The very best month of the year in England is June. It is sometimes a bit drizzly, if it is a bad year, but the days are long and the nights short. It is warmer, usually, unless you really notice the cold when you might prefer July.
In June all our hedgerows are shining with wild roses and spring flowers. The birds are singing like mad and the fields look pretty with new leaves on trees and grass growing like mad.
In June all the hoteliers are looking forward to a new season and are happy and welcoming. The shops are all looking forward to having some new faces coming and going, and the people who work in pubs aren't feeling fed up, even the chefs are putting some effort into the new year.
Forget the not too crowded. England is more or less full up, especially the South East - it is a wonder that the country doesnt tip sideways.
The South West is usually busy with tourists - all the year round - but this does mean that there is plenty to visit.
I am prejudiced, being a Devonian, in England. To really enjoy England you should try doing a planned tour - something that you find fascinating about England.
There are the National Trust properties, if you like history and big fancy houses.
There are things like horse shows or horse racing - you can tell what sort of things I like.
I want to go to all the English Cathedrals one year - to see some lovely old English cities and some magnificent architecture.
I really hope you enjoy your tour