Oakside Tree Tops

South East England Kent Canterbury

  • From £200 a night
  • Sleeps 2–4
  • Quirky & Unique

A romantic treehouse on the edge of an ancient woodland near Canterbury

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For a city break that’s like none you’ll have experienced before, head for the trees outside Canterbury. There, on the edge of ancient Blean Woods, you’ll find Oakside Tree Tops in the woodland garden of Oakside Lodge B&B. This smart treehouse sits less than three miles outside the medieval walls of the city centre and offers one of the quirkiest hotel rooms you'll find anywhere.

Built around the trunk of a sturdy oak, with a deck at canopy level, the treehouse is perfect for a romantic getaway. Having said that, with a sofa bed included, it could also accommodate an extra adult or a couple of small children, who would see staying here as an extra-special treat – indeed, who wouldn’t? Like the main lodge itself, across the garden, this place offers hotel-style accommodation with all the usual facilities – a private bathroom,  Freeview TV, WiFi if you want it – but the lofty setting, the views and the way the wood is worked into the furniture and fittings, give it a real point of difference. We’re not sure you’d find a treehouse with these kind of facilities anywhere.

While it’s Canterbury, you’re probably here to explore, the woods themselves are a highlight too. Not only do they mean birdsong and a leafy view but they offer a nice place to walk. Your hosts Stuart and Georgiana own five acres of this ancient forest and rear pigs among the trees. In fact their home-reared bacon and sausages feature on the excellent breakfasts you will enjoy in the lodge’s breakfast room each morning.

After that, you’ll likely be off to explore the area and there’s plenty to see in the city: the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Cathedral and the medieval streets that surround it, museums, a theatre and boat trips on the River Stour. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in this bustling little city, which is just over five minutes’ drive away (about £10 in a taxi). And once you’ve done the city sights and enjoyed the peace and quiet of Oakside's woods, there’s always the sea – the charming town of Whitstable is less than 10 miles away.



Open all year.


From £200 per night.


Contact Website  01227 788 466  Oakside Tree Tops, Oakside Lodge, Roman Road, Upper Harbledown, Kent CT2 9AX

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Getting There

From London use the A2/M2 to head towards Canterbury. At the end of the M2 at Brenley Corner roundabout, take the fourth exit and continue to follow signs for the A2 towards Canterbury. After just over four miles, leave the A2 on the slip road for Upper Harbledown and Chartham Hatch. Oakside Lodge and Treehouse are signposted on the left soon after. Canterbury West is the closest railway station, just three miles from site. There is a taxi rank outside.


  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Wifi
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Family-Friendly
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Sensational Views

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews


Reliving childhood dreams sleeping in the Treehouse 😄

We had great fun! The host was lovely and the treehouse was amazing! Breakfast was served quick and tasted delicious.
Sep 10, 2023 by Kayleigh

Absolutely delightful, perfect in every way, cute, quirky and a childhood dream of having your very own treehouse

Loved everything about this place. The treehouse is amazing, immaculate, cosy, even the little tea/coffee station is perfect. Every amenity thought of. Woods behind for a lovely stroll and the cutest piggies ever. Absolutely perfect.
Jul 1, 2023 by Wendy


Amazing treehouse and Stuart was a great host!
Apr 9, 2023 by Gabi

Can't wait to come back

Fantastic tree house. So comfortable. We also loved the pigs. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. Great produce and poached egg nailed! We can't wait to come back.
Feb 15, 2023 by Cheryl-louise

Loved it

Location was beautiful with lovely views. The breakfast was lovely best sausages and bacon I’ve had. The owner was lovely really friendly and a genuine nice guy.
Jan 19, 2023 by Carrie

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