The BEST Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Sweet Seclusion [2024]

Posted on 1st Mar 2024. In , , ,


Are you craving a weekend break in your own log cabin? We hear you. Retreating into the woods and settling down in a peaceful timber den, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, should be prescribed on the NHS. 

Log cabins date back to the Bronze Age and are, originally, from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Fortunately, you don’t have to go that far to enjoy your own log cabin holiday. The UK has a number of wonderful options to choose from in almost ever kind of location you can think of. From log cabins next to private lakes or secluded in forest settings to log cabins set in wildflower meadows or national parks with vast views over mountains and hills.

Of course, log cabins come in all sorts of shapes and sizes too (and price brackets), so you’re sure to find the right type to suit your weekend away needs: whether you need a place for a big family and a dog, or you want something small and intimate for a romantic weekend for two.

Thankfully, over the centuries, someone had the good sense to modernise these timber-framed dwellings to be both practical and appealing. So what you get today in most modern log cabins is all the rustic appeal and back-to-nature vibes you want, with all the boutique luxury and comfort you crave. 

Our selection of drool-worthy wooden cabins below represents some of the best log cabin weekend breaks the UK has on offer: from lakeside, traditional cabins with wood-fired hot tubs (bliss), to contemporary twists on the original Norwegian icon. These are unforgettable log cabin short breaks that you can’t help but boast about come Monday morning.


Log Cabins For Friends


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Family and Friends

Woodland Park Treehouses

Sleeps 4-6 | Dog Friendly | Ellesmere, Shropshire | Stays from £509

Best for: Girls’ Getaways and Family Fun

Set in beautiful Shropshire, Woodland Park Treehouses offer all the comforts of home with several serious upgrades, including a six-seater hot tub, stunning views over the tree canopy and absolutely lush interiors.

The treehouses are perfectly appointed for a break with the girls or a trip with the family. There are four three-bedroom treehouses on-site (Bluebell, Orchard and Primrose) as well as one smaller two-bedroomed treehouse (Snowdrop) which sleeps four. As well as being roomy, the treehouses are kitted out with well-equipped kitchens and chic shower rooms plus WiFi, Hive heating systems and Wien fridges – there’s no roughing it here!

The treehouses are positioned in 52-acres of stunning woodland with a wildflower meadow and plenty of walking trails to explore. If you can drag yourself away from your hot tub, the local area is packed with cute villages and beautiful scenery too.

Woodland Park is also home to nine log cabins, which sleep up to eight people, making this an ideal locations for larger groups of friends or fun family breaks.

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Pet friendly, maximum of 2 dogs
  • Private hot tub
  • Close to many walking and cycling routes


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Family and Friends

Moondara, Log House Holidays

Sleeps 8 | Dog Friendly | Cotswolds | Stays from £1,370

Best for: Large and Very Special Occasions

Moondara is what log cabin weekend dreams are made of. This large Finnish-style wooden lodge is set at the water’s edge of a private lake (teeming with wildlife) in the heart of the Cotswolds, near Cirencester, in the Cotswolds Water Park.

Although Moondara is one of eight log cabins on the Log House Holidays site, you would never know; the space between cabins is something this serene spot prides itself on, so it’s rare to see another human during a weekend break here.

Moondara is as impressive on the inside as its surroundings are on the outside. It boasts a lofty co-living kitchen and lounge space, comfily furnished for families or groups of friends.

The Baltic vibe comes courtesy of a cosy log burner and large timber-clad bedrooms, all with superb views of the lake. The master bedroom has a mezzanine overlooking the dining area, as well as a balcony for the two of you to watch the sunset in private.

All three bathrooms are incredibly spacious, two have slipper baths to soak in, one is a wet room for less mobile guests and all come with white fluffy robes (at a charge) to take you blush-free from bedroom to hot tub.

There’s a wooden veranda that stretches around the cabin for peaceful afternoon’s bird-spotting and, if that’s not enough, this log cabin boasts a private miniature beach with jetty, rowing boat and a fire pit for cooking under the stars.

  • Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
  • 3-night minimum stay
  • Pet friendly
  • Private beach
  • Private island with fire pit
  • Rowing boat for exploring the lake
  • 7 further log cabins to choose from on site


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Family and Friends

Water Lily Lodge

Sleeps 6 | Dogs Allowed | Colchester, Essex | Stays from £200pn

Best for: Nature Lovers and Book Worms

Brushing the water’s edge, the wooden terrace of Water Lily Lodge is just the spot to sip al-fresco g&t or sink into a good book, whilst drinking in the serenity around you.

The cabin itself is light and airy and with modern furnishings and large bi-fold doors that gaze out onto the lake whilst swans glide by and dragonflies amble past.

The living room, kitchen and dining room are on the ground floor as one, thanks to a smart open-plan design boasting a wood-fired stove, comfy sofas, a TV, dining table and a fully-equipped kitchen with oven and fridge-freezer.

You’ll also find a luxury king-size bedroom and two chic twin rooms making this the perfect family retreat. On site there are further fabulous glamping accommodation options including another lodge, bell tents and yurts if you’re planning an all-out celebration.

  • Suitable for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Pet friendly – pets are charged at £30 each per stay
  • Off-road parking next to the cabin

Pic Credit: Waterlilly Lodge


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples

Erwain Escapes

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | Landeilo, Carmarthenshire | Stays from £160pn

Best for: Meadow-based tranquility

Erwain Escapes has it all. Heaps of character thanks to its rustic wooden design, a truly sustainable heart (and sedum-green roof), acres of sweet Welsh meadow to call your own and – wait for it – a sunken outdoor tub for two. Yes, this gorgeous self-contained cabin, amde from sustainablly sourced timber, is spot on when you want to escape for an off-grid ‘cwtch’ with the one you love.

You’ll find Erwain Escape timber cabin in Carmarthenshire, so called the ‘garden of Wales’ thanks to its rich valleys, soaring mountains, Celtic rainforests and pristine beaches – and this natural beauty is all within your reach when you stay.

Inside, the cabin is comfort-filled boasting an cosy open-plan layout with a ambient lighting and a wood burning stove in the neat living space. You’ve also a fully-quipped kitchen with a single oven and 2-ring induction hob, a lovely ensuite shower room (behind a sliding door) complete with a proper toilet and bathrobes, and a bedroom space with a handcrafted wooden double bed.

  • Suitable for 2 guests
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Not pet friendly
  • No TV or Wi-Fi at the cabin, so you can enjoy a digi detox
  • Five miles north of Llandeilo (voted 2023’s Best Place to Live in Wales by The Sunday Times)

Pic Credit: Erwain Escapes


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples

The Boathouse

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | Keswick, Lake District | Stays from £1,040

Best for: Utter Splendour and Silence

If The Boathouse was any closer to the gently lapping shore of Derwentwater, you’d get your toes wet. This incredible log cabin is part of the Lingholm Estate in the heart of the Northern Lake District (a favourite holiday spot for Beatrix Potter) and stands in one of the most scenic spots in the Lakes.

It’s a one-bedroom luxury apartment for two of you that comes with no expense spared in its beautiful construction or its furnishings. Every room is immaculately styled and comes with views over Derwentwater and the Lakeland Fells beyond.

There’s an open-plan kitchen, living space and dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows; the double bedroom sits just off the main living area and boasts a luxury free-standing bathtub, a king-sized bed and the same panoramic views that make this place truly remarkable.

  • Suitable for 2 guests
  • 3-night minimum stay
  • Not pet friendly
  • Set on Lingholm Estate’s large stretch of private lake frontage
  • Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Borrowdale Fells are all nearby

Pic Credit: The Lingholm Estate


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples

 Llanthony Court Castaway

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | Monmouthshire, Wales | Stays from £220 

Best for: Sweet Seclusion in the Brecon Beacons

Set at the end of a private farm track lie two retired railway carriages which have been lovingly refurbished to create a gorgeous glamping retreat for two in rural Wales.

The carriages are absolutely brimming with charm with one serving as a living area and bedroom – complete with king-size bed and woodburner of course – while the other is a private en suite shower room with a flushing loo. Llanthony Castaway also offers the perfect excuse to truly sign out of work as there is no WiFi or phone signal available at the cabin – just what you need for a complete digital detox.

Guests will be treated to a complimentary welcome basket which includes eggs, bread and butter, and the kitchen in the cabin has everything needed for whipping up a tasty supper. For an additional fee you can add on the Pizza Package and try your hand at a DIY Italian feast.

When night falls you’re in for another treat as this cosy cabin is nestled in an International Dark Sky Reserve. Keep your fingers crossed for a clear night during your stay and you’ll be privy to some truly magnificent skyscapes.

  • Suitable for 2 guests
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Not pet friendly
  • Accessed via private farm track
  • Pizza oven and dough can be added to your stay


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples


Sleeps 2 | Dog Friendly | Whitsand Bay, Cornwall | Stays from £1,350

Best for: Coastal Hush and Salt-kissed Couples

To look at it, it’s hard to believe that Atlanta is around 100 years old. What once may have been an ordinary seaside cabin is today an incredible coastal oasis for two having been lovingly refurbished by the owners, David and Patricia.

You’ll find Atlanta atop Freathy Cliff in Cornwall, above the majestic sands of Whitsand Bay and with its gaze fixed at the infinite ocean horizon.

From its pristine wooden deck, you can watch the waves roll in and people play on the beach below. Step down one level and there’s a second terrace ideal for soaking up your vitamin sea.

Head inside and it’s hard to believe you’re in the UK and not on an island south of the Equator. The interior comes perfectly dressed for the beach with laid-back, organic beach vibes and furnishings hand-chosen to give the rooms a tropical twist.

There’s an open-plan living space, a double bedroom with a super king-sized four poster bed, an ensuite bathroom with spa bath and his-and-hers sinks carved from Indonesian stones, and a heated outdoor shower. Because, let’s face it, with views like this you won’t want to stay indoors for long.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 3-night minimum stay
  • Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome (each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof)
  • Book well in advance – this cabin is very popular
  • Access to Atlanta is via a narrow, unmade footpath so sensible shoes are advised

Pic Credit: Unique Homestays


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples

Daisy Chain Cabin

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | East Sussex | Stays from £398

Best for: Romantic Retreats and Laid-Back Luxury

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… a gorgeous Sussex glamping log cabin with all the luxurious touches you could possibly want for a romantic break for two! Nestled in 33 acres of farm and woodland. Daisy Chain Cabin is a dreamy retreat that promises complete peace and relaxation in beautiful surroundings.

Daisy Chain Cabin rests at the top of a sandstone quarry and offers gorgeous views over the Sussex countryside. Inside, the cabin combines rustic charm with all-out opulence and features a wood-burning stove, velvet sofa and a king-sized bed. After a day of enjoying your surroundings you can kick back in the fairy-lit outdoor bathtub with a glass of bubbles.

The Downash Woods Treehouses site is also home to three other log cabins and two luxurious treehouses, however the properties are discreetly spaced to ensure plenty of privacy.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor bathtub
  • Ooni pizza oven and fire pit


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples

Rose Hollow

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | York | Stays from £198

Best for: Fairytale Charm and Lakeside Views

Rose Hollow is a super cute space that provides a quirky twist on the classic log cabin weekend away. With its adorable diamond window, higgledy-piggledy shape and handcrafted interior accents, Rose Hollow is a cosy bolthole straight from the pages of a fairytale.

Rose Hollow has a wood-burning stove as well as a gas-ring hob and kettle. However for rustling up meals, there is also a communal kitchen on site with a fridge, microwave and utensils. The communal sitting and dining room can also be used if you’d like a little change of scenery, and toilet and shower facilities are located in a communal block less than 50m from the cabin.

As well as delightful interiors, Rose Hollow boasts fabulous views across the lake, which can be enjoyed from your private veranda. You can also try your hand at fishing for £15 per day or use the site’s rowing boat to explore the water. If you fancy adding a little hustle to your break, the city of York is around a 40-minute drive away – (and York boats so many wonderful things to do) – whilst the village of Melbourne can be reached on foot in 10 minutes.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • No pets allowed
  • Lakeside location


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Couples

Copperbeech Bowtop

Oak Lodge & Wagon

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | Cheshire | Stays from £286

Best for: Orchard Picnics and Woodland Wanders

Tucked away in an ancient orchard on the outskirts of the tiny Cheshire village of Tilston, Copperbeech Bowtop glamping is a beautiful oak lodge and quirky wagon combo made just for the two of you.

By day, the traditional log cabin acts as your living space, dining room and bathroom. Inside, you’ll find a fully-equipped bathroom, complete with bathrobes, an open-plan modern kitchen, dining room and living area boasting a log burner, oven, grill and hob to cook the perfect feast. Of course, if you’d rather leave the cooking at home, the nearest pub, The Carden Arms, is only a few minutes’ walk.

Just outside the log cabin, is your bed for the night: a scarlet and mint painted bowtop wagon housing a thick double bed, heater and candlelight lanterns to keep you warm and cosy.

With wrap-around peace and quiet (there are no other places to stay on-site), this is the perfect weekend break to unwind and switch off. From the babbling stream in the distance, and picnic spots cleared for you in between the orchard trees, this log cabin weekend spot gives you the best of both the camping and glamping worlds.

  • Suitable for 2 people (a tent can be pitched for children for an extra £10)
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Not pet friendly
  • WiFi available

Pic Credit: Copperbeach Bowtop


Dog Friendly Log Cabin Weekend Breaks


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks: Dog Friendly

The Challoners

Sleeps 2 | Dogs Allowed | East Sussex | Stays from £349

Best for: Romantic Couples and Newly-Weds 

There’s a wall hanging at The Challoners log cabin in Robertsbridge, East Sussex that reads: “Find yourself a beautiful place and get lost”. And when you see this place you’ll understand why.

Tucked into its own enclosed orchard alongside wildflowers, fruit and wildlife and surrounded by 350 acres of farmland, The Challoners comes in two gorgeously decorated shepherd’s hut-style timber cabins: one you sleep in and one you live in.

Both have been finished to an incredible standard and are filled with  lavish touches that are worthy of a boutique hotel. Think underfloor heating, an enviable bathroom with a roll top bath and walk-in shower, luxury furnishings, and stained glass windows – all with a bohemian chic feel that’ll you’ll want to copy in your own home.

Outside the cabin is dreamy, too. A covered terrace equipped for alfresco dining, an outdoor bench piled with cushions and blankets, a fire pit and picnic table – and, best of all, a lockable gate so you can have it all to yourself.

  • Suitable for 2 guests (adults only)
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • 2 dogs are welcome
  • Private hidden garden

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Log Cabin Weekend Breaks: Dog Friendly

The Nap

Sleeps 4 | Dog Friendly | Burrington, Devon | Stays from £550

Best for: Muddy Cycling Adventures and Long Dog Walks  

Above the Taw Valley in North Devon, you’ll find a remote dog-friendly log cabin hiding in the lush Exmoor countryside. The nearest village is a 5-minute drive away and there’s no TV, so if you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle, The Nap is the perfect hideout.

Built from cedar wood, The Nap offers you a genuine retreat from the rest of the world. It’s set in its own field, which gently slopes down to the farm (which you can explore as part of the experience) and the rest of North Devon’s offerings.

Sit on the wrap-around veranda soaking up the views to Exmoor and watching buzzards sail above you. As night falls, warm yourself in the wood-fired hot tub or snuggle up by the fire bowl with stunning constellations overhead.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3-night minimum stay
  • Pet friendly
  • Near the best surf beaches in the region, as well as the Tarka Trail, the longest traffic free cycle route in the UK
  • Set on a working farm, with rare breed beef and pork, enjoy life in the country from the comfort of your cabin

Pic Credit: Langabridge Farm


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks: Dog Friendly

Mallory Meadows

Sleeps 2-4 | Dog Friendly | Leicestershire | Stays from £319

Best for: Wildlife Watching and Hygge Hideaways

If you’re seeking a log cabin weekend away then the cedar lodges and luxurious roundhouses at Mallory Meadows may be just the ticket. Resting in 2.5 acres of beautiful land, this site is home to four cabins, Squirrel, Hare, Hedgehog and Badger, and two gorgeous roundhouses, Jenny Wren and Robin’s Retreat.

Most of the properties are designed to sleep two but Hare and Squirrel are equipped with a double sofa bed that can sleep an additional two children. Each of the cabins has been thoughtfully designed with elegant interiors, en suite shower rooms and well-equipped kitchens. There are plenty of luxurious touches too including a private hot tub with each property, super comfy Hypnos mattresses and WiFi.

Although Mallory Meadows feels secluded, there are plenty of interesting attractions and must-visit eateries nearby. Check out Market Bosworth, a medieval market town just a 10-minute drive away, or delight your inner history buff with a trip to Bosworth Battlefield.

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Squirrel and Hare are pet friendly
  • Private hot tubs
  • Close to many local attractions


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks: Dog Friendly

The Roost

Sleeps 2 | Dog Friendly | Gloucestershire | Stays from £390

Best for: Cosy Escapes and Sustainable Stays

When it comes to cool weekend break locations, you’ll struggle to do better than The Roost. Situated in the magnificent Forest of Dean, The Roost’s two log cabins, The Nook and The Nest, lie within 2.5 acres of beautiful meadow which are brimming with wildflowers and wildlife. Simply turn up, switch off and immerse yourself in the natural splendour of your surroundings.

The two cabins are utterly gorgeous from the outside in, with bold colour palettes, bespoke furnishings, luxurious linens and huge windows that make the most of the scenery. Outside there is a covered deck, complete with a Japanese soak tub and fire pit where you can toast some marshmallows or grill up some breakfast sausages.

If you’re four-legged friend will be joining you on your log cabin break, The Nook and The Nest offer the ultimate dog-friendly weekend. As well as handmade doggy truckle beds, the cabins are complete with dog bowls, treats and towels and there’s a dedicated dog wash for cleaning muddy paws.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • 2 small or 1 medium-sized dog welcome, charged at £30-£40 per stay
  • Breakfast hampers available
  • Japanese soak tubs


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Families

Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Families

Jill Strawbale House

Sleeps 4 | No Dogs | Scottish Highlands | Stays from £473

Best for: Jaw-dropping Highland Views 

Jill Strawbale House in Strontian, near Fort William in Scotland, is just too beautiful not to be included in our log cabin weekend list – even if it’s not entirely made of logs.

Clad in timber, this unique luxury cabin was surprisingly built using 500 bales of straw making it impressively eco-friendly and winning it a Green Tourism Gold award.

As well as its green creds, Jill Strawbale House also boasts the most magnificent views from its floor-to-ceiling windows thanks to its perfect private setting in the Highland village of Strontian. The house faces south and looks out over the pristine waters of Loch Sunart.

If you can peel yourself away from the vista, the crackling chimenea and the bubbling  hot tub, there’s an equally gorgeous interior to get excited about: the living, dining and sleeping spaces are huge and flooded with light.

There’s plenty to explore nearby including Ardnastang Bay on the edge of Loch Sunart, Morar and the might Ben Nevis is around an hour’s drive away.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Not pet friendly
  • Private parking is available for two cars
  • There is a spiral staircase from the balcony to the decked area, and 4 steps to the grounds
  • The nearest shops, pub and restaurant are located 1½ miles away

Pic Credit: Jill Strawbale House


Log Cabin Weekend Breaks For Families

Malvern Hills Lodge

Sleeps 4 | No Dogs | Worcestershire | Stays from £420

Best for: Sweet Seclusion and Bedtime Stargazing  

On a secluded hillside in the Malvern Hills, you’ll find the beautiful curved Malvern Hills Lodge. A slick, contemporary take on the nostalgic wood cabins of bygone ages, this log cabin promises a weekend of utter immersion in peace, quiet and the verdant hills that wrap around it.

Malvern Hills Lodge has been handcrafted to be simply unforgettable. Outside, your own private terrace with a Kamando BBQ awaits alongside an elevated deck area with an Ooni pizza oven and a gorgeous hot tub. There’s also a well-manicured picnic garden set within the rolling fields.

Inside, the sense of style goes on: a contemporary open-plan living space offers all the five-star luxuries you could want, including a swankily set log burner. The kitchen is light, modern and fresh, with essential gadgets such as a coffee machine and toastie maker, while the bathroom is equally a la mode.

The real ‘wow’ factor comes with the bedroom, which boasts a large skylight above both the super king-sized bed so you can soak up the sunrise and drink in the stars.

  • Sleeps up to 4 guests in a super king-sized bedroom and double sofa bed in the lounge
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Not pet friendly
  • Luxury welcome hamper on arrival

Pic Credit: Malvern Hills Lodge


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