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Active Cottage Holidays

Why would you want to laze about on your holidays, when you can make the most of every second?

Life is for living, and on an active holiday that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. Running, climbing, exploring, cycling, riding, swimming, surfing, laughing, sharing, these are holidays where you won’t waste a second. Why not try a new sport – canyoning, land yachting, white water rafting, coasteering – these are new activities for the modern holidaymaker. Some are scary, some are not for the faint-hearted, but all are without doubt fun and exhilarating.

But being active doesn’t have to mean living life on the edge either. Many of our active cottages are also perfectly suitable for walkers and cyclists looking to explore the countryside or coastline of Britain.

The South West Coast Path running through Devon, Cornwall and Dorset is ideal for active holidaymakers. The path covers over 630 miles of relentless coastline, packed with wildlife, stunning views and sandy beaches.

For cyclists, Yorkshire may be the ideal choice. Home to the start of the Tour de France in 2014, the county is now etched into cycling history. Take the opportunity to stay in one of our active cottages in Yorkshire and follow in the footsteps of some of the sport’s biggest names.

Or really throw yourself into extreme sports in Wales. The country is synonymous with white water rafting and zip lining experiences, meaning you will never be far from an adventure centre packed with activities for all levels of experience and skill.

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Special Offer Harbour View, Lynmouth

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A superb high quality harbour side apartment with wonderful views of the river, harbour and out over Lynmouth Bay. Within walking distance of all village amenities.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£720 - £1530 per week *

HARBVI View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Special Offer Rafferties Kitchen Rafferty's

Lynmouth - Exmoor

Spacious and convienient first floor apartment in the centre of this picturesque Exmoor coastal village.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£222 - £497 per week *

N2073 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
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New Property River View

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A delightful apartment with beautiful views of the river, harbour and out to sea. Surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within walking distance of all amenities.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£300 - £561 per week *

RIVERV View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Pet Friendly ROSECO - External - View 7 Rose Cottage

Brendon Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

Lovely character property in peaceful rural setting close to Lynmouth and the Brendon Valley. Offering easy access to wonderful moorland, riverside and coastal walks and with riding stables nearby.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£263 - £587 per week *

ROSECO View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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New Property Bay View Terrace Lynton Cottage

Lynton - Exmoor

An idyllic couples retreat with spectacular sea views. Close to the centre of the picturesque village of Lynton and surrounded by magnificent Exmoor countryside

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£399 - £899 per week *

BAYVTE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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New Property Jasmine Cottage

Sandsend - Yorkshire Coast

Beautiful, luxury one bedroom stone built cottage with private terrace and woodland views.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£1501 - £1909 per week *

WA021A View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 0.7 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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New Property St Johns Court Cottage

Braunton - North Devon Coast

'Upside-down' holiday home located in the centre of the popular village of Braunton

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£385 - £900 per week *

STJOHN View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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New Property WAG565 - Sitting Room - View 1 Enlli

Bala - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

This cosy and traditional end-terraced cottage sits in a lovely village location at the end of Bala Lake, right in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£300 - £590 per week *

WAG565 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

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New Property 3 The Downs

Swanage - Dorset

A stylish townhouse in Swanage with glorious views across the town and to the sea, with the added bonus of 2 allocated parking spaces

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£445 - £1050 per week *

WY388 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Aldeburgh - Aldeburgh & Orford Coast

Fully refurbished, this stunning and very contemporary self catering holiday house is in the heart of Aldeburgh - with bright loft conversion with balcony windows. Complete with parking! Perfect for all the family

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£960 - £1541 per week *

SFPTL7 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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New Property Mariner's Cottage

Woodbridge - Woodbridge Coast

A small but perfectly formed cottage in the heart of the popular Suffolk market town of Woodbridge. Perfect for a couple looking for a self catering walking holiday without having to go far to try some of the fantastic l...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£390 - £540 per week *

SFMCW View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
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Holt - North Norfolk Coast

This lovely conversion offers modern accommodation that is finished to a very high standard with great facilities within the centre of this lovely Norfolk Georgian market town.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£627 - £1135 per week *

1574 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.02 mile to a pub
  • 0.02 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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