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Seeking the ultimate in rustic luxury? You can rent this stunning tree house in Dorset

Looking for a rustic woodland escape with a touch of home comfort? Then you may want to check out this luxury tree house available to rent in south-west England, that comes complete with an open air tree-shower, a revolving wood burner and a private deck set amongst the branches of veteran oak.

The luxury treehouse was opened this summer in the woodlands of Dorset in England.
The luxury tree house was opened this summer in the woodlands of Dorset in England. Image by Mallinson
The building is set on stilts and offers fantastic views of the surrounding woodlands.
The building is set on stilts and offers fantastic views of the surrounding woods. Image by Mallinson

Created by Guy Mallinson and nestled in the beautiful woodlands of Dorset, the Woodman’s Treehouse is a two-storey retreat that offers guests a unique combination of peace and glamour. It features a king-sized bed, a double-ended copper bath, a private sauna, a stainless steel slide and a hot tub on the upper deck.

The site features a sauna and copper tubs.
The site features a sauna and copper tubs. Image by Mallinson
A rotating burner adds extra comfort in every season.
A rotating burner adds extra comfort in every season. Image by Mallinson

A rotating fireplace can be pointed towards the bed, sofa or kitchen, offering the ultimate cosy experience in winter while a wood fired pizza oven and barbecue can be used on the huge rear deck in summertime. Opened this year, the private site offers uninterrupted vistas of the surrounding Dorset woodlands through the tree canopy, and even has a large ceiling window above the bed to enhance the rustic feel.

The Woodland's Treehouse offers a private retreat from the world.
The Woodland’s Treehouse offers a private retreat from the world. Image by Mallinson
The bedroom has a skylight for views of the canopy.
The bedroom has a skylight for views of the canopy. Image by Mallinson
The Woodman's Treehouse Dorset
The site also features an outdoor tree shower. Image by Mallinson

Built on long stilts, the structure is in excess of 30-feet-high on the roof deck and does not actually touch the trees. This allows rain water to run down the stems for uninterrupted harmony with nature that does not inhibit the ecosystem of the oak tree.

The eco-friendly design means the the build do not actually touch the existing oak tree.
The eco-friendly design means the the build do not actually touch the existing oak tree. Image by Mallinson
Wood working courses are also available for guests to take part in while on site.
Wood working courses are also available for guests to take part in while on site. Image by Mallinson
A double ended copper bath in the treehouse.
A double-ended copper bath in the tree house. Image by Mallinson
The treehouse is available to rent all year round, with prices starting at £390 per night.
The tree house is available to rent all year round, with prices starting at £390 per night. Image by Mallinson

The Woodman’s Treehouse is part of an existing glamping site that features two yurts, one tepee, one shepherd’s hut and three bell tents. The tree house sleeps two people and is available for rent all year round. The luxury retreat also features workshops where guests can hone their woodworking skills in the tranquil surroundings. Prices start from £390 per night. More information is available on the Mallinson website.