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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Beautiful stone-built Cornish holiday cottage, sleeping up to 4. Set in the historic Cornish town of Fowey and within walking distance of the beach. Dogs welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Berry Farm is a large Devon Farmhouse with 7 bedrooms sleeping 16 offering pet friendly self-catering holidays in for families and groups. It lies in a beautiful rural location in rolling Devon countryside just 5-minutes from Petrockstowe, a quaint village with a shop and a great pub, The Laurels.

A short rural walk from Croyde?s sandy beach in North Devon, Oyster Cove is a stylish 3-bedroom property with a lovely garden and outdoor dining patios. The cottage, sleeps 2-8 guests, and is also able to welcome pets.

Seascape, a large five-bedroom family-friendly house, in North Devon sleeps up to 10. looks down upon the beautiful award-winning Woolacombe Beach. A large, luxurious holiday home, it benefits from spectacular uninterrupted ocean views stretching across the bay all the way to Lundy Island.

The Blue Bell is a large holiday cottage close on the East Coast of Yorkshiretr in Burton Agnes between Bridlington and Driffield. This dog-friendly, rural property is perfect for large group holidays and family celebrations. It sleeps 48 guests in 19 bedrooms (all ensuite). Perfect for beach days.

What could be a more idyllic destination for a relaxing holiday that a quaint and cosy fishermans cottage close to the water in the South Devon fishing village of Newton Ferrers. Dog friendly Riverdale Cottage welcomes 4 guests for walking, boating, culinerary and beach holidays all year round.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Gun End Cottage, located on a quiet country lane near Ruston Spencer in Staffordshire, is a large and comfortable Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 8 in a secluded rural location amidst the splendour of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

There’s probably no better place to spend a family holiday on the West Cornwall coast than Una Argentum 71 in St. Ives, a luxury eco lodge where your family can avail itself of the onsite heated pool, spa, and fitness studio or explore nearby Carbis Bay Beach. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

The Malthouse is a luxury 9-bedroom self-catering Derbyshire apartment in Arkwright's historic Cromford Mill near Matlock Bath. This luxuriously furnished Peak District apartment in Cromford sleeps 18 guests and is perfectly suited for large families of groups of friends.

View this traditional coastal cottage in Northumberland, Lyndhurst Cottage is a stone built semi-detached property, a relaxing and easy going Northern getaway enjoying the best of the Northumberland Coast and countryside a short stroll to the harbor and beach at Beadnell Bay.

Based in the peaceful Norfolk countryside near Kings Lynn, Sheppard's Hut is a quaint bungalow on the outskirts of Terrington St. Clements. A quiet and simple holiday home, it is a perfect base from which to explore the Lincolnshire coast and countryside popular for its trails and wildlife.

Cosy relaxation for two awaits in West Cornwall at Una Aurum 56 on the Una St Ives resort. If you want a romantic holiday, the Una Aurum 56 lodge at Una St Ives resort is ready for you. From an indoor pool to a full spa to an onsite restaurant, the lodge and resort await to welcome you.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Langdale is a warm and welcoming rural cottage in the picturesque village of Bowness-on-Windermere. The semi-detached, pet-free property features an upside-down design so that guests can relax on the balcony and enjoy the views of Cumbria after a day exploring this beautiful corner of England.

View this large Roa Island holiday cottage for rent with hot tub, observation tower and sea views across Morcombe Bay. This Cumbrian cottage near Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness is within easy reach of the Lake District. Roa Island House sleeps 17 in 7 bedrooms on the Barrow Peninsula.

Northcourt House is a large Isle of Wight holiday home on the edge of the picturesque village of Shorwell. This pet friendly Grade II-listed Jacobean Manor House set in 15-acres of rural splendour offers sublime group accommodation for 36 guests in 2 wings of the Manor.

  • Sleeps 36
  • Bedrooms 16
  • Bathrooms 15

The Old Vicarage is a large and elegant, former Victorian vicarage in Peterchurch, Herefordshire with beautiful period features including typical Victorian high ceilinged rooms. It is spacious holiday home. beautifully restored and surrounded by 4 acres of wonderful gardens, orchards and a paddock.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

Pudding Cottage is an award wining Lake District holiday let with a swimming pool and Wi-Fi in Bowness-on-Windermere sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms. THE TIMES 'BEST 50 COTTAGES IN THE UK' in 2013 WINNER OF CUMBRIA COTTAGE OF THE YEAR and No. 1 on TRIPADVISOR for Lake District 2011-2014 FINALIST ENGLI...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Lodge Cottage in the village of Knapton is situated in a rural location just outside the historic walled city of York in North Yorkshire It’s a lovely rural retreat for couples (+cot), offering contemporary furnishings and spacious quality accommodation in a lovingly restored single-storey home.

The delightful Meadow Place is a Grade II listed stone-built property outside Ipstones in the Peak District. The beautiful views of the Derbyshire countryside dictate the upside-down design of the pet-friendly property which boasts cathedral ceilings, exposed stone and timber and an open fire.

Eagles Nest is a large, pet friendly Dorset Holiday Cottage with private garden and hot tub sleeping 6-7 nestling in peaceful rural seclusion on the Symondsbury Estate near Bridport in Dorset and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

A luxurious family and baby-friendly coastal holiday cottage in a secluded rural Cornish village location in St Mawgan. It is a short drive to the coast and beautiful bathing and surfing beaches. Bryher Cottage sleeps 5 guests (+ cots) in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

For a luxury cottage holiday for two in Cornwall, Badgers Hollow will appeal to all those seeking a beautifully presented rural retreat on the South Cornwall coast with gorgeous country views a few minutes walk from the Fowey Estuary.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Lily Hall is a luxurious haven with incredible views of the surrounding Lake District countryside. This award-winning property sleeps up to eight people and two dogs in the tranquil location of Ennerdale.

A tastefully furnished, large and pet friendly Grade II listed holiday home sleeping 22 in 8 en suite bedrooms on the coast near Dunster in rural West Somerset. Perfect for family celebrations, reunions and days out on local beaches and Exmoor.

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.