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A 'green-oak' house (with impressive eco features) among Herefordshire cider orchards, with a double bedroom and a sofa-bed. Nearby are plenty of lovely walks in the rolling farmland of the Malvern Hills. Stunning.

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Rooms: sleeps 2-4
Price:

Prices range from £150 for two nights for two, and £300 for a week

Meals: Good pub restaurants within 4 miles
Open: Usually open all year, except Christmas or New Year
Address: The Studio at The Lighthouse, Old Country Farm, Mathon, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 5PS
Tel: 01886 880867
 

Why we've chosen The Studio, Old Country Farm, Herefordshire, England

How does The Studio minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

The newly constructed house was built using passive heating features, photovoltaic panels on the roof, low embedded energy materials, local craftsmen, and very good insulation. Farm firewood is provided for supplementary heating. Lighting is mainly low energy.  All appliances are A rated and there are no tumble dryers or TVs.  Rain water is collected and stored for use in the garden.  Most showers have flow restrictors, and toilets are low flush.  Eco products are used for cleaning, bedding is washed using soap nuts, magnetic balls and cool temperatures, and hung on the clothes line  to dry outside. Recyclable materials are taken to the county's sorting centre and for food waste there is a compost bin in the garden.  

All food provided is local, organic and fair trade wherever possible. Visitors are encouraged to buy food locally and to explore the region on foot or by bike, and to spend time on the farm. Guests are encouraged to arrive by bike; storage is available on site as well as details of local train services. Old Country Farm is managed for the benefit of wildlife and traditional landscape, the area is home to a large variety of species here including rare bats, birds, plants and fungi, with farm walks several times a year for the public to learn about them.  

Top Eco Features at The Lighthouse

 
  • Uses passive heating features, low embedded energy materials & has photovoltaic roof panels

  • All food provided is local, organic & fair trade wherever possible

  • Visitors are encouraged to buy food locally & to explore the region on foot/bike

  • Farm firewood is provided for supplementary heating.

  • Materials are recycled & there is a compost bin in the garden

  • Guests arriving by bike are encouraged with storage on site. Hosts can fetch small groups of guests from the station

 

Location

The Studio, Old Country Farm, Herefordshire, England
Nearest train station: Colwall

Directions from station:
Station is over 3 miles away and there is no bus. There is secure space for bikes & hosts are happy to pick up small groups of guests from the station.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.