A retreat back to nature is a magical way to spend quality time together as a family, it also allows you to slow down and practice mindfulness. So, step away from the digital world and connect with your loved ones in beautiful surroundings. From foraging to wild swimming, there is so much to discover of our natural world. These heavenly hideaways promise a touch of luxury, so when the little ones are asleep, you can unwind in a bubbling hot tub under the stars… pure bliss! Here are some of our favourite family hideaways that make a perfect base for exploring hidden corners of the UK…
Polly the Lorry | Horsebox | Devon | Sleeps 4 | Wood burner
Polly the Lorry is a nature lover's dream. Completely secluded in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, this eco-chic horsebox is a truly unique getaway. Its unspoilt surroundings offer plenty to explore. Cook up a delicious meal as a family, using seasonal produce from the owner’s vegetable patch, and you are also welcome to collect eggs from the chicken and ducks from the farm. Then enjoy dining al fresco! Polly’s lovely owners have thoughtfully restored its interior with recycled materials… She is full of so much character and charm.
Take a nap in the lovely hammock on a summer's afternoon or light the wood burner and get cosy on a rainy day. There is plenty to keep the little ones busy, from books to boardgames. What's better, Polly the Lorry is completely off-grid, allowing you to switch off from the pressures of the modern world and embrace your time together in nature. There are picturesque towns and villages to visit nearby, with lovely country pubs and a variety of walks. Exmoor National Park is only a short drive away, it is well worth a visit for wandering wild walks, cycle trails and the famous wild ponies.
Mount View Horizon | Safari Tent | Cornwall | Sleeps 6 | Dog friendly | Hot tub | Wood burner | Sea views
Glamping doesn’t get much better than this… This spacious, luxury safari tent is situated in the glorious West Cornwall, with unbeatable panoramic views of the historic site St Michael’s Mount. It sleeps 6 and your four-legged friend is welcome to come along for the adventure too. Another safari tent, Mount View Sunrise, is in the surrounding wildflower meadow; along with, Mount View Retreat which is a lovely shepherd's hut. All hideaways are positioned to ensure privacy and space, but if you have a large family or want to escape to nature with another family then these hideaways are your answer. The open plan living area provides ample space for a whole family and its rustic wooden interiors are a fitting reminder of your natural surroundings.
If that's not enough, the outside space is just as welcoming. Delve into your favourite book as you swing on the hammock overlooking the ocean or enjoy a glass of bubbles in the dreamy hot tub. Why not practise yoga on the idyllic decking area? Don’t worry you can enjoy a moment of peace as the children will be more than happy in the play area, complete with climbing frame, football goals, volleyball net and trampoline. West Cornwall is a magical place, one you will never get bored of. From the sandy beaches of Marazion, Gwithian and Porthcurno to the art galleries and eateries in St Ives. You can even take the ferry from Penzance and spend a day exploring the gorgeous Isles of Scilly. There truly is something for everyone.
Rosewood Yurt | Yurt | Devon | Sleeps 5 | Hot tub | Wood burner
The lovely Rosewood Yurt is surrounded by a lush green meadow and more than 150 acres of woodland just waiting to be explored. This humble abode is made up of two traditional yurts, side by side. The main yurt is complete with a sumptuous king-size bed, kitchen area and dining table to sit around and tuck into a homemade meal. Step through the beautiful hand-crafted door to ‘Little Rosewood’ where you’ll find cute bunkbeds for the little ones and a sofa bed for one more. Rosewood feels like home from home with its laid-back farmhouse style. As the sun dips beyond the horizon, enjoy a delicious barbecue, while the decking is the perfect spot for stargazing. The location is simply divine, situated perfectly to explore the wonders of both Devon and Cornwall. Take a look at some amazing family days out in Devon here.
Station A | Unique Accommodation | Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 4 | Wood burner | Sea views
Take a step back in time at Station A. It has a fascinating history, having formerly been a WWII research laboratory station. With amazing sea views and a variety of beaches nearby, Station A is a wonderfully unique family escape. Its interior combines the old with the new; lovingly restored with stylish furnishing, whilst keeping its character and charm. The open-plan living area is gorgeous, complete with a toasty wood burner to stay cosy through the seasons, while there is a comfy king-size bed to sink into and a tasteful twin room. Out on the patio, enjoy dinner with a magnificent backdrop as the golden sun sets over the glistening sea. For independent shops, art galleries and restaurants, head to the harbour town of Fishguard. You can even give coasteering a go at the Blue Lagoon or take a boat trip to one of Pembrokeshire’s islands to see the puffins, the perfect family day out. You will never want to leave this little slice of heaven!
The Little Cider House | Cabin | Cornwall | Sleeps 5 | Dog friendly | Wood burner | Hot tub
What a gem… This idyllic cabin is set in the most rural spot in the tranquil Fowey Valley. Surrounded by acres of wildflower meadows, pastures, woodland tracks and even a babbling brook. There are so many wonderful family activities to enjoy here. Cook up a storm on the barbecue and dine al fresco on the lovely outdoor seating area. After, sink into the hammock and gaze up at the stars. Let the kids explore their beautiful surroundings whilst you unwind in the bubbling hot tub with a glass of your favourite. Family retreats don’t get much better than this!
Inside is just as special. The Little Cider House has been lovingly hand-crafted with comfort, style and quality in mind. The cleverly designed triple bunk beds utilise the space perfectly - the little ones will love this. The sleek, modern shower room adds a truly luxurious touch to this heavenly hideaway, perfect for freshening up after exploring this wonderful part of Cornwall. The area promises some lovely days out, making those all important family memories. Less than a mile away is the riverside town of Lostwithiel, with its historic 12th Century castle ruins, independent shops, pubs and regular farmers markets. A trip to the Eden Project is a must, as are The Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are also lovely cycling routes nearby at Cardinham Woods and the Camel Trail. The list is endless, come and experience the magic for yourself with a special stay at The Little Cider House.
Discover our wonderful collection of family glamping hideaways here. We have a wide range of quirky places to stay in the most idyllic spots in the UK. So, escape back to nature with your nearest and dearest and experience a getaway that you will hold close to your heart forever.