Cruckbarn, Herefordshire


A luxe eco cabin hidden in 7 acres of ancient woodland (sleeps 4-5).

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Alfresco tub

Child friendly

Eco conscious


Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop



Space & setting.

There’s something incredibly earthy about hunkering down in a log cabin amidst an ancient woodland, especially when you find out the owners hand-built it themselves from the mighty Herefordshire oaks that surround you. Completely eco friendly, it took several years to complete and the detail in the build is amazing. If only there were an Ikea flatpack equivalent.

This is a place to slow right down and immerse yourselves in nature. Tune into harmonious birdsong from the moment you awake; breakfast outside and watch house martins swoop above you. Walks in the stunning countryside will nourish your soul. There’s a rope swing for kids; a local pub for excellent lunches and dinners. And as the sun sets you can sit and toast marshmallows over the firepit then gaze at incredible night skies. No everyday distractions, just peace, idyllic views all the way to Ludlow and cosy luxury in the great outdoors.

Getting here: drive, or train to Ludlow/Leominster and taxi (10 mins)

Owners of Herefordshire Log Cabin

In their 20s, the owners and friends, John and David, dreamt of building an oak-framed building using traditional methods; when they stumbled across a woodland for sale near them it felt like fate. They built this barn by hand, starting with spades to dig the foundations, and felling 100 oaks from the surrounding woodland. It took several years to complete.

My Kip favourites

They love
“Sitting outside on a spring morning, listening to the sounds of nature, looking out across the views, and enjoying fresh coffee with bacon butties.”

We love
The gorgeous copper-piping taps and that tiny bathroom, with its rolltop bath and views of the sky.

You may not love
No TV – this is a place to enjoy nature and time with your friends and family. The beds can’t be twinned. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

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Full marks for eco friendliness: the cabin was handbuilt from local timber, stone and reclaimed slate, with breathable lime in the concrete, mortars and plasters, which takes less energy to produce than its modern equivalents. A ground-source heat pump feeds the underfloor heating and hot-water system, while a wood-burning stove keeps the indoors extra-cosy on winter nights, using the abundant firewood on site.



  • Herefordshire Log Cabin
  • Wigmore Castle
    Wigmore Castle
  • Hopton Woods
    Hopton Woods © Forestry England
  • Wigmore Castle
    Wigmore Castle
  • Countryside walks fan out from the front door. Start with a spectacular amble to the Wigmore Castle ruins, with views like a Constable painting.
  • Go quietly as you roam the ancient woodland and field and you may see wild deer and rabbits. Children will love building forest dens and running free.
  • It’s a mile to The Oak, for drinks and upmarket pub grub. Or drive to The Riverside Inn in Aymestrey, which has won many ‘Best in Herefordshire’ awards.
  • Hopton Woods is brilliant for mountain biking, with colour-coded trails for all abilities, right up to black for the pros (15 mins’ drive).
  • Cool off in summer with a wild swim at Burrington Bridge.
  • On rainy days get lost in Aardvark Books, a bookshop and cafe in the village of Brampton Bryan. Or explore Ludlow’s foodie independents.
  • Further afield, drive to the stunning Elan Valley (1 hour, over the border into Wales). Take in the incredible Victorian dams that provide Birmingham’s water as you do a walk or bike ride, and keep an eye out for red kites wheeling above you.


  • Standalone cabin in 14 acres of woodland and field
  • Two bedrooms: one kingsize, one with a double and single bed
  • Baby cot, high chair and all-terrain buggy to borrow
  • Upstairs bathroom with rolltop bath; downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Open-plan living/dining area
  • Well-equipped kitchen; basics provided
  • Sofa area with woodburner
  • Board games, books, record player and vinyl, WiFi, maps, bat and ball
  • Outdoor area with dining table and firepit and alfesco bathtub
  • Rope swing and hammock
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Walk to a dining pub and community run shop (1 mile); drive to restaurants
  • The owners live a mile away; available by phone if you need them
  • Booking conditions: 2-night min stay
  • Remember to bring: good walking shoes, bikes, binoculars, a torch for night-time excursions. It’s also a great place for stargazing so bring a telescope if you have one!

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations: 8+ weeks prior to stay: deposit refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
6-8 weeks prior to stay: deposit retained, 70% balance refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
4-6 weeks prior to stay: 50% of the total booking fee retained, 50% refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 4 weeks of stay.
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Yes – restricted to 4hrs overnight at 3.6kw

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