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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 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Spacious and elegant lougne May Cottage

High Bentham - Lancashire

This charming property is perfect for a couples retreat, cosy and with character features, its location in Yorkshire on the banks of the picturesque River Wenning is sure to impress

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
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LA161 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Sitting Room - View 1 Jasmine Cottage

Woodbridge - Suffolk Countryside

Sweet cottage offering a lovely snug home for 2. Walk to the town centre to find shops, restaurants and galleries. Set on the River Deben so you can discover many riverside walks and explore the quayside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£335 - £635 per week *

JSM View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Coastal View Superb vistas of Woolacombe beach from the terrace 1 Devon Beach Court

Woolacombe - North Devon Coast

A wonderful light and spacious modern apartment almost on the beach so you have amazing sea views. Perfect family accommodation for a seaside holiday with the sandy beach and other local amenities closeby.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£691 - £1530 per week *

1DEVO View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

CB641 - Sitting Room Old Cobblers Cottage at Kings Head House

Sissinghurst - Kent Countryside

A beautifully presented 16th Century cottage in the village of Sissinghurst, home to the famous castle and gardens and surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodlands.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£470 - £750 per week *

CB641 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Lounge Oyster Cottage

Padstow Town - North Cornwall

Beautifully decorated, this charming cottage is as pretty as a picture! Ideally located just a hop and skip away from the bustling streets of Padstow, filled with tempting eateries and quirky shops. Great for families dr...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£498 - £1094 per week *

P00258 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.07 mile to a pub
  • 0.02 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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