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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 hotels to eclectic rental cabins.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 are among the most affordable accommodations). Each Piglet cabin features an incredibly comfy emperor-size bed, sofa, and a private bathroom with a 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.

4. 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.

5. Firefly


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Handcrafted meets upcycled 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 a kingsized bed, velvet sofa a rain shower surrounded by corrugated iron – is pure understated elegance.

6. 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.

7. 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 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.

8. The Lakes By Yoo

Guests are spoilt for choice vis-à-vis accommodations at The Lakes by Yoo, but it’s the
Lakeside Cabin that really stands out. Set on Marley Lake, the two-bed, two-bath woodland hideaway, with interiors imbuing that trademark Cotswolds feel, is the epitome of a chic-come-cosy cabin stay. Meanwhile, an outdoor entertaining deck (stock up on provisions at The Lakes Bar & Kitchen) sets the tone for a weekend of R& R by the water. Side note: you can dock your rowing boat right outside your lodgings, making for quick-start adventures come morning time.

9. Aller Dorset

Family-run Aller Farm plays host to Aller Dorset, a series of luxe, self-catered shepherds’ huts in Dorchester. These sugar-sweet abodes, decorated in all the colours of the rainbow, charm further with lake views and al-fresco bathtubs (perfect for lengthy soaks). By morning, tuck into homemade granola in view of the lake and toast marshmallows on the firepit as night descends. The rest of the day, choose to lounge about your cosified surrounds (much of which are shoppable via Aller’s e-shop) or head out to explore verdant pastures.

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