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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

Hartford Bridge Holiday Park, Dartmoor, England

Sited alongside the River Tavy in the west of Dartmoor, Harford Bridge is a delightfully landscaped site managed to encourage local wildlife, with nestboxes, hedges, wildflowers and bird food provided. Provides camping, caravans, cottages and lodges.
Many camping pitches, caravan sites, huts and lodges

Camping from £13.60 (tent or van plus two adults); shepherd’s hut from £48; holiday caravan from £305 per week; holiday lodge from £370 per week; six-bed cottage from £360 per week

Outdoor Alternative group accommodation on Anglesey

Outdoor Alternative, Anglesey, Wales

Stay in a 4 star, family-run, green tourism gold award winning accommodation – a relaxed & informal base to explore Anglesey. Your hosts provide comfortable year-round group accommodation for 16 to 45 people in 2 adjacent buildings and activities.
10: 2 x 6; 2 x 5; 3 x 4; 1 x 3; 2 x 2.

Bunkhouse £375 each per night (w/e); £21pp mid-week groups.

Dewsnaps Farm Holiday Cottages, Peak District, UK

Self-catering cottages with a low carbon footprint. Each cottage is a highly insulated, converted barn with solar PV, solar thermal, wood pellet boiler and a wood burning stove. Walkers and cyclists welcome.
1 or 2 bedrooms per cottage, sleeping 2 to 4

Prices vary depending on season and length of stay

Beachside Cottage, Pembrokeshire

Beachside Cottage, Aberbach, Pembrokeshire

One of the top 20 beach houses in the UK (according to The Times, 2014), this delightfully refurbished cottage has access to a stunning, virtually private, beach. Situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park, this is a truly magical destination.
Sleeps 6: 1 master double, 1 twin

£645.00 to: £1370.00 (based on two staying)

Exterior view of Carrog Farm Cottages

Carrog Farm Cottages, Pwllheli, Wales

Formerly a milking parlour, cowshed and stables, these spacious cottages are situated on the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula. From Nintendo Wii's to scenic coastal walks this peaceful sanctuary is ideal for families.
3 cottages, sleeps 2 - 18

From £280 per week

Redgate Smithy B&B, Cornwall, England

A lovely B&B surrounded by glorious garden brimming with wildlife. Beamed bedrooms, friendly owners, and lots of places to eat nearby. Start your day with a Full Cornish breakfast, with lots of local produce.
3: 2 doubles, 1 single

From £83 for two; singles £65

Allendale Caravan Park, North Pennies, England

A family-owned caravan park, Allendale is a haven for wildlife, having won the David Bellamy Conservation Award for six consecutive years. As well as the caravan site, there is also a 4* self-catering two bedroom flat.
40 pitches for caravans; 1 double + 1 twin in holiday let

Enquire on website for prices

The Hytte with its grass roof

The Hytte, Northumberland, England

Award-winning, grass-roofed timber cabin in the style of a Norwegian Mountain Lodge with large open plan living room, extensive private garden, and decked verandah with views of the open countryside. Unwind in the hot tub and sauna at sunset.
3 twin bedrooms, 1 twin/king

£550 - £960 per week.

Hay-On-Wye Cottage

Hay-On-Wye Cottage, Wye Valley, Wales

This beautiful rustic cottage is in an isolated spot, ideal for a relaxed retreat but also within walking distance of the famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye. Situated right on the Welsh border, it offers plenty to see and do.
1 master double, 1 double, 1 twin

£293 - £524 short stay, £488 - £903 week

Old Barn

Old Barn, Mendip Hills

The Old Barn is a beautiful and historic holiday cottage located in Somerset, England, offering cosy self-catered holiday accommodation for up to five people all year round within easy reach of the Mendip and Quantock Hills, Wells, Bath and Bristol.
2 bedrooms sleeping 5

From £68 per night

Tythebarn House exterior

Tythebarn House B&B, Arnside and Silverdale, England

Taking only one booking at a time, you'll certainly be pampered during your stay at this cosy converted barn. It boasts the beautiful Morecombe bay at its doorstep, as well as a nationally renown chef to cook you up a breakfast to die for.
1 double/twin/single, room available as B&B or self-catering

From £50-£84. Kitchenette available.

Ninebanks Hostel exterior

Ninebanks Hostel, North Pennines, England

Set in a beautiful 17th century lead mining house, this comfortable and welcoming hostel is located right in the middle of the gorgeous North Pennines. With the C2C cycle route close by it’s an ideal base for cyclists.
Sleeps 28 over 6 rooms

£18.50 per person per night.

Sunset over the Helmsley

YHA Helmsley, Yorkshire, England

Not far from the atmospheric ruins of Rievaulx and below the dramatic hills and moors of the North York Moors National Park, the lovely little town of Helmsley boasts a fantastic youth hostel for those looking for a budget option. Dogs welcome!
35 beds in 7 rooms: 2 for 4, 4 for 6, 1 for 3

Dorms from £12.50; from £49 for 3, £59 for 4

Rennington Holiday Cottages, self-catering accommodation in Northumberland

Rennington Cottages, Northumberland, England

It’s the attention to detail that makes these four cottages, built in 2013, a winner for families: the library of books and boardgames, the log burner in the lounge with a ready-made fire, rainforest shower heads in the master bedrooms and a hamper.
4 cottages: 1 for 6, 1 for 7, 2 for 8

From £680 per week. Short lets available

Beulah Cottage

Beulah Cottage, Powys, Wales

This former coach house rated five star by Visit Wales, is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Powys. Bwthyn Beulah is a stylish, cosy and with amazing views over the Brecon Beacons. There are outdoor activities and wildlife in the area too.
One Master Double

£319.00 to £649.00 (based on two staying)

Wolf House Cottages, Arnside and Silverdale, England

Rent one of two gorgeous stone cottages set within a 17th century farmstead looking out over the flourishing Morecambe Bay. These family friendly, self-catered houses offer the cosy luxury of a country retreat with a bit of added privacy.
2 Cottages: 1st sleeps up to 8, 2nd sleeps up to 6

Cottage hire from £425 per week

Limousin Townhouse

Limousin Townhouse, Limousin, Central France

A restored French medieval townhouse, dating back to the 15th century, in Bellac. Retaining original features including a staircase over 500 years old, late medieval floor tiles and cut granite fireplace. Home to a traditional full French 'box bed'.
Sleeps 7: twin (ground floor), double, single, twin

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

Blanzac Townhouse

Blanzac Townhouse, Limousin, France

Blanzac Townhouse is a fabulous, rustic and original French medieval townhouse in the beautiful Limousin region of central France. This house, and its neighbour that is also let, are perfect for families and groups, yet intimate enough for just two.
Sleeps 8: Master Double, Twin, Double, Twin

£374 to: £777.00 (based on two staying)

Cobden Farm, Lancashire, England

This 4* B&B offers the warmest of welcomes with freshly baked scones with butter and jam waiting for you on arrival. It has two comfortable and spacious bedrooms available with gorgeous views over the Sabden Valley.
2 twins/doubles

From £65 for 2; single occupancy from £40

Gypsy caravan

The Old Forge, Dorset, England

Rosie the gypsy caravan and Mabel and Sam the shepherd's huts have been immaculately restored to provide absolute comfort in this timeless corner of Dorset. Views across the meadows and award winning cooking to be savoured.
1 double, extra space for two children

From £95 per night. Three spaces can be booked together at a discount.

Vintage Airstream caravan

Vintage Vacations, Isle of Wight, England

13 original American vintage and five British caravans in a secluded green field near Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Trailers are kitted out with fully equipped kitchens, hot showers, vintage boardgames, crotchet blankets and amusing retro knick-knacks.
18 trailers sleeping 2 - 6 people

Weekends from £160, midweek breaks from £145, weeks from £360 Large groups and events on request

The Woodman's Treehouse

Crafty Camping The Woodman's Treehouse, Dorset

Luxury adult-only glamping in a treehouse in a magical woodland setting. The ultimate retreat with a playful touch; highlights include your own sauna and hot tub on the upper deck, a revolving woodburner, an open air tree-shower and a slide.
king sized bed for two adults.

From £390 per night

Westley Farm Cottages

Westley Farm Cottages, Chalford, The Cotswolds

Westley Farm Cottages cozy self-catering farm cottages with flagstone floors and warm log fires. Rural views and walks straight from the front door across 75 acres of ancient woodland and wildflower meadows. Children and dogs welcome.
5 cottages sleeping 2-6

From £420.

Outdoor eating area

YHA Dartmoor, Devon, England

A rural, comfortable, dog-friendly, child-friendly retreat, perfect for family rambles and adventure days out with little ones. You're surrounded by open moorland and dense forest, with a network of cycling and walking paths on the doorstep.
35 beds

Dorms from £18

Little Shuttlesfield Farm, Kent Downs, England

A high quality, self-catering cottage with a pool on a rural farm above the Elham Valley in the East Kent Downs. Dogs (and other pets), families, walkers, cyclists, horses and disabled guests are all welcome!
two bedrooms sleeping four in total

From £380 (£610 high season) per week

The Wheat Silo

The Wheat Silo, Monmouthshire, Wales

The Wheat Silo is a farmyard conversion with a difference. The corrugated exterior hides a stylish and modern interior with all creature comforts. The bedroom downstairs and open plan lounge upstairs affords light and space in all the round.
1 sleeping space with double bed.

From £110 per night

The Forest Country House

The Forest B&B and Cottages with hot tubs, Powys, Wales

A beautiful country house in a secluded rural setting, 3 mi to Newtown. The 5 star B&B has 5 en-suite bedrooms, guest lounge and fine views; 4 self catering cottages and log cabin have a hot tub, gardens, tennis court, play area, games room and wifi.
5 double rooms, 4 cottages, 1 log cabin

from £70

Langley Castle Hotel exterior

Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland, England

This stunning 14th century castle is the perfect choice for those looking for a bit of luxury, some history, and a lot of character. Not only is it set right on the border of the North Pennines AONB, it also boasts its own 10 acre woodland estate.
27: all doubles

£139.50

Interior view of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn, Port Mulgrave, England

This homely B&B and café serves excellent breakfasts with locally sourced produce, freshly home-baked bread and cakes. It is right on the coast of the national park, making it an ideal hub for both beach lovers and countryside walkers.
2

From £75 per night based on 2 people sharing

Arnside Independent Hostel, Cumbria, England

Set within the Arnside and Silverdale AONB, you can step out of this old Edwardian house immediately immerse youself in the glorious surrounding scenery. Family and dog friendly, it's the perfect place for a country retreat without breaking the bank.
19: mixed sizes, from single to sleeping up to 8.

£43 double en-suite. Cheaper options available (e.g. shared dorm rooms)

Springhill Farm, Northumberland, England

Ten cottages in converted farm buildings, a clutch of wooden wigwams, a bunkhouse sleeping 32 for family reunions or groups of friends, and a beautiful campsite. The coast is within touching distance, as are the area's historic sights. Fabulous.
Camping & caravan site, cottages, bunkhouse, wigwams, hides

Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.

Los Arcos guesthouse, Las Alpujarras, Spain

Los Arcos, Las Alpujarras, Spain

This delightful B&B will soon feel like home thanks to welcoming hosts Jill and David. Wander around the lovely village of Valór or explore the great walking trails, and in the evening enjoy a drink on the roof terrace surrounded by panoramic views.
5 rooms - 3 doubles and 2 twins

Doubles €60 B&B

Great Broxhall Farm B&B, Kent Downs, England

This bucolic retreat is centred on a fabulous flint-and-brick farmhouse dating from the 16th century. Hens and rare-breed ducks wander its courtyard and lawn, adding to the very rural feel of the place.
2 doubles

Doubles from £80 B&B

The welcoming sign for Tir Cethin Farm

Tir-Cethin Farm, Gower, Wales

A pair of luxury self-catering barn conversions surrounded by the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A perfect example of eco-luxury, this is also a fantastic base for everything from walking and pony-trekking to kite surfing.
6 rooms, 4 double, 2 with 1 single and adult bunkbeds.

The barns are available for short breaks from £300 for 3 nights or a full week from £1000.

Hotel Rural Los Bérchules, Las Alpujarras, Spain

You can expect a warm welcome at this cheery hotel in the stunning Las Alpujarras: the owners offer a wealth of knowledge about walking and activities in the local area. If you prefer a more relaxing getaway, try an art course or wine tasting holiday
14 rooms - 10 double and 4 single

Doubles from €42/€57 (breakfast €7), self-catering apartment from €95/€495 per night/week

Snowdonian Dairy

Snowdonian Dairy, Llanwerst, Wales

This former coach house and dairy has been lovingly renovated to a high standard, with original artwork by well-known British artists located on a 14 acre Snowdonian country house estate which has its own fine restaurant and coffee shop
master double - sleeps two

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

Beech and Poplar Tree Ecolodges, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Two new, super-efficient ecolodges with hot tub and glorious views set on an organic farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Comfy interiors, bikes to borrow, masses of space for the kids. Borrow the telescope for an evening of star-gazing.
2 lodges for 5

From £1021 per week

The Old School House Hostel, Lancashire, England

Set within gorgeous surroundings and just a short walk from the renown bird reserve Leighton Moss, this hostel is ideal for large groups. Cheap and cheerful (and comfortable, and clean), it's run on a no-profit basis by the local Quaker group.
6: 1 sleeps up to 25, 2 sleeps up to 3, 3 other large rooms

£15 - adults, £7.50 - under 16s

The stunning mountain view from Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel, Cairngorms, Scotland

This spacious hostel offers great facilities and the best of the Cairngorms on its doorstep: fantastic hiking, mountain-biking and snow sports await. Loch Morlich Watersports Centre and beach are also nearby. Oh, and you'll love the amazing view.
72 beds - dorm rooms and private rooms available

Dorm beds from £17, twin rooms from £45

The Mission

The Mission, Isle of Wight, England

A converted tin Mission Hall circa 1890, now a highly original four-bedroom holiday home in the Isle of Wight. Sleeps up to 8 in retro seaside splendour. One of a kind!
4 bedrroms. 2 double, 1 double/twin, 1 twin (bunks)

Weekends from £445, Weekly stays from £750 , Midweek breaks from £240 Some midweek deals available for couples (2 people sharing room) - just ask)

Taigh Foise

Taigh Foise, Kintra, Isle of Mull, Scotland

A working croft on the Isle of Mull where you can buy home-produced seasonal fruit and veg to go with the organic reared meats and eggs, whilst luxuriating in your own private garden or enjoying the views from the open plan living area.
Sleeps 10: 2 s/king/twin + single, 1 s/king/twin, 1 twin

from £420 to £940 per week; short breaks from £60 per night

Aerial view of the properties

Bluebell Croft, West Highlands, Scotland

Luxurious hot-tub with stunning mountain views in this 5 Star, superbly equipped, self-catering properties in the Highlands of Scotland. Category 1 disabled access downstairs, many walks & activities from the door and shop nearby.
3 double, 3 either twin or Super KS, 1 room has bunk beds

Whole House £1,500- £2,700. Honeysuckle House £1,200-£1,650. Rose Cottage £600-£800

The Traddock gardens and house from the lower lawn

The Traddock, Yorkshire Dales, England

A country house hotel surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Offering warm welcoming hospitality in a relaxed, homely country house with superb facilites and luxury double rooms.
10 Doubles (2 can be twins) 1 Single and 1 Family Room

Doubles with Showers £110 B&B, Doubles with Bath £120 B&B, Luxury doubles £145 B&B and our Single £95 B&B

Exterior and gates of Moli del Caso

Molí del Casó, Barcelona Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain

A beautifully restored 14th century mill, Molí del Casó offers four double and two triple rooms in a wonderful location next to the Bastareny River.
6: four double, two single

€50 per adult per day B&B; Children 4-7 €15 B&B; Children 8-5 €22 B&B. Board only options available. Contact for group prices

The waterfalls

Woodland Waterfalls, LLANIDLOES, Wales

Dog friendly, secluded converted bungalow for four, sitting in natural woodland in mid Wales. With stunning gardens the gigantic windows overlook the grounds, surrounded by waterfalls, stream, pools and wildlife. Explore the surrounding landscape.
2 double bedrooms plus bathroom OR Caravan

from £169 (caravan) to £249 (Bungalow conversion) GBP per week in low season

The entrance to Balliefurth Farm, where Tigh-Na-Coille is located

Tigh-Na-Coille, Cairngorms, Scotland

With such an abundance of birds and wildlife, it can be easy to forget that this is a working farm and not a nature reserve. Sleeping six, the well-equipped cottage will welcome you home after a day of walking, fishing, golf or maybe whisky-tasting.
Cottage sleeps 6 (1 double room & 2 twin rooms)

From £350 per week

Grand living room in a pastel blue colour

Royal Parade Apartments, Yorkshire

Three luxury apartments combining ethical green credentials with five-star luxury. Experience the luxury of a hotel along with the comforts and privacy of a home from home in an unrivalled location.
3 large one bedroom apartments

from £120

Shenval B&B, near Loch Ness, from organic garden

Shenval B&B, Loch Ness, Scotland

A delightful B&B in a peaceful hamlet near Loch Ness and Glen Affric, with delicious homecooking, mostly organic, Fairtrade and local food. Vegetarians catered for. Excellent walking, cycling and birdwatching from our doorstep.
3: 2 doubles, 1 twin

£30 pppn

A room in the converted byre.

Willowford Farm B&B, Cumbria, England

An organic farm on one of the longest unbroken stretches of Hadrian's Wall still remaining, including 2 turrets and a Roman Bridge. Local and organic produce, including the hosts' own, and all the heating is provided by a log-burning boiler.
5: 4 twins/doubles, 1 family

Superior doubles/twins £80, standard double/twins £75, single occupancy £50-60, family suite £120 per night

Haggs Bank Bunkhouse exterior

Haggs Bank Bunkhouse, North Pennines, England

Get back to basics at this clean, comfortable and friendly bunkhouse and its adjoining campsite. Not only is it surrounded by the glorious scenery of the North Pennines, it also boasts its own beautiful patch of woodland and wildflower meadow.
Bunkhouse sleeps 24, also a camp and caravan site.

Bunkhouse: £18 pppn. Campers: £8 pppn. Caravans: £20 per night.