A weekend in the trees…
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While Jord and I have been lucky enough to stay at some of the most beautiful places during the decade (!!) we’ve been together, our recent trip might just be my favourite yet. We were invited to visit the Trossachs Treehouses, a Kip Hideaway luxury stay set in the heart of the Trossachs National Park. A leafy oasis less than an hour from our flat in Glasgow. I can’t believe I’ve been making regular trips abroad when this little haven is right on our door step!
The Treehouses were even better than the name suggests – a hidden cosy cabin perched amongst the trees, in a tranquil spot on a former castle estate near Doune. Each treehouse has a huuuuge bed with cloud-like duvets, a kitchen stocked with essentials for your stay, as well as a log fire, a deck and seating with views over the forest – and ours even had an outdoor bath too. It was truly my idea of paradise, I can’t imagine a more romantic and cosy trip to kickstart autumn…
The ultimate mini break…
Before we set off from Glasgow, we packed the car with everything we needed to go off grid for a couple of days – cheese, rosé, ingredients for s’mores, books, our trusty portable speaker, a deck of cards, comfy clothes and chunky knitwear.
I planned a weekend of relaxation – I didn’t even pack my phone charger. Unheard of for me!
As soon as we arrived in our cosy cabin, we were welcomed by a toasty fire, a chilled bottle of champagne and a hamper of local goodies. Fresh bread, free-range eggs and local butter, plus a selection of teas and jams. It was such a lovely, warm welcome on a typical rainy Scottish day.
I made up a cheeseboard while Jord poured us drinks, and we put on a playlist for snacking and lounging in front of the fire. I had packed a couple of books but we ended up just chatting and chilling for the entire weekend, it was so nice to just switch off and spend some proper time together!
I had big plans to start Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller but in the end we pretty much just went for walks, chatted in front of the fire or listened to music! I loved that the Treehouses don’t have a TV, and there’s only just enough signal to do the basics so it meant I could truly switch off – heaven!
Many games of Uno were played…
We take our Marshall portable speaker with us everywhere, the charge lasts so long so it’s perfect for mini breaks and it’s lovely to listen to Nina Simone while drinking coffee in the mornings or dance to an 80’s playlist after a few wines in the evening!
Kip Hideaways are dedicated to finding under-the-radar, luxury and affordable stays in the UK. You need to be a member to access their boutique stays, but membership costs just £14 a year (or £2.99 a month) and for every annual membership, Kip plants a tree to say thank you!
It’s my go-to for finding beautiful boutique getaways, it’s filled with incredible places up and down the country!SEE THE HIDEAWAYS
About That Bath…
The outdoor bath (complete with my favourite bubble bath from Highland Soap Co.) was the highlight of the trip – sitting in here while it rained, with only a view of the trees, was just magical.
Not all the Treehouses have baths, so it’s worth checking beforehand.
The Treehouses are decorated in a very fun and sustainable way; repurposed doors from the old castle cover the walls, buckets are repurposed as light pendants and our shower was made from corrugated iron. The decor was so cosy and welcoming – like a little home away from home.
What I Wore…
I mainly packed knitwear and PJs, alongside my Doc Marten boots which serve as wellies, and my favourite puffer coat. These gingham pyjamas are my favourites right now – so roomy and comfortable but could pass as part of my wardrobe!
The pink knitted cardigan is from Hush* and the striped red & pink jumper is from Warehouse. The jeans are my comfy Topshop pair – you know the ones that aren’t all that flattering but can take even the chunkiest jumper tucked in? Yeah, those.
I also wore my new Pala Sunglasses in Lich Smoke* which are my favourite pair right now – they’re such a staple style for me, I love clear frames and round lenses. Perfect for brief moments when the sun came out.
On our last night we made dinner, settled down in front of the fire with a G&T and then had s’mores later that evening – I remember saying to Jordan that it was the happiest I’ve ever been. Such a wholesome weekend of rest, relaxation and delicious food in such a calming setting.
I feel like I’ve found somewhere that I know we’ll return to often, the Trossachs Treehouses really are my idea of the perfect weekend away – the drizzly weather made it all the more cosy too!
Doesn’t this just look like the perfect trip?!