Staying in an English Country Cottage is a great way to experience this inspiring "green and pleasant land". From rugged wave-worn cliffs at Land’s End in Cornwall to the white sandy shores of the idyllic Northumberland coastline, the wealth and depth of England’s history and culture is unprecedented in the modern world.

The differences are not just cultural, England has such a beautiful and varied geographical landscape that anyone travelling the country as a tourist will be amazed at the changing countryside. From the wilderness coast of North Devon, you will only need to venture south a few miles to experience soft rolling hills and deep red soil. As you wonder around the country the landscape changes as often as the county boundaries. From the flat East Anglian fenlands of Lincolnshire, it’s a short drive to the Pennine’s the mountainous backbone of England that stretches from Derbyshire to the border to Hadrian’s Wall. But wherever you choose to book a holiday cottage in England, you can be sure that a choice of quaint, traditional, contemporary or listed holiday homes will be available to welcome you and provide a comfortable, memorable holiday in England.

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A large, charming and pet friendly Devon farmhouse for rural self-catering holidays near Tavistock and Dartmoor sleeping 14-22 people in 7 bedrooms with private hot tub and shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.

Instow Beach Cottage is a charming first floor North Devon holiday let overlooks the estuary. The dog-friendly waterside apartment sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms. It has a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy uninterrupted views across the beach and estuary to Appledore and lovely sunsets.

Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet-friendly North Devon holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.

Dating back to the 17th Century, Higher Mullacott Farmhouse near Ilfracombe is a beautiful large 5 bed holiday property which has been tastefully renovated for style and comfort ; all set in a beautiful countryside position with sea views on the North Devon coast.

With lovely sea views across Whitsand Bay, Lavender Hill House is a large and pet-friendly holiday home in Cornwall sleeping 8. It is full of those little touches to make your holiday more than a little special. Perfect for large family holidays or groups of friends looking for a relaxing holiday.

Granary Cottage is a unique architect designed couples retreat in the West Cornwall countryside. Within a short drive of the coastline and some of the best towns and attractions in Cornwall it makes for a luxurious base from which to explore the surrounding area.

Reflections is a romantic, pet-friendly property just a few short miles from Coniston and Windermere in the Lake District and surrounded by beautiful scenery. The 17th century building has been fully modernised in a luxurious style, whilst retaining much of its original character and features.

Magna Cottage is a 300-year-old thatched cottage with a thatched roof and abundant character, as well as a large mature garden and many homely comforts. The pet-friendly cottage in a secluded corner of Dorset near Shaftesbury boasts an inglenook fireplace, contemporary style and beautiful views.

Perched high above the vibrant town of Brixham, this property has fantastic views of the harbour and out to sea. With three beautiful bedrooms sleeping six guests it makes an ideal holiday home for families or groups of friends looking for a fabulous coastal break in Torbay, Devon.

Hause Hall Farm is a gorgeous Grade II listed rural cottage situated half-way up Hallin Fell near Martindale in Cumbria. The pet-friendly cottage offers majestic, uninterrupted views over Ullswater as well as rural charm, modern sophistication, and extensive gardens for a memorable holiday.

Family-friendly Pippenwell Cottage at Farditch Farm is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage amidst beautiful rural surroundings in Derbyshire. This dog-friendly cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) in a high-quality barn conversion.

Tour the Peak District with a stay at Two Tees, a child-friendly Peak District cottage near Matlock in the quaint hamlet of Swanwick, Derbyshire. Offering comfortable accommodation in the Amber Valley, it features three bedrooms, flame-effect electric fire and conservatory overlooking the garden.

Two Tweenways near the village of Ambleside, Cumbria, is the perfect romantic cottage for couples on holiday in the Lake District, complete with fitted kitchen, dining area, small patio with garden furniture, and access to magnificent Lake Windermere and its nearby attractions.

A charming Grade II listed stone holiday cottage in Snainton near Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast, this pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 17 in 8 bedrooms and oozes warmth and charm. Relax in the hot tub, walk in the North York Moors or enjoy a day trip to the seaside.

Your group can enjoy a special occasion or just gather on holiday in the rolling hills of the Derbyshire with a stay at Somersal Farmhouse, an imposing eight-bedroom farm cottage on the outskirts of the hamlet of Somersal Herbert with tennis court, hot tub, games room, and two plush living rooms.

A large Lincolnshire holiday barn conversion sleeping 16 in a superb rural village location. This luxury self catering accommodation near Lincoln includes a hot tub and consierge service. Each of the 8 bedrooms has its own bathroom.

West Winnowing is a holiday cottage near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight in the peaceful coastal village of Niton with spectacular sea views over the island's coastline. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this luxury coastal cottage sleeps 5. Pets welcome.

13 Hope Road is a 3-storey terraced holiday cottage in Edale boasting a blend of traditional charm and modern refinement as well as stunning views over Edale and the Peak District Within easy reach of Derbyshire attractions such Blue John Cavern and Kinder Scout.

Barmoor Ridge makes any holiday in the North East of England a comfortable one – a rural cottage situated between the villages of Lowick and Ford, Northumberland, with under-floor heating in the bathroom and open fire in the sitting room, whilst affording gorgeous views of the Cheviots and the sea.

Haytor Lodge is a wooden clad rural cottage in a delightful position next to Indio Lake in the Devon countryside. The stylishly-appointed cottage boasts a secluded outdoor hot tub and a spacious deck as well as a sophisticated interior plus proximity to Bovey Tracey and beautiful scenery.

The Old Town House offers families an ideal coastal getaway in a seaside cottage in the popular town of Margate. Brimming with modern comforts and crisp design touches, the property lies moments from a sandy beach and provides easy access to the town centre and the delights of the Kent coastline.

A bijou bolt hole for two in the centre of the pretty harbour town of Padstow, this cottage is beautifully presented and offers features like a wood burning stove, hand made king size bed and underfloor heating.

This unique accommodation is part of an historic water mill and retains original features including exposed beams and huge mill windows. The peaceful Warwickshire village of Tredington is ideally situated between the Cotswolds and Stratford-on-Avon

Castell Courtyard is a large holiday cottage with a hot tub on a working sheep farm in the beautiful Shropshire Countryside, sleeping up to 24 guests in 11 bedrooms near Oswestry. Perfect for walking holidays in the Tanet Valley and Berwyn Mountains.

The differences are more than geographic, England is a country of many cultures reflected in its many festivals, events and celebrations found in just about every town and village throughout the country. From Pancake Day races in a Leicestershire Village or Cheese-rolling in Gloucestershire to great events such as the Glastonbury Festival, World-class Shakespeare plays in Stratford on Avon or sporting events from rugby internationals at Twickenham to village cricket - there's something appealing in which to visit or participate in just about every city, town and village in England throughout the year. Booking a town or country cottage in England, allows you the flexibility to coordinate your days around whatever you want to do, rather than being bound by set meal times in hotels.