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 wander/gloucestershire 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.
Kingfish is a charming thatched cottage near Axminster in East Devon with 2 bedrooms, double and twin, sleeps 4-5. This quaint and family-friendly rural holiday cottage has a private garden and welcomes well-behaved pets.
Set in its own private grounds in Dartmoor National Park, Whitelady House is a stunning 6 bedroom Devon house with hot-tub. Whitelady House offers guests luxury self-catering accommodation. Guests can also choose to add a “Chalet” style catered option to their stay. Pets welcome.
A luxury five bedroom holiday home with its own hot tub and spectacular coastal views, just a short walk from the beach and the lively seaside resort of Woolacombe in North Devon.
Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms, pretty Royd Holiday Cottage in a rural location at Lower Aylescott just a few miles from the stunning North Devon coastline and Woolacombe Beach. This family-friendly cottage near Ilfracombe has onsite fishing and a children's play area.
Nestling in a picturesque Dorset valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty this Beaminster Holiday cottage for couples is one of six on our 17th century working cattle farm within a courtyard featuring a rill and games room. Coarse fishing nearby. Dogs welcome. Walks from the door.
Get away into the woods with a holiday at Endymion, a cosy rural eco-lodge in the grounds of the owner’s house, with a rustic exterior and endearingly quirky interior, surrounded by picturesque New Forest National Park in the isolated hamlet of Linwood, near Ringwood in Hampshire. Pets welcome.
8 Tawney House apartment occupies the first floor of the stone-built traditional house in Matlock. The rural apartment offers access to the village of Matlock and the wonders of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales, plus furnished grounds and light and airy modern rooms with mullioned windows.
Cider House is one of seven spacious family-friendly East Devon holiday cottages at Boswell Farm near Sidmouth, in the secluded rural Sweetcombe valley close to beaches. Sleeps 6 Pets welcome.
Beautiful pet friendly holiday-let with Wi-Fi in a central Bath location near Stonehenge, Marlborough, and Avebury Stone Circle. Monmouth House sleeps up to 14 people in comfort with a spectacular kitchen, All Bath attractions within a short walk. Perfect!
Based on a working livestock farm, Wethercote Cottage is an authentic farmhouse build, adjoined to the owner’s home, in the heart of the North York Moors near Helmsley. This remote 2-bedroom rural retreat is ideal for walking or cycling holidays. Pets welcome.
Clamoak Cottage is a charming waterfront cottage in Clamoak boasting a thoroughly modern interior combined with exposed beams and touches of yesteryear, as well an open fire. The pet-friendly cottage offers outdoor spaces with sweeping views of the Tamar River and the South Devon countryside.
Nestled in the attic of a stone-built former farmhouse, Lower Norton Apartment on the outskirts of the South Hams town of Dartmouth, Devon, is a romantic flat with inset balcony offering magnificent countryside views and boasting exposed beams, quality furnishings, and king master with en-suite.
Situated on the grounds of a working lighthouse at the southernmost point in Devon, Landward Cottage near the abandoned coastal village of Hallsands overlooks Start Bay and offers gorgeous sea views, a pet-friendly three-bedroom cottage featuring gravel patio and cosy sitting room.
Nestled in the Northumbrian countryside, this restored, stone-built rural cottage provides contemporary appliances and furnishings to make any family feel comfortable. The south-facing enclosed garden captures the sun and the rural views and invites relaxation. Pets welcome.
Wildflower Cottage is a quaint Dorset countryside cottage in the pretty village of Sutton Pointz, two miles inland from the Jurassic Coast. It is surrounded by a sunny, well-established garden with shady trees and rose bushes, a short stroll from the village mill pond and an excellent pub.
Spring Water Barn is a luxurious romantic cottage set on 20 acres of beautiful grounds on the Bonython Estate. Set near Helston in Cornwall, the sophisticated cottage offers stunning gardens and private outdoor spaces, as well as contemporary style, a wood-burning stove, exposed beams and serenity.
Rectory Cottage is a gorgeous romantic cottage surrounded by lush green fields near Clipston in Northamptonshire. The eco-friendly cottage sits on 14 acres of farm & boasts beautiful grounds & outdoor dining areas, wonderful views, plus a chic open-plan interior with natural light & high-end décor.
The Bakery is a modern and welcoming romantic cottage spread over two floors in Watchet, Somerset. The coastal cottage rests in a quiet corner of the seaside town and boasts a cosy wood burner, open-plan design, a lovely garden and patio and the promise of a memorable holiday among sandy beaches.
Guests at The Hayloft, a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 10, can enjoy a blend of exercise and relaxation during their stay. It's part of a small rural complex which offers a hot tub, indoor heated pool, tennis court, squash and a host of walks in the stunning Shropshire countryside.
Pheasant's Roost is a pet friendly, stylish Barn Conversion with heated indoor swimming pool nestling in 13 rural acres near Winkleigh in the heart of Devon. Think lots of oak beams, log fires and exposed stonework. This 2-bedroom cottage will sleep up to 4 adults and 3 children.
Enjoy the tranquil setting of this home that's set in a fabulous woodland resort just a few miles from Truro. Features include a furnished patio as well as private balcony; and on-site facilities such as spa pool, fitness suite, bar and restaurant mean plenty to do whilst enjoying your Cornish break
Overlooking picturesque green pastures, this cottage provides well-presented and attractive accommodation for up to four people, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Blacksmith Cottage is a luxuriously-appointed romantic cottage in the village of Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage carries a subtle elegance throughout and is carefully furnished, and offers guests a lovely courtyard plus open-plan living areas and absolute convenience.
The Granary in Beaminster. Warm, cosy, well equipped, clean and quiet. It has excellent beds, is perfect for the dogs, a great games room, excellent value for money and exceeds expectations - just some of the comments we receive time and again in our visitor books. Take a look for yourself!
- Bath and North East Somerset
- County Durham
- East Riding of Yorkshire
- East Sussex
- East Yorkshire
- Isle of Wight
- North Yorkshire
- Redcar and Cleveland
- South Yorkshire
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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.