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.
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.
The Tower is an award-winning rural cottage with sweeping countryside views and unique construction. Situated near Latchingdon in Essex, the circular building has preserved the 1930s utilitarian architecture and blended it successfully with true sophistication, a vast balcony and open spaces.
Situated betwixt the country and the coast in Axmouth, 5 Hillside boasts lovely rural views. The semi-detached stone-built cottage is picture perfect and offers beautiful gardens and multiple outdoor spaces, plus a sophisticated interior with an open-plan design, and contemporary comfort.
James’s Parlour is a spacious converted Georgian barn set on lush green fields in Alkington, Shropshire. The rural cottage offers an open-plan design plus exposed beams, trusses and brick pillars, as well as extensive furnished grounds with an indoor swimming pool, multi-sports court and play area.
Part of the brand-new Byron Apartments complex on the ground floor of a block of apartment homes, 2 Putsborough in the heart of Woolacombe, Devon, offers a luxurious coastal holiday for up to four guests, a pet-friendly apartment with an en-suite master double and access to indoor pool and gym.
Magna Cottage is a 300-year-old thatched cottage with a thatched roof and abundant character, as well as a large mature garden and many homely comforts. The pet-friendly cottage in a secluded corner of Dorset near Shaftesbury boasts an inglenook fireplace, contemporary style and beautiful views.
The ideal home base for exploring Exmoor National Park’s natural beauty, The Coach House, Old Cleeve is a modern, two-storey coastal cottage offering stunning views of the Somerset countryside, spacious kitchen, two sitting rooms, and large walk-in wardrobe between two double bedrooms.
Championship golf courses and spa treatments beckon at Ramson Lodge, a contemporary cottage near the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa in Suffolk. Walks and fresh air also await at the surrounding Constable County Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while lovely views are promised at the cottage.
Couples seeking a relaxing Cotswold getaway can enjoy a stay at The Sycamore, a delightful romantic cottage near the historic village of Arlington, Gloucestershire, the perfect weekend retreat featuring plenty of natural light streaming from double-height windows, beamed ceilings, and wood floors.
5 Middlecombe in the seaside resort village of Woolacombe, Devon, is part of the North Devon coast’s newest holiday destination, a child-friendly first-floor apartment with access to the complex’s many amenities and boasting open-plan living area, private balcony, and en-suite master bedroom.
Rampisham Hill Farm Barn sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working sheep farm near Hooke in Dorset, & the rural cottage promises beautiful views, spacious outdoor areas, an open fire, fresh farm eggs, contemporary comfort, open-plan design, serenity & access to the Jurassic Coast.
Nestled amidst the splendour of the North Cotswolds and boasting original features such as exposed beams and stone walls, The Glen near the golden stone village of Blockley, Gloucestershire, is a three-storey child-friendly cottage with two kitchens, large garden, and three bedrooms with en-suite.
Acorn Cottage is cute as a button. The romantic cottage in Oulton, Norfolk, is surrounded by countryside and a delightful garden and possesses true character. Pitched beamed ceilings grace the interior and a wood burner warms the living area. Contemporary styling complements the country charm.
New Lodge promises stunning views of Lake Ullswater from its cosy sitting room. The lakeside cottage in Watermillock, Cumbria, promises seclusion and modern sophistication, plus architectural design, floor-to-ceiling windows, two log fires, lovely gardens and a private shoreline with a small jetty.
Stourton Manor is a masterfully-restored rural cottage blending its Cotswold stone exterior with traditional charm and sophistication. The pet-friendly cottage in Stourton, Warwickshire, offers two log fires and sits on lovely grounds which host a yoga studio and gym, tennis court and a cricket net.
Draenllwynellen is a wonderfully rustic rural cottage surrounded by countryside in Montgomery, Powys. The stone-built cottage sits on a property with an orchard and enjoys wonderful views, and it offers exposed beams and tiled floors, plus a log fire, lovely gardens, open-plan design and seclusion.
Masongill Lodge is a Grade II listed rural cottage resting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the hamlet of Masongill. The Yorkshire longhouse dates back to 1709 and boasts a paddock and garden with sweeping views, plus exposed beams, an Aga, two log fires and walks from the front door.
Barn Cottage is a lovely stone-built cottage in Carlton in Coverdale which connects visitors to the Yorkshire countryside. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys fresh air and a pretty garden and retains features such as exposed beams throughout the interior. Relax and unwind in front of the log fire.
Nestling in a quiet corner of the Worcestershire village of Broadway is 1 Lower Mill Cottages, a charming two-bedroom Cotswold Holiday Cottage with private parking. This dog-friendly countryside cottage has lovely stream-bordered gardens and lies within an easy walk of superb pubs and restaurants.
Manor Farmhouse is a pretty and beautifully presented period thatched house, with expansive rural views and a river frontage, and situated in a peaceful and idyllic location.
Deery Me is a luxurious rural cottage set amid the rolling hills of Blenheim Palace Park in Oxfordshire. Just moments from Oxford and the Cotswolds, the gorgeous pet-friendly cottage rests on the banks of the River Glyme on beautiful grounds and offers wonderful outdoor areas, a fireplace and style.
Oak Tree Cottage is a delightful romantic cottage in the village of Leven among the North York Moors and Coast. Just moments from sandy beaches & Beverley, the pet-friendly property boasts a generous lawned garden with a summerhouse, & an interior with arched windows, contemporary style and comfort.
Glen Bank won the Visit England's 5* Gold Award in 2019 and is surrounded by farm and woodland in Appleby-in-Westmoreland in Cumbria. The pet-friendly cottage boasts outdoor entertaining areas with sweeping views and offers a light-filled orangery, two wood burners, exposed beams, and a dog shower.
Holly Bush is a charming romantic cottage sitting on a working farm in the hamlet of Luntley in Herefordshire. Replete with exposed beams, trusses and original features, the rural cottage boasts undeniable charm, as well as contemporary comforts, generous outdoor spaces and blissful tranquillity.