Alternative living has never been so exciting, which is why we’ve made a list of the top 25 best cabins in the UK. These gorgeous tiny homes are all available to rent and would make the perfect base for your next romantic getaway or a place to just forget everything.
From private beaches to woodland hideouts, and floating lake houses to cabins on stilts, there will be something on this list to take your breath away. We have been inside a handful of these across the UK and we can assure you these are the best of the best.
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First up on our list of the top 25 best cabins in the UK, we have Rowan, a rustic space set in the Northumberland countryside owned by Hesleyside Huts. This stunning cabin, large enough to accommodate four is reminiscent of wilderness cabins in North America, complete with rocking chairs on the porch. The interior is gorgeous with refurbished wood, a log fire and soft lighting.
There is plenty to explore within the 4000-acre lands surrounding the dwelling. However, this cabin would also be perfect for a winter hideaway, somewhere to escape and spend time together. For the full experience, have a soak under the stars in the outdoor bath. Heaven.
2. The Woodland Cabin
Next up, we have The Woodland Cabin, a hut that is entirely off the grid and designed to let you disconnect. This sustainable structure is beautifully built, using only local and up-cycled wood. Not only is this good for the environment but also gives the cabin a rustic feel.
The living space inside is welcoming with a wood-burning stove to greet you and keep the area toasty. Up a ladder to the mezzanine level, you will find a comfortable double bed for a refreshing sleep. Cooking at The Woodland Cabin is an outdoor affair, on the BBQ or over an open fire, what an adventure.
3. Hairy Cabin
If you’re looking to be at one with the environment surrounding you, then this is one of the best cabins in the U.K. to visit. Tucked away in the trees and buses, this the ‘Hairy Cabin’ feels as though it has been taken over by nature herself. Beyond the immediate greenery is a whole woodland village to explore, including a lake, sauna, communal kitchen and yoga classes.
Inside and the A-frame cabin is a minimalist but warm and inviting space, the ideal place to wind down. A comfortable double bed takes up most of the room, and a wood-burning fire is on hand for heating. The interior is completely wooden and glowing with natural golden tones.
4. Lodge at the Old Mill
If you’re looking for a cabin retreat but want modern luxuries too, the Lodge at the Old mill is for you. This architectural beauty is nestled behind the trees, partially hidden from view and blending in with its surroundings. However, through the large glass windows, you get a hint of what awaits you inside.
A hanging bed and decadent light features make this space very stylish and worthy of a spot on our list of the best cabins in the UK. There would be no sense of ‘roughing it’ in the Lodge with a full kitchen (and dishwasher!), separate lounge and bathroom. If you do want to get back to nature, enjoy the grounds and spend a night around the campfire.
It’s also located in Somerset, just a couple miles from where the Cabinspo team are based, and we can assure you it’s one of the best countryside counties in the UK.
Just a few minutes drive from the cabin you will be greeted with one of the best pubs in the UK, called The George Inn. It’s an old Victorian pub that serves great food, has a beautiful pub garden and it’s built into what feels like a castle. This, is one of favourite locations ever.
5. Dragon Cruck
Location: Powys, Wales
The Dragon Cruck is a lovingly handcrafted cabin that looks as though it grew from the ground it sits on. Nestled in the woods this cabin takes you back to nature and flows seamlessly from indoors to outdoors. With few straight lines and plenty of bare wood, this is one of the quirkiest spaces on our list of the best cabins in the UK.
The vaulted ceilings inside give the feeling of being inside a cathedral, which is impressive in such a small space. The mix of white and natural wood give the cabin a bright and spacious feel. Natural light streaming in from the many windows complements the wood.
6. The BoatShack
You may be wondering why of the next cabin on our list of the top 25 best cabins in the UK is called the BoatShack. Well, this unique cabin is made from a 1945 boat, flipped on its end with the hull pointing in the air. That’s right; you’ll be sleeping inside a boat!
The space inside is rustic and cosy with two benches that transform into a double bed at night. The recycled materials used inside give the cabin a warm feeling. Next door, however, the kitchen and bathroom pod feels much more modern, although still recycled. This separate room offers you space to whip up tasty meals and be self-sufficient.
7. Falling Water
In ‘Falling Water’ you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the stream running around the cabin and the waterfall below it. This soothing watery sound is complemented by the blue stained glass window that pulls rippled, coloured light into the room. Surrounded by water and trees, this cabin is in the heart of nature.
The area inside is a bright white, and windows coving half of the walls make this a refreshing space to spend time in. A bed and a fire fill the room, creating a perfect, restful zone. A composting loo and BBQ cooking facilities are available, or you could just nip to the local cafe.
8. Wooden Wagon
This cheerful wagon, at number eight on our list of the best cabins in the UK, would be the perfect place for a weekend away. Handcrafted by the owner, you can see attention to detail everywhere in the Wooden Wagon. The beautiful curved window stands out, as does the bathtub hidden in the floor below it!
Even better than the bath, however, is the hot tub situated next to the wagon. This feature completes the space and creates a relaxing atmosphere. Cooking facilities are also available in the wagon, or the outdoor BBQ would be great on a summer’s evening.
9. The Stumpy Hobbit
Straight out of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, we have The Stumpy Hobbit. Built around a tree, this unique cabin feels like something from the past. With not a straight line in sight and tree branches adorning the exterior walls, this cabin is a quirky place to escape to.
This rustic cabin is one of the best cabins in the UK thanks to its cosy atmosphere. Inside, the room is surprisingly large with a double bed, sofa and wood-burning stove to keep you nice and warm—the perfect place to snuggle up with a good book.
10. Rustic Cabin
If it’s a digital detox you’re looking for, then the next cabin on our list of the best cabins in the U.K. is the one for you. You’ll find no mobile signal or WiFi at the Rustic Cabin, in Highland Glen, just tranquil surroundings. I couldn’t think of a better place to disconnect than the rambling mountains of the Scottish Highlands.
The cabin itself is stunning with dark wooden walls and soft lighting throughout. The wood stove heats the whole cabin, making it a great place to return to after exploring the landscape. In the cabin, you will find a comfortable double bed, sofa and kitchen area.
11. Carswell Beach Hut
This is perhaps my favourite tiny house on our list of the best cabins in the U.K. At Carswell Beach Hut you don’t just get a cabin, but your very own private beach too. This stunning hut sits nestled into the base of the cliffs, with the sand and ocean at your feet. It’s fifteen minutes on foot to reach the cabin, but once you arrive, you will never want to leave.
The secluded haven has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a double bed, kitchen, dining area, wood-burning stove, toilet and shower. The icing on the cake has got to be the outdoor hot tub. From here you can relax in the warm water, with a beautiful view of the waves.
12. Log Jam
Next up, we have Log Jam, which is great if you’re looking for a bit more space to stretch out. This charming cabin has a modern kitchen with enough room to cook inside if you don’t fancy cooking on the campfire. There is also a living room area with a log burner and a large double bed, hidden behind a secret door.
This tiny house certainly deserves a spot on our list of the best cabins in the U.K., with attention to detail throughout. I love the reclaimed wood and corrugated tin that reminds you of the area’s mining history. Best of all is the secluded woodland that the cabin sits in, perfect for outdoor adventures.
13. Riverside Cabin
We’re heading to Cornwall with the next tiny home on our list of the best cabins in the UK. The Riverside Cabin is a hand-built home, built from the woodland that surrounds it. The love put into the build is evident, and the result is a stunning retreat with a bright and unique interior.
If you’re looking to bring the whole family along then, the Riverside Cabin is the one for you as it has room to sleep four comfortably. There’s plenty of space inside with a roomy kitchen, and living space as well as the sleeping mezzanine. Outside, you’ll find a stream to paddle in, swings for the kids as well as a composting loo and hot shower.
14. The Sleepout
The next playful cabin on our list of the best cabins in the UK is another handcrafted beauty. The Sleepout features a huge window taking up one wall at the front of the cabin. As this is a floor to ceiling window, it is positioned perfectly for a spot of star-gazing from the mezzanine bedroom area—what a brilliant way to unwind.
Situated in the Welsh Valleys this cabin is in a great spot to explore the surrounding wilderness. Come back to the cabin after an adventurous day swimming in the nearby river and take a hot outdoor shower. Then, take advantage of the pizza oven for a delicious meal before heading to bed to watch the stars.
15. The Tree Cabin
Location: West Yorkshire
The Tree Cabin is beautifully situated, hovering over the river running below. With a view out to the trees and river, you truly feel at one with nature in this little cabin. While the windows bring the outside in, the curved wooden walls reflect the nature that surrounds the pod, making it at one with the woods.
A sofa bed take up much of the interior space, but there is also a small kitchenette. For a bathroom, head to the cabin next door where there is a toilet and sink. The hot shower is outside, but it’s so private in this woodland that showering alfresco is a pleasure.
16. Brockloch Bothy
Location: Dumfries & Galloway
A cabin with a modern twist, Brockloch Bothy is next on our list of the best cabins in the U.K. This beautiful space is situated in the heart of the Scottish countryside and is ideally situated for outdoor adventure. Or, simply relax and enjoy the views from the cabin.
Inside the Brocklock Bothy has everything you’d expect to find for an easy and comfortable stay. The is a full kitchen and bathroom, as well as a separate bedroom and living space. No WiFi forces you to be present and disconnect. This is the perfect place to unwind and de-stress while having all amenities at your fingertips.
17. Kudhva K-2
Up next on our list of the best cabins in the U.K. we have Kudhva, an architectural wonder. This futuristic cabin perched atop wooden legs is incredibly striking. The geometric cabin is at one with and anthesis to the nature that surrounds it. Blending in with its wooden cladding but standing out because of its striking shape.
Inside the cabin, facilities are basic but comfortable, with space to sleep and relax. All other amenities, including a wood-fired hot tub, can be found in the heart of the Kudhva community. Kudhva means hideout in Cornish, and this cabin is the perfect place to do so.
18. Oak Cabin
Location: Potten End
The Oak Cabin, number 18 on our list of the best cabins in the U.K., may not look as striking as some of the other structures on this list, but the interior shines. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to have a romantic night in then, this could be the place for you.
Inside, warm oak covers every surface, so much so that the cabin almost looks like it’s glowing. Neutral tones and warm lighting add to this effect, along with the wood-burning stove. Relax downstairs on the large sofas or retire upstairs to the sleeping mezzanine—a great place to unwind and connect.
Whitby is an expansive cabin that looks as though it has come straight out of the woods in North America. This gorgeous cabin sits in a quiet corner of the North York Moors, with 500 acres of woodland to explore, right on your doorstep.
On the inside, the cabin is bright and spacious, with a vast double bed taking centre stage. A wood-burning stove provides plenty of heat, making this a great place to stay even in the winter months. Cooking is an outdoor affair, either on the gas-powered BBQ on the porch or at the communal pizza oven down the trail.
20. Ditchling Cabin
Location: West Sussex
If being surrounded by water makes you feel alive then you’re going to want to stay at Ditchling Cabin. This is one of the best cabins in the U.K. thanks to the lake it’s situated on. The lake is yours for the duration of your stay. So pack your swimmers, canoes, paddleboards, fishing rods and jump right in.
While you will probably want to spend your time outside, the inside of this property is also idyllic. With enough room to sleep four, you can bring the kids or some friends along with you. There’s plenty of room for everyone with a full kitchen, living room and bathroom. A soak in the luxurious bath while taking in the waterside view is a must.
21. Humble and Bee
Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a beehive? Well, you’re about to find out with the next entry on our list of the best cabins in the U.K., Humble and Bee. Humble and Bee is a giant beehive, and while it may be fun and quirky on the outside, inside the cabin means business.
Full of design delights, this cabin is a stylish and upmarket getaway for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Two floors give this den enough room for a kitchen and living space and a bedroom, complete with furs on the bed. If this isn’t enough, enjoy the private outdoor bath. Romantic.
22. Idaho Cabin
Location: East Sussex
Next on our list of the best cabins in the U.K. we have Idaho, a beautiful and traditional space. This cabin encourages you to relax and unwind and to enjoy the woodland surround it. The interior is soothing with white and wooden walls, creating a fresh space.
The bottom floor is dedicated to the kitchen and living room, with a cosy wood-burning stove. Climb the ladder, and you’ll find yourself in the sleeping loft, a cute little den with just enough room for two. The sofa bed downstairs provides space for two more to sleep if needed.
23. Cynefin Retreats
Cynefin Retreats, at number 23 on our list of the best cabins in the UK, is a contemporary piece of design nestled amidst greenery in the Herefordshire countryside that we have actually stayed in. This beautiful modern cabin comes with some added extras that you wouldn’t usually expect. Top of the list is underfloor heating, keeping the Rosen warm all year round.
Aside from underfloor heating, there is also a large modern kitchen and living space to enjoy. The main bedroom has its own private space, with views out across the landscape. To top it all off, there is a hot tub on the deck, that fits up to four people.
24. Arnor the Rangers Cabin
It’s the shingles that clad Arnor the Rangers Cabin’s exterior walls that earn this gem a spot on our list of the best cabins in the UK. Each one is beautifully hand-cut from recycled materials and has weathered to a slightly different shade. This creates a stunning effect that catches your eye.
Inside, simplicity is first in the A-frame structure. There’s a bed under the star-gazing window, a portable gas burner and a toilet. Without distractions, you can connect with nature by exploring and hiking straight from your front door.
25. Grebe’s Nest
Finally, on our list of the top 25 best cabins in the UK, we have Grebe’s nest, a floating cabin! Yes, you read correctly, this cool pod is floating out on the lake, meaning you’ll need to take the boat to get there. But don’t worry, the structure is stable enough that, once inside, you’ll feel like you’re on dry land.
Inside, this cute cabin is clad in wood, creating a warm and relaxing space to unwind. There is a bed, kitchen and living room but, let’s be honest, you’ll probably be spending all of your time on the outdoor decking. Staying in Grebe’s Nest would be an experience, unlike any other.
So there you have our list of the best cabins in the UK ranging from £75 a night all the way up to a whopping £350 a night, the choice is yours!
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