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Wales' only 5 star activity centre built with sustainability in mind, Preseli is an excellent base for exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Adventure by day and by night enjoy home cooked food, local tipples, and a bonfire under the stars

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Rooms: 11 bedrooms, cosy doubles, twin rooms to group rooms for 4-8
Price:

From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.

Meals: Hot home cooked lunch £7 including hot and cold drinks, £15 for a 2 course evening meal
Open: Open year round
Address: Preseli Venture, Parcynole Fach, Mathry, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5HN
Tel: +44 (0)1348 837709
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Ecolodge

Our 5 star Eco Lodge is located deep in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, right on the inspirational coastline, and is the perfect venue for individuals, couples, and for group accommodation in Wales. The Preseli Venture lodge provides you with comfy and friendly accommodation and excellent hospitality. The Preseli Venture Eco Lodge is West Wales' only 5 star activity centre and, as such, can offer you a standard of accommodation which, according to Visitwales, is: 5 star 'Exceptional with a degree of luxury'.

Our low impact adventure lodge is located deep in the heart of the Pembrokeshire coast, in Britain's only coastal National Park. The lodge nestles in a hidden valley, surrounded by rolling countryside, with just a ten minute walk through the bluebell woods to our local beach – a secluded bay where seals sometimes sleep, and the perfect venue for moonlit frolics. Our lodge has been designed with sustainable practice in mind; a ground source heat pump provides unlimited hot water and heating, and we source much of our yummy food locally, and in season. In 2008 we won Pembrokeshire Tourism's 'Greenest Achievement' Award, and have been awarded Green Dragon level 2 after a rigorous accreditation process by Arena Network.

Our staff are second to none – we aim to share the very best of Pembrokeshire with you, and we'll be on hand to recommend the topmost places to fly a kite, take a boat trip, eat an ice cream, or check out the underwater life with snorkel and mask. We'll ensure that you'll leave with your need for fun, adventures, and wholesome living well satiated. If you'd like to join us for adventure, we specialise in providing low impact activities – coasteering, sea kayaking, and surfing, all led by our friendly and qualified guides.

Ride clean green waves onto Blue flag beaches, kayak into caves that echo with the songs of the seals, and jump from towering rock arches into blue lagoons – there truly is no better way to experience the Pembrokeshire coastline. Special things to do and see here:

* Adventure activities:

Coasteering, sea kayaking, and surfing
Walking – on the famous Pembrokeshire coast path and in the Preseli Hills
Birdwatching and nature watching!
Boat trips and fishing, cetacean watching

Cycling & walking: Cyclers, hikers, twitchers and any adventurers welcome – we have plenty of storage for outdoor gear, an excellent drying room and a lot of local knowledge that we are very happy to share with you to help you get the best of your stay in Pembrokeshire.

Rooms, food and facilities: The new bar and dining area, with inspirational views down to the bay at Abermawr, provides a relaxing space for dining and socializing. We have comfy sofas and a wood burning stove, ideal for unwinding after a long day on the coast. Our outdoor garden area and traditional Pembrokeshire courtyard area are great spots on a sunny day, and in the evening we'll light a bonfire under the stars.

The lodge has a staffed, private licensed bar stocked full of local and organic tipples, as well as all the usual favourites. A brand new shower and toilet block provides a swanky area for all of your ablutions – wet rooms, power showers and water saving features combine to provide a luxurious and sustainable experience! The lodge has a range of comfy bedrooms sleeping between 2 and 8 people. Other features include plenty of free parking, broadband wireless available in the lounge area, games and books as well as an awesome sound system where you can hook up your own ipod. Help yourselves to a selection of fair trade and organic hot drinks at any time. Vegetarians and special diets are happily catered for.

"Our coasteering instructor, Steve, always reminded us to 'take just one big positive step' before stepping off the edge of a precipice. This gentle optimism and low key approach to having fun in the outdoors, sums up Preseli Venture for me."  

Read Catherine Mack's full review of Preseli Venture Ecolodge and Adventure Centre

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Fishguard, and from there transfers to the lodge can be provided by arrangement. Fishguard ferry port and train station are just 6 miles away.

Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business. They have installed a ground source heat pump which provides hot water and heating. Bathrooms are fitted with high efficiency heat exchange units that recover up to 95% of the heat from the extracted air to transfer it to the incoming fresh air. The majority of the food is sourced locally. The building was constructed with sustainable practice in mind and there is a wide range of low impact activities to enjoy.

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Top eco features at Ecolodge

 
  • Ground source heat pump

  • Bathrooms are fitted with high efficiency heat exchange units

  • Sources delicious food locally

  • Designed with sustainable practice in mind

  • Specialises in providing low impact activities

  • Won Pembrokeshire Tourism's 'Greenest Achievement' Award in 2008

 

Location

Ecolodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Nearest train station: Fishguard & Goodwick

Directions from station:
Train station transfers to the lodge can be provided by arrangement. Fishguard ferry port and train station are just 6 miles away. Haverfordwest is 16 miles away.

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.

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