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Ten of the Best Woodland Retreats in the World

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03/05/2019 Ten of the Best Woodland Retreats in the World


There's a reason why so many children's fairy stories take place in the woods. It's an enduringly magical setting filled with wildlife and wonder...not to mention refreshing adventure that lets your imagination run wild and free.

So if you're looking for a break that will give you the permission you crave to switch off that phone and close that laptop, then there's simply no better escape than to the whimsical woodland.  

Surrounded by whispering trees, sweet-scented wildflowers, and softly twinkling fairy lights, you couldn't feel further removed from stressful everyday life.

We've picked ten of our favourite worldwide woodland retreats for you to lounge amongst the leaves in stunning and sustainable style. Think energising forest bathing, crackling woodburners, and stargazing in that vast, open sky to your heart's content.

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Forest Holidays Thorpe Forest

Forest Holidays Thorpe Forest

Woodland hideaways don't get much better than Thorpe Forest - a gorgeous Forest Holidays retreat offering stunning accommodation in beautiful Norfolk. What's more, with the opportunity to tailor your break with a whole host of exciting activities and indulgent treats, this is one holiday you'll surely never forget. Thorpe Forest couldn't be more perfectly placed. On the banks of the…

Writer's Retreat

Writer's Retreat

Indulge your creative side in a handcrafted wooden cabin for two, nestled in an enchanting wooded valley at the foot of Monmouthshire's Sugar Loaf Mountain. Writer's Retreat is the ideal Welsh hideaway for two people looking to detox from a digital life for a while and reconnect, indulging in nature and plenty of natural creativity along the way! So inspirational a place is the welcoming…

Hidden Treehouse Resort

Hidden Treehouse Resort

A gorgeously green German glamping site, where fairytale forest living has been given a five-star upgrade. Nestled in the gently refreshing forest land of Lower Saxony, you'll find one of Germany's most exciting and stylish outdoor retreats. Recommended by travel journals and commended by Departures New York as one of the "top ten treehouse resorts in the world", rest assured that Resort…

Covertcabin

Covertcabin

Simply relax, surrounded by nature in one of three eco-friendly, off-grid cabins secluded in the unspoilt northern region of the Dordogne. The Périgord Vert region of the Dordogne is full of ancient history and natural wonder. If you remember those school French lessons, you'll know that "vert" means "green", and as soon as you arrive at your Covertcabin, set in the region's National Park,…

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Welcome to "Sweden's most primitive hotel" - Kolarbyn Eco Lodge, a peaceful gathering of charcoal huts surrounded by lush spruce forest. With no electricity or running water, you're blissfully free at Kolarbyn Eco Lodge to luxuriate in life's natural delights, surrounded by morning birdsong and the soothing sound of crackling fire by evening. Located within beautiful spruce forest outside…

Forest Garden

Forest Garden

Escape to an enchanting new way of life and learn woodland crafts, in a yurt or cabin nestled in ancient Sussex woodland. Far more than a traditional camping holiday, you're sure to feel inspired by your stay at Forest Garden, six beautiful acres of woodland set close to the ancient Ashdown Forest (the site was once part of John of Gaunt's hunting park). The owners, Lisa and Charles, are…

Uist Forest Retreat

Uist Forest Retreat

Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'. There are fewer British locations more visually mesmerising than North Uist, part of the unspoilt and sparsely-populated Outer Hebrides. The simple life reigns supreme on this windswept edge of Britain, and you'll find plenty of natural wonders to tempt you with a…

The Cob Barn

The Cob Barn

Escape to the Tasmanian wilderness, in a handcrafted couples' earth barn packed with creature comforts. Blissfully isolated off the southern coast of Australia, Tasmania is famous for its vast, windswept ruggedness. Full of protected parks, majestic mountain ranges and wildlife-steeped nature reserves, there are plenty of natural wonders for you to feast your eyes upon. Blending beautifully…

The Mohicans

The Mohicans

An indulgent, master-crafted Ohio glamping experience, packed with treetop adventure, romantic luxury, and lush forest scenery. Something very special is waiting for you, deep in the beautiful landscape of Glenmont, Ohio. It's known as The Mohicans, a wonderfully indulgent glamping retreat to nature. You'll discover six unique treehouses and four luxurious cabins nestled in this rustic…

Glendoria

Glendoria

Discover one of Poland's best-kept secrets, with a soul-soothing rural escape in the "land of a thousand lakes". A special place that's bursting with natural charm, Poland's Masurian Lake District is known as the "land of a thousand lakes" for good reason!   With over two thousand lakes rippling through endless stretches of unspoilt forest and marshland, the breathtaking scenery…

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