British short break expert, Center Parcs, unveils the height of luxury with new Treehouses at Longleat Forest. The three new Treehouses have been expertly designed to encompass key elements that are core to the Center Parcs experience; accessible luxury, sustainability and most importantly creating memorable moments for the whole family.
Set among the canopy of 400 acres of woodland, the Treehouses have been designed to embrace the forest, which is reflected throughout the interior. A spiral staircase winding round a tree turn is central to the layout and details such as floor to ceiling retractable doors, a large outdoor terrace, smoked oak timber walls and oak planked floor all help to incorporate the surroundings and create a true forest experience.
Suitable for up to eight guests, there is plenty of room for adult groups or families in comfort, with three large luxurious bedrooms situated on the lower level; one double room with ensuite bathroom and two twin rooms with ensuite shower-rooms. On the upper level of the Treehouse, the master suite is also ensuite and offers guests perfect views of the surrounding treetops and a secluded escape for relaxation after a busy day. All four bedrooms have their own private balconies, accessible through full height, sliding glass doors.
The living area is ideal for the whole family, with a beautiful fireplace – the perfect area to share stories and memorable moments from the adventures that day. In the dining area, an 8 person dining table is the perfect setting for long lunches and ambient dinners and beyond the dining area a daybed offers a quiet retreat to curl up with a book.
Each Treehouse is decked out with the latest technology including a 42” TV mounted above the fireplace in the central living area and iPod docks throughout. The open kitchen has burgundy units topped in a pale stone, and is fully equipped with an integrated microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven and wine cooler. A chalk board on the dividing wall between the kitchen and daybed adds a playful element to the space.
For the ultimate indulgence, the Treehouses have a large hot tub and infrared sauna on the outside terrace to enjoy, and the surrounding trees provide the perfect privacy cover! A dedicated entertainment room is situated in a separate section of the structure, which can be reached by a bridge off the main terrace. Inside there is a pool table, games consoles and a plasma TV with Ambient Lighting Technology, which reacts to whatever is showing on the TV.
The natural environment is central to the Center Parcs ethos and the Treehouses are the most sustainable accommodation that Center Parcs has developed to date. Landscaping work has been kept to a minimum in the building process to ensure as little disruption to the woodland area as possible and the structures have been built to compliment the surrounding area. Heating for the Treehouses is supplied via a ground source heat pump and the Treehouses also feature solar panels.