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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

Large and attractive Kitchen Diner. The Old Cow Byre

Lealholm - Yorkshire Coast

Situated on the North York Moors near the pretty village of Lealholm, just an easy drive to Whitby, The Old Cow Byre is an ideal holiday cottage.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£352 - £683 per week *

Y027 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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

New Property Trefaes

Abersoch - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Live like Lord and Lady of the Manor in this truly spectacular detached period property! With manicured gardens, extensive sea views and a house steeped in history and oozing elegance you won't want to leave.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£1336 - £2986 per week *

TREFAB View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.6 mile to a pub
  • 0.6 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

Coastal View Situated a stones throw from Croyde beach 4 Out Of The Blue

Croyde - North Devon Coast

Idyllic setting for this fabulous self-catering beach house overlooking Croyde Bay. Modern and contemporary it is perfect for a family holiday by the sea with rock pools and the coastal path to Woolacombe to explore.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£856 - £2251 per week *

4BLUE View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

New Property Hendy Marian

Malltraeth - Anglesey

Stylish and spacious, this Anglesey cottage is the ideal base for your next get-together with family or friends. Far-reaching views of mountain and sea, luxurious beds and plenty of beaches, walks and attractions nearby.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£656 - £1856 per week *

BOW128 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Walk-in shower
  • 4.2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Stabal Llandegla

Llandegla - North East Wales

Central to a wide range of attractions, this 5-star country cottage offers a great base for walking Offa's Dyke, mountain biking at Llandegla Forest, exploring market towns, Snowdonia, the coast, Chester Zoo and more.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£425 - £973 per week *

BOW98 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

External Tregracy

St Merryn - North Cornwall

Half an hour away from the Eden Project, this light and spacious property would be a great base for families wanting to explore North Cornwall. Situated in St Merryn's Park with the bay only a few moments away.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£324 - £752 per week *

P00155 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 1.8 mile to a pub
  • 0.6 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Coastal View Delphis

Abersoch - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Beautifully refurbished contemporary dormer bungalow set on a elevated plot with sea views and just a short stroll to Abersoch village and long sandy main beach with cafes. A stylish and sleek interior, sun soaked balcon...

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£931 - £2031 per week *

DELPHI View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Coastal View Views really don't get much better than this! 16 Ocean Point

Saunton Sands - North Devon Coast

High quality coastal apartment with ocean views over Saunton Sands, North Devon.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£735 - £1866 per week *

16OCEA View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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

Special Offer Bedroom 1 Song of the Sea, Penzance

Penzance - West Cornwall

You’ll find this glorious retreat located just a step away from the sea and with it comes, unspoilt views, a private, decked courtyard, along with WiFi, a working fireplace and parking close by.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£431 - £1153 per week *

SONGPZ View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pretty and sunny courtyard garden Carreg Cottage

Capel Curig - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Situated in a superb location in Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park, in the heart of the mountains with views of Snowdon from the door. A short walk to a small general store, outdoor shop, pub serving food and po...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£386 - £886 per week *

WAG576 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

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