Accommodation of the Year


High Point Holidays Guest House Accommodation

The accommodation we use on our holidays is integral to the quality and enjoyment of the holiday and is part of our philosophy in terms of choosing places that let you sample the local way of life. See more on accommodation.

Depending on the location of the walking holiday, many of your hosts will go out of their way to offer you that personal touch. Whether it’s information about the local area, showing you around their historic property, or a visit to their cellar to try the wine from their vineyard, they will take great pleasure in making your welcome extra special.

Therefore, in 2014 we decided to launch our 'Accommodation of the Year' award. We use our customer feedback, along with our own experience to judge all our accommodation providers for the quality and service that meet the High Point philosophy. Please use the evaluation forms after your holiday to tell us about those special places and their hosts that have exceeded all expectations. Or drop us an e-mail and nominate your favourite.

2017 Winner: Le Moulinou

Le Moulinou is a unique 5 bedroomed guest house located within the parish of Moudeyres on the upland plateau of the Haute Loire in France run by your welcoming hosts, Lucia and Bertrand. Situated at an altitude of 1235m, le Moulinou is situated on a plateau of pasture and hay fields rising towards the volcanic summits of Mont d'Alambre and Mont Mezenc. This guest house is used on our independent walking holiday: Tranquil Auvergne Trail.

"Moulinou was a beautiful and comfortable place to stay." S & P Bloomfield, UK

"Moulinou: the setting and atmosphere with everyone eating and talking around the table. Lucia took so much time and trouble to make everyone welcome and was very laid back." F. Lanc, UK

"Moulinou was extraordinary: Lucia was the perfect hostess, generous, felt like being in someone's home. Great jacuzzi! Pretty and comfortable rooms. Great food. Great character." J. Baker, UK.

"Lucia was brilliant. I liked the sociability of many nations around a table sharing a meal. Lucia's language skills quite extraordinary." J. Goddard, UK

2016 Winner: La Villa Toscana

This charming B&B is located in the golden stones region of Beaujolais, France and is used during our independent walking holiday - Beaujolais Medieval Village Tour. It is one of a number of guest houses that are also used on our guided walking holiday in the Beaujolais region. See more on La Villa Toscana.

"Our favourite guest house was Villa Toscana because of the wonderful hosts Fabienne and Pascal, they are a treasure." T. Whitehouse, UK

"Our favourite guest house was Villa Toscana - Fabienne and Pascal were both lovely and made us very welcome both nights. Villa Toscana was the best for welcome, food, room, packed lunch, etc. Thank you as well for taking good care of us and for taking us to Villefranche on day one and Lyon on our last day." Mr & Mrs C Clark, UK

"Beautiful setting, gorgeous garden and lovely old house. Fabienne & Pascal gave us a wonderful welcome." S&J Allen, Australia.

"Lovely family, delicious and plentiful food, gorgeous home." P&M Ashton, Australia.

A special mention for Domaine des Averlys, who were also rated very highly.

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