The Autumn Getaway: 6 Stunning Retreats
September, October and November are the perfect time to enjoy an autumn getaway thanks to the unique ambience and shorter days that make for scenic adventures and enchanting evenings before the log-burner.
The crisp cold air, the kaleidoscopic colours of the leaves, a fresh frost in the mornings and delicious drinks that warm both the hands and the heart. Autumn is a time of stunning natural displays and endless adventure, and we have a carefully curated collection of characterful cabins and cosy cottages for you to enjoy. It’s almost impossible to choose between our glorious getaways, but here’s six stunning options to sure to spark some inspiration.
Silverbirch Lodge, Powys
How better to enjoy the colours of autumn than a panoramic view of striking silverbirch trees? Indulgently decorated throughout, Silverbirch Lodge allows you to soak up the stunning views of the surrounding countryside from a choice of the sumptuous king size bed, the bubbling outdoor hot tub or the luxurious living space.
A secluded spot devotedly designed for two to enjoy, Silverbirch is spacious and sleek with a definite Scandinavian style. During your stay you can also enjoy a private outdoor terrace, fully-equipped kitchen and a luxurious bathroom with walk-in shower. Amazing interiors adorned with plenty of reclaimed timber provide the perfect autumn-inspired getaway.
As far as outdoor adventures go, the lodge is based near Newtown, Mid Wales and is ideally located for impressive attractions such as the Clywedog Reservoir, the Shrophire Hills AONB and the stunning southern reaches of the Snowdonia National Park.
Hudnalls Hideout, Gloucestershire
A sumptuous, secret spot surrounded by ancient woodland, Hudnalls Hideout is a blissful retreat between the branches of wizened old oaks and pretty pines, where ferns unfurl and local fauna frolic. Set within 2 acres of its own private woodland, this inspiring escape is a bucket-list stay with truly amazing interiors and an undeniably autumnal feel. Take a divine outdoor dip beneath the branches or curl up atop the plush velvet sofa with a riveting read.
Situated directly on the Offas Dyke Path, you’re invited to enjoy a rural ramble to the nearest pub, or you could even venture further into the wonderful Wye Valley AONB to experience wild river swimming and guided paddleboard tours.
Also conveniently close by is the Cotswolds AONB, known internationally for its dreamy scenes of idyllic country life, picturesque pubs and just perfect for an autumnal escapade.
The Burrow, Powys
Where better to head for an autumn getaway than this beautiful burrow?
Hot tub dips by torchlight, a trickling stream beside a private picnic bench and divine interior design is enough to have us mentally packing our weekend bag already. The Burrow is a handsome, high-end hobbitry situated in the rolling hills of Mid Wales, complete with a copper bathtub and well-equipped kitchen.
Surrounded by endless stretches of glorious greenery, this picturesque place is the perfect choice for those looking to simply stay put. An idyllic escape for those with hectic lives or simply in need of a glamorous getaway, the Burrow offers endless peace and quiet.
If you’re still in search of adventure between down-days, the attractions of the Elan Valley can be found nearby whilst bustling Ludlow is a short car journey away.
The Toll House, Gwynedd
A charming stone house steeped in history, The Toll House provides the perfect base for exploring the west coast of Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. Lovingly renovated by helpful owner Sandie who lives nearby, the Toll House is an idyllic Snowdonia stay for up to five people.
Well-equipped with everything you could possibly want, this pristine property is located just a short stroll from the centre of Dolgellau, a charming town with plenty of wonderful walks and inspiring eateries. For truly breathtaking views, pull on your walking shoes and head up Cadair Idris, or for a dreamy day out you could venture over to Portmerion, a charming village devotedly designed in Italianate style.
For those down days where relaxation comes first, why not run a deliciously deep bubble bath before cuddling up on the sofa with some sweet treats for an evening of entertainment thanks to the supplied smart TV (Netflix anyone?).
The Snug, Cheshire
Ideal for those who want the best of both the city and the countryside, The Snug in Cheshire is a beautifully boutique bolthole with easy access to the city centres of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester as well as the endless rurality of Cheshire and North Wales. Based near the charming civil parish of Crowton, this inspiring escape is surrounded by charming clusters of quintessential English charm and is within a short distance of the idyllic river weaver.
To experience the colours of autumn in all of their glory, head to the nearby Delamere Forest for wonderful walks, or wander along the waterways of the nearby Shropshire Union Canal (pit stop at a charming pub entirely optional).
A glorious autumn getaway, The Snug is perfect for those who want to get ahead with (dare we say it…) Christmas shopping thanks to the easy city centre access.
Last but by no means least, this luxury treehouse is perfect for treating yourself to an unspoilt slice of solitude. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle and devoid of all distractions, Trawscwm Treehouse is sure to make all of your childhood-treehouse fantasies come true. Based on a working farm in the heart of rural mid Wales, Trawscwm was lovingly built and decorated by owners Laura and John and offers a truly stunning stay.
Bundle your belongings into the wheelbarrow and tramp across the field to reach this secluded spot, where branches whisper overhead and squirrels scatter about in search of their winter fuel. Indulgently decorated throughout, you can enjoy perfect views of the neighbouring field from the hot tub or blissful bathroom before making your way down to the firepit for toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.