Hideaways with magical stargazing windows

Penned on the 10th April 2024

Hideaways with magical stargazing windows

After a day of exploring new landscapes surrounding your hideaway in nature, picture snuggling up in bed and gazing above you at the glimmering stars and the new moon, a perfect crescent. The picture-perfect night sky transports you into the most peaceful sleep, while in the morning, you wake softly as the warm golden morning light creeps into your hideaway. It’s the best way to rise and welcome the day ahead

Stargazing windows add a magical touch to a glamping getaway, and here are some of our favourite hideaways where you can enjoy them.


Stargazers’ Retreat | Isle of Wight

A toono window in the top of Stargazer's retreat, with three single beds below it

True to its name, this magical yurt has been handcrafted with stargazing in mind. With a traditional toono window in the ceiling of the main living space, as well as a transparent domed ceiling in the adjoining shower room, you’ll feel connected to the outdoors throughout this magical hideaway. The area around Stargazer’s Retreat has its own microclimate so it’s also the perfect place for warm evenings spent sitting on the patio, enjoying the stunning views of Reeth Bay and beyond over a glass of your favourite tipple.


Rodin’s Retreat | Devon

The stargazing window in the ceiling of Rodin's Retreat shepherd's hut with the bed below

Snuggle up in the king-size bed at this lovely shepherd’s hut and watch the stars twinkle above you. Or, if you want to enjoy the night sky alfresco, you’ll find a secluded decking area complete with loungers and a wood-fired bathtub, just perfect for twilight dips. The owners of Rodin’s Retreat are passionate about wildlife, so your days can be spent spotting indigenous trees and wildflowers, as well as the birds and mammals who make their home on-site. Try a spot of nature journaling, or just sit back and enjoy the birdsong from the dreamy outdoor space.


The Lean To | Powys

The skylight above the bed at The Lean To in Powys. The bed is made and has a tray of food and flowers sitting on it.

This sumptuous former threshing barn has been transformed into the most magical hideaway.  The interiors of The Lean To have been thoughtfully handcrafted and are full of special touches. Throw open the bifold doors and enjoy the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle, as the living space is flooded with fresh air and golden light. Once night has fallen, snuggle down in your king-sized bed and look up at the skylight above you - the loveliest way to admire the stars as you slip into slumber. 


The Bird Box | Cornwall

The interior of The Bird Box in Cornwall, with the stargazing window visible above the bed.

You’ll find The Bird Box nestled down a quiet country lane and surrounded by a beautiful garden, where ways to stargaze abound. As well as the stargazing window above the bed, there’s a blissful alfresco bathtub, hammock, and a rustic stone seating area around the fire pit. So, whether you want to watch the moon over toasted marshmallows or count the stars as you drift off to sleep, you’ll have ample opportunities. Early risers will be rewarded with the most breath-taking dawn chorus, as the birds who inspired the name join together in song to greet the new day.


Cinnabar NestCounty Durham

The luxe interiors of Cinnabar Nest. The skylight is visible in the curve of the wood panelled ceiling

This off-grid cabin is an idyllic place to completely switch off and embrace a slower way of living. Enjoy soothing dips in the wood-fired, alfresco bathtub before exploring one of the many footpaths from the hideaway that take you through the stunning County Durham countryside. When you return to Cinnabar Nest, take a seat on the decking and admire the sky as the sinking sun paints it shades of pastel pink and gold. When night has fallen, watch the stars appear one by one from the skylight above your bed. 


Hayley’s Hut | Devon

The stargazing window at Hayley's Hut. This is in the ceiling above the table, which then converts to a bed when needed.

Hayley’s Hut is perfectly positioned for exploring the best that Devon has to offer, from dramatic cliffs and rocky coves to the breathtaking landscape of Dartmoor. When you return from a day of adventures, sink into the soothing water of the bubbling hot tub and let your cares melt away. Before dusk arrives, cast off in the rowing boat on your very own private lake to watch the sun set. Upon returning to your hideaway, enjoy a tipple at the table with the stargazing window above you before folding down the cosy bed and continuing to watch the stars as you drift into blissful slumber.


Matilda | Sussex

The bedroom at Matilda, a cabin in Sussex. The walls are painted white and there is a skylight in the ceiling above the bed.

Nestled within a pretty meadow, Matilda is a stunning spot to enjoy waking with the sun as it streams through the window above you. Feeling refreshed after drifting off while admiring the night sky, throw open the window opposite the bed and sip your first coffee of the day in bed accompanied by fresh air and birdsong. When you’re ready to set off on an adventure, there are many peaceful walks to discover nearby, as well as gems like the medieval town of Rye and the picturesque Camber Sands. 


Rosewood Yurt | Devon 

The interior of Rosewood Yurt with the stargazing window visible at the apex of the ceiling

Surrounded by almost an acre of meadow and 150 acres of woodland, this secluded yurt is the perfect place to enjoy pure tranquillity. After a day of mindful meadow moments and wildlife journaling, soak up the night sky as you dip in the hot tub on the decking. Then, continue to watch the stars as you sink into bed and gaze up through the transparent domed top. Rise with the sunshine in the morning ready for another blissful day. Head to the weekly farmers market in Holsworthy to stock up on local produce, and if seeking adventure, The Tamar Lakes close by is perfect for an afternoon of kayaking or a leisurely outing on the pedalos. 


Chalet on The BeachDorset

A skylight above the bed of Chalet on the Beach in Dorset. The bed is on the mezzanine of the chalet so the skylight is close.

What could be better than stargazing while listening to the ocean waves lapping against the shore? This wonderful chalet sits right on the beach. Enjoy salty ocean dips, rockpool exploring, and picnics on the veranda. You could even try your hand at fossil hunting! As the sun sinks, soak up views of the night sky and the sound of the sea in equal measure. When you’re ready climb the steps to your mezzanine bed, open the ceiling hatch, and take it all in as the most restorative sleep awaits.


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