HF Holidays, the UK’s largest walking and leisure activity holidays company, has just been announced as a new partner for Coeliac UK, providing its Members with great value holidays and gluten free menus.
The long standing charity for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis will now actively promote HF Holidays’ Country Houses to its 60,000 members as the perfect locations for their outdoor active breaks.
By owning and operating its own Country Houses, HF Holidays has the ability to tailor menus to support a strict gluten-free diet. Working with guests they can create a safe, varied and enjoyable menu, giving peace of mind so guests can focus on enjoying their holiday.
A not-for-profit co-operative society set up in 1913, HF Holidays owns 17 Country Houses around the UK, located in prime walking areas and often in National Parks. The society offers sociable, walking and outdoor holidays with daily choice of walks and also other leisure activity breaks such as dancing, painting, photography, bridge or mind & body breaks.
All UK based holidays are run on Full Board basis and include a complete holiday programme. Holidays start at just £179 per person for a three-night break.
“I am delighted to hear about the new partnership”, says GP and loyal guest of over 20 years, Dr Patricia Gomersall from Ilkley, West Yorkshire. “HF Holidays’ Full Board menus always offer a good choice including vegetarian options. The meals are high quality and delicious, especially at their Monk Coniston property, and their chefs will personally create a special menu or alter any meals to gluten free on request.”
The partnership agreement, effective from May 2010, means that all members of Coeliac UK will also benefit from exclusive special offers on HF Holidays’ active breaks and holidays.
At least one in 100 – 600,000 people – in the UK has coeliac disease which is an autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten. Damage to the gut lining occurs when gluten is eaten; there is no cure or medication for the condition and the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet for life.