10 Log Cabin Weekends Definitely Worth Leaving Home For

Posted on 29th Jul 2020. In , , ,

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As if plucked from the pages of a fairytale, these 10 drool-worthy wooden cabins are everything you want from a UK log cabin weekend: secluded, rustic and luxurious.

Log cabins date back to the Bronze Age and are, originally, from Scandinavian and Eastern European.

Fortunately, 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 liveability you want, with all the glamour you crave.

Our selection below scoops the best log cabins the UK has on offer: from lakeside, traditional cabins with wood fired hot tubs (bliss), to contemporary twists on the original Norwegian icons. For unforgettable log cabin weekends that you can’t help but boast about come Monday morning.


Log Cabin Weekends No. 1

The Boathouse

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | Keswick, Lake District | From £220 pn

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 Landlake fells beyond.

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

  • Set on Lingholm Estate’s large stretch of private lake frontage
  • Beatrix Potter spent many happy summer holidays on the estate
  • Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Borrowdale Fells are all nearby

Pic Credit: The Lingholm Estate


Log Cabin Weekends No. 2

Eirlys, The Gower

Sleeps 4 | No Dogs | The Gower, Wales | From £99 pn

Best for: Welsh Beaches and Incredible Sandcastles

Take glamping to new heights with the utterly beautiful, handmade Eirlys log cabin, nestled in the spectacular Gower Peninsular – less than a mile from the stunning Three Cliffs Bay.

Eirlys – which means ‘snowdrop’ in Welsh – is a cantilevered tree top hideaway with two bedrooms, ideal for a small family, a couple or social bubble. Sit outside with a cuppa on the swing seat as the birds wake you each morning. Then head down the steps and hit the path to the nearby Pembrokeshire beach as the day sits in.

Come evening, you can enjoy a  BBQ on the private balcony and then slip into the Lazy Spa hot tub afterwards.

Inside, this log cabin is as stylish as any boutique hotel with a chic, cosy lounge, a intimate boho-style kitchen and a luxury bathroom. For peaceful, slumbers, settle into the double and twin bedrooms and you’re rewarded with tree-canopy views.

  • Suitable for 4 guests (no dogs)
  • From £99 a night with a 2-night minimum stay
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen includes oven, hob, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • Parking for one car
  • The Gower’s independent stores, cafes, and beaches are within easy access

Pic Credit: Quality Unearthed


Log Cabin Weekends No. 3

Moondara, Log House Holidays

Sleeps 8 | Dogs Allowed | Cotswolds | From £640

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 wild life) 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 and 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.

  • From £1015 for 2 adults for 4 nights (Monday to Friday) or £640 for 2 adults for 3 nights (Friday to Monday)
  • Moondara sleeps 8, but there are 8 log cabins to choose from at Log House Holidays, which sleep from 4 to 11 people

Log Cabin Weekends No. 4

Atlanta

Sleeps 2 | Dogs Allowed | Whitsand Bay, Cornwall | £995 for a short break

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 Patrica.

You’ll find Atlanta atop Freathy Cliff in Cornwall, above the majestic sands of Whitsand Bay and with its gazed 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 tribal twist.

There’s an open-plan living space, a double bedroom with 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’ll never want to stay indoors for long.

  • 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 Weekends No. 5

Malvern Hills Lodge

Sleeps 4 | No Dogs | Worcestershire | From £195 pn

Best for: Sweet Seclusion and Bedtime Stargazing  

On a secluded hillside in the Malvern Hills, you’ll find the beautiful curved shapes of 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 BBQ awaits alongside an elevated deck area with a kamado wood-fired pizza oven and the 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, whilst the kitchen is light, modern and fresh and the bathroom is equally a la mode.

The real ‘wow’ factor comes with the bedrooms, which boast large skylights above both the king-sized room and twin room so you can soak up the sunrise and drink in the stars.

  • Suitable for up to 4 guests (a double sofa bed is also available in the lounge in addition to the twin and king sized rooms)
  • From £195 a night with a minimum 2 night stay
  • Wi-Fi
  • No pets

Pic Credit: AirBnB


Log Cabin Weekends No. 6

Copperbeech Bowtop

Oak Lodge & Wagon

Sleeps 2 | No Dogs | Cheshire | From £90 pn

Best for: Orchard Picnics and Woodland Wanders

Tucked away in an ancient orchard on the outskirts of the tiny Cheshire village of Tilston, Cooperbeech Bowtop glamping is a beautiful oak lodge and quirky gypsy 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, as well as 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 gypsy 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), a woodland and babbling stream in the distance and picnic spots cleared for you inbetween the orchard trees, this log cabin weekend spot gives you the best of both the camping and glamping worlds.

  • Suitable for 2 people (no pets but a tent can be pitched for children for an extra £10)
  • From £80 a night with a 2-night minimum stay
  • WIFI available

Pic Credit: AirBnB


Log Cabin Weekends No. 7

The Challoners

Sleeps 2 | Dogs Allowed | East Sussex | From £142 pn

Best for: Romantic Couples and Newley-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 the wild flowers, 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 (no children)
  • 2 dogs are welcome and the gated garden is perfect for letting them have run around (£10 per a dog charge)
  • From £142 a night with a 2 night min stay

Pic Credit: Quality Unearthed/Cool Stays


Log Cabin Weekends No. 8

Jill Strawbale House

Sleeps 4 | No Dogs | Scottish Highlands | From £900 for 4 nights

Best for: Jaw-dropping Highland Views 

Jill Strawbale House in Strontian, near Fort William, 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 maginificent views from its floor-to-ceiling windows thanks to its perfect private setting in the Highland village of Strontian. The house faces south looking out over the pristine waters of Loch Sunart  with the mountains of Morvern Hills in the distance.

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

There’s also seven acres of surrounding land to explore, including the historic Ariundle oak woods nearby, the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse at the most westerly tip of the British Isles and, of course, the Ardmamurchan Distillery.

  • 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: Scottish Country Cottages


Log Cabin Weekends No. 9

Water Lily Lodge

Sleeps 4 | No Dogs | Colchester, Essex | From £120 pn

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, airy and contemporarily furnished, with 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.

Also on the ground floor, you’ll find a luxury king size bed and a bright and fresh twin room. Upstairs on the mezzanine there’s another twin room waiting for sleep heads.

  • Suitable for up to 6 guests (dogs welcome for an extra £20 each)
  • From £120 a night
  • Off-road parking next to the cabin
  • Fishing from your deck
  • A short drive from Colchester

Pic Credit: Quality Unearthed


Log Cabin Weekends No. 10

The Nap

Sleeps 4 | Dogs Allowed | Burrington, Devon | From £135 pn

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 noise or neighbours or any disturbance, other than birdsong, is not going to be a problem.

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 by the fire bowl with stars overhead. The head indoors where the inside is cosy, comfortable and very hard to leave.

  • Near the best surf beaches in the region, as well as the Tarka Trail, the longest traffic free cycle route in the UK
  • One downstairs double bedroom with a kin-size bed and one mezzanine bedroom with a double bed
  • Set on a working farm, with rare breed beef and pork, enjoy life in the country from the comfort of your cabin
  • No WiFi but excellent 4G
  • Extra camping for 4-5 tents is available if required beside the cabin

Pic Credit: Langabridge Farm


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