These Are The Most Incredible Luxury Treehouses In The UK
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These Are The Most Incredible Luxury Treehouses In The UK

You won't be-leaf these incredible stays

You might have had a treehouse growing up. That wooden structure, located at the end of your garden. Perhaps yours was creaky, with a suspect ladder that you approached with caution, but full of personality (and potentially ‘keep out’ signs). Perhaps instead yours was plush, with pretty pinstriped cushions, windows and tidy bookshelves. Mine would be considered more of a platform than ‘house’ and offered concerning access to the neighbour’s garden, and had a fantastic slide bolted to it. These treehouses, dotted around the UK, are not that.

Although they might bring up feelings of nostalgia, these days a treehouse retreat is less ‘no boys allowed’ warning signs and more rustic hotel suite or self-catered bolthole, replete with expensive coffee machines, showers and tubs with fantastic water pressure, and potentially even walkable access to a spa. These are the best treehouses offering leafy luxury in the UK, whether you’re looking for a summer family holiday destination, a romantic stay as a couple, or, indeed, for a sweet solo jaunt to unwind. Relive that nostalgia – but with all the amenities.

Leafy Luxury: Where To Stay In The UK

Silva Treehouse, Canopy & Stars

Cumbria

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If Silva Treehouse were a tree, it would be a Douglas Fir. That’s to say: Silva is a behemoth multistoried woodland retreat towering at canopy height. Two double bedrooms make it the ideal choice for a multigenerational family stay, and children will fall in love here – it enjoys an incredible wooden slide and dedicated kids’ den. For the grown-ups, you’ll be as enamoured with the pizza oven, woodfired hot tub and the impressive view; spot roe deer, kestrels and brown hares in the Cumbrian countryside here. canopyandstars.co.uk

Verte By Unique Homestays

Tiverton, Devon

Verte treehouse

Verte’s bright floor-to-ceiling windows enjoy treetop views of the incredible Chevithorne Barton. Set among the glades, it offers a RIBA-awarded wood-clad stay that consciously decouples treehouse with ‘rustic’. Think ultramodern and open plan, with plush linen sofas set around its centrepiece circular fireplace. It’s a stone’s throw from Exmoor National Park if the wildflower, magnolia surrounded setting isn’t nature dose enough for you – expect walks that trail along dramatic Devonian shores. uniquehomestays.com

Wildhive Callow Hall Treehouse

Peak District

Wildhive Callow Hall

The Times named it the best treehouse in the country and there’s no denying the easy ooze of luxe at Wildhive Callow Hall. There’s a choice of a few treehouses here, so something to suit any size of party. The boutique hives, though, are particularly special – they’re the nostalgic treehouse from your childhood backgarden.  These one-bedroomed elevated encampments are particularly perfect for couples seeking some alone time, or solo adventurers intent on a digital detox and personal retreat. wildhive.uk

Treehouses at Dittisham Hideaway

Dartmouth, Devon

Dittisham hideaway

Dittisham Hideaway’s three treehouses are well-kitted, smart accommodation for families seeking a self-catered stay with quick access to both sea and moors. The site is incredibly private – you’ll not see another soul during your stay – and enjoys its own vegetable garden and woodland walk. Staying the night in one of the domed spaces is a treat – each have portholes looking up to the sky, promising uninterrupted stargazing all night before mornings being woken up by birds and gentle light. dittishamhideaway.co.uk

The Yews At Chewton Glen, Iconic Luxury Hotels

New Forest

The Yews at Chewton Glen

This country house hotel is set in the heart of the New Forest and has a fabulous offer for those seeking the best of a hotel stay with the charm of a treehouse retreat, nestled in pretty UK countryside. Chewton Glen’s treehouses are on the estate – meaning you can meander up to the hotel for a spa day or indulgent meal at the Dining Room – but still enjoy a night’s sleep in the bosom of the forest.  The Yews are the gem of the lot, sleeping twelve at a dizzying height (suspended 35ft above ground), and the treehouses don’t skimp on luxury amenities. Enjoy a personal chef during your stay, for example, and work with the hotel for a bespoke package unique to your visit. iconicluxuryhotels.com

Living Room Treehouses, Campsites.co.uk

Wales

Living Room Treehouses

To get into your stay at Living Room Treehouses, you’ll need to ascend a spiralling, wood-woven staircase and walk across a suspended footbridge. The charm of this space is that Living Room Treehouses are all genuinely built into the trees – not set on stilts – and made of consciously harvested wood. They have the appearannce of being Hobbit holes, albeit suspended 30ft above the ground, and enjoy a central wood burner to warm up cold hands during autumnal stays. campsites.co.uk

The Tree Tent, Airbnb

Somerset

The Tree Tent

The Tree Tent floats metres above the ground, its green spherical structure suspended between two trees. This is an Airbnb located in the Mendip Hills of Somerset and promising an adventurous option for those with an off-grid itch to scratch – with no wifi and fully run on solar power, you’ll sleep the night immersed in the sounds of woodland creatures and the rustle of pine trees in the breeze, no pings of the phone to distract. This said, you do still benefit from the convenience of a fully-equipped kitchen, and the outdoor shower promises hot water to wake you up before any morning strolls. airbnb.co.uk