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.
Blare Cottage at Lower Aylescott Farm stands amidst glorious North Devon countryside a few miles from the fabulous Woolacombe Beach. This pretty two-bedroom holiday home sleeps 4. Guests can roam the grounds, fish the well-stocked lakes while children will enjoy the onsite children's play area.
Memory House is probably the most prestigious house in Woolacombe, enjoying uninterrupted views of Woolacombe beach across to Putsburough. The large ground to ceiling windows across the entire ground floor means you can watch the surfers over breakfast or the sun setting over the sea in the evening
The Garden Cottage is set in stunning North Devon countryside near Torrington and sleeps 2 people in a luxury one bedroom garden cottage. It is set in beautiful surroundings with lovely views over the garden and the countryside beyond. It has a large comfortable lounge.
Lower Mill Cottage at Wheel Farm is a 1-bedroom holiday home for couples with communal use of a heated indoor pool and tennis court, near award winning Blue Flag beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough. The wilds of Exmoor where ponies and red deer roam freely are also only a short drive away.
Sitting on the lush grounds of the owner’s house in Welsh Newton, Pembridge Cottage charms visitors with its stone exterior and modern characterful interior. The pet-friendly, detached barn conversion offers high-quality accommodation and even free fly-fishing lessons, in beautiful Herefordshire.
Courthaye is an East Devon luxury holiday cottage with Wi-Fi in Sidmouth within an easy walk of the beach and set alongside 4 other luxurious cottages which once formed a Regency house for the Duke and Duchess of St.Albans. Grade II listed. Sleeps 4.
Bamboo Cottage is a modern, stone-built cottage in the village of Timberscombe near Dunster. The pet-friendly cottage offers couples a romantic getaway with a lush garden, a contemporary interior with spiral staircase, open-plan design, plus the chance to explore the delights of the Somerset region.
Sitting next to the railway tracks near Woolston in Somerset, Railway Cottage is a dream cottage for railway lovers. The pet-friendly cottage promises to charm and views of the countryside, as well as a log burner, light-filled rooms, oak flooring, modern comforts and a 4-star gold rating.
Hillberry is a modern coastal cottage whose four floors afford sea views. The light-filled cottage in Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria near The Lake District boasts contemporary style and multiple outdoor spaces from which to enjoy the views and take a glass of wine while the sun sets.
Couples on holiday in the north of England enjoy cosy accommodation at The Goat Shed, a barn conversion in the rural hamlet of High Normanby, North Yorkshire, a pet-friendly cottage that retains much of its original character and sits near the Yorkshire coast and in North York Moors National Park.
This Tetbury holiday cottage in Gloucestershireshire, a beautifully converted Cotswold stone barn, is a pet-friendly luxury holiday home with five bedrooms and a courtyard garden with tennis court. Perfect for walking, cycling and driving holidays in the Cotswolds for family or friends.
The Normans is an imposing Georgian townhouse in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk, and it promises groups elegance and sophistication. Perfect for marking special occasions, the coastal cottage boasts a games room, a unique cinema room, gardens, ocean views, an open fire & endless luxury.
Country Postcard offers a special holiday experience in an eco-friendly cottage near Wellow in Somerset. The former signal box has been successfully converted into a charming and sophisticated rural cottage boasting lovely grounds, a wood burner, a sauna, an artist’s studio & its own shepherd’s ...
The Oaks is a sophisticated contemporary cottage in Buckland Brewer, Devon. The newly-constructed coastal cottage offers a generous lawned garden with outdoor entertaining areas as well as a spacious interior with sleek design, a neutral palette, contemporary comforts and access to sandy beaches.
Pipits is a large period holiday home on the outskirts of the Somerset village of Exford, a pet-friendly cottage boasting a large inglenook fireplace, oak beams, two wood-burner stoves, terraced garden with summerhouse, and four bedrooms that comfortably sleep up to eight guests.
Located right on the waterfront overlooking Falmouth Harbour with amazing views from most rooms and the huge terrace, Nightingale House provides you with an unrivalled location from which to enjoy your Cornish holiday. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, off-road parking for 2 cars and WiFi.
Little Star is a romantic Norfolk flint terraced village cottage near Hunstanton. The pet-friendly home promises a delightful garden and rustic interior. The cottage boasts exposed beams & wooden floors, as well as vaulted ceilings and a wood burner. Spoil your partner with a charming holiday.
The Old Reading Rooms is a unique Grade II listed cottage dating back to the 1880s. Situated in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, the pet-friendly cottage sleeps 4 and boasts a high ceiling, cornices, stained glass windows & timbered floor, as well as enclosed courtyard, spiral staircase & traditional décor.
One of two delightfully renovated 18th century Grade II-listed barn conversions on a 22-acre smallholding near the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, The Wainscott is a rural holiday cottage that offers an escape from everyday life, with access to a fishing pond and hard tennis court.
Nestled in the heart of the Medieval surroundings of Ludlow, Manor Cottage offers modern and convenient accommodation to explore the town and Shropshire countryside. With three bedrooms and also space for the pet, it is an ideal retreat for small families in the centre of this historic town.
Large Thatched Somerset Longhouse and 11 attractive cottages sleeping 2,2,3,4,4,4,4,5,10/12,12, 16/18 in 1-8 bedrooms near Dunster and Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. VisitEngland 4-star.
Gill Beck Barn enjoys wonderful views of the Pennines and the Lake District and promises guests character and comfort. The pet-friendly cottage sits on a large property near Melmerby in Cumbria & offers a spacious furnished garden, an Aga, a log fire in a traditional fireplace and real tranquillity.
Maltkiln Cottage is an award-winning converted farm building near the idyllic Lancashire village of Bispham Green. Surrounded by rolling hills, this luxury countryside holiday cottage for couples sleeps 2, with exposed brickwork, a lovely garden and close to the Lake District and western Dales.
The Treasury is an elegant romantic cottage within the grounds of the private Wolterton Park Estate in Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage boasts exposed brick walls & great character, as well as fine furnishings and an open fire. Couples can also enjoy the private estate and its 150 acres of grounds.
- 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
- West Yorkshire
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.