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Which Cottage England aims to maximise occupancy of English holiday cottages find self-catering properties for English holiday makers. A unique portfolio where you can contact some owners direct to book and pay no commission or you can book some properties directly on-line. Syncing availability systems allows for real time last minute booking and prices and immediate booking for those in a hurry to secure a rental property. Also detailed are travellers recommendations of things to do and tourist activities in England.

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Never visited England ? - choosing your ideal location to stay on holiday

The UK is, despite its relatively small size as a country, is a land of wonderful contrasts for the visitor, old and young alike, be it countryside, heritage, architecture, art, flora or fauna.

Hampshire, in the south, is a beach holiday makers’ paradise which, along with Kent and the Isle of Wight feature some of the UK’s best beaches. And often the first line of defence against invading armies over the centuries, these counties prove popular with visitors seeking an insight into the historical, cultural and architectural development of England. The port cities of Portsmouth and Southampton in Hampshire and Dover in Kent are excellent gateways into the UK via car ferry. Kent is also referred to as the "Garden of England" and is a nature lover’s delight.

Coupled with this, the coastal counties often provide the best in fresh fish and seafood to delight the palettes of the epicurean or the skills of the home cook. And talking of food, Wiltshire is world-famous for its ham, cheese (north), butter (south) as well as its fresh farm produce.

A one-time seat of the English Parliament, Hertfordshire is one of the historic counties of England and as such features many places and tourist attractions of significant importance, while Sussex and East Sussex have a particularly long heritage dating back to Roman times.

And London, as one of the world’s premier international cities offers everything for everyone, with iconic attractions, diverse food, superb entertainment and shopping - simply so much for people of all ages.

It's hard to advise where to choose to stay - you should consider what is important to you in the way of holiday activities and 'what is on' - outdoor pursuits, seaside, culture, rural, city base and then browse through a selection of amazing cottages to rent in England.

Transport is also an important factor - and we show cottages by map location to help you see the distances involved. For short weekend breaks you may want to stay close to a transport hub so that you get maximum time in your holiday home

English rental areas

Are you thinking of investing in a English holiday cottage and starting a self-catering business?

Large English country homes, Victorian terraced houses, restored quaint fishing cottages, mansion houses, rural crofts, wooden chalets, purpose built apartments and thatched cottages are amongst the popular building styles found in England.

The standard of self-catering is generally very high - we advise that you get top quality pictures of your holiday house as a picture speaks a thousand words - and it's best to have plenty of them showing your accommodation and also the area around, so that guests can make an informed choice before pressing the button to book and rent your holiday home.

Promote UK, England and the area of your holiday accommodation

local activities, fairs, festivals, experiences, places to visit, day trips and things of interest in your area so that guests staying in your holiday cottage have a good idea of what is available - local cafes and restaurants are also very popular - a personal recommendation is worth so much! Child friendly and pet friendly activities and recommendations.

Some guest love to travel and use up the rental car mileage allowance! So day trips - even over night ones are important, not just what is local to your doorstep. Get away form it all off the beaten track?

Popular features for English holiday cottages

Wood burning stove with logs

Log fire / wood-burning stove

Real flames, open fires or wood-burning stoves are a must have in your holiday home for a cosy winter holiday. Logs are generally included in the rental price.

swimming pool

Hot tubs / swimming pools

Outdoor swimming pools in England are summer family holiday favourite features, indoor pools are year round luxury. Hot tubs in holiday houses consistently attract bookings.

child friendly holidays

Child and pet friendly cottages

Want to take your whole family on holiday? Often with enclosed gardens guests with dogs and / or young children can holiday with secure gardens.

English coastal trail

Beach houses

Seaside accommodation for bucket and spade holidays, sailing and windsurfing often close by. Wildlife and sea fishing could be on the activity list too.

Types of English holiday homes for rent

We list a large variety of holiday homes throughout England.

Recommended holiday activities and things to do on holiday in England.

English holidays - no better place to spend your vacation.

Holiday activities in England

anyone for doubles?

Tennis holidays in England

Private courts in the grounds of holiday houses, local tennis clubs and public tennis courts can be found in most English towns - tennis coaches and lessons are never far away.

anglers out fishing

Fishing holidays in England

Self-catering accommodation for fishing holidays in England near rivers, lakes and dedicated fishing areas in cottages, holiday houses, log cabins, wooden chalets and country houses. Cook your catch on the bbq - what a great dinner!

Visit The Naturel History Museum

History led activities - trip to London

British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, South bank Centre, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Somerset House, The Tower of London and The National Portrait Gallery

Gardens to visit in England

Visit Gardens in England

RHS Garden Wisley and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are the most popular by far but there are so many private, landscaped and formal gardens in Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset, West Sussex, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Cumbria, Wiltshire, Essex, Isles of Scilly, Devon, London and Kent.to visit

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