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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.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Brook Hall Lodge

Crowfield - Suffolk Countryside

A cosy single storey cottage set in a picturesque, quiet village. Brook Hall Lodge is suitable for couples, small families and those who require a wheelchair.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£435 - £685 per week *

BHL View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 4 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Special Offer Rope Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Coast

Rope Cottage is located just a short walk from the centre of Bridport; one of the most vibrant market towns in Dorset, with an eclectic mix of events and cultural activities taking place throughout the year. Surrounded...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£357 - £800 per week *

WY396 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Swallow Cottage

Fryup Dale - North York Moors

Swallow Cottage is perfectly placed for a romantic self-catering holiday in picturesque Great Fryupdale. Cosy accommodation in stunning countryside with Whitby, Pickering and the historic steam railway just a few of the...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£326 - £527 per week *

Y041 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 4 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Cosy living room Allviews Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Countryside

Located in the hamlet of Shave Cross, approximately 5 miles from Bridport, and only 4 miles from the beaches at Eype and Charmouth, Allviews is the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the beautiful West Dorset countryside...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£493 - £1106 per week *

WY400 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Swallow Cottage

Llanerchymedd - Anglesey

One of a small collection of converted barns in rural Anglesey, all on one level, with a woodburning stove, outside seating area and extensive grounds with a fishing lake.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£395 - £650 per week *

WAI211 View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

New Property Shepherds Hut at Ridge Hall

Staithes - Yorkshire Coast

The Shepherd Hut offers a quirky self-catering holiday experience in the beautiful countryside above Staithes. Located in the grounds of Ridge Hall, two guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this special place.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£298 - £401 per week *

WA052 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.8 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • No smoking

Special Offer The Oaks

Chillington - South Devon Countryside

Converted barn in a beautiful village with rural views, parking and occupancy for 6 people.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£650 - £1050 per week *

BC1028 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly The Barn

Llanerchymedd - Anglesey

This pretty cottage for two is one of a small collection of converted outbuildings in rural Anglesey, with delightful grounds and an on site fishing lake.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£355 - £495 per week *

WAI213 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Luxury Property The Great House

Orford - Suffolk Countryside

A beautifully and sympathetically restored Grade II listed family home, The Great House is midway between Orford's quay, castle, church and Market Hill- a fabulous Big House Holiday home with a 5-star finish.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£3035 - £4851 per week *

GHO View property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi Mariner's Cottage

Woodbridge - Suffolk 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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£390 - £555 per week *

SFMCW View property

  • 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
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer 3 The Downs

Swanage - Dorset Coast

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

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£454 - £1081 per week *

WY388 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Coastal View Riversea Cottage

Kingswear - South Devon

Riversea Cottage is a four bedroom house located in Kingswear with fabulous views of the River Dart and Datmouth Castle. It provides Wifi and Sky.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£783 - £1914 per week *

BC345 View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Welcome pack provided

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