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5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

Looking for a secluded and completely unforgettable weekend away? These are the digs we dig

Bill Bryson, famed travel writer and adopted Englishman, once said: “Britain still has the most reliably beautiful countryside of anywhere in the world.” He wasn’t wrong. Take the time to step outside of the city, to the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside or peaks of the Pennines, and you will see that these words ring true.

“Britain still has the most reliably beautiful countryside of anywhere in the world...”

But, to enjoy nature’s offerings as thoroughly as possible, a hotel or B&B is never enough. Instead, you must think outside the box of average accommodation and instead book something a little more out-there. From tents to treehouses, Canopy & Stars have one of the best selections of weird and wonderful countryside cabins in Britain – and beyond. So if you’re looking for a romantic, secluded and completely unforgettable weekend away, these are the digs we dig.

The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

The Woodsman’s Treehouse is a stylish combination of sustainable wood craftsmanship and luxurious interiors with a playful touch. Highlights include your own sauna and hot tub on the upper spa deck, a revolving woodburner, an open air tree-shower on a huge second deck and a stainless steel slide.

Built using local materials where possible, and with no impact to the surrounding tree – the great oak has grown in response to its environment and as such should be left alone – this is the perfect place to recoup, restore and revive.

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

The Woodsman’s Treehouse, Dorset

From £390 per night

Rowan, Northumberland

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

Rowan, inspired by wilderness cabins in North America, feels just like a place you stumble across on a long expedition, but with artfully incorporated touches of luxury. The king-sized bed up in the rafters and accessed by a steep iron staircase is turned into a cosy nest by the heat of the wood burner and looks down on the compact kitchen and the open living space.

The cabin can sleep up to 4 guests, with bunk beds tucked away in a cool cubbyhole under the mezzanine level. There’s a hot shower and flushing toilet, but for the full frontier experience you just have to soak in the outdoor bath out on the deck, looking out at the expanse of greenery and forest in front of you.  

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

Rowan, Northumberland

From £125 per night

Damson, Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

So-called due to its bountiful supply at Elmley, Damson is the latest cabin creation at this National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey. Damson is tucked into an area of wooded hedgerow that offers proximity to a dearth of damson trees, and a stunning view beyond. The cosy interiors suit the woodland setting, with an outdoor bath also thrown into the mix of escapism.

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

Damson, Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent

From £135 per night

Tawny Owl Treehouse, Knepp Wildland Safaris, Sussex

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

From the 4-metre high platform of Tawny Owl Treehouse, you look out over the 3,500 acres that are the home of the incredible Knepp Rewilding Project. Built around a mature oak, you’ll see the herds of deer, the ponies and the huge variety of wild birdlife that careful stewardship has brought back to the land from your elevated tented bedroom up amongst the leaves.

The treehouse has its own private firepit with BBQ grill – and what could be better than roasting marshmallows under the stars with your loved one, and then crawling back to a bedroom in the sky?

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

Tawny Owl Treehouse, Knepp Wildland Safaris, Sussex

From £128 per night

Aether’s Tilt, Shropshire

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

A soak on the hillside overlooking miles of Shropshire with buzzards or the clear night skies hanging above. Sound good? Well the outdoor tub is just part of sinking blissfully into this rustic retreat.

Nestled in a small valley, surrounded by hills and woodland, Aether’s Tilt offers privacy and seclusion, with only the local sheep and wildlife looking on. The cabin is clad in Elm and Oak, hand-built with great affection and attention – and is a real adventure to make your way to, with miles of snaking single-track roads taking you deep into the beautiful, isolated countryside.

5 luxury treehouses and cabins for a romantic weekend away

Aether’s Tilt, Shropshire

From £145 per night

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