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Bee's Bower

Walterstone, Herefordshire, England

A unique & eco-friendly cabin-cum-treehouse for 2 designed with up-cycled materials in stunning countryside. Brecon Beacons on your doorstep.

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Bee's Bower is a completely unique and eco-friendly romantic getaway for 2 inspired by the owners' life in Botswana. The chestnut timber framed cabin encloses an oak tree around which the staircase is built, and juts out over a little valley with gorgeous views.  It has it's own meadow and is set in the peaceful countryside on the England-Wales border, just a stone's throw away from the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The accommodation has been lovingly designed using up-cycled features and custom made furniture to create a totally unique feel. The ground floor offers guests a basic but well designed kitchen (for example it has a manual coffee grinder and cafetiere) and  off the open plan dining and sitting areas with woodburner, and shower room with composting loo. Bees Bower has a balcony with fantastic views across the countryside and tree tops perfect for bird watching and with a telescope available for star gazing. There is also a sumptuous, free-standing copper bath to relax in. Up the spiral staircase on the mezzanine floor, guests will discover the double bed nestled under the canvas roof with luxury bamboo linen.

Outside, guests can make use of a secluded BBQ and explore the surrounding fields. There is a pub within walking distance and a well-equipped village shop just a 12-minute drive away. Abergavenny, known as 'the gateway to Wales', is within easy reach. Access to the Brecon Beacons is on your doorstep (approx. 2 miles away) with all of the walking which it offers in the breathtaking Welsh countryside. The area has an amazing array of good eateries and pubs nearby. 

Up to 2 dogs welcome (be aware of sheep in surrounding fields). Not suitable for mobile children, babes-in-arms welcome. Solar generated lights. Charging point for mobiles. Logs for woodburner supplied. Bedding and towels provided.

Please advise the owners in advance if you would like to make use of the telescope. A cool box with freezer packs is provided, use of fridge in stable building by carpark. Carpark is a 300m walk away, wheelbarrow available for carrying luggage. 

There is a minimum 2-night stay during the week priced from £189. Changeovers are usually on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Fixed prices for weekend stays from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am - guests can choose to stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the same price. Weekend stays from £320. A week's stay in low season starts from £525. 

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Cardiff