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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 Star Gold with Original Cottages

WiFi Enclosed patio and garden area with a gas barbecue, ideal for al fresco dining and a rotary dryer and garden furniture Nicholson Cottage

Happisburgh - Norfolk Coast

This cottage is located in a quiet rural area offering easy access to the beaches and cliff top walks of the East Norfolk coast, restaurants and cafes can also be found within easy walking distance.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£351 - £642 per week *

896 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Aconley Cottage

Pickering - North York Moors

Ideally situated in the historic market town of Pickering, Aconley is a delightful 2 bedroomed cottage.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£346 - £539 per week *

Y046 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer 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...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£421 - £658 per week *

SA014 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • 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
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Duck Down Cottage

Redcar - Yorkshire Coast

Delightful one bedroom pet friendly, Grade II listed cottage, restored and furnished to a very high standard whilst retaining many original features. Beamed ceiling, wood burning stove, wet room, private enclosed garden...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£346 - £539 per week *

CL003 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Luxury Property 1 Littlebeck

Kettlewell - Yorkshire Dales

In a perfect location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, this stunning property is full of high quality features

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£995 - £2340 per week *

DS257 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • 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
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Rose cottage is a spacious annex wing of the owner's delightful detached cottage located in the small rural hamlet of Bridge Ball Rose Cottage

Brendon Nr. Lynmouth - North Devon Coast

A spacious annexe joined to the Owners delightful cottage in Exmoor National Park. Comfortable living room with a feature fireplace and a woodburner for cosy evenings. Relax in the garden where Exmoor red deer can be spo...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£268 - £599 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
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Samphire

Swanage - Dorset Coast

Spectacular 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi detached Victorian house with garden. Set in a quiet cul de sac close to the town centre and beach, Samphire has recently completely been refurbished to create a truly stylish home.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£599 - £1199 per week *

WY404 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Luxury Property 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.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£1013 - £2250 per week *

WY403 View property

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

Luxury Property Trehafod

Menai Bridge - Anglesey

Spacious and detached Anglesey cottage with a private hot tub and luxurious rooms throughout. Menai Bridge (2 miles), Beaumaris (4.5 miles) and many more attractions on the doorstep.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£745 - £1455 per week *

BOW16 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Spacious family kitchen Ruth's

Dorchester - Dorset Countryside

The perfect family cottage, located in the picturesque village of Charminster, just 2 miles from the county town of Dorchester, and 6 miles from Cerne Abbas, home of the Cerne Abbas giant.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£371 - £825 per week *

WY408 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

Luxury Property Luxurious, private hot tub Marian Graig

Llanbedrog - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Set in a secluded spot, this self catering Llanbedrog accommodation for 2 is walking distance to the beach, restaurant, pub and shop. It also has a wood burner and a private hot tub on the patio.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£444 - £758 per week *

90010 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Pet Friendly Tranquil setting at the foot of Aran Fawddwy - a great mountain walk Troed yr Aran

Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

This delightful, detached cottage offers a beautiful retreat with a private hot tub in the tranquil surroundings of the Cywarch Valley near Dinas Mawddwy. Set at the foot of Aran Fawddwy, the highest mountain in southern...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£397 - £862 per week *

59005 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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