Sometimes a weekend break close to home is in order and a luxurious hotel just doesn’t always cut the mustard. Sometimes we are in search of something fantastical, like an Enid Blyton fairytale romance, and what says fairytale romance more than a beautiful treehouse escape. Here at Hero & Leander we have found a magical selection of the UK’s romantic treehouses to choose from.
Ackergill Tower – Scotland
Ackergill Tower is home to the largest treehouse in Europe which is quite a magnificent feat in itself. This secluded hideaway, perched within a spectacular sycamore tree provides a breath-taking 180 degree view of the surrounding woodland and the chance to gaze up at the stars shining through the branches. If you are lucky you may get to watch the northern lights dance in the night sky above. Just 15 miles from the rugged scenery of John O’Groats, known for its iconic ‘end of the road’ location on Britain’s north-eastern tip. Ackergill Tower stands majestically above the jagged shoreline at Sinclair Bay – one of the most remote and romantic settings in the entire British Isles. Steeped in history, the castle is located on a 3,000 acre private estate with dramatic views over the North Sea.
Prices start from £195 per night in the treehouse and from £119 in the main castle on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
For additional information and reservations please visit: www.ackergilltower.com
Chewton Glen – New Forest, Hampshire
If you are planning a trip to the New Forest then make sure you stay a night in one of Chewton Glen’s 12 treehouse suites. These opulent hideaways are set 35 feet above the ground and offer couples a truly romantic and unforgettable experience. The quintessentially British, privately owned luxury Country House Hotel & Spa, dating back to 1783, is located on fringe of the New Forest just two hours from London and now extends to the edge of the New Forest National Park and down to the Solent coastline.
Prices start from £850 per night.
For additional information and reservations please visit: www.chewtonglen.com
Hothorpe Hall – Leicestershire
Nestled amongst the woodland of the historic Hothorpe estate in Leicestershire, couples can stay in a beautiful treehouse hideaway with the most perfect homely interior. Perched on stilts and looking over the verdant forest greenery with only the birds for company, this countryside retreat is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Prices start from £210 per night on a B&B basis.
For additional information and reservations please visit: www.hothorpe.co.uk
The Woodman’s Treehouse – Dorset
The Woodman’s Treehouse in Dorset provides the ultimate retreat in the woods. It is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is just a short drive away from the stunning Jurassic Coastline. Inside, guests will find a bespoke kitchen, leather armchairs and a rotating fireplace. Outside, the treehouse features an open-air tree shower, a wood-fired pizza oven as well as a hot tub and sauna. For couples looking for somewhere extra special to spend the weekend, The Woodman’s Treehouse will not disappoint.
Prices start from £390 per night.
For more information and reservations please visit: www.mallinson.co.uk
The Sky Den– Northumberland
The Sky Den, a visually spectacular countryside sanctuary found in the heart of the Calvert Trust, within the Kielder Water & Forest Park, is a treehouse unlike most others. The treehouse has been designed to stand alongside the surrounding nature and guests can open the rooftop of the house to reveal the clear and bright sky above. Just a short walk from the main activity centre of Kielder Water & Forest Park, guests can explore the neighbouring area, take part in watersports or go bird watching.
The treehouse sleeps up to four adults and prices start from £150 per night.
For more information and reservations please visit: www.canopyandstars.co.uk
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