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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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Ty Isaf

Porthmadog - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

This Porthmadog self catering cottage offers a beautiful, tranquil and central location in the heart of North Wales. Sandy beaches, Snowdonia mountains, majestic castles and endless attractions are all on your doorstep.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£590 - £969 per week *

82928 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Tawelfa

Mynytho - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Beautifully refurbished cottage in the village of Mynytho blending traditional touches with contmporary styling, just a short drive to the seaside villages of Abersoch and Llanbedrog, sleeps 4 in 3 bedrooms. WiFi include...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£486 - £801 per week *

TAWMYN View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Comfortable, open plan Lounge/Diner featuring original wooden floorboards and beamed ceiling. Lavender Cottage

Sleights - Yorkshire Coast

A pretty terraced cottage inside and out. Beamed ceilings, open fire and wrought iron beds make this a cosy retreat. Sleights is a traditional village with a butcher's and a bakers and salmon jumping in the river.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
£337 - £620 per week *

WA228A View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Llety Morben

Machynlleth - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

Spacious holiday home with hot tub facilities in 7 acres of private, beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland. Central, secluded and perfect for get-togethers.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£991 - £1504 per week *

486563 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Manhattan

Scarborough - Yorkshire Coast

Ideally situated in the popular residential area of South Cliff near Scarborough town centre and the beach, this charming luxury property is a perfect choice for a seaside holiday.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£308 - £559 per week *

S013 View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Bwthyn Banw

Welshpool - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

This dog-friendly cottage offers plenty of attractions, including a games room on site, a viewing balcony to watch the daily milking and 2 rivers within 300 yds. The most perfect cottage for self catering fishing holiday...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£281 - £346 per week *

75714 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Ffermdy'r Groes

Aberystwyth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Enjoy a relaxing 5 star break at this Aberystwyth self catering holiday accommodation. Traditional, spacious farmhouse in a peaceful, rural setting. Pet-friendly and two living rooms including a woodburner, Welsh dresser...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£716 - £1583 per week *

396735 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Seascape Cottage

Hinderwell - Yorkshire Coast

Beautiful one bedroom cottage set within the spacious grounds of Silkstone Hall in Hinderwell on the Yorkshire Coast, close to many seaside resorts and walks on the Cleveland Way.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£323 - £591 per week *

WA068 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.4 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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
£553 - £1186 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
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 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

New Property Tan y Garth

Denbigh - North East Wales

Hot tub, games room, bar, play area as well as far-reaching views of coast, castle and mountains. This detached farmhouse in North Wales offers tranquility and an excellent venue for your next group get-together.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£838 - £1804 per week *

BOW145 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Wonkey Cottage

Cayton - Yorkshire Coast

Modern two-bedroom cottage, furnished and presented to a high standard. This 4 star accommodation is arranged over one level. Private off-road parking and a garden with patio area. Perfect for a family holiday or a roman...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£383 - £713 per week *

SA014 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Hartland House

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A beautifully presented, large, family friendly period property in Swanage

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£804 - £1804 per week *

WY461 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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