Bottle of local cider with September bookings - late summer breaks with a taste of autumn! Quote code 'cider'. Available: 3-9th, 12-16th, and 19th onwards (prices from £224, sleeps 4) and 27-30th (now £200, sleeps 6). Bikes, boats, wildlife and fun!
You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays. In addition, we don't run these holidays ourselves - our only interest is giving you the best independent advice. Read our review policy
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Truly relaxing, very peaceful - we haven't slept so well in a
very long time - great to slow down and soak up the beautiful countryside. Ian
made us feel very welcome and the homemade cake was delicious. (more)Sue Cross-Bourton
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
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
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.
During the course of the week one cannot fail to be impressed by the sights seen on the Thames Path, sadly the planned programme didn't allow time to visit these places.
To make sure that the daily walks are within their capabilities, even though the paths are on the level. The Thames path is well maintained but it was noticeable as you approached London, through London and to the east that a number of the signs had been vandalised/pointing in the wrong direction.... (more)Graham Stenger
The feeling of being able just to enjoy the natural beauty. The hospitality of the B&Bs
Start at Avebury, rather than Overton Hill
Excellent (more)Tjarda Murray
Great. Created some fun memories and yes I would recommend it to a friend. (more)Kath Cox
We had a great time in Devon and will come back one day hopefully. (more)Matthias Vente
Staying at the eco lodge enables the nature reserve to be sustained and there are plenty of local farm shops, a fantastic local butchers (with lovely cheeses as well as very good meat and chutneys) and pubs close by to enjoy! (more)Rebecca Swarbrick
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
The cottage was extraordinarily well equipped with everything people need on holiday in a self-catering place. (more)Stefan Woll
Simply the best one ever spent on the Island and it was the 15th trip!...The most memorable part was walking across the Tennyson trail - fantastic views! There's some gorgeous coves etc off the main tourist areas.
(more)Mrs Pamela Hill
Superb accommodation made a great base to explore the isle of Wight, an area new to us. Lovely garden and al fresco dining! The weather was not great for August but everything else was brilliant, there is lots to do and see - and amazing walking! (more)Judith Pollard
Walking through the Kent apple orchards.
Relax and enjoy - everything is done for your convenience.
Yes - we ate out and bought souvenirs.
Seeing the towers of Canterbury Cathedral for the first time away in the distance - our goal was now in sight.
Take a decent camera.
Definitely minimal impact on the environment. Local publicans certainly benefited as well.
Excellent, good fun and very rewarding. (more)Ian Rigden
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.
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
The accommodation had everything we needed and the owners were welcoming and informative. It was a good overall experience. (more)Rachel Pettitt
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
Being in nice serene countryside and away from it all.
Lot of walks and other activities available around Lyndhurst so you won't be bored, do some research before coming down.
Spent some money in shops and pubs an visit to Beauliu Motor Museum which was a great experience as much changed since last visit a few decades ago and a lot older and able to appreciate it better.
Secret Army base by the main house was of very much interest... (more)Andy Kowalski
Walking the Pilgrims Way had all the positives of walking in beautiful and
historic scenery without any of the hassles, especially, since it was a guided
walk the hassle of getting lost. What made it memorable was that throughout
the journey there was so much information and insight. But also the
unanswered questions thrown up about the path, the ones that stick in your
mind and make the experience unforgettable.
Make sure you have good walking boots and... (more)Rosemary Davies
The most memorable was the lack of excitement!! What we wanted was peace quiet and lovely countryside and we got it in buckets.
Take all your strain and stresess and they will fully blow away by the fantastic place, the shepherds hut. Bring a healthy appetite. You are going to need it for the lovely pub lunches. On a practical side an ordnance survey map, walking shoes and a camera and all the clothes you would need for the British weather. Other than that,... (more)David Green
One of the best weekend escapes I have been to. I felt so relaxed and was also a great opportunity to learn about something I am very interested in. I just wished we could have stayed longer! (more)Nadia Saadi
Excellent....We loved the quirky, cosy wood cabin and the warm welcome we received from the owners. (more)Maxine Peel-Yates
It was a beautiful setting, away from all distracting technology, right in the middle of the country side. A very warm and welcome environment. Inspiring to enjoy nature. (more)Maja Pertot Bernard
The hospitality was very warm and welcoming - and the rooms and house were delightful. Lots of lovely touches - organic food and organic bath products and a bar of chocolate from Oxfam. (more)Joanna Hughes
Staying in such a beautiful location and being able to walk on the Malverns again was the highlight. (more)Becky Rathmell