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Sky Den

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Calvert Trust Kielder – Northumberland

  • Treehouse for 4 from £175 per night

    4 singles OR 1 double and 2 singles

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Children and pets welcome. There is a surcharge of £50 per pet per stay.

George Clarke’s very own dream treehouse project: an accessible design delivering a whole new perspective on the great outdoors!

The Sky Den was built by William Hardie Designs with connoisseur of creative and quirky constructions George Clarke, throughout the second series of his imagination-catching Channel 4 programme George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. In an original move, this treehouse is composed of three different shapes that each blend together the best of outdoors and indoors, taking in everything from the red squirrels in the trees around you to the sweeping river just below. 

The square is the central point of the treehouse and your main living space, with glass doors opening onto a wide balcony with captivating views over the river. Inside, George has exploited his small spaces expertise to create an impressively versatile space, with a functional kitchen in a clutter-phobe’s paradise of fold-away furniture (including two single beds) and wet room accessible from the deck. Then there’s the circle, a simple viewpoint of corrugated iron, where you can have a picnic and brew up a cuppa the old-fashioned way over the wood-burning stove. Finally the triangle is the loft space of your already lofty suite, accessed by steps from the outside deck. In good weather, when there is no wind, it's possible to open the whole roof for an unobstructed view of the gold tier Northumberland Dark Skies.  

It’s not just the structure the makes this place amazing. Set in the heart of the Calvert Trust within the Kielder Water & Forest Park and a short walk from the main activity centre, this will enchant wildlife lovers and adventure-seeking families alike; the Calvert Trust Kielder has 30 years of experience in providing unforgettable, accessible and fully inclusive activity holidays to people of all abilities. As well as sharing the forest with around 50% of England’s native red squirrel population and two regular pairs of osprey, you’ve got watersports, rope courses, climbing, orienteering and much more, literally on your doorstep. Book onto an activity day or discover England’s largest forest and its many woodland trails for yourself.

See 'Essentials' for more info on accessibility. 

Our guests say...

"Quite surprised at how spartan it was when we first entered the square but it is great fun finding all the bits and bobs and furniture and sofa and "constructing" the living space. Constant sound of water running is very relaxing and the beds were very comfortable. Just a shame it was too drizzly to open up the roof to the skies."



"The building was amazing, so cleverly put together with all the ready to make furniture and stores beds. Was a wilderness adventure from arriving"



"We were delighted by the Sky Den. We hadn't realised its location was next to the river, which added another lovely aspect. We booked straight away to come back in the Spring"



"A great experience to stay in such an unusual tree house type building, beautifully designed. We loved the outdoor area with wood burner, and going to sleep to the sound of the river rushing just below. Well equipped"



"The accommodation was brilliant. Cosy and with the roof opening to see the stars, well clouds unfortunately but was lovely. Great location to travel around Kielder. Seeing Red Squirrels and going to Kielder Observatory"



"Great location, comfortable beds, good amount of blanket etc to keep warm, peaceful and serene but close to other things if you wanted to go exploring"



"Yes is excellent, liked the area there was lots to do and our accomodation was fabulous."



"We had a wonderful time, the Sky Den was an incredible place to stay, the location was stunning. We saw stars and red squirrels. We didn't want to leave!"



"It was fantastic, the sky den was every bit as wonderful as we hoped. The centre and the staff were lovely too....glad our hire charge went to support such am amazing charity."



"The stay was great fun, everything we need packed into small spaces. Very comfortable beds, great views, lovely sound of the stream"



"It was a stunning , quirky and unique place. From the moment we arrived you had a smile on your face from the setup of the inside and its position in the trees ."



"Impressed with the detail that had gone into the premises, including books, telescope etc. Worst was the midges"



"Amazing! Watched the program so knew all about it! Amazing location!"



"We did, great location, unique property, no hassles, everything provided that we could reasonably expect."



"I loved it! I cried as soon as I saw it and then cried as I looked around it - I couldn't believe I was actually there!"



"We all loved Skyden and had a magical stay. We felt so close to nature. Waking up listening to the river below, feeling like a bird in the trees with the roof open, and our youngest loved the wild bunnies and the plentiful chaffinches eating seed from her hand."



"Amazing place especially the novelty of having a bedroom with walls that opened out - sleeping under the stars - well almost!!. Area quite small so would not have wanted to stay more than a couple of nights."



"We had an excellent stay. The Calvert Trust have many activities which my son and his friend really enjoyed. The accomodation was excellent, especially the top room with the opening roof."



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