Zen Den

 

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Zen (adj): relaxed and not worrying about things that you cannot change
Den (n): a wild animal’s lair; a room for activities not involving work

Declutter your body and soul in the sublime space of the Zen Den. A unique cedar cabin in the woods, the Zen Den offers peace, harmony and a touch of the kookiness we like so much. We took a dollop of Zen simplicity and added equal parts designer chic and hippie woodland vibe.

The result is a space like no other, an octagonal zone for freeing the mind, unchaining the spirit and sipping an exotic cocktail while relaxing in the Ofuro hot tub beneath the stars.

With windows on seven of its eight sides the Zen Den offers views around the clock, a chance to watch the surrounding woodland, to follow the light. But it isn’t all stripped back minimalism: there’s a wood-burning stove to keep you cosy, a giant bean bag to crash out on and a supremely comfortable floating bed, with freshly-pressed Egyptian cotton bedding – not very Zen but we thought it was worth it.

Outside, there’s a deck covered in weathered steel, a camp kitchen and a hot outdoor shower. Next to the cabin, set in the woodland glade, is the Ofuro soaking tub, an exquisite piece of traditional Japanese design given a contemporary tweak by some serious dudes in California. Unlike more conventional hot tubs, the Ofuro is square, crafted in teak and heated by its own wood-burning stove.

Sit back, wash away your troubles and know that you are somewhere else.

 
Here’s what you’ll find in the Zen Den:

Inside:
One double bed
Wood-burning stove
All linen and towels provided

Outside:
Ofuro hot tub
2 bags of complimentary kiln-dried logs for the hot tub, sufficient for one tub. Additional bags are available for £6 each
Hammock
Fire pit
Deck chairs

A sack of logs is provided for the cabin. Extras are available at £7 per bag
Solar-powered lights
There is no wifi but there is an excellent 4G phone signal

Dedicated parking for one vehicle 100m away
Nearest neighbours are 50m away

Cooking

  • Field kitchen with 2 ring gas burner
  • Small fridge
  • A chilled bottle of bubbly
  • Fair Trade coffee, Clipper tea, local organic milk from the Woefuldane dairy

Washing

  • Outdoor shower
  • Compost loo
  • Running hot and cold water to the kitchen sink and shower