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Oaklands Glamping & Treehouse (Adults Only)

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Welshpool

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Adults-only safari lodges and a hilltop treehouse in mid-Wales, which take luxury glamping to a whole new level.

The busier our lives become, the more elaborate the ways glampers choose to relax. A ‘holiday’ is no longer a city break or kicking back on the beach; and nothing encapsulates the glamping phenomenon better than a treehouse. Once you’ve laid eyes on one it’s certainly hard to resist their allure. And at Oaklands Glamping & Treehouse in mid-Wales – a zero-hassle adult-only glampsite, designed by the husband and wife team of Shaphan and Abigail Davies – they’ve pulled off the feat of building a strikingly modern treehouse that’s as fascinating as it is luxurious.

Oaklands is about the most scenic setting imaginable and the south-facing ‘Heartwood’ treehouse is designed for couples, wanting to unleash their inner child. Inside, there’s a king-sized bed with Hypnos mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding, fully integrated kitchen, a beautiful walk-in rain shower and underfloor heating. The real treat, though, is a huge freestanding bath. Who'd have thought it – an enormous bath, designer toiletries and white fluffy towels, all in your own treehouse? Everywhere you turn there are detailed touches; like the bathroom mirror, handcrafted from driftwood collected on the beaches of North Wales.

At nighttime, the embrace of a huge oak tree (which has been incorporated into the decking) creates a magical atmosphere, while, on chillier evenings, the private wood fired hot tub will keep you warm. There’s little to disturb you in this remote hilltop setting, but bird song and the distant rush of the Banwy River below. And even though you're not technically in a tree, you're right up there among the leaves and branches, with buzzards and red kites circling above. It’s hard to imagine a more romantic place to watch the sun set.

The treehouse is breathtaking enough, but there’s fun to be had in Oaklands two safari tents, too, Bluebell and Foxglove (named after the site's resident flower species). Pulling back the tent flap, you may be surprised at just how comfortable it is. Sleeping up to four, each tent has every mod con you could imagine; at its heart there’s an all-singing, all-dancing kitchen (with a woodburning stove), plus a bedroom with king-sized bed, beautiful roll-top bath, and outdoor decking with a BBQ area. Deepest Africa this may not be, but the far-reaching views of the Welsh countryside – with a local steam train passing and plenty of wildlife – could be a million miles away.



The treehouse has a south-facing deck, BBQ area and wood-fired hot tub. Inside, there's an integrated kitchen (with fridge, oven, hob, dishwasher, wine cooler and coffee machine, plus all crockery, cutlery and utensils), leather sofas, log burner, TV, a bedroom (king-sized bed), free-standing bath, walk-in shower and underfloor heating. Excellent views. Safari lodges have kitchens, too, with a mini fridge and a woodburning stove with a hotplate and oven compartment for cooking. There's a king-sized bed in the bedroom, a roll-top bath, dining table and chairs, outside decking area. Linen, bedding and towels provided in all accommodation.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, and small groups. Adults only. No smoking. No pets.


The 13th century redbrick Powis Castle (01938 551944) was originally constructed by Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn, Prince of Powys, and subsequently enriched by generations of the Clive and Herbert families. Perhaps the highlight is the Clive Museum, which houses treasures brought back from the Far East by Clive of India, the British conqueror of Bengal at the 1757 Battle of Plassey. The castle is also home to the famous Welsh daffodil and beautiful magnolia trees. Hop aboard the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (01938 810441) and enjoy a ride on a huffing and puffing locomotive. They boast comfortable carriages, heated in cold weather where you can stand and watch the rolling countryside, rushing rivers, and grazing sheep and cattle. It’s a 45-minute ride each way, and at the Llanfair Caereinion terminal, you can have lunch (with cakes!) in the friendly tearoom, or set off to explore the countryside before your return journey. On the banks of the River Severn, Glansevern Hall Gardens (01686 640644) offer 25 acres of diverse landscape. There's plenty to explore, including a huge lake, cascading water garden, woodland walks, charming folly garden and a secluded bird hide.

Food & Drink

Save a trip to the shops and visit the on-site honesty larder, where you will find a fridge freezer and pantry area full of your basic cooking requirements: sausages, bacon, eggs, bread, butter, milk, jams, cereal, crisps, chocolate, and marshmallows. Just a 5-minute walk up the lane (turn left when you come out of the site entrance) Henllan (01938 810343) is a local pub and restaurant which dishes-up a great Sunday lunch, however you will need to book and it’s only open weekends. As you head back towards Welshpool at the roundabout you will find the Raven Inn (01938 553101) a newly refurbished establishment that serves freshly prepared food to order. The menu changes with the seasons and serves every day from 12pm-9.30pm. For something a bit special and excellent quality you can take a drive to Plas Yn Dinas (01691 829055) that specialises in local ales and fine country dining. The Bay Tree Vintage Tea Rooms (01938 555456) is a great place for afternoon tea, whilst The Lakeside Restaurant sits in 60 acres of lush countryside, overlooking the golf course and makes an ideal spot for lunch.


The Treehouse is open all year, the Safari Tents are open April - December (closed January - March).

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2 safari lodges (Bluebell and Foxglove; sleeping 2 each) and 1 luxury treehouse (Heartwood; sleeps 2).
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Contact Oaklands Glamping & Treehouse (Adults Only), Oaklands Glamping & Treehouse, Llangyniew, Welshpool, Powys SY21 9EJ

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Getting There

It's definitely best to have your own transport, however Welshpool train station is 8 miles away and a taxi can be caught from there to the site.


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