The popularity of cabin stays are increasing as the years go by, and because Bath is nestled in the beautiful Somerset countryside, we are lucky enough to have a handful of incredible cabins for you to explore not too far from the city.
I have personally explored many cabins and treehouses across the UK, as I previously worked for Tiny Home Hub which enabled me to experience many escapes within Somerset to produce this article.
So if you’re looking for a unique retreat and want to test some of the best Cabins in Bath, then we recommend the following cabins to do just that!
1. Abel’s Cabin
Abel’s Cabin is located just a few miles outside of Bath, near a small town called Bradford-on-Avon.
It was setup in 2014 as a glamping spot, but slowly evolved over the years and is now an incredible hand-made cabin nestled in the Wiltshire countryside with minimal design at the forefront of its layout.
This cabin is purposely designed to feature only the bare minimum, encouraging you to venture the local woods, relax and enjoy your own company.
Inside you will find a wood stove to keep you warm, a cooking area for you to prepare meals, a large double bedroom towards the back (king size bed) and two single beds hidden in the roof so you can bring the kids, or friends!
On the exterior you will be greeted with a small balcony so you can sit and watch nature do its thing while you setup the bonfire or rest on the hammock.
The toilets are located away from the cabin and the same goes for the shower rooms, they are located in a small building a stones throw from the cabin.
If you do miss your creature comforts the main farm building which is ran by the owner is just down the road and this features an indoor heated swimming pool and a games room.
If you do visit this cabin be sure to explore Bradford-on-Avon, it’s a stunning small town, with an incredible Italian restaurant called Ravello that I actually visited a couple of weeks before writing this article. You can also hire a boat at Limpley Stoke valley if you want to get really adventurous!
2. St. Catherine Tea Pavilion
Just north of Batheaston hides this stunning, large cabin amongst the trees, and it’s known as St. Catherine’s Tea Pavilion which houses two adults and a child.
It feels like an old American cottage, crafted purely by wood, and even the interior has wood details everywhere you look giving it an authentic cabin feel. It also features a large balcony with tables and chairs to enjoy your breakfast while you spy on the local birds. You can even use the wood-burner too!
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need including an open-plan dining space inside. It also features a super king-size bed for the main guests, and a single bed for an additional guest or child.
It’s located just outside the city, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get to in under 15 minutes. This allows you to explore the local woods and fields to keep the mind fresh!
It’s a great cabin that is worth exploring if you want a cosy, cabin retreat close to the city that opens up to nothing but grass, trees and a rested mind.
3. The Old Mill Lodge
The Old Mill Lodge is located in Norton St. Phillip, approximately 20 minutes away from Bath. This cabin is hidden in the countryside and features incredibly designed interior to make it feel like a home from home.
It’s a great retreat for those wanting to escape the busy streets, or to even celebrate birthdays and special occasions with a friend or family member, you can even bring your dogs with you too!
The front of the cabin is made almost entirely of glass, allowing you to peak at nature and the animals when things are a little too cold outside, making it a great winter retreat.
Inside, the first thing you will notice is the floating king sized bed, that’s right, the bed is connected via large ropes up into the ceiling making it feel like you are sleeping amongst the stars.
Moving around, you will notice that the interior feels like it has been designed by a professional, and the amenities like the kitchen, toilets and bathroom are of incredibly high quality, it’s like you’re living in a showroom!
On the outside there’s plenty of seating along the decking, including comfortable chairs, tables for breakfast and a separate fire pit for when you want to warm yourself up.
This is by far one of the best Cabins in Bath, and just down the road, there is one of my personal favourite pubs in the UK known as The George, it’s a must visit. They do great Sunday roasts and their pub is nestled into an incredibly old building with stunning views in the beer garden.
4. The Straw Bale Lodge
The Straw Bale Lodge is the closest cabin to Bath’s city centre, just a 10 minute drive from the busy streets, and even closer to the small town of Batheaston.
This is a great little retreat covered in nature that looks exactly like where Bilbo Baggins would enjoy living. It’s an all season retreat that feels incredibly homely and British on the inside, featuring hand made interior using reclaimed wood, vintage chairs and a log burner to keep you and the hobbit hole warm.
The kitchen is equipped with lots of pots and pans, ready for you to prepare local produce hand-picked from the markets in Bath, and a large a luxury double bed for you to rest in when you get back.
On the outside you’ll find plenty of seating space, lots of wildlife to watch and an outdoor hot tub that allows you to stare at the stars in the evening. It really is a lovely little private space that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere with nothing but good food and bright stars.
It’s a hidden gem that deserves a spot on this list. This cabin can house up to two adults at a time.
5. The Workshop
If you’re looking for one of the best cabins in Bath with a few more creature comforts, then The Workshop is just a 15 minute drive from the centre and has a bunch of amenities that makes you feel like you are at home.
This large cabin can not only sleep a family of four, but it also accepts dogs too, making it a great family escape for those wanting a safe space to relax in.
It features a long balcony that stretches out across the front, perfect for reading a book and listening to the birds. Inside the cabin is incredibly open, with lots of windows, barn-doors, comfortable sofas, clean toilets and a great cooking area that is filled with lovely china and all of the cookware you could need.
Towards the back you’ll find two double bedrooms with nice linen and a shower just outside the rooms for all four guests to use.
The owners are just a short walk down the road, and more often than not the local cat will come by and say hello while you relax.
It’s a great spot for families to relax in and because it’s surrounded with acres of lawn, flowers, shrubs and even a pond, it makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the Somerset countryside!
Brandon has lived in Bath his whole life, exploring the local food, testing far too many pubs and even building his own media company just outside of the city. He has years of experience travelling the world and now he wants to help the city flourish using his content building experience.