Eco Lodges in England
Eco lodges may be more commonly associated with exotic getaways on far-flung islands, so you may well be surprised and impressed by the range of fantastic environmentally friendly lodges in England. From beautifully converted barns in Norfolk to state of the art spas in Cornwall, there's an ever growing number of eco-lodges in brilliant locations across some of England's most attractive coast and countryside (have a look at Richard Hammond's recommendations for some great eco lodges and green accommodation options in Britain on the blog), and you can check out some of the best below:
Cottage prices vary. Availablility by the night, week, long weekend, mid week. Please see our website for prices.
Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn
Week rental £320-£480 per week (high/low season) inclusive bedlinen, towels, utiltiies, Wi-FI and parking. Shorter breaks always available
£150 per room per night including breakfast
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 £105 per night
Mid-week and weekend breaks (3 nights), weekly rental (7 nights)
From £380 (£610 high season) per week
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
Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £230.
From £190 for a 2 night stay
Dorms from £10; doubles from £39
£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.
Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.
From £50 per night, based on a minimum of three nights
£165 per person, per week, based on 6 sharing in high season
From £69- £109 per person per night
From £200 for 2 nights
Standard 2-bed caravan for 3 nights from £246
From £465 for 3 nights or £585 for 4 nights.
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
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
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.