Ecodek’s Guide – Spring Bank Holiday Break

At ecodek® towers we are looking forward to being treated to a three-day weekend as the Spring Bank Holiday approaches this weekend. So whatever the weather, wherever you are, find out the best way to make the most of your break and avoid all the hype of the forthcoming general election.  Even Richard Branson takes time off to unwind with his friends and family. We like this article from physiologist Max Blumberg on, What happens to your brain when you don’t switch off?

So we’ve got come up this time with some unusual breaks that may interest you if you are generally looking to get away from it all anytime of the year without any Wi-Fi, email or mobile signal:

Glamping Not Camping!

If you want to Glam it up go glamping!   There’s a great glamping site we recommend called Argoed Barns in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales.   Why not book their Geodome? It’s the ultimate picture window with a five-meter-long panoramic view of the Black Mountains.

White House Hotel – Guernsey

If you are looking to switch off from all modern technology try out the White House Hotel.   The hotel encourages you to unwind so you won’t find televisions, clocks or telephones. You can even leave your mobile phone off at reception on arrival and instead practice yoga, play a game of croquet or tennis.   Check out some of these other retreat activities they offer.

Why not rejuvenate and try out a yoga on holiday. Matthew Ragan Stickney Brook Yoga 387 via Flickr

Hire a yurt

Try out a yurt break, definitely an experience to try whether it’s in the UK or try this yurt in Rhone-Alpes which is so remote and is a fantastic hideaway.     It’s a great way to enjoy nature, smell the fresh air, build a fire and enjoy a warm stove. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars offer unique and quirky places to stay, whether you want to hire a treehouse, yurt or converted horse truck.

Our feature photo for this week is from Sarah Joy, Haven Meadows Yurt Camp, near Harberton, Cornwall UK via Flickr.

Log Cabin Holidays

If camping is not for you, Why not book a log cabin holiday instead? It’s a great way of connecting with nature and making unique memories at the same time.  Some cabins have a great range of luxuries, which include an outdoor hot tub for you to unwind in and have cozy log burners to enjoy at the end of the day.   Does this sounds like the perfect break to you? The UK is blessed with so many fine forests, from vast forest estates of Scotland to Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

Explore 3,300 acres of forest to explore from your cabin doorstep – Lee Hay – Edge of Sherwood Forest via Flickr

The Forestry Commission give you details of nine stunning woodland locations across England and Scotland.

Create your own haven

Some investors these days are buying into forests and have bought their very own patch of woodland.   Why not take a leaf out of Bernard Russell’s book, he purchase a plot of woodland three miles from his home five years ago for £24,000.   He has created his very own idyllic family retreat and it’s a perfect place for his family to enjoy a picnic, build dens and have their own archery lessons.   His son is also planning to hold his own wedding reception in the woods this August.

Imagine not having the hassle of making any travel plans and the luxury of just turning up to your very own haven which you have built.   Escape and unwind with family and friends, camp out under the stars and explore nature.

Some Investors get involved for as little as £10,000 which could buy them a one-acre wooded spinney.

Is this something that interests you? To get started, read this great article featured on This Is or if you are seriously thinking of committing to purchase your own forest we think that Woods4Sale is a great site to get you started.


How are you spending your Spring Bank Holiday Break? – Let us know what you are up to in the comments.



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