Fancing sleeping under the stars this summer? Treehouse aficionado and father-of-two Tom Dixon picks out five of the best treehouse hotels in the UK and Europe.
The Treehouse at Harptree Court, Somerset
Leave the kids at home as this is a place for some one-to-one time with a loved one: we’ve lost count of the number of proposals that have taken place here. The twin-domed perch is barely visible from the ground, and reached only by stairs. A country kitchen, log burner and two armchairs await in the first pod, the second is home to an indulgent king-sized bed and beautiful copper bath (pictured). You can tuck into Linda’s legendary lemon cake, which should be good as Harptree Court played host to the Great British Bake Off; or stroll the walled garden before heading back to a birds eye view of the sun setting over Somerset.
From £285 per night, sleeps 2.
Lime Treehouse, Little Comberton, Worcestershire
Hidden behind a medieval Manor house on the edge of the charming village of Little Comberton sits this perfectly majestic treehouse, built into the branches of a Lime tree. Take a long soak in the hot tub out on the deck and marvel at the vast views over Bredon Hill, before sinking happily into the huge fur-strewn bed inside. A peaceful break is pretty much guaranteed; the only neighbours in these parts are wild deer, buzzards and barn owls. If you can bear to leave, there are some lovely pubs and restaurants a couple of miles away, but with a fully equipped kitchen in your treehouse, I’d recommend staying put.
From £230 per night, min 2-night stay, sleeps 4.
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