Celebrate International Day of Forests by Booking a Woodland Stay
21st March is the annual International Day of Forests, a platform for celebrating and raising awareness of the importance of woodland and trees worldwide. So why not celebrate by booking a woodland stay. Premier Cottages picks some of its favourite forest based holiday homes.
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS ON 21ST MARCH BY BOOKING A WOODLAND STAY
11 March 2019: 21st March is the annual International Day of Forests, a platform for celebrating and raising awareness of the importance of woodland and trees worldwide. So why not celebrate by booking a woodland stay. Premier Cottages picks some of its favourite forest based holiday homes.
The Hamlet, Gloucestershire
The Forest of Dean is a sprawling ancient woodland ripe with outdoor activities, castles and wildlife. Nestled in the heart of the forest, The Hamlet comprises five family-friendly boltholes in 800 acres, with fabulous onsite facilities from a secret tree viewing platform and falconry experiences to a hot tub in the woods. Families will love the six-metre tree swing, heated games room and animal petting. The cottage owners are keen to preserve the beauty of the area and have adopted green initiatives including electric vehicle charging points and water harvesting.
A week’s stay in Meadow Byre for four guests in March is £759. A week in April starts from £1027 (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01594 827311).
Rosehill Lodges, Cornwall
Set within a sheltered woodland valley in Porthtowan, Rosehill Lodges are ten luxury eco-friendly properties just five minutes from a Blue Flag beach. Over the past decade, Rosehill’s owners have planted over 500 trees and shrubs on site, creating a unique woodland environment close to the Atlantic Ocean. The lodges are dog and child-friendly, with private hot tubs, drench showers and al-fresco dining on the glass covered decking area. Cottages sleep four to six guests. The location also enjoys clear skies, making it perfect for a spot of star-gazing from the hot-tub.
A seven night stay in Rosehill Lodges’ Wheal Sparrow in March is £596. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01209 891920).
The Dick Turpin Cottage, Shropshire
Well away from any public roads, The Dick Turpin Cottage sits on a hillside within 20 acres of woodland wilderness reserve in the Shropshire countryside. The cottage for two enjoys enviable views of the rolling hills and there are wonderful rural walks through the trees from the door. There’s even a hideaway cabin on-site. The cottages’ spacious interior is adorned with unique furniture, imaginative décor and cosy touches. Just a mile away is the village of Clun, the country’s first “Environmentally Sensitive Area”, which has some lovely pubs and restaurants as well Norman ruins to visit.
A seven-night stay in March is £625. A seven night stay in April is £650. Guests receive a welcome hamper on arrival (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01588 640327).
Tyn Y Coed Cottage, Powys
In the stunning surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park sits Tyn Y Coed Cottage surrounded by private grounds with mature woodland and lush green fields. Exposed wooden beams, inglenook fire places and a large wood burning stove make the 300-year old cottage the perfect place to hunker down on a cold winter day. Star gazing can be enjoyed from a hot tub in the private gardens and the cottage is on the door step of all the Brecon Beacons has to offer. A seven night stay for seven in March starts from £1100. A seven night stay in April starts from £1150. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07738 103837).
The Orchard Barn, Northumberland
Brokenheugh Estate sits in 65 acres of private gardens and woodland leading down to the River South Tyne. The ancient oak and beech wood is carpeted in Spring and early summer with wild garlic and bluebells and is a haven for wild birds and native fauna, including roe deer. Overlooking the old orchard, Orchard Barn sleeps two guests and features high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, antiqued oak floors and a log burning stove. A seven-night stay in March is from £450. A seven night stay in April is £475 (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01434 684206).
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