- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
“Yggdrasil” is a word that refers to a huge ash tree in Norse mythology: one that binds different worlds together, and whose branches extend into the heavens.
The word is apt, since there’s a magical, almost other-worldly feel to Yggdrasil Treehouse, which you’ll find beautifully nestled amongst wildlife-steeped Devon countryside that’s a stone’s throw from Exmoor.
Every last detail has been beautifully thought through by owner and creator Val, who after spending most of her childhood immersed in the Great Outdoors of Scotland, has finally realised her childhood dream of crafting an opulent, grown-up treehouse.
Reflecting Val and her husband Mark’s combined love of travel, stargazing, and all things Scandi, there’s plenty of sumptuous comfort to be found inside, including soft leather chairs by a glowing wood-burning stove, hand-carved Finnish lamps, snuggly Icelandic sheepskins, and a kingsize bed crafted from 100 year-old oak posts.
Holiday facilities are luxuriously covered too, in the form of a gleaming, well-equipped kitchen. You’ll also be supplied with locally-sourced bacon, eggs, and fresh bread for a delicious breakfast, as well as the essential tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
Oh, and the bathroom is a thing of wonder; with a ‘proper’ flushing loo, and a huge copper shower surrounded by intense dark wood, for indulgent freshen-ups.
As if all this wasn’t quite enough outrageous luxury, simply wander outside to discover a hammock suspended underneath the treehouse, a fairy-lit hot tub, a dedicated barbecue area… and your very own gin bar, stocked with a variety of botanicals to help you welcome the sunset in style.Keep reading
At a glance
- A magical, Scandi-style treehouse-for-two, nestled amongst vast, wildlife-steeped Devon countryside close to Exmoor National Park.
- Fully self-contained, the treehouse features a well-equipped kitchen, and a copper shower stocked with toiletries.
- Fresh, locally-sourced breakfast items are provided, along with hot drink-making facilities. Catering services can be booked on request.
- Outside awaits a hammock, and a fairy-lit hot tub.
- There is plenty to see and do in the local area, including nature walks and watersports on the river. The nearest shops are two miles away in Bampton.
- Adults Only
- Hot Tubs
Bespoke-crafted treehouse, sleeps 2 adults. Seating, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, selection of cards and games, plug sockets and USB, electric lighting, Bluetooth speaker, kitchen with combi microwave oven and induction hob, fridge with ice compartment, fresh breakfast items, selection of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar and milk. Kingsize bed with linen, bathroom with flushing WC, copper shower with towels toiletries. Outside: furnished patio, barbecue area, hot tub. Firewood and gas bottles provided.
Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, independent shops, distilleries, pubs, restaurants, historic sites
If you’re in the mood for a little extra pampering, you can order bespoke French dining direct to the treehouse, from mouth-watering breakfast pastries to dainty afternoon teas. You can even arrange an ultra-romantic dinner prepared in the treehouse kitchen itself… so you can get lost in wine and conversation with your loved one, as someone else gets on with the cooking!
But if you’re happy to simply get lost in nature, there’s plenty to delight you from the moment you wake up. Cradle morning coffee to a rousing chorus of birdsong, for example, as you gaze out across the valley.
Venture out if you like, and take the circular walk at the ancient bridge known as Tarr Steps… swiftly followed by a delectable Tarr Farm cream tea. The hour-long route that leads to Bampton promises to reward you with an array of shops, restaurants, and heritage sites, and there are watersports to enjoy on Wimbleball Lake.
Yet you may feel that stocking up on gins at the nearby Exmoor distillery, then settling in to watch the stars appear in that vast, dark night sky, is all that’s needed for an unforgettable stay at Yggdrasil Treehouse.
Things to note
Check in from 3:30pm, check out by 10:30am. Check-in days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please bring appropriate footwear and torches. Please note there is no Wi-Fi, but there should be a good mobile signal.