Travel – The Treehouse at Harptree Court, Somerset & the #cscollective…

Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse

A few weeks ago, I was invited by Canopy & Stars to attend a special blogger event.  It was the inaugural #cscollective.  A group of bright & talented lifestyle, travel and mummy bloggers were asked to spend the day at Harptree Court in Somerset.

To our delight they invited us to stay for the night in the treehouse!  YUP!  Dan and I drew the lucky straw and was given a one night pass to this beauty!  We still can’t believe it!  Staying in a treehouse has always been on my bucket list, but to stay in one with this level of luxury and without the kids – OMG!  We flipped!

Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse

It was a gloriously sunny evening as we arrived at the Court, just 20 mins drive outside Bristol.  We left the boys for a sleep over at Dan’s parents, and so on arrival we felt a bit giddy, far too excited!

Harptree Court is owned by the very charming and lovely Charles and Linda, who’s family have owned the Court for decades. As Charles led us across the lawn to the treehouse, he pointed out where The Great British Bake Off was filmed a few years ago and across to the walled garden, in which we could explore later.

And there we were, under a huge Oak tree, looking up at the stunning wooden treehouse. Climbing up the steps, and into the tree canopy it was wonderful.  Inside, was nothing like a Tarzan treehouse or a kids adventure playground – oh no, inside was the height of luxury glamping.

Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse

Charles showed us around, the copper bath, the shower wet room, the under floor heating, log burner and little kitchen.  It was perfect.  Grinning from ear to ear, we skipped around the place. I felt completely at home, and fell asleep for an hour! Waking to the sound of bird song and the late evening sun casting it’s light through the trees.

What utter bliss!

Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse

After having a bath (yes, I couldn’t NOT have a bath in that copper beauty now could I?) and some supper on the deck, we took a walk around the walled garden and discovered a wild, secret place.  Breathtakingly beautiful, filled with old dilapidated greenhouses and out of control fruit trees.  The places had a shadow of it’s former glory, but beautiful non the less.

Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouseThe following morning, we woke and feasted on a cooked breakfast of local sausages and eggs, provided by the owners.  Afterwards, Charles met us again and took us back to the house to meet the fellow bloggers and the team at Canopy & Stars for the days events.  What a day it was.

We were all asked to try out the new Canopy & Stars game ‘What’s in your bag?‘ to find out what type of glamper you are – it turns out I am a Foodie Feaster – who knew?  You can try it out yourself, and discover which properties on their books suit you the best.

Linda showed us around the Harptree House, which is a beautiful B&B.  The rooms decorated in a way that complement their surroundings, Georgian, yet homely too.  Charles showed us the garden and grounds, after which we all enjoyed a beautiful home cooked lunch.

Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouse Littlegreenshed blog canopy & stars treehouseI am delighted to be one of the 15 bloggers selected to be part of the #cscollective.  So exciting!  We are ‘test driving’ two of their places in France in a few weeks.  I shall tell you more soon!

Thank you to Canopy & Stars and to Linda & Charles for inviting us to stay in your beautiful treehouse.  It truly is a very special place.

What we loved:

  • The sound of nothing but birdsong
  • Privacy
  • That copper bath
  • Drink on the balcony and watching squirrels
  • The beautiful walled garden
  • Meeting Charles and Linda

Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog

Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.

  • Looks absolutely wonderful. I’m in search for tree houses up in Shropshire and Wales, I’ve a winter adventure in mind!

    How amazing you’re getting to try them out – look forward to reading more about your adventures.


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