Whether you’re in the mood for a cosy winter getaway, or want to start planning a spring time trip, with their picturesque scenery and peaceful surroundings, a log cabin makes for the perfect place to stay. From cuddling up in front of a roaring log fire, to enjoying hikes through fields and over mountainous hills, a cabin retreat has something for everyone. To help you get inspired, we’ve put together a list of our three favourite log cabins in the UK, from deep in the Cumbrian countryside to the wondrous rural areas of Wales. So if you want to enjoy a cosy lodge getaway for Christmas, start packing your bags and hit the road with an Alamo hire car today.
Hafod Glan Gwy, Hay on Wye
Described as the perfect little bolthole, this gorgeous cabin, located in the heart of Hay on Wye, is the ideal retreat for a couple during the festive season. Facing the River Wye, you can look forward to complete tranquillity, with the calming sound of the trickling river and chirruping of local birds. Although small, the inside of the cabin includes plenty of luxuries, such as a traditional log burner and fluffy dressing gowns, which are ideal for when you fancy a night in by the fire.
Outside of the cabin, you can take the time to enjoy the scenery along Llanthony Priory walk, and a delicious meal afterwards at one of the local pubs. On top of this, you can also trek a little further to the nearby Brecon Beacons, where you can hike to the beautiful waterfalls or even take part in a horse ride across the hilly mounds.
The Lodge, Penrith
The Lodge is located just off the banks of the River Eamont, which is perfect for salmon fishing or cooling off in the summer. Not only that, but when you wake up from a deep slumber, you can expect to be treated to breathtaking views of the Lake District. The inside of the cabin has beautifully handcrafted wooden beams and a charming wood burner, as well as a contemporary kitchen, which you can either use yourself, or why not invite a local chef in to cook for you on those special occasions – great for a bit of Christmas luxury.
During the day, you can take yourself and your family on a drive to the nearby Penrith Castle for a day of history. Alternatively, if you’re looking for somewhere beautiful to explore, then be sure to head over to Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, which always makes for a wonderful day out.
Another log cabin in the stunning Cumbrian landscape, the Shankwood in Longtown is surrounded by 140-acres of privately owned ancient woodland and is just a two-mile walk from the River Lyne, where you can enjoy fishing for no additional cost. The cabin itself is made from locally sourced logs that have been hand scribed, and also includes an outdoor hot tub with a wood burner, which are the perfect combination for when you fancy a glass of bubbly in the winter snow.
On top of enjoying fishing at the nearby river, you can also explore the local wildlife, where otters and kingfishers can be seen close to the water’s edge, and roe deer, which are often spotted hiding within the wildflowers.
Are you in the mood for a cosy weekend away?
Travelling across the country is so much easier with an Alamo hire car, so if you fancy making the journey to one of these beautiful retreats, then be sure to take a look at our fantastic range of vehicles today.