UK holiday cottages for April

Spring cottages in the prettiest parts of Britain

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Kai Sedgwick

Kai Sedgwick
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Lake DistrictSpringtime. A time of rejuvenation, renewal and resurrection. Daffodils and bluebells poking their heads through the grass. Cuckoos cooing and swallows soaring. Sunshine and the promise of warmer weather on its way. Springtime in Britain is a beautiful time.

Grab yourself a holiday cottage in rural Britain and step outside this April. The air is clean, green shoots are everywhere and the makings of an exceptional holiday are to be found on the nation’s canal paths and in its cosy village pubs.

 

 

April holiday cottages across beautiful Britain


   

April holiday cottages in the Lake District April holiday cottages in the Lake District

The Lake District is full of life all the year round: flora, fauna, hikers, cyclists and boaters, centred around 12 of England’s largest lakes. While the stats pertaining to Lake District National Park are impressive – 3,500km of footpaths and rights of way – it’s the minutiae that brings this beautiful wilderness to life. Head to Ullswater in April and you’re likely to see fields of wild daffodils, just like the ones Wordsworth memorably exalted from this very part of the world. Dances with the daffodils and stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way – you’ll find them here, just as they were two centuries ago.

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April holiday cottages in Devon April holiday cottages in Devon

Devon’s areas of natural beauty can be split into two categories: what lies within Dartmoor National Park and what lies on the English Riviera that comprises Devonshire’s most desirable stretch of coast. The seaside towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham deliver the quintessential English holiday experience, with Torquay’s palm trees lending the beachfront an exotic twist. In springtime, the daffodils and bluebells will be out in full force in Dartmoor and the hedgerows will be alive with nesting birds and insects while curlews and lapwings circle overhead.

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April holiday cottages in Northumberland Coast April holiday cottages in Northumberland Coast

The sea breeze, the salt air and the soft scrunch of sand between your toes. Take a trip to the Northumberland Coast and then take your pick from 30 miles of golden beaches. The picture-postcard town of Seahouses, with its gaily painted cottages, provides a snapshot of Victorian Britain, while contemporary Northumberland can be seen in The Couples sculpture at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. If you can tear yourself away from the ebb and flow of the sea, you’ll find some of England’s finest castles, including the coastal castles of Bamburgh and Lindisfarne.

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April holiday cottages in Orkney April holiday cottages in Orkney

Orkney may be short of trees, but in every other respect it’s brimming with life: fish, guillemots, puffins, otters, seals, dolphins. Dolphins? Yep. And possibly porpoises and whales too. Head to the Orkney Isles in April and you’ll stand a good chance of spotting some of these great mammals. Killer whales – also known as orcas – have been spotted in Scapa Flow, just off the Orkney coast. Bring your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled.

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April holiday cottages in Hampshire April holiday cottages in Hampshire

Just an hour’s drive from London lies the leafy expanse of Hampshire. It offers visitors a combination of manicured nature – the beautiful Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – and nature that’s been left just the way mankind found it: wild and unspoiled. The New Forest is a haven for horse riders and ramblers, while Butser Hill in Queen Elizabeth Country Park grants unfettered views of the surrounding countryside. Wake up early during your stay in Hampshire and take a walk through the countryside to catch the dawn chorus as the birds greet the new day.

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Cottages for April

Luxury Holiday Cottage Complex South Devon indoor pool, playrooms, nr beach

Higher Bowden holiday cottages are luxury self-catering holiday cottages in Devon suitable for all the family set within a complex in a spectacular rural setting of 6.5 acres - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The cottages are loca...

A Contemporary Barn Conversion - Gite

Our 19th century barn, meticulously restored is located in the middle of the Chateaux de la Loire. Special care and attention to detail is reflected in the interior design. The property is in a very quiet location with the advantage of being a few...

Bueu: country holiday home - 4 rooms - 6/ persons

A traditional house completely refurbished in 2003. Set in a very quiet area, it is the right place for people who want to have a rest enjoying incredible views over a valley. The garden, with several fruit trees, has got a pergola where you ca...

Renovated Cottage In Central Winchester

Beautiful Victorian cottage within 5 mins walk of Winchester City centre which is an amazing historic city in southern England, one hour by train or car to London. It was fully renovated and extended in 2013. The house comprises sitting room, lar...

Charming 16th Century Cottage

A charming 16th century cottage with lots of character and exposed beams. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 doubles and 1 twin. One of the doubles being en-suite. The cottage has been recently refurbished to a high standard. It has a log fire which is lovely &...
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