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Character Holiday Cottages

Many people look for character features when searching for somewhere wonderful to stay and why wouldn’t you? The different architectural eras of Britain are part of the country’s history and have helped to sculpt it into the modern world that we see around us adding variety and spice to our cities, towns and villages.

Over the years styles have varied from the smooth, symmetry of Georgian design, the intricate brick patterns of the Victorian age and the spacious simplicity of modest Edwardian houses. It can be hard to choose a specific period as your favourite but one thing that so many of us agree on is how special it is to stay in a Grade listed building with interesting characteristics, a cosy open fire or exposed wooden beams, homely reminders of times past.

All across the UK, from Yorkshire to Cornwall, we have an abundance of properties with characterful touches and rich histories. In the South Coast jewel of Brighton, a large array of our properties offer a taste of regency living with authentic iron railed balconies, grand high ceilings and touches of this decadent period all with fantastic sea views.

To the west of the UK in Wales you can’t fail but to notice the traditional Welsh cottages set in the hillsides, surrounded by mountains where the remote locations often meant that homes would be built from local materials such as oak timbers, clay and even gorse to secure thatches. These homes now make the perfect cosy getaway, nothing says romantic more than a beautifully presented stone cottage with a roaring fire for warmth and comfort.

Popular Norfolk and Suffolk offer their small market towns clustered with neo-classical styles of the Georgian period, still standing the test of time and bringing a touch of elegance to these flat landscapes. Manors, country houses and fishermen's cottages in Yorkshire dot the landscape of this vast county. Never short of grand stately homes set in immense grounds surrounded by country parks and rolling hills and seafaring history, Yorkshire properties offer a true taste of this county’s vivid and diverse history.

Across to the Lake District, a landscape that has inspired poets and writers for centuries, the North-West is dotted with cottages and houses made from stone and slate; the bleak understated beauty of these houses perfectly compliment the outstanding landscape. Choose to stay in pretty and unique cottages and farm houses which wouldn’t look out of place on a postcard.

There is so much variety to admire in the UK with charming converted dairies, stables and old farmhouses scattering the landscape, unique and quirky individual builds by renowned architects, homes with captivating stonework, inglenook fireplaces, wood burners, and much more all to be embraced. If you fancy a stay in a cottage with true character, then take a look at a selection of most characterful properties below or call us on 0333 2020 899.

Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Bedroom Marina View

Penzance - West Cornwall

Lovely bolthole for two within walking distance of all the facilities and pretty sea views across the rooftops

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£278 - £550 per week *

P00522 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Blaencwm Mawr Cottage

Llandysul - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

A very attractive detached single storey former barn on a smallholding near Llandysul, just 12 miles from the nearest beach and a great central base for exploring Carmarthenshire and North Pembrokeshire. No Charge for Do...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£380 - £560 per week *

WAT322 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Stoker's Retreat

Whitby - Yorkshire Coast

Spacious and beautifully presented 2-bedroom maisonette, ideally positioned on the West Cliff area close to the promenade and the beach, it is only a 5-minute stroll away from the town centre and all that Whitby has to o...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£301 - £615 per week *

W419 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.02 mile to a pub
  • 0.02 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Coastal View Large self catering house in New Quay, West Wales with sea views Rhianfa

New Quay - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

A large self catering house in the delightful resort of New Quay, West Wales. This spacious child friendly house has a playroom, terraced garden and fabulous sea views. Stone's throw from beach, restaurants, boat trips a...

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£693 - £1220 per week *

24341 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

New Property Kitchen Martock Cottage

Beaminster - Dorset Countryside

Martock Cottage is a traditional 1852 stone cottage in the heart of Beaminster. A contemporary but cosy feel, with lots of thoughtful touches await you! The cottage is spacious, with the added benefit of an enclosed cour...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£394 - £875 per week *

WY427 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Beudy Llew Coch

Bala - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

This stylish cottage for two offers a cosy hideaway in the Snowdonia market town of Bala, on the shores of the largest natural lake in Wales. Restaurants, bars, steam train and more within walking distance.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£294 - £606 per week *

BOW114 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Special Offer Lake Victoria Cottage

Dartmouth - South Devon

Two bedroom cottage holiday home. Perfect located close to the ancient market square, shops and restaurants. Lake Victoria is beautifully furnished with a nautical theme present reminding you that you are close to the se...

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£328 - £631 per week *

BC200 View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Sun terrace with seating and panoramic views across Lyme Bay Hardown House

Bridport - Dorset Coast

Hardown House is an imposing, detached country residence, set in a stunning elevated rural position, in the village of Morcombelake, with panoramic rural and sea views towards Golden Cap.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1023 - £2318 per week *

WY403 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Ty'n Rhos

Llandegla - North East Wales

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this beautiful cottage features a private hot tub, log burner and access to endless attractions, including Offa's Dyke Trail and Llandegla Mountain Biking, on the doorstep.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£517 - £1150 per week *

BOW97 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Front of the cottage Hillside

Robin Hood's Bay - Yorkshire Coast

This unique luxury cottage in Robin Hood's Bay, has lots of character and charm and yet offers all modern comforts.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£511 - £1088 per week *

R024 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Lounge / Kitchen / Diner Red Rails

Newquay - North Cornwall

In the heart of Newquay with panoramic views across Fistral Beach, Red Rails is an amazing quirky property which was featured on George Clarke's amazing spaces and is perfect for a luxury family holiday.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1674 - £3985 per week *

P00894 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Lower Cowley

Parracombe - Exmoor

Peacefully located within 10 acres of private grounds and with its own private indoor heated swimming pool.  Surrounded by beautiful Exmoor countryside and just a short drive to Lynmouth and Combe Martin

  • Sleeps 14
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1800 - £4000 per week *

LCOWLE View property

  • Sleeps 14
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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