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Eco Lodges

You might associate eco lodges with far-flung destinations like Costa Rica or Malaysia, but a lodge doesn't have to be in a jungle to be eco-friendly. From the wilds of the Scottish Highlands to the jagged peaks of Morocco's Atlas Mountains, there are plenty of fanastic eco-lodges you can reach without flying. Offering great access to some of the world's most beautiful scenic areas - or simply the chance to get up close with nature in your backyard - eco-lodges put green issues at the forefront without skimping on creature comforts.

A range of our eco-lodges made it on to the Guardian's Green Travel List, and you can spot some eco-lodges on greentraveller founder Richard Hammond's list of the Top green places to stay in the UK and Green weekend boltholes - plus you can check out some of the best listed below.

Balebarn ecolodge and the wildlife pond at Wheatland Farm

Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges and Cottage, Devon, England

Unwind amidst Devon’s beautiful countryside, knowing your stay helps protect rare orchids, owls and dormice. Relax in comfortable low-impact lodges or a cottage (has woodburner). Borrow bikes, fish the pond, or explore 21 acres managed for wildlife.
High season weekly prices £1200 for largest lodge, £595-498...

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Gwel an Mor

Gwel an Mor, Portreath, Cornwall

A fabulous gathering of self-catering eco lodges above a beautiful beach in Cornwall, full service with a spa, indoor pool, wildlife centre and restaurant. Perfect for all the family and fully accessible. Like a five star hotel but without the price.
Over 80 self contained chalets and residences

From £599 for low season short break From £1039 for mid season short break From£1909 for peak season short break Prices for Residence 3 Bed in 2016

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire

Ecolodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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

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

Long Pool at Les Orangeries

Les Orangeries, Poitou-Charentes, France

Swim in a long pool beneath the orange trees and enjoy wonderful food in this tranquil and harmonious hotel, rated as a Three Star Sustainable Restaurant by the SRA since September 2012, achieving annual well deserved accolades.
15 : 9 doubles or 6 twins, 2 singles, 4 suites

room overlooking the village €115

Exterior shot of Asheston Eco Barns.

Asheston Eco Barns, Pembrokeshire, Wales

These luxurious 5-star eco barns, nestled away in a beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt part of Pembrokeshire, are perfect for a truly relaxing green self-catering holiday or short break.
Each eco barn has 2 or 3 bedrooms, mainly twins and doubles.

The eco barns each sleep a maximum of 4-7 people, and cost between £365 and £1365 per week. Short breaks for up to 4 nights stay are also available, costing from £300.

Tranquil lodge in Wales

Luxury Lodges, Caersws, Wales

Six family-run luxury lodges on their own private grounds in the mid-Wales cambrian mountains countryside, with Snowdonia to the north and Cardiff to the south. Each with a hot tub and gorgeous panoramic views of the open countryside.
Sleeps 6: 1 Double & 2 Twin or Double

Full weeks from £495 to £995

Antik Zeytin Poolside

Antik Zeytin Bio Hotel, Bodrum, Turkey

Unwind at this luxurious boutique hotel among olive groves and forests on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean sea. The hotel has eleven Anatolian inspired stone cottages and serves organic food.
10 Suites

100€ - 150€ per room per night

Kasbah du Toubkal Berber Hospitality Centre, Morocco

Kasbah du Toubkal, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Perched at the head of the Imlil Valley in the Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah is Morocco's premier mountain eco retreat with beautifully furnished rooms, a hammam and traditional Moroccan food. Nearby is Mt Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.
17: 12 doubles, Garden House with 3 suites, 2 Berber Salons

From €160 for a standard room to €440 for an apartment suite; Garden House (3 rooms, sleeps 6) €790; Berber Salon for 3 €130; Berber Salon for 4 €160

The Park

The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

On a sunny, south-facing hillside behind Mawgan Porth beach on the north Cornwall coast, The Park is a collection of eco-friendly self-catering places to stay. This is technically a holiday park but conceptually something else altogether..
Yurt village, eco lodges, airstreams, caravans.

From £335-£2935 per week.

Annie's Cabin

Annie's Cabin, Shropshire, England

A cosy, luxurious self catering log cabin in the heart of the Shropshire hills, 2 miles from Ludlow. Great as a long weekend bolthole or midweek break for a healthy dose of peace and quiet.
3: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 double sofabed

£375 - £695 per week

Tawnylust Lodge, eco-friendly accommodation in Ireland North West

Tawnylust Lodge, County Leitrim, Ireland

A self-catering apartment with superb views of Leitrim's luscious landscape. Wooden house, built to eco-spec, and awarded EU FLower ecolabel. Walkers' paradise, with expert walking guide and walking breaks.
1 double or twin

Weekend €239, week €399 all year round

Sycamore Lodge enclosed garden with spa hot tub

Lon Lodges, Mid Wales, Wales

Two five-star lodges, each sleeping six, which have been sustainably built using locally sourced timber. Take in the relaxing and beautiful countryside of Mid Wales, enjoy the wonderful walks, mountain bike tracks and peaceful lanes for cycling.
3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin bed

Weekly prices from £413 - £816 and Short breaks from £302 - £581

Ruthern Wigwam

Ruthern Valley, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Small, family run holiday park in North Cornwall. Rural, wooded site with timber lodges, camping, camping pods, Wigwams. Very little light pollution so the stars are great! David Bellamy Gold Award, On The Camel cycle trail for family days out.
8 cabins 4 lodges 1 caravan 3 eco pods 4 wigwams, 28 pitches

From £12.50 per night for tents to £195 for static caravan hire in low season

Ffestiniog steam train is close as is Cwmorthin valley

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse, Snowdonia, North Wales

Homely eco guesthouse in a picturesque setting where ALL energy is from renewables, with easy open access to the mountains from the door. The wonderful Ffestiniog steam train curls around the grounds. Bus & mainline trains 2km at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
6 ensuite rooms.12 person total single,doubles,twin triple

£40 to £48

Gorge View Cottage with Cheddar Gorge in the background

Gorge View Cottage, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England

An traditional cottage recently fully renovated to exacting environmental standards. Situated on a small lane, conveniently located in Cheddar village, with panoramic views to Cheddar Gorge, it is perfectly placed to explore the Mendip Hills area.
Living room/kitchen; 1 double bedroom en-suite

Week rental £320-£480 per week (high/low season) inclusive bedlinen, towels, utiltiies, Wi-FI and parking. Shorter breaks always available

The Yoga Shala floating above the kitchen gardens with views along the valley

Yoga at Moses, Oleiros, Portugal

Spend a week in this stunning valley farm nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range of Central Portugal. Practice yoga daily, walk in forests, swim in rivers, breath mountain air, eat deliciously and sleep deeply. Open to all.
18: 2 double rooms, 7 singles in 2 cottages, 4 Soulpads

From 700€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Tory Bush Cottages from the fields

Tory Bush cottages and Eco-Loft, Co Down N Ireland

A luxurious apartment in stunning scenery among the Mourne Mountains of County Down. In spite of a strong green ethos, Tory Bush doesn't skimp on home comforts.
1 Double Room

Prices based on two people sharing , £128 for a two night stay off-season, £256 for a week off-season and £320 Summer and Peak season periods.

Wheal Towan Lodge with the lush greenery surrounding it

Rosehill Lodges, Cornwall, England

On the beautiful Cornish coastline these luxury lodges are a great seaside retreat. Enjoy the cosy log burner, super king-size bed, outdoor drench shower, hot tub and dining al-fresco. Just a five minute walk to a sandy beach, bars and restaurant.
6, 2 bedroom and 4, 3 bedroom lodges. Beds adaptable.

£400.00-£1620.00 per week

Exterior of the Farmhouse in Wales

Cwmbiga Farm, nr Llanidloes, Wales

Award winning 4* cottages sleeping up to eight, in the Hafren Forest and Cambrian Mountains. Plus B&B accommodation in a refurbished Grade II farmhouse. A great base for activity holidays and breaks from the hustle and bustle. Small party discounts.
Cottages [2]: 2 dbl 1 twin 1 bunk ea. F/house: 2 dbl 1 twin

Self catering: £200 - £850 per week [small party discounts]. B&B £32.50 pppn [two sharing]

The Owl Barn Retreat

Owl Barn Retreat, Powys, Wales

Owl Barn, a cottage offering a stunning, pet-friendly rural retreat, surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife. 1 mile from the pretty village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains, perfect spot to relax or be active.
Lounge, kitchen, wetroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom

High Season - £500 p/w Low Season - £350 p/w Short Breaks - from £80 per night

Harvey - your carriage awaits!

Harvey, Cornwall, England

The golden age of steam travel is revived in Lizzy and Dave's sensitively converted '50s railway coach, now a wonderful place to stay with all mod cons, outside St Ives and close to Cornwall's miles of sandy beaches.
2 doubles, 1 quad, two living/sleeping rooms

High season - 1 week sleeping up to 13 £1350, but much lower outside of school holidays. Couples have option of renting only one end. Weeks at low season begin at £445.

Garden House eco barn at Cranmer Country Cottages

Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk, England

These award-winning self-catering converted barns are a great base from which to explorer the stunning north Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. Luxurious and green.
5 twins/doubles 4 singles

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot £765.00, sleep 6 Avocet £1679.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House £1839.00

The picturesque Middlewick Cottages in Glastonbury

Middlewick Cottages, Glastonbury, England

A range of self-catering cottages in the shadow of Glastonbury Tor, sleeping from two to six with a total capacity of 37, with a fabulous heated indoor pool and steamroom. Enjoy peace and tranquility in an area steeped in history, myth and legend,
12 cottages,2 cabins, 2 E-dens, 46 people in total.

Cottage prices vary. Availablility by the night, week, long weekend, mid week. Please see our website for prices.

Skyhouse Sussex, pond

Skyhouse, Lewes, East Sussex

Skyhouse is a boutique B&B perched on a hill overlooking delightful Lewes. Dog friendly, luxurious and super sustainable, it's perfectly placed for walking or cycling the South Downs. Opt for delicious and unusual breakfast smoothie bowls.
3 doubles all en suite

£150 per room per night including breakfast

Desert Greenhouse, Fuerteventura patio

Desert Greenhouse, Fuerteventura, Spain

At Desert Greenhouse, a 300 year old house, surrounded by palms and cacti, you can enjoy incredible sunsets or star gazing at night. Relax on a typical Spanish patio and let time go by, sit in the garden, or drink a glass of wine in front of the fire
3 double rooms

Double room from 60 to 75 euros per night

Balebarn ecolodge and the wildlife pond at Wheatland Farm

Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges and Cottage, Devon, England

Unwind amidst Devon’s beautiful countryside, knowing your stay helps protect rare orchids, owls and dormice. Relax in comfortable low-impact lodges or a cottage (has woodburner). Borrow bikes, fish the pond, or explore 21 acres managed for wildlife.
4 lodges (sleep 8,6,4,4) & 1 cottage (sleeps 4)

High season weekly prices £1200 for largest lodge, £595-498 smaller lodges, £498 cottage. Low season from £200 per week . Short breaks also available.

Holiday lodge at Waveney River Centre

Waveney River Centre, Norfolk, England

Waveney River Centre provides an ideal location for a Norfolk Broads holidays where you can enjoy boating, walking and relaxing. Stay in one of our luxury holiday lodges, use our exceptional camping facilities. Rent a canoe, bike or day cruisers.
2/3 in lodges

Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn

Cottage la Figuerie at Barrau

La Figuerie, Barrau, Tarn et Garonne, France

A 15 acre hilly and wild private nature reserve. Largely unploughed, resulting in flora and fauna as diverse and unspoilt as a century ago. An hour from Toulouse, surrounded by woodland, come and hear incredible birdsong and see amazing night skies.
3: galley kitchen, shower/WC, and a lounge with twin beds

Between €280 and €380 Per week. Or stay a minimum of 3 nights between €120 €160.

Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast Safari Farm stay at night

Wild Luxury Safari Farm Stay, Norfolk, England

Combines all the beauty of Wild Camping on the Norfolk coast with all the creature comforts of home in a stunning unspoilt location without a chimney pot in sight. Terrific for beach days, bike rides, nature walks and climbing.
Master bedroom, double canopy bed, bunk beds

From £229 for weekends, 239 Midweek and 299 full week

kitchen/dining/sitting room

Old Coach House @ The Labyrinth, Cornwall

An old stone coach-house on a 70-acre farm with half a mile of seashore. Cosy for 1 or 2 people, but can sleep 8. Offgrid, so a real change of lifestyle - it's fun living without the energy companies! Children, pets welcome. Wonderful for retreats.
3 rms; 1dbl, 1 put-u-up, 1sleeping platform for 4, or 6 kids

From £427 to £1200 per week (depending on time of year and number of people) for up to 8 adults, or 2 adults plus 8 children, with space for more in own tents

Luxury Lodge Tent (safari style tent) at Secret Meadows Glamping, Suffolk

Secret Meadows Glamping, Suffolk, England

Secret Meadows, set in a beautiful County Wildlife Site with wildflower meadows & woodland, has special finishing touches & high-end accommodation taking glamping to new heights. All profits go to the nature conservation charity which owns the site.
Master bedroom, twin bedroom, double cabin bed

From £105 per night

Little Shuttlesfield Farm, Kent Downs, England

A high quality, self-catering cottage with a pool on a rural farm above the Elham Valley in the East Kent Downs. Dogs (and other pets), families, walkers, cyclists, horses and disabled guests are all welcome!
two bedrooms sleeping four in total

From £380 (£610 high season) per week

YHA Keswick, Cumbria, England

Take the launch across Derwentwater and climb Catbells before an evening stroll: this small, friendly youth hostel is well placed for exploring the Lake District. You're just a five-minute walk into town, and ten minutes to the lake.
85 beds in 26 bedrooms, sleeping 2-6

Dorms from £10; doubles from £39

Our original fforest dome, luxury camping at its best

fforest camp, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

This is more like staying in a hotel than a tent... a hotel with woodland corridors and canvas rooms. No tv, no mini bar, no trouser press just bliss: sleeping, living and eating under canvas with beauty, birdsong and all the best bits about camping.
32 'rooms'; 13 doubles, 3 twins and 16 tents for 2 - 6

All rates are bed and breakfast; (2PAX); Dome £117; Crog loft £148, Threepi £86, Nomad £67. Note all accommodation is booked as weekend, midweek or full week only.

Ecolodges in lovely woodland at the Lagganlia Centre

Lagganlia Lodges, Cairngorms, Scotland

Ideal for families and groups, this outdoor learning centre offers a vast range of exciting activities such as canoeing, archery, mountain-biking and gorge walking. Stay in one of five well-equipped self-catering lodges nestled in green pine forest.
5 lodges, sleeping from 6 to 18

From £158/£481 for a weekend/week-long break, sleeping six

Slver Birch Lodge, built from untreated larch and reclaimed slate

Lodges at the Mains, Highlands, Scotland

Two 5 star luxury eco-lodges which combine green technology, spacious interiors and gorgeous views to provide relaxation and comfort in the tranquility of the private woodland setting, home to abundant wildlife.
Each lodge has 1 kingsize master bedroom and 1 twin bedroom

Per lodge: £800 per week low season, £1200 per week high season. Contact for Christmas, New Year or short breaks - see website for details.

Conifer Lodge at Loch Monzievaird

Loch Monzievaird Lodges, Perthshire, Scotland

Stunning lochside cabins within beautiful wildlife-rich private grounds. Great for families - building dens, netting tadpoles, paddling in the lake and fishing. Savour the regional cuisine at top quality local restaurants. Dogs welcome.
64 bedrooms : 44 twins/doubles, 17 bunkrooms, 3 singles

High Season Weeks from £725-£995 depending on property type

devon yurt

Holyford Yurt, Devon, England

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the beautiful Axe Valley in Devon, this family-friendly, lone yurt pitched in a smallholding offers homegrown fruit and veg, earth oven, solar showers and is close to beaches and nature reserves.
Yurt sleeps 5 double bed, bunk beds, futon. Extra tent space

From £50 per night, based on a minimum of three nights

Gilliflower Yurt, Cotna Eco Retreat

Cotna Eco Retreat, Cornwall, UK

Cotna is a beautiful organic smallholding near the coast in Cornwall. A magical glamping site with 3 yurts, strawbale barn & shepherd’s hut. Delicious organic food available and courses on foraging & cooking, sourdough bread & no-dig gardening.
3 yurts (2-4), Barn (2-4) Shepherds Hut (2)

£200 - £250 for 3 nights weekend / 4 nights midweek; £450 - £550 per week high season. Shepherd's hut £50 per night.

Beech and Poplar Tree Ecolodges, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Two new, super-efficient ecolodges with hot tub and glorious views set on an organic farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Comfy interiors, bikes to borrow, masses of space for the kids. Borrow the telescope for an evening of star-gazing.
2 lodges for 5

From £1021 per week

Camping at Wetherdown Lodge

Wetherdown Lodge and Campsite, Hampshire

Simple, comfortable eco-friendly accommodation for individuals and groups. As well as the lodge, there's a peaceful campsite with the backdrop of the South Downs National Park. It's a fantastic spot to get together and enjoy the great outdoors.
13: 2 twins, 11 triples, 3 yurts, 2 tipis

£26 for single room, £46/69 for 2/3 sharing a room, £20 each for groups of 8 or more. Under 10 years old £13. Camping: £8 per person over 14 years, £4 for 5-13 year olds.

Great Field Farm, Kent Downs, England

Ideally located for exploring some of Kent's prettiest villages, historic buildings, places of interest, traditional seaside towns and beaches. An excellent farmstay base for walkers and cyclists, being near the North Downs Way
three eco barns sleeping six, five and four; plus B&B

weekly rates: smallest barn from £420 (to £799); barn for five from £520 (to £850); and for six from £550 (to £925). B&B from £40 per person

Horsebox in June sunshine

Tree Of Life Horsebox Holiday, Cornwall, England

A traditional wooden horsebox that has been renovated into a beautiful, modern living space for two people on a fully registered organic 'off the grid' smallholding in a wooded valley near to the Cornish Coast.
1 double

£70 per night based on 2 people sharing

Toumba Eco Farm, Milies, Lesvos

Toumba is an eco farm with a capital E: fully organic and boasting five little solar-powered guest cottages with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. The farm's friendly horses are available to ride, or you can set out on foot.
5 cottages for 2-4

From £37

Big Sky Yurt, Devon, England

Big Sky Retreat, Devon, England

A wooden yurt entirely constructed from recycled and natural materials with stunning 180 degree views across rolling countryside. There's plenty to do- wander the extensive ornamental grass gardens, go swimming or explore the ancient woodland.
1 living space. Sleeps 2

From £140 per night

Manor house and garden

West Lexham, Norfolk, England

A creative, sustainability-focussed social enterprise offering a unique immersive learning experience as well as a beautiful rural setting to relax, eclectic accommodation including tree houses to suit all budgets and an open, friendly vibe.
28 twin/double rooms, 4 single dorm spaces, 2 ensuite twins

Whole Cottage = £238-407 for up to 3 nights and £310-£690 for a week, Indoor Camping = £66 for two sharing, Furnished bell tent = £110 - £130 Unfurnished bell tent = £50

Artichoke heart with oxtail and smoked lliçal from Encanyissada

Hotel Restaurant l’Algadir del Delta, Terres de l'Ebre

This beautiful family-run hotel, the first in Catalonia to gain Ecolabel certification, has eleven spacious double rooms, a pool, fitness centre and library, as well as a sustainable restaurant serving delicious local cuisine.
11: range of doubles and suites

Prices vary - check website for details and offers

Northlodge Eco-Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

With gorgeous views over the Preseli mountains, this smallholding is set in it's own beautiful patch of countryside, providing a campsite, two log cabins and a cosy B&B lodge. It's also about as eco-friendly and you can get, and welcomes dogs!
Campsite; B&B w. 2 double rooms; 2 log cabins, each sleeps 4

Campsite, £20; B&B, £50; log cabins, £45 (all per night in high season)

Stay in a fabulous renovated 1964 Leyland Titan Double Decker Bus

Ceridwen Centre, Carmarthenshire, Wales

A welcoming family business on a small organic farm in North Carmarthenshire with a strong green ethos, a huge amount of lush, green space, glorious sunsets, clear night skies, offering accommodation to suit all - self-catering, catered and glamping.
5 yurts, 2 dbls-B&B, 2 houses (10 rms), pod, caravan, cabin

From £54/£82 per night (B&B/yurts). From £235/£350 weekend in cottage, sleeps 6/7. From £895/£1598 in house, sleeps 19.

Deck chairs for resting outside your Woodcutter's Cottage

Woodcutter's Cottage, East Sussex

This is a one-off: a cosy crooked cottage in the woods at Swallowtail Hill Farm - perfect for Goldilocks, princesses and aspiring junior farmers alike. It's equally suited as a lovely venue for a romantic weekend for 2 in its secluded dell.
1 double bed and 2 bench seats which convert to twins

From £102 per night

Safraniere du m'goun in early spring

Safraniere du M'Goun, Aït Bougmez, Morocco

Quiet and ideally-located, this family-run ecolodge is surrounded with a large orchard for guests and a colourful garden with its summer vegetable greenhouse. Offering guided (or non-guided) day-hikes, bike renting, local cuisine workshops,treks...
1 single, 2 doubles, 2 suites for 4 or 3.

27 euros full-board,18 euros half-board, half-price for children from 5 to 12, 5% for 5 nights and more .

Latest reviewed accommodation

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire
From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home...

"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."

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