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.
Featured Eco Lodges
From £490 to £760 for 7 days, £320 to £470 for 3 day weekend/4 day mid-...
The eco barns each sleep a maximum of 4-7 people, and cost between £365...
From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home...
From €160 for a standard room to €440 for an apartment suite; Garden House...
£375 - £695 per week
room overlooking the village €115
£400.00-£1620.00 per week
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Cottage prices vary. Availablility by the night, week, long weekend, mid week. Please see our website for prices.
From £12.50 per night for tents to £195 for static caravan hire in low season
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
Weekend €239, week €399 all year round
£400.00-£1620.00 per week
From £335-£2935 per week.
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.
room overlooking the village €115
Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot £765.00, sleep 6 Avocet £1679.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House £1839.00
Self catering: £200 - £850 per week [small party discounts]. B&B £32.50 pppn [two sharing]
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.
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
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.
High Season - £500 p/w Low Season - £350 p/w Short Breaks - from £80 per night
Full weeks from £495 to £995
£150 per room per night including breakfast
From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.
Between €280 and €380 Per week. Or stay a minimum of 3 nights between €120 €160.
Double room from 60 to 75 euros per night
£40 to £48
Weekly prices from £413 - £816 and Short breaks from £302 - £581
High season weekly prices £1200 for largest lodge, £595-498 smaller lodges, £498 cottage. Low season from £200 per week . Short breaks also available.
From 700€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.
Week rental £320-£480 per week (high/low season) inclusive bedlinen, towels, utiltiies, Wi-FI and parking. Shorter breaks always available
Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn
From £229 for weekends, 239 Midweek and 299 full week
From £89 per night
From £105 per night
from £350 for a Monday to Friday stay or £350 Friday to Monday stay
From £75 for 2
From £100 per night
Dorms from £10; doubles from £39
Per lodge: £800 per week low season, £1200 per week high season. Contact for Christmas, New Year or short breaks - see website for details.
3/7 nights from €320/€650
We charge weekly by the property, not by the bedroom. High season price is £1050 - based on say 6 people sharing = £25 pppn
€180, two-night minimum stay
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
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
7 nights from £598 to £1,189
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
From £1021 per week
£120 for 2 nights(minimum stay) and £50/night thereafter. £350 (reduced rate) for 7 nights
Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £246
Double Room €80- €120, Family Suite €120 - €180 Breakfast included (depending on number of nights of stay)
£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
From €65 for 2 in a tipi or wagon, €130 for 4
Latest reviewed accommodation
Gwel an Mor
Beach side, self catering Cornish holidays in an amazing clutch of eco lodges and A-frame lodges set in woodland. There is a fabulous spa with indoor pool and treatments on site, a full service restaurant (which delivers take out to your lodge), tennis court and a wildlife sanctuary, badger and bird hide. Mini-golf and (soon) 18 holes of golf. Like a five star hotel, but without the five star price. Delightful staff and passionate conservationists in the wildlife centre.
Train to Redruth station from Paddington and transfer to the local bus (line 46 or 47) to Portreath, Forth Vean
Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT is an internationally renowned visitor centre, research and residential centre, entirely powered solely by wind, solar and hydro technology. Covering all aspects of green living - from woodland management to renewal energy and environmental building - the centre runs courses on sustainable living, as well as educational programmes for schools and graduate training programmes. There are seven acres of interactive displays, and a shop and vegetarian restaurant on site. There are also two eco cabins on site – hot water is heated by the woodstove or solar panels, and wind and water turbines provide electricity.
Great Field Farm
For years Lewana and Malcolm Castle have run a much acclaimed B&B from their 15-hectare biodiverse farm in lovely countryside within easy reach of Canterbury. So they know a thing or two about providing just what guests want. More recently they have developed three eco barns powered by solar panels and heated through ground source heat pumps. Fittings and furnishings have been stylishly devised and there are big windows to enjoy the rural location. Wildlife thrives here – from woodpeckers to badgers. Rooms: three eco barns sleeping six, five and four; plus B&B offered in a separate cottage Prices: 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
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. Price: From £335-£2935 per week.