England short breaks holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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)
Coast to coast self guided cycling holiday in England
The varied and beautiful landscapes of northern England, from £300 - £380 (3 days) ex flights
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Farmstay in the heart of Devon, from £30 - £45 per person per night
Isle of Wight weekend courses, England
Short courses discovering hidden talents and possibilities., from £90 - £120 (3 days) ex flights
South West Coastal Path walking holiday, England
The South West Coast Path and Isles of Scilly, from £459 - £899 (8 days) ex flights
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Organic farmhouse B&B in the Peak District National Park, from £43 per person per night
Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England
Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks., from £269 - £639 (3 days) ex flights
Kensington hotel in London, England
Innovative, sustainable concept city centre boutique hotel, from £95 - £250 per accommodation per night
Chilterns walking weekend, England
Luxury guided walking in The Chilterns with different themes, from £255 - £280 (2 days) ex flights
Self guided cycling holidays in England
Cycle through stunning countryside, from £230 - £560 (4 days) ex flights
Cotswolds bed and breakfast near Chipping Norton, England
Luxury B&B in the Cotswolds, from £75 - £92 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Dry stone walling courses in the Cotswolds
Learn the art of dry stone walling in the Cotswolds, from £99 per course (2 days)
Dartmoor walking holiday in Devon, England
Guided walking tour of the very best of Dartmoor, from £349 - £529 (7 days) ex flights
Shropshire Hills self guided walking holiday
Wonderfully scenic walking staying in a luxury B&B, from £192 (3 days) ex flights
Cotswolds walking short break, England
Walking in the beautiful English Oxfordshire Cotswolds, from £203 - £250 (3 days) ex flights
East Devon self guided walking holiday, England
Splendid walking on East Devon's outstanding coastal path, from £211 - £231 (3 days) ex flights
Chilterns self guided walking holiday, England
Great value, fully customised walking weekends, from £195 (3 days) ex flights
Hadrians Wall cycling holiday, England
An incredible journey along Hadrian's Wall, from £230 (3 days) ex flights
Shropshire Hills walking holiday
Wonderfully scenic walking, staying in a moated manor house., from £340 (3 days) ex flights
Cycling holidays in England
Cycling the beautiful English countryside, from £255 - £575 (4 days) ex flights
Peak District walking holiday
A walking break in the finest dale country, from £192 (3 days) ex flights
West Sussex self guided walking break, England
Walking around the stunning West Sussex Downs and Coast, from £192 - £222 (3 days) ex flights
Dorset walks, weekend break
Relaxed small group walks in Hardy's Wessex near Dorchester, from £326 (3 days) ex flights
Quantock hills walking holiday, England
A short walking break in Wordsworth's Somerset hills, from £270 (3 days) ex flights
Suffolk coast walking short break
Short walking break in tranquil, unspoilt Suffolk, from £252 - £302 (3 days) ex flights
Northumberland farmstay holiday, England
B&B farmstay, from £35 per person per night
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England
Self-guided walking tour through famous towns & villages, from £325 (4 days) ex flights
Walking & photography short break in the Cotswolds
Improve your photography in the beautiful Cotswolds, from £370 (4 days) ex flights
Self guided walking short break, Wiltshire
Relaxed walking in Wiltshire's ancient, scenic landscapes, from £245 (3 days) ex flights
Marlborough Downs walking holiday, North Wessex
Walking weekend in the beautiful green Wiltshire hills, from £232 (3 days) ex flights

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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
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)
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
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 £255 - £575 excluding flights
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
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
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
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
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
North Cornwall luxury organic accommodation, England
The owners of the B.B were lovely people, very friendly and helpful. Also a beautiful house, wonderful food. Walking around the garden, growing of organic food, so yes I will give them 100per cent (more)Diana Conkerton
Gill and Neil make you feel very at home and I was very well looked after. I even got a ride out in the pony and trap one evening - an added bonus! I had a lovely, relaxing week and would definitely recommend this accommodation to other people. I would be very happy to stay there again in the future. (more)Moira Siara
'Organic' here goes far beyond food. The bed linen is organic cotton, as are the toiletries. Everything is focused around sustainability; your bath water is solar heated, and there are log fires in each of the reception rooms. (more)Vikki Clamp
From £49 - £60 per person per night
Malvern bed and breakfast accommodation
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
From £65 - £90 per room per night
Herefordshire self catering accommodation
The Hermitage is a wonderful location for a holiday, the accommodation is extremely comfortable and there are lots of little touches that make it special. It is the kind of place you can visit at any time of year. (more)Bridget Ashley
We would like to go back in the summer and make use of increased daylight. The children loved it. They could romp in the woods safely - as the crow flies they were very close to the house, yet they felt as though they were in the wilds. (more)Alyson Telfer
The accommodation was superb with great views and lovely countryside right on your doorstep to explore. (more)Kirstin Goodwin
From £295 - £645 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
North Downs B&B in Kent
Looking round the forge in the B&B was fascinating and discussing how it operated. Also the meal at the lovely nearby pub and trying to do their pub quiz. (more)Maureen Colledge
Lovely area, great local pub. Have a walk through the lovely local lanes. (more)Ruth Shulver
From £75 per room per night
Malvern Hills self catering accommodation, England
Very relaxing and enjoyable. The house was in a peaceful location, really felt like we had got far away for the weekend. (more)Samantha Barratt
A wonderful haven; a peaceful escape from London... Most memorable parts were reading my book with the early morning light streaming in through the glass walls of the house, great hill walking, pub lunches at the Malvern Hills Hotel, and the peaceful town of Ledbury. (more)Helena Posnett
Absolutely brilliant - refreshing, hilarious and exhausting. (more)michael thomas
From £80 per house per night (sleeps 2)
Isle of Wight luxury bed and breakfast
Excellent, a really rejuvenating break, but a few more days would have been nice! (more)Linda Perkins
Look out for the red squirrel in the tree outside your bedroom. (more)Andrew and Lucy Warren
From £80 - £120 per double room per night
Kensington hotel in London, England
Memorable parts? Walking in London and looking at the beautiful houses in Kensigton. Tips? The hotel is adequately explained in the website. Local benefits? I hope so. Overall rating? Nice hotel. (more)Kristina Mänd
From £95 - £250 per accommodation per night
Surrey Hills B&B accommodation, England
Memorable parts? Finally arriving at this hidden gem of a farm, deep down wooded lanes, far from others-very quiet. Tips? A car is a must, even for walkers as visiting local restaurants/pubs etc would be impossible in late evening as totally dark, especially in wintertime. Be sure to take a good pair of shoes/boots to enjoy more freely the maze of paths in this particular part of the Surrey Hills. Local benefits? Yes, I ate in two local pubs/restaurants thereby supporting... (more)John Pollard
From £70 - £80 per double 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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