From adults-only to family fun, there’s a pick of stunning woodland cabins for your next weekend getaway
Adults only, Laxfield, Suffolk
Blyth Rise Stays is a family-run lakeside retreat in the heart of Suffolk offering a calming escape for two. Unusual yet stylish wooden Igluhuts and lodges are set around a lake on ten acres of land, which has been planted with trees, shrubs, and flora. With a focus on sustainability and the environment, each hut has been built with sustainably sourced materials and the whole site is powered with renewable energy. We love the one-of-a-kind Igluhuts with their quirky shapes and cosy interiors. Inside you’ll find a comfy double bed, stylish living area and fully functional kitchen and en-suite bathroom, ensuring they look amazing inside and out. Onsite there’s also lots to fill your days, whether you want to keep busy or relax and enjoy the Iglu sauna, yoga sessions, or book in for a massage or two. The onsite honesty shop provides lots of goodies that are all locally produced, and if you want to venture further, the beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are within easy reach.
Prices from £275 pp for a three-night weekend break, book online at Blythrisestays.co.uk
Best for views, Clee Hill, Shropshire
With gorgeous views, there’s really no need to leave the luxury of this beautiful cabin. Off grid and set in its own space, you’ll be surrounded by nothing but nature and the stunning Shropshire Hills. With four cabins to choose from that each sleep two, you’ll love everything from the gorgeous tiles in the bathroom and the kitchen’s copper worktops to the cosy wood burner and outdoor copper bathtub, which has been positioned in the best place to soak up those stunning views. The king-sized bedroom comes with luxurious linen bedding and goosedown duvets and pillows, ensuring a good night’s sleep. Each cabin also includes a selection of books (including a fab collection by slow-living pioneers), plus games and beautiful handmade crockery. Bespoke food hampers are available for pre-order, including locally produced pizza and paella kits, breakfast hampers and cocktails, together with a list of the best local spots to eat and drink.
Prices from £175 per night with a two-night minimum stay, book online at Restandwild.co.uk
Total escapism, Co Leitrim, Ireland
Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway is situated within 100 acres of land, nestled among conifer trees in an ancient area of protected oak woodland that’s waiting to be explored. Hidden carefully on this huge site you’ll find 16 private, luxury, sustainable lodges, each sleeping between six to eight people. Each cabin has beautiful floor-to- ceiling windows that let in streams of light and offer the perfect place to cosy up after a walk or cycle around the woodlands. The River Shannon and Shannon Blueway are located on
the hideaway’s doorstep for those wanting to breathe in the fresh countryside air. On site there’s an outdoor wellbeing sanctuary. This tranquil haven is hidden away in an original walled garden that dates back over 100 years, and is the perfect place to disconnect from everyday life and enjoy the seaweed baths, saunas, hot tubs and loungers.
Lodges start from £199 per night based on a two-night minimum stay. Book online at Drumhiernyhideaway.ie
Family fun, Little Bentley,Colchester
Fancy staying on a working family farm in a secluded cabin that’s stylish, cosy and will offer the best night’s sleep? Then a trip to Malting Farm is a must. These beautifully designed cabins are situated in a stunning wildflower meadow for a peaceful, rural break without losing the comforts of home. There are three cabins to choose from – Stoats Burrow, Hares Hideaway and Otters Lodge – sleeping from four to six people, in two bedrooms. Each cabin features a fully equipped kitchen, hot tub, decking areas and has a feature bath for the ultimate in relaxation. The site also offers child friendly play areas, zip-wires and nature trails. Bikes can be hired and there’s also paddleboarding and fishing available on the reservoir. Best of all, you’re welcomed onsite with homemade cake, and a home-cooked supper can be arranged on request in advance if you really want a break from it all.
Prices from £120 a night, for a two-night minimum stay, book online at Maltingfarm.co.uk
Riverside retreat, Hayle, Cornwall
For the ultimate peaceful break, escape to Pengelly Retreats in West Cornwall. Here, you can hunker down each evening with your wood-burning stove, fire pits, outdoor bathing, and utter peace and quiet. Created in a tranquil and unspoilt rural location between the north and south coasts of Cornwall, near St Ives, this secret haven is hidden away in five acres of rolling meadows, lakes, and gardens. The Boat House is a self-catering log cabin, which enjoys pride of place on the riverbank. Designed with an open-plan cosy living space, log burner, fully equipped kitchen, outside bathtub, and large windows with a sunken deck to enjoy the stunning views. All you have to do is sit back and relax.
Prices from £153 a night, minimum three nights stay, sleeps two, book online at Pengellyretreat.co.uk