The Tree House

Halse, Taunton , Somerset

Sleeps: 5

Bedrooms: 2


The Treehouse is a totally unique luxury self catering accommodation and a visit is sure to be memorable in every way! The fairy tale exterior of The Treehouse opens to reveal a spacious, sumptuous interior, carefully designed to accommodate a couple or a family of up to five in luxury.

The Treehouse is situated on our small farm overlooking fields, there are lambs, chickens and ponies to watch grazing and a large, safe, enclosed garden. There are three fabulous decking areas, one of which is home to the wonderful, cedar hot tub.

The simple, shaker style kitchen, with its beech worktop and Belfast sink compliments all that is natural and organic at The Treehouse. There is a comfortable dining area with a wonderful oak table next to a window. There is plenty of space for a family to eat and lots of opportunities to keep an eye on the animals in the fields! In the living area is a great wood burning stove designed to compliment the under floor heating and add a focal point for those chilly evening after the hot tub! The comfy, squishy leather sofa is perfect for relaxing and a plasma TV with sky free view channels, I-pod dock and digital radio complete the area!

The fabulous bathroom with its roll top bath is a room in which to while away an hour or two with a good book and a glass of something cold! What could be finer for the soul than a treetop bath? For children any bath time in The Treehouse is a great adventure! The master bedroom is entered by climbing a magical, spiral staircase. The leaves of the magnificent lime tree gently stroke the cedar shingle and timber clad exterior, whilst the fabulous starlit Somerset skies can be glimpsed through the fairytale triangular skylights and the sensational opening triangular windows! The six foot white iron bed lies beneath a triangular skylight and you can lie in bed and be within the tree’s wonderful canopy and also under the stars!

What you can see from the Window: Amazing views as you are in the canopy of the mature lime tree and you can see across fields to ponies, sheep and chickens grazing.

Romantic Hideaway: The Treehouse is a very romantic retreat and very popular for honeymoons and special birthdays, the roll top bath and cedar wood hot tub, combined with a spiral stairs leading to the octagonal shaped bedroom create a truely unique holiday.

Eco Escape:The Tree House offers eco friendly accommodation and the owners are very aware of our carbon footprint and have tried to make this as minimal as possible. Indeed, for every booking made we will plant a native hardwood tree. working with Green Tourism and are hoping to achieve a Gold Award. We plant a native, hardwood tree for every booking made. We work with a local tree planting service on the Quantock Hills.

Tourist Attractions: Visit Combe Sydenham Hall which nestles in a hidden Exmoor Valley. The buildings give a very special opportunity to see history restored. The estate allows observation of unspoilt nature at its best.mountain biker, take to the Freer Ride Trails. Something for all the family. Just a few minutes from Somerset’s County Town of Taunton, are Hestercombe Gardens. Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. Set in over 40 acres of woodlland, the landscape and formal gardens offers peace, tranquillity, wonderful walks with views to take your breath away. Also close by is Somerset County Museum which is set in the historic building of Taunton Castle, a superb collection of toys and dolls, plus a rare display of archaeological items many of which are of Roman origin. And don’t forget to visit West Somerset Railway which is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events including Steam Rallies, and team Fayre and Vintage Vehicle rally.

Eating and Drinking: Within walking distant is The New Inn Pub in Halse, an 18th century former coaching inn that offers the complete country village pub experience. A full à la carte menu is served every evening in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant serves up classic British, seasonal cuisine, honestly priced. The quality food is simple, local and without pretence. All dishes use only the finest, freshest ingredients, sourced from local markets and suppliers wherever possible. There is plenty of places to eat in Taunton and for something a little different try The Willow Tree Restaurant which is one Tauntons treasures. It was opened in September 2002 by ex-Roux Brothers Head Chef, Darren Sherlock and his partner Rita Rambellas; set in a charming 17th century Grade II Listed building with its cosy inglenook fireplace and delightful waterside terrace, The Willow Tree is one of the finest Restaurants in Taunton!

Foodstore: The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury’s which is located in Taunton and just five minute drive away. Why not pre order your grocery order for delivery for the cottage.

Beauty Treatments at the Cottage: My Personal Sanctuary delivers first class therapists direct to you at the property of your choice.  They literally bring the Spa to You! Their service is ideal if you are planning a party or special occasion for friends or a loved one.

Sporting Activities: For a bit of Golfing visit Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Course a 18 hole par 69 in wonderful surroundings; is a challenging test, which rewards the brave while encouraging the less adventurous - ideal for a golf society of all standards. There is Horse Riding at Mill House Riding Centre, which offer a fantastic range of facilities, over 30 well schooled horses and ponies and BHS & ABRS trained and qualified staff. We cater for all abilities in a friendly, safe environment. The Riding Centre’s horses and ponies have been carefully chosen to be safe, sensible and fun and include many different breeds ranging from shetlands to  thoroughbreds. We’ve horses and ponies that are suitable for lessons for riders of all abilities. And for Children visit The Fun Farm at Taunton who offer Quad bike course with 50cc and 90cc quad bikes for children aged six and above including adults. Farm park with piglets, lambs and red deer with a indoor children’s adventure playground.




  • Oven/Hob
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Food Mixer
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Sky/Sat/Free View
  • Music System/CD/Radio
  • I-Pod Dock
  • Log/Multi Fuel Burner
  • Oil Central Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Childs Cot
  • Childs High Chair
  • Stairgate
  • King Sized Bed
  • Selection of DVD's
  • Selection of Books and Games

Outdoor Features

  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden Furniture
  • BBQ
  • Off Road Parking
  • Use of adjacent land/parkland

Included In The Price

  • Bed Linen
  • Towels
  • Basic Kitchen Provisions
  • Welcome Food Hamper
  • Heat/Light
  • Logs/Coal

Extra Services

  • In-House Beauty Treatments
  • Readymade meals delivered
  • On site Chef




  • "They say it's the little things that make the difference and all the fabulous touches such as the fresh flowers, amazing crisp linen, logs being incuded and the wonderful hampe"

  • The Greg Family

Property Address

The Tree House

Owners Contact Details

Kate Rucklidge

Tel: 01823431622 or 07813821475

Owners Website

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