A woodland treehouse that is perfect for a relaxing romantic short break in the Devon countryside.
The Nest Nr Honiton Devon EX14 01404 549 430
Tantalisingly tucked away in the corner of a mature southeast Devon woodland, after a short walk through the woods, The Nest is the ultimate romantic retreat, a remarkable and luxuriously crafted treehouse suspended nine metres above the ground in the branches of a large English oak tree. With its own wood-burning stove, it's a cosy, quirky place to stay at any time of year, whatever the weather – the perfect honeymoon hideaway, Valentine's Day or birthday treat, or just a peaceful venue when for couples who fancy a hermit-like break in a particularly beautiful yet accessible part of the country. You reach the treehouse via a spiral staircase, and it has a double bed, with all bed linen provided, along with a kitchen, sitting and dining area with a two-ring gas hob, microwave and grill and fridge/freezer, and a fully-equipped bathroom with a hot shower, basin, and toilet. All pots and pans are provided, as is all the wood you need for the stove, and there is TV, DVD Player and lots of games, books and other bits and pieces for rainy days. It's an environmentally friendly option too, with recycling and composting on-site, and is easily accessible by mainline train to Honiton; plus produce is available from the nearby farm. In short you could spend a very nice short break at The Nest, emerging occasionally to sit on the balcony and enjoy an al fresco meal or glass of wine while savouring its peace and solitude. But the location among the beautiful but relatively little-known Blackdown Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is another good reason to come, with walking, cycling, horse-riding and other activities making it possible to ditch the car while you're here and really get back to nature. It's not far, either, to the nearby Devon and Dorset Jurassic coast – the seaside towns of Sidmouth and Beer are just a short drive away, as is the Dorset resort of Lyme Regis.
If you have always dreamt of staying in a genuine tree house then this is the holiday for you. Situated in the Blackdown Hills, Devon, ‘The Nest’ is perched approximately 9 metres (30 feet) high in a mature English oak tree, within an ancient broadleaved wood. On arrival you will find plenty of parking. After a short walk through the woods, following the curve of the path, there, rising above you is a large English oak tree. On looking further up towards the sky embracing the trunk is the remarkable tree house. Rising up the spiral staircase you step onto the decking balcony, ideal for those al fresco meals or just relaxing and enjoying the peace and serenity of the location. Immediately off the balcony is the living area, within which is the kitchen, dining area and double bed all made cosy by the wood burning stove. Also just off the balcony, is a fully equipped bathroom with a shower, basin, and toilet.
The local area
‘The Nest’ provides a unique experience ideal for couples looking for a romantic break, or just an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Also providing a perfect base from which to explore the area, Exeter and Taunton are within easy driving distance, and the Jurassic Coast is nearby.
Why stay with us?
‘The Nest’ is beautifully built to a luxurious standard, fully suspended in its oak tree, with cedar cladding and timber construction, it fits well in the peaceful woodland and sets the scene for a memorable holiday.
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Maps and directions will be sent with booking confirmation for those coming by car. For those coming by public transport, The Nest is easily accessible by taxi from Honiton railway station.