Character Holiday Cottages – Featured

Looking for a quirky property brimming with charm and personality? See our highly-rated character cottages below.

Appletree Cottage, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Appletree Cottage, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Beautiful thatched holiday cottage in Dartmoor National Park that exudes character and charm. There are two bedrooms (1 king-size, 1 double), a large well-equipped kitchen and diner, a bathroom with bath and shower and a comfortable lounge which includes a stone fireplace and wood-burner stove. Period features can be found throughout the well-presented interior including exposed beams, leaded windows, traditional ledged doors and low ceilings. The exterior comprises a terraced garden with lawn and furniture. Nearby is Bovey Tracey – a picturesque market town that’s known as The Gateway to the Moor. Dating back to Saxon times, it includes a variety of shops and cafes as well as an acclaimed ‘Real Ale’ pub. Slightly further afield are the popular towns of Newton Abbot (6.5 miles), Teignmouth (10 miles) and Exeter (15 miles).
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
No Pets Allowed
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 4

Colly Cottage, Dottery, Dorset

Colly Cottage, Dottery, Dorset
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.
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
Pets Allowed
No Wi-Fi
Sleeps 4

Farrier's Lodge, Corfe Castle, Dorset

Farrier’s Lodge, Corfe Castle, Dorset
Former Blacksmith’s cottage for Corfe Castle, Farrier’s Lodge is a beautiful thatched property for four guests. It’s set in the centre of Corfe Castle village and is replete with the kind of features one might expect from such an historical holiday dwelling, such as ceiling beams and sloping ceilings. There are two bedrooms (1 twin, 1 en-suite double), a ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over and a large kitchen area with dining table. French doors lead out from the ground floor to a small enclosed garden with patio furniture. There are plenty of popular visitor attractions nearby such as the National Trust owned Corfe Castle, Dorset Adventure Park and the Swanage heritage railway. Local beauty spots include the vast sandy beaches of Studland Bay and the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve.
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
No Pets
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 4

Harber Scar, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales

Harber Scar, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales
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.
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
Pets Allowed
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 5

Phoebe's Cottage, Romsey, Hampshire

Phoebe’s Cottage, Romsey, Hampshire
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.
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
Pets Allowed
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 3

Stable Cottage, Filkins, Oxfordshire

Stable Cottage, Filkins, Oxfordshire
Stable Cottage is a character holiday property set on a working farm near the villages of Filkins and Eastleach. Laid out over three floors it comprises three bedrooms (1 double, 2 twins), a bathroom with bath and shower over, a cloakroom, kitchen, utility room and spacious living room with wood-burner stove. To the rear of the property is a private courtyard with furniture. This attractive, well-appointed cottage sits on the border between Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire and is close to numerous visitor attractions. Some of these include the 160-acre Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Oxford Castle and Prison and the 12th century remains ofGodstow Abbey. Also within easy access are Cirencester and the dreaming spires of Oxford.
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
No Off-Road Parking
Garden
Pets Allowed
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 6

Stable Cottage, Sudbury, Suffolk

Stable Cottage, Sudbury, Suffolk
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.
No Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
No Garden
No Pets
No Wi-Fi
Sleeps 4

Thatchings, Stratton, Cornwall

Thatchings, Stratton, Cornwall
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.
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
Pets Allowed
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 6

The Hop Kiln, Bockleton, Worcestershire

The Hop Kiln, Bockleton, Worcestershire
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.
No Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
Pets Allowed
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 8

Thorn Cottage, Chagford, Devon

Thorn Cottage, Chagford, Devon
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.
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Off-Road Parking
Garden
Pets Allowed
Wi-Fi
Sleeps 6