8 Off-Grid Cabins To Visit

By Anoop Bhuller

2 months ago

It's time for a digital detox

Anoop Bhuller says goodbye to mod cons, and hello to the most relaxing stay of your life.

Had enough of the bustling city or needing a break from technology? The UK has some beautiful, completely secluded cabins where you can rest and reset. Spend your days walking local hiking routes or reading in your own cosy cabin – however you wish to unwind, you can do it at these cabins.

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Eight Off-Grid Cabins In The UK

Goose, Llangollen

Wake up to a view of the scenic Welsh Hills with a stay at the Goose cabin in the Dee Valley. Reconnect with nature by exploring local footpaths or get adventurous with archery, canoeing and axe throwing. It comes equipped with Dark Arts coffee and sumptuous Piglet in Bed linens to make your stay even more comfortable. From £150 per night. shacks.co.uk

Women sat on the bed in Goose Cabin

Goose Cabin. © ADAM FIRMAN

Caban Cariad, Pembrokeshire

This intimate, off-grid glamping pod is a perfect option for a lovely wellness escape. Solar lights and candles create a romantic ambience, with birdsong from the surrounding three-acre wood providing a soundtrack for your stay. There’s a wood-fired sauna and yoga studio on site, and bikes available to hire. From £440, min two nights. cwtchcamping.co.uk 

The Withywindle, Devon

Tucked away in a wild Devonshire meadow, The Withywindle comes equipped with some lovely additions including an outdoor Ooni oven to cook handmade pizzas, a welcome hamper featuring local produce, and a stack of books to keep you occupied. Hike to the farm shop or tackle The Granite Way, an 11-mile cycle trail on Dartmoor. From £145 per night. canopyandstars.co.uk 

Penfold Cabin, East Sussex

Set in the idyllic 40-acre private nature reserve of Swallowtail Hill, this cabin, sleeping up to four, is ideal for those in need of some time away from the bustling bright lights and big city. With no electricity, the cabin has its own wood-fired stove to keep warm, a covered dining deck, cooler boxes for food storage, and a fire pit with BBQ kit. In the summer, the wildflower meadows spring to life showcasing hundreds of bright blooms. From £400, min two nights. swallowtailhill.com

Devon Dens, Devon

A beautiful eco-cabin surrounded by two acres of woodland and only a short distance from the beach and Dartmoor. Sleeping up to six, it has a wood-fired hot tub and a sauna for complete relaxation. Embrace the quietness of the countryside, and with no WiFi access, instead spend your days swimming in the Dartmoor pools, hiking the local trails and exploring the nearby beaches. From £140 per night. devondens.co.uk 

Exterior of Devon Dens with hot tub and benches

Devon Dens © GARY HOLPIN

Mabel, East Sussex

Located in a woodland clearing, in a secluded nook of Sussex countryside, this cabin has been simply decorated with an indoor wood burner and king-sized bed. Here, you can make the most of your digital detox by locking away your phone in the lockbox available. Instead, venture outdoors with the instant camera (also provided) to capture the nearby landmarks and scenery. From £420, min three nights. unplugged.rest

Hinterlandes Cabin, Lake District

Perched on top of a hill in the Lake District, the luxurious, Scandi-decorated Hinterlandes Cabin offers peaceful accommodation cocooned in nature. Explore the nearby Grasmoor and Melbreak mountains – jump into the streams for some wild swimming. Make use of the firepit, and enjoy a cosy evening toasting marshmallows and stargazing before turning in inside the all-wood cabin. From £134 per night. canopyandstars.co.uk

Stream Wagons green bedroom interior

Stream Wagons, The Pig-at Combe Honiton © JAKE EASTHAM

Stream Wagons, The Pig-at Combe Honiton

A recent addition to The Pig-at Combe, the Stream Wagons sit in a serene valley away from the main house. Each is equipped with a log-burning stove and outdoor terrace, allowing guests to fully relax and drink in the surrounding meadow views. Only a stone’s throw away is The Pig’s restaurant with its famous and delicious 25-mile menu. It’s the perfect balance of off-grid and luxurious. From £420 per night. thepighotel.com