If you’re planning a vacation to England, Scotland or Wales, we would like you to know that something special is available for your trip to Britain.
HOMEMADE HOLIDAYS was established to enable visitors to Britain to see the country in a very special way.
No large tour buses, no impersonal boxlike hotels and no herding people around in large groups. We offer exclusive, personalised holidays based on what you tell us that you want to do. Staying in small country hotels, village inns, farmhouses and even the occasional castle or country manor house. Travelling at a pace to suit you. Allowing time to linger, browse and soak up the atmosphere. Varying the route and itinerary as we go along if necessary, as we discover unforeseen delights that cannot be passed by.
Visiting Britain on a HOMEMADE HOLIDAY
The first thing you should know about a HOMEMADE HOLIDAY is that it is YOUR holiday. We do not squeeze anyone into a pre-packaged tour with lots of other people and take them where we think they should go. Right from the start we work with you to plan and build a visit around your interests and needs. We work on a one-to-one personal basis so that you are always involved with the planning. Working with someone “on site” gives you access to information and advice which would otherwise be unavailable. This means that by matching your ideas with our suggestions we end up with a visit to Britain which will ensure that you are something more than just another tourist.
- We want you to see the real Britain, from the inside.
- Mixing with the people and becoming part of the country.
- Because we do not travel in large crowds we are able to get to the places which the ordinary tourists never see, and experience a completely different, and ultimately more rewarding kind of holiday.
As you will see there are no hard and fast rules. What you want is what you get, so if you cannot find what you are looking for, tell us! We believe that if you want to see this country properly, and go home satisfied, with good lasting memories, you will not find a better way. All you need to do is tell us what you want and the trip starts right there.
Where to start
In the menu bar you will find a trip planner. This is the first step in planning your visit. It will give us a preliminary view of the kind of holiday that you would like, and enable us to formulate plans for discussion and approval. Please complete this form, and then email it back to us. We appreciate the fact that filling in forms can be a tedious business, but the more information that we have, the better we can plan your visit. We will of course speak to you personally to discuss your holiday, so if you need any assistance at any stage please call us.
We always think that one of the greatest pleasures of any trip is the organising and anticipation. We hope you will find that being involved in the planning of your adventure with us adds to the pleasure and excitement, so that the enjoyment starts from the moment we put the first piece into the jigsaw and lasts right through the visit and beyond, when you return home with lots of wonderful memories (and hundreds of photographs).
Visiting another country can be a daunting prospect, which is why we are on hand to offer a friendly personal service. We are not an enormous and faceless tour company. When you call us you know who will be talking to you, and who will be looking after you, and possibly more important: we will know you. We hope that all our visitors start as clients and end as friends.
We look forward to the pleasure of seeing you soon.
Paul and Pauline Hulme.