- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Mesmerisingly designed to mimic the shape of a child’s windmill, Pinwheel is a treehouse that evokes fun childhood memories… whilst also boasting the highest levels of luxury.
You may also recognise the master craftsman who created it.
Guy Mallinson’s RIBA award-winning Woodman’s Treehouse was featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Grand Designs House of the Year, and he was also the former ‘wood mentor’ on BBC2’s popular Mastercrafts series.
You’ll find Pinwheel secluded in the bluebell wood on Guy’s own soothing Dorset site, Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat which features an exquisite trio of lovingly handcrafted treehouses for two adults.
Designed by Guy himself, in collaboration with the award-winning architect Keith Brownlie, each of Pinwheel’s rooms are expertly arranged in a cross-shape to create the windmill effect.
The overall look is almost hypnotic, with concentric rings of timber that decrease toward the centre, while one-way mirror glass reflects the trunks of the surrounding mature oak trees.
(This is treehouse made work of art, so we heartily suggest you prepare your Instagram account for an excess of wow-factor updates during your stay!)Keep reading
At a glance
- A stunning, master crafted treehouse for two, with design features inspired by a child’s windmill, secluded in a bluebell wood on an adults-only site in rural Dorset.
- The site is home to a unique trio of luxurious treehouses including the award-winning, TV-featured Woodman’s Treehouse.
- Along with a central glass-ceilinged living space, the treehouse features a shower and dressing room (and an ensuite flushing loo!)
- Relax on your scenic deck, equipped with a hot tub, a swing, and a wood-fired pizza oven – why not pre-order some pizza dough from the on-site shop?
- The site is situated in an AONB, just 10 miles inland from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
- There is an array of villages, sightseeing opportunities and restaurants – including the famous River Cottage Kitchen – in easy distance.
- Adults Only
- Hot Tubs
Design-led treehouse, sleeps 2 guests. Seating, Nespresso machine, tea and coffee, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, olive oil. Kingsize bed, en-suite WC, separate shower room with dressing room. Deck with hot tub, swing, barbecue, wood-fired pizza oven, firepit. Starter logs, kindling, firelighters provided. On-site shop.
Abbeys, swimming, cycling, tennis, beaches, coastal walks, fossil hunting, fishing, boat trips, markets, galleries, caves
The central living space will make you feel blissfully at one with nature. Set beneath the tree canopy, a gorgeous glass ceiling means you can gaze up at the stars, while full-height, one-way glass windows, each facing the four points of the compass, allow you to keep an eye on the surrounding wildlife.
But if you prefer life lived al fresco, the spacious deck won’t disappoint. Gainfully equipped with a wood-fired pizza oven, barbecue, and firepit, there’s also a hot tub and a swing to help keep you occupied as the sun begins its glorious descent over the trees.
There’s a downy kingsize bed to curl up in once you’re all talked out, and a Nespresso machine to make sure your mornings are fully charged.
Freshen up in your luxurious shower room (there’s also an en-suite flushing loo, just in case you were wondering!) then get ready to explore the beauty of West Dorset, South Somerset, and East Devon.
Forde Abbey, with its immaculate gardens and tearoom, is a two-mile walk away, while the famous River Cottage Kitchen is just five miles from the site if you’re in the mood for something special.
Though you’ve also got the option to pre-order a selection of goodies – including wine and pizza dough – from the on-site Woodland Shop and staying perfectly put in your treehouse!
Things to note
Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am. Minimum 2-night stay on weekdays, 3 nights on weekends, changeover days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children (under 18) and pets are not permitted. Please note that there is a 3-5-minute downhill walk to your retreat from the car park, so pack as light as possible.