If you’ve been impressed by Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces, you can now stay in the treehouse designed by George Clarke.
Clarke, who presents the show, designed the Sky Den in the Calvert trust’s Kielder Forest in Cumbria alongside William Hardie Designs. And the treehouse, which featured in last night’s episode is now available to rent through Canopy & Stars.
The treehouse is composed of three different shapes that each blend together. The square is the central point of the treehouse and the main living space, with glass doors opening onto a wide balcony and super views of the river below.
Inside, George has exploited his small spaces expertise to include a kitchen, wet room and a host of fold-away furniture and hidden storage space – clutter-phobes will love it.
Then there’s the circle, a simple viewpoint of corrugated iron, where you can have a picnic and brew up a cuppa the old-fashioned way over a wood-burning stove. Finally the triangle is the loft space where you can look up at the stars through the big windows or go one step further and open the whole roof up to the Northumberland Dark Skies at the push of a button.
As well as sharing the forest with around 50% of England’s native red squirrel population and Northumberland’s only breeding pair of osprey, there are watersports, rope courses, climbing and orienteering on the doorstep.
One night’s self-catering starts from £150 for four people.