Welcome to Hudnalls Hideout – a Wye Valley treehouse and the UK’s first A-framed timber treehouse. Beautiful, beautiful, rural, it’s a place that’s been built by hand especially for adults who appreciate the finer things in life.
This stunning perched retreat is set deep in the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire in two acres of private woodland at St Briavels Common near Tintern on the border of England and Wales.
Step inside and you get almost 40-square metres of open-plan living space, laid out over two levels with treetop canopy views from the king-size handmade loft bed on the mezzanine level (which you reach 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, a kitchen area with ‘pippy oak’ handmade open shelving and wall-to-ceiling doors opening out onto the dramatic circular raised deck. And to complete the five-star feel, much of the interior design has been done in partnership with online design brand made.com
Step outside and you’ll find a deep copper bath set on a giant reclaimed wooden plinth with a backlit hand-forged fern metal screen to keep things cosy and private.
If you fancy cooking outdoors, too, there’s a traditional fire pit with log seats, perfect for toasting marshmallows or baking potatoes, as well as a wood fired pizza oven which sits on top of the campfire grill.
Hudnalls Hideout is the long term dream of owners, Ade and Sarah Orchard, who moved to the Wye Valley a few years ago and set on building their glamping dream. And boy, did they achieve it: this North American styled ‘cabin in the woods’ make an unforgettable and peaceful stay.
Costs: From £295 (weekend) | £250 (midweek) per night
Minimum stay 2 nights (3 nights at weekends) with check-ins on Mondays, Wednesday or Fridays. Guests need to be over 18 (no children) and because of wildlife, regrettably, no bring dogs. The price includes a local produce hamper on arrival as well as complimentary breakfast and Pukka herbal teas, hot chocolate, marshmallows, BBQ rub, rapeseed oil, herb olive oil, fig & date balsamic vinegar, and compostable Nespresso pods.