The Treehouse

Essendon, Hertfordshire
+44 (0)1707 271794
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Birders will love escaping up here, golfers too - visit Hatfield House, Knebworth, Cambridge - come back to a good local pub and a comfy bed


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

As you look out at lofty pines imagine Henry VIII thundering by… This whole area was part of the hunting estate of nearby Hatfield House and hugely ancient trees overlook the outside stair to your neat apartment above the Ames’ clapper-board garage. Off the small balcony, through the stable door, is your attractive, compact, white-tiled, living space. Open the doors garden-to-tree-end for the full airy view! You’ve a small pitch-ceilinged sitting area with Velux window, modern L-shaped sofa, faux fur throw; radio and magazines to relax with. From the spotless, smartly-fitted kitchen you can practically see into birds’ nests, and watch deer forage below. The gable-end, queen-sized bedroom is cool and calm, decorated in blues and white – a wooden chest under the eaves has fluffy socks so you can go shoe-free on the tiles. The pristine bathroom is a good size with slatted wood ‘mat’, nice towels and robes. Don’t come laden as space is limited. You can walk down the road just outside to the village pub; local take-aways are good. Golf on the doorstep, Knebworth nearby, Cambridge is less than an hour.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Sorry, no dogs.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £495
Singles £425 - £525.
1 House for 2
From £1001 bed1 bedroom


Perfect for a girlie weekend away! Surrounded by fields but also close to a pub it's the perfect blend of feeling isolated but not too much. Pat is a great host, fast communication and so many lovely personal touches in the property; bathrobes, bed socks, toiletries and even bread and milk. She really has thought of it all. I would definitely recommend to my friends!


Fantastic experience! Great location in an absolutely charming area - it was such a treat to escape London for a weekend and to wake up in The Treehouse instead, away from our busy London lives! Perfect and easy communication with Pat, the lovely host. Amazing place to stay - exceeded expectations right away during check-in. Surrounded by old oak trees, impeccably clean and equipped, absolutely private, but not too isolated - will be recommending to everyone and try to come back one day. Many thanks!

Irina, London

My wife and I stayed here after getting married at Essendon. The treehouse is a really smart place - clever design and excellent interior gives it a cosy feel. I also stayed here with 3 of my ushers the night before the wedding. Pat, the host, was so welcoming and helpful. She even tidied up for us on the day of the wedding after we left in a hurry on the morning! Strongly recommend the Tree House for a peaceful stay in a lovely village.

Joe, London

We had a wonderful welcome from Pat the owner, the treehouse is very cute and has everything you need for a comfy stay. All the appliances were high quality and easy to use, the welcome basket was excellent and very generous! There were a selection of DVDs/CDs books and magazines. We enjoyed watching the squirrels and birds and went for some lovely walks straight from the treehouse. We spent a day in London as the nearest tube station is a 20 min drive away! I must say I was reluctant to leave a review as we could keep it a secret so we can visit again and again!!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pat Ames

  • If you enjoy golf, Essendon Country Club is just a two minute drive away.
  • Hatfield House, one of the Treasure Houses of England, is also nearby. Magnificent gardens, park, farm, restaurant and shops.
  • Knebworth House c.1563 - 250 acres of Hertfordshire Countryside.
  • Essendon is a small village, on a hill. Open countryside all around. Ideal for walking, exploring and relaxing.
  • Both Essendon Country Club and Hatfield House are venues for weddings, so the treehouse would be suitable for guests . - the country club is within walking distance.
  • To be noted .... Limited wifi access. Normally suitable for accessing mail but not suitable for streaming.