Contemporary treehouses have opened at Elmore Court in Gloucestershire
Elmore Court country estate in Gloucestershire will be open to holiday guests for the first time this year with designer accommodation on offer in six new high-end treehouses.
With countryside views, guests will have the opportunity to escape to a new space where refined meets rewild. Enjoying the comforts people seek when on holiday whilst drawing in the flourishing flora and fauna of Elmore Court Estate's nature recovery programme as it enters its third year.
The new accommodation project is on track with bookings open for stays from now onwards making Elmore one of the UK's most exciting new staycation choices this year. The treehouses are set in Park Covert Woods and their opening this spring is perfectly timed for the first guests to enjoy carpets of bluebells and other wildflowers and countryside rambles.
Guests are invited to explore the estate which is just a short drive from the cathedral city of Gloucester on recommended walks and learn more about the estate's rewilding programme which started in 2020 when a portion of land was set aside, free from cultivation allowing it to flourish.
Each treehouse operates as a self-catering holiday let, is separate from its neighbours and accessed by private boardwalks and sizeable decks from which guests can enjoy the dramatic views across the wetlands and beyond. Each uniquely crafted treehouse features an electric car charging point, fun zig-zagging boardwalk entrances through the woods, British cedar cladding with a corrugated roof, cork flooring and poplar ply walls. The clever design means they are maximally insulated as well as gaining energy from both the sun and occupants.
Other features include a modern brazier with a wood store on the seated decking and even an outdoor bath to soak up the incredible views. High spec outside kitchens with hob, combi ovens, fridge and dining all under shelter optimise time spent al fresco. All treehouse dining areas have outdoor heating. Inside there are bespoke super king-size wooden spindle beds built by Jamie Fraser, Anselm's cousin, bedding and mattresses from the champions in sustainability, Naturalmat and an indoor bathroom with shower.
The names for the treehouse are inspired by the South American medicine wheel (using British equivalent animals): Wren, Adder, Wild Cat, Sky, Earth and Kite. Sky is stair-free, and pram and wheelchair friendly. The interior design sees another talented cousin of Anselm's, Tracey Boyd, in charge. Tracey is a well-respected fashion and homewares designer with clients including Anthropologie, At Home and Sonder. Each treehouse will be different, using similar materials such as wood, metal and glass with Scandinavian sleek lines, interrupted by splashes of colours and textures.
Accommodation is flexible and suitable for couples, friends and families, sleeping two, three and four people. All treehouses have super king-size beds with a single trundle bed that slides out except Wren with a super king-size bed with no trundle, as it sleeps two. (The treehouses that sleep four guests have a day bed fitted into a snug next to the bedroom.)
Whilst the treehouses are equipped for self-catering, guests can pre-order a range of food and drink items such as breakfast hampers, gourmet ready meals and wine, beers, soft drinks and even champagne directly from the estate kitchens. Prices start from £290 per night in Wren; £340 per night in Adder, Wild Cat or Kite and £370 per night in Earth or Sky.
The minimum stay is two nights. For reservations, visit www.elmorecourt.com/treehouses