Staying in self-catering holiday cottages in England 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 changing landscapes. 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 holiday, you can be sure that a choice of quaint, traditional, contemporary or listed holiday cottages will be available to welcome you and provide a comfortable, memorable holiday in England.

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Located in the south wing of Crowcombe Court at the foot of the Quantock Hills are two character apartments, both sleeping up to five in three bedrooms. These stylish, pet friendly apartments are a mirror image of each other, both featuring a large open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

The pet friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

The Shippen is a pet friendly cottage sleeping up to 4 in 3 bedrooms. It is tucked away in a quiet corner of North Devon, not far from the coast in the seaside village of Combe Martin. It is located at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages; a collection of charmingly refurbished self-catering cottages.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

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 beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is only a hop, a skip and a jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe beach.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Set in an elevated position overlooking the golden sands of Saunton Sands beach on the North Devon coast, The Chalet Saunton, is a purpose built “Apart-Hotel” consisting of 6 , 3 bed luxury apartments and a stunning penthouse which has two bedrooms and the best view in the country.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Always assuming there is a Hit Chart for Romantic Holiday Cottages in the UK, remote Barn Cottage near Honiton in East Devon will be hovering very, close to the top. This utterly luxurious one-bedroom thatched cottage for couples nestles deep within the Devon countryside amidst the Blackdown Hills.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Cleeve apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 2 in 1 twin bedroom. It is set in the beautiful Avill Valley near Dunster & Minehead in the Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline etc. Families & dogs welcome. VisitEnglan...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

The Beach Haven at Bude in north Cornwall is a luxury, seaside-themed four-bedroomed, dog-friendly bungalow. Ten minutes gentle stroll to beaches, National Trust cliffs & town. Sleeps 8 plus cot. Perfect for multi-generation families or those with mobility issues.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

  • Sleeps 15
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 4

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.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Clinton Cottage in Yaxham, Norfolk is dog friendly and has a 4 Star ETB rating, sleeping 2-3 with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the large lounge. It is all on one level and has a bath with shower and a well equipped kitchen/diner. It has its own secluded garden, garden furniture and patio.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

3 Torwood Gables is a family-sized seaside self-catering apartment on the South Devon Coast in Torquay. This pet friendly open-plan apartment with solid pine floors and beams is one of a handful of apartments created from a Victorian Primary School.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

No.1 Barton Court is a modern and well-equipped 1st Floor Seaside holiday apartment with a parking space in the heart of Woolacombe, North Devon. It sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms just a short walk from Woolacombe's splendid multi-Award Winning beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

A 16th-Century private chapel for Pickwell Manor, it is now a cosy North Devon holiday cottage for couples above Putsborough Beach. The intimate interior is a romantic bolthole that pays tribute to classic camper-van life, albeit with far more facilities than you would ever find on 4-wheels.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Fabulous award winning beach front Seahorse Penthouse Apartment in the centre of Westward Ho! in North Devon. The Penthouse has panoramic views over the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Private roof garden with hot tub and BBQ. With two ensuite bedrooms this stunning property sleeps 4 guests.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

This attractive, newly refurbished large country cottage with a pool stands at the heart of Clippesby Hall Family Holiday Park near the Norfolk coast. With a cool, contemporary feel and a wonderful sense of space, relax and unwind as soon as you arrive. Pets welcome. Sleeps 8.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Mel House Cottages are a group of 4 large pet friendly cottages set in the centre of the pretty and rural North Yorkshire village of Newton-on-Rawcliffe. Three of the four cottages are rated at various levels of accessibility for disabled use. The cottages share a pool and Spa and sleep from 3 to 19...

  • Sleeps 19
  • Bedrooms 10
  • Bathrooms 6

Manor Farmhouse comprises of three large buildings and a heated outdoor pool. The farmhouse is a traditional 15th Century thatched timber framed property with 4 bedrooms, the Barn has 3 and Stable Cottage also 3 bedrooms. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 10
  • Bathrooms 8

Driftwood is an attractive chalet bungalow situated at Galmpton Holiday Park, a small, private site. The property offers compact yet stylish accommodation with fantastic views of the River Dart from the patio. The site is peaceful and quiet so you can relax and enjoy the fantastic views.

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

This family friendly charming and large farm cottage is set in 120-acres of stunning farmland just a few rural miles from the North Devon coast in Kentisbury near the pretty seaside village of Combe Martin. Patchole Farmhouse sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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 holiday 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.