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Ecolodge With Stunning Views In Chilterns

People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Zero Carbon Emissions Ecolodge built with hemp, powered by solar

A 45m2 open plan chalet style bungalow built in hemp on recycled car tyres with triple glazed windows and doors, equipped with LED lighting and the latest far infrared heating. Green Tourism UK recently assessed the lodge and rated it with a Gold Standard Award with a score of 87%. The lodge also has both green walls and green roofs to enhance the biodiversity of the site. The lodge looks over open fields and has its own private terrace. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a small utility room with washing machine, TV with Sky and free wifi. The lodge has a double bed plus a double sofa bed that can be used to accommodate additional guests.

The lodge is situated just off the Ridgeway national trail and Chilterns Cycleway that together with a dense network of bridle ways and footpaths, offer unlimited on and off-road cycling and hiking. We have a couple of vintage bikes that can be hired for a small fee to enable you to explore the area if you can't bring your own.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About The Owner

I trained as a soil scientist and worked/lived in Africa for 13 years. After returning back to England, I worked on various Eco developments including Bicester Ecotown and clothing Ecofactories in Bangladesh. I've also developed Eco holiday resorts in England, Kenya & Lesotho.

The Owner purchased this chalet in 1948

Why The Owner chose South Oxfordshire

This area has some of the best mountain biking/hiking trails in the country. In spite of being only 40 miles from London, you can ride nearly all day along the huge bridleway network and not even see anyone else. There also plenty of historic sites within a few miles including Grims Ditch, Wallingford Castle and numerous Hill Forts.

This property is in the countryside but only 2 miles from the historic market town of Wallingford

What makes this chalet unique

The lodge has great views over farmland. It is highly insulated (hemcrete wallls with triple glazed windows and doors) and heated during the winter months by far infrared panels. It is powered by a 4kW array of solar pv panels with grid backup supplied by 100% renewable energy by Good Energy.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Benson in South Oxfordshire District

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a corner shower unit with low volume aerated shower head for maximum energy efficiency.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Ecolodge With Stunning Views In Chilterns
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
5

Peaceful, an great place to charge your batteries.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is amazing, warm and cosy even when the weather outside isn't. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need if you want to stay home and cook. Views to the front across fields and amazing to watch the red kite that frequents the front field as it patrols it's area. There are some beautiful places to see and lots of beautiful walks a short car ride away. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for making the effort to write a review for us. We hope to see you again in the future. We are starting to win the war against the foxes with the assistance of an electric fence so next time we should be able to supply you with a few more free range eggs!
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5

Beautiful peaceful ecolodge with lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent two night stay in this charming and welcoming lodge. Tim and Sarah were extremely helpful and welcoming hosts. Everything was done to make us feel welcome, from excellent communication in advance of our stay, to some beautiful home-made produce which was provided at the accommodation. The lodge itself is in a lovely, quiet location which made for a relaxing stay for the two of us and our 10-week old son. It's very well equipped and very tastefully furnished. We would not hesitate to recommend it and hope to visit again some time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Mizpah Lodge is in a very quiet location that allows for a peaceful relaxing break from the norm. It is situated close to Wallingford that offers a range of eating places including several take away options. There was a good view across the fields of the helicopters going in and out of RAF Benson. The Lodge was well equipped with everything we needed. It was warm and comfortable. (However, if you have allergies be warned the pillows etc are filled with feathers) We enjoyed walking along the Thames with our little dog and stood for a while watching Benson Lock. This was a last minute booking for a two day escape. Tim was very helpful and quick to respond to emails. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Lodge to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely quiet chilled out location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while attending our son's wedding, it was perfect plenty of room, the property is well thought out, and its great to stay somewhere where you know you are making as little impact on the environment as possible, while still having some home comforts :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Mizpah. The lodge is equipped with everything you could possibly need and is incredibly spacious; an amazing use of the space. We had friends round for a BBQ the night we arrived so there were 8 of us in total and even then there was plenty room for us all. Two of our friends thought that the lodge would be an ideal base for their families to stay whilst visiting the area and were thrilled when we told them how affordable it is. An absolutely perfect base for exploring the delights of Oxfordshire. We will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone and anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Country Ecolodge

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful country ecolodge located close proximity to main highway but without compromising its nature theme. It is serviced with all the essential amenities. Sarah went above and beyond to make sure her guests were comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Old Post Office, Wallingford
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Springs Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
cholsey
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
M40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
King William, Ipsden
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Benson, Oxfordshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
26 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2018 onwards
1 May 2018 - 28 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£90
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£450
£1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £10 per person per night
Damage Deposit £100

Please note that our cancellation fees are 50% of the total booking price for cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of your booking and 100% for cancellations made 60 days or more in advance. (Cancellations made by 12 midday).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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