Warm the spirit as winter draws in with a cosy weekend in a luxury woodland lodge. Think roaring fires, woodland wanders, hot tub moments under the stars and quick trips to the beautiful market town of Helmsley.

It’s the perfect place to hangout with friends and family over the festive period. You’ll find yourselves living among the treetops and enjoying far-reaching forest views, whilst relaxing in sumptuous leather sofas or padding around in a fluffy dressing gown as you stroll from hot tub to sauna.

Each lodge sleeps up to six people in three double ensuite bedrooms and boasts a sociable open-plan living area perfect for hosting and celebrating this Christmas. With full-height glass sliding doors leading to large private decking, you can brave the cold in your cosy winter best, look out into the dark night as you warm up by the fire or gaze at the stars through the tree canopy from the warmth of your very own hot tub.

Wilderness and indulgence come hand in hand at Studford Lodges. Each tree house is truly unique, built on stilts in a private woodland in the North York Moors National Park in a small and exclusive site between Helmsley and Ampleforth. The location is rural, but the accommodation is sheer luxury. The holiday experience includes plasma TVs, the very latest in digital sound, exquisite designer furnishings, and your own chauffeur service to take you out to dinner locally.

Catering for families, couples, and groups all year round, it’s the perfect UK getaway over the festive period and beyond. We can’t think of anywhere better to warm up as the nights draw in and the days get colder.