A hidden secret on the England-Scotland border. Great fishing in summer, walks through the woodland and both a yurt and cabin to hole up in.
Find the Netherby Yurt hidden away in a woodland clearing on acres of land that’s yours to explore – the only other structure around is your private cabin (housing a modern kitchen and bathroom) a minute’s walk away, accessed along a path lit by solar lights at night. Serena will meet you when you arrive and show you around – she’s the one responsible for the thoroughly individual furnishings, including old library steps used as a bedside table, prayer flags draped above the bed (complimenting the Indian bedspread) and a coffee table made of upcycled driftwood. As well as rugs, cushions and a huge bean bag for comfort, there’s also a useful handmade chunky wooden kitchen area with a set of copper pans, perfect for scrambling the eggs that you’ll find in your welcome hamper along with the homemade granola and jam.
From the yurt you can see up to the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders on one direction; the Lake District is in the other, and the Solway coast is close. Not that you’ll need to go that far for beautiful scenery and walks: there are woodland trails across the Netherby Estate mapped out for you – have a little hunt for the swing bridge and original Border Reiver peel tower somewhere on the estate or catch salmon for dinner on the River Liddell.
From £110 a night
In The Woods Behind The Kennels