The Treehouse

The Treehouse

Our treehouse is situated in the middle of Norfolk amongst unspoilt countryside. It is seven miles from both the market towns of Dereham to the South and Fakenham to the north. Small country roads surround the treehouse, ideal for walking and exploring; The perfect location for experiencing the beautiful and varied Norfolk coastline, the wildlife haven of the Norfolk Broads and the stunning cathedral city of Norwich with its Norman castle and medieval shopping lanes. Arrive by train to the nearest train stations at Norwich, Downham Market and Kings Lynn.  The treehouse itself sits over Panford Beck, nestled on the edge of its own three-acre private woodland and wildflower meadow.

The treehouse is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion

Steven and Helen warmly invite you to relax and to calm the soul within our little piece of Norfolk

Start the day with breakfast on the deck within the trees with the dawn chorus serenading. The afternoon spent relaxing in the sun on the wildflower seat watching the butterflies flying amongst the traditional flowers and grasses. And draw the day to a close with a relaxing soak in the hot tub watching the unspoilt dark sky and the owls keeping guard.

Essential Information

General Information

  • Check in: 4 pm, Check out: 10 am
  • Please bring wellies or walking boots as it can get muddy and warm clothes for the colder evenings outdoors
  • Please note that at various times of the year there will be tractor/machinery activity surrounding the site
  • One bag of firewood per day is provided.  Extra can be purchased onsite for £5 per bag
  • Mobile phone signal
  • WiFi
  • Welcome hamper
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • One king-size bed
  • Space for 1 baby (babes in arms).  Travel cot not provided, please bring your own equipment
  • Smoking/vaping is strictly prohibited within the treehouse, we do allow smoking and vaping on the decks with care

Cooking

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • 2 ring gas hob
  • Gas oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment
  • Fire pit with grill and BBQ tools

Washing

  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Bathroom toiletries provided

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Dressing gowns provided
  • Wood-burner
  • Plug sockets

Entertainment

  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Smart TV
  • Hammock
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Picnic hamper with rug
  • Binoculars
  • Fishing available along the river bank
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The Treehouse Story

With direct historical ties to the local land, both Helen and Steven’s families have been farming in Norfolk – stretching back several generations to the 17th century. After welcoming our three children we knew that the time was right to create a diversification project to help secure the farm for the next generation.

Our journey for the treehouse started about five years ago when the need for a diversification project for the farming business grew. The idea for a treehouse was founded after research on other glamping projects revealed the unique, low-impact accommodation variants around the country which in turn sparked a “Eureka” moment. We knew straight away where the perfect place for the treehouse would be, nestled in Annabelle’s wood; a native woodland that we planted many years ago to celebrate the birth of our first child. It was an enlightening moment when choosing the right spot within the woodland – the sun rays shone through the oak branches and illuminated the roe deer scampering through the bracken, indicating to us that this was a magical spot. We knew that our guests would relish our little piece of quiet and calm. It wasn’t an easy process for our idea to become a reality, but eventually after a couple of years hard work and determination in September 2020 work began to build our treehouse and future.

The treehouse has been built using techniques that caused minimal disturbance and damage to the area. It was a challenge to build through both a national lockdown and one of the wettest Autumn and Winters that Norfolk had seen for several years. But in the summer of 2021, we opened with the help of all the family generations from grandparents to grandchildren.

We passionately believe that Panford Beck Treehouse should subtly fuse into its surroundings and nature.  Our philosophy at the treehouse is to adapt the treehouse to the nature surrounding it, and to let the wild tells its own story.  We continue to manage the woodland and wildflower meadow to encourage as much wildlife as possible.