Swap the Big Smoke for wood smoke on a cabin holiday near London. If you’re escaping the urban throngs for a few days, the last thing you want is a long slog of a journey to get there. So we’ve picked a selection of secluded cabins that are within two hours of the capital. You could be navigating a packed tube in the morning and lolling in a woodland hot tub clutching a glass of fizz by mid-afternoon.
If you’re a city dweller who wants to decompress and reconnect with nature, Canopy & Stars is the travel company for you. We inspect every one of our cabins to ensure they provide the perfect blend of luxury, comfort and doorstep access to wild outdoor adventures. The views aren’t bad either. You might find it hard to put into words what made your stay so magical, it’s more of a feeling — a spring in your step and a deep contentment in your bones.
A cosy cabin holiday is one of the most chilled breaks you can imagine, full of lazy days basking in sunshine or the glow of a fire, as you drift from meal to meal without ever really knowing what the time is. It does, however, take a tiny bit of work to be that relaxed, so we’ve put together our cosy cabin packing list.
Swap crowded public transport for picturesque country lanes, nights in front of the TV for al-fresco evenings under the stars, and quick snacks on-the-go for mouth-watering feasts cooked slowly over the campfire. Take a look at our collection of secluded cabins, ideal for escaping the city.
Who we are We don’t do bland and boring at Canopy & Stars. You won’t find soulless hotel rooms or cookie cutter designs in our collection. Instead, we find unique places to stay in the heart of nature that have been designed with love by passionate owners. We’re a B-Corp on a mission to make travel a force for good and we take this role as seriously as finding quirky, unusual glamping places. You can find out more in our impact report.
Why are cabins so special? Our collection of cabins near London includes lakeside retreats, cosy Igluhuts, a huge converted train carriage and an earth covered cave. Each one is cosy and peaceful with all the facilities you need to relax completely but, more than all that, they’re in some of the most wildly beautiful spots in the UK. Kick back on the deck and drink in the soul-nourishing views of wildflower meadows, sweeping forests and rolling hills.
Cabin holidays near London with us We eat, sleep and breathe glamping holidays. We’ve got nearly 50 cabins within two hours of London and we’ve inspected and slept over, in each one. Not only do we make sure they live up to our (extremely) high standards, we get to know the owners and the local area so we can recommend the best activities and places to visit while you’re there. We’ve been known to check out the nearby pubs too but that’s strictly for your benefit.
What can I do in these spaces? Cabin life is slow — it’s the antidote to rushed urban living. To reap the benefits, stick your phone in a drawer and tune into the rhythm of nature. Sip coffee on the deck in misty mornings, take ruddy-cheeked afternoon strolls along forest trails and spend drowsy evenings cooking over the campfire, stargazing and soaking in the hot tub. There’s a reason they call it quality time.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.