Deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, one of the most popular hiking destinations in Europe, you’ll find Trewalter Treehouse, a luxurious gem set against a rugged and dramatic natural backdrop. This stunning structure is perfect for a romantic getaway, comfortably housing a couple in one of the most sumptuous treehouses you’ll have ever set eyes upon. Set in four acres of lush Neolithic landscape, on the land of the historic Trewalter House, this cedar snuggery is nestled into the side of an ancient woodland in a secluded spot on the site, hovering above the Llynfi river below.
This is beyond your childhood dreams. This is more like a palace in the Welsh pines, with full facilities such as electricity, WiFi, a Smart TV, a fitted kitchen with dishwasher, a handcrafted acacia double bed with a cashmere mattress and the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen. The fantastic hot tub is perched on its own deck platform outside the treehouse, accessed by its own swing bridge - this is chic juvenescence. This beautiful treehouse is dotted with exquisite details such as a Nespresso coffee machine, Dyson hair dryer and Chrystal glassware, but none quite so impressive as the craftsmanship of this structure, whose elegant ceiling serves as both the sturdy spine and as a piece of natural art reminiscent of a golden Fibonacci spiral.
The owners of this Welsh wonder have thought of absolutely everything, including how to delicately sit their high-end treehouse against the backdrop of the mighty Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. Everything about this space is wonderful, from the structure itself to the surrounding hills and vales. You’ll even spot the owners’ pet pheasants taking in the views across the lawns from time to time! This is a place to relax and be in the moment, whilst being at one with nature. We believe that once you’ve experienced the fresh air, the evenings sat on the deck watching the red kites swooping overhead, and the resplendent, restful night’s sleep, you won’t want to leave.
The drive towards Trewalter Treehouse demonstrates the beauty of the area before you’ve even seen the site itself. The Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957, and it covers over 500 square miles of some of the most impressive mountain ranges in Wales, including Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. Trewalter Treehouse sits amidst the acres of grasslands, mountain ponies, peaks, waterfalls and reservoirs that make up this fantastic area of Wales. Llangorse Lake is the nearest glacial lake to the treehouse, being primarily fed by the river that flows behind the structure. Llangorse lake is well known for pike fishing, and for being the purported home of Welsh water demon, Afanc - the Welsh Nessie. This fascinating aquatic area is the site of the only known crannog in Wales. A crannog, found here and in areas of Scotland, is an early Iron Age artificial inhabited island created in lakes out of wood and straw, similar to the Celtic roundhouses dotted around South and West Wales.
Things to Do
This area is famous for two major pastimes: hiking and birdwatching. The nearby Red Kite Feeding Centre at Llanddeusant allows visitors to watch these incredible birds of prey scavenge for the red meat provided by the centre, allowing Red Kite numbers to soar once again after they had become increasingly scarce in Wales. If you don’t fancy the trip, however, there are two pairs of red kites nesting at the site of Trewalter Treehouse - bring your binoculars!
Mynydd Llangorse is only 10 minutes away, providing the nearest hiking trail, with breathtaking views of the valley and lake from the top. If you don’t fancy the climb, then why not explore this area on horseback with nearby Llangorse Riding Centre.
Or why not take a trip to Brecon Canal, part of the 55 mile cycle route from Cardiff to Brecon that was recently traversed by Prunella Scales and Timothy West on the TV series “Great Canal Journeys”.
3 miles from the treehouse is Talgarth Mill, a mill that was famously restored in 2011 as part of the BBC’s Village SOS program. The watermill is open 6 days a week, where you can book a Miller’s Experience, making your own stoneground flour using the hand-driven mill, or sample the goods at the Baker’s Table cafe, all the while taking in the history and passion that exudes from this community building.
A little further afield you’ll find the fantastic Hay on Wye, a mere 20 minute drive away, which hosts the infamous Hay Literary Festival. Or why not book your stay at Trewalter Treehouse to coincide with the popular Brecon Jazz Festival, only 7 miles away?
Trewalter treehouse sleeps two adults on a beautifully hand carved double bed with cashmere mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding - it’s not only the lungs full of fresh air that’ll help you have a gorgeous night’s sleep here. Beside the bed are custom made oak touch lights as well as hand crafted ceiling and wall lights by Tom Raffield as seen on Grand Designs. On one side of the bedroom space, glass double doors lead out onto the wraparound decking which affords views across the top of the ancient sloping woodland below.
On the other side of the bedroom space, through a private door, is a lavish bathroom with flushing toilet and wash hand basin. The highlight of this space is the extra large walk in shower with large drencher head.
The living space fits in a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob and fridge freezer, as well as all cooking and dining sets, and some little luxuries too, such as the Nespresso Citiz machine and Dualite kettle and toaster, as well as the Chrystal glassware on the gorgeous glass dining table nearby. The leather sofa and footstool sits next to the Checkers table, and in front of the Smart TV and fire - perfect for watching a movie with your beloved after a day of adventuring in the nearby hills. And on a lovely balmy evening, why not take your glass of fizz outside and take advantage of the lovely oak seating on the front balcony, or toast some marshmallows on the fire pit? The owners provide some wood to get you started.
Across the swing bridge beyond the treehouse, perched above the babbling brook below, is your own private hot tub, sitting resplendent on its own decking area, surrounded by blooming landscaping.
Don’t worry about packing your Cornflakes, though - sausages, bacon, tomatoes, egg, bread, jam, butter, milk, coffee, tea, organic granola and orange juice are all provided in the price, with vegetarian options available if required. Do pack your wellies, though, and with a full belly, make your way around the extensive grounds and out towards the majestic hills beyond.
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