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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.

The Shippons

Abersoch - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

On the outskirts of Abersoch, with stylish mix of traditional and modern pieces. Large feature lounge and further open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£1026 - £1989 per week *

TSHIPP View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Swallow is a single-storey cottage converted from a stone farm building Swallow Cottage

Broad Haven - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

A beautiful, single level barn conversion with a stunning stonewalled exterior offering a lovely landscaped patio area, ideal for al fresco dining. It also has a toddler’s play area and is located just a few miles from...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£421 - £729 per week *

WAV585 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Summer Lodge

Croyde - North Devon Coast

Self-catering lodge (new in 2018) with 3 bedrooms with use of resort facilities including indoor pool, restaurants/bars (see availability calendar). Access to the surf and beach of Croyde Bay is via the sand dunes

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£533 - £2186 per week *

SUM407 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Reindeer Cottage, Sternfield

Saxmundham - Suffolk Countryside

Situated on a farm which is in part used for the cultivation of Christimas trees, Reindeer Cottage provides a perfect base from which to explore the Suffolk Coast, as well as the many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£626 - £931 per week *

SFREI View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • 2.5 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Star Gold with Original Cottages

New Property Heron's Haunt

Rattery - South Devon Countryside

Luxury family friendly property based in the rural countryside location of Rattery in South Devon with four bedrooms and three bathrooms with an acre of grass and paved terrace

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£751 - £1731 per week *

BC1201 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

New Property 31 Crugan

Abersoch - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Located on Crugan caravan park with on site play area, the beach and family friendly pubs withing walking distance and the use of The Warren's extensive leisure facilites in Abersoch.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£606 - £1336 per week *

31CRUG View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Towels hire available
  • Walk-in shower
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Tennis court
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Kitchen - View 4 1 Chequers Row

Friston - Suffolk Coast

Built to emulate a period cottage this end of terrace holiday home, with green and mature gardens it is a pretty base for your stay in and around the Heritage Coast, close to Snape and Aldeburgh.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£451 - £741 per week *

AL133 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Towels hire available
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Weavers Cottage

Smarden - Kent Countryside

Located in the owner extensive gardens next to their 15th century timber framed hall house. A luxury cottage for 2 with a spa bathroom, own courtyard and use of owners' heated pool. Walk into the pretty village of Sma...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£631 - £786 per week *

AS272 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 3.4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Leath Barn is a beautiful example of a traditional Norfolk barn, which has been sympathetically converted retaining many of the original features Leath Barn Cottage

West Somerton - Norfolk Coast

Hidden away in the beautiful Norfolk countryside this charming cottage has been elegantly restored, with many of the property's original features still in place including beams and fireplaces. Only a short walk from the...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£656 - £1172 per week *

273 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Stone's Throw

Rye - Sussex Coast

Rye Harbour is a quaint fishing village, just outside the cinque port town of Rye. Stone's Throw is a delightful conversion for couples right on the doorstep to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, a perfect hideaway for nature-...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£461 - £656 per week *

RH1161 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.02 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Green Cottage

Robin Hood's Bay - Yorkshire Coast

A rustic, quaint and utterly charming cottage, great for a family looking to experience the enchanting atmosphere of Robin Hoods Bay. Admire the historic properties jostling for space on the cobbled streets when you walk...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£522 - £849 per week *

R038 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Court Lodge Oast

Heathfield - Sussex Countryside

A substantial and beautifully presented twin roundel oast house in the rural Sussex countryside with a large garden and games room and only a stone's throw from the village gastro pub

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1911 - £2786 per week *

SX933 View property

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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