Wolf Wood Treehouses
Guests can take their pick from three treehouses deep in a secluded 13-acre woodland, just to the north of Dartmoor. Take advantage of the woodland sauna, which comes with a full wall of mirror glass so you can relax while watching all that nature has to offer. Meanwhile, the beautiful coastline of northeast Cornwall awaits. Visit the beaches of Bude for surfing, cafés and restaurants or head down to unspoilt Sandymouth beach and the remote sandy cove of Duckpool for a windswept walk.
Prices from £200 per night.
Deep in the East Sussex countryside you’ll find The Buzzardry at Marklye, a treehouse designed to accommodate four people. Reached via a spiral staircase, the cabin has glorious views – including those from the luxe copper bathtub and the drinks deck. Complete with beamed ceilings, two en-suite bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and BBQ, there’s everything you need for a self-sufficient weekend away. With local walks and a nearby tennis court, there’s also plenty to keep you occupied, although the treehouse does come with wifi for those wanting some contact with the outside world.
Prices From £230 per night (minimum two nights).
The Fish Hotel
For a high-end experience, it doesn’t get much better than the three treehouses at the Farncombe Estate’s Fish Hotel. Sleeping up to two adults and two children, each treehouse also has two bathtubs on an outdoor deck, underfloor heating, Nespresso machines and a well-stocked mini bar. One of the treehouses is also dog friendly, while all come with views of the surrounding woodland setting. Guests are also welcome to indulge in any of The Fish’s onsite dining options, including Hook, a seafood-inspired restaurant helmed by Farncombe’s culinary director, Martin Burge, and the outdoor Feasting on the Deck.
Prices from £370 per night.
Part of the Relais & Chateaux group, most will know Chewton Glen as the grand-dame of country house hotel and spas. While the spa is undergoing refurbishment that is due to be completed in Spring, the hotel is still open, as are its range of treetop suites. The largest treehouse sleeps up to 12 (four adults and eight children), while those after something cosier can opt for the studio suite – ideal for couples. Breakfast hampers are delivered daily, and most rooms come with at least a mini kitchenette featuring a coffee machine, dish washer, fridge, sink and microwave. However, guests are also welcome to dine at any of Chewton Glen’s restaurants, including The Dining Room, run by head chef Simon Addison and exec head chef Luke Matthews.
Prices from £950 per night.
King Arthur’s Willow Tree House
When it comes to big, bold luxury, there are few places higher on our list than King Arthur’s Willow Tree House. With three bedrooms, a whirlpool bath and rainfall shower, the treehouse accommodates up to six guests comfortably. Located among the Wiltshire countryside and part of Mill Farm, there are plenty of activities available, including horse riding, laser clay shooting and a straw play area for younger guests. There is also the chance to visit nearby historical landmarks such as Stonehenge and Avebury, the beautiful village of Castle Combe or Longleat Safari Park. As for food and drink, a selection of local pubs, including the Raven, deliver hearty meals upon request.
Prices from £1,100 per week.
The treehouses at Center Parcs are some of the brand’s most luxurious accommodation, with each sleeping up to eight guests. Amenities include four en-suite bathrooms, a games den, Sophie Conran crockery and a private outdoor hot tub. Available at Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Woburn Forest, guests can also take advantage of the numerous activities on offer at these sites, including swimming, cycling, rock climbing and tennis. A great choice for families.
Prices on request.
The Treehouse At Port Lympne
For a family friendly experience for up to four people, look no further than the Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne Reserve. Home to over 760 animals, including tigers, bears and giraffe, treehouse guests get exclusive access to the reserve out of hours, as well as full use of a golf buggy to help you get around. After a busy day, be sure to unwind at the nearby four-star Port Lympne Hotel, which has its own bar and restaurant.
Prices from £409 per night.
Treehouse Hotel, London
Thought you had to leave London to find an idyllic treehouse getaway? Not so. The treehouse craze has come to the capital in the form of this recent opening in Marylebone. All rooms are perched high in the city skyline and feature big bay windows that look out to some of London’s most iconic landmarks. The Backyard coffee/wine bar feels just like a real treehouse thanks to the exposed wood décor, while the rooftop Nest bar offers 360-degree views of the city. Think cocktails, swing seats and DJs working the decks – all from a luxe treehouse fort.
Prices from £189 per night.
Pickwell Manor, Devon
For a romantic retreat, we love the look of these two adult-only treehouses at Pickwell Manor, Devon – The Loft and The Hideaway – which are due to open in early autumn. Alongside open-plan interiors handcrafted from larch and oak, there’s also a king-sized bed from which to see the ocean or the surrounding woodland. Both treehouses also come with hot tubs and offer views of the Atlantic from their decks. For those so inclined, try out a surf lesson at nearby Woollacombe Bay.
Rewilding Estate Treehouses
Go off-grid in one of two treehouses on the Knepp Estate, famous for its rewilding project. All treehouses are built around a mature oak in a secluded corner of ancient woodland, a short walk through the woods from the main campsite. Featuring a luxury natural fibre mattress, four down pillows, a down duvet, pure Egyptian cotton bed linen and warm woollen blankets, there’s plenty to welcome you on a chilly spring or autumn night. Opt for the Peregrine and you can also enjoy the open-air, wood-fired Swedish Hikki bath-tub on a separate platform, reached by a wooden walkway.
Prices from £325 for two nights.
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