THE weather is wild and winter still holds us in its chilly embrace.

But when you’ve got the chance to cosy up in one of these cute log cabins, who cares?

 These are Britain's best rural wooden lodges for couples, families and groups
These are Britain’s best rural wooden lodges for couples, families and groups

February and March are still fantastic times for a short break in the great British ­countryside. You’ll just need to wrap up when heading outside.

We asked the experts at Sykes Cottages to come up with their best rural wooden lodges for couples, families and groups wanting to escape.

Check out their favourites – from a Scandinavian-style lodge in Cornwall and a cabin nestled on the banks of a Scottish lake to a luxurious retreat near the Lake District.

To book, see sykescottages.co.uk or call 01244 617683.

 From the Lake District to Cornwall - cosy up in one of these cute log cabins on Valentine's weekend

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From the Lake District to Cornwall – cosy up in one of these cute log cabins on Valentine’s weekendCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Rookery Farm Cabin

Broadway, the Cotswolds

 Rookery Farm Cabin is just a short drive from the picturesque village of Broadway in the Cotswolds
Rookery Farm Cabin is just a short drive from the picturesque village of Broadway in the Cotswolds

GET the best of both worlds in this lovely wooden cabin that comes with decking overlooking wooded countryside and a pretty pond.

Set on a farm in the north of the Cotswolds, it is just a short drive from the picturesque village of Broadway, where you can while away a day browsing antique shops and local galleries.

It sleeps three in two bedrooms and there’s a handsome log-burner in the lounge as well as slouchy sofa.

The handy porch is perfect for kicking off muddy wellies after an ­afternoon tackling the nearby Cotswold Way National Trail. Seven nights from £382.

Wilderness Lodge

Stiperstones, Shrops

 Wilderness Lodge is nestled in an area of outstanding national beauty in Stiperstones, Shrops
Wilderness Lodge is nestled in an area of outstanding national beauty in Stiperstones, Shrops

THIS stunning rustic lodge is nestled at the foot of the Stiperstones Hill range, an area of outstanding national beauty.

Rain or shine, you can enjoy the views from your very own log-fired hot tub – soaking up the woodland setting and natural pond in the garden from the terraces or indulging in a spot of stargazing.

As well as a cosy log interior complete with wood burner, there are two beautifully decorated bedrooms.

Children over the age of eight are ­welcome but the lodge is also perfect for couples or friends trying to escape the rat race.

Sleeps four with seven nights from £551.

Nordstrom

Callestick, Cornwall

 Nordstrom is a Scandinavian-style cabin near the Cornish coast - the perfect bolthole
Nordstrom is a Scandinavian-style cabin near the Cornish coast – the perfect bolthole

A CUTE little cabin near the Cornish coast, this is a perfect bolthole for a couple looking to get away from it all.

The Scandinavian-style log cabin features warm, welcoming interiors and wonderful garden views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

A renovated kitchen provides ample space in which to whip up your favourite meals, with a picnic-style dinner table for games afterwards.

The bedroom has a comfy bed and shower room for lazy lie-ins.

Coastal walks are available nearby and the village of St Agnes, steeped in mining history, is a short drive away. Seven nights from £341.

Jura

Strontian, Lochaber, Highlands

 Perched on a scenic hillside in the Highlands, Jura is perfect for Harry Potter fans
Perched on a scenic hillside in the Highlands, Jura is perfect for Harry Potter fans

THIS Scandinavian-style pine cabin is nestled on a scenic hillside, affording striking views across Loch Sunart.

Ideal for a small family or group of friends, the cabin is a short wander from the village of Strontian. Here, visitors can stock up on local produce and enjoy beach walks.

Harry Potter fans can find the Hogwarts Express and Glenfinnan Viaduct, which featured in several of the films, en route to the busy fishing village of ­Mallaig, where you can catch the ferry to the Isle of Skye.

There are two bedrooms and a deck ideal for enjoying those views. Seven nights from £444.

The Farmhouse

Addingham, West Yorks

 A sustainable cabin for four, The Farmhouse in West Yorks comes with a hot tub and sauna
A sustainable cabin for four, The Farmhouse in West Yorks comes with a hot tub and sauna

MADE from sustainable wood, this cabin for four has been designed to make the most of the spectacular natural light, with spacious rooms, a hot tub and sauna for guests in which to pamper ­themselves.

It’s in a tranquil setting on the banks of the river Wharfe, just a short walk from the scenic Yorkshire Dales village of Addingham.

Stroll along the river and you’ll arrive at Bolton Abbey, where a traditional cream tea can help you refuel.

The towns of Malham and Grassington are also good for a browse around traditional shops and pubs. Seven nights from £809.

Boavista

Carnforth, Lancs

 Boavista in Lancashire offers incredible views and modern comforts inside
Boavista in Lancashire offers incredible views and modern comforts inside

THIS stone-built, solar-powered cabin has a modern, sleek interior and incredible views of the Lakeland Fells.

Inside, you’ll find underfloor heating as well as three bedrooms sleeping six over two floors, each with their own smart TV.

Slide open the cabin’s full-width bi-fold doors to embrace the beauty outside – enjoy the views from the hot tub on the balcony, overlooking the clear blue waters of the Jackdaw Quarry.

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