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Poplar Tree Eco Lodge

Crai, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 5 star rating
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 5
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
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large and spacious property perfectly suited to large groups
  • Sheltered hot tub and children’s play area shared only with the neighbouring lodge
  • One of two eco-friendly lodges set on a working farm
Property code: BN292

This impressive eco-lodge is set in the centre of a tiny rural hamlet, offering large groups a comfortable base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park, complete with a few special extra touches.

Providing impressive accommodation for a dozen guests, this stunning eco-lodge is one of a pair of properties set in a beautiful part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Situated on a working farm, the lodge is designed to be as energy efficient as possible and features a shared sheltered hot tub. Perfect for a large family gathering or a group of friends marking a special occasion, this American-style lodge is great for hikers, cyclists, walkers, and climbers exploring the secluded and beautiful Crai Valley.

Entering this elegant Welsh-stone-built property, the light, attractive L-shaped open-plan living area offers a warm and inviting lounge, a fully equipped kitchen which is a pleasure to cook in, and a fantastic oak dining table ideal for a special family meal, as well as a games area with a pool table. The lodge has five cosy pine-lined bedrooms, all with TVs: an en-suite ground-floor twin room, and a family room, en-suite king-size room, a double and a twin upstairs. The garden features a shared hot tub and children’s play area, and a private patio which is perfect for BBQs or relaxing in the evening with a glass of wine. You can explore the farm by arrangement or hire bikes to discover the glorious Welsh countryside.

The lodge makes a fantastic base for exploring the western part of the Brecon Beacons, with nearby attractions including the National Showcaves Centre for Wales (6.5 miles) and the village of Ystradfellte (12 miles) which is known for its caves and waterfalls. Local activities include hill-walking, hiking, climbing and mountain biking. The picturesque villages of Defynnog (3 miles) and Sennybridge (4 miles) have some welcoming pubs to relax in, or you could head into the thriving cathedral town of Brecon (12.5 miles) with its range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and shops.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 2 twins, 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room, 1 wheel-in wet room with shower, 1 bathroom with separate shower, plus 1 separate WC
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD, CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with patio space, BBQ and garden furniture – not enclosed
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Complex of two properties
  • Storage for bikes or canoes
  • Shared hot tub, can be booked for two hours of exclusive use for a £30 charge
  • Grazing for horses available by prior discussion
  • Children’s play area, bike hire by prior arrangement, 300 acres of land to explore on discussion with the owners
  • 12 mountain bikes available to hire by arrangement
  • Access to binoculars and telescope available on request – farm has been awarded a Dark Skies Milky Way status
  • Shop and pub within 4 miles
  • Please note: there is a strict 10 pm curfew for the hot tub
  • As the property is on a working farm, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Games area with pool table
  • Mobile reception variable
  • Sleeps 10+2 with additional sofa bed
  • While government restrictions remain not all shared facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing
  • Property is on a working farm please ensure children are supervised at all times

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Beckett March 2020

Great lodge, great location.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

1 more property at this location

Beech Tree Eco Lodge

Beech Tree Eco Lodge

Sleeps: 9 | Bedrooms: 4

£1,264 - £1,719

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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