The Apple Treehouse
Magically spacious and stylish, the Apple Treehouse is idyllically positioned on the edge of a picturesque, tree-filled conservation village on a small farm in natureful Somerset, overlooking green fields dotted with grazing ponies.
Fully equipped with everything you might expect from an opulent hotel suite - including a private sunken cedar hot tub! - this stunning treehouse for six features all you need to enjoy a restorative break in the heart of the countryside, reconnecting with your loved ones (including the dog) as you surround yourselves with natural luxury.
The Apple Treehouse, with its cutting-edge design that includes octagonal rooms and triangular windows, is finished in a rustic style that blends beautifully with its rural surroundings. A welcoming, open plan living area awaits you inside, complete with underfloor heating, a cosy wood-burning stove and squishy leather sofas just aching to be curled up on with a good book. French doors overlooks your private decking, with its tranquil backdrop of fresh farmland views.
The traditional Shaker-style family kitchen is well-equipped and includes all you need to prepare plenty of country feasts...and there's even a dishwasher included. Enjoy your meals on the solid wood dining table as you look out across the garden, or better still, head out to the decking with its comfy outdoor seating and listen to the gentle rustling of the trees as you luxuriate in some soothing al fresco time.
While you're out on the decking, why not crack open a bottle of your favourite wine and take advantage of your own sunken hot tub, as you watch the golden sunset melt over the horizon? If you prefer a good swim, you'll also have daily use of the farm's indoor heated swimming pool.
Take the spiral staircase, where three stylishly comfy bedrooms await you when it's time to turn in, equipped with versatile zip link beds dressed in fresh Egyptian cotton. The master bedroom features an ensuite family bathroom with an indulgent roll-top bath and plenty of fluffy towels, robes and toiletries. The second features an ensuite shower room, and there's a separate, cosy bunk room that's ideal for children. Travel cots can also be accommodated in each of the main bedrooms.
By day, big and little kids alike will enjoy all the fun of the farm, greeting the animals and creating new adventures in the outdoor play area! On rainier days you'll find plenty of toys, books, games and DVDs to keep everyone engrossed.
Slightly further afield, there's a charming pub under four minutes' stroll away, with plenty of stunning beaches - take the West Somerset Railway straight to the coast - and National Trust properties to visit nearby. Why not take a soothing day trip to beautiful Exmoor?
So leave all your cares at home and come and live the natural outdoor life in sensational style, high amongst the trees and stars, for a family holiday to remember for a long time to come.
Things to note
One well-behaved dog is permitted, no smoking, no fireworks/sky lanterns.
Tried and tested
"Loved everything about Apple Treehouse! Fab welcome hamper and little extras with the toiletries and robes etc. Very clean and beautifully decorated."
"The treehouse was beautiful it was made and decorated to a really high standard and the extra touches were well thought out, my 2 year old loved the toys books and games and the adults loved the fresh eggs, washing powder/machine tea lights and toiletries we will definitely be back ."
"We loved the pool and the hot tub, it was very relaxing. The Tree house had a lovely breeze blowing through even when the weather was very hot, I loved sitting out having breakfast or reading my book on the balcony. I would recommend Lavender Hill properties to everyone."
Region: Taunton, Somerset
Cost (from): £595 (3/4 nights)
Minimum stay: 3 nights (weekend)
Property ref: 366
FacilitiesSleeps 6, master ensuite double bedroom, twin bedroom (zip/link beds), bedding, towels & robes provided, family bathroom, bunk room, fully equipped kitchen, Belfast sink, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge freezer, electric oven, halogen hob, dining area for 6, living area, wood-burning stove (logs provided), underfloor heating, plasma TV, Sky Freeview channels, iPod dock, digital radio, WiFi, outdoor deck, use of indoor heated pool, cedar hot tub, enclosed garden, shared children's play area.
West Somerset railway, Cheddar gorge, hiking, caves, motor museum, beaches nearby, adventure/animal park, science centre, cycling, walking, fishing, safaris, golf, hot air ballooning, 4x4 driving days.
At a glance
- Family treehouse for six people, plus a baby and a well-behaved dog, located on tree-lined farmland in Somerset, with a private garden and children's play area.
- Easily accessible by car, with parking available.
- Accommodation includes use a private sunken cedar hot tub in the decking, plus daily use of the farm's indoor heated swimming pool.
- Linen, robes/towels, toiletries, heating and logs are included, along with assorted toys, games and DVDs.
- There is a pub within a short walking distance, a shop for essentials nearby and a selection of beaches and local attractions within easy reach.
- No smoking is permitted.