Unleash your inner Tarzan this summer with a tree house break

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If you're looking to be swept off your feet by the beauty of your overnight accommodation, then where better to go than a tree house?

Had your fair share of bland hotels and crumby B&Bs? Then we have the perfect alternative for you.

You don't have to pitch up a tent and keep your fingers crossed for sunshine to stay in the great outdoors, not when you can relax in a luxurious tree house (with hot water!)

The list below is a round up of some of the most stunning wooden cabins you can book in the UK, perfect for a weekend away for 2, 4 or even 10.

So put down the mallet and tent pegs and take a look at what you can find in the woods today...

Gwdy Hw

Gwdy Hw

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If you and your partner are looking for the perfect romantic getaway, then you couldn't choose better than this cosy tree house, 30ft up in the heart of the Welsh mountains.

Gwdy Hw (pn. goody hoo), a futuristic-looking curved pod, is reached after a short hike through the woods. Snuggle up in the living room with the wood burner going full pelt, or while away a summer's evening on the terrace and take in the tranquillity of your surroundings.

Toilet situation - there's a Swedish separating compost loo on a separate platform.

We think this is perfect for 2, but there's a bunk bed, as well as the double, if you have 2 little ones in tow.

Cost: From £199 per night

Location: Powys, Wales

Fernie Castle Tree House

Fernie Castle Tree House

This stunning castle-inspired tree house, complete with copper roof tiles, is perched in 6 lofty sycamores.

Step inside and you'll be transported to a magical world of fairies and unicorns - the walls are painted beautifully and feature blue pools and trees, while the ceilings are adorned with painted skies, stunning stars and a pale moon. The staircase is painted to look like the inside of a hollowed out tree.

There are 3 balconies around the tree house, one even has a swing.

The nightly rate is perhaps more than you'd usually pay but it includes a load of extras such as a 4-course dinner in the neighbouring 14th Century Fernie Castle hotel, a bottle of champagne, beers, cheeseboard, continental breakfast and lots more.

This is the perfect place to treat your loved one to something truly memorable.

Cost: From £445 per night

Location: Fife, Scotland

Castle Cottages Tree House

Castle Cottages Tree House

This beautiful tree house will have you feeling 'at one' with nature in no time - just take a look at the bed (above) which is nestled between the large branches of a huge sweet chestnut tree.

The tree house is on the edge of a wood within the grounds of Coates Castle, a Strawberry Hill gothic mansion. It's flooded with natural light - the en-suite shower room even has a glass roof to allow more light in.

There's a large balcony, complete with swing seats, for you to relax with your friends or family.

And once you've spent the night in the great outdoors, you can refuel with a delicious home cooked breakfast which is served either in the main B&B's heated conservatory or outside in the walled garden if the sun is shining.

Cost: From £160 per night B&B (except for public holidays at £170)

Location: Fittleworth, West Sussex

Treetops Tree House

Treetops Tree House

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We defy you not to fall in love with this huge tree house nestling in a 250-year-old oak tree. The impressive, multi-level structure is built in and around the tree's branches and the whole interior is a warren of interconnected rooms.

The inside is beautiful and extraordinarily comfortable - there's a king size bed upstairs, a living room and kitchen downstairs, and our favourite - a freestanding copper bathtub in the bathroom.

If you can drag yourself out of the stunning tub, step out onto the deck through the French doors and find the secret sheltered cubbyhole - plonk yourselves down for the evening on the comfy beanbags and take in the scenery.

There's also a bedroom for 2 children just a few steps down from the main one; it has criss-crossed bunk beds and a ladder of branches leading up to the top.

Top tip: keep an eye out for the local train that will chug past beneath you!

Cost: From £245 per night for 2 adults

Location: Chulmleigh, Devon

Golden Oak Tree House

Golden Oak Tree House

Keldy tree house: http://www.forestholidays.co.uk/

If you dreamed of spending summer days in a tree house with your mates when you were younger, then why not fulfil that dream now. And we guarantee this one will be much nicer than any you would have frequented as a kid!

We've found huge, luxury tree houses which sleep 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms (doubles and twins) nestled in forests throughout the UK.

The cosy wooden cabins all have under-floor heating and come complete with an outdoor hot tub, a log-burning stove in the spacious living room and a fully equipped kitchen.

These lofty houses are the perfect retreat for a chilled out break with friends - don't forget to pack your swimwear.

Cost: Various - we've found 4 nights mid-week in January for £580 or a weekend in June for £1,000

Location: Cornwall, Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and Norfolk

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