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Sky Den - Treehouse in Northumberland

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Calvert Trust Kielder

  • Treehouse for 4 from £150 per night (based on 4 night stay in low season)
    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.

The Sky Den is designed to enjoy nature and the elements. With its opening roof and an open sided deck platform, as one would expect, at certain times of the year when Northumberland can get a bit chilly, it can be a bit more of an outdoors experience too! So remember to bring warm clothes and get involved in celebrating nature and outdoor living, year round in this truly incredible structure...

See 'Essentials' for more info on accessibility. 

Our guests say...

myself, my husband , son and a friend - both 16.( my son has high functioning ASD) we all enjoyed staying in the Sky Den , sleeping on a board is not my idea of a holiday but the boys loved being in the triangle upstairs. not much chance of sleeping under the stars as it rained and the midgies were out in force. the boys booked a range of activities and tried everything offered. They loved the high ropes and climbing wall, - the instructors were amazing. staff were very helpful and made the boys feel very welcome.

08/07/2015

ANN

2 night stay for 2 adults & a dog, ideal location, stunning scenery, with the gentle sound of the stream below place to totally chill. We lit the wood burner & opened the wine, lovely.

17/06/2015

Louise

Brilliant in every way

04/05/2015

alison

We enjoyed it very much with good accusation weather and activities

17/04/2015

Kathy

Skyden was exactly how we thought it would be except on website showed composting toilet and keilley kettle. Neither of them there but didn't spoil our fun. Fantastic feeling when opening roof. Love stalls and bench in wall idea.

30/03/2015

Linda

"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."

17/11/2014

Jenny

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

14/11/2014

Louise

"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"

03/11/2014

Sally

"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"

31/10/2014

Sophie

"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"

17/10/2014

Darran

"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"

22/09/2014

Helen

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

05/09/2014

Jo

"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!"

18/08/2014

Rebecca

"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."

24/07/2014

Laura

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

11/07/2014

Jessica

"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 ."

04/07/2014

Amanda

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

16/06/2014

Peter

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

14/05/2014

Steve

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

01/05/2014

Ron

"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!"

29/04/2014

Julie

"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."

21/04/2014

Bev

"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."

16/04/2014

Penny

"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."

14/02/2014

Debbie

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