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Ravendere Retreats Treehouse

England / Ilfracombe, Devon
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Seriously grown-up glamping, in a luxury treehouse set in a North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Remember the secret dream you nursed since childhood, that you would one day live in a treehouse? Well, now you're all grown up, you can! Better still, you'll find this particular treehouse has been given an exclusive upgrade.

Perfectly nestled in twelve acres of private ancient woodland, this adults-and-dogs-only retreat is surrounded by the exceptional beauty of nature...the perfect antidote to a stressful everyday life.  With the breathtaking North Devon coast just a stone's throw away, scenic woodland walks and beaches are easy to discover and enjoy.

The treehouse itself is a bespoke-crafted haven, blissfully secluded amongst the leaves for a uniquely romantic escape.  Every detail has been carefully considered here, and it shows.  

Creative hexagonal decking showcases panoramic woodland views (if you're lucky, you may even spot the occasional deer!).  Plenty of comfy seating, plus a cast-iron pizza oven and a barbecue, mean al fresco dining is a sumptuous pleasure.

The exceptional style and attention to detail continue inside. A crackling woodburning stove is the ideal complement to evening TV and movie dates, with a selection of DVDs and games to enjoy. Kitchen essentials are provided, along with a Nespresso coffee machine to ease you gently into the mornings.

The bathroom houses an opulent walk-in waterfall shower, complete with luxury toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobes. When it's time to turn in after a hard day exploring the area, the cosy cotton-dressed king-sized bed is the ideal resting place.

(Oh, and if you were thinking that wasn't quite enough luxury, the bedroom also features a roll-top, freestanding bath with magnificent valley views!)

Switch off completely if you prefer, though if you need to stay in touch with the outside world during your stay, superfast WiFi means you can.

With your accommodation so beautifully covered, it's time to get out and immerse yourselves in everything this spectacular part of the world has to offer. Pit stops and evening meals alike are well catered for at the local pub, a mere ten-minute stroll away and offering a seasonal, locally-sourced menu.

Meanwhile, a fifteen-minute walk will take you to Lee Bay beach, which is dog-friendly and surrounded by rolling countryside.  Slightly further afield are Ilfracombe and Woolacombe, both accessible in a short car journey.  

Woolacombe has been consistently recognised as one of the best beaches in Europe, and is an essential ‘must-visit' if you're a keen surfer. Ilfracombe is packed with independent shops to stroll through, and boasts a picturesque harbour that's home to Michelin-starred restaurants and artisan produce.

Alternatively, you could try indulging in a spot of activity! From clay pigeon shooting and golf, to quad biking and deep sea fishing, the possibilities are numerous.

However you like to spend your time, the delights of North Devon are best experienced from the comfort of the trees, so why not turn that childhood dream into a luxuriously grown-up reality at Ravendere Retreats?  

Things to note

A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted to stay upon prior agreement.  No smoking permitted. No candles or camp fires.

Tried and tested

"Awe-inspiring place to stay! The Treehouse is, without a doubt, the most beautiful accommodation we have ever had the privilege of spending time in. Upon arrival, we were met by Kieran who kindly, helped us up the hill with our bags.. Seeing the treehouse for yourself is breathtaking! The outside is impressive, the shapes and the different styles of wood and finishes all add to its beauty but once inside you get the full effect of the views! There's not one window you look out of that doesn't please the eye. There were so many thoughtful touches everywhere we explored, we felt thoroughly pampered and needed nothing more. Obviously, we were very grateful indeed for the generous welcome hamper, the cream tea was yummy as were the chocolates, perfect for my sweet tooth! The peace and quiet and the most amazing comfortable bed ensured we recharged our batteries and relaxed much quicker than we ever had before on holiday. The quality and luxury of everything, the decor, that sumptious bath, the fantastic log burner, the attention to detail, not to mention the cleanliness were all outstanding. As for the location, well - sublime! Watching the wildlife nearby, squirrels burying their stash for winter, hearing the woodpecker, seeing and hearing the owls, the ravens coming in to roost at dusk. It was our idea of heaven and we are so looking forward to returning to this relaxing haven."

"We have just returned home after spending a week in this truly beautiful, magical treehouse and are already having withdrawal symptoms! Nothing can prepare you for the first glimpse of the treehouse through the trees as you drive slowly up the hill. Kieran was waiting for us and very kindly helped with our luggage and explained how everything worked. I really wasn't expecting the inside to be as big as it was. The pictures on the website are amazing but actually standing inside is breathtaking. Beautifully decorated to a very high standard, the Treehouse has very large windows all around overlooking the amazing forest with the most stunning views imaginable and this was going to be our home for a whole week. We found lots of lovely personal touches and a lovely food hamper crammed full of luxury local produce. The bed is extremely comfy and has the most amazing large bath under the window - again lots of windows to take in the gorgeous views. The large waterfall shower downstairs never disappointed instant hot water with full pressure - you really couldn't believe all this was inside a treehouse and not a 5* hotel! Kieran and Helen have thought of everything and again all to a very high standard. For us the fact that we were allowed to bring our dog was the icing on the cake and we had lots of fun exploring up and down the many parts of the forest and of course a little rest on Bruce's bench. We loved watching all the wildlife and listening to the owls and woodpeckers."

"This place is magical , unique and any review would not do it justice. My husband and I stayed here for a week celebrating our ruby wedding anniversary. It was a surprise as my husband had no idea. Both speechless. The treehouse is super stylish cosy and welcoming Kieran really has thought of everything. Lovely welcome gifts, thank you. We will never forget our week here. Miss waking up in the forest, miss seeing the deer family, miss going to sleep to the sound of the owls."

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The basics

Region: Ilfracombe, Devon
Cost (from): £245 per night (midweek)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 960

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Sleeps 2, king size bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, bathrobes, walk-in shower, roll top freestanding bath tub, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, dining/living area, wood burning stove, Nespresso machine, TV, DVD player, DVD selection, games, iron & board, WiFi, wood-fired pizza oven, gas barbecue, seating area, outdoor lounge chairs.

Local activities

Surfing, coastal walks, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, swimming with sea lions, abseiling, paddle boarding, coasteering, hang gliding, quad biking, Air Extreme air balling, hiking trails, beaches.

At a glance

  • Adults-only, dog-friendly luxury treehouse, nestled in twelve acres of ancient woodland on the North Devon coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ilfracombe and Woolacombe are easily accessible.
  • The treehouse is self-contained, with a private bathroom, pizza oven and barbecue. Kitchen essentials, linen, towels and toiletries are all included.
  • Amenities are accessible within walking distance, including a local pub with a seasonal menu. Woolacombe beach is ideal for surfers, and there are plenty of independent shopping and sightseeing opportunities in nearby Ilfracombe.

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