We’ve scoured the countryside, climbed a lot of stairs and daydreamed from some very high places to find our favourite treehouse stays in the UK. We bring you treehouses made from the very forests they stand in, architectural marvels with beds comfier than a 5-star hotel’s and unique spaces that will fill your inner child with glee. Staying in a treehouse feels like your birthday, Christmas and your favourite kid’s book, all rolled into one.
If you’re looking for a treehouse stay within a National Park, an outdoor bathtub big enough for two and Nordic charm, look no further. Cleave Treehouse in Devon is a lush retreat into nature with leaves hiding you from the outside world. The epic gable-end window lets all the light in and allows you to gaze out whilst kicking back on the designer sofa. On sunny days, you’ve got Devon to explore. Think cycling or walking Dartmoor, coasteering on the north or south coastlines and threading through the cascades at Canonteign Falls. Although you’d barely know it, you’re on a working farm, and you’re welcome to roam and get to know the animals. Even wet days are a win, as it’s just you and the wood burner, so stoke the fire and curl up with a good book.
Your morning showers become an adventure at Uplands Treehouse because you take them outdoors, with views of alpacas eating their breakfast. You’re surrounded by greenery but in a hop, skip and a jump you’re in Bristol city centre. Explore the pretty streets of Clifton, Banksy-spot in Stokes Croft and wander the vibrant Harbourside, all in a day. Shop, eat, drink and absorb this cultural hotspot before escaping to your country bolthole. Treehouse stays are the best! David and Tricia live close by so you might spot them tending to the alpacas and horses. The balcony is one of the best bits of Uplands Treehouse, wide enough for a table laden with your favourite snacks.
Even with the high bar that treehouse stays generally set, this one is pretty special. Set in an ancient oak woodland you feel very much away from it all and the only tweets you have to worry about are from actual, real-life birds. Ease away daily stresses in the wood-fired hot tub in the little orchard out the back or on the balcony among the trees. If you’re in need of ultimate relaxation, owner Alex and her team of therapists offer all manner of holistic treatments from massage to reiki. If your kind of wellness involves a brisk woodland walk and a pub lunch, the Miners Arm is only 45 minutes away and does a fab supper. You’re in Cornwall, so glorious beaches, quaint villages and outdoor adventure are everywhere.
Kick back lakeside at the perfect treehouse stay in Worcestershire. Mornings can be spent meditating on the jetty or with a coffee on the deck; both are great for sunshine and the soul. Orchard Treehouse, so named for the plum, pear and cherry trees surrounding, is a haven in nature. Cosy and stylish interiors bring instant calm and there’s a host of little luxuries that really put the glam in glamping, like a welcome hamper and a coffee machine! Explore the stunning network of trails over Bredon Hill and soak up the views of the Cotswolds and beyond. Cyclists will be happy visiting Little Comberton, on a popular 17-mile cycle route for on and off-road exploits. If you’re kind of adventure is more a stroll to the local, The Queen Elizabeth is within walking distance.
Bath time gets even better when you’re surrounded by trees. At Dabinett Treehouse the magnificent tub is outdoors on its own private deck and comes free with an unrivalled feeling of joy. Indoors, Owners Hannah and Christian have created a luxurious haven for guests to enjoy their home with cosiness a top priority! Stoke the wood burner from the sofa and gaze at the trees from the comfort of your bed. This treehouse stay is up there with the best, as you’ve got the whole of Somerset to explore. Head to Glastonbury or Wells, delve deep into the history of these fascinating towns and stretch your legs on many local walks in the Mendips.
If you’re looking for a spot to celebrate that special occasion, treehouse stays are a good shout and Yggdrasil is a fabulous roar. Love and attention have been poured into every aspect of this beautiful space and you couldn’t be more looked after. Mornings are spent in bed, looking out at the trees and watching the birds as they awaken. Evenings are spent sampling from the private gin bar and dipping in and out of the hot tub surrounded by fairy lights. How you spend the in-between (the ‘day’ they call it) is up to you. Explore the local villages of Bampton, Dulverford and Winsford for pretty shops and charming tearooms. Don your walking boots and set out on the Porlock Scenic Toll Road for breath-taking scenery.
So named for the resident cuckoo soundtracking your stay, Cuckoo’s Hideaway offers a treehouse stay to remember. Days start well at the outdoor breakfast bar, sip your coffee whilst you plan your fun for the day. Choose from Welsh coastal walks, waterfall hikes or dolphin spotting at New Quay. It’s a tough life. If you’re looking for less exertion then the pretty town of Aberaeron is close by and filled with restaurants and window shopping. You’ll find a hot tub on the lower deck, chuck on your swimmers and wash away the days/weeks/months of exertion under the canopy of the trees. The pizza oven awaits your favourite toppings or, if you fancy a night off cooking, The Hungry Ram is amazing and just two miles away.
Get the gang together for a treehouse stay with a difference! There’s plenty of space for the little ones at The Den Treehouse at Pickwell Manor, with full-sized bunk beds and rails around the deck for safety. The space already feels like the family holiday of dreams but there’s also plenty of entertainment within the grounds. Toast marshmallows in the campfire area, indulge in a little friendly competition on the croquet lawn or explore the animal zone. If you can tear yourselves away from the luxurious interiors of The Den, day-tripping around Devon will not disappoint. Discover the seaside villages of Lundy Island and Lynmouth or hit up the art galleries of Appledore and Ilfracombe. Swim, surf or pen love songs whilst gazing out at the waves of Woolacombe beach and Saunton Sands.
Who we are
At Canopy & Stars, we are passionate about glamping and unique, beautiful spaces in nature. We have travelled the UK and beyond to find the best cabins, bell tents, Gypsy wagons, treehouse stays and more to encourage people to live a life more wild. We are a small, independent travel company with a unique ownership model split between employees, the founding family and a Charitable Trust that we set up to use its share of profits to support environmental causes.
Why book with Canopy & Stars
Here at Canopy & Stars, we pride ourselves on knowing our places, each of which we’ve inspected, and on using that knowledge to help you find one that’s perfect for you. Our Guest Experience Team is always on hand to help you choose and we’re open, honest and fair if anything doesn’t go as planned.
How we inspect all our places
When you ask us how far the hot tub is from the bedroom, we know because we have been there (and probably run the distance having forgotten to take towels out). A member of the team visits each space to ensure it really is one of the most special treehouse stays in the UK and so that we understand everything about it. We look for the basics – comfort and quality – but we also look for a real sense of place and the touches of magic that make great travel memories.