Editor’s Choice

Our Best Stays for Enjoying the Colours of Autumn

12 October 2021

Does any season offer a wider colour palette than autumn?

There’s nothing quite like taking a stroll through carpets of crisp, vibrant leaves, breathing in that invigorating October air. Meanwhile, orchards heave with plump red-and-green apples, as the trees and hills morph into gentle shades of russet and amber.

Here’s a hand-picked selection of our favourite stays, to help you savour those gorgeous autumnal hues at their very best.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Graig Wen | Gwynedd, Wales

Hidden River Cabins

Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Luxury log cabins with hot tubs and river views on a private estate in the Cumbrian countryside.
Bedrooms: 2-4 per cabin
Sleeps: 6-10 per cabin
From
£190 / night

North Star Club

Sancton, Yorkshire, England
A sumptuous country house-inspired outdoor retreat in the magical North Yorkshire woodlands, lovingly steeped in local culture.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per suite
Sleeps: 4-6 per suite
From
£165 (2 nights midweek)

Big Sky Lodges

Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland
Traditional Scandinavian style set against the spectacularly scenic Scottish Highlands, for a stylish break that's naturally infused with pure woodland luxury.
Bedrooms: 3 (lodge) 1 (caravan)
Sleeps: 6 (lodge) 2 (caravan)
From
£420 (lodge) £315 (caravan) 3 nights low season

Water Lily Lodge

Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, England
Hidden away in Colne Valley, at the end of a country track, is the Log Cabin - a wonderful hot tub lakeside holiday retreat oozing style, class and total luxury.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£220 / night

Dimpsey Glamping

Chard, Somerset, England
A multi award-winning, romantic shepherd's hut retreat in soothing Somerset, taking glamping to brand new levels of luxury in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2 per hut
From
£125 / night

Forest Holidays Keldy

Keldy, North Yorkshire, England
What better way to escape from the world than to escape to nature? Forest Holidays at Keldy offers the perfect blend of a magical forest location and wonderfully luxurious cabins for a truly indulgent escape!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£345 (3/4 nts)

Adhurst Yurts & Cabin

Petersfield, Hampshire, England
An ideal setting for relaxation and adventure, perfectly positioned within the South Downs National Park.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 4
From
£290 x2midweek

West Stow Pods

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
How about an unforgettable escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside with West Stow Pods, where there's something for everyone at this glamping idyll.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Up to 4 per unit
From
£65 /night

Forest Garden

East Grinstead, Sussex, England
Escape to an enchanting new way of life and learn woodland crafts, in a luxury camping & eco retreat nestled in ancient Sussex woodland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies - 2-5
From
£240 (2 nts)

Uist Forest Retreat

North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£910 (7 night)

Pickwell Manor Tree Houses

Georgeham, Devon, England
A romantic, bespoke-crafted Devon treetop retreat, with soothing views from the comfort of your pillow.
Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
Sleeps: 2 per treehouse
From
£190 / night

The Linhay

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

The Hideaway

Crewkerne, Somerset, England
A sleek and sumptuous 19th century barn conversion with private hot tub, set on a private organic farm surrounded by Somerset countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£175 / night

Bulworthy Eco Cabin

Tiverton, Devon, England
Learn to appreciate nature again and relax in a lovingly handcrafted off-grid cabin, secluded in its own Devon woodland glade.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£200 /2 nights

Walcot Hall Estate Chapel and Cabins

Lydbury North, Shropshire, England
Imaginative accommodation, set amongst 30 acres of picture-perfect grounds in the Shropshire Hills.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£380/4 nts

Chicken Shed Lodge

Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire, England
Your family home-from-home amongst nature, filled with luxurious delights and nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
From
£205 / night

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Outdoor paradise abounds on a Scottish estate, complete with luxurious havens dotted on the banks of the River Dye.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies (2-7)
From
£450 (2 nights)

The Sussex Roundhouse

Beckley, East Sussex, England
A romantic, timelessly rustic hot tub retreat, privately set amidst 40 acres of meadow, woodland and grassland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+1 small child)
From
£360 (2 nights)

thecabin@greensleeves

Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
A homely, handcrafted haven, surrounded by whispering trees and perfectly positioned for exploring both Devon and Dorset.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£100 / night

The Hudnalls Hideout

Nr St Briavels, Gloucestershire, England
An ultra-luxurious, design-led and TV-featured treehouse-for-two, deliciously secluded amongst private woodland in the beautiful Wye Valley.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£400 /night

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

Ballachulish, The Highlands, Scotland
Luxury Wee Lodges, complete with bubbling private hot tub, nestled at the entrance to the mighty Glencoe Valley.
Bedrooms: 1 per lodge
Sleeps: 2 per lodge
From
£198 / 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
£165 / night

By the Wye

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per tent
Sleeps:
From
£185 / night

Hawthorn Hideaway

Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, England
Two stylish and romantic couples' cabins, each with their own private hot tub, soothingly secluded on a magical Nottinghamshire woodland site that features a wood-burning sauna and a barbecue cabin.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£199 / night

Graig Wen

Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales
A wild and wondrous glamping site, with eclectic, dog-friendly accommodation beautifully set within 45 private acres of Snowdonia National Park.
Bedrooms: Varies (8 units)
Sleeps: 1-5 guests
From
£60/nt - yurt

Blyth Rise Stays

Laxfield, Suffolk, England
Savour rural Suffolk at its most beautiful, from the comfort of a nature-steeped, adults-only retreat that's home to lakeside lodges, cosy Igluhuts, and two luxurious woodland saunas.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per unit
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
From
£425 (4 nights, Igluhut)

Llanthony Castaway

Llanthony, Monmouthshire, Wales
A lovingly restored railway carriage for romantic couples, privately secluded amongst a deep, hidden valley in the Black Mountains for epic Dark Sky stargazing.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£110 / night

Studio Hoose & Tree Hoose

Garve, Ross-shire, Scotland
Two unique retreats, gently elevated on a private hillside croft over the wildlife-steeped Loch Broom, for sweeping and spectacular Scottish Highland views.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 3 or 4 per unit
From
£600 (3 nights)

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