This luxury timber framed lodge is located in one of the most spectacular parts of Wales at the foot of the Cambrian mountains next to Gilfach nature reserve and Elan Valley.
Powered by the sun and biomass fuel, everything is eco friendly.
Relax by the fire pit in the garden or float in the sea salt hot tub in complete peace next to the river.
Available for 2 people in the main lodge or for 3 or 4 which includes the self contained annex.
The lodge was built and designed for low impact living by the architect at the Centre for Alternative Technology ( CAT ) in Machynlleth.
Everything from the build, the local timbers used, the paint, recycled furniture, fixtures, fittings and appliances are super eco.
Heating is from a wonderful wood pellet stove which self ignites at the flick of a switch.
Super insulated and triple glazed with passive solar heating via the conservatory that spans the length of the south side.
The main lodge and the self contained annexe both have kingsize beds, wool mattresses and duvets with indian pure cotton covers.
Both have a shower room using boilerless water heating.
The main lodge has a large smart TV that pops out from the wall.
The annex has its own smart TV and sofa lounging area.
Netflix Movies are provided free of charge.
A bluetooth surround speaker system is on the wall to connect your smartphone or MP3 player.
Please feel free to have a tinkle on the piano. It is tuned and has a beautiful tone surrounded by the wooden walls.
There is also a selection of board games, books and a casino standard poker set.
The lodge has unlimited Wifi and a comfortable desk with a wireless printer / fax / scanner and copier.
The kitchen is chef designed with cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge, coffee machine, dishwasher and all the copper pans, sharp knives and equipment you can think of.
Out in the utility room there is a low energy washing machine, a drier and a small freezer.
Outside in the large, lawned garden there is a wonderful, wood fired hot tub. Unlike most hot tubs we don't use toxic chemicals, just Hymalayan Sea Salt water which you can buoyantly float in while star gazing with only the peaceful sounds of nature, the crackling of the wood fire and the river rippling by.
There are sunloungers and a large round firepit table to enjoy a BBQ and soak up the tranquility.
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This is your lodge for the duration of your stay.
Book for two and you will stay in the main lodge with exclusive use of the Hot Tub, the garden, the river, bike storage and all the facilities. You will have the place to yourselves.
If you book for four people then you also have the use of the self contained annexe which is a separate building just yards from the main lodge.
Either way, there will be no other guests staying apart from yourselves.
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The Hot tub is completely natural, does not guzzle energy and uses no toxic chemicals such as chlorine or bromine.
It will be hot and ready for your arrival with a bottle of ice cold bubbly.
The next day it will take take about 3 hours to get hot by burning logs.
Like many sustainable options the hot tub requires a little more effort to load logs and keep clean ...but if approached with a sense of fun will be a unique and highly enjoyable experience.
We hope you appreciate the concept.
Here is a list of the things we provide and you don't have to bring, if in doubt please ask ;-
2 Smart TVs with Netflix movies and other Apps.
Bluetooth Surround Speaker for your music
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Herbs, Spices, Curry Powder, Sugar
1 pack of ground coffee for the coffee machine
A box of teabags, Teapot, Kettle
The Annex has it’s own kettle with coffee, tea etc.
All kitchen equipment, T-towels, Cleaning cloths,
Home-made Natural Atomiser spray,
Home-made Natural Surface Cleaner, wood polish and Floor cleaner
All recycled Crockery, Cutlery, Glasses,
A bath towel and hand towel per guest.
Eco Toilet rolls, natural shower gel, home made hand soap,
eco washing up liquid,
Home-made Dishwasher Power
Home-made Laundry Detergent
Shoe polish kit, first aid kit, sewing kit, Batteries, Bulbs
Writing / Printing Paper, Pens, Spare Ink Cartridges
Wi-Fi printer, copier, scanner
USB charger points
Logs for the hot tub. ( two nights )
Wood, charcoal, logs and firelighters for the fire pit - depending on how long you are staying. All day soaking will require buying more logs :)
Skewers and tools to cook on the fire pit
In fact just about everything.
Please bring your own bathrobes / bath shoes and extra towels if required for using the hot tub.
Durant el període del 22 de desembre de 2017 - 27 de desembre de 2017 l'estada mínima és de 5 nits .
When you arrive we will be here to serve our special welcome afternoon tea and show you around.
Then, during your stay we are just a phone call away if you need anything.
Mark has worked in the hotel industry all over the world and was a head chef on large motor yachts for many years. He also cooked on film sets including Spielberg's "Empire of the sun" and " A fish called Wanda."
Jo is a chemotherapy nurse, travelling the length and breadth of the UK working in many different hospitals who require her skills and care.
We like to spend as much time as possible paragliding, kayaking, cycling and generally just wandering around this beautiful part of the world.
We don't take the "important" things too seriously and are laughing, easy going, glass half full type people.