Rustic Retreats: 5 inspiring escapes
If constant phone alerts and zoom calls have got you feeling anxious, or you’re just in need of some good old-fashioned cobweb clearing; what you need is a trip to a rustic retreat. In our increasingly technological world, us here at Wanderlist are quick to prioritise getting back to nature and enjoying the benefits that peace, quiet and plenty of outdoor time have on our mental and physical health. From rustic retreats to staycations of solitude, we’ve taken a look at 5 of our favourite places where you can escape the hustle and bustle.
1. Immerse yourself in tranquil Woodland
We’ve spent many an hour lusting over the cosy interiors of Rookery Retreat. This gorgeous shepherds hut in Okehampton looks out over 200 acres of forestry. The perfect place to have a digital detox and just relax. The lovely shepherds hut is perfect for an all year round Glamping staycation due to its soft furnishing and delightful wood burner. If you can tear yourself away from your hut, there’s plenty of scenic walks and traditional pubs in the surrounding area.
2. Treat yourself to a romantic retreat
Engulf yourself in nature’s medicine in this quirky retreat perfectly designed for two. Albion Nights is a luxurious eco cabin in the lovely county of Norfolk. Made mostly from reclaimed materials this cabin is wonderfully rustic yet luxurious, furnished for comfort and simplicity. After a busy or perhaps not so busy day, immerse yourself in the soothing outdoor bath and soak up the sounds of nature in this secluded location.
Albion Nights, Norfolk
3. Lie low in the calming countryside
You can’t get much closer to nature than Coety Bach. This sublime frontier style cabin creates a truly rustic yet cosy environment perfect for switching off in and having some ‘me’ time. In the corner of your cabin there is a delightful, raised nook bed that awaits your tired head. There is also a fabulous corner bath for two with an overhead shower, perfect for soaking in after a day of exploring.
Coety Bach, Powys
4. Admire the sweeping scenery
A handsome hut with an amazing exterior, Hare’s Form has stunning scenery and homely comforts to boot. Situated high up in the Radnorshire Hills of Mid Wales, the hut is surrounded by endless acres home to a friendly flock of alpacas. Yes, you read that right. Nicely nestled within the grounds of an alpaca farm, the hut features scandi-chic interiors for two to enjoy.
Perfect for switching off, Hare’s Form also features a delightful deck area immediately outside where you can enjoy lazing about during the daytime hours and stargazing long into the evenings.
Hare’s Form, Powys
5. Laze away in the Lazy Mare
How about a rustic retreat in a delightfully converted Horse Truck? This lovely cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway in North Devon. Featuring quirky interiors, a sumptuous king size bed and a wood burning, this cosy cabin is perfect for that digital detox all year round. So go on, treat yourself and have a lazy weekend away.