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Ecolodge With Stunning Views In Chilterns

People4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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:
22 May, 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 Wallingford in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(12 traveller 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

Great getaway location

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway from it all. With a couple of lovely towns just a short taxi drive away. Great outdoor seating and eating area. Coupled with amazing weather couldn't have asked for more. Tim very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing retreat in the nature

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place to retreat from the city and relax. In the middle of the fields and within easy reach to all the amazing trails and cycle paths of the Chiltrens AONB.

Charlie, who looked after us during our stay was really nice and even lent us a couple of nice mtb to go around.

The home has all you need and would highly recommend

Thanks

Alberto

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

Mizpah had everything you could want , it was secluded quiet and in a beautiful part of the country. We enjoyed visiting the surrounding area and then returning to relax in the quiet countryside. Would definitely recommend to our friends and would stay there again next time we visit Oxford.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a relaxing weekend away with the dog and Mizpah was perfect for that. Tim and Sarah were very welcoming and fully accessible throughout our stay. Mizpah was cosy and comfortable and offered everything we wanted or needed and the surrounding area was beautiful and we had some great walks with the dog. We will certainly be recommending it to family and friends and look to return in the near future so we can enjoy it for longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend getaway. Great location, friendly atmosphere/host and lovely little touches. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£55
for 1 night
From
£55
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£530
£2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Regatta
28 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
3 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
From
£90
Fri,Sat
£530
£2,000
 
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

Pet Fee £0
Refundable 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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