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Country cottages and self-catering holiday accommodation  close to  cycle routes or quiet roads suited to family cycling

Self-catering cottage accommodation for cycling holidaysThere's nothing like the thrill of cycling downhill with the wind in your hair, or leisurely pedaling your way down country lanes, taking in the view. Although many parts of the UK now have too much traffic for safe cycling, there are parts of the country where you can cycle in relative safety.  Some railway tracks have been converted into dedicated cycle ways which is probably the ideal way for families with children to take to the road plus there are numerous national cycle routes and waymarked trails. 


Cycling, great fun on a cottage breakSee the choice of Cottages for cycling or mountain biking holidays

Top Places for Self-Catering Cycling Holidays in the UK

The UK has some great countryside and fantastic coastal landscapes but where is best for cyclers? Rural areas can be attractive due to less traffic but slow driving even in these places cannot be guaranteed. For this reason the places we believe to be best for self-catering cycling holidays are those where there are plenty of cycle paths where you can cycle free from traffic.

Take a look at our activity holiday pages for self-catering cottages in areas suited to outdoor activities and sports or use the Search Assistant to find a self catering holiday cottage matching your criteria.


holiday cottage in the north west of englandMountain Bikers, look no further! Bridleways galore on the fells surrounding Sedbergh, Cumbria and secure space inside the property to park your muddy steeds if they survive your exploits.

Loads of shower and bathing facilities and a warm fire to revive you; then of you can't be bothered to cook in the well equipped kitchen, the best pub in town is 50 yards away. 




holiday cottages with flat areas for cyclists, self-catering, cyclingHeadon Farm award winning cottages near Scarborough offers a wonderful peaceful setting. Found down a quiet country lane, this idyllic corner of Yorkshire was originally part of the Wyedale estate and the nearby Hall.  There are three cottages at Headon Farm and with the surrounding landscape being fairly flat, a stay here could be a perfect choice for cyclists.

Located close to the North York Moors National Park, there are ample opportunities for cycling in this part of the country. Easy access nearby via the A170 is available to the nearby moors and coast. Family favourites like Scarborough can be found close by and Whitby is further north.  The owners here try their very best to provide holidaymakers with an excellent quality standard and a warm welcome.

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Another group of cottages in Suffolk are Grove Cottages in Edwardstone, near the medieval village of Lavenham  Here you will find just five 4 Star lovely country-style cottages of varying sizes, sleeping 2-6 people in each. They're on the official Suffolk cycle route and the owner kindly provides up to 14 bicycles for guests to use free.  Telephone Mark on 01787 211 115.  Availability and more details can also be found on own website.

The reduced number of cars mean that even driving is a pleasure in Scotland, but cycling is a definite joy and a wonderful way of seeing the countryside.  If you visit popular tourist areas like Tayside, or Speyside in Scotland, you will find cycle hire shops where you can rent your bike/tandem/mountain bike on an hourly or daily basis.  

Take a look at cottages in Scotland here.

There are no fewer than 7 dedicated cycle routes in Leicestershire - away cars. And Leicestershire is mostly flat! Details of these cycle routes can be obtained from the Leicestershire Local Government site.   New Farm Cottage, with its exclusive heated indoor pool and sauna, is located in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire, on a working arable farm.  The 3 Star, 4 bedroomed cottage with own pool can sleep up 9 adults, plus a child in a cot. Telephone 01949 860 640.  Babysitting available by arrangement.

country cottage worcestershire, cycling holiday, self-cateringPeacock Barn (sleeps 4) in Pershore, Worcestershire is in a lovely area with good flat routes around Bredon Hill visiting the beautiful little Worcestershire villages with their welcoming pubs.  Wood stove, welcome hamper. 

Telephone Marian on +44(0)1386 750 570 

cottages with cycling or near cycle paths and trailsPoldue Farm near Bodmin in Cornwall is in a perfect location for cycling quiet country lanes. The Camel Trail is a short drive away for a safe traffic free cycle path. The farmhouse has two bedrooms, each sleeping two, plus a convertible sofa-bed in the hall that could optionally accommodate another 2 people. There is a charming wood stove in the living room for delightfully cosy evenings. Poldue is set on a 17 acre small-holding with horses, ponies, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs to name but a few of the family looking forward to meeting you.Poldue is set up with children in mind as there is a playhouse and a 12ft trampoline in the garden and there is also a selection of games and toys inside we are also happy to show you around and let the children help us with the ponies and even have a little ride! 

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self catering cottages, cycle path and cycle lanes, holiday cottages with cyclingWalkers Farm Cottages near Bridgwater, Somerset 

There are four high quality cottages located at Walkers Farm. Set in the peaceful hamlet of Stathe near Bridgwater in the West Country, these cottages are ideal for keen walkers and cyclists.  What’s more Walkers Farm is a green tourism award winning development.

There are some excellent local walks nearby including the River Parrett Trail and MacMillan Way. Map and details of trails from short walks to long hikes on the Quantock Hills are available from the owners. Walk or cycle to one of the nearby pubs or restaurants Stoke St. Gregory. Cycles can be hired locally or bring your own. Nearby there is some excellent cycling to be found along country lanes without too many hills but plenty to see.

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Self-catering holiday cottages in Norfolk

self-catering cotatge near beach in north NorfolkOn the north Norfolk coast, you will find a cottage near Hunstanton. Lavenders is a cosy holiday bungalow with three bedrooms offering comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to 6. Located in the attractive village of Holme-next-Sea on the North Norfolk Coast, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Nearby there is a beautiful golden beach and this property backs on the golf course and therefore benefits from a lovely tranquil location offering visitors an excellent setting in which to unwind and take it easy. Features at this cottage include a conservatory, patio with garden furniture and barbeque.

Two long distance walking routes meet at Holme, namely the Roman Peddars Way which starts in Thetford Forest and the North Norfolk Coastal Path which runs from nearby Hunstanton to Cromer.

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Charming cottage near Thetford Forest with waymarked trails, Breckland, NorfolkOld School Cottage is an idyllic country cottage for 4 in Norfolk which benefits from charming historical features and is located on the edge of a peaceful conservation village near to Thetford Forest and the Norfolk/Suffolk/Cambs borders.  Close to Thetford Forest, there are lots of lovely places to cycle nearby and even trails in the forest.  Enjoy cycling around Thetford Forest.  For more information about cycling near the cottage, the owner will be pleased to advise. There is also a local cycle hire shop with a wide variety of bicycles for all the family and as a bonus, the area is pleasingly flat.

National Cycle Network, route 13 runs past Thetford and all the way up to the north coast of Norfolk, via Watton and Dereham

There are two cycle trails in Thetford Forest itself, the Brandon park and High Lodge loops, both of which are about 6.5 miles long. 

The Harling Drove is a 10 mile route based on the old Harling Drove road, which dates back from prehistoric times.  This was the route once taken by farmers driving their flocks and herds to market.

Obtain leaflets and route maps for these and more cycle routes from: Forest Enterprise on 01842 810271 and Breck's Project, 01842 765400.

This cottage offers comfortable accommodation throughout.  There is one double bedroom with a 5' bed and one twin.  There are plenty of home comforts such as a washing machine, tumble drier, electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, colour TV, video recorder, CD player, payphone, cot and high chair.  The cottage has a pretty, south-facing and enclosed 'cottage' garden, ideal for those with dogs or children.  Off-road parking is available for 2 cars. 

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