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Bed beneath the stars with the world's best treehouse escapes

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There's something wonderfully romantic about a treehouse break. Not only do you get to indulge your inner child, it's also an escape in the true sense of the word: spirited away in the treetops, there's nothing to distract you but your travelling companion(s), a bottle of wine, wildlife and bird song.

And our passion for sleeping among the trees shows no sign of slowing down, with treehouses recently being revealed as the most wish-listed type of property on rental website Airbnb.

Here we take a look at eight boutique treehouse escapes where luxury meets the great outdoors in the best way possible. Forget sleeping bags and soggy ground mats - these places come complete with hot tubs, wood burning stoves and sleek interior design. Wave goodbye to city life and get set to bed beneath the boughs...


Brockloch Treehouse, Kirkpatrick Durham

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The perfect retreat for treehouse lovers with a conscience, Brockloch Treehouse makes up half of the Brockloch Eco Retreat. The unusual shaped treehouse, designed by Sam Booth, is nestled in a secluded bluebell wood on a family run farm to create the ultimate romantic hideaway. Fall asleep in the cosy double bed while gazing up at the stars through the large skylight.

From £150 a night (sleeps 2), brockloch.co.uk

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Secluded Intown Treehouse, Atlanta

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Recently crowned as the most wish-listed property on Airbnb, the Intown Treehouse is a magical place. Featuring three separate rooms joined by rope bridges strung with fairy lights, the treehouse is built around an ancient pine tree and the interior is beautifully decorated with unique, antique pieces.

£253 per night (sleeps 2), airbnb.co.uk

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The Birds Nest, Sweden

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The aptly named Birds Nest is a giant structure hidden in a pine forest that boasts brilliant views across Sweden's Lule River. Climb into the cosy, modern interior and retract the ladder for complete privacy.

From £347 per night (sleeps 4), treehotel.se

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La Palombiere, Bordeaux

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Fairy lights, champagne in the fridge, gourmet dinners on demand... this hideaway in the woods of a traditional French manor house has it all. After waking in your canopy bed, you can order breakfast on the tree-side terrace before exploring the surrounding wine country. There's even a mezzanine with giant bean bags and a TV for kids (or kids at heart).

From £131 a night (sleeps 2 adults and up to 3 children), canopyandstars.co.uk

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Casa da Arvore, Brazil

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If you've ever dreamed of languishing in a hot tub suspended in the trees of a remote Brazilian fishing village, now is your chance. Casa da Arvore, which forms part of the UXUA Casa Hotel and Spa, offers luxury treehouse living, complete with an al fresco living room, wooden swings and a hammock.

From £303 per night (sleeps 2), uxua.com

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Gwdy Hw, Powys

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Gwdy Hw (pronounced Goody Hoo) is hidden away within a maze of walking trails that run through the Welsh Mountains. A spiral staircase leads up to a delightfully rustic hideout with a wood burning stove and piping hot spring water shower - features that can't fail to delight.

From £127 a night (sleeps 4), canopyandstars.co.uk

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The Treehouse at Harptree Court, Somerset

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No luxury is spared in this sumptuous treetop hotel, complete with Persian rugs, leather armchairs, toiletries from Arcania apothecary, a fridge full of local delicacies and even Wi-Fi. It's based in the grounds of the grade II listed Harptree Court, so guests can enjoy the manor's facilities, including a tennis court and croquet lawn.

From £260 a night (sleeps 2), canopyandstars.co.uk

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Aromantica Treehouse, Italy

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With panoramic views of rolling hills, abundance of blooming flowers and  secluded swimming pool, this one bed treehouse is the perfect antidote to city living. There's even an ancient press in case you fancy making your own wine.

£115 per night (sleeps 2), airbnb.co.uk

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Châteaux dans les Arbres, Dordogne

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If it's la crème de la crème of treehouses you're after, look no further than Châteaux dans les Arbres, in the rolling countryside of the Dordogne in south west France. There are three woodland castles to choose from, each with their own turrets, hot tubs and even an on-call chef if your fancy a gourmet dinner à deux.

From £187 a night (sleeps 2), canopyandstars.co.uk

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La Plagne, France

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If you fancy trying something a little more adventurous than a traditional treehouse, look no further than La Plagne in the French Alps. Spend the day learning how to scale trees before bedding down in your own hammock, strung between the sweet-smelling trees.

From £28 per night (sleeps 1), la-plagne.com

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