Top 5 Cosy Cabin Retreats in the UK

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The green and pleasant land of Britain has many historical and modern cabins perfect for a welcome nature retreat. Whether they are reminiscent of Hobbiton or a modern call-back to rural nostalgia, the UK has something for everyone. Here are Culture Calling's Top 5 Cosy Cabin Retreats in the UK:

Shepherd's Hut - Brecon, Powys, Wales

Tim via airbnb

This gorgeous little cabin in the remote Welsh countryside is the perfect balance between rustic delights and modern comforts; cedar-clad with a large, oak-framed, double-glazed window for which you can view the clear night sky and the striking Brecon Beacons. It might not resemble a home of a certain Baggins, but the endless countryside is all yours to explore. A few minutes walk from your nearest neighbour, you're on your own out here, free to explore walking trails and hiking trails to follow as far as the eye can see.

To accompany your seclusion is a Bluetooth speaker, a comfy double bed, Wifi, dressing gowns and slippers, and a wood-fired hot tub fit for two. It's so off the grid, the entire compound is powered by solar energy, a 12v generator, and woodfire. The perfect in-between of rural isolation and modern hospitality. 

Stay at Shephard's Cabin for £150 a night. See more info here

Shepherd’s Huts - Godwick Hall, Norfolk

You'll have no need to count sheep to get a good night’s sleep in Godwick Hall’s stunning Shepherd’s Huts. The perfect blend of rustic luxury, the three huts boast all the creature comforts with a built-in bathroom, cosy wood burner and mini-fridge, whilst still retaining that back to nature appeal thanks to some unspoilt views of the gorgeous Norfolk countryside right outside your door. Although not equipped for cooking up a seasonal stew, the Hall provides various delicious breakfast options to start off a day of exploring.

With the stunning Norfolk coastline nearby for a healthy dose of sea air and the local towns Fakenham and Holt ideally located for some East Anglian culture, there’s always something to do. Then again, there’s always the option of just holing up with someone special in this wonderfully romantic setting.

Stay at the Shepherd’s Huts at Godwick Hall with prices starting from £69 per night. Find out more here.

Shepherd’s Cabin - The Camp, Cotswolds

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Always fancied getting back to nature with a simpler weekend away, but really don’t fancy the idea of two nights in a tent? This romantically rustic cabin is just the answer. From the free-standing bath tub, the unspoilt surroundings, the cosiest looking bed and the more than welcome advice to leave your phones in the car, a weekend in this Cotswolds cabin is the step back in time we could all benefit from to thoroughly unplug.

The real highlight here is (brace yourselves) no electricity! That’s right; bring your books, board games and romantic sensibilities for a weekend without any appliance reliance. With hot running water, gas to cook on and candles for that gorgeous glow come evening, completely get away from it all whilst only being a couple of hours from London and Bristol. Also, if back to basics cooking isn’t your forte, your hosts also run a superb local takeaway service every other Friday which can feature anything from pork belly to lamb curry - because a weekend here is all about insta-lamb not Instagram.

Stay at the Shepherd’s Cabin with prices starting from £60 per night and be sure to check out The Camp Kitchen takeaway service. Find out more here

Bluebell & Primrose Glamping Pods - Padstow, Cornwall

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If you’re looking for somewhere snug but the idea of spending a whole weekend cocooned in comfort makes you itch for something a little more lively, then a stay at these Cornish Glamping Pods gives you the best of both worlds. With the seaside town of Padstow practically on your doorstep, you can soak up some of the best of Cornwall’s hospitality with its plethora of exceptional restaurants, cream teas galore and, of course, breathtaking sandy beaches and coastal footpaths.

If travelling by car you also have the luck of being easily connected to some of Cornwall’s top cultural attractions including The Eden Project and the Tate St Ives. Once you’ve exhausted your taste for adventure (or just eaten too much clotted cream and need to lie down), the pods themselves are ideal for little rest & relaxation with their own outdoor fire pits to warm up those chillier evenings after a little stargazing, before a warming meal, a hot built-in shower and curling up in this little slice of cosiness like peas in, well, a pod!

Stay at the Glamping Pods with prices starting from £65 per night. Find out more here

Urban Retreat Eco Cabin - Forres, Moray, Scotland

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Feeling a little frazzled by the pressures of the daily grind? A trip to this cute little eco cabin on the north coast of Scotland will really recharge your batteries. Perfect for those wanting an escape without being miles away from civilisation, the joyful-looking traditional red caravan is hidden away at the bottom of your host’s garden, but you still get to enjoy being in the centre of the small but vibrant town of Forres. The beautifully decorated cabin features a wood burning stove to keep things cosy on those dark nights and a gas burner for that first cup of tea in the morning whilst you take in the view of the lovely garden.

Despite being in town, those wanting to step away from mode cons for the weekend can enjoy a hot outdoor bush shower as an invigorating way to start the day. Only five miles away is the coastal village of Findhorn if you fancy a walk along the beach and maybe even a chance encounter with one of the local seals. Unwinding with the wildlife in a whimsical setting? It gets our seal of approval for sure!

Stay at the Urban Retreat Eco Cabin with prices starting from £66 per night. Find out more here

The hosts will also be offering fantastic creative micro residencies at the cabin under a separate booking system - the perfect place for a shot of inspiration.