Cook on the open fire or knock yourself something up in one of the fully kitted kitchens. Each is equipped with traditional enamel crockery, pots, pans, cutlery and cooking utensils, a cool box and ice packs and a storage box for dried food. We have a freezer available for guests use and you can replace your ice packs from here when you need to.
There are gas stoves in both kitchens and a Rayburn in the woodland kitchen. As our site is off grid there is no conventional oven and the Rayburn oven isn’t suitable for pizzas or oven baked ready meals. It is fabulous for slow cooking though and a pot of stew can be popped in early morning and be ready for supper that night. Just let us know if you'd like to do this so we can light the Rayburn early for you.
No need to bring tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt or pepper, it’s all here and a pot of fresh herbs is also planted up next to each kitchen, so help yourselves to parsley, mint, thyme or sage. Milk, eggs and other local produce is available from our small honest shop.
Fresh spring water comes from the taps in the kitchen for washing up and cooking. Filtered water is provided for drinking.
We keep our impact on the environment to a minimum. Our toilets are private, there's one for each dome and they are composting tree bogs. They are planted with willow around the edge and this feeds from the nutrients in the urine leaving the other waste matter to break down into compost.
As our site is off grid the showers in the woods are wood fueled with a lovely canopy view of the trees above. They are steaming hot with plenty of room inside for changing. There are also washrooms with more powerful showers heated by our biomass boiler, a short walk away.
There is no electricity in the woods. Guests are provided with two bright LED rechargeable lanterns and there are charging points in the washroom for these. We recommend that guests bring their own lanterns and torches too. Head torches are always useful for evening cooking or night time trips to the loo!
There are facilities for hair drying and straightening, and for charging phones, laptops etc. in the washroom too.
Mobile signal and WiFi
There is no mobile phone signal in or around the site. We prefer it that way and hope you will embrace the sounds of nature and of people having fun. It really is a digital detox!
WiFi is available from the house so please ask if you would like to briefly connect.
Indoor and outdoor space
Each dome has it's own outdoor up-cycled stove plus a private fire pit with benches and logs around for seating.There's plenty of undercover space for everyone if you do need to shelter, otherwise park yourself on one of the picnic blankets in the shade of the trees.
Check out our cosy little space for big ideas with plenty of room to sit and eat or to get creative. Help yourselves to the crafty bits and bobs, borrow the board games or burrow into a good book - there's information about the local area, books by local authors and maps to borrow.
The Cosy Lounge, a stylish space available to all our guests with comfy chairs and low tables for chilling out and relaxing. Plus tables and benches for eating, a wood stove and a small veranda overlooking the communal fire pit outside. Perfect for a quiet moment with a board game or book, socialising with the other guests or sheltering in the warmth if the Welsh weather forces it.
Please ask if you have any questions about our facilities or would like any clarification before your arrival.