It's time to pack your Weekender XL and head for an adventure as we’ve teamed up with Kip Hideaways to bring you 5 of the best off-grid stays in the UK.
Surrounded by the rolling hills of Dorset’s most peaceful countryside, this unique off-the-grid bolthole is the perfect way to escape the humdrum of everyday life and liberate yourself from the concrete jungle – even if just for a weekend. Designed to be as eco-friendly as possible, this contemporary-looking hut is perfectly positioned for you to enjoy the rolling hills of England as you soak up the sunrise from the comforts of your bed, celebrate the sunset from the wood-fired hot tub and spend the time in between exploring the world on your doorstep.
More than just a cabin in the woods, this is an escape in every sense of the word. Hiding in the secluded countryside of Sussex, this wooden retreat is surrounded by the kind of green woodlands that could be mistaken for a rainforest; the floor-to-ceiling bathroom windows looking out onto a world of huge ferns. And that’s just a piece of the magic. Full of rustic charm, this is a place to unplug and unwind as you take in the views, from the wild woodlands to the pretty little pond.
Exciting yet soothing, contemporary yet calming, this incredible barn conversion knows exactly how to delight the senses right from the moment you first catch a glimpse of its moody but modern exterior. Combining sloped ceilings, floating cedar-wood stairs, mid-century furniture and a sunken bath with views across the English-Welsh countryside, this is so much more than an off-grid escape. It’s chic, cosy and oh-so-cool. And to top it all off, there’s a plethora of walks right on your doorstep, each one vying to become a core memory. From Stanner’s Rocks to Offa’s Dyke Path, you’re not short of an epic Welsh walk when you stay here.
This is for anyone that believes the destination is only half the fun. That’s because there’s only one way to reach this extraordinary off-grid cabin in the clouds: hike up the mountain, an adventure that is worth every. single. step. With views across the remote wilds of the Lake District, snow-capped mountains and secluded moors, there’s nowhere quite like this – and you get to take it all in from this cosy cabin complete with hot shower, wood-burner, pizza oven and endless hiking trails right on your doorstep. Just make sure you get the exact coordinates because this Mountain Cabin moves every 56 days to ensure it leaves no lasting footprint.
There’s something incredibly soul-soothing about stargazing from an alfresco bath tub set on the edges of a wild woodland, the constellations slowly shifting above you. That’s what this collection of four secluded cabins is all about. Surrounded by nothing but nature, with postcard-perfect views of the rolling hills and song-filled forests, each of these cabins celebrates the same fundamental belief: that time spent in nature is good for the soul. From bathing outdoors to sipping on a coffee as you soak up the best bits of Shropshire, this place encourages you to rest, re-energise and reconnect with the world around you.