Sometimes I just desperately crave some quality time spent in the great outdoors, walking for hours and exploring somewhere new. Luckily for me, my hubby is exactly the same. We are definitely more country folk than city people!
It was our 8th wedding anniversary on the 4th September ❤ so I decided to book us a weekend somewhere a little different and what could be more different than staying in a treehouse in the middle of an apple orchard with only cows, sheep, birds and squirrels for neighbours!
I found this little gem on the Canopy & Stars Website. They have lots of wonderful outdoorsy places to stay in Britain and even some in Europe, with accommodation ranging from tipi’s, yurts, converted chapels, cabins, converted shipping containers, cottages, houseboats…the list is endless. If you’re looking for something different, they’ll have it!
Mistletoe treehouse is located in Tintern, Wales and is situated close to the River Wye with only a 15-20 minute walk to the majestic ruins of Tintern Abbey. There are plenty of amazing walks in the area including Offas Dyke and the Wye Valley walk so it was in the perfect location for our outdoor adventure weekend.
Upon booking the treehouse, we received an email from the lovely host, Gemma with her mobile number and some information about the local area, restaurants and the treehouse which was really helpful. When we arrived, we met her in the beautiful sculpture garden so that she could give us the key. After that, we were left alone to explore and enjoy the quietness and natural beauty of the area which was perfect.
The treehouse is in a large apple orchard with only one other cabin in the distance and you definitely need to make use of the wheelbarrow to transport your luggage up the small hill towards the treehouse.
The orchard is surrounded by fields and when you reach the top of the stairs to the entrance of the treehouse, all you can see is the cows and sheep grazing in the fields around you. The feeling of calm that envelops you is immediate and you can’t help but feel relaxed.
On the decking area at the top of the stairs is a little table and chairs where you can sit and chill with your morning cuppa and take in the views. Once inside, there is everything you could possibly need. A lovely little wood burner provides some warmth in the colder months, a comfy sofa, a table and chairs and a well-equipped kitchenette.
The bedroom has a king size bed which fits snugly into the room and is really comfortable and there is an en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower, toilet and small sink. There is plenty of room for 2 people and it feels really cosy.
My favourite view of the scenery was looking out of the kitchen window and spotting the cows and sheep in the field behind us. It’s just lovely how close to nature you are there.
We arrived on the Friday at around 4pm and with only a short walk to the village of Tintern, we decided to get our walking boots on and explore the area and find somewhere to have some dinner. We ended up eating at The Anchor Inn just next to the abbey ruins which was lovely.
After dinner we had a little walk and followed the woodland path of the Wye Valley walk before heading back to our cosy treehouse.
The treehouse doesn’t have a TV but Gemma provides board games and we took a pack of cards so we sat chatting, playing games and drinking hot chocolate (party animals haha!) until it was time for bed. The bed was really comfy, plenty big enough and it felt very cosy. We both slept really well.
The next day was our adventure hiking day! We got up, showered and dressed, put on our walking boots and and walked down to the The Filling Station Cafe for a quick bite to eat and cuppa. We decided to find Offas Dyke and walked back along the Wye Valley walk through the woods and joined it just near the quarry. The walk included lots of hills and climbing and it was roughly 12 miles to Chepstow which took a few hours but the scenery was stunning and it was so peaceful. We saw the occasional dog walker but other than that, it was just us, the trees and the River Wye.
When we got to Chepstow we had a wander around but the castle itself was closed. Last entry is 4.30pm so make sure you get there before then if you want to have a look around. Instead of walking back, we decided to get a taxi (who can blame us right?!) and we stopped for some dinner at The Royal George which was delicious.
We checked out the next day and made our way home calmer and much more relaxed than when we arrived. Our weekend at Mistletoe Treehouse was absolutely perfect and I highly recommend a visit.
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With love, Tash ❤ x