Luxury Forest Holiday Cottages

Whatever the occasion we have an incredible Big Cottage for you

Encounter an abundance of wildlife as you wander through unspoilt woodland. Let your troubles drift away as you listen to the calming rustle of leaves through the trees. Wake up and enjoy a majestic sunrise from a secluded spot just a stone’s throw from a magnificent forest. With a luxury holiday cottage from kate & tom’s, you can experience the wonders of nature all year round.

Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer seeking the ideal spot for your next group cycling holiday, or a family looking for a peaceful countryside retreat, we have the perfect holiday home for you. Enjoy peaceful surroundings, rugged walking trails and the freedom to explore at your leisure with a holiday home by the forest.

Your ultimate forest escape

For many people, holidays are a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. If that sounds familiar, there’s nothing quite like a break near a forest. Let towering trees form a barrier between you and the rest of the world. Fill your ears with the gentle tweet of nearby birds. And breathe in the inimitable natural fragrance of the forest to complete your blissful surroundings.

Who said serene has to be sedentary? Forest holidays are jam-packed with exciting activities for all the family. Cycle through beautiful woodland trails, embark on a nature-spotting expedition or even practice survival skills and woodland crafts. With many forests near water, there’s even plenty of chances to go for a splash, try your hand at kayaking or get out the fishing rods.

Needless to say, all of the stunning sights, smells and nature make forest holidays the ideal choice for walkers too. What better place to stretch your legs than the stunning British woodland? With some of the most diverse flora and fauna the UK has to offer, forest holidays can provide a different walk every time you step foot out of your accommodation.

The best locations for forest holidays

If you’re looking for a forest holiday, England and Wales offer up some truly spectacular options. In the north you’ll find the hidden gem of Dean Wood, near Rivington in Lancashire and Cragside in Northumberland – home to Britain’s tallest Scots pine tree standing at 40 metres. Cumbria adds to the list with almost 25 square kilometres of stunning woodland at Grizedale forest and the verdant surroundings of Rydal and Grasmere waters.

Head east and the picturesque Priestley Wood awaits in Suffolk, perfect for spring-time visits with breathtaking bluebell displays. Or go west to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. Sat on the Wye valley, the area offers up over 100 square kilometres of oak, beech and abundant wild flowers. Its riverside beauty is rivalled only by Cwm Rheidol – or the Rheidol Valley – in Wales, which stretches 30 kilometres inland from Aberystwyth.

Let’s not forget England’s mesmerising southern coast, which offers up its own forested wonderlands. Hampshire’s New Forest is steeped in history, notably being proclaimed a royal forest in 1079. Today, its majestic surroundings are inhabited by ponies, donkeys and deer as well as countless woodland birds. Elsewhere, you can find forests galore along the Teign Gorge path in Devon – ideal for combining a forest holiday with one of the country’s finest woodland walks.

Family-friendly, dog-friendly and more

The UK’s forests serve up stunning scenery, a blissful atmosphere and plenty of fun for all the family. So why not find accommodation that matches their magnificence? At kate & tom’s, we’ve hand-picked the best luxury holiday cottages near forests throughout England and Wales.

Choose from heated pools, games rooms, and tennis courts to keep the whole family entertained, or opt for a bubbling hot tub and traditional open fire for added luxury. Got a big birthday coming up or a hen party to plan? Our spacious houses are ideal for big celebrations, with enough room for all your friends and relatives.

We’ve also got a selection of forest holiday cottages that are dog-friendly. Bring along your four-legged friends for plenty of walkies, fetch, and maybe even doggy paddle in the most amazing surroundings. With wide open spaces and sticks galore, your favourite family member will have just as much fun as you on a woodland break.

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Whether it’s a remote party house or a relaxing family break, being situated just by a forest is the perfect way to make your holiday truly unforgettable. Best of all, the team at kate & tom’s is here to make it easier. Simply tell us what you’re after and we’ll help you find the perfect fit.

To find out more about our luxury rural retreats, contact our friendly team today. We’ll help you organise the ultimate forest getaway that ticks every box.