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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

Craigwell exterior

The Craigwell Hotel, Lancashire, England

A ten bedroom eco-friendly guesthouse in a wonderful spot overlooking Morecambe Bay with lovely views of the Lake District mountains. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, bird-watching and tasting delicious locally sourced fairtrade food.
10, 1 suite, 2 premium doubles, 2twin/double, 5 singles

From £58 to £80

Pembrokeshire Beach House

Pembrokeshire Beach House, Parrog Beach, Wales

Taking pride of place on several lists of the best destinations in the UK, this lovely traditional Welsh cottage is actually on the beach - you couldn't ask to be any closer to the sea!
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 1 double, 1 twin (plus 1 sofabed)

From £545.00 to: £1136.00 (based on two staying)

Aberdyfi Beach House

Aberdyfi Beach House, Aberdyfi, Wales

Aberdyfi Beach House, a giant sized converted Aberdovey sea captain's home opposite four miles of golden soft sandy beach, is the perfect escape for families and friends, BBQ's on the beach, walking on the miles of sands or simply just breathing in.
Master Double, Double, Twin, Single

£669.00 to: £1369.00 (based on two staying)

Dutch House, North Yorkshire, England

A dynamic Dutch couple run Dutch House, which combines wildlife garden, courtyard café, child-friendly art workshop and shop with a one-bedroom B&B in its own separate traditional farm cottage. The bedroom is spacious and light, with quirky touches.
1 double

From £70 for 2

Exterior of Strathspey Mountain Hostel

Strathspey Mountain Hostel, Cairngorms, Scotland

This friendly, great-value hostel in Newtonmore offers easy access to any number of outdoor activities, whether it's walking, climbing, cycling or skiing that you fancy. And when you return, there's a roaring open fire in the lounge to warm you up.
Two 6-bed dorms and two 3-bed rooms

Dorm beds £13, private room £30, Holmfield Cottage £60

Clare's Cottage, Wye Valley, Wales

Low-impact cosiness at this pretty stone eco cottage. It's a walkers' delight, too, as your baggage can be transported to your next stopover.
2 doubles

From £330 per week

Bell tents at Cliff House, Suffolk, England

This fabulous collection of luxury bell tents are a new offering from the five star Cliff House Holiday site, set in a beautiful cliff top location with its own private beach access. The tents themselves are raised up on their own individual decks.
Safari tent for 4, cottage for 6, lodge for 4, camping

Safari tent and cottage from £334 per wk; lodge from £354; camping from £14.50

Lake District Hotel - The Langdale Hotel & Spa

The Langdale Hotel & Spa, Lake District, UK

The Langdale Hotel & Spa, set in 35 acres of woodland and waterways with the Lake District's stunning scenery on its doorstep, has a choice of 4-star luxury, fine cuisine and a choice of top of the range accommodation.
56

From £155 per room per night based on 2 people sharing

The Webbington Hotel & Country Club

The Webbington Hotel & Country Club, Mendip Hills

The Webbington Hotel & Country Club is a giant sized Best Western with 54 rooms converted from an Edwardian manor. Leisure Club facilities for the guests include a tennis court and on site restaurant and bar. Ideal for access to the Mendips and Bath.
54 rooms

From £99

St Anne's B&B bedroom

St Anne's B&B, Painswick, Gloucestershire

St Anne's B&B has 3 rooms for B&B on their small holding and orchard especially good for those walking The Cotswold Way which passes the front door. Involved in local cider making and apple juicing, all guests can taste their wares.
3 rooms available

3 rooms available from £55 per night.

Lowertown Farm, Dartmoor, England

The quintessential Dartmoor farm, Lowertown is complete with a flickering woodburner, horses across the yard and hens scratching around the garden. Comfortable rooms and a beautiful secluded location make this the perfect rural getaway.
3: 1 Family Room, 1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room

1-2 nights for £26 per person per night; 3+ nights for £24 per person; single occupancy £33 per night; babies under 2 free.

Raithwaite Hall

Raithwaite Hall Hotel, North York Moors

Raithwaite Hall Hote is a lavish country retreat takes pride of place just outside charming, historic Whitby, with easy access to the stunning cliffs and coves of the surrounding coastline, this is a luxury haven complete with spa and fine dining
45 luxury bedrooms

From £173 per night

Votsala Hotel, Thermi, Lesvos

This colourful, friendly hotel is made up of blocks of apartments facing out to the sea, but it doesn't feel too big or busy - the abundance of flowers dotted about the grounds make a stay here feel like ambling about in someone's garden.
45 apartments

Doubles from £31 B&B

Ariel view of Mas Salagros Ecoresort

Mas Salagros Ecoresort, Costa Barcelona, Spain

Just 20km outside Barcelona, this eco-resort is Spain's first certified Bio Hotel. Centred around Roman-style baths, Mas Salagros offers hiking, cycling and classes including yoga and pranayama, as well as three stunning restaurants and bars.
60 rooms

Prices vary - check website for details

Bears at Rose Cottage

Bears at Rose Cottage, Slad, Gloucestershire,

Bears at Rose Cottage has two en suite rooms valuable for b&b in the village of Laurie Lee's Slad (immortalised in his book Cider with Rosie) and Swifts Hill nature reserve with its SSSI status, and the ancient Frith Wood
2 ensuite

from £80 per night

Old Rectory, Ruthin, Wales

Rooms look out to the edge of the forest or the surrounding countryside. You can dine here, feasting on homecooked traditional dishes sourced as locally as possible, such as roast dinner, beef bourguignon, lasagne and pork in pepper and orange sauce.
3 doubles, extra beds available for children

Doubles from £75

Hotel de Mecina Fondales, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Vibrant, welcoming and full of bright flowers, this charming hotel is full of character and run by a father-and-son team - both called Victor. Delicious local food on the terrace, fantastic views and ample opportunities for hiking and activities.
21 rooms

Singles/doubles €60/€88

Boot and Shoe Cottage, North Pennies, England

Expect the warmest of welcomes, a roaring log fire, home made food and a real home-away-from-home from this riverside cottage in Teesdale.
2: 1 large king-size double + 1 attic-style twin

Enquire on website for prices

Anglesey Farmhouse

Anglesey Farmhouse, Carreglefn, Isle of Anglesey

A beautiful conversion of a former milking parlour on the lovely Isle of Angelsey. Still retaining plenty of original features, it is just ten minutes from the sandy beach.
Sleeps 6: master double, double, twin

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

Penllyn mountain cottage

Penllyn Mountain Cottage, Llŷn Peninsula, Wales

A traditional, sympathetically restored 2 bed cottage with fine open views down to the sea. enjoys a secluded sheltered mountain setting over-looking the magnificent landscape of Snowdonia, the peaks of Mid-Wales and coastline of Cardigan Bay
master double (with extra twin) and one double en suite

From £545.00 (based on two staying) to: £1299.00

Blakelow Farm Cottages, Peak District, UK

Beautiful 5-star accommodation with an environmental smile, these cottages are in a stunning location with fabulous views. Information readily available on the benefits of sourcing locally, caring for the landscape and protecting wildlife.
Cottages sleep between 1 and 4

3 nights from £220 to £605; Week from £325 to £825

Exterior of West Hollowcombe Cottages

West Hollowcombe Cottages, Exmoor, England

Four stone barn conversion cottages on a hill with wonderful views across wooded valleys, pastures and moorland of Exmoor National Park. Ideally situated for walking and exploring the surrounding coastal towns and beaches.
4 cottages - 3 x 2 bedrooms; 1 x 3 bedrooms

£248pw - £695pw (seasonally variable and dependent on which cottage is selected)

Beacon Hill Farm - self-catering accommodation in Northumberland National Park

Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland, England

15 well-equipped luxury cottages with fabulous facilities including a swimming pool, steam room and spa, as well as lovely gardens. If you can leave the comfort of the cottage, the Northumberland coast and Cheviot Hills are waiting to be explored.
15 cottages, sleeping between 2-6

From £525 per week. Short breaks available from £395.

Culdene, Arnside and Silverdale, England

With the Warton Crag nature reserve quite literally on the doorstep, this cosy, one-bedroom apartment is the perfect setting for a quiet country getaway. Set within an organic smallholding (complete with sheep and chickens) it's also dog friendly!
1: 1 double

£45 a day, £300 a week.

The LongHouse, Dartmoor, England

This 15th-century cottage is wonderfully tucked away yet conveniently sited in the centre of the vibrant town of Moretonhampstead. Three cosy bedrooms, a beautiful garden and welcoming hosts make this a great base from which to explore Dartmoor.
3: 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room

En suite double £65 two sharing, £50 single occupancy; Double £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy; Twin £55 two sharing, £40 single occupancy

Black Mountain Thatched Cottage

Black Mountain Thatched Cottage, South Wales

A Grade II listed cottage (thatch under tin) in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with direct access to the Black Mountain. Great for hill-walking with way-marked walks straight from the doorstep, mountain views and relaxing in the hot tub.
Sleeps 4: Master double and twin room

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

Penpont House, The main Facade

Penpont, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Magnificent Penpont is set in lovely grounds in the middle of a 2000 acre working rural estate in the heart of the Brecon Beacon National Park. The self catering wing is attached to the main house, accessed via a private courtyard.
6 bedrooms sleeping a max. of 17 people

The wing is let as a whole. £850 for a 2 night weekend, £950 for 3 nights. £1450 for a week. Xmas and New Year week £2000

Thistledown Campsite

Thistledown Campsite, Nympsfield, The Cotswolds

Thistledown Campsite offers more than just a beautiful spot to pitch a tent. Footpaths wind their way through 70 acres of ancient meadow and woodland; past streams, woodland ponds, Roman troughs, animal paddocks, picnic spots and land art.
Tent pitches are limited - booking required

From as little as £12 a night if you arrive by public transport

Brighstone holiday cottage, Isle of Wight

2 The Granary, Brighstone, Isle of Wight

A charming, grade II listed, 4 star, Isle of Wight holiday cottage, originally part of Brighstone Mill. The cottage is located beside a quiet lane on edge of popular village of Brighstone, 1/2 mile from sea. Upside down layout with enclosed garden.
1 kingsize, 1 twin, 1 travel cot

£375 - £795 per week

Exterior of the 16th century listed Tudor barn on a beautiful Suffolk farm

Milden Hall and Tudor Barn, Suffolk, England

A wonderful 16th century barn for self-catering and farmhouse b&b for up to 30. Ideal for family get-togethers, weddings, schools, and cyclists looking for a group gathering in the Suffolk countryside.
7: 6 doubles/twins, 1 group for 22+

Barn large group self-catering ranges £25pp midweek to £50pp w/e, variable min charges. Farmhouse b&b £30-50pp. Ask for quote.

Hotel Rural Almirez, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This small family-run hotel prides itself on being 'your' hotel, and you'll certainly feel at home here. Tuck into traditional Alpujarran dishes lovingly prepared by 'grandma Teresa', and sip wines from the vineyard as you take in the stunning view.
18 rooms - 17 doubles and 1 for four people

Doubles from €46; quadruple room from €87,28

Prince Hall Hotel, Dartmoor, England

This charming country house hotel has eight en-suite bedrooms, each with individual style and character and all offering sweeping views over the moors or the historic courtyard. Other highlights are the award winning restaurant and the guided walks.
9: All double/twin rooms.

Low season rooms from £115-£190; Mid season rooms from £130-£200; High season rooms from £150-£215.

Dee Valley Barn

Dee Valley Barn, Llandrillo, Wales

This is a simple, stylish modern barn conversion in peaceful North Wales with fine views of the Dee Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of Wales, and yet one of the easiest regions to access - so ideal for short breaks from England.
Sleeps 6 Master Double, Twin, Double

From £374

The Little Chapel

The Little Chapel, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Little Chapel was a former artesan glass-makers before being converted to a cosy family home. The Chapel is located in a small hamlet, close to the historic city of St Davids with its restaurants, deli, clothing shops and magnificent cathedral.
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms: 1 double, 1 double and 2 twins

645.00 to: £1370.00 (based on two staying)

Astra Inn, Megalo Papigo, Greece

A charming family stay overlooking the Astraka Towers in the beautiful region of Zagori. The cottages combine traditional and modern styles in harmony with the environment to create an oasis of calm, and the homemade breakfast is delicious.
2 doubles, 4 family maisonettes

Doubles from €60 B&B

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, Hampshire, England

Experience a world of pure relaxation and luxury in The New Forest, where world class spa facilities, luxurious bedrooms, versatile conference and function spaces and delicious dining options combine at this fabulous hotel.
78 bedrooms

Prices from £154

Broughton Bank Cottage in woodland garden. Sleeps 4 in double and twin bedrooms.

Cartmel Holiday Cottages, South Lakes, Cumbria, England

Two unique Lake District detached renovated cottages each in its own grounds with great views, cosy fires and private gardens in quiet wood and farmland location. Carefully maintained by owners nearby. Pets welcome for long rambly Cumbrian walks.
2 x 2 bedrm cottages: 1 double & 1 twin; 1 kingsize & 1 twin

Low / High season £234 / £402 for 3 nights to £390 / £670 for a week.

Cader Idris Farmhouse

Cader Idris Farmhouse, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

A beautiful farmhouse which has wonderful access to both the Cader Idris mountain range and the golden beach! It is comfortable and very spacious, ideal for a large group or family getaway.
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 1 double, 2 twins

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

One of the self-catering chalets at Glenmore Lodge.

Glenmore Lodge Chalets, Cairngorms, Scotland

If you're looking for some adrenaline-pumping outdoor activity, where better to stay than at Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre? Fantastic facilities for climbing, mountain biking and kayaking, and spectacular mountains on your doorstep.
3 chalets sleeping between 4 and 8

4-/8-berth chalets from £160/£320 per weekend, £495/£895 for a week.

You will love to sleep on the water...

Floating Village of Pressac - France

France's first ever floating village - offering amazing private cabins for the whole family or just for two, bobbing in a lake, with fishing and cycling on site. Picnic hampers are available, cake and champagne delivery, too!
80 people max. 8 family cabins (4/5 persons) and 13 doubles.

130 euros for 2 people and 195 euros for four people

Exterior view of the Hobbit  Tent

The Willows, Mynytho, Wales

An award-winning, beautiful caravan park and campsite just a short walk from the stunning beaches of Abersoch has excellent facilities and plenty of space for each pitch. A very quiet and peaceful site, superb for couples and small families.
Grass pitches, Hobbit tent and Eye Pod

From £33 per night for a grass pitch during peak season

Underleigh House B&B, Peak District, UK

Tucked down a private lane amidst glorious Peak District scenery is this delightful, multi-award winning B&B. With 4 en-suite bedrooms and delicious breakfasts featuring local and homemade specialities.
4 en-suite bedrooms.

From £95 per room per night.

Dify Biosphere Treehouse

Dyfi Biosphere Treehouse Living Room, Powys, Wales

In these treehouses in the Dyfi Biosphere, climb from woodland floor to tree canopy via a sweeping spiral staircase. Inside, the Hobbit-esque tree houses are neatly divided into living and sleeping quarters with portholes and wood-burning stoves.
5 treehouses, each has 2 bedrooms, sleeps four

From £379

Blaxhall YHA

YHA Blaxhall, Suffolk, England

At the heart of a Suffolk village on the edge of Blaxhall Heath surrounded by wildlife and beautiful countryside you will find dog friendly YHA Blaxhall. Perfect for bird watching, cycling and walking or indulge in the local delicious sea food.
40 beds: 1x3, 2x4, 2x6, 1x6 es plus dorm beds and campsite

Prices from: £13 - £29 (dorm beds - 6 bed room)

Morgans B&B, Flintshire, Wales

Sleep tucked under lovely linen and a goose down duvet and wake up to a homemade feast for breakfast sourced from many of the best local producers, including Glamorgan sausages, toasted muffins with bacon and poached egg, and smoked haddock.
1 double and 1 family room for 4

Double from £80

Langstone Manor Holiday Park, Dartmoor, England

Nestling in the park’s western fringes, Langstone Manor provides the full gamut of self-catering accommodation, from tent and van pitches through wooden glamping pods to fixed holiday homes, an apartment and a pair of cottages.
Mixture of rooms, tent pitches and clamping pods

Camping pitches from £14.50-£20; Static caravan from £255-£359 per week; Camping pods from £40-£60; Two-bed holiday homes from £215 per week; Apartment/cottages from £285/£369 per week.

The Old Repeater Station B&B

The Old Repeater Station, Northumberland, England

This B&B is a great pit-stop halfway along Hadrian's Wall, and a bus can take you from right outside the door to nearby historic Roman Forts such as Vindolanda. There are five basic bedrooms offering simple accommodation in bunks or en-suite twins.
5 rooms: doubles, twins and bunk beds. Sleeps up to 12.

Double room from £65, family room from £75

Moor Farm

Moor Farm, Gloucester

Moor Farm, based on the Severn Estuary outside Gloucester, has a century-old traditional orchard and herd of rare Gloucester cattle feeding on the fertile grass of the floodplain. A farm stay with walking and cycling opportunities. Dogs welcome.
Canvas Lodges each sleep up to 6.

From £269

Luxury accommodation in West Wales

Glanmor Isaf Farm, Feather Down Farm, Talybont, Wales

You'll find this fantastic collection of tents hidden in an orchard behind the old farmhouse, with fantastic views across to Snowdon and a fantastic selection of coastal paths, cycle tracks and nature reserves at your doorstep.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

from £291

View of outside pool area

Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales

This Havan 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 from £133, Apartments from £143, Lodges from £176 per night