Cornwall and Devon both have an abundance of scenic cycling routes. An excellent route for the whole family to enjoy together, the Camel Trail follows the route of an old railway line for 18 miles, between the fishing port of Padstow and the village of Wenfordbridge. It passes through glorious countryside, including parts of mysterious Bodmin Moor, before joining the riverbank for the approach to the coast. The market towns of Bodmin and Wadebridge are good stops for a bite to eat. Not too far away, the Tarka Trail is a wonderful route for exploring the green, unspoiled countryside of North Devon on two wheels. Covering 180 miles, it is the country’s longest off-road cycle path. Following in the footsteps of the region’s best-loved fictional character, Tarka the Otter, you will cycle through wooded combes, across high, open moors, and along the banks of gentle streams. The pretty towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, and Lynton and Lynmouth on Exmoor, all offer a variety of holiday cottages for cycling holidays.
Situated on a working organic Dorset farm in a peaceful rural location, Threshers Barn near Beaminster is a Grade 2 listed 16th-century flint barn, beautifully restored to provide cosy, bright and airy accommodation with original features such as old beams and windows. Pets welcome.
Biallid is a large dog friendly country house in the heart of the Scottish highlands. It has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 people. The house is set in it's own grounds outside Newtonmore and has fishing and shooting available for guests to book and is surrounded by amazing scenery.
Set in its own private grounds in Dartmoor National Park, Whitelady House is a stunning 6 bedroom Devon house with hot-tub. Whitelady House offers guests luxury self-catering accommodation. Guests can also choose to add a “Chalet” style catered option to their stay. Pets welcome.
Poppas Cottage is a romantic coastal cottage within a 19th century thatched property in Burton Bradstock in Dorset. The cottage lies just moments from the beach and features spacious stylishly-appointed rooms as well as a lovely garden for pets and couples to enjoy, plus contemporary comforts.
Manicured gardens & open countryside surround Ardsley Cottage, a stylish rural cottage at Longford Hall Farm in Hollington. The elegant cottage sits among the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales & features spacious grounds with lovely views, contemporary comforts, seclusion, serenity and a hot tub.
East Wing is a gorgeous rural flat within a grand manor-style home outside Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Surrounded by the Cotswolds, the cottage offers beautiful grounds with an orchard and a tennis court. The interior boasts oriental art and serenity as well as modern sophistication and elegance.
A delightful pair of Shropshire Holiday Cottages in Bishop's Castle, let independently or together. Between them, The Old School House and Cottage sleep 17 in 9 bedrooms. Comprising a detached Georgian house with adjacent detached cottage and hot tub offering large and characterful accommodation.
2 The Oaks is an elegant 19th-century semi-detached sandstone cottage set amidst manicured gardens in Hoarwithy, Herefordshire. The rural cottage boasts generous grounds with wonderful views and fresh air, as well as a sophisticated interior with exposed beams, open-plan spaces and a wood burner.
A delightful Cotswold Countryside Cottage with a mature private garden in the idyllic village of Broadway. Dog-friendly Laburnum Cottage sleeps 3 in 2 double bedrooms - perfect for a country cottage holiday in a lovely Worcestershire location. Private Parking
This beautiful Devon penthouse apartment is set on the three-mile stretch of shingle beach at Slapton Sands and is literally at the beach. With its own entrance, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a gorgeous open plan living space, we can't think of a better place to enjoy a break on the coast.
Old Bothy makes the perfect romantic retreat for couples on holiday, situated at the edge of the Cotswolds in the historic 11th-century village of Halford, Warwickshire, a small countryside cottage boasting courtyard garden, an electric wood-burner, and en-suite double bedroom.
Dovedale Lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to four guests in the quiet Peak District hamlet of Blore, Derbyshire, a charming countryside cottage on the grounds of the Old Rectory featuring French furnishings, modern well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and fabulous views.
Nuffies Cottage is a gorgeous converted barn with panoramic views of rolling green hills. The rural cottage boasts stone walls and is situated on a working farm near Winster in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. Exposed beams and country charm combine with modern comforts to ensure relaxation.
Panoramic Views is a chalet-inspired countryside cottage in the Trull area on the outskirts of the county town of Taunton, Somerset, offering stunning views of the Blackdown and Quantock hills, with a well-equipped kitchen, king master with en-suite with walk-in shower, and two flat-screen TVs.
Under Acre Cottage is a charming chocolate box cottage nestled among the Cranborne AONB in Winterborne Whitechurch. The Grade II listed 16th-century rural cottage boasts a thatched roof & more original features, plus a lovely garden with countryside views, an open fire & access to the Dorset coast.
Riven Oak is situated amidst the beautiful Lake District near the village of Levens, Cumbria, a two-storey pet-friendly cottage with beamed ceilings, master king with en-suite shower among four ground-floor bedrooms, and open-plan living space with wood-burning stove and Freesat TV.
The Botanist’s Clock is an architecturally stylish romantic cottage sitting at the heart of a grand 100-acre estate near Hedsor in the Home Counties. The sophisticated rural cottage offers manicured gardens and an elegant interior with vibrant and playful colours, plus garden views & urban chic.
Holly Cottage near the historic market town of Alnwick, Northumberland, is one of three countryside cottages that make up the Alndyke Farm Cottages property, a romantic retreat featuring fully fitted country kitchen, a sitting area with Inglenook fireplace, private patio, and super-king bedroom.
Rose Cottage is a sumptuous Grade II listed, 18th century, thatched, Cotswold stone cottage in the gorgeous village of Ebrington. The picture-perfect romantic cottage offers an open fire, exposed beams, a beautiful garden and tranquillity near Chipping Camden.
Memorial Cottage lies a short walk from the centre of the Peak District village of Eyam, Derbyshire, a stone-built romantic cottage perfect for couples seeking a holiday retreat amidst marvellous moors, featuring a handcrafted oak kitchen, wood-burner stove & two bedrooms with elegant features.
Relax and unwind in this cosy East Devon rural holiday cottage in the Blackdown Hills near Honiton and slightly further, the Jurassic coast. Apple Tree Cottage is perfect for couples seeking a romantic rural retreat in any season or a family with an infant for holidays during school term times.
Langdon near the village of Jacobstow, a romantic cottage near the Cornish coast featuring open-plan living space, contemporary kitchen, wood-burning stove, rear lawned garden, and cosy double bedroom.
The Blackbird Song is a cosy log-wood cabin set among nature in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The charming rural cottage enjoys seclusion and opportunities for kayaking and nature walks. The interior décor and open-plan design welcome natural light and add to the charm & the hot tub is inviting
Discover luxurious living in this beautifully designed eco lodge at Strawberryfield Park in the Cheddar countryside. Spacious and bright this two bedroom lodge has no less than three sets of glass sliding doors leading out on to a decked terrace complete with outdoor seating and a bubbling hot tub.