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Hot Hotels: Cosy Cabin Stays In The UK

Go off-grid for the weekend at one of these cosy cabins.

We’ve rounded up our favourites, which run the gamut from luxe lakeside hotel to eclectic rental cabin.

1. Chewton Glen

 

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Nestled in a secluded area of the New Forest, Chewton Glen offers everything you could possibly need for the ultimate cosy break – king size bed, giant bath, hot tub, and wood burner. Sleep in one of the hotel’s tree house hideaways – accessible via gangplank – and come morning, have your breakfast hamper delivered through a secret hatch. No need to drag yourself out of bed = peak cosy.

2. Lime Wood

 

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At the end of a winding private pathway away from the main house, The Lake Cabin is a rather special hideaway. ‘Simple but sophisticated’, interiors are clad in reclaimed timber (note the stripped wood floors and walls) and bedrooms boast a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with full bath, walk in shower, and a separate W.C. A secluded spot positioned on the lake with balcony on three sides, the cabin’s mini kitchen /bar area makes it a full-serviced weekend hideaway.

3. The Fish Hotel

 

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Cotswolds charm abounds at The Fish Hotel. Nab a luxury shepherd hut (positioned a short stroll away from the main lodge) for a rustic retreat less ordinary. Each hut has cosy underfloor heating and a lounge area with a sofa and a wood burner. Due to popular demand, five additional Hideaway Huts have been rolled out for summer 2021. Outdoors, each hut has a private deck seating area with a hot tub. Feel like roaming from home? Don your wellies and explore the verdant grounds before kicking back in front of the fire at the hotel and tucking into a traditional family-style Sunday lunch with all the trimmings.

4. Soho Farmhouse

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For some R&R in the woods, head to the Piglet cabins at Soho Farmhouse. The staple getaway of burnt-out Londoners, the luxury retreats’ Piglet cabins are smaller rooms that sit in clusters of four in a wildflower meadow (and among the most affordable accommodations). Each Piglet cabin features an incredibly comfy emperor-size bed, sofa, and a private bathroom with rainforest shower. A happy medium for those who like the idea of camping but with heating and a flat screen TV – plus you can arrange for milk floats to call by and serve cocktails at your cabin.

5. Elmley National Nature Reserve

 

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Just under an hour from London, this 3,300-acre off-grid escape is certain to entice. With stylish shepherd’s huts and luxury log cabins looking out on a vast, wildlife-packed landscape, Elmley National Nature Reserve is a swish dwelling spot for those seeking country pursuits. Sleeping 10 adults, the ultra-cosy interiors feature cast-iron radiators, wood-burning stoves, and ash-branch beds, which combine to make for an oh-so appealing stay.

6. Firefly

 

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Handcrafted meets up-cycled at Firefly. Perched on the fringes of Newquay‘s sandy shores, this self-catering hideaway gets back-to-nature. Spend days wildlife spotting, surfing, and fire feasting and should the storms set in, there’s ample vintage reading material, classic board games, and even a hidden television to entertain cabin guests. The luxury cottage – complete with kingsize bed, velvet sofa a rain shower surrounded by corrugated iron – is pure understated elegance.

7. Babington House

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Plotted in the heart of Somerset, 30 minutes from Bath, Babington House is a longstanding go-to when it comes to cosy escapes. Peak cosy comes in the form of the estate’s wood cabin, which overlooks the lake at Babington House and has a kitchen, two bedrooms and bathrooms, a sitting room with a wood-burning stove, and an outdoor rolltop bathtub making it the ideal getaway.

8. Cedar Valley

 

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Deep in the Hampshire countryside – and within easy reach of London – you’ll find Cedar Valley. The glamping collection at Meon Valley includes two safari tents, several luxury kabins, as well as ‘Betty the Bedford’, a restored horse lorry. ‘The Woodland Kabin’ and ‘Cedars Kabin’, which sit on the edge of woodland, are best suited to couples, while a third kabin ‘The Cowshed’, sleeps up to five and comprises of a farmhouse kitchen and wood-flanked dining room. A rustic chic stay which scores highly – their mobile pizza oven ‘Ricicle’ takes us over the edge.

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