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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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11 Thurlestone Rock

Thurlestone - South Devon

Stunning sea views Easy access to the beach Heated outdoor swimming pool Communal outdoor areas leading down to the sandy beach Perfect for families and for romantic breaks

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£562 - £1622 per week *

BC171 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • Towels hire available
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • 4 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
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The Meadows Dairy

Bawdsey - Suffolk Countryside

Surround by field view and ideal for the family. This modern yet characterful property is less than a mile from the nearest shop and pub complete with a woodburner to cozy up in front of, a tennis court and a pool!

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£635 - £975 per week *

TMD View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 0.9 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • 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
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The Smithy

Lynton - North Devon Coast

In the heart of Lynton, this converted Smithy boasts rustic charm and character features. Perfect for a couple or a family looking to be within walking distance of fantatsic pubs.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£349 - £783 per week *

SMITHY View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

Clovertown

Lerryn - South East Cornwall

Situated under protective trees that lead towards the water Clovertown provides roomy accommodation. There are amazing views from any window. If you are a keen bird watcher keep your eyes open for the Herons, investigati...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£848 - £2020 per week *

CCTOWN View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • 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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Special Offer Amethies Gwel

St Columb - Mid Cornwall

Located just outside Newquay, Amethies Gwel is a spacious family property with all year-round access to a heated indoor pool, large shared garden and your own private courtyard.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£735 - £1750 per week *

P00532 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • 1.3 mile to a pub
  • 1.4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Vine Barn, Otley

Wickham Market - Suffolk Countryside

One of a collection of barns, Vine Barn is an excellent conversion offering a modern and comfortable space. With a playroom, gym and private gardens, there is something for everyone to relax and enjoy.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£879 - £1530 per week *

SFVBO View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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Special Offer 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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Special Offer 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
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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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