If you’ve ever watched the Christmas-themed rom-com The Holiday, you’ve probably been gripped by the urge to leave your job behind, abandon the hectic urban energy that permeates your everyday life, and retreat to a cottage in a cute English village. While quitting your job on whim may be a dream that’ll never come true, renting an adorable little house in the English countryside is much easier than you think. England is full of adorable villages, and plenty of them are under three hours by train from London. Check out these seven cute English villages and start planning your cozy escape.
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