Holiday Cottages in England

Quite often, people associate going on holiday with travelling abroad but there is so much to see and do right here in England.  Hiring holiday cottages in England can give you the chance to explore regions that you have never before visited, despite only being a few hours’ drive away.  From vast stretches of golden sandy beaches and majestic hills and mountains to quaint rural villages and vibrant cities, holiday cottages act as the perfect base for seeing new places.  Whether you wish to stay in a traditional farmhouse, a charming thatched-roof cottage, a rustic log cabin or a stylish apartment, there are self-catering holiday cottages in England to suit everybody.

London is a lively and exciting city, with plenty of intriguing museums and famous art galleries to fill your time with, and there are manyholiday cottages in England located in and around the country’s capital.  There are open top bus tours of the city, river cruises and famous buildings to visit, as well as many famous shops and West End shows to see.  A ride on the London Eye gives you a fantastic view of this vivacious urban centre.  Holiday cottages in England that are situated around London benefit from fantastic transport links into the heart of the city and being self-catering means that you are completely free to come and go as you please.

The East is a fantastic area of England to hire holiday cottages.  Some might say that eastern England has it all, being within easy reach of beautiful countryside, magnificent coastline and the City of London.  For walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the South Downs Way provides over one hundred miles of marked trails through gorgeous rolling hills and valleys with occasional views of the sea.  The white cliffs of the Seven Sisters on the East Sussex coast are also a spectacular sight to see.  For a classic English seaside holiday head to Southwold where you will find long stretches of sandy beaches, a delightful lighthouse and a jolly pier.  Perhaps an area that the east is most renowned for is the Norfolk Broads, Britain’s largest protected wetland.  Holiday cottages in England around Norfolk are popular with holidaymakers wishing to spend a relaxing break walking, cycling or boating along the numerous waterways.

The West Country is another great place to rent holiday cottages in England.  Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset all benefit from magnificent clean, sandy beaches and there are plenty of delightful seaside towns to explore.  This area of England is mostly rural with undulating hills peppered with farmhouses, making it an ideal place to enjoy outdoor pursuits.  With the weather frequently being more clement than the rest of the country it is one of the best locations to hire holiday cottages in England.  One of the region’s main attractions is the fascinating Eden Project near the town of St. Austell in Cornwall, with huge artificial biomes housing plants from around the world.  The notorious Stonehenge located at the gateway to the West Country is also an intriguing place to stop along the way.  The West Country is ideal both for families and couples looking to book holiday cottages in England.

The Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland are some of the most sought-after places to book holiday cottages in England, offering a sublime setting for an escape to the countryside.  While the Lake District boasts towering mountains, picturesque lakes and charming villages, the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is less frequented by tourists, offering a more peaceful locale.  The North West of England is extremely popular with walkers due to its exceptional scenery, especially those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the famous fell walker, Alfred Wainwright.  Central to all of the national parks in the region, Skipton is a prime location for hiring holiday cottages.  This delightful market town is often referred to as the ‘gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’ and is lively with plenty of shops, cafés and pubs.

Holiday cottages in England’s North East region benefit from a proximity to the beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors, the splendour of long, golden beaches and the excitement of cities such as York and Newcastle.  Charming seaside towns such as Scarborough and Whitby offer plenty of attractions to keep families entertained, while quaint rural villages provide perfect stops for refreshments while exploring the scenic countryside.  One of the area’s most popular attractions is Hadrian’s Wall where you can explore the ruins of Roman forts and discover what life was really like in Roman times.  For another fantastic day out, take a journey through the countryside on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, lovingly preserved with wood panelled carriages and hauled by formidable steam locomotives.

With relatively little travelling involved, hiring holiday cottages in England is a fantastic way to spend a relaxing break.  With so many fantastic locations in England to choose from, you will find yourself spoilt for choice.  Take some time to browse through the list of cottages to find your perfect English holiday.