Located in stunning and remote 'Artists Valley' (with Beavers) this charming Self Catering cottage is in a 75 acre conservation and permaculture site. We are surrounded by incredible wildlife and some rare species, and are demonstrating how to restore this precious land - producing food, beauty and habitat! With a Wood burner, Kitchen, Bathroom, Central Heating and unparalleled views - it is perfect for walking, a romantic break, nature or mountain biking holidays or as a rural family retreat.
Further update due to the current health crisis - 23rd March 2020
We have received notification today from our local council that given the unprecedented surge in tourism to the area, they are asking that we curb ‘holidaymakers’ coming into our community at this time. This is a broad measure through the County to slow the spread of the virus and ensure that our local NHS services are not swamped by folk leaving the cities. The volume of 'temporary' registrations with GP's and local hospitals is risking peoples lives in this rural area :0(
I am so sorry for all the reservations we have had to cancel as I know that you were really looking forward to your holidays with us!
We will however be offering a small handful of LONG TERM retreats (2 weeks minimum) in our accommodations. We will have firm guidelines around anyone staying here to self-isolate longer term to protect our local community. This will mean NO day trips out (other than enjoying walks, paddling and fires from the cottage) We are coordinating shopping so that one designated person does that and will 'decontaminate' on return to site. Please get in touch if that may be of interest to you and you wish to discuss this in more detail.
We send our very warmest wishes at this challenging time and hope that you and yours stay strong, eat well, get plenty of rest and keep smiling!
Updated 19 March 2020
What interesting times
As we find ourselves faced with the current challenges surrounding the spread of the virus, there are understandable concerns about travel and contact with others. Although many hosts may be negatively impacted, this project is a perfect place to 'self-isolate' if that's what folk are after - as there is so much space here, hardly any people – (who can easily be avoided if that is your preference) and Blaeneinion is waaay more beautiful than being ‘stuck’ nearly anywhere else!
I anticipate that folk will choose to holiday in the UK rather than in Europe this year and will be discerning about how to do that safely. We are one of the few places where folk can come and be assured of a holiday in nature with lots to do and without any crowds!
We are keeping a close eye on recommendations from the WHO and wanted to reassure our guests of the precautionary measures that we are taking at this time.
What we are doing……
Currently our family and long term volunteers are well and healthy. We have taken the decision to continue hosting, working and laughing - and we all look forward to spending as much time as possible in the gardens this Spring
Everyone at Blaeneinion is avoiding ANY travelling and will be here at all times other than one person who will shop for essentials only when absolutely necessary at very anti-social hours! We aim to have all groceries and materials delivered through the post or by delivery services to spare contact with others and mitigate any risk or additional strain on the NHS of more patients at this difficult time.
Should anyone on site become unwell, we have measures to isolate them for sleeping and living – and they would have no contact at all with guests and only distanced essential contact with others on site. Our accommodations will be kept fastidiously clean and all the team will be washing hands (and accommodation) in antibacterial cleaner frequently.
Hugs and handshakes are off the menu for the time being, and when guests arrive, I would be happy to point out the interesting bits on site (at a reasonable distance) and make sure that folk are comfortable and know how everything works in the Cottages. We have produced laminated guides on how to use all equipment on site.
All bed linens, towels and fabrics will be washed at a minimum of 60 degrees.
Our team have been briefed that DEEP cleaning of the cottages is essential right now and we have purchased specialised sanitising cleaners for all surfaces. In particular, door and window handles, switches, remote controls and communal areas will receive special attention.
Anti-bacterial hand soap and sanitising sprays will be available in all Cottages for guests to use as well
What you can do…….
If you are feeling at all unwell or have recently been in contact with someone who is, please be responsible and let us know.
Try to bring as much of your essential supplies with you when you arrive – this will limit the need to go shopping and minimise contact with others in confined spaces protecting you, us and our local community.
Please DO NOT come to us on public transport for the time being.
This is an idyllic and SAFE retreat! Let’s all keep it that way. Ideally, pack everything you need for your holiday into you OWN car, drive directly to us and please limit any stops en route and social or public visits off site whilst you are here. You can still visit beaches, climb mountains, go on amazing walks, use the kayaks and enjoy the gardens and produce…. Your children can safely play away from others on the swings, cuddle the animals, make fires outdoors and go paddling….. If you do need to shop for supplies or make essential visits, please be mindful to protect our local community and use the hand sanitisers provided and observe social distancing. WE DO NOT WANT YOU BRINGING THE VIRUS BACK TO US! xxx
Please observe sensible measures around hand washing and hygiene when on site to minimise transferring the virus to others if you are carrying it unknowingly (we will provide soap or please feel free to bring your own)
Should you prefer to bring your own bedding and towels, we would welcome that and would not be offended (and any toilet roll, pasta and rice would be a bonus too! )
Please be mindful of social distancing and shaking hands. In addition, it may be prudent to communicate as much as possible through the message thread online instead of popping by for things… we are really happy to help and will make sure you have what you need x
As a courtesy to other guests, please make sure that you wash all your dishes, cutlery and utensils in HOT soapy water.
All that being said – LIFE must and will go on and there is so much to be joyful about and thankful for! Lets all make sure we stay healthy, eat well, get plenty of rest and have a lovely time! Smiling, caring, compassion and joy is very good for the heart and immune system too xxx
For folk choosing a longer term stay to avoid the mayhem – there are opportunities to engage with the activities on site, learning about green building, conservation and vegetable growing.
Warmest wishes form the team - we hope to see you (safely) soon!
If you are happy to visit respectfully and abide by these guidelines, read on;
An hours walk to the nearest road, this place is for honest folk who are looking for a simple rural retreat.
Ideal as well for riding groups who can stay overnight and keep horses in the field. From the beach to us it is a gorgeous days ride!
Beaver Lodge is a rustic little self-contained Cottage with 2 main rooms - one room has 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeping 4 people), and the main living area with the wood burner has a comfy double bed and a 4-seater sofa. Potentially, it can sleep 7 (very good!) friends or a family, but better for 5 people sharing. This is great affordable accommodation for families with children or larger groups happy to bunk in together.
Please note that for groups over 2 there is a small surcharge for extra folk to cover additional fuel use and hot water.
Beaver lodge is warm, with a small but fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, and has a new instantaneous boiler (LPG) which provides constant hot water and runs the heating.
To the side of the main living area is a quaint and unheated annex space with a dining table and chairs if needed - great on sunny days but pretty basic and a bit chilly in Winter :) this can easily be closed off from the main living area which is always very toasty with the real fire burning too! The annex also has a tumble dryer for when hiking gear gets soggy :) The Cottage has beautiful views to the South over the gardens and the stream.... children can be paddling and toasting marshmallows in view of the lounge window!
The kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. All crockery and utensils are provided - and there is normally a good selection of herbs and condiments.... all you would need to do is pick up your main cooking ingredients and you are all set!
There is no washing machine in the cottage, but for those on longer stays (5 days or more), please ask at the main house, and we would be happy to help. (£10 for a service wash )
Electricity is supplied on an (ancient!) coin meter - set at standard rate, so bring a few pounds and we can swap them for the old £1 coins that it takes :) Blankets duvets and pillows are supplied in abundance, and we recommend that where possible guests bring a sleeping bag or their own duvet and sheets from home. If this is not possible, we can provide sheets and pillowcases etc. for a laundry fee of £6.00 per person.
The log basket is filled for short stays as part of the package, and there is a charge of £10 per 'barrow load' once these are used up.
There is WIFI available in the cottage, with a reasonable connection (even possible to make internet video calls) - and the key is 'George77'
The Cottage is kept clean - but is not the Ritz or sterile and impersonal! Definitely 'no frills' It is simple and honest - but we love it and our guests do too!
For young families -please let us know if need to borrow our travel cot :)
Please note that the £7 per night surcharge for extra guests also applies however small the people are, so BABIES AND TODDLERS ARE COUNTED AS AN EXTRA GUEST. Over the past few years we have found that families with young children tend to use more heating and hot water, need travel cots and often more cleaning x We love hosting children so have remarkable facilities for young families - toys, instruments and games, super gentle and friendly animals, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows, kayaks and food that can be foraged on site! ... to make all this possible and enable inspiring and memorable family holidays, all we ask is a small surcharge of £7 per night per person to cover costs. PLEASE ENTER 'INFANTS' as 'CHILDREN OVER 2' in the booking process to make sure it all goes through correctly (I am in an ongoing discussion with Airbnb about all this) It is uncomfortable for us and for you if I to have to ask guests for a surcharge for their little one after a booking request is made :0( Lets all continue making this place special for folk of all ages!
In addition to exploring the whole Permaculture and Conservation site, you would also be able to make the most of our new 'Breakfast Room' - a 10 metre Conservatory with glass on 3 sides, tables and chairs to sit at, a piano and comfy sofas at the other end. This gorgeous space is for use by everyone at Blaeneinion and is perfect to relax in or check emails on wetter days - please see the photos :) There are lots of plants, a stereo system, some childrens toys (wooden train set has been a big hit!) jigsaws and a growing and eclectic mixture of books to enjoy. It is a great spot to enjoy looking out at the stars in the evening or enjoying a glass of wine after a long days walking and exploring :) The breakfast room is super-hot on Summer days and comfortably warmed by even the merest sunshine even in Winter.... the stone wall internally retains heat like a big storage heater well into the evenings. There are delicious home-made jams for sale in the Breakfast room, and please ask if you would like eggs or fresh produce produced on site.
Please note that the drive up to Blaeneinion is 10 minutes along a stunning woodland valley single lane track, following the river in places, it is breathtaking, if not a little scary perhaps!? The road is tarmac and fine for all cars - just take it slowly and enjoy :~)
We encourage folk to minimise car use - and are very happy to provide a taxi service to and from the station at Machynlleth within reasonable hours for £10 if you need it. Please get in touch if this is of interest.
Also an apology that we cannot accept pets on site - we love animals and have lost both poultry and wild birds and animals from dog attacks. Even the most well-behaved dogs leave a strong scent which deters the wild animals from coming near the house... and although we know it's not their fault, we just have to be strict on this issue. We hope you can understand.
~Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have :)
Our neighbourhood is very quiet, secluded and tranquil. The air is clean, you can see the stars and we never hear sirens!
Τοποθεσία τοποθεσίας θέσης. Αν μια απομακρυσμένη χώρα αδρανής, λαμπερή με όλα τα πράγματα η φύση είναι αυτό που ψάχνετε αυτό είναι το μέρος. 15 λεπτά με το αυτοκίνητο από οπουδήποτε! Καταπληκτική θέα, πραγματικά ειρηνική, προσεγμένη φιλοξενεί. Είχαμε ένα bbq δίπλα στο ποτάμι, ενώ τα παιδιά έπαιζαν στο δέντρο με τα παιδιά.Daz2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
Αυτός ο τόπος είναι καθαρή μαγεία! Κάναμε κάποια κράτηση τελευταίας στιγμής, βρείτε αυτό το μέρος και μετά από μια σύντομη συνομιλία τελείωσε την κράτησή μας. Ήρθαμε μετά το σκοτάδι, δεν το είδαν πολύ, αλλά το πρωί μας έκπληκτο γιατί ο τόπος αποδείχτηκε σαν ένας μικρός ουρανός! Η θέα στα βουνά, το βουνό, τα ζώα, τον ήλιο που κάνει το χορτάρι να αναβοσβήνει στη δροσιά το πρωί ... Κλιματικό σπίτι με πολύ χώρο, πλήρως εξοπλισμένη κουζίνα, μικρό τζάκι. Ο Σαρόν ήταν ένας τέλειος οικοδεσπότης. Σας ευχαριστούμε πολύ και ελπίζουμε να σας επισκεφτούμε ξανά.Grzegorz2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
Πω, τι μέρος! Εάν θέλετε να επιστρέψετε στη φύση, αυτό είναι τέλειο! Προειδοποιείτε ότι ο οδηγός από τον κεντρικό δρόμο για την τοποθεσία είναι περίπου 10 λεπτά μακριά, αλλά είναι μια υπέροχη κίνηση! Καταπληκτική θέα και καλό περπάτημα. Μεγάλη για να είναι στη φύση και να ζήσετε φρέσκα προϊόντα και φιλικούς ανθρώπους! Ο χώρος είναι ζεστός και ζεστός, όλα όσα χρειάζεστε για να περάσετε μερικές μέρες μακριά από όλα. Πάρτε χρόνο για να δείτε τι έχει ο ιστότοπος και τρώτε μερικά τοπικά καλλιεργημένα λαχανικά!Joel2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
Για όσους αναζητούν ένα πράσινο υποχώρηση από την τρέλα του κόσμου γύρω, αυτό είναι το μέρος που πρέπει να γίνει. Μια απομακρυσμένη και κρυμμένη κοιλάδα, περιτριγυρισμένη από καταπράσινα δέντρα και άγρια ζώα, και οι άνθρωποι επικεντρώθηκαν στα πιο σημαντικά πράγματα στη ζωή. Ευδαιμονία!Julian2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
Ο χώρος του Σαρόν ήταν απόλυτα εντυπωσιακός - ένα πραγματικό κρυμμένο στολίδι στην πανέμορφη ύπαιθρο της Ουαλίας και ακριβώς αυτό που ψάχναμε για το μικρό μας σπάσιμο. Φοβερο!Jordan2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
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