Zoe Bishop

Tree-mendous breaks

Zoe Bishop
Tree-mendous breaks

Spend a night in one of these stunning treehouses



Room with a view

The Kingston Treehouse, Lion Sands, Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa, is the ultimate bush bedroom. A secure and lavish platform under the stars, the treehouse has all the five-star comforts but affords an experience as wild as the animals that roam beneath it. Utterly private and intimate, it’s located in the heart of some of South Africa’s prime wildlife country, offering visitors the chance to discover the resident wildlife in almost total seclusion. The Kingston Treehouse is constructed entirely from wood and glass with contemporary decor. Guests sleep in a luxury king-sized bed on raised platforms in the middle of the game reserve, surrounded only by the calls of nocturnal animals and the brilliant stars of the African night sky.

·       Available from £885 per person per night, based on two sharing. Includes full-board accommodation and safari activities.  Excludes international and regional flights and transfers. To book, contact Aardvark Safaris on 01980 849160 or at Aardvarksafaris.co.uk



Lakeside luxury


This treehouse property is situated by the lake in the heart of the Clowance Resort, Cornwall, nestled in woodlands high above the forest floor. It’s perfect for indulgent getaways, as this luxury hideaway sleeps up to four and is kitted out with everything you need, including tree trunk tables, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and your own private terrace with a huge outdoor bath tub. Complimentary on-site activities include tennis, golf and basketball, with woodland trails and a rowing lake if you’re feeling adventurous. If you can drag yourself away from the on-site activities, the Tate St Ives is a must-visit, or head to Godrevy beach on the edge of St Ives Bay, which is popular with surfers and families. We’d also recommend a visit to the stunning Eden Project, where you’ll find the world’s largest indoor rainforest with spectacular canopy walks, stunning outdoor sculptures and the longest zip-wire ride in England.

·       Treehouse stays from £1,050 for a three-night break for four. See Luxurylodges.com/clowance



Couples’ weekend hideaway


For the ultimate couples’ escape, the five-star La Sultana hotel in Oualidia offers a dreamy treehouse tucked away in a stunning seaside retreat. Situated on the wild Atlantic Coast of Morocco and overlooking a mesmerising lagoon set among the deserted sandbanks, this boutique hotel has 12 suites including its treehouse, a chic wooden space built around a tree with panoramic views of the lagoon. Guests can relax in luxury in the dense natural surroundings of this secluded suite, but still enjoy five-star hotel service and facilities, including a fresh-water infinity pool, beautiful gardens, glass-roofed spa and a fresh fish restaurant. The staff are on hand to arrange yoga, kayaking and surfing and to ensure you don’t miss the flamingos as they gather at the lagoon while the sun sets at the end of the day.

·      Stay at The Treehouse at La Sultana from £526 per night, based on two sharing. Book online at Lasultanahotels.com/qualidia



Woodland family escape


Dotted among the pine trees of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, you’ll find a selection of magical treehouse cabins almost hidden from view. Here, where the legend of Robin Hood was born, you can explore the beautiful surrounding woodland by bike or on foot, or you can discover the secret life of the forest with a fun Forest Ranger Adventure – something the kids will love. Extra on-site activities include archery or pony trekking. The large cabins are ideal for big family getaways as they sleep up to ten people and are fully equipped with a log burner and gas barbecue. If you don’t fancy cooking you can book a pizza night or burger pack to be delivered to your door. Or try an in-cabin spa treatment, topped off with a dip in your own private hot tub on the deck of your cabin.

·       Thee nights in a Golden Oak Treehouse, sleeping up to ten people, costs from £1,395. Call Forest Holidays on 03330 110495 or book online at Forestholidays.com