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10 of the best treehouse escapes around the world


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10 of the best treehouse escapes around the world

From the Amazon Rainforest to Hampshire, see the world's best treehouses

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Reconnect with your childhood and nature by staying in a tree house. A five star tree house…

Who said tree houses were just for children?

If you have spent days dreaming about returning to the treehouse your father built for you at the end of the garden, why not branch out on your next trip and relive those nostalgic moments (real or imagined) by staying in one of these high-up hideaways that would make Tarzan and Jane jealous.

1. Treehouse Suites, Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Chewton Treehouse

Surely the most glamorous treehouses in the UK belong to this New Forest stalwart of comfort and class. You won’t be clambering up rickety stepladders to enter your luxury hideaway, oh no… there’ll be no vertigo attacks, just sipping champagne in the hot tub, perhaps enjoying an on deck spa treatment before supper, lunch or breakfast is delivered through a clever little hatch. Each treehouse (a short stroll from the hotel) has two suites, so you can book individual suites or a whole treehouse if you’re feeling like throwing a forest fiesta. From £1,700-£2,450. chewtonglen.com/tree-house-suites

 2. Living Room, Machynlleth, Wales

The Living Room

With just five treehouses, staying at the Living Room is supremely peaceful. These enchanting constructions feature a wood-burning stove but there is no electricity, meaning tea lights and lanterns bring a thoroughly romantic (if hazardous) atmosphere come evening. £339 for two nights. living-room.co

3. The Mirrorcube, Harads, Sweden

mirrorcube-treehouse-swedenNo scraps of wood or rusty nuts and bolts can be found here – The Mirrorcube is part of the modern Treehotel group, Harads, Sweden. This is a futuristic treehouse built from sleek mirrored walls and a minimalist plywood interior. The designed bedroom, living area and rooftop terrace only make The Mirrorcube that much more desirable as an ultra-modern treehouse experience. £450 per night (subject to change), treehotel.se/en

4. Playa Viva Treehouse, Mexico

Treehouse Playa Viva

Playa Viva’s treehouse is perfect for those looking to switch off in a secluded and private escape. As part of the Playa Viva sustainable hotel in Mexico, guests at the treehouse can enjoy the best of the hotel, with the privacy of a private treehouse. From £428, playaviva.com

5. Forest Holidays, UK-wide

Forest Holidays tree house

Described as your sanctuary in the forest, the simple luxury of a peaceful glade and birdsong is how to best sum up Forest Holidays. These are treehouse cabins that sleep up to ten people with a spacious living area and log burning stove and they have  various locations, including Cornwall and Gloucestershire. Cabin sleeping up to four people in Cornwall, from £400. forestholidays.co.uk

6. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Canopy Treehouse, Peru

Inkaterra Reserva

In this exotic location in a private reserve in the Peruvian Rainforest lies the Amazonica tree house. The Amazonica Suite comes with rustic luxuries such as hammocks and a king-sized bed with canopy mosquito net. From £195 for two per night. inkaterra.com

7. Tranquil Hideaway, Kerala, India

TRANQUIL TREEVILLA Serene Tree

In the beautiful Wayanad rainforest, Tranquil resort offers a ‘tranquillitree’ luxury tree house. There are modern comforts (TV, mini fridge and tea and coffee maker) and the resort has a swimming pool and brilliant bird watching spots but you will probably be too busy checking out the amazing view from the balcony to move a muscle. tranquilresort.com/tree-houses

8. Tarangire Treetops, Tanzania

Tarangire Treetops

On the border of Tarangire National Park, these tree houses are supremely spacious and homely. The open-fronted room design ensures that guests can take in the breathtaking views of the Tarangire plains, sitting, standing or anywhere in between. From £325 per person sharing per night. elewanacollection.com

9. Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh, India

Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh, India

Fancy seeing some wildlife while you swing in the branches? Tree House Hideaway offers a choice of five tree houses that are located in the jungle, close to one of the world’s best tiger reserves. Tree houses have rustic bathrooms with luxurious living areas. From £190 per night. treehousehideaway.com

10. Lime Tree house, Worcestershire

Lime Treehouse canopy and stars

Each of the treehouses at Canopy and Stars have plenty of touches that make them special; wood-burning stoves, hand delivered breakfast hampers and treetop bathtubs to name a few. With tree houses dotted all over the country (and even some in Europe) each hideaway  is thoughtfully positioned. Their new treehouse ‘Lime Treehouse’ opened recently in Worcestershire and looks VERY comfy. From £223 per night (sleeps 4). canopyandstars.co.uk

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