Self-Catering Cottages for Active Holidays in the Great Outdoors

Find 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 activity cottages will offer on-site facilities such as fishing, swimming pools and tennis courts, 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.

534 cottages found. 534 match all criteria.

Set within the South wing of Crowcombe Court a beautiful 13th Century mansion house, the two mirroring apartments at Crowcombe Court sleep 5 people in 3 bedrooms. The apartments are within easy access of The Quantock Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Nuide Farmhouse is a charming, large and pet friendly 5-bedroom farmhouse in rural surroundings that sleeps 10. Set in its own rambling grounds the house is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and has access to fishing on The Spey. Horse riding can be arranged locally in Newtonmore.

Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet friendly holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the North Devon coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.

The Chalet is stunning, purpose-built apartment - hotel, comprising of 6 luxury apartments and an incredible 2 bedroom penthouse suite. Each apartment sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. The living area is open plan with large, glass, full length windows overlooking Saunton Sands beach and the sea beyond.

5 Star graded romantic and secluded Tyas Cottage is a stone built West Yorkshire holiday cottage in Slaithwaite, that sleeps 6. Nestling in a remote wooded Pennine valley, visitors enjoy free access to roam woodland and nearby moors. 11 Golf courses within 5 miles. Pets welcome.

Rathmines is a spacious beach front Victorian townhouse with Sky TV offering pet friendly self-catering accommodation for large families and groups of friends in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl. It sleeps 17 in 8 bedrooms.

The Tollant is a south-facing barn conversion with hot tub on a working farm in the Mid-Wales countryside with meadows above the Wye. Sleeping 6/7 people, it's ideal for families or small groups. With ash floors and French windows onto the terrace, it has a light and spacious feel.

Capel Dinorwig is a magnificent, converted, pet friendly Welsh Chapel in Gwynedd creating a large, luxury, eco holiday home near Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms snd sauna. The remote, rural views from the chapel are absolutely stunning.

This superb, pet friendly Edwardian seaside holiday home on Anglesey is large enough to accommodate up to 14 guests by the sea in Cemeas Bay. With sea views from most rooms and a garden bordering the beach its perfect for holidays all year round for large families or groups of friends.

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...

Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Alvey House is a Victoria-style Highland Villa in Newtonmore. Alvey, a pet friendly holiday home, sleeps 9 guests in 9 bedrooms (8 en-suite) above the River Spey, 15-miles from Aviemore. A superb location for cycling, walking and fishing holidays.

The Bouldner is a large Isle of Wight Holiday Cottage in Yarmouth with beautiful sea views across the Solent. This pet-friendly, 5-bedroom cottage, sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms and welcomes large or extended families or friends for summer holidays on the Island or short breaks at other times.

Family friendly Pippenwell Cottage at Farditch Farm is a luxury Park District holiday cottage amidst beautiful rural surroundings in Derbyshire. This dog friendly cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) in a high quality barn conversion.

A charming Grade II listed stone holiday cottage in Snainton near Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast, this pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 17 in 8 bedrooms and oozes warmth and charm. Relax in the hot tub, walk in the North York Moors or enjoy a day trip to the seaside.

A large Lincolnshire holiday barn conversion sleeping 16 in a superb rural village location. This luxury self catering accommodation near Lincoln includes a hot tub and consierge service. Each of the 8 bedrooms has its own bathroom.

Families, friends and their pets are welcome at Cuttery House. This large South Devon holiday cottage lies close to the coast in gorgeous, remote rural surroundings near East Allington in the South Hams region of Devon. Cuttery sleeps 2-8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

Relax with family or friends in this large country house by the sea overlooking Polperro in Cornwall. This spacious 4 bedroom house with 4 bathrooms sleeps 8 guests has panoramic sea views from its windows and covered terrace and, rare for Polperro, even has off-street parking for 2 cars.

Heather Cottage is a detached dog friendly and accessible, seaside holiday cottage near Llanmedoc Beach in an idyllic rural location with all modern facilities. Heather Cottage has 1 bedroom sleeping 2 - Perfect for a romantic escape on the Gower Peninsula (for all ages).

Talk about stunning sea views: The panoramic cliff-top one through windows at The Bay House in Bigbury-on-Sea embraces award-winning Devon Beaches and Atlantic sunsets. This charming and child-friendly 2-bedroom coastal holiday cottage nestles in a Cliffside location above Challaborough Beach.

Cornborough Coombe is a beautiful 5-bedroom dog friendly cottage within easy reach of Westward Ho!. The large house comfortably accommodates up to 10 and includes an adjoining disabled friendly annex with twin bedroom and wet room. The house has a games room and is surrounded by gorgeous gardens.

Millers Cottage is a warm, cosy, very well equipped and clean and quiet Dorset holiday cottage near Beaminster ?Excellent beds? ?Perfect for the dogs?, ?Exceeded expectations?, ?Great games room?, Excellent value for money? - are some of the comments we receive time and again in our visitor books, ...

As featured in Good Homes and 25 Beautiful Homes magazines. A high quality, detached, dog and toddler friendly cottage close to the North Cornwall coast twix Bude and Port Isaac. Luxury self-catering accommodation for couples, families and friends. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 + infant + dogs

The Victorian Garden Flat is located just off the Promenade at Saltburn-on-Sea - just a short walk from the beach. This pet friendly 2-bedroom flat is perfect for a seaside holiday exploring this attractive stretch of the North Yorkshire Moors and Coastline - at any time of the year.

Standing within its own grounds in a secluded rural location near the Forest of Bowland, Somerwood is a large, beautifully furnished House in Ribchester. Facilities such as a cinema room, billiard room, tennis court and hot tub, justifiably put it in the luxury holiday cottage category. Sleeps 16.

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 or The Bonsal Trail in Derbyshire. 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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