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Uplands Treehouse - Bristol, United Kingdom

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Not suitable for children

Not suitable for pets

A self-contained treetop hideaway just outside Bristol, with a field of friendly alpacas alongside...

Our wildest washes

Uplands Treehouse is a beautifully crafted bolthole perched up in the trees behind David and Tricia’s house. Scale the ladder up on to the mezzanine to reach the king-size bed; you’ll wake up in the morning to views over the Mendips on one side, and a field of alpacas munching grass on the other, along with light streaming in through the big floor to ceiling (curtainless!) windows. The coffee table in the main living space is handmade from off-cuts from the treehouse itself; smaller trimmings are from the woodland behind, which is yours to explore – a folder of David’s recommended trails are in the treehouse. The huge balcony with uplighters and picnic table is perfect for a little glass of something on summer evenings; the comfy sofa in front of the wood burner is ideal for the winter ones.

While Uplands is wonderfully calm and green, planes from nearby Bristol airport will pass over from time to time and remind you of the outside world. If you’re actively seeking a dip back into urbanity, Bristol and Wells are nearby or there’s the coast at Weston-super-Mare, for a sip of sea air. All are around half an hour’s drive from Uplands. In the immediate area, there's everything from horse riding to wine tasting, and you can walk to the village of Wrington for great places to eat and drink. That said, the treehouse is so well-equipped you technically won’t need to come down for the entire duration of your stay - there’s a flushing loo inside with its own eclectic library and hi-fi, an open, outdoor shower is just off to the side (another good viewpoint for alpacas), and a compact kitchen is more than adequate for scrambling your breakfast eggs.

Our guests say...

Absolutely perfect in every way could have stayed here a lot longer



We stayed 2 nights and 1 day for our anniversary. Lovely place. Peaceful. Comfortably cosy. Well stocked with basics. Lovely views. I loved the outside shower. The bed was very comfortable. Whole place was spotlessly clean.



What a beautiful location, very private and e treehouse was perfect, and we loved he little touches of homemade jam, orange juice and little bottle of sparkling wine left by Tricia. The property is more spacious than I'd imagined with clever use of space. A lovely stay. Thank you



We loved the treehouse. It is a gorgeous place, beautifully decorated, with a lovely comfy bed and very accommodating, helpful hosts. On arrival we found a basket of goodies, including homemade jams, croissants, bread, eggs, milk, orange juice, chocolate, crisps and homemade brownies!!! We found it a very relaxing place, and the terrace was fantastic to laze about on. The outdoor shower was a great experience! There's been real thought put into everything: there's even a selfie stick to take photos with (the treehouse is little, so you need it to get everything in). We loved the alpacas in the next door field, and the icing on the cake was being allowed to stay late on Sunday, as there was noone due to stay that day. We felt sooooo relaxed when we left.



Incredible - this was our alternative honeymoon, and gave us the peace and quiet we needed, following planning a wedding and battling breast cancer. Beautiful accommodation, no intrusions and a yummy hamper to welcome us with.



We stayed at Uplands Treehouse from Weds 17-May-17 for two nights. This was a secret trip planned for my husband's 30th. Tricia was a very prompt communicator and a generous hostess, waiving charges for extras on two occasions. She even called me on the day we were due to check in, to advise regarding a road block in place, and to let us know about alternative directions.



Beautiful treehouse! Felt extremely relaxed and comfortable from the moment we got there. Had everything we could possibly need in such a beautiful setting. We had just got married so wanted somewhere we could escape from everything for a few days and it ticked every box. Beautiful walks right on the doorstep and the alpacas we're a lovely added bonus! The outdoor shower was a great experience too. It rained the whole time we were there but that didn't matter as it is such a cosy place to be. We were very grumpy the morning we had to leave as we could have stayed there a whole lot longer!



This was a fabulous, fun place to stay. Set apart from the hosts' house amongst the tree canopy, this offered a private get away location.



Absolutely beautiful - we felt fully nestled in the treetops, such a tranquil setting with lovely interior and hamper for our arrival. Great place for walks in bluebell woods and getting away from it all, and the alpacas were endlessly entertaining - we loved it.



Amazing place to stay - very remote and secluded. Not disturbed by anyone else, I liked even when we arrived we didn't see anyone and had the place to ourselves. Great breakfast hamper and the 360 degree views across the countryside were incredible. Having a shower outside was a fun and unusual experience! We visited the local vineyard at Aldwick Court Farm and did their wine tasting which I would highly recommend. Great place to stay for a few days of relaxing.



Had the most wonderful weekend at the treehouse. Such a special place!



I booked this stay for my son and his wife. They had a great time at the treehouse.



AMAZING. A beautiful treehouse hidden up almost the treetops. The perfect place to visit, we barely left! Climbing into the bed up a ladder is only for the able bodied, but its a fantastic place. Great welcome basic on arrival, and essentials of milk and butter in the fridge. Highly recommended and we will be back.



Absolutely wonderful. And to top it off, we got engaged!



Lovely relaxing break. All fixtures and fittings were of a high quality and the food hamper was fabulous.



We booked the treehouse for a two night getaway for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. The house itself is fantastic from the view from the balcony, the cosy wood burner to the outdoor shower experience. The welcome food items were wonderful too- homemade jam and brownies amongst other things. Location is brilliant for a day trip to Bath or Bristol but you are really secluded in the midst of nature! Highly recommended



We had a very memorable long weekend at Uplands. A romantic tree house for two, we really managed to get away from it all. The treehouse is beautifully laid out including essential provisions. What a trill showering outside up a tree where no one can see!! Very nice unintrusive hosts and a great local pub, The White Horse. Climbing up a ladder into bed took us back to being children; at first sight I worried but it really is easy peasy, even for me who is up several times in the night! The indoor loo helped with that too. A really lovely hideaway



Absolutely amazing location. Beautiful welcome hamper. An amazing time!



Fabulous location and treehouse - we loved it! The views from the deck are stunning and restful - we loved sitting out with wine and scrabble, watching the sun go down! Facilities excellent with beautifully refreshing outdoor shower and good cooking equipment. The basket of lovely breakfast items was also a great touch. We made use of the many maps and guides in the treehouse to do some very nice walks in the area and went to a very good restaurant, the Ethicurean, which is set within a fabulous walled garden looking over the Mendips - highly recommended! At the other end of the scale the Crown Inn in Churchill was a lovely down to earth, rustic country pub with tasty, generous food. Hosts were really helpful and accommodating and full of great tips. All in all a fantastic stay - we'd love to come back! Thank you!



We wanted for nothing but the sun! The treehouse was the perfect escape from the rain.



It was the most wonderful relaxing stay we have had. Such gorgeous views only 20mins from the beach. Showering outside in nature was just amazing. We had a cute little welcome basket waiting for us. It was the best I highly recommend and I hope to go back again.



It was absolutely brilliant. Perfect little getaway, super relaxing and great in all types of weather.



We had a nice time at the Uplands Treehouse. It has wonderful views, feels private and the free box of goodies was a great touch. We did some horse riding lessons, went on some countryside walks and did a lot of relaxing. The place is better for people with a car as the the local area can be tough to get around due to the narrow roads. Take a map!



We had a fantastic stay at the treehouse - so relaxing and cosy; perfect to celebrate our anniversary and the hamper was a lovely touch.



We had an absolutely wonderful stay in this treehouse where everything has been designed to make visitors as comfortable as you could possibly imagine in a treehouse setting. Lovely cosy woodburning stove, very comfortable sleeping quarters up on the mezzanine, fabulous deck with beautiful views, birdsong to die for.



Tricia and David have crafted a truly beautiful treehouse. After what has been a very difficult time for us, this break was the perfect tonic for healing and for some much needed rest and reflection. The treehouse is well equipped for total relaxation and privacy, and perfectly placed for being at one with the surrounding nature. We'd like to say thanks to Tricia and David, and to Canopy and Stars, for allowing us to rebook at short notice and with no loss or additional costs. The empathy and warmth shown to us has meant a lot.



We had an absolutely amazing stay at uplands treehouse, a beautiful peaceful place to get away from the everyday stresses of life and have some quality time together. The treehouse itself was stunning, we loved spending time in it, using the quirky outside shower and looking at the idyllic views of the Mendips. We were provided with a wonderful hamper full of goodies and we had everything we needed! We enjoyed exploring the local area, going out for a meal at the local pub, and going for walks on the hills. We are definitely recommending it and will return ourselves!!!



Uplands Treehouse was the most magical relaxing holiday either of us have ever been on, we loved it from the moment we got there! Tricia had left a lovely breakfast hamper with some delicious brownies sneaked in, they didn't last very long…. The sun was shining and sitting on the balcony overlooking the Mendip Hills was just breath-taking. We were lucky enough to have beautiful sunny weather and also heavy storms which was a great to experience from inside the treehouse. We were caught in storm Katy and felt perfectly relaxed and safe in the comfort of our treehouse with the log burner going! It really was the cosiest place to be. Excellent walking around the area, I would recommend highly going on a few treks, and a lovely farmers market in Wells on Saturday mornings…. We visited the Plough Inn on Sunday for a delicious 3 course roast, I would recommend their food, a lovely pub! We were both extremely sad to leave, and we are already trying to work out dates for when we can return!! Highly recommended you will not be disappointed!!



Wow, what an experience. Highly recommended to all our friends. We arrived early afternoon, David came and met us and showed us to the treehouse. He was very welcoming and suggested a few pubs to try. As soon as we got our things in, we put the log fire on, settled down to cake that Tricha kindly purchased on my behalf. The views were outstanding. Upon recommendation from Trichia we ventured out Saturday into Wells, it's a lovely little town with a market. We bought a few local made pies and pasties to have for tea and enjoyed a coffee despite the weather. We couldn't wait to get back to the treehouse to put the fire on and relax. Overall we were both delighted with the stay, enjoyed the breakfast basket provided and the cosy feeling of the treehouse. Thank you for letting us experience your treehouse. It's a birthday we both won't forget!!



Our stay was perfect, the treehouse is an amazing experience. Tricia was a wonderful host and made our stay even better. Would definitely stay here again.



My stay was absolutely fabulous, and would recommend to anyone. It was perfect. Quiet, beautiful views, cute little hamper, perfect for pubs and walks, lovely village, the hosts were fantastic, and were helpful in booking us a table at the local pub and also picking us up from the station. I would highly recommend and we plan to return , perhaps in the summer!



It was absolutely fantastic. Great place in great surroundings and hosted by friendly hosts. Everything was taken care of and if we needed anything we only had to ask.



It was most enjoyable from start to finish. Tricia was very welcoming and had sent us really accurate directions as we were visiting London where we had been for our grandson's 3rd birthday. As you can imagine, the peace and tranquility at Uplands was appreciated even more than had we just come from home! Trica had left asubstantial 'welcome basket' for which we were very grateful and the cooking facilities were more than adequate for our needs. Climbing a ladder to our mezzanine 'bedroom' was fun and showering outdoors was certainly a novel experience but great fun and with lots of hot water! Tricia and David have done a really first class job in the design and function of the treehouse. Even though we had wet, quite windy weather, we were warm and snug and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to relax and recuperate from a hectic life! Many thanks!



I booked this for my boyfriends birthday and am so glad that I did! Tricia put up balloons and banners that I sent her and was very helpful when we rang to say we were lost. The outdoor shower was much hotter than we were expecting and the treehouse was lovely and warm thanks to the log fire. We had the best time, away from everything and would definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to 'get away from it all' - it is breathtaking!



We absolutely loved our two night break in this magical treehouse! I bought the getaway as part of my fiances 30th birthday present, and he absolutely loved it! Tricia couldn't have been more accommodating, offering to pick us up from the station and even put up some balloons and bunting that I sent to her beforehand. We loved all the little touches like the homemade jam, fresh bread, croissants and farm eggs. We were blessed with good weather for 2 out of the 3 days and were even able to have lunch out on the balcony in the October! I was a bit apprehensive about the outdoor shower, but the water was lovely and hot and we loved it; it was great fun and added to the whole experience of staying in a tree house! You couldn't fault the views of the trees, the Mendip Hills and the lovely apacas. An excellent place to stay...we didn't want to leave!



Could not have enjoyed it more. The treehouse was extremely clean and well thought out in terms of design and lovely touches with the furnishings. Hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Beautiful surroundings and nice places to eat. Would certainly recommend



What a fabulous place , so different and quirky. Spotlessly clean, cosily warm, totally private , a perfect hide way up in the trees.



Amazing! Romantic! Natural! Private! Exactly what we needed



Lovely relaxing break. Good local pub for dinner, very welcome breakfast hamper. Enjoyed the experience of the outdoor shower.The woodburner was very efficient.Perfect place to sip champagne watching the sunset over a field of Alpacas!



Stay was fantastic we loved every second and wanted to stay forever, the welcome basket was delicious and the hosts were very friendly and helpful.



We loved our escape to the treehouse. There was everything you could need there and it was so tranquil.



We spent three nights in the treehouse and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.



We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From start to finish we felt very well looked after and very much appreciated the care (for people and planet) and the impressive craftsmanship that has gone into this delightful hideaway. The hosts were considerate, and at the same time left us to enjoy our privacy. The views bring a restfulness all of their own, and the alpacas are entertaining. We enjoyed walking straight from the tree house into the surrounding countryside, as well as the good food available nearby.



We absolutely loved our stay at the treehouse, it was just absolutely perfect in every way, we drove straight from our hotel at the wedding and after all the buzz of the wedding it was nice to just chill out in a gorgeous location and gorgeous treehouse. The breakfast and food left out was all gorgeous and high quality and everything in the treehouse was so tastefully designed. The alpaca's were very entertaining and made it even more special



Our stay was perfect, the owners were very accommodating and helped us to find local restaurants and activities to do whist we were there. They provided a beautiful breakfast box which also included some delicious snacks including homemade cake! Beautiful fitted out tree house with all the finishing touches.



We had the most fantastic stay at Uplands treehouse. I had planned it as a surprise birthday present for my finace and he couldn't have been more thrilled. As soon as we drove up the long drive towards the treehouse, we knew it was going to be something special. We were truly impressed by how the treehouse has been kitted out - it has everything you need and is just so cosy. There's a log burner for those chilly evenings and a big balcony overlooking fields full of alpacas for summer nights. We felt completely at ease and the owners were very welcoming but then left us completely in peace. We loved sitting outside in a field full of alpacas gazing at the stars with a glass of wine. The outside shower was also one of our highlights! We spent the days exploring the area on some of the beautiful walks that were suggested by our hosts. On an evening we visited the local village pub which was lovely and then wandered back to our very own slice of heaven. The whole stay was just so peaceful - perfect food for the soul.



The treehouse was amazing, in a gorgeous location and the owners were so friendly and welcoming. The facilities were excellent and we would definitely stay there again.



We are both university students and so scrimped and scraped up cash to book Uplands, but it was completely worth it! Glamping was a new venture for us both but it was wonderful. The outdoor shower was one of the most glorious things, so refreshing, warm and surrounded by nature. The whole place was a lofty haven of natural beauty and peace. It was perfect!



It was our honeymoon, and really lovely.



Amazing stay! The treehouse is set in woodlands with surrounding alpacas. Everything had been thought of, homemade goodies when you arrive including brownies and jams. We could not fault it in any way and can't wait to go back! Outside hot showers are the future! Wrington village is lovely and the owners even picked us up! Perfect just perfect, we will be back!






It was simply perfect! First of all, the tree house itself is absolutely amazing - so quirky, cute but cosy and comfortable at the same time. The location is great and very private with the most beautiful views. The hosts left us a lovely welcome basket which was matched to our (vegan) dietary requirements. The Alpacas are always around and really fun to watch. There are also great walks close by. We couldn't had asked for more - it was a great relaxing break and we have already recommended to friends. Loved the real log fire too...



We had a perfect stay in perfect weather. This was to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and we loved every minute of our stay. The tree house was beautifully designed and constructed.



Wonderful experience. Lovely, welcoming hosts who had provided a fantastic hamper full of homemade goodies including delicious brownies and croissants for breakfast! The treehouse is a beautiful structure with 360 degree views of gorgeous countryside. The location is stunning and the treehouse is nice and secluded, not overlooked being in the canopy of a beech tree. We loved having our own space and not feeling like we were intruding on our hosts, which can sometimes be the case with other B & Bs. The treehouse had everything we could possibly have wanted to make our stay really comfortable and relaxing. We are done with the regular B & Bs and hotels now after having had such a fantastic experience.



We had a fantastic stay at Uplands. The tree house was spotlessly clean, well equipped and a proper home from home. The location was idyllic and the owners were more than accomodating.



We had an amazing time at Uplands Treehouse. David and Tricia the owners were really friendly and helpful. The treehouse was in a location where you couldn't really be seen yet had amazing views. We lucked out with the weather which made the place even more special. Has everything you need, continental breakfast provided with homemade brownies from Tricia. Bed was super comfortable, and the outdoor shower was amazing to wake up in! I proposed to my girlfriend on our stay so this place will always hold special memories. Will be back for sure!!



Our time in the treehouse was delightful! There was nothing to improve. The treehouse itself was beautiful, well equipped and comfortable and the surroundings were gorgeous. Our hosts made us very welcome, and we really enjoyed the basket of goodies that was waiting when we arrived. The sense of seclusion at the treehouse was perfect - it was like we were alone in the treetops with the squirrels and the birds. Equally though the pub (in easy walking distance) was great and the wifi helped us to keep in touch with the outside world. A perfect retreat to get away from normality and relax!



We had a wonderful time at Uplands treehouse and stayed for 2 nights. We wanted a short relaxing Easter break, which is what we got.



Absolutely magical. An incredible place and enjoyed every minute of it.



We had a wonderful time celebrating six years together in this beautiful part of the country. The treehouse is lovely, secluded, spacious and light, with a gorgeous view over the town and fields around. We were lucky to get perfect weather despite it being March, so we enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the sun and waking up to a sunshine filled treehouse. It's a good area for walking too and we found a good long trail in the information available there, which we could join nearby the treehouse. Getting there and away were also easy, so it's a good place to go if you don't have a car. The facilities are very good - although the outdoor shower was challenging despite the warm weather!! All in all, we had a relaxing, comfortable and lovely stay, and would recommend it to anyone.



Stunning treehouse. We were looked after well, had every comfort we needed. Will definitely go back again! Absolutely love the Alpacas too!



We had the perfect stay at Uplands Treehouse, and will definitely be returning to this slice of paradise. The treehouse is a beautiful place to stay, with stunning views over the Mendip Hills, and we both enjoyed waking up in the morning to the sun streaming through the floor to ceiling windows. We went on some lovely walks in the area, and the local pubs are easily walkable in the evenings for some food. The hamper of breakfast goodies was a lovely touch from David and Tricia. The outdoor shower was a unique experience to start the day with, and was lovely and hot despite being on the decking. The bathroom (complete with sound system and lots of books) was also the perfect size and had everything you need. The wood burner provided the perfect atmosphere for cuddling up in the cold, making the treehouse nice and cosy. Overall we had a weekend we'll never forget, and very much look forward to returning in the future.



A lush retreat that is truly sumptuous. Away from madness and a chance to completely relax. David and Tricia provided little finishing touches that made our stay a luxury. The surroundings are beautiful and the gentle sounds of the birds made this a lovely getaway. Enjoyed a go at snowboarding, one we'd like to try again. Recommend to all and sundry.



This was one of the best places we have ever stayed. The treehouse is a beautifully crafted and fully equipped place to stay, which makes you feel very special. The attention to detail is astounding, and the hosts were trully wonderful. I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience, which was perfect from beginning to end.



"Uplands was perfect, beautifully crafted and fitted out. Nestled up in the trees with fields of Alpacas for neighbours. Our hosts, Tricia & David were super warm and welcoming and left us a fabulous hamper inside. We got to watch fireworks across the skyline at midnight! It was a perfect new year hideout for us. Highly recommended."



"This is a new venture for Tricia & David, but you would never be able to tell!  Their generosity, warming food hamper with Xmas choccies, and Tricia's home made cake was such a perfect touch.  The eye to detail in the homeware made us feel as if the tree house belonged to us.  The composting toilet...Well what's to say except for....  We WANT one!!  Apart from being so eco friendly, there wasn't a single smell from it... not one.... Zilch!! Whilst sitting on this amazing throne, you can even enjoy your favourite choice of music too and be serenaded whilst admiring a phenomenal loo with a view!  The view is of the expansive Mendip hills.  Be sure to ask David for maps and his local knowledge of the area for walks and cycle routes.  He really is an expert in this area.  The outside shower was really something that we utterly loved.  Yep, you are literally outside under a large hot shower!  If you are really cheeky, you can keep the curtain back and watch the wildlife and the Alpacas up on the hillside ;-)   On a clear night the sunset is breathtaking, and then later you have an added gem of a star studded sky!!  As we are cyclists we took our bikes along with us.  You'll have no trouble getting them up the staircase, and the deck provides ample room to store them.  Somebody did suggest in the visitors book that a hot tub would be perfect for the tree house.... We strongly disagree. If you are looking for a hot tub place to stay, then uplands is not the place for you!  Get up and personal with nature, in an incredibly chic space that welcomes you to the outdoors!! Enjoy"



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The important stuff

  • Check in is between 2pm and 6pm - please let Tricia and David know what time you will be arriving so that they can meet you
  • Check out is by 10.30am
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • King-size double


  • Combination microwave/oven
  • Two-ring electric hob
  • Fridge with freezer drawer


  • Sink with hot and cold running water
  • Outdoor hot shower
  • Flushing loo

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Wood burner
  • Electric radiator
  • Electric lighting throughout
  • All bedding and towels provided


  • TV
  • Wireless micro hi-fi/radio/CD player
  • Books
  • Puzzles


At Uplands

There's easy access to walks in the woodland from the treehouse - take a look at the folder of recommended trails for ideas. From the treehouse itself, the alpacas are pretty entertaining in themselves, but if you'd like to bring a pair of binoculars, there's plenty of wildlife to spot.

Places to Visit

Bristol (15 miles)

Bath (20 miles)

Wells (15 miles)

Sample wine at Aldwick Court (3 miles)

Cheddar Gorge

Tyntesfield - National Trust house and gardens

Outdoor & Active

Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

Mendip Snowsport Centre - artificial ski slope at Churchill (3 miles)

Mendip Spring Golf Club

Riding lessons at Urchinwood Manor, 2 mins' drive away

Food & Drink

At Uplands

Breakfast supplies (croissants, eggs, bread, butter, marmalade) are provided, as are tea, coffee, milk and basic cooking essentials (olive oil, salt, pepper etc)

The nearest shop to stock up on basics is in Wrington village, 10 minutes walk away. There is also a Tesco Express 10 minutes' drive away.

Pubs & Restaurants

The Ethicurean, 20 mins' walk - Open for lunch 12pm to 2:30pm every day except Monday, dinner from 7pm on Friday and Saturday only. Booking is essential.

The Plough Inn, Wrington (½ mile)

The Crown, Churchill (3 miles) - lunch only

Pony & Trap, Chew Magna (10 miles)

Bear & Swan, Chew Magna (10 miles)

White Hart, Wrington (½ mile)

Cadbury House (5 miles) - Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Meet your hosts


From owners David and Tricia:

"Uplands Treehouse started two years ago as a small office/study and slowly expanded into a fully self-contained living space!

Wildlife & Environment

Wild deer are often seen, there are foxes and rabbits aplenty and you might spot woodpeckers and buzzards. We keep horses, alpacas and cattle."

Getting there

Uplands, West Hay Rd, Wrington, BS40 5NP

By train

The nearest train station is Yatton, 4 miles away. Taxi should be arranged in advance and costs around £10.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is in the village (Wrington). This is 15 minutes' walk from Uplands.

By car

From the A370, go past Backwell, Cleeve and the Star Inn at the top of the hill on the right. Go down the hill and turn left after 300m, signposted Wrington Equitation Centre, then after 1.5 miles turn left up the drive. The name "Uplands" is marked on the wall at the entrance to the drive; the main house and treehouse are at the top of the drive.

From the A38 past Bristol Airport, go one mile south to the top of Redhill. Turn right to Wrington after 1½ miles (by the oak tree in white railings). Go straight along Ropers Lane (oak tree on your left), down a short hill, then turn right onto West Hay Road. Uplands is the first house on your right, about 400m along.

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The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.


1. Booking and payments


1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).


1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email ( Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.


1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.


1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.


1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.


1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.


2. Cancellation and Amendment by You


2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email ( and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.


2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  


2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.


2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.


2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 


2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.


2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.


2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.


Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.


3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.


4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.


5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.


6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;


(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;


(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.


7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.


8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.


9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.


10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.


11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.


12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.


13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.


14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.


15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 


16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.


17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.


18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.