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Luxury adult-only glamping in a treehouse in a magical woodland setting. The ultimate retreat with a playful touch; highlights include your own sauna and hot tub on the upper deck, a revolving woodburner, an open air tree-shower and a slide.

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Rooms: king sized bed for two adults.

From £390 per night

Meals: Self catering
Open: Open all year
Address: Mallinson Ltd , Woodland Workshop Yonder Hill , Holditch , West Dorset, TA20 4NL
Tel: 01460 221 102

Why we've chosen The Woodsman's Treehouse

The Woodsman's Treehouse is a totally private and unique experience set high up in the branches of a veteran oak. The ultimate retreat. A stylish combination of sustainable craftsmanship and luxurious interiors with a playful touch; highlights include your own sauna and hot tub on the upper deck, a revolving woodburner, an open air tree-shower and a stainless steel slide. Opened in the summer of 2016, this is a magical setting that can only be described as 'Utopia', with uninterrupted vistas through the tree canopy across an enchanted Dorset woodland.

The Woodsman's Treehouse's grand pier-like boardwalk extends into your own private kingdom: a king-sized bed, a double-ended copper bath and the rotating fireplace that can be pointed toward the bed, sofa or kitchen. A particularly notable feature is a window in the floor, looking down to the stream below. The thick insulating walls feature picture windows that offer woodland views, and there is ceiling window above the bed that looks up at the impressive oak canopy above. We have not overlooked any of the practicalities either; the treehouse has a proper indoor flushing loo and an entrance lobby for coats and muddy boots.

In The Trees, In Luxury

Outside on the huge rear deck there is a wood fired pizza oven and barbeque, as well as one of our now famous outdoor tree showers - supplied with endless piping hot water. It's ideal in the rain or snow as well as on any other day. From this level there is a spiral staircase up to the roof/spa deck, where you'll find a hot tub and a sauna in complete privacy. It's rather special to be relaxing up amongst the branches, looking through the woods towards the sunset. As well as all the outdoor pleasures, the Treehouse's kitchen makes it fully self-contained. It really is a luxury getaway all year round.

As we saw opportunities during the building process, so the design evolved. For example, the original plan for a ground level spiral staircase has been replaced by a stainless steel one-metre-wide slide. The front door is now made from scorched oak with a vintage bronze porthole window, along with a bronze steam engine's steering wheel which acts as a door handle. The effect is something akin to entering via a submarine's airlock door and once inside you are in your own private world. The Woodsman's Treehouse is built on long stilts high up amongst the branches of three oak trees. It is in excess of 30ft high on the roof deck. It is a substantial structure that has been carefully designed to not stress the trees in any way. With that in mind, we don't touch the trees at all, allowing rain water to run down the stems and wildlife to travel up and down in the normal way, hence maintaining the delicate ecosystem of the oak tree. We don't stress the trees by imposing a heavy loads on them or by fixing bolts into them. We believe that the tree has grown in response to its environment and as such should be left well alone. It incorporates a great deal of wood craftsmanship throughout, along with a variety of additional materials that are either found or made in the woods.

We provide a high quality, adult-only luxury glamping experience for our guests. Perfect for anyone looking for a unique, peaceful break in a hand-crafted environment set in uncrowded, quiet private woodland. You are welcome to stay with us whether or not you are joining one of our courses. All of our accommodation features king-sized beds provided with linen, towels etc, to ensure an unforgettable - and comfortable - night's sleep. 

The Woodland Workshop is a beautiful private woodland area that many of our visitors have described as magical - something akin to Avatar in summer and Narnia in winter! It's tranquil and uncrowded and very near to the Jurassic Coast 'World Heritage Site'. We're nestling in the glorious West Dorset countryside and just a stone's throw from East Devon and South Somerset too.

A Place To Recoup, Restore And Revive.

Top eco features at The Woodsman's Treehouse

  • carefully designed to not stress the trees in any way

  • materials used are either found or made in the woods

  • wood burning stove provides heat

  • green woodworking courses



Crafty Camping The Woodman's Treehouse, Dorset
Nearest train station: Axminster

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