Closer to nature in Somerset

Around this time last year I discovered Coolstays, a great site featuring extraordinary places to stay.

Craving an adventure but a little closer to home I got searching and found this gem: The Birdhouse Treehouse. I had always fancied staying in a treehouse but I didn’t fancy going to the toilet outside. So when I found this luxury Scandinavian style treehouse nestled in the woods in Crewkerne, Somerset I booked a stay.

We arrived on a crisp November morning,  the Birdhouse is surrounded by yurts and shepards huts (although in November no one else was staying here) and is collectively know as The Yurt Retreat. As we approached it felt like Christmas morning, it was as beautiful as the photos online, I was so excited. 

This place has been lovingly built to bring you closer to nature, the huge windows give you multiple views of the surrounding woods. It’s so peaceful, we didn’t see another person for our 3 day stay here. I imagine in the summer there’s a lovely buzz about the place with others staying nearby.

We walked to nearby Hinton St George for a fantastic pub lunch at Lord Poulett Arms, can highly recommend and the walk was beautiful (pack a torch if it’s going dark!).

There were some dvds and games at the treehouse but I would recommend packing your favourites, as there was wifi but we didn’t have any phone signal. We enjoyed a real digital detox during our stay.

The Anchor Inn at Seatown

A drive 30 minutes south brings you to Seatown on the coast. We enjoyed a beach walk before lunch at The Anchor Inn, we had been in the summer and sat outside here with one of their platters.

We’ll definitely return for BBQ’s at The Birdhouse in the summer.

Have you stayed in a treehouse? Leave your tips for treehouse living in the comments.


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