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Holiday Cottages In England To Rent

Holiday Cottages in England

An unforgettable holiday is an unforgettable experience. Don’t take the natural beauty, history and character of your native country for granted – get out there and explore it! Choosing England holiday cottages gives you the chance to do just that, with accommodation that’s bursting with character. From those cosy little hideaways that are evocative of simpler times, to spacious modern properties that boast their own heated swimming pools and hot tubs – with hundreds of holiday cottages in England there’s literally something for everyone.

You won’t be missing out on any of the home comforts, either, with beautifully decorated interiors, full-equipped kitchens and lots of little finishing touches you simply don’t get in hotels. England holiday cottages offer an authentic self-catered experience, giving you and the family the freedom to enjoy your time off in exactly the way you choose, and with many pet-friendly options available your beloved pet can even accompany you on the adventure.

What’s best about England holiday cottages?

Location, location, location – it’s the most important consideration for any holiday. England holiday cottages are all across the UK, with many amazing options located out in the countryside, next to the coast, or slap-bang in the middle of the city. The UK boasts some incredible and natural landscapes, for instance the magnificent peaks and bodies of water that define the Lake District, or the wild open spaces of the Yorkshire moors.

In Victorian times holidaymakers would head out in droves to seaside towns like Whitby, Blackpool or Weymouth. These quintessentially British locations are still well worth visiting, offering all the fun of the fair combined with beautiful beaches and rugged coastal paths. The British coastline is an ideal spot for a cottage holiday, and many of the properties on offer have histories dating back to the Industrial Revolution and even beyond – look out for former miner’s properties and even converted mills that are bursting with character.

No cottage holiday is ever the same. Forget cookie-cutter accommodation and choose a home away from home that’s unique and full of character, whether you’re looking for something large and spacious for a group trip, or your very own idyllic hideaway steeped in romance, history, and magic.

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    • Big Cottages - Superb Craster Cottage S49959

    Superb Craster Cottage

    Northumberland Craster

    S49959

    Once a working blacksmiths, this detached property lies just 5½ miles from Alnwick and 4 miles from beautiful Embleton Bay.
    Only 4 miles from Embleton Bay, with its sweeping sands and romantic bay, this former blacksmiths is set in th...

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    • Big Cottages - Lovely Seahouses Cottage S74695

    Lovely Seahouses Cottage

    Northumberland North Sunderland Seahouses

    S74695

    A detached holiday home for six, especially suited to young families with a snug and table tennis in the garage. Just 300 yards from the beach at Seahouses.
    S74695 is a detached house situated in a development of similar style properties on ...

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    • Big Cottages - Stunning Bourton On The Water Lodge S134425

    Stunning Bourton-on-the-Water Lodge

    Cotswolds Gloucestershire Cotswold District Bourton-on-the-Water

    S134425

    Nestled in the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water, this luxury home is a great choice for family and friends to explore the picturesque Cotswolds.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With electric wood burner, Freeview TV...

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    • Big Cottages - Charming Seahouses Cottage S81815

    Charming Seahouses Cottage

    Northumberland North Sunderland Seahouses

    S81815

    Enjoy stunning sea views from this detached holiday property, which lies 50 yards from the beach and a short walk from shops, pubs and restaurants.
    Aptly named S81815 is a substantial, detached holiday property which faces directly out to se...

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    • Big Cottages - Attractive Rothbury Cottage S84897

    Attractive Rothbury Cottage

    Northumberland Rothbury

    S84897

    This wonderful property is within walking distance of the town centre, and the Heritage Coast and National Park are close by.
    On the banks of the River Coquet, within easy walking distance of the small town centre, S84897 makes a great base ...

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    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Warkworth Cottage S84417

    Beautiful Warkworth Cottage

    Northumberland Warkworth

    S84417

    S84417 is an ideal base for couples or a small family, and offers contemporary accommodation in a central location.
    S84417 is set on a development of houses on the edge of Amble, about 15 minutes’ walk from the high street and harbour....

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    • Big Cottages - Delightful Leyburn Cottage S123647

    Delightful Leyburn Cottage

    Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Richmondshire District Leyburn

    S123647

    Centrally located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks, this detached property offers plenty of space for families or groups.
    S123647 nestles in the picturesque village of Carlton-in-Coverdale, near the peaks...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Splendid Driffield Cottage S105491

    Splendid Driffield Cottage

    Yorkshire and the Humber East Yorkshire Driffield

    S105491

    Families or groups of friends will love this luxurious retreat, nestled in the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
    S105491 is a stunning, luxury retreat in a very quiet area of the Yorkshire Wolds. This large...

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    • Big Cottages - Adorable Pooley Bridge And Northern Ullswater Cottage S85058

    Adorable Pooley Bridge and Northern Ullswater Cottage

    Lake District Cumbria Eden District Pooley Bridge

    S85058

    A 3 bedroomed bungalow with superb views.
    S85058 is situated in the village of Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater, with easy access from the M6 Motorway and just five miles from the market town of Penrith. The property is ideally situ...

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    • Big Cottages - Quaint Buttermere And Borrowdale Cottage S72907

    Quaint Buttermere and Borrowdale Cottage

    Lake District Cumbria Allerdale District Rosthwaite

    S72907

    This 5* Gold cottage offers top quality accommodation at the foot of Honister Pass, overlooking Hause Gill in the Borrowdale Valley.
    S72907 offers lovely accommodation in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley - a walker’s paradise. The co...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Kielder Cottage S69493

    Inviting Kielder Cottage

    Northumberland Kielder

    S69493

    With a homely and welcoming ambience, this holiday cottage provides delightful accommodation for families and couples alike.
    Set in the heart of Kielder village, S69493 offers a comfortable and welcoming base from which to explore this stunn...

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    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Keswick Apartment S134416

    Beautiful Keswick Apartment

    Lake District Cumbria Allerdale District Keswick

    S134416

    Spacious apartment in Keswick town centre, with walks from the door and amenities on the doorstep.
    First Floor:
    Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV, DVD, CD radi...

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    • Big Cottages - Captivating Kingsand Cottage S132803

    Captivating Kingsand Cottage

    Cornwall Maker-with-Rame Kingsand

    S132803

    A delightful cottage, full of character and close to the beach.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1: With wood burner.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, Aga,...

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    • Big Cottages - Excellent Ogwell Lodge S132822

    Excellent Ogwell Lodge

    Devon Teignbridge District Ogwell

    S132822

    The perfect setting for that family break, Moor Nook’s a lodge with a hot tub and rural views.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With TV, DVD play...

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    • Big Cottages - Luxury Torquay Cottage S132823

    Luxury Torquay Cottage

    Torbay Torquay

    S132823

    A beautiful three bedroom home from home in Torquay.
    Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Utility area: With washing machine.
    First ...

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    • Big Cottages - Adorable Newquay Apartment S132844

    Adorable Newquay Apartment

    Cornwall Newquay

    S132844

    A luxury apartment close to Fistral Beach.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, double sofa bed and patio doors leading to balcony.
    ...

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    • Big Cottages - Luxury West Lulworth Cottage S132911

    Luxury West Lulworth Cottage

    Dorset Purbeck District West Lulworth

    S132911

    A modern and spacious house superbly elevated to give stunning countryside views.
    50 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:

    Living/dining room: With wood burner, 42" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    <stro...

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    • Big Cottages - Exquisite Kingsand And Cawsand Cottage S70836

    Exquisite Kingsand and Cawsand Cottage

    Cornwall Maker-with-Rame Cawsand

    S70836

    This holiday property lies in a central position with the beach literally on the doorstep, making it perfect for both family and couples alike.
    Nestled in the idyllic little seaside village of Kingsand, this holiday cottage sits just a stone...

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    • Big Cottages - Cosy Shanklin Cottage S132966

    Cosy Shanklin Cottage

    South East Isle of Wight Shanklin

    S132966

    S132966 is a large, renovated Victorian house just a short walk from a sandy Blue Flag beach. Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With double...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Wonderful Whitwell Cottage S132977

    Wonderful Whitwell Cottage

    South East Isle of Wight Niton and Whitwell Whitwell

    S132977

    A beautiful converted dairy, with views across Stenbury Downs.
    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With Freesat Smart TV and French doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob,...

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    • Big Cottages - Attractive Honiton Cottage S57788

    Attractive Honiton Cottage

    Devon East Devon District Honiton

    S57788

    This beautifully presented holiday property is the perfect location for a family gathering or a group of friends, with a glorious garden surrounding.
    Nestled in rolling Devon hills and set in secluded, walled gardens, this rural retreat is c...

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    • Big Cottages - Wonderful Kendal And Lakes Gateway Lodge S126408

    Wonderful Kendal and Lakes Gateway Lodge

    Cumbria South Lakeland District Natland

    S126408

    This spacious property is great for families or groups of friends to get together, with a cosy open fire and 2-acre grounds to explore.
    Whether it’s for a Christmas and New Year gathering, a special family celebration or a landmark bir...

    Sleeps 14

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    • Big Cottages - Superb Burnham On Sea Cottage S20054

    Superb Burnham-on-Sea Cottage

    Somerset Sedgemoor District Burnham-on-Sea

    S20054

    This holiday property is ideal for family groups, equipped with three living rooms and a private hot tub in the enclosed lawned garden.
    Large heated hot tub. This holiday home stands detached in an enclosed lawned garden with private terrace...

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    • Big Cottages - Exquisite Helmsley Cottage S76758

    Exquisite Helmsley Cottage

    Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Ryedale District Helmsley

    S76758

    A three-storey cottage finished in contemporary style set in a charming market town surrounded by countryside, yet within easy reach of the coast.
    Situated in the heart of the picturesque market town of Helmsley, this stone-built, character ...

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