Cozy Up in Historical Gems

Mustard Pot Cottage is a unique gem situated in its own large fenced garden on the edge of the Felbrigg Estate in Norfolk, a county located on the east coast of England, famous for its grand estates, genuine coastline and picturesque scenery.

The two-story cottage is noted for its octagonal-shaped sitting room with an open fireplace and master bedroom above reached by a winding staircase. The cottage also has a conservatory, kitchen, dining room and downstairs bedroom. The price for a week in Mustard Pot Cottage is £300-£900 ($500-$1,500), depending on the season.

For those looking to benefit from a holiday in a charming cottage filled with character in a magnificent and popular location, Mustard Cottage is a wonderful option.

4. Laundry Cottage: Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, England

Laundry Cottage is part of a converted 15th century stableblock within the grounds of Ightham Mote, one of the oldest medieval manor houses to survive in England. Laundry Cottage was honored by The Observer as the second-best holiday cottage in the U.K. in June 2009. It is perfect for small families looking to nestle into the countryside for the holiday.

The historically-rich cottage has picturesque views of the 14th century moated manor's lawns and its own small, private garden. Laundry Cottage is two stories and includes a kitchen, sitting room, and two bedrooms. A week at this cozy cottage in southeast England is £400-£1500 ($650-$2,500) a week, depending on the season.

Laundry Cottage is an idyllic location for a holiday in a historic and hidden corner of England.

5. 1 Coastguard Cottage: Rhossili, Wales

Coastguard Cottage at Rhossili in Southern Wales is an absolute gem. It boasts views of both the rocky coves and golden sands of South Gower and the Worms Head. The unique location of the cottage, the last house before the Worms Head, sets it apart from its neighbors because when the tide comes in, the Worms Head becomes an island and Coastguard Cottage has the full view.

Visitors to Coastguard Cottage can enjoy the picturesque villages and internationally renowned beaches of the Gower peninsula. In West Gower, cottage visitors can join surfers and parasailers, who frequent the expanses of Rhossili beaches. Visitors can also revel in the beauty of the enclosed garden to the rear of the cottage.

Built in 1928, Coastguard Cottage comfortably sleeps six in its three large bedrooms and has two bathrooms. The two-story cottage's cozy interior is complete with a kitchen, dining room, and a warm sitting room with stunning and dramatic views of the unspoiled coast. A week in this magnificent beach-side cottage costs £500-£1300 ($830-$2,100), depending on the season.

6. Alder Cottage: Crom, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Quiet and quaint, Alder Cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway. Located on the Crom Demesne, one of Northern Ireland's most impressive nature reserves, Alder Cottage is an excellent location for relaxing in the natural beauty of the region or exploring historical buildings in the surrounding area.

The two-story cottage was honored by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in 2006 with the Self-Catering Establishment of the Year Award. Alder cottage has one large sunlit bedroom and a cozy sitting room with a log fireplace. Although the cottage boasts a remote setting, the town of Enniskillen, with its good selection of restaurants and bars, is only a short distance away and perfect for visitors not interested in cooking for themselves. A romantic retreat at Alder cottage will cost £200-£600 ($330-$1,000) a week.

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