Hive Hotels plans to elevate business with plan for new treehouses 


A hotel in Derbyshire could boost business with the addition of treehouses in its ground after a proposal was submitted by the property’s new owners, Hive Hotels.

Plans for 11 treehouses at the Grade-II listed Callow Hall Country House Hotel have been lodged with Derbyshire Dales District Council as part of a wider £3.5m refurbishment and expansion spearheaded by its new owners. 

The treehouses would form the hotel’s Wild Hives expansion and would be built between existing trees and supported on timber platform structures.

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Timber boardwalks would also be built throughout the wood to provide access to the lodges.

Of the 11 treehouses, five would have three bedrooms, five would have one bedroom and one would have two bedrooms.

Hive Hotels, overseen by Ed Burrows and Charles Randall, bought the 16-bedroom hotel in August 2018 for £2m as they set their sights on acquiring five hotels to operate under the group over the next decade. 

They acquired Callow Hall from David and Joan Hardman who bought the property from Von Essen in 2011 for £2.25m.

Before this, it had been run by the Spencer family for 26 years.

The district council will decide on the plans in the next few months.

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