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.

496 cottages found. 496 match all criteria.

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.

Stable Cottage is a stylish Devon holiday cottage with acres of space set within the extensive grounds of Highbullen Hotel and Country Club estate, enjoying all the first class facilities available to guests in rural surroundings near South Molton. The cottage sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms plus a fu...

The Devon Manor House is a Grade 1 listed property, set in 160 acres of idyllic North Devon countryside. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms and has a swimming pool and tennis court. This large, luxury North Devon holiday home with glorious gardens is a short rural drive from beaches and Exmoor. Pets welcome...

37% off

22nd Dec-4th Jan

The Chalet Saunton Apartment 1 Cottage Listing

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.

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.

Mill Reach is a stylish 2-bedroom holiday let a short stroll from the River Yar in Yarmouth, a picturesque seaisde town on the Isle of Wight with views across the Solent. Perfect for 2-4 guests seeking a long holiday or short break by the sea in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Enjoy a memorable holiday in this 200-year old and beautifully restored fort on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. This luxuriously furnished 3-bedroom apartments has it all - wonderful interior design, an indoor swimming pool, lovely gardens and, to cap it all, panoramic sea views. Cape Schanck sleeps...

Comfort Wood Cottage is a high-quality countryside barn conversion, as enticing as its name implies. This large Cornish holiday cottage in Calstock, lies within a secluded woodland walk of Cothele House on the River Tamar. It sleeps 8 on a small farm with sheep, horses and honey bees. Pets welcome. ...

£100 off

8th-10th Dec

Corner Cottage Cottage Listing

In a lovely South Devon coastal location with beautiful views, Corner Cottage near Plymouth is a large and stylish 5-bedroom holiday home with a spacious, sunny open plan living/kitchen area - perfect for a larger family or group of friends. Dogs very welcome.

Rose Barn is a large luxury holiday cottage with a swimming pool in North Devon that cleverly combines two adjoining cottages at Combrew Farm near Barnstaple to create a 7 bedroom, pet friendly holiday home that sleeps 12. Perfect for large families or groups for holidays and special occasions.

Island Terrace is a large and luxurious 5-Star Holiday Cottage in Salcombe on the South Devon Coast sleeping up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms. This spacious, child-friendly house with a desirable patio courtyard and BBQ lies within walking distance of Salcombe’s restaurants, shops and waterfront.

A stylish 1-bedroom barn conversion near Barnstaple for 2, Park View Lodge has been very well, you might say, luxuriously equipped, from reclining massage chairs to underfloor heating - and all mod cons in between. It's lovely romantic rural bolthole for exploring the North Devon coast.

Crew Cottage is a seaside holiday cottage for couples in the Torbay resort of Brixham in South Devon. Once a fishermens cottage, and now beautifully transformed to create a blissfuly relaxing cottage for two, a short stroll from the harbiour.

Eel House is a large Lake District holiday barn conversion in Cumbria sleeping 10 guests in 5 ground floor bedrooms. Set in rural surroundings on the large Graythwaite country estate in a pleasant courtyard, Eel House guests have use of Estate leisure facilities including a heated indoor pool, play ...

Rose Cottage is a luxuriously furnished and equipped 4-bedroom holiday cottage in a rural location on the North Devon coast near Barnstaple. Guests enjoy use of a heated indoor pool and many more leisure facilities. Sleeps 7. Pets welcome.

An idyllic quiet haven, large pet friendly Merrifield House near Ashburton in Devon is a listed Georgian former Rectory sleeping 10 guests in 5 bedrooms. Get away from it all whilst enjoying easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the wonderful sandy beaches of the South Hams.

Solstice is a delightful period maisonette style property set over three floors, in an excellent location. The property has stunning estuary views of Kingswear and the mouth of the River Dart.

3 Allington Square, in the West Dorset town of Bridport on the Jurassic Heritage Coast, is a most comfortable and appealingly furnished pet friendly holiday home sleeping 2-4 guests in 2 bedrooms. This modern house is within walking distance of Bridport’s attractive shops, bars and restaurants.

The Ship Inn, once a pub in Colwyn Bay in North Wales, has been comfortably and stylishly converted to create a large, dog friendly holiday cottage sleeping 34 guests in 12 spacious bedrooms, with a 5-minute walk of the beach.

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.

Cornish stone cottages overlooking magnificent sea views in a quiet rural location of Trebarwith Valley and Trebarwith Strand. 20 mins walk from the local sandy beach and a short distance from many other beaches, 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 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...

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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