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Cabin fever: get the hideaway look

Log cabins have never been so chic. There are books about them, Instagram accounts dedicated to them – and even a dating show named after them.

While we all look forward to a summer getaway, holiday cabins certainly come high on many travellers’ lists. In 2020, glamping specialist Canopy and Stars found that 40% of its bookings were for cabins. Fast forward to 2022 and those cosy glamping pods are showing no signs of slowing down. According to a recent survey by Sykes Holiday Cottages, “glamping could be the next major boom for holiday let investors, with bookings up 92% in 2022 compared with 2019.”

The research also showed that “rustic locations are top of the list for many, with log cabins the most searched feature on Sykes’ website when it comes to type of accommodation.”

The days of staying in rough and ready accommodation are long gone. Modern log cabins are just as good, if not better, than our own homes – so we can spend less time worrying about getting the campfire started or sleeping awkwardly on air beds, and more time enjoying the rolling hills and serene lakes.

Whether you’re going on a romantic weekend break or escaping the city with your family for the summer, there are plenty of stylish holiday cabins to choose from. Be it big or small – they come with all the mod cons you could wish for; from contemporary kitchens and bathrooms to Scandi-style furniture and wood burners.

Fancy going glamping this summer? Here, we’ve selected three of the most charming hideaways to escape to – from the UK to France and Sweden. And if you do get post-holiday blues, why not recreate your favourite look and bring that cosy cabin vibe to your home? Tempting, eh? Start scrolling…

Cabu by the Sea, UK

Located on the seafront between Romney Marsh and the English Channel, Cabu by the Sea offers immediate access to the beach with miles of coastline to explore. Choose from a range of accommodations; from a Writers Studio cabin for couples to a three-bed Boat House for families.

On-site, guests can pick up groceries, organise picnics and check out local attractions. Other facilities include a heated pool, hot tubs and sauna, and an open-air summerhouse.

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Les Écotagnes, France

Les Écotagnes is located in Haute-Savoie near Annecy and La Clusaz. Perched at 1,300 metres above sea level, the bed and breakfast is tucked away in the woodlands – with the options of two treehouses and a chalet.     

Guests can fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings – by relaxing in a wood-fired hot tub and enjoying homemade dishes using local ingredients.

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Erikson Cottage, Sweden

The idyllic Erikson Cottage, which sits within a farm, stands out with its two unique glass cabins designed by architect Jeanna Berger. Completely nestled in nature, one cabin sits on a hill with a view over the lake while the other is surrounded by the soothing rustle of the woodland.

The Erikson family has lived in the area for four generations. Built at the end of the 18th century, the farm includes a sourdough bakery and cafe – where everything is made from scratch.

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Having cabin fever already? Check out our website for more ideas to capture that rustic charm and Scandi cosiness at home. Your holiday starts here! 🌴☀️🏚

For more details about the accommodations visit:
Holidays.cabu.co.uk/cabu-by-the-sea (Address: Dymchurch Road, Kent TN29 0HF)
Ecotagnes.com (Address: 390 Route du Borgeal, 74230 Les Villards-sur-Thônes)
Eriksoncottage.com (Address: Lindås 8, 514 55 Ljungsarp)

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