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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

YHA Brighton Regency frontage

YHA Brighton, Sussex

Complete beach front regency grandeur, YHA Brighton is mere minutes walk from Brighton Pier, Prince Regent’s magnificent Pavilion and the Lanes 180 beds across 51 rooms ranging from single to eight beds all en suite, a 4* hostel with cafe and bar.
180 rooms

beds from £13

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

Horsebox in June sunshine

Tree Of Life Horsebox Holiday, Cornwall, England

A traditional wooden horsebox that has been renovated into a beautiful, modern living space for two people on a fully registered organic 'off the grid' smallholding in a wooded valley near to the Cornish Coast.
1 double

from £85 per night

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

Gites in Normandy

Gîte La Mouche, Normandy, France

A lovingly converted press makes a wonderful family retreat sleeping four, restored with strong green to create a cosy interior with pellet-burning stove for cool evenings. Extensive gardens with a bewildering array of plants. Mont St-Michel nearby.
Gîte for 4

From €200

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)

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

Old Farm

Old Farm, Dorn, The Cotswolds

Old Farm is a family run B&B with 3 bedrooms, based in a farmhouse which dates back to the 15th Century. A working farm, with a small campsite and farm shop, perfect for a family holiday in the beautiful walker's paradise of Cotswolds.
3 double rooms (one with four poster), all en suite

From £60 a night.

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

Rosemary B&B, Dedham Vale, England

You’ll find this pretty B&B is in the village of East Bergholt, childhood home of John Constable and right at the heart of Dedham Vale. It has three cosy twin-bedded rooms, each with a washbasin, TV and tea-making facilities.
3: 2 twins/doubles, 1 single

From £94 per night

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

devon yurt

Holyford Yurt, Devon, England

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the beautiful Axe Valley in Devon, this family-friendly, lone yurt pitched in a smallholding offers homegrown fruit and veg, earth oven, solar showers and is close to beaches and nature reserves.
Yurt sleeps 5 double bed, bunk beds, futon. Extra tent space

From £150

Exterior of Carricks farm B&B

Carricks at Castle Farm, Norfolk

A splendid guest house on the family farm sitting on the banks of the River Wensum, home of the Carrick family for almost 100 years. Stroll along the beautiful beaches, visit the County's fantastic sights and retreat into the serene countryside.
4: 2 Doubles suite, 1 double/twin suite, 1 private Bathroom

£90 Double / £60 Single = Monday - Thursday, £95 Double / £65 Single = Friday - Sunday

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

Pretty exterior of Overcombe House amongst the trees

Overcombe House, Devon, England

A four-star award winning guesthouse in Dartmoor National Park, close to the beautiful Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Breakfasts are a treat, with a fab selection of local, organic, fairtrade and homemade produce.
8: 7 twin/double, 1 single

From £80.00

Blackadon Barn Holiday Cottages, Dartmoor, England

Blackadon Farm is a fine example of a South Devon farm, its courtyard constructed of Dartmoor granite and surrounded by four acres of grounds. All of the six converted self-catering cottages offer comfortable family-friendly accommodation.
Cottages sleep 2 to 24 people in a range of rooms.

Cottages sleeping 2-3/17-19 from £252/£999 per week. Check website for details.

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

YHA Eden Project, Cornwall, England

Bed down in converted shipping containers in this fabulous eco-friendly hostel in the heart of the wonderful Eden Project. There's camping and bell tents available in the summer months, too. You're just a few minutes' walk to all the attractions.
234 beds in converted shipping containers. Campsite.

From £29 per person

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.

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

Palace Farm Hostel with pretty flower boxes

Palace Farm Hostel & Campsite, Kent Downs, England

A family-run B&B, hostel and (quiet) campsite with tipis & yurts in a small quiet village in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fantastic for relaxing, wildlife watching, cycling and walking in the beautiful surroundings.
1x 2, 1x4, 2x5, 1x6 and 1x8 person rooms

From £10 camping, £30 in the hostel

Camping on the lower tent fields

Graig Wen, Snowdonia, Wales

Stylish four-star B&B, yurt camp, holiday cottages and award-winning campsite in the stunning Snowdonia National Park with breathtaking views of mountains and the Mawddach Estuary. Connect with nature on this wild yet perfectly comfortable escape.
B&B: 3 doubles, 1 double/twin. 4 cottages: sleep 4-6.

Camping £10 - 20/night; B&B £75 -135; Yurt £70 - 110: Cottages £585 - 665/week

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

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

Rear garden of Hen Ffermdy cottage.

Banceithin, Ceredigion, Wales

Two renovated cottages blending modern design with character and original features of traditional Welsh stone buildings, on a smallholding nestled in a quiet valley. A great location for enjoying unspoilt countryside, wildlife and the gorgeous coast.
Hen Ffermdy 1 king. Cwt Mochyn 2 doubles, 1 twin/superking.

from £180

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.

The Nest in its peaceful woodland surroundings.

The Nest, Devon, England

A genuine tree house fully suspended 30 feet high in a mature English oak tree, in peaceful woodland surroundings. Built to a luxurious standard complete with balcony, kitchen, living area, bedroom, & bathroom. Wood burning stove. Ideal for couples.
1 double

from £398

Luxury tented camp

Le Camp, Tarn et Garonne, Southwest France

A stunning six-tented luxury camp in a beautiful part of SW France. Extra king-size beds in spacious tents, well equipped communal kitchen, free concierge service and lots of play opportunities for children including a lovely natural swimming pool.
Six tents sleeping 2-8: 4 Yurts, 1 Giant Yurt, 1 Big Tent

€267 per night for safari tent. €219 per night for woodland yurt. Children €25 per child per night. No other charges, everything else included.

Marston Holiday Flats

Marston Holiday Flats, Dorset

These comfortable, self-catering seaside holiday flats are great for families or couples. Pets are very welcome, and there is plenty to see and do in the area.
Three flats each with two bedrooms sleeping six guests.

The tariff ranges from £250 per week in the low season to £730 in high season, short breaks available Nov-March at £65 per night.

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

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

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

Le Landemer, Normandy, France

A beautiful sea-facing hotel which had a total refurbishment in 2014. Just a short hop from Cherbourg, you've got 80km of wild coastline on your doorstep - a perfect spot for families, watersports enthusiasts and those after a bit of relaxation.
10 doubles

From €95 a night

A beautiful patio area to make the most of the weather and scenery

Coombe Farm & Woodlands Trust, Devon

Nestled in organic farmland and mixed woodland in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, Coombe is a charming, grade 2* listed, 16-17th century cob and thatch farmhouse in a sheltered valley offering a unique, wonderful holiday environment.
8 Bedrooms - varying configurations (zip-lock mattresses)

Min 14 people for 3 nights £1,050; Max 20 people for 3 nights; Max in farmhouse 16 and Annex 2-6 people (total 20-22).

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

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

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

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages are surrounded by lush green fields.

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages, Cairngorms

Surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Cairngorms mountains, these four restored farmhouse cottages sleeping between 2 and 8 are ideal for walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching and visiting historic castles or whisky distilleries.
4 cottages sleeping 2 to 8

Smallest cottage: 3/7 nights £236/£438. Largest cottage: 3/7 nights £416/£650.

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

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

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

Upper Hurst Farm, Peak District, UK

A caravan and camping site in an elevated position with panoramic views, situated near the picture-postcard village of Hartington. Offers super-pitches for caravans and motorhomes, camping and clamping pitches and fantastic facilities.

Caravans/Motorhomes from £29 per night; Tents from £25 per night

Ramsey Lodge exterior

Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A luxury resort with a conscience, Bluestone National Park Resort is the place to come for a bit of eco-friendly relaxation and family fun. Pamper yourself in the spa, take the plunge in the water park or try one of many outdoor adventure activities.
1 Studio, 2 Cottages, 13 Lodges: sleeps from 2 to 14.