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Woodland breaks and forest holidays

Durgan Wood Cottage, Cornwall
Durgan Wood Cottage, Cornwall | © National Trust / Mike Henton

For those who love outdoor adventures or those craving a return to the natural world, woodland holidays are the perfect way to reconnect with your environment. Wake up to the world's natural alarm clock as you watch the sun rise over the canopy or enjoy breakfast together in your woodland garden.

Woodlands are brimming with beauty, from the immersive sounds of wildlife to the light shining through the leaves and the smell of pine needles in the air. Reawaken your senses, relish in being in the moment and enjoy creating leafy-filled memories with your loved ones.

What's more, every time you book a holiday with us you help to care for the nature, beauty and histories of these places for future generations to enjoy.

Peaceful woodland retreats

The beautiful exterior of Combe Park Lodge, Lynton, Devon

Combe Park Lodge, Devon 

If you're looking for a woodland holiday that's perfect for relaxing or full of wildlife adventures, look no further than Combe Park Lodge. This woodland lodge is close to river gorges, rocky coastlines and wild moorlands that are perfect for exploring once you've discovered all the ancient woodlands. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of Danescombe Cottage, Cornwall

Danescombe Cottage, Cornwall 

Discover the woodland wonders on Cotehele Estate in Cornwall, where you can unwind in a stunning location and explore this tranquil corner of the estate. Built in the 19th-century as an office for Danescombe Valley Mine, it's now one of the quietest places on the estate to unwind in a wildlife-rich woodland. Sleeps 3.

Warcleave Cottage, Devon

Warcleave Cottage, Devon 

Gaze over the treetops from the balcony in this secluded cottage in the woods. Forget the business of your everyday life when you step out into the heart of the woodlands that's right on your doorstep. With no Wi-Fi at the cottage, take time to reconnect with wildlife and your loved ones. Sleeps 4.

Fairy-tale cottages in the woods

The front door at Bog Cottage, Oxfordshire

Bog Cottage, Oxfordshire 

Nestled away on the grounds of Upton House, enjoy a stylish woodland holiday surrounded by fresh air and lush greenery. Listen to the gentle sounds of nature, from the rustling leaves to the humming of bees and birdsong. Take time to reflect and connect with your loved ones as you explore everything from the cottage garden to the lake. Sleeps 4.

Exterior of The Cwms, Near Amroth, Pembrokeshire

The Cwms, Pembrokeshire 

Fancy a cottage in the woods where your four-legged friend doesn't have to miss out on the excitement? This dog-friendly cottage is surrounded by Colby Woodland Gardens, where you can enjoy a peaceful retreat that won't leave you short of things to see and do. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of Penhaligon's, Roseland, Cornwall

Penhaligon's, Cornwall 

Have a tranquil woodland escape in this charming stone cottage nestled on the Roseland Peninsula. This one-bedroom hideaway will take away your everyday stresses so you can enjoy being immersed in the woodland and its wildlife. Take some time to explore the natural world as cliffs, creeks and headlands are all nearby. Sleeps 2.

Woodland walking getaways

The exterior of Cartref, Gwynedd

Cartref, Gwynedd 

Grab your walking boots and discover the rugged countryside that surrounds this cosy woodland cottage. This simple accommodation is the ideal retreat for both gentle ramblers and avid hikers to explore all that Snowdonia has to offer. Stroll along Watkins Path or head further afield to hike up Carneddau mountain range. Sleeps 2.

The view from the dining room at Forest Cottage, near Exeter, Devon

Forest Cottage, Devon 

Lying in the heart of Ashclyst Forest on Killerton Estate, this dog-friendly forest holiday cottage will offer you a woodland experience to immerse yourself in the natural world. Admire the carpets of flowers in the spring or crunch through a blanket of leaves scattered over your walking trail in the autumn. Sleeps 6.

Exterior of Burrows Cottage, Llanmadoc, Swansea

Burrows Cottage, Swansea 

In this former forester's cottage, you'll be surrounded by pine woodlands and wildlife wherever you go. Whether you want to relax, play in the large garden or venture out on walks over rolling countryside or to the beach, your woodland hideaway offers the perfect escape for the whole family. Sleeps 5.

A rural experience

Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon

Heddon Orchard Bothy, Devon 

For those who are eager to return to nature, this indoor-camping style bothy offers simple and secluded accommodation next to a network of hiking trails. Wake up early to the sound of birdsong and head out together to connect with the wilds of Heddon Valley or to search for panoramic cliff-top views. Sleeps 4.

Exterior of Rose Cottage, Cumbria

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Whether you're looking for coastal adventures, walking retreats or more time to unwind with your loved ones, with over 400 unique cottages to choose from, find your perfect getaway.