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.

England cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lucy's Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lucy's Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lucy's Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lucy's Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lucy's Lodge
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Marazion

Lucy's Lodge

Ref: S84466

Reviews 13

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Meadowside Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Meadowside Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Meadowside Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Meadowside Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Meadowside Cottage

Calton Moor

Meadowside Cottage

Ref: S16033

Reviews 5

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage - W8224
  • Last Minute Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage - W8224
  • Last Minute Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage - W8224
  • Last Minute Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage - W8224
  • Last Minute Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage - W8224
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Ashreigney

Honeysuckle Cottage - W8224

Ref: S19027

Reviews 3

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Beach Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beach Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beach Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beach Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beach Cottage

Cley next the Sea

Beach Cottage

Ref: S83064

Reviews 5

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Telephone Exchange
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Telephone Exchange
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Telephone Exchange
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Telephone Exchange
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Telephone Exchange
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Bishop Monkton

The Old Telephone Exchange

Ref: S77807

Reviews 11

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Barn
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Ford

The Old Barn

Ref: S26049

Reviews 4

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - New Cross Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - New Cross Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - New Cross Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - New Cross Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - New Cross Cottage
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Margate

New Cross Cottage

Ref: S100958

Reviews 1

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Dandelion Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dandelion Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dandelion Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dandelion Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dandelion Cottage
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Ramshaw

Dandelion Cottage

Ref: S77518

Reviews 2

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Court House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Court House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Court House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Court House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Court House
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Nr. Kirkby Lonsdale

The Court House

Ref: S18216

Reviews 9

3
5

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Base
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Base
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Base
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Base
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Base
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St Leonards-on-Sea

The Base

Ref: S50202

Reviews 11

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lillegarth
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lillegarth
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lillegarth
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lillegarth
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lillegarth
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Bradwell

Lillegarth

Ref: S49914

Reviews 9

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - School House
  • Last Minute Cottages - School House
  • Last Minute Cottages - School House
  • Last Minute Cottages - School House
  • Last Minute Cottages - School House
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Bradnop

School House

Ref: S50586

Reviews 15

6
12

  • Last Minute Cottages - Croyde - UKC3785
  • Last Minute Cottages - Croyde - UKC3785
  • Last Minute Cottages - Croyde - UKC3785
  • Last Minute Cottages - Croyde - UKC3785
  • Last Minute Cottages - Croyde - UKC3785

Trimstone

Croyde - UKC3785

Ref: S122739

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Den - E5024
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Den - E5024
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Den - E5024
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Den - E5024
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Den - E5024
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Star Fen

The Den - E5024

Ref: S15721

Reviews 13

2
2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilla Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilla Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilla Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilla Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilla Cottage
1

Westerdale

Lilla Cottage

Ref: S78420

Reviews 5

1
2

  • Last Minute Cottages - 268 Gurnard Pines - UKC2264
  • Last Minute Cottages - 268 Gurnard Pines - UKC2264
  • Last Minute Cottages - 268 Gurnard Pines - UKC2264
  • Last Minute Cottages - 268 Gurnard Pines - UKC2264
  • Last Minute Cottages - 268 Gurnard Pines - UKC2264

Gurnard

268 Gurnard Pines - UKC2264

Ref: S84461

Reviews 5

3
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Low Mouthlock Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Low Mouthlock Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Low Mouthlock Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Low Mouthlock Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Low Mouthlock Cottage
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Barras near Kirkby Stephen

Low Mouthlock Cottage

Ref: S38155

Reviews 13

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - TREYARNON
  • Last Minute Cottages - TREYARNON
  • Last Minute Cottages - TREYARNON
  • Last Minute Cottages - TREYARNON
  • Last Minute Cottages - TREYARNON
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St Merryn

TREYARNON

Ref: S20631

Reviews 6

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Barn
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Tacolneston

Holly Barn

Ref: S126983

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Ammonite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ammonite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ammonite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ammonite Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ammonite Cottage

Whitby

Ammonite Cottage

Ref: S82915

Reviews 1

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Midday
  • Last Minute Cottages - Midday
  • Last Minute Cottages - Midday
  • Last Minute Cottages - Midday
  • Last Minute Cottages - Midday
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Silloth

Midday

Ref: S114305

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Post Office - 27967
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Post Office - 27967
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Post Office - 27967
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Post Office - 27967
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Post Office - 27967

Chedworth

The Old Post Office - 27967

Ref: S16188

Reviews 12

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Fred'S Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Fred'S Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Fred'S Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Fred'S Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Fred'S Cottage
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North Dalton

Fred'S Cottage

Ref: S14883

Reviews 1

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Chapman House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chapman House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chapman House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chapman House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chapman House
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Fairy Cross

Chapman House

Ref: S18983

4
10

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Suzanne - verified booking

"This cottage is a lovely stone brick house in keeping with the rest of the village. A few things to point out. There was no hand soap in any of the toilets and no toliet cleaner we had to go and buy some. The cottage had insufficient towels also, I was in a double room and was only provided 2 shower towels and no hand towels to dry hands or put down on on the floor for when stepping out of the shower. I have rented many houses over the past few years and can always say I have recieved a welcome pack. This cottage had no welcome pack so don't expect any complimentary tea coffe sugar buscuits loaf of bread or pint of milk- there was nothing. One of the ovens does not work, this is stated in reviews from may/june time and has still not been fixed 6 months later. Its the oven on the left hand side. The water from the shower in the maim bathroom leaks through a hole where the seal has not been put on in the correct position. The owner will try to tell you that there is no leak. However I have emailed her photographs of the gap to prove its that and also taken sam the maintenance man up there to show him the leak. The main stairs have no light at the bottom and are very low half way down and need a sign saying mind your head. Many of our party banged there head. One of the bedrooms had a huge damp patch which dripped onto a bed below. Lastly one of our party fell down the wooden stairs from top to bottom and was unconcious for 5 minutes and cut her head open. We had to call an ambulance. The stairs need a sign stating 'very steep' or words to thst effect. They need carpeting to ensure they are not so slippery. They are wooden, very steep and painted in gloss - an accident waiting to happen and it did. I definately wouldn't rent this if you have kids... on a positive note the house was spacoius and in a lovely setting. It needs some updating so a lick of paint here and there and door knobs putting on etc. However the other health and safety issues i have raised need addressing as soon as possible. I have written my concerns to the owner regarding all the above and asked her to contact me back when they have been addressed. I am currently awaiting a response. Would I rent this property again. NO WAY."
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Andy - verified booking

"12 of us booked the house for a family long weekend. We had different ages in our group from 4 year olds up to 70+.The house was very interesting and full of character. It provided everything we needed from an equipment point of view and the kitchen was very well stocked to meet all our needs. The living room accommodated all of us comfortably and there were plenty of areas to sit and find some quiet time too! Bradnop itself is a very small hamlet and very quiet but you are within a short 5min trip to all the amenities you could possibly need in Leek. You are also within 20-30mins drive of Dovedale, Ilam, Peak Wildlife Park (excellent value for kids!) and the lovely Rudyard Lake.The hot tub was large, clean, well looked after and very welcome as a relaxing evening soak.In general it was clean and tidy when we arrived but the rooms and furniture are slightly old and getting a little shabby, but with young children this wasn't a bad thing really as we weren't constantly on edge making sure they didn't break anything.Couple of issues to note for future reference...the hot tub didn't heat up on the first day. Be prepared to only use this on day 2. It is also located in the garden with no overhead cover and overlooks the small village green by the Parish Hall so easily in view from lane and for people arriving for events in the hall! Not a problem really but maybe for those a bit more shy?One of the bedrooms is only accessible by going through another bedroom. Ok with kids. Not so good when with people you aren't as familiar with!The main bathroom did leak a little into the dining room as the shower screen didn't quite cover the main splashing. No serious issues from this but just to be aware.Also the main dining table only seats 8 people. Not so great when there is 12 of you (as advertised as the normal occupancy) wanting to enjoy each other's company over dinner. There is another table in the kitchen area that seats 4-6 and although in sight isn't next to the other table and we were advised not to move furniture around.Other than those niggles we were very satisfied and would consider S50586again."
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Richard - verified booking

"My wife, myself and two dogs enjoyed our stay here. Very impressed with the standard of the cottage, well equipped, excellent TV and Sky package, fast broadband, welcome pack with milk and dog treats. Warm, once I'd realised that some of the thermostatically controlled heaters were not switched on. Garden good for the dogs, although the wire mesh fence on the right hand side of the garden did allow them to interact with the friendly terrier in the neighbours garden. Friendly Great Dane and cat on the other side, behind a substantial fence.Cottage is well located, with the bonus of easy access and off road parking right outside the front door, a luxury not enjoyed by properties closer to central Marazion. We found it an easy walk down to the sea front and St Michaels Mount, ( which is well worth a visit, take the boat when the tide is in ) avoiding expensive car parking fees. There is also an excellent coastal path in the opposite direction, again in easy walking distance of the cottage.All off the major supermarkets are located a few miles away on the outskirts of Penzance. Our visit was in October, when most of the beaches are open to dog walking. Visitors earlier in the season would need to research which beaches are open to dogs. Whole area is generally dog friendly, plenty of water bowls in evidence. We were a bit disappointed with Mousehole, large notices on privately owned harbour banning dogs ( and pretty well everything else ! ), it would have been nice to have explained in more friendly terms that this is a working fishing port, hence the legal requirement to exclude dogs. Even in October, St Ives is a car drivers nightmare. We made the mistake of driving right into the centre, along the harbour side to the Island car park, very narrow crowded lanes with very sharp corners, best avoided. Taking the train from Penzance might be a better option.We really enjoyed our week down here, so many places to see and visit. Trebah Gardens are dog friendly, as are the two NT gardens closest to Marazion. We plan to come again and further explore the area."
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Jacqui - verified booking

"On arrival, leaves that hadn't been swept for sometime, opened the door to a damp smell, which we found to be the shower that leaked into the dinning area (which needs more lighting but not where it leaks) they knew about this because of the mop and bucket they leave you, they will blame you for not putting the screen in the bath, which we did. The back of the toilet came off and wouldn't stop flushing on the day we arrived, called them and someone came out very quickly with some duck tape to fix it !!!! Crumbs on the table, dirty door on the oven, which when we said didn't work the man put his hand in the oven to check and told us it was only 12mths old, don't think so, we had burnt pizza for tea. The downstairs shower only ever got to luke warm and make it a quick one or you will flood everywhere. The cobwebs are older than a day, the one in the downstairs bedroom was massive and also a stained carpet. The hot tub is more a 5 person tub, cause if you put 8 in it the water comes out and if you still decide to go here after this review, take a step to get in it because they don't provide one because they are dangerous, believe me it's more dangerous without one and finally if your expecting to use the paddock that is shown to be huge and midsold on the pictures, I wouldn't bother, it's overgrown with wild flowers and the only thing that uses it are the bees.This place needs more than a little TLC and I strongly advice that the owners go and have a look around their properties. DO I RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY....NO I DO NOT."
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Phil - verified booking

"Beautiful location and close to lots of lovely walks and local attractions. We stayed here with several different family members ranging from 2-60 years old. The cottage was very quaint and the hot tub well liked we had a very enjoyable stay however we had several issues and looking back through previous reviews it seems these have been going on unrectified for a number of months and hence the reason for not giving a higher rating. The downstairs shower was lukewarm at best and within a minute the tray was flooded making it unusable. The dishwasher didn't work properly despite rinsing the plates and putting on high temps so we ended up washing everything by hand which was a lot for 12 people. It would have been nice to have a few pleasentries like soap in the bathrooms, tea and coffee on arrival, we have stayed at other places and there is usually a small hamper on arrival which is really lovely - maybe a suggestion for future guests. There were no matches or lighters to start the lovely wood burner however we did mention this and were quickly brought matches which was great. It would be worth knowing before hand that to get to a bedroom you need to go through another to get there - helpful for planning where to put everybody especially children. Stair gates would also be of benefit as the two sets of stairs are quite steep."
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