Sunday, 6 March 2016

Tinker Treehouse

Last weekend I got a lovely belated Christmas treat from Nick, a weekend in a tree house! The Tinker Tree House is in West Lexham in Norfolk and is one of four treehouses there. They've been built on the land of a very grand house, hidden away down a path and in some woods.

Apparently the Tinker treehouse is the smallest and was really cute with bunting and fairy lights dotted around and a log burner and hot water bottles to keep warm at night. It's so secluded that the stars shone so brightly, and it was so cold that frost completely covered the floor...brrrr.
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham

We arrived on the Friday night and found a cosy pub a few miles away called The Ostrich in Castle Acre where we had some really tasty food, then headed home to get the fire started.
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham

Saturday was bright and breezy so we decided to check out the site's boat house where we found two rowing boats, so we decided to go for a paddle. I discovered rowing was a lot harder than predicted, ended up going backwards when I wanted to go forwards and did at least three 360 degree turns. Nick eventually took over the helm after my failure. I also felt very wary of the swan that was keeping a watchful eye on us and coming very close to the boat.
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
After our water adventure, we went into Castle Acre and explored the Castle and Priory there. To say it's such a small village there were lots of impressive sights to see. We spent some time browsing in a small charity bookshop where i bought an old map of the peak district, then spent the evening playing cards in The Ostrich while Nick watched the rugby.
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham

That night we made the most of the campsite's garden kitchen, which is open air. It was an experience cooking under the stars, but it was so cold that i had to shove the hot water bottle under my coat.

On Sunday morning we had breakfast on our balcony looking out over the fields, and before I hit the road back to Sheffield we went for some lunch at The Station Bar in Swaffham. It was a carvery but the service was impeccable and their food was so good! I would definitely go back if I was in the area again.
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham
Glamping in Tinker Tree House west lexham

I loved our time in the Tinker Treehouse and can't wait to go back when the weather is warmer, in the mean time I have a new appreciation for hot showers!

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