About Swinney Wood Log Cabins

Welcome To Swinney Wood Log Cabins

Nestled above the Derwent Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site of unparalleled international significance, lie four idyllic log cabins, each crafted with care from Western Red Cedar tree trunks.

Embraced by the serene woodland, each bespoke cabin exudes charm and offers a unique and stunning location. Swinney Wood Log Cabins in Belper, Derbyshire, elevates luxury to extraordinary heights, exclusively accommodating two adults aged 18 and over, ensuring an intimate escape from the world.

Immerse yourself in the allure of these luxurious yet rustic log cabins, thoughtfully designed to create unforgettable moments of romance and tranquility. At Swinney Wood Log Cabins, we spared no expense in making your retreat a truly magical experience.

Our Vision

At Swinney Wood Log Cabins, we envisioned a haven where guests could escape the world, reconnect with nature and each other.

Our dream was to create a peaceful sanctuary where the beauty of the natural world nurtures the soul, a place where romance blossoms and cherished memories are made.

From Dream To Reality

In 2020, Swinney Wood Log Cabins became more than just a dream; it became a breathtaking reality. Our vision of creating a haven for guests to immerse themselves in nature and reconnect with tranquility came to life.

Building Amidst Nature’s Embrace

Obtaining planning permission was a challenging journey that took nearly three years, but with passion and perseverance, we received the green light in April 2017. We faced the terrain’s slope and the need to protect nearby tree roots, leading us to choose pile foundations. Each log cabin now sits atop twelve of these, drilled 4 meters deep and filled with concrete. The design allowed flexibility, enabling us to accommodate large tree roots without compromising our vision.

Crafting Timeless Treasures

The log cabins, SEREIN and PETRICHOR, arrived in March 2018. Hand-scribed during the winter of 2017 at an airfield in Wales, they arrived as tree trunks on a lorry. Swiftly, they took shape, fitting together without screws or bolts—nature’s harmony at its best.

Patience and Precision

It took merely four days to construct both cabins. However, our dedication to perfection extended the timeline by another eighteen months. As the logs dried out, they naturally shrank in size, releasing about six tonnes of water. We accounted for every millimeter of shrinkage, ensuring a meticulous attachment of windows, doors, stud walls, and porches to the log walls.

Today, Swinney Wood Log Cabins stands as a testament to our labour of love. These luxurious log cabins effortlessly blend into the captivating natural environment, offering you a truly unforgettable escape.

Nature At Its Best

At Swinney Wood Log Cabins, our ethos is to embrace the beauty of nature and find a true sense of ‘home’.

Experience a tranquil retreat at Swinney Wood, where you can reconnect with nature, soothe your soul, discover solace, and find a sense of belonging.

‘’Nature is not a place to visit, it is home’’ – Gary Snyder

Adults Only Retreat

Swinney Wood is exclusively for guests aged 18 and over, with each log cabin designed to accommodate just two guests with romance in mind.

We take pride in delivering unparalleled quality and exceptional experiences. The numerous couples who have discovered the peace and tranquility of Swinney Wood can attest to its immeasurable value in enhancing their personal well-being and romantic relationships.

Our guests have praised the unrivaled serenity and idyllic setting, with many confiding that their stay rekindled the flame in their romance and became one of the most rewarding experiences they have ever shared with their partner.

If you seek to leave the world behind with an extraordinary and sumptuous escape, rest assured that Swinney Wood Log Cabins offers a truly unforgettable experience.

Pet Free Destination

We understand that many guests would love to bring their pets along; however, pets are not permitted at Swinney Wood Log Cabins for a couple of important reasons.

Firstly, the surrounding woodland is home to a diverse range of wildlife, and we want to protect their natural habitat. Some log cabins also have direct access to the woods, making this policy even more crucial.

Secondly, our log cabins are designed with an emphasis on creating an exceptionally luxurious and romantic atmosphere for couples, ensuring a serene and tranquil environment for all guests.

We appreciate your understanding and hope that you will still enjoy your stay at our beautiful, pet-free log cabins.

Environmental Commitment

We cherish the natural beauty that envelops Swinney Wood Log Cabins, and we are committed to preserving and enhancing it. Our dedication to environmental conservation drives us to protect the local wildlife and nurture sustainability.

With this in mind, we have made a concerted effort to preserve and enhance the area by planting over 700 native tree species and more than 1500 hedging plants.

Additionally, we have installed bird and bat boxes, owl and bird of prey nesting boxes, bug and butterfly houses, and bird feeders throughout Swinney Wood to encourage and support the thriving wildlife community.

Discover a place where nature embraces you, and time stands still. Indulge in a retreat at Swinney Wood Log Cabins and experience the magic of an escape that celebrates the harmony between luxury and nature.

With a diverse range of wildlife present in the woodland, we hope to capture the curiosity and appreciation of all who experience it. Ultimately, our hope is that when your stay is complete, you will have come to share our commitment to conserve wildlife and wild places.

Luxurious Log Cabins

Indulge in the allure of the luxurious log cabins, meticulously designed to provide an unparalleled experience.

Each log cabin boasts romantic ambiance and modern comforts, ensuring that your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. From cozy evenings by the fire to stargazing from your private balcony, every moment promises to be magical.

Each log cabin has a unique relationship with nature, which we have hoped to encompass in the individual names we have chosen.