Determined to get away from all of it, however don’t fancy an evening in a flimsy yurt? A brief keep in a (not so) rustic countryside cabin is perhaps the right answer.
Take pleasure in one of the best of the UK’s pure magnificence with out forgoing any of these vacation ‘requirements’: the recent tub, log-burning range, top-of-the-range kitchen or the all-important wine fridge. Right here’s our decide of 5 spectacular lakeside log cabins.
Room to roam: Eagle Brae’s Loxia lodge is camouflaged with a grass roof and set on an 8,000-acre property in Inverness-shire
Loxia in Inverness-shire, Scotland, overlooks a big pond and is camouflaged with a grass roof. Sleeping six, it’s the whole lot a log cabin ought to be: handmade and kitted out with cedar wooden, thick rugs and a log-burning range.
On the bottom flooring you’ll discover one in every of two double bedrooms, together with an open-plan kitchen and eating space. There’s a big double on the primary flooring, too, together with a mezzanine space with two single beds.
DON’T MISS: Take a guided kayak or canoe journey between 100 ft cliffs alongside the River Beauly (two to a few hours, £210 for 2 individuals).
DETAILS: Seven nights from £1,804 (eaglebrae.co.uk, 01463 761301).
Sunny Beck by the Lake District’s Esthwaite Water, pictured, affords seclusion and uninterrupted views
If you happen to’re after seclusion and uninterrupted views within the Lake District, e-book an evening or two at Sunny Beck, a two-bedroom picket retreat excellent for small households by Esthwaite Water.
Highlights embody a ravishing open-plan lounge and eating space full with a wooden burner, and a tech-filled kitchen with a wine fridge. The large veranda has a scorching tub and sprawling lake views.
DON’T MISS: Strive the three.5-mile Carron Crag loop at Grizedale, with views of Coniston Water.
DETAILS: From £495 for a three-night keep (lakeslodges.com, 01539 436544).
SAUNA IN SURREY
Falkner Watersedge Lodge (pictured) is one in every of a number of pet-friendly log cabins on the Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat
The one-bedroom lodge is nestled within the idyllic Surrey Hills Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence
Contained in the lodge, there’s an infinite four-poster mattress to assist soothe post-hike aches and pains
Costs on the lodge – which is an amazing base for hikers – begin from £475 for a seven-night keep
The one-bedroom Falkner Watersedge Lodge is one in every of a number of pet-friendly log cabins on the Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat, within the idyllic Surrey Hills Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence. It’s an amazing base for hikers — take a ramble by the close by Bourne Wooden.
Plus, there’s a sauna and an infinite four-poster mattress to assist soothe these post-hike aches and pains.
DON’T MISS: The ruins of Twelfth-century Waverley Abbey are a ten-minute drive away (english-heritage.org.uk).
DETAILS: From £475 for a seven-night keep (hoseasons.co.uk).
The Cabin on the Lake, pictured, is a comfortable retreat in the course of a willow tree-fringed glade
Cabin on the Lake in Machynlleth, Wales, is an off-grid property and an amazing base from which to discover Snowdonia. This one-bedroom, cosy retreat has a wood-fired hot-tub, a compost rest room and a pump bathe in the course of a willow tree-fringed glade.
The entrance decking is the right spot for a sundowner and there’s a bit jetty, too.
DON’T MISS: Go to the underground and legendary world of dragons and giants at King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Corris, half an hour away (kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk).
DETAILS: From £124 per night time (coolstays.com, 01273 692300).
RETREAT TO NORFOLK
The Lakeside Lodge, pictured, sits on the banks of a lily pad-dotted lake. Costs begin from £335 for seven nights
You may discover the fantastically compact Lakeside Lodge in East Harling, Norfolk, on the banks of a lily pad-dotted lake finest admired from the massive patio or, if wants be, from the lounge — because of bi-fold doorways. Located on the homeowners’ property, you possibly can picnic beneath the riverside thatched gazebo.
DON’T MISS: Have a tipple on one in every of three whisky excursions and tastings at St George’s Distillery in close by Roudham (from £20, englishwhisky.co.uk).
DETAILS: From £335 for seven nights (sykescottages.co.uk, 01244 356666).