Self Catering Cottages for Active Holidays in the Great Outdoors

We offer a wide choice of self-catering cottages for those seeking an active holiday involving sporting or outdoor pursuits. Whether walking in England, climbing mountains in Scotland, riding rapids or zip wires in Wales, the holiday cottages listed here will be located near an attractive choice of activities to enjoy in the great outdoors. Many cottages will offer activities on site such as fishing and tennis, or will be surrounded by long, bracing walks in the country or along the miles of scenic coastal footpaths. Choose cottages equipped for the kind of activity you want to enjoy while on holiday. Is there a place for drying wet clothing, a lockable shed for bicycles or an outdoor shower for washing down surfboards and wetsuits. If something you need isn't listed on a cottage's advert, ask the property's owner. It is easy to call them and get an immediate answer.

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Glencarron Lodge , Wester Ross, Inverness-shire

Glencarron Lodge , Wester Ross

Glencarron is a beautiful Victorian shooting lodge near Strathcarron sleeping up to 18 in 11 bedrooms. This lovely large house enjoys breath taking views of the Glencarron Estate, which covers more than 12,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands. Pets welcome.

Pennsylvania Castle, Weymouth, Dorset

Pennsylvania Castle, Weymouth

A large, luxury seaside apartment in Pennsylvania Castle on the Isle of Portland in Weymouth. With 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It is perfect for large families of groups of friends at any time of year. And, between March and October, this 5-star Castle has a covered swimming pool!

Eastern Lee, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Eastern Lee, Yarmouth

Eastern Lee Sleeps on the Isle of Wight sleeps 2-8,+2 children, in 4 bedrooms (3 bathrooms). Our 1930s refurbished eco friendly bungalow perches above Wellow village. This peaceful coastal holiday property enjoys uninterrupted country views on two sides. Pets welcome

Wagtails Seaside Apartment, Swansea, Glamorgan

Wagtails Seaside Apartment, Swansea

Wagtails is a charming 1-bedroom s/c ground floor holiday apartment with Wi-Fi sleeping 2 on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea in Glamorgan. Own drive and off-road parking to front door. Walk down lane/s to stunning beaches, rocky cliffs and woodland. Secure garden for your dog(s). Short breaks wel...

Creels, Brixham, Devon

Creels, Brixham

Creels is a beautifully presented South Devon holiday home in Brixham offering uninterrupted harbour and sea views. This large, spacious and very family friendly seaside house sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms. Pets are equally welcome.

Windward, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Windward, Yarmouth

Windward is a charming 2-bedroom Isle of Wight holiday cottage in the picturesque Victorian seaside resort of Yarmouth within easy reach of golden sandy beaches. Windward sleeps 4 in a stylish and very well equipped holiday home-from-home.

Middleton Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland

Middleton Hall, Alnwick

large Beautiful Victorian mansion house with exquisite and tranquil woodland surroundings. 10 luxurious and grand bedrooms all with en-suite facilities. 'Men's Getaway Room' with full size snooker table.Weekend stays from £47pppn for 3 nights

Ninevah, Falmouth, Cornwall

Ninevah, Falmouth

Immaculately presented throughout after a meticulous renovation, Ninevah is a large period village house near Falmouth in Cornwall offering a rich blend of coastal charm and luxury modern comfort across two floors, with versatile and pet friendly self catering accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 b...

Torr -Raven Wing 4, Fort Augustus, Invernessshire

Torr -Raven Wing 4, Fort Augustus

This modern 2-bedroom, ground floor apartment with shared pool and Wifi in Fort Augustus, has been totally renovated and given a contemporary look which contrasts nicely with the traditional monastic look of the rest of the abbey. Sleeps 4.

Home Farm, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Home Farm, Whitby

Located in an idyllic rural location just above Sandsend Beach in Whitby, Home Farm is a family and pet friendly holiday cottage with use of an indoor heated pool and luxury spa (and even a separate dog spa) on the Raithwaite Estate. Sleeps 5.

Harveys Mill, Kelsale, Suffolk

Harveys Mill, Kelsale

Harvey's Mill is a centuries old Suffolk windmill lovingly converted to create a picture-perfect holiday cottage for 2. For couples of all ages, it's a perfect rural bolthole for holidays and weekend romantic escapes walking or cycling in the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pets welcome.

The Stables , Barnstaple, Devon

The Stables , Barnstaple

Stables is a large stunning converted stable cottage in Tawstock near Barnstaple in North Devon. It has a tastefully decorated interior with loads of space to relax and unwind. Outside there is a large private patio, garden play area and shared games room,and tennis court.

41 Moorings Reach, BRIXHAM, Devon

41 Moorings Reach, BRIXHAM

41 Marine Reach is a large, contemporary holiday home in Brixham, part of an award-winning waterside development with captivating views across Brixham Harbour and across Torbay. This family friendly house sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms.

The Milking Parlour, Heart of England, Westhope, Shropshire

The Milking Parlour, Heart of England, Westhope

The Milking Parlour is one of five high-quality brick-built holiday barn conversions in a lovely rural setting on a 250-acre farm, in the countryside on the edge of Westhope, a small village, just six miles from Church Stretton in Shropshire. This large, pet friendly holiday property sleeps 11.

The Chapel, Ramsgate, Kent

The Chapel, Ramsgate

The Chapel is a large, luxurious 3 bedroom, self catering holiday property, close to many sandy award winning sandy beaches and pretty coastal villages. It can sleep up to 10 guests and is perfect for families, friends and entertaining. The Chapel has a Gold 4 Star from Quality in Tourism.

Silverholme, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Silverholme, Hawkshead

An elegant Georgian Manor House on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, Silverholme is a large, pet friendly Cumbrian holiday cottage that sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms (8 ensuite). It offers luxury accommodation with indoor heated swimming pool and cinema room with surround sound!

Turnstones, Falmouth, Cornwall

Turnstones, Falmouth

Huge Cornish house on the banks of the River sleeping up to 10 in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. Facilities include Media room, Wi-Fi and parking. One well behaved dog is welcome. The beach and watersports centre is just a minutes walk away

9 Porth Veor Villas, Newquay, Cornwall

9 Porth Veor Villas, Newquay

9 Porth Meor Villas offers self-catering accommodation in an award-winning Newquay Holiday Apartment overlooking Porth Beach and the outdoor heated swimming pool. No.9 sleeps 6 guests in 2 (double and twin) bedrooms (both en suite) 3 minutes-walk from the beach. Available all year round.

Pine Lodge, Barnstaple, Devon

Pine Lodge, Barnstaple

Pine Lodge is a tastefully decorated pet friendly 5-bedroom house with Wi-Fi sleeping 10, ideally located in Bickington outside Barnstaple close to the North Devon coast. A well-equipped house with large garden and views over open countryside towards Saunton and Lundy Island, it offers ideal group a...

Riechip, Dunkeld, Perthshire

Riechip, Dunkeld

This large Perthshire holiday cottage was built by the Duke of Atholl as a shooting lodge and offers beautiful rural views from its hillside location near Dunkeld. Riechip now offers pet friendly self-catering accommodation in 8 bedrooms for up to 16 guests. Perfect for walking or golfing holidays.

The Barn, Taunton, Somerset

The Barn, Taunton

The Barn, beautiful converted barn with spa use. VisitBritain 4 star rated. Sleeps 6, traditional Somerset barn in idyllic countryside surroundings. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Book other holiday cottages at the same location for larger groups. 5 miles Taunton.

Courtyard Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Courtyard Cottage, Barnstaple

Courtyard Cottage is a comfortable, well-equipped coastal holiday cottage in North Devon sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Close to North Devon's many beaches, you will also enjoy access to facilities at Combrew Farm such as our indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and gym....

The Roundhouse, Barnstaple, Devon

The Roundhouse, Barnstaple

The Roundhouse is a large and spacious holiday cottage with an indoor pool near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast at Combrew Farm. Sleeping 9, this 5-bedroom barn conversion offers luxurious self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends all year round.

The Old Cheeseloft, Kirkudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

The Old Cheeseloft, Kirkudbright

The Old Cheeseloft is a recently rennovated rural holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway on the sea shore in Ross Bay near Kirkuudbright. With 3 bedrooms sleeping 5 guests, this pet friendly holiday home is perfect for couples or families looking for a relaxing holiday in peaceful surroundings

Newlands, Brixham, Devon

Newlands, Brixham

Newlands is a family holiday cottage by the sea in Brixham, Devon, within walking distance of Breakwater Beach, Its garden facilities include a hot tub, trampoline and a playhouse ensures it will appeal to children on holiday in Devon. Sleeps 7.

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Activity holidays don't need to involve with knuckle experiences. For families with young children, or those preferring a 'healthy holiday' without the risk of injury, then consider hiring bicycles to explore a Sustrans Cycle route or a cycle-path such as the Tarka Trail in North Devon.  To ensure that a holiday cottage does have exactly what you are looking for, e.g. an outdoor shower for washing the salt of wetsuits and surfboards. use the Visit Website button to go to a cottage's own website for further information. Alternatively, e-mail or phone the owner direct to check that what you want to do on holiday is exactly the activity offered by the cottage.

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