Hampshire, United Kingdom—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Chewton Glen, the beloved English country house hotel and spa in Hampshire, has opened six lavish new Tree Houses on their quaint 130-acre property. Just a short walk or buggy ride from the main hotel, the new additions (each named after a different type of tree) are completely secluded. The houses—and property in general—lie on the edge of the New Forest, the former private hunting grounds of William the Conqueror. It has been protected since and remains virtually untouched, with 30,000 ponies still roaming wild.
The Tree Houses were created by famed UK designer, Martin Hulbert, and were conceived as a place of escape. The houses are perched high above the ground on reinforced stilts and are eye-level with the tops of mature sycamores, beech, oak and a slew of other native trees. Interiors emphasize warmth and comfort, complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views. The houses are adaptable spaces, designed with both couples and families in mind, and can therefore be booked either as separately or as whole. They range in size from 660 square feet (Loft Suite) to a sprawling, 8 guest-accommodating 1850 square feet (entire house). Each house contains two suites—coming in Studio, Loft, or Hideaway layouts—for a total of 12 suites.
The Tree House Suites are rife with amenities. Each suite has a kitchenette, wood-burning fireplace, and private balcony with a hot tub while complimentary breakfast hampers are delivered each morning, giving guests the option to eat all their meals via “tree service.” There are also three, tree-house-only spa treatments, some of which use wild herbs, like lavender.
So nostalgia of youth has you pining for a tree house escape look no further than Chewton Glen and its new Tree House Suites.