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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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Bala Cottage

Bala Cottage, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Set amongst miles of heather moors and mountains, this lovely cottage may feel like the middle of nowhere, but is in fact only a short journey away from the town of Bala, creating a sense of perfect harmony between rurality and civilisation.
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 2 twins

From £327.00 to: £666.00 (based on two staying)

Tom's & Douglas' Barns, Peak District, UK

Two 5 star Gold Award green holiday cottages for two in a conservation area within the Peak District National Park. Both beautifully converted barns effectively incorporate the best of the old with the best of the new.
1 double

Check website for details

Yurt camp

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 both green and luxurious.
5 yurts,16ft diameter,each sleeps up to 5 people

7 night stays from £345 to £595,2 night weekends from £220 to £295,4 night midweek breaks from £175 to £295.Full prices on Search & Book page of our website.

tree-house norfolk

Bagthorpe Treehouse, Norfolk, England

Gina & Tid, the owners, were captivated by the idea of staying outdoors, in comfort but in the midst of nature. The tranquility and beauty of their estate near Burnham Market made it ideally suited to the creation of Bagthorpe Treehouse.
1 double, 2 single bunks for over 8s

From £215 per night

Hargate Hall, Peak District, UK

Twelve self-catering holiday apartments providing accommodation for 2 to 77 people. Perfect for holidays, weddings, parties and all other celebrations.
12 apartments with 1 to 3 bedrooms

Prices vary depending on season and size of apartment

Kirkennan Lodge sits on its own in a large garden.

Kirkennan Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Choose from 3 characterful cottages set on a small, organic Scottish Estate in a scenic coastal area bulging with birds & other wildlife; enjoy the woodland, riverside, Victorian walled & landscaped gardens - or just dog walk for miles from the door.
from 2 to 4 (sleep 5, 5 and 7), depending on the cottage.

Weekly cost: Lodge £310-£900: Mews £260-£640; Woodsedge £280-£715

Exterior view of Gwesty Ty Newydd

Gwesty Ty Newydd, Aberdaron, Wales

Located on the magnificent sandy beach of Aberdaron, this contemporary hotel has a terrace that looks over the ocean with sunning views of nearby islands. Enjoy freshly caught seafood and scrumptious homemade cakes or stroll along the gorgeous coast.
11

From £110 per night based on 2 people sharing

Luxury accommodation in England

New Barn Farm, Feather Down Farm, Carlton, Bedfordshire

Barely two hours from London by train, this fantastic campsite just outside the picturesque village of Carlton has pigs, goats, horses, ponies, donkey, ducks and chickens, not to mention acres of beautiful woodland and numerous walking trails.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

from £291

La Barraca de Salvador

La Barraca de Salvador, Terres de l'Ebre, Spain

Self-catering accommodation nestled between lush rice fields and a glistening lake, catering for groups from six to twelve.
2 barracas (huts) sleeping 6 or 9; 2 houses sleeping 7 or 12

Prices vary - contact the accommodation for more details

Tavistock Holiday Cottages, Dartmoor, England Both

Owls Roost cottage is brimming with character, boasting exposed beams, granite fireplaces and woodburning stove. Recently refurbished with a top-notch fitted kitchen and luxurious bathrooms, this is a comfortable place from which to explore the moor.
1 large double room

From £395 - £650 per week.

The Tin House

The Tin House, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Decked inside and out with a fresh vintage feel, this converted traditional Pembrokeshire tin bungalow is charming and cosy, and offers the perfect base from which to explore some of the wonderful surrounding countryside.
Sleeps 4: 1 master double, 1 twin

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

Suffolk Yurt Holidays, Suffolk, England

This idyllic site is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Suffolk countryside, surrounded by wildflower meadows, quiet lanes and historic villages. There are five hand crafted yurts available, each sleeping up to four adults or two adults.
5 yurts for 4 adults or families of 2 adults and 4 children

From £95 per night, min. stay 2 nights

An aerial view of Rosemoor, with St Brides Bay in the distance

Rosemoor Country Cottages, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Gorgeous sandstone cottages and nature reserve on a leafy Victorian country estate near the stunning coast of West Pembrokeshire. The cottages have log burners and modern appliances. Home-made meals available on request.
Nine cottages; 1 to 5 bedrooms per cottage, for 2-10 guests

Prices from £306

My Country Houses, Peak District, UK

5-star houses for self-catering in style with groups of friends and family. Delightful dining areas, well equipped kitchens, beautiful bedrooms, walled gardens with BBQs and complimentary wi-fi - all in famous locations in the Peak District.
Eton Old Hall 6 Bedrooms; Portland House 12 Bedrooms

See website for details

Barnabas House, Dartmoor, England

Barnabas House is a lovely Edwardian property beautifully refurbished to provide 6 bedrooms, all with en-suite or private bathroom and free wi-fi. Recently awarded VisitBritain 4-star award, with the Walkers' and Cyclists' Welcome accreditation.
6: 5 King Rooms, 1 Twin

Superior King from £83, Classic King from £73, Premier King from £78, Twin from £78

Double room at The Leeway

The Leeway, Whitby, England

A trendy B&B in the heart of seaside town, Witby, with modern, funky furnishings and decor, serving delicious locally sourced breakfast, The Leeway is the ideal base to explore the old fishing village and nearby moors.
7: 6 doubles, 1 single

From £64 per night based on 2 people sharing

La Kabila, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This hotel has a distinctly Moorish feel to it, from the elegant wooden lattices to the Arabic tea house serving delicious pastries. With such incredible natural surroundings you'll be eager to get out there - be it on foot, on horseback or by bike.
12 rooms - 11 doubles, 1 suite with jacuzzi

Doubles/suites from €50/€110

Dormy House

Dormy House, Farncombe Estate, The Cotswolds

Dormy House is the perfect Cotswolds rural retreat. Think cosy corners, log fires and sumptuous interiors. Like home, but better. With two restaurants and a spa and gorgeous walks from the front door, it's pretty close to perfection.
38 ensuite rooms

From £200 per room

Badger Gypsy Caravan

Badger Gypsy Caravan, Mid Wales, Wales

A traditional bow-top gypsy wagon with detailed paintings. A truly romantic and fabulous place to stay to feel closer to nature. You have access to an amazing treehouse, where you can feed wild badgers, and great walking and cycling routes.
Sleeps 2 in a Master Bedroom

£288.00 to: £524.00 (based on two staying)

Families and learning at Cerdanya Eco Resort

Cerdanya Eco Resort, Lleida Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain

A family-friendly eco site in the heart of the Pyrenees, Cerdanya offers a huge range of accommodation and activities, with something to please all ages and dispositions. On site is a pool and spa, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.
Hotel rooms sleeping 2 - 8, bungalows, camping pitches, yurt

Prices vary - check website for details

Hafod Holiday Cottage

Hafod Holiday Cottage, Pont-Rhyd-y-Groes, Mid Wales

Set in the wonderful Hafod estate, which was remodelled in the eighteenth century to represent 'paradise on earth', this is a very special holiday cottage with plenty of room and wonderful views.
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 1 double, 1 twin

From £420.00 to: £896.00 (based on two staying)

Double bedroom at Midlist Farm B&B

Midlist Farm Bed and Breakfast, Holywell, Wales

On your doorstep is the Halkyn Mountain, a 2,000 acre open access moorland with an Iron Age hill fort. Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders welcome (includes stabling for horses and secure storage for bikes).
1 double, 1 family room. Static caravan for 6 also available

Double from £60

Larch & Spruce Cottages, Dedham Vale, Essex

Two Scandinavian-style cottages sleeping up to four situated in a field in the Box Valley. Footpaths from the doorstep, the South Suffolk cycle route close by and great food at the16th-century White Horse Inn pub next door.
2 cottages for 4

Contact owner for details

Luxury accommodation in England

Midgham Farm, Feather Down Farm, New Forest, England

Midgham Farm is located in a wonderful bluebell wood just outside the village of Fordingbridge, near the New Forest National Park. Build dens in the wood, discover the Moors Valley National Park or walk down to the banks of the tranquil River Avon.
Tents and log cabins sleep up to 6

Prices from £319.

Front of Glan Llyn

Glan LLyn, Mold, Clywdian Range

Glan Llyn in North Wales is a guest house on a farm and more! 3 bedrooms ensuite with a breakfast basket every morning, a 2 bedroom self-catering cottage and a 4 berth caravan in the Clwydian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
3 ensuite, 2 self catering, 4 caravan

From £79 per night

Swallow Barn, Dartmoor, England

A granite barn converted in simple but elegant style, this charming cottage on the outskirts of Lydford sleeps five in three bedrooms. Boasts superb views, beautiful gardens and comfortable, stylish accommodation.
3: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single

Weekly prices from £550 to £1,150, depending on season

Squash Court B&B

Squash Court B&B, Lansdown, Cotswolds

Two rooms at this lovely deeply green B&B, which has wonderful views towards the Mendip Hills & Wales. Stunning walks on doorstep: Cotswold Way, unique ancient woodlands, and a yet only a few miles from Bath. Freshly baked biscuits/ cakes on arrival.
2 rooms B&B

Prices are from £95, including breakfast

Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Course, Lancashire, England

Surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens, the award winning Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Complex is an oasis of calm. Each of the 43 bedrooms is individually designed with en-suite facilities and internet access as standard.
43 doubles, twins and family rooms

Contact hotel for more details

Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Hexham Northumberland

Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant, Northumberland

Relax by the cosy fireplace in winter and in the secret walled garden in summer at this family-run inn deep in Hadrian's Wall and Border Country. Tuck into locally sourced seasonal food and explore the surrounding castles and Roman ruins.
17: 1 superior double, 1 single, 4 twin, 3 family, 8 double

From £95 B&B

Exterior and garden of Viña y Rosales, Las Alpujarras

Viña y Rosales, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Tucked in the hillsides of Las Alpujarras, this hidden gem is a haven of relaxation. Nothing is too much trouble for the lovely hosts; it's the perfect place to rest and enjoy some wonderful food after a day outdoors in the spectacular surroundings.
4 spacious guest rooms

Singles/doubles €45/€75 B&B; Indigo and Hénil rooms used as self-catering apartment €375/€500 per week for two/four people

The exterior of Braemar Youth Hostel

Braemar Youth Hostel, Cairngorms, Scotland

This impressive former shooting lodge has traditional furnishings but it's equipped with all the modern facilities you could need. Ideal for outdoor activities, and at the end of the day you can curl up on comfy sofas beside the woodburning stove.
41 beds - mix of dorms and private rooms

Dorm beds from £16, twin rooms from £39

Berwick Holiday Park, Northumberland

Berwick Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

This caravan park overlooks the North Sea on the highest cliffs in Northumberland; follow steep steps down to two white sand beaches and seek out sea creatures in the rock pools at low tide. Onsite, there’s a bowling green and sports court.
2-bed caravans sleep up to 6 people, 3-bed sleep up to 8.

Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £230.

The exterior of the 1800s stone cottage

The Chestnuts, Oxfordshire, England

Visit this luxuriously contemporary eco-cottage within the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in a traditional 1800s stone cottage, The Chestnuts has been awarded gold by the GTBS.
Three double bedrooms and two double sofa beds

From £1175

Middle Ninfa, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Offering comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to six people in the beautiful surroundings of Monmouthshire, Middle Ninfa provides both rustic charm and modern conveniences. Also home to a small, unspoilt campsite.
Bunkhouse sleeps 6

Camping from £5 per person per night; Bunkhouse £15 per person per night or £60/70 for whole building

Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Northumberland

Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Northumberland, England

This family-owned Best Western hotel overlooks the 7th-century abbey in Hexham, with its Anglo-Saxon crypt, medieval monk’s staircase and well-stocked fancy dress boxes. The decor is a touch dated, but the staff are attentive and welcoming.
34 rooms

Double rooms: B&B from £132.30, room only from £126.

Mitchelcroft B&B, Dartmoor, England

A magical hideaway in the moor’s south-eastern quarter, Mitchelcroft manages to combine the rustic ambience of a wood cabin with elegant contemporary style and a real sense of immersion in nature.
3: 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

Superior Room £110 per night; Double Room £90 per night; Twin Room £80 per night.

Hidcote Manor (Country Retreat)

Hidcote Manor, Chipping Campden The Cotswolds

Lovers of the AONB Cotswolds will find the Hidcote Manor irresistible. The farm's tents are a stone’s throw from the honey-coloured limestone hamlet clustered around gorgeous National Trust gardens, described by some as the finest in England.
2 Canvas Lodges available both sleep up to 6.

From £269

Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Peak District, UK

The Peak District's best-kept secret? Losehill House is an arts and crafts gem, a beautiful 4 star hotel set down a leafy lane, surrounded by some of the best walking in the country, with stunning views overlooking Win Hill.
23 rooms: doubles, king, family, suites

See website for details

La Vielle Abbaye

La Vielle Abbaye, Normandy, France

A 17th-century farmhouse on a working dairy farm provides a wonderfully luxurious base for a family holiday in the Suisse Normande. Kids love the huge outdoor play area, indoor play barn and pet paddock with horses, ponies, sheep and cats.
B&B: 2 doubles. 1 gîte for 8

from €495

Dolau Isaf Barn

Dolau Isaf Barn, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Dolau Isaf Barn is conversion of a former cowshed, peacefully set in thee Pembrokehire Coast National Park, which enjoys open landscape views. There is a remarkable collection of country furniture and artworks, the barn is bursting with character.
Sleeps 5, Master Double (ground floor), Double and Single

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

West Blackdown Cottage, Dartmoor, England

A bucolic 18th-century farm cottage set in its own three acres of grounds, West Blackdown is blissfully peaceful and offers tremendous views across the western moor. Spacious and comfortable, it is the perfect base from which to explore Dartmoor.
1 Double Room.

£50-£85 per night (£210-£480 per week).

Exterior of Mas del Puig with Montserrat in background

Mas del Puig, Paisatges Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

A beautiful renovated farmhouse with mountain views, an outdoor pool, garden and terrace. Eat fresh produce and explore the famous Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery, all only an hour by train from Barcelona.
3 cottages (for 2, 4 and 10 people)

2 person apartment €195 2 nights/€526 7 nights; 4 person apartment €375 2 nights/€944 7 nights; 6 person apartment €595 2 nights/€1,589 7 nights; 10 person apartment €755 2 nights/€2,149 7 nights

The cabin

The Cabin, Dyfed, Wales

Deep in the lush Cambrian mountains you'll find a warm octagonal cabin whose interior is inspired by nature. Its setting is wild and wonderful, with streams, woodland, an amazing spring-fed hot tub nearby and the possibility of real adventure.
1 double. Children are welcome, but only 1 single bed.

From £89 per night

Lowbyer Manor Country House exterior

Lowbyer Manor Country House, North Pennines, England

Set in the middle of the stunning North Pennines, this beautiful listed Georgian house hotel is perfect for a tranquil getaway. Enjoy the abundant surrounding wildlife, including deer and red squirrels, as well as delicious award-winning breakfasts.
9: 6 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single

£90

Archontiko Dilofou, Dilofo, Greece

On the slopes of Tymfi, this clutch of beautifully renovated stone buildings plumb in the middle of the village is a gem of a place to stay, with 10 traditionally decorated bedrooms and local produce at breakfast. Masses of activities from the door.
10: 9 doubles, 1 suite

From €60

Carmathenshire Rustic Cottage

Carmathenshire Rustic Cottage, West Wales, Wales

A rustic yet stylish cottage surrounded by the green hills and peaceful countryside of Carmarthenshire. The wild coast is within reach, making this an idyllic spot for walkers and cyclists.
Sleeps 4, two doubles

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

Dale House Barn and B&B

Dale House Barn B&B, Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

Dale House Barn and B&B is a small family business in a fantastically remote location within the stunning Forest of Bowland, Lancashire – an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Stay in the camping barn or one of the 2 en-suite b&b rooms.
camping barn and 3 b&b rooms

From £12 a night in the barn

Pembrokeshire Cowshed and Wagon

Pembrokeshire Cowshed and Wagon, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A delightful cottage conversion of a stone dairy and cowshed by Griff Rhys Jones on his coastal farm in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with a separate Showman's Waggon in the grounds for the (older) kids available in the summer.
sleeps six, 2 doubles 2 singles

£440.00 to: £944.00 (based on two staying)

Big Sky Yurt, Devon, England

Big Sky Retreat, Devon, England

A wooden yurt entirely constructed from recycled and natural materials with stunning 180 degree views across rolling countryside. There's plenty to do- wander the extensive ornamental grass gardens, go swimming or explore the ancient woodland.
1 living space. Sleeps 2

From £140 per night

Sheppey Barn

Sheppey Barn, near Glastonbury, Somerset, England

Located very close to the beautiful River Sheppey, this lovely Somerset barn has been built with English Heritage oak. It is contemporary, peaceful and comfortable, and there's even a rowing boat for idle evenings on the adjacent water. Gorgeous.
1 master double, 1 twin

from £327.00 7 nights up to: £666.00 (based on two staying)