In today’s digital age, it’s fair to say we’ve all become a bit too attached to our phones, tablets and other tech gadgetry to the point where life outside of the screen can feel a little alien and bizarre.
There’s plenty going on outside the screen and a short break away from the tech world can be healthy every now and again. Why not head off on a digital detox escape at one of these beautiful destinations for a clean break to recharge your batteries?
If you’re eager to branch out from the ordinary, you can’t get much more exciting than spending a night high up in the trees in your very own treehouse. West Lexham in Norfolk boasts a beautiful 21-acre estate where you’ll find a collection of quirky treehouses to call home for a few relaxing days. Uniquely designed around the trees, the rustic accommodation is full of character, charm and warmth, offering the ultimate camping experience.
Located just a 10-minute drive from the sleepy village of Masham lies the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate where you’ll discover a gloriously scenic spot to spend a peaceful break. Set amongst the woodland are six secluded tree lodges and a small community of meadow yurts neatly nestled into the hillside, exposing visitors to beautiful views of the North Yorkshire countryside. While the accommodation is certainly homely and comfortable, there’s no electricity on site so it really is a chance to get back to basics.
This gorgeous spot in West Yorkshire is well worth a visit for its scenery alone (and to spot the familiar sites famously immortalised in Last of the Summer Wine), so why not make the most of it and stay for a few nights to do a bit of exploring. These luxurious Maythorn and Rowan yurts come with all the trimmings – a toasty wood burner, attached shower room, a private hot tub deck – and there’s a heated indoor pool with a sauna and steam room just a short walk away, so you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay.
When you think of relaxation, yoga and spa days tend to spring to mind as the very best stress-free activities – and the lovely Orange Tree retreat nestled in the North York Moors proudly offers both. Led by owner Edward Harpin and his sister Helen, the pair teach hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation, and the site is home to an outdoor jacuzzi and sauna, and relaxing therapeutic treatments, so you’ll leave feeling refreshed and revived.
Ideal for a rustic getaway, this tranquil spot in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales is the perfect place to escape it all. Stay in a cosy Mongolian yurt or pitch up your own tent and bask in the peace and quiet of a night under canvas, before heading off on an invigorating walk in the countryside the next day. There’s also the added luxury of a private hot tub on site and meals can be delivered straight to your day – it’s relaxation at its finest.
Camping out in the countryside is certainly great for escaping the hustle and bustle, but for a truly enchanting outdoor experience, spending a night in the midst of magical woodland tops it all. Nestled within 500 acres of serene and rugged woodland in the Yorkshire Wolds, North Star Club has taken glamping to new heights in the cosiest forest setting. Here you can bunk down in one of eight rustic woodland suites, all modernly decorated and complete with a spa style bathroom, and enjoy a luxury stay where putting your feet up is the name of the game.