Cycle-tastic escapes for bike week
In honour of Bike Week, Premier Cottages picks some of the best properties for a cycle-tastic escape. From onsite mountain biking trails to holiday homes that come complete with complimentary electric cycles, there’s something for all biking tastes.
CYCLE-TASTIC ESCAPES FOR BIKE WEEK (8-16 JUNE) FROM PREMIER COTTAGES
14th May 2019: In honour of Bike Week, Premier Cottages picks some of the best properties for a cycle-tastic escape. From onsite mountain biking trails to holiday homes that come complete with complimentary electric cycles, there’s something for all biking tastes.
In the heart of the Welsh countryside on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, Rivercatcher is a great base for both road and mountain bike enthusiasts. The nearby Clwydian Range and Llandegla have some of the best bridleway and mountain bike cycle route networks in the country and both offer beautiful landscapes.
The property is part of the Cyclists Welcome Scheme and provides a secure bike shed, bike washing facilities as well as essential bike kit. There are also plenty of places to hire bikes locally. A week’s stay in Rivercatcher’s luxury log cabin Cwtch for two arriving on 7th June costs £765 and a three-night break from £498. (www.premiercottages.co.uk 01490 440498)Images here
Wheeldon Trees Farm, Derbyshire
Those seeking a dog-friendly cycle break will be delighted by Wheeldon Trees Farm, an award winning set of nine cottages which sits in one of Derbyshire’s most breath-taking valleys within the Peak District National Park.
The owners provide a wide selection of dog kit and there are two very dog-friendly pubs nearby. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the cottage’s four electric bikes, which have a range of up to 25-30 miles. Cycle routes from the cottages range from a 40 minute cycle to the picturesque village of Hartington to a day-long traffic free ride to Ashbourne, with a suggested stop at Carsington Water to recharge, returning along the High Peak Trail.
A three night stay in Wheeldon Tree’s Mycock Cottage, which sleeps three, costs £498 arriving 8th June. Alternatively, a three night stay in Lomas for four arriving 9th of June costs £568. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01298 83219)Image here
Old Lanwarnick Barns, Cornwall.
Multi, gold award-winning, Old Lanwarnick offers seven luxury barn conversions with private gardens, set in an outstanding natural landscape with cycling from the door. Located close to South West Coastal Path and just three miles from the beach in South East Cornwall, Old Lanwarnick has bike storage, a Hot Tub Barn, mini gym and therapy room and a beautiful woodland walk on site.
There are also two cycle trails nearby: Siblyback, providing an easy three mile circuit around a lake and country park with beautiful views of Bodmin Moor or the more challenging, largely traffic free, 18 mile Camel Trail which follows a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. Old Lanwarnick has a week’s stay for two in Honeypot for arrival 8th June for £800 or a three night stay arriving on the same date for £480. (www.premiercottages.co.uk 07484 258572) Image here
Save up to £194 at Heath Farm Holiday Cottages, Oxfordshire
Heath Farm Holiday Cottages is home to five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages offering a tranquil base for exploring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
The property is set on 70 acres of stunning woodland much of which is easily accessible on a bike in fair conditions. The woodland is split up into various sections, there are flat tree sections including apple, cherry and nut orchards all of which have mown avenues to easily navigate on a bike. There are also more challenging areas on the far side of the farm, which include mountain bike trails suitable for experts (helmets compulsory).
Maps of the trails are provided in the cottages. There’s also plenty of cycling routes nearby too. A five day stay for four in Walnut is £651 saving £163 or a week’s stay in Cobnut costs £865 saving £194 both for arrival 8th June. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01608 683270) Images here
Bridge End Farm Cottages, Lake District, Cumbria
Bridge End Farm Cottages are located in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the picture postcard village of Boot in the glorious Eskdale Valley. There’s opportunity for wild river swimming in the crystal-clear waters of River Esk and the Whillan Beck plunge pool in the village plus two pubs 50 and 250 yards away - each serving excellent food and fine Cumbrian Ales.
Cyclists can pre-book bikes on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway getting off at Dalegarth station and follow the 14km Eskdale Trail, a way-marked route that goes through Eskdale away from cars, from the Upper Esk Valley to the coast at Ravenglass. There is also great mountain biking on many other trails and bridleways in Eskdale or do the ultimate challenge of cycling over Hardknott Pass - England’s steepest road! A three night stay for two in Bridge End’s Whillan Beck costs £450 arriving 8th June. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07768 664377) Images here
Note to editors: Bike Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling. The event’s aim is to get many more people across the UK to give cycling a try, by encouraging them to get out on their bikes between Saturday 8 June to Sunday 16 June 2019.
Any outing on a bike counts – whether that’s nipping round to a friend's house, cycling to work or school, enjoying a leisurely ride, a cycling break or tackling a cycling challenge. www.cyclinguk.org/bikeweek
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