Situated in the heart of rural Ceredigion in Wales, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre is the ultimate eco-retreat. A farm and nature reserve that runs courses in sustainable living and habitats management, it also has a campsite, bunkhouse, hostel and a self-catering eco-lodge that can accommodate anything up to 16 people in three separate apartments.
The great thing about staying in the lodge is that accomodation arrangements are flexible: you can occupy as much or as little space as you like, from two people to the upper limit of 16, so it's ideal for everyone from couples to families to large groups of friends or extended families.
The accommodation is crisp and clean, almost Scandinavian in feel, and is situated in the middle of Denmark Farm's 40-acre nature reserve, complete with woodland trails and hides, ponds, lakes and meadows; plus there are play areas outside and in the woods.
It's tightly focussed on sustainability and all profits go to help fund the work of the centre's nature and biodiversity charity, the Shared Earth Trust. But it's no hair-shirt enterprise – holidays here are both a comfortable and affordable way to enjoy this special, natural environment; and bear in mind also that you're in a fabulous part of Wales, with countless great walks on your doorstep. The beautiful Hafod Estate and the Devils Bridge Falls are nearby, as are the university town of Lampeter, the coast and any number of other great attractions, natural and otherwise.
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