Magical family hideaways for half term

Penned on the 5th February 2024

Magical family hideaways for half term

Escaping to a hidden haven off the well-worn path is a wonderful way to savour quality time with the whole family. From safari tents and shepherd’s huts to cabins and converted horseboxes, our one-of-a-kind hideaways captivate the imaginations of all ages. Whether you’re dreaming about exploring rugged Herefordshire woodlands, or meandering along a Cornish sandy beach, here are some favourite family-friendly hideaways for a magical half term getaway...


The Little Cider House | Cornwall | Sleeps 5 

Cabin in Cornwall

Nestled in the idyllic Fowey Valley, and surrounded by acres of wildflower meadows, pastures, woodland tracks and even a babbling brook to explore, The Little Cider House is perfectly placed for an amazing family escape, and the dog is welcome too! From a bubbling hot tub and swaying hammock outside, to a spacious open-plan living area and cleverly crisscrossing triple bunk beds - this hideaway has it all. Toast marshmallows over the fire pit, snuggle up for story time next to the wood burner, and explore south Cornwall with a  visit to the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and cycle along the picturesque Camel Trail.


The Hideout | Herefordshire | Sleeps 4 

Safari tent in Herefordshire

Rewild at this enchanting dog-friendly woodland hideaway and let your inner child run free (as well as the little ones!). The Hideout boasts rustic military charm, a dreamy wood-fired hot tub in the majestic woodland, and a separate tipi for little explorers.  An off-grid hideaway, you can savour quality time with no distractions in the welcoming space within the tent, while the surrounding countryside is perfect for exploration. Canoe the River Wye, explore winding country lanes by bike, and venture into nearby Hereford for sightseeing and shopping.


Polly The Lorry | Devon | Sleeps 4

Converted horsebox glamping in Devon

This lovingly converted horse box offers a unique experience of off-grid living amongst nature’s beauty. Tucked away in the corner of a tranquil meadow, Polly looks out on sweeping vistas of verdant pastures. Swing in the hammock in the fresh air, and later light the wood burner ready for snuggling up with a book or a board game. The whole family is invited to collect eggs from the resident chickens and ducks, as well as pick seasonal produce from the nearby vegetable patch. With its own secluded woodland to explore, you won’t need to venture far to find adventure.


Newclose Houseboat | Isle of Wight | Sleeps 8

Houseboat on the Isle of Wight

A short stroll away from beautiful beaches, independent shops, and lovely restaurants, Newclose Houseboat is the perfect island escape for the whole family. This dreamy hideaway is sleek and stylish, with space for everybody to unwind and soak up glistening ocean views from every angle. Plan the next day’s adventure over family dinners at the large dining table before settling down for a movie night. Relax with a book on the main deck or follow the spiral staircase to the upper deck as the sun sets, creating golden hues over the sparkling harbour.


The Wagon with Faraway Views | Devon | Sleeps 4 

Wagon in Devon

Style, comfort and gorgeous views await at our wonderful wagon nestled in the countryside. This dreamy hideaway boasts a covered verandah and bubbling hot tub with views across sweeping farmland towards the hills of Dartmoor National Park. Watch the sun set in the evening as you cook up a delicious family feast on the barbecue before cosying up next to the wood burner, with the pooch at your feet. Kids will love climbing the ladder to the mezzanine bed while you enjoy a glass of bubbles on the verandah as the stars appear one by one across the inky night sky.


Mount View Horizon Safari Tent | Cornwall | Sleeps 6 

Safari tent in Cornwall

Completely unwind at this spacious family and dog-friendly hideaway with breathtaking views of the ocean and iconic St Michael's Mount. Children can let off steam in the play area, with a trampoline, climbing frame, football goals and volleyball net, leaving you free to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee on the decking or soak up your mesmerising surroundings from the bubbling hot tub. After a day of exploring Cornwall’s sandy beaches, relax in the hammocks before gathering around the fire pit to toast marshmallows and reminisce about the day’s adventures as the sunset turns the sky shades of pink and orange.


Y Berllan Hideaway | Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 4 

Cabin in Pembrokeshire

A fairytale retreat nestled in an enchanting woodland glade, Y Berllan is a truly magical getaway. Discover the nearby hamlet of Pwllgwaelod, sample delicious places to eat in nearby Newport, and enjoy breathtaking coastal walks to truly admire the stunning north Pembrokeshire scenery. When you return to the comfort of your cabin, relax on the balcony and enjoy the ample garden (which is also great for four-legged friends); share a family dinner and play board games in the spacious dining and living area. As the sun sinks below the trees, gather around the fire pit for an evening of stargazing accompanied by the sounds of the forest at night - perfection!


Rancher’s Hut | Devon | Sleeps 4 

Cabin in Devon

With earthy interiors, stylish charm and oodles of soul, prepare to fall in love with our wild hideout. The covered deck has plenty of space for all family activities, be it games or relaxing with a book. Create culinary sensations using the onsite pizza oven, before gathering around the fire pit to toast marshmallows and tell stories. Cosy up by the wood burner, relax in the hot tub, and embrace the off-grid simplicity of this magical abode. If exploration calls, the hut is just a few miles from the stunning Jurassic Coast - paradise for little fossil hunters and nature lovers alike.


Stargazer’s Retreat | Isle of Wight | Sleeps 5

Yurt on the Isle of Wight

Tucked away in tranquil seclusion with divine sea views and so much charm, Stargazer’s Retreat offers the ultimate escape back to nature in all seasons. Perched on a gorgeous hillside, enjoy panoramic views of both coast and country by day, and watch the wonders of the night sky through the traditional Toono window after the sun has set. Little ones will love climbing up the ladder to the mezzanine floor, discovering their own magical space. Savour slow mornings with coffee out on the deck and indulge in long leisurely soaks with two outdoor bathtubs.


Tresahor Lodge | Cornwall | Sleeps 4 

Lodge in Cornwall

Nestled in the most unique and enchanting setting, Tresahor Lodge is straight out of a fairytale and will captivate the whole family, as well as four-legged friends. Adventurers of all ages will love the lake, complete with pedalos for exploring. Or, if you’d rather keep your feet dry, relax in one of the striped deckchairs on your private little stretch of sand. Cook up family feasts in the hobbit house style barbecue hut which will transport you straight into the pages of a Tolkien book, then spend the rest of the evening stargazing or getting cosy for a family movie night.


Ready to embark on a getaway like no other this half term break? Take a look at our collection of family hideaways and start planning your fun-filled adventure.


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