Forest Holidays – Blogmas Day 10


A weekend away with serenity. That’s what it was. Absolute bliss.

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I went on a break away for the weekend, to a precious little place in Argyll, Scotland. It is known as forest holidays; they have a wide range of log cabins with luxurious hot tubs and otherworldly views in the middle of the woods – in a variety of places across the UK. I was blown away when I arrived at our home for the weekend. 

The log cabin was extraordinary. Huge. We had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one was an en-suite), a gigantic kitchen with everything you could possibly need, a large living area, spectacular windows with the most beautiful scenic views and of course, a bloody big hot tub out on the decking underneath the stars. Sublime. What more could you possibly want?

We had the best of the best of everything. Underfloor heating? Amazing. The sofa was so comfy, the bed was super snug and the pillows were like the fluffiest marshmallows. Getting out of bed in the morning was ridiculously hard because it was just so cosy and enticing…but then so was the hot tub!

The hot tub was absolutely fabulous. We spent so much time just lounging around, relaxing in the hot tub, listening to the birds singing in the trees and watching the sun go down. I honestly would give anything to go back. It’s like being in a different world entirely. 


I never thought I could possibly feel like I was on holiday in my own country. Alas, I did. I felt like I was so far away from all of the hustle and bustle and the reality of the real world. It was wonderful. Our cabin was perfect, the views were indescribable and the weekend was so precious and memorable. I would go back in a heartbeat. 

As a writer, a cabin away from the world, with stunning views and tons of space is the equivalent of paradise. My mind felt so free. If only I didn’t have an essay to write whilst I was away I would have worked my way through reading so many books and I’d have wrote some exciting blog posts or poetry. I felt so inspired. 

Writing about my stay here is making me want to go back right this very second. It’s my new safe space. I would go every weekend if I could. No word of a lie. It was 110% worth it. Forest Holidays have hit the nail on the head with this place and I’m sure all of their other destinations are just as good. They are pet friendly, so you can take your little furry friends with you, they have car parking facilities for you to keep a wee eye on your car from your cabin (which I don’t recommend doing when it’s dark if you have a fear of wild animals as we may have bumped in to a wild deer whilst popping out to bring some more juice in)! Oh, it was just fantastic! Absolutely marvellous. 

Have you ever been to stay at a log cabin? Did you love it as much as I did? Have you heard of Forest Holidays before? Let me know in the comments.

Until Tomorrow,

Charlene McElhinney






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  1. December 11, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    This looks and sounds lovely! Looks like you had a very relaxing time, the hot tub looks very enticing 😍 always good to know about dog friendly places too! Xx

  2. December 11, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    This place sounds and looks amazing! I’m desperate to go somewhere like this!!

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