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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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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

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.

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]

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Knoydart House luxury eco lodge self catering holiday house with giant hot tub

Knoydart House, Highlands, Scotland

A luxury, remote eco hideaway with one of the top hot tub views in the UK, overlooking Loch Nevis. You'll find oak beams, huge four poster beds and all completely off-grid. A great option for a green wedding.
Sleeps 10: 5 rooms 3 ensuite, 1 king, 3 s.king/twin, 1 twin

From £1200 low season - £1995 per week high season. Xmas £2000, New Year £2500. Extra bed by prior arrangement, cots and highchairs are included.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Springhill Farm, Northumberland, England

Ten cottages in converted farm buildings, a clutch of wooden wigwams, a bunkhouse sleeping 32 for family reunions or groups of friends, and a beautiful campsite. The coast is within touching distance, as are the area's historic sights. Fabulous.
Camping & caravan site, cottages, bunkhouse, wigwams, hides

Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.

View the dramatic views from the cliff tops in Yorkshire

Raven Hall Country House Hotel, Yorkshire, England

Dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level, overlooking Robin Hood's Bay in the North York Moors National Park and midway between Whitby and Scarborough, in an inspirational and historical setting.
52 en suite bedrooms & 8 lodges

From £69- £109 per person per night

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 £450 to £1575 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

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

West Scotland Lodge

West Scotland Lodge, West Highlands, Scotland

This West Scottish Lodge is probably the UK's most luxurious 'honeymoon' accommodation. This architect-designed lodge offers couples a secluded escape on Loch Nevis in the Scottish Highlands. The wildlife and incredible scenery are on your doorstep.
Sleeps up to four: 1 master and twin beds in living room

£0 - £1150 short stay, £950 - £1888 week

Cabanes de la Grande Noë, Normandy, France

Play Tarzan or Peter Pan in your very own treehouse, slumbering up to 16m above the forest floor while boar, rabbits, deer and owls graze, scamper and hoot around and beneath you. Sensitively constructed treehouses nestle amongst the old beeches.
5 treehouses for 2-8

From €117/€274 for 2/4 people per night B&B

Rêves de Nature, Normandy, France

A pair of wooden ‘tipis’ – quirky little steep-roofed cabins – peek out from the woodland edge over meadows within a 13-hectare site. Truly, you’ll dream of nature here: and the cabins are themed with chickens and barn animals.
2 cabins for 4

From €90 for two

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.

luxury, farm, holiday cottage, Ben Law

Withyfield Cottage, West Sussex, England

A unique, roundwood timber, straw bale and cedar shingle cottage on a dairy farm on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Inspired and built by Ben Law (of Grand Designs Channel 4) and available to hire all year round.
3: 1 double, 2 doubles/twins

£165 per person, per week, based on 6 sharing in high season

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

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 .

Oakdown Holiday Park, Devon, England

With a David Bellamy gold award for its conservation work, this camping and caravan site is setting a fine example. The Franks family have owned Oakdown for nearly forty years; they have landscaped the Devon meadow into a tree- and shrub-filled site.
Caravans, pods and camping

Contact site for details

Kinlochlaich House on beautiful grounds

Kinlochlaich House, W Highlands, Scotland

A historic country house set in its own beautiful gardens, close to the sea with views of the mountains. Stay in either an apartment in the historic house, the cottage adjacent or the unique octagonal eco treehouse.
4 double, 3 twin, 1 bunks

Apartments from £295 - £525 per week, Cottage from £450 - £560 per week, Tree House from £510 - £680 per week

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

Interior view of Llwyndyrus Farm Spa Holidays

Llwyndyrus Farm Spa Holidays, Pwllheli, Wales

From a 16th century maternity barn to 18th century cowshed, these 5 lovely cottages have been rejuvenated to be part of a luxurious Farm Spa.
5 cottages, sleeps 2 - 7

From £340 per week during high season

Wrostler's Barn and campfire

Wrostler's Barn, Cumbria, UK

Beautiful, off-grid camping barn in ancient woodland, very close to Coniston Water. A fantastic eco-holiday retreat, remote and secluded but just a one minute walk through the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) woods to the lakeside.
Two sleeping areas for max. 12 people

Mid-week and weekend breaks (3 nights), weekly rental (7 nights)

Wild Garlic Yurt, Ceridwen Centre, Penybanc Farm

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.
4 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.

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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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