Treehouses are not just for children, and one that has opened in Gloucestershire in England offers a romantic adults-only treehouse retreat where guests can sleep surrounded by nature.

The exterior of a luxury treehouse
The Hudnalls Hideout has opened in Gloucestershire © Liz Seabrook for

The Hudnalls Hideout is set deep in the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with easy access to the Forest of Dean, which supposedly inspired the forests of JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Located in two acres of private woodland, the A-frame, oak-clad treehouse is suspended four metres above the ground and is laid out over two levels.

The interior of the Hudnalls Hideout treehouse
The treehouse offers great views of passing wildlife © Hudnalls Hideout

The king-size handmade loft bed on the mezzanine level is reached via a sweeping staircase fashioned around a cedar tree trunk. The lower-level living space has a Scandi-luxe vibe featuring a retro suspended fireplace. The interiors have been fitted out in partnership with online design brand,

The deck at the treehouse
You can relax outdoors and take in the views © Liz Seabrook for

The treehouse is accessed via a suspended wooden bridge from the hidden woodland track. It’s a short stroll to the nearby private wild flower meadow, and there are walks from the door leading directly onto Offa’s Dyke Path. Binoculars and a wildlife camera are supplied to capture night-time visitors, including fallow deer, badgers, rabbits and foxes.

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An outdoor copper bath sits on a giant reclaimed wooden plinth @ImagingEssence

The lower level has underfloor heating with a suspended cocoon-style bio-ethanol fireplace to keep guests toasty during colder seasons. There is a copper rainfall shower in the wet room and an outdoor copper bath on a giant reclaimed wooden plinth.

The living room in the treehouse
The living room has a suspended cocoon-style bioethanol fireplace © ImagingEssence

There’s a traditional fire pit with log seats for outdoor cooking, as well as a wood-fired pizza oven that sits on top of the campfire grill. As a treat, guests will receive a hamper of local food upon arrival.

The bedroom in a treehouse
The treehouse is only for adults © ImagingEssence

The project is the culmination of the long-term dream of its owners, Ade and Sarah Orchard, who moved to the Wye Valley in 2017, set on building their glamping dream.

For online reservations please go to its website here.

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