If you’d like to book a staycation and have a log cabin holiday then read on …
Entering your golden years is no reason for you to stop enjoying life and feeling young at heart. What better way to re-energize and liven up than a holiday getaway in a natural environment?
The UK is blessed with astounding nature, and there are numerous cosy retreats where you can get comfy while enjoying the beautiful woods, lakes, or fields around you.
There’s nothing quite as romantic as secluded log cabins in the woods. People of all ages are increasingly opting to buy one. Even if you don’t have your own cabin, there are plenty of those for rent. Here are some of the best ones.
Wood Shack, Brecon Beacons
If you’re looking for a peaceful, romantic retreat with your spouse, a friend, or a family member, this cosy little cabin in the woods is a great option.
Nestled at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Shack used to be a writer’s retreat. Rob Penn’s famous book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees came to life in this little cabin.
The spot offers peace and a sense of isolation while also being close to the local amenities.
Whether you’re looking to unwind by the stream and listen to the birds, or you want a more active log cabin holiday, this is the place to be. You can walk the surrounding woods and the mountain or visit the Brecon Beacon National Park.
Crow’s Nest Cabin, Beaulieu, Hampshire
This crow’s nest stands on stilts in the New Forest National Park near the Beaulieu River. If you want to spend a weekend surrounded by an open forest, this is a great spot.
The cabin is fully equipped with everything you may need, from a cosy fireplace to a spacious kitchen. There’s also a huge deck where you can enjoy the fresh air and the sounds of rustling leaves and chirping birds.
You can walk miles in the national park, and for those who wish to be more active, there are plenty of other options such as canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, etc. Others may like the various cultural spots in the vicinity as well as numerous pubs and coffee shops.
Your furry companion is welcome too.
Severn Way, Llanidloes, Mid-Wales
Just by the River Severn in Hafren Valley, you walk through a gorgeous willow archway and find yourself in front of this lovely shepherds hut. You’ll feel like you’re living in a fairytale cottage — a beautiful orchard in the yard, chickens scratching around, a river flowing by, fish swimming in a wild pond.
The hut is small but incredibly snug, with thoughtful decor and underfloor heating for extra warmth. You can sip morning coffee in the garden overlooking the river and eat fresh local produce.
When you wish for some activity, you can visit the town of Llanidloes and enjoy the local eateries, galleries, heritage spots, etc. or simply stroll by the river and enjoy your surroudings.
A Log Cabin Holiday In Eathelin, Tenbury-Wells, Worcestershire
You’ll be amazed by this incredible treehouse in the countryside. It sits in a treetop, and the tree’s trunk is the centrepiece of the cabin, encircled by stairs leading to the bedroom.
Surrounded by lakes and meadows, the place gives you an opportunity to relax and roam around freely. If you get bored, you can always visit Worcestershire or Herefordshire and explore striking cathedrals or walk by the river.
A balcony where you can enjoy the sunshine encloses the cabin. There’s also a private hot tub as well as a BBQ outside, right by the lake.
Eathelin is hand-crafted, which gives it a unique air, but it’s also luxuriously equipped for maximum comfort. It’s ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway.
Thimble Lodge, Latchley, Cornwall
If you’re up for exploring the beauties of Cornwall and Devon, this superb detached log cabin is the perfect spot for you. It offers magnificent views over the breath-taking Tamar Valley, and it’s an excellent place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Thimble Lodge is great if you want to bring your pets. Not only is it pet-friendly, but it also comes with an enclosed garden where you can let your dog run free. It has a separate summer house as well as a BBQ spot.
You can organise a day trip to the Dartmoor National Park and explore its breathtaking scenery or head to the ancient stannary and market town of Tavistock.
You might see a lot of wildlife here. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of some deer wandering around or hear a woodpecker.
The Potting Shed, Goathland, North Yorkshire
Set in North Yorkshire’s magical countryside, this stylish and sophisticated cabin is a delight to be in. It’s in one of the most beautiful villages in Yorkshire, which is home to the famous Harry Potter Hogsmeade Station.
It’s no wonder the place was used in one of the best-known fantasy films in history since it is truly magnificent. You can enjoy endless walking trails and roam the cabin owner’s private estate, which is home to dozens of bird species.
Both the interior and exterior of the cabin are cushy and inviting, with wonderful and tasteful details and personal touches in every corner. You’ll also enjoy the private patio, which offers a stunning view.
There are numerous restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance of this fab log cabin holiday location..
The Puffin at Bonerbo, St Andrews, Fife
If you’d like to spend time surrounded by nature but want your accommodation to feel modern and luxurious, this rental is a great option. It is ideal for four people who want to unwind in a private lodge with amazing sea views.
You can enjoy the gorgeous countryside and coast and chill in the enclosed patio area. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can visit the legendary town of St Andrews — the home of golf. You can also roam around the coastal town of Anstruthers and explore its charming harbour.
No matter what activities you’re interested in, you can engage in them here — from walking and cycling to fishing or taking a boat trip.