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Eco Staycations in the North of England

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Whether it’s a weekend of glamping, “working from home” in a solar-powered log cabin, or a rural retreat in a coastal farmhouse, we’ve done the research so that you don’t have to.

Where to staycation to admire the great outdoors this Summer

While many of us are looking closer to home when planning our holidays, some of us have had our long-awaited summer getaways fall through. Our own little island has a plethora of hidden gems that we might not even give a thought to when thinking of our summer break. But whether it’s a weekend of glamping, “working from home” in a solar-powered log cabin, or a rural retreat in a coastal farmhouse, we’ve done the research so that you don’t have to.

 

Glamping in the Yorkshire Dales

If you’re looking to get back in touch with nature this year, look no further than a luxury ‘glamping’ experience. Based on Castiles Farm in the Yorkshire Dales, Little Seed Field offers five log cabins nestled into the wild landscape, allowing you to appreciate your surroundings while knowing you are encouraging local nature and wildlife to flourish. The cabins are built from ethically sourced timber, built to blend into and become part of the landscape over time. What’s more, the team at Little Seed Field are committed to creating memorable getaways for visitors, with extras such as yoga by the pond, bushcraft activities, astronomy sessions and farm tours –– with plenty of walking routes right on your doorstep. Find out more and book a cabin holiday here.

 

Log Cabin Holidays in Delamere Forest

Tucked away in Delamere Forest in Cheshire are a selection of unassuming wooden cabins – 66 in fact – a tranquil hideaway where the dramatic Sandstone Ridge cuts through the woodland. Provided by Forest Holidays, these woodland cabins blend into the landscape, each with a hot tub as standard! The perfect luxury hideaway, away from the noise of surrounding cities and with the Cheshire Plain and Peak District offering a great selection of walking and cycling trails, and natural beauty spots. The Delamere Forest cabins range from one to five bedrooms, suitable for a quiet weekend away or getting the whole family together.

 

Eco-Camping in Flaxton Meadows

An eco-campsite within North Yorkshire’s countryside, Flaxton Meadows offers a welcome chance to reconnect with nature – whether that be in a luxury sustainable log cabin or with your own campervan or tent at the site’s camping pitches. Keep an eye out for Flaxton Meadows’ glamping pods, coming soon! Priding themselves on providing a low-carbon footprint environment for holidaymakers, building materials are recycled or locally sourced, with renewable power and heating sources throughout the sites, as well as working with conservationists to preserve and encourage surrounding wildlife. You might even catch sight of one of the Meadows’ rehabilitated hedgehogs!

 

Coastal B&B on Fenham Farm

If a seaside holiday is what you’re after, perhaps a B&B overlooking Holy Island on the Northumberland coast? Fenham Farm still operates as a working farm, as well as seven ensuite bed and breakfast rooms within stunning scenery. Awarded a Gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, the Farm make the most of local produce, eco-friendly products, solar energy, and ground source heating. When you’re not relaxing and enjoying the B&B’s locally sourced food and drink, there’s plenty of wildlife to explore from the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve right to the coast.

 

A Deconstructed Hotel in Staffordshire

A stone’s throw from the Peak District, in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside lies a “deconstructed hotel”. The Tawny provides cosy accommodation amidst lakeside gardens and woodland. Choose from their Wildwood Huts, hillside Lookout houses, waterfront Boathouses or Treehouses within the 70 acre Consall Gardens Estate. Top off your stay with a dining experience at the on-site Plumicorn restaurant, with a menu celebrating local and heritage produce.

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