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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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  • Neythva

    Albaston, nr. Gunnislake

    Grade
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    Ref: W42858

    Neythva is a spacious, light and bright holiday apartment ideal for couples of all ages, offering a peaceful village location in the heart of the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property adjoins the friendly owner’s home who will welcome you with a cream tea on arrival. There is a large private patio with outdoor seating, charcoal BBQ and steps up to a lovely woodland garden, shared with the owner and some pet rabbits. Albaston is a small village on the Devon/Cornwall border, a superb location for exploring the wider area of both Cornwall and Devon. The lovely Cornish village of Calstock is close by, nestling on the banks of the River Tamar, whilst the historic market Devon town of Tavistock and Dartmoor National Park are just a short drive away. There is a local shop, fish and chips and a pub all within walking distance from the property. Shop 400 yards, pub 500 yards, restaurant 0.5 miles.

    7 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 steps up to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Shared garden and private patio with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Drops within the grounds.

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  • Pencrennow Farm Cottages - The Gatehouse

    Perranporth

    Grade
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    Ref: 25933

    Sea Views

    These attractive converted farm buildings have been finished to a very good standard of holiday accommodation and surrounded by green fields and only minutes from Perranporth. Perranporth on the dramatic North Cornwall Coast, has a stunning 3 miles of golden sand, backed by dunes and rolling fields. Right on the sand is a superb beach bar and restaurant with live music, good food and local ales. The coastal town is very family friendly with many surf, gift and local shops that line the high street that leads down to the beach. Surfing and surf hire can be found locally as well as a local golf course and horse riding which are both only minutes from Pencrennow. West of Perranporth is the coastal village of St. Agnes, and the quaint village of Crantock is to the east, both a must for the craft shops, stunning beaches and cliff walks. The surfing town of Newquay with its seven beaches is just minutes away with its many attractions which include a zoo, a sea life centre, Creally Adventure Park, Lappa Valley Steam Railway, leisure centre, golf course, pitch and putt course, parks and gardens. Newquay has many restaurants, cafés and shops as well as the beaches and dramatic cliff top walks. With its beaches comes surf and surf schools so you can try your hand at this exhilarating sport. Truro, the capital of Cornwall, is easily reached and is a must to explore the narrow cobbled streets and enjoy the restaurants, shopping, museum, cinema and theatre for an alternative day or evening out. Padstow, home to Rick Steins food empire is a must visit for all the family. Wander around the narrow streets that all lead to the working harbour and enjoy the ambience provided by this traditional working fishing village. This stretch of coastline is dotted with quiet beaches, secluded coves and has a rich history of smuggling. There are many National Trust houses and gardens, such as Trerice Manor, Lanhydrock House, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, all within easy reach of these lovely holiday cottages. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. Z-bed (on request, for alternative sleeping only, supply own linen).

    Economy 7 central heating included (£10per week November-March). Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen (except for Z-beds) and towels included. Travel cot and high chair for hire on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (£1 per 35 minutes used) and freezer. Dishwasher. Patio area and furniture. Shared lawned area with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB Steps in garden.

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  • Puffin Burrow

    Portmellon, nr. Mevagissey

    Grade
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    Ref: GWH

    Just 50 yards from a sandy beach on the water’s edge, with an uninterrupted view of Portmellon Cove, this sheltered, south-facing and cosy 18th-century cottage (right hand, white cottage below balcony in photograph) enjoys a suntrap setting above the water. The coastal road winds through the quiet port of Portmellon, and Puffin Burrow is only 50 yards from the local inn and within walking distance of the delightful harbour, restaurants and pubs of Mevagissey. The legendary Lost Gardens of Heligan are 2 miles away. Ideally situated for the Eden Project. Shops ½ mile.

    Cosy living/dining room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire. Open-plan kitchen. First floor: Twin bedroom with sea view and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shared terrace for al fresco dining.

    • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • TV/DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared terrace, waterfront patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking 50 yards
    • High water mooring
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • NB: Steep steps leading to shared waterfront patio

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  • Lowenna

    West Looe

    Grade
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    Ref: GSK

    With all of Looe’s attractions within walking distance, this delightful, simply restored fisherman’s cottage is peacefully set in old West Looe. At the end of a little row, with views over the harbour and sea , it enjoys direct access on to West Looe Trust Downs at the rear. Beach, harbour, water sports, sea and shark fishing, boat trips (including St George’s Island), restaurants, shops and inns within a few hundred yards. Easy touring to north and south coasts, with superb coastal and woodland walks nearby. Eden Project is within an hour’s drive. The picturesque fishing village of Polperro is 6 miles. Shop and pub 150 yards.

    Steep steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: Loft sitting room.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Small enclosed courtyard. Balcony with furniture. Reserved parking, 200 yards. No smoking.

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  • The Old Coach House

    Ellicombe, nr. Dunster

    Grade
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    Ref: E2226

    At the foot of Grabbist Hill (NT) in the Exmoor National Park, these four beautifully furnished and well-equipped Grade II listed cottages are set in the grounds of 16th century Ellicombe Manor. Clustered around a cobbled courtyard they enjoy shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, with its own walled area and poolside furniture, and an acre of magnificent sub tropical gardens and 3-acre paddock offering views over the West Somerset Steam Railway and across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. The gardens are a special feature of Ellicombe Manor, filled with mature palm trees, named exotic plants and shrubs and quiet corners with seating. Here, too, visitors may discover the ‘secret garden’ or enjoy a game of outdoor chess or other outdoor games.
    A mile away, Dunster, with its famous castle, yarn market and pre Christmas candlelight shopping, offers a selection of pubs, shops, and restaurants. Minehead’s resort attractions, sandy beach and coastal path walks are also close by. Golf, river and lake fishing, horse riding and wonderful walking locally in Exmoor National Park and West Somerset Steam Railway weekends. One mile to the start of South West Coast Path.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling and patio doors. Kitchen. 2 steps down to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Terrace and furniture.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (honesty box) and freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with secret garden and furniture. 3-acre paddock. Parking. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (open May-September, 10am-4pm). Outdoor chess. No smoking.

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  • Three Fells

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC123187
    Three Fells is a superb apartment, ideal for those couples looking to holiday in the centre of this popular village and as the name suggests, the property enjoys superb views across the village to the surrounding fell range. Ambleside is a great base for an activity holiday with ample opportunities for walking and cycling but is equally well suited to a more relaxed pace, with numerous level walks from the door and leisurely cruises on the Lake.
    Three Fells is a comfortable apartment, accessed by an external staircase, with a delightful terrace and private, sloping garden, awash with colour throughout the year. The property is equipped with everything you require for self catering although with such a wide variety of restaurants on hand, perhaps little use will be made of these.

    Ground Floor: Three Fells has gas fired central heating and briefly comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, washer/dryer, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Lounge: With wall mounted gas fire, dining area, Freesat TV and access to the small patio area.
    Bathroom: Fully tiled with shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.
    A few steps lead to:-
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and fitted units.

    All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Sorry no cot available. Wifi available.Outside: Small patio area with furniture provided. Private parking for one medium size car only. NB: The accommodation is accessed down a flight of external stairs.

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  • Commonwealth Cottage

    Iron Acton, nr. Bristol

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 16144

    This comfortable detached holiday cottage is set within the grounds of the owners home and offers the ideal base for touring the south Cotswolds and Forest of Dean or exploring the attractions of Bristol and Bath. The heritage city of Bath with its beautiful Georgian architecture provides excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment and historical interest such as Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Roman Baths. Walking, golf and NT properties. Shop 2 miles, pubs 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (zip and link, can be twin, please request preference). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi available at £10 per week, £5 per short break. Large garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • High View Cottage

    Backbarrow

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC129220
    High View Cottage is the perfect Lakeland property for that romantic getaway for two, set in an ideal location for touring all the sights of the southern Lake District. The nearby Whitewater Hotel offers affordable daily membership at its renowned leisure club whilst a number of traditional Lakeland inns are within minutes drive, The Anglers Arms only a mile away, for sampling some local ales and fayre.
    Cosily furnished with pretty decor and furnishings, some wood flooring and feature beams, High View Cottage has a wealth of interesting accessories depicting the history of the local area and is very comfortable throughout, the jacuzzi bath a welcome addition, particularly to those walkers among you.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With corner set fireplace, TV and DVD.
    Through to dining area which leads to...
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer box, microwave and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With shower over jacuzzi bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom: With double bed.

    All electric and bed linen included. No cot available.Private parking for one car. Payphone available.

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  • Robins Nest - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC111167
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. Robin’s Nest is a luxury pine log cabin equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodge an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan with electric fire, TV and patio doors to the terrace with views to Latrigg and Skiddaw.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave and dining table.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All bed linen, towels and heating included. Cot available. Free Wi-Fri available.Private parking for 1 car. Please note, this site is closed from mid-November until the end of February, however is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January. NB: There are streams and significant drops within the grounds of the property. NB: There are streams within the grounds of the property and significant drops within the grounds extra care maybe needed especially if you have small children in your party.

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  • Brixton Barn

    Brighstone, nr. Yarmouth

    Grade
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    Ref: PUUB


    This 200-year-old thatched barn is situated in the pretty village of Brighstone. Brixton Barn was a former National Trust office that has been converted to a delightful holiday home. This outstanding accommodation is a spacious retreat for a couple to relax. In the grounds is the owners Grade II listed thatched cottage which adds even more character to this delightful setting. 1½ miles will bring you to the stunning Heritage Coast, with beaches, coves and walking routes, including The Tennyson Trail, named after the famous poet who once resided on the island Chessell Pottery, 3 miles, is a working pottery and paint studio where you can make a memento to take home with you. Calbourne Water Mill, 4 miles, is a fascinating day out; it is the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight which also features a small war museum, rural exhibits and a café. The Needles, 7 miles, is home to the famous rock formation, and offers a chairlift down to Alum Bay, as well as glass making demonstrations and much more. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Outdoor pursuits include walking, cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. Beach 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Beamed living/dining room with heated marble floor and French doors to garden. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with heated marble floor, Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Gas, electricity, full electric heating (underfloor in living room and bathroom), bed linen and towels included
    • 48" smart TV
    • Microwave
    • Access to owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer by prior arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Gales House Farm Cottages - Cedar Cottage

    Gillamoor, nr. Pickering

    Grade
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    Ref: 31109

    Nestling on the edge of the picturesque North York Moors village of Gillamoor, these beautifully presented holiday cottages (refs 31109, 31110, 31111, 31112 and 31113) provide a cosy and relaxing retreat amidst glorious countryside. Although Gales House Farm is no longer a working farm, these delightful barn conversions are surrounded by fields with grazing sheep, and the owner provides a generous welcome pack. Each property has been graded and awarded a 4*Gold or 5* by VisitEngland. Bothy Cottage (31110) and Barley Cottage (31111) share a garden, with each still having their own private barbecue and seating area. The North York Moors National Park is perfect for walkers and cyclists, and the stunning scenery of the moors can be enjoyed aboard the famous steam train from Pickering, 9 miles, to the coastal town of Whitby. The neighbouring village of Hutton-le-Hole is home to the Ryedale Folk Museum, and the market towns of Kirkbymoorside, 3 miles, and Helmsley, 8 miles, offer a delightful choice of individual shops, traditional inns and tea rooms. The family attractions of Flamingo Land, Eden Camp, International Centre for Birds of Prey and Go Ape in Dalby Forest are within easy reach. Discover stately homes, halls, castles, Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Kirkham Priory and Rievaulx Abbey. The minster city of York with its museums, galleries, theatres and ancient cobbled streets is just a 45-minute drive away. The seaside resorts of Scarborough, Robin Hood’s Bay and Sandsend are all within an hour’s drive. Shop 21/2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Wet room with clawfoot bath and toilet.

    Patio with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Scythe and Sickle Barn

    Glaisdale near Whitby

    Grade
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    Ref: CC233099
    Scythe and Sickle Barn is positioned in one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the North York Moors National Park, deep in the valley of Glaisdale Dale. It is a sympathetically restored barn conversion that has retained many original features, attached to the owners home that offers a high standard of accommodation. Tastefully furnished and decorated throughout whilst retaining the character and charm which this property has in abundance. The log burner gives the cottage a cosy, welcoming feel and is ideal for relaxing in front of on a cooler evening.

    Ground Floor: Heated by electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: with wood burner, Freesat TV, built in DVD, radio/CD and Wi-Fi. Freestanding electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bathroom: with bath and shower above, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver adaptor.
    Mezzanine bedroom: with double bed.

    All power, heating, linen, towels and starter pack of logs provided’ for the log burner .Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car.

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