Campsites.co.uk Lists Top Ten UK Treehouses

For a taste of the holiday high life, why not stay in a luxury treehouse? Campsites.co.uk lists more treehouses than any other site in the UK. Founder Martin Smith picks 10 of his tree top favourites.
He says: “We surveyed more than 4,000 people who told us that treehouses are the most sought after type of glamping accommodation, and that’s despite being at the very top end of prices. There’s something completely enchanting about staying in a treehouse, whether it’s the magic of re-living childhood stories or just the temptation of bedding down somewhere that’s completely unique.”
Brook House Woods – Herefordshire
Brook House Woods is an adult-only glamping site with a totally luxurious treehouse that has a log burning stove, comfy king size bed and even a roll-top bath on the veranda. Insulated with sheepswool and powered by solar, the treehouses are carbon positive and supremely peaceful.

Blackberry Wood – East Sussex
Blackberry Wood near Ditchling has two Higgledy and Piggledy treehouses. Higgledy has its own turret and terrace, and there’s even space for a loft bed, shower room and kitchen. Piggledy has a big terrace for birdwatching and al fresco dining.

Crafty Camping – Dorset
The RIBA award-winning Woodsman’s Treehouse at Crafty Camping in Dorset offers incredible views and a boardwalk leading to a king sized bed, copper bath and cosy sofas, and there’s a pizza oven, BBQ and a tree shower on the rear deck.

Harvest Moon Lochhouses Farm – Edinburgh and the Lothians, Scotland
These treehouses here are rather unique in being situated next to the beach! Comprised of two double bedrooms that sleep five joined by a walkway to an open plan, octagonal living area, they come with electricity, an ensuite bathroom and a raised deck affording views of the famous Bass Rock. Water sports such as surfing and wake boarding are available nearby as a happy consequence of the seaside location, and less-maritime local attractions include Glenkinchie whisky distillery and Rosslyn Chapel.
How much: from £480 for 4 nights midweek (minimum 2 night weekend stays).

Lavender Hills – Somerset
Perfect for families and couples, these luxurious treehouses in the Quantock Hills in Somerset are kitted out with plasma TVs, underfloor heating and a private hot tub out on the deck. ‘The Treehouse’ sleeps four, whilst the ‘The Apple Tree House’ sleeps six. You can also take advantage of the option to hire one of their trained chefs to cater meals for you, as well as ordering locally-reared British meats from the farm to enjoy during your stay.
How much: from £595 for three nights.

The Tree Howf at Craighead – Perthshire, Scotland
If you’re looking for a treehouse with character then look no further than Craighead. Built high up around an ancient ash tree, the romantic design inside and out is complemented by a handmade king size bed under a huge stargazing window, an integral shower and bathroom, plus a fire pit and barbecue outside. The ‘howf’ is totally self-sufficient, and also boasts a balcony from which you can enjoy views of both the loch and the Ochil Hills. It sleeps two, and is not suitable for children.
How much: £175 per night (two night minimum)

Kudhva – Cornwall
Slightly more avant-garde than your average treehouse, these ‘unique architectural cabins’ are an ultramodern take on a classic concept on the rugged North Cornwall coast. Sitting just outside Tintagel, the legendary home of King Arthur, these totally off-grid hideouts stand on wooden legs amongst the trees. Each Kudhva has floor-to-ceiling windows, a large outside terrace area and a mezzanine bed for two. From the site, you can embark on an adventure along the South West Coast Path, or just sit and enjoy the panoramic sea views.
How much: from £244 for two nights (minimum two nights)

 

Treehouse at the Woodlands – Leicestershire
Enjoy all the mod-cons at this treehouse in the wooded grounds of a manor house, Hothorpe Hall, near Market Harborough. Couples can make use of the wall-mounted TV, built-in sound system and kitchenette with coffee machine and champagne fridge. You’ll also be welcomed with a continental breakfast hamper waiting for you on your first night.
How much: from £210 per night.

Treetops Treehouse – North Devon
This subtly luxurious warren-like structure is an entire house in the branches of a 250-year-old oak tree. Set in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve next to the River Taw, guests can throw open the double-French doors and look out over the fishing lake and the Douglas Firs of Heywood Forest. There’s a kingsize room upstairs, and a second bunk-bed equipped room for kids, with furniture finished from wood saved from the tree itself.
How much: from £270 per night.

The Treehouse at Ackergill Tower – North Highlands, Scotland
For a true escape, the largest treehouse of its kind in Europe is located in the grounds of one of the remotest hotels in Scotland. It’s so far north that if you’re there at the right time of year, you may even find yourself falling asleep under the glow of the Northern Lights. An ideal escape for couples, an enormous seven-foot round bed is complemented by a grand bath, whilst the surrounding area is a wilderness area worthy of exploration.
How much: from £195 per night.