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 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 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.
Stunning 3-bedroom North Devon holiday cottage with panoramic sea views over Woolacombe Bay. This beautiful coastal cottage overlooks Combesgate Beach, Baggy Point and Lundy Island. Sunnycliffe House is mainly open plan with a sunny terrace off the lounge with a picnic table and sun loungers.
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 a beautiful garden. Elegantly decorated throughout, Ford Hill is a hop, skip and a jump from many of the area's best attractions, including Woolacombe beach.
The pet-friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, swimming pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.
Fairways East sleeps 8 in four en-suite bedrooms. The large, luxury house is set within the lovely Devon countryside within the grounds of Highbullen Country Estate. Guests have access to the 9 hole golf course, 7 all weather tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, gym and a sauna.
Bilshay Farmhouse is a pretty, thatched Dorset Farmhouse sleeping up to 10 over 4 bedrooms set in a rural location with far reaching views of rolling hills, a short distance from the market town of Bridport. This property also includes a hot tub, trampoline and games room. Dogs welcome.
Nobby’s combines the coast with the country. The pet-friendly coast and country cottage in is situated on East Thorne Farm in the North Cornwall countryside near Bude. This comfortable cottage offers families a an adventure playground, an indoor games room, spa, a campfire and lovely rural walks.
Holly Cottage near the historic market town of Alnwick, Northumberland, is one of three countryside cottages that make up the Alndyke Farm Cottages property, a romantic retreat featuring fully fitted country kitchen, a sitting area with Inglenook fireplace, private patio, and super-king bedroom.
Guests at Bay View can while away the days soaking up the sea views from this luxury waterside apartment near Bamburgh Castle. The former Norman grain mill welcomes families and groups with three bedrooms of bright, coastal décor and high-end amenities.
Spectacular ocean views greet guests at Sherrin, a modern coastal cottage at Bull Point Lighthouse near Mortehoe. The pet-friendly cottage offers spacious grounds & a sea breeze, as well as a light & airy interior with wooden floors, contemporary design features and access to the delights of Devon.
5 Middlecombe in the seaside resort village of Woolacombe, Devon, is part of the North Devon coast’s newest holiday destination, a child-friendly first-floor apartment with access to the complex’s many amenities and boasting open-plan living area, private balcony, and en-suite master bedroom.
The Malting House is a luxury Norfolk country cottage with 5-Star Gold rating, 10-minutes drive from the beach at Sheringham. The Malting House sleeps 6 guests in 3 ensuite bedrooms. Guests enjoy free use of the heated indoor pool and leisure facilities at the Woodlands Leisure Centre.
With panoramic views of Blue Anchor Bay, Ash is a modern coastal cottage which is ideal for a seaside holiday. Situated in Primrose Hill, Somerset, the cottage offers disabled access as well as gorgeous gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts, plus access to beaches and the delights of Exmoor.
Nestling under the Malvern Hills in West Malvern, The Coach House is a perfect romantic retreat for couples (with or without a young family). This quaint rural Worcestershire holiday cottage has an indoor heated pool and gym, and panoramic countryside views from the garden.
The Blue House is a traditional Cornish fisherman's cottage in the pretty waterside village of Flushing near Falmouth. It has been recently renovated throughout to a high 5 Star standard. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 2 luxury bathrooms, a new kitchen and a large lounge/diner. Pets are welcome.
Bluebird Cottage is a charming, Derbyshire farm cottage near Ashbourne where you might just make some animal friends on the farm before venturing out into the beautiful Peak District countryside. With 2 bedrooms, this remote country cottage is perfect for a small family self-catering holiday.
The Granary is a detached, Grade II listed rural cottage on Keld Head Cottages near Pickering in Yorkshire. The award-winning property treats guests to open fire, exposed beams, large gorgeous gardens and indoor and outdoor play areas, and boasts enviable views which guarantee relaxation for all.
The Old Post Office sleeps 5 over 3 bedrooms and is conveniently located in the heart of Symondsbury Village with access to plenty of countryside walks and in close proximity to the market town of Bridport and the Jurassic coast. Dogs welcome.
Relax and unwind in this cosy East Devon rural holiday cottage in the Blackdown Hills near Honiton and slightly further, the Jurassic coast. Apple Tree Cottage is perfect for couples seeking a romantic rural retreat in any season or a family with an infant for holidays during school term times.
The Milking Parlour is one of five high-quality brick-built holiday barn conversions in a lovely rural setting on a 250-acre farm, in the countryside on the edge of Westhope, a small village, just six miles from Church Stretton in Shropshire. This large, pet friendly holiday property sleeps 11.
With breathtaking views over Buxton, Sparrows North is a perfect cottage for the exploration of the Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage sits in an elevated position and enjoys views from its spacious sitting room and other spaces in the luxurious cottage, which boasts charm and open fires.
Discover luxurious living in this beautifully designed eco lodge at Strawberryfield Park in the Cheddar countryside. Spacious and bright this two bedroom lodge has no less than three sets of glass sliding doors leading out on to a decked terrace complete with outdoor seating and a bubbling hot tub.
Solitude is assured at this well-appointed romantic cottage in the village of Henstridge. The self-contained annexe is discreetly located behind the owner’s home and boasts the charm of a converted stable. Enjoy the spacious garden, stroll the streets of Henstridge and tour Somerset & Dorset.
Explore the picturesque Isle of Wight and The Solent from the perfect holiday home base of Sail Loft, a family-sized seaside 2-bedroom apartment just west of the historic harbour town of Yarmouth.
Penda is a beautifully restored ex-lighthouse keeper's cottage at St Catherine's Lighthouse on the Isle of Wight. Its rural cliff top location with superb sea views makes it a most appealing Ventnor holiday cottage. Sleeps 2-5. Pets welcome.
- 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.