First opened in 2019 following a multi-million-pound beach regeneration project, Carbis Bay’s eight luxury Beach Lodges and Suites are some of the most exclusive beachside accommodation in the country.
Based near St Ives, this is the supreme Cornish staycation. Featuring large open-plan living spaces and dining rooms, plus kitchenettes and a private garden, all lodges are the epitome of laid back luxury, with mood lighting throughout, the most modern of technology including Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the golden sands of Carbis Bay.
Sleeping between 6-8 people, with a hot tub located in the garden overlooking the surf, there’s also the added perk of a personal guest host – available 24/7 for every whimsical request. Now that’s what we call service.
How: Find out more and make a booking via carbisbayhotel.co.uk
If it’s tranquility you’re after, escape to Pengelly Retreats, an idyllic bolthole in West Cornwall. Here you can hunker down with your wood-burning stove, fire pits, outdoor bathing and utter peace and quiet. Created in a tranquil and unspoilt rural location between the north and south coasts of Cornwall, this secret haven is hidden away in five acres of rolling meadows, lakes, and gardens with two very private and exclusive lakeside properties.
The Boat House is an architect-designed, self-catering log cabin in Cornwall, enjoying pride of place looking straight down the lake with prime views for both sunrise and sunset. Find the sleeping space at the rear of the Boat House, complete with plush double bed, underfloor heatingand ensuite shower room.
How: Minimum stays from 3 nights, with flexible arrival dates. Prices from £153 for the Boat House. Find out more and make a booking via pengellyretreat.co.uk
Set within a secluded wildflower meadow, this rural escape features three cabins – Stoats Burrow, Hares Hideaway and Otters Lodge. Sleeping four to six people in two-bedrooms, the Scandi-style abodes feature hot tubs, decking areas, fully equipped kitchens, and feature baths.
Don’t forge the details - guests can enjoy a welcome pack of locally-sourced treats and homemade cake, plus access to Malting Farm’s communal areas which include a zip wire, nature trail, and honesty shop. Scenery and snacks, what could be better?
How: From £140 per night with a two-night minimum stay. Find out more and make a booking via maltingfarm.co.uk
‘Rye-t’ this way. Overlooking the Royal Military Canal on the outskirts of Rye, East Sussex sits the effortlessly cool Chandlers Cabin, where industrial city chic collides with the charms of rural escapism. The Cabin (sleeps two) is the ideal base for any stylish traveller to explore the hidden gems of East Sussex and Kent.
From your bed you can look over the marshlands and canal, which attracts some amazing birdlife – but if you’re looking for something a little more lively, the centre of Rye is mere moments away!
Featuring an Emperor-sized bed, the cabin also comes complete with an ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath, plus a galley kitchen with an electric oven and hob, small fridge (no freezer), with microwave, and a Nespresso machine (because all great days start with coffee).
How: 2 nights from £520, find out more via camberholidaycottages.co.uk
Brand new, at Bowji guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. Bask in the tranquility of the Cornish countryside and enjoy family beach days together at Daymer Bay which is just a scenic stroll away.
Sleeping six, the large open plan social spaces at Bowji are flooded with natural light from the full height windows that look out across the sun terrace to the countryside beyond. A crackling log burner provides a welcoming spot to warm toes after a wild swim in the estuary waters.
Start the day with breakfast from the local farm shop and enjoy a peaceful moment soaking up the views. On windier days, head to the rear patio that provides a sheltered spot to sit together and catch up on the day's adventures.
How: House from £1415 per week. Find out more and make a booking via latitude50.co.ukbay/bowji
Designed for those seeking to unplug from digital distraction and busy urban lifestyles, head to Scotland for the contemporary bothies on the Brucefield Estate.
Architecturally designed by Ochil Joiners, each of the three buildings comprise of sustainably-sourced local timber with a simple, paired-back design within.
Residing harmoniously amid 1000 acres of surrounding biodiverse woodlands, each tiny home takes a distinctly minimalist approach, capitalising on the beauty of the natural materials used. Free from clutter, enjoy spalted Scottish beech flooring and birch ply interior alongside muted colour palettes with pops of colour here and there.
With a little nod to the estate’s 700-year history, each bathroom also contains a historical tile featuring either a 19th Century newspaper column, map, or photo.
How: From £175 per night. Find out more and make a booking via brucefieldestate.scot
Off-grid and with far-reaching views across the 3,300 acre estate, each of Elmley's custom-built huts and cabins have there own individual character.
Guests can choose to have hearty meals delivered to their cabin in hampers, or walk across to the nearby Kingshill Farmhouse for an a la carte supper served in the dining room.
Elmley is also the only family-owned and managed National Nature Reserve in the UK.
Guests are treated to their own UK safari as they travel along the 2 mile entry track. In winter, as rain fills the ditches, rills and pools, they attract vast flocks of migrating waders and wildfowl which fill the marsh skies with dramatic effects.
How: Stays in The Roost from £205 per night. Find out more and make a booking via elmleynaturereserve.co.uk
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Grab your beau – The Spinney at Strawberryfield Park is an impossibly romantic, high-end eco lodge, complete with private hot tub.
With extraordinary countryside views of the Mendip Hills, relax in a super king bed, Villeroy and Bosch bathroom, and freestanding bath with built-in Bluetooth speakers.
The open-plan living area with its Bang and Olufsen audio system creates a fantastic space to cosy up together in front of the wood burning stove, or step out on to a private decked terrace to star-gaze from the hot tub. Cheddar Gorge is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasts dramatic landscapes of limestone cliffs and underground caves.
How: 3 nights from £526, find out more and make a booking via luxurycoastal.co.uk
Located in the heart of the idyllic Suffolk countryside, these eight luxury self-catering lodges are built from sustainable materials by local craftspeople, featuring handmade kitchens, stylish open plan living rooms with log burners, spacious en-suite bathrooms, and private verandas with outdoor copper bathtubs.
With sustainability being forefront and centre, the lodges have been built using reclaimed wood and materials and are surrounded by rewilded meadows. Filled with chic rustic interiors, as well as vintage art, enjoy an elegant meets homely feel.
Even better, each lodge is entirely pooch-friendly - and provide the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside.
How: Visit farmsteadlodges.co.uk for more information or to book. One-bedroom lodges start from £1,005 for a weekend
Picture total treetop wilderness. Five stunning and sustainable treehouses, located in dense woodland on the banks of the River Teith in Perthshire. These gorgeous treehouses offer a WiFi free, authentic Scottish wilderness experience – with the addition of outside copper baths to relax in and listen to the woodland chatter.
Riverside and woodland walks, biking, boat trips, wild swimming, picnics and salmon and trout fishing are all on offer here.
Inside, there is a super king bed, immaculate interiors with handcrafted and up cycled furniture with some of the finest linens for added effect – plus a log burning stove designed to curl up in front of, hot chocolate in hand.
How: Prices from £245 per night (two night minimum). To book visit lanricktreehouses.co.uk