Friends of Nature UK Houses

Court Hill, Oxfordshire

The Court Hill Centre enjoys breathtaking views over the Vale of White Horse. Enjoy panoramic views from this comfortable House set high on the ancient Ridgeway Path. Take a stroll along the path, hire a mountain bike or horse ride along the downs and then relax and sample the home cooking in our on-site café. It is well suited to individuals, families and groups large and small.

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Dervaig, Isle of Mull

Dervaig is a pretty conservation village 7 miles from Tobermory on the beautiful Isle of Mull. A great island location near the village pub and shop and on a bus route. There are excellent safe forest tracks for walkers and cyclists, several safe and clean sandy beaches nearby and many opportunities for seeing wildlife. The hostel provides 10 beds in 2 en-suite bunkrooms with access to a well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, dining area, TV/sitting room and free WiFi.

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Earby, Lancashire

A picturesque cottage with a wildlife garden and waterfall situated just off the Pennine Way long distance trail. It has been extensively modernised internally and is on the edge of the village with several pubs and eateries nearby.

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Kirk Yetholm, Scottish Borders

Kirk Yetholm, nestling below the picturesque village green, is the former village school but has been offering hostel style accommodation for the last 70 years.

Located at the start/end of the Pennine Way it is the classic stop for the PW walker; for those doing the St. Cuthbert's Way; for cyclists on the 250 mile "Borderloop" cycle route; as a base for local day hikes and for those interested in the countryside and local heritage. It is particularly suited to individuals, families and small groups.

Recently upgraded, the house offers a friendly and peaceful retreat in which to stay after a day exploring the stunning local countryside.

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Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire

There's walking, boating, birdwatching and village life on your doorstep and you're very close to many of Pembrokeshire's top family attractions, plus of course the wonderful beaches of south Pembrokeshire. Lawrenny is on the shores of the Cleddau estuary so it is a perfect base for an active holiday or just gentle walks whilst watching the tide come in and out. What more could you want..

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Skiddaw, Cumbria

Skiddaw House is a remote mountain hostel, perched at 470m on the flanks of Skiddaw. Being 3.5 miles from the nearest road or other building, it can only be reached on foot or by mountain bike. It’s the perfect retreat for those who love wild places or want to get away from it all; there is no light pollution, phone signal, internet, or TV to distract from the tranquil surroundings. Solar panels provide hot water and lighting, whilst wood-burning stoves provide the heating and sheep’s wool insulation keeps it cosy. As well as being in an excellent location for ascending Skiddaw and Blencathra, there are many varied walks in the northern fells from the door and the hostel is also on the Cumbria Way.

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Trefin, Pembrokeshire

Stay in the old village school whilst exploring the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Bird watchers will be thrilled at the nesting birds on the cliffs and islands and sharp eyed walkers will likely spot seals bobbing on the waters below. Explore our traditional village and savour the eating and drinking delights of our local pub and café.

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Wetherdown, Hampshire

Green thinking members must visit us in our wonderful setting high up on the South Downs Way where we offer a range of one day and residential courses ranging from sustainable building construction to hedge-laying. With an on-site café, the House itself has a biomass boiler, photovoltaic cells and sheepswool insulation and is ideally situated for walking and cycling along the South Downs.

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