Looking for a quirky property brimming with personality? Maybe you’re looking for thatched holiday cottages or an historical stone-built property? Then take a look at our range of featured character holiday cottages. We include properties that succesfully fuse traditional and contemporary elements to offer idyllic holiday breaks in the UK. Each one offers a charm all of its own, comprising original features liked beamed interiors and thatched roofs.
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This beautiful 16th century cottage is a Grade II listed building which boasts a thatched roof and retains many original features such as beamed ceilings and walls, leaded windows and an inglenook fireplace. It accommodates up to six people with three bedrooms (2 king-size doubles, 1 twin) and is well-placed for exploring the idyllic Vale of Evesham. Situated in the picturesque village of Alderton as well as the spa-town of Cheltenham, Cider Mill Cottage also includes underfloor and gas-central heating as well as an enclosed garden with BBQ. And despite its age, guests have access to modern facilities such as a well-equipped kitchen with range cooker and TV with Freeview.
Colly Cottage is a self-contained wing of a Grade II listed farmhouse. The property dates back to the late 18th century and was developed from a stable and hayloft. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are two bedrooms (2 Super King-Size Doubles with en-suite facilities), an open plan living room with dining area and a modern kitchen. The exterior features a private patio area. In addition, guests have use of the owner’s tennis court by prior arrangement. Colly Cottage is also located close to the pretty seaside resort of Lyme Regis as well as the bustling market town of Bridport. There are numerous footpaths in the vicinity too that wend their way through Marshwood Vale – a great base from which to explore Dorset’s impressive coast.
Harber Scar is a 300 year-old stone character holiday cottage that retains many original elements including low, beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace. The interior comprises three snug bedrooms (1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single), a kitchen with dining area and sitting room while the exterior features a spacious, lawned garden that affords wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. This wonderful property is set near the beautiful village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale around 6 miles from Settle. It’s ideally-placed for exploring the Pennine Way not to mention the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The scenic Settle-Carlisle Railway is also a short walk away as is a local country pub.
A 16th century, semi-detached holiday cottage complete with thatched roof – the charming interior is brimming with character features such as low ceilings, two narrow staircases and an inglenook fireplace. It’s located in the picture-postcard hamlet of Pulham Market, Norfolk and is laid out over three floors. There are three bedrooms (double, twin, single), a ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, a kitchen with dining room and an oak-floor living room. The garden includes a barbecue, patio with furniture and hot tub. Local visitor attractions include Banham Zoo as well as the tranquil waterways of the Norfolk Broads. A well-stocked shop can be found in the nearby village and two country pubs.
This thatched cottage is around 400 years old and has been superbly converted to include both original and contemporary features. The interior comprises beamed walls and ceilings, a charming wooden staircase, traditional inglenook fireplace and a vaulted bedroom. There are two bedrooms (1 x king-size double, 1 single), a ground-floor shower room and a modern kitchen. The exterior comprises an enclosed garden area with decking and furniture. Set on the River Test near the market town of Romsey, Phoebe’s Cottage is very well appointed – the New Forest National Park is reasonably close-by as well as the historical cities of Winchester and Salisbury. An award-winning local pub is a short walk away as is Romsey’s town centre.
Stable cottage is a detached holiday property situated in the village of Sudbury. It comprises double and twin bedrooms, a shower room and open-plan living room. This contemporary property offers plenty of character and is well-appointed, providing easy access to the beautiful walking-country which surrounds the River Stour. There are numerous picturesque villages in the vicinity such as Lavenham, Long Melford, Flatford and Bury St Edmunds. Nearby visitor attractions include Gainsborough’s Museum, the famed Tudor house Kentwall Hall and the majestic Icworth House which is owned by the National Trust. The AONB-designated Dedham Vale is also just a short drive away.
Sweet Tumbledown is beautiful thatched character cottage set in the peaceful hamlet of Ringmore. Offering accommodation for two, it includes plenty of character features such as exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and all manner of cosy nooks and crannies. Well-suited to couples looking for a romantic retreat, the interior consists of one double bedroom, a bath with shower over and a modern kitchen while the exterior comprises a private enclosed courtyard with garden area. Sweet Tumbledown is near the South West Coast Path as well as Challaborough Beach – a sheltered cove that lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s also a wonderful 13th century pub which is a two-minute walk from the doorstep.
Set on the dramatic North Cornwall coastline, Thatchings is a traditional thatched cottage that can accommodate up to 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms (1 x twin, 1 single with pull-out bed, 1 double, 1 single), a bathroom with shower over bath, a well-equipped kitchen and a living room with a large fire place that houses a multi-fuel stove. The exterior features a private, enclosed garden area with decking that’s suitable for families with children. The property is located on the fringes of Stratton – a beautiful and historical market town that boasts an assortment of thatched properties and Georgian townhouses. A little further afield (around two miles) is the little seaside resort of Bude with its impressive collection of beaches.
Converted from a hop kiln, this unique self-catering property is part of a collection of character holiday cottages set on the owner’s working farm. It’s set in the village of Bockleton near Tenbury Wells and is able to sleep up to 8 people, with three first floor bedrooms and a mezzanine-type bedroom on the second floor. The ground-floor follows an open-plan layout that includes a modern kitchen, living area and snug while the exterior consists of a private garden area with patio, furniture and a barbecue. Situated on the borders of Herefordshire and Shropshire, the Hop Kiln is very well placed for exploring the beautiful local countryside. There are also plenty of cycle routes and paths in the areas such as Three River’s Ride and the Herefordshire Trail.
Traditional thatched cottage near the sleepy market town of Chagford in the Dartmoor National Park. Retaining many original features such as beamed ceilings and a granite fireplace, this charming property affords some wonderful countryside views and accommodates up to 6. There are three bedrooms (1 double, 2 twins) on the first floor – the ground floor comprises a large dining room, kitchen, boot room, shower room and shower cubicle. Outside is a small enclosed garden with a barbecue that leads to a paddock. The nearby Chagford is well-served by a collection of independent local shops as well good pubs and restaurants. There’s also a heated, river-fed swimming pool that’s particularly popular during the summer months.