cottage

    Adderstone near Bamburgh

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC311055
    Within a courtyard setting and offering a truly peaceful ambience, this delightful cottage has been recently renovated to Visit Britain 4* standard to offer excellent holiday accommodation. Bede Cottage has been tastefully furnished throughout and is surrounded by open farmland, making this an idyllic, relaxing retreat.

    Bede Cottage forms part of a small cluster of barn conversions at Adderstone, only 4 miles from the prestigious holiday destination of Bamburgh, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic fortress; with the power and presence of the seasoned film set it regularly becomes and where Holy Island can be seen from its glorious, sandy beach. The pretty village of Belford, often described as the ’Gateway to the Secret Kingdom’, offers many facilities, including shops, inns, a tea room and an impressive golf driving range less than 4 miles away. A warm welcome awaits visitors to Wooler, which sits at the foot of the wild expanse of the heather clad Cheviot Hills, and where cyclists and walkers enjoy the various challenging routes, 8 miles west. The bustling market town of Alnwick, with its own dramatic castle (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) and the spectacular ’Alnwick Garden’ with its Grand Cascade Waterfall, a poison Garden and a restaurant incorporated within the largest tree house in Europe is a popular tourist destination only 13 miles south, and the elegant Georgian town of Berwick, which straddles the salmon - rich River Tweed is 15 miles north. Bede Cottage sits only half a mile east of the A1, allowing easy access to discover an area rich in history coupled with some of the finest beaches in England, making this an ideal base for those who wish to discover the many charms of both north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders alike.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner:  Open plan with TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, combined fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin & heating towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Pets welcome.Cot and high chair available. Wifi available.Off road parking for one car. Shared courtyard. No smoking.

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  • Corner Cottage

    Combe Martin, Ilfracombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41940

    Close to beaches

    Situated in the heart of Combe Martin, this pretty terraced holiday cottage lies within easy reach of local beaches and attractions. Nicely furnished, the property is ideal for year round occupation and is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning North Devon countryside. There are numerous attractions within easy reach of the house including the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and the Lynton to Lynmouth Funicular Railway. At Croyde and Woolacombe you will find some of the best and cleanest surf beaches in the country as well as many smaller coves and bays. Shops 400 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Front and rear patio with furniture. Public car park 150 yards (at cost).

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  • Lilac Cottage

    Sedbusk, nr. Hawes

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29342

    This 18th-century, stone built, semi-detached holiday cottage is set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the edge of the small hamlet of Sedbusk, and enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding countryside from its enclosed south-facing garden – ideal for relaxing in. The traditional bustling market town of Hawes is just over a mile away and enjoys a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants together with the Hawes Creamery, famous for ‘Wallace and Gromit’s’ favourite Wensleydale cheese. Shop and restaurant 1¼ miles, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with stone floor. Utility room/toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Breeds Farm Cottage

    Wicken, near Ely

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC775

    In a great location for exploring the area and with a lovely garden to relax in, Breed Farm Cottage has been decorated and furnished with care, to offer a period retreat with all the modern conveniences needed for a great holiday. Nestled in the heart of the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Wicken, there is so much to do in the area; ensuring guests of all ages will be entertained for days. Close by lies the charming city of Ely, with its magnificent cathedral rising so majestically that it has long been known as ‘The Ship of the Fens’. Here you will find lots of shops, great places to eat, a stained glass museum which is well worth a visit and also Oliver Cromwell’s house. Ely also provides a direct rail link to London and you can be in the heart of the city in just over an hour. Although only a short drive away, you can also take the train to the university city of Cambridge. It is packed full with museums, including the famous Fitzwilliam Museum and tours, such as punting on the River Cam and walking tours around the universities. The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, hosts to an impressive collection of airplanes and aviation memorabilia, considered the finest of its kind in the UK. For a change of pace, head to Welney Wetland Centre and explore the area’s rich array of wildlife. For some sea air, you can be at the coast in just over an hour. Guests will find walking and cycle routes, and numerous pretty villages and towns, where you will see why this part of Cambridgeshire remains so popular with visitors. After a day of sightseeing, head back to beautiful Breed Farm Cottage and relax in the garden or sunroom whilst planning your adventures for the next day. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With electric coal effect fire, 40" Smart HD TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With twin beds, electric coal effect fire and beams.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and low ceiling.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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