Travelling England is a joy. The landscape is ever changing, as is the weather. House building materials change as you're travelling from the south northwards from flint to mellow sandstone to brick to limestone to granite. Castles and manor houses interrupt the view. Gardens and fields add colour. Field boundaries vary from high hedges to equally high stone walls.
But as the day wears on, you wonder where to stay overnight. And this could be a real hard decision to make, as there's such a huge variety of accommodation available and ready to explore. England holiday cottages are usually privately owned, lovingly restored and kept and can be found in all the obvious and many very unlikely places.Can you imagine staying in an 800-year-old manor house? An old mill? An 18th century music room? A restored showmans' carriage dating to 1897? Or even a lighthouse?
We haven't done the lighthouse yet, though I have one on my list. The manor house was in Bude in Cornwall and it's so nice that we've been back (and planning to go again). We found the mill while visiting Suffolk. The showman's carriage lives on a fruit farm in Sussex with stunning views across the orchards towards Bodiam Castle. And our favourite place in Norfolk is an old fisherman's cottage. Quaint and peaceful, we just keep going back.
Since we love riding tandem and love exploring parts of England on the bike, cottage holidays are our favourite types of holidays. They give us a base to explore from. And below you can check out some of the nicest England holiday cottages I could find. Small and large, old or modern, stylish our quaint .... enjoy exploring England!
|Heart of England||North of England|
|South of England||East of England|