Escape the everyday in the most beautiful way, in a luxurious, dog-friendly treehouse set amongst ancient estate woodland at the heart of the South Downs National Park.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2) per treehouse
  • Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
  • Bathrooms: 1 per treehouse
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Spanning 16,000 West Sussex acres that form part of the South Downs National Park, The Cowdray Estate isn’t just rural heaven made real.

Here you’ll discover a cared-for natural playground that buzzes with life and energy, whether you’re indulging in one of the estate’s many immersive activities, or simply sitting back and listening to nature’s soundtrack.

If you venture into the ancient beech wood, you’ll also discover a sumptuous collection of treehouses that are made for luxurious relaxation – whether you’re travelling solo or with loved ones (best four-legged friends included).

Along with a high-ceilinged superking bedroom, the four treehouses each boast full self-catering facilities, elegant designer style, and individual features that mean you can choose the perfect tree-treat, regardless of who you’ve got in tow.

Buzzard is particularly ideal for dog-owners, while family-oriented Muntjac features two single sofa beds for children or friends. Chukka includes one single sofa bed, and Griffin’s sociable kitchen/diner is wonderful for longer stays or indulgent entertaining! Toddler camp beds and cots can also be provided in any treehouse on request.

Whichever haven you choose, you’ll find your surroundings impeccably styled with carefully-chosen vintage furniture and original modern art. Huge glass doors lead out to your private wraparound deck and outdoor bath, elevated in that glorious forest canopy for a bubble-soak to savour. (Muntjac also features an indoor bath).

You’ll find a selection of local guidebooks and maps in the lounge, along with games, books… and a Smart TV with pre-loaded streaming apps. There’s a DAB radio, Bluetooth speakers, and superfast Wi-Fi, too – so however you prefer to kick back and relax, you absolutely can.

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  • A collection of four luxurious and dog-friendly treehouses, suitable for couples, families, and friends.
  • The treehouses are secluded amongst ancient beech wood on the 16,000-acre Cowdray Estate in West Sussex, at the heart of the South Downs National Park.
  • Each treehouse boasts full self-catering facilities and a superking bedroom. Sofa beds are available in Chukka and Muntjac, and additional toddler camp beds/cots can be provided on request.
  • Relax on your large wraparound deck, where you’ll also find an outdoor bath – bliss! Muntjac also features an indoor bath/shower room.
  • There is plenty to see and do on the estate, including polo, foraging, and mindfulness workshops. The market towns of Midhurst and Petworth are in easy reach.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


4 luxury treehouses: lounge with vintage furniture and contemporary art, books, games, maps and guidebooks, Bluetooth speaker, DAB radio, Smart TV with pre-loaded streaming channels, glass doors to balcony with seating and outdoor bath (Muntjac also features an indoor bath/shower room). Kitchen with welcome hamper, induction hob, oven, grill, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, fridge-freezer, all utensils, glass/tableware and crockery. Superking bedroom (2 sofa beds in Muntjac, 1 sofa bed in Chukka). Provided: underfloor heating, blankets, picnic bags and blankets, yoga mats, binoculars, electric lamps and torches.

On site: farm shop, polo, selection of experiences and workshops – please see the property website for more information.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic spots, stargazing, nature-watching, galleries, historic sites, independent shops, country pubs.

Accommodation Options


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly

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Other thoughtful treats include a welcome hamper packed with delicious local produce, with special doggy hampers also available on request! Picnic bags and blankets will help you explore at your own leisure, and you can even order a picnic from the Cowdray Farm Shop.

You’ll also have yoga mats to help ease your way gently into sun-dappled mornings. Since you’re staying on a deliberately car-free site, you can complete each energising session out on your deck, amongst an undisturbed soundtrack of birdsong and whispering leaves… pure bliss.

In a curious mood? There’s plenty to do on the estate, including polo at the famous club, clay pigeon shooting, taking a wild-food journey with the Estate Forager, or joining a mindfulness and wellbeing workshop.

Of course, there are plenty of charming towns – and country pubs! – to explore in West Sussex, too. Perhaps go shopping in historic Midhurst (just a short 15 minute walk away), or browse fine art at Petworth House, which is nestled in a 700-acre deer park…

…before finishing your day with a hearty meal and another snuggly evening of sunset-watching and stargazing on your mesmerising treehouse deck.

Things to note

Arrive on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, check in from 4-7pm. Check out by 10am. Up to 2 well-behaved small-to-midsized dogs are permitted to stay in each treehouse, for an additional charge. Please note that the treehouses are on a car-free site. You will be provided with an electric buggy to move between your treehouse and the Welcome Suite, a few hundred metres away.

Where you'll be staying

Midhurst, West Sussex

What the guests of Tree House Retreats say

“The welcome was lovely, especially being taken by electric buggy to be shown around our luxury cabin. The tree houses are stunning, a very high standard and had almost everything you could ever need!”

“A stunning spot and a lovely and highly efficient welcome, only surpassed by the astonishing quality, thoughtful style and magnificent comfort of the Treehouse. We really, really didn’t want to leave!”

“I couldn’t have been more impressed. The Tree Houses themselves are absolute havens tucked away in amongst the tree line, the attention to detail and comfort is flawless. I was blown away by the sweeping veranda and views – all the more luxurious from the outdoor bath!”

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