Rewild Things


Elmore, Gloucestershire

Staggeringly beautiful treehouses hidden in woodland on a vast rewilded estate (each sleeps 2 + child)

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Alfresco tub

Child friendly

Eco conscious

EV charging




Space & setting.

As you slip into the bubbles and warmth of an alfresco bath amongst the treetops, you’ll feel as if you’re in a luxe African safari lodge. Below, a rewilded estate stretches for miles, its wetlands already a nesting spot for lapwings, one of the UK’s endangered birds. Birds, indeed, are everywhere. Skylarks and stonechats sing and chirp as you wallow; swifts swoop and twirl overhead. Go for a swim in the reed-fringed pond and you may see the resident grey heron flap majestically off into the air.

Clad in British cedar, the treehouses blend into their indigenous woodland perfectly. Their design is truly one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen, with an inspired indoor/outdoor design. Kitchen and dining area have open walls into nature, and there are overhead heaters for colder months plus vast braziers next to chairs on the deck, carefully positioned for sunset and watching curlews on the water. Bedrooms are enclosed pods, with cork flooring, colourful accents, dreamy bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows so you can see the wetlands from bed — then stars as night draws in. Homemade meals can be delivered in a hamper (creamy fish pie with salsa verde and crisp asparagus; eggs and smoked salmon, chilled Prosecco), and you feel utterly private and hidden at all times. Really, the whole experience feels like a long-haul honeymoon dream. Yet it’s just 15 mins from Gloucester train station.

Getting here: drive, or train to Gloucester and taxi (15 mins) 

“We’d like to be an example of how a country estate can exist in the 21st century. Having been bought up in Africa with the great fortune to go on incredible safari trips I was a nature fanatic as a child. Moving here made me realise that you really don’t need to go to faraway places to get a nature ‘hit’. Rewilding is, to me, the process of allowing something to return to a wild state, where nature can just do its thing with all its beauty, savagery, magic and colour without thinking too much. The impact of this is that biodiversity across the land blossoms; with plants, fungi, birds, small mammals and all the rest finding a true home. The soil will improve and carbon will be sequestered. We’re now in our third year of rewilding a quarter of our 1,000 acres of land, and our bespoke treehouses overlook the wetlands where animals now roam freely. We hope to inspire our guests with the magic of nature.” Owner, Anselm

My Kip favourites

He loves
“The total disconnect from real life, and the incredible birdsong.”

We love
The sleek Scandi interiors by Tracey Boyd, which balance natural textures with colourful cushions and boucle daybeds.

You may not love
You’ll need to drive to shops and restaurants; we’d advise you order homemade meals, bring groceries, and don’t contemplate leaving! Sorry, no dogs allowed.

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The treehouses were built with sustainable materials (British cedar cladding, cork flooring, poplar ply walls) and the clever design allows for maximum insulation, gaining energy from both the sun and occupants. Each treehouse has full recycling in place and an EV charging point.


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    Wild swimming pond
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    The Estate
  • Hundreds of acres are yours to explore; wander through waist-high cow parsley and wild grasses, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife.
  • A 30-minute walk away is the most magical spring-fed wild-swimming pond, with a changing yurt and Swedish sauna hut. Pre-book a slot with Sarah and spend a few hours here.
  • You can wander to the Pilot Inn for a pint, or Wholly Gelato for ice cream.
  • Stroud is great for foodies (20 mins’ drive), thanks to its Friday Night Market — artisan street food and live music — and farmers’ market every Saturday, which takes over the town centre.
  • We love the magical follies and maze at Painswick Rocco Gardens (20 mins’ drive).
  • Spend a day at Slimbridge (25 mins’ drive), with its nature hides overlooking wetlands and birdlife ponds.
  • You’re 15 mins’ drive from Gloucester, famed for its 11thC Cathedral and vibrant Docks area.


  • Four treehouses staggered along a woodland on a 1,000-acre estate
    • Wren: sleeps 2. Indoor bedroom, bathroom and lounge area; outdoor bath
    • Kite: sleeps 2 + 1 kid on a single bed tucked into a nook; indoor bedroom, bathroom and lounge area; outdoor kitchen, bath, firepit and snooze chairs
    • Wild Cat: sleeps 2 + 1 kid on a trundle bed; indoor bedroom, bathroom and lounge area; outdoor kitchen, bath, firepit and snooze chairs
    • Sky: sleeps 2 + 2 kids on trundle beds; indoor bedroom, bathroom and lounge area; outdoor kitchen, bath, firepit and snooze chairs
  • Sky is wheelchair accessible
  • All have:
  • Super-kingsize bed with natural mattress
  • Woodburner and seating area with Bluetooth speaker, binoculars and rewilding books
  • Walk-in shower, bathrobes and Commune toiletries
  • Gas hob, microwave combi oven, fridge, kettle, toaster and Nespresso
  • Basic supplies, and a range of foodie hampers and homemade meals for advance booking
  • WiFi
  • William Holland alfresco bath
  • Private parking and EV charging point
  • Sorry, no dogs
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night min stay.
  • Remember to pack: swimming costumes, day packs to walk to swimming pond, and all your groceries, so you don’t have to leave

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
*8+ weeks prior to stay: deposit refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
*6-8 weeks prior to stay: deposit retained, 70% balance refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
*4-6 weeks prior to stay: 50% of the total booking fee retained, 50% refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.

No refunds if booking cancelled within 4 weeks of stay.


Unfortunately not.

Kite and Wild Cat each have a single bed for a child. Sky has a single bed and a daybed which can be made up for a child. There is a £30/per night supplement for each extra bed.

Yes! Not something you’d usually associate with a treehouse. Sky is fully accessible, with a boardwalk leading from the carpark into the treehouse, wider doorways throughout, a roll-in wet room shower and sufficient turning space wherever you need it.

The best mode of transport is by car, you also have 2 car parking spaces per treehouse. You can also get a train to Gloucester train station and a taxi from there!

On the day of arrival, you will receive a link to your digital access key; hold this against the black box next to the door and a green light will flash.

Yes! We advise completely disconnecting to appreciate your surroundings… but for those who would prefer not to, there is quick-fibre WiFi.

Madam’s Pond on the estate is perfect for wild swimming! All visits must be booked directly through Rewild Swim Club.

Download the Project EV Pro App for free.

Use the App to scan the QR code on the charging point, set your charging session, plug in. Please note; chargers are limited to 16amps, it may take longer to fully charge your battery.

Yep! Your bathroom has underfloor heating, and a bedroom radiator, both powered by an Air Source Heat Pump. The internal space is super insulated and the windows are triple-glazed. Plus there’s a wood-burning stove.

Yes, you can add-on delicious treats to your stay ranging from breakfast hampers to pasta & dinner options, and they will all be waiting for you on arrival.

Once you have booked your stay a link will be sent to you with all the options and payment options.