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Black­berry Wood Tree­house, East Sus­sex

Black­berry Wood’s Tolkienesque tree­house, set on a wood­land camp­site in the South Downs, play­fully draws upon the asym­me­try of na­ture. Much of the wood used was sourced di­rectly from the sur­round­ing for­est, with great cur­va­ceous branches seem­ingly grow­ing through the floor, while re-pur­posed scaf­fold­ing planks lend a sense of so­lid­ity. Sprout­ing branches form wonky rail­ings and a stair­case up to the mez­za­nine eyrie, snugly sleeping two, with a sec­ond dou­ble bed co­cooned be­neath the bows, backed by a great wall of novels and na­ture books. Jaunty win­dows, light fit­tings in­side per­fo­rated teapots and door han­dles made from old trow­els add to the sto­ry­book charm, though the Tower Shower en­closed in the cir­cu­lar tur­ret is surely the most fairy­tale fea­ture. Perch in the win­dow seat and the green sur­round­ings promptly draw you back out­side. The wood­land sub­tly shel­ters the camp­site’s other glamp­ing treats – a converted bus, gipsy car­a­van and Six­ties RAF search and res­cue he­li­copter.

Tree­house stays from £175 per night (other glamp­ing op­tions from £40 per night); Streat, Nr Ditch­ling (01273 890035, black­ber­ry­wood.com)

Roulotte Re­treat, Scottish Bor­ders

Each of the seven roulottes (Ro­many-style gipsy car­a­vans) in this Scottish wild flower meadow has its own par­tic­u­lar colour scheme and the­matic dé­cor. From the red and gold ori­en­tal wagon be­side the loch and In­di­an­in­spired re­treat among the trees, to the Celtic art­work and Moroc­can fab­rics of their but­ter­cup­sur­rounded abode. What they do all share is a moody sense of re­splen­dence – think chaise longues, ma­hogany fur­nish­ings and an­tique bronze fit­tings – along with yoga ses­sions, beauty treat­ments and pre-ar­ranged mas­sage ther­a­pies. The largest roulottes – Ze­naya and Gi­tana – also have wood-fired hot tubs, hid­den away in a se­cret spot where you can bathe be­neath the stars. It’s four miles to the mar­ket town of

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