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Ecolodge With Stunning Views In Chilterns

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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.

Speaks English

8 Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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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Perfect stay at Mizpah Eco Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This Eco Lodge is beautifully designed and in a stunning setting.Situated in the heart of attractive countryside, there is easy access to numerous walks and cycle paths along country lanes and off road tracks. We hired bikes from Tim and had a wonderful time exploring the locality, using the Chilterns cycle path. You are given a warm welcome at Mizpah Lodge which has excellent facilities (for instance hairdryer, ironing board, washing machine, well stocked kitchen with everything you would need) plus many additional personal touches such as freshly laid eggs and home made jam.Would highly recommend .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Craig, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed having you to stay and are glad that you had fun exploring on the bikes. I We'll be very happy to suggest some new routes and if you find yourself looking at this area again. Best wishes, Tim and Sarah.
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5

Beautiful, restful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had only a couple of days here, but we both wished for more.

Mizpah is a quiet and relaxing countryside hideaway, with plenty of space and seating options both inside and out. The kitchen is usefully appointed with all the essentials to cook for yourself, and grocery stores are within a few miles. The bed is comfortable - if on the small side for us Americans! ;) - and the view out the front windows is just lovely. Beautiful walking is right out the door.

The place is a little hard to find, but Tim, the owner, was very available to help us out when we got lost.

We loved our stay here and we would absolutely book again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent endroit où séjourner!

  • 5 of 5

Le lodge est accueillant, propre et très bien équipé, il ne manque rien. Situé à la campagne, c'est l'endroit idéal pour se ressourcer, ou même visiter.

Sarah et Tim nous ont réservé un accueil de qualité, merci!

Nous recommandons cet hébergement et y retournerons bien volontiers!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christelle, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and visiting the local towns and attractions, and it was a pleasure to meet such a lovely family. 4 more chicks hatched yesterday, and Simi the border collie is missing playing ball with Clement!
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Lovely, comfortable accommodation with 'feel good factor' of being environmentally friendly. Cosy.

  • 4 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Ecolodge, Wallingford. Clever design and green technology made this a comfortable and convenient stay. It is plenty big enough for a small family, though accommodation not really private enough for two couples. Kitchen and utility well provided. Bathroom nice and warm but shower a bit weak. Views across the field lovely to wake up to. Host, Tim, really friendly and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we have been careful that the eco design should enhance rather than reduce the decor and comfort of the lodge but felt that a power shower would not fit well with our eco aim so we went for a design that provided plenty of hot water without a high demand for energy. And you will be pleased to hear that our new solar panels are now generating more energy than the lodge is using during the day so we are able to export the excess back to the Grid.
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Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Dec 2016
5 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£450
£1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£600
 
 
February 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
28 night minimum stay
£1,633
for 28 nights
£1,750
 
 
Early Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 27 Jun 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
 
Regatta
28 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£700
 
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
 
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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • chalet

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

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

Floor Area

  • 46 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • There is a corner shower unit with low volume aerated shower head for maximum energy efficiency.

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 4

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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Portable wifi hotspot