South facing off grid home, powered by the sun and the wind.Upstairs bedroom/ yoga/ studio space. Light and spacious.


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9 voyageurs

2 chambres

9 lits

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Grand Designs Eco home award winner 2008, Quiet Earth Retreat is a two storey loadbearing straw bale house (first in the UK).
A luxurious off grid home, offering a truly sustainable experience in a very beautiful and quiet haven. Situated in St Dogmaels on a woodland hilltop overlooking breath taking views of the Cardigan estuary and close to local beaches and the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath.
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the many gifts of this place.

Le logement

This straw bale eco retreat home was self built between 2003-05 and generated much attention due to it's unique nature.
Please read the full description before booking!
It is a beautiful peaceful retreat centre, offering special time to relax in an untouched woodland upon a hill overlooking spectacular views of the Teifi estuary.
There are various idyllic beaches within a couple of miles of here and many inspiring walks. We are two miles from the start of the Pembrokeshire coastal path.
It is also an off grid home, powered by the sun and the wind and this is one of it's important features, giving one the opportunity to experience living with the elements and being powered by them. Low energy appliances may be used with awareness such as occasional laptops etc. (no hairdryers/ straighteners!) The Nature of this place does invite the visitor to just enjoy being switched off for a while and to enjoy the gifts of the environment.
Downstairs you will find a large open plan kitchen and living room with a wood stove which heats the whole house. There is a downstairs bathroom in a rounded stone turret with sunken bath and rain water harvested toilet. Water is solar heated and back boiler heated in the winter.
The house offers a long conservatory to enjoy the views.
We have 3 delightful and gentle cats here in the house and then daphne the dog who will be with us in the eco lodge close by. We can arrange at times for the cats to be out of the house and use the conservatory for short periods. If you have serious cat allergies however this may not be for you.
Upstairs is a large open plan room which offers itself as a luxury bedroom and studio for a couple or a space for family or a retreat space for a group of up to 8- 10 with low futon style beds. We have also now opened up the large beautiful attic bedroom as an extra with a double mattress and space for more. This is accessible by ladder.
In the warmer months there is extra camping space in the woodland and a self contained eco lodge too.
The woodland is terraced, with paths for visitors to explore and we are currently developing a forest garden.
We also encourage artists and writers in residence to spend time here working in a natural and supportive environment on a project. We can offer subsidy for this also at times.
Please note; this is a natural straw bale/ clay built home and we hire a wonderful cleaner to scrub the place... it will never be a bleached holiday home but it is clean by nature's standards and we use no chemicals in the process.. There are also spiders and insects as we live in a woodland...!

Accès des voyageurs

Guests will have access to the house and land.
Space sharing is negotiable. We would have daily access to the conservatory to feed the cats and also to check the power meter once a day in the house.
In the colder months we can offer a large basket of wood on arrival and then extra if required for £7 a basket.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

We welcome our guests and are around if required.
Some may prefer a quiet retreat, whereas others may like to join us in our daily sustainable life.
We can on occasion as an extra, offer yoga, local walks, meditation sessions, massage, flower essence therapies, wild food foraging, raw food and chocolate preparations, natural building and sand art designs on the beach for groups.
We can also prepare a delicious healthy meal or cake for special occasions.
We can also negotiate a discount for couples at quieter times.

Autres remarques

This home supports sustainable living and invites visitors to also come and experience the fruits of living this way.
We also run occasional retreats and courses here in sustainable/ conscious living and building.
We are also happy to offer a tailor made retreat for a group including yoga,meditation, wild food forages, sacred geometry sand circle creating, silent walks and retreats too and more...
Please express interest.
Finally, whilst we endeavor to keep this place clean and hire great cleaners, this is an earthen made home in the middle of the woods and so please bear in mind when reviewing cleanliness that we do our very best to keep it to a woodland home quality.. and the spiders do weave their webs!


Le logement
Salles de bain : 1.5
Chambres : 2
Lits : 9
Animal sur place : Chat(s)
Type de logement : Logement entier

Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : 34 / nuit après 4 voyageurs
Frais de ménage : 23
Caution : 229
Réduction à la semaine : 3%
Tarif week-end : 161 / nuit
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Couchages
Chambre 1
2 lits doubles, 3 lits simples
Chambre 2
1 lit queen size, 1 lit simple

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux

We ask guests to refrain from smoking here; it is a straw bale home!
We also ask to keep alcohol to a healthy minimum to support the tranquil nature of this place.
This is NOT a party place but a retreat into Nature...
We recommend bringing indoor shoes.


Annulations

Strictes

Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Séjour de 2 nuits minimum.
À partir du 1 juin 2017 - 31 août 2017, la durée minimum de séjour est de 3 nuits.

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Profil utilisateur de Fiona
juillet 2017
A great experience and.opportunity to step off the.world thank you

Profil utilisateur de Nella
juillet 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Rachel's amazing eco home. The space was perfect for the DIY retreat my friends and I had planned. The location is peaceful and beautiful with great places to eat and stunning beaches nearby. Rachel was a fantastic host, so friendly and helpful. We hope to return soon!

Profil utilisateur de Eamon
juillet 2017
Rachel's straw bale house is a wonder. A home that transforms your sense of where you are. Just a short walk out of the village but an astonishing change of rhythm. We stayed with two very small children and had to be alert to the risks of living high on a steep sided wooded ravine. But the children loved it and the large open plan rooms were fabulous for their interpretative dance sessions. Rachel was warm and open and the perfect host. We would love to return to gaze at the moon from the attic window and imagine a world full of homes with such love and vision.
Profil utilisateur de RachelRachel est un Superhost.
Réponse de Rachel :
Loved having you all here.. see you again x
juillet 2017

Profil utilisateur de Africazz
juin 2017
This place is an eco warriors dream. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) million per cent recommend!!!!
Profil utilisateur de RachelRachel est un Superhost.
Réponse de Rachel :
Thank you, It was a pleasure to host your mum and friend. I guess the 'phone number hidden' really is a million in numbers! Be so very well and hope to meet you again, Rachel
juin 2017

Profil utilisateur de Alison
juin 2017
Rachel's house is very different but pretty amazing . Built by her with help from friends . It's a tranquil space off the beaten track . We loved its quirkiness. You have to like cats to come here as they live amongst you . Be prepared for an interesting stay in a beautiful location. We loved the beaches we visited nearby and Cardigan is a great little town .
Profil utilisateur de RachelRachel est un Superhost.
Réponse de Rachel :
Lovely to meet you all Alison and glad you enjoyed it. The cats dont have to be in the house if so required. Warm wishes
juin 2017

Profil utilisateur de Sophie
juin 2017
We spent the weekend here for my sisters hen do and it couldn't have been more perfect. The house is truly unique. Decorated beautifully with quirky bits and bobs scattered through out the house. Although the house feels very isolated you are within walking distance to everything that you will need. Rachel was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. Will definitely be visiting again !

Profil utilisateur de Susie
juin 2017
Rachel's home is a special place. Unique in every way. You can feel the love that has been built into this gorgeous, quirky, fairytale straw bale house. It has a gentle energy that is both relaxing and comforting. An amazing space to recharge and remind yourself that it is possible to slow down and get in touch with your inner self. Wonderfully ambient at night, magical in the day with light pouring in through the coloured glass windows. Tucked away in the trees and walking distance to beaches and a small village. Rachel is the perfect host. Meadowsweet, Elma and Arthur the zen cats living in the conservatory are also wonderful hosts, as is Daphne the dog and we totally fell in love with them all. It was a true privilege to be one of Rachel's guests.

Having lived here in this woodland haven for almost twenty years, there is much gratitude for a life so close to Nature.
I love walking along the coastal and mountain paths, yoga, meditation and creating essences, oils and jewellery, preparing foraged wild and raw foods.
I also love to share all of this with those who come to stay here.

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