The Treehouse at Harptree Court – nr Bath, Somerset
- Treehouse for 2
Up the stairs and across the walkway over the laurel, the sumptuous Harptree Treehouse awaits you in all its glory. It’s a spectacular en suite hotel room in the treetops; soak in style in the copper bath or catch the sunset on the veranda. There’s a sumptuous double bed, a kitchen and a spacious living area with a wood-burner, persian rug and leather armchairs. It's low impact, but reaching new heights for luxury camping.
Harptree Treehouse was made by Bower House
We're sorry, the Treehouse at Harptree isn't suitable for children or pets.
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Everything you need to know about The Treehouse at Harptree Court
The important stuff
- Check in time is 4pm
- Check out time is 10am
- The ground leading up to The Treehouse is a little uneven and can, of course, get wet.
- We're sorry, the Treehouse at Harptree isn't suitable for children or pets.
Kids & PetsWe're sorry, the Treehouse at Harptree isn't suitable for children or pets.
- There will be a delicious selection of local goodies, including a small loaf of homemade bread, a jar of homemade muesli, butter, loose leaf tea, ground coffee, sugar, a pot of homemade jam, one of Linda’s famous lemon cakes, milk, and Blagdon sausages and eggs from across the road, for breakfast.
- Gas hobs
- All crockery, pots, pans and kitchen utensils (absolutely everything!) provided
- You can arrange to have breakfast in the house - £12.50 per person.
- There is a copper bath in the bedroom and a separate bathroom with a shower, flushing toilet and basin.
- Toiletries from Arcania Apothecary are provided.
Heating, lighting & bedding
- The Treehouse has mains power
- All linen provided
- Big, white, fluffy towels provided
- DAB radio with ipod dock
- table with chess board inset
- Wi-fi is available
Harptree Court, East Harptree, Somerset, BS40 6AA
Harptree Court lies on the B3114 between West Harptree and Chewton Mendip. From West Harptree, after aproximately half a mile you will come to a crossroads. Immediately on the right past the crossroads is the main entrance to Harptree Court.
As you come to the top of the long drive, turn left and park at the front of the house.
If you are relying on SATNAV. After you come into East Harptree, please do not turn up the High Street but look for our sign very very close to the start of the High Street. If you do follow the SATNAV directions to BS40 6AA exactly you will end up outside an unmarked back entrance which has stone pillars with stone balls on top.
Eating & drinking
Eating and drinking at Harptree Court
In both the treehouse and yurt there will be a selection of local goodies, including:
Linda's delicious homemade lemon cake
A small loaf of homemade bread
A jar of homemade muesli
Loose leaf tea
A pot of homemade jam
Eggs from across the road.
If you don't fancy cooking your own breakfast, you can always arrange to join the B&B guests at the elegant country house for breakfasts with views over the parkland (£12.50 per person). You'll be glad to know there's a good old fashioned traditional English breakfast and the very local free range eggs feature prominently. Soya milk and wheat free bread is normally available by request.
Seasonal vegetable boxes from our kitchen garden can be ordered prior to staying.
Pubs & restaurants
The Waldegrave Arms, East Harptree. The local award winning pub is only a 300 yard walk away. Delicious restaurantstyle food in a real pub atmosphere. Ask to speak to Sharon and tell her you are staying here at Harptree Court.
The Kings Arms, Litton (2 miles). Fabulous food in a gastropub environment and a Sunday lunchtime carvery.
Bear and Swan, Chew Magna (5 miles). Very good pub food and bar snacks or a full restaurant.
Pony and Trap, Chew Magna (6 miles). An award-winning chef and excellent food.
Goodfellows, Wells (9 miles). Top quality fish restaurant run by a Michelin Star winning chef.
The Old Spot, Wells (9 miles). Another excellent restaurant which has had extremely good reviews.
Things to do
As befits a country house, there is a tennis court and croquet lawn that guests are free to use. Bring your tennis whites!
Places to visit
Historic and world famous Bath is nearby. Immaculately preserved Roman baths, beautiful architecture and maze ofalleyways for shopping make it perfect for day trips from Harptree.
Wells, the smallest city in England is only eight miles away. The glorious cathedral and bishops palace is one of the most complete in Europe.
Bristol is a bustling city full of industrial heritage. The works of the engineer Isombard Kingdom Brunel are now linked by the Brunel Mile, a marked trail from Bristol Temple Meads via the SS Great Britain to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. For shopping there is the new Cabot Circus in the centre but Clifton Village remains many peoples favourite area of the city.
The mendip hills have been mined for lead and minerals from pre roman times. The many straight roads in the area are based on Roman roads. the lead and silver mined by the Romans found its way to the roman baths in Bath and even perhaps as far as Rome. The hills are covered with footpaths and the steep edges of the hills give walkers great views
Longleat House - The home of BBC's Animal Park series.
Glastonbury Tor - An intriguing and stunning site, which has attracted folklore and mysticism. It's also worth visiting the village for its history and New Age vibes.
Festivals & events
Glastonbury is right round the corner, making Harptree the perfect venue for festival going with a difference.
The Wincanton Carnival is part of Somerset’s Guy Fawkes illuminated carnivals that take place in autumn. The village really comes alive during this period with extravagantly decorated costumes, floats and festivities until the early hours.The Bath & West show in Shepton Mallet is home to the National Cheese Awards and the UK’s biggest cider competition. For a true taste of the West Country this sho
w in June with over 600 trade stands is a great family day out.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually during August and fills the sky with hot air balloons of all colours, sizes and shapes. A very memorable sight!
Meet your hosts
Harptree Court is a Grade II listed building and has been run by Linda and Charles Hill since 2003. The surrounding area is rich in history. The village of East Harptree is listed in the Domesday Book as Harpetreu, meaning the military road by the wood. Nearby Harptree Combe is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and also hides a 19th Century aqueduct and the site of a 12th Century castle.
Linda and Charles are working hard to reduce the environmental footprint of Harptree Court. The delicious food they serve uses local and organic ingredients, with free range eggs from just across the road. The Treehouse was built to passive house standards and does not damage the trees it sits in.
The gardens are host to ducks, woodpeckers, deer, foxes and birds of prey. As the name suggest, there are treesaplenty, while the grassy clearings Harptree Combe are home to the scarce Spreading Bellflower and many other uncommon or local plants.