Discover the suavest of staycations with this stylish new treehouse retreat in the dramatic Wye Valley
The Hudnalls Hideout, a gorgeously stylish treehouse retreat has just opened its doors in picturesque Gloucestershire.
Set deep in the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this luxury abode offers guests the chance to retreat and relax in the treetops surrounded by nature.
Located in two acres of private woodland at St Briavels Common near Tintern on the border of England and Wales, this unique space features 40 square metres of open plan living space.
Sitting suspended four metres above the ground, the interiors are in partnership with online design brand, MADE.COM and include some of MADE’s most popular pieces to inspire guests to recreate a piece of this secluded hideaway at home.
Built with sustainability in mind, the treehouse has been painstakingly hand-crafted in-situ and is laid out over two levels offering guests tree top canopy views from the king size handmade loft bed on the mezzanine level reached via a sweeping staircase fashioned around a cedar tree trunk.
The lower level living space has a Scandi-luxe vibe featuring a retro suspended fireplace, a kitchen area with ‘pippy oak’ handmade open shelving and wall to ceiling doors opening out onto the dramatic circular raised deck.
The project is the long term dream of owners, Ade and Sarah Orchard, who moved to the Wye Valley in 2017* set on building their glamping dream, a North American styled ‘cabin in the woods’ inspired treehouse.
Nature surrounds, be it the hooting owls by night or the busy woodpeckers and squirrels by day. It’s a short stroll to the nearby private wild flower meadow, ideal for picnics or an afternoon snooze as the weather warms up.
There are also walks from the door too leading directly onto Offa’s Dyke Path and there’s even a pair of binoculars and a wildlife camera which captures night-time visitors including fallow deer, badgers, rabbits and foxes.
For the foodies
Fear not, there’s little chance of running low on supplies. Guests will receive a local hamper of goodies upon arrival which can complemented by a raft of other services offered to pre-order, whether they are looking to stay put or get out and explore further afield.
Sarah and Ade share their local foodie tips and can arrange luxury hampers from The Pantry Shop and Deli in the village including full English or continental breakfasts, curry takeaway ‘date night in’ pack with wine, or a meat BBQ hamper from nearby Plump Hill Farm, picnics or deli board from Forest Deli in Coleford.
Alternatively, guests can dine at a wide choice of spoiling restaurants including Michelin starred The Whitebrook, Tudor Farmhouse, The Ostrich or Parva Farmhouse. A private chef can also be arranged through Harts Barn Cookery School for a ‘Cooking with Fire’ private dining experience.
Make it happen
Where: The Hudnalls Hideout, Hudnalls Loop Road, The Common, St Briavels, Gloucestershire GL15 6SG
Wallet: Opening on 14th February a stay is priced from £225 per night (midweek) and £275 (weekend) and based on two sharing. Minimum stay 2 nights with check ins on Mondays, Wednesday or Fridays.
How: To find out more and make a booking, visit hudnallshideout.co.uk or call 01594 530998.