If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise….
Because this is where you will find Fernie Castle Treehouse perched in six lofty sycamores, the first glimpse of the house is through the pines, rowans and elderberries, the sun glinting on copper roof tiles. It appears to grow out of the trees with the sycamores bursting right through the floor and up out of the roof . Entry is via a flight of stairs to a fairy light-festooned balcony where double doors with striking stained glass lead you into the bedroom.
The bedroom has a huge elm kingsized bed and other specially designed furniture all hand made with total comfort in mind including electricity, plumbing, heating, an alarm, telephone, flat screen TV, DVD, CD player and coffee maker, plus a fridge
full of champagne, chocolates and other goodies.
Climbing up what appears to be the inside of a hollow tree, one emerges into an octagonal bathroom with walls painted twilight blue and a frieze of fairies who flit among trees overhanging pools of water.
The ceiling is awash with stars and a pale moon shines onto grazing unicorns, in the centre sits a huge slipper bath under a chandelier of leaves and flowers. There are three balconies all with amazing views of the surrounding countryside and one even has a swing! Set in a quiet glade 500 yards from the 14th century Fernie Castle, its isolation from the hotel is almost complete thanks to the thick surrounding woodland and its own
private garden grounds which lead to Fernie burn running through Fernie grounds. So if you do go down to the woods today you will have all the luxuries of a five star hotel suite but the feeling of something magical straight out of Robin Hood perhaps…..