HAND-PICKED HOTELS

STYLISH STAYS

One of the most important decisions we make when creating new holidays is choosing where you will stay. Since 1985 we have been researching and sourcing the finest, friendliest and most charming hotels, so that you can really relax after a day’s walking or cycling activities.

It's all in the detail

We look for small, family-owned hotels, with great regional cuisine, and owners who take a genuine interest in their guests. You’ll be treated to delicious home-cooked meals, fine wines and the warmest of welcomes wherever you stay.

So, you might find yourself staying in a small family-run hotel, where it's like a 'home from home', a beautifully-restored historic château, a luxury hotel with spa or in a magnificently converted convent with wonderful cloisters and hidden courtyards.

Some of the places we feature are way off-the-beaten-track in incredibly pretty mountain villages where life has hardly changed over the centuries; others are in the heart of the most ornate historic centres. Many reflect the tastes and, at times quirky styles, of their owners, and all share a desire to provide "service plus" at every point of your stay.

Simply follow the "Hotels" link on the individual holiday pages to find out more about your accommodation. We clearly mark each accommodation with an official star rating * or, if one does not exist, then we have rated them with our own Headwater rating H, based on our rigorous criteria and extensive experience.

Holidays with friendly / quirky accommodation

Holidays with mid range accommodation

Holidays with luxury / stylish accommodation