Our online manager Ben indulged in a weekend of luxury. Seclusion, scenery, space – this Cotswolds’ log cabin has it all…
Words by Ben Iskander
The house from the film ‘The Notebook’, set on a lake full of swans with its very own rowing boat, has always been a thing of dreams – until now. We’ve found THE place to make that dream a reality, and it may be closer to home than you first thought…
Nestled away in the Cotswolds sits a luxurious 130-acre nature reserve, offering an idyllic escape for couples and, of course, a romantic minimoon or honeymoon.
Each of the Log House Holidays’ eight Scandinavian log cabins offers unspoilt lake views, a hot tub, a rowing boat and most importantly, complete seclusion and total privacy during your stay. Your cabin could even boast its very own pool, heated to a lovely 30°c, alongside a log-fired sauna.
Step inside and you are immersed into a life where luxury is found in every direction.
Antique furniture, cosy log res, sumptuous roll top baths, deluxe power showers, plush king size beds, fully equipped kitchens, blanket-lined curtains, under floor heating, old-fashioned cast-iron radiators, oh and the books! You’ll find an array of hardback books – the kind that just looking at them makes you feel a little more sophisticated.
Early mornings are spent on the veranda, cup of coffee in hand, admiring the wildlife without hearing another soul, while evenings, when the lake is still and the sun is hanging low in the sky, are made for a spot of al fresco dining. Open up a bottle of red picked up from Waitrose, conveniently situated no more than 10 minutes from the reserve, and soak up the beautiful vistas from the sunken garden where pruned trees and hanging candles create a truly unique romantic setting. Afterwards, the outdoor fire pit offers the perfect place to retire for a few toasted marshmallows, some melted chocolate or just some more wine.
You won’t find this sort of picturesque escape anywhere else. It’s a place to truly rest your tired mind and refresh your body, all with the utmost indulgence and unforgettable views.