Quintessentially English Holiday Homes

Thatched Essex country cottages

Picture-perfect thatched cottages in Essex

Staying in comfortable accommodation in a nice area is on everyone’s list when thinking about going on a self-catering break in England, but choosing a holiday home filled with charm and character is something quite different and is a simply wonderful way of having a holiday that you will never forget. There are plenty of quintessentially English holiday homes dotted around the country, where you can soak up the old charm and wonderful appeal of these other-worldly dwellings and feel like you are stepping into a time long gone by. If you are visiting England and want to really soak up the traditions of the place, or if you are from here already but wish to stay in special accommodation filled with a quintessentially English personality, then renting one of these holiday homes may be ideal for you.

Many of these holiday homes are cottages that look as though they appear in a different time. Houses with thatched roofs are a great choice as they have a wonderful look about them and are rare these days. Inside, they may have original features such as wooden beams running along the ceilings, stone flooring and wood burning stoves, as well as fantastic country kitchens. These types of accommodation can be found in historical and traditional parts of England, in villages and towns in Suffolk, Kent, Devon or Cumbria.

Suffolk thatched cottage

This idyllic Suffolk thatched cottage is the stuff of dreams

As well as all of the old-fashioned and quintessentially English features, all of these accommodations do of course have a modern touch, so that you can experience the best of both worlds. With flat screen television sets, DVD players and a selection of DVDS, hot tubs and power showers and spacious bedrooms with cosy beds, these English holiday homes may look old-fashioned and traditional but you can keep up to date with the present time when inside!
Exploring the culture and history of a little village in Norfolk or a seaside town in Cornwall is a wonderful way of making your holiday even more quintessentially English. You can step outside your Tudor lodge and visit a castle for a day, or walk down a cobbled lane, home to historical pubs and traditional boutiques. If you love all things English then there are countless places for you to reside in and explore your surroundings, soaking up the scenery or taking part in a festival that has been taking place for hundreds of years.

Quintessentially English holiday homes are fantastic for those looking to do something a little different when taking a self-catering break with friends and family. You will be able to stay in a historical building and wake up to beautiful views of traditional villages that have barely changed in many, many years. If you wish to explore a part of England that you have never heard of before but which is home to traditions which may have died out elsewhere, then you can choose to stay in a house or cottage that is the epitome of English culture, for a holiday like no other.

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