It’s not just birds that belong in the branches, dogs (and their humans) are warmly welcomed at some of our most spectacular treehouses. Watching your pup explore their exciting new surroundings with a frantically wagging tail is almost as satisfying as doing it yourself, especially when they’ve sniffed out such a paradise. Staying in a treehouse means woodland trails to bound along, big verandas to doze on, leaves to chase and more sticks than you can shake a… you see what we did there. Take a look at our five most dog-friendly treehouses.
Discerning pups and their owners are living the dream at The Nest Treehouse in Devon. It’s positively palatial, with luxuries like underfloor heating (cosy naps await) an indoor and outdoor tub and cinema screen. There are nooks and crannies galore up in the branches for your dog to explore, while down below they’ll love the woods, meadows and picturesque stream to splash in. Spectacular south-west beaches are a short drive away and there are not one, not two but three dog-friendly pubs in the local village. The Nest has space for one dog from £25 per stay with water bowls, treats, blankets and beds provided. If you’re a die-hard Devon fan, take a look at more dog friendly treehouses in Devon and plan your grand tour.
It’s no secret that dogs pick up on their owner’s moods and they’ll be sensing a deeply relaxed vibe from you at Treehouse at Beneath the Branches. It’s tucked away in the treeline on a Sussex farm in total seclusion, overlooking horses in the field next door and paths that lead off on fantastic stomps through the fields. Cuddle up with your hound on the cosy sofa with a good book and gaze at the views through the huge windows. For a brilliant doggie date night, walk to pup-friendly pub, The Fountain in Ashurst, just over a mile away which has delicious food, a buzzy atmosphere and regular live music nights. Treehouse at Beneath the Branches is £35 per pet, per stay, with bed, towels and water bowl provided.
Your pampered pooch gets their own bedroom at The Fallow Treehouse in Hampshire, while you get easy access to some extremely local wine from Black Chalk vineyard. Grab a bottle and unwind with a glass in the outdoor tub looking out over the vines it originated from. The treehouse is cosy, light and airy with nature woven into the fabric of the design – a sycamore grows through the deck and the surrounding land is under stewardship schemes to encourage biodiversity. Staying in the heart of the gorgeous Test Valley, you and your dog can hike along riverbanks and stroll to local country pubs a bone’s throw away. Truffles are the local speciality so order a bowl of truffle chips if they’re on the menu. There’s space for one dog from £25 per pet, per stay with dog room, luxury dog bed and bowl.
Floating in the trees but completely dog (and kid) safe, the Den is a masterclass in sumptuous design tucked away in the grounds of Pickwell Manor. A home-from-home, you’ll find every amenity needed to cook, relax and celebrate in style, including a luxurious decked area with a four-person jacuzzi, drinks fridge-freezer and lounge area. Dogs, and their humans, will love the stunning walks to nearby beaches and the huge expanses of Exmoor national park to run wild on. There’s just as much to do on site with wooded trails, tyre swings, pampering treatments and private dining. Or you can stroll to one of the lovely pubs in Georgeham village. There’s space for one pet from £20 per pet, per stay.
You’ll experience a tingle of childlike wonder as Copse Camp comes into view, and tails will wag themselves into a frenzy with so many exciting corners to sniff out. The owners have poured charm and creativity into their off-grid treehouse, wallpapering the space with Beano magazines and using repurposed hessian sacks for cushions and blinds. Outside, al-fresco living has never felt so good – cross the rope bridge to cook in the outdoor kitchen, warm up by the pot belly stove and stargaze in the hot tub with views over the Welsh moors. You even get your own gypsy caravan to use as a dining room or second bedroom. There are hikes on the doorstep that will wear out the most energetic of pups, as well as a mountain biking centre, riding and fishing lakes. Down the road, The Crown pub offers hearty grub and a warm welcome to dogs. Copse Camp charges £20 per pet per stay.