Britain’s best Scandi-style escapes

Oat Grass Lodge, Bamburgh, Northumberland

With the Norman castle Bamburgh Castle looming impressively over Northumberland’s stunning coastline, this is the ideal place to combine stormy beach walks with relaxed afternoons by the fire in this bright, airy cottage designed with clean Scandinavian lines. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-plan kitchen-dining room and stylish living room bring vibrant natural colors to the cream and gray rooms, while the upstairs bedrooms provide a relaxing, sacred feel with soft hues, wool covers and rugs. and polished wood floors.
6 people; a week’s cost starting from £880; crabtreeandcrabtree.com

Lancaster Stable, Lancashire

Located 5 miles south of Lancaster, this 200-year-old barn has been carefully chosen to create a relaxing Scandi feel. There are Volga linen covers and Hypnos beds, underfloor heating and natural slate in the en suite bathrooms, as well as lots of yellow wood and glass in the downstairs areas. Breakfast is taken in the airy Garden room, and in the evenings communal plates (advance order) of locally produced cheeses and brine are served, along with drinks from the well-stocked self-service bar.
Over 18 years old only; double rooms from £144 B&B; lancasterbarn.co.uk

chicken house, Monmouthshire

Winner of a Riba design award, this stunning reinvention of a former farmhouse brings minimalist Scandi elegance to the rolling Welsh hills, with a glass-walled living space that offers most of the wonderful views. Inside, white wood paneling, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and trendy, angular furniture create a cool, contemporary feel, while every aspect of the bedrooms has a clear design aesthetic, from the lighting to the headboard shelves. Despite its high-spec feel, this is a great home for families, with its two-acre garden, outdoor fire pit, and barbecue. Dogs are also welcome.
8 people; £247 per night; canopyandstars.co.uk

Hill House, 57 Nord, Highlands

Tucked away on Wester Ross’ scenic waterfront, Hill House boasts stunning views of Loch Duich and Eilean Donan Castle from its floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, and interiors straight out of a design magazine. From the two luxury suites with stone tubs and super king-size beds to the open-plan kitchen dining room, everything has been designed throughout to create a serene and relaxing living space with cream, stone and taupe hues. A welcome basket of local delicacies is ready to eat upon arrival, and a private chef can be arranged.
three-night breaks from £1,650; sleeps 4 people; 57nord.co.uk

Old Butcher’s Stores, Norfolk

This beautiful three-bedroom barn conversion features muted gray décor, open shelving, and polished wood floors. Two of the bedrooms feature solid oak beds, exposed brick and soft brown paneling, while the third has clean white walls with warm red fabrics to break up the minimalist feel. In Heacham, it’s an easy walk to the beach and has a good selection of bars and restaurants.
6 people; three-night breaks from £640; norfolkhideaways.co.uk

Headquarters, Perthshire

Offering a great escape feel, Steading is tucked away in the Upper Tay Valley with fishing, hill walking, mountain biking and white water rafting offered nearby. At the rear, warm Scottish wools and linens combine with the understated Scandi design to create a cozy and understated sanctuary. Each of the four rooms has a studio kitchen stocked with breakfast items and fresh Glen Lyon coffee.
double rooms from £120 B&B; steadingaberfeldy.co.uk

Port Hotel, Eastbourne

This classic townhouse has been reinvented as a stylish beachside retreat, paying homage to Scandi design. Rooms are slightly minimalist, some with turntables, all with Hypnos beds. Brunch on the beach terrace or dine in the art-filled restaurant.
double room-room only from £80; porthotel.co.uk

Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk

Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham near Newmarket, photographed by Sophia Evans for the Guardian Weekend Magazine restaurant review, 11/17/2011

Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham near Newmarket, photographed by Sophia Evans for the Guardian Weekend Magazine restaurant review, 11/17/2011

For a romantic weekend, tuck into one of Tuddenham’s Scandi-style “Meadow Nooks”: quaint, tiled bays with a king-size bed with large fluffy pillows and an en suite bathroom. For the complete hygge experience, book a spot with a private outdoor hot tub overlooking the Suffolk countryside. Wander down to the Mill for dinner, or have lunch under the canvas at Tipi restaurant on the willow-covered riverbank.
Meadow Nook with hot tub from £265 B&B; tuddenhammill.com

Slope, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Don’t be fooled by Hillside’s thatched roof; Once through the door, the house is a temple of Swedish elegance. The 12 bedrooms feature white walls, contemporary art and classic accessories and furniture. The Brasserie serves an excellent selection of organic and biodynamic wines, as well as two-course set meals, and the team can organize everything from tennis and beauty treatments to guided walks around the island.
double rooms from £186 B&B; hillsideventnor.com.tr

Living, London

An oasis of tranquility in bustling Paddington, Inhabit is spread over six Georgian townhouses and claims to be London’s first “mindfulness hotel”, all set on elegant and simple grounds, focusing on sustainability, holistic activities and vegan cuisine. Stockholm. The rooms are pleasantly tidy without being too brutal, while the common areas include a tranquil library, a meditation chamber, and an atrium for yoga and fitness. All food is plant based and there is always a pantry for snacks.
double room-room only from £133; residenceotelleri.com

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