Editor’s Choice

Autumn Getaways / Our top picks for the autumn colours

1 September 2016

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…  Summer’s drawing to a close,the kids are back at school, and the most beautiful season is nearly upon us – perfect for an autumn getaway!  As the leaves turn to gorgeousreds and golds, check out our top Host Unusual picks for making the most of the autumn colours…

1.    Fernie Castle Treehouse; St Andrews, Fife

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We love this hideaway treehouse hotel, perched at the top of six sycamore trees in the grounds of a 14th Century castle.  Just for grown-ups, it’s the perfect place for a pampered romantic getaway, surrounded by 17 acres of gorgeous woodland – truly magical.

2.    Ty Hedfan; Pontfaen, Powys


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Possibly the only holiday home that ‘hovers’ among trees over the River Ysgir, a stay at Ty Hedfan is truly breathtaking.  Floor-to-ceiling windows provide gorgeous views of the turning leaves from the comfort ofthe living room (best enjoyed in front of the suspended fireplace!).

3.    The Bird House at The Yurt Retreat; Crewkerne, Somerset


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Tweet, tweet! Why not book a last-minute migration to the Yurt Retreat’sadorable Bird House?  Nestled amongst woodland, get a bird’s-eye view of the trees from the large, round window, before cosying up with your lovebird!

4.    The Old Water Tower; Aylsham, Norfolk


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If you’re planning a group getaway to make the most of the autumn, the Old Water Tower is idyllic.  Gaze across the tree tops of the private wood from the magnificent Tank Room, or why not indulge in a spot of star-gazing on a crisp, clear night?

5.    Treetops Treehouse; Chulmleigh, Devon


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As the leaves of its 250-year old oak tree turn red and gold, Treetops Treehouse becomes ever more enticing.  This peaceful escape sleeps up tofour and offers the perfect Autumn bolthole – complete with wood burner, underfloor heating and a secret cosy cubby hole…

Thehuteyam; Eyam, Derbyshire


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Experience autumn in the glorious Peak District with a stay at this luxury shepherd’s hut.  A charming hideaway for two, Thehuteyam is the perfect base from which to explore, before curling up under vintage blankets to soak up views of the hills and village below.

7.    West Lexham Treehouses; Nr. Kings Lynn; Norfolk


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Perfect for families of all ages and sizes, the West Lexham Treehouses offer magical nights in the autumn trees!  With four, completely original treehouses built in the Norfolk woodland (including brand-new Quercus and Tilia!), and two tree temples a little nearer the ground, make memories for the whole family to treasure.

8.    Wild in Style; The Lake District, Cumbria


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It’s easy to see why the Lake District has inspired poets and artists alike, and Wild in Style gives you the perfect opportunity to experienceit all this autumn.  Choose from yurts, vardo wagons and a Berber tent in Windermere, or yurts and domes in Coniston.  Or, for the thrill of the open road, stay in Kaka the motorhome!

9.    The Treehouse at Brockloch Eco Retreat; Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries & Galloway


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Unwind at this romantic eco refuge in Scotland’s rural south.  Built from sustainable materials, this cottage-on-stilts has all the ingredients for utter relaxation.  As the dappled autumn light falls through the windows, you’ll feel a million miles from anywhere…

10.    Hidden River Cabins; Carlisle, Cumbria


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Treat the whole family to a stay in a luxurious log cabin in the heart of the countryside.  The Hidden River Cabins have everything you need for a comfortable home-from-home stay, and with unbeatable views of the river and surrounding woodland, you’ll want to extend your visit right through winter!


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