Pamela Goodman has fallen for the rustic charms of Glen Glack Cabins in Perthshire. The pervasive use of the word 'porn' on social media and in book titles, like 'food porn,' 'property porn,' 'bicycle porn,' and 'chocolate porn,' has made it a catch-all suffix for anything meant to tantalize or stimulate aesthetically. When I received a book titled 'Cabin Porn,' I hesitated, but it turned out to be a tasteful collection of rural retreats worldwide, with advice on building your own. It's a New York Times bestseller translated into eight languages.
Let's talk about cabins without the 'porn' label. I've always been drawn to cabins, treehouses, and shepherd's huts, though I draw the line at yurts. We all crave full immersion in nature, and this trend has taken off in recent years. Escapist retreats are popping up in the countryside, from woods and hills to riversides and fields. Even sauna companies offer mobile sauna units in converted wagons or Portacabins on UK beaches.
But our thirst for escapism doesn't mean we're ready to let go of creature comforts. Super-luxury escapism, where you can embrace the wilderness from a king-size bed with a 13-tog duvet and Siberian goose-down pillows, is irresistible. I recently visited Glen Glack Cabins in Scotland's Perthshire, part of the Atholl Estates.
What sets these cabins apart, besides their size, is the creative input of London design duo Turner Pocock for the interiors. My cabin had all the luxury, including a Robert Kime wallpaper-adorned bedroom. Juniper, the smallest cabin, had a wood-fired bath designed for romantics, promising a tantalizing experience.So, cabin life has come a long way. You might even call it 'cabin excitement.