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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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Randview

Herne Bay - Kent Coast

Offering breathtaking sea views, a wrap-around garden and a large patio area with a barbeque. With access to the cliff top walk and cycle path, this property will provide you with a unique and relaxing holiday experience...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£671 - £1156 per week *

EK734 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Milk Churn

South Molton - North Devon Countryside

Beautifully decorated, this recently renovated property is perfect for family looking for a break away from the hustle and bustle. Stunning views and set in a working farm, you'll adore a stay in the Devon countryside.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£325 - £650 per week *

MILK View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Tennis court
  • 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

Victory Mews First Floor Flat

Brighton Marina - Brighton & Hove

Located in the popular Brighton Marina, this stylish flat is the perfect holiday home. Relax on the balcony that overlooks the inner harbour, or explore the shops and restaurants nearby. Brighton's city centre is a short...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£640 - £875 per week *

BBVM87 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
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The Shippen

Torrington - North Devon Countryside

The Shippen is a wonderfully humble cottage tucked away in the Devonshire countryside and well positioned on the owner's 7.5 acre plot where you can ramble your way over fields and through woods, and admire the lake.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£285 - £655 per week *

N2098 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 2.5 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
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House Martins

Muddiford Nr. Barnstaple - North Devon Countryside

Located in the beautiful North Devon countryside this converted barn is an excellent property to holiday in. The interior is contemporary and stylish but still retains some original features, there is plenty of space and...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£465 - £1015 per week *

HOUSE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

The Ridge

Polruan - South East Cornwall

This breathtaking detached property which is elevated above Polruan is the perfect getaway for friends and family. Enjoy the spectacular views from the conservatory out to sea and across the harbour mouth to readymoney C...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£741 - £1764 per week *

CRIDG2 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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The Cottage At North Healand

Torrington - North Devon Countryside

Nestled amongst the Devon countryside in Torrington, the whole family will adore cosying up by the inglenook fireplace after days out walking through the open acres. This character packed house boasts a play room; perfec...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£520 - £1133 per week *

COTTNH View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Luxury Property Allen's Farm Oast

Mayfield - Sussex Countryside

Snuggled in the splendid countryside of Sussex, this piece of architectural wonder is dazzlingly beautiful. The vast interior has been exquisitely decorated and offers the perfect base from which to explore the rural tow...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£995 - £1418 per week *

SX886 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Ash Cottage

Woolsery - North Devon Coast

Set in 16 acres of countryside, this farm cottage would be perfect for families. With Cloverly and Bucks Mill just a drive away, you'll be able to enjoy the North Devon Coast and a rural retreat at the same time.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£268 - £600 per week *

ASHCOT View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 7 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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The Old Post Office

Orford - Suffolk Coast

Located to the south side of Market Hill in Orford, The Old Post Office is an unspoilt, traditional building, fully refurbished to create top-range holiday accommodation. Pretty original features can be seen throughout.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£969 - £1260 per week *

SFOPO View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • 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
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Lindos

Looe - South East Cornwall

The comfortably furnished balcony offers splendid views over the river and the large windows and spacious rooms give this astounding Victorian house the feeling of openness and luxury. Set in a quiet location yet within...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£579 - £1292 per week *

L30016 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Chichester House

Saltdean - Brighton & Hove

This truly characterful property is situated a short walk from the Saltdean beaches and the centre of Brighton is nearby. A stay in this property will be sure to please all generations.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£827 - £1102 per week *

BBCHIC View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

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