Our Journey Begins…

In the picturesque heart of Somerset, a tale of transformation unfolds. It all started in 2014 when Hannah and Christian, two souls deeply rooted in this enchanting region, embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever. Having met and grown up in and around Somerset, they had spent over a decade living amidst the hustle and bustle of London and Surrey. Their return to Somerset was nothing short of an ‘escape back to the country,’ a return to their roots.

The spark that ignited our holiday rental business was kindled by Hannah’s father, Trevor, who yearned for a well-deserved retirement from his previous career. Yet, it was Christian’s childhood memories of crafting treehouses that truly inspired our story. His passion to create structures that harmonised with the environment and seamlessly became part of it was the driving force behind our dream.

But this venture isn’t just a dream; it’s a shared family endeavour. It’s managed with love and care by a close-knit team, including Christian’s wife, Hannah, Trevor’s wife, Angela, and Hannah’s brother, Ben. Together, they pour their hearts into making your stay extraordinary.

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Behind the scenes, a dedicated housekeeping team and skilled ground staff ensure every detail is perfect. We are on a relentless quest to provide you with the highest quality of accommodation, delivering an experience that exudes the charm of a bespoke hotel while immersing you in the embrace of the trees and the soothing sounds of nature.

Located just two hours from the bustling streets of London and conveniently near the legendary Glastonbury Festival and other exciting destinations, our sanctuary offers more than just a place to stay. It’s an oasis of luxury, peace, and desirability, all at a fair price—an essential principle that guides us.

Our accommodations are nestled in a private arboretum adorned with rare tree species, alongside a serene duck pond teeming with life. Surrounded by sprawling farmland, you’ll revel in uninterrupted views of nature’s majesty.

Situated in the historic hamlet of Fenny Castle, our site bears witness to the echoes of history. A Norman motte and Bailey castle hill stands just a few yards away, while in the opposite direction, the Fenny Castle vineyard beckons, a mere seven-minute stroll. A few more steps lead you to the nearest welcoming public house. The charming towns of Wells and Glastonbury are just a leisurely cycle ride or a short car journey away, offering rich experiences and unforgettable memories.

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But our haven is more than just a retreat; it’s a gateway to adventure. Close to Bath and Bristol, on the edge of the Mendip Hills (AONB) and the Somerset Levels, you’ll feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet, you’re never far from great restaurants, inviting pubs, lush vineyards, and captivating places of interest. Explore the miles of level country lanes on your own Dutch-style bikes, visit cider farms, rural pubs, vineyards, or even charming goat farms.

We believe in providing everything you need for a memorable stay. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering. A digital welcome guide, sent to you in advance, ensures you make the most of your time here.

Your journey begins with gated access and a gravel driveway leading to secure dedicated parking equipped with EV chargers. This is just the beginning of an extraordinary adventure, one that promises comfort, tranquility, and unforgettable moments amidst the trees. Welcome to our world, where nature and luxury coexist in perfect harmony.