Find an ethical holiday in the UK

By staff writers
February 21, 2007

With many people trying to decrease their carbon footprint by cutting out flying, more are opting to take holidays in the UK rather than abroad. The good news is that there are lots of camping, self-catering, activity and other holiday options to choose from. Many can be searched for quickly and easily online, by visiting dedicated websites which will do the leg-work for you. Here are some of the best we have found:


Cottages4you offers over 9,000 self catered cottages for rental throughout England, Scotland, Wales, France and Ireland. Cottages4you offers a wide range of prices and accommodation in just about every location in Britain.

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Country Holidays

You can be sure that when you choose a Country Holiday, you'll be enjoying the very best Britain has to offer. Customers can search from over 4,000 holiday properties at with four-night midweek and three-night weekend breaks available.

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English Country Cottages

English Country Cottages has been offering the finest selection of holiday properties in the choicest parts of England, Scotland and Wales for over 20 years.

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Helpful Holidays

The West Country’s leading cottage letting agency offering 500 up-market holiday homes in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset and book over 14,000 holidays a year. Our 22 year old business is based on reputation, a very high level of customer service (and satisfaction) and a “tell it like it is” approach.

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Superbreak offer leisure hotel breaks at over 4,000 hotels across the UK, Europe and beyond. The hotel portfolio features 2-5 star hotels, with the majority in the 3-4 star+ rating. Customers can access Superbreak's dedicated hotel availability and prices, and add significant extras to their booking including rail tickets (many at special rates attraction tickets, tours and excursions and theatre tickets.

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Warner Breaks

Inclusive half-board UK short breaks at stunning locations, with a wide range of activities, good food and live entertainment every night. The price of a break includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner everyday, a variety of leisure activities and nightly live entertainment.

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Welcome Cottages

Welcome Cottages offer a value proposition direct brand offering good quality self catering properties at reasonable prices. The focus is on value for money including 2-person discounts and pets go free. There are over 2,000 properties in the UK and over 750 in Ireland. The site offers fully secure, online booking with virtual tours of the properties and live availability.

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