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Pennard Hill Tree Tent

England / Shepton Mallet, Somerset
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Full description
A spherical haven for two, elevated amongst the trees on a family-run farm in Somerset, with outstanding views over the Mendip Hills.

A mere stone's throw from the iconic town of Glastonbury, Pennard Hill Farm is a friendly, family-run working farm in the heart of the rolling Mendip Hills.  

But Pennard Hill is no ordinary farm! Not only can you expect vast expanses of soothing, unspoilt rural scenery, luxurious facilities include a heated indoor pool, and a relaxing selection of spa treatments.  

What better way to take some time out from the exhausting demands of everyday life?

Peacefully suspended between two trees, the Tree Tent is a magical escape for a couple in need of fresh-air-filled downtime.  And with no Wi-Fi or electricity anywhere in sight, you can reconnect with nature and each-other... without any distractions getting in the way.

You'll find that every last detail has been beautifully thought out, so you'll feel perfectly comfy and cossetted in your private retreat. The bedroom pod is furnished with a  double bed, soft LED lighting, and a gorgeous wood-burning stove that will make cool evenings feel ridiculously cosy.

By day, simply fold the bed into a sofa, and get lost in conversation, or disappear between the pages of a good book.

In such a beautiful setting, you may prefer to relax al fresco. To do that, all you've got to do is wander across the rope bridge to the spacious decked seating area, beautifully nestled amongst the trees.  

You'll also discover a fully equipped kitchen, complete with a gas hob that's perfect for whipping up a hearty breakfast, a refreshing hot shower, and a private loo.

Meanwhile, the crackling firepit makes an ideal setting for when the twinkling stars make their appearance in the night sky... a perfect excuse for laughter-fuelled storytelling over toasted marshmallows.

After a sound night's sleep, why not head for the heated pool and take an energising dip? Housed in an elegant, temperature-controlled Victorian red brick barn, the Gothic arched window showcases happily grazing sheep and ponies, as you complete your laps.

Prefer something a little further afield? There's a wealth of activities to enjoy in the surrounding area, from balloon rides to clay pigeon shooting. If you prefer not to cook while you're on holiday, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to cosy up in, while Longleat Safari Park is a mere half-hour drive away.

Otherwise, why not explore the famous mysteries and legends of Glastonbury, or pay a visit to Wells, England's smallest city, before heading back to your tree tent for another blissful evening under the stars?

Things to note

Minimum 2-night stay.

Tried and tested

"This was my childhood dream of living in a real tree house come true! The place is absolutely fantastic: cosy, well-built, spacious, clean, tranquil and romantic - an amazing couple's getaway. It is essentially a perfect glamping holiday. The tree tent (where you sleep or just cuddle together) is a tent after all, but it's the cosiest tent I've ever stayed in. It also feels very safe and does not swing around too much. The rest of the accommodation is a fantastic little house under the trees with a modern kitchen, toilet, and a shower with hot water on demand. Overall the place is clearly thoughtfully built and prepared. Highly recommend roasting marshmallows on the fire for your dinner or dessert!"

"The tree tent is an incredible experience all round. Post lockdown it was the best escape we could have asked for. Lying in bed with the fresh air, dawn chorus and a cup of tea, after sleeping under the stars (through the roof window) was amazing! A lovely hot shower whilst being in the trees was a great feeling and the whole place is designed so brilliantly. Despite the changeable weather, we had so much fun cooking and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire and enjoying being in our own secret home in the trees. Highly recommend to anyone who loves the countryside and wants a break with a difference!"

"We had a wonderful stay in the Tree Tent! Pippa was friendly, helpful and provided lots of local information. It was such an unique place to stay - the novelty of it all made it so special. We did also access the indoor pool which was beautifully done. The wood burner in the tent meant a cosy night's sleep, and the outdoor fire fit was a perfect setting for long evenings. The place has a real rustic charm - we'll definitely come back. If you're looking for something a bit different - don't hesitate to book."

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The basics

The basics


Region: Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Cost (from): £115 per night
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1508

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Facilities

Facilities

Tree tent, sleeps 2 guests.  Bedroom pod with double bed/sofa, LED lighting, wood-burning stove, fridge.  Rope bridge to furnished decking area: seating, kitchen with gas hob, shower, WC.  Firepit.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, swimming, farm life, nature watching, pubs, restaurants, markets, vineyards, balloon rides, golf, clay pigeon shooting, safari parks, museums
At a glance

At a glance

  • A self-contained tree tent for two, suspended between two trees on a family-run farm in Somerset, just a stone's throw from Glastonbury.
  • The off-grid tent is equipped with private kitchen and shower facilities, with a wood-burner for heating, and LED lights.
  • Relax on the outdoor decking, amongst spectacular views of the Mendip Hills.
  • Facilities include an indoor heated pool, and a selection of beauty treatments which can be pre-booked. There is a wealth of activities and attractions in the local area, with plenty of pubs and restaurants close by.
Tried and tested

"This was my childhood dream of living in a real tree house come true! The place is absolutely fantastic: cosy, well-built, spacious, clean, tranquil and romantic - an amazing couple's getaway. It is essentially a perfect glamping holiday. The tree tent (where you sleep or just cuddle together) is a tent after all, but it's the cosiest tent I've ever stayed in. It also feels very safe and does not swing around too much. The rest of the accommodation is a fantastic little house under the trees with a modern kitchen, toilet, and a shower with hot water on demand. Overall the place is clearly thoughtfully built and prepared. Highly recommend roasting marshmallows on the fire for your dinner or dessert!"

"The tree tent is an incredible experience all round. Post lockdown it was the best escape we could have asked for. Lying in bed with the fresh air, dawn chorus and a cup of tea, after sleeping under the stars (through the roof window) was amazing! A lovely hot shower whilst being in the trees was a great feeling and the whole place is designed so brilliantly. Despite the changeable weather, we had so much fun cooking and toasting marshmallows on the camp fire and enjoying being in our own secret home in the trees. Highly recommend to anyone who loves the countryside and wants a break with a difference!"

"We had a wonderful stay in the Tree Tent! Pippa was friendly, helpful and provided lots of local information. It was such an unique place to stay - the novelty of it all made it so special. We did also access the indoor pool which was beautifully done. The wood burner in the tent meant a cosy night's sleep, and the outdoor fire fit was a perfect setting for long evenings. The place has a real rustic charm - we'll definitely come back. If you're looking for something a bit different - don't hesitate to book."

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