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Escape the grind with our pick of six luxurious log cabin getaways

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Crisp fresh air, glorious views and not another soul in sight for miles.

Sound tempting?

If this January has already found you hankering for an escape from the daily grind (we hear you), a stay in a remote log cabin could be just the answer.

Hidden among spectacular vistas, from Norwegian glaciers to Scottish mountains, and furnished with cosy beds and sheepskin rugs, these cabins provide the perfect antidote to city life. 

So switch off your phone and settle in for a rare moment of peace and quiet.

Log House Holidays, The Cotswolds

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This string of eight luxurious log cabins lie nestled along a serene lake in the picturesque Cotswolds. Furnished with the requisite cosy comforts including open fires and free-standing baths, each cabin also comes complete with its own outdoor hot tub, private fire pit and wooden rowing boat. 

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Prices from £130 per night for a four person cabin, loghouseholidays.co.uk

La Petite Cabane, Switzerland

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Situated in the middle of a sloping field above a tiny village in Morges, Switzerland, cabin holidays don't get much more remote than this. Hike or bike your way around the beautiful landscape or visit the nearby Lake Geneva before retiring to the simple but charming "petit cabane".

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Prices from £165 for two people for two nights, lapetitecabane.ch

Basecamp Nordenskiöld, Norway

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If you are looking for an extreme level of escapism, Basecamp Nordenskiöld could be the answer. A five-bedroom hotel resting at the base of the Nordenskiöld glacier, it is the northernmost cabin in the world and the last point that motorised vehicles can reach before skis or dog sleds become a necessity.

You will have to wave goodbye to WiFi and prepare yourself for no electricity or running water, but in their place you will find an authentic wooden sauna, drinking water made by melted glaciers and an unforgettable adventure.

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To stay at the cabin you must book a package adventure tour; prices from roughly £900 for three nights, basecampexplorer.com

Brimner Cabins, Iceland

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What better way to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights than from your own private hot tub? Escape to this minimalist cabin in Northern Iceland and soak up the spectacular mountain views while enjoying some much-needed me-time.

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Prices from £77 per night, brimnes.is

Eagle Brae, Scotland

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The ideal retreat for nature lovers, Eagle Brae's seven log cabins are situated north of the Loch Ness and enjoy daily visits from curious wild deer. Handmade using red cedar tree trunks from British Colombia, each rustic cabin has a high cathedral ceiling and carved balcony and offers spectacular views across the Scottish highlands.

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Prices from £867 per week for two people, eaglebrae.co.uk

Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

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A favourite with the in-crowd, Soho Farmhouse is luxury cabin-ing at its very best. Ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city but still remain within arms reach of restaurants, bars, shops and spas, the farmhouse offers 40 chic cabins set across 100 acres of farmland in Oxfordshire.

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Prices on request, sohofarmhouse.com