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6 rustic lodges with a view for your next UK sweet escape

Written by gaytourism

What could be cooler than a getaway in a wooden lodge? | Photos: Courtesy of Hoseasons

The Beast from the East’s icy grip on Britain is still a recent memory.

But now, locals and international visitors alike can heave a sigh of relief: spring is officially in full swing in the UK.

This can only mean one thing: the nation’s fantastic natural beauty is blossoming once more. The best way to enjoy it? With a tailor-made Hoseasons holiday in an iconic location.

Think the rolling hills of Highlands and North Devon’s rugged coastlines. Think forests across the region, bursting with bluebells (although, they’re only out for a limited time only – so go now!).

Here, we look at six lodge-holiday options enjoying stellar views of the UK’s most beautiful scenery…

The Scottish Highlands cover a staggering 30,659 km². As such, these charming lodges feel like they overlook never-ending beauty – namely, the gentle green slopes of Angus Glens’ Clova Valley.

Part of the luxurious Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, two of the spacious, open plan lodges available sleep two people, while one sleeps four and one sleeps six. A bar and restaurant are also available at the on-site Glen Clova Hotel.

Find out more about Glen Clova Lodges

Nothing epitomizes the surfer heaven that is North Devon better than the friendly beachside town of Ilfracombe. A short walk outside the town, on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park are these pretty beach hut-style lodges.

Offering affordable luxury as part of the Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection, these charming, sea-view accommodations offer direct access to the beach. All the lodges sleep two people.

Find out more about Beach Cove Coastal Retreat

From sea views to lake views, and from England to Wales: specifically the island of Anglesey, just off the country’s northwest coast.

Another member of the Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, these 11 lodges cater for various party sizes (starting with two people, with some going up to six). Enjoy the nine acres of beautiful, serene lake-scattered scenery on your doorstep.

Find out more about Anglesey Lakeside Lodges

Back to England and to the edge of the Peak District near the village Eaton, Congleton in Cheshire, and this sprawling 22-acre country estate. Villages filled with character such as Prestbury, Wilmslow and Alderley Edge are also nearby.

Spa treatments and pamper packs (featuring Champagne, chocolates and flower) are available at these chic, stylish lodges.

Find out more about Ladera Retreat Lodges

Next, to the south coast of England and the picturesque Isle of Wight. This stylish resort only opened in 2016 and boasts adorable woodland views, with shingle beaches on the edge of the English Channel, all on your doorstep.

On-site features include the Spa Lodge with Aromatherapy Associate treatments, Kellermans restaurant and bar, a farm shop and also a fully-supplied gym. Hot tubs are available at selected lodges.

Find out more about Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat

Finally to the Netherseal near the Peak District. Therein, a 400-acre farm in a National Forest is home to a stunning lone lodge, sleeping four people between two rooms.

This splendid two-room pine cottage sleeps four people (one double, one twin). Theme parks Alton Towers and Drayton Manor are within driving distance, as is Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme.

Find out more about Field Lodge

For more information about lodge holidays in the UK and Europe with Hoseasons, visit the official website.

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