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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

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Goodwick Cottage

Goodwick Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This cottage was selected by VisitWales as representing the best self-catering cottages in Wales. Meticulously renovated by BBC's Griff Rhys Jones from derelict, this traditional detached Pembroke cottage is in a peaceful location with great views.
Sleeps 6: Master Double (ground floor), Double and Twin

£514.00 to: £1081.00 (based on two staying)

Cwmberach Uchaf Farm

Cwmberach Uchaf Farm, Feather Down Farms, Wales

Cwmberach Uchaf Farm is 80 acres of mixed farmland in the shadows of the Black Mountains, in the national park with a small river - the Berach - running through it. Offering Canvas and Canvas Frills Lodges, sleeping up to 6, perfect for kids!
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

From £355 per week

Blackton Grange exterior

Blackton Grange, North Pennines, England

Surrounded by stunning scenery and complete with a roaring open log fireplace, this beautiful stone farmhouse is the perfect venue for large group holidays, parties, business training and conferences, and even wedding receptions.
10: sleeps up to 40.

£787.50 to hire

East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in beautiful rural Teesdale

East Briscoe Farm Cottages, County Durham, England

Experience the beautiful, unspoilt landscape of Teesdale from these award-winning, farm cottages. The surrounding countryside with its woodlands, meadows, market towns and pretty villages is great for walking and cycling.
8: 5 doubles, 3 twins in 3 2-bedroom & 2 1-bedroom cottages

prices from £206

The Studio

The Studio, Old Country Farm, Herefordshire, England

A 'green-oak' house (with impressive eco features) among Herefordshire cider orchards, with a double bedroom and a sofa-bed. Nearby are plenty of lovely walks in the rolling farmland of the Malvern Hills. Stunning.
sleeps 2-4

Prices range from £150 for two nights for two, and £300 for a week

Casa Las Chimeneas exterior hillside

Casa Las Chimeneas, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Your hosts' enthusiasm and local knowledge really stands out - from walks and attractions to cookery courses, yoga retreats and wildlife walks, they'll ensure you get the most out of your trip, leaving you free to soak up the relaxing atmosphere.
9 rooms & 3 apartments

Doubles/twins €90 B&B, self-catering apartments from €350 per week

Woodland Springs Touring Park, Dartmoor, England

A peaceful site in the northern quarter of the moor, Woodland Springs provides pitches for caravans and tents in a child-free environment. Surrounded by farm and woodland, the park is carefully managed to encourage wildlife.

Camping from £17 (tent plus two adults and dogs), touring caravans and motorhome from £20 (unit plus 2 adults and dogs).

Weathericks and Bradstone, Peak District, UK

Two luxury self-catering cottages with expansive views across farmland to Carsington Water. Guests have access to the surrounding fields to join the numerous public footpaths and trails nearby. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers.
Weathericks: sleeps 4 + cot. Bradstones: sleeps 6 + cot.

Weathericks from £300 for 3 nights; Bradstones from £450 for 3 nights.

Orchard House

Orchard House, Mendips, England

Orchard House, self-catering serviced apartments or bed and breakfast in the Chew Valley, perfect for cyclists or walkers wanting to explore the Mendips. Situated on routes 3 and 410 National Cycle routes, a stop off for Lands End to John O'Groats.
Five

Bed and Breakfast £75 per night. Self-catering (1 or 2 bedroom apartments) £50 to £70 per night, £300 to £450 per week

Hunters Moon, Dartmoor, England

Just north of the national park, on the Granite Way cycle trail between Okehampton and Lydford, Hunters Moon is a great base for exploring this corner of the moor. The charming 17th century cottage provides modern day comforts in a stunning setting.
3: 2 DoubleRooms, 1 Twin Room

£35 per person per night; Single occupancy £50; Children aged 3-13 £20; Children under 3 free. 10% discount for 4+ nights.

Cobblestone Barn exterior

Cobblestone Barn, Cumbria, England

Set in the bucolic Cumbrian village of Melmerby, this lovely converted barn is ideal for a family getaway. And with its fantastic location between the North Pennines and the Lake District, there’s plenty of stunning scenery to soak up.
3: 2 doubles, 1 twin

£728 to rent per week

The Hilary exterior

The Hilary Guest House, Snowdonia, Wales

This family run, four-star guest house is the perfect place to come and let yourself be pampered. Relax in their award winning garden, enjoy a delicious breakfast and rest easy in the knowledge that The Hilary prides itself on being eco-friendly.
8: 6 doubles, 2 twins

£75 per night

L’Esprit du Bocage

L’Esprit du Bocage, Normandy, France

Restored by a Dutch family using traditional materials just five years ago, this typical granite house sleeping up to five is ideally placed for discovering Mont St-Michel and the landscapes of southern Manche – hence the name: Spirit of the Bocage.
Gîte for 5

From €480

Dove Valley Centre, Peak District, UK

Sustainably converted 18th century barns providing stylish, self-contained cottages sleeping 5 & 7, together sleeping 12. Studio & camping for larger groups - great for parties and workshops. In a secluded setting on an environmentally managed farm.
Cottages sleep 5 and 7 in a mixture of rooms

From £325 to £645

Nou camping signage

Nou Camping, Lleida Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain

Located by the National Park of Aigüestortes, this family-friendly campsite offers 150 pitches, some with pre-assembled tents, as well as cosy wooden cabins. Includes an on-site shop, delicious restaurant, heated swimming pools, games room, and more.
150 tent pitches, 3 bungalows

Prices vary. Tent plots from €11.50 per night during low season

YHA Berwick, Northumberland, England

The old granary, set in Berwick's historic quarter, has been given a total revamp – it now houses one of the YHA's most beautiful structures. There are 13 bedrooms, a fabulous café/bar, an art gallery, and music and comedy nights throughout the year.
13 rooms: 55 beds in total

Dorm beds from £15, family rooms from £45

Bedknobs - SE Aspect

Bedknobs Bed and Breakfast, Cornwall, England

An elegant detached Victorian Villa with spacious and comfortable en suite bedrooms in an acre of secluded woodland garden just 5 minutes walk from Bodmin town centre. Ideal for exploring nearby Eden Project.
3:1 twin, 2 doubles

£75-£90

Richardson's Boats, The Broads, Norfolk

Boats at Richardson's, Stalham, Norfolk Broads

Established for over 60 years, and still family-owned and -run, based in the small town of Stalham, Richardson’s has the largest fleet of motor cruisers on the Broads available at a mind-boggling range of prices available for day or week long hire.
Over 100 boats available sleeping from 2-9

From £299.

Betws-y-Coed Barn

Betws-y-Coed Barn, Snowdonia, Wales

A gorgeous detached conversion with a surprisingly modern and stylish interior, this is a little slice of modernity set in beautiful timeless countryside.
Sleeps 8: 1 master double, 2 doubles, 1 twin

From £472.00 to: £976.00 (based on two staying)

camp in a lovely field

Ling's Meadow, Suffolk, England

A small, relaxed eco campsite with six tent pitches, two furnished bell tents, a restored Norfolk shepherd's hut, and a locally made living van situated on a family farm. All hidden among the tall grass of a 4 acre natural meadow. Free bike hire!
2 bell tents, 1 van (5per), 1 hut (2per), 6 pitches (5per)

bell tents £80, shepherds hut £70, living van £90, pitches £20

Stunning views

Churchwood Valley Holiday Park, South Devon, England

Enjoy peace and tranquillity in a secluded cabin in South Devon, in a beautiful wooded valley. Explore the stunning coastal and countryside walks and take in the abundance of wildlife from your doorstep- from birds and badgers to squirrels.
55 one bedroom & two bedroom cabins.

Self-catering per week ranges from £265 to £400 for 2 people (1-bedroom cabin) & from £345 to £895 for 4-6 people (2-bedroom cabin). Short Breaks also available.

Carnwethers

Carnwethers Country House and Cottages, Cornwall

Located in England's smallest AONB on the largest island, St Marys, Carnwethers provides four, 4 star cottages in an acre of luscious tropical gardens. Just 5 minutes walk from the stunning Pelistry beach and the coastal footpath network.
4 cottages 2 sleep 2, 2 sleep 4 and 2 twin/superking b&b

Dove Lawn £790-£1140 Poolside £700-£1050 Secret Garden £500-£700 Rowan Tree £560-£740 Room 1 B&B £70-£90

Villa Arbutus Lefkas

Villa Arbutus, Lefkas, Greece

Perched on an ancient olive grove overlooking the sea, islands and mountains of the south coast of Lefkas, this wooden house with stone floors and infinity pool is a perfect spot for a self catering holiday with friends or family.
1 double, 1 twin

Between £1400 to £1800 per week in high season for up to 5 people. Significantly less at other times. See website.

Exterior view of Organig Parc

Organig Parc, Carnguwch, Wales

These old stone stables have been renovated using local materials to transform them into charming holiday cottages. With breathtaking views of the mountains, river and Cardigan Bay in the distance, this is the perfect retreat to unwind.
4 cottages, sleeps from 4 - 6 people

From £495 for a week stay

Acacia Farm

Acacia Farm Camping and Touring, Mendip Hills

The Robinson family runs this five-acre campsite and caravan park with cabins, which overlooks the gorgeous Mendip countryside, surrounded on all sides by rolling countryside; bring the dog. Guests arriving on 2 wheels or feet get a discount.

Pitches from £13.50

The School Annex, Talybont on Usk, Self Catering Accommodation

The School Annex, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Wales

Set in the Brecon Beacons National Park we offer a high standard of self catering accommodation and great green credentials. You can take time out to relax or be as active as you want, even star gaze in our dark sky reserve, all on the doorstep!
1 double with bunk over. 1 super king which can be 2 singles

From £240

Exterior of Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras

Casa Ana, Las Alpujarras, Spain

The fabulous garden is a standout feature here - every room seems to open out to sunshine and vibrant flowers. The mountains beckon for walkers; the tranquil spot is also perfect for writing and wellbeing retreats, photography and cookery courses.
Doubles, twins and singles available

Doubles/twins €82 B&B, discounts for stays of over 6 nights and group bookings.

Brookside holiday cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Brookside Cottage, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, UK

Delightful cottage in centre of picturesque Shorwell village, 2 miles from the sea. Well furnished with all modern comforts. Beautiful garden with babbling brook. Ferry inclusive deal available, including for foot ferry passengers.
Sleep 6 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed) + travel cot

£385 - £945 per week. Short breaks from £297.

Quay Cottage

Quay Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Simply one of the finest waterfront properties in Wales. A fabulous contemporary conversion on the water's edge at the picturesque old harbour of Fishguard. The harbour is on your doorstep allowing fabulous views of the sea and fishing boats.
Sleeps 8; 2 double, 2 twin

£545.00 to:£1133.00 (based on two staying)

The quirky Meadow Keeper's Cottage in Sussex

Meadow Keeper's Cottage, Sussex, England

A higgledy-piggledy cottage on wheels offering a roomy four person stay. Pitch in with the animal feeding on the farm, explore the diverse range of habitats, visit the beach and try the various courses, including bush craft, on offer.
Roomy four person space.

£107 per night

Furzeclose Yurt Exterior

Somerset Yurts, Somerset, England

A fantastic yurt retreat on a working Dairy Farm in the beautiful Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The traditional Mongolian yurts are spacious while the nearby Dutch Barn is equipped with excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Four yurts, each with 1 double bed and 1 double futon

From £275

Outstanding views and landscapes

College Farm, Feather Down Farm, Norfolk, England

Immerse yourself in Norfolk's wonderful countryside with a stay at College Farm campsite, offering up everything from bird watching to canoeing, as well as being within easy reach of the picturesque towns of Southwold, Beccles and Aldeburgh.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Weekends from £405, Midweek from £465, Week from £635

Gorgeous location in West Wales, perfect place to relax

Pant y March, Feather Down Farm, West Wales

Ideally located within the Snowdonia National Park and boasting unrivaled views out over Lake Bala, Pant y March Farm offers countless walking opportunities through the Welsh countryside, a Farm Tour for children and lambing in the Spring.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

prices from £419

Carreg Onnen Bay Cottage

Carreg Onnen Bay Cottage, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This cottage enjoys an enviable and peaceful position near the famous lighthouse on Ynys Meicl. This semi-detached Pembrokeshire cottage is only 5 minutes from the coast. Perfect for anyone who loves walking, wildlife and ideal for a family.
Sleeps 8: Master Double, 2 Singles, 1 Double

£367.00 to: £766.00 (based on two staying)

Have a unique stay in this replica Iron Age roundhouse

The Roundhouse & Treehouse, Cornwall, England

Staying in this authentic replica roundhouse and treehouse, only 400m from an important Iron Age settlement gives you the experience of camping circa 600BC with the comforts of 2,610 years later: a holiday that truly cannot be replicated.
Sleeps 2: 1 king size double; hammock for a child over 3

From £250 per night

Converted Mill

Converted Mill, Upper Wye Valley, Mid Wales

This converted Victorian mill is a beautifully romantic cottage in the upper Wye Valley. Its gorgeous master bedroom and comfortable furnishings make it cosy, yet it is still spacious for two people.
1 master double

£374.00 to: £777.00 (based on two staying)

Pitched safari tent at Lochhouses

Lochhouses Treehouses & Safari Tents, Lothian, Scotland

Beautifully kitted out safari tents and 2 treehouses of Lochhouses, nestled under trees just a short stroll from a long sandy beach. This dream-like coastal scene is only an hour from Edinburgh, and each tent sleeps 6-8 so plenty of room to share.
6 tents 5 treehouses: Sleeps 6 to 8

From £124 per night

YHA National Forest, Derbyshire, England

Located at the Conkers visitor centre, this is a great base for budget, family-friendly breaks. There are walking and cycling routes galore, and a lovely café on site. Archery, birds of prey handling and llama trekking nearby.
23 triples and dorm rooms

Dorms from £9.50

Lovely pool complex

Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Gwynedd, Wales

This Haven holiday park is the perfect place for a family break; with a range of accomodation available (including adapted caravans for the disabled), Hafan y Môr features a water park and has a range of outdoor activities on offer.
Several family caravans, chalets & apartments.

Caravans: £65-265. Chalets: £72-215. Apartments: £45-190. (all to rent per night)

Comfortable accommodation in England

Billingsmoor Farm, Feather Down Farm, Devon, England

Ideal for families with young children, this picturesque campsite situated on 320 acres of dairy farm offers up pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens, as well as a fantastic Forestry School, where you can learn all about bushcraft skills and stargazing.
10 tents for 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

prices from £499

Exterior View of a Leafy approach to our front door

Bedford Lodge, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK

The Bedford Lodge is situated on a leafy avenue in the heart of picturesque Shanklin Old Village, close to quaint village shops, thatched pubs and excellent eateries. Just minutes from the sea and close to the bus and train routes.
14

£40 per person per night for a double room.

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages, Mendip Hills

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages is a conversion of stone courtyard barns into four fantastic oak beamed cottages with hot tub and river frontage for private fishing on a beef farm that can accommodate from 1 to 30 guests, perfectly child friendly
Accommodates 1-30

From £369 per week

Exterior of Aviemore Youth Hostel

Aviemore Youth Hostel, Cairngorms, Scotland

Everything you'd expect from a hostel for outdoor enthusiasts - a well-equipped kitchen, large dining area and drying room, ideally located in the centre of Aviemore. The stunning panoramic views from the lounge will inspire you to get out there.
100 beds - rooms for 2 to 6 people

Dorm beds from £17, twin rooms from £45

View of Bolmynydd Camping Park

Bolmynydd Camping Park, Llanbedrog, Wales

Just a stones throw away from the glorious, golden sand beach of Tyn Tywyn, this tranquil, dog-friendly campsite is in the perfect location for an action-filled family holiday. From wakeboarding to pony rides, there is something for everyone.
Grass pitches with electric hook ups

From £22 per night including tent, car, 2 adults and children up to 3 years old during peak season

YHA Malham, Yorkshire, England

YHA Malham is a great base from which to explore Pennine Way: families, single travellers, groups and school trips will all love this comfortable hostel in the heart of a beautiful dales village, surrounded by classic Yorkshire limestone scenery.
81 beds in 19 rooms sleeping 2-8; 2 camping pods for 3

Doubles from £39; dorms from £18.50; pods from £36

Highway Farm, Dorset, England

This cosy cottage and B&B are run by an enthusiastic and knowledgable couple and offer easy access to the South West Coast Path and several beaches, as well as lovely views. The perfect place for a peaceful retreat.
Four B&B rooms; cottage sleeps 4 plus one cot.

From £80 for two B&B; cottage from £225 for 3 nights.

Idyllic view of the lake

Ness Bank Guest House, Inverness, Highlands

Situated on a beautiful spot on the River Ness, just five minutes walk along the river to the city centre, the castle and tourist information centre. An ideal base for visiting the Loch Ness and for touring and walking holidays.
1 family 1 twin 4 doubles

Standard double £65

Self catering cottages in Liskeard

Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall, England

Gorgeous 18th Century cottages with their own private garden, log fire and antique furniture overlooking the Looe Valley and river. Delicious homemade food, on-site horse riding, tennis & swimming pool.
15 cottages, from 1 bedroom for 2 up to 4 bedrooms for 8

Prices are per cottage per week (not per person). Low season smallest cottage min rate is £361, High season largest cottage highest rate is £2619. Short breaks available out of season.

Pretty exterior of Blue Seas Hotel

Blue Seas Hotel, Cornwall, England

Overlooking Mounts Bay and with the promenade just yards away, Blue Seas Hotel has fantastic sea views and is ideal for a refreshing break. Breakfasts use local, fresh ingredients.
5 doubles, 3 twins

Prices ranges from £84 to £90 per room per night

Challan Hall's beautiful garden with a lakeside view.

Challan Hall, Arnside & Silverdale, England

A beautiful, homely haven for birdwatchers, this cosy B&B is situated on the doorstep of Silverdale and Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. Come to find glorious walks, flourishing wildlife and cooked breakfasts to rival your mother's.
Three rooms: one double, one twin and one en-suite

£75