Escape, unwind and recharge in a stunning West Country woodland. Choose from award-winning luxury treehouses, each one a self-contained nest for two with its own facilities (and no kids!).

Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat is the result of years of evolution and craft, building each of our unique spaces by hand. With your own private deck, en suite flushing loo, hot tub and wood-fired pizza oven, enjoy the perfect back-to-nature break with all the creature comforts.

For over 12 years, we’ve been welcoming guests to our magical world in the woods, known as Crafty Camping to many returning guests, from the days when we ran green woodworking craft courses with camping. Founder Guy Mallinson was the “wood mentor” on BBC2’sMastercraft series (which was filmed in the woods) and whose craft skills have been used to create our treehouse retreat.

The Woodsman’s Treehouse won the RIBA South West award and was named the ‘Small Project of the Year’ in 2016. It has also featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Grand Designs House of the Year.

In May 2023 Dazzle Treehouse and Pinwheel Treehouse were each awarded a RIBA South West award, so you can now choose between three distinct RIBA award winning treehouses here in the woods.

Pinwheel Treehouse

A brand new treetop chalet

The Woodsman's Treehouse

The ultimate retreat: a luxury treetop stay, perched in the branches of an ancient oak.


A wonderful present for two for a luxury treehouse stay down in our magical woodland retreat


With stunning scenery on our doorstep, see what else Dorset has to offer. We’re based in an AONB where Dorset, Devon and Somerset meet, 10 miles from the Jurassic coastal town of Lyme Regis and 16 miles Bridport. Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage is nearby and the famous Forde Abbey just down the road, as well as lots of farm shops and fantastic places to eat and drink.