Golf club to invest in luxury treehouses

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 9, 2021 10:55

A golf club near Durham is to build five ‘luxury treehouses’ after its initial three have proven to be a hit with attendees at weddings and other events.

The state-of-the-art lodge named Peacock, built on stilts and set in woodland with views over Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa’s Prince Bishop Golf Course’s 18th fairway, was the first to opens its doors in January 2020, with the second, Cuckoo, launched soon after. It was followed by the Woodpecker.

Each one features three bedrooms, a private living room and a state-of-the-art bathroom with a free-standing copper bath. They also boast balconies with sunken hot tubs.

Despite them opening just before the first lockdown, they have proven to be successful – with the golf club saying that there is currently demand for smaller wedding events.

An internal view of one of the treehouses. Image from Facebook

Now work is underway on a further treehouse, which will be primarily used for weddings, and four glass fronted, triangular shaped treehouses which will be aimed at the family market.

The wedding treehouse will be the same design as the three existing treehouses, but will be configured in a way that will mean it can comfortably take between 40 and 50 guests for weddings.

The four triangular treehouses will all be on two levels, with accommodation suitable for couples.

The treehouses will include a bedroom with an en suite on the upper level and a lounge, toilet and shower and small kitchen on the lower level, along with a deck featuring a hot tub.

The hope is that the new treehouses will be open in time for Christmas, with enquiries for weddings already being taken.

John Adamson, owner of Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa, said that after the tough times of the past year, it was good news to be able to move these plans forward.

The state-of-the-art lodge named Peacock was the first to opens its doors in January 2020. Image from Facebook

“Although it has been very difficult for hospitality, we have still been very busy working on these new projects which we believe will be huge assets,” he said.

“There’s been a lot of changes in the wedding market with people now looking at much smaller events, but still wanting that wow factor.

“This is part of the reason that we’ve decided to create the new treehouse so that it is flexible enough for larger numbers, but still providing a really intimate and unique wedding venue.

“This is a very exciting time for all of our venues and we have some very exciting plans that we will be revealing in the near future.”


Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 9, 2021 10:55
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  1. Frank September 12, 16:04

    There called nesting boxes

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  2. Cosmic Driving Range September 9, 17:29

    Well this is out of the box and will be very successful. Golf needs to implement more ideas like this, to continue to grow. Best game on the planet! At 60 looking at George Gankas (GG) and my own leg work cause if your not growing your….. GG is awesome

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  3. Peter September 9, 17:11

    Nice !! Have to love their creativity !! Especially in the golf space !! We must be taking differentiation, to much greater heights !! We must be offering experiences, that separate us, from all the competitive options out there !! This is that and I love it !! Clubs that do so, will flourish while others fall by the wayside !! Great job!!

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