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Beech Tree Eco Lodge

Crai, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious eco lodge with a hot tub
  • Located on a working farm that has been awarded Dark Skies Milky Way status
  • Views across the valley available from all around
Property code: BN043

An eco lodge situated on a busy working farm that can comfortably sleeps nine people. The property has use of a shared hot tub, a children’s play area and plenty of room both outside and in.

This property, and the neighbouring eco lodge, have been designed and developed to be comfortable and warm as well as being as energy efficient as possible. The hard work gone onto this has meant that 70% efficiency is achieved. The lodge is located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, in the hamlet of Crai. The area is considered a ‘Dark Skies’ area – resulting in fabulous stargazing opportunities. Binoculars and a telescope are also available for use. Walking and cycling routes are available straight from the door and you can reach the town of Brecon in 12.5 miles.

The lodge is roomy and bright, with panoramic views of the valley and beyond. In the kitchen, you will find plenty of surface space for preparing food, as well as all the amenities you may need for your break. Relax in the sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, and a large screen TV with DVD player. There is also a pool table for you to enjoy. A spacious dining area, with a large farmhouse-style dining table and chairs provides enough room for all visitors to enjoy a meal together. French doors from the dining room lead to the large garden. There is one downstairs twin bedroom with an en-suite wheel-in shower/wet room making it ideal for wheelchair users. One of the beds is electrically operated to lift the head or feet as required. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full-size family bathroom.

The external areas of the property are stunning, and provide fantastic views over the Welsh countryside. The garden is a large lawn complete with picnic benches, an outside dining area, children’s play area and an under-cover hot tub, shared with the neighbouring property. Ample parking is available, so is safe storage for bikes and canoes. The lodge is situated on a 300-acre organic farm which supplies Welsh beef and lamb to supermarkets and guests are able to explore the area.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 twin, 2 king-size, 1 triple room with three single beds
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 large wheel-in shower/wet room, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom with separate shower, plus 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TVs, Freeview, DVD player, CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large garden with patio space, children’s play area and shared hot tub
  • Hot tub shared with neighbouring property, available to hire for exclusive use for an extra charge
  • Hot tub curfew of 10pm
  • Access to binoculars and telescope available on request with owner
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of properties
  • Bike and canoe storage
  • Horse grazing available - visitors are welcome to bring horses with them and owner can provide grazing (on discussion).
  • Pool table
  • 4 miles to nearest shop and pubs
  • Mobile phone signal variable
  • Property is on a working farm - children to be supervised at all times
  • Due to village location there is a zero tolerance policy to noise disturbance and parties
  • Mountain Bikes available for hire - please enquire on booking

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Miss Jones August 2020

Well equipped and spacious.

Reviewed by Mr. Khan November 2019

The cottage had a nice large open living area and kitchen. The beds and bedding and bathrooms were all nice (though there wasn't too much extra loo roll). The scenery was beautiful and there was plenty of space for the cars. The cooking facilities were good. There were some issues. One room was filled with dead flies. There must have been 20Read more of them. We started to get rid of them but kept finding more! One of the door handles was hanging off on a single screw. The internet was very poor. Pool table was battered and not level but usable The next points were issues we had but could well have been down to us not knowing what to do. The Hot Tub was quite cold. There didn't seem to be a way for us to control the heating. Hide

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The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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