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Scandi Cabin Stars in 'George Clarke's Amazing Spaces'

Take a tour of one of TV's most-wanted places to stay

scandi cabin at the fold
28th June, 2024

Hidden away in beautiful rolling countryside just outside Hereford, you'll find the Scandi Cabin. Hand-built by owner Matthew Pritchard with help from a team of skilled local craftspeople, the cabin sits in the grounds of his family farm. Find out more in this season's run of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces on Channel 4. Tune in live on at 9pm on Thursday 11th of July or enjoy watching on catch up - it's series 12, episode 4.

camera crew filming at scandi cabin
filming at the scandi cabin

Scandi Luxury in the Heart of Herefordshire

The Scandi Cabin is a remarkable place – a peaceful haven far from the beaten track. Nestled in an 18-acre wildlife reserve, it’s the perfect spot for anyone seeking some relaxation. Whether you’re an urbanite desperate to escape the buzz, or a country dweller  looking for a little luxury, come here to switch off and reset.

Let’s explore.

scandi cabin set in amongst fields and woodland
A woman sits at a table outside

Are we nearly there yet?

We meant it when we said the Scandi Cabin is far from the beaten track! It’s a 400m walk from where we park the car down to the cabin, so, from the moment you meet us here, you're getting the full rural experience. There’s even a wheelbarrow for us to chuck our luggage in! Let’s head down the path.

The cabin in all its glory

After a peaceful wander through the woods, we reach a clearing near the top of a hill, and there it is: the Scandi Cabin. Built into a gentle slope that melts into woodland, it’s modern, rustic, and oh so welcoming. We’re only 50m from the next holiday home, but shielded by the trees here, it feels like a world of its own.

champagne on the coffee table
kitchen at the scandi cabin

Let’s get settled

Grab the bags from the wheelbarrow – we’re heading on in. We go up three flights of steps and reach the door, stepping into the main living area. It’s all open plan, so it feels wonderfully spacious, yet totally cosy. We spot a log burner in the corner. That’ll be just the job on a chilly autumn eve. For now, though, we’re still making the most of our long summer nights, so we put our bags down and head back out onto the deck outside.

making a pizza in the outdoor pizza oven
Kamodo Joe BBQ

To the deck!

Back on the deck, we pause for a moment and listen. The river rumbles quietly in the distance. Soothing birdsong washes over us, and there’s a comforting chorus of lambs across the fields. After a moment’s reset, it’s decision time: barbecue or pizza tonight? The Komodo Joe and pizza oven both beckon. It’s a gorgeous summer’s evening and we’re feeling lazy. We settle on barbecue.

Scandi cabin at night
hot tub at the fold

Tub time

Nicely satisfied by our delicious supper (don’t worry, we’ve let our food go down!), we grab our cozzies and trunks and jump in the hot tub. Of course, we’re bringing a bottle of bubbly with us, too. The night draws in, and we find ourselves soak under the stars. The country air feels pure and crisp. Pure, deep relaxation. And so, to bed!

bedroom with copper bath
sauna at the scandi cabin

A new day

You’re gently woken as morning light streams through the windows. Time for a quick session in the sauna down on the bottom deck. Pleasantly invigorated, we head back inside to rustle up some grub. Equipped with everything we need, the kitchen is a foodie’s heaven. Onto the deck to enjoy our breakfast in the morning light, and plan the day ahead. 

Maybe we’ll potter among the bookshops over in Hay-on-Wye. Or we could go for a long walk - perhaps we'll take in a section of the tranquil Golden Valley Pilgrim Way which passes nearby or hike the spectacular The Cat's Back. If we fancy something less strenuous then there's always the Watkin's Way drive to remote historic landmarks. Or we could  just stay here and simply do nothing at all.