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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.

BB87MP - Bedroom 1 Marine Views

Kemp Town - Brighton and Hove

This apartment in a Regency building is in the perfect location for a family or group to enjoy the delights of Brighton.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£1086 - £1460 per week *

BB87MP View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.02 mile to a pub
  • 0.04 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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Luxury Property Splendidly imposing tower in glorious setting Shooting Box Tower

Battle - Rural Sussex

Unique country tower house in exceptional location - originally the Shooting Lodge for the Ashburnham Estate. Superb walks to Darwell Reservoir and amazing views to Hastings and beyond!

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£793 - £1225 per week *

SX865 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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New Property Ty Gwair

Bethesda - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

This recently converted detached barn has stunning views to the mountains Snowdonia and across to Zip World zip wire. A convenient ground floor bedroom with shower cubicle and adjacent cloak room.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£600 - £1000 per week *

WAG569 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Special Offer Winter Exterior Dulcima Cottage

Corfe Mullen - Dorset

A stunning 4 bedroom detached cottage, perfect for families with a large garden and games room.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£820 - £1825 per week *

WY373 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.4 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
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Special Offer External Dove Cottage

St Merryn - North Coast

Dove Cottage is an attractively furnished, traditional stone cottage, set in picturesque rural surroundings close to the village of St Merryn and within a 10 minute drive of Padstow.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£433 - £1030 per week *

P00441 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • On one level
  • 1.2 mile to a pub
  • 1.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Dining area and lounge Gull Rock

Padstow Town - North Coast

Gull Rock is a completely refurbished 4* gold property which enjoys a lovely enclosed decked area, situated within a 5 minute walk of Padstow harbour.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£362 - £860 per week *

P00414 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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Luxury Property CB594 Exterior Hartley Dyke Barn

Cranbrook - Rural Kent

Exceptionally well appointed converted barn in the grounds of the owners' beautiful historic house and garden. Superb base for exploring the glorious High Weald.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£445 - £715 per week *

CB594 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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A cosy sitting area with woodburner to take the chill off winter evenings. South West Cottage

Westleton - Suffolk Coast and Heaths

South West Cottage is located in the village of Westleton and overlooks the green. It has attractive features such as exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace. A good base for exploring Dunwich and RSPB Minsmere.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£440 - £715 per week *

SWC View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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18th Century character cottage Hillcrest

North Molton - Exmoor

Delightful18th Century character cottage in attractive village location with choice of shops and pubs.Ideal for exploring both coast and countryside within the Exmoor National Park.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£253 - £588 per week *

N2027 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Patio Roserrans - The Leat

St Columb - Mid Cornwall

The Leat is a traditional barn conversion set in lovely secluded grounds at Tregatillian near Newquay. Within 7 miles of great sandy beaches and only 1 mile to Springfield Fun Park.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£297 - £706 per week *

P00362 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Tennis court
  • 1.4 mile to a pub
  • 1.4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Dining Room - View 1 Hope House

Whitby - Whitby

A beautiful period property, refurbished and restored with great care in keeping with its original character, situated on the west side of Whitby only a short walk to the seafront and the town centre.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£382 - £602 per week *

W023 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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External Palm Cottage

St Teath - Mid Cornwall

Palm Cottage is a lovely 4* character cottage with a small enclosed courtyard and multi-fuel stove, in the truly rural location of St Teath near Port Isaac.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£293 - £619 per week *

P00419 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

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