green holidays made easier
Brynmawr is an organic, eco-friendly hill farm situated in the Clun Environmentally Sensitive Area and Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Shropshire/Welsh border.
Its recently renovated Buckshead Cottage provides comfortable holiday accommodation for up to 4 people with a double and twin room. The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooker and fridge.
The cottage has its own sheltered garden and patio. Organic vegetables are grown in the garden and are available for use by the guests.
There is also a static caravan comprising a kitchen/diner/lounge with gas fire, colour TV/video, microwave, fridge and gas cooker, shower room, double bedroom with electric fire, twin bedroom and double sofa bed in lounge. The caravan comfortably sleeps up to 6 people.
A well maintained garden with a seating area surrounds the caravan and guests are also welcome to explore the farm.
Buckshead Cottage is a traditional stone building which has been renovated using local materials where possible, to retain its characteristics. It incorporates a wind generator, solar hot water panels and a high-efficiency wood burning stove making the building almost entirely self sufficient in terms of energy supply.
Other environmentally friendly measures include the use of sheep’s wool insulation, energy efficient light bulbs and ‘A’ energy efficient rating appliances. All windows are double-glazed.
There are recycling bins for glass, paper, plastics and cans as well as a compost bin. A control system in the toilets minimises water consumption. There is a water butt so rainwater can be used for washing boots and so on and for watering the adjacent garden.
Brynmawr Farm is an organic holding certified by the Soil Association. That means no pesticides, inorganic fertilisers or high stocking rates, with benefits for local wildlife and the environment.