The Lazy Duck, Cairngorms
A six-acre hideaway surrounded by the wonderful expanse of the Cairngorms Nationwide Park, the Lazy Duck options three beautiful wood eco-cabins. Select from the Duck’s Nest, a luxurious lakeside disguise that provides nice wildlife-spotting and pictures alternatives; the completely off-grid Woodman’s Hut, buried deep in centuries-old pine forest; or the Homestead Eco cabin, which has a stargazing window above the mattress. Mountain biking, pony-trekking, archery and 4×4 driving are all on provide close by, and Aviemore is only a 20-minute drive away.
Three-night weekend breaks from £354, lazyduck.co.uk
The Previous Coach Home, Cornwall
A unbelievable alternative for a mates or household get-together, the Previous Coach Home sits above the Cornish coast and boasts impeccable eco-credentials. Scorching water comes from photo voltaic tubes, firewood from native timber, lighting is fuelled by photo voltaic panels; as a substitute of wifi there are video games and books, in addition to blustery cliff-top walks. The home is a beautiful, rambling longhouse with three bedrooms and an extra studio flat (solely let with the remainder of the home) sleeping 1-2. The gorgeous seaside village of Looe is 4 miles away, the closest seashore is a mile’s stroll.
4-night breaks from £1,081, windsworth.org.uk
Mrs Higgs Lodge, Herefordshire
Constructed as a searching lodge in 1835 and residential to the mentioned Mrs Higgs till round 60 years in the past, the forest had nearly completely reclaimed this lodge till a latest renovation. The restoration has stored many unique options – uncovered brick partitions, wood-panelled ceilings and easy however snug furnishings – all of which create a sense of stepping again in time. The cottage sleeps 4 and is completely off-grid: log burners warmth the lounge and two bedrooms, and wifi is non-existent. Set inside a 3,000-acre property, your nearest neighbours are owls, badgers and deer, though Hereford is simply six miles away.
From £235 an evening, qualityunearthed.co.uk
Kudhva, Tintagel, Cornwall
A stone’s throw from the mile-long sandy seashore at Trebarwith Strand, Kudhva is an eco-oasis – a set of extraordinary cabins and tree tents dotted via peaceable woodland. The Kudhvas are essentially the most uncommon, standing above floor on wood legs, with a terrace, built-in couch and mezzanine mattress, with floor-to-ceiling home windows. Company can carry their very own meals, though breakfast packages can be found as is wooden for the firepit. Kudhvas sleep two, however the stilt-framed Danish Cabin – with terraces and two sleeping areas – accommodates as much as six.
Two nights in a kudhva from £314, kudhva.com
If staying in a shepherd’s hut has at all times sounded a bit cramped and fundamental, these two lovely huts, tucked away in rural Dorset on a working farm, will make you rethink. Each include king-size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and loos with rainforest bathe, robes and scented merchandise. Outdoors, the firepit and eating space are set as much as profit from balmy West Nation evenings. There’s even an alfresco tub for stargazing whilst you soak.
From £175 an evening, allerdorset.com
Chaffinch Cottage, Northumberland
Stargazers will love this distant cottage, 1,400ft above sea degree within the Northumberland Nationwide Park, residence to a few of England’s darkest skies. Three miles from the principle highway, Chaffinch sleep six and is one in every of 4 cottages all run sustainably, with photo voltaic panels and wind generators offering electrical energy. House owners Terri and Matthew stay on website and welcome visitors with a hamper and bottle of fizz, finest drunk within the enclosed backyard with a barbecue supper. There are beautiful walks via the Coquetdale hills, nevertheless it’s within the night time sky the place the magic actually actually occurs.
One week from £570, sawdays.co.uk
The Summer time Home, Hawkshead, Cumbria
Hidden within the previous kitchen backyard of Wray Fortress and accessible solely on foot (parking is 300m away), the largest pleasure of the Summer time Home is the terrace, which has wonderful views all the way down to Windermere. The wood-panelled partitions give the cottage for 4 a comfy, cocoon-like really feel – good after a day’s mountaineering. Bikes, canoes and rowing boats may be employed from the adjoining campsite, and Ambleside and Hawkshead are 20 minutes’ drive.
Three nights from £344, nationaltrust.org.uk
Swinton Bivouac, Yorkshire Dales
A group of six timber lodges and eight luxurious yurts, 10 minutes’ stroll from the farmhouse, this is a perfect alternative for households who need to depart the screens behind and get again to fundamentals. The lodges are super-comfortable, sleep as much as seven in mezzanine beds perched above a comfy residing space, and have a rest room with a gas-powered bathe. There’s no electrical energy, however the on-site café/bar affords breakfasts, lunch and dinner, and youngsters will love the play space, pure path and organised actions.
From £139 an evening, swintonestate.com
The Cabin on the Lake, Cemmaes, Powys
Within the lush hills of mid-Wales, Gwalia Farm, a smallholding and much-loved tenting website, affords a real sense of escape. Located on the farm’s small, personal lake, the cabin is all concerning the nice outdoor; the well-equipped verandah kitchen is slotted underneath a protracted, overhanging roof, very best for alfresco cooking and consuming, and the recent tub has beautiful lake and mountain views. There’s a composting bathroom and pump-up bathe, with typical amenities accessible on the most important farmhouse.
Three night times from £465, gwaliafarm.co.uk
Tibbetts, Lundy, Devon