If you like your holiday hideaways to come with added privacy and an extra dose of relaxation, then we have some cracking new suggestions for you here as you start planning your springtime escapes. Retreat to a secluded cove in Scotland and an idyllic beachfront cabin, where the only traffic is the odd bobbing fishing boat. Or perhaps you’ll prefer the luxury of a converted and upcycled Bedford horsebox in the gorgeous Wye Valley and with access to a heated outdoor pool. Finally we escape to a Cornish delight with no shortage of charm and tranquility, comprising a unique converted field shelter and accompanying summerhouse, set in over an acre of lush green land.
Blue Cabin by the Sea
A delightful hideaway from modern life, yet with the dual benefit of being just 36 miles from Edinbugh, Blue Cabin by the Sea enjoys a dreamlike setting, secluded in Cove Harbour. Accessed by foot, this beachfront bolthole is owned by an architect and sculptor, so is a perfect match for an artist, writer or anyone with a creative streak. Inside you’ll find original artworks, local flowers, a wall mirror made of shells, and a maritime theme that pervades the whole cabin. Box beds create ‘nook’ style accommodation, while touches such as underfloor heating and fluffy towels make this a comfortable retreat. An outdoor furnished terrace with BBQ is the ultimate spot to enjoy the sea views, punctuated by fishing boats, and local cliff top coastal paths with smugglers lairs and shipwrecks are just itching to be explored.
Who knew that former Bedford horseboxes could undergo such a dramatic transformation into unique luxury accommodation? At Brooks Vintage Horseboxes this is exactly what you will find, however, with three brilliantly upcycled and restored beauties all set in their own private courtyard within the grounds of a Georgian manor house. Inside you will find tongue-and-groove panelled walls and vintage floorboards contrasting with modern Designers Guild fabrics, LED lighting and Hans Grohe power showers, as well as a mezzanine sleeping zone – a stylish and clever use of the space. Equestrian touches such as knotted lead ropes, and a copy of Black Beauty on the bookshelf add to the theme. Relax on your own private terrace, enjoy the outdoor heated pool or barrel sauna in the country house, or get out and explore the gorgeous scenery of the Wye Valley – maybe even on horseback!
This uniquely converted field shelter consists of two beautiful spaces on the edge of Breney Common, near Bodmin in Cornwall – close to some of the country’s best loved tourist attractions and beaches. Number Seventy Seven is a delightful cedar roofed bespoke wooden cabin and summerhouse, set in an acre of green land offering a private escape from the world. Step inside the cabin and you’ll feel instantly at home, with the crackling wood burner and stylish yet cosy living area welcoming you. Suitable for a family with older children over 12, the en-suite double room can be separated from the main cabin space, whilst a unique mezzanine area provides a second – rather novel – sleeping zone, perfect for lazy lie-ins! Light the fire pit, relax with a glass of something fizzy, enjoy a relaxing BBQ or retreat to your summerhouse with a good book. Bliss!