Perched on the border with Wales, Shropshire is a hidden gem awash with peaceful rolling hills, iron age forts, the epic walking trail that is Offa’s Dyke and, not one but two UNESCO world heritage sites. Staying in a cosy cabin gives you doorstep access to one of the most biodiverse counties in the British Isles, where you might spot a rare hazel dormouse or a shy pine marten. Extra points if you spy them from the melting tranquillity of a hot tub on the deck of your cabin.
We personally inspect every one of our places checking they’re comfortable, unique and in the most spectacular natural surroundings. Our owners have unleashed their creative side in Shropshire and our eclectic range of cabins include a Brazilian inspired bothy, a posh pitched pad with high-tech home comforts and a restored sports pavilion. There’s something to suit every taste, style and budget.
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Who we are
Canopy & Stars are a small company who champion independent, outdoor travel. We’ve been roaming the UK and Europe since 2010 to bring you unique glamping places in wild and breathtaking landscapes. Our unique cabins, huts and treehouses vary from rustic and simple to luxurious and spectacular. We’re committed to promoting responsible, sustainable travel and last year we were named Most Ethical Travel Booking Site by Ethical Consumer.
Why are cabins so special?
Steam rises from the hot tub into the crisp country air as you sip your morning coffee and gaze out over undulating hills and wild flower meadows. After a hearty breakfast, you might drift along the river on a paddleboard or hike one of the woodland trails that leads straight from the front door before picking up dinner at a pretty market town nearby. Cabins embody the good life – a chance to slow down, switch off and immerse yourself in nature, before snuggling up with a glass of wine in front of the wood burner.
Cabin holidays with Canopy & Stars
Get up close and personal with the great outdoors on a cabin holiday. Our spaces are off-the-beaten track with incredible views and character oozing from every nook and cranny. We personally inspect every place, staying overnight for the full experience to make sure they meet our high standards. We only accept 20% of applications we receive to join our collection so when you book with us, you know it’s going to be something special.
Is Shropshire worth visiting?
There’s never a dull moment in Shropshire. Your glamping getaway might include the gastronomic delights of timbered Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury, a ride on the Severn Valley heritage steam railway or a visit to historic Ironbridge Gorge (fact fans – it’s the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution). If you time it right, you can take in one of the county’s many events like Oswestry’s Hot Air Balloon Carnival or Ludlow Food Festival. In between all the activities, go for a leisurely ramble in the gorgeous Shropshire Hills exploring the wild open spaces, castles and forts.
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.