A penthouse is the tops, a beachside villa splendid, but there’s something special about a treehouse.
Looking out into the canopy from your perch as the foliage flutters against the sky — it’s natural, serene. Treehouse accommodation invites the child in all of us to come out. The treehouses at Chewton Glen hotel, nestled in the New Forest, also attract pamper-loving adults along with actual children, with their quirky and cool luxury spaces.
From the first time I saw pictures of the treehouses at Chewton Glen hotel, I knew I had to see them in person, so I was delighted that on a recent visit I got a tour from the general manager, Mark Bevan.
Chewton Glen is one of Hampshire’s best family-friendly hotels, a luxury country house hotel with activities ranging from croquet on the lawn to clay pigeon shooting to cooking classes at The Kitchen, it café and purpose-built cookery school.
Mark Bevan says some folks come and nest, barely seen by the staff (there’s a hatch through which room service can post your order). Some come in multi-family groups: the treehouses are built in duplexes, so you can take over an entire unit, leaving your front door open to a common entryway so the kids can run in and out between the two.
The Chewton Glen treehouses are so popular that the hotel is adding another in its 130 acres. You can see a lot of beauty shots of these treehouses on the Chewton Glen site and in press coverage. With these pictures I wanted to show what these accommodations look like on an actual walk-through.
Here’s an inside look:
These Treehouse Loft Suites actually sleep up to 6, the Hideaway Suite versions sleep up to 3 and the Studio Suite is a romantic treehouse for 2. Having had a look in person, I can’t wait to go back and experience life among the trees.
Have you ever stayed in a treehouse, or at Chewton Glen? Leave a comment and let me know what you thought!
Disclosure: I visited Chewton Glen as a guest of the hotel, where I stayed in a Croquet Lawn Suite overlooking the lawn and the main building. My accommodation and meals were covered. All opinions are my own.