Think of an English country cottage holiday and images of quaint thatched cottages, wisteria-clad holiday houses and idyllic retreats may spring to mind. But what makes for the perfect English Country Cottage Holiday? Is it a thatched or a character property or a unique holiday house? Or is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
Thatched Country Cottages
There’s something about thatched cottages, they just warm the heart. May be it’s because they make us think of a bygone age when the pace of life was slower and more tranquil, or maybe we just associate them with relaxed tranquil holidays and love them for that very reason. Whatever it is, thatched country cottages have the power to inspire and make us feel that warm fuzzy glow. Stay in Suffolk and you may even find thatched cottages which feature exterior walls with elaborate pargeting depicting country scenes. Some also have interesting looking decorative animals displayed proudly on top of the roofs. Stay in the West Country and you’ll also find many a delightful thatched holiday cottage, hidden down tranquil country lanes and shrouded by greenery. Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds is another area rich in thatched country cottages.
Historical Holiday Cottages
Historical holiday properties capture both the heart and the imagination and have the power to charm. Whether you prefer Grade I listed or Grade II listed properties, historical cottages often ooze warmth and character. Some historical holiday houses, particularly Victorian properties feature high elegant ceilings and decorative cornices and ceiling plaques and some love to stay in elegant high class surroundings. Other, typically older properties feature exposed wooden beams and cosy rooms which some adore for their character. What type of historical holiday home brings a smile to your face?
Unique Holiday Cottages
For some, the truly perfect country cottage is one that is unique and therefore special. Unique country cottages include tree-houses, historical holiday homes and olde-worlde charming properties. Some people adore character features like stone-mullioned windows, oak beams and even features like arch-shaped windows and doors. If you like staying somewhere different, unusual and may be even slightly quirky, a unique holiday cottage may make for your perfect holiday home.
We hope we’ve inspired you as to some of the beautiful and amazing English Country Cottages out there. Whichever part of England you choose to explore on holiday, we hope you’ll find a fantastic place to stay on Country Cottages Online.
What’s clear is that English country cottage holidays mean something different to each individual but the common theme across all is the property’s picture-perfect quality, it’s visual appeal and its idyllic nature. Do you adore character properties or quaint thatched holiday houses? What’s your perfect English Country Cottage?