Unplug from daily life and unleash your creativity, in a designer off-grid glamping pod, gently nestled in a remote Welsh valley.
Set on a vast, eighty-acre conservation private estate in mid-Wales, the gleaming Earth Conker is an off-grid, state-of-the-art glamping pod that's been expertly engineered for comfort, and was featured on George Clarke's 'Amazing Spaces' and This Morning's 'Staycation Showdown' - and emerged the winner!
Positioned high on a grassy hill in its own enviable setting, you can luxuriate in the beautiful tapestry of rural Wales below, while a mere stroll will lead you straight into the green Elenydd mountains beyond.
The copper-clad Conker itself is the brainchild of a former engineer, who brought his design experience with Bentley and Rolls-Royce fully to bear in creating a truly spectacular pod-for-two.
No detail has been spared, from the Scandi-style log-cabin bathroom (complete with an amazing hot shower-with-a-view), to the cosy comfort of a ‘proper' double bed to curl up in at the end of a long day. You'll also have your own private Swedish-style composting loo, right next door.
Of course, you wouldn't expect a high-end engineer to forget those little things that really make for a comforting stay, so you'll find your gleaming orb equipped with a cutting-edge air recirculation system to keep you toasty in winter, and cool in summer.
With the emphasis clearly on switching off from the trappings of technology, those who do need to can find electric points, and a Bluetooth soundbar and lighting help to set the perfect evening mood as you prepare a romantic supper in the deluxe micro-kitchen, or even in the newly added wood-fired pizza oven!
Later on, why not head out to the firepit for a spot of marshmallow-toasting, then relax on your terrace with a hot toddy as the first stars appear in the dark, unpolluted sky?
If you're an early bird, catching the sunrise with a mug of steaming coffee must surely be the very best way to wake up, as you listen to the soothing sounds of wildlife, and watch the resident red kites as they fly gracefully through the air.
You'll find the nearest shops and pub within a ten-minute drive, including the noteworthy Newbridge On Wye Post Office, ideal for stocking up on holiday supplies or to withdraw cash. Once you're done, perhaps while a lazy afternoon away over drinks (you can access the pub on foot if you prefer, with a bracing walk through the scenic moors).
Immerse yourselves in the natural world with a trip to Dyfi Nature Reserve, complete with sand dunes and a stunning beach...with all the traditional trimmings of ice cream vans, kite surfers, and paddling children.
Or of course, you could simply grab your notebook or your drawing pad, and let your creative spirit run blissfully wild and free. There's no doubt that you're in the best possible place to unleash it.
Things to note
Gift cards can be purchased for the Conker - an ideal treat for a loved one! There is no TV available. Minimum 2 night stays. Only suitable for children over 10 years of age.
Region: Llanafanfawr, Powys
Cost (from): £270 (2 nights)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1229
FacilitiesSpherical glamping pod for two guests. Steps to entrance. Living, sleeping and dining area: seating, USB ports, Bluetooth sound bar with LED lighting, sofa bed with hotel-quality mattress, bedding, micro kitchen with induction hob, cooking utensils. Enclosed heated log cabin-style hot water shower, towels. Swedish composting loo (next door). Exterior: furnished terrace, fire pit. Wood fired pizza oven. Provided: dry wood, kindling, heating.
Walking, cycling, mountains, pony trekking, wildlife-watching, birdwatching, nature reserves, beaches, pubs, festivals, art and creativity.
At a glance
- A state-of-the-art, master-engineered glamping pod for two, off-grid and nestled on a hill on the 80-acre Red Kite Estate, Powys.
- The estate is also home to a converted barn and two tree tents.
- You will have complete privacy during your stay, with cutting-edge facilities that include your own Swedish composting loo, an equipped micro-kitchen, a Bluetooth sound bar, and a Scandi-style log cabin bathroom.
- There is a firepit and a terrace, ideal for stargazing, viewing the green Elenydd mountains, and chatting evenings away with your loved one.
- While away your time with a spot of yoga on the terrace, then strolling through the moors to the local pub. There are shops within a ten-minute drive, and a nature reserve close by.