Picturesque and idyllic, a log cabin has long been a staple image of getting back to basics and tuning back into nature. With international travel still only a cautious possibility, we at Groupon have sourced some of the most affordable log cabins the UK has to offer. From the peaceful peaks of Scotland to the sandy shores of Cornwall, the UK makes for one of the most diverse landscapes to enjoy a log cabin getaway - be it with your friends, family or partner.
You’ll not have to sacrifice any creature comforts for such scenic escapes either, as almost all of the brands and locations we’ll showcase will include everyday luxuries such as TVs, kitchens, barbecues, en-suite bathrooms - some even feature hot tubs! So next time you’re on the lookout for some R&R away from the sounds of the city, check out our shortlist of log cabin deals for inspiration.
If you’re eager to share some special moments with your significant other, it’s easy to see why log cabins make for one of the best budget holiday options for couples. You don’t have to fly away for a couple’s holiday either - a UK staycation can be just as a great a setting for Cupid to work his magic, so save yourself the cost of plane tickets by booking a romantic trip for two on home soil.
Highbridge, Somerset - Virgin Experience Days
Situated only a short drive south of Bristol, this family farm has taken full advantage of its location by establishing several luxury log cabins on site. With easy access to the Somerset countryside, local restaurants and pubs, it’s the ideal place to embrace Britain’s beauty with your better half. If you’d rather kick back and just enjoy some alone time with your partner, every cabin features underfloor heating, kitchen and flat-screen TV, so you can chill with a movie in maximum comfort. There’s even a jacuzzi for the two of you to enjoy - pair it with a bottle of bubbly to get some sparks flying!
Allerthorpe Country Park, York - Booking.com
Yorkshire residents could find themselves in for a treat with such a beautiful and low-price site like this on their doorstep. Designed to combine the comforts of modern living with a rustic setting, JJs lodges make the best of both worlds with their own barbecue, luxurious living quarters, free WiFi, patio and garden. There’s even a nearby restaurant and bar to settle down with a relaxing pint. Being situated in a country park, there’s no end of hiking possibilities to be enjoyed with your special person. If you prefer staying in, you can chow down without even leaving the lodge thanks to an onsite breakfast option and room service.
While you could argue that log cabins with private hot tubs should be topping this list for romantic escapes, a warm tub makes just as good conversation among friends and family as it does among lovers. They’re not a huge expense either, with plenty of UK travel brands hosting cheap log cabins with hot tubs year-round. Though many log cabins include a hot tub, we’ve shortlisted a couple of less conventional choices to keep your hot tub holiday below budget.
Newtonmore, Scottish Highlands - Sykes Cottages
With its rolling hills, icy peaks and captivating moors, it’s easy to see why a log cabin with a hot tub in Scotland is so popular. Being situated in the picturesque Cairngorm National Park, this 4-person hideaway makes for an ideal base from which to explore Scotland’s natural beauty, then come back for a good soak after a long day’s adventure. The veranda features the hot tub for an evening's stargazing with friends over a few beers, with the frosty mountain tops making for the perfect nighttime silhouette. The quaint highland town of Newtonmore is a quick three miles down the road for easy shopping and dining options, so you’re conveniently never far from the essentials whilst being surrounded by nature.
Penton, North England - AirBnB
The perfect place to catch up with friends after a long lockdown, this 10-person lodge situated close to the Scottish border comes with all you need to relax and unwind. Whether you want to cook a barbecue while listening to the nearby river, get in the 6-person tub with your besties or enjoy the roaring log fire inside, there's joy to be found in every element of this accommodation. With the isolated location, you're free to use the 60-inch TV or Bose sound system to party the night away without risk of worrying a resident for miles. Prices may seem steep for this rental, however if you can pack a full party of 10 then you’ll be paying a pittance for one of the most grandiose locations on this list.
It’s no surprise that fishing and log cabin holidays are popular in tandem - you’re never far from the water! There are reasonably priced options for lone and family fishing alike, with certain lodges housed close to local fisheries for enthusiasts to restock in a jiffy. Certain sites will require a fishing licence or only permit it in certain months of the year, so be sure to ask the business before you book.
Newquay, Cornwall - Park Dean Resorts
A great spot for families to take in the Cornish sunshine whilst reeling away, the Park Dean White Acres site has recently set up new 6-person lodges right next to their very own fishing lakes. Maintained by fishing experts who also host a renowned coarse angling shop onsite, the lakes and their wriggly residents are kept in good health all year round. If you’d like to vary things up, White Acres is a mere five miles from Newquay and its white, sandy beaches. Along with a wealth of restaurants, country walks and local attractions within easy distance, there’s no shortage of low-priced ways to fill a family break down south.
Nottinghamshire, East Midlands - Forest Holidays
There are few forests in England more enchanting than the endless pines of Sherwood. If you’d love to take in the views while trying your hand at catching bream, pike and more, book a stay at one of Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest log cabins - catering for groups from two to ten. Besides giving you unbridled freedom amongst acres of woodland, as well as all the usual luxuries of a log cabin, the River Trent and its diverse selection of fish are never far away. If you fancy booking on a whim, check out the Forest Holidays website for last-minute log cabin deals - where you can secure the luxury accommodation for as much as 20% less.
If you love country hikes with a furry friend, you’ve no doubt considered taking your dog on a UK holiday before. Luckily there are many pet-friendly log cabins dotted across the country well within your price range. Regardless of if you’d like to go as a family, with friends or a mixture of both, you can typically find dog-friendly lodges to house anywhere from two to eight people and multiple pets in certain cases.
Wiveton, Blakeney - Norfolk Hideaways
This timber outhouse is so close to the east coast, you can almost taste the English Channel! Kitted out with furnishings from the local pottery and only a short drive from the Wiveton Bell - one of Norfolks finest restaurants - this home away from home allows you, your partner and your pet to enjoy one of the underappreciated regions of the English countryside. The owners of the place live next door and can be a great source of knowledge about local sites, walking paths and dining opportunities. The living room log burner makes for the perfect way to warm your toes after long escapades across the coast.
Beggar's Bush, Powys - Sykes Cottages
If you’d like to bring some buddies along, this idyllic log cabin in the wood situated over the Welsh border makes for the perfect spot to catch up amidst many miles of paths, cycling routes and forests. Log cabin holidays in Wales are becoming ever more popular, yet log cabin stays of three nights or longer are more reasonably priced here than in most other parts of the country. With an organic wood-polished interior complete with a flat-screen TV, dining area and hot tub (of course), this country hamlet escape and its access to over 170 miles of natural trails is a gem for dog walkers.