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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 Self-Catering, Dyfi Valley, 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.
from: £360 per week low season to £640 high season

More Walkers Welcome

Farmhouse kitchen at Dovecote Barns in York

The Dovecote Barns, York, England

A five-star holiday cottage near York with six en-suite bedrooms (king size beds), individually designed bathrooms and a private garden, perfect for dining al fresco. Short breaks and group dining for 12 guests are available year round.
6 rooms in 3 barns (2/4/6) - 4 twins/super-kings, 2 kings

High Season Prices - 2 Pers barn Short breaks £324-£395/Week £572 | 4 Pers barn Short break £465-£536/Week £776 | 6 Pers barn Short break £660-£759/Week £1083

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

£65

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

from £80 per night

coach house south front

Old Coach House at Windsworth, Cornwall, UK

An old stone coach-house on a 70-acre farm with half a mile of seashore. Cosy for 1 or 2 people, but can sleep 8. Offgrid, so a real change of lifestyle - it's fun living without the energy companies! Children, pets welcome. Wonderful for retreats.
3 rms; 1dbl, 1 family room (2 dbls), 1 dbl in a flat

From £281

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

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

from £18

Shatton Hall Farm view

Shatton Hall Farm Cottages, Peak District

Enjoy a rural idyll in an environmentally recognised farm cottage set in the glorious Peak District. Wild orchids thrive in the peaceful ancient woodland where you can cycle, walk or fish. A converted barn makes this a perfect venue for a wedding.
6: 3 doubles, 3 twins

From £515

Primoula Country Hotel and Spa, Greece

A converted stone building in the pretty village of Ano Pedina is now a family-run Boutique Hotel (4 star) with rooms, suites and villas. With valley views and a whole raft of impressive green features throughout including an outdoor and indoor spa.
7 doubles, 1 twin, 4 suites/houses

The prices vary depending on season and room type. Low season : 65 euro (standard double room) to 135 euro (suite) High season : 90 euro (Standard double room) to 155 euro (suite). There is a discount of 7% for non refundable bookings. For booking more that 5 nights there is a discount of 7%. For groups there are special prices. Please contact us to know about them.

Natural swimming pool to complement a green holiday in Ponta Delgada, Azores

Quinta do Bom Despacho, Azores, Portugal

Stay in one of ten double rooms in a historic manor house updated with all modern comforts. Swim in the natural pool in the organic garden which provides fruit and vegetables for all the self-catering guests.
2 suites, 5 doubles, 3 twins

From €24

exterior of en-suite accommodation

SRUC – Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen, Scotland

Just a short distance from the beaches, outdoor sports and walking trails of Scotland's North East coast, SRUC–Craibstone Estate is a comfortable hostel with a walled garden and arboretum, surrounded by some 800 acres of glorious woodland.
45 single ensuite rooms, 15 twin ensuite rooms

from £30 per person breakfast £5

Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast Safari Farm stay at night

Wild Luxury Safari Farm Stay, Norfolk, England

Combines all the beauty of Wild Camping on the Norfolk coast with all the creature comforts of home in a stunning unspoilt location without a chimney pot in sight. Terrific for beach days, bike rides, nature walks and climbing.
Master bedroom, double canopy bed, bunk beds

From £695.

41-50 Block Burnside Park

Burnside Park, Lake District National Park, England

Central to Bowness and stunning Lake Windermere, stay in a gorgeous self-catering cottage or apartment and enjoy lots of activities in the area accessible without a car including use of the local spa and leisure facilities.
46 apartments/cottages

From £410

Low Parkamoor, off-grid farmhouse

Low Parkamoor, Cumbria, UK

Low Parkamoor is an idyllic off-grid farmhouse in the Lake District, the perfect retreat from modern living and a fabulous eco experience. It offers stunning views over Coniston Water and the Old Man mountain in a remarkable and rare location.
1 family room, 2 twin rooms

Prices from £350

Luxury Lodge Tent (safari style tent) at Secret Meadows Glamping, Suffolk

Secret Meadows Glamping, Suffolk, England

Secret Meadows, set in a beautiful County Wildlife Site with wildflower meadows & woodland, has special finishing touches & high-end accommodation taking glamping to new heights. All profits go to the nature conservation charity which owns the site.
8 propoerties:Master bedroom, twin bedroom, double cabin bed

From £295 per night

The approach to Geufron Hall B&B

Geufron Hall B&B, Llangollen, North Wales

A gem of a country house B&B with stunning views of the Vale of Llangollen, characterful rooms, delicious home-grown breakfasts and extensive gardens. Just 2 mins from the bustling market town of Llangollen. Great for groups.
2 superkingdouble/ twin, 1 kingdouble, 1 single. All ensuite

£75/night single. £105-£120 double/twin.

Pyjama Factory

Pyjama Factory, Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Located in the peaceful, friendly and convenient centre of Bushmills near restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, The Pyjama Factory is just minutes from the Old Bushmills Distillery and the Giants Causeway World Heritage site and the Causeway Coast.
1 flat with 2 bedrooms and 3 townhouses with 3 bedrooms

prices from £180

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages are surrounded by lush green fields.

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages, Cairngorms

Surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Cairngorms mountains, these four restored farmhouse cottages sleeping between 2 and 8 are ideal for walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and visiting historic castles or whisky distilleries.
4 cottages sleeping 2 to 8

Smallest cottage: 3/7 nights £236/£438. Largest cottage: 3/7 nights £416/£650.

Lawson Park Farm

Lawson Park Farm, Cumbria, England

An historic hill farm surrounded by the Lake District National Park, this luxurious rural retreat combines traditional slate architecture with modern comfort, wonderful gardens and plenty of opportunity for walking, cycling and wildlife watching.
2 doubles, 2 twin/doubles

£2500 per week

Blackadon Barn Holiday Cottages, Dartmoor, England

Blackadon Farm is a fine example of a South Devon farm, its courtyard constructed of Dartmoor granite and surrounded by four acres of grounds. All of the six converted self-catering cottages offer comfortable family-friendly accommodation.
Cottages sleep 2 to 24 people in a range of rooms.

Cottages sleeping 2-3/17-19 from £252/£999 per week. Check website for details.

Eagle Brae

Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Located amongst pristine Scottish Highlands wilderness, Eagle Brae is a luxury self-catering eco-resort entirely powered by renewables. Genuine hand-crafted log cabins with wild-flower green roofs grazed by goats. Each cabin is a work of log art.
4 cabins sleep 2 persons, 3 cabins sleep up to 6 persons

£629

YHA Bristol, Somerset, England

Explore buzzy, forward-thinking Bristol from this base right on the city's harbourside. Visit museums, galleries and independent shops. Brunel's magnificent suspension bridge is close, and the Somerset's rolling hills within striking distance.
133 beds (dorms, private rooms, some en-suite)

Dorms from £15; private rooms from £45

À l’École Buissonnière, Normandy, France

At this gem of a converted girls’ school (opened in 1878, but in a much older building), there are no long lists of rules, no homework, just a sensitively restored and furnished B&B in the historic centre of Honfleur just steps from the old port.
3 doubles

Doubles/suites from €100/€120 B&B

YHA Ilam Hall, Derbyshire, England

A characterful 17th-century Gothic mansion surrounded by 84 acres of National Trust-owned parkland. Endless walking and cycling, and fantastic limestone gorge scenery on your doorstep. Pretty Ilam is worth exploring, too.
118 beds/25 rooms (dorms and family rooms)

Dorms from £13; private rooms from £29

Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park, Mendip Hills

Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park started as a tearooms in the 1940s, but these days, tables and chairs have made way for beautifully-manicured camping pitches with mature trees and shrubs, but you can still grab drinks and snacks.

From £14.30

Stay in a fabulous renovated 1964 Leyland Titan Double Decker Bus

Ceridwen Centre, Carmarthenshire, Wales

A welcoming family business on a small organic farm in North Carmarthenshire with a strong green ethos, a huge amount of lush, green space, glorious sunsets, clear night skies, offering accommodation to suit all - self-catering, catered and glamping.
5 yurts, 2 dbls-B&B, 2 houses (10 rms), pod, caravan, cabin

From £54/£82 per night (B&B/yurts). From £235/£350 weekend in cottage, sleeps 6/7. From £895/£1598 in house, sleeps 19.

Gages Mill Country Guest House, Dartmoor, England

Gages Mill is a stylish and relaxed guesthouse near Ashburton and Buckfast Abbey. Six elegant en-suite bedrooms channel country style with pine furniture, contemporary floral patterns and the most comfortable beds. Serves delicious local breakfasts.
7: 6 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Double room from £8; Twin room from £85; Family room from £99 per night

Path to Blenheim Lodge with pretty flowers

Blenheim Lodge, Lake District, England

Nestled against woodland in a quiet elevated spot, this 4* B&B boasts fab Lake Windermere views and offers a peaceful retreat for a restful getaway. Ideally located by The Dalesway Walk, away from traffic & crowds, and only a 5 min walk to the lake.
Total 11 rooms: 8 doubles; 2 twins/triples; 3 singles.

from £60 pn

Las Terrazas de la Alpujarra, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Choose from bright en-suite rooms or self-catering apartments, all overlooking the dramatic Barranco de Poqueira valley. Great for hiking, mountain-biking or horseriding, or the try more relaxing Buddhist retreat or a painting class.
40 beds - mix of guest rooms and self-catering apartments

Doubles €36, breakfast €2.75; apartments for 2/4/6 people €45/€55/€72 plus VAT; larger rental houses available

Carmarthenshire Cottage

Carmarthenshire Thatch Cottage, Wales

This is a romantic, traditional Welsh thatched cottage in the beautiful Carmarthenshire hills, simple, rustic, authentic - possibly the most authentic Welsh cottage interior in Wales. Built from local materials in the old-fashioned way.
Sleeps 3, master double and twin bed

£319.00 to:£649.00 (based on two staying)

Great Glen Holidays, Chalet

Great Glen Holidays, Highlands, Scotland

Situated on Torlundy Farm in the footthills of Ben Nevis these 8 timber chalets and 2 lodges have spectacular mountain views from a quiet wooded site. An ideal base for a family activity holiday with walks, mountain biking, fly fishing & riding.
8, 2 bedroom chalets; 2 lodges sleeping 6-8

£320 - £1500 per week (Chalets, Lodges)

Yurt interior

Trellyn Woodland Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Catering both for traditional and luxury camping, this rural campsite is set in the gorgeous Pembrokshire countryside, the perfect place to connect with nature. And with so little light pollution you can even see the Milky Way on a clear night!
3 yurts, 2 geo-domes, each sleep 4-6; campsite

yurts cost £110, domes cost £120, camping costs £36

Brudenell Hotel, Suffolk, England

Sat right on Aldeburgh’s shingle beachfront, the Brudenell Hotel offers 44 stylish bedrooms with panoramic views of the sea or the tranquil River Ade and surrounding countryside. Lovely terrace for morning coffee and delicious fish at the restaurant.
44 doubles, twins, suites and family rooms

Contact hotel for details

Exterior of Pipistrelle with pretty flowers in bloom

Pipistrelle, Powys, Wales

Built for comfort and greeness, this cosy cottage sleeps 2 (plus an infant and dog) and enjoys stunning wildlife-rich Welsh countryside. A stylish romantic escape, which is both baby-friendly and equipped with the latest in entertainment technology.
1 large bedroom 1 large sitting room/diner/open-plan kitchen

Prices from £260

Golden Hill Farm, North York Moors, England

A bucolic idyll, this small, intimate campsite – also offers holiday cottages, shepherds huts and gypsy caravans. Perfect for families, the site is set amongst 6 acres of beautiful English countryside.
Range of camping, caravan, house, cottage and hut rooms

Camping from £15 per family per night; Caravan from £25 per night. 3 bedroom cottage from £300 per week

A lodge at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch

Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Craigendarroch, Cairngorms

A selection of stylish lodges and suites set in a relaxing, secluded location, with plenty of facilities such as a Lagoon Pool and spa. Surrounded by walking and cycling trails (not forgetting a whisky trail), and Balmoral Castle is worth a visit.
99 lodges, sleeping from 2 to 8; 32 luxury suites

From £300 for a three-night break

Wingstone Farm, Dartmoor, England

A working farm, Wingstone offers excellent self-catering and B&B accommodation in the beautiful heart of Dartmoor. In a tremendous setting, and with endless possibilities for outdoor activities, this is the perfect place for an active rural getaway.
Single, double and twin rooms available

B&B per night £40; B&B per week £245; Cottage per week from £380; Cottage per 3 nights from £210

Brook Lodge Farm

Brook Lodge Farm, Mendip Hills, Bristol

Hidden in the historic hamlet of Cowslip Green, Brook Lodge is a peaceful, sheltered camping & caravan site with an environmental conscience. Perfectly placed for exploring Bath, Wells, Glastonbury & the Mendip and walking, birdwatching & cycling.

Pitches from £8

Pembrokeshire Coastal Cottage

Pembrokeshire Coastal Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Just a five minute walk to the beach, this cosy cottage is a great place to spot wildlife, take on some of the best coastal walks in the UK, or simply relax in the gorgeous surroundings.
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 2 twins

From: £319.00 to: £649.00 (based on two staying)

The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel, Snowdonia, Wales

With views across Llandudno Bay, this four star hotel prides itself on being a fantastic base for many of the attractions of North Wales. The hotel itself features comfortable rooms, award winning food, a gym, swimming pool, sauna and spa.
98: many doubles, twins, singles; 4 suites, 4 family suites

£130-£475 per room per night.

Slade Barn, Gower, Wales

A woodburning stove and lots of oak features keep it cosy, whilst modern marble and granite make it feel sleek and contemporary.
1 cottage for 6; 2 doubles, 1 twin

From £550 per week. Short breaks available.

Johnston Cottage

Johnston Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This South Pembrokeshire Cottage has been carefully restored from the 19th century and has it own Grade II Listed stone bridge. This charming south-facing stone cottage is set within a ¼ of an acre of grounds and with nearby scenery and wildlife.
Sleeps 4, Master Double (ground floor), Twin

From £410.00 to: £859.00 (based on two staying)

The Den at Easter Corrie Mill in the Highlands

Easter Corrie Mill, Cairngorms, Scotland

A converted Mill and Steading in a secluded glen in the Cairngorms National Park. A superb location for wildlife-watching and walking - there are a 100 miles of waymarked paths from the front door.
Four cottages with 2-3 bedrooms, each sleeping 4-6

from £358 per week depending on season and cottage. Short breaks available

Luxury self catering near Hay on Wye that dosn't cost the earth

The Peren, Hay On Wye, Wales

A 19th century barn offering space, peace and privacy near to the quirky town of Hay on the English Welsh border. A green, luxurious and stylish base from which to explore the area's dramatic countryside and the Brecon Beacon's national park.
1 double, 1 double with single

From £325.

Courtyard Château de la Mouchère

Château de la Mouchère, Normandy, France

Emerging from a forest track at the front door of the château creates a sensation of stepping back in time. Just how far back is the question: from the outside, Le Mouchère is every bit the stately 18th-century country manor.
3 doubles

from €80 B&B

The French Roulotte

Roulotte Retreat, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Within the sanctuary of a wild flower meadow in the beautiful Scottish Borders lies a truly special retreat. A magical blend of Gypsy romance, French glamour and a dash of the Orient can be found in one of these 7 imaginative caravans.
7 Roulottes: 1 double or 1 living space that sleeps 4

From £105 per night

Parc le Breos House, Gower, Wales

The comfy, sumptuously kitted out rooms and the friendly yet luxurious common rooms make the whole experience like spending a weekend at someone's country retreat.
13 rooms plus a double and twin in Quabs cabin.

Doubles from £95.

Deepdale Tipi

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Norfolk, UK

Award winning, eco friendly, self-catering, backpackers' paradise of a hostel and campsite on the Norfolk Coast. This beautiful village by the sea is designated an "area of outstanding natural beauty" - the driest, warmest, sunniest region in the UK.
Mixed private & dorm, Campsite, Tipis, Yurts, Shepherds huts

from £12.

Exterior shot of Bedruthan Hotel

Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa, Cornwall

Unwind and refresh at this stunning hotel and spa in the natural and peaceful setting of the Cornish Coast. You'll be welcomed by a friendly team, sample home-cooked local food and be pampered in the Ocean Spa.
101 Rooms: Mix of twin/double, singles, villas & apartments

From £94

High Cloud, Monmouthshire, Wales

A huge holiday home split over two buildings that is perfect for mixed-age groups and families. Sculpture in the garden, woodland grotto and a heated pool.
10 bedrooms, 3 kitchens and 9 bathrooms in two properties.

From £2950 per week; short breaks from £1950

Casa Rurale El Paraje, Las Alpujarras, Spain

A lovely farmhouse with incredible panoramic mountain views from the pool and terrace. The knowledgeable hosts offer walking tours, bike hire and delicious home-cooked food and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere has guests returning year after year.
5 rooms & 2 rental houses each sleeping 4

Doubles/twins from €55 B&B; two-bedroom rental houses sleeping four from €470/week