Hot list: Luxury treehouses

Treehouses are places where imaginations can run wild and inhibitions can be set free. Surrounded by quiet, beautiful woodland, it is the perfect escape from the busy every-day. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up your home comforts…

Fox and Hounds Hotel: Luxury Treehouse, Devon

This luxury tree house boasts a king-size bedroom, separate bunk room, copper bath and shower and lounge with large terrace overlooking the fishing lake.

Prices from £270 per night.

Chewton Glen: The Yews, Hampshire

The Yews, the latest addition at Chewton Glen, sleeps 8 adults and 4 children in luxury elegance. Hidden down a winding footpath, it is the most secluded of all the accommodation and features 2 outdoor hot tubs.

Prices from £2,850 per night.

Deer Park Country Hotel: Luxury Treehouse, Devon

Climb the spiral staircase to find yourself amidst a cluster of old oaks overlooking the River Otter Valley. This thatched luxury tree housefeatures a log burner in the cosy lounge, a roll-top bath and rain shower, as well as a wrap-around balcony for uninterrupted woodland views.

Prices from £345 per night.

The Treehouse at Harptree Court, Bristol

Hidden in the treetops and accessible only by stairs that weave around the gnarled oak trunk, this twin-domed treehouse was featured on George Clarke’s ‘Amazing Spaces’ on Channel 4. A country kitchen, log burner and two cosy armchairs await in the first majestic pod; the second pod is home to an indulgent king-sized bed and huge copper bath.

Prices from £260 per night.

Port Lympne Treehouse Hotel, Hythe

If you’re worried about entertainment, why not add a safari experience to your treehouse stay? Admire the rhino and cheetah paddocks from your private balcony, then spend the day exploring the award-winning Reserve with unlimited use of your own golf buggy and access to exclusive routes. With over 700 animals and 88 species including tigers, bears, giraffe and many more, you’ll certainly be busy.

Prices from £409 per night.

The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

Set high in the branches of an oak tree, the windows throughout this property allow views to the stream below, the oak canopy above the bedroom and the surrounding woodland. Enjoy the sauna and hot tub on the upper deck, a rotating indoor fireplace, an open-air outdoor tree shower (with hot water), a wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue and even a slide! This treehouse also featured on George Clarke’s ‘Amazing Spaces’, as well as the ‘Grand Designs/RIBA House Of the Year’ TV series on Channel 4.

Prices from £455 per night.

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