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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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  • Mead Chapel

    Drayton, near Langport

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC292

    This lovely, converted detached chapel dating back to 1925, lies in the village of Drayton, South Somerset and offers a great location to enjoy this ever popular area. There are lovely country walks, fishing, golf and quaint village pubs nearby. Many historic houses are within easy driving, such as Muchelney Abbey, Forde Abbey, and National Trust’s Montacute House and Tintinhull House, to name a few. The Somerset Levels, with their abundance of wildlife and nature reserves, are on the doorstep, or one can explore the many places of interest. Try some retail therapy at Clarks Village shopping outlet, discover the enchanting Glastonbury Tor and Abbey and Glastonbury itself, or on to the cathedral city of Wells with its Bishops Palace and character shops. Further afield the Roman Spa town of Bath is well worth a visit, the county town of Taunton and on to the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park. If you have time, spend a day or two in west Dorset and explore the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast. You will have much to do for a fulfilling holiday. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    4 steps to the entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space:
    With wooden floors.
    Living area:
    With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge.
    Shower room: With double shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor: With galleried double bedroom.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Welcome pack. Outbuilding with tumble dryer. Garden with patio and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Primrose Lodge

    Camborne

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: W43178

    This detached, single storey holiday cottage, located on the owner’s small holding, is the perfect location for exploring Cornwall. Set in a peaceful, rural location the property is convenient for Hayle, with its 3 miles of sandy beach. Nearby are the RSPB reserve at Hayle Estuary and Tehidy Country Park, ideal for walking, cycling, nature trails, lakes and wildlife. The area has also been awarded World Heritage status for its mining history. Take the scenic coastal train from St Erth to St Ives. Visit the town of Marazion with St Michaels Mount which can be reached on foot at low tide by causeway, or by small ferry at high tide. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for child)/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small patio and furniture. Use of owner’s grounds. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Electric fence in grounds.

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  • The Studio

    Hutton John, nr. Ullswater

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 25704

    Just two miles from Ullswater, arguably England’s most beautiful lake, this attractively converted studio adjoins the owner’s home and is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Sparket Mill. Cosy and compact this semi-detached holiday home is ideal for a romantic break and exploring the Lakes by foot, car or bicycle. The studio overlooks a shared terrace garden with a stream and enjoys an abundance of wildlife, including red squirrels. Other attractions include a cruise on Ullswater, visiting historic houses and castles, a feast of local shows, farmer’s markets and open gardens, plus tickets for Theatre by the Lake in Keswick (14 miles) can be arranged. Cooked meals on request. Shop 21/2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with low ceiling.

    Electric woodburner included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer on request. Wi-fi. Shared terrace garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Beck in garden (3 metres).

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  • Wooldown Holiday Cottages - Stable Barn

    Marhamchurch, near Bude

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: UKC433

    If you’re looking for a fantastic family holiday or a romantic retreat to the country, you simply can’t go wrong at Wooldown Holiday Cottages. From classic country abodes to state-of-the-art barn conversions, this collection of self-catering properties suits all kinds of holidaymakers. Situated in an elevated position, Wooldown enjoys a fresh, salty breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, and the views are most compelling. Stretching from vast swathes of pastureland thick with greenery, down towards the vibrant seaside town of Bude and far out to sea, the picture-perfect landscape and coastal vistas are reason enough to visit. With the dynamic North Cornwall Coast close by, and the wealth of attractions and activities that come with it, you certainly won’t be short on things to do!

    Wagoners and Olde Coach House are traditional, spacious cottages that come with all the essentials you need for a stress-free family holiday - the enclosed gardens and nearby children’s area ensure that your children can get a good run-around. Bijou, Corn Keep and Stargazey each have a copper bath in the bedroom area, in addition to the en-suite shower room.

    Balancing style and comfort in equal measure, couples will fall in love with the contemporary, apartment-style barns, each with their own unique feel, elegant décor and endearing views. These properties are simply ideal for those extra special occasions, such as engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries and birthday treats. A meal delivery service is also available by arrangement with the local chef. With zoned areas for adults, they ensure privacy and seclusion on your holiday.

    These properties are ideally located for exploring all that Cornwall has to offer, such as the classic fishing villages of Port Isaac and Rock, or you can lace up your walking boots and head along stunning South West Coastal Path, high above the crashing waves. A little closer to home, you can walk right from Wooldown through the village of Marhamchurch, and along the level towpath which follows the canal. There are otters and kingfishers to spot on the way, and you can pop into the nearby bistro and coffee house for a snack en-route. For more adventurous visitors, Bude plays a big part in the surfing community due to its nearby beaches, such as Widemouth Bay, Sandymouth and Crooklets, which are all within 3 miles of Wooldown. As a result, there is an excellent choice of surf schools, and other activities in the proximity include zorbing, abseiling, rock climbing, kayaking, open canoeing, golf, fishing and horse riding. For young families, there are a number of theme parks within driving distance, such as The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, Cornwall’s Crealy Adventure Park and Trethorne Leisure Park. Beach 3 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi system with iPod dock and French doors leading to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With spa bath, walk-in rainfall spa shower, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, low sloping ceiling and low beams.

    Oil central heating and Wi-Fi included. Courtyard with patio, garden furniture and outdoor bath. Private parking for 1 car. Please note: No children.

    Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Shared utility room with tumble dryer. House keeping services available at cost and holistic therapies available in on-site pamper room at additional cost. Shared landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and garden furniture (restricted access). Barbecue on request. Bike store. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only - no hen or stag parties. All the properties have a natural water supply from a bore hole. There are 2 steps in the grounds.

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  • Green Farm - Green Farm Cottage

    Hognaston, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
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    Ref: RPP6

    These attractive stone holiday cottages enjoy their own driveways and pretty, lawned gardens. Green Farm Cottage, (ref RPP6), adjoins the owners’ 17th-century farmhouse, and Green Farm Stables (ref RFFQ), stands detached. Tucked away down a little lane, they lie 500 yards from the heart of the attractive old village of Hognaston, which stands on a hillside overlooked by Hognaston Wynn. Many houses in the village date back to the 17th and 18th century, as does the pub. Within walking distance is beautiful Carsington Water, offering superb water sports, sailing and bike hire facilities with an area devoted to wildlife along with cycle and walking trails. Located on the edge of the Peak District, the cottages are just 4 miles from the picturesque market town of Ashbourne known as the ‘Gateway to Dovedale’. Other places to visit nearby include Bakewell, Matlock Bath, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and Keddleston Hall, as well as other National Trust and English Heritage properties. It is only a short drive to Dovedale and the other lovely dales of the limestone White Peak District, which offers great walking. A little further afield, visit Alton Towers theme park for a great day out for both adults and children alike, who will also enjoy Go Ape at Buxton. Why not spend a more relaxing day at the potteries in Stoke. Shop 2 miles, pub 500 yards.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. Rear hall/boot room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form twin beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Radio/CD
    • 2-ring hob
    • Freezer (on request)
    • Parking (for 1 car)

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Large, lawned, mature cottage garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared 5-acre grounds
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced brook and two steps in grounds

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  • Trusmadoor

    Keswick, nr. Bassenthwaite

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 24335

    Set in the unspoilt northern Lakes, and away from the mainstream tourist tracks, this single storey holiday cottage stands in the grounds of a delightful country house hotel which is set in 2 acres of grounds just 4 miles from Keswick on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake. With breathtaking views over open countryside and the lake, which is ½ a mile away, plus use of the hotel’s bar, you will be ensured of a relaxing stay with superb walking from the doorstep. Hotel with bar and restaurant 50 yards. Shops 5 miles. Restaurant within walking distance.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio. Shared 2-acres of hotel grounds with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. Well behaved pets accepted. No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

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  • Middlecombe Holiday Apartments - The Studio

    Middlecombe, Minehead

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 26752

    These well-appointed holiday apartments are located just outside Minehead, a great base for exploring this beautiful part of the British Isles. The apartments are furnished to a very good standard, complemented by comfortable bedrooms and sitting-out areas where guests can benefit from the surrounds of the owners’ garden. Shops and pubs are within walking distance, or a short drive will take you to the heart of Minehead, where the promenade can be enjoyed by all. Enjoy superb scenery along the South West Coastal Path, or inland at Exmoor. Visit Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Dunster Castle (NT) and village, with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill, as well as Porlock Weir, are also worth a visit. Railway enthusiasts can enjoy the West Somerset Steam Railway as it chugs its way from Minehead to Watchet, a pretty harbour town. Enjoy the beaches at Minehead, Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Freeview TV. Washing machine in utility. Sitting-out area with furniture.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Morrells Wood Farm - The Byre

    Leighton, nr. Shrewsbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30771

    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the beautiful holiday accommodation boasts five cosy semi-detached barn conversions (refs W43982, 30769, 30770, 30771 and 30772) in an idyllic farmyard setting, and three restful shepherds hut retreats (each with their own private bathroom facilities nearby, refs 30773, 30774 and 30775) located in the owner’s breathtaking valley gardens. All beautifully furnished and nestled at the foot of the glorious, majestic Wrekin Hill. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Morrells Wood Farm is ’that perfect get away!’ Indeed, many regard the views from this vale of tranquillity as ’little Switzerland’, and as its name sake, the panoramic scenery is stunning. The central location makes it the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda. If not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season. Shropshire is a beautiful county, which is becoming more and more popular with tourists, with towns like Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, which are all easy to get to from Morrells Wood Farm. The relaxed pace of countryside life is complemented by a huge amount to see and do. You can enjoy Ironbridge Gorge and its museums or a trip to Wroxeter Roman city and the nearby vineyard. There are 4 National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, the closest being Attingham Park, then Powys Castle, Chirk and Dudmaston are slightly further afield but make for a great day out exploring the Welsh Borders. Ludlow Castle, food centre and racecourse, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Acton Scott working farm are all popular tourist attractions. The Glider Centre on the top of the Longmynd and Cardingmill valley are not to be missed, and for the more adventurous there are nearby outdoor attractions from quad trekking, mountain boarding, zip wire, high ropes, clay pigeon shoots and archery. Shop 3 miles, restaurant and pub 1¼ miles.

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

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, working farm.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • The Old Cobblers Cottage

    Bakewell

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: CC412092
    Tucked away in quiet corner of Bakewell, yet within a minutes walk of all the town’s facilities, this little cottage has been styled by its interior designer owner in a luxury vintage style. Combining traditional comforts such as a cosy log burning stove with sumptuous furnishings, pretty touches and a modern well equipped kitchen, this offers the perfect mix of old and new. Stay here for a short break throughout the year or a longer holiday to explore the surrounding Peak District countryside.

    Ground Floor: Property has an electric central heating system (easy thermostatic control) and comprises;
    Kitchen/Lounge/Diner: With wood burner, electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge with ice box. Lounge area with Freeview TV, DVD player, comfy seating and dining table.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Shower Room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.On road parking with supplied permit. Cycle store.

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  • The Old Barn

    Wansford, nr. Driffield

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 29157

    Converted from former farm buildings The Old Barn now provides a cosy, rural, detached retreat adjacent to the owner’s home and a very comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. There are walks and cycling trails from the doorstep and being situated within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, where there are numerous wildlife reserves, this is a perfect place for enjoying the diverse range of fascinating animals, birds and plants found in this area. A convenient selection of shops, pubs and restaurants can be found in Nafferton and the market town of Driffield is just 5 miles away. Visit stately homes at Burton Agnes, Burton Constable and Sewerby Hall, historic Beverley (19 miles) with its minster and renowned racecourse and enjoy miles of sandy beaches at the seaside resorts of Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. Within an hour’s drive lie Hull with the Deep Aquarium and the ancient city of York with its famous sights, museums and art galleries. There is also a local dog and cat kennels with day care service within 1½ miles of the property. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Orchard Cottage

    Roadwater, nr. Watchet

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W42820

    Orchard Cottage is attached to the owner’s imposing country home and has lovely views over the gardens and is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Roadwater. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and funicular cliff railway. Visit Minehead with its promenade and shops, or the West Somerset Railway for those interested in steam trains. Porlock Weir, Dunster Castle (NT) and village with deer park and mill make for interesting days out. Enjoy the beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop and pub 0.75 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Lawned garden, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. One dog welcome (livestock and horses). No smoking. No children under 16 years. NB: 5 steps in garden.

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  • Covert Cottage

    Diss

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 24868

    Set in an oasis of peace and tranquillity Covert Cottage makes an ideal holiday retreat with well furnished accommodation and delightful views. Situated next to the owner’s property, guests can also enjoy their 1½-acre landscaped garden. Conveniently located between the market towns of Diss and Thetford, attractions include Knettishall Heath Country Park, Harling Vineyards, Redgrave and Lopham Fen and the English whisky distillery. Shops and pubs 31/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£20per week, £10 per short break October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1½- acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There are 2 ponds in the grounds.

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