No wifi, no problem: the best off‑grid places to stay in the UK

Switch off, chill out. From rustic cabins to remote bothies, James Ellis picks the most beautiful off-grid spots to stay

A cabin at StarBed Hideaways in Yelverton, Devon (2)

The Times, August 17 2019, 12:01am 1.

Swinton Bivouac
Ripon, North Yorkshire

Overlooking rolling Yorkshire meadows in the midst of the 20,000-acre Swinton Park Estate, these timber-clad tree lodges and canvas yurts are kitted out with shabby chic furnishings and colourful rugs. Some have wood-burners. The relatively remote location means there are no TVs, no wifi and very little mobile signal, making them ideal for a digital detox.

Lighting is by candles and firewood. The estate offers signed walking trails and bikes for hire so visitors can discover the surrounding Dales.
One night’s self-catering costs from GBP109 for five people (0117 946 7072, 2.

StarBed Hideaways
Yelverton, Devon

Set on a National Trust estate on the edge of Dartmoor, these two oak-clad cabins allow visitors to stargaze from their beds thanks…

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