Unleash your inner Tarzan at Cabanes als Arbres, a collection of 10 tree-houses high in a forest in the Montseny mountains, an hour from Barcelona in Spain.
Access to the tree-houses is via rope bridges and wooden walkways. Each is about 30 metres square – or, rather, round – with a tree trunk growing up through the middle and they have great verandas from which to enjoy your sundowners.
While there is obviously no better spot for lovebirds than to be perched 10metres up a tree, kids are welcome, provided they are over 10 years of age. Sleepwalkers of any age might give it a miss, though.
Water is supplied in jugs and there’s no electricity either, but candles and gas lamps are provided, all of which add to the sense of adventure.
Guests are also provided with walkie talkies – the equivalent of dialling nine for reception.
The “en-suite” is pretty rudimentary – basically a bucket in the corner screened by a curtain. Still, you can’t have everything and, if you are keen to preserve your dignity, there are facilities in a nearby, typically Catalan farmhouse which guests can use.
Breakfast is hoisted to your eyrie in a basket and is included in the price, about €130 a night in high season, for two.
Lunch and dinner can also be arranged, as can such treats as champagne, chocolates and massage kits, should you desire them.
Days are spent cycling the way marked trails, whizzing along zip lines in the nearby adventure park or simply tree-hugging in the privacy of your own cabana.