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Away with the fairies: the UK’s most magical treehouse hotels

From perfect stargazing opportunities to secluded spa baths, these luxurious hideaways really have it all

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Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Treehouse Suites

Treehouse suites at Chewton Glen

Luxury country house hotel Chewton Glen has 14 treehouse suites suspended 35 feet above the ground, among the trees of a secluded valley of the New Forest. Each suite has floor-to-ceiling windows providing a panoramic view through the canopy to the valley beyond. Guests can enjoy picnic hampers with jam and honey foraged from the hotel grounds, delivered straight to the Treehouse doors.

2

Lanrick estate, Perthshire

The Treehouses at Lanrick

The Treehouses at Lanrick

Stunning riverside and woodland walks, biking, picnics and a spot of salmon and trout fishing are all on the doorstep of these sustainable treehouses found on the Lanrick estate in Perthshire, Scotland. Designed by a husband and wife team, these five treehouses were built from timber grown on the estate, enabling them to seamlessly blend into the woodland. In the chillier seasons, guests can make use of a cosy log burning stove, which uses local timber. 

3

The Fish, Cotswolds

Hideaway Huts

Hideaway Huts at The Fish

The Fish, located on the 400-acre Farncombe Estate near Broadway, in the Cotswolds, has recently added five more Hideaway Huts to its offering. These sleek new guesthouses are scattered around the hotel grounds in secluded locations. Each hut contains a double bedroom, roll-top bath, en-suite bathroom and private hot tub on the outside decking.

4

The Fullerton Estate, Hampshire

Wild Escapes treehouses

Wild Escapes treehouses

The first treehouses to be built at a UK vineyard can be found almost 20 feet above the ground on The Fullerton Estate in Hampshire. The four luxurious treehouses feature outdoor bathtubs overlooking the vineyard and guests can enjoy private wine tastings from the comfort of their secluded accommodation. Each treehouse was sustainably built using local materials and cutting edge building techniques that minimised impact on the land.

5

Hay-on-Wye, Powys

By the Wye

By the Wye

Go off-grid at this Welsh tree-top glamping experience set in four acres of ancient native woodland beside the River Wye. Each safari tent is carefully positioned for privacy and elevated on stilts to reach up into the tree canopy. Guests can make use of a fully equipped kitchen with a wood-burning stove, an ensuite bathroom complete with a power shower, and a fire pit on the deck for alfresco cook-ups.

6

Southern Halt, Cornwall

The i-Tree House

The i-Tree House

The i-Tree House at Southern Halt, set in the stunning Cornish countryside between Liskeard and Bodmin, is perfect for a couple or friends looking for a secluded break from reality. The lodge contains a gym, cinema, sauna and outdoor spa bath, as well as an open-plan kitchen/dining room and living space. The i-Tree House is part of Charteroak’s Hygge Collection - inspired by the Danish notion of cosy contentment and wellbeing.

7

Machynlleth, Powys

Treehouse escapes

Treehouse escape

Get back to basics (with a hint of luxury) at these specially-designed treehouses on the border of Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Each eco-friendly, electricity-free treehouse is kitted out with retro wooden furniture and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests can find cosy comfort by the open fire - or make the most out of the secluded setting by enjoying an outdoor spring water shower. The beach is just five miles away. 

8

Ramside Hall Hotel, County Durham

Ramside Hall treehouses

Treehouses at Ramside

Set in woodland adjacent to Ramside Hall, a luxury spa hotel in County Durham, are three individually designed treehouses built on stilts. With wrap-around balconies, sunken hot tubs and floor-to-ceiling windows, these peaceful hideaways make the perfect getaway for anyone wanting to escape the chaos of city life. The treehouses are dog-friendly.

9

Shorefield Country Park, the New Forest

Fairytale treehouses

Fairytale treehouses

Nestled on the edge of The New Forest, a renowned hot spot for beautiful scenery, are two sustainably built treehouses set directly below the canopy. Each treehouse has an outdoor hot tub, freestanding bathtub and monsoon shower. Guests can also make the most of the wooden decking which contains an outdoor pizza oven, sun loungers, a gas BBQ and heaters for chillier temperatures.

10

Consall Hall Estate, Staffordshire

The Tawny Hotel grounds

The Tawny Hotel

This July marks the launch of the Tawny Hotel, a collection of 55 shepherds’ huts, treehouses and boathouses set within the 70-acre grounds of the Consall Hall Estate in Staffordshire. The treehouses will feature outdoor decks overlooking the lake and gardens (which are often roamed by wild deer). Tawny guests can sample Staffordshire’s finest cuisine at the Plumcorn Restaurant, which will make use of local ingredients sourced from the hotel’s own kitchen garden, as well as take part in yoga, bird watching and stargazing activities.

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