12 of the Best Treehouses in England

12 of the Best Treehouses in England

19th April 2018

Across England there are many ancient woods, sprawling forests and deep valleys. Up and down the country, people are striding out to take in these marvellous settings, spotting birds and wildlife as they wander through winding paths gazing up at the canopy.

If you’re a lover of nature and like the peace and tranquillity of a forest, then you will most certainly enjoy a stay in a treehouse, perched up amongst the leaves. Here at Coolstays we’ve carefully selected 12 of our favourite treehouses in England, so you can take a look and see if any of these would be ideal for your next staycation!

Stargazer Treehouse

Nestled in a private Devon wood, this treehouse, crafted with ethical considerations, offers both a stunning roll-top bath inside and an outdoor tub on the spacious deck.

The rustic, wooden interior of the treehouse creates a welcoming and homely atmosphere, featuring an open-plan living space with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of the surrounding woodland. In the evening, relax on the super comfy sofa with a glass of wine or a good book. Before bedtime, choose between two luxurious bath options, which both allow you to soak while immersed in the sounds of nature.

Located in a hidden valley north of Dartmoor, this romantic retreat encourages exploration of winding footpaths and riverside strolls. Shared BBQ and picnic areas are available, and for those seeking more adventure, the beaches of North Devon and Cornwall are a short drive away. Dartmoor National Park, with its captivating walking and cycling trails, is also easily accessible.

Stargazer Treehouse

Okehampton - Devon

Sleeps 2

Romantic treehouse in a peaceful Devon wood just north of Dartmoor, with its own private spa area, featuring a sauna and sunken hot tub.

Wolf Wood Spa Treehouse

Perched high in the canopy, Wolf Wood Spa Treehouse offers the epitome of relaxation and luxury. Tucked away in complete seclusion, surrounded by nature, the treehouse boasts an enchanting treetop hot tub and a luxurious sauna.

Carefully adorned with thoughtfully selected items chosen for their provenance, durability and style, the treehouse is situated at the remote end of Wolf Wood, accessible by a private track. Enjoy sensational views of the woodland valley and Dartmoor's tors. Designed with three interconnected living spaces, the treehouse provides a fully immersive experience in this unique environment, delivering all the comforts of a five-star hotel.

Wolf Wood Spa Treehouse

Okehampton - Devon

Sleeps 2

Unwind in nature with a unique spa experience high in the treetops of Wolf Wood in Devon – your hot tub and luxury sauna await you.

HappenOak Treehouse

Nestled among treetops with panoramic views of the Cambridgeshire countryside, HappenOak is a luxurious and unique treehouse designed for a romantic retreat complete with its own sauna. The oak structure seamlessly blends into the scenery, showcasing meticulous craftsmanship.

Inside, the open-plan living space offers a sofa for relaxing evenings, and the well-equipped kitchen features all the essentials you’ll need to prepare meals during your stay.

When night falls, the bedroom boasts a sumptuous king size bed with Egyptian cotton linens, a TV and high windows framing treetop views. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, luxury toiletries and cotton towels.

Stepping outside, the spacious deck, the highlight of HappenOak, provides stunning countryside views and includes a nest swing chair, gas BBQ, dining area, deck chairs and a large roll-top bath for stargazing with a glass of bubbly. Additionally, a new Finnish-style sauna offers a luxurious touch with floor-to-ceiling glass, robes and towels.

Situated in a peaceful location with access to beautiful walks, HappenOak is only nine miles from historic Cambridge. Nearby attractions include the Duxford Imperial War Museum and Anglesea Abbey Country House and Gardens, ensuring memorable day trips.

HappenOak Treehouse

Balsham - Cambridgeshire

Sleeps 2

A luxurious and romantic treehouse for two with an outdoor bath, Finnish-style sauna and views across the Cambridgeshire countryside.

The Birdhouse Treehouse

The Bird House in Somerset's magical woodland, is an adult escape and the latest addition to a yurt glamping site near Crewkerne.

Raised on stilts, the treehouse resembles a beautiful bird box with a unique L-shaped deck. Inside, a Scandinavian-style retreat awaits with a sleek living area, bespoke kitchen and a wonderful handmade bed. Explore the local area during the day and visit the nearby charming market towns and the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Then, retire back to the peace and comfort of the Birdhouse and light the BBQ for some alfresco dining before staying toasty and warm around the firepit gazing at the stars above.

The Birdhouse Treehouse

Crewkerne - Somerset

Sleeps 2

Luxury Scandinavian-style tree house in a magical Somerset natural setting

Netherby Treehouse

The Netherby Estate Treehouse, with charming views to the Scottish border, offers a delightful Cumbrian adventure around seven miles from Gretna Green. Nestled in a secluded spot with the River Esk as a soothing backdrop, this luxury cabin features an open-plan interior with a wood-burner and a well-equipped kitchen. The balcony provides a space to dine, and a welcome hamper ensures a great start.

Clever use of space accommodates up to four guests, with a double bed in the main area and a mezzanine level with two single beds. Explore the Cumbrian countryside, spot deer on the estate and discover nearby attractions like Dumfries, the Solway Coast, Kielder Forest and the North Pennines. The city of Carlisle, with its historic attractions, is just 16 miles away, offering diverse activities like exploring Hadrian's Wall, enjoying days at Carlisle Racecourse or experiencing the outdoor wonders at Talkin Tarn Country Park.

Netherby Treehouse

Longtown - Cumbria

Sleeps 4

Delightful treehouse amidst the verdant Netherby Estate in Northern Cumbria – ideal for couples or a small family with kids 7+.

The Old Mill Treehouse

Experience a treetop adventure in Somerset's lush countryside at the Old Mill Treehouse, hidden seven miles from Bath in Philip St Norton. This grown-up treehouse, set amidst an acre of rural gardens, promises birdsong mornings, balcony breakfasts and Champagne evenings under the moonlit canopy.

Perched on stilts and intricately woven into woodland branches, the treehouse blends seamlessly with nature. Its fairy tale exterior conceals an indulgent retreat featuring a stylish boudoir, sleek ensuite bathroom, vintage leather sofas and plush fur rugs. Enjoy the silence of the countryside from the sink-in double bed after a day of exploration.

Mornings invite you to savour breakfast amidst the tranquil forest canopy, spotting woodland creatures. Evenings bring the magic of twinkling lights and nocturnal wildlife.

While the treehouse lacks a kitchen, it provides an excuse to dine out at Michelin-starred restaurants in Bath or indulge in the local village charm. Explore the rugged Somerset countryside on long walks, visit Bath for its captivating architecture or embrace laid-back village life with a visit to the George Inn, just a five-minute walk away, offering hearty meals and locally-brewed ales.

Old Mill Treehouse

Nr Bath - Somerset

Sleeps 2

Stylish magical treehouse on the edge of a sleepy Somerset village but just a few miles from Bath. Breakfast delivered each morning.

Tinkers Treehouse

Sitting in five acres of woods near the Kent and Sussex border, Tinkers Treehouse is a secluded hideaway perfect for couples or solo travellers seeking solitude and comfort. The wooden staircase leads to a deck offering views of the natural surroundings, with badgers, deer and birds as your only neighbours.

The balcony features a firepit and a table for outdoor dining, while inside, the open-plan living space includes a modern, well-equipped kitchen. Tea, locally roasted coffee and breakfast hampers can be arranged. The charming interior boasts a log-burner, a TV with Freeview and a collection of books and games.

A 15-minute walk takes you to the award-winning local pub, The Bell Inn, and the village shop is nearby for essentials. Explore the scenic High Weald, with opportunities for cycling, canoeing and sailing at Bewl Water. Nearby Stonegate provides access to trains heading to Tunbridge Wells, Battle or Hastings. Historic sites like Scotney Castle, Bodiam Castle and Rudyard Kipling's Bateman’s are within a 20-minute drive.

Tinkers Treehouse

Ticehurst - East Sussex

Sleeps 2

See the Sussex countryside from a new angle at the immaculately styled Tinkers Treehouse, with a cosy interior and acres of woodland all around

The Treehouse Hideaway

Escape to this enchanting treehouse in Kent for a tranquil retreat in the trees. Perched on two tree trunks overlooking a wildlife park, this idyllic treehouse offers peace and quiet in a beautiful countryside setting. The charming interior features a stone fireplace, a carefully crafted wooden ceiling and thoughtful touches like a bathroom sink made from a section of tree trunk.

This treehouse is far from roughing it, offering modern comforts such as underfloor heating, a wood burner and all the necessary amenities you’ll need for a delightful stay. The living area is perfect for two, with leather sofas and a 70-inch surround sound home cinema system. The compact kitchen is well-equipped, and a leafy deck provides a romantic setting for meals. But the highlight is the hot tub beneath the treehouse, inviting you to unwind in any weather with your favourite drink.

Perfectly situated to explore Kent, nearby Whitstable offers seaside charm and a reputation as a foodie haven. Take a stroll along the beach, explore quirky independent shops and indulge in the abundance of restaurants. Historic Canterbury, a short drive away, beckons with its magnificent cathedral, winding streets, historical buildings, architecture, shops and museums.

Treehouse Hideaway

Canterbury - Kent

Sleeps 2

Charming treehouse for two in the Kent countryside. Feel your cares float away past the tree tops as you relax in the hot tub below.

Woodman's Treehouse

Embark on a walk through wild woodland copses, and when you encounter a swinging bridge, look up amidst Dorset's wise oak trees to discover your secret home in the sun-kissed canopies. The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxuriously finished and expertly handcrafted haven for your own storybook adventure. Explore ancient woodlands, babbling brooks, windswept meadows and the Jurassic Coast, before retiring back to the treehouse for a peaceful evening of tranquillity.

Behind its natural exterior, the treehouse offers a light-flooded bedroom, circular living quarters and a freestanding copper bathtub with treetop views. Carefully considered home comforts include a bespoke kitchen, king size bed, leather armchairs and a revolving wood burner.

On the rear deck, reconnect with nature while watching birds, badgers and rabbits. Experience the open-air tree shower, modern BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven. Follow the spiral staircase to find your outdoor hot tub and sauna.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the treehouse is a short drive from the stunning Jurassic Coastline. Enjoy coastal walks and dine at seafront restaurants like Bradstock’s Hive Beach Café or Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen. You can also try woodland craft courses offered by the owner, such as spoon carving and chair making, before retreating into the woodlands for nighttime stargazing.

The Woodman's Treehouse

Holditch - Dorset

Sleeps 2

A jaw-dropping luxury treehouse in magical Dorset woodlands, complete with hot tub and sauna...

Treetops Treehouse

Up next is Treetops Treehouse, where you and your loved ones can experience a magical retreat in a real-life treehouse nestled within a majestic oak tree. Perfect for romantic getaways or family adventures, this enchanting house, situated in the six-acre grounds of the Fox and Hounds Country Hotel in Eggesford, offers privacy in the treetops with access to hotel amenities.

Explore the house built around the tree's branches, featuring a cosy living room, a bespoke kitchen and a stylish wood burner. The charming master bedroom, a deluxe bathroom with a freestanding copper bath, a magical bunk room and a hidden cove provide comfort and character.

The rural surroundings are ideal for nature-lovers, with colourful birds and wildlife to spot. Conveniently located within driving distance of the Devon coastline and with train links to Exeter and Barnstaple, this treehouse promises a unique and memorable experience.

Treetops Treehouse

Eggesford - Devon

Sleeps 4

Head into the realms of make-believe with a stay in this fantastical North Devonshire treehouse.

Hoots Treehouse

Perched above a pond in ancient woodland, Hoots Treehouse offers a hidden retreat just 45-minutes from the M25. Clad in aromatic cedar wood, the treehouse provides a heavenly escape where you can relax and enjoy nature. Host Lucinda ensures a warm welcome, and homemade cake is a treat on the spacious decking or by the cosy wood-burner.

Inside, find comfort with a locally handcrafted king-size bed, a fully-equipped kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. Children over six can enjoy the loft accessed by ladder. The decked balcony with a gas BBQ provides an outdoor cooking option offering you the chance to grill up some delicious local produce whilst taking in the view.

If you want to venture out, you can explore the stunning Sussex countryside surrounding Hoots Treehouse, with walks in Lost Field and Hawksden Wood, as well as proximity to Mayfield village and attractions like Sarah Raven's gardens, Great Dixter and Bodiam Castle.

Hoots Treehouse

Mayfield - East Sussex

Sleeps 4

A secluded, picture-perfect, luxury treehouse nestling in an area of outstanding natural beauty with so much to explore nearby.

King Arthur's Willow Tree House

Escape to the Wiltshire countryside with King Arthur's Willow Tree House at Mill Farm. Greeted by a spiral staircase, guests ascend to the spacious deck offering panoramic views and alfresco dining options. Inside, a spacious living and dining area with a tree table, comfy sofa and warming stove provide a perfect blend of entertainment and relaxation.

Accommodating up to six people, the treehouse features three luxury bedrooms across different levels. The master bedroom boasts a four-poster bed, while the treasure room offers two single beds with stunning views. The lower level features a cosy bedroom with two single beds convertible into a double.

The luxurious bathroom and wet room include a whirlpool bath and rainfall shower for a stylish and relaxing experience. King Arthur's Willow is part of Mill Farm, offering activities like donkey and horse riding, laser clay shooting and a straw play area. A farm tour, badger watching and an honesty shop with locally sourced produce are also available.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the location provides opportunities for fresh air activities and visits to landmarks like Stonehenge, Avebury, Castle Combe village or Longleat Safari Park. Local pubs, including the Raven, offer hearty meals, and the farm provides a range of activities for all ages.

King Arthur’s Willow – Tree House

Devizes - Wiltshire

Sleeps 6

Escape into the Wiltshire countryside at the King Arthur's Willow Tree House complete with whirlpool bath, rainfall shower and panoramic views across the meadows.

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