There’s something very enchanting about a weekend getaway in the woods. Absolutely.London pick out ten of the best treehouse escapes in the UK
Words Elysia Agnew
Lost Meadow Treepod, Bodmin, Cornwall
The Lost Meadow is an enchanting wooden bedroom in the trees. Situated in a great position to sample all that North Cornwall has to offer, this suspended spherical treehouse is the ultimate home away from home all year round. Complete with a wood burner and a ceiling window, you can watch the stars at night and rest high above the ground. With impressive views over the river, you’re in the perfect position for a woodland adventure and spectacular views from above.
Sky Den, Kielder, Northumberland
Designed to enjoy the very best of the Northumberland countryside, the Sky Den offers a combination of outdoor and indoor living, with an opening roof and decked platform. This impressive treehouse is composed of three different shapes that bring the outdoors inside, taking in everything from the red squirrels in the trees and the sweeping river views below.
West Lexham Manor, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk
For a truly tranquil hideaway in the trees, West Lexham is the cosiest and coolest treehouse escape. Literally taking staycations to the next level, these quirky treehouses have all been built, designed and decorated in a rustic-chic style, embodying the charm and character of the surrounding area. Each house has its own log burning stove meaning guests can cosy up during the winter months too.
The Birdhouse, Crewkerne, Somerset
The Birdhouse is a contemporary cabin in the heart of the Cewkerne woodland. Every touch point has been considered inside this luxury retreat, complete with a handmade bed, rain head shower, handmade dining table, comfortable sofa and fully equipped kitchen. Surrounded by nature with the greenery of trunks and leaves outside your bedroom window, this is the ultimate getaway above the ground.
Treetops Treehouse, Chulmleigh, Devon
Boasting a kingsize bedroom, a separate bunk room, copper bath, fully fitted kitchen and a lounge with a large terrace overlooking the fishing lake, Treetops Treehouse in Chulmleigh is the ultimate hideaway in the trees. With all the amenities you could possibly need inside and with the stunning woodland setting as you step outside, this makes for the perfect country retreat all year round.
Chewton Glen Private Treehouse, Hampshire
Chewton Glen in Hampshire offer treehouse escapes for up to eight people. You can choose from a Loft Suite and Studio Suite or a Loft Suite and Hideaway Suite. Suspended 35 feet above ground, you’ll have stunning forest views as you unwind on the outside terrace in the trees. There are also two hot tubs on the terrace deck, so you can watch the sun set through the branches. There’s a log burner in each suite, meaning it’s the perfect getaway for the winter months too. Fitted with all the contemporary mod cons you’d expect in a five star hotel, your weekend in paradise offers everything you need and more.
Lakeside Treehouse, Lancashire
Complete with rope bridge, sunset deck, its own pier with private harbour and its own boat, this Lakeside Treehouse in Lancashire encompasses the very best of the British woodland. It’s a secluded cabin in the trees where you can make the most of a relaxing weekend break, yet get involved in all kinds of lakeside activities once you hop in your own boat and cruise away. The treehouse has been bespoke built with a Miele kitchen, top of the range surround light TV, a luxurious roll top bath, two en suite bedrooms and a spectacular sun deck with BBQ so that you can dine al fresco with stunning views of the forest.
Harptree Court, Somerset
A cosy and truly romantic hideaway for two in the woods. With views out over the trees and towards the lake, the treehouse’s large veranda is the perfect setting for sitting out in the summer and cosying up with blankets in the winter. Beautifully built and designed throughout, this super chic hideaway in the trees benefits from a king size bed, a glorious copper bath and a wood burning stove so you can be snug all year round.
Fernie Castle Treehouse, Fife
Perched in six lofty sycamores is Fernie Castle Treehouse. It appears to grow out of the trees, hiding amongst the pines, rowans and elderberries. A flight of stairs will take you to a fairy light-festooned balcony where you can sit back, unwind and take in the forest views. With specially designed handmade furniture and a huge elm kingsize bed, the treehouse takes total comfort and style into account, so that you can enjoy a truly luxurious weekend in the woods.
Living Room Treehouses, Powys
There’s something so enchanting about living in a treehouse, so for a relaxing and truly unique getaway, make sure you check out the Living Room in Powys. The six treehouses are nestled in a hidden valley in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Complete with wood burners, flickering candles, breathtaking walks and endless walks through the mountains, you’ll feel worlds away from the rush of everyday life. A tree-top home from home.