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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Deer View Cottage is a stunning, 5* luxury cottage, set within the grounds of the North Devon Highbullen Country Hotel. The pet friendly 3-bedroom cottage is in a quiet corner of the estate enjoying picturesque views across the valley. Use of indoor heated pool, spa facilities and golf course.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Devon village of West Down. Comfortably sleeping 4, Braefoot Cottage is a family friendly countryside retreat that also provides an ideal base for exploring the North Devon coast.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

The Byre at Wheel Farm is an attractive barn conversion offering self-catering accommodation for up to 5 visitors in 3-bedrooms. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna and tennis court all within easy reach of fabulous beaches and the Exmoor National Park.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Mill Wheel Cottage lies in beautiful rural surroundings on the North Devon coast in Combe Martin within acres of landscaped gardens and woods, where leisure facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. This restored old water mill sleeps up to 5 in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Shepherd's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage that was formerly an old farm worker's residence as its name suggests. It has been tastefully modernised and offers wonderful light and airy accommodation with a comfortable, homely atmosphere and great character for 2-6 guests in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Tucked away along their own woodland track and with private parking, these distinctive detached lodges benefit from the facilities of the Clippesby Hall family holiday park in Norfolk, at the same time combining a sense of separateness and peaceful relaxation. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Winster Hall is a Peak District beauty: A one-time 17thC coaching inn, the large Grade II listed, pet friendly holiday home now welcomes guests on a self-catering basis, sleeping 16 in 7 bedrooms in the rural conservation village of Winster in the Derbyshire Dales.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 5

A large stone-built Herefordshire Farmhouse in Whitchurch near Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley that sleeps 156 in 7 bedrooms. This pet friendly holiday home has a large garden with play area, BBQ and hot tub.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 3

The Linhay is a stylish and well-equipped 3-bedroom barn conversion at Stonehayes Farm in the heart of the beautiful East Devon counntryside. With free range eggs in your welcome pack and riverside picnic spots it's perfect for family holidays.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

The Boathouse is a large, detached Cornish holiday cottage, beautifully furnished, in a special waterside spot on its own quay on the tidal reaches of the Tamar in Cargreen near Saltash. Relax and watch riverside life drift gently by. Enjoy, superb waterside and rural views in every direction.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Middle Stanley offers a choice of pet friendly self-catering accommodation near Cheltenham, with great facilities and activities, for large groups of up to 32 people for special occasions and reunions. Our 90 acres of pastureland, ancient woodland, natural springs and lake are set in the beautiful G...

  • Sleeps 32
  • Bedrooms 13
  • Bathrooms 9

Offering beautiful views from its hilltop position in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside in Much Birch, Bryngarth is a large, and luxuriously furnished holiday cottage. The house sleeps 20 in 9 bedrooms (5 bathrooms) in a secluded rural location amidst 5-acres of private gardens and parkland.

  • Sleeps 20
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Bathrooms 5

Tian Tang is a beautiful Isle of Wight holiday home with communal use of an indoor heated swimming pool, summerhouse and large garden that runs down to the Solent. This mdoern and comfortably furnished annexe in Yarmouth sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Book a luxury rural retreat for two at Hollins Farm Barn in New Hutton, near the idyllic town of Kendal, Gateway to the Lake District. Gothic-style bedrooms whose crook beams and exposed stonework await the lucky couple coming for a honeymoon or a romantic weekend/week-long holiday.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Our wonderful little Beach Hut sleeps 2 in an isolated, quiet and totally private cove, east of Newton Ferrers. The Beach Hut offers a perfect coastal cottage for couples a genuine romantic retreat in South Devon.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1

Well cottage is a bright airy 1 bedroom cottage all on one level. It sleeps 2 to 4 guests and has private off road parking. Situated on the edge of the village of Manston it is close to the Kent coast with lots of award winning sandy beaches. It has a Gold 3 Star rating from Quality in Tourism.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Norton Grange is located in the rural hamlet of Norton in a few miles outside the historic city of Worcester. This large Grade II listed, pet friendly, holiday cottage with a swimming pool sleeps 16 in 6 bedrooms. It lies within easy reach of country walks and cycle routes.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 3

Truly embodying the rural surroundings, Garden Cottage is a semi-detached barn conversion, just on the edge of the hamlet of Sparrowpit within the Peak District. Set on a working dairy farm, the one bedroom countryside cottage offers a secluded, romantic getaway for couples amidst verdant fields.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

The West Wing forms the greater part of a traditionally built thatched Somerset Longhouse. It sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and is one of 12-holiday cottages at Duddings, near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, tennis court. Spa bath. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 3

Inglenook cottage is a beautiful period cottage in the sleepy village of Lee Common, in the shadow of the Chiltern Hills.The cottage is situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so there are plenty of stunning walks and rides on bike or horse

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Southclay North Devon coastal cottage is a large, family-friendly, 5-star home sleeping 10-12. Oozing quality, it is a real treat with rural & sea views. Facilities include hot tub, swimming pool, tennis court & games room. With underfloor heating and cosy wood-burner it is perfect all year round.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

Close to the West Dorset coast above Lyme Regis, Whytings is a large self-catering barn conversion on a working sheep farm in a beautiful rural Dorset location. This pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 20 guests in 8 bedrooms. Perfect for large family gatherings or groups of friends.

  • Sleeps 20
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 8

Lovers of countryside cottages and holidays in the great outdoors will love Orchard Cottage, a delightfully rural holiday cottage for couples. It lies between the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks near Bedale, a 10-minute evening stroll to The Green Dragon Pub in Exelby.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Located in the charming village of St. Merryn, Cornwall, and just minutes from Padstow and seven inviting beaches nearby, Muritai is a beautifully presented holiday home providing the perfect home base for your holiday in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 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.