Safari Stays: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Enjoy a British staycation and make the most of the UK’s stunning Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) with our Safari Stays.

In partnership with our great friends at The King’s Head in Kintbury and the Crab & Boar in Chieveley, we’re bringing you a three-night stay from £140 per person.

What’s Included? 

Whilst walking the UK’s AONBs take in the spectacular Chiltern Hills from your base at the Crab & Boar, enjoy the historic South Downs National Park during your stay with us here at The King’s Head and explore the rugged landscape of the North Wessex Downs from The Dundas Arms

Your safari stay will include:
– A night in a Classic Room at each historic inn* 
– A la carte breakfast per day
– Luxury linens 
– Vegan & environmentally-friendly bath & body products 
– En-suite bathrooms 
– Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities
– Available to book for stay until 31st March, excluding Christmas holidays, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays 

Your four-legged companions are welcome to join you on this walking tour for an additional £15 per dog, per property. 

*Upgrades available. Ts&cs apply  – you can find them on the Cirrus Inns website here.

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Example Itinerary

Here is an example itinerary we’ve made for you to see just some of the joys of the Uk’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the things you can expect to see and do during your Safari Stay.

Day 1: Arrive in Hursley

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Although technically not classified as an AONB, this landscape rich in folklore and legend has inspired generations of writers, artists and storytellers who have flocked to witness the beauty of the rolling chalk downland and the wooded heaths of the National Park.
Perfect for walkers, the national park is known for its various trails such as the South Downs WayCenturion WayMeon Valley Trail and the Serpent Trail

Day 2: Hursley > Kintbury

This ancient landscape is etched by the impact of humans for over 5,000 years, including fascinating features such as the World Heritage Site at Avebury, 8 Chalk White Horses, Savernake Forest, Highclere Castle, historic market towns and the Kennet & Avon Canal. For walkers, it is the perfect location for day trips; the climbs are not too strenuous, but the views are very dramatic.

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Day 3: Kintbury > Chieveley

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A hop, skip and a jump across The Thames from the Crab & Boar is the Chiltern Hills; 324 square miles of countryside whose character has been shaped by people for centuries. Attractive villages with brick and flint cottages nestle in quiet valleys. Use the interactive map on the Chiltern Hills’ website to discover hundred’s of walks.