- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
If you had to imagine the perfect setting for a romantic treehouse, you’d be hard pressed to come up with anything quite as idyllic as the Wye Valley (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, no less).
Surrounded by ancient, wildlife-steeped woodland, and with easy access to a wildflower meadow for private picnics, a stay at The Hudnalls Hideout will introduce you and your loved one to your own secret, utterly magical world.
With some help from the popular BBC show, Escape to the Country, owners Sarah and Ade hand-picked the stunningly secluded spot themselves, then got straight to work on crafting their North American ‘cabin in the woods’ inspired treehouse, in close collaboration with a team of specialist builders.
The result is a jaw-droppingly lovely, seriously Insta-worthy space designed by Studio Six Architecture, built for both comfort and style. Featuring popular designer pieces from the online design brand MADE.COM, you’ll find the grown-ups-only hideaway bursting with sensory treats and you may spotted them featured on Channel 4’s Extraordinary Escapes.
The ‘Scandi-Lux’ lounge area has a gorgeously retro feel, accented by a soft evening glow from the suspended fireplace (trust us, you won’t want to go out!) Meanwhile, underfloor heating will keep you perfectly toasty, as you snuggle up together with a welcome glass or two of wine.
There’s a well-equipped kitchen on hand, complete with those holiday essentials: a dishwasher and a Nespresso machine. Order some mouth-watering treats from the local deli, all ready and waiting for your arrival, try your hand at cooking on the firepit outside…or why not take advantage of the private chef hire available, instead? The Lookout Bar and Larder is a romantic spot for guests to pop the big question, celebrate an elopement or vow renewals or a big birthday toast with a glass of fizz as the sun sets over the valley below you. The Larder Menu offers a range of alcoholic drinks, snacks and local produce to buy.
The indulgent bathroom is equipped with a double rainfall shower; though you may prefer soaking in the gleaming copper bathtub-for-two, which you’ll find outside on the furnished deck. Sunset-watching complete, when it’s time to turn in all you need to do is climb the hand-carved stairs, set into the cedar tree trunk, to your sumptuous handmade loft bed. Recently added also for guests’ sole use is a wonderfully zen and idyllic Woodland Sauna, the perfect spot to enchance your relaxation even further after a day’s explorations.Keep reading
At a glance
- An outrageously luxurious, design-led treehouse-for-two, privately secluded within two acres of ancient woodland in the Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- The treehouse is adults-only, with no children or pets permitted. You will have exclusive use of the woodland site, plus access to the wildflower meadow that’s great for picnics and a private Woodland Sauna.
- There are full kitchen and bathroom facilities inside the treehouse (not to mention a gleaming copper bath on the outdoor deck!) with designer furnishings supplied by MADE.COM.
- Order food from the local deli, or hire a private chef to cater for you. The Lookout Bar and Larder is a romantic spot offering a range of alcoholic drinks, snacks and local produce to buy.
- In-treehouse treatments, including massage and reflexology, can be arranged, though if you prefer to venture out there is plenty to see and do. The local pub is accessible within a 30-minute walk, and there are many restaurants in the area.
- Adults Only
Luxurious, privately secluded treehouse, sleeps 2 guests. Living space: seating, retro-style designer furnishings, suspended bioethanol Cocoon Aeris fireplace, underfloor heating. Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, Nespresso machine, induction hob, small fridge with icebox, cooking utensils and equipment (note – no oven or microwave). Bathroom with WC and double rainfall shower. Hand-carved stairs to loft bedroom: handcrafted bed with bedding, A-frame viewing window and picture window. Exterior: furnished decking with copper bath, outdoor furniture and hammock (summer only). Fire pit and seating area at ground level, plus access to a private Woodland Sauna.
Walking, cycling, wildlife watching, falconry experiences, flotation therapy, luxury treatments, craft activities, cookery experiences, forest adventure, canoeing and wild swimming, foodie tours, picnics, festivals.
Drift off to a sound night’s sleep with the whispering trees and the star-studded sky in easy view from the awe-inspiring, full height viewing window, and another huge picture window to the side.
If you can tear yourselves away, there’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. The Wye Valley and the nearby Forest of Dean offer tranquil experiences and thrill-seeking adventure alike – how about a spot of mountain biking in the forest, flotation therapy, or foraging with a local guide?
Meanwhile, keen walkers could take the Offa’s Dyke Path straight from the door (or simply stroll for half an hour to reach the local pub, if you prefer!)
But if you decide you’d rather hole yourselves up in treehouse luxury, then not only can you order a wealth of artisan foodie loveliness to be delivered right to you, you can also arrange a relaxing in-treehouse massage, or reflexology treatment.
(Even amongst such stunning surroundings, venturing out is sure to look less and less tempting by the minute…)
Things to note
Minimum 2-night stay. The treehouse is accessed by a short walk (approx. 150m) through the wildflower meadow and a woodland track. A wheelbarrow is provided for your luggage. Please note that there is no TV or Wi-Fi – the idea is for you to completely switch off from digital life!
Where you'll be staying
Nr St Briavels, Gloucestershire
What the guests of The Hudnalls Hideout say
“The view from the bedroom window with the trees and the birds will stay with us forever. What a truly magical place – the perfect escape.”
“Thank you for the most beautiful stay! We felt relaxed from the moment we walked in the door. We loved waking up in the morning with the sunlight streaming in as we watched the birds having their breakfast. Thank you again for a wonderful stay, we’ll be back!”