If you know me even just a little bit, you will be more than aware that I have always wanted to stay in a treehouse. And guess who’s dream might have finally come true? Yep, you guessed it, it’s mine! Marrying a rustic exterior with the most modern interior, Will’s Tree House is nothing short of a dream come true.
From the outside, Will’s Tree House is exactly what you would envision as a child, dreaming of a treehouse in your back garden. A truly breath-taking architecturally designed unique structure, floating on four sycamore and ash trees, it is designed to spark the imagination. Three of the trees poke through the inside deck and one even grows through the kitchen! So, grab a cuppa, settle down and get ready to explore one of the most beautiful treehouse breaks in the UK…
Read until the end to get a special 10% discount off stays at Winchcombe Farm Holidays and a chance to win a holiday in Will’s Tree House!
Faraway Lucy was welcomed as a guest of Winchcombe Farm Holidays; however, as always, all opinions are my own.
Inside Will’s Tree House
Walk into the open-plan living area, designed to host everything you could need and more. On the left-hand side of the room sits a really comfy king size bed and a cosy purple reading chair, great for settling down in with a good book. A reasonably sized dining table with four chairs is located on the other side of the bed.
Look towards the black leather sofa and you will discover pull-down cabin bunk beds. Hidden in the large white cupboard in the main living area, the bunk beds mean the treehouse can easily sleep up to four people. There is plenty of storage space here too. However, if you need extra storage, the king-size bed lifts up, making space for bags, clothes and small suitcases underneath.
One of the best things about Will’s Tree House is how well-equipped it is for winter. From underfloor heating to a portable heater, there is no chance of you feeling the cold here. Lovingly decorated with a tasteful Christmas tree, amongst other festive bits and pieces, the treehouse certainly got me into the holiday spirit. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend December!
My favourite part of the living area is the 55” SMART TV and DVD, perfect for cosy movie nights in. On the TV, you can access Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and any other streaming service your heart could desire. This makes for a great excuse to stick on a boxset or a movie you wouldn’t usually have the time to watch. There is even a Wii for kids and big kids (aka me) to play on, and a Wi-Fi speaker for blasting music!
You will also discover a number of books and board games in the cupboards. From The Faraway Tree (a personal favourite!) to the Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, there is plenty to get your teeth stuck into. If you are a fan of the outdoors, why not pick up the pair of binoculars to spy on nearby wildlife by day? Similarly, be sure to use the telescope for stargazing by night.
Winchcombe Farm Holidays is the only glamping site I’ve stayed at that has both an oven and a dishwasher. Yep, Will’s Tree House really is just a holiday home in the trees! Aside from the dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven, you can also expect to find a microwave, kettle and fridge (with freezer compartment).
The hosts, Jo and Steve, kindly left mulled wine and mince pies ready for our arrival. Talk about making our stay that extra bit festive! Dive into the cupboards and you will also find an array of seasoning, great for home-cooking. Brimming with fruit, the fruit bowl was another additional touch that certainly didn’t go amiss.
By far the most luxurious bathroom I have ever seen in a glamping site, the bathroom boasted everything you would expect from a fancy hotel. My favourite part was the hot power shower, which I appreciated after an evening in the hot tub. Indulge with their complimentary toiletries then dry yourself off with their super soft towels.
Unfortunately, the morning after our stay there was a water outage in the village due to a burst main. However, it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience. I had had a shower the night before and Chris used it as an excuse to hop in the hot tub one more time before we left. Jo and Steve kindly provided us with a 5-litre bottle of water to wash and make tea.
Outside Will’s Tree House
Easily the best part of the treehouse was the outdoor hot tub. An absolute dream come true on a cold winter night, the bubbling hot tub made our stay that extra bit more special! I hadn’t been in a hot tub since my stay at Herefordshire Hideaways two and a half years ago, so it was a lovely treat.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to appreciate the rest of the decking area. We have the cold, dark, rainy weather to thank for that. However, the decking area also plays host to hanging chairs, a giant beanbag, a hammock, dining area, wooden ergonomic sun loungers, a hidden outdoor shower, a charcoal pizza oven and a gas barbeque. Phew, what a list!
Made with exploration and childhood imagination in mind, the private grounds around the treehouse are great for young’uns. Boasting everything from a ground-level trampoline to a children’s play area, there is so much to get up to, all while safe inside a fenced area.
Venture beyond and you will discover Winchcombe Farm. From duck-filled ponds to pony-filled fields, there is plenty of outdoor areas to explore in this private country estate. However, easily my favourite part of the farm was the alpacas. Jo and Steve bought three alpacas, Barry, Charlie and Geoff, only a few weeks before our arrival. Talk about good timing, eh? I’ve never seen an alpaca in the flesh before, and it’s safe to say I fell in love with them! Gentle, inquisitive creatures, they will more than happily come over to sniff visitors.
The local area around Will’s Tree House
Set in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, on the North East tip of the Cotswolds, Winchcombe Farm shows off some of the best of Britain’s natural beauty. An ideal base for exploring the heart of England, there are so many great places to visit nearby.
Stratford upon Avon
One of my favourite towns in the UK, Stratford-upon-Avon makes for a great day trip for history and literary lovers alike. World-renowned for being Shakespeare’s birthplace, tourists flock from all over the world to see the town where Shakespeare grew up.
Must-see sights include Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the Old Town and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
So, this is quite a general recommendation, but frankly, the whole of the Cotswolds is bloody beautiful. Once you’ve visited, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
We personally drove an hour to visit Bibury, a picturesque village neither of us had visited before. However, there are so many beautiful places you can visit in the Cotswolds within closer proximity of the treehouse. The likes of Stow on the Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Norton are a stone’s throw from the treehouse and are nothing short of gorgeous!
Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history at Warwick Castle, one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions. From the castle and gardens to the hedge maze and castle dungeon, there is plenty to see and do for both adults and children alike.
If you plan on visiting Warwick Castle, book tickets in advance online as they can be pretty pricey. Similarly, be sure to dedicate a whole day to visiting to make the most of your money!
Get 10% off any stay at Winchcombe Farm with code ‘Lucy10’
Book a stay at Winchcombe Farm Holidays before 31st January 2020 for a holiday between 1st January and 31st March 2020 and use code ‘Lucy10’ to get 10% off your stay (this applies to any property).
Win a Stay at Will’s Tree House!
I am very excited to announce that I can now offer you lovely readers the chance to win a free night’s stay in Will’s Tree House. Oh, and they’ll throw in a free champagne welcome basket on arrival too!
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to fill in the Rafflecopter form below and follow the instructions. Bear in mind that if you don’t complete the entries when you say you did, you will be disqualified. The more ways you enter, the more likely you are to win!
This competition is only open to UK residents aged 18+ only and ends at 12:00 AM on Wednesday 1st January 2020. I’ll announce the winner later that day on my social media. Good luck everyone!
Terms and Conditions
- The winner will receive a one night midweek (Mon to Thur) stay in Will’s Tree House at Winchcombe Farm to be taken before 28 March 2020.
- No cash alternative is available.
- The prize is not transferable.
- Personal details (name, address, email address and telephone number) must be provided in order for the booking to be administered and pre-arrival correspondence to be sent.
- The winner must abide by our normal Terms & Conditions for renting the property and these will be sent to them by email when confirming their reservation.
- The winner is responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the venue.
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