Live Your Childhood Dream in This Beautiful Handcrafted Treehouse
Escapes, retreats, hideaways and dens: treehouses have always been a place of refuge. Humans have always felt at home in the trees. It is, after all, where we came from a long, long time ago. As kids, we’ve all probably dreamed of having a treehouse as a safe haven, living among the birds in a home nestled on the leafy branches of a towering tree. But treehouses are not just for children – the urge to take flight from the grown-up world, hide out in a treehouse and be carefree again often follows us into our adult life. With the growing excitement surrounding treehouse architecture, more and more people are building their own treetop refuges – living their childhood dream and savoring feelings of nostalgia. This is the case for Kieran and Helen Fisher, a British couple who after two years of solid work have built a handcrafted treehouse in Southwest England.
The Ravendere Retreat Offers the Height of Luxury in Magical Devon Woodlands
Staying in a treehouse sounds wonderful, but the reality – damp, chilly and cramped – can prove disappointing. Nestled within the canopy of 4 mature beech trees, in 12 acres of private woodland in the stunning coastal beauty spot of Lee in North Devon, the Ravendere Retreat‘s treehouse is set to change all that, bringing serious luxury to the concept of a tree-top stay. Conceived as an eco-friendly holiday rental, this approximately 800-square-foot, timber-framed treehouse spreads across two floors and comprises a grand king-size double bedroom, kitchen, living area and balcony with views over the wood. The handcrafted treehouse also boasts luxuries such as a waterfall shower, wood burner, roll top bath, a pizza oven, gas fired barbecue and even a bathroom tap made from an old copper kettle.
The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. A beautiful reinterpretation of the classic treehouse, this awesome retreat is available for rent for a nightly fee of £255 (a 2 night minimum stay applies). If want to enjoy nature at its best in a scenic location but without giving up the comforts of modernity, the Ravendere Retreat is the place for you – check out availability here.
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