Heading for Hygge: The UK’s Best Scandi-Style Getaways |  Journey

Heading for Hygge: The UK’s Best Scandi-Style Getaways | Journey

Heading for Hygge: The UK’s Best Scandi-Style Getaways |  Journey

Oat Grass Lodge, Bamburgh, Northumberland

With the Norman fortress of Bamburgh Castle towering impressively over Northumberland’s dramatic coastline, it’s the perfect place to combine breezy seaside walks with cozy afternoons in front of the fire at this bright and airy lodge designed with clean Scandinavian lines. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the open plan kitchen diner and sleek living room bring vibrant natural colors into the cream and gray rooms, while upstairs the bedrooms have a soothing sanctuary feel with soft hues, plaids wool and rugs. , and waxed wooden floors.
6 beds; a week costs from £880; crabtreeandcrabtree.com

Lancaster Barn, Lancashire

Lancaster Barn, Lancaster

This 200 year old barn five miles south of Lancaster has been carefully curated to create a calming Scandi atmosphere. There are Volga linen throws and Hypnos beds, underfloor heating and natural slate in the en-suite bathrooms, and lots of blond wood and glass in the downstairs spaces. Breakfast is taken in the spacious Garden Room, while in the evening sharing platters of locally produced cheeses and charcuterie are available (to be ordered in advance), along with drinks from the honesty bar well stocked.
Over 18s only; double rooms from £144 B&B; lancasterbarn.co.uk

The Chicken Coop, Monmouthshire


Winner of a Riba design award, this stunning reimagining of an old farm building brings minimalist Scandinavian chic to the rolling Welsh hills, with the glass-walled living space making the most of the glorious views. Inside, white wood paneling, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and trendy angular furniture create a fresh, contemporary feel while every aspect of the rooms — from the lighting to the bedside bookshelves — has a clean design aesthetic. Despite the upscale vibe, it’s an ideal home for families, with two acres of gardens, a fire pit, and BBQ. Dogs are also welcome.
8 beds; from £247 per night; canopyandstars.co.uk

Hill House, 57 North, The Highlands

57 North Hill House Image 5

Hidden away on the scenic Wester Ross coastline, Hill House offers mesmerizing views of Loch Duich and Eilean Donan Castle through floor-to-ceiling windows and interiors straight out of a design magazine. Everything – from the two luxurious suites with stone baths and superking beds to the open plan kitchen diner – has been designed to create a calm and soothing living space, with cream, stone and taupe hues throughout. A welcome basket of local treats is ready to devour on arrival and a private chef can be arranged.
Three-night stays from £1,650; 4 beds; 57nord.fr

The Old Butchers, Norfolk

Norfolk hideouts
Photography: Mark Longdin

This lovely three bedroom barn conversion has understated gray decor, open shelving and polished wood floors throughout. Two of the bedrooms have solid oak beds, exposed brick and soft taupe paneling, while the third has clean white walls with warm scarlet fabrics to break up the minimalist feel. It’s in Heacham, with the beach an easy walk, with a good selection of pubs and restaurants.
6 beds; three-night stays from £640; norfolkhideaways.co.uk

The Steading, Perthshire

The Steading, Perthshire, Scotland

Offering a wonderful sense of escape, the Steading is nestled in the Upper Tay Valley with fishing, hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting nearby. Back to basics, warm Scottish wools and linens combine with clean Scandi design to create a comfortable, no-frills asshole. Each of the four bedrooms has a studio kitchen stocked with breakfast goodies and fresh Glen Lyon coffee.
Double rooms from £120 B&B; steadingaberfeldy.co.uk

Search Port Hotel

Port Hotel Eastbourne
Photography: Emma Gutteridge

This classic townhouse has been reimagined as a stylish seaside bolthole, with more than a nod to Scandi design. Rooms are slightly minimalist, some with record players, all with Hypnos beds. Get ready for brunch on the beachfront terrace or dine in the art-filled restaurant.
Double from £80 room only; porthotel.fr

Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk

Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham near Newmarket, for The Guardian Weekend Magazine restaurant review, 17/11/2011 Photographed for the Guardian by Sophia Evans
Photography: Sophia Evans/The Observer

Snuggle up in one of Tuddenham’s Scandi-style ‘Meadow Nooks’ for a romantic weekend: pretty tiled capsules with a king-size bed with big fluffy pillows and an en-suite bathroom. For the full hygge experience, book one with a private outdoor hot tub that overlooks the Suffolk countryside. Stroll to the mill for dinner or have lunch in the tent at the Tipi Restaurant on the willow-draped riverbank.
Meadow Nook with hot tub from £265 B&B; tuddenhammill.co.uk

Hill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Hillside, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Don’t be fooled by Hillside’s thatched roof; once through the doors, the house is a temple of Swedish chic. All 12 rooms have pristine white walls, contemporary artwork, and vintage fixtures and furnishings. Two-course meals are served in the brasserie, accompanied by an excellent selection of organic and biodynamic wines, and the team can organize everything from tennis and beauty treatments to guided walks around the island.
Double rooms from £186 B&B; hillsideventnor.co.uk

Living in London

Living in Paddington, London

An oasis of calm in bustling Paddington, Inhabit spans six Georgian townhouses and claims to be London’s first ‘mindfulness hotel’, with a focus on sustainability, holistic activities and vegan cuisine, all in a chic and unpretentious decor that seems straight out of Stockholm. Rooms are pleasantly tidy without being overly austere, while common areas include a tranquil library, meditation pod, and atrium for yoga and fitness. All food is plant-based, with a pantry for anytime snacks.
Doubles from £133 room-only; habithotels.com

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