Essential Information

Whether it's your first-time with HF Holidays or your are a regular with us, you never know what piece of information you might require and when, so here is our comprehensive guide to anything you might need to know in the months and weeks before your departure. Click on the links to the subject you are interest in.

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Accommodation at our UK country houses

What are the country houses like?
Our country houses all occupy great locations in Britain’s prime scenic areas. The houses vary in style with many being historic buildings. All have good facilities that you might expect in a hotel including comfortable lounges, a bar, boot and drying rooms; many also having extensive gardens and swimming pools. We try hard to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where our guests can relax in each other’s company. Find out more about the facilities at each country house, on their individual page of this website.

Accommodation in our Overseas Partner Hotels

What are your partner hotels like?
We’ve selected amazing and varied walking destinations throughout the world, and recognise that our partner hotels play an important part in making your holiday special. We select our partner hotels with great care – they need to be in beautiful locations, offer great food, a welcoming atmosphere and offer easy access to our walks. Some are large establishments offering a great range of facilities, which may include swimming pools and spa facilities; others are smaller, family-run hotels, which offer a more personal service and an even warmer welcome.

Our Guided Walking Holidays

What are the guided walks like?

The majority of our guided walking holidays offer a choice of walks each day, so there’s something for everyone. In the UK there’ll usually be three different walks on offer: an Easier, Medium and Harder route. In Europe there are usually two walks, an Easier and Harder route.

The difficulty of the walk depends on the location and is often determined by the amount of ascent in the walk, rather than the distance. You’ll find individual walks details – including distance and ascent, on our holiday web pages.

We tend to be away from the hotel from approx 9.30am – 5pm. On some days you’ll walk direct from your accommodation, whilst on others we’ll use a coach or minibus to reach the walk (in Europe we may use a chairlift or cable car to get higher into the mountains).

Our Self-Guided Walking Holidays

What walks can I do?

You’ll find a Discovery Point at all of our UK country houses. These contain a great range of walks – anything from 2 to 15 miles.

All our walk directions have been prepared by experienced leaders and contain detailed route notes, photographs and an annotated map.

Our Special Interest Holidays

Do I need to have any previous experience of the activities?

We operate a wide range of holidays, most are open to all levels - from beginners to the more experienced. Others are designed for a certain level of experience or skill. This information is given in our brochures and on our website. It’s worth spending a bit of time selecting a holiday that is right for you.

Brexit advice from ABTA

How will Brexit affect my holiday?

ABTA has said that there's nothing to suggest that you won't be able to continue with your holiday plans after Brexit. Even in a no-deal scenario. HF Holidays have been arranging travel for more than 100 years and are fully bonded members of ATOL, so when you book with us, you get complete peace of mind. There's no benefit to booking after Brexit - our prices won't change as there will be no surcharges added to our prices, but by booking early with us you're guaranteed the best price and the widest choice of holiday dates.