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Posted by Catherine Mack at 07:15 on Thursday 22 April 2010

England's green and pleasant landEngland's green and pleasant land

On St. George's Day, England can celebrate a truly green and pleasant land, with a panoply of green places to stay, in some of the country's most sumptuous landscapes. Here are a few of our favourites at greentraveller:On St. George's Day, England can celebrate a truly green and pleasant land, with a panoply of green places to stay, in some of the country's most sumptuous landscapes. Here are a ten of our favourites at greentraveller, all reviewed and revered by our team of travel writers:

To celebrate St. George's Day, here are some of greentraveller's favourite green accommodations in England:

Twentysix Beach Cabin, Lincolnshire. A timber frame beach cabin that has been completely refurbished to a high standard of design and energy efficiency. It has a private garden, faces a small lake and is five minutes from a sandy beach and nature reserves of the Lincolnshire coast. See our full green holiday listing for Twentysix.

Cranmer Country Cottages and Ecobarns, Norfolk. These award-winning recently converted barns fit with swimming pool are the perfect place for a green break near the stunning Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. See our listing for Cranmer Country Cottages


One of greentraveller's most popular green accommodations is Yarde Bunkhouse, DevonOne of greentraveller's most popular green accommodations is Yarde Bunkhouse, DevonYarde Bunkhouse, Devon (right). The only accommodation on Devon's magnificent Tarka Trail and Coast to Coast Cycle routes. Simple hostel style rooms, and one family room in annexe. Sensitively built to eco-spec, with organic cafe on site. Summer camping also available. See our full eco holiday listing for Yarde

Strattons Hotel, Norfolk.  A Bohemian 10-room country hotel in the market town of Swaffham. It's a Grade II-listed Queen Anne villa with canopied four-poster beds, open fires, stripped wooden floorboards and an award-winning restaurant serving mostly seasonal, organic food. Read about Strattons green initiatives

Cornish Yurt Holidays, Cornwall. A small yurt camp on the edge of Bodmin Moor that provides a relaxing and comfortable retreat in the Cornish countryside. All three yurts have their own secluded spot, beautifully and luxuriously furnished, with double beds and woodburning stove. See our full green holiday listing for Cornish Yurt Holidays.

Ecocabin, Shropshire. A cosy, single-storey log cabin in the South Shropshire Hills, 25km from Ludlow, near Hopton Castle and Black Hill forest. Order a delivery of local organic food and treat yourself to a few days at this wonderful hideaway in splendid isolation. See our holiday listing for Ecocabin

A glimpse of the future: Eco cottages at Natural Retreats, Yorkshire DalesA glimpse of the future: Eco cottages at Natural Retreats, Yorkshire Dales

Natural Retreats, Yorkshire (left). Secluded self-catering eco cabins close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a short wonderful stroll to the coast to coast path. Read our review of Natural Retreats

The Really Green Holiday Company, Isle of Wight. These fully furnished 16ft canvas yurts are set in a lovely apple orchard just a few minutes from the beach on the Isle of Wight. From solar showers to woodburning stoves, this yurt camp prides itself on being green and luxurious. See our full green holiday listing for The Really Green Holiday Company.

Manor House Stables, Lincolnshire. At the heart of rural Lincolnshire renowned for the great outdoors, these luxurious 18th Century stables, restored with sustainable materials, provide fresh flowers and a luxury hamper full of organic local specialties to welcome you. See our full listing for Manor House Stables.


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