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The Treehouse at Lavender Hill

England / Taunton, Somerset
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Set among the branches of a magnificent lime tree is the spectacular Treehouse - a fairy-tale hideaway for four in gorgeous Somerset. 

With five-star boutique interiors, this award-winning home-from-home offers luxury, indulgence, and unforgettable enchantment.

The Treehouse is based on a small farm near the village of Halse.  Surrounded by fields and farmland, you'll be treated to stunning views in this perfect location.  As you enter the private garden, you'll be amazed at this truly unique home; a cedar shingle and timber-clad exterior, an octagonal footprint, triangular windows, and no fewer than three fabulous deck areas, accessed via a variety of wooden steps and walkways that surround the house.

Set on stilts, this two-storey home sits level with the branches of the surrounding trees for that ‘treetop' experience.  However, it's been beautifully constructed and finished to offer a solid, warm, and luxurious home (no surprise, then, that it's also achieved TV fame!). 

You'll enter into the exquisite open-plan living area, complete with comfy sofas, a dining area, and a bespoke kitchen.  Hardwood floors (with underfloor heating!) and country-style décor create a homely space, while sunlight floods through the windows and French doors.  Curl up on an inviting leather sofa to watch your favourite film on the plasma TV, and throw another log into the wood burner to keep everyone toasty warm.

The shaker-style kitchen area is fully fitted with an electric hob and oven, a dishwasher, and a washer-drier, while every pot and pan you'll need is found in the cupboards.  Beech worktops and a Belfast sink provide extra touches of country-style luxury.  After you've cooked up a storm, enjoy your meals around the large oak dining table, while looking out to the fields beyond - now that's food with a view!

Leading from the living area, you'll find a beautiful family bathroom, complete with a heavenly freestanding bath.  There's also a cosy bunk bed room - perfect for children to enjoy a peaceful night's rest after the adventures of the day.

Central to the living area is a bespoke spiral staircase, leading you up to the magical Master bedroom.  If you've never slept in an octagonal bedroom before, this is surely the way to do it - with a pitched ceiling and triangular skylights looking out to fields of sheep, ponies, and chickens.  The super king-size bed offers more than enough space to lie back in pure comfort, while the soft glow of fairy lights adds the perfect touch of ambience.

Beyond The Treehouse, there is of course your own private garden to enjoy, as well as the luxury of a fantastic cedar wood hot tub on the lower deck!  Fun for families, romantic for couples, it's just one more way to make your stay at The Treehouse even more special.  Lie back in the warm jets and marvel at the starlit Somerset skies overhead - pure bliss.

If you're bringing the children, the owners at The Treehouse couldn't be more accommodating.  A range of items for babies and toddlers to borrow makes traveling with the little ones easy, while a cute wooden bridge leads from the garden to a well-equipped children's play area.  Guests also have use of the onsite indoor heated swimming pool, from midday to 8.30pm every day.

To make your stay even more memorable, order a range of delicious treats in advance - from breakfast hampers to prosecco!  Or why not take advantage of professional caterers and waiting staff for that special occasion?  There are also options to arrange activities to suit any taste, from pampering and craft workshops to clay pigeon shooting!

Beyond the comfort of The Treehouse, the whole of Somerset and its surrounding counties await.  The fantastic local pub is just a four-minute walk, while Halse is 1.5 miles away, where you'll find a local shop and amenities. Beach lovers will appreciate the proximity of the North Somerset coast and the fantastic beaches of Devon to the south.  You're also well placed for the stunning Quantock Hills for walking, cycling and riding, while a whole range of attractions for the children (from Crealy Adventure Park to Bristol Zoo) are ready for discovery.

Any visit to this beautiful corner of the country is a most memorable one, but a stay in The Treehouse surely makes it unforgettable.

Things to note

Minimum booking period is either a three night weekend break- Friday to Monday or a four night midweek break Monday to Friday. Friday to Friday full week breaks also available.

No pets, no smoking, no fireworks/sky lanterns permitted, catering packages available see website for details.

Tried and tested

"We really enjoyed our trip and stay at the Treehouse. The accommodation was well equipped and the surroundings were lovely. The use of the pool was a bonus. Thank you for the great stay."

"The treehouse was fab and the detail on the website meant we got exactly what we expected. The treehouse was very well equipped. Overall would definitely recommend to others (if fact, I already have!). Thanks for a lovely and memorable weekend!"

"Loved the swimming pool and all the added extras in the treehouse which made us feel at home (toy box, milk in the fridge, baby monitor, bedguard) and the friendly welcome."

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The basics

Region: Taunton, Somerset
Cost (from): £545 (low season midweek)
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights (weekends)
Property ref: 245

Facilities

Sleeps up to 4, double bedroom, additional daybed, bunk room, bedding, towels & bathrobes provided, private bathroom, roll top cedar bath, kitchen area, oven, hob, sink, dining area, wood burning stove, underfloor heating, plasma FreeSat TV, DVD player, iPod dock, digital radio, outdoor terrace, hot tub. 

Local activities

West Somerset railway, Cheddar gorge, caves, motor museum, beaches nearby, adventure/animal park, science centre, cycling, walking, hiking, fishing, safaris, golf, hot air ballooning, 4x4 driving days.

At a glance

  • Award-winning Treehouse on Somerset farm, offering 5-star self-catering accommodation
  • Sleeps 4 (1 octagonal super-king room; 1 bunk-bed room)
  • Private garden, surrounded by idyllic fields
  • Three outdoor deck areas, one with private hot tub
  • Use of onsite heated swimming pool from midday until 8.30pm
  • Equipment for babies and toddlers can be borrowed
  • Order hampers and arrange additional activities for an extra-special stay
  • 4-min walk to local pub; Halse is 1.5 miles away
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