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.
Situated on the outskirts of Exmoor, and only a short drive from the North Devon coastline is Ford Hill, a luxury 3 bedroom cottage with a beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is a hop, skip and a jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe beach.
The pet-friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, swimming pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.
Fairways East sleeps 8 in four en-suite bedrooms. The large, luxury house is set within the lovely Devon countryside within the grounds of Highbullen Country Estate. Guests have access to the 9 hole golf course, 7 all weather tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, gym and a sauna.
Set in a tranquil rural location on the North Devon coast near the charming seaside village of Combe Martin, The Linhay at Wheel Farm sleeps 4 and is one of a small collection of lovingly converted farm buildings. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a sauna.
A brand-new romantic cottage nestled amidst the splendour of South Downs National Park, Willow Lodge is a luxury coastal lodge with a hot tub and modern features that make it an idyllic holiday retreat, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows affording magnificent rural views, private terrace.
The Hayloft provides guests with unique access to a museum and craft and cookery classes. The award-winning cottage lies in Martin, Lincolnshire and features a lovely sun-trap garden, a copper bateau bath, exposed beams and wood burner, plus space for pets and the promise of romance and relaxation.
Visitors coming to discover the delights of the Derbyshire Peak District can do so in style at Tagg Cottage at Endmoor Farm, a family friendly luxury holiday cottage on a working farm near Bakewell that sleeps 4 in a superb and secluded rural location. Pets welcome.
Bratton Mill Farmhouse near the medieval village of Bratton Fleming, Devon, offers the perfect escape for large families and groups on holiday in the South West, a 17th-century former mill transformed into a child-friendly two-storey cottage alongside a babbling trout stream.
Swift Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom ground floor cottage sleeping 5 with use of an outdoor heated pool. The cottage has an easy access wet-room with rails and mobility chair, so accessible for guests with disabilities. Swift is in the North York Moors National Park. Pets welcome.
Rye Barn is a lovely barn conversion that is one of five dog-friendly coastal cottages that make up Mead Barn Cottages near the town of Welcombe, Devon, featuring an open plan living area, double master with Freeview TV and en-suite wet room, and access to onsite tennis courts and games room.
A property steeped in tradition, Woodlands Cottage is an authentic countryside residence based in the rolling hills of Snainton on the North Yorkshire coast near Scarborough. The semi-detached stone-built cottage is a spacious home away from home, perfect for couples or small families. Pets welcome.
Rustic charm and modern elegance define Pillar Box House, a rural cottage in Hackford, Norfolk. It welcomes guests and their pets to a property fringed by a gorgeous garden and decorated with touches of yesteryear and contemporary style. Includes an open fire, a hot tub and a grand master suite.
Enjoy the benefits of a coastal cottage situated on a working farm with a stay at Dorothy’s Cottage, located just outside the village of Alnmouth, Northumberland, a child-friendly cottage that offers modern, comfortable, and spacious accommodation, as well as access to a shared garden and lawn area.
Cleeve apartment is one of 12 4-Star Holiday Cottages at Duddings Cottages near Minehead. The twin-bed coastal cottage for couples is set in the beautiful Avill Valley in the Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline etc. Families & dogs welcome.
Portland Cottage is a welcoming coastal cottage situated a short stroll from the harbour and beaches of Mousehole in Cornwall. The pet-friendly cottage promises space and comfort as well as a garden which catches the sun and the sea breeze. Enjoy a memorable family holiday with the sand underfoot.
Stables Cottage is a superb 16th-century farmhouse surrounded by some of Yorkshire’s most spectacular countryside. This Bronte Country Pennine holiday cottage sleeps 6, with an open fire and a pretty garden. The town of Hebden Bridge is 3 miles away with pubs, tea rooms and an independent cinema.
Kittisford Barton is a unique glamping tent full of modern conveniences and surrounded by green fields in Wellington, Somerset. The pet-friendly tent boasts wonderful views and two furnished decks, as well as a campfire area and internal wood-burning stove. Camp in comfort, relax & feel revived.
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Offering spectacular rural views across the North Tyne valley, 13th-Century Grade I listed Haughton Castle Farmhouse from the era of 1260 is a superb rural retreat for a cottage holiday in Northumberland. Pets welcome.
Orchard Cottage is a gorgeous barn conversion betwixt coast and country near Washford, in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion and lovely grounds as well as a hot tub, an open fire and an interior replete with exposed beams, open-plan spaces, contemporary comforts and style.
Families are spoilt with elegance at Hampton House, a luxury cottage with views of picturesque Freshwater beach on the Isle of Wight. The pet-friendly property offers contemporary chic and natural light throughout its five bedrooms and its extensive living space, which includes a log burning fire.
Take tea overlooking the old mill pond at the stone-built Locks Cottage and enjoy the idyllic setting of this two-bedroom, rural holiday cottage in Langcliffe near Settle. Gaze upon the green hills of the Yorkshire Dales and unwind by the open fire in a cosy peaceful cottage near the River Ribble.
It may look Victorian, but Hartcliffe View is a large, sumptuously furnished, modern house in a rural location, standing in moorland on the edge of the Peak District near Penistone in South Yorkshire. This dog friendly holiday cottage sleeps 15. It has a games room and football pitch in the garden.
Chimney Gill is a modern rural retreat near Sebergham, in Cumbria and The Lake District. The beautiful rural cottage on a working farm blends contemporary style with a country character, including exposed beams and a farmhouse kitchen. Guest enjoy complimentary access to a leisure club.
Castle View is a large Victorian townhouse Scarborough, restored to delight the most discerning guests booking a selfcatering holiday in this premier North Yorkshire seaside resort. Castle View sleeps 14 in an elegant crescent in the heart of the town, 10-minutes walk to the beach.
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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.