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Walkers Welcome

Places specifically set up for walkers tend to be located near to some of the best marked trails in the country.

Some have great yomps starting on their property, some can direct you to the local bus route, but all are run by owners with a passion for sharing their top tips. Contact the owners in advance for advice on the best routes and their recommendations for pubs and places to stop off on the way.

So grab your OS Map, your waterproofs and your stout walking boots and hit the ground running. Or walking at a more leisurely pace. You are on holiday, after all.

Yr Hen Stablau east exterior in the south of Snowdonia National Park

Yr Hen Stablau, Dyfi, Wales, UK

Unfussy, renovated stables overlooking the peaceful Dyfi Valley woodland near Machynlleth. It has impressive eco credentials including solar energy, underfloor heating and woodburning stove. Dogs are welcome and it is wheelchair accessible.
Low season £360 per week, Mid season £520 p week, Peak...

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Georgian Mansion from1774 with 8 luxury bedrooms

Coopershill, Co. Sligo, Ireland

So grand, and yet so homely. A luxurious Georgian mansion owned by the O'Hara family for eight generations, with eight elegant ensuite rooms, each give a different perspective on the 500-acre estate. Recently awarded the EU Flower ecolabel.
8 twins / doubles en suite. Extra beds available.

Classic Room €218 Superior room €244 incl. breafast

Exterior of Huntstile Organic Farm in Somerset

Huntstile Organic Farm, Somerset, England

Escape into the country at this lovely Tudor farmhouse on a working organic farm offering delightful, individual accommodation decorated to a high standard, all with en-suite facilities. Dine on delicious home-cooked, locally produced food.
4 family, 6 doubles, 1 twin

B&B room costs £75-£85 per double room including breakfast for 2; Camping £12.50-£20 per pitch, Cottages £340-£635 per week

Old Radnor Barn

Old Radnor Barn, Powys, Wales

Old Radnor Barn, Talgarth is an award winning, 4* B&B, nestled in the foothills of the Black Mountains/Brecon Beacons National Park, renowned for its scenic beauty. Luxury accommodation and facilities with ground floor rooms for elderly/disabled.
1 double 1 king 1super king/twin 1 family

From £75.00-£110.00 double super-king/twin. From £125.00-£160.00 family room.

Beautiful cottages in a superb location...

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Peak District

Choose from a range of beautiful cottages in a quiet, relaxed location amidst the Peak District's stunning scenery - at Wheeldon Trees every comfort is provided & the friendly hosts, Martin & Deborah will ensure your stay is everything you hope for.
9 cottages, 17 bedrooms, 10 bathroom, sleeps up to 30

From £223 for 2 nights in low season to £814 for 7 nights in high season

Upcott House (Devon Retreat), Arts and Crafts Villa on the Devon Jurassic Coast

Upcott, the Gallery and Gospel Hall, Devon

Close to the fishing village of Beer, wonderfully luxurious self-catering houses with sea views of Lyme Bay. Beautiful & peaceful setting on a quiet coastal road with no light pollution, perfect for star-gazing! Five-star luxury & green credentials.
13: 7 king, 4 twin, 1 sk/twin, 1 cot room

Gallery/Gospel Hall: £1100/£1200pw sleep 6 each, Upcott: £3950pw sleeps 12+2

Glynmeddig Barn, accommodation for groups in the Brecon Beacons

Glynmeddig Barn, The Brecon Beacons, Wales

A splendid bunkhouse offering group accommodation on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Walk onto lovely rolling hilltops from your door, play tennis on site, stroll to the local pub or simply relax.
4 doubles, 2 twins, 2 bunk rooms

£1200 for a 2 night weekend, £1,850 for a weeks booking

Old Fisherman's Cottage, Harbour Green, Ballantrae

Ballantrae Cottages, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Three wonderfully secluded self-catering beach cottages tucked away in South Ayrshire, near the seaside village of Ballantrae. With private gardens, terrace and wonderful views, this is a great option for those looking to explore the Scottish coast.
6: 3 doubles, 2 double/twin, 1 twin

Old Fisherman's Cottage £620 per week (Sleeps 2), Shore Cottage £720 per week (Sleeps 4), Beach Cottage £900 per week (Sleeps 6)

Rhedyn Guesthouse good dining great comfortable B&B near Builth Wells

Rhedyn Guesthouse, Powys, Mid Wales

Rhedyn Guesthouse is by the wild Cambrian Mountains: good for walking, biking and hacking, and minutes away from Builth Wells Showground. Rhedyn B&B is also good for its home produce, delicious dining and comfortable luxurious rooms.
3 doubles

£85 B&B

The Owl Barn Retreat

Owl Barn Retreat, Powys, Wales

Owl Barn, a cottage offering a stunning, pet-friendly rural retreat, surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife. 1 mile from the pretty village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains, perfect spot to relax or be active.
Lounge, kitchen, wetroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom

High Season - £500 p/w Low Season - £350 p/w Short Breaks - from £80 per night

The Hotel is surrounded by rolling mature parkland and gardens

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Set within the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, this five star Leading Hotel of the World is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities.
232 bedrooms, including 26 suites

Prices start from from £335 (1st May-30th September 2013), from £285 (October 2013 & April 2014), from £235 (1st Nov 2013 - 31st March 2014), based on two people sharing a Classic room, other room rates are avaialable on request.

The Drovers Rest Restaurant with Rooms & J & R School of Cooking Masterclasses

The Drovers Rest Restaurant with Rooms, Powys, Wales.

An award winning riverside restaurant and tearoom offering cosy accommodation. Home to the J & R School of Cooking Masterclasses, the local food and service are renowed througout Wales and the UK as one of the best little restaurants.
1 Double, 2 Twins and 1 Single

1 Double £70 per room per night incl Breakfast, Twin Room £60 per night incl. Breakfast and single room £35 incl. breakfast

Trericket Bed and Breakfast in Brecon Beacons Wales

Trericket Mill, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A wonderfully restored mill for quality B&B with adjacent bunkhouse and small campsite in a cider orchard on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park close to the second-hand book town of Hay-on-Wye. All meals vegetarian, fair trade and organic.
3 B&B: 2 doubles & 1 twin; Bunkhouse sleeps up to 8

From £60 a night B&B; 4 bedded bunkroom £50 per night, 2 bedded bunkroom £29 per night; camping £6.50 per night

Damson Cottage

Alltybrain Farm Cottages Brecon Beacons Wales

Superb self-catering cottages for two and friendly, comfortable farmhouse bed and breakfast. Situated in peaceful farmland with extensive views of The Brecon Beacons and surrounding countryside.
B&B : 1 dbl, 1 twin, 1 family, 1 king; cottages sleep 2-4

Cottages £220 per person per week; B&B rooms: £35-55 self catering or with breakfast.

Pretty exterior of Cantref Coachhouse

Cantref Coachhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A warm and cosy one-bedroom cottage, sleeping 2 persons, in the heart of the countryside. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic break and to get away from it all. There's walking, cycling and riding direct from the doorstep.
One bedroom self-catering cottage.

From £282 - £399 depending on season for 7 nights. Short breaks available from £230

Foxtwood on an early summer morning

Foxtwood Cottages, Peak District, England

A fantastic collection of 7 cottages nestled in the Churnet Valley, part of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District. Wander the labyrinth of footpaths through picturesque woodlands and meadows and admire the views over Caldon Canal.
7 cottages, sleeping 2, 3, 4 (x3), 5 and 9.

From £225, based on 2 people staying for three nights

Howlugill Farmhouse and Barn

Howlugill Barn, County Durham, England

A 17th-century farmhouse with a contemporary touch in the Durham Dales & the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Luxurious, affordable accommodation: great for walkers, travellers, bird spotters and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room

From £200 for a three night mid week break to £550 for a full week in high season

Whitepod

Whitepod, Swiss Alps

Tucked beneath the Dents du Midi above the Swiss alpine town of Les Cerniers, this innovative low-impact, hi-tech camp of domed “pods” is a glimpse of how eco chalets could look in the future. Winter perfectly placed for skiing, summer for walking.
15 pods for 2, 1 refuge for up to 72

Pods from €234. Refuge from €47 Euros pp for double, €20 pp for dorm

The Old Coach House and its garden nestling in the Dyfi Valley Biosphere

The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales

A four-star B&B in the peaceful Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. Your hosts serve delicious locally sourced and seasonal meals.
B&B 1dble en-suite,1twin/double en-suite, s/c1 double 1 twin

B&B £60 per room per night, single occupancy £35, £55 for stays of 3 nights or more; self-catering per night ranges from £45 Nov-Feb, £50 Mar-Oct except July and August £60 (2010 prices)

Amazing dog walking country. Black Mountain Range

Coity Bach, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Choose between two medieval cottages for a truly rural Welsh farmland experience. With direct access to cycling trails and rugged mountainous landscape, there is plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding hills.
Peacock-1double,2twins+futon. Ty Ffer-doulble+single in room

Ty Fferm Hen August based on 2 sharing- 7 days £29ea per night. Peacock Cottage August 7 days / 6 people £14ea per night.

Beili Helyg from South East with lush countryside and rolling hills

Beili Helyg Guest House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

In the secluded, rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons lies Beili Helyg, an 18th Century stone built farm house. Ideally located for both walking and cycling routes, the farm house also offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding moorlands.
2 double, 1 twin/ double with 1 single attached

From £75 per night, based on 2 people sharing

Guidfa House, Bed and Breakfast at Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales

Guidfa House, Powys, Mid Wales

A multi-award winning 5 star guest house near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. Offering comfort, good food and a relaxing atmosphere while making a conscious effort to reduce their impact on the environment.
2 doubles 3 twins/doubles 1 suite

Classic double £85.00 per night, Superior double £95.00 per night, Suite £110.00 per night

Eco Retreats, Powys, Wales

Way out west in the wilds of Wales, deep in the forest and miles from anywhere, find some peace and quiet in the sumptuous surroundings of these well-furnished tipis (and one yurt). Good for a romantic getaway or family holiday.
4 Tipees (sleep 4-5), 2 Yurts (sleeps 5-6)

Tipi- weekend from £279 - £349, mid week from £195-325, Yurts - weekend from £299 - £399, midweek from £215 - £355. Extra nights £70.

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire

Ecolodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales' only 5 star activity centre built with sustainability in mind, Preseli is an excellent base for exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Adventure by day and by night enjoy home cooked food, local tipples, and a bonfire under the stars
11 bedrooms, cosy doubles, twin rooms to group rooms for 4-8

From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.

Garden House eco barn at Cranmer Country Cottages

Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk, England

These award-winning self-catering converted barns are a great base from which to explorer the stunning north Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. Luxurious and green.
5 twins/doubles 4 singles

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot £765.00, sleep 6 Avocet £1679.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House £1839.00

Shepherd's Hut

Mandinam, Carmarthenshire, Wales

This is a unique place to stay. A spacious Shepherd's Hut, Gypsy Van, Cabin or Bluebell Wagon in a beautiful location in a truly scenic areas of Wales, it is for the outdoor person who likes a bit of comfort. Posh camping at it's most enjoyable.
Shepherds Hut, Gypsy Van, Bluebell wagon, cabin all dbl beds

£100 per night, min 2 nights (bank hols min 3 nights); £600 per week.

Brynich Farm cottages

Brynich Farm Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales, UK

Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, our converted 18th century farm buildings offer beautiful accommodation in four seperate cottages; sleeping a total of 20 guests we happily take dogs. We are sure you will enjoy this stunning setting.
10 rooms in 4 houses: 4 dbles, 2 twins, 3 bunks, 1 family

Hayloft & Woolpack: £250 short break, Wagoner's & Miller's: £550 short break (all year)

Brecon Beacons YHA

YHA Brecon Beacons, Brecon, Wales

Formerly known as Llwyn y Celyn YHA Brecon Beacons is set in 15 acres of ancient woodland, overlooking the River Tarell with views towards Y Gyrn - great countryside for walking or cycling holidays. Tasty home-cooked food and local ales served.
41 beds: 1xdouble, 3x2, 1x2 es, 2x4, 1x4 es plus dorm beds

Prices from £21 - £86 (dorm beds - 6 bed rooms)

Tregoyd Mountain Riders Farmhouse

Tregoyd Mountain Riders, Powys, Mid Wales

Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, lessons, bed & breakfast for horses and riders and livery in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Come and experience the very best mountain riding Wales has to offer.
4 rooms, 12 beds, doubles and triples, mostly en suite

£30-£36 per night for bed and breakfast; £86 per night for b&b and horse riding; Horse b&b is from £60 per night.

Harvey - your carriage awaits!

Harvey, Cornwall, England

The golden age of steam travel is revived in Lizzy and Dave's sensitively converted '50s railway coach, now a wonderful place to stay with all mod cons, outside St Ives and close to Cornwall's miles of sandy beaches.
2 doubles, 1 quad, two living/sleeping rooms

High season - 1 week sleeping up to 13 £1350, but much lower outside of school holidays. Couples have option of renting only one end. Weeks at low season begin at £445.

Daisybank lodge in the Peak District

Hoe Grange Holidays, The Peak District, England

Four contemporary award winning log cabins on a working farm with stunning views of The Peak District's scenery – a real "home from home" with friendly hosts and everything you need for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Excellent accessible facilities.
3 doubles, 4 double/twins, 2 twins

Weekly high season - Pinder £1040, Rainster/Daisybank £867, Hipley £805. Short breaks - P £835, R/DB £695, H £645 Glamping pods £120

Sycamore Lodge enclosed garden with spa hot tub

Lon Lodges, Mid Wales, Wales

Two five-star lodges, each sleeping six, which have been sustainably built using locally sourced timber. Take in the relaxing and beautiful countryside of Mid Wales, enjoy the wonderful walks, mountain bike tracks and peaceful lanes for cycling.
3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin bed

Weekly prices from £413 - £816 and Short breaks from £302 - £581

Trevyr Barn exterior

Trevyr Barn, Grosmont, Wales

A recently renovated stone barn in beautiful Grosmont, on the edge of the Black Mountains. Pitch black night skies, perfect for star-gazing. Fantastic walking and cycling right from the doorstep, wonderful views and a peaceful location.
2 doubles, 1 twin (bunk beds)

£450-£950 per week, depending on season. Short breaks available. Reduced prices for small parties (i.e. a couple using only one bedroom)

Tipi camp perfect for memorable family holidays

Cornish Tipi Holidays, Cornwall, England

Not glamping, not tramping, just real camping made easy in a beautiful and private place. Sit round your own camp fire, fish and swim in the sparkling lake, drift through butterflies or run on the wild Atlantic beach.
34: 20 family tipis, 12 Couples tipis, 2 group tipis

£98 (village field) £110 (private site) per night. Prices based on 2 people for a 7-night stay in peak season. Short breaks are available.

The beautiful exterior of Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall

A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.
4 ensuite rooms - 1 Super King (Twin), 2 King Size, 1 Double

£70 - £80 per room (off-season), £76 - 94 (mid-season), £80 - 98 (high season). Prices include breakfast.

The lovely Henllys Lodge cottage in Llandovery, Wales

Henllys Lodge, Llandovery, Wales

A superb, state of the art and ecofriendly rebuild of a 17th century Lodge, complete with everything to make a family's stay here as cosy and comfortable as possible. A natural stay in beautiful rural surroundings.
4: 3 doubles, 1 bunk room

£1070 peak week, £975 high season week, £835 mid season week, £690 low season week. £595 3 night short break, £645 4 nights

West Cottage

Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull, Scotland

8 award winning renovated stone cottages with wood burning stoves and luxurious bedrooms overlooking the open fields of a working farm managed for wildlife and ecology and the sea. Peaceful and relaxing with spectacular coastal walks.
9 doubles, 4 twins, 1 single, 3 extra/sofa beds.

Cottage sleeping 2: £280-£445; Cottage sleeping 6 £385-£675

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Luxury cottages set in the sustainably managed Trelowarren Estate with heating via a biomass boiler using wood from the estate, an ozone pool, tap water fed by the estate’s springs and delicious local foods served at an award winning restaurant.
6xDouble, 50xTwin/Double, 13xDouble Sofabed, 3xDouble Bunk

7 days Low Season range: £450 for 4-6 people, £950 for 8-10 people. High Season range: £1660 for 4-6 people to £2650 for 8-10 people

Exterior of Southlands Farm Northumbrian Cottages

Southlands Farm Cottages, Northumberland, England

Three award winning luxury self catering cottages surrounded by farmland in Northumberland, an area famed for its outstanding natural beauty. Great for visiting its breathtaking beaches and stunning nature reserves or unwinding in the great outdoors.
5: 3 doubles, 2 twins

£650 per week, Short Breaks £422.50 for the first 3 nights and then £91.00 per night.

 Vineyard estate surrounded by beautiful forest, calm and relaxing

Une Campagne en Provence, France

A special homely farming resort in the heart of Provence with delicious home made cooking fresh from the local gardens. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this Provençal templar estate with lovely forest walks and beautiful vineyards.
5 guestrooms: 3 large beds, 2 twins/ doubles & 3 hol homes

92 € guestroom, 119 € guestroom, 125 € guestroom per night incl breakfast, 660 € selfcatering apartment per week

Luxury self catering cottage amongst the stunning mountain backdrop

Bluebell Croft, Highlands, Scotland

Luxury 5-star cottages with hot tub & produce available from the working croft, including home smoked goodies, eggs, fruit & veg with the option of getting hands-on and help feed the farm animals. Energy sources include wind, solar & wood boiler.
Cottage 2 double/twin, House 2 double/2twin + 4. Max 12-16

House for week 550 - 1650, cottage from 450 - 800, together 1500 - 2450. Weekend House 800, cottage 250, together from 1000.

Merryfields Barn from front gardens

Merryfields Barn, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A 4* quality barn with stunning views of the River Usk, Black Mountains and historic Crickhowell town. With oak beams/floors in the bedroom, a heated limestone floor downstairs, walk-in shower and Japanese square bath.
1 King-size double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom

Rates for barn rental: £295 to £695 per week. Off-peak short stays: £70 to £110 per night.

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales: summer

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

Riverside bed & breakfast set in a quiet location on the banks of the river Wye. Ideal base for walking, cycling and browsing the many book shops of Hay-on-Wye. Large garden with off-road parking, cycle lockup, drying facilities and flasks filled!
2 doubles, 1 twin

£80 per night

Tayside Hotel

Tayside Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

A small independent hotel located in the rural village of Stanley, just north of Perth. Family run with a heavy emphasis on providing a top class service to all guests, be they residents or just stopping off for coffee and a slice of cake!
14 Rooms, 2 family, 3 Twin, 4 Double & 5 King / Twin

Double / Twin rooms £95.00 per night, Family Room (2 adults & 2 Children) £120.00 per night

Beautifully restored 18th Century Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

Ty Newydd Farmhouse B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Informal B&B in the Breacon Beacons National Park. Traditional Welsh, early 18th century, sympathetically renovated farmhouse with views of the Beacons and the Mon and Brec canal. Direct access to canal tow path for loads of walking/cycling.
4: 3 doubles, 1 twin

£70

HOW HILL WINDMILL HEART OF THE NORFOLK BOARDS

How Hill Windmill, Ludham, The Norfolk Broads, England.

Stay in a real Norfolk Windmill that once ground grain delivered by wherry boats on the River Ant. Beautiful, unspoilt, location with stunning views & adjoining a nature reserve. Sleeps up to 4 people. Mediaeval Norwich & the coast just a drive away
3 rooms with beds. 1 single. 1 double. 1 single/ converts

Weekly £375 to £575

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B, Powys, Wales

A beautiful farmhouse with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, comfortable beds, wonderful showers & plentiful breakfasts. Enjoy mountain views and a variety of birds. A great place to relax, unwind and escape.
1 family, 1 double, 1 twin/superking, 1 single

£70-£90 a night

Courtyard Cottage self catering cottage at Hopyard Farm

Courtyard Cottage, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A large stone barn ideal for accommodating up to 14 guests, set in the beautiful Usk Valley on the Welsh border. Fantastic for friend and family get-togethers, celebrations, active breaks and enjoying the scenic Brecon Beacons.
6 Bedrooms: 2 Family rooms, 1 Double, 3 Twins

Short breaks: 2 nights £800, 3 nights £935, 4 nights £1,030. Weeks: low season £1,200, high season £1,600

Ffestiniog steam train is close as is Cwmorthin valley

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Snowdonia, North Wales

Homely eco guesthouse in a picturesque setting where ALL energy is from renewables, with easy open access to the mountains from the door. The wonderful Ffestiniog steam train curls around the grounds. Bus & mainline trains 2km at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
6 ensuite rooms.12 person total single,doubles,twin triple

£40 to £48

Torrisdale Castle

Torrisdale Castle Estate, Argyll, Scotland

Fabulous range of self-catering properties on Kintyre's east coast with accommodation for 2 to 10. Within the ground floor of the castle are three spacious self-catering apartments, set within the peaceful wooded grounds are four cottages and houses.
10 twin/doubles

Cottage costs from £400 per week, Farmhouse costs £650 per week

Brookside farmhouse from garden

Radnor Hills Holiday Cottages, Powys, Wales

Five star holiday cottages, sleeping up to 10 and 14, with their own private grounds with direct access to Radnor Forest and Offa's Dyke close by. Each has a hot tub, BBQ and trampoline. Perfect for a rural retreat or venue for a family reunion.
Farmhouse: 2 doubles, 5 twin and Barn: 2 doubles 3 twin

Farmhouse sleeps 14: Weekly from £836 - £1958. Barn sleeps 10: Weekly from £752 - £1746, Weekends & Short breaks calculated at 80% of weekly price