10 Places for Wild Cooking

10 Places for Wild Cooking

15th May 2023

None of your fancy gas BBQs or al fresco pizza ovens here. We've chosen 10 places for a proper bit of outdoor cookery involving fires, cast iron pans, woodsmoke - and a decent pub not too far away, just in case everything is still raw in the middle. 

The Rockhouse Retreat

Low Habberley - Worcestershire

Sleeps 2

Retreat from civilisation and enjoy a legendary romance with a stay at this luxury Rockhouse cave in ancient woodland in rural Worcestershire. Channel your inner caveperson as you light the fire and grill up a hunk of meat (or delicious veggie equivalent).

The Boatshed at Camp Plas

Welshpool - Powys

Sleeps 3

Romantic glamping experience in a cosy boatshed, nestled on the banks of the River Vyrnwy in the heart of Wales. Get the fire going early and cook yourself a breakfast fry-up and a pot of coffee down on the riverbank.

Inverlonan Bothies

Oban - Argyll and Bute

Sleeps 2 per bothy

Beautiful, minimalist cabins set on a secret patch of Scottish wilderness overlooking Loch Nell and close to the Western Isles. You'd be hard pressed to find a more spectacular spot for some wild cookery. The Inverlonan team will send you boxes of freshly caught seafood, locally reared meat and fresh veggies so your dinner will be a luxury feast.

The Carn

Presteigne - Herefordshire

Sleeps 4 +1 child

Beautifully handcrafted, off-grid eco cabin for five overlooking the Herefordshire Hills, the perfect rural retreat for families and friends. In the garden you'll find the fire pit, where you can sit together while the food sizzles on the grill and afterwards toast marshmallows and watch the smoke drift as the sun sets behind the rolling hills.

Log Jam

Menherion - Cornwall

Sleeps 2

Gorgeous, eco-friendly wooden cabin offering couples a cosy and beautiful romantic retreat in the heart of Cornwall. This is an outdoors chef's dream, it's got a proper open fire, tripod and an armory of skillet pans and Dutch ovens. Plus there's a little on-site farm shop where you can pick up lots of tasty local produce.

Walkwood Wagon

Uckfield - East Sussex

Sleeps 2

Escape from the hustle and bustle at Walkwood Wagon, surrounded by National Trust woods in Sussex. All cooking is done outside here on the campfire or the woodburner, among the beautiful bluebell woodland, accompanied by the distant sound of the occasional passing steam train.

Holly Water Cabin

Crediton - Devon

Sleeps 2

Modern and elegant wood cabin surrounded by nature with wood burner and outdoor copper bath in Marsh Farm in Devon. The interiors are beaut, but if you want to get a little wilder head over the bridge across the stream to discover an outdoors cooking area hidden under the trees.

Coppicer's Lodge

Petersfield - Hampshire

Sleeps 6

A romantic, off-grid lodge in the magical Hampshire woods complete with private glamping facilities and spellbinding vistas. You'll find a woodland kitchen with stacks of logs and cast iron pans - and your cup of tea will taste all the better for being made over the open fire in the Kelly Kettle.

Woodcock Cabin

Hafod Estate - Aberystwyth

Sleeps 2

Situated on 38 acres of private land in the Cambrian Mountains is this cosy off-grid cabin, complete with wood-fired hot tub and alfresco cooking firepit. The cabin's not far from a dark skies reserve, so cook yourselves some sausage sandwiches, pour a glass of red and sit out beside the glowing embers of the fire and watch the stars come out.

Little Otchan Shepherds Hut

Halsham - East Riding of Yorkshire

Sleeps 2

Escape to Little Otchan Shepherds Hut in East Yorkshire, housing an eco-friendly log-burning hot tub, and an excellently rustic fire pit. Relax in the hammock by the pond and watch the designated chef get to work. And you can pre-order a 'firepit pack' of local sausages, burgers and other goodies, to make the whole thing hassle-free.

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