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Ecolodge With Stunning Views In Chilterns

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Ecolodge With Stunning Views In Chilterns
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: 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 .

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Wallingford Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late January
Jan 29 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$81
 
 
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$94
$2,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$112
Fri,Sat
$662
$2,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Regatta
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$125
$874
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Jul 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$112
Fri,Sat
$662
$2,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$94
From
$100
Fri,Sat
$562
$2,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Pet Fee $0

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Wallingford Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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