Active Holidays

 

Scroll down to find a choice of self-catering cottages suitable 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 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. 

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Stunning 3-bedroom North Devon holiday cottage with panoramic sea views over Woolacombe Bay. This beautiful coastal cottage overlooks Combesgate Beach, Baggy Point and Lundy Island. Sunnycliffe House is mainly open plan with a sunny terrace off the lounge with a picnic table and sun loungers.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

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.

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Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6

The Barn is a large newly refurbished 6 bedroom countryside cottage, close to the popular coastal resort of Combe Martin in North Devon There is spacious living spaces, a modern kitchen and 3 family bathrooms. Wheel Farm has an indoor heated pool, sauna and an outside tennis court. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Upper Instow Beach Cottage is a charming first floor North Devon holiday let overlooks the estuary. The dog-friendly waterside apartment sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms. It has a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy uninterrupted views across the beach and estuary to Appledore and lovely sunsets.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Woodpecker - a pretty, beamed East Devon holiday cottage with its own sheltered garden. One of four at Lea Hill, an ancient farm set in seven acres of delightful grounds and gardens. Up to four dogs accepted. Many attractions lie within 40 minutes' drive ensuring plenty to do whatever the weather.

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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Braunton Farmhouse is a 5 bedroom farmhouse, recently refurbished to a very high standard. The North Devon house is perfectly situated on the hill above Braunton and within a few miles of Georgeham, Croyde and amazing, award-winning, beaches at Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms, pretty Royd Holiday Cottage in a rural location at Lower Aylescott just a few miles from the stunning North Devon coastline and Woolacombe Beach. This family-friendly cottage near Ilfracombe has onsite fishing and a children's play area.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Smithy Cottage accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms and is situated outside Ilfracombe in the glorious North Devon countryside just a handful of miles from the beach at Woolacombe. This North Devon holiday cottage on-site fishing and a children's play area is located at Lower Aylescott.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Blare Cottage at Lower Aylescott Farm stands amidst glorious North Devon countryside a few miles from the fabulous Woolacombe Beach. This pretty two-bedroom holiday home sleeps 4. Guests can roam the grounds, fish the well-stocked lakes while children will enjoy the onsite children's play area.

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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.