Immerse yourself in England's colourful past by staying in one of our unique and historical properties. From cosy cottages to gatehouse towers to beachside retreats, book your stay today and make your next holiday a memorable one.
English Heritage Holiday Cottages
At English Heritage, we want to offer you the most exciting and engaging ways to explore England’s past. Whether you find inspiration in the evocative settings, little-known details or colourful characters of history, staying at one of our sites will make for a unique experience. As other visitors leave, you can discover a new side as you explore all by yourself. Soak up the unique atmosphere of the sun setting on hundreds of years of history and, come morning, see it light up some of the most iconic sights in the country.
Why stay with us?
While you're staying at an English Heritage Holiday Cottage, you can benefit from:
- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Complimentary entry to all English Heritage sites during your stay
- Complimentary tickets for English Heritage events during your stay (excluding members, evening & limited capacity events)
- An orientation tour of the property during your stay
- 10% discount in our shops during your stay
- 10% discount in our cafes and tearooms during your stay
- 10% discount on all English Heritage online gift shop orders for a month after your stay
Holiday Cottage of the Month
East Lodge, Hardwick Old Hall, Derbyshire
With views over the Derbyshire Dales and an enclosed garden for children and dogs to explore East Lodge puts you in the heart of history. Built into Hardwick Old Hall walls this former lodge was used as servants' bedrooms then a laundry before in the 1920's it was the night watchman's cottage. Can you climb the 127 steps to the top of the Old Hall? Take your time and see the spectacular decorative plasterwork on your way up before admiring the views of the Derbyshire countryside and the National Trust's New Hall.Discover more
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