For Mother’s Day weekend, celebrate mom by gifting her with an experience that’ll live on longer than fresh cut blooms. Set her up in her own English garden for a week, where she can catch up on a good book, sip some tea and refresh her spirit with stunning views. Whether you want to make it a mother-daughter getaway, a family affair, or just a trip for mom and dad, here are six cottages and vacation rentals with gardens that’ll set the perfect scene with plenty of family-friendly things to do in England:
For the whole family
This eight-bedroom English Farmhouse has an extensive garden to enjoy while catching up over refreshments on the terrace or soaking in the hot tub. It’s a perfect base to explore the countryside and villages of the Cotswolds and the attractions in the Heart of England.
For the girls
Gather up the sisters and take mom on a girls’ getaway in a boutique holiday cottage in Kent, fondly dubbed “the Garden of England.” This two-bedroom cottage has an enclosed garden with a hammock and serene yoga spots. It’s also close to Bluewater, the spot for retail therapy with over 300 shops and 50 restaurants.
For grandma and her grandkids
Grandma can entertain her grandkids in this five-bedroom cottage with outdoor spots for everyone. The kids can run around in the enclosed front garden with its swing set and playhouse, while grandma watches on from the shaded terrace. Bonus? The family pet can come too!
For mom and dad
This romantic one-bedroom lodge in the heart of Dartmoor National Park overlooks a gorgeous garden and rolling hills. Mom and dad can relax in comfort in a home base that’s ideally situated for exploring the sights of nearby Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall.
For mom and her best friend
This 150-year old former barn has been converted into spacious, modern accommodations mom and her BFF will love. They can bond over cocktails on the patio while taking in panoramic countryside views. And the nearby town of Ludlow has ancient sites, antique shops and gourmet restaurants to enjoy.
For mom’s solo adventure
Send mom on the Mother’s Day getaway of a lifetime with this apartment in Staffield, which offers breathtaking views of the grounds’ enchanting gardens and the Eden Valley. One of eight apartments in a Victorian Manor House, it’s an ideal spot for visiting nearby Cumbria.