Tranquil lakeside hideaways in the UK

Penned on the 18th October 2023

Tranquil lakeside hideaways in the UK

There is something utterly soul-soothing about being beside a body of water, the way the sun dances across its glistening surface or how raindrops therapeutically ripple through the stillness. It makes us feel grounded, bringing a sense of calm to our busy minds. It’s also a wonderful way to disconnect from the bustling outside world and reconnect with the elements of our natural world. So, immerse your mind, body and soul in nature for a little while and retreat to one of our tranquil lakeside hideaways…

Hayley’s Hut | Devon | Shepherd’s Hut | Sleeps 2 | Hot tub | Dog-friendlyWood-burner

Tranquil shepherd's hut beside a lake (left) and looking across a lake with a small rowing boat (righr)

The epitome of peace and tranquillity, Hayley’s Hut promises a restorative getaway in a beautiful location. Welcoming 2 guests and your four-legged friend, there is an abundance of outside space for you all to enjoy. In the heart of it all sits the mesmerising lake, idyllic no matter the season or time of day. Picture an autumnal morning, wood-burner lit and coffee in hand, gazing across the lake whilst snuggled in a cocoon of soft linens. Or how about an alfresco brunch in spring as you feel the subtle warmth of the sun for the first time in the year. Why not take to the lake on a balmy summer’s eve, rowing the romantic boat along the water, before rustling up an alfresco feast in the outdoor kitchen? And once the sun has slipped away and the moon and stars appear, sink into the heavenly hot tub and enter a dreamy state of relaxation. 

The lake is well-stocked with freshwater fish and the owners are happy for you to bring your own rod if you’d like to try your hand at fishing during your stay. They do ask that you kindly return your catch once finished. 


Tresahor Lodge | Cornwall | Cabin | Sleeps 4 | Dog-friendly 

Lakeside lodge nestled within a quarry in Cornwall

A magical family getaway awaits at Tresahor Lodge, our enchanting escape hidden away in an old granite quarry near the Helford Passage in Cornwall. Last used in 1906, this remarkable location is steeped in history - having some of the best granite in the area with rumours that it provided supplies for the second build of London Bridge. The serene lake adds something extra special to your stay in nature. Younger guests will love heading out on the pedalos, whilst you get stuck into a good read on the ‘beach’ or why not give fishing a go during your stay. Cooking and dining is an experience itself here; whip up a feast inside the hideaway or the magical barbecue hut, then enjoy alfresco whilst gathered around the impressive table, handcrafted from an old mill stone, overlooking the tranquil lake… bliss!

Please note, life jackets must be worn during your time on the water and children must be supervised. Unfortunately, you cannot swim in the lake.


Lady’s Well Shepherd’s Hut | Somerset | Sleeps 2 | Hot tub | Wood-burner 

Green shepherd's hut beside a lake in Somerset

Serene and secluded, this little hut of happiness sits within its very own Eden, with a fully enclosed garden and glistening lake. Lovers of the outdoors will be in their element here as Lady’s Well is set in a gentle valley at the edge of the Mendip Hills, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you’ll find an array of wonderful walking routes on your doorstep. Wildlife abounds here, including deer, foxes, badgers, kingfishers and buzzards. Admire the Koi Carp whilst practising mindfulness on the wooden jetty, and for the old school romantics among us, the lovely rowing boat makes for the perfect evening on the water. The hut itself echoes the rural location, oozing  countryside charm. The magic doesn’t end here, just a short stroll away you’ll find the raised viewing deck exclusively for your use. So, pack your binoculars and see what wildlife you can spot, catching glimpses of the ocean in the distance. After a day full of adventure, slip into the bubbling hot tub with a glass of your favourite and toast to a special getaway spent in nature. 

Fishing is no longer allowed at Lady’s Well, but you are welcome to feed the beautiful Koi Carp within the lake. 


Shepherd’s Rest | Cornwall | Shepherd’s Hut | sleeps 2 | Dog-friendly | Wood-burner

Lakeside shepherd's hut (left) and barbecue hut beside lake (right)

This hidden gem is settled amongst gentle rolling fields, in a quiet corner of Cornwall, not too far from the coast. Get lost in nature for a little while and immerse your mind, body and soul into this peaceful paradise. Enter the hut to discover calming wooden features with reclaimed floorboards and thoughtful touches, creating a soothing natural atmosphere. The sumptuous bed is snuggled to the left of the hut. Why not rise with the sun and wake to the peaceful view across the lush meadow down to the angelic lake. With an abundance of vast outside space, let your inner child run wild and free, embracing all that mother nature has to offer. Wander down to the lake, beloved pooch in tow, and spend your days by the waters edge; delve into a new read, enjoy a lakeside picnic or while away the hours fishing. Our favourite feature has to be the rustic barbecue hut, boasting unbeatable views across countryside vistas. Sunset lovers will adore cooking in the blissful golden glow, before settling in for a romantic moonlit eve, snuggled under a blanket, toasting marshmallows over the flames of the chimenea. 


The Wrens Nest | Cumbria | Cabin | Sleeps 2 | Hot tub | Wood-burner 

The magical hot tub over the bridge at The Wrens Nest

This cosy cabin is the perfect getaway from it all. It’s just the tonic for those wishing to explore the wonders of the Lake District, with somewhere special to retreat to at the end of the day. Inside, you’ll be greeted with warm wooden tones and soft ambient lighting. On a crisp autumnal morning, open up the large double doors and let fresh air flow through the hideaway or get snug after a day full of adventures, warming your toes beside the flickering wood-burner. Embrace alfresco dining on the rustic wooden deck - encompassed by verdant green trees, the magical lake really sets the scene for your time spent in nature. Romantic moments await over the handmade wooden bridge, where you can discover the heavenly wood-fired tub hidden amongst a woodland paradise… it doesn’t get more special than this! 


Woman sat on a chair beside a lake in the sunshine with a coffee and fresh pastries

Here at Unique hideaways we are all about embracing nature, moving in tune with the seasons and living consciously. Our heavenly retreats embody our vision and offer just that, from the coast of Cornwall to the peaks of the Lake District in Cumbria, find something for you.


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