Summer may be over, but here at Rose & Grey, Autumn is our favourite time of year for escaping into the British countryside. We’re busy planning cosy retreats in stylish wooden cabins, yurts, cottages and barns around the UK, dreaming about getting away from it all for a long weekend. Read on to discover some of our favourite spots for Autumn getaways.
For a romantic secluded weekend break, this eco-friendly lodge is situated in the depths of the Cairngorms National Park, within a pine forest with a rare ducks pond right on the doorstep. The perfect place to get back to nature, the opportunities for walking and exploring in the area are endless. When you return, the wood fired timber hot tub and dry heat sauna are ideal for an evening of relaxing. There’s a chimenea stove on the deck and a wood burning stove inside the lodge, to keep you warm as you snuggle up in blankets with a bottle of wine. At night, nestle into the traditional box bed and try to spot shooting stars through the star gazer window. You won’t want to retreat to reality after an idyllic weekend in the forest.
Perfect for small families or a pair of couples, this traditional barn with views of the Black Mountains is ideally placed for visiting the towns of Hay-on-Wye and Hereford, canoeing on the River Wye, and exploring the Brecon Beacons. The large kitchen is perfect for cooking hearty meals and dining together underneath the fairy-light lit beamed ceiling, before cosying up on the sofas in front of the wood burning stove to play board games in the evenings. A stunning shepherd’s hut situated in the garden is ideal for children to play or adults to retreat for a quiet moment with a book and a cup of tea.
Part of the Fforest dynasty, Manorafon is an alternative glamping site situated in a converted dairy farm, just a ten minute walk to the beach. Although there is the option to stay in a range of accommodation including cabins, tents and a large cottage, it is the privately placed domes that most excite us. Suitable for either couples or families of four, each dome features a comfortable double bed, a wood burning stove and a striking light feature created from selvedge branches. Outside, there’s a covered wooden deck with a camp kitchen and area to dine and relax. Spend your days walking along the coastal path or getting involved with the diverse range of adventure activities on offer, before enjoying a traditional Welsh beer and a wood fired pizza by the riverside in Cardigan.
We love George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, so imagine our delight to stumble across this luxury treehouse which has been featured on the show! Set amongst the tree tops, this gorgeous treehouse is ideal for romantic retreats or for couples celebrating special occasions. Perfect for a peaceful retreat with no distractions, you can relax on the veranda enjoying the view or soak in the exquisite copper free-standing bath with a glass of wine. You will be treated to a selection of local food and drink on arrival, including the hosts famous homemade lemon cake and ingredients for cooking your own breakfast in the morning. There’s plenty of places to visit in the area, including the cities of Bath and Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor – or you could simply choose to spend your time relaxing and playing chess.