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Crete, Greece - 'Located a mile from a small village, with peace and tranquility in mind, the three studios have lovely views over mountains and sea. The studios are well equipped and have air conditioning. Each has a private rear terrace for getting the maximum benefit of the sunset over the mountains. There is plenty of walking available both from the front door or within a short drive. The owners live on site and provide guided walking, or advice for guests walking independantly. GPS data for walks is also available. More information
France (Chamonix Valley) - Chalet Shiraz is situated in the picturesque village of Les Houches, close to the centre of town and the ski lift. We are minutes away from Chamonix and the Mont Blanc tunnel, giving you easy access to the adventure playgrounds of Italy too!
France (Haute Savoie) - A beautiful alpine chalet in the stunning Abondance valley on the Swiss / French border. We offer guided or self guided walking holidays staying on a self catered, B&B or fully catered basis.
France (Pyrenees) - Blue Lake Retreat is a family run Bed & Breakfast opened late last summer. We have 3 en-suite bedrooms. Tea and coffee facilities are also available. Breakfast can be taken on the terrace facing the mountains of Chiroulet or in our large dining area. We are set at the starting point of many recognised walks in Chiroulet, Valley de Lesponne, in the Pyrenees Mountains. Walks to Lac Bleu, Lac de Peyrelade, Lac D'Orrec or The Pic de Montaigu start directly from outside our home. B&B or Full Board option. The nearest town is Bagneres de Bigorre is 15 minutes away. Visit our blog
France (Pyrenees) - La Chalet - The perfect "getaway" retreat, set in spectacular countryside in the Hautes Pyrenees on the outskirts of a small village, a perfect place for walkers and lovers of nature and fresh air. The house is fully equipped, has a private garden with patio and sleeps up to 5. Two airports served by RyanAir are just over an hour's drive away. More information
France (Pyrenees) - Situated in the heart of Luchon, "Queen of Pyrenees", the Villa Florida provides a quiet and pleasant living environment, in a large and impressive house of the 19th Century, right in front of lake of Thermal baths, and just a step from all downtown conveniences. Great breakfast - free car park - Very comfortable bedrooms - Dinner with owners on booking.
Greece (Island of Naxos) - Situated on the Greek island of Naxos in the Aegean sea south of Athens, Kairos provides luxury walking holiday accommodation for up to 10 adults. The villa sits on a hillside outside the village of Glinado in the West of the island with stunning views towards Paros. It is surrounded by lush farmland and there are several walks that can be taken directly from the villa without the need to travel further. We supply detailed walking maps and directions together with GPS data. GPS devices can be supplied where required. The villa is a very large 5 bedroom house with three floors, each with its own balcony shaded from the sun by a pergola. There is a large patio area with a BBQ to the front of the house, together with a well tended and terraced garden. On the next level of the garden there is a pergola covered amphitheatre where you can watch the stunning sunsets. The swimming pool is at the lowest level of the garden with a tiled sunbathing area and a bar, as well as a shower. The pool is open between April and October each year. Naxos Island is a very diverse island with its beautiful beaches, olive groves and mountains. More information
Italy (Dolomites) - Excellent value hotel set in a central position in the Dolomites close to many beautiful walks.A friendly welcome to our cosy hotel. Hotel Dolomites Inn lies in a peaceful and sunny position in Canazei,renowned holiday resort in the Fassa valley in the heart of the Dolomites,recently recognised as a World heritage site by UNESCO. More information
Portugal - Located near the historic city of Bragança promise-of-portugal.com offers 3 self-catering cottages: Casa Pequena, a 250 year old house recently renovated to a high standard, situated in the quiet cobbled square - sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, and large sitting room with woodburning stove and huge beams. Casa da Montanha, a rural gîte attached to owners house, on the side of the mountain, overlooking the village - sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room, central heating. Casa da Castanha, also adjoining the owners house, sleeps 2 in twin room, kitchen/diner, bathroom, central heating. Walks on to the mountain from the door.
Picos de Europa, Spain - A small, English family-run guesthouse near Potes in the Picos de Europa, with an emphasis on guided walking, ski touring and natural history. Our intimate local knowledge of both high and low areas of the Picos de Europa is probably unsurpassed. This information enables guests to explore and discover whole areas of the region that are often overlooked by other walkers, either independently or with a guide.
Alpujarras, Spain - Casa de las Ollas is located at the heart of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, Casa de las Ollas is a stone built, white washed village house, fully renovated in traditional style in the rural mountain splendor of the Alpujarras. Very high standard accommodation comprises 2 large double bedrooms, a light, spacious lounge, a dining kitchen, a small reading room, bathroom with a washing machine and a beautiful open roof terrace with stunning panoramic views of the mountains across the valley. As an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Alpujarras is a perfect setting for walking (the GR7 international footpath passes through the region and path signposting is good), horse trekking and mountain biking. The area is renowned for its fabulous flora and fauna,with many rare species amongst its attractions. Granada, home of the Alhambra Palace, is just over an hour away.
Jatar, Granada (Spain) - Casa Rural just off the GR7 walk, with spacious heated rooms, en-suite bathrooms, delicious home-cooking served in fire-lit dining-room. Dogs and horses welcome. Trips to Alhama hot spring on request and guides for mountain routes available. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Catalonia, Spain - Located right on the banks of the River Ebro with panoramic views of the river and mountains, both our apartments are bright and spacious and are equipped and furnished to high standard. If you are a walker, cyclist, bird-watcher, artist or photographer you will love the stunning landscapes and rich birdlife of the Ebro Valley. Just 30 minutes inland from the Costa Dorada this area has it all - from fertile fruit-growing hillsides of river valley, to large tracts of forest and from craggy mountains to the flatlands of the Ebro Delta. There is a large network of well-signposted walking and cycling routes and the varied terrain ensures that there is something to suit all abilities. More information