Beautifully designed treehouse in a hidden Welsh woodland
- Sleeps 5 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Luxurious double bed and fold-down bunk beds, offering comfy accommodation for two adults and two children
- Ensuite Swedish compost toilet, high in the treetops!
- Cosy wood-burning stove, lanterns and flickering candles create a magical atmosphere
The Owner Says
If you have ever dreamed of living in a treehouse, high up in the treetops, a living-room treehouse holiday is for you.
They have six Treehouses, each as unique as the trees in which they are built. They are nestled in a hidden valley, in the heart of the Welsh mountains ... close to the sea and to the end of the hippy trail.
Built with care, to blend seamlessly with the beautiful woodlands - a world away from the pressures of modern life.
Cosy wood-burning stoves, flickering candles, fast flowing streams, wobbly bridges, whirling red kites, breathtaking walks and your own gorgeous tree-top home ...
There are just six individual treehouses. Each is located in its own natural environment. Generally they offer two night stays – with arrival at 3pm on Day 1 and departure around 11am on Day 3.
Living-room treehouses feature a luxurious double bed and fold down bunk beds - offering comfortable accommodation for two adults and two children (an extra child can often be accommodated on a day bed if required).
The treehouses are cosy and highly insulated - lovely to live in all year round!
The heart of your treehouse is a woodburning stove which heats the treehouse beautifully; it also heats the water that falls from the spring water shower. There is a kitchen - with everything you need to rustle up a tree-top banquet!
Your treehouse has an ensuite Swedish compost toilet, high in the treetops!
There is no electricity at Treehouse; with lanterns, tea lights and lamps, nights at Treehouse are romantic and peaceful.
*** PLEASE NOTE: Each treehouse is very similar, but when you arrive guests will be allocated the particular treehouse which best fits your requirements***
Features & Facilities
Each tree house has its own bush shower and compost loo, with water heated via a wood-burner that can also be used to cook on. Wood and firelighters are provided. The kitchen space has a 2-ring gas hob and all the crockery, cooking utensils and cutlery that you’ll need. Light is generated by solar– and tea – light-lamps and there’s new fridges – designed by a local scientist and hand-made (no more flower pots in sand!). There’s a double bed, plus 2 bunk beds, and a day-bed is available if your family is a little bigger – all with bedding provided. A small library of books and plenty of wet weather games (this is Wales after all).
As well as the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, there are beaches within a 20-minute drive; north and south of Machynlleth. Aberdovey offers white sand dunes, surfable sea, boats galore and crabbing from the quay. The Centre for Alternative Technology (01654 705950) has loads of interactive displays for kids (and adults) of all ages, and an adventure playground. Enter via the water-powered funicular railway. There’s also a good veggie café – perfect for lunch. Further into the valley, the Dolgoch Waterfalls are magnificent if there’s been rainfall in the area.
Food & Drink
Free-range eggs, jams and honey can be bought from the farm. There is a shop a mile away (a lovely walk through the woods), selling artisan bread and a wide range of fresh food. Machynlleth has lots of food shops selling local produce, including a bakery, butcher (01654 702106), the Blasau deli (01654 700410) and a Co-op. The Penrhos Arms (01650 511243) is a family-friendly pub just 15 minutes’ walk down the valley from the site. The Wynnstay Hotel (01654 702941) in Machynlleth has a pizza oven and, a little further on, The Riverside Hotel (01654 791285) at Pennal serves freshly prepared, locally sourced food and has a good kids’ menu.
You are staying up in the trees and have to climb a spiral staircase to get up there, so it’s not the best option for families with toddlers.
From Welshpool follow the signs for the A458 (towards Machynlleth). At Mallwyd village join the A470 (signposted Machynlleth). At Cemmaes village pass the Penrhos Arms (on the left) and take the first left (not signposted). Follow the small country road for about a mile, and turn right, signposted ‘Treehouse’. As you enter the farmyard, you’ll see another ‘Treehouse’ sign, where you park.
Take a train to Machynlleth, and the lovely Treehouse team will collect you – just give them a bit of prior notice.