Luxury Log Cabins On The Edge Of The Peak District
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(n.) Sunlight filtering through trees
Step into KOMOREBI and experience true tranquillity. From the balcony, become a part of an enchanted forest, entering the world of woodland animals. Listen to the rustling leaves and immerse yourself in nature’s embrace.
(n.) The warmth of the sun in winter
Step onto the balcony of APRICITY and enter a magical world, with a woodland view that has escaped from a fairy-tale you will never want to leave. So, take a deep breath and immerse yourself in nature like never before.
Questions About Your Stay
Swinney Wood Log Cabins are self-catering. A selection of essential amenities will be provided to help you get started, but guests will need to bring supplies as needed.
- Induction hob
- Fridge freezer with ice cube tray
- Washer dryer
- Dolce Gusto Coffee machine
- Wine cooler
- Extractor fan with remote
- Two bar stools
Dinnerware & Serving:
- Dinner plates
- Side plates
- Cereal bowls
- Champagne flutes
- Wine glasses
- Pint glasses
- Selection of plastic glasses for outside use
- Toast rack
- Egg cups
- Glass chopping board
Cooking & Baking:
- Saucepans & lids
- Frying pan
- Casserole dish
- Lasagne dish
- Baking tray
- Pizza tray
- Roasting tray
- Cake tin
- Measuring jug
- Mixing bowl
- Kitchen scales
Utensils & Cutlery:
- Selection of knives
- Cutlery set including forks, knives, spoons, and teaspoons
- Potato peeler
- Wooden spoon
- Hand whisk
- Slotted spoon
- Slotted turner
- Pasta server
- Solid spoon
- Rolling pin
- Potato masher
- Garlic press
- Pizza cutter
- Tin opener
- Bottle stopper
- Small sachet selection of: Tea bags, coffee, sugar, sweetener, milk, salt, pepper, and vinegar
- A small selection of coffee pods
- Two twin packs of biscuits
Cleaning & Miscellaneous:
- Fire blanket
- Oven gloves
- Tea towel
- Washing up bowl
- Mini cleaning pack: Each pack contains one cleaning cloth, two bin liners, one sponge scourer, mini washing up liquid (20ml); three dishwasher tablets
- Tin foil
- Multi-purpose cleaner
- Hand wash
- Dustpan and brush
- Flower vase
- General information booklet
- 50” Smart TV
- DVD/Blu-ray player
- Bluetooth speaker
- Coffee table
- Sofa with two cushions
- A blanket box with two blankets
- Log burner
- A basket of complimentary logs and one firefighting pack
- Heat resistant gloves
- Smoke detector
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Important information folder
- Guest book
- Two sun loungers
- Emergency box containing: first aid kit, high visibility vest, and torch
- Two fire extinguishers
Lower balcony Inventory:
- Bistro set with two chairs
- Hot tub with steps
- Yard brush
- Hot tub net
- Two dressing gowns for use during stay; please leave in the log cabin or incur a £30 charge per dressing gown.
- Face cloth
- Molton Brown mini toiletries: mini shampoo, mini conditioner, mini body wash, mini body lotion, and small soap bar.
- For stays of up to seven nights: two toilet rolls, two bath towels, two hand towels, two face cloths.
- For stays of seven nights or more: an additional two bath towels and one extra toilet roll.
Mezzanine Level Inventory:
- King size four poster bed
- Two bath towels
- Two sleep packs containing: eye mask and ear plugs
- Freestanding bathtub
- Bath tray
- Sachet of bath salts
- Dressing table with mirror and chair
- Wardrobe with coat hangers
- Wardrobe with shelves and full-length mirror on back of door
- Magnifying mirror
- Bathtub anti-slip mat
- Compact tabletop ironing board
- Vacuum cleaner
- Smoke alarm
- Two tree stump bedside tables
- Remote for upper blinds
- Two benches
- Tree stump side table
Please note that, as Swinney Wood Log Cabins are self-catering, these amenities are provided as an initial provision. Guests are expected to purchase supplies depending on their requirements.
Each of our four log cabins at Swinney Wood is designed to sleep just two adults, offering peace and tranquillity for couples seeking a luxurious and indulgent romantic escape. While all cabins feature the same high-quality specifications, they each possess a unique character and charm:
- SEREIN: Countryside view, spindle balcony, copper bath, Chesterfield sofa.
- PETRICHOR: Treetop view, spindle balcony, tin bath, chaise sofa.
- APRICITY: Woodland/countryside view, glass balcony, copper bath, chaise sofa. Steps lead down to the entrance.
- KOMOREBI: Woodland view, glass balcony, copper bath, chaise sofa.
Each log cabin offers an idyllic experience, nestled in a special location within the woodland, ensuring guests can enjoy both privacy and the natural beauty that surrounds them.
Approximately 7 days prior to your arrival, you will receive an email containing a unique key code to access your log cabin. Please do not attempt to gain access before your allocated arrival time.
Each log cabin is provided with its own designated carport situated nearby for your convenience, ensuring a dedicated parking space for one car per log cabin.
While we don’t currently offer dedicated fast charging points on-site, we’re pleased to provide an extension cable with a standard 3-pin plug for your electric vehicle.
For more local charging points, we recommend checking out Zap-Map
At Swinney Wood Log Cabins, you have the option to add extra packages to enhance your stay. These include:
- Early Check-In of 14:00: available only for the log cabins Apricity and Komorebi. Cost: £50.
- Late Check-Out of 11:00: available only for the log cabins Serein and Petrichor. Cost: £50.
- Just for You Gift Package: includes an Aqua box flower bouquet (florist’s choice) and Thorntons chocolates. Cost: £80.
- Gin Gift Package: includes a 70cl bottle of locally produced Shining Cliff Gin, two gin glasses, one jigger, one 150ml Indian Tonic, a gift box, and a gift tag. Cost: £85.
- Especially for You Gift Package with Check-In of 15:30: includes Moët & Chandon Champagne (75cl) on ice, Thorntons chocolates, and an earlier check-in time. Cost: £90.
- Romance Package with Check-In of 15:30: includes Moët & Chandon Champagne (75cl) on ice, a bouquet of twelve red roses, Thorntons chocolates, and fresh red rose petals on the bed displayed in the shape of a heart. Cost: £180.
- Proposal Package with Check-In of 15:30: includes Moët & Chandon Champagne (75cl) on ice, a bouquet of twelve red roses, Thorntons chocolates, fresh red rose petals on the bed displaying the words ‘WILL YOU MARRY ME?’, and a trail of fresh red rose petals from the entrance to the bed. Cost: £250.
You can add these packages at the time of booking or at a later date via the payment link on your email booking confirmation.
Our priority at Swinney Wood Log Cabins is to maintain high standards of cleanliness. The standard arrival time is 16:30 and the standard departure time is 09:30. These timings ensure that each log cabin is thoroughly cleaned between guests, including emptying and refilling the hot tub.
We understand that the standard arrival and departure times may not be convenient for everyone. However, this schedule is necessary for us to maintain the high level of cleanliness that we strive for. As mentioned in the list of extras, early check-in is available only for the log cabins Apricity and Komorebi, while late check-out is available only for the log cabins Serein and Petrichor. These limitations are due to the detailed cleaning schedule that is required between guests.
By offering early check-in and late check-out options for specific log cabins, we aim to provide some flexibility for our guests without compromising the quality of our cleaning process.
Swinney Wood Log Cabins is more than just a place to stay – it’s a sanctuary of peace, tranquillity, and natural beauty. Our facilities are intentionally minimal, consisting solely of four luxury log cabins, each carefully designed to immerse our guests in a serene environment that helps to unwind, relax, and create cherished memories.
Swinney Wood is a place where the music of nature provides the soundtrack to your stay. It’s the perfect backdrop for romance to blossom and for your stress to melt away amidst the lush woodland scenery.
If you’re seeking a lively, activity-filled getaway with bustling entertainment, Swinney Wood might not be the place for you. Instead, we offer an undisturbed haven for those seeking to disconnect from the constant pace of life and reconnect with the natural world.
For those wanting to explore the local area, the charming market town of Belper is conveniently situated just a five-minute drive away. It boasts an array of shops, cafes, pubs, and cultural experiences that you might enjoy during your stay.
Please note, Swinney Wood offers an experience that’s a world away from a typical holiday resort environment. We believe in a different kind of luxury – one steeped in nature, silence, and undisturbed serenity. Escape the world at Swinney Wood – where romance blossoms and memories are forged…
At Swinney Wood Log Cabins, we prioritise the maintenance and cleanliness of our hot tubs to ensure our guests have a safe and enjoyable experience. With every changeover, we diligently:
- Empty the hot tubs
- Thoroughly clean and sanitise them
- Refill with fresh water
- Replace the filters to ensure optimal performance
To maintain the highest water quality, we add bromine, alkalinity increaser, and pH increaser. Our dedicated team discreetly checks the hot tub water every morning between 5:30 am and 7:30 am, ensuring minimal disturbance to our guests. We adjust the chemical levels as necessary, upholding our commitment to providing a comfortable and relaxing environment.
While we always strive to have the hot tubs at a welcoming temperature of 37 degrees for your arrival, please be aware that, on rare occasions and due to unforeseen circumstances, there might be times when the hot tub isn’t immediately ready. Your understanding in such situations is greatly appreciated.
Rest assured, our meticulous attention to detail and stringent practices ensure that your hot tub experience at Swinney Wood Log Cabins will be both safe and delightful.
Wi-Fi is available, unlimited, and complimentary for all guests. You can find the password within your log cabin. Please note that while we strive to provide a consistent service, we cannot guarantee the level of service, availability, quality, or bandwidth.
Swinney Wood Log Cabins were required to maintain a small footprint due to regulations aimed at minimising the number of trees removed during construction.
This, unfortunately, resulted in a design that may not accommodate guests with restricted mobility. Each log cabin has a staircase leading to the mezzanine floor, and Apricity log cabin also has external steps leading to the front door.
We understand the importance of accessibility, but our design options were limited by these regulations to protect the surrounding environment.
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. Certain 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.
Swinney Wood Log Cabins are designed exclusively for adults. We regret that we cannot accommodate individuals under the age of 18, including babies in arms.
Unfortunately, due to insurance regulations, we are unable to allow visitors at Swinney Wood Log Cabins during your stay.
Unfortunately, barbecues are strictly prohibited at Swinney Wood Log Cabins due to the woodland location and the associated safety concerns.
Upon arrival, you will find a complimentary basket of logs in your log cabin.
If you require additional logs, a log store is located at the back of your carport; except for Apricity, where it is situated by the entrance to the log cabin.
Sacks of logs are available at £5 per sack, and each includes two firelighters. We kindly ask guests to deposit the cash payment in the honesty box located within the log store.
Smoking is strictly prohibited both inside and around the log cabins. This policy is particularly important due to the woodland location, which presents a fire hazard. If you wish to smoke, please use the designated smoking area located in your carport and make use of the cigarette bin provided.
There are several grocery stores near Swinney Wood Log Cabins:
- Tesco Express: DE56 0HS, a four-minute drive (1.6 miles)
- The Co-operative Food: DE56 0HB, a five-minute drive (1.6 miles)
- Aldi Stores Limited: DE56 1AR, a six-minute drive (1.7 miles)
- Morrisons: DE56 1YA, a six-minute drive (1.8 miles)
You are welcome to arrange grocery deliveries to your log cabin from most supermarkets. Please include the name of your log cabin when arranging the delivery. We kindly ask that you schedule the delivery for after your arrival time, as we cannot guarantee a member of staff will be on site to receive it.
To fully appreciate the stunning scenery surrounding Swinney Wood Log Cabins, we recommend that guests use a car to travel to nearby walking and cycling trails. This is because the immediate vicinity lacks paved roads and paths, and traveling by car will allow you to enjoy your walk or ride without the inconvenience of navigating difficult terrain.
We hope that you will take the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside during your stay. Whether you choose to relax in your cabin or venture out into the surrounding area, we’re confident that your experience with us will be truly memorable.
For information on cycle routes local to Swinney Wood Log Cabins, visit the All Trails website. To discover a selection of walks local to Swinney Wood Log Cabins, visit Belper Heritage guided walks or explore Walks in Belper.
There are pubs and restaurants within walking distance of Swinney Wood Log Cabins; however, we do not recommend walking due to the lack of pavements in the area, which may pose a risk to our guests’ safety.
We suggest using a car or taxi to travel to nearby pubs and restaurants. Details of taxi services can be found in the information booklet in your log cabin. Alternatively, you can contact Steve’s Cars of Belper on 01773 525323 or Belper Cars on 01773 828384 to arrange transportation.
Three nearby options include:
Fishermans Rest, DE56 2JF – 2-minute drive, 0.8 miles
The Hurt Arms, DE56 2EJ – 4-minute drive, 1.5 miles
The Black Boy, DE56 2BN – 4-minute drive, 1.8 miles
Please check establishment opening times and if they are serving food prior to visiting.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Cancellation Protection provides peace of mind and allows you to cancel your booking prior to arrival, regardless of the reason – even if you simply change your mind.
Cancellation Protection costs £50 per booking and entitles you to the following refunds (less the Cancellation Protection fee):
- Cancel up to 14 days before arrival: 100% refund
- Cancel 14 to 7 days before arrival: 50% refund
- Cancel 7 days to 48 hours before arrival: 15% refund
- Cancel within 48 hours of arrival: 5% refund
Please note: Our Cancellation Protection covers you until your arrival on site. Refunds cannot be given if you decide to leave early for any reason. You may want to consider taking out your own holiday insurance to cover this eventuality.
Refunds in line with the terms above will be issued using the same method as your original payment, such as the same payment card. To claim your refund, please contact Swinney Wood Log Cabins by emailing [email protected] with your cancellation request
If your scheduled arrival date is more than six weeks away, we can accommodate a change in your booking dates, subject to availability. For such amendments, there will be a £35 administration fee, and any difference in price between your original and new dates will be adjusted on your balance.
Please note that we are unable to facilitate booking amendments within six weeks of your scheduled arrival date.
The minimum duration of stay is 3 nights, with the following booking schedule:
- 3 nights from a Friday
- 4 nights from a Monday
- 7 nights from a Monday or Friday
- 10 nights from a Friday
- 14 nights from a Monday or Friday
Please note that during the festive period, the booking schedule may change and 2-night breaks may be offered.
For bookings made more than six weeks before your arrival date, a deposit equal to 25% of the total holiday cost is required, along with the premium for optional Cancellation Protection.
For bookings made within six weeks of your arrival date, the entire balance is due immediately.
If you choose not to opt for Cancellation Protection, please specify this when making your booking.
After paying the initial deposit, you have the flexibility to make part payments of any amount using the payment link provided in your email booking confirmation. It’s essential to ensure that the total balance is settled six weeks before your arrival.
- Protection for cleaners: We provide appropriate PPE equipment and training for our cleaning staff, enabling them to work safely and according to relevant guidelines.
- Cleaned and sanitised: We use anti-viral disinfectant on all surfaces and high-touch areas.
- Increased cleaning time: We allocate extra time for additional cleaning during changeovers.
- Safer check-in: As standard, prior to each stay, guests receive a unique key code to access their log cabin, eliminating the need for in-person contact.
- Hygiene: Hand sanitiser is available for use in the entrance porch of each log cabin.
We offer a 10% Blue Light discount for emergency services, NHS, social care sector, and armed forces personnel.
To avail of this discount, please make your reservation online and then send confirmation of your employment in any of the eligible sectors to [email protected], along with your booking reference. We will apply the discount to your booking and email you an updated confirmation.
If your stay is within six weeks of your reservation date and full payment is required at the time of booking, please email us to process your reservation with the applicable discount.
Please note that this discount is only applicable to new bookings, cannot be combined with other discounts, and applies exclusively to the cost of the log cabin stay, not to any additional extras added to your booking.
At Swinney Wood Log Cabins, our dedication to having a positive influence within our community and on the environment is unwavering. We proudly support the esteemed charity, Ashgate Hospice, contributing to their vital work in providing exceptional hospice care.
While we are truly inspired by the commitment and enthusiasm of various individuals and organisations, we receive numerous requests for donations and support. Consequently, we need to focus our efforts on our chosen charity. Therefore, we kindly and respectfully must decline any additional requests for donations, prizes, or other forms of support.
We deeply appreciate your understanding in this matter and express our admiration for the commendable work being done by numerous charities and organisations. Your continuous efforts to make a difference in the world do not go unnoticed, and we’re grateful for your dedication to crafting a better future for all.
Yes, at Swinney Wood Log Cabins, we value partnerships with a select number of influencers and celebrities, limited to two per year, to showcase our sumptuous and captivating woodland retreats.
If you are interested in exploring a collaboration opportunity, please send an email to [email protected].
While our capacity for collaborations may be fully booked at times, we will be sure to keep your details on file and get in touch with you should any opportunities arise in the future.
We look forward to potentially working together and sharing unparalleled experiences with our guests and followers.
Yes, we are delighted to offer gift vouchers at Swinney Wood Log Cabins. These e-vouchers can be redeemed against new or existing bookings, providing a thoughtful and versatile gift option for your loved ones.
To purchase a gift voucher, please contact the Swinney Wood team via email at [email protected]. Our gift vouchers are available in denominations of £50, ensuring flexibility to suit a variety of budgets and preferences.
Upon purchase, we will send the gift voucher as an e-voucher to the designated email address, making it a convenient and eco-friendly gift choice.
Swinney Wood Log Cabins is not directly served by public transportation. The nearest transit points are:
- East Midlands Airport – 36-minute drive, 23.2 miles
- Birmingham Airport – 1 hour 6 minute drive, 51.3 miles
- Derby Train Station – 23-minute drive, 11 miles
- Belper Train Station – 6-minute drive, 1.7 miles
- Belper Bus Station – 6-minute drive, 1.8 miles
Please note that you will require a car or a taxi service for the final leg of your journey. Local taxi firms, such as Steve’s Cars of Belper (01773 525323) and Belper Cars (01773 828384), are readily available to assist with your transportation needs.