A Winnie the Pooh inspired treehouse is now hosting an Airbnb for only two days to commemorate the character's 95th anniversary.
If you find yourself strolling through Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, you run into a bright red door built into a thick tree stump.
The button treehouse looks just like Winnie the Pooh's familiar home and was built to celebrate Disney’s 95th anniversary of the character created by A. A Milne.
The cosy pad was curated by Disney illustrator Kim Raymond, who’s been illustrating Winne the Pooh for three decades, and will be an Airbnb with a double and two single beds, a seating area as well as all the amenities, and ‘hunny’ to make guests feel right at home.
Bookings opened on Airbnb on September 20, but given Raymond’s only hosting two stays, on September 24 and 25, the competition was fierce.
So, to avoid too much disappointment, 2Chill has rounded up some of the UK’s quirkiest treehouses available, whether you’re after romance, seclusion, or family fun.
The fairy tale hideaway
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The circular Hoots Treehouse looks like something straight out of a children’s storybook. Deep in the middle of a cedar wood, and close to a deer park, in East Sussex, it’s hard to believe you’re less than hour from the M25, but that’s the point of this peaceful place.
A wooden boardwalk and steps lead to the domed treehouse where you’ll find a curved room with a plush double bed, bathroom, log burner, and a kitchenette with dinky arched windows to peep through while you wait for the kettle to boil.
Although an idyllic sanctuary for couples seeking peace and quiet, there is room for two single mattresses in the loft space for children over six. There’s also an outside decking area, with table and chairs, which makes the perfect perch to watch wildlife.
The private haven
This tree house in Kent is nestled between three oak trees and as it’s 20ft in the air, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the barley field next door, as well as the idyllic countryside.
Made from recycled timbers, the Airbnb host has highlighted there’s a heater and double-glazing which makes it a cosy option during chiller months.
There’s also a hob, kettle, cool box, music system and a Nespresso machine, as well as a necessary but not so glamorous chemical toilet downstairs.
Although the treehouse was created as somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle, if you do fancy interacting with the rest of the world, there are a couple of pubs about a mile away in the village of Elham. Or you can get something cooking on the BBQ that’s provided.
Magical is a word that’s used often by previous guests, as well as praise for the freshly baked bread available.
The family-friendly getaway
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Think of treehouses, and chances are the words ‘small’ and ‘cute’ spring to mind but neither relate to the epic King Arthur’s Willow Tree House in Wiltshire.
Standing on stilts, and spread over two domed structures, a spiral staircase leads to an outdoor decking area where you can take in the panoramic views of the countryside, as well as the night sky.
Baby and dog friendly, there are three bedrooms, including the master room with its fourposter bed, a whirlpool bath and rainfall shower. As it’s part of Mill Farm, kids can visit the farmyard animals, and there are plenty of options for days out too, including Longleat Safari Park.
The eco lodge
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Peeking out from the trees in the middle of stunning East Sussex countryside, are the two Eco Lodge Tree Houses. Located within the 12-acre Fair Oak Farm estate, close to the medieval town of Mayfield, both lodges sleep two and boast unobstructed views of the fields and valley beneath, as well as a decking area for lazy days.
Inside, there’s a light and bright open plan living and sleeping place, with a luxe double bed taking centre stage, as well as a kitchen area and wet room with walk-in shower.
The romantic sanctuary
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This place has to be one of the sexiest-looking treehouses out there, and who knew that was even a thing. The triangular-shaped Hudnalls Hideout Treehouse is an adult-only escape hidden away in the picturesque Wye Valley.
Inspired by Scandi minimalism, there’s one loft bedroom, a bathroom with double rainfall shower, fully-equipped kitchen and a suspended fireplace.
Set in two acres of woodland, you’re promised complete privacy and seclusion -which is necessary given there’s an outdoor copper bathtub to enjoy a spot of stargazing while you soak.
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