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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Llanerchymedd, Anglesey

WAI212

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£395 - £545
per week
From £306 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This former milking parlour is one of a small collection of cottages in the Anglesey countryside, surrounded by extensive grounds and an on site fishing lake, the Dairy is a cosy cottage for two with a lovely wood burning stove
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Fryup Dale, North York Moors

Y041

(No dates selected)

£312 - £563
per week
From £244 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • 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 attractions close by.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 4 miles

Nefyn, North Wales Coast

414119

(No dates selected)

£420 - £747
per week
From £325 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This contemporary accommodation, formerly the village post office, offers a beautiful setting for couples to enjoy the best of North Wales. Walking distance to a sandy beach, coastal path, tea room, restaurants and more.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Sevenoaks, Rural Kent

TS730

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£410 - £570
per week
From £318 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Set in a lovely rural location surrounded by fields and orchards with lovely country walks from your doorstep, yet close to Sevenoaks and many historic houses and gardens. Perfect base for couples and welcomes 3 dogs!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 41.5 miles
  • Pub 2.3 miles

Bala, North Wales Snowdonia

BOW68

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£340 - £646
per week
From £265 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Stylish cottage for two in the market town of Bala, Snowdonia. Walking distance to Bala Lake, a steam train as well as restaurants, cafes and even a traditional cinema. Numerous attractions nearby including Zip World.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 27 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Conwy, North Wales Snowdonia

BOW117

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£475 - £1016
per week
From £366 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Located in the World Heritage town of Conwy, this stylish couples' retreat offers the ideal base to explore the North Wales Coast and Snowdonia National Park. Castle, Marina, restaurants and bars on the doorstep.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 1.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Weymouth, Dorset Coast

WY437

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£385 - £795
per week
From £299 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A modern 1 bedroom first floor apartment arranged over two floors in a character property, just a short walk from beach and town.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • On-street parking
  • Parking permit provided
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Hawkhurst, Rural Kent

CB654

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£410 - £560
per week
From £318 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles

Caernarfon, Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

WAG288

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£443 - £602
per week
From £342 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A rural retreat for two, this single storey 16th century barn conversion has slate floors, beamed ceilings and a delightful bedroom with amazing views. In a designated Area of Natural Beauty with plenty of footpaths for you to enjoy.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Hawkhurst, Rural Kent

CB659

(No dates selected)

£490 - £565
per week
From £295 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Set in 13 acres with lovely views, Hattie the horse box is a truly unique experience. It is surrounded by nature yet is within walking distance to Hawkhurst, which lies on the Kent/Sussex border. It offers quirky self-catering accommodation with its own shower room and hot tub and wonderful views across the owners fields.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Mayfield, Rural Sussex

SX941

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£470 - £660
per week
From £363 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • If you're looking to escape to the Sussex countryside then this property offers wonderful accommodation for two. There are far reaching views and footpaths from the doorstep for both you and your four legged friend to enjoy. It is close to the historic town of Mayfield with some lovely country pubs,
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 22 miles
  • Pub 2.6 miles

Usk, South Wales Borderlands

BOW62

(No dates selected)

£972
per week
From £439 for a 3-night stay
  • Apartment within a grade 2 listed country house.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
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