Our Favourite Romantic Log Cabin Breaks
In search of a log cabin break with your loved one? Woodn't these ideas be great?
Who needs bricks and mortar, when wood will do? It’s the picture of romance and you’ll be getting all the brownie points for surprising your other half with a romantic log cabin break in the UK. And hey, you can wrap up warm and sit by the fire. Just don’t go and burn the place down, will you? Because…that wood be bad. We’ve logged our heads together at Plum Guide and come up with some great ideas for romantic log cabin breaks (you're very welcome). We’re not really looking at cities, because we all know what happened on Pudding Lane in 1666 (The Great Fire of London, dummy). But whether you’re glamping it up in Devon or tumbling along the coast of Cornwall, you’ll love these ideas, and so will your partner.
Cosy up in Cornwall
Can you imagine anything more enchanting than reading Treasure Island beside your partner in a log cabin in the bucolic countryside of Cornwall? Look for a cabin with a pool or a hot tub to make the most of the warm and sunny summers. Embark on a pleasant walk along the Cornish Coastal Path to tire out those legs, before relaxing in a spa and sitting by a log fire in your cabin or Plum home like Wild Heather. During your 7 day Cornish itinerary, check out the Eden Project to feel as though you’re in the Amazon Rainforest, adding an exotic element to romantic log cabin breaks.
Take a couple's trip to the Cotswolds
Rolling hills and bucolic meadows make for a pretty damn idyllic setting for romantic log cabin breaks. Nobody knows what Cots or Wolds are, but when you combine them, you get something pretty great. Visit castles and imagine yourself as a person of noble standing, before heading back to your lodging to read and snuggle up by the fire. Don’t burn the place down: the Cotswolds is pretty nice as it is, and it’d be terrible if our suggestions led to it being destroyed.
Head down to Devon
All good dogs go there when they die, but you can enjoy a slice of Devon while on this mortal plane. Get yourself a quaint log cabin overlooking the sweeping green valleys around the Dartmoor National Park. (Bonus points if it's got an outdoor area like our Plum home, The Old Apple Store). Since you left the kids at home, you’ll be able to just about resist the temptation to visit the Crealy Theme Park & Resort. Instead, you can divert your attention to the Valley of Rock, which is basically what it says on the tin. Take a ride on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and admire the architecture of the Exeter Cathedral.
Book a cabin in Norfolk
As places to visit in England go, Norfolk is up there with the finest. The pristine countryside and unspoilt beaches have provided film locations for movies including Shakespeare in Love (makes perfect sense, since the north coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, after all). As romantic as that sounds, Norfolk is also incredibly laidback - and its trails and beauty spots are perfect for getting lost with your loved one and forgetting the city. If you're bringing a four-legged friend along with you, this is a great destination for pet-friendly lodge holidays. At Holkham National Nature Reserve you'll find wetlands, dunes and a vast golden swathe of beach. Head to Blakeney Point for England's largest seal colony, while royalists will enjoy a visit to the Queen’s country pile, Sandringham Estate.
Treat your partner with a stay in Somerset
Apples, Glastonbury, Cheddar Cheese and a funny distinct accent. This is Somerset in its entirety and don’t let anyone tell you any different. Embrace its stunning countryside, famous townships and a food scene worth travelling for alone. There's also an array of artisan weekend markets and the certified ‘prettiest village in England’, Castle Combe in its midst. Charming? Yes. Perfect for a romantic log cabin break? Definitely.