Enchanting stays – Log cabins and treehouses

Get closer to nature by staying in a beautiful log cabin or treehouse — and whether you’re looking for remote, windswept locations or a cosy clusters of cabins with all the mod cons, Britain has something for everyone.

Soho Farmhouse – Oxfordshire
THE MEMBERS CLUB, set in 100 acres of countryside in Oxfordshire, has 40 wooden cabins of different sizes, a farmshop and deli, boathouse with pool and boating lake, country pub, central restaurant, kitchen garden, children’s play barn and cinema. Divine. Cabins from £325 for non-members, sohofarmhouse.com

Soho Farmhouse

Soho Farmhouse

Loghouse Holidays – Cirencester
The selection of Eight traditional eco-friendly Finnish log houses, each with the option of their own lakeside hot tub, are set on a private 130-acre Cotswold Nature Reserve near Cirencester. Each cabin has a cosy log fire, all cabins come with their own rowing boats (and buoyancy aids) as well as luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen.
Sleeps from 4-11, from £705 for three nights, loghouseholidays.co.uk

Loghouse Holidays Cirencester

Loghouse Holidays Cirencester

The Treehouse – New Forest
Hidden in the grounds of Chewton Glen, in a wooded valley, these ultra-lux stilted treehouses are unique in every sense. Floor-to-ceiling glass provide panoramic forest views and flood each house with light. A daily breakfast hamper is delivered directly to your suite – each treehouse contains two suites, bookable separately or you can take them both as one whole suite.
Price from £800, sleeps two-four people, chewtonglen.com

The Treehouse New Forest

The Treehouse New Forest

Shepherd’s Hideway – Whippingham
A cluster of hand-made, oak-clad shepherd’s huts built around a wooden decking area with two ensuite bedroom cabins, a living/kitchen cabin with woodburner. Each cabin is insulated with sheep’s wool, the cluster is set in peaceful woodland. Sleeps six, £150, airbnb.co.uk

Shepherd's Hideaway Whippingham

Shepherd’s Hideaway Whippingham

Sunridge Treehouse – South Devon
This luxury self-catering treehouse is set in two acres of woodland with a private fishing lake and hot tub. The property has a log burner and underfloor heating for chilly nights, and a five-metre 3D home cinema games room. Close to Salcombe and Dartmoor. Sleeps six, £300 per night, sunridgetreehouse.co.uk

Sunridge Treehouse

Sunridge Treehouse

The Pig Cabin – Brockenhurst
A RUSTIC ROMANTIC hideaway with a view. Hidden away on its own, with a four poster en-suite containing a monsoon shower room and free-standing bath in the bedroom with views deep into the forest. The kitchen comes with a fully stocked larder, as well as snacks, drinks and a Nespresso machine. Sleeps two, from £250 per night, thepighotel.com

The Pig Cabin Brockenhurst

The Pig Cabin Brockenhurst

The Chickenshed – Monmouthshire
THE STUNNING RED CEDAR, tin and stainless steel structure couldn’t be further from a chicken shed if it tried. The modern interior is set off with floor-to-ceiling glass windows with spectacular views of the Wye Valley. Sleeps eight, from £175 per night (min three-night stay), canopyandstars.co.uk/thechickenshed

The Chicken Shed

The Chicken Shed

Eagle Brae – Inverness-shire
Hand-built in the Highlands by master craftsmen using Western Red Cedar logs and using Norwegian techniques, hte seven cabins at Eagle Brae are stunning. Interiors are furnished with log burning stoves, Scottish motifs, local artwork and period sporting paraphernalia blended with wooden furnishings carved in the Himalayas. With a host of nearby activities from fishing to stalking, pony trekking and golf, as well as catered and self-catering options, you won’t want to leave. Cabins sleep between two and four people, from £1100 per week, eaglebrae.co.uk

eagle_brae

Eagle Brae

Wooden Cabin – Balquhidder
This newly built, high-spec cabin is set in the middle of a forest and sheep farm, accessed down a three-mile rough farm track – so not for the unadventurous. There is a burn running close to the front door, the hills around are brimming with Scottish wildlife. Sleeps five, £105 per night, airbnb.co.uk

Wooden cabin in the wilds Balquhidder Scotland

Wooden cabin in the wilds Balquhidder Scotland

The Black Shed – Isle of Skye
Surrounded by free-range chickens and Hebridean sheep on a remote hill, this “shed” has views of Loch Dunvegan shimmering below and Macleod’s Table rising to the south. There’s a wood burner and underfloor heating for chilly days, a couple of decked terraces for when it’s warmer. Go in the winter and you’ll have the island to yourself – you might even see the Northern Lights. Sleeps two, from £79 per night, blackshed.co.uk

Blackshed

The Black Shed – Isle of Skye

 

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Abigail Butcher
Abigail Butcher

Abigail Butcher is a freelance journalist specialising in health, fitness and travel — with a passion for adventure. She contributes to a wide variety of publications from the Daily Telegraph, Toronto Star, Harrods Travel, Metro, Tatler and Health & Fitness and has raced a yacht across the Atlantic, cycled the highest mountain pass in Colorado, trekked and skied the Indian Himalayas during the course of her career. She lives in Lymington, Hampshire where she spends the summer sailing.

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