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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.

Constructed in a style reminiscent of American lodges, this spacious property is set on a working farm at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is one of two lodges designed to be as energy efficient as possible, sleeping up to 12 guests across five bedrooms. The handy location means you could soon be exploring the plethora of scenic trails leading directly from your doorstep, or taking the short 4-mile drive into neighbouring Sennybridge to refuel with a hearty pub lunch. If you are feeling adventurous, the magnificent caves of Porth-yr-Ogof and Dan-yr-Ogofare are just 6.5 miles away, or perhaps you would prefer to visit Ystradfellte, 14.5 miles away, for the famous Four Waterfalls Walk.

Beneath the Welsh stone is an immaculate interior finished in a contemporary style with elegant furniture and lots of wooden detail. The L-shaped open-plan living space is warm and inviting, featuring a sophisticated kitchen that’s equipped with a fridge/freezer, electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer. Natural light pours in through the patio doors into the dining area, which has enough seating to host your entire party around the oak table. A cosy lounge can be found towards the other end of the room, with snug sofas and a TV for family film nights. All of the bedrooms boast comfy mattresses and a TV: the first of which is a twin room located downstairs with its own en-suite wet room and WC that is suitable for wheelchairs. A separate cloakroom with an additional WC can also be found on this level. Climb the stairs to discover the remaining bedrooms, and a fantastic bathroom with a large shower, corner bath and WC. Guests with young children will find the family bedroom particularly useful as it has a king-size bed and an additional sofa bed that sleeps two. The master bedroom has a crisply dressed king-size bed and a handy en-suite shower room, and the final two bedrooms (one double and one twin) are equally as pleasant.

Outside, the shared hot tub is the focal point of the lawned garden whatever the weather, as it is carefully sheltered from the elements. Children will adore the play area and, by prior arrangement, you can explore the grounds and even hire bikes to take in the views of the beautiful Welsh countryside. Return to a slap-up feast on your own private patio, sizzling up a storm on the BBQ and relaxing on the garden furniture.

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

  • 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

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

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.

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