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.

580 cottages found 580 match all criteria.

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.

Set high on the hills of Exmoor above Simonsbath is Emmett's Grange, a dog friendly large and Grade II listed large and secluded Georgian house with Wi-Fi sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms. Located within a glorious 900-acre estate in the Exmoor National Park and benefiting from a private deluxe swim spa.

Set on the edge of the pretty village of Crantock on the North Cornwall coast, Talland Croft is a large and charming 5-bedroom house sleeping 10 people. The dog-friendly house is a short walk across dunes to a beautiful sandy beach or an even shorter walk into the heart of Crantock, with good pubs a...

Fairways West is a newly renovated luxury house that sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms in Chittlehamholt, North Devon. The house is perfect for large families or groups of friends. The house is set in lovely grounds of a hotel and has access to an 18 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool and leisure complex.

Far-reaching rural and sea views across Lyme Bay are a feature of Harbour Lights, a large holiday cottage in Dorset between Bridport and the Jurassic Coast at West Bay. This pet friendly luxury property with Wi-Fi sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms.

Family-friendly Cornish coastal cottage offering self-catering accommodation in a quiet rural location with magnificent sea views over Trebarwith Strand. 20 mins walk from the local sandy beach and a short distance to other beaches in North Cornwall as well as Tintagel, Port Isaac and Boscastle.

Quay Cottage in Brixham, South Devon combines the best of both worlds, blending modern renovation with a traditional fisherman’s cottage to create a stylish character holiday cottage sleeping 6 with sea views across Torbay, a stones throw from the vibrant harbour in the heart of the town.

This characterful 500 year old stone-built, coastal cottage in the village of Llanfaethlu on Anglesey offers self-catering accommodation sleeping six guests in three bedrooms. Pets welcome.

This large and comfortable Isle of Wight holiday cottage with 4-bedrooms and use of a pool and gym is located within The West Bay Club near Yarmouth. Perfect for a healthy and active family holiday close to the coast.

Where better to enjoy uninterrupted views of the picturesque 14th Century Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey than from the balconies at The Pink House, a large holiday cottage perched above the village offering breath-taking harbour and sea views. Sleeping up to 8 guests, it is just a short strol...

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Lovely large 6 bedroom barn conversion set on our farmstead in 19 acres of grass and woodland two miles from the historic town of Beverley. Free wifi - arrive any day. SEE OUR VIRTUAL TOUR ON OUR WEBSITE. AWARD WINNING COTTAGES. Pets welcome.

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

Cornish stone cottages overlooking magnificent views of the sea Trebarwith Valley and Trebarwith Strand in a quiet rural location. 5 mins drive from the beach and a short drive from Port Isaac, Boscastle and many other beaches.

Riverview is a waterside apartment in the charming Ayrshire town of Irvine, in the Scottish Lowlands. This beautifully furnished coastal holiday cottage sleeps 4, with breathtaking views of the esplanade and estuary, a stone’s throw from glorious beaches, Ayrshire coast castles and golf courses.

A stunning Grade II listed Regency House, Clermont Hall in Norfolk was once owned by the Duke of Wellington and now offers luxury self-catering accommodation for 36 guests in 18 bedrooms. It includes an outdoor heated swimming pool, games room, snooker room, sauna and hot tub and extensive grounds

A beautifully presented holiday cottage in an equally beautiful secluded location in Llangdafan, Ty Newedd has an indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub to go with the luxurious interior of this large holiday home that sleeps up to 16 guests in Powys.

Luxury 2 bedroom detached cottage with log fire on the Isle of Skye, with uninterrupted sea views and set in 6 acres of croft land.

Butterdon a beautifuly decorated stone cottage located in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor - sleeps 5. Butterdon is one of 3 self catering cottages at Clifford Barton which all have private fenced gardens, pet friendly, great for kids, 2 acre lake, 50 acre private nature reserve and Games Barn.

Whitelady House near Tavistock in West Devon is an imposing Grade II listed country house set in its own stunning grounds within Dartmoor National Park. It sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms. This dog friendly house is lies at the heart of a rural walkers paradise next door to the Nati...

Nestled on an idyllic farm in the rural hamlet of Chathill, this Northumberland Heritage Coast holiday cottage sleeps 4, with a delightful private patio. Ivy Cottage is a stone’s throw from spectacular sandy beaches, the stunning Cheviots, Bamburgh Castle and the fishing village of Beadnell.

This Cornish holiday cottage in Newquay overlooks Porth Beach from the 17-acre grounds of a private hotel. Beachcombers' guests enjoy use of the hotels indoor heated pool, gym, bar and restaurant. The house sleeps 5 guests in 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite): perfect for a family seaside holiday in Newquay.

Fishlegs is a child friendly cottage in Devon that sleeps 6. It is more than an ordinary 3-bedroom seaside holiday cottage in Torbay. This Brixham house has been wonderfully refurbished to create a quirky, intelligent design that will make you want to return.

This large detached and holiday farmhouse is located in the village of Northwood between the Shropshire towns of Wem and Ellesmere near Shrewsbury A dog-friendly rural holiday home in 40-acres of farmland, it can sleep thirteen people in five bedrooms.

With show-stopping countryside and sea views of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, this exceptional well-furnished and equipped holiday home in Burton Bradstock sleeps 6 in comfortable and stylishly decorated rooms. It's perfect for walking and beach holidays for a family or friends in all four seasons.

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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