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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.

Sundance

Fowey - South East Cornwall

This traditional spacious stone cottage located just a stone's throw from the harbour's edge and just a few minutes walk from the pubs and shops of Fowey. This property is perfect for a family getaway.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£369 - £879 per week *

CSUNDA View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Luxury Property Front view of The Anchorage, a detached Devon Longhouse. The Anchorage

Putsborough - North Devon Coast

This charming property is beautifully furnished and is an ideal family accommodation with a good size garden. Lovely countryside setting with the beach at Putsborough Sands only a short walk away.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£895 - £1950 per week *

ANCHOR View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

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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Special Offer Peony Rose Cottage

Whitby - Yorkshire Coast

Delightful four star property offering a special stay with its attractive period features and stunning decoration. This two bedroom property is centrally located and sleeps four and boasts a multi fuel burning stove and...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£454 - £716 per week *

W075 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
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New Property Keepers Cottage

Barbrook - Exmoor

Delightful detached Exmoor cottage with wonderful sea and country views. Just 2 miles from the twin coastal villages of Lynton & Lynmouth.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£520 - £1100 per week *

KEEPBA View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Harbour View House

Fowey - South East Cornwall

This light and roomy property boasts wonderful views of the harbour. This property is also great for those who like to go fishing with fishing trips available in Fowey, all just a short distance from a glorious sandy bea...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£559 - £1332 per week *

CHVIEW View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Stunning chocolate box 18th Century thatched cottage. Amys Cottage

Dolton - North Devon Countryside

This wonderfully quaint thatched cottage sleeping 4 is full of character with its exposed beams and inglenook fireplace. An ideal countryside retreat but also only 30 minutes from the coast.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
£260 - £610 per week *

N1125 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
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Stade Cottage

Hythe - Kent Coast

Jam-packed with character and utterly charming, any family or group will love this renovated fisherman's cottages just a stones throw from the beach in Hythe. Walk down to the High Street for a fantastic array of places...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£610 - £1050 per week *

EK755 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • 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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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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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

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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