- Hot Tub
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
A beautifully designed stilted treehouse for two set in a pretty woodland in Somerset. The treehouse occupies the same site as some yurts and shepherd's huts, but is beautifully secluded in its own clearing and just a short walk from a private hot tub. Set in your own woodland garden on an organic farm and with superbly bespoke interiors, this is a fabulous glamping destination.
The Birdhouse is a stilted Treehouse in the woodland behind the Yurts. You enter the site through a gate in the Hornbeam hedge and find a clearing alive with birdsong. The Birdhouse stands at the far edge on its tree trunk stilts. It’s clad in local cedar and the first impression is of a giant bird box with its large round window.
If you can drag yourself away from your ultimate relaxation at the cottage, there are lots of things to do and see in the surrounding area. Archery (2 mins), Horseriding Stables (4 mins), Coarse Fishing, (5 mins), Polo (10 mins), Electric bike tours, rib rides, dolphin watching and fishing trips at West Bay (30 mins) , golf (5 mins), paintballing (30 mins), spa at Corscombe (15 mins), cookery classes at Abbots Hill (25 mins). The town of Crewkerne is 2 miles from the cottage and has a good range of shops and supermarkets, as well as a train station with a direct link to London Waterloo. The pretty village of Hinton St George is 1.5 miles away and has an excellent village shop and an award-winning gasto pub, as well as a tearoom. The cottage is just 30 minutes from the town of Lyme Regis, where you can go fossil hunting, visit the microbrewery, or browse the many boutiques and second hand shops.
The Bird House is located just off the A30 and A303. There are direct trains from London Waterloo, Salisbury and Exeter to Crewkerne station, which is only a 5 minute taxi ride away. It takes an hour and a half by road to Bristol and Bath and less than an hour to get to Exeter, where there is an international airport.
Exeter 1 hour
Nearest Train Station:
Crewkerne 5 minute drive
Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George
West Bay, 30 minute drive
Village shop in Hinton St George
Bridport on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Once you take a step inside the treehouse you enter into your own designed retreat. You will find a high vaulted ceiling with flowing curved walls and roof all lit by incredible windows which frame views of the trunks and leaves outside. Every element of the interior has been carefully considered to provide you with a complete and beautiful home in this stunning setting. The handmade bed will have you waking refreshed to inspiring views through the two picture windows. You can ease into the day under the rain head shower then cook breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen. Whilst the appliances are beautiful, stainless and German the bespoke kitchen is clad in 80 year old boards reclaimed from the parachute regiment nissen huts from Salisbury Plain. You can eat around the handmade dining table or just lounge on the comfy sofa.
There is a wide staircase which winds between the trees leading you up onto the ample decking where you can breakfast overlooking your own woodland retreat. A short walk from the Birdhouse is a private wood-fired hot tub overlooking a pretty lake. Please note that although there is a wonderful woodland sauna on site, it is currently unavailable due to covid-19 restrictions.
There are loads of places to eat and drink in the area – try the Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George, the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster, the Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock, the Hix oyster and fish house in Lyme Regis, The Wild Garlic in Beaminster, the Phoenix Bakery in Weymouth, or the Olive Tree Restaurant in Bridport. Looking for somewhere unique for a special occasion? The Yurt Retreat is available for exclusive hire and is an idyllic setting for weddings and celebrations.
Conditions of Rental
The Birdhouse is available from the 1st April to the 30th of October. Weeks, weekends and mid-week breaks are available throughout the season. Check in is from 3pm and departure is by 10am. Pets are not permitted, and only children aged 16 or older are allowed to stay on site. Parking for one car is provided.