The Fish Hotel takes the ideal of a rustic country retreat and upgrades it with minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired interiors and luxurious features like wood-burning stoves and wraparound decking. Among its selection of houses and huts dotted against a hillside, you’ll find secret treetop havens that look like they’ve sprung straight out of a children’s story – all rustic rope bridges and curved shapes. There are three to choose from, all of which offer spectacular views through the leafy canopy. Oak stretches from floor to ceiling for a cosy and inviting feel, while the decoration keeps things pared back with industrial-inspired copper light features and a palette of taupes and greys.
It’s the luxurious little details that make all of the difference at the Fish Hotel treehouses. Underfloor heating is cosy for chilly toes, especially after a long walk, while Nespresso machines make getting up in the morning just a touch easier. Your bathroom, flooded with natural light, is covered in stylish grey tiles with the contrast of wooden cabinets and ornate metal mirrors creating an eclectic feel. Wrap up in an ultra-soft bathrobe before slipping into your outdoor hot tub, lit by copper lanterns, with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from the mini bar to watch the sunset over the forest.
Spend your mornings on the outdoor decking, watching warm light filter through the trees and sipping coffee while the birds sing. Take a treetop adventure on the swinging rope bridges, or journey 25 minutes to the lively area of Stratford for a peaceful row along the River Avon, followed by an al-fresco lunch on the scenic banks. Closer to your treetop home, the hotel’s informal restaurant, Hook, showcases the local seafood. Here, you can treat your tastebuds with dishes like fragrant crab risotto, spiced with ginger and balanced with lime leaf or delicate, hand-dived scallops with peppery fennel sausage.