Scandinavians know how to ‘hygge’ – in other words, get really comfy and surround themselves with the things that make life good. Friends, family, good food, books, roaring fires and the great outdoors. Our Scandi-style cabins are light and uncluttered but incredibly cosy. Think pale wood, clean lines, sheepskin rugs, candle light and lots of natural materials. Take a look at our collection of cool cabins that will soon have you feeling as mellow and content as those blissfully happy Danes.
Lark is a sleek Scandi-style cabin in Yorkshire with a showstopping outdoor bathing deck featuring two handsome brass tubs. Long soaks will quickly become your favourite pastime, especially as the baths are undercover for cosy privacy whether you’re looking out at stars, sun, rain (or snow, this is Yorkshire). If you want to bring the kids, there’s a nifty bunk bed tucked into the hallway and, thanks to some clever insulation, Lark is toasty warm in winter and cool in summer. Explore the woodlands, stroll to the pub 15 minutes away and spend long evenings chatting around the sunken fire pit.
If you’re partial to a chic, minimalist aesthetic, head to Willow cabin on the wild Northumberland coast. At Tughall Grange Farm you’re a mere 10-minutes’ walk to the water sports mecca of Beadnell Beach yet the site feels utterly secluded. Without clutter and bustle (or any WiFi) you can immerse yourselves in nature and spend carefree days strolling on the beach, reading on the window seat or practising your downward dogs on the veranda. Once you’re re-energised, there are cycle routes and popular hiking trails all around, as well as some fantastic eateries. Try The Potted Lobster (featured on ‘Hairy Bikers’) for local seafood and Embers for the best wood-fired pizzas in the area.
With its huge glass front, every space in Fifinella Retreat has breathtaking views of the rolling Hertfordshire hills and Black Mountains beyond. Inside the cabin, the vibe is pared-back and supremely Scandi with a wood burner and an abundance of sheepskin rugs and cushions to sink into after busy days in the great outdoors. There’s plenty to do locally from hill climbing and mountain biking to wild swimming and kayaking on the river Wye. Back at the ranch – if you ask nicely – owner Sarah might let you groom the horses and ponies in the stables. Evenings are blissfully relaxing with long soaks in the wood fired hot tub and a barbecue/pizza oven where you can cook al-fresco feasts
You’ll find clean lines, unfussy styling and some seriously decadent details at Brock cabin, near Stirling. Underfloor heating, a gorgeous wood burner and a loveseat armchair make this Scottish-Scandi hybrid a deeply relaxing place to do nothing at all. Not even cook – there’s the option to pre-book a private chef to come and prepare you a Scottish fine dining experience. Brock is nestled in 1,000 acres of semi-ancient Scots Pine, birch and oak woodland on the Brucefield Estate. Go for peaceful walks on the trails that criss-cross the site, or book on to one of the wildlife & history tours, bat walks or pollinator monitoring experiences. It’s well worth visiting Culcross, seven miles away, to see Scotland’s most complete example of a former royal burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries.
For a dreamlike dinner date, whip up a fresh pizza on the viewing deck that hovers out over the pond at Bothan-Dubh. The waterfront cabin is otherworldly with an outdoor Hikki Bohemen tub for stargazing by night. Owners Suki and Tim have cut a network of paths through their Perthshire farm with viewing platforms where you can sit and savour the views. If you keep walking you’ll stumble across the ancient village of Pitmiddle. Chic and stylish, Bothan-Dubh has everything you need to relax in splendid isolation but if you want to get active, there’s a tennis court and croquet lawn in the communal area, five minutes’ from your cabin door.
Ancient woodland and understated Scandi style are a match made in heaven for an off-grid getaway away from the distractions of modern life. There’s not even a TV so conversation will flow away without the latest must-watch series to tempt you. Sip your morning coffee on the suntrap deck while listening to a chorus of birdsong and gazing out over the lake. If it gets too hot, you can just slide into the water for a dip. The delights of the south coast are on the doorstep including the cliffs and coves of the Jurassic coast and the lively market town of Bridport. At the end of the lane near the cabin, you can connect with the Jubilee Trail which runs for miles across Dorset.