Self-catered holidays with your household are (hopefully!) on the cards from 12th April. Following the year we've all had, it's understandable if you're after a holiday with a difference this year. Maybe you just want something totally out of the norm. Step forward: treehouse holidays in the UK.
Why not head back to nature (literally) and book yourself one of these amazing treehouses. Because who you stay on the ground when you could be up in the trees and have an awesome view?
Whether you're after a staycation with an eco twist or want pure luxury, there genuinely is a treehouse stay to suit you. And what's more? They're situated all over the UK, so whether you're planning a weekend getaway or something further afield (some of these treehouses mainly take week-long bookings, so you can feel truly immersed), make your next holiday one up in the trees.
Fingers crossed for staycations, eh!
1. Chewton Glen, Hampshire
We've all seen it on the likes of Zoella's Instagram, haven't we? If you're more of a luxury hotel than a glamping kinda gal, then you need to check out Chewton Glen. Nestled in a secluded area of the New Forest, the luxury tree houses feature everything you could possibly need for the ultimate cosy break.
We're talking king size bed, giant bath (with TV, obvs), hot tub and wood burner. Oh and you also get breakfast hampers delivered daily through a magic hatch, so you don't even need to drag yourself out of bed. You'll never want to leave, trust us!
Prices start at £950 per night.
2. The Lake House, Lancashire
If you promised yourself you'd be more active this year, head to The Lake House on the edge of Cleveleymere Lake. It comes with access to mountain bikes, canoes, crazy golf, zip line, pool, lawn games and more, to get you and your friends and family out and about. Or y'know, you can just chill in the freestanding bath. There's even a TV with Nintento Wii, if the weather isn't your friend.
Prices start at £249 per night.
3. The Tree House, Scotland
Calling all Game of Thrones fans! We're pretty sure Khaleesi would dig this medieval style tree house in Argyll, Scotland, complete with an ACTUAL TREE in the middle. It's also got loads of pretty exposed beams and a traditional slated roof. Oh, and underfloor heating, because let's face it, not everyone has a dragon to keep them warm.
Prices start at £288 per night.
4. Gwdy Hw, Wales
Hidden in the Welsh mountains, Gwdy Hw (pronounced Goody Hoo in case you were wondering) is accessible via a dramatic spiral staircase. Expect a rustic hideout with hot spring water shower and wood burner stove, as well as gorgeous views across the countryside. This is a real retreat.
Prices start from £535.50 for four nights.
5. Uplands Tree House, Somerset
You wouldn't expect to see alpacas in the middle of Somerset, would you? Which is exactly what you'll wake up to see when staying at the Uplands Tree House. It's built at the back of the owners' house, who like to do things a bit differently. The peaceful abode includes curtainless floor to ceiling windows so you can really appreciate the sunrise over the Mendip Hills. Who needs The Shard eh?
Prices start at £175 per night.
6. Bagthorpe Tree House, Norfolk
Fancy an African safari but don't quite have the budget for it (hey, we needed that new outfit, ok)? Bagthorpe Tree House in Norfolk is the next best thing. Sorta. It's inspired by African huts and is perched in the midst of nature. It's got a seriously sexy interior too: king size four poster bed and copper bathtub. Defo one for V Day.
Prices start at £220 per night.
7. Old Mill Treehouse, Somerset
Who said camping couldn't be glam? The Old Mill Tree House has got everything you need to get away from it all (we're looking at you, sweaty commuters) and enjoy the country life and all that.
We especially like the fancy pants bathroom and wall-mounted TV, as well as gorgeous balcony area for breakfast. Plus, there's a pub just a five-minute walk away.
Prices start at £120 per night.
8. Fair Oak Farm, Sussex
If you think green's the new black then you'll love this eco-friendly tree house in Sussex. It's built with sustainable timber and is part of a project that's seen the planting of 500 trees in the nearby farm and the implementation of a wildlife protection plan. Plus, it's set in the middle of serene countryside, putting you at one with nature. Pretty cool.
Prices start at £196 per night.
9. Treehouse on the Lake, Cornwall
This idyllic treehouse comes with two double bedrooms, making it perfect for a getaway with some of your favourite people. Treehouse On The Lake is purpose built for fun, too, thanks to the open plan design, the timber wraparound terrace and luxurious interior. There's even an outdoor copper bath!
From £950 for a three-night minimum stay
10. Sky Den Treehouse, Kielder Forest, Northumberland
Built by William Hardie Designs for Channel 4 programme George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, this treehouse is set in the breathtaking location of Kielder Forest. Small yet functional, the Sky Den has an opening roof and an open-sided deck platform, wet room accessible from the deck and foldaway beds for four.
From £165 per night
11. Copse Camp, Faraway - Denbighshire
Set in three hundred acres of Welsh woodland (which you're welcome to explore), Copse Camp is a timber framed cabin built in the treetops, boasting charming views and a tranquillity. This promises to be a truly off-grid adventure spot, where you can be as outdoorsy and adventurous as you like. It has a hot tub, is dog friendly, and even has a games room. Brilliant!
From £125 per night
Atlantic Treehouse is one of our all time fave treehouses, and as you can see that list is long. Not only is there an actual tree growing in the middle of it, there’s also an al fresco shower, terrace with a barbecue and beanbags for slouching on and glass roof above the bed for star-gazing. Perfect for either a romantic break or a solo mission, the rest of the camp site has a farm shop, pods for surfers and a path to Bude Beach.
Prices start from £178 for two nights
13. The Treehouses at Lanrick, Scotland
Just opened, book now for a stay in one of five gorgeous woodland dwellings on the edge of Scotland’s stunning Trossachs National Park, around an hour from Edinburgh. Super luxurious inside, including king-size bed and copper bath, ideal for relaxing in after a day of wild swimming, kayaking or whiskey tasting at nearby Deanston Distillery.
Prices start from £200 per night
14. Urban Tranquilatree, Ireland
This place is so romantic it might even work for a honeymoon; think fairytale treehouse-for-two with stunning views of Cork. Available to book year-round, Tranquilatree’s an immaculate hillside escape, reached via a suspended bridge, with a white bed and balcony. It feels remote but is actually just five minutes’ stroll from from Cork city centre’s restaurants and bars (when they’re back open). How to get there? Easy, rail and sail to Dublin (from £68) then hop on a train to Cork.
Prices from £121 per night
15. Tinkers Treehouse, East Sussex
Set in a private field surrounded by woodland, Tinkers is our open-plan treehouse of dreams. A modern kitchen, lounge with leather sofas and log burner and large bed are tucked away in the canopy, plus a bathroom with a waterfall shower and balcony, which makes a choice spot for breakfast. Down below there’s a firebowl for sitting round, toasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars and if you stroll to the end of the field and hop over the fence you reach Bewl Water, where you can hire paddle boards and boats for a day on the water.
Prices from £420 for two nights
Consider your next stay, sorted.
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