In need of some staycation inspiration? Live out your childhood dreams in this luxury UK treehouse that’s fit for a prince.
Nestled high among the trees, social distancing won’t be a problem here as the incredible structure, which was hand-built by the owners, sits on a 130-acre farm with stunning views of the rolling Welsh countryside.
Among its many stand-out features, Prince Llywelyn Treehouse boasts a gold coloured freestanding brass bath, which is perfect for an indulgent soak.
Come nightfall, enjoy a dip in the bubbling hot tub on the expansive terrace which surrounds the 56 square-metre property.
There are real beds to sleep in – but if you’re feeling really daring you can choose to sleep on the quirky ‘only the brave’ suspended hammock overlooking the stairs.
The property is one of three treehouses which make up luxury self-catering accommodation Squirrels Nest, run by couple Laura and John Lewis, from Llanbister in Powys, Mid Wales.
Their third and newest treehouse, Prince Llywelyn, was built over seven months during lockdown, so has yet to receive its first visitors.
The treehouse is named after Llywelyn the Great, the last sovereign Prince of Wales, who ruled the country until his death in the year 1240.
You can even see the ruins of Castle Cwm Aran, where he used to battle with the English, from the treehouse terrace.
Owner Laura Lewis says: ‘We knew we needed this treehouse to be different, and after talks with our architect, we decided to fit a floor suspended hammock aside the glazed gable.
‘It’s an epic feature and definitely a selling point – and the ‘only the brave’ hammock
is the perfect Instagrammable shot for guests.
‘Another favourite part of the new treehouse is the bathroom. The brass bath is a feature in itself. It’s the perfect place for a peaceful soak. With its panoramic views of the countryside, you might never want to get out!’
A stay at Squirrels Nest comes with extra luxuries, such as thoughtful hampers for guests which include produce from local businesses, such as cakes, Welsh Tea and handmade lavender soap.
If you’re staying for a special occasion, there is also the option to order a luxury hamper filled with treats like Snowdonia Cheese, Welsh crackers, chocolate, and Prosecco, starting from £35.
Prince Llywelyn Treehouse in Llanbister, Mid Wales, costs from £240 a night with a minimum 2 night stay. It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 7 people (2 on the suspended hammock). For more information or to book visit thewanderlist.uk
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