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Wilderness retreats

Wake to the sound of birdsong over dew-soaked grass, the day already inviting adventure and exploration. Our wilderness retreats are a breath of fresh air.

It's easy to underestimate the power of nature, that green force behind real relaxation, but time in the great outdoors is time well spent. Taking a break from urban living sharpens the mind and soothes the soul, reawakening our natural, most wholesome selves. We've unearthed wilderness retreats on Welsh mountain ranges flanked by forestland, tiny boltholes overlooking the snowcapped peaks of Scotland and windswept hideaway on remote beaches up and down the coast.

Hike up high hills in the day then ease muscles into a hot bubble-filled tubs before supper, switching off the external chatter. Take the children blackberry picking down rural lanes or on adventures scooping fallen apples in the garden, then get them all mixing up a delicious crumbly autumnal topping for the family to dig into. Our luxury wilderness retreats house all adventurers, so you can return to normality with renewed purpose.

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Little Bear

Little Bear

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Acres upon acres of bluebell-swathed woodland provides the heart-stirring backdrop for this enchanted hideaway in the heart of the Weald Downlands in West Sussex. Lovebirds will find the wood-fired cedar hot tub a magical way to reconnect and revivify.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,150 per week, £895 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired eco hot tub (April - October inclusive)

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Juneberry

Juneberry

Holywell Bay, Cubert, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away between the trees on Cornwall’s north coast, Juneberry is settled in the quiet idyll of rural bliss.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £850 per week, £650 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Yoga deck with mats and blocks

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Firefly

Firefly

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Nomadic types will love Firefly’s earthy, back-to-nature appeal. Handcrafted using rough cut timber and complete with a double smoking chimney, hot tub and wildlife pond, Firefly is an intriguing cottage hideaway in Cornwall perfect for couples.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,150 per week, £895 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Hinterland Cabin

Hinterland Cabin

Conwy, Wales, UK

Perched on a hill overlooking the Conwy valley, this luxury log cabin sits on the border of Snowdonia, enveloped by big skies and soaring mountains. Whether hill hiking or gorge trekking, the hot tub and sauna will be the perfect remedy to the day's adventures.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,750 per week, £1,095 per short break
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and sauna

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Supernova

Supernova

Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

For a far-flung romantic getaway or unique solo break, this luxury self-catering chapel conversion on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish highlands is the perfect sanctuary. Relax in the spa bath and enjoy views over Loch Harport after a day on the mountains.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,395 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Sauna

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The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut

Millook, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, UK

Stay in this unique rough-luxe beach shack in North Cornwall and rediscover the simple life in this AONB. Fresh interiors, maritime lullabies and the starriest of night skies make this traditional yet chic Cornish beach shack the most inspiring of retreats.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,750 per week, £1,350 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Wishbone

Wishbone

Malvern, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, UK

Tranquillity and romance unfold in the heart of the Malvern Hills at this rough-luxe self-catering barn conversion set in 16 acres of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wishbone is perfect for couples wanting to go off the radar into their own little paradisiacal land.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,050 per week, £850 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Fishing lake and fire pit

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Tangle Belle

Tangle Belle

St Martin, Helford, Cornwall, UK

Situated in acres of private woodland with the pretty stream meandering along beside, this wooden-cladded self-catering cottage near Helford is the epitome of rural charm and exudes oodles of rustic country character.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £950 per week, £695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Riddle

The Riddle

North Bovey, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Plot your country escape to this luxury holiday cottage in North Bovey; one of Devon's most idyllic villages set within the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park. The Riddle is the type of cottage you might find on the pages of a storybook.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,395 per week, £1,050 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request.

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Lost Cottage

Lost Cottage

Glenbeigh, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Lost Cottage was once a winter refuge to a herd of mountain goats but now invites guests to stay in one of the most unique self-catering cottages in Kerry, Ireland. Pared-back interiors offer a stylishly simple shelter from which to admire Glenbeigh's emerald green farmland and soaring mountains.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,350 per week, £995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Eirianfa

Eirianfa

Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, Ruthin, Wales, UK

Cradled within a peaceful valley near Ruthin, this heart-stirring luxury cottage in Denbighshire boasts a games room with hot tub and a private lake, all set within 17 acres in North Wales.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,450 per week, £1,050 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One medium or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub, bar, 50" TV, pool table, private lake

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Little Eden

Little Eden

Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Perched on the quiet eastern shores of Loch Lomond and with glorious mountain views, this private and romantic self-catering cottage is perfectly romantic and wildly gorgeous.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Fire pit and secluded bay on Loch Lomond, perfect for launching kayaks

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Kyn

Kyn

Kylerhea, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Settled on the island’s south easterly shore overlooking the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Kylerhea Straits, Kyn offers true peace in an otherwise busy world.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,750 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Cinders

The Cinders

Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, UK

Offering a peaceful escape in the wilds of the New Forest, spend days wandering beneath the trees, spotting wildlife and fully relaxing into the sound of nature.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,650 per week, £1,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Faraway House

Faraway House

Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,375 per week, £950 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Skyros

Skyros

Schull, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Lose yourself amidst the magic of the Emerald Isle by escaping to this unique coastal self-catering home at the foothills of Mount Gabriel in Schull. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,495 per week, £1,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Alchemy Hill

Alchemy Hill

Hay-On-Wye, Herefordshire, UK

Blending seamlessly with the dramatic scenery of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, Alchemy Hill is a peaceful and stylish retreat set in the rolling hills of Hay on Wye.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £1,695 per week, £1,295 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor wood-fired eco hot tub, outdoor kitchen

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Figtree House

Figtree House

Farleton, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, UK

This exquisitely interior designed luxury self-catering home stay is set within 17 acres of rolling Cumbrian countryside, not far from the historic town of Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lake District.

Sleeps: Up to 10
From: £1,895 per week, £1,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
Features: Luxurious snug with TV and Blu-ray player

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Whimplestone

Whimplestone

Gunnislake, Tamar Valley, Cornwall, UK

Tenderly cosseted by the arms of the Tamar Valley, this stylish luxury self-catering farmhouse with natural outdoor swimming pool sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,350 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Table tennis, natural outdoor swimming pool (available July - September)

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The Wilds

The Wilds

Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

This family home sat beneath the peaks of the Brecon Beacons has been sympathetically renovated into a countrified yet stylish abode, complete with a hot tub on the private sun terrace.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Winterfell

Winterfell

Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

In a land far, far away, nestled between the majestic mountains and forested hills of the Lake District, lies this luxury private lake home near Lake Windermere in Ulverton. 

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £3,450 per week, £2,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Fire pit

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The Find

The Find

Cranham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Dynamic pairing of luxury architect-designed properties in a beautifully secluded valley location in the Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £5,995 per week, £4,850 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Trampoline, rowing boat

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Charity

Charity

Black Mountains, Herefordshire, UK

Modern rusticity, clever artistry and divine seclusion combine to make Charity the ultimate wild retreat for friends and family gatherings; set down a winding mountain road in the Olchon Valley near the Brecon Beacons.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £2,450 per week, £1,895 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, sauna, outdoor shower, table tennis, snooker room, cinema barn

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Northcott Beach House

Northcott Beach House

Northcott Mouth, Bude, Cornwall, UK

A breathtaking cliff-top large self-catering beach house in north Cornwall offering large luxury accommodation near Bude in north Cornwall for up to 14 guests.

Sleeps: Up to 16 guests
From: £2,650 per week, £1,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 & Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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