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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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  • Elm Barn - Elm Barn View

    Freethorpe

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 29687

    These two cosy, semi-detached cottages (ref 29621 and 29687) have been cleverly converted to offer the perfect holiday location to relax and unwind or explore the many attractions in the area. Adjoining the owners’ home, they are set in the pretty village of Freethorpe just 3 miles from the riverside inns in the broadland village of Reedham, where boats can be hired and visitors can enjoy a spot of fishing or simply watch the waterborne world go by. The surrounding country lanes are ideal for walking and cycling, and nearby Breydon Water is a paradise for bird watchers. The market town of Acle is 3 miles and Winterton’s glorious beach, with its 6 mile walk offers seal watching. Cromer is famous for its seafood. The cathedral city of Norwich enjoys fine shopping and the RSPB reserves are within easy reach. Golf and fishing available locally. Beach 8 miles. Shop 150 yards, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom wtih shower over bath and toilet.

    Biomass central heating included. Freezer. NB: Access to property through owners’ garden.

    Both properties: Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Cart House

    Naunton, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: NRF

    This stunning and beautifully presented detached barn conversion is approached along a private drive and overlooks the picturesque village of Naunton. A short walk leads to the heart of the village and the local pub. In an AONB, it is perfect for exploring the adjacent footpaths and bridleways with their spectacular views. The classic country houses and gardens of the area are within easy reach and Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are close by. Shop 5 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Beamed living room with TV and wood-burning stove. Kitchen and dining area with oak work tops. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Gallery bedroom with large French antique double bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Small garden area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Stabling by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in paddock

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

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  • Swallow Barn

    Butterton, nr. Dovedale

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E2804

    Enjoying views over beautiful White Peak countryside, and a peaceful location midway between Leek and Ashbourne, this little detached barn conversion sits just a 0.75 mile walk from a popular dining pub in an area that boasts many excellent country inns. Within 1 mile, the Manifold Valley provides a glorious backdrop for superb walking as well as a cycle trail (cycle hire is available 3 miles away) and all the fun and excitement of Alton Towers is just 10 miles away. This lovely area of the Peak District has a vast array of activities and places of interest to offer – The Potteries, Chatsworth House, Matlock Bath with its famous Heights of Abraham cable cars, and a variety of water sports at Carsington Lake are among the numerous attractions found within 15 miles. Golf and pony trekking are both about 8 miles. There is a general store 2 miles away and both Leek (8 miles) and Ashbourne offer interesting shopping. Shop within 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beams.

    Electricity wood burner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Microwave. Patio garden and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Oaktree Barn

    Crewkerne

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: EQY

    Situated on the edge of Crewkerne in south Somerset, this spacious, adjoining 18th-century converted barn boasts oak beams, oak kitchen and galleried bedroom. Located on the owner’s 260-acre organic farm, there is lovely countryside with many footpaths, beautiful scenery and wildlife to enjoy. There is an award-winning gastro pub on the doorstep and many local attractions as well as historic houses including Forde Abbey and Gardens within easy driving distance, along with the famous World Heritage Coast with the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis and Westbay. Shops 2 miles.

    Spacious open-plan, beamed living/dining room with electric woodburner and oak floor. Kitchen with oak units. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, electric central heating rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small gravelled area with table and chairs
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from owner’s borehole
    • No smoking

    Note: Oaktree Barn (EQY) and The Old Workshop (ETR) can be booked together to sleep up to 4 people

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  • Pheasant Barn

    Forncett St Mary

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: E4056

    Lovely views over the Tas Valley and a delightful rural setting affording sightings of fox cubs, pheasants and the occasional deer feature at this traditionally restored and very comfortably furnished holiday barn. Exposed beams and Norfolk wood floors create a cosy cottage appeal and the cottage boasts its own private garden. Adjoining another similar property and the owners’ home, over whose land visitors can enjoy pleasant walks, it lies within a short drive of many attractions including Banham Zoo, steam museums at Bressingham and Forncett, and Wymondham Abbey, as well as the village of Long Stratton and attractive market town of Diss, whilst the medieval city of Norwich is 9 miles. Shop and pubs 1 mile.Lovely views over the Tas Valley and a delightful rural setting affording sightings of fox cubs, pheasants and the occasional deer feature at these traditionally restored and very comfortably furnished barns. Exposed beams and Norfolk wood floors create a cosy cottage appeal and each cottage boasts its own private garden. Adjoining the owners’ home, over whose land visitors can enjoy pleasant walks, they lie within a short drive of many attractions including Banham Zoo, steam museums at Bressingham and Forncett, and Wymondham Abbey, as well as the village of Long Stratton and attractive market town of Diss, whilst the medieval city of Norwich is 9 miles. Shop and pubs 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with French doors and beams. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared laundry room with tumble dryer. Freezer. Fenced garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • The Loft

    Leyburn

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC218111
    The Loft and The Orchard are two contemporary apartments that make up the east wing of the owners country house. Set in tranquil surroundings you also benefit from the close proximity to the thriving market town of Leyburn with all its amenities.
    The Applery and The Loft at the Orchard may be booked together to accommodate 4 people.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Hallway: With washing machine and storage.

    First Floor: Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric fire, TV with Sky Sports and Movies, DVD player, CD/radio, iPod dock and sofa bed (for flexible sleeping).
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Dining area: With dining table and chairs.

    Second Floor: Bedroom: With king size bed, dressing table and hairdryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, basin, heated towel rail and complimentary toiletries.

    All fuel, power, luxury bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack with home baked bread, Yorkshire fat rascals, Wensleydale cheese, milk, eggs, butter, tea and coffee. Raised patio area with far reaching views over Leyburn and out towards Wensleydale. Sorry this area is unsuitable for children due to steep rocks. Private parking for 1-2 cars, ample extra parking available if required. Cycle store.

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  • Acorn Cottage

    Bircher Common, nr. Leominster

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W44113

    Situated on the edge of Bircher Common, in an idyllic and tranquil setting, within the grounds of the owner’s home and small holding. Dating back to the 16th century, Acorn Cottage has been renovated to offer a cosy retreat, away from life’s busy hustles and bustles with wonderful walks from the doorstep, to relax and unwind. A welcome pack is provided and includes bread, butter, milk, orange juice and the owner’s own free range eggs. This detached cottage is located between the market towns of Ludlow, popular for its food festivals and Leominster with its antique and vintage shops, often seen on TV shows such as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Roadshow. There are many historic places of interest with castles and National Trust houses. The 40-mile circular Black and White Village Trail, taking in the quaint and historic villages, is also popular. If you can’t tear yourself away from the cottage, enjoy your own private garden or wander the 7-acre grounds, which the owner’s are happy for guests to enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors, beams and tiled floor/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom leading to seating area.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 7-acre landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead in surrounding grounds. No smoking. No children except babes in arms. NB: 1 step in garden. Stream 10 yards.

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  • Rodmore Lodge

    St Briavels, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43553


    This holiday property is situated along a quiet, leafy lane, in a tranquil spot with stunning views down the valley. Comfortably furnished, it offers a great base from which to explore all that’s on offer in this popular area. It’s a walkers haven, with pathways including Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley Walk and the Gloucestershire Way. It is also very popular for cycling too, with many dedicated tracks throughout the Forest of Dean, where bike hire is available. There is an array of attractions nearby, including Go Ape, Dean Heritage Centre, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, the Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Racecourse, National Dive Centre, Lydney Gardens and much more. Fishing, golf, riding, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing can all be found locally. There are many castles and historic places of interest to visit, along with the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Chepstow. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance (ramp available). All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Smart TV. iPod dock and charger. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Large patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Byre Cottages - Two Byre Cottage

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 29410

    Shared hot tub

    Boasting their own private balconies overlooking farmland and with shared use of a hot tub, these two adjoining converted oak barns (refs 29409 and 29410) in the owners’ grounds make an ideal holiday base for exploring the Kent countryside. Known as ‘The Garden of England’ with its miles of woodlands and fields, including gardens large and small, visit Sissinghurst and Goodnestone Park, where Jane Austen penned parts of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Approximately 8 miles from Canterbury, where the cathedral dates back to the 11th century, enjoy a concert, or take a river tour. Whitstable, dubbed the ‘Pearl of Kent’ presents a great opportunity to indulge in sampling oysters for which it is renowned for. Alternatively, visit the port town of Hythe, with its interesting antique shops and fishing along the seafront. Roundwood Hall, for golf, is less than 2½ miles away and there is horse riding at Marberdan Riding Centre, 1 mile. For retail therapy, try McArthur Glen designer outlet, as well as Dover and the Channel Tunnel – both within easy driving distance for a day trip to France. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing by arrangement. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in owners’ grounds 5 yards.

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  • The Willows

    Toynton-All-Saints, near Spilsby

    Grade
    2
    2
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    1
    Ref: UKC630


    Situated close to the owner’s home, this beautifully presented property enjoys a large garden, set in over an acre of grounds which is shared by the unobtrusive owners. The Willows enjoys views towards the east coast, providing you with an idyllic base to
    relax in after a busy day exploring the area. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this property is idyllic for walkers, cyclists and those just looking for a peaceful break away. Spilsby is only 2 miles away, where guests can explore its weekly market, shops, pubs and restaurants. Lincoln, which is famous for its cathedral, castle and the Magna Carta Visitor Centre, is a 35 minutes’ drive away. Beach 12 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 32" Freeview Smart TV.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Paddle stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With single bed and additional pull out bed.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 1-acre grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds, 30 yards away.

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  • Ebba’s Neuk

    Beadnell

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC314087
    Nestled in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Beadnell, this first floor holiday apartment offers a superb standard of self-catering holiday accommodation. Ebba’s Neuk is part of a modern block of apartments sitting amidst two others, which collectively form the Orchard Country Apartments, which are sublime and make an idyllic romantic retreat for couples. The accommodation is all on the first floor with independent and private access. There is a wall-mounted, Smart TV within the open-plan living space, and the spacious bedroom also has a wall-mounted TV/DVD player and en-suite with shower. It is located in the centre of Beadnell; a welcoming holiday village often acknowledged as the ’jewel in Northumberland’s seaside crown’, and where a pub serving delicious food is a mere gentle stroll. The friendly village is a popular holiday destination renowned for its extensive range of quality water sports including sea kayaking, windsurfing and scuba diving. Only two miles north is the fishing port of Seahouses, where boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands, famous for its bird sanctuaries and seal colony, depart regularly and where there are several quaint tea rooms, charming shops, fishing and a golf course. A further three miles up the coastline is the picture postcard village of Bamburgh, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic castle.
    Holy Island, the birthplace of Christianity and site of Lindisfarne Castle, can be seen from the golden sandy beach. The bustling market town of Alnwick is just a few miles inland, with its dramatic castle, often referred to as ‘The Windsor of the North’, ancestral home to the Duke of Northumberland and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy! Alnwick Garden, a spectacular interpretation of a formal garden which includes the Grand Cascade Waterfall, a Poison Garden and the largest tree house in Europe, is a popular visitor attraction. Ebba’s Neuk is a perfect choice for couples seeking contemporary holiday accommodation within close proximity of the spectacular, golden sweeping vista of Beadnell Bay. Ideal for those who enjoy walking barefoot in the sand, inhale the invigorating sea air and listening to the waves lapping against this beautiful seashore, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    First Floor: The property has 13 steps to the entrance, is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge/dining area: With Smart TV and CD/radio.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, coffee machine and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower, WC and bidet.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (’pod chair’ to fit the breakfast bar) available. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Welcome bottle of red wine. Wi-Fi. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Starcroft Annex

    Much Cowarne, nr. Bromyard

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: W40101

    Countryside location for walking

    This cosy single storey annex created from an old stableblock with its own pretty garden in an orchard setting is situated in a tranquil, rural setting, opposite the owner’s house in glorious walking countryside. Perched on the brow of a hill, the property enjoys far reaching views over the surrounding landscape. Within an hour’s drive are Ironbridge Gorge, the Cotswolds, Malvern Hills, Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons, historic towns of Stratford-upon-Avon and Ludlow. The unspoilt town of Bromyard offers a range of shops, supermarket, pubs, theatre and leisure centre. Enjoy various festivals held throughout the year including those of Ledbury and Hay-on-Wye. Three counties Agricultural and RHS shows and the Bromyard Gala and folk festival. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the garden.

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