Countryside breaks and rural holidays
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Fill your lungs with the fresh breeze of the countryside
If you have been spending far too much time in the office, or at home, for your liking, there really is nothing better than a countryside break to put you back in touch with your senses. There is no shortage of countryside destinations to enjoy throughout the world, from the UK to further flung destinations.
What you can guarantee with us is the best selection of exclusive deals anywhere on the market, be it a weekend up in the rolling hills of the Lake District, a week spent exploring the delights of the quintessentially British Cotswolds, or perhaps a holiday to a more exotic destination such as the French Dordogne or Italian Dolomites.
The best of the British countryside
While we naturally look abroad for our holiday destinations a lot of the time, a whole new world of nature and return to rural life can often be found on our doorstep. The UK offers some of the greenest, best preserved and most pleasant countryside surroundings you could wish for, and the range of stylish accommodation options is impressive too.
Straddling England's north western coast, the Lake District is known the world over for being a stunning introduction to the British countryside. It offers a never ending range of country walks, rural pubs, restaurants and guest houses, an opportunity to sample British farming and agricultural life, and historical sites to keep even the most culturally thirsty visitors well replenished. There are many water sports packages available on lakes such as Windermere and Bassenthwaite. Look around you and soak up the sights that inspired a generation of artists and poets, such as Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Sir Hugh Walpole! Whether your favoured location is the Lake District or other beautiful rural areas of the UK such as Devon, our selection of luxury deals cannot be beaten anywhere on the internet.
Discover European rural tranquillity
After welcoming skiers from across the world in the winter months, in the spring and summer Italy's Dolomite mountain range melts away to a beautiful blend of luscious green countryside. Covering the borders of Italy, Germany and Switzerland, it is not uncommon to find people speaking different languages in neighbouring villages. The Dolomites offer stunning scenery as well as more than a few high class gastronomic options, with a number of Europe's best undiscovered chefs appearing to have made their home there! Many of the ski lifts that are used during the winter remain open, giving visitors a welcome method of travelling up or down the mountains with ease.
Countryside breaks and rural holidays in the Dolomites can be started or finished in the nearby Italian city of Verona, made famous as the location of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet play. It also features a few examples of outstanding Roman architecture including the Verona Arena, one of the best surviving Roman amphitheatres which is still used for plays, opera and other musical performances. Sign up to our website today and access the full range of exceptional discounts and exclusive prices on countryside breaks and rural holidays across the UK and the wider world.