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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.

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New Property St Johns Court Cottage

Braunton - North Devon Coast

'Upside-down' holiday home located in the centre of the popular village of Braunton

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£385 - £900 per week *

STJOHN View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 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
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Special Offer ROSECO - External - View 7 Rose Cottage

Brendon Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

Lovely character annex in peaceful rural setting close to Lynmouth and the Brendon Valley. Offering easy access to wonderful moorland, riverside and coastal walks and with riding stables nearby.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£263 - £587 per week *

ROSECO View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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New Property River View

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A delightful apartment with beautiful views of the river, harbour and out to sea. Surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within walking distance of all amenities.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£300 - £550 per week *

RIVERV View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Luxury Property Harbour View

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A superb high quality harbour side apartment with wonderful views of the river, harbour and out over Lynmouth Bay. Within walking distance of all village amenities.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£720 - £1500 per week *

HARBVI View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Special Offer Rafferties Kitchen Rafferty's

Lynmouth - Exmoor

Spacious and convienient first floor apartment in the centre of this picturesque Exmoor coastal village.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£222 - £497 per week *

N2073 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
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Special Offer WAG565 - Sitting Room - View 2 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.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£393 - £578 per week *

WAG565 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • 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

New Property 3 The Downs

Swanage - Dorset

A stylish townhouse in Swanage with glorious views across the town and to the sea, with the added bonus of 2 allocated parking spaces

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£445 - £1050 per week *

WY388 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Mariner's Cottage

Woodbridge - Woodbridge Coast

A small but perfectly formed cottage in the heart of the popular Suffolk market town of Woodbridge. Perfect for a couple looking for a self catering walking holiday without having to go far to try some of the fantastic l...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£390 - £500 per week *

SFMCW View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking

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The Great House

Orford - Aldeburgh & Orford Coast

A beautifully and sympathetically restored Grade II listed family home, The Great House is midway between Orford's quay, castle, church and Market Hill- a fabulous Big House Holiday home with a 5-star finish.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£3036 - £4620 per week *

GHO View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

New Property Bay View Terrace Lynton Cottage

Lynton - Exmoor

An idyllic couples retreat with spectacular sea views. Close to the centre of the picturesque village of Lynton and surrounded by magnificent Exmoor countryside

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£399 - £899 per week *

BAYVTE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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New Property Beulah

South Devon

Two bedroom property located in the beautiful village of Strete in South Devon. Ideal for walkers, just off the famous South West Coast Path. Netflix available and audio sound system in property.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£470 - £950 per week *

BC778 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
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New Property Riversea Cottage

Kingswear - South Devon

Riversea Cottage is a four bedroom house located in Kingswear with fabulous views of the River Dart and Datmouth Castle. It provides Wifi and Sky.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£775 - £1895 per week *

BC345 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Welcome pack provided

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