Top hideaways for a solo getaway

Penned on the 17th November 2022

Top hideaways for a solo getaway

Looking for the ultimate way to reconnect, recharge and refresh? Why not treat yourself to a solo adventure nestled amongst the wilderness. Including everything from tree-top cabins with alfresco showers, beach-front chalets with views across the waves, eco-friendly getaways surrounded by wildlife, and shepherd’s huts with on-site crafting classes, our solo glamping retreats offer the perfect way to seek some time out. 

Tree Tops Cabin

Cabin | Cornwall | Dog Friendly | Wood Burner

Cabin nestled amongst the trees with distant views of the glistening sea in Cornwall

The perfect hygge hideaway, Tree Tops is a wood cabin, tucked amongst the woodland near one of Cornwall’s prettiest seaside villages. Located on the wild and equally beautiful Lizard Peninsula, this open plan home-away-from-home is just a stone's throw from the South West Coastal Path. The ideal location for solo travellers to find a cocoon of solace whilst not being too far off the beaten track, there are plenty of walks to be enjoyed alone or with a four-legged friend. Enjoy evenings curled next to the wood burner from the comfy sofa, or treat yourself to a supper outside on the elevated decking area. Floor to ceiling windows let nature in, even whilst you spend time indoors. There’s also a local beach, where you can watch fishermen bring in their catch of lobster, crab, mackerel and mullet, and a local pub from which you watch the comings and goings of village life.

Discover more dog friendly hideaways here and be sure to check our blog on the best sandy beaches in Cornwall.

 

The Wagon with Faraway Views

Wagon | Devon | Dog Friendly | Wood Burner | Hot Tub

Pretty wagon surrounded by wildflowers overlooking the lush green Devonshire countryside

Combining style, comfort and wonderful views across Dartmoor National Park, this converted wagon sits within its own fenced area, 100 yards from the nearest neighbour. For those seeking complete tranquillity and to have views of greenery as far as the eyes can see, it’s a haven in one of the UK’s most popular walking spaces. Pour a coffee, grab a book and enjoy breakfast in the fresh air whilst sitting on the wooden veranda. Then, hit the trails with your trusty boots (and pet!) to enjoy a day immersed in the Great Outdoors. As day turns to dusk, watch the sunset over the hills from the comfort of the hot tub. Or, sit on the veranda with a pair of binoculars to make the most of the fantastic stargazing opportunities that come with being in such a remote location. When it’s time to head indoors, spread out in the mezzanine bedroom, with a double bed and a TV, plus a porthole window with blissful country views.

To learn more about how to make the most of remote night skies, check out our guide to stargazing, and if you are bringing your beloved pooch along for the adventure, read our guide on the best dog friendly places to visit in Devon.

 

Lady Well’s Shepherds Hut

Shepherd’s Hut | Somerset | Wood Burner | Hot Tub

Peaceful shepherd's hut with its own small fishing lake, surrounded by trees

Set within the Somerset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lady Well’s sits within an enclosed garden with a deep pond that’s fed by a natural spring. With uninterrupted views of fields, farmland, hills and woodland it's a secluded oasis of calm and quiet. Despite the out of the way location, there’s plenty for solo travellers to occupy themselves with, whilst enjoying time out surrounded by nature. The pond includes a small rowing boat and yoga platform, perfect for some early morning activity. It’s also an excellent place to read and relax, or to watch local wildlife including birds, deer, foxes, badgers and kingfishers. A fire pit and hot tub make for atmospheric evenings spent outdoors stargazing or enjoying a glass of bubbly. Lady Well’s is also well-equipped for winter evenings spent indoors with a wood burner and underfloor heating. You can learn more about what it’s like to go for a solo winter getaway to this lovely retreat, via Faraway Lucy’s travel blog.

To learn more about the area, read our guide on the best things to do in Somerset or explore this beautiful county by foot with our walking guide.

 

Chalet on the Beach

Chalet | Dorset | Sea Views

Glistening sea views from Chalet on the Beach

Slap bang in the middle of a World Heritage Site, this charming chalet has views straight across the waves. Whether you're a beach bum, storm chaser, sun worshipper or fossil hunter, the location comes unrivalled. Refreshing morning swims have never been easier, with the waterline just a few steps away from the front door, you are bound to feel utterly at peace. Alternatively, start your day with a steaming mug of coffee on the outdoor veranda whilst the morning’s first tentative rays rise from the ocean. Perhaps afterwards you’d like to go for a stroll to the nearby seaside town of Lyme Regis, affectionately known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’ or head out on a blustery coastal walk.

Lovingly furnished and full of bijou style and elegance, the light and airy interior comes complete with everything you need to enjoy the seaside location. This includes beach towels, electric heaters and underfloor heating so you can warm up after a day spent outdoors.

Learn about what there is to do in Dorset with our guide to the Jurassic Coast and if you're looking for some foodie inspiration, we've got you covered!

 

Tawny Owl Treehouse

Treehouse | Cumbria | Hot Tub | Eco-friendly

Rustic treehouse in Cumbria with outdoor bathtub and hammock

Found in the heart of the Lake District, Tawny Owl has been lovingly crafted using reclaimed wood. The owners have upcycled materials from a farm and its surrounding woodland to create an ecological hideaway complete with quirky handcrafted furnishings. The perfect place to re-wild yourself by spending time alone in nature, this retreat comes with an outdoor shower, hammock, al fresco bathtub and of course, complete privacy. There’s also a full selection of indoor amenities, including kitchen, shower and four-poster bed. Spend your getaway immersed in nature and with a rare opportunity for solitude for the ultimate way to recharge your batteries. During the day, why not explore the vast lakes and gorgeous rolling hills of the Lake District UNESCO listed World Heritage Site before returning to your abode for a quiet night’s sleep in a haven of relaxation.

If you're looking for an eco-friendly retreat, be sure to have a look at our best eco-friendly hideaways.

 

Shepherd’s View

Shepherd’s Hut | Staffordshire | Wood Burner | Hot Tub | Eco-friendly

Shepherd's hut with an abundance of outside space and wood-fired bathtub

The perfect ‘green’ getaway, Shepherd’s View is nestled within the rambling Staffordshire countryside. It is a delightful retreat for fans of animals and those looking for peace and quiet. The surrounding wildflower meadow and native hedging plants have been chosen to attract pollinators and there are bird feeding stations, bee feeding stations, an insect hotel and hedgehog house. Where possible, solar panels are used to supply electricity to the hideaway and rainwater is harvested to water the plants on site. The owners provide fresh eggs from their own chickens and welcome you to help yourself to their vegetable patch. 

The interior is bright and pretty, complete with a wood burner and a hot tub for ultimate relaxation. The surrounding area is known for its beauty with Loynton Moss Nature Reserve just around the corner and award-winning scenery at Trentham Gardens. Slightly further afield is one of England's finest landscapes, Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Read our guide on the best places to visit in Staffordshire for some more inspiration!

 

The Baker’s Hut

Shepherd’s Hut | Sussex | Wood Burner

Wooden shepherd's hut nestled in woodland on a sunny day

Set within an enchanting woodland, this idyllic shepherd’s hut has a stylish interior and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Choose to make the most of this remote location, whilst also having the option to visit the nearby Bakehouse for homemade lunches, cakes and afternoon teas. Perfect for those looking to channel their creative side, the Bakehouse also hosts cookery workshops throughout the year including artisan bread making and festive chocolate making. In the autumn and winter, it hosts festive wreath making workshops and flower arranging classes. For those who would rather pamper themselves, there is the option to have a therapist stop by the Baker’s Hut to deliver a range of treatments using a delectable range of pure, vegan beauty products. When it comes to exploring the local area, Sussex is well-known for its vibrant gardens, beautiful houses and historic castles. Alternatively, take a stroll into the quaint village of Ashurst or the market town of Steyning.

 

The Burrow

Shepherd’s Hut | Hampshire | Wood Burner | Eco-friendly

Beautiful deep blue interiors and pretty furnishings at The Burrow shepherd's hut

An eco-chic hideaway in the heart of the English countryside with sweeping vistas of rural green pastures, The Burrow is a picturesque paradise perfect for a solo adventure. Set within the Clarendon Way and Monarch's Way walking routes, there are countryside rambles right on your doorstep. If you’re willing to take a short drive, you can also access the beautiful Broughton Down, Bentley Woods and New Forest National Park. The Burrow itself is the epitome of a modern, eco-friendly hideaway. Powered by solar and with a compost toilet you can enjoy your stay guilt-free. And with luxury linens, a wood burning fire and a king-sized bed there’s no compromise on comfort. You can also book a yoga class in the owner’s nearby and stunning garden to truly make the most of this cultivation of relaxation.

 

Taking a photo whilst on a woodland walk

There are so many health benefits of glamping in nature, and doing it alone is perfect for practicing mindfulness, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Our wonderful team have put together a list of our favourite things to take glamping, to help give you some ideas out of the ordinary which will make your trip extra special.

If this blog has inspired you to escape to nature for the ultimate self-care retreat, browse our full selection of hideaways here

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