Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat

Nr Axminster and Lyme Regis, Dorset


incredible tree house escapes

The word that rings out loud and clear from the guest book at Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat is ‘magical’ and so it is.  Three incredible luxury treehouses offering child free peace and gay friendly stays in this luxury Dorset woodland wonder world.

The Location

Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat is a 14 acre woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Dorset, an easy 10 miles from Lyme Regis. The rolling countryside of this region offers a beautiful backdrop as you explore the villages, towns and historical sites, all bordered by the stunning beaches along this coast line.

You can get a train to Axminster from London Waterloo (two hours 45 minutes) and then it is 10 minutes in a taxi.

You’re 10 miles to Lyme Regis, 17 miles to Bridport and 150 miles to London!

  • Each of the three stunning treehouses have been crafted to create architecturally fascinating spaces coupled with luxury and comfort.
  • The Tree houses are magical.  A copper bath. Sauna. A hot tub on the balcony. Just beautiful
  • An evening star gazing as you cook up your own pizza on the terrace.. need we say more?
  • Gazing down to the woodland floor through your glass bottomed tree house is the stuff of dreams
  • The treehouses are all reached by raised wooden walkways so while you are walking through the woodland you are not traipsing through mud when it is wet.  Very civilised
  • There are so many great towns and villages to explore in Dorset that it’s hard to select any over others. There are thatched cottages. Georgian and Tudor mansions. Thriving market towns. Beachside villages and open spaces. We love it all.
  • Dorset has a superb culinary scene, much of which makes use of local sourced ingredients and wine. Take a look at the Things to Book and Do in Dorset selection Guy has made
  • Three huge, luxury treehouses – Dazzle, The Woodsman’s and Pinwheel
  • In May 2023 Dazzle Treehouse and Pinwheel Treehouse were each awarded a RIBA South West award, so you can now choose between three distinct RIBA award winning treehouses here in the woods.
  • Each has private terrace, hot tub and wood fired pizza oven
  • For cooler months each has a wood-burning stove in the open plan living space
  • There’s a fast and strong 4G signal throughout the site for zoomers and “home” working…
  • Complimentary biodegradable ‘Faith In Nature’ shower gel and soap, coffee and Dorset tea complete the nice little touches that make the difference

Guy Mallinson has the look and laugh of a man who is happy with his lot.  He has that grounded contented quality that often comes from people who actually make useful and beautiful things.  He trained as cabinet maker and studied furniture design at the Royal College of Art before running his own furniture design business in London for 15 years.

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Meg: April 2016

This is the best holiday we have been on. We felt very welcome. There is a lot to do - and each hut/tent/yurt has its own bbq and log burning stove and its far away from other tents/yurt/hut - so its really very quiet and very romantic. the hot tree showers and amazing - and the sauna was beautiful. Amazing stay. 10/10

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Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat

Nr Axminster and Lyme Regis, Dorset


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    Nr Axminster and Lyme Regis, Dorset


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