As the festival season gets in full swing with the highlight of the calendar occurring this weekend at Glastonbury, then what could be better than a glamping treehouse retreat where you can revel in the merry chaos by day and retire to your private oasis of calm by night.
Deep in Somerset’s Chew Valley at the foot of the Mendips, set amidst pristine woodland carpeted in bluebells nestles a magical escape. Meandering around an ancient Turkey oak, a glorious wooden staircase takes you to a hidden treetop idyll, conjuring memories of childhood tales and ethereal worlds, yet with all the grown-up luxury of a boutique hotel. Nestled amongst the leafy canopy, the large private veranda presents stunning views over the woodland towards the lake and provides the perfect romantic setting for an evening beneath the stars.
The Treehouse itself is a wondrous design. Comprising two perfectly circular adjoining cabins with gently sloping turreted roofs, there is more than a hint of the fairy-tale about this charming abode. Beautifully crafted, the interior holds just the right balance of luxury whilst staying rooted firmly in the simpler pleasures in life. A fully fitted country styled kitchen and dining area provides everything required to conjure up a culinary glamping delight, before sharing a toast and whiling away the evening on the candlelit veranda. When you’ve had your fill of sunset dining beneath the leaf filled evening sky, then a stunning William Holland Copper Bateau bath awaits, surrounded by windows looking out into dusk, before falling into the luxurious king sized bed for a sound nights’ sleep high up in the trees.
Featured in George Clarke’s amazing spaces Harptree is a true escape. A retreat back to simpler times and a calmer pace of life with all the tranquillity and beauty of residing in nature with the luxury of not having to be literally ‘at one’ with it!
So when you’re alternating between baking in your sauna-esque tent, queuing; flip-flops in hand for a lukewarm shower, or sleeping on that lumpy roll mat at Glastonbury this weekend, spare a thought for the poor fellows drinking champagne on their starlit balcony, and soaking away the days adventures in a luxurious copper bath before sinking into a feather soft double bed, all in the name of festival fun.
‘The copper bath is a stroke of genius’ – TripAdvisor
‘You will leave wondering if you have a tree big enough in your back garden in which to build one. If like me, you don’t have a tree, you’ll be planning to fit a copper bath somewhere in your house.’ – TripAdvisor
‘The whole stay was wonderful and perfect and I cannot fault it. I loved the decor of the tree house, the copper bath being my favourite feature.’-TripAdvisor
‘A bath in the freestanding copper tub is an essential part of the experience’ – Country Living Magazine
‘A romantic wooden eyrie hidden in the treetops with wraparound balcony and a copper bath big enough for two.’ – Telegraph
For more information please visit: http://harptreecourt.co.uk/treehouse.php