Cottages for challenging walks

Discover holiday cottages set in challenging terrain that will push you that bit harder and further, from summit climbs and lengthy trails to upland walks and undulating paths.

The exterior of the coastguard holiday cottages, Isle of Wight

Coastguard Cottages, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight  

Above the Needles Old Battery, high on The Needles Headland, you'll find a row of simple, single-storey former coastguard cottages, now holiday homes. Step outside one of the cottages on to acres of downland waiting to be explored. One of the most popular walks is along spectacular cliff tops to the Tennyson Monument; the highest point of the chalk cliffs of West Wight.

Dunkery View, Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Dunkery View, Holnicote Estate 

Dunkery View is a cosy two bedroom cob and thatch cottage situated on the Holnicote Estate. It’s perfectly placed for walking up to Dunkery Beacon, Somerset's highest point. On a clear day there are stunning views across to the Bristol Channel and Wales, Exmoor and even Dartmoor. And if you’re a night-owl, a spectacular spot for stargazing.

Housesteads holiday cottage

Housesteads, Northumberland 

Housesteads farmhouse is just a stone’s throw from Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort and the Hadrian’s Wall Path. Put your legs to the test and see how much distance you can cover over challenging terrain.

Lizard Wireless Station holiday cottage

Holiday Cottages on The Lizard 

The southernmost tip of mainland Britain is home to some of Cornwall's most dramatic coastline. Walks across the rugged cliff tops will reward hikers with sea-views and rare flora and fauna.

Nant Las holiday cottage in Snowdonia

Nant Las, Snowdonia 

Originally an observatory, Nant Las sits in the heart of Snowdonia. Take advantage of the rugged hill country and access to the Rhaiadr Ddu waterfall to test your fitness.

Norbury Manor, The Peak District

Norbury Manor, Derbyshire 

Ideal for large groups of friends, Norbury Manor has plenty of room to spread out, from formal reception rooms to cosy snugs. Guests can head out to explore the Peak District along one of the many walking routes available from the doorstep.

Portbraddan holiday cottage on the North Antrim Coast

Portbraddan Cottage, County Antrim 

Portbraddan Cottage is nestled in the western end of White Park Bay in the old shoreline hamlet of Portbraddan, meaning ‘Port of the Salmon’. Historically a famous fishing spot, it still has a working slipway. A six mile walk from Portbraddan on the Causeway Coast path will take you right to Giant’s Causeway.

Thrang holiday cottage in the Lake District

Thrang, Cumbria 

Get away from it all with a stay in Thrang, a rustic and remote rural hideaway in Cumbria. The cottage makes a great base to explore the spectacular Duddon Valley, one of the hidden gems of the Lake District.

 The Lodge and surrounding gardens

The Lodge, Hardcastle Crags 

The valleys of Hardcastle Crags, west of Halifax, offer stunning riverside views while the oak, beech and pine woods are full of tumbling streams. The Lodge, is situated at the pillared entrance and offers access to more than fifteen miles of crisscrossing footpaths.