Living-Room Treehouses are often booked up for months in advance.
Fortunately we were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to go and stay at these wonderful tree houses in North Wales.
Spoiler alert – the popularity of these unique treehouse holidays are absolutely justified.
At the end of July (2016) we spent 2 nights in one of their stunning treehouses. I had to keep pinching myself to make sure the experience was real.
And real it was – authentic, unique, and a world away from our usual routines.
Before we went I spent some time researching the things to do in North Wales. Wales had been on my hit list of places to explore for some time.
But do you know what? The moment I laid eyes on our beautiful treehouse (Pen y Bryn was her name), it was love at first sight. I knew I wouldn’t be able to drag myself away – even if it was to indulge in the stunning sights and activities that Wales offers.
I wasn’t alone in my refusal to leave Pen y Bryn. Just one glance at the boys told me they were more than happy to swing through the trees, chop fire wood and play board games. What kid wouldn’t want to do this? Moreover, what adult wouldn’t?
Mark and the other owners of Living-Room Treehouses have carved out a truly idyllic paradise. Although there are 6 treehouses in total, we felt completely alone. And I mean that in a good way!
Although we would have happily hibernated in the treehouse for the whole duration of our holiday we did venture out. Living-Room had kindly provided a map showing us local walks. On the first evening we walked across the fields to the local pub which served tasty fresh local food.
As delicious as it was, we were all eager to get back to our treehouse, light up the wood burning stove and play some board games. For once the kids were looking forward to getting into bed – the magic of a treehouse!
There is something very special about waking up in a treehouse. The sun streaming in through the windows tempted us out on to the terrace area to enjoy our breakfast – which the local squirrels had invited themselves along to, much to the amusement of the boys who rapidly gave them all names (a quick glance through the guest book showed us we were not alone in the squirrel naming thing).
The outdoor shower was an unexpected delight. Heated by the wood burning stove, there is something quite embracing about showering outside (you do get privacy, although my 3 still took delight in trying to peek through the terrace up above).
As we woke up on our second morning I knew I didn’t want to leave. As we reluctantly packed up and walked back across the field we vowed to return as soon as we could. As we approached the car the lovely owners had left a parting gift on our windscreen – a beautiful print of the treehouse we stayed in.
Well done Living-Room Treehouses for creating such a special place. Thank you for having us 🙂
To find out more about booking a stay at Living-Room Treehouses visit their website.