5 British tree houses you can stay in

Get lost in the woods and play at living like an elf with a stay in one of these incredible cosy tree houses. 


Treetops Tree house, Fox and Hounds, Chulmleigh

From £245 per night (pictured above)


This incredible architectural feat is a multi-level tree house within the branches of a 250 year old oak tree in the grounds of the Fox and Hounds country hotel. The interior is a warren of interconnected rooms intertwined amongst the branches with a king-size bed upstairs, and a living room and kitchen downstairs with a contemporary wood burner to keep you cosy. There’s space for kids too, just a few steps down from the main bedroom, with a ladder of branches leading up to the top bunk. 

Old Mill Treehouse, Bath

From £140 per night

Just beyond the stream and down a winding path waits this magical modern tree house. A smartly designed cabin on stilts woven amongst the tree trunks, inside is a clean, light and well-finished interior. With a stunning view of the skies and a wine cooler to hand, you’ll never want to leave, although the local pub is only a five minute walk if you can wrench yourself back to solid ground. 

Gwdy Hw, Powys

From £199 per night

Deep in the heart of the Welsh mountains and nestled in a secret wooded secret valley is an imaginative and enchanting tree house. After a romp through the trees you will spot the beautiful spiral staircase, which winds up to the main living space. This little home is a futuristic and artistically rounded pod with a double and bunk beds, which sleep four altogether. There’s plenty of woodland for kids to explore, or it’s perfect for two to escape to. 

Fernie Castle Treehouse, St Andrews, Fife

From £85 per night

Perfect for a mini-break for those feeling eccentric or simply wanting to try something different, 450 year-old Fernie Castle also boasts a tree house in its gorgeous grounds, propped up by six huge sycamore trees. Luxury abounds in this delightfully unique suite, including a claw-footed bath and a beautiful hand-painted interior. 

Bensfield Tree House, East Sussex       

From £378 for two nights


A luxury tree house with all you need for a romantic break far from the bustle of the city. The rope bridge leads you into the stylish open plan interior, whilt outside there’s a sun deck and a BBQ to help you make the most of the long summer evenings. Relax to the sound of birdsong from the other inhabitants of your eyrie.