For your ideal country house escape, choose a Self-guided walking holiday in one of our cosy high quality UK Country Houses in breath taking British locations. All are Full Board, include free use of maps and come with our award winning service. Our exclusive Country Houses are full of charm, history and in outstanding beautiful locations around England, Scotland and Wales.
Start the day with a full cooked breakfast and a continental style buffet. Before you get going help yourself from the extensive picnic lunch buffet, grab a map and you are ready for your self-guided day out in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Spend your Self-guided walking holiday doing whatever you feel; visit local places of interest, relax in superb surroundings, head out for a stroll or something more challenging and then come back to relax and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner in a sociable atmosphere.
There are fantastic walks right on the doorstep and our Discovery Points are ready to make the most out of your stay - there are plenty of maps and a selection of the best tried and tested walking and cycling routes to use, as well as local weather forecasts and public transport options too – plus those all important personal insights on things to spot, places to stop, and things to do along the way.
As well as the usual features you would expect from 3 and 4-star properties, our Country Houses all have a boot and drying room, a well-stocked bar serving local ales, relaxed, social evenings and Full Board accommodation − including hearty local food and our legendary picnic lunches to sustain you during your stay.
We also offer Self-guided walking holidays in Europe at selected destinations. Explore the stunning volcanic island of Lanzarote, uncover the historical landscape in Malta or ride a gondola to reach the high meadows and mountains of the Zillertal Alps. All our European self-guided holidays include accommodation at our highly rated partner hotels, detailed walking directions for five walks, a map, and local transport to access the walks at your convenience. These holidays are all about choice and flexibility. You choose which sights you want to visit and where you want to eat, leaving you free to discover a favourite local restaurant for your evening meal or sample local delicacies as part of your picnic lunch.