Log cabins in the UK

Lakeside or woodside, enjoy a log cabin holiday this year

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Ronnie McCluskey

Ronnie McCluskey
HomeAway travel expert

Cabin themeWhile it’s often thought cottages with warm hearth fires offer unrivalled levels of comfort and cosiness, the humble log cabin has emerged in recent years as a contender for this mantle. There’s nothing quite like firing up an old wood-burning stove in your well-insulated rental cabin, the perfect base for exploring your surroundings, whether you’re in the Lake District or the Highlands. Typically situated in woodland environments, log cabins in the UK offer you the chance to get to grips with landscapes often overlooked; fells and braes, forests replete with busy woodpeckers and croaking frogs, streams and waterfalls.

How can you not unwind amid such pastoral environs?

At HomeAway, there’s no shortage of UK log cabins, chalets and lodges. Occupying the shores of Loch Linnhe, buried in the heart of Cornwall – and popping up in many a locale in between – these private cabins give you the opportunity to discover just why Britain is prefixed with the word ‘Great’. Take advantage of a huge range of leisure pursuits, from cycling round Derwentwater to climbing Ben Nevis in Fort William: your warm log cabin will be waiting to welcome you at the end of the day.


Top five destinations for a UK log cabin holiday


Log cabin holidays in Scotland Log cabin holidays in Scotland

Edinburgh, Argyll and Stirling, and the Scottish Highlands are just a few of the locations in which you'll find log cabins in Scotland. But what are you going to get up to when you’re not relaxing in your rustic cedar cabin? Bag yourself one of our Loch Lomond cabins and you’ll be spoiled for choice. The Bird of Prey Centre is a good place to start, housing as it does 40 birds of prey and over 20 owls; afterwards, get the adrenaline pumping on a zipwire ride at Go Ape in Aberfoyle!

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Log cabin holidays in the West Country Log cabin holidays in the West Country

With cabins spread evenly between Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, you can enjoy a varied mix of West Country attractions. In Somerset, we suggest going subterranean by exploring the spectacular caves of the infamous Witch of Wookey. There’s a fascinating old paper mill to explore, too. Devon and Cornwall are similarly packed with attractions: Cornwall’s gardens and beaches are among the best in the UK, while a visit to Castle Drogo in Devon – the last castle ever to be built in England – is a fun day out for the whole family.

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Log cabin holidays in the Lake District and Cumbria Log cabin holidays in the Lake District and Cumbria

England’s largest lake, Windermere, is the location for several of our first-class log cabins in the Lake District. And while you’ll want to take advantage of the lake views offered by several of them, there’s plenty to get up to that’ll set the heart racing. Try a spot of abseiling, rock climbing or archery, or take in the view from a hot-air balloon floating over the waters. For some, the Lake District is all about exercise, so if you want to work up a sweat – by hiking the hills or canoeing – you’ll find ample opportunity.

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Log cabin holidays in Wales Log cabin holidays in Wales

From your log cabin in Wales, you’re sure to be comfortable; but with so much to see and do beyond your homely abode, you may only retire when the sun dwindles in the sky. Most of our cabins are in Snowdonia, Wales’s premier activity capital, so be sure to pack some heavy-duty hiking boots and, should you be inclined, your fishing rod or golf club! Well-preserved historical sites also abound, from World Heritage battlements to slate quarries.

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Log cabin holidays in South East England Log cabin holidays in South East England

Forget a cottage in the Cotswolds; a pine cabin in the New Forest is about as good as it gets. Stay in one of these rentals and you can look forward to plenty of New Forest attractions, from horse riding through the beautiful landscape to wakeboarding at the New Forest Water Park. A visit to the world-famous Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is well worth the price of admission: it contains over 500 Champion trees and 42,000 plants from around the globe. If Hampshire doesn’t float your boat, perhaps our cabins in Sussex or Kent will pique your interest.

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UK Log Cabins for Rent

Four beautiful Pembrokeshire Cottages, idyllic National Park setting.

Stunning location in the foothills of the Preseli mountains, with direct access to the moor + mountains with sheep + wild ponies grazing. Close to the source of the bluestones for the inner ring of Stonehenge-Walk to Carn Meini the source of the b...

Stunning Loch Side Accommodation nr Glencoe Scottish Highlands

Why not escape to the stunning Highlands of Scotland and experience some of the most fantastic scenery and wildlife in the world. Here at Loch Leven Holidays you can see Pine Martens, Otters, Red Squirrels, Seals, several species of birds and eve...

Family And Pet Friendly Log Cabin With Private Hot Tub

Curlew is a charming and tranquil lodge with magnificent views of open countryside and the fells beyond. Located on the edge of the Howgill Fells and nestled between the Lake District National Park & Yorkshire Dales National Park, Artlegarth Lodge...

Secluded rural hideaway set in rolling countryside - coast 7 miles

Ta Mill offers the perfect holiday, be it that long weekend or peaceful break in an idyllic setting. Stay in a traditional Cornish cottage, with its individual character or choose a cosy lodge. Our new Hot Tub and Swim Spa facilities add further ...

Contemporary Woodland Cabin

Full length windows lead into open plan living, dining area and kitchen. Kitchen is equipped with cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, all crockery , cutlery and kitchen inventory. Large modern corner shower with WC and heated towe...

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