A Luxe, Handcrafted Tree House Offers Blissful Escape Into Nature

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By Lucy Wang
Nestled among four mature Beech trees, this hexagonal tree house invites visitors to reconnect with nature in a surprisingly luxurious setting.

Following two years of hard work, Kieran and Helen Fisher are now welcoming guests to the Ravendere Retreat, a handcrafted tree house set amidst 12 acres of pristine forest in Southwest England.

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The hexagonal tree house is slightly over 800 square feet in size.

The hexagonal tree house is slightly over 800 square feet in size.

Conceived as an eco-friendly holiday rental, this approximately 800-square-foot, timber-framed tree house was a risk that happily paid off.

Since the property is located in an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), obtaining planning permission was a potential problem that was fortunately overcome when the local council granted approval.

Located in the picturesque village of Lee near Ilfracombe, this serene getaway not only sleeps two, but is also dog-friendly.

Located in the picturesque village of Lee near Ilfracombe, this serene getaway not only sleeps two, but is also dog-friendly.

Spread across two floors, the luxurious retreat comprises of a sumptuous bedroom and bath on the upper level, as well as an open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living room that open to a spacious outdoor terrace.

The domed master bedroom—which has a king-size bed—on the second floor provides an immersive experience in the treetop canopy thanks to the five large windows that punctuate the hexagonal space.

The domed master bedroom—which has a king-size bed—on the second floor provides an immersive experience in the treetop canopy thanks to the five large windows that punctuate the hexagonal space.

A Bolsover upholstered bed frame is set against a shingle accent wall fitted with Industrial 1 Light Armed sconces.

A Bolsover upholstered bed frame is set against a shingle accent wall fitted with Industrial 1 Light Armed sconces.

A team of stylists from Wayfair UK led the interior design and fitted out the unique rental with cozy, modern fixtures that complement reclaimed finds. Keep scrolling to see more of this beautifully styled getaway.

The roll-top freestanding bath overlooks beautiful valley views.

The roll-top freestanding bath overlooks beautiful valley views.

Guests can slip into the plush Emi Velvet Tub Chair while getting ready at the vanity, which is framed by a gorgeous Botanical Fleur Wallpaper Wall Mural. The large mirror is from Adame.

Guests can slip into the plush Emi Velvet Tub Chair while getting ready at the vanity, which is framed by a gorgeous Botanical Fleur Wallpaper Wall Mural. The large mirror is from Adame.

The view from the entry foyer toward the living room. The console table is from Guin.

The view from the entry foyer toward the living room. The console table is from Guin.

The downstairs bathroom features a waterfall shower. A glass shower enclosure (not pictured) has also been installed.

The downstairs bathroom features a waterfall shower. A glass shower enclosure (not pictured) has also been installed.

An old brass jam pan has been repurposed into the bathroom sink, while the tap is a reclaimed French copper kettle.

An old brass jam pan has been repurposed into the bathroom sink, while the tap is a reclaimed French copper kettle.

A Rotterdam Club Chair and Ottoman anchor this cozy corner of the living space, while an exposed timber wall and pockets of greenery bring the outdoors in.

A Rotterdam Club Chair and Ottoman anchor this cozy corner of the living space, while an exposed timber wall and pockets of greenery bring the outdoors in.

The Deluxe Chesterfield Sofa is the perfect place to kick back in front of the wood-burning stove. A game of Monopoly rests on a Katherine coffee table.

The Deluxe Chesterfield Sofa is the perfect place to kick back in front of the wood-burning stove. A game of Monopoly rests on a Katherine coffee table.

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A look at the quaint kitchen and dining area. Complimentary staples are provided.

A look at the quaint kitchen and dining area. Complimentary staples are provided.

A white, hexagonal tile backsplash adds a modern touch to the upcycled 19th-century oak sideboard.

A white, hexagonal tile backsplash adds a modern touch to the upcycled 19th-century oak sideboard.

A pair of Peverall Upholstered dining chairs flank a McQueen dining table.

A pair of Peverall Upholstered dining chairs flank a McQueen dining table.

An Oliver Peacock Figurine adds a regal touch.

An Oliver Peacock Figurine adds a regal touch.

A MORSØ wood-fired pizza oven sits beside a Marseille four-seater dining set.

A MORSØ wood-fired pizza oven sits beside a Marseille four-seater dining set.

Glazed French Doors connect the deck with the living area.

Glazed French Doors connect the deck with the living area.

Large windows blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.

Large windows blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.

The hexagonal deck also features a classic five-burner gas grill to satisfy the guests' cookout needs.

The hexagonal deck also features a classic five-burner gas grill to satisfy the guests' cookout needs.

Surrey Garden Chairs offer the perfect place to lounge amidst the tree canopy.

Surrey Garden Chairs offer the perfect place to lounge amidst the tree canopy.

Available exclusively on TripAdvisor Rentals, the stunning Ravendere Retreat is available to book starting from $271 a night.

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