Accommodation for walking groups in the UK and Ireland

You enjoy walking and being part of a group but wouldn't decline the offer of some really comfortable and attractive self catering accommodation or holiday cottages to stay in.

So many of us have experienced youth hostels and similar basic group accommodation where you sleep in dormitories, encounter cold showers, or the water suddenly running out just as want to rinse the shampoo from your hair. You really don't have to rough it - life is far too short, and you'll have a much more pleasant experience all round.

The following self-catering accommodation is just a sample of what's on offer. The cost shared with your walking club is really quite affordable. The Feature Page button on the left will help you identify numerous self-catering cottages and accommodation for walking holidays in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.



Plas Glansevin in Carmarthenshire, south Wales can accommodate 24-62 walkers


Large country house for corporate events trainingPlas Glansevin Mansion is a Georgian listed building set in 10 acres of grounds, 3 hours from Heathrow yet in one of the most beautiful parts of the country; the foothills of the Brecon Beacons - perfect walking and orienteering country.

The mansion has been carefully renovated, sleeping 34/39 with most bedrooms en suite. It's a building of great character, ideal for large groups with something to celebrate. The swimming pool, sauna and putting green complement the historical features, and all around are castles and waterfalls, inspirational walks in the mountains; Wales at its very best.

The Coach House accommodates 17 (due to lounge and dining room space) but it has 23 beds and we allow up to 23 with no extra charge. It is 50 yards from the mansion and can be rented on its own or with the mansion to extend the number of bedrooms so that capacity is 62 for both properties and is eminently suitable for large groups.

Please click on photographs of Glansevin Mansion and Coach House for more information and images of this beautiful comfortable large group accommodation in south Wales.>



Large country house with group accommodation for up to 30 in Yorkshire
group accommodation, large groups self catering

Ideal for walking groups, the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors are on the doorstep, this Lodge near Darlington in Yorkshire may be your ideal group accommodation.

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The house is impressive with 250 acres of grounds.  The accommodation is spacious and generous with large function rooms which can be ideal for large groups.  There is a library, a drawing room, a dining room, a reading room, a lounge and a games room with a full size snooker table and table tennis table.  What’s more for relaxing after a day of walking, this large house even has a hot tub.  ), dining room, reading room, living room as well as kitchens, courtyard with BBQ and a hot tub.

If you want to do some sightseeing as well as walking, why not visit the historical city of York which is an easy drive away for a day trip?

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Large Country House for up to 37, Lyme Regis - Dorset - walk the south coast

large country house to sleep up to 28 in DorsetStonebarrow Manor enjoys a location close to the Charmouth Heritage Coast and Jurassic Coast. There are ample walks on offer nearby both by the stunning coast and in the tranquil Dorset countryside.  Situated close to Charmouth, this large manor house has 18 bedrooms plus 14 bathrooms and can sleep up to 38 people. Facilities for groups include a games room with pool, table tennis and darts along with large sociable rooms.

Whilst staying at this Manor enjoy wandering and strolling in the large grounds before heading out to discover the areas of outstanding natural beauty close by.  This property is available for short breaks or longer bookings.

Stonebarrow Manor is an ideal place for walking groups and any large group activity.

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Dorset, near Bridport - Symondsbury Manor- walk the Downs and coastal path

large manor house for big groups and eventsSleeps 23 in 11 bedrooms. With 2.5 acres of Gardens, Symondsbury Manor could be an ideal place to stay for a walking group. Enjoy gentle strolls around the grounds before exploring the walks on offer in the Dorset hills. Also nearby is a network of wonderful walks along the Jurassic West Dorset Heritage Coast.  Much of the nearby area is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and some consider the scenery along the coast and by the countryside in this part of the world to be some of the best in England.

At Symonsbury Manor there are 12 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and up to 23 people can be accommodated. There is also a games room with table tennis to keep all of your group entertained.

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A large house for walking groups and walking holidays near Minehead, Somerset


Perfect self-catering house for a walking holiday on Exmoor

large house weekend country house partyWith a setting within Exmoor National Park close to Dunkery and Horner Wood National Nature Reserve, there are ample opportunities to enjoy a variety of countryside walks with a stay at the Great House in the Avill Valley. The coast and South West Coastal Path are also easily accessible close by.

There are 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and this large impressive country house can sleep up to 24 in a village location with a shop and pub close by. The property’s games room with ensure that there is never a dull moment at the Great House.

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Large house for self-catering Lincolnshire - sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms

 large house with swimming poolAthina is a large spacious holiday home situated close to the Lincoln and the nearby Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If your group enjoys walks in stunning unspoilt countryside then a stay at Athina could be perfect for you.

There are 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms at this large spacious property and up to 20 people can be accommodated. This holiday house has its own large garden complete with a stream running through it. There are excellent leisure facilities for a group of friends or family to enjoy which include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. For fun times, table tennis, darts and pool are on offer.  Ample parking is available.

Click on house image for more information about this large self-catering house, with own swimming pool, near Lincoln.

Herefordshire, near the Welsh border for walking Offa's Dyke

Perfect self-catering house for walking Offa's Dyke and Welsh borders. Catering can be arranged.

Self-catering in a large country house and cottages in the UKSleeps up to 19 in total:  Sleeps 14 in a Grade II Listed Queen Anne House + 5 in a 2 bedroom cottage. 

The Sherriffs' is located in an isolated romantic setting between Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow on the Welsh border.  It  has 3 reception rooms, 7 double or twin bedrooms including a four poster room and a French bedroom, and 3 bathrooms.  Optional Cordon-bleu cookery delivered to your door.   Additional 5 person cottage nearby.

View details under Herefordshire in the menu on the left, or call 01544 340 241 for details and availability. Short breaks available.


Large House, Country Estate near Inverness, Scotland- walk Scottish mountains

Wonderful scenic location for walkers - mountains and level walks abound. Plentiful wildlife

large country house in Scotland for self-cateringSet within grounds of 11,500 acres, enjoy a fantastic choice of walks with a stay at Glencarron Lodge, Achnasheen in Scotland. This location will also appeal to keen hikers as there are 4 Munros on the estate and another 8 within easy reach. So pack those walking boots and look forward to many challenging walks up hills and mountains in the scenic Scottish Highlands.

Glencarron Lodge sleeps up to 14 so is well suited for walking groups and if additional accommodation is required, an additional stone cottage which sleeps up to 5 can also be rented.

The location is perfect for walking holidays at any time of year.  Please click here for details.



Large self-catering house overlooking 4 miles of sandy beach in Kerry, s.w.  Ireland


Large country house overlooking Dingle Bay and beach, with conference facilitiesSleeps up to 18.  Lios Dana Lodge - Large self catering holiday Lodge sleeps up to 18, for walking groups. Walk the miles of beach and coastline - wake up in the mornings to invigorating sea air.

Large activity or conference room for group events, 8 bedrooms (two 3 x bed rooms with en-suite bathrooms and six twin-bed rooms with two adjoining bathrooms), conservatories and large kitchen, overlooking 4 miles of sandy beach, Dingle Bay and Irelands highest mountain range the Macgillycuddy reeks. Challenging stuff for any walking group.

A conference room is available for various group activities. 


The Green - a large luxury self-catering house in Hope, Derbyshire - sleeps 18

The Peak District is always popular with walkers, so for a change stay in a lovely house in its own grounds with an indoor swimming pool. Relax after trekking up and down the dales and peaks through muddy fields and clambering over stiles.

large country house, sleeps 18, group self-cateringThis large self-catering house is ideal for groups of up to 18 walkers.

It has a dining room that seats 18. Exclusive indoor swimming pool with wave machine. It is located at the edge of Hope village - quiet and unoverlooked.  It's a scenic location with pretty villages nearby for sightseeing, and pubs in the evening.

A real comfort zone for walking groups - but you'll need to book far in advance.

Do please check the availability calendar before booking.

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Large self-catering mansion house near Tywyn, Gwynedd, north Wales

Large self-catering mansion for groups in Snowdonia, north Wales
Llanfendigaid Estate - a self-catering coastal mansion sleeping 16 with an indoor heated swimming pool at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park. Close to beaches and surrounded by superb scenery.

Additional cottages available nearby.

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Self-catering barn conversion in mid Wales with exclusive heated indoor pool

Self-catering to sleep 14-16 with exclusive use of heated indoor pool, sauna, Powys, mid Wales
Barlings Barn.  Sleeps 14 to 16. 

Situated only around 10 miles from Snowdonia National Park, large and spacious Barlings Barn could be perfect for a walking group. Up to 16 can be accommodated in the barn but additional accommodation can be booked in an additional wing, bringing the total number that can be accommodated up to 24.

The excellent leisure facilities on offer at Barlings will ensure that your group will enjoy returning to this home from home and relaxing after days out walking and hiking in the hills and mountains. Enjoy exclusive use of heated indoor swimming pool, and sauna which will help to relax tired muscles and for those with energy left after all that walking can enjoy fun times together playing squash, pool or table tennis.

This large property enjoys a quiet secluded location in the Mid Wales Hills and a choice of rural activities are on offer in the local area.


Lazy Days Log Cabins or Pine Lodges- sleeps up to 4 each in 2 double en-suite bedrooms



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Walking holidays with comfortable luxury log cabins

Lazyday Cottages offers two luxury log cabins for self-catering accommodation in the Scottish Borders, between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso: Bunnahabhain and Strathisla.

romantic selfcateringPrivately owned and tucked away in the Scottish Borders countryside, you couldn't ask for a more secluded and relaxing setting. With a cosy and ambient feel only found in a log cabin yet with the interior that a small boutique hotel would be proud of. You may be on a walking but hey, there's no reason why you shouldn't have a touch of luxury to come home to.

Each of our Scottish Borders log cabins boast two luxury double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms as well as an open plan kitchen, dining and chill out room. The outside space is vast with front garden and open countryside.

A huge side patio with barbeque affords enough space while offering you the privacy to make it feel your own. A traditional Finnish sauna provides an opportunity to unwind after an active day. The sauna stands alone from the lodge and is heated to around 80°C - just perfect to ease those aches and pains after a long walk. Excellent laundry and freezer facilities, Sky Freeview are available.

Why not combine a walking holiday with a romantic weekend log cabin break?

Please click on log cabin photographs for more information and prices.


Self-catering mansion in Cerdigion, Wales, sleeping up to 15


Explore Cardigan, Wales on your walking holiday.

mansion in Ceredigion Wales for self-catering holidays for a large groupBeautiful, well appointed Georgian Mansion offering spacious and comfortable accommodation at a resonable cost.

The house is situated in own grounds of 13 acres in peaceful rural setting. 5 miles Cardigan and coast. 

Sleeps up to 15.

Click on image for details or take a look at additional large mansions in Wales for big groups, to rent for holidays and short breaks.


Large self-catering country house in the Lake District


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