The UK’s most charming cabins for an off-the-grid getaway

There’s just something about the great outdoors; it offers the perfect remedy for forgetting all your stresses, all the more so when the unspoilt wilderness and luxury boltholes come together in blissful harmony. From a Hampshire woodland hideaway to a lakeside Cotswolds retreat, these are the most extraordinary cabins in the UK for an idyllic off-the-grid getaway.

The Duck’s Nest at The Lazy Duck in Scotland. Image courtesy of The Lazy Duck/Jack Boothby

Duck’s Nest at The Lazy Duck, Scotland

For quirky cool with a rustic home-from-home feel, this hidden gem on the water’s edge of Cairngorms National Park is for you. The eco-cabin boasts its own furnished veranda overlooking the duck pond, and in the six acres surrounding the hideaway, you’ll have use of The Lazy Duck’s log-fired sauna and hot tub. Wake up to red squirrels feeding outside your bedroom window before sitting back and watching the resident Aylesbury ducks gliding on the water. There’s also a chiminea which is perfect for toasting marshmallows as night falls.

The Boathouse at Knotts End back. Image courtesy of The Boathouse at Knotts End

The Boathouse at Knotts End, Lake District

A one-of-a-kind retreat on the edge of Ullswater Lake, this 19th-century bijou boathouse is nestled amid 10 acres of private woodland and has its own pretty stretch of waterfront. The interiors are elegantly styled with a mix of antique and contemporary touches, while the Juliet balcony shows off magnificent sprawling views of the glistening lake and undulating hills – cue total peace and tranquillity. Take the boat out for a leisurely row and enjoy the sunset from your own private jetty, before dining cosily indoors or on your terrace.

Eagle Brae, Scotland. Image courtesy of Eagle Brae

Eagle Brae, Scotland

Eagle Brae seamlessly merges spectacular scenery and untamed wildlife with plush pioneer-style accommodation. The authentic, hand-crafted eco cabins are hidden away in an ancient Caledonian forest in the hilltops of the Scottish Highlands, boasting breathtaking views across mountains, moorland and lochs for a true back-to-nature experience. The roofs are topped with wildflower grass, while the rustic-chic interiors brim with fairytale whimsy – proudly sustainable, the cabins are also powered entirely by renewables.

The large studio cabin at Soho Farmhouse. Image courtesy of Soho Farmhouse

Cabins at Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

If you’re looking for a chic country getaway with design credentials, look no further than Soho Farmhouse’s cabins. The 40 cabins pepper the gorgeous grounds and range from studios to three-bedroom options, and true to the impeccable Soho House style, they’re beautifully decorated and supremely inviting. Luxuriate in Cowshed toiletries, bubble away your stresses in your own standalone claw-foot tub, and if you can tear yourself away from your oversized bed, head to the property’s stunning pool or Cowshed Spa.

Cabin 1 at Blackwood Forest, Hampshire. Image courtesy of Blackwood Forest

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire

The tranquil woodland cabins of Blackwood Forest are just an hour from London and offer a slice of contemporary living among the peace of towering beech trees. There’s a plethora of activities available for the whole family to soak up the outdoor charm, from cycling routes and walking trails to forest ranger adventures. If relaxation is the only order of the day, sit back and appreciate the picturesque forest views from your own hot tub or hammock. The luxurious cabins also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, so you’re always immersed in the blissful harmony of nature.

The view from Mount Hooley Lodge. Image courtesy of Mount Hooley Lodge

Mount Hooley Lodge, North Pennines

Situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this isolated Canadian-inspired, eco-friendly log cabin is the perfect secluded spot for utter tranquillity and style. Soak up awe-inspiring panoramic views across the South Tyne Valley from the wooden decking or stargaze while soaking in the hot tub. Inside, exposed interlocking logs are a main feature of the décor, while elsewhere you’ll find modern interior touches with a hint of rural chic. In the local area of Alston, there are unspoilt nature trails for you to make the most of the gorgeous outdoors too.

Mayo Landing lodge at Log House, Cotswolds. Image courtesy of Log House

Log House, Cotswolds

You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world with a stay in one of these Scandi-style log cabins set in a 130-acre Cotswolds nature reserve. The Baltic pine cabins offer total seclusion on the water’s edge, with uninterrupted views of the lake and plenty of unforgettable luxuries – think a decking area with a hot tub, a private waterfront, an outdoor fire pit and a rowing boat, plus roll-top baths under the stars. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or somewhere to escape it all with your friends, this is the setting you need.

Coastal Cabins in Hartland, North Devon. Image courtesy of Coastal Cabins

Coastal Cabins, Cornwall

These quaint coastal cabins are set around a picturesque fishing lake in the North Devon countryside, placed between the rugged coastline and the charming village of Hartland. This rural retreat takes glamping to a whole new level – you won’t be under canvas or canopy here; rather the light and bright wood of your own intimate cabin. Hot water and electricity come as standard, but if you do fancy roughing it, you can cook in the great outdoors with your own barbecue and terrace. As the sun descends, kick back in the twilight with a glass of something special before settling into a movie on the flatscreen TV. After a good night’s sleep, you’ll have ample energy to lace up and explore this beautiful area.

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