The Hygge Hideaway
Uplands Treehouse, Somerset
Just a 30-minute drive from central Bristol lies the sleepy village of Wrington. Here, tucked at the back of owners David and Tricia's house, surrounded by fields filled with horses and alpacas, is Uplands Treehouse. Stepping out of the wilderness and into this cosy, self-catered hideaway feels like coming home. Scandi-style floor-to-ceiling windows greet you with views of the Mendip Hills. Curved oak beams, a wood burner and super-comfy king-size bed imbue this place with a sense of hygge. Meanwhile a scenic outdoor shower and spacious balcony immerse you into your surroundings. Special touches don't go amiss, including a photo album detailing the treehouse's creation, a delightful welcome hamper and walking trails recommended by David.
What to Do: Half an hour's walk away, situated within beautiful walled gardens, is The Ethicurean, a Michelin-starred restaurant serving sustainable, seasonal food, botanical cocktails and wonderful fermentations. Stop by the family-run Aldwick Estate for a vineyard tour and a sampling of its award-winning wine. Visit Tyntesfield, a National Trust-revived gothic mansion set among gorgeous grounds or see the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, where a 9,000-year-old human skeleton (Britains' oldest) was found in 1903.
West Hay Road Wrington Somerset BS40 5NP