Self-catering country cottages and apartments in England for walkers.

One of Britain's best features is its beautiful countryside.  Each part of the country has something special to offer both serious and casual walkers. This is a selection of cottages that provide comfortable accommodation for walkers in England or ...

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             - for some of the best walking in England.


  • Cottages in England's National Parks

     - England's National Parks are excellent places for walking, cycling and even horse-riding.  What's more with stunning greenery, they are also great places for offering opportunities to relax and enjoy wildlife watching.


Dunstable Downs, one of the excellent places in the UK for self-catering walking holidays










 Farm Cottages - Yorkshire Moors

self-catering holiday cottages, walking holidaysFarm Cottages are award winning cottages, located close to the coast at Scarborough and also near to the North York Moors National Park.  Picturesque Whitby is also just an easy drive away.  There are 4 cottages at the Farm offering high quality self-catering accommodation, a number of which are pet-friendly.   The North York Moors are an excellent area for walking.  Coastal walks on the North Yorkshire coast can also be wonderful for great seaside scenery.  

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Lane End, sleeps 2-5, Eskdale, Lake District

Attractive and comfortable cottage for people who enjoy a spot of walking or rambling combined with quality self-catering accommodationSituated in the heart of Eskdale, one of the most tranquil valleys of the Lake District, Lane End is a pretty white-washed Lakeland country cottage.

Sleeping up to 5 in 3 bedrooms, this cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation throughout.  There are 2 bathrooms.  The cottage has a wonderful country kitchen and is comfortably furnished throughout.  With stunning views of the Eskdale valley and fells, there are hundreds of walks right from the door.



Sycamore Farm Cottage, sleeps 2-6, in Leicestershire.  Own Hot Tub.

Leicestershire in England is not necessarily known for its spectacular scenery but is does have attractive aspects for families with children.  You can wander safely through Robin Hood Country in Sherwood Forest, view the Major Oak and Robin Hood displays, or walk in one of the many attractive country parks.   It's a place where you can combine walks for families with places of interest and entertainment for kids.  Sycamore Farm Cottage, with its exclusive hot tub, is situated in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, near to a working arable farm. This 3 bedroom cottage can sleep up to 6 people. Telephone 01949 860 640 for more information.


Hipsley Farm Cottages, sleep 2-5 in rural Warwickshire

Also in Warwickshire are  Hipsley Farm Cottages at Atherstone.   Six warm, comfortable cottage conversions are to be found 3 miles from J10 M42/A5, off the beaten track where it is quiet and peaceful. All have fully fitted kitchens, TV/VCR, gas c/h, bed linen and towels provided.  Ideal for gentle strolls around the farm and surrounding countryside but not too far from Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Lichfield or Warwick for day trips.


Walkers' Cottage, sleep 2-5, near Offa's Dyke path in Herefordshire

Cottage for walkersA delightful designer decorated cottage awaits walkers in Lyonshall, in Herefordshire,  on the  English/Welsh borders.  Here you will find this wonderful walkers' cottage (sleeps 2-5). 

Set in an orchard on farmland, close to the Offa's Dyke path in wonderful unspoilt countryside, this cottage offers you a haven of tranquillity. 

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Large house also available.


Coombe Barn holiday cottages near Cotswold Way

cottages for walkers, near Cotswold WayCoombe Barn Holiday Cottages are located amongst farmlands and rolling countryside.  There are 3 comfortable barn conversions on this working sheep farm.  Located just 10 minutes drive from Bath and near the Cotswolds, this is excellent walking country.  The Cotswolds Way is accessible via footpaths at the top of the farm, so getting to great walks really couldn’t be any easier.  The West Country is also not too far from here.  For those who like a sociable drink, there is a country pub just 10 minutes walk from the cottages.

Telephone 01225 448 757


Cottage for Walkers  in the north Pennines sleeps 2-6 - walk the Pennine Way


cottage for walking holiday, Durham Dales

Looking for an excellent location for a walking holiday, why not take a look at Yeka Byre Cottage located on Woodcroft Farm, County Durham.  A number of great areas for walks are reasonably accessible from this cottage and just a short drive away.  Visit the North Yorkshire Moors, the Durham Dales which are both an easy drive away.  Or drive one hour and you can enjoy walking in the Lake District or on the Northumberland Coast.

This cottage offers a high standard of accommodation yet retains its old country charm and home from home appeal.  With 2 bedrooms, this cottage sleeps 4 and may suit a small family.   A cot can also be provided by arrangement.   Click to find out more about this cottage in Weardale.   


Spring Hall Cottage, sleeps 2-4, Constable Country north Essex, south Suffolk

 cottage in Constable CountryWhen it comes to finding historical and character cottages to rent on the North Essex/South Suffolk borders in Constable Country, looking up the Grove Cottages is highly recommended.  A number of the Grove Cottages properties are around this area and offer high standards of self-catering accommodation as well as character features such as exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces.  Some are pet friendly, some country cottages and some even located near beautiful unspoilt farmlands.  Each property has its own unique attractions and appeal.  Whether you are planning a walking holiday as a couple or a family, do take a look at what their cottages have to offer. 

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Beechwood, sleeps 2 near Cromer in Norfolk

Another secluded cottage that will sleep two in cosy comfort is Beechwood, near Cromer in Norfolk.  It is located in a secluded and rural area. The Weaver's Way walk is accessed just across the field, and takes you over Thwaite common into National Trust land and through Blickling Hall grounds with many more wayside-marked footpaths. The North Norfolk Coastal Path is only a short drive away and the sandy beaches are particularly suited to walking from one pretty town to the next.


Old School Cottage, sleeps 4 in Great Hockham near Thetford, Norfolk

Old School Cottage  (sleeps 4 in a double and twin bedroom) in Great Hockham, near Thetford, Norfolk is close to numerous walks.  It's on the edge of Thetford Forest, the largest lowland forest in England with miles of paths and cycle trails, a mile away from the 8 mile Great Eastern Pingo Trail with it's highly unusual range of habitats, shetland ponies, and rare flowers.  T

Tallow Factory, sleeps 6-10 in Dedham on Essex/Suffolk border

Also in East Anglia, on the Essex and Suffolk border you will find the Tallow Factory -  a beautiful 16th century timber-framed cottage in the heart of Dedham village. It sleeps 8-10 people in spacious comfort. The historic village of Dedham lies on the  Essex-Suffolk border surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside. During your stay in Dedham you can take long walks along the river Stour and explore the landscape made famous by the paintings of John Constable. Telephone Louise on  +44(0)20 7221 0381


The Granary, sleeps 6-8, near Manningtree, Essex

country cottage in north Essex, excellent for anyone wanting to walk along the coast or one of the many footpaths.  Relax in a Finnish sauna or hot tub after your walk. If you have in mind a real rural retreat break then The Granary in Essex could be just perfect for you.  This beautiful unique barn conversion offers comfortable accommodation combined with some excellent leisure facilities such as a Finnish sauna and an outdoor hot tub.  The Granary also benefits from Wifi internet access.  This barn also enjoys a great rural location, conveniently near to ‘Constable Country’.  The seaside towns of Claction and Frinton are also relatively easily accessible nearby.

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Walking holidays in Suffolk

The delightful thing about East Anglia, at least for the walker, is the gentle hills! A quiet country lane is never far away so you can enjoy the peaceful roads and landscapes as you make steady progress towards your destination. Whether that be Beccles to spend a while by the River Waveney, the fine Cathedral City of Norwich, the Castle at Framlingham or wherever takes your fancy! Find a comfortable cottage with loads of character and  just a short walk from the mile of beach which stretches from the newly extended pier to the harbour. The beach varies from season to season, sometimes shingle sometimes sand. The pier end has traditional beach huts and promenade while the harbour end has a wide expanse of beach backed by sand dunes ideal for picnics and sunbathing. You can also take the small row boat ferry across the river to Walberswick and enjoy the beach there.  Walberswick is the site of the annual crabbing competition.  This cottage has the optional advantage of its own beach hut. 


Woodcombe Lodges and Cottages,  sleep 2-5, near Exmoor National Park

Woodcombe Lodges and Cottages could be an excellent choice for those who enjoy walking.  These lodges are located in 3 acres of gardens and countryside very near to Exmoor National Park.  There are plenty of country walks within Exmoor National Park and the seaside is only around 1.5 miles away offering you the best of both worlds.


Tamar Cottage, sleeps 6, for Camel Trail and Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

country cottages Cornwall, England, for walking holidaysThis cosy cottage is located within the beautiful Tamar Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Family and pet friendly, this cottage benefits by being located on a holiday park where you can enjoy shared use of various leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, games room and gym during your stay.  Nearby enjoy walking, fishing, cycling and exploring this part of rural Cornwall.  Visit Looe and the Eden Project for day trips from here.  

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Poachers Hideaway in Lincolnshire near Viking Way footpath

cottages for walking holidays, self cateringIf you enjoy walking and fishing then a stay at Poacher’s Hideaway in Lincolnshire could be ideal. Poacher’s Hideaway is a collection of high quality cottages set on a farm amongst an impressive 170 acre estate. Surrounded by meadows, fields, woodlands and private fishing lakes, this is fantastic walking country.

There are six cottages at Poacher’s Hideaway in total, all of which are either 4 or 5 star rated. There are a variety of different sized properties available and WiFi internet access is available. Fishing on the private lakes is for residents only.

For walking opportunities the cottages are actually located along the Viking Way footpath and the Lincolnshire Horse Heritage Trail so pack those walking boots!

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Luxury pine lodge near Offa's Dyke long distance footpath


self-catering for walkersOur luxurious pine lodge or log cabin with a 5 star Welsh Tourist Board rating is located on a farm in the peaceful countryside of Powys in mid-Wales with bubbling stream. Glyndwrs Way passes through our farmland. Offa's Dyke long distance footpath for walkers is within a reasonable distance.

A 4 person hot for hire. The lodge sleeps 4. Games room is available to all guests staying on the farm, which includes a full size Snooker table, darts and table tennis.

Click on the photograph of the log cabin/pine lodge to find out more about this beautiful rural cabin in Powys, mid Wales - oerfect for walking holidays in the Welsh hills.

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