This extraordinary treehouse has been billed as Britain’s “ultimate luxury glamping experience”.
Forget a jumble of off-cuts and tatty bits of carpet, it comes with a fitted kitchen, woodburner and even a hot tub.
The ‘Woodsman’s Treehouse’ in Chard, Somerset, costs up to £1,350 for a weekend stay, and is now in the running for the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year Award.
Access is via a rope bridge, and at its heart is a rotating log burner and spacious living quarters.
At one extreme of the cabin’s circumference lies a bedroom complete with natural sky-light looking up at the tree canopy, a fully kitted-out kitchen, and a beautiful copper bath.
On the decking outside, there’s a hot tub and up on the roof, a sauna box.
Once you’ve closed the hefty treehouse door you can look forward to dreams of childhood adventure – but not before you’ve escaped down the slide for a twilight stroll.
It was designed by craftsman and designer Guy Mallinson, who runs Crafty Camping, and his friend, architect Keith Brownlie of Blownlie Ernst and Marks.
Mallinson describes the treehouse as: “A luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks.
“Far from being a woodland folly it is the sleep-over den every grown-up dreamed of as a child; a self-contained tree-top world of tricks and toys, part castle, part hovel, part lair.”