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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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  • Heathfield Lodge

    Bransgore, nr. Christchurch

    Grade
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    Ref: DRL

    This pretty thatched holiday cottage nestles in a secluded location on the edge of the New Forest, with lovely views over field and woodland from the verandah. Adjoining the owner’s home, it serves as a haven for wildlife lovers; countryside walks radiate from the property offering plenty of opportunities for spotting the animals and birds resident in the area. A short drive away are the characterful resorts of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Lymington (departure point for Isle of Wight crossings), for beaches and boating. The Beaulieu Motor Museum is well worth an outing, as is the New Forest, for museum and pony trekking. Shop 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with piano, French doors to verandah and rugs on wooden floor. Small kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet. Z-bed (for +1 child only).

    Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. TV. DVD. Microwave. Use of owners’ washing machine and tumble dryer. Use of owners’ freezer. Wi-fi. Sole use of part of owner’s garden and furniture. Parking 50 yards. No smoking.

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  • Low White Stones

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC123174
    This refurbished, luxury grade II listed, 17th Century ground floor Lakeland cottage is ideally located in the beautiful conservation are of  ‘Old Ambleside’. A short 200 metre stroll brings you to the centre of this popular village with its many varied shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. An abundance of both easy and strenuous walks and activities are available straight from the door.
    Low Whitestones is located on the ground floor with original exposed oak beams, a flagstone floor and a large Lakeland stone fireplace (logs available locally) making the cottage particularly cosy and romantic. A slate bench by the front door offers a sunny seat both morning and evening.
    Lovingly cared for and tastefully furnished the cottage offers a wide range of facilities in a stylish, traditional setting with lots of rustic character and home comforts including wrap around bath sheets and luxurious goose down duvet and pillows (non allergenic alternatives available if required).

    Ground Floor: The property has been completely redecorated and refurbished throughout.
    It is fully gas central heated and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: Open plan area with superb open fireplace, LED TV, DVD, video, CD and radio and wide range of books, guides and maps.
    Kitchen: Fully fitted and equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge and microwave
    Utility room: Fully fitted with washer/dryer, freezer and plenty of space for storing outdoor gear.
    Bedroom: Charming bedroom with oak beam ceiling, king size bed, French style hand painted furniture, hairdryer and clock radio alarm
    En-suite: with bath and shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Wi-fi access availableParking is often available in the lane and a free parking permit is provided for nearby Rydal Road car park and most other South Lakeland District Council car parks.

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  • Meregarth

    Windermere

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC127212
    This cosy cottage style bungalow sits in a small row of similar properties in the grounds of the former Priory Hotel, a 15 minute walk into the nearby town of Windermere, and a half hour to Bowness (a little more via the National Trust path through Miller Ground). The cottage enjoys wonderful views across Lake Windermere: enjoy your morning coffee looking down as the mist clears above the tranquil water; relax with your evening meal watching the sun set over distant Wetherlam.  The cottage shares well maintained grounds and direct access down a leafy lane to the lakeshore; here you can sit by the water and watch the swans and steamers go by.
    Meregarth offers stylish and comfortable accommodation, all on one level, and is the perfect retreat for a couple, whatever time of year you choose to visit the Lakes. Although the open plan layout of the kitchen, dining and living area make this property ideal for self catering, guests may well be tempted by the wide range of restaurants and bars in Windermere and Bowness. Walk up to Windermere for an evening meal and the return to the cottage is a gentle stroll, downhill all the way.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Entrance into open plan living accommodation with...
    Lounge area: With stove effect electric fire and 43" Smart TV.
    Kitchen: With electric fan oven and hob, microwave and fridge whilst the dining table is well placed for taking in the stunning view across Windermere.
    Bedroom 1: With cast iron king size bedstead, wall mounted 32" TV with integrated DVD player and a useful dressing room.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available. Wi-fi access availableShared grounds with bench seating provided. Parking for two cars at the bottom of the hill with permission to unload at the top of the drive on arrival.

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  • Coachman’s Cottage

    Wigglesworth, nr. Settle

    Grade
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    Ref: 29892

    Tucked away in the small village of Wigglesworth, adjacent to the owner’s property, this detached holiday cottage enjoys a private, secluded rear patio area with lovely views over to Pen-y-Ghent and the surrounding hills. An ideal location for walking direct from the door or for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Trough of Bowland and a little further afield, the Lake District. Alternatively, the bustling market town of Settle where you can catch a train to take you over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct is just 4 miles away or call in at Skipton, 9 miles, voted the UK’s best town to live in 2014. Shop 2 miles and pub 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. 3 steps down to kitchen. 1 double (6ft 6in long) bedroom. 1 step down to shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with terraced garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 2 years.

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  • Wooldown Holiday Cottages - Corn Keep

    Marhamchurch, near Bude

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: UKC445

    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.

    External stairs to entrance. All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space: With sloping ceiling and Velux windows.
    Living area: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi with iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and door to balcony.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, copper bateau bath and en-suite with walk-in rainfall shower cubicle, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Oil underfloor central heating and Wi-Fi included. Private balcony with garden furniture. 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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  • The Old Sunday School

    Wookey Hole, Wells

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: E5203

    Lovingly restored by an artist and furnished with an eclectic range of antique furniture, this original Victorian Sunday school is set in the quaint village of Wookey Hall, world famous for its underground chambers and pools. Wells, with its magnificent cathedral, is just 1.5 miles and Cheddar Gorge and Caves, the renowned Clarks Village shopping outlet in Street, the wonderful gardens and lakeside walk at Stourhead (NT), the traditional resort of Weston-super-Mare and the Regency city of Bath with Roman baths are within easy reach. Further afield is Exmoor National Park and riding, golf, and sailing are available locally. There are pubs serving food and shop in the village.

    Ground floor: Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Roof garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Thornton

    Chipping Campden

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: NAE

    Perfectly located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds village of Chipping Campden, the ground floor of this former stone town house provides an ideal location for guests to enjoy a perfect romantic break. The village has excellent restaurants, country inns, quaint tea shops and cafes. This is a perfect base for exploring other Cotswold towns and villages, including Broadway, 5 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon, 10 miles, with its Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Warwick, 15 miles, with its famous castle, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Shipston-on-Stour. Further afield are Oxford, Gloucester and world-famous horse racing at Cheltenham, just 35 minutes’ away. Shops and pubs 100 yards.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove, exposed Cotswold stone walls and Sisal floor. Kitchen with granite worktops and ceramic tile floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel at cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, electric underfloor central heating in bathroom, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Small shared courtyard
    • On road parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Fellside

    Coniston

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    Ref: CC124193
    Nestled in the rugged Coppermines Valley high above Coniston, Fellside offers a cosy retreat for two. For centuries, Coniston was the centre of the Lake District mining industry. This remote row of cottages is one of the historic reminders of that era, when Fellside was home to copperminers. Now, the cottage has been beautifully renovated, with an original fireplace, wood burning stove and open beams. It has uninterrupted views of the Old Man of Coniston. With numerous fantastic walks from the doorstep, your car need never move all week. Coniston itself is about a mile away, down an unmade road. It sits at the head of Coniston Water, bustling with shops, cafes and pubs. A short drive will take you to Hawkshead and Ambleside.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Small with wood burner, Freeview TV/radio and CD/DVD player.
    Kitchen: Small with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With open beams and king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower, basin and WC.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Patio seating area to the front. Parking for one car. No smoking. NB: Access is via a rough track. The property is unsuitable for children.

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  • The Cow Shed

    Tarporley, nr. Chester

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 30529


    This barn conversion provides spacious accommodation, ideal for a couple who want to explore all that Cheshire has to offer. Set in the grounds of the owners’ home and surrounded by beautiful countryside, this holiday property is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Its proximity to the A49 makes it very accessible and there are lots of great walks in the area, including Cheshire’s popular Sandstone Trail and the Whitegate Way – also popular with equestrians, cyclists and mountain bikers. Other activities available locally include horse riding, golf and fishing. Why not try a Segway experience or the Go Ape tree-top adventure park at Delamere Forest, 6 miles away. Cheshire is renowned for its abundance of pretty villages, country pubs and great restaurants, and there are lots to choose from within easy access of the property. There are also several garden centres, cafés and ice cream farms. The historic city of Chester with its quaint buildings, excellent shopping, famous races and a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants is just 12 miles away. The vibrant cities of Liverpool and Manchester can both be easily reached by car in less than 45 minutes. North Wales is also very accessible from here. Well-known coastal resorts such as Rhyl and Prestatyn can be reached in an hour and Llangollen is only 45 minutes by car. The young at heart will enjoy Chester Zoo, 13 miles, and Blue Planet Aquarium, 15 miles, and shoppers will love the designer outlet village at Cheshire Oaks which is also 15 miles away. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/kitchen with beams and wooden floors. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. 42" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in outbuilding. Wi-fi. Decked patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 6½-acre woodland grounds. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 4 steps to patio. Stream with small waterfall and ponds in grounds.

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  • Culvers - Little Culvers

    Old Kennington, nr. Ashford

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 30321


    Nestled down a quiet country lane, these spacious, detached holiday properties (30321 and W44359) provide stylish, detached accommodation in the owner’s grounds. Both retain some original features and overlook the glorious 1-acre garden which guests are free to enjoy. It makes an ideal base from which to explore the local area, which offers a mix of town and country. The properties can also be booked together making them perfect for friends, families and groups. Visit Canterbury and the beautiful cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century, as well as other hidden gems, which can be explored by taking a boat trip on the River Stour. Tenterden, ‘The Jewel in the Weald’, is a pretty town to visit, or steam along on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, try some award-winning wines at some vineyards, see the gardens at Godinton House and Sissinghurst, or take a balloon flight at Leeds Castle. Walkers can enjoy the north Downs and Pilgrims Way, peppered with nature reserves, and packed with Kentish apple, pear and cherry orchards. Retail therapy is close by, at the McArthur Glenn shopping outlet where you can catch a designer bargain. There are good rail links to London, 38 minutes, or travel to Paris or Brussels, which is less than a 2-hour train ride away – don’t forget your passport! Golf available locally. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with oak floors. 1 double bedroom with low doorway. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 40" Freesat TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared 1-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Westwood - Moonrakers

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 18060

    Set in 1¾ acres of landscaped grounds these beautifully presented and well equipped holiday cottages are furnished to a very good standard. Lying just off the Fosseway, close to the picturesque villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water it provides an ideal base for touring within the rolling uplands of the Cotswold Hills. Here are unchanged market towns and villages, beautiful Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens, NT houses, Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, a wildlife park at Burford, two farm parks and old inns. Slightly further in Stratford-upon-Avon there are historic houses, churches and the Memorial and Swan theatres dedicated to William Shakespeare. At the university city of Oxford there are famous museums, libraries and guided tours of the colleges. Network of foot paths easily accessible. Shop 500 yards, pub ¾ mile.

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

    Gas cooker. Use of washer/dryer by arrangement. Garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas central heating included (£25per week October-March, from owner’s boiler). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Dolphina

    Middleton-on-Sea

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: W44272


    Built on the owner’s land, this unique, cosy and compact property is ideal for couples or for a one-person getaway. Dolphina has been cleverly crafted using a boating theme, and is only 40 yards from the beach, with private-path access. It enjoys a small enclosed south-facing decked courtyard area, with pampas grass and tropical plants, from which you can enjoy listening to the sounds of the sea!
    The dog-friendly pebble and sand beach, protected by rock islands, is great for crabbing, fishing, bathing or potholing, and it is perfectly located for walking to nearby Bognor Regis. Middleton-on-Sea has pubs, local shops, takeaways and restaurants within easy walking distance, and Littlehampton or Bognor have further eateries, as well as small beachside cinemas, within a 5-minute drive. There is plenty to do in the area, with Arundel close by, famous for its castle, lanes with artefact, books and antique shops, plus Wildfowl and Wetlands wildlife centre, Pulborough Brooks RSPB and popular beaches at The Witterings, Worthing and Bognor. Also easy driving distance to Chichester with cathedral, festival theatre, leisure facilities and Goodwood or Fontwell Races, or Midhurst with Cowdray Polo and shops. There are many scenic walks including in the South Downs National Park. Also within easy driving distance (or train ride) the cosmopolitan city of Brighton to the east, and Portsmouth to the west, which has the Spinnaker Tower, ferry trips to the Isle of Wight and designer retail shopping. NT homes and gardens, such as Goodwood House, Parham Park, Royal Pavilion, Petworth House, Stanstead Park and East Dean can all be easily reached. Outdoor pursuits such as golf, horse racing, various water sports, riding and cycling routes can all be found in the area. Can be booked with ref: 27373 to accommodate up to 6 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with breakfast area. Shower room with toilet. 6 paddle steps to galleried area with double bed (accessed from one side only).

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Smart TV. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

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