10 LOG CABIN HOLIDAYS FOR A SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION

BY TIM HEDGLEY, GROUP TRAVEL EDITOR

THE best autumnal getaways the UK has to offer.

If the constant news about international travel restrictions is making you feel blue, then an Autumn staycation in a gorgeous log cabin could be just the thing to look forward to, especially as the October half term gets closer. 

Taking the best UK destinations for a socially-distanced staycation from the 2020 Safecation Report, the consumer spending experts at money.co.uk have found the 10 best log cabins close to each location which are perfect for a long weekend away from it all.  

From modern cabins with a sea-view, to traditional isolated lodges that will take you back in time, this is the ultimate list for the perfect autumn getaway.

  1. The Quabs, Penmaen – Wales

If you are looking for the place to relax away from the hustle and bustle, perhaps to finish that novel you have always been talking about, The Quabs is the one for you. With views overlooking the trout pond and no access to WIFI, you will be sure to find the escape you have always wanted. 

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/15983403?source_impression_id=p3_1599490321_YMCVZy9i6Vu%2Bel96

Sleeps: 4 

Pets: No

WIFI: No

Review rating: 4.75/5

Amenities: Fireplace

Special features: Set Fire to the Stars filmed here

Closest safecation destination: Gower 

Price rating: 4/5 

2. Lingholm Boathouse, Keswick – England

This modern haven is the perfect romantic getaway located in the Lake District. From the free-standing bath to the lake views, this cabin is the epitome of luxury. The boathouse is situated on the beautiful and private Lingholm Estate, once a summer destination for Beatrix Potter.

https://www.coolstays.com/property/lingholm-boathouse/21411

Sleeps: 2

Pets: No

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 5.0/5

Amenities: Air conditioning

Special features: Hire a personal chef

Closest safecation destination: Keswick

Price rating: 1/5

3. Hillend Stables, Dalry – Scotland

This countryside escape is the perfect destination for adult groups who want to bask in luxury and pamper themselves with the many amenities, including a six person hot tub and a sauna. Put your feet up with a glass of prosecco and forget all of your worries. 

https://www.chooseacottage.co.uk/HDU/UK11501?adult=2&domain=UK

Sleeps: 6

Pets: No

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 4.5/5

Amenities: Hot Tub and Sauna

Special features: Near to the shore

Closest safecation destination: Kilwinning

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 1/5

4. Forest House, Armagh – Northern Ireland

Surrounded by nature, the Forest House is the perfect family destination and can hold up to seven guests. You will never be bored in this retreat which boasts a tennis court, two treehouses, animals to pet and much more.  

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/21395764?adults=1&children=0&infants=0&check_in=2020-11-20&check_out=2020-11-22&source_impression_id=p3_1599493538_vxvizrxtG8nyohoC

Sleeps: 7 

Pets: No

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 4.79

Amenities: Tennis Court

Special features: Near Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Closest safecation destination: Armagh

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 5/5

5. Forest Stables, Mouldsworth – England

A beautiful barn conversion, Forest Stables is the perfect group or family holiday destination. This large property is very close to gastropubs and Chester is only 10 minutes away on the train. Bring your whole family, even your furry friends. 

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/42269332?adults=1&children=0&infants=0&check_in=2020-11-17&check_out=2020-11-20&source_impression_id=p3_1599493813_Jo%2FKKfvEkunpE4%2Fi

Sleeps: 6

Pets: Yes

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 5.0/5

Amenities: Hot Tub

Special features: 3 acres of land and stables

Closest safecation destination: Northwich

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 3/5

6. Punch Tree Lodge, Carluke – Scotland

This traditional-style mini lodge is the perfect place for solitude with beautiful views of Mauldslie Castle and green lawns. This destination is suited to animal lovers, from wildlife watching to fishing you can be immersed in nature.

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/44110650/photos/1051618273?adults=1&children=0&infants=0&check_in=2020-11-20&check_out=2020-11-22&source_impression_id=p3_1599494011_2EMoT%2F8Te6bF097Z

Sleeps: 2

Pets: No

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 4.75/5

Amenities: Fireplace 

Special features: Isolation

Closest safecation destination: Motherwell

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 2/5

7. Log Cabin, Taplow – England

This cabin is ideal for a romantic getaway or a short stay before jetting abroad as this property is close to Heathrow airport. This small but mighty property will provide you with faux isolation. 

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/24820282?adults=1&children=0&infants=0&check_in=2020-11-20&check_out=2020-11-22&source_impression_id=p3_1599494564_mIsl%2Bow%2BPCAKaXGI

Sleeps: 2

Pets: No

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 4.93/5

Amenities: Garden

Special features: Close to many Michelin star restaurants

Closest safecation destination: Windsor

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 3/5

8. Fir Chils, Isle of Harris – Scotland

Fir Chils is located on the stunning west coast of Isle of Harris, the property comes equipped with 180° views of the beach. Perfect for an outdoorsy family who loves adventure and exploration. 

Sleeps: 7

Pets: No

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 4.8/5

Amenities: Woodburner

Special features: Phenomenal views

Closest safecation destination: Isle of Harris

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 5/5

9. Ladera Luxury Lodge 3, Eaton – England

A Luxury lodge located in Eaton, modern in style and family-friendly. This property features a hot-tub which will help provide extra relaxation and bliss. 

https://www.hoseasons.co.uk/lodges/ladera-retreat-lodges-lade/ladera-luxury-lodge-3-lp16142

Sleeps: 6

Pets: No

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 4.6/5

Amenities: Hot Tub

Special features: Located on 22 acres of land

Closest safecation destination: Leigh

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 5/5

10. Inglenook Boathouse, Rudyard – England

An ideal romantic break for couples who love waterside holidays. Bask in the lake life where you can rent boats, fish and you can even bring your dogs along for the holiday free of charge. Kick back and enjoy the sunset over the lake.

https://www.cottages.com/cottages/inglenook-boathouse-rffc?tduid=37ad569a563c243e1f3ac9024c5e7765&utm_source=tradedoubler&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=3069311&audience=ldc

Sleeps: 2

Pets: Yes

WIFI: Yes

Review rating: 4.85/5

Amenities: Balcony

Special features: Access to a Lake

Closest safecation destination: Milford

Price rating (based on maximum capacity): 2/5

All credit to money.co.uk: https://www.money.co.uk/guides/safecation-report 

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