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Cabins that you need to book for 2024

If you’ve ever browsed the collection, either hunting specifically for a quick jaunt or occasion, you’ve probably spotted one of these spaces, booked up far past when you fancied it. Reason being, they’re pretty awesome. So, this year, try something new. You know you’re gonna want to stay there, so why not book for 2024, and skip all the longing. Get ahead of the quick-fingered early bookers and put something in the calendar for next year to look forward to!

The Carn, Herefordshire

Upon waking up, you could jump in the outdoor bath or enjoy an invigorating shower while admiring the rolling views. The cabin is positioned at the end of a winding track, half a mile from any other building, yet a short walk will take you to Presteigne. The small town is a food-lovers’ paradise with local delis, lively independent shops and farmers markets. Bring your goodies back to cook outdoors, perhaps with a bottle of organic wine. You’ll float seamlessly from inside to out – the covered outdoor deck houses a great kitchen with loads of gear for firepit cooking.

Wander through the woodland, visit Daphne’s in town for great pizza and ice cream, swim in the River Lugg then sup a pint of local ale from one of the many good pubs nearby. Serious walkers will be joining Offa’s Dyke, or one of the many other walks nearby.

Bennan, Ayrshire

On the covered porch outside this gorgeous log cabin on a hillside, there’s a bath where you can soak and watch the sea, or listen to the drumming of rain on the roof. Out on the porch you’ll also find two rocking chairs, which you can pull round to the fireplace that’s set in the outside of the chimney. It makes a great end to your day, especially with a glass of whisky in your hand. Monkey Shoulder is made nearby, but for a dram with drama, get up early and take a boat trip to Arran, visit the distillery there and bring back a souvenir for bath time.

For simpler days out, there are beaches nearby, kayak adventures and sights like Culzean Castle to check out, as well as the coastal path that you can pick up in the woods for some great hiking.

Birch View, Northamptonshire

As if straight from a storybook, Birch View cabin springs out from a patch of white birch trees and wild strawberries at the end of an old runway. With a large deck, and hot tub that fits four to six, it lends itself to a comfortable family stay, or a luxurious escape for two. With 90-acres of grassland, thick scrub and woodland, left to rewild and diversify after WW2, you can explore to your heart’s content the bounty of wildlife that’s reclaimed the area. At the end of the day, retire back to the cabin, where all your basic needs have been considered. A fully working kitchen, firepit with grill and a wood fired pizza oven for any culinary experiments.

With innumerable walks and trails laden with animals or kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and fishing all available on the river Nene, a five-minute drive away, there’s adventures to be had near and far.

The Nest, Devon

The Nest is perfectly located and designed to give you a break with a little bit of everything, from adventure on the coast or scenic hikes, to calm and indulgence as you soak in the hot tub and watch for the deer. The views are incredible, stretching all the way to Exmoor over miles of hills and fields. Outside you’ll find the firepit where you can try out your flame-grilling skills.

Speak to Claire, who is a yoga teacher and physiotherapist, who runs outdoor yoga sessions often held in the open air, with the beautiful landscape as a backdrop. Her knowledge of the area can lead you to the best beaches and hiking. On the other hand, their careful creation of a cosy, welcoming space, means you might just light the wood-burner, settle into a rocking chair and read as you wait for the sun to go down and the hot tub to heat up.

The Cabin at Halzephron House, Cornwall

An unassuming white shack on the outside, the compact interior has been given a full, contemporary makeover and plenty of little luxuries. There’s a romantic wood burner for the cooler evenings as well as electric radiators throughout, and a mini kitchen with oak breakfast bar and views of the bay. The bathroom has a beautiful double-ended bath and a nautical porthole window, with the faint sound of the waves lapping below as you drift off.

French doors open onto the lawn, and if you go for a little wander you’ll find the secret garden overlooking the cove below. For more sea and golden sand, Halzephron is a perfect launch pad for miles of secluded beaches and a selection of local fishing villages that offer delicious, fresh seafood.

The Fuselage, Gloucestershire

The Fuselage seems to float above the hills, looking out on miles of the Cotswolds from its lofty perch, with the fields stretched out in front of you. The curved space is cleverly fitted with folding furniture, so while you’re cooking you can slide the bed out of the way and prepare the cabin for dining. There’s a wood-burner for warmth, soft and simple decor throughout. In the evening, you can light the fire bowl and huddle round, or take a dip in the hot tub. The sunsets are spectacular and when it finally gets dark, the night sky takes over.

The owners can point you in the direction of great farm shops and local pubs, or send you into that lovely landscape. The Laurie Lee Way and the Cotswold Way run nearby, there’s a local vineyard that makes for a delicious visit.