10 best woodland retreats to escape to this autumn
Go to sleep under the stars and wake to the peace and quiet of the forest, where the breeze and the bird song and the rustle of the leaves will be the only thing to catch your attention.
Hopefully a blast of autumn sunshine will make it to the forest floor and set the scene for a pretty, peaceful break away from the strains of the norm. Where better to reset and restore during these times?
Start looking, and you will find Scotland has an amazing choice of accommodation for those seeking something in a pure natural setting, where simplicity doesn’t forgo luxury and thoughtful, unique touches create a very special experience indeed.
At the Roulotte Retreat in the Scottish Borders, you’ll find a collection of traditional French caravans tucked between the trees in a meadow near Melrose, where stunning interiors and the glow of a woodburing stove will surely take you on your very own romantic adventure. Meanwhile, over at Kirkpatrick Durham in Dumfries and Galloway, a modern treehouse creates an escape from the modern world, with no wi-fi or television to distract you from the starry nights and rolling countryside that will surround you.
Just outside Doune in Stirlingshire, the brand new Lanrick Treehouses offer a cool and luxurious escape among the treetops, where guests can enjoy an outside bubble bath among the birdsong. At ecoYoga at Ford in Argyll, a hot bath awaits among the trees for some full on ‘me time’. A hot tub dome and underfloor heated Yoga studio is also on offer at this hideaway, which is running personal retreats for a few guests at a time over the winter.
Meanwhile, over at Gartmore in Stirlingshire, you might find the perfect place to recharge. Here hot tubs, candles and fairlylights create the some extra magic in this woodland setting, where the cabins take on names such as Badger’s Sett and Jay's Nest. You will get a phone reception but there are no sockets to boost up your devices. It might just be time to unplug from it all.