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Cool Cabins for Holidays With a Twist!

17 January 2023

What defines a “cool cabin”, exactly?

For us, it’s a cabin that offers that little something extra… details that elevate your holiday to new and unique levels of luxury.

Think stargazing hot tubs, for example, or a welcome basket packed with mouth-watering goodies that you can only get hold of if you’re local!

The coolest cabins also enjoy the loveliest locations, whether set by shimmering water’s edge, deep in the magical woodlands, or way up high in the mountains. Pack your bike or hiking boots – and your camera! – to make the most of those incredible surroundings.

Meanwhile, some might come equipped with sleek, high-end facilities that you just wouldn’t usually expect from a humble cabin. Others may have been gloriously converted from unassuming containers or compartments.

What else defines a “cool cabin”? Well, how about close proximity to the wonders of nature? If you’ve chosen a farm cabin, you might get the chance to say a friendly hello to the animals, or even help out at feeding-time.

Whatever fits your personal definition of cool, this selection of cabins is wide, varied, and ridiculously easy to browse… meaning you’ll find something that more than fits the bill, in no time at all.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Kabn Company | Argyll & Bute, Scotland

The Log Cabin

Kilninver, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Step inside a tranquil wooden hideaway, complete with al fresco hot tub, secluded amongst magical mountain scenery close to the shimmering Loch Scammadale.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£455 (7 nights)

Culbin Edge

Brodie, Moray, Scotland
A reviving slice of forest living and coastal adventure, based from a cosy eco-cabin at the Edge of paradise.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-4
From
£465 (3 nts)

A Secret Garden

Nr Canterbury, Kent, England
Discover tranquil luxury and relaxation in this quirky hideaway pod for two, magically tucked away in the gardens of Kent.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£168 /night

The Forager's Cabin

Guilsfield, Powys, Wales
Steal away to a cosy Welsh sanctuary with a stargazing deck and secluded hot tub, lovingly handcrafted from reclaimed materials and nestled amongst private woodland that feels like its own natureful world.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 3
From
£185 / night

Pella Roca Spa Cabins

Labastide-de-Penne, Midi-Pyrenees, France
If you have ever wished for a treetop escape with all the indulgence of an exclusive spa, that's exactly what you'll find at Pella Roca Spa Cabins - an incredible treehouse spa retreat in beautiful southwest France between Toulouse and Bordeaux.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£179 / night

Arcadia

Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire, England
A romantic hand-crafted cabin set within an idyllic wilderness in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£174 / night

The Linhay

Braunton, Devon, England
A sublime and secluded off-grid Devon retreat with a dreamy private deck to bring you blissfully back to nature, batteries fully recharged.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£125 / night

Lushna Suites at Lee Wick Farm

St Osyth, Essex, England
Eco-friendly glamping on a working potato farm... complete with spectacular sea views.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 2(+2) per Suite
From
£80 / night

The Cabin at Mackay's

Durness, The Highlands, Scotland
A cosy, dog-friendly bolthole with a stylish and indulgent feel, secluded in a ruggedly beautiful Scottish Highlands village for jaw-dropping views whatever the weather.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£225 / night

Nebesa

Nr Kobarid, Soca Valley, Goriška, Slovenia
Peaceful, scenery-showcasing chalets set far from the beaten tourist track, on the unspoilt slopes of Slovenia's remote Kuk Mountain.
Bedrooms: 1 per chalet
Sleeps: 2 per chalet
From
£178 / chalet / night

Cabanes des Grands Cépages

Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
A sumptuous collection of eco-cabins, set amongst the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, for a wine-lovers' paradise!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-6 per cabin
From
£175 / night

Carnish Cabin Ebb

Uig Sands, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
A stylish and contemporary beach cabin for two, beautifully positioned a mere pebble-skim away from the white sandy shores of Uig Bay.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£650/week

Coastal Cabins

Bideford, Devon, England
A selection of luxurious, award-winning hideaways for couples and families, with indulgent on-site facilities and surrounded by North Devon countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Varies
From
£78 / night

Penlan Lodges

Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales
Two luxurious, hot tub-equipped rural cabins, nestled high in the green Welsh hills on a friendly sheep-dotted organic farm.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per lodge
Sleeps:
From
£145 / night

Sunridge Cubes

Yealmpton, Devon, England
High-end, futuristic retreats with private hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst four acres of idyllic, wildlife-steeped Devon countryside.
Bedrooms: 1 per cube
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£250 /night

Albion Nights

Bungay, Norfolk, England
Escape with your loved one to a hand-crafted, off-grid retreat with a sumptuous outdoor bath, peacefully secluded in a Norfolk wildflower meadow.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£175 / night

The Beekeeper's Bothy

Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
A relaxing retreat on the windswept, nature-infused Aberdeenshire coast, with sweeping panoramic views of the Ythan Estuary.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£85 / night

Hidey-hole Cabin

Ticehurst, East Sussex, England
A sumptuous, uniquely designed retreat with a huge picture window that transforms into a cinema screen by night, and a well-being shelter, privately secluded amongst glorious East Sussex woodland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£130 / night

The Captain's Cabin

Drimnin, The Highlands, Scotland
An elliptical, architect-designed retreat, rich in nautical style and elevated on the entire flat roof of an old chapel to showcase magnificent views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / night

The Cabin by the Castle

Elgin, Moray, Scotland
A sumptuous, "coorie"-infused eco-cabin powered by nature, secluded on a historic Moray estate and boasting magnificent views of Duffus Castle.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£140 / night

Hill Cabin

Catsfield, East Sussex, England
A warmly welcoming Scandi-style cabin for two, complete with an al fresco hot tub, bespoke-designed to showcase the incredible East Sussex countryside to perfection.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£175 / night

Wildwood Spa

Ifracombe, Devon, England
A Zen-inspired TV-featured nature escape with a cedar sauna and heated infinity pool, nestled amongst 12 blissful acres of woodland in a North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£375 / night

The Bide

Nr Milton Abbas, Dorset, England
A sustainable, architect-designed retreat with stylish interiors, curated entertainment, and a wood-fired hot tub, lovingly hand-built on a friendly working farm in a Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£115 / night

Gorsebank

Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Cosy, quirky couples’ cabins with outdoor bathing, thoughtfully spaced out and nestled in with nature, just a few miles from the magnificent Solway coastline.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£115-£150

Loch Venachar Lodges

Nr Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
Spectacular family and dog-friendly sanctuaries with al fresco hot tubs, surrounded by nature in the heart of the Trossachs, right on the shore of the shimmering freshwater loch.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
From
£240 / night (Coorie)

Ecotone Cabins

Ullapool, The Highlands, Scotland
Two lovingly-crafted eco-cabins, peacefully secluded among unspoilt coastal woodland in the Scottish Highlands, on a family-run site that's dedicated to sustainability.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per cabin
Sleeps:
From
£495/ 4 nts

Rustic Hollow

Gamrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
A stylish cabin with an enormous picture window and an al fresco copper bathtub, perfectly positioned amongst nature on the sweeping North East coast of Scotland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£130 / night

West Cawthorne

Cawthorne, North Yorkshire, England
Lovingly hand-built cabins and historic barns filled with luxury, all beautifully nestled on a lush, wildlife-steeped hilltop on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Bedrooms: 1-3
Sleeps: 6
From
£120 /night

Kabn Company

Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Two architecturally-designed, off-grid havens with floor-to-ceiling glass and minimalist Scandi-inspired interiors, dreamily nestled on the shores of Loch Fyne.
Bedrooms: 1 per Kabn
Sleeps: 2 per Kabn
From
£220 /night

Alpnhaus

Newcastleton, Scottish Borders, Scotland
An award-winning, architect-designed Alpine chalet with a stargazing hot tub, refreshingly off-grid and beautifully nestled 350 metres above sea level in the scenic Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£235 / night

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