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.
Country Postcard offers a special holiday experience in an eco-friendly cottage near Wellow in Somerset. The former signal box has been successfully converted into a charming and sophisticated rural cottage boasting lovely grounds, a wood burner, a sauna, an artist’s studio & its own shepherd’s ...
Pipits is a large period holiday home on the outskirts of the Somerset village of Exford, a pet-friendly cottage boasting a large inglenook fireplace, oak beams, two wood-burner stoves, terraced garden with summerhouse, and four bedrooms that comfortably sleep up to eight guests.
Little Star is a romantic Norfolk flint terraced village cottage near Hunstanton. The pet-friendly home promises a delightful garden and rustic interior. The cottage boasts exposed beams & wooden floors, as well as vaulted ceilings and a wood burner. Spoil your partner with a charming holiday.
The Treasury is an elegant romantic cottage within the grounds of the private Wolterton Park Estate in Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage boasts exposed brick walls & great character, as well as fine furnishings and an open fire. Couples can also enjoy the private estate and its 150 acres of grounds.
When you’re ready for a romantic break amidst the splendour of the Welsh wilderness, Sylvana is the perfect holiday home, a remote eco-friendly cottage in Powys, Wales, where one can disconnect from the bustle of city life, boasting a lovely conservatory, wood-burner stove, and fire pit.
Perched atop a hill in Mawgan Porth, Pepperpots enjoys views of the ocean. The sophisticated cottage welcomes pets and offers contemporary comforts and proximity to surf beaches and the Cornish coastline. Beautiful gardens capture the views and the sea breeze and invite guests to chase the sun.
Dine among the meadows at The Tractor Shed, a romantic cottage near Bourton-on-the-Hill in Gloucestershire. Leave the world behind at the pet-friendly cottage which boasts reminders of yesteryear combined with modern comforts, as well as expansive views of the Cotswolds and crisp, fresh air.
Lovely single storey converted 2-bedroom holiday barn on a quiet working farm with stunning views from the living room across Lamorna valley in Cornwall between Penzance and Land's End. Fully equipped self-catering, set in its own grounds with outdoor Hot Tub. Pet friendly.
Corner Thatch is a stunning chocolate box cottage in Abbots Morton dating back to the 17th century. The former post office is a Grade II listed property boasting a thatched roof and black and white half-timbered charm, as well as traditional features, delightful gardens and access to Worcestershire.
Enjoy countryside living just a short drive from the pretty coastal village of Padstow. Sleeping four guests, this quirky pet-friendly cottage can be found in a rural setting in St Columb and even has its own paddock.
Escape to a holiday cottage the whole family will love at William’s Hayloft. Set on a vast property in Alkington, Shropshire, the pet-friendly cottage promises fresh air & facilities such as woodland, indoor swimming pool, multi-sports court & children’s play area, plus a wood-burning stove.
Hope Cottage pervades country charm. The pet-friendly, romantic cottage boasts exposed beams, shuttered windows and an inglenook fireplace. It is located in the quiet village of Naunton near Stow-on-the-Wold and within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Elinor Fettiplace is a rustic romantic cottage on the grounds of Elizabethan Pauntley Court. Sitting near Pauntley in Gloucestershire, it dates back to the 1300s and boasts beamed ceilings, wooden floors, and authentic rural charm. A tennis court and lakes are found on the extensive grounds.
Well Furlong Cottage blends a luxury spa experience with a rustic feel near Little Comberton village in Worcestershire, a spacious child-friendly cottage set on 80 acres of Cotswold countryside with indoor pool, jacuzzi, and steam room, along with Astro court, three bedrooms, and wood-burner stove.
Emma’s Dairy is a cosy rural cottage surrounded by the Shropshire countryside. The pet-friendly cottage offers sophisticated accommodation with country charm in Alkington and features an indoor swimming pool, woodland, children’s play area and multi-sports court, plus private spaces for relaxation.
A cosy and welcoming romantic cottage nestled in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, Clematis Cottage near the village of Blockley affords couples and small families the perfect escape, a pet-friendly three-storey holiday home with flagstone floors, an enclosed garden, and a winding staircase.
Escape to Exmouth in this beautifully presented penthouse apartment overlooking the Exe estuary. With two bedrooms sleeping four this home is just a short stroll from Exmouth’s long, sandy beach and is the perfect retreat for a seaside holiday in one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest coastal towns.
Dark brooding tones and bold colours define Lapwing’s Wing, a romantic rural cottage in the heart of Lechlade-on-Thames, moments from the attractions of Moreton-in-Marsh. The unique rural cottage in Gloucestershire offers the ultimate in modernity as well as access to the best of the Cotswolds.
Viaduct House, a large and very well-equipped 8 bedroom, waterside holiday home on the banks of the River Wye in the Forest of Dean, is perfect for holidays involving country walks, cycling and fishing in this gloriously scenic corner of Gloucestershire. Pets welcome!
One of two delightfully renovated 18th century Grade II-listed barn conversions on a 22-acre smallholding near the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, The Wainscott is a rural cottage that offers an escape from everyday life, with access to fishing pond and hard tennis court.