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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

Cosy holiday cottage with fishing lake in West Wales Deri'r Cwm

New Quay - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Cosy ground floor holiday cottage within reach to the seaside with fishing lake and hot-tub, Located on a working farm in West Wales. Ideal family holiday, including farm animals, outdoor playground, fishing

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£409 - £852 per week *

25631 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 1.4 mile to a pub
  • 4.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer The Old Stable - Hen Stabal

Penrhyndeudraeth - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Snowdonia views from the jacuzzi hot tub, excellent local walking and Ffestioniog railway running through the grounds at this quirky converted former stable on the owners’ hill farm with wood burner, WiFi; pet welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
£586 - £986 per week *

WAG258 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • 1.2 mile to a pub
  • 1.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

2 Derw Cottages

Llanidloes - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

Lovingly converted, this farmhouse has all the home comforts you could need and boasts access to tennis courts, football pitches and everything you could need for a holiday jam packed with fun.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£368 - £637 per week *

WAA322 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Games room
  • Tennis court
  • Barbecue
  • 1.2 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

Coastal View Ysgubor y Gorwel

Barmouth - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Snowdonia farm cottage with uninterrupted sea views that can be enjoyed from every room, patio and garden. Relax in the sun room, the lounge with a log burner, walk to the beach and enjoy the range of local attractions.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£386 - £726 per week *

BOW102 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Trefnant Hall

Welshpool - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

With a hot tub, panoramic views of the Severn Valley and plenty of space inside and out, this spectacular country house offers an idyllic setting to enjoy Mid Wales at its best.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£519 - £1261 per week *

BOW122 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

1 Bryn Caradog

Llanbedrog - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Located in the seaside village of Llanbedrog, 1 Bryn Caradog is a beautifully presented three bedroom bungalow with high quality fixtures and fittings lying within a short walk to the family friendly Ship Inn pub and wit...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£586 - £1236 per week *

1BRYNC View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Previously a post office, this Nefyn accommodation enjoys a central location in the village. Hen Bost Nefyn

Nefyn - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£409 - £743 per week *

414119 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.02 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Wye Retreat

Rhayader - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

A stone and slate barn lovingly converted to provide a comfortable base for exploring Wales. Beautiful views from the elevated terrace next to a bubbling stream. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the many paths and trails...

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£327 - £541 per week *

WAK223 View property

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Towels hire available
  • Walk-in shower
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View Lounge Chapel Downs

Porthleven - South Cornwall

Located in Breageside, Chapel Downs overlooks the harbour, pier and miles of beach. The property includes a guest bedroom annex and garden and is the perfect location for both families and friends.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£955 - £2378 per week *

ABCCHA View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

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
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£396 - £852 per week *

WY396 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

5 Afon y Felin

Abersoch - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Modern 3 storey town house in central Abersoch, sleeps 9 guests in 4 bedrooms. Close to Abersoch harbour beach and to all Abersoch's amenities. Pet welcome. WiFi available.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£721 - £1525 per week *

AFONYF View property

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

New Property Cleabarrow Cottage

Windermere - Lake District

Located in Windermere this stunning property sleeps twelve people in six en-suite bedrooms. Enjoy beautiful views across to the Lake District from the veranda and hot tub.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£3399 - £5275 per week *

GL072 View property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 1.1 mile to a pub
  • 1.1 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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