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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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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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]

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

The cabin

The Cabin, Dyfed, Wales

Deep in the lush Cambrian mountains you'll find a warm octagonal cabin whose interior is inspired by nature. Its setting is wild and wonderful, with streams, woodland, an amazing spring-fed hot tub nearby and the possibility of real adventure.
1 double. Children are welcome, but only 1 single bed.

From £89 per night

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

Brockloch bothy exterior view

Brockloch Bothy, Dumfries & Galloway

The Bothy, a luxury boutique cottage, complete with sincere eco-credentials including sheep wool insulation, earthborn paint, solar panels, is made entirely with sustainable timber, and recently featured on George Clarke's amazing spaces on Channel 4
1 double

from £350 for a Monday to Friday stay or £350 Friday to Monday stay

Robin's Barn, Wye Valley, side view

Robin's Barn, Wye Valley, Wales

You’re sure to be drawn to the view – expansive and stunning – and all around there are 12 acres of wooded countryside and unforgettable walking.
1 double, 1 single

From £290 per week.

Inside yurt with wooden floors, seating and chest

Anglesey Outdoors Centre, Anglesey, Wales

An outdoor activity centre with a collection of comfortably furnished yurts and cabins, with woodburners, shelves packed with games for rainy days, driftwood mirrors and rugs and lanterns. Try sea kayaking, coasteering or windsurfing at the centre.
3 yurts: 1 for 2, 2 for 4; 2 cabans for 4

From £75 for 2

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.
1 main space with double bed and extra optional bunk beds

From £100 per night

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

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.

Earthship Perrine, Normandy, France

Go off-grid in a one-of-a-kind eco-home that’s part hobbit burrow, part Kew Gardens glasshouse. Built with tires, bottles and cans on principles of complete self-sufficiency – rainwater is collected, solar panels provide electricity and ventilation.
Eco lodge for 6

3/7 nights from €320/€650

Lucertola Pisa, Front of Farmhouses

La Lucertola, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Set in the blissful Tuscan countryside near Pisa, these two gorgeous and eco friendly farmhouses, each sleep up to 7, are powered by the sun and fed by natural spring water. Relax by the pool, feast on seasonal fruit and veg and explore the villages.
Two farmhouses - each sleep up to seven people

We charge weekly by the property, not by the bedroom. High season price is £1050 - based on say 6 people sharing = £25 pppn

Cabane de Jeanne, Normandy, France

This wooden fisherman’s cabin overlooking a serene lake is charmingly simple, a single white-panelled bedroom with embroidered white linen, and stairs up to a light-filled lounge. But it’s all about the lake: the views, the boat bobbing on the jetty.
Cabin for 2

€180, two-night minimum stay

The Three Towers Eco House & Organic Kitchen

Slieve Aughty Centre, Galway Ireland

A stunning eco-friendly guest house with a special feel. A place designed to rejuvenate and relax, immersed in the richness of a wild landscape and traditional people who live in harmony with the land. It will bring you back again and again.
12: 8 twins/doubles, 1 suite, 2 family/group

Full board: €74/day adults, €54/day children (5-12), €65/ day teens; Family room: €200/night FB (2 adults 2 children); Family Eco-lodge: €250/night FB (2 adults 4 children). Eco-lodge self-catering (Sept to June): €300/week

Wild Thyme Organic Farm & Eco-holiday, Palamartsa, Popovo, Bulgaria

Wild Thyme Organic Farm, Popovo, Bulgaria

An organic farm in a peaceful village in north east Bulgaria with a heart that beats to an age-old rhythm... wake to the sound of a shepherd taking the village flock to pasture. Enjoy the herb garden, farm produce and participate in farm activities.
4

B&B 28 euro; Self Catering Eco-cottage 55-60 euro/night, 330-380 euro/week 6-8 people; Holistic holidays 350 euro; Archaeology tour 550 euro

Bower Bank Eco Barn, Yorkshire Dales, England

In the sleepy hamlet of Gawthrop, this former recording studio is a great place to stay for up to 10 people. Beautifully furnished it has an open-plan lounge and dining area, as well as comfortable bedrooms.
3: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk room. Additional double/twin.

7 nights from £598 to £1,189

The Old Luggage Van

The Old Luggage Van, Cornwall, England

In picturesque St Germans, close to the beautiful Cornish coast and the West Country moors, this beautifully converted Victorian railway carriage offers comfortable, cosy and characterful accommodation for two, with access to 10 acres of woodland.
1 double bedroom, separated from the open plan living area

3-4 day winter short breaks £245, Spring and Summer breaks £295; a week in low season from £325, mid season from £395 to high season £545

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

a beautiful highland vista

Lazy Bed Cabin, Inverkirkaig, Scotland

Wonderfully secluded, a bespoke micro-house, self-contained, one bedroom eco-cabin in the beautiful coastal hamlet of Inverkirkaig, with walking, kayaking & fishing right on the doorstep, Lazy Bed Cabin is perfectly placed for exploring the Highlands
1 double/twin

£120 for 2 nights(minimum stay) and £50/night thereafter. £350 (reduced rate) for 7 nights

Eco treehouse at Cadmos Village

Treehouse at Cadmos Village, Croatia

Perch yourself all year around in this amazing treehouse situated in the picturesque region of Konavle, near the tranquil village of Komaji. Nestled deep in unique oak woodland, guests can enjoy a beautiful, secluded spot in Croatia.
3

200 Eur

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland

Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, Northumberland, England

This pretty woodland caravan park occupies an old castle estate. A pool, ropes course, pedalos in the lake and pony riding will keep the kids entertained and outside the park there are woodland trails, unspoilt beaches and ruined castles to explore.
2-bed caravans sleep up to 6 people, 3-bed sleep up to 8.

Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £246

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Cascina Rodiani, Lombardy, Colverde (Como), Italy

Off the beaten track, the16th Century Cascina Rodiani offers eco-friendly hospitality. A family run bed and breakfast serving organic food close to Lakes Como and Lugano, the Alps and various hiking and cycling trails in the Spina Verde Park.
3 Double Rooms, 1 Family Suite

Double Room €80- €120, Family Suite €120 - €180 Breakfast included (depending on number of nights of stay)

Solway View Wigwams - Bring your boots

Solway View Holidays, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

A lovely campsite nestled on the coast of Dumfries and Galloway, with eco wigwams and eco pods near the pretty little town of Kirkcudbright.
5 Large Wigwams

£37pn Big Chief Wigwam (inc 2 adult) and £42pn Running Water Wigwam (inc 2 adult). Extra: Adult £6pn, Infant (0-3) £foc & Child (4-16) £4pn

Le Refuge du Clos du Moulin, Normandy, France

Feel like playing nomad – but with the comforts of a glamping retreat? This collection of tipis, yurts and even a covered wagon straight out of the wild west offers the chance to sample the life of the Mongolian steppe or North American prairies.
2 tipis and 2 yurts for 2-6, gypsy caravan for 2

From €65 for 2 in a tipi or wagon, €130 for 4

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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