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Se­cret Cloud House Hol­i­days, Stafford­shire

Four yurts and the year­round Bil­berry Lodge (an Arc­tic-in­spired wooden cabin), sit in a field shared only by a few He­bridean sheep. Sounds rus­tic? Don’t let them pull the wool over your eyes. In­side it’s all wooden floors, king-size beds and log­burn­ing stoves. Out­side, each yurt has its own hot tub. Lit­tle touches in­clude dress­ing gowns, tow­els, toi­letries and a break­fast ham­per full of lo­cally sourced treats. En­joy mas­sage treat­ments by can­dle­light in the new Shep­herds Rest hut or sweat it out in the bar­rel-shaped sauna cabin, gazing down the Man­i­fold Val­ley be­yond. Lo­cal walks gen­er­ally start with a mile-and-a-half stroll north into the Peak District, but if you don’t make it that far there’s a good pub – The Yew Tree Inn – just half a mile away.

From £105 per night; Cauldon, Nr Stoke-on-Trent (01298 687036; se­cret­cloud­house­hol­i­days.co.uk)

Skye Shep­herd Huts, Isle of Skye

There’s a mod­esty to Skye Shep­herd Huts, which is a large part of the ap­peal. Don’t ex­pect a flat-screen TV or hot tub here. In­stead, these two tra­di­tional abodes, each in a sep­a­rate part of the wild­look­ing grounds that sur­round a small cot­tage, have a more homely sense of com­fort. De­lights come in the form of a sur­pris­ingly ex­ten­sive break­fast menu – the por­ridge with Talisker whisky is a must – and, for those with pets, free dog care while you sight­see. But the views are surely the win­ning fea­ture. Breath­tak­ing vis­tas of the neigh­bour­ing Isle of Rùm or across the moor to the Knoy­dart mountains

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