Stunning hideaways for walkers and explorers

Penned on the 26th April 2024

Stunning hideaways for walkers and explorers

Spending time in a heavenly hideaway is a wonderful way to connect with nature. Rise with the sun and plan the day's adventures in the great outdoors accompanied by birdsong as the natural world begins to awaken around you. When you return to your idyllic escape, savour long soaks in the hot tub or curl up beside the wood burner while delving into a book...

Whether you're looking for an action-packed getaway or a chance to explore at a more leisurely pace, these hideaways are perfectly placed with stunning locations for walking within easy reach.


Douglas Fir | West Sussex

The bed at Douglas Fir shepherd's hut, it is covered in white linens with dark green accent pillows

This cosy, dog-friendly shepherd’s hut just two hours from London is perfectly placed near an abundance of wonderful walking and cycling routes, including the South Downs Way, the Literacy Trail, Leith Hill, Chanctonbury Ring, the Downs Link, Pitch Hill and Cissbury Ring. After a day of adventures on foot or by bike, cook up a delicious culinary creation and enjoy it in the lovely outdoor seating area. Pull out the maps and plan the next day’s adventures as the flames in the fire pit flicker away.


Holsome Hideaway | Devon

A view of holsome hideaway shepherd's hut. The hut is painted green and has a unique round front door. The whole thing is surrounded by greenery.

The stunning walking routes close to Holsome Hideaway include the Avon Valley with lots of wonderful footpaths, and the rugged landscape of Dartmoor National Park, which can also be seen from the hideaway. Explore the area’s rich history, rare wildlife, and even some dreamy wild swimming spots. The South Devon National Landscape is also close by. After a day of exploring, return to your inviting abode and soothe weary legs in the bubbling hot tub, before relaxing on the decking to admire the beautiful scenery over a glass of something refreshing.


Cwt Mari | Conwy

An aerial view of Cwt Mari, a cabin in Snowdonia (Eryri). The cabin is in the foreground with stunning mountains beyond it.

This gorgeous cabin is sublimely located for enjoying the best that North Wales has to offer. Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia (Eryri) National Park, there are ample opportunities for exploring, from moorlands to mountains, and coast to castles. Take a few moments on the decking in the morning to enjoy the sounds of the natural world waking up around you, before heading out for the day’s activities. When you’re ready to slow down for the evening, relax in the dreamy hot tub and watch the stars twinkle above you.


Len’s Hut | Somerset

A view of the sun setting over Len's Hut in Somerset. The shepherd's hut and its outdoor bathtub are in the foreground, with trees behind them.

Tucked between the Mendip Hills and the ancient Somerset Levels, Len’s Hut is a dream come true for lovers of the outdoors - both human and four-legged! Why not embark on a hike up to the monument adorning Glastonbury Tor? The lovely owners also offer guided walks where you can explore 30 acres of private farmland, woodland, and marshland. Enjoy a mindful moment in the steamy wood-fired hot tub before heading out on the day’s adventures, and rustle up a feast when you return using the Dutch oven and herbs picked fresh from the garden.


The Eagle | Cornwall

An aerial view of The Eagle, a cabin in Cornwall. It sits on the top of the cliffs, with a stunning view out to sea.

You couldn’t be closer to a stunning walking trail than at The Eagle, as the South West Coast Path is just a stone’s throw from your doorstep. The scenery is breathtaking in every direction and you’re likely to see a host of wildlife when you venture out. When you fancy a break from walking, head down to a secluded cove and enjoy a refreshing ocean dip before continuing on your way. Upon return to your hideaway, take a seat on the deck with a glass of something cold and watch the sky turn gorgeous shades of pink and gold as the sun sinks below the horizon.


Ffion | Ceredigion

Ffion, a shepherd's hut, nestled in a meadow with a stunning view of the Welsh mountains

Start the day by throwing open the doors of this enchanting shepherd’s hut and enjoying the breathtaking mountain views with a cup of coffee. When you’re ready to pull on your walking boots, you (and your pooch) can enjoy spectacular hikes along the Cambrian Way, leading past the incredible Devils Bridge Falls. If you want to explore further afield, you’ll find the famous Claerwin Valley nearby - one of Wales’ most popular spots for walkers. Upon your return, light the fire pit and cosy up to watch the sun set over the valley.


Sammi’s Freight Train | Yorkshire

The interior of Sammi's freight train featuring a double bed with orange linens, and a door to the field outside, which is full of bright yellow flowers

This beautifully converted train carriage is perfectly situated close to Richmond, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. From waterfalls to mountain passes to underground caves, the Dales offers a dazzling playground for adventure lovers, and your dog will love it too. It’s also a mountain biking hotspot, so a great place to explore by pedal power. The North York Moors National Park is nearby as well, offering even more options to explore. When you’re ready to rest up, relax in the wood-fired hot tub as you daydream about adventures still to come.


Flora | Staffordshire

A view of Flora shepherd's hut as night falls - orange light is spilling out of the front door and the fire pit is lit in the foreground

Nestled on the edge of the Peak District National Park, outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element at Flora. There are abundant trails nearby which promise breathtaking views, as well as The Roaches, a stunning rocky ridge which is a popular spot for climbers. You can also head to Tittesworth Reservoir  if you’d like to try a spot of sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Once you’ve had your fill of adventure, recuperate in the heavenly hot tub as the resident hens forage nearby, and get ready to do it all again tomorrow!


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