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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.
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm, from £250 - £595 per accommodation per week
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from £559 (6 days) ex flights
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
Houseboats on private trout lake and wetland, from £385 - £795 per week
Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England
Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, from £269 - £639 (3 days) ex flights
Dales Way walking holiday in Yorkshire, England
The Dales Way self guided walking holiday, from £594 - £855 (10 days) ex flights
Walking in Kent, self guided walks
Discover hidden Kent, its people and thier history, from £672 (7 days) ex flights
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 £445 (7 days) ex flights
Coast to coast self guided cycling holiday in England
The varied and beautiful landscapes of northern England, from £300 - £380 (3 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)
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills, England
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from £5 - £50 per course
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
Cottages in a Cornish watermill, from £90 - £125 per cottage per night
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
Quiet cottage near the beach, from £425 - £975 per week (sleeps 4)
Luxury self catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight
Organic farm near picturesque Godshill, from £150 - £900 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England
The perfect eco escape to the countryside, from £396 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Organic farmhouse B&B in the Peak District National Park, from £43 per person per night
Holistic yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK
A powerful inner-journey in a sublimely bucolic location, from £320 (5 days) ex flights
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)
Woodcraft holiday in the Cotswolds, England
From tree to ladder-back chair in 6 days, from £420 (6 days) ex flights
Tamar Valley caravan park & campsite nr Tavistock, England
Award winning 5-star Holiday Park close to Dartmoor, from £17 - £69 per couple per night
Ludlow holiday cottage sleeps 2, Shropshire, England
Delightful small country cottages near Ludlow. Green awards, from £255 - £385 per cottage per week
Steephil Cove B&B and self catering apartment, Isle of Wight
Steephill Cove B&B & apartment both with panoramic sea views, from £60 per accommodation per night
Alton manor house & library, Hampshire, England
Beautiful manor house library in Chawton, South Downs, from £3 - £6 admission price
Isle of Wight self catering cottage nr Shorwell, England
Delightful cottage & garden - Sustainable Tourism Award, from £429 - £1065 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Quantock hills walking holiday, England
A short walking break in Wordsworth's Somerset hills, from £270 (3 days) ex flights
Self guided walking short break, Chiltern Hills
Walking the Chilterns, one of England's finest landscapes, from £210 - £244 (3 days) ex flights
Oxford Canal walking holiday, England
Long distance walking trail along the Oxford Canal, from £635 (8 days) ex flights
Yorkshire Dales hotel, England
Family run Georgian Country Hotel with Luxury Bedrooms, from £95 - £185 per double room per night

253 reviews for England holidays4 star overall rating

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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
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
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 - £795 per week
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)
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
We had a nice, quiet break at the straw bale cabin. The cabin was well equipped with cooking ingredients, utensils, crockery etc so we were able to spend time preparing nice meals before curling up and reading or listening to our little radio. With the veranda, pond , apple trees, allotment and surrounding farm land we felt close to nature. (more)Michele Rogers
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
From £264 per week (sleeps 2)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
This is our second time (in as many years) at the granary and we love the village. (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 £425 - £975 per week (sleeps 4)
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
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 £29 - £39 per tour (2 hours)
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)
Holistic yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK
Amazing. For just a few days break I felt really relaxed and rejuvenated afterwards. (more)Claire Martin
It was great! The team of practitioners was great. The yoga, Chinese medicine and holistic voice workshops were great and very beneficial for body & mind. (more)Iris Oltheten
From £320 excluding flights
Boscastle bed & breakfast, Cornwall, England
The breakfasts were first class, we particularly enjoyed the lovely fresh locally smoked fish and the freshly squeezes orange juice, not to mention the marmalade made by Geoff, all cheerfully served by Shelley. Our room was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed...Excellent. (more)Christine Durow
The B&B was fantastic from the wonderfully comfy and stylish rooms to the individual breakfasts cooked to order. Our hosts were extremely helpful and had loads of local information and knowledge. (more)Vanessa Akers
10/10...My stay as a whole was completely memorable. The room was wonderful, the whole place spotless and the attention to detail was like nothing I had seen before. The owners were 2 of the nicest people I have met and went out of there way to be as helpful as possible. (more)Nicola Shanks
From £66 per room per night
Pilgrims Way guided walk
Memorable parts? Seeing the towers of Canterbury Cathedral for the first time away in the distance - our goal was now in sight. Tips? Take a decent camera. Local benefits? Definitely minimal impact on the environment. Local publicans certainly benefited as well. Overall rating? Excellent, good fun and very rewarding. (more)Ian Rigden
From £828 excluding flights
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
Peak District self catering cottages, England
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
From £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
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
Wooler bed & breakfast accommodation, Northumberland
Memorable parts? Glorious sunshine for five days in Northumberland and walking in the Cheviot Hills, only seeing one other person in 5 hours. The huge variety and quantity of easily observable wildlife on the walks and the totally empty sandy beaches. Very welcoming owners, well appointed accommodation. Tips? You can expect 1950s volume of traffic on the roads once you get north of Newcastle.... such a refreshing experience. It adds so much to the relaxation benefits of the short... (more)Helene Kerr
From £40 per person per night
Northumberland farmstay holiday, England
Our stay was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, David and Jackie. From the welcoming tea and biscuits on arrival, to our departure, all was everything you could possibly wish for. The setting is absolutely stunning, with views over the owners farmland. The accommodation is spotless, and it obvious from the many nice touches, that a lot of thought and effort has gone into every aspect of this very personal B&B. (more)Peter Carney
From £35 per person 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
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 £445 excluding flights
Devon self catering farm cottages, near Dartmouth, England
Memorable parts? Being in the countryside, near the sea. Tips? Very restful and quiet place. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Val Horsman
From £290 - £950 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Walking in Kent, self guided walks
Memorable parts? Walking through the Kent apple orchards. Tips? Relax and enjoy - everything is done for your convenience. Local benefits? Yes - we ate out and bought souvenirs. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Peter Sparks
From £672 excluding flights
Isle of Wight self catering cottage nr Shorwell, England
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
From £429 - £1065 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Cycling holidays in England
Just a lovely relaxing time - bike routes well marked, flora & fauna interesting, pubs perfectly placed for provisions....Really good. Off peak, so avoided crowds. B&B accomodation was lovely - spacious, hospitable & accomodationg. (more)Madeleine Baines
The cycling holiday I booked on was extremely well organised, from initial booking to the event itself. The organiser and two guides were skilled, courteous and friendly. Accommodation was good. A very reputable company (more)Hilary Talman
From £245 - £575 excluding flights

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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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