Best for: those who want it all

On the shore of Derwentwater in one of the most scenic locations in The Lakes, this one-bedroom cabin cuts a dramatic solitary shape. The entirely glass front looks out over the water from the minimalist living space, while the bedroom comes with a sculptural freestanding bath that’s also privy to lake views. Get the best of both worlds: a secluded sanctuary at the house and the community benefits of the wider estate, including its restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea using ingredients from the kitchen garden.

Eco credentials: Created by architects who specialise in sensitive work inside National Parks, this property is fuelled by a biomass boiler.
How remote? It’s immersed in its own clearing on the estate, so you needn’t worry about being overlooked.
Sleeps: 2
Address: The Boathouse, The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TZ
Price: from £465 per night
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Danish Cabin, Cornwall

Think Arctic research station meets French mountain pass meets isolated Norwegian Cabin, and you’re probably pretty close to envisaging the Danish Cabin; it’s not easy to get to, but this off-grid hideout certainly offers those who make the pilgrimage a worthy reward. A brook weaves its way around the wooden legs of the structure, and we use the word structure loosely here, as the walls raise or slide to open, extending the living space onto the terraces beyond. The concept of merging indoor and outdoor living can often feel diluted now it has become a trend, but here it exists in such natural form that it can be hard to tell the difference. A large fire pit is the only means to cook, though a full kitchen can be found at the reception, only a few minutes away.

Sleeps: 2
Address: Woodland Kabin, Cedar Valley, Bereleigh Estate, East Meon, Near Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1PH
Price: from £140 per night midweek
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