12 of the best treehouses in the UK for a summer staycay in the wild

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 (Pen Y Bryn Treehouse, Powys)
(Pen Y Bryn Treehouse, Powys)

For a fairytale-like escape this summer, swap city life for a luxurious stay in a treetop hideaway nestled in woodland.

Whether you’re plotting a romantic getaway for two or are simply searching for a family-friendly cabin for a fun glamping-style weekend, there’s a treehouse for everyone.

Chill out among the branches and enjoy some of the UK’s many natural beauty spots at one of these hidden gems.

Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

USP: roll-top bath, rooftop sauna, private pizza oven and hot tub, etc.

 (Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset)
(Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset)

Perched up among the branches of oak trees in calming Dorset countryside, Woodsman’s Treehouse boasts a roll-top copper bath tub, rooftop sauna, hot tub and open-air tree shower. An honesty shop is well-stocked with essentials such as wine, cider and champagne, and you can pick up pizza dough to have a go at making your own in your own wood-fired oven. A slide takes you from the decking down to the woods for long walks - do pack your wellies - while for anyone wishing to venture further a field, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen and Mark Hix’s Oyster & Fish House are a short drive away, as is, of course, the stunning Jurassic Coast.

Sleeps: 2 (adults only)

Price: from £990 for two nights

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Treetops Treehouse, Devon

USP: fishing, birdwatching, deer-spotting

 (Treetops Treehouse, Devon)
(Treetops Treehouse, Devon)

Built among the five-metre high branches of an ancient oak tree in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve, Treetops Treehouse is beautifully designed and surrounded by uninterrupted peace and quiet. Chill out in the copper bathtub, cosy up with a local cider in front of the wood burner or enjoy a BBQ out on the deck watching the sun set over the fishing lake and Eggesford Forest below. Birdwatchers will delight in the local wildlife, and the odd deer or otter can sometimes be spotted in the paddock below.

Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

Price: from £260 per night

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Mistletoe Treehouse, Monmouthshire

USP: stargazing amidst utter isolation

 (Mistletoe Treehouse, Monmouthshire)
(Mistletoe Treehouse, Monmouthshire)

Climb the stairs into Mistletoe Treehouse and take in the view of the beautiful Wye Valley from your balcony. This is the perfect spot for a secluded stay - your only neighbours will be sheep grazing away in the orchard. Explore the sculpture garden, take on the hiking trails in the woodland behind the treehouse and do take a trip to Kingstone Brewery for a taste of something local (just a two-minute walk away). Warm up in the evenings by the fire and gaze up at the stars above in the clear Monmouthshire sky.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Price: from £135 per night

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Hoots Treehouse, East Sussex

USP: a romantic bolthole close to the city

 (Hoots Treehouse)
(Hoots Treehouse)

Don’t want to stray too far from the Big Smoke? Hoots Treehouse is a romantic bolthole just a 45-minute drive south of the M25 that’s hidden away in its own woods in East Sussex. The cedar wood-clad nest overlooks a pond and features a decked balcony, perfect for evening BBQs and admiring the surrounding wildlife. Inside there’s a wood-burner and fully equipped kitchenette making it just as practical for a family. Arrive in time for tea and Lucinda will greet you with homemade baked cake.

Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

Price: from £220 for two nights

hootstreehouse.co.uk

Fernie Castle Treehouse, Fife

USP: a fairytale-like Scottish hideaway

 (Fernie Castle Treehouse, Fife)
(Fernie Castle Treehouse, Fife)

Visiting bonnie Scotland this summer? Head over to Fernie Castle in Fife for a fairytale-like escape that celebrates the magical Scottish countryside in all its glory. Lodged in 17 acres of woodland, the treehouse boasts striking stained-glass windows, elegantly designed furnishings, and even a swing on one of its three spectacular balconies.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Price: from £375 per night

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Sky Den, Northumberland

USP: Striking architecture in rural Northumberland

 (Sky Den, Northumberland)
(Sky Den, Northumberland)

Up in the middle of Kielder Water & Forrest Park, Northumberland, Sky Den boasts quirky features and fabulous viewpoints from where to enjoy the starry sky at night. Already once featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4, the treehouse overlooks a soothing river and is located just a short walk away from climbing, archery and cycle hire facilities.

Sleeps: 4 adults

Price: from £180 per night

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Lost Meadow Treepod, Cornwall

USP: Bed down in a suspended hideout

 (Lost Meadow Treepod, Cornwall)
(Lost Meadow Treepod, Cornwall)

Immerse yourself in this soothing Cornish forest with a stay at the Lost Meadow Treepod, a spherical bedroom hanging between trees on the edge of the Bodmin Moor - with 20 acres of land around you, you’ll feel totally secluded . Enjoy water sports on the picturesque River Fowey closeby, before retreating to your treetop home for a good night’s kip, helped along with the gentle swaying of the pod in the wind.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Price: from £105 per night

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The Rook’s Tower, Herefordshire

USP: a birdwatcher’s paradise

 (The Rook’s Tower, Herefordshire )
(The Rook’s Tower, Herefordshire )

A botanical sanctuary in and among the trees of the Herefordshire Forest, The Rook’s Tower is beautifully designed with hand-crafted furniture, wood-burner and large corner windows through which natural light floods in. Enjoy a slower pace of life here, with long country walks and wildlife roaming free. Be sure to explore the Ralph Court Gardens nearby and warm up with a pot of tea at the restaurant.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Price: from £181 per night

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The Lodge Treehouse, Kent

USP: unwind in an Instagrammable open-air bathtub

 (The Lodge Treehouse, Kent)
(The Lodge Treehouse, Kent)

Sitting in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Lodge Treehouse is full of rustic charm and finished with cute little touches. Take a stroll through Canterbury or take one of the bike trails through the countryside for yet more fabulous views, before cosying up by the log burner and taking a long bath in the open-air tub on the gallery.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Price: from £190 per night

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Bagthorpe Treehouse, Norfolk

USP: big skies and Norfolk coastline

 (Bagthorpe Treehouse, Norfolk)
(Bagthorpe Treehouse, Norfolk)

Embrace the outdoors at Bagthorpe Treehouse, situated on Norfolk’s coastline and surrounded by wild countryside, and of course big skies. Recharge and reboot away from city stresses , while making full use of the treehouse’s facilities, which include a large copper bath tub and vast decked terrace.

Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

Price: from £225 per night

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Pen Y Bryn Treehouse, Powys

USP: a quirky escape in a dramatic setting

 (Pen Y Bryn Treehouse, Powys)
(Pen Y Bryn Treehouse, Powys)

Switch off from it all at Pen Y Bryn Treehouse, a quirky escape in the Welsh mountains. Enter via a dramatic winding wooden spiral staircase up to the curved-shaped pod, complete with cosy living and sleeping space and a wood-burner. The outdoor terrace, meanwhile, is the perfect spot for a glass or two of vino in the evenings. The treehouse is surrounded by stunning walking trails and there are plenty of local cafes and pubs nearby.

Sleeps: 2 adults

Price: from £190 per night

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Orchard Treehouse, Worcestershire

USP: Unwind in your very own private hot tub

 (Orchard Treehouse, Worcestershire )
(Orchard Treehouse, Worcestershire )

Wrapped around a Cypriot pine tree and fully kitted out with everything you need, experience a decadent stay at Orchard Treehouse, situated in the grounds of a medieval manor house and looking out onto the beautiful Malvern Hills. With your cosy cabin huddled in the trees you get your very own private hot tub on the deck, ideal for soaking in while listening to birdsong.

Sleeps: 4

Price: from £260 per night

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