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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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  • Bolt Tail View

    Thurlestone, nr. Kingsbridge

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 11131

    This spacious detached bungalow, ideal for families or couples throughout the year, is set close to the seaside village of Thurlestone which is well known for its wide sandy beach owned by the National Trust. Behind the beach is a large nature reserve where rare birds can be spotted and the South West Coastal Path offers spectacular views. The property has a lovely south facing conservatory with views towards the sea and a patio terrace in the garden. Close by is the quaint seaside village of Hope Cove, the riverside town of Salcombe, a lovely place where you can take boat rides up the river. The nearest main town is Kingsbridge, an old market town which has a wide range of shops and restaurants. Shops and pub 1/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire (£5per person). DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Lawned front garden. Patio and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars).

  • Woodhall Farm Cottage

    Harbottle near Rothbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: CC318016
    Set on the edge of the Northumberland National Park only a few miles from Rothbury, this cosy holiday cottage is surrounded by stunning scenery. With a lawned garden to the front for relaxing, this is an idyllic location for families or friends. Situated adjacent to the owner’s home, private trout fishing is available on the friendly owner’s stretch of river on the next door farm (rod license needed). Nearby Harbottle has a village pub as does some of the friendly little villages nearby but seven miles away, Rothbury has a fine selection of pubs and tea rooms with an award winning butcher, river walks and children’s play park. Alnwick with the ducal castle, famous for the scenes in Harry Potter, is only a few miles drive. Travel into the National Park on an evening to sample “The Dark Skys”, recently accredited to this area. The cottage is a great location for ramblers, cyclists, fishermen and golfers or those simply wishing to tour the delights of this very special unspoilt county.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: with open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, radio and countryside views.
    Dining room: with views overlooking the garden.
    Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Cloakroom: with WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed, TV and countryside views.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and views.
    Bedroom 3: with twin beds and views.
    Bathroom: with hand held shower over bath.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial bag of coal for open fire included. Highchair, stairgate and fireguard available. Three pets welcome. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Storage available for bikes. Parking for 3 cars. Free fishing available on the River Trout (rod licence is required). Please note: the property has a natural water supply from a spring.

  • Cowslip

    Plaistow, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 13757

    Set in a sleepy hamlet with wonderful views, only a few miles from the Peak District National Park, this 1850s converted cowshed has been refurbished to cater for guests with restricted mobility. Local attractions include Crich Tramway Village, Midlands Steam Railway, Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham. Slightly further afield is Chatsworth House, Carsington Waters and Alton Towers. Village shops 3 miles, pub 3/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room and toilet, suitable for wheelchair users.

    Woodburner in living room (logs included November-March). Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Two lawns and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Wheelchair access. Separate building: Gas central heating included. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Cloakroom with toilet. Games area with 3-in-1 snooker, pool and table tennis table, darts, table football, board games.

  • Crew Yard Cottage

    Staunton

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 25869

    This spacious holiday property, designed and furnished with contemporary flair is set in beautiful grounds with far reaching views on the Lincs/Notts/Leics county border. With access to an indoor heated swimming pool (open May to Mid October), it is ideally located midway between the historic market towns of Grantham, 12 miles, and Newark, 7 miles, and only 18 miles from Nottingham. Visit Nottingham Castle and the ’Tales of Robin Hood’ visitor attraction. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with beams and en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: 7 steps in garden.

  • Pebble Cottage

    Windermere

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC127228
    Pebble Cottage can be found mid way between Bowness and Windermere, close to a good selection of interesting shops, (including Lakeland Limited and Booths for those foodies among you) bars and restaurants and only a gentle stroll from bustling Bowness and a host of activities and attractions. Walks are in abundance from the doorstep, a firm favourite with visitors being to the top of Orrest Head where you can take in wonderful views of majestic Windermere and her surrounding fell ranges.
    Pebble Cottage has been lovingly refurbished to offer boutique hotel style accommodation in a self catering environment. Set out over three floors with generously sized living and bedroom areas, the attention to detail shows in fresh, clean lines and carefully chosen accent colours. A library of novels for some holiday reading and a collection of DVDs for all ages is provided by the thoughtful owners. Solid wood and stone floors with two wood burning stoves married with contemporary styling and fittings have resulted in a beautiful blend of country cottage charm with modern day indulgences and a holiday home just perfect for enjoying at any time of year.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance Hall leading right to...
    Lounge: With Freeview HD TV/Blu Ray/DVD, deep cushioned leather seating and wood burning stove.
    Dining room: With wood burning stove and French doors to the enclosed courtyard.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and underfloor heating.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and TV.
    Shower room: With double shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: Roadside parking readily available. Courtyard with BBQ and patio furniture.

  • Homestead Cottages - Hawthorn Cottage

    East Ilkerton, nr. Lynton

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 27385

    Ideal for exploring Exmoor

    Situated on the edge of Exmoor, Bramble (ref 27386) and Hawthorn (ref 27385) are two delightful, well-appointed barn conversions offering comfortable holiday accommodation for those visiting this stunning and varied part of North Devon. Adjacent to the owner’s home, the properties are well furnished and provide all modern conveniences to ensure a relaxing holiday. With open-plan living areas and some of the bedrooms having en-suite facilities, the cottages cater for both families or friends sharing. Guests can walk from the cottages up onto Exmoor to sample the rugged delights this area has to offer. Exmoor has also been appointed as a Dark Sky area, ideal for those wanting to study the sky at night. The cottages are located a short distance from the Victorian coastal towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. These delightful towns have a good range of amenities as well as restaurants and the famous cliff railway. There are numerous attractions within easy reach of the cottages including Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle. 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. Exmoor has lots to offer including the village of Withypool and a walk up Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. A day out into west Somerset is recommended with such places as Porlock Weir, Dunster with its castle (NT) and the seaside town of Minehead, home to the West Somerset Steam Railway. There are NT properties at Arlington and Knightshayes and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Great Torrington. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 11/2 miles.

    Lower ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen with slate floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) galleried bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Parking (2 cars)

    Both properties: Gas central heating (partial underfloor) included (£50per week, £25 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, enclosed 1/2-acre paddock. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Shepherds Cottage

    Thwing, nr. Filey

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W1895

    Lovely views


    This detached holiday cottage is set in a lovely rural village and offers character, style and space. The well-equipped family kitchen has an aga, big sofas and feature windows that face the large garden. At the front of the house, there is a south-facing living room with woodburner and a further reception room full of books for a quiet escape. Upstairs, the double bedrooms have four poster beds and en-suite shower rooms, and there is a big roll-top bath in the family bathroom. Just 8 miles to the sandy beaches at Hunmanby Gap or Filey, this pretty village is a great base for country and coastal holidays. Close to the Wolds Way in the middle of Hockney’s East Yorkshire, there are lots of opportunities for walking and cycling. The Moors and Dales, and the historic towns of York, Beverley and Whitby are all within driving distance. There is a village playground 200 yards from the property. Shop 3 miles, pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. Library. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (four poster), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, all with wooden floors. Bathroom with roll top bath and toilet.

    Open fire in library and woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Video and large library. DVD and small library. Book library. CDs. Aga (October-April). Ceramic hob. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. On road parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Mendennick Barn

    St John, nr. Torpoint

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: GJ1


    A spacious holiday home converted from a traditional stone barn, set in a lovely 1-acre garden with superb, scenic, far-reaching views across the River Tamar, to Dartmoor National Park on the horizon. It is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on a working farm with sheep grazing in the paddock next door. Ideally suited for a family or group of friends throughout the year, Mendennick Barn boasts a generous interior with a large farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room, a bright, airy living room with a woodburner and a second living room with doors leading out to the lawned garden.
    This area is beautiful in spring with many fields in the area planted with daffodils, or indeed for those looking for a summer beach holiday; there are many superb beaches dotted along this stretch of coastline. Explore the Port Eliot Estate or Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and Gardens with its Segway track, cycle tracks and glorious coastal walks overlooking the sea. Close to the old fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, and just 2 miles from the unspoilt beaches of Whitsand Bay, it is ideally situated for water sports and country pursuits, also golf at Portwrinkle. The Torpoint ferry is 15 minutes drive, here you can cross the River Tamar in to the city of Plymouth. Shop and pub 1 mile. These spacious, detached stone barn conversions sit in their own gardens of over 1 acre, with sheep grazing in the paddock next door. Situated in an ANOB, on a working farm, stretching down to the Tamar Estuary, between the Port Elliott and Mount Edgecombe Estates. From the property there are fabulous far reaching views across immediate farm land and across the River Tamar, over the city of Plymouth and as far as Dartmoor in the distance. Just 2 miles from numerous beaches on the south Cornwall coast, including the magnificent Whitsand Bay, Portwrinkle and Downderry. The idyllic seaside villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are just a short drive. Shop 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with French door. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. All rooms with wooden floors.

    Oil woodburner in living room included. Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. 22" Freeview TV/DVD. DVD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Small pond in garden.

  • Milladon Farmhouse

    Nr. St Germans

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: TAK

    300-year-old Milladon Farmhouse sits in an acre of garden with a 2-acre paddock and has been renovated to a very high standard, with a modernised kitchen. The holiday property has an unspoilt, uninterrupted view down the Lynher Valley and across to the dramatic peaks of Dartmoor National Park in the distance. It lies close to the beaches of Looe, Whitsand Bay (ideal surfing), Seaton, Downderry and Portwrinkle. Golf, sailing, deep sea fishing, river trips, windsurfing and diving are all available locally. Shops 1 mile, pubs 2 miles.

    Living room with oil woodburner and slate floor. Well-equipped, farmhouse style kitchen/dining room with Rayburn, electric hob, French doors to patio and slate floor. Sitting room with open fire. Utility. Shower room and toilet with tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with power shower and toilet, three with countryside views. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Double bedroom (alternative sleeping) with wash basin. Bathroom with over-bath rain shower and toilet.

    • Oil woodburner fuel included
    • Open fire - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Two DVDs (small library)
    • iPod dock
    • Oil Rayburn included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Lawned garden with patio, terrace, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • NB: 7 steps in garden

  • Carleton Cottage

    Carleton Rode

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: E5630

    In tranquil, rural seclusion, close to the owner’s home, this charming and characterful detached property is ideal for year-round holdays. It enjoys its own patio area and shared use of the 2-acre landscaped garden. Quiet lanes and country roads, ideal for cycling and walking, lead through gentle scenery to many attractions, including Bressingham Steam Museum, Peter Beales rose gardens, Banham Zoo and Thetford Forest. Children will love Go Ape, a treetop adventure park. Southwold and Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, the delightful Norfolk Broads and the glorious beaches of North Norfolk are a short drive. Norwich, with its cathedral, castle, shops, galleries and restaurants, and the market towns of Diss and Wymondham are all within easy reach. Shop 1 mile, pub/restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Second living room. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden. Patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond, 50 yards.

  • Gayle Farmhouse

    Gayle near Hawes

    Grade
    6
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: DC0636
    This former farmhouse provides traditional family accommodation in the heart of the National Park. Gayle is a small village near the Pennine Way within walking distance of the market town of Hawes, where there is a host of shops, pubs and restaurants. A pretty stream with waterfalls runs close to the cottage and a few miles away at Garsdale station you can join the famous Settle-Carlisle railway.

    Ground Floor: With night storage heaters and comprising:
    Sitting room:
    with stone fireplace for open fire, Freesat TV and DVD.
    Beamed dining room.
    Kitchen: with electric double oven cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge.
    Utility room: with freezer, washer/dryer and iron.
    Bathroom: with large corner bath, WC and shower cubicle.

    First Floor: Open staircase leading to...
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and cot/child’s bed (up to age five).
    Bedroom 2: with double bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed.
    Bedroom 4: with single bed.

    Bed linen provided. Payphone. Cot and highchair available. Fan heaters. Fuel provided for the open fire. Shaver point. Wi-fi access available.Well behaved pets welcome, free of charge. Off road parking for one car. Towels are supplied at a charge of £4 per set.

  • Lower Marcam

    Salcombe

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: SHLWMAR

    This spacious ground floor of a character family house in Church Street is very conveniently situated within a 3 minute walk of the centre of town, shops and quays. The property is well furnished and decorated and offers good quality accommodation in a sought after location.

    Entrance door to spacious open plan Kitchen/Sitting/Dining Room with ’junkers’ stripped wooden floor throughout, electric flame effect fire, TV/DVD. Kitchen area is fitted with granite worktops, electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double doors out to courtyard.
    Bathroom: basin, bath with Victorian style hand held shower, WC. Bedroom 1: super king bed (6’), TV, sliding patio door out to decked terrace.
    Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds with stora beds under (total of 4 x 3’ beds,) TV/DVD, sliding patio door out to decked terrace. Shower Room: shower cubicle, basin, WC. Bedroom 3: double bed (4’6"). Floor plan available.

    Outside: sheltered courtyard and drying area, plus private teak decked terrace ideal for sunbathing, with views across rooftops and to Snapes in the distance, gas BBQ, both with outside furniture.
    Parking: permit provided.
    Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels provided.
    Telephone: incoming and local calls only.
    Wifi - Free unlimited Broadband including BT Sport.
    Gas central heating and hot water.
    No pets allowed.

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