STAY IN… A COSY CABIN
Wishbone, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire Between an ancient orchard and a fishing lake in the midst of the Malvern Hills, Wishbone (top) epitomises rural charm. Spend the day exploring 16 acres of this AONB – where old oak trees flourish – before heading back for a supper cooked on the campfire. Sleeps two. Four nights from £775 (uniquehomestays.com).
For sea views
Rockwater Cabin, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall Perched on a cliff overlooking the sprawling sands of Whitsand Bay, Rockwater Cabin offers uninterrupted views of the sea. Spend time unwinding on the decking, where you might just catch sight of a kestrel or peregrine falcon performing an aerobatic display. Sleeps three. Seven nights from £631 (classic.co.uk).
For quiet times
The Big House, Harris, Outer Hebrides The Sound of Harris is the perfect place to escape, where you’re more likely to hear the waves lapping on the shore than passing traffic. Sample some of the local culinary delights, which include scallops, langoustine, brown crab and mackerel. Sleeps two. Three nights from £840 (soundofharris.co.uk).