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Sambucus


Sambucus

(English Translation)
Oxfordshire, England - View map
Ref: 7630

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

No Dogs

Wifi

Stay here from £290 per night.

Sambucus is one of the larger, family-orientated treehouses found on the Finstock site of the Treedwellers collection. A spacious, quirky, and unique treehouse, built to sleep up to 4 people, it is found toward the top end of the luxury, boutique site and is set back in a private position on the custom-built Oxfordshire retreat.

A brand new, eco-friendly treehouse built with environmentally-friendly materials and decorated with specially-curated art pieces, and superior quality finishing touches which all combine to create a decadent holiday experience in a serene part of rural England.

With its modern, S-shaped form and fluid, effortless contours, Sambucus are supremely quirky and original. An ultra-modern treehouse, built for couples or small families.

The composition of the building materials was of huge importance to the owners, who chose a high-quality aluminum finish, because of its recyclable properties, helping to meet their own self-governed sustainability criteria.


Nestled in the glorious Cotswolds, the area on the outskirts of Finstock, Oxfordshire is home to the boutique Treedwellers site. The site has seven separate and unique, boutique-style treehouses to suit a variance of moods, lending itself to different styles and tastes, and is located within a magical, peaceful woodland setting on acres of Oxfordshire's woodland.


Like all of the dwellings on the impressive site, Sambucus is built from an eco-conscious perspective. It is a non-traditional, visually striking treehouse on an equally impressive site at Treedwellers Finstock. The structure itself is raised to a platform, and a shell that has an eco-design, with a curving, wave-like canopy, finished in a brooding, dark veneer with rust-coloured ends. An exterior, front-facing deck offers outdoor space and a lookout spot to breathe in all that the acres of spaces of the woodlands beyond.


The interior is a unique blend of contemporary design that creates a thoroughly modern, minimalist feeling to what the owners hope will be a timeless and welcoming space. The use of natural and environmentally-friendly materials with recyclable and sustainable properties, high-end art pieces, California-inspired touches of hotel luxury all combine to create a bespoke, high-end experience in a unique abode to match.


A place for diversity and a celebration, Treedwellers cultivate and nurture the idea of ‘forward to nature’ spaces. In this instance, the collision of modern, contemporary accommodation with the natural environment is one that entraps the senses, seamlessly blending the tranquil surroundings of the Oxfordshire landscape without impacting on the wildlife or habitats.


Nearby amenities include the Finstock community-run shop and village public house. Nearby, the Diddly Squat Farm Shop, which was opened in 2020 by Jeremy Clarkson can be found. The amazing little farm shop consists of a small barn full of good, no-nonsense delicacies and essentials for your stay.


NB. The images used here are CGI composites, and as such, some features of the treehouse exteriors and interiors may be subject to change. Though this will not impact the quality, the finished product may alter in style or be visually changed. We expect to receive finished images in March 2022.


To launch these new treehouses with availability from next year, we are offering 'early bird' pricing to secure your break for 2022. The site owners will pledge to refund any guest who books, should their treehouse be materially different upon final release.


  • Sleeping arrangements

    Sleeps 4 in two luxury king-size beds, with linen and bedding provided.

  • Bathroom Facilities

    Spacious, hot shower, toilet & hand basin with mirror. Towels will be provided.

  • Cooking Facilities

    Stylish kitchen with under-counter fridge, coffeemaker, sink, cooking hob, and plenty of high-quality utensils, crockery, and cutlery.

  • Internet Access

    Wi-Fi is available at this property.

  • Heating and Lighting

    Power is provided by a 100% renewable energy source that produces electricity for the treehouse. There is underfloor heating, as well as a wood-burning stove, with a starter pack of logs included.

  • Child Policy

    Children are welcome. Up to two children may share the second luxury kingsize bedroom.

  • Pets Policy

    No Pets

  • Grounds and Nearby

    The site is found set into the woodlands of Finstock, Oxfordshire which is home to some sublime wildlife such as deer and badgers.

  • Parking Information

    Parking for one vehicle is found just 315m from Sambucus. You are able to drive your car to the structure to unload, before returning to the car parking space.

  • Arrival Times

    Check in from 17:30 and check out by 09:30

    These are recommended check-in/out times to allow Covid-19 sanitisation, earlier/later times may be available by request with the owner
  • Public Transport

    The Finstock site is just an hour and half from London Paddington, via Worcester. The nearest station to the Cornbury site is Finstock Train Station around 1 mile away, via the B4022. Via bus, the X9 ‘Witney to Chipping Norton’ bus service stops in Finstock.

Inside the treehouse, the interior is an elegant mix of upmarket, modern style and simple, eco-luxury, boutique flare. There is an effortless function to every single part of the structure. The centre of the treehouse is an open-plan living space that offers comfortable seating, dining space, kitchen and provides a focal point and heat source in the form of a luxurious log-burner.


Sleeping arrangements for the treehouse allows for up to four people on two king-sized beds. The bedroom spaces are separated and placed at either end of the unique, S-shaped structure.


You will find as part of the kitchen and dining facilities high-end crockery, cutlery and all mod cons you will need for your stay A fridge is provided, as well as a cooking hob, sink and coffeemaker.


The open-plan unit also has a luxury bench seat, for comfort and a dining table and chairs where you can enjoy meals or a glass of wine indoors.


Large windows on both ends of the treehouse, as well as in the main living space allow for an exceptional amount of natural light to engulf the space, contributing to the natural feeling of the living-room experience.


Bathroom facilities are provided on one end of the structure, with an en-suite wet room with hot shower, toilet and washbasin with mirror.


Heating and lighting are provided by several sources; the wood-burning fireplace in the main living area is one of them, but the treehouse also benefits from underfloor heating and has an uninterrupted supply of electricity, which the site draws from renewable sources. The well-insulated windows and build quality ensures that the treehouse stays cosy and warm throughout the year.


In the immediate grounds and surrounding area, there are paths and walkways dotted through the treelines that ultimately lead to a large clearing at the top of the site, at the edge of a meadow, with amazing views and flourishing wildlife. At different times of the day, you can easily take in nature, and the wildlife in the form of deer, badgers and other animals that live in the woodlands.


Provided for you

  • Towels

  • High-quality bedding

  • Starter packs of logs for the log burner

  • Access to the whole site facilities and common areas, as well as the beautiful countryside

Pets, unfortunately, cannot be catered for due to the proximity to the wildlife on site.

Parking for the treehouse is a short walk from the parking space, which is roughly 315m away and has an allocated space for one vehicle. You are able to drive your car to the structure to unload, before returning to the car parking space.

The site owners have set the parking a short distance away from the treehouse itself so that as you arrive, you are ensured to take a short, but important stroll through the fresh air, beginning your stay in the right way, as you connect instantly with the natural surroundings.

Internet access and mobile phone signal are excellent. Wifi is provided, and the phone signal is strong, but it can be dependent on your mobile carrier. Both 3G and 4G are found on-site, however.

North Oxfordshire is the destination for this brand new collection of custom-built eco-friendly treehouses. The Finstock site was chosen and then designed and built around the idea of being a place where contemporary eco-inspired design can combine with a 'forward to nature' approach to offer spectacular, high-end breaks, rolled into one outstanding location with some amazing, unique spaces.


The site boasts 6 other amazing and unique treehouses, 5 of which are exclusive to Quality Unearthed.


The other Treedwellers treehouses can be found here.


Things to do in and around Oxfordshire


With something for everyone, Oxfordshire has an abundance of attractions and places to visit. Some of the most ancient and beautiful towns in England are found within its borders. Famed for its world-renowned University and the City of Spires that house the colleges, you're sure to find so many things to do in the local area.


Visit the real-life village of Downton

The Downton Abbey TV series was and remains a popular Transatlantic success. But did you know that the village of Downton itself was in fact the charming village of Bampton in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds? Well, now you do and you can visit too. There's even a tour.


The Oxford Artisan Distillery

Oxford's first craft distillery and Britain's first certified organic grain-to-glass distillery. The distillery welcomes visitors in the heart of Oxford, for a behind-the-scenes experience to discover their approach to craft distilling and how they achieve this using sustainably farmed populations of heritage grain, as well as bespoke hand-built copper stills. You’ll see what goes into their spirits and truly understand what grain to glass craft distillery really is.


Walking Tours

Due to the exceptional history and architecture that Oxford offers, one of the most popular things you can choose to do is walk around the area on a guided tour. You can see the filming locations used in the aforementioned Harry Potter films, as well as small-screen appearances from shows like Inspector Morse, and the university’s most famous buildings: the Radcliffe Camera, Bridge of Sighs, Sheldonian Theatre and the Bodleian Library. There are several tours to choose from, and you can see Oxford on your own terms.


Oxford's waterways

No visit to Oxford is ever truly complete without visiting the city’s waterways – the mighty River Thames which flows through to London, the River Cherwell, and the historic Oxford Canal, which is now over 200-years old. These ancient waterways allow you to explore the hidden side of the city that day-to-day tourists do not take. You can literally see the city from a different perspective.


Blenheim

A world-class visitor attraction with a rich variety of sporting and cultural events throughout the year. As mentioned, as it is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, history buffs will delight at the sheer majesty of the Woodstock palace, found just ten miles from Oxford itself.

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