7 English cottages to rent this summer

Got some time off but don't want to leave the country?

Often, some of the most relaxing holidays are the ones that involve very little travel. This summer, instead of packing up and hopping on a 12-hour flight, why not try something a little closer to home? Here are 7 luxury cottages for you to rent this summer – enjoy.

Infinity, Cornwall

If you’re looking for a luxurious and idyllic beach escape a stone’s throw away from the beach, this is the perfect place for you. Whether you’re staying with family or friends, Infinity has something for everyone; from its cliff-edge settings to its out-of-this-world balcony, it doesn’t get much better. The home brings a contemporary yet timeless edge to one of Cornwall’s untouched landscapes and you’ll have everything you could possibly need right at your fingertips. Sleeps 12, visit here for more. 

Moontide, Cornwall

If you’re looking for a romantic escape without any distractions and with the utmost privacy, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything better than this. Set on the stunning cliff face of Whitsand Bay, this luxurious cottage acts as the perfect escape, clad with beautiful, Scandic-inspired interiors and traditional Cornish exteriors. Sleeps 2, visit here for more information.  

Tickety-Boo, Suffolk

If a remote country-escape is on the cards and simplicity is all you want, look no further. Luxury is still at the forefront of this beautiful and idyllic cottage, but the aim of the game is to leave you relaxed, refreshed and reeling in the beauty of the Great British countryside. Ideal of an escape with your other half or a good friend, you’re guaranteed to come away from here feeling like a new gentleman. Sleeps 2, for more information see here. 

Filly Island, Cotswolds

This stunning cottage is as quintessentially British as it gets. Accessible only by a tiny hump-back bridge over a stream and surrounded by excellent greenery, Filly Island embodies total relaxation. Its spa-like and unique setting makes for a stylish and stunning break that will allow you to revel in the glory of the British countryside. Sleeps 2, for more information see here

Firefly, Cornwall

Looking for something rustic and secluded? Then look no further – this stunning Cornish property is one of the finest and most sought-after on the market, and for good reason. With an aim to bring things back to basics, the timber-led interiors and indoor-outdoor feel throughout will make you feel more like you’re in rural America than the Cornish countryside – in the best possible way. Sleeps 2, for more information see here

Dragonwood Boat House, Oakham

This stunning Italian-inspired boutique boat house is designed specifically with romance in mind and is secluded surroundings and overlooking lake make for the perfect summer setting. Set in an impressive 15 acres of private grounds within a huge country estate, there’s plenty of nature to take in – namely the springtime blanket of 10,000 tulips and daffodils. Sleeps 2, for more information see here

Twelve Penny Barn, Devon

Any gentleman looking for a blissful countryside escape from everyday life will be sold on this stunning cottage. Set in the rolling hills of the Devonshire countryside, this secluded cottage could be the answer to all of your daily strains and stresses. Set on the edge of Dartmoor, you have the world at your fingertips and the Great British countryside truly doesn’t get any better than this. Sleeps 2, for more information see here

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