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.
Hunter Cottage is a newly-built romantic cottage offering sophistication and seclusion in Clanfield, Oxfordshire. Set in a lovely corner of the Cotswolds, the contemporary rural cottage boasts views of surrounding fields & an orchard from its ample gardens, as well as an airy and elegant interio...
Ginger & Spices is a charming two-storey coastal cottage in the village of Reydon, Suffolk, the perfect family retreat for exploring the Heritage Coast, with pretty back garden with fire pit, bohemian living space with wood-burning stove, rustic kitchen, and two upstairs bedrooms.
Watermill exudes authenticity. The pet-friendly cottage in St Breward boasts a stone façade and an interior with exposed beams, timber décor, flagstone floors and modern luxury, plus a wood burner. Sitting on the edge of Bodmin Moor, the cottage offers the best of the Cornish countryside and coast.
Hillberry is a modern coastal cottage whose four floors afford sea views. The light-filled cottage in Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria near The Lake District boasts contemporary style and multiple outdoor spaces from which to enjoy the views and take a glass of wine while the sun sets.
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 ...
The Oaks is a sophisticated contemporary cottage in Buckland Brewer, Devon. The newly-constructed coastal cottage offers a generous lawned garden with outdoor entertaining areas as well as a spacious interior with sleek design, a neutral palette, contemporary comforts and access to sandy beaches.
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.
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 holiday cottage that offers an escape from everyday life, with access to a fishing pond and hard tennis court.
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.
Old Maids Cottage on the spectacular North Devon coast has been fully restored as a luxurious, open plan luxury holiday home for six people in three double bedrooms, (two en suite). You’ll enjoy its picture-perfect thatched cottage that just oozes the holiday feeling from the moment you arrive.
Expansive views of the Devon countryside stretch before The Hay Loft, a successful conversion in Kentisbeare. The pet-friendly cottage promises fresh country air and spacious grounds as well as a property with an open fire, a games room, two sitting areas, wheelchair access and contemporary style.
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.
Buttercups Haybarn is a detached 5-star rural cottage set amidst woodland and green fields in Alkington, Shropshire. The luxurious Georgian cottage blends tradition with urban chic, with shared use of an indoor swimming pool; multi-sports court, an Under 5's play area, plus wonderful rural views.
Watch the sunset over Blue Anchor from the private deck of Pines, a lovely romantic cottage in Cleeve Park, Somerset. Explore the region of Exmoor and relax at a coastal cottage with an open-plan design, abundant natural light and a generous enclosed garden.
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.
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.
Pebworth Cottage is a superb, sumptuously furnished detached cottage, once owned by the actor Ben Kingsley. It is ideally located in the centre of the pretty village of Pebworth, just a short distance from the historic towns of Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon.
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.