England holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Here’s a wide choice of accommodation & holidays in England from the Land's End to the Lake District. Whether you prefer active holidays, history, wildlife or volunteering all our holidays in England are from specialist operators & accommodation owners who are committed to conservation.
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside, from £264 per week (sleeps 2)
Houseboat holidays in Devon, England
Traditional houseboats, from £385 - £750 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon., from £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
Quiet cottage near the beach, from £420 - £957 per week (sleeps 4)
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Organic farmhouse B&B in the Peak District National Park, from £43 per person per night
Coast to coast cycling holiday in England
'Must-do' cycling holiday in northern England, from £475 (5 days) ex flights
Lake District family activity holiday
Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley., from £395 (7 days) ex flights
Dales Way walking holiday in Yorkshire, England
The Dales Way self guided walking holiday, from £579 - £840 (10 days) ex flights
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills, England
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from £5 - £50 per course
Hadrians Wall cycling holiday, England
An incredible journey along Hadrian's Wall, from £230 (3 days) ex flights
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
Cottages in a Cornish watermill, from £90 - £125 per cottage per night
Mountain biking holidays in England
Down singletrack and muddy trails around England, from £95 - £625 (6 days) ex flights
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England
The perfect eco escape to the countryside, from £396 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England
Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks., from £269 - £639 (3 days) ex flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from £559 (6 days) ex flights
Luxury self catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight
Organic farm near picturesque Godshill, from £150 - £900 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Peak District self catering cottages, England
Organic hideaway for 2 & wheelchair access cottage for 6, from £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Luxury yoga & holistic retreat in Oxfordshire, UK
A powerful inner-journey in a sublimely bucolic location, from £400 - £1500 (5 days) ex flights
East Sussex self catering accommodation, England
Self catering chalet overlooking the Pevensey Levels, from £400 - £550 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Coast to coast self guided cycling holiday in England
The varied and beautiful landscapes of northern England, from £300 - £380 (3 days) ex flights
Walking in Kent, self guided walks
Discover hidden Kent, its people and thier history., from £672 (7 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in England
Discovering the beautiful English countryside on foot, from £495 - £850 (6 days) ex flights
Luxury hotel and spa nr Dover, Kent, England
An ancient country house hotel with restaurant and spa, from £140 - £250 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Rural Hampshire holiday cottages, England
New holiday homes, Newton Valence, South Downs National Park, from £300 - £1020 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Boscastle bed & breakfast, Cornwall, England
Stay in a quaint Cornish B&B, from £66 per room per night
Double decker bus accommodation in Sussex, England
a converted 1982 mcw double decker bus as seen on channel 4, from £210 - £390 per accommodation per night
Wild food, foraging and cooking courses in Yorkshire, England
Learn more about goats cheese making in North Yorkshire!, from £95 per course (1 day)
Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking holiday
Two fantastic traditional English walks., from £525 - £1019 (8 days) ex flights
Dartmoor luxury bed and breakfast, Devon
Luxury, dog friendly B&B within Dartmoor National Park, from £95 - £115 per room per night
Self catering barn conversion in Brading, Isle of Wight, England
Beautiful barn conversion in the Isle of Wight countryside, from £295 per accommodation per 3 nights

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Devon self catering cottage, England
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
The most memorable part of the holiday was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
Excellent....The peaceful comfortable cottage and surrounding green and fertile countryside, with a good variety of walks and small market towns nearby. Our first holiday with the dog who soon felt very much at home. (more)Bob Simmonds
From £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
Houseboat holidays in Devon, England
Staying on the houseboat was the most memorable part!...I would give it an A+. (more)Cathy Halley
The most memorable part of the holiday was ...Spending a peaceful time in beautiful surroundings without a TV. (more)Amanda Curtis
Simply sitting back, enjoying the peace and tranquillity was the most memorable...We genuinely think we had very little impact on the environment. We spent money in local shops - although the nearby Waitrose was a temptation! (more)Tony Dunne
From £385 - £750 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
Although it was a short break, we thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay and felt refreshed both physically and psychologically for it. (more)Carolyn Moore
The cabin was beautifully constructed and we enjoyed a very relaxing time in an interesting part of the country. (more)Bob Simmonds
Most memorable? The building itself that we stayed in - a straw bale cabin. I'd never even heard of such constructions before and so I was intrigued at the prospect. I loved its comfort, location and overall kookiness. (more)Damian Slee
From £264 per week (sleeps 2)
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
From £30 - £45 per person per night
Cotswolds bed and breakfast near Chipping Norton, England
This was our second visit to The Cotswolds (last over 4 years ago) and we were charmed anew. Too often our holiday experience has been such we're ready to return home after a few days, but on this occasion a week passed quickly, happily, relatively comfortably. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
It was an excellent location. Very quiet B/B. Very friendly hosts and good breakfasts. Room well equiped with everything we needed. (more)Anne Grant
From £75 - £92 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England
Fantastic. Lovely cottage, very well stocked and furnished. Very friendly and helpful owner. The cottage is spacious and in bad weather you can sit and gaze into the garden and listen to the birds. (more)Helena Poldervaart
We were intrigued to stay in a house made of straw bales and to see how recycling/ reuse can be put into practice and good effect.- we were not disappointed! We found the photo albums showing the building of the house really interesting. (more)C Sharkey
From £396 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Very very good. Derek was very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunches were delicious. (more)Isabel Clare
Walking through Godmersham Park in the footsteps of Jane Austin was the single most memorable aspect. (more)Deborah Rice
Our holiday on the North Downs Trail in late spring was breathtaking. (more)Carol R Mehler
From £559 excluding flights
Isle of Wight tree house accommodation, England
Memorable parts? The location Tips? Prepare for a lovely time Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Fantastic (more)Edward Cossart
From £150 - £250 per accommodation per night
Mountain biking holidays in England
Memorable parts? It was great to see the fantastic scenery and villages of the South West and this was just the mountain biking challenge I was looking for, both in terms of technical skill and fitness. The guides were very helpful (e.g. we got a lesson in bike maintenance) and friendly. They provided fantastic snacks and picnic lunches for us en route and went out of their way to buy the group's food requests. Day 3 was definitely the best with superb weather, stunning views over the Bristol... (more)Helena Posnett
From £95 - £625 excluding flights
Walking holidays in England
I think reaching the end of the Wall. Although bittersweet, it marked an achievement for all of us...the organization of rooms, food, transport, etc was excellent and the guide's knowledge put me completely at ease. (more)Kelly Malone
Most memorable was walking Hadrians Wall with a very knowledgeable guide and great company. It was easy to imagine the Romans marching up and down, defending their empire from the marauding tribes. (more)Jill Marquis
From £495 - £850 excluding flights
Coast to coast self guided cycling holiday in England
Memorable parts? Hmmm, so many good bits. Seeing such diverse parts of the country with such different landscapes - all within 140 miles; having the route to ourselves most of the time; meeting the challenge of a three-day cycle with quite a lot of big hills; meeting lovely people; great B&Bs etc. I will definitely remember the torrential rain... Tips? If you have the time, consider taking an extra day. We underestimated how long it would take to complete each day's ride and would... (more)Biddy Walcot
From £300 - £380 excluding flights
Coast to coast cycling holiday in England
A very well run & organized 'supported' cycling holiday. We were taken from A to B, pointed in the right direction, fed and watered and put to bed at night. Also lots of encouragement thrown in when we needed that extra boost. (more)Ingrid Struik
A great escape from London and have booked again already! (more)Helena Posnett
From £475 excluding flights
Lake District family activity holiday
It was truly amazing and we will definitely be going again....The outdoor activities team were very knowledgeable about the area so we learned lots about the history of the place, and the impact of their work. They were also great at educating the children (and adults) about nature and doing things naturally which we have carried with us. (more)Sandra Hilton
Very enjoyable and offered both something for adults and children. Although you were with a group for activities you could still do your own thing in the evening which meant that it still felt like an independent holiday. (more)Matthew Hawkins
We had a great guide for the week - Simon. Also Ghyll scrambling and rock climbing with the whole family (children from 4 to 19) was special...Great fun. (more)Michele Oliver
From £395 excluding flights
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
It is a lovely high spec cottage in a beautiful area. We were very sad to leave and we would be very happy to return or recommend it to friends. (more)GRAHAM WILSON
Excellent...Restorative peace and quiet and attention to detail in providing good facilities and information for guests by the owner. (more)Karina Martin
All the elements for a delightful holiday were there. We had returned after enjoying our previous stay and would do so more often if we did not live so far away. (more)Robyn McNiece
From £90 - £125 per cottage per night
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
Beautiful days on the beach and gorgeous walks...Very good for recharging while entertaining a toddler. (more)Lucia Whalley
Our lovely cottage was kitted out with everything you could wish for...It is a lovely cottage if you want some lovely walks and near to most things if you want to drive. We loved it. (more)Sue Adams
We loved it. We would definitely go back. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the fast boat out to the needles. (more)jo morris
From £420 - £957 per week (sleeps 4)
Tree climbing on the Isle of Wight
Tree climbing with Paul and Abigail was an absolutely great experience. Paul's knowledge of all things 'tree' and his clear love of the trees and the environment was naturally conveyed to us all. (more)Amelia Shepherd
Suspended 50ft in the air, enjoying the beautiful panoramic views framed by branches and leaves and then plucking up the courage to peer beneath was the most memorable part... pretty scary at first but fantastically liberating after the initial surprise. (more)Lani Watson
The most memorable part was hanging upside down from half way up the tree. This took me out of my comfort zone and it was a real push for me to be brave, let go of the ropes and trust the harness. (more)Holly Foat
From £27 - £37 per tour (2 hours)
High Weald tree house accommodation, England
Memorable parts? The views and cuddling next to a warm winters fire :) Tips? Bring plenty of warm clothes and some books! Local benefits? Yes! There was a local shop that earns lots of business from the holiday! Overall rating? 5 star would go back everyday! Forever' (more)Danielle Pearson
From £340 - £427 per accommodation per week
East Sussex tree house accommodation, England
Memorable parts? The bridge and the BBQ. Beautiful view from the house. Fascinating kitchen! Tips? Make sure the weather is nice and prepare food for lunch and dinner especially BBQ. Local benefits? Overall rating? 100! (more)Lexi Yu
From £141 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Tree house accommodation, Chilterns, England
Memorable parts? The experience of sleeping in a treehouse was amazing Tips? If you bring bikes there are some nice paths and trails you can follow along the riverside. Local benefits? It is hard to judge as we only stayed one night, but it did seem to be environmentally friendly. Overall rating? 9/10 (more)Jemima Scholfield
From £85 - £100 per accommodation per night
Lake District shepherds hut accommodation, England
Memorable parts? We had a pair of ducks visit us each night around 7 p.m. I thought they'd leave when we didn't feed them but instead, they hunkered down and kept us company as we barbequed our dinner and ate. It sounds a little thing, but it's rare to be so close to nature and it was a highlight of our trip. Tips? While the hut is a perfectly formed retreat, make sure you have someplace to go if it rains. We had great weather so the outdoors made an extra room for us but in the... (more)Kristine Buchanan
From £55 - £80 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
Maggie, joint owner with Ian, took us on a walk through the wet grassland area of special scientific interest. Not only was it interesting from an ecological point of view it was such fun. (more)Jenny Brace
We'll remember the brightness of the stars on clear nights with no light pollution, watching bats flying around our lodge at sunset, waking late because it was so quiet and comfortable and the blackout blinds were so good, the ruby red cows really glowing like rubies at sunset, being content to just potter around the farm in the sunshine without getting bored. (more)Sue Stanwell
The most memorable part were the ...scones on arrival (they were the best I have ever tasted!), walking around the beautiful country side and the farm... (more)Jenna du Plessis
From £250 - £595 per accommodation per week
East Sussex bed and breakfast, England
Memorable parts? Lovely guests, superb location. Tips? If you're looking for peaceful location, view on a lake, nice people. Go to this B&B. Local benefits? Yes. Guest are very involved in environmental conditions. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Philippe Basquin
From £35 - £44 per person per night
Farm holiday cottage in the New Forest, England
Memorable parts? An hour after we arrived we went for a walk in the grounds and saw a water vole and barn owl - magical. Tips? Perfect accommodation for a family. My daughter loved the play barn. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? We had a lovely few days. (more)Nicola Goddard
From £335 - £755 per week (sleeps 4)
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Most memorable was how perfect the accommodation was. Clean, warm, cheery, brilliantly laid out for wheelchair users. The whirlpool bath was fab, especially when using the eco friendly toiletries supplied. Scenery wonderful, something for everyone to enjoy. (more)Naomi Dunn
The welcoming, warmth of the owners and the cottage as we stepped in out of the cold. We loved the views offered from all sides. (more)Rahila Hussain
The most memorable part of our holiday was the peace & tranquility and the great hospitality from the owners... Absolutely fantastic and just what we needed. (more)Catherine Wilde
From £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Brighton luxury accommodation, England
Memorable parts? Walking in Brighton and sitting at the window of the hotel, watching the sea. Tips? Ask for a room with a view at the sea. Local benefits? I believe so. The hotel people made sure we were informed of where the ingredients of our food came from, tea was fair trade and the jams home made. Overall rating? Lovely, relaxing and surrounded by friendly people. (more)Kristina Mänd
From £50 - £180 per room per night
Peak District self catering cottages, England
Very relaxing and the cottage was wonderful to come back too at the end of the day, or have a break during the day. (more)Colin Ingram
Exactly the relaxing break we needed and more....The cottage was wonderful and the views superb. We did some great walking and some amazing eating. The farmhouse breakfast has to be described as memorable -delicious! (more)Kathy Longford
Most memorable part was arriving at the beautiful cottage surrounded by glorious hillside views!...Amazing- we'd love to go back! (more)Hannah Merriman
From £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Isle of Wight B&B & Paragliding school
Spectacular (more)Nick Rowntree
The views over the sea were amazing and location first class. (more)Kerry Hall
From £25 - £40 per person per night
Kent farmstay accommodation, Faversham, England
Great hostel perfect for groups or families...Excellent for value for money (more)Julie Hardy
Liz and Graham were lovely and their farm was great - everything you could hope for (clean, warm, friendly, safe) for such an amazing price. (more)Hannah Reid
I thought that our hosts were environmentally aware, and therefore minimized the impact our stay had on the environment. (more)Matthew Wicks
From £16 - £30 per person per night
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Excellent. There were lots of lovely little touches...We were made to feel very welcome, and the breakfasts were amongst the best we've ever had. (more)Rod Howell
Seeing the farm and the animals and finding out about how they have converted to an organic farm was the most memorable part. (more)Sue Kerrigan
From £43 per person per night
New Forest bed & breakfast in Brockenhurst, England
Memorable parts? An absolutely stunning bike ride through the Forest. There are glades, streams and of course wonderful old growth woodland and dozens of tracks to explore. With so much room we found it easy to discover our own quiet spots to relax in. The New Forest is such an easy and accessible retreat, and also the land that time forgot - the system of the commoners having the right to allow ponies to graze throughout the Forests (and indeed throughout Brockenhurst) has continued... (more)Justin francis
From £60 - £170 per room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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