Much like gin and tonic, log cabins with hot tubs might be considered the perfect mix. They combine the best of the rustic and the modern to create a relaxing escape. Our guide helps you pinpoint the best places to find both.
These Lake District log cabins with hot tubs are just what you need
The Lake District is what most people think of when they they think of the English countryside. The Cumbrian countryside entices hikers, cyclists and climbers from around the UK and the world. From William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter, the area has drawn writers and artists for centuries. No visit to the Lake Country would be complete without a cruise on Lake Windermere. You can follow in the steps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge who, allegedly, was the first person to hike to the top of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Found in the Lake District National Park, it's a great way to spend a day and catch some amazing views of the entire area along the way.
Cornwall holiday rentals that won't disappoint
A windswept coastline coupled with a stunning countryside makes Cornwall one of the top holiday destinations in the UK. Cyclists will find the 17 mile Camel Trail from Padstow to Bodmin irresistibile. The Cornish Coast Path is a perfect place for a hike as it offers stunning views of the Cornish coastline and countryside. Another must for a day hike is Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall and a great place for a picnic. If you do decide on a picnic, don't forget to try Cornwall's famous clotted cream with jam and scones.
These Cotswolds holiday homes are a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle
Taking a holiday to the Cotswolds is a promise – a promise to relax. Officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds is a popular spot for those looking for a quick getaway or travellers intent on spending an extended holiday. Known as a great destination for people looking to enjoy the outdoors, Cotswold Way provides hikers and walkers a dedicated path of more than 100 miles that can take you through some of the most breathtaking countryside Cotswolds has to offer. The area is also a destination for foodies, especially those hunting artisan cheeses.
Getting away to some stellar holiday rentals in Yorkshire
The largest county in England also has one of the most stunning coastlines, with world-famous destinations including the seaside towns of Scarborough, Whitby, and the coastal villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay, Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar, which are set within the North York Moors National Park. The park is a stunning place to spend time hiking, relaxing and taking in the ancient woodland, babbling brooks and spectacular hills. Once the manufacturing capital of England, local cities such as Leeds and Sheffield are within easy reach and offer historic sites, museums and shopping. Yorkshire is also home of the Bronte sisters, whose home in Haworth is where you'll find the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
Finding yourself at these holiday lettings in Wales
For centuries, nature lovers have been drawn to the breathtaking scenery of Wales. Home to Snowdonia National Park, it is a favourite spot for hikers and backpackers to get first-hand looks at the rolling landscape dotted with picturesque ravines, snow-capped mountains and crystal clear streams. The Taff Trail runs for 55 miles between Cardiff Bay and Brecon. Popular with both cyclists and walkers, the trail is a great way to see the stunning coastline.
These Peak District holiday homes are a nature lover's dream
The Peak District National Park was founded in 1951 and is the oldest national park in Britain, and one of the most visited. Despite its name, the area is not filled with mountainous peaks but rolling hillside, limestone gorges and verdant valleys. Outdoor lovers are drawn to the many hiking and cycling trails that criss-cross the landscape, including the Tissington Trail which runs for 13 miles from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne. After a long day, make sure to try some Bakewell pudding after dinner. Not to be confused with its more famous cousin, the Bakewell Tart, it's a local dessert and considered a Peak District must.