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Reviews of our cottages in England

We have 146 reviews of our cottages in England.

2 bedroom North East holiday cottage rental
December 2019

We visited the cottage for a New Year break. My son and his partner joined us on the Monday. The cottage is more than adequate for 4 people. My sister in law and her husband arrived on New Years Eve. The Northumberland Arms were kind enough to allow them to park their motor home in their car park. Lovely cosy cottage with a lot of charm. The welcome pack was exceptional. Great as a base to see Northumberland. Whilst there we visited Holy Island, Alnwick and Druridge Bay Country Park. The Running Fox Cafe on the Felton side of the river, food is amazing as is the Northumberland Arms. We also ate at the Cook & Barker Inn at Newon on the Moore. This was the best restaurant. I would also recommend The Tree House Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens. Will definitely be back. Jackie & Paul Hooks

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Renter: Jackie
Jackie Family from Cotgrave, United Kingdom
2 bedroom North East cottage to rent
October 2019

A lovely old house with period furniture, a grand piano and some fantastic views across the valley. Walking distance into the beautiful town of Rothbury and also very close to Cragside (a highly recommended National Trust property). Further afield, an hour's drive gets you to Beamish, Lindisfarne, Durham and Jedburgh. Cathy, our host, was friendly and helpful and had provided a delicious welcome pack with home made jam and marmalade.

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Renter: Matthew
Matthew Family from Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 bedroom North East cottage to rent
August 2019

The Croft is a beautiful cottage in a lovely village. Cathy is such a lovely welcoming person and everything you need has been provided for to make a wonderful holiday.There are so many amazing things to see in Northumberland. This was our first visit to the county and we will definitely be back.

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Renter: William
William Couple from St Neots, United Kingdom
2 bedroom North East cottage to rent
June 2019

The house was lovely with wonderful views over the Coquet Valley. We received a warm welcome from Cathy the owner and there were some tasty treats in the kitchen for us to enjoy. It was our first visit to the area and we enjoyed it so much we have booked again for next year. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

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Renter: Sue
Sue Friends from Caversham, United Kingdom
2 bedroom North East cottage to rent
May 2019

This is our second stay at The Croft and will be booking another stay for next year, Cathy has thought of everything to make it home from home, we love staying here and can't wait to come back next year

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Renter: Joanne
Joanne Family from Alfreton, United Kingdom
3 bedroom East of England cottage to rent
May 2019

Beaver Cottage is a very quiet and peaceful place to stay, its very cosy and comfortable and has everything you need for a great holiday. It's lovely to have access down to the water and kayak's avaible if you would like to use them, Debbie and Tony are very good hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Carole, Trevor & Sammie

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Renter: Trevor
Trevor Couple from Crawley , United Kingdom

Travel guide

Holiday cottages for rent in England

England ticks all the boxes for a well-rounded holiday: bustling cities, beautiful coasts and breath-taking countryside. Explore our selection of English holiday cottages from cottages in the country or a holiday home by the sea.

Discover the best of England from the privacy of your own holiday house. London is the most popular starting point; rent an apartment to get the most from the its sights and attractions. But don’t overlook England’s other cities: from vibrant Manchester, iconic Liverpool, historic York and cosmopolitan Birmingham to name a few.

If you’re looking for something quieter then rent a cottage in the English countryside. Try Devon and Cornwall in the southwest and explore the English riviera and its historic coastline. Or visit the Lake District in the north of England to enjoy its gentle beauty.

Where to go in England


Cornwall’s mild climate, stunning beaches and pretty fishing villages makes it one of England’s most popular counties to rent a holiday cottage. Cornwall is great for an active holiday, from sailing and surfing to walking and cycling.

South East

Find your dream holiday cottage in the South East of England and enjoy its countryside, villages and coastal towns. Sail in Southampton, visit Windsor Castle or explore the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

Brighton and Hove

Wander the historic Brighton Lanes and explore the labyrinth of independent shops and boutiques. Enjoy Brighton’s eclectic nightlife, visit the Sea Life aquarium or relax and enjoy the traditional English seaside.


Experience England's quieter side with a holiday cottage in Sussex. Explore the chalk hills of the South Downs, unwind on one of Brighton's beaches or visit the Goodwood Revival classic car show in Chichester.


Our apartments in Bristol offer a perfect base for a fun packed holiday. Visit the famous Clifton suspension bridge, go back in time with a visit to the SS Great Britain museum ship or enjoy street art In Bristol’s city centre.

Greater Manchester

Rent in Manchester and enjoy a busy city break. Explore Manchester’s cultural and historic heritage from its history in England’s Industrial Revolution to its vibrant music and arts scene. Football fans might also find a club or two to visit…


Enjoy the metropolitan city of Birmingham from the privacy of your own holiday home. Indulge in Michelin-starred restaurants after a day exploring Birmingham’s Victorian streets and shopping centres.


Oxford is famous for its historic university – one of the world’s oldest. Rent a cottage in Oxford to enjoy the dreamy spires, genteel academia and sense of history and learning.

South West

Discover the best of the South West of England with one of our holiday cottages. Explore Cornwall’s legendary coastline, visit iconic Stonehenge or enjoy Glastonbury’s infamous festival.


Rent in London and enjoy a dynamic mix of old and new. No holiday is complete without a visit to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. But don’t ignore the wonderful museums, great food and busy shopping.


Rent in Westminster to explore London, England’s thriving capital. Our rentals are close to the action: from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to the many museums, theatres and attractions.

Kensington and Chelsea

Rent by royals in one of our luxurious houses and apartments in Kensington – England’s richest borough. Enjoy an opera in Holland Park, soak up the atmosphere at the Notting Hill Carnival or visit the Royal Albert Hall.

Discover England

Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in England and what to do on your holiday in England.

12 Reasons Why Cornwall is This Summer’s Hottest UK Destination

29 March 2019 Posted in Top Lists, Short Breaks

Have you booked a holiday this summer? Have you left it too late and the flights are silly expensive? Look no further. With it’s beautiful sandy beaches, unique culture and plethora of places to visit, Cornwall is undoubtedly this year’s hottest UK holiday destination. Here’s 12 reasons why you should consider a 'staycation' this August...

18 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Brighton Right Now

29 March 2019 Posted in Top Lists, Destinations

If you've never been to Brighton before, you have been missing out! Start planning a weekend trip because we've given you 18 irresistible reasons to visit this weird and wonderful seaside city... think chocolate sculptures, Banksy, and naked bike rides.

The 4 Best London Parks

26 February 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Top Lists

London Parks? Think you can see better green spaces elsewhere? Think again, here are the top 4 London Parks.

10 Things You Don't Know About London

27 February 2019 Posted in General

London is a city of ideas and imagination, romance and artistry, history and culture. One of the most visited cities in the world, it has a diversity and character that sets it apart from every other world capital, but how much do you really know about it? With plenty of secrets and whacky facts, here are 10 things you definitely didn't know about the wonderful city of London...

The 5 Best Surfing Beaches In Devon

26 July 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, General

Take to the waves on one of Devon's top surfing beaches.

10 Reasons Why You’ll Fall In Love With The Lake District

27 February 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Top Lists

If you want the short answer as to why you'll fall in love with the Lake District then it's simple: because everyone does. It’s the beating emerald heart of England, rural and wild and yet so warm that when you return to it, it’s like shrugging on a favourite jumper.Here are 10 reasons you'll fall head over heels for the Lakes.

10 Dog Friendly Beaches In Cornwall Open Year Round

20 September 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, General

Cornwall is a canine paradise ideal for beachy dog walks.