20 affordable winter glamping stays in Britain, from Cornish retreats to a quiet Scottish cabin

Situated between Bodmin Moor, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dartmoor, and the coast, Hinterland House is ideal for family getaways. On a 500-acre working farm, it offers a secluded Cornish retreat. The house has a hammock, a hot tub and a kitchen and dining area.

Barn sleeps six, three-night minimum stay from £185 per night

Cobnut Cabin is set in 25 acres of livestock-free farmland. Within the grounds you will find a hammock, wooden swing, fire pit, and, in the ancient oak woodland, a picnic yurt. Admire the view of the Black Mountains from the bed or porch. Cook in the spacious kitchen and relax by the wood burner. Farm produce, Indian head massages, and fire cooking lessons are available on request.

Cabin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £138 per night

The Safari Tent comes with views of Ben Lomond (Photo: Canopy & Stars)

This cabin offers views of Ben Lomond and the Scottish mountains from the front porch. Inside, you’ll find two bedrooms with king-size beds, a well-equipped living space. Hampers filled with locally sourced produce are available to order. Tucked away in a Scottish Lowland sheep field, The Safari Tent provides a perfect base for hikes in the Queen Elizabeth Forest and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Safari tent sleeps five, two-night minimum stay from £160 per night

Wee Trailer, once a military tank recovery trailer, now serves as a tranquil retreat. It comprises three structures: colourful living quarters with scenic views, a rustic kitchen shed, and a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower. The wrap-around decking has an outdoor bathtub and an al fresco dining area. Plenty of activities are on the doorstep, including visits to national parks, farm shops, lochs, and woods.

Wagon sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £150 per night

Little Doe Bank Cabin is an off-grid retreat, powered by solar energy. Festoon lights guide guests’ walk to the sauna. On warmer days, wild swimmers should head for the swimming pond, which is 10 minutes’ walk from the cabin. By day, take a farm tour or visit the local pub. There’s a firepit and a barbeque and you can preorder lamb from the accommodation owners.

Cabin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £138 per night

Birch View cabin, secluded among white birch trees, has a spacious deck and a four-to-six-person hot tub. The 90-acre surroundings have become a haven for wildlife.

The cabin is well-equipped with a kitchen, firepit and a wood-fired pizza oven. Toiletries are also provided. Nearby activities include walks, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and fishing on the river Nene, which is a five-minute drive away.

Cabin sleeps four, two-night minimum stay from £155 per night

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Birch View Cabin was built by its owner and a local carpenter (Photo: Canopy & Stars)

This unique wood cabin was built by its owner and a local carpenter. There are views of rolling hills and the Black Mountains of Wales. A welcome hamper includes local treats, and you can order fresh bread, eggs, and honey from the neighbours. The accommodation comes with a wood-burner and a wood-fired hot tub. For dinner, cook in the well-equipped kitchen, use the barbecue-cum-pizza oven, or visit the nearby pub. End the day around the firepit or watching films in the cabin’s cosy nook.

Cabin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £180 per night

Buzzards Reach is in the Ebworth Valley. Enjoy tea on its covered deck, relax in the upcycled cabin with oak and elm interiors and listen to owls and buzzard calls. Despite its seclusion, it is a short drive from Stroud (be sure to stop by the farmers’ market), and Cirencester. For those seeking a wild escape, the cabin provides a perfect hideaway. Unplug and unwind, perhaps in the Japanese plunge bath.

Cabin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £144 per night

This Lake District stay includes an outdoor bath under the trees with mountain views. From this remote spot, guests can tackle hiking trails and spot local wildlife. Other days out include scenic climbs up Blencathra, Skiddaw, or Helvellyn, or strolls to Threlkeld and Keswick.

The owner, Luke, created the cabin using mostly local materials. It has a king-sized bed, a stove, a well-equipped kitchen, and a bathroom. Try stargazing from the wood-fired bath.

Shepherd’s Hut sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £195 per night

Heartwood in the Devon hills was created by artists Ania and Henry Trew. The dome features a geodesic window that fills the space with light, a wood-burning stove, and a bookshelf filled with books for rainy days. Designed by award-winning architects, Rural Office, Heartwood blends into its surroundings. The outdoor and indoor space includes a well-equipped kitchen and dining area. Drive 30 minutes to Peppercombe beach for bracing winter walks.

Geodome sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £145 per night

Sitting within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lake Farm offers a serene escape surrounded by woodland, open countryside, and a private lake. The Toller Hut has a wood-fired bath, an outdoor shower, and a pontoon for wild swimming. While the location is ideal for exploring the Jurassic Coast, you might wish to linger in the on-site wilderness.

Visit the village square in Beaminster for supplies. Whether you relax in the hut and its surrounds, or venture into the countryside, end the day under the night skies with minimal light pollution.

Shepherd’s hut sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £130 per night

This secluded cabin in Cornwall offers a tranquil retreat with various spots to relax, including a king-size bed, a window seat, a garden bench, a hammock, and a hot tub. There are views across the hills during the day and the evenings are free from light pollution. The nearest shop is a couple of miles away, or you can stock up at local farm shops.

Owner Emma, who lives nearby, can offer local recommendations, including hiking along the coastal path, wild swimming at various coves, boat trips to Looe Island, and visiting Fowey’s colourful harbour.

Cabin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £165 per night

Pax, Herefordshire

With the option of anything from hikes in the Brecon Beacons, wildlife watching from the comfort of the sofa, or a relaxing soak in the hot tub, this is the perfect place to let nature work its restorative magic.

If you fancy getting active, then bring a bike or your hiking boots, and head into the Wye Valley or towards the Black Mountains. Pax is one of three cabins: the others are Russet and Old Fred. They have been created as simple spaces where you can switch off.

Canin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £165 per night

Placed at almost 1000ft above sea level, Wilding Wagon comes with great views. Owners Lis and Adam have carefully restored this old railway carriage that is based in a secluded spot on a hillside. Take a soak in the wood-fired oak and aluminium bath in the morning for views of mist rising over the valley, or in the evening as the sun sets.

Train carriage sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £131 per night

Grain Silo is the latest offering on the small family-run vineyard at Tuffon Hall. Its circular, corrugated exterior overlooks fields of grape vines, with the neighbouring shepherd’s hut 50 metres away. Stepping into the Silo, guests will find a split-level living space with a double bed on the upper level, reached by a ladder, and a kitchen, a bathroom with rainforest shower and a living area below. As the sun sinks low, relax and pour yourself a drink of Tuffon’s very own gin or wine. You might also slip into the hot tub to soak beneath the evening sky.

Silo sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £135 per night

After 100 years as a dairy and cow barn, Gold Top has been transformed into a place to stay. There are milk churn bedside tables and recording jar lampshades, raw plaster walls and sanded floorboards, gold lights and coloured tiling. The barn also has one super king-sized bed and one double bed.

You can look out over the fields from the mezzanine, sink into the sofa and enjoy the glow of the wood burner or soak in your private wood fired hot tub with views across the fields. At the end of the day, light the fire pit and sit back to watch the stars in this space that is surrounded by a dark sky reserve.

Barn sleeps four, two-night minimum stay from £200 per night

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Evergreen Cabin is made from a recycled shipping container (Photo: Canopy & Stars)

The Evergreen Cabin, made from a recycled shipping container, is surrounded by pine woodland. There is a firepit, and firewood provided, meaning you can enjoy breakfast out on the decking even as temperatures fall. Inside, you’ll find a lounge and a spacious kitchen. The spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom. It is well-situated for drives to Brighton or Eastbourne or the nearby High Weald area of natural beauty. Alternatively, relax in the outdoor hot tub.

Cabin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £215 per night

Hidey-hole Cabin is the perfect space for unwinding. Spend the day watching the wildlife in the fields from the huge picture window while in your king-size bed or on the canopied deck.

At night, you can fire up the log burner and barbeque, sit out under the stars and, at the press of a button, transform your picture-window into a film screen. There is also a popcorn maker to add to the cinema experience.  The outdoor decking, huge picture-window and bi-folding doors keep you connected to nature.

Cabin sleeps two, two-night minimum stay from £139 per night

All accommodation can be booked through Canopy & Stars canopyandstars.co.uk