The UK's most beautiful log cabins offer all the rustic charm and rural scenes we like from our staycations.
Nestled in woodlands, fields and by lakes, log cabin breaks are just the answer to getting away from it all for a few days with your nearest and dearest.
You'll find that isolated escapes don't get much better than retreating to a secluded log cabin in the UK and some of the best ones around come with private hot tubs, outstanding views and luxury comforts.
Wonderful any time of year, holidays at log cabins are ideal in the warmer months when you can make the most of the lush surroundings and scents, while the colder seasons mean inviting wood burners for a cosy atmosphere.
When it's safe for us to travel again (self-catering breaks in England are expected to be allowed from April 12th), we'll love nothing more than escaping to a peaceful log cabin to get back to nature and celebrate life getting back to normal.
That's why we've selected some of our favourite log cabins around the UK for you to check into when we're allowed to travel in 2021. All of these gorgeous log cabins are available from holidaycottages.co.uk and whether you're looking for a romantic log cabin to rent for two in the Brecon Beacons or a dog-friendly log cabin in North Yorkshire, we've got you covered.
Keep scrolling for Country Living's best log cabin breaks in the UK for 2021.
Hay-on-Wye, Brecon Beacons
A romantic escape for two, set in an ancient hay meadow and surrounded by fields and fresh air this log cabin has far-reaching views across the Welsh Borders and Brecon Beacons. There's a large fire pit for al fresco dining and it's close to a village pub, as well as the beautiful border town of Hay on Wye. While the cute log cabin with a hot tub offers a perfect spot to hole away for a few days, you'll find excellent walking, endless cycling trails and wild swimming in the River Wye, making it a dream for active couples too.
A three-night stay costs from £409 for two people from Holidaycottages.
Nidderdale, North Yorkshire
A modern log cabin built in 2020, this one is decorated throughout with Joules bedding, furniture, accents and accessories, meaning the interiors are just as fabulous as the location. Set amid the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a short drive from the pretty spa town of Harrogate, this lovely log cabin is a chic home from home. Tucked away on a secluded hillside in the southern Yorkshire Dales, it's perfect for active types and nature lovers. When you return after exhilarating days out, you can flake out on the sumptuous sofas (there’s a cosy wood-burner too) or snuggle under a blanket on the outdoor deck (or in the steamy hot tub) to enjoy the countryside views.
A three-night stay costs from £847 for six people with Holidaycottages.
Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
Sitting on a working farm with lakes and meadows, this quirky log cabin with a hot tub is built around a mature ash tree. In the evening, it's lit by colourful lighting for a picturesque scene and the king-size bedroom with a free-standing copper bath is a great spot for relaxing. A balcony surrounds the log cabin and there's a private hot tub and BBQ area to make the most of. You'll also find a number of National Trust properties and gardens nearby, as well as easy access to the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and the Brecon Beacons - ideal for walkers!
A three-night stay costs from £673 for two people with Holidaycottages.
This log cabin comes as an indulgent shepherd’s hut filled with home comforts. Situated in the Hafren Valley on a four-acre smallholding with chickens, there’s also a wildlife pond, an orchard, a river and stunning views. The romantic retreat in an idyllic hamlet close to the small town of Llanidloes is closed to an array of activities, eateries, independent shops and galleries.
A three-night stay costs from £225 for two people with Holidaycottages.
Near Ulverston, Lake District
Sleeps up to 6
A short drive from the southern shore of Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, this beautiful log cabin is handcrafted with wood sourced from the estate once owned by Beatrix Potter and is straight out of a fairytale. One of three spacious log cabins, it stands on its own and overlooks the lush, undulating landscape, with a fabulous kitchen, wood-burner and sumptuous bedrooms.
A three-night stay costs from £591 for up to six people with Holidaycottages.
Near Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons
Hidden away in a wooded valley in a glorious setting surrounded by native trees, birdsong and the hills of the Brecon Beacons National Park this log cabin was originally a writer’s cabin. The book The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees saw owner Rob cut down a native ash to discover just how many things could be made from this marvellous tree (44, it turns out!). There’s a huge oak deck for lazing and lounging, a hammock by the stream for lazy afternoons and handy piles of firewood and a number of native birds can be seen and heard throughout the day.
A three-night stay costs from £317 for two people with Holidaycottages.
Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
One for when we no longer have the 'rule of six,' Frida is fantastic for families and friends gathering to celebrate a special occasion. Dogs will be in seventh heaven at this luxury Scandinavian log cabin set in stunning private grounds, a mile outside the village of Great Ayton. It lies on the edge of the North York Moors for epic walking adventures and provides canine guests with their own room in the garden, aptly named the Dog House.
A three-night stay costs from £908 for eight people and two dogs (£20 supplement each) with Holidaycottages.
Westward Ho!, Devon
Potbelly is a bespoke cedar log cabin located in the grounds of a well-regarded gastropub in North Devon, just one mile from the beach at Westward Ho! and within easy reach of the fishing village of Appledore. The log cabin has a private hot tub and the pub offers traditional pub games, including a boules piste, a skittle alley and a range of retro games.
A three-night stay costs from £418 for two people, with one dog welcome (£20 supplement) with Holidaycottages.
This striking stilt house set in a leafy and tranquil position beside the Beaulieu River is a modern kind of log cabin. With its gorgeous New Forest National Park setting, you have miles of open forest to explore right on the doorstep. Those wishing to get active have plenty of choice locally too, including, kayaking, canoeing, walking and riding, with popular pubs and cafes to try out along the way.
A three-night stay costs from £519 for two people and one dog (£20 supplement) with Holidaycottages.
This detached and fully-insulated log cabin offers spectacular views over the Tamar Valley. It's pet-friendly, with a large enclosed garden, and an excellent spot for a cosy winter log cabin break. You can enjoy amazing countryside walks on your doorstep or simply take time out to finish that book, snuggled up in front of the wood burner.
A three-night stay costs from £329 for two people and two dogs (£20 supplement each) with Holidaycottages.
New Quay, West Wales
For a stylish glamping experience, this log cabin with a private hot tub is nestled in the countryside with views across the lake. A walker’s paradise with plenty of routes to explore right on your doorstep, it's the perfect log cabin break for getting active. Head to New Quay and follow the coastal road to Aberystwyth - both popular seaside towns.
A three-night stay costs from £282 for two people and one dog (£20 supplement) with Holidaycottages.
A quirky log cabin set in superb rolling countryside with views across the valley, this one is just a short drive away from Looe, Liskeard and traditional fishing villages that hug the south Cornish coast. Whitsand Bay, Downderry and Seaton beaches are nearby, too. The nearest, Looe, has all the attractions expected from a small holiday resort with fishing and speed boat trips to ice cream parlours, shops and restaurants.
A three-night stay costs from £397 total for two people and one dog (£20 supplement) with Holidaycottages.
Wincle, Peak District
Situated on a working sheep farm in Wincle (a small hamlet with a local pub serving locally-sourced food) in the south west Peak District, this log cabin enjoys a peaceful setting with an abundance of walks on its doorstep. A stable door lets the light and fresh air flood into the hut and helps you make the most of the surrounding views. There's everything you need in the kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast and outside, the summer house has comfy seating. Don't miss the BBQ with fire pit to really enjoy those summer evenings in the country.
A three-night stay costs from £343 for two people with Holidaycottages.
Beaulieu, New Forest
This log cabin on the bank of the Beaulieu River is a great spot to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the New Forest. On the way to Beaulieu village, you might meet the local ponies and donkeys grazing on the road side. Meanwhile, close to the pretty Georgian market town of Lymington, there are shops, restaurants and gastro pubs to explore. The area also has plenty of cycling routes and forest walks.
A three-night stay costs from £719 for five people with Holidaycottages.
St Andrews, Fife
A beautifully finished, bespoke log cabin set in the East Neuk of Fife, this holiday rental sits on a working farm. You can take in the breathtaking views across the Firth of Forth, wake up to the chorus of birds and enjoy the wildlife all around. Nestled in a peaceful position, there are spectacular coastal and countryside views in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - this is a log cabin for a particularly relaxing escape.
A three-night stay costs from £700 for four people and one dog (£20 supplement) with Holidaycottages.
Near Crediton, Devon
Peacefully tucked away within the Devonshire countryside, this lovely log cabin has a stylish interior you'll love any time of year. Within walking distance of the cabin is the village of Morchard Bishop, which offers a traditional store/cafe and popular pub renowned for its food. For those looking for an adventure during their log cabin break, Dartmoor has deep wooded valleys with fast-flowing rivers and rugged, wide open spaces.
A three-night stay costs from £287 for two with Holidaycottages.
Goathland, North Yorkshire
This exquisite log cabin is fantastically rustic and features sophisticated interiors, stunning views and the delights of a North Yorkshire country village. The location of the log cabin is magical – sat on the edge of Goathland, it is a village you may well recognise as the setting for the TV series Heartbeat, with a train station that doubles as ‘Hogsmeade station' in the Harry Potter films.
A three-night stay costs from £518 for two people with Holidaycottages.
Poolewe, Scottish Highlands
Set overlooking Loch Ewe and the mountains beyond, this boathouse is an idyllic refuge for romantics or those looking for creative inspiration from their log cabin break. It offers the perfect base for walking, cycling, golf and water sports, plus wildlife boat trips are available from Inverewe and Gairloch. The open-plan studio-style log cabin has a traditional king-size bed you need to check out. There's also a cathedral ceiling, wood burner, mood lighting and underfloor heating in the bathroom - how's that for a luxurious log cabin holiday?
A three-night stay costs from £628 for two people with Holidaycottages.
Set on the Devon/Cornwall border, this luxurious log cabin holiday offers its very own private lake and hot tub. It's beautifully fitted and furnished in a fresh yet in-keeping contemporary country style, and you'll love the open-plan living space that's brilliantly sociable. There's an impressive vaulted ceiling, wood burner and generously proportioned decked patio area with garden furniture, charcoal BBQ and a fire-pit. You'll also have access to private paddock with wildflower meadow, woodland walk and a carp fishing lake with a bridge, island and jetty.
A three-night stay costs from £662 for six people (£20 supplement for a dog) with Holidaycottages.
Clyro, Brecon Beacons
This attractive cedar log cabin makes an ideal romantic couples’ retreat. It's located just outside Hay-on-Wye near the Welsh Borders, where you can spend hours browsing the bookshops that give the ‘town of books’ its international reputation, as well as the independent boutiques and antique dealers. Head south from the cabin and you'll find yourself in the Black Mountains or Brecon Beacons, where mountain biking, pony trekking and miles of superb walks through glorious landscapes await. Inside, the log cabin is simple and stylish, with an open-plan layout. We love the private patio with chiminea, outdoor furniture and BBQ, giving you a place to dine alfresco under the pollution-free night skies.
A three-night stay costs from £341 for two people with Holidaycottages.
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