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.

623 cottages found 623 match all criteria.

Warcombe Farmhouse is a large, dog-friendly Devon Long-House with Wi-Fi sleeping 9 in 4 bedrooms. The Farmhouse is set in quiet countryside on the coast near the seaside village of Lee Bay and Woolacombe. Perfect for family summer holidays.

Braunton Farmhouse is a 5 bedroom farmhouse, recently refurbished to a very high standard. The North Devon house is perfectly situated on the hill above Braunton and within a few miles of Georgeham, Croyde and amazing, award-winning, beaches at Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Pets welcome.

£200 off

6th-13th Aug

Derwent House Cottage Listing
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Derwent House in Matlock, Derbyshire is a luxury holiday cottage fully equipped to meet the needs of groups of up to 12 people. This large dog-friendly Peak District holiday home with WiFi is Grade II listed and ideal for a special occasion, family gathering or time with friends.

Barnfield is a luxury North Devon Holiday Cottage with WiFi in the rural foothills of Exmoor and an easy drive to wonderful sandy beaches. This large and child friendly thatched cottage sleeps 8-10 in 4 bedrooms one being a ground floor with en suite. Up to 3 pets are welcome.

Sunnycroft is a tastefully furnished, large seaside holiday cottage in Brixham, Torbay. Sleeping 10, this pet friendly holiday cottage with stunning coastal views lies within walking distance of the harbour. Families with infants are particularly catered for.

A large black and white timber-framed house dating back to the 17th-Century, White Hopton House near Bishops Castle in Shropshire offers a high standard of self-catering accommodation for 12 guests in a peaceful rural location. The spacious lawned gardens contain an outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

Looking for the charming Welsh coastal cottage in an idyllic setting with an uninterrupted sea views? Look no further! Sheltered by Garn Fadryn, this delightful remote countryside cottage offers sea views and seclusion with beaches on both sides of the peninsula within easy reach. Pets welcome

A luxury holiday cottage on Anglesey, Bwthyn Awel is large enough to comfortably accommodate 10 guests in 5 bedrooms. This secluded rural cottage with panoramic sea views over Church Bay is perfect for walking, cycling and beach holidays in North Wales.

50% off

20th-23rd Jul

Incleborough House Cottage Listing
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NOW PET FRIENDLY - A Luxurious, 5-Star Gold large holiday cottage located near Cromer in a village setting 300m from an award-winning beach. Facilities in this Grade II-listed, wheelchair accessible and child friendly home include a hot tub, games room, trampoline, and private garden

£280 off

27th Jul-3rd Aug

The Beach House Cottage Listing
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A Cottage on the Beach If you are planning a group holiday for 14 to 20 people then you’ve come to the right place. The Dorset Beach House is a large Jurassic Coast holiday cottage is right on the beach at West Bay in Dorset, close to the popular towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis.

A beautiful hillside traditional stone built end terraced house in the Peak District village of Bakewell, River Cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to a high standard and sleeps up to four people. Pets welcome.

Cuckoo's Nest is a delightful 5 star self-catering cottage in Cumbria, hidden away in the centre of Ambleside in the Lake District. Perfect for couples for short breaks or longer holidays, guests also have use of the luxury spa and swimming pool at a nearby hotel.

Luxury waterside self-catering apartment rentals with WiFi in Kendal sleeping 4 with disabled access. This Riverside Apartment lies between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, with a stunning view of Kendal Castle.

Hillside lodge is an original croft, offering self-catering holidays in some of the most tranquil and peaceful rural location near Allendale in Northumberland with the silence is broken by birdsong and the occasional clipperty-clop of horse hooves from the Sinderhope riding centre just 200 metres!

Cariad Cottage is a large and pet friendly Ceredigion Holiday Cottage with a hot tub. Located near Aberaeron in a quiet countryside location, this welcoming rural cottage sleeps 11 in 4 bedrooms, one being wheelchair accessible with a wet room. Cariad has two fun-fishing lakes.

This large mid-Wales holiday cottage near Lake Bala is located on a peaceful country estate where facilities include use of a heated indoor swimming pool and tennis court. Beater's Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and is within easy reach of Lake Bala, Snowdonia and North Wales beaches.

Spinnaker House is a modern, spacious and contemporary holiday home in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The child-friendly house sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms a few minutes walk from the yacht-filled harbour front in Cowes.

This quintessential Welsh country cottage in Gwynedd with magnificent rural and sea views nestles in a secluded location in the hamlet of Garnfadryn in the Llyn Peninsula.

Tal y Waen Cottages. Owl & Buzzard are 2 spacious coastal cottages in a remote rural location in Snowdonia. These comfortable stone-built barn conversions in Gwynedd offer stunning views 2 miles from Dolgellau on the lower slopes of Cader Idris, close to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. Pets welcome.

Yr Hafod is a family-friendly coastal cottage with a private garden sleeping 6 on the Llyn Peninsula in Nefyn offering uninterrupted sea and rural views. Enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday in this secluded corner of North Wales in a much sought-after location just above Nefyn Beach.

Bridesmere, a beautifully decorated converted Devon barn, in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor, sleeps 8. Bridesmere 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 nature reserve and Games Barn.

A luxury coastal cottage within the exclusive Sandbanks resort, Harbour Lodge is a large 4-bedroom Hampshire holiday home. Facilities include a cinema room, glass-clad sun terraces and a hot tub. This large holiday house sleeps 8 within easy reach of lovely beaches and south coast attractions.

A few minutes stroll from breath-taking Camber Sands beach this family friendly, pet friendly cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard. The playroom and enclosed garden are perfect for young children. Guests can enjoy both coastal and countryside walks from the door. Kitesurfing nearby.

Honeysuckle Cottage at Woodlands Manor Farm is a romantic rural hideaway for couples on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. It is set within 37 acres of idyllic countryside and has the benefit of access to a shared large indoor heated swimming pool and woodland walks.

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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