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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 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior - View 1 Darley Cottage

Looe - South East Cornwall

A beautiful three storey, fisherman's cottage set in the quaint fishing port of Looe, comprising of two bedrooms, still boasting its original charm and character.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£343 - £781 per week *

L30058 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 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
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer External Quillets

Constantine Bay - North Cornwall

A large detached property finished to a high standard. Outside the palm trees give it a continental look and you can dine alfresco on the terrace. Inside, the spacious rooms are light and stylish, a perfect holiday home.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1133 - £2699 per week *

P00051 View property

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Jernizend

Dartmouth - South Devon Coast

A great family base at Norton Park, Dartmouth with 2 bedrooms, parking and close to the amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£295 - £665 per week *

BC1204 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View Master bedroom with Juliette balcony and ensuite bathroom 3 By The Sea

Weymouth - Dorset Coast

A modern 1 bedroom first floor apartment arranged over two floors in a character property, just a short walk from beach and town.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£362 - £791 per week *

WY437 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

WAF161 - Exterior View 1 Dee Mount

Corwen - North East Wales

Set in the stunning Dee Valley is this traditional cosy cottage perfectly located for exploring North Wales, with steam train trips and wonderful walks along the River Dee on your doorstep.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£327 - £525 per week *

WAF161 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.02 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

The Lodge

Caernarfon - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Detached cottage in a rural setting. Homely cottage style with Welsh slate floors, beams and a woodburner. Terraced gardens for BBQ's and views of Snowdonia with a footpath from the door to a pebble beach at Foryd.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
£426 - £804 per week *

WAG443 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Star Gold with Original Cottages

External Peacehay Barn

Padstow Area - North Cornwall

This stunning property offers fantastic spacious accommodation with impressive views over the surrounding countryside, the perfect space for a group of friends or extended family.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£2886 - £4889 per week *

P00560 View property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Coastal View View from patio 5 Seaview Moorings

Porthleven - South Cornwall

Great location, amazing views of the harbour and close to all the attractions of Porthleven, this house has it all! It has spacious living accommodation, parking and a patio from which to watch the world go by. Sleeps 6

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£663 - £2030 per week *

5SEAVI View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Lounge Spring Cottage

Wadebridge - Mid Cornwall

Lovely little cottage in Edmonton near Wadebridge, only a short walk to the Camel trail, the perfect place for walking or cycling. Countryside views can be enjoyed from the bedroom.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£362 - £830 per week *

P00586 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

The open-plan living room includes fitted kitchen, leather sofas and lovely feature fireplace; door to rear patio Danycrug (Ground Floor)

Brecon - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

A large farmhouse with plenty of character and a pleasant cosy interior. Located in a beautiful area and on the boundary of Breacon Beacons National Park where you can enjoy great activities such as pony trekking and wal...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£271 - £459 per week *

WAL301 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 2.5 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Welcoming living area Naw Stryd y Capel

Conwy - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

With a Castle and Marina, the Wales Coast Path, restaurants and cafes all within walking distance, this beautiful, contemporary cottage for 2 is the ideal base to discover Conwy and the North Wales coast.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£368 - £938 per week *

BOW118 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Enllli from the local pub opposite 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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£326 - £626 per week *

WAG565 View property

  • 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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