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. 

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Treetops Tree house, Fox and Hounds, Chulmleigh

From £245 per night (pictured above)

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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

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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

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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

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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       

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From £378 for two nights

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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.