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.
2018 Winner: Les Jardins sur Glantine
Les Jardins sur Glantine is a unique, small guest house located in an 18th century house in one of the main streets of Poligny and is used on our Jura Wine Trail self guided walking holiday. Nathalie, an excellent cook, and Ludwig, a wine producer, are the hosts. Les Jardins sur Glantine is made up of the main house which houses the dining room as well as the two immaculate suites. Below part of the house is the cellar where part of Ludwigs wine production is conserved and from which you have the opportunity to sample. Despite being a relatively small area, the wines produced in this region are as distinctive as they are diverse. See our page on Wines of the Jura. See more on Les Jardins sur Glantine
"Nathalie served us with a memorable beautifully cooked evening meal (with Ludwig's wine that we had to try!) Also a fantastic breakfast that we struggled to eat." C & M. Duck, UK
"Our visit was enhanced by celebration end of harvest dinner with owners and vine workers. Very friendly hosts. Fabulous breakfast." J & S Allen, Australia
"Jardin Glantines had very friendly hosts with a fabulous breakfast, delicious evening meal and lovely wine." A. Blackhall, UK
"Ludwig and Nathalie could not have done more or been nicer." M. Shames, USA
"At Jardin Glantines, Nathalie and Ludwig really went out of their way for us. Nathalie's dinner (with Ludwig's wine) was a culinary high point, and we loved talking wine with Ludwig and seeing his cellar." L. Shames, USA
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.