Active Holidays

 

Scroll down to find a choice of self-catering cottages suitable 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 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. 

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Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
9

Canford Dairy is a Large Luxury Dorset holiday cottage with a private heated indoor pool near Wimborne Minster. This accessible holiday cottage sleeps up to 20 guests in an idyllic rural location with great pubs and the coast nearby Pets welcome by agreement.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

A gravel farm track leads guests to the restored 18th century detached barn known as the Shippon, which is located in Llechwedd, North Wales and boasts romantic charm, modern fittings and a mezzanine bedroom for couples. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by gardens and magnificent views.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Once used as the Brushford village school, Old School House is now a carefully-restored rural cottage near Dulverton in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample character & features two wood burners, a bread oven, mature gardens, contemporary comforts and access to multiple local attractions.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

The Old Chapel is a majestic coastal cottage just moments from the beautiful beaches of Clovelly in North Devon. The former chapel boasts 10 acres of meadows with a pond as well as sea views, church windows, vaulted beamed ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and many more original features.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Old Malthouse is a sophisticated rural cottage in Monksilver, Somerset, which blends tradition and modernity. Replete with exposed beams and wood burner, the pet-friendly cottage once supplied malt to the region and is an ideal place to enjoy a local cider or an ale after a day exploring Exmoor.

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Elm
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3

Elm is an ideal seaside escape. The coastal cottage lies in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, and boasts wonderful ocean and countryside views from its delightful gardens which catch the sea breeze. The cottage also offers a games room, wheelchair access and contemporary comforts, plus proximity to Exmoor.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Feel the sea breeze and admire the views of Blue Anchor Bay at Beech, a coastal cottage in Primrose Hill, Somerset. Play in the sun or explore Exmoor National Park, before retiring to a cottage with wheelchair access, a games room and a furnished garden with beautiful views of the countryside.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

A distinct coastal vibe permeates Fish and Ships, a contemporary coastal cottage in the heart of Whitby in North Yorkshire. Whitby’s harbour is a short walk from the apartment, which offers light and airy spaces with abundant natural light, as well as relaxed sophistication and open-plan design.

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Ash
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

With panoramic views of Blue Anchor Bay, Ash is a modern coastal cottage ideal for a seaside holiday. Situated in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, the cottage offers disabled access as well as gorgeous gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts, plus access to beaches and the delights of Exmoor.

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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 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.