Luxury Glamping Dorset near Lyme Regis
Crafty Camping is the ultimate, JUST FOR ADULTS, luxury treehouse glamping experience. Visit our beautiful Dorset woodland all year round for a really unique break. Our luxury glamping facilities provide somewhere magical to stay in spring and summer, autumn and winter. We aim to make sure staying in south west England is enjoyable, and our luxury glamping creates a special blend of peace and glamour. Offering not only or new luxury treehouse we also offer glamping accommodation in our special yurts, tipis, and bell tent all with king sized beds, linen and towels with your own private clearing or deck.
You are also welcome to enjoy our peaceful woodland workshop, where we offer a variety of relaxing green woodworking courses.
The Woodsman’s Treehouse has been awarded the coveted RIBA SW award and named as the RIBA SW ‘Small Project of the Year’.
THE WOODMAN TREEHOUSE
The Woodsman’s Treehouse is a totally private and unique experience set high up in the branches of a veteran oak. The ultimate retreat. A stylish combination of sustainable craftsmanship and luxurious interiors with a playful touch. Highlights include your own sauna and hot tub on the upper deck, a revolving woodburner, an open air tree-shower and a stainless steel slide.
In such a magical setting, it can only be described as Utopia uninterrupted vistas through the tree canopy across an enchanted Dorset woodland. The thick insulating walls feature picture windows that offer woodland views, and there is ceiling window above the bed that looks up at the impressive oak canopy above.
The Woodsman’s Treehouse is built on long stilts high up amongst the branches of three oak trees. It is in excess of 30ft high on the roof deck. It is a substantial structure that has been carefully designed to not stress the trees in any way. With that in mind, we don’t touch the trees at all, allowing rain water to run down the stems and wildlife to travel up and down in the normal way, hence maintaining the delicate ecosystem of the oak tree. We don’t stress the trees by imposing a heavy loads on them or by fixing bolts into them. We believe that the tree has grown in response to its environment and as such should be left well alone.
The Woodman’s Treehouse is all about being amongst the trees and up in the branches, enjoying and admiring them while not damaging them in any way. It incorporates a great deal of wood craftsmanship throughout, along with a variety of additional materials that are either found or made in the woods. A place to recoup, restore and revive.
The Woodsman’s Treehouse’s grand pier-like boardwalk extends into your own private kingdom with
- King-sized bed
- Double-ended copper bath
- Rotating fireplace that can be pointed toward the bed, sofa or kitchen
- Feature window in the floor, looking down to the stream below
- Indoor flushing loo and an entrance lobby for coats and muddy boots
Outside on the huge rear deck there is
- Wood fired pizza oven and barbeque
- One of our now famous outdoor tree showers – supplied with endless piping hot water
- Spiral staircase up to the roof/spa deck
- ROOF TOP SPA with hot tub and a sauna in complete privacy
It’s rather special to be relaxing up amongst the branches, looking through the woods towards the sunset.
The design evolved as we saw opportunities during the building process. For example, the original plan for a ground level spiral staircase has been replaced by a stainless steel one-metre-wide slide. The front door is now made from scorched oak with a vintage bronze porthole window, along with a bronze steam engine’s steering wheel which acts as a door handle. The effect is something akin to entering via a submarine’s airlock door and once inside you are in your own private world.
2 Night Weekdays from £910 to £990
3 Night Weekends from £1365 to £1485
The Woodsman can also be booked with the rest of the Crafty Camping glampsite providing the treehouse plus 5 other Doubles. Prices for the whole site range from £2216 – £3945
PLEASE NOTE THE WOODMAN IS JUST FOR ADULTS (Over 18s only)
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