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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

Southwaite Green Cottage amongst the rolling hills

Southwaite Green, Lake District, England

Four 5* award winning eco cottages in a beautiful spot in the Western Lake District next to Paddle Beck. Surrounded by 10 acres of landscaped grounds including a grass court for short tennis and badminton, woodlands, a pond and organic fruit.
2 twin/doubles, 7 doubles

Prices from £440

Beautiful timber cabin with hot outdoor shower - sleeps 4

Devon Dens, Devon, England

A unique, solid cabin made by the owners from sustainable, local wood in a pretty & private off-grid site, amidst glorious countryside. Walks, wood burner, jigsaws, guitar, books, fire pit, hot outdoor shower, peace, quiet & starry skies. Bliss.
1 cabin with 1 double bed + 1 double sofa bed

£80 / 1 night, £140 / 2 nights, £200 / 3 nights, £420 / weekly

Hilly Field Barn, Dartmoor, England

A homely cottage has been created from this converted 200-year-old barn set in rolling farmland and its own private garden, with views over to the village of Buckland Monochorum. A cosy cosy base for exploring the western part of the moor.
1 Double Room

Weekly prices from £260 to £455, depending on season.

Cowbridge Cottage

Cowbridge Cottage, Cardiff, Wales

Cowbridge Cottage, a chocolate box thatched cottage dating from the 17th century, Grade II listed and dinky, yet quirky with room for six to share in delightful 'boutique style' comfort straddling both a beach and city (Cardiff) break.
Sleeps 6: Master Double, Double, Bunk

£493.00 to: £1028.00 (based on two staying)

Over the Rainbow, Vegetarian/Vegan Country Retreat, Cardigan Bay

Over the Rainbow, Cardigan Bay, Wales

Fabulous, award winning vegetarian b&b in a converted Georgian mansion near Cardigan Bay nestled in secluded mature gardens and woodland. Perfect base for cycling, coastal walking or exploring all that the Pembrokeshire National Park has to offer.
5 Rooms (2 double, 2 double/twin ensuites, 1 single ensuite)

Range from £90 to £140 per room per night B&B for 2 people sharing, depending on facilities. Single ensuite £48 per night B&B

Brenley Farm, Kent Downs, England

Producing hops, fruit (apples, pears, there’s even a small vineyard) and cereal crops, Brenley Farm near Faversham exudes an air of plenty. Where possible, owner Maggie Berry serves the farm’s produce at her epicurean breakfasts.
3, plus separate bunk-bedded barn sleeping up to 24

From £87.50 (single occupancy from £50); bunk bed in the barn from £14.50 (bring a sleeping bag)

Quernmore Valley Cottages, Lancashire, England

Tucked away on the old Roman road from Lancaster to the Trough of Bowland is Quernmore Valley. You can choose from a traditional, three bedroom cottage with its own spacious garden area and babbling brook, or a modern, newly built cottage.
2 cottages: 1 for 5, 1 for 6

£350 per week; 2-3 nights from £270

External view

Natural Retreats Cornwall, England

Holiday in style at Natural Retreats Cornwall. This exclusive collection of holiday homes includes a range of brand new, luxury residences set in the beautiful South Cornwall countryside.
3 or 4 Bedroom

Prices start from £480 for a 2 night stay in Low season in a 3 bed residences and are in the region of £1950 for a 7 night stay for 8 people in high season.

Grape vine on west elevation

Tyas Cottage, Yorkshire, England

A 5-star graded cottage in a small hamlet near The Pennine Way with private patio and large shared garden, mill pond and stream. Features solar panels, wood burner and antique furniture including a wonderful Georgian Mahogany four-poster bed.
7:1 dble en suite, 1 twin en suite, 1 twin opposite bathrm

From £450 per week low season to £775 per week peak season (sleeps 6) 15% reduction if only 2 people

Homelands B&B

Homelands B&B, Woodmancote, Cotswolds

Homelands, a B&B of comfort and elegance in a semi-rural location close to Cheltenham, with it's own 2 acre garden and fantastic views over Nottingham and Cleeve Hills, where guests can walk through Bushcombe Wood and access The Cotswolds Way.
3 rooms all with en suite

Rooms and breakfast from £60

Stylish bed at La Ferme des Isles

La Ferme des Isles, Normandy, France

There’s an art to blending heritage with contemporary styling and comforts, a balance that La Ferme des Isles strikes with élan. The meadows roll down to the River Eure, and animals are on hand to play cute, making this place ideal for families.
5 doubles

From £67

Exterior of April Cottage

April Cottage, The Peak District, England

April Cottage is a 200 year old self catering cottage in the centre of Youlgrave, with pubs and shops on the doorstep. Accommodation is provided for three people in twin and single rooms with a cosy open fire in the living room.
2: 1 Twin Room, 1 Single Room

£250 - £375 per week

Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

Heath Farm Holiday Cottages, Chipping Norton

Five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages lovingly converted from old stone farm buildings set in 70 acres of meadow and woodland. A perfect base for the whole family to explore the Cotswolds on foot or by bike.
5 cottages sleeping between 2-4

5 cottages available from £381 per week.

Gamekeeper's Cottage

Gamekeeper's Cottage, Penmachno, Snowdonia, North Wales

This former gamekeeper's cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and is surrounded by gorgeous countryside, making it a real treat of a destination.
Sleeps 4: 1 master double, 1 twin

Fro £473.00 to: £978.00 (based on two staying)

YHA Okehampton

YHA Okehampton, Dartmoor, England

This handy hostel has two sites – the original Goods Shed, next to Okehampton Railway Station, and Bracken Tor. Both sites offer a range of bunk rooms, some with private bathrooms, plus drying rooms, catering and dinning facilities and camping areas.
Sleeps 34 in bunks and en suite rooms

Beds from £14.50, private rooms from £24.

YHA Ravenstor, Derbyshire, England

With 60 acres of National Trust parkland, you've got stunning views across the Derbyshire Dales from every window. Bring the brood for an action-packed activity holiday: endless walking and cycling routes, and historic homes and gardens nearby.
70 beds (dorms and private rooms)

Dorms from £13; private rooms from £29

Gwenoldy exterior

Gwenoldy, Mold, Wales

Self-catering farm cottage converted from the stable and forge of an adjacent 17th-century Welsh long house. Have a barbecue in the garden with views across the valley to the Bronze Age hill forts of Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur.
1 barn for 4

From £340 per week

Kinlochlaich House on beautiful grounds

Kinlochlaich House, W Highlands, Scotland

A historic country house set in its own beautiful gardens, close to the sea with views of the mountains. Stay in one of the self-contained apartments, the a cottage adjacent or the unique octagonal eco treehouse.
4 double, 3 twin, 1 bunks

Prices from £360

Isaac's Byre exterior

Isaac's Byre, Cumbria, England

This cosy barn conversion is ideal for a tranquil getaway, situated right in the middle of the beautiful North Pennines. With walks and gorgeous scenery on the doorstep it’s perfect for nature loving families.
3: 1 double, 1 double/twin, 1 twin

£70-160 (depending on season)

The Nightingale Centre, Peak District, UK

Whether you want to hold a conference or outdoor pursuits weekend for friends, get married or have family reunion, this holiday and conference centre, sleeping up to 78, provides a relaxed and informal setting for all types of large get togethers.
30 rooms sleeping up to 78 people
Luxury accommodation in England

Boswarthen Farm, Cornwall, England

A wonderful secluded campsite in the Cornish countryside boasting sea views of St Michael's Mount and the Lizard. Visit nearby St Ives and the famous Eden Project, or get active with surfing, swimming, biking and walking opportunities.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Prices from £354

Sladen Lodge, Peak District, UK

Contemporary lodge for up to 16 guests, ideal as holiday accommodation or a unique corporate retreat. Easily accessible by public transport, with shops, pubs and restaurants just a few minutes' walk away. perfect for walkers, cyclists and climbers.
7 en-suite bedrooms

Weekends from £1,600; Weeks from £3,500; Mid-week from £475 per night

Great Field Farm, Kent Downs, England

Ideally located for exploring some of Kent's prettiest villages, historic buildings, places of interest, traditional seaside towns and beaches. An excellent farmstay base for walkers and cyclists, being near the North Downs Way
three eco barns sleeping six, five and four; plus B&B

weekly rates: smallest barn from £420 (to £799); barn for five from £520 (to £850); and for six from £550 (to £925). B&B from £40 per person

Exterior of The Cornmill

The Cornmill, Kirkby Mills, England

These luxurious, stone built, comfortable B&B and cottages are located next to a delightful 18th Century watermill in the picturesque village of Kirkbymoorside. Set south of the moors, this is the perfect spot to visit the surrounding countryside.
5: 2 twins, 3 doubles, all en suite

From £80 per night based on 2 people sharing

Clippesby Hall, Norfolk Broads

Near the river at Thurne, this site pretty much has it all: a wonderful location with lots of trees for secluded camping, and a position that’s perfect for cycling, walking and boating, its own pub and pool bike rental and cafe.
Many pitches, caravan sites and cottages

£12.50 for camping pitches; cottages from £325

Manor house and garden

West Lexham, Norfolk, England

A creative, sustainability-focussed social enterprise offering a unique immersive learning experience as well as a beautiful rural setting to relax, eclectic accommodation including tree houses to suit all budgets and an open, friendly vibe.
28 twin/double rooms, 4 single dorm spaces, 2 ensuite twins

from £246

Glan LLyn outside dining table

Glan LLyn, Mold, North Wales

A boutique farm stay and self-catering accommodations in the Clwydian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Idyllic rural location that's great for outdoor enthusiasts and families.
2 double,1 twin/double, 2 double/twin rooms cottage

Double/twin room: £59 during the week, £64 Friday and Saturday, cottage from £120

Beckleshele Cottage, North Pennies, England

Lying high in the wild moorlands of upper Weardale, this wonderfully restored lead miners cottage offer 4-star accommodation, perfect for walkers, cyclists and anyone wishing to explore the surrounding North Pennies AONB.
2: 1 double, 1 twin

Prices per week are £295 in January, £450 for July, August, Christmas and New Year and £345 at all other times. £20 per dog per week

Lydstep beach

Lydstep Beach Holiday Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The perfect place for those wanting to spend most of their time on the beach, this holiday park is ideal for a family getaway. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surrounding countryside, or sample some of the park's many available leisure activities.
Several caravans, sleeping 3-8

Caravans cost approx. £185 per night

Peewit Caravan Park, Suffolk, England

A peaceful campsite situated just 900 yards from Felixstowe’s Edwardian seafront. Set in 13 acres of landscaped parkland, the family owned site welcomes tourers and campers, and has all the mod cons you can expect including electric hook-ups.
Campsite and caravan park

Camping from £15 per night; caravan from £17.50

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

This pretty woodland caravan park occupies an old castle estate. A pool, ropes course, pedalos in the lake and pony riding will keep the kids entertained and outside the park there are woodland trails, unspoilt beaches and ruined castles to explore.
2-bed caravans sleep up to 6 people, 3-bed sleep up to 8.

Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £246

Little Quebb Eco cottages, Herefordshire

Little Quebb Cottages, Herefordshire, UK

This fantastic pair of award-winning 15th century cottage and cosy farmhouse are located on a self sufficient smallholding in Herefordshire. Ideal for a peaceful rural break, with first class walking and cycling available on the doorstep.
5: 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single

from £285

Stinchcombe Hill House

Stinchcombe Hill House, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds

Stinchcombe Hill House, a stunning restoration project in an amazing location, is perfect for walkers or those who appreciate country living. Food is locally sourced (from the garden where possible) and your hosts delightfully warm & mildly eccentric
5 Rooms

From £60 a night including breakfast and afternoon tea

Exterior of Ravenscraig Guest House, Aviemore

Ravenscraig Guest House, Cairngorms, Scotland

The owners of this friendly hotel will not only give advice on the best local fishing – they'll smoke your catch for you so you can eat it for breakfast! Perfect for mountain exploration, offering great value and proper Scottish food to fuel you up.
14 rooms, including one self-catering apartment

Singles/doubles from £30/£55 B&B

Cabane de Jeanne

Cabane de Jeanne, Normandy, France

This wooden fisherman’s cabin overlooking a serene lake is charmingly simple, a single white-panelled bedroom with embroidered white linen, and stairs up to a light-filled lounge. But it’s all about the lake: the views, the boat bobbing on the jetty.
Cabin for 2

€180, two-night minimum stay

Middle Stone Cottage

Middle Stone Cottage, Llŷn Penninsula, Wales

Middle Stone Cottage, Llŷn Penninsula, Wales overlooks the River Erce, Castell on an elevated sheltered setting facing south to the coastline of Cardigan Bay. The surrounding garden is bordered by field walls, beyond there is a clear river view.
2 bedrooms sleeping 4

From £409.00 (based on two staying)

Pen-y-banc

Penybanc Farmhouse, Ceridwen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Two comfy B&B rooms available in the farmhouse of this wonderful family run Welsh organic farm. Amazing views and star gazing and a warm welcome await you here in North Carmarthenshire. Perfect wedding venue or take part in one of their courses.
2 b&b rooms

from £40 per night b&b

Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen, Hampshire, England

An English original... Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel, 12 tree-houses and a spa in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park, from where it's a glorious 20 minute stroll to a wonderful sandy beach.
58 Rooms/Suites and 12 Treehouse Suites

Prices from £435

Tallizmand B&B, Gower

Tallizmand Guest House, Gower, Wales

A cosy and friendly atmosphere reins supreme and owners David and Anne can send you off with a packed lunch.
3 doubles.

Doubles from £89 per night.

YHA Truleigh Hill, Sussex, England

A quiet spot close to some fabulous walking and cycling routes and spectacular views. The hostel is set in the South Downs National Park, just inland from the coastal towns of Shoreham, Brighton, Hove and Worthing. Lovely grounds to relax in.
56 beds (dorms and private rooms)

Dorms from £11.50; private rooms from £29

YHA Conwy, Snowdonia, Wales

An ideal base for those wanting to explore North Wales on a budget! Families and groups will love it here, or anyone wanting to get to the coast or those after an activity break in Snowdonia. A great option for a car-free break.
82 beds (all rooms en-suite)

Dorm s from £11; private rooms from £26

The Arundell Arms Hotel, Dartmoor, England

A fine country hotel, The Arundell Arms offers luxury accommodation, fishing and country sports, wonderful restaurants, wedding facilities and a conference centre. Perfect for events, large groups and couples.
25: Range of doubles, singles and twins

Bed and Breakfast: Single £120, Double/Twin £160, Large Double/Twin £180. With dinner: Single £150, Double/Twin £260, Large Double/Twin £280. Children under 5 free; children 5-15 25% off adult rate. £15 per night for dogs.

Broadway Manor Cottages, Worcestershire

Broadway Manor Cottages, Worcestershire

Four award winning Cotswold holiday cottages and an apartment in the grounds of a Cotswold manor house, which dates back to the 16th century in the picturesque village of Broadway in the Cotswolds AONB
4 cottages sleeping from 2-4

From £295

Pretty East Penrest Cottage

East Penrest Farm, Cornwall, England

A sensitively converted barn on a fabulous organic farm in Cornwall. Fish for trout in the River Inny, ramble over the fields and enjoy the wonderful birds and wild flowers. A peaceful and idyllic place to stay.
Sleeps 8-10. 4 doubles.

£400 to £1500 per week. Discounts on offer for 2 people sharing.

Dowfold House exterior

Dowfold House B&B, County Durham, England

Let yourself (and your dog) be pampered at this elegent, homely Victorian B&B. Enjoy award winning breakfasts as well as fabulous walking and cycling routes.
3: 2 doubles, 1 family

£98

YHA Edale, Derbyshire, England

Not only is this YHA one of the highest residences in the Peak District (fab views on all sides), but they run a great range of family-friendly activity breaks: have a go at archery, caving, canoeing and abseiling. Cycling and walking trails abound.
157 beds

Dorms from £13; private rooms from £29

Gatehouse Lodge

Gatehouse Lodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Enjoy the 40 acres of the grounds of Picton Castle after everyone else has gone home by staying in the 'castellated' gatehouse lodge, a cosy and comfortable destination in Pembrokeshire.
1 master double, 1 twin

£409.00 to: £850.00 (based on two staying)

Gorgeous vista from the terrace

Cascina Rodiani, Lombardy, Colverde (Como), Italy

Off the beaten track, the16th Century Cascina Rodiani offers eco-friendly hospitality. A family run bed and breakfast serving organic food close to Lakes Como and Lugano, the Alps and various hiking and cycling trails in the Spina Verde Park.
3 Double Rooms, 1 Family Suite

prices from 70 €

The Stone Barn

The Stone Barn, Pembrokeshire National Park, Wales

This is gorgeous little cottage for two, which has been tastefully and lovingly converted from an old barn in the middle of the picturesque valleys of Pembrokeshire National Park.
1 master double

from £319.00 7 nights up to:£649.00 (based on two staying)

Woodhead Holiday Cottages

Woodhead Holiday Cottages, Northumberland, England

Take time to relax in an area so wonderfully remote that on clear nights you will be amazed by the starry skies. Two beautifully-restored luxury cottages nestled between coast and countryside offer a wealth of great walks straight from the door.
2 cottages: 1 for 4, 1 for 6

Smaller cottage from £490 for 7 nights; short breaks available.