The Orchard at Fenny Castle

Two bespoke treehouses and a luxury cabin, rich in comfort and dreamily nestled on a historic, family-run wildlife retreat in the scenic heart of Somerset.
  • Sleeps: 2 per unit
  • Bedroom: 1 per unit
  • Bathroom: 1 per unit
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights

A bespoke Somerset sanctuary, The Orchard at Fenny Castle expertly blends five-star comfort with the timeless beauty of nature.

Nestled in a private arboretum filled with rare tree species, surrounded by open farmland, and characterised by a shimmering, wildlife-rich duck pond, it’ll be extremely hard to believe you’re just two hours away from London.

Better still, the three romantic, adults-only havens you’ll discover here – two hand-crafted treehouses and a sumptuous cabin – are filled with welcoming warmth. Each one represents a genuine labour of love from the friendly family owners; a close-knit, detail-oriented team who will see to it that your stay is a remarkable one.

Dabinett Treehouse soars into the canopy of whispering trees, in a way that harks back to carefree childhood days… only now with a little added luxury!

There’s an indulgent bathtub out on the deck (if you’d rather freshen up inside, don’t worry: there’s also a drench shower and a flushing loo) and a cosy wood-burner to accompany snuggly evenings in front of the TV. Greet the morning with a Nespresso coffee, as you gaze across the stirring Somerset Levels – a wonderful way to start the day.

Set amongst the pine trees, Pomeroy Treehouse boasts handcrafted stairs and a quirky trap door, with glistening floor-to-ceiling windows to keep you captivated by those endless country views.

But that’s not all. Outside awaits actual al fresco heaven, in the form of a well-equipped outdoor kitchen (there’s one inside, too), a Finnish electric sauna, and a grand bathtub-for-two with an air spa system. You can also ascend to a spectacular willow-flanked roof terrace with an outdoor TV, a gas firepit… and even a dumb waiter to help transport those essential evening snacks!

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At a glance

  • Three bespoke, detail-rich havens, secluded in a private arboretum and wildlife retreat in the historic Somerset hamlet of Fenny Castle.
  • Two treehouses and a cabin each boast stylish features, generous outdoor space with exceptional views, and full kitchen and bathroom facilities.
  • The retreats each sleep two adults only.
  • Vintage Dutch bikes are available to borrow for exploring the local area. There is a vineyard and a pub within easy walking distance, and a communal seating/pétanque area on site.
  • Go walking in the Mendip Hills, or jump in the car and take a short drive to Wells or Glastonbury.

Features

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

Facilities

2 bespoke treehouses and a luxury cabin, each with full kitchen/bathroom facilities and a furnished viewing deck. Each retreat includes: TV with Netflix, ultrafast Wi-Fi, underfloor heating, oven, hob, and barbecue, Nespresso machine, Bramley toiletries, luxury linen, woodburner and logs/kindling/eco-friendly firelighters, local produce welcome pack, dedicated secure parking with EV charging. On site: communal seating/pétanque area, vintage Dutch bikes available to borrow.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, vineyard, historic sites, pubs, farm shops, picnic spots, stargazing.

Accommodation Options

Dabinett Treehouse

  • Adults Only

Pomeroy Treehouse

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

Vilberie Cabin

  • Adults Only

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Vilberie Cabin, meanwhile, cuts a striking dash amongst historic woods that were once a cider orchard (‘Vilberie’ refers to a traditional Somerset apple). A curved, cosy pod of dreams, there’s an enormous stone tub to soak in – sheltered in its very own roundhouse with a stargazing skylight above – and a beautiful viewing deck that showcases the Somerset Levels to perfection.

If you can tear yourselves away from your new-found paradise, simply walking or cycling through your soul-soothing surroundings (Dutch vintage bikes are on hand to borrow) is a magnificent way to while away some time, especially if you’ve brought your binoculars for wildlife-watching.

Take a longer walk on the breath-taking Mendip Hills, or a shorter stroll to the Fenny Castle vineyard – just seven minutes away. A few more steps, and you’ll reach the nearest pub. Or wander through the lanes to the local goat farm in Wookey, where you can sample delectable milk and cheeses, and of course, pet the goats!

Slightly further afield lie the charms of Wells and Glastonbury, which means you’ll have an almost endless choice of ways to spend your days, until it’s time to toast another glorious sunset from your deck.

Things to note

Check in from 4pm, check out by 11am (earlier check-ins may be accommodated on request). Check in days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The accommodation is not suited to children or pets. EV charging points are available. Please bring wellies, umbrellas, and a torch for navigating the site after dark.

Where you'll be staying

Wookey, Somerset

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