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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.

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Pet Friendly ROSECO - External - View 7 Rose Cottage

Brendon Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

Lovely character property in peaceful rural setting close to Lynmouth and the Brendon Valley. Offering easy access to wonderful moorland, riverside and coastal walks and with riding stables nearby.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£263 - £587 per week *

ROSECO View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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Bowness on Windermere - Lake District

A fantastic house sleeping 4 located in the heart of Bowness on Windermere providing a great base to explore the area.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£495 - £795 per week *

GL052 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Pet Friendly Lounge has a feature fireplace and a door to the garden and patio. York Villa

York - York & Vale of York

Treat yourself and your family to a very special holiday in York! York Villa is situated twenty-minute walk to York's City Walls and York Minster, has garden and private parking.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£600 - £954 per week *

VY004 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Pet Friendly Jasmine Cottage

Sandsend - Yorkshire Coast

Beautiful, luxury one bedroom stone built cottage with private terrace and woodland views.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£1501 - £1909 per week *

WA021A View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 0.7 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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WiFi Twitten Cottage

Southwold - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

Picture perfect - Twitten Cottage is a pretty fisherman's cottage in the heart of the coastal town of Southwold. Small but perfectly formed, enjoy sightseeing in the town and return to the cosiest cottage to relax.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£540 - £985 per week *

TWI2 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Pet Friendly External Chy Dama Wyn

Lerryn - South East Coast

Set in peaceful countryside Chy Dama Wyn is a lovely cottage with a traditional interior and a large garden and parking. It is just a short drive from the beautiful village of Lerryn.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£369 - £897 per week *

CCHYDA View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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WiFi The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Oxnop Cottage

Gunnerside - Yorkshire Dales

This charming cottage is set on a working sheep farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with stunning views over the open countryside, 1.5 miles from Gunnerside and Muker.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£291 - £479 per week *

DS230 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Pet Friendly Kitchen Area Station House

Gilling East - North York Moors

This beautiful converted Station House situated in the picture postcard village of Gilling East near York, retains the original design, creating a spacious and unique interior with open plan lounge/kitchen/diner.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
£600 - £982 per week *

Y032 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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Coastal View Ample spaced ten person Victorian property located just yards from the sea front. Elkhorn

Southwold - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

Elkhorn is a large property in a prime location just yards from the beach and Southwold Lighthouse. It offers comfortable accommodation to suit family holidays by the seaside.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£915 - £2050 per week *

SL153 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Pet Friendly Front Exterior Sunshine Cottage

Walsingham(Great) - North Norfolk Coast

A charming little cottage set on the village green in Great Walsingham. An ideal base from which to explore the glorious North Norfolk coast and villages, all with their own character and style.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£351 - £606 per week *

1717 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Pet Friendly A great family holiday home set in the pretty village of Westleton. Garden House

Westleton - Suffolk Coast

Garden House is a delightful holiday cottage in the village of Westleton. The furnishings are cosy and the cottage gives a homely feel. Perfect for your Suffolk getaway, the property is pet friendly too.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£440 - £1090 per week *

GRD View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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WiFi Exterior shot of this terraced property The Maltings

Ludham - Norfolk Broads

The Maltings is a spacious property, in a beautiful village on the Norfolk Broads, the property has all the modern amenities required whilst still retaining its traditional charm!

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£415 - £742 per week *

1552 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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