Cinnabar Nest

1.9 miles S of Sedgefield

Sleeps 4 | dog friendly

From £120 per night

Cabin in County Durham: Our rustic-luxe hideout allows you to slow down and reconnect with nature. Embrace a few days unplugged from the outside world, exploring the landscape and coastline all before stargazing around the firepit.


Are you seeking a soulful escape where you can simply press pause on life's busy schedule? This off-grid, cosy cabin is a dream for those looking to rest and recharge in a truly peaceful environment. The upcycled design of the hideaway encapsulates the essence of enjoying life's simple pleasures, with a view that oozes calm and interiors that create a wholesome ambience. The outside space is just as majestic, with a rustic fire pit for romantic evenings spent stargazing, hot chocolate in hand and your beloved pooch snuggled by your toes. And, if there are more than two of you looking to get away, Pippestrelle (a pocket-sized version of Cinnabar) sits within the same area but is well-spaced so you have your own private areas to enjoy.

Step Inside

Meander along the country path to find your handcrafted hideout nestled amongst unspoilt nature. As you step inside a sense of calm flows through your mind, body and soul. Being totally off-grid, you really can switch off the hustle and bustle of everyday life and allow yourself to live differently for a little while. There is minimal power, which is powered by solar. The bespoke curved design of the cabin has been cleverly considered to make the most of the space. To the right, you’ll find the sumptuous king-sized bed with a purpose-built stargazing roof. Once slowly woken by the dawn chorus, enjoy a cup of coffee and admire your picturesque view from the window that perfectly frames your surroundings at the foot of the bed. There’s a sweet seating area for you to relax and enjoy a spot of adventure planning and the minimalistic kitchen sits to the left of the cabin. Please note, there is no fridge as the hideaway is off-grid, but there is a cool box to store perishables in. Just behind the kitchen is the ensuite shower room where the rustic design of the cabin flows through effortlessly.

For travel dreamers seeking a hideaway for four, you are in luck, as Pipistrelle (a similar, but smaller cabin) is settled close by. Within this space, there is a cosy double bed and an ensuite shower room. This cabin simply acts as a ‘second bedroom’, but is beautifully designed and boasts the same spellbinding view as Cinnabar. A great solution for friends looking to holiday together but who like to have their own private areas to enjoy.


From dawn till dusk the outside spaces at Cinnabar and Pipistrelle offer simple perfection. Embrace alfresco living and enjoy brunch on the deck while seeing what wildlife you can spot in the surrounding farmland. As the sun dips beyond the horizon and the sky turns to a deep golden glow, light the fire pit and gather around for a cosy evening with the ones you love most. See who can spot the first star as you toast marshmallows and reconnect with each other in this dreamlike paradise.


The owners have put their heart and soul into crafting these off-grid hideaways. Most of the materials used to create the cabins have been upcycled, which truly makes them one-of-a-kind. Embrace a digital detox as there’s no Wi-Fi, plug sockets or TV here. There are USB ports, but other than that enjoy playing board games, sharing stories and reading under ambient solar-powered lighting. The 200 acres of farmland in which the cabins are nestled have been left un-landscaped, to ensure minimal impact on nature.


Tucked away on a working farm in the heart of gorgeous County Durham, there is so much to explore nearby. With footpaths to be discovered right on your doorstep, four-legged friends will never tire of roaming the landscape. Sedgefield, a pretty little town, is just a few miles away. For those looking to eat out, be sure to check out The Impeccable Pig for romantic dining, Julia & Sofia’s for hearty Italian food and The Pickled Parson for the freshest produce and comforting pub classics. If you’d prefer to cook back at your hideaway, there’s a farmers market held on the first Sunday of the month, as well as an abundance of local shops selling seasonal produce.

Just a ten-minute drive away is Hardwick Park. Seasonal events are hosted within its beautiful grounds which include a gorgeous lake, vibrant gardens and magical woodland. If the ocean calls, Durham Heritage Coast is around a half-hour drive away and boasts a brilliant footpath between Sunderland and Hartlepool for keen walkers. For history lovers, there are lots of places to visit nearby, such as Barnard Castle, Finchale Priory and Bowes Museum. And, if you fancy a spot of retail therapy, you can get to the city of Durham in just under half an hour. With all this and more to explore, you will love nothing more than retreating back to your hideaway once the day's adventures draw to a close.


Open plan living room with kitchen and bedroom areas Bluetooth speaker. Gas 2 ring hob, hob kettle and hob toaster. King-size double bed (5') and en suite shower room with shower, compost WC and wash basin.

Pipistrelle Double bed and ensuite shower room with shower, compost WC and wash basin.

Extra Information

There are two other hideaways on site; Raffer Yem (5422) and another cabin. All properties are positioned in a way to assure privacy and are a great solution if you wish to get away with friends or another couple, with your own secluded areas to enjoy.

The owner please asks that dogs are kept on leads when sheep are grazing in the field.

Availability, reservations and pricing: £120 - £170 per night

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.

There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break.

A non-refundable booking fee of £45 is payable per booking.

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