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Cilcennin, Ceredigion, Wales
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Lodges available for exclusive group hire (for up to 40) or for families during the school holidays. Safari tents too. Near Aberaeron.


NaturesBase is located in Cilcennin, West Wales and it is surrounded by 9 stunning acres of woodland and farmland. It offers ideal accommodation for families, schools, retreats, reunions, team building and all types of celebrations. NaturesBase is eco-friendly with a log boiler, earth paint and a flower meadow roof.

There are on site activities including animal feeding, reflexology sessions, pizza making, campfire evenings and guided walks. There are plenty of walking and cycling trails nearby and there is also mountain biking available. A little further away are plenty of mountains, beaches and water sports to enjoy.

If you hire as a group you get exclusive use. Plus guests can choose between self catering or being catered for. There is accommodation for up to 36 people in 10 rooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining room with seating for up to 40 people, 5 bathrooms, sitting room with sofas and wood burner and games room with lots of board games to chose from. Plus a conference room is available on request which can seat 30+ or which you can have empty for yoga, choirs etc. 

The lodges are available for families during the summer holidays. All 3 lodges have hand made beds, beautiful bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a living area and an outdoor space with seating. Forest and Woodland both sleep 6 people in a double room and a room with 2 bunk beds. Copse sleeps 16 people in 2 double rooms and 2 rooms with 3 bunk beds.

There are 2 Safari tents with comfy futons for 2 adults, plus 2 children, which are available only in the summer holidays. They are well equipped with oriental rugs, down bedding, storage boxes, luxury camping mats, fold out chairs and coffee table. There is a dining shelter for camp cooking, fire pit and all you need for 6 to sit down and eat. These glamping options are priced at £460 a week with a Saturday changeover. An additional tent can be added for a fee.

Prices for group accommodation are £22 per person per night (under 3's only £11) with a minimum of 12 people and a minimum 2 night stay.

The lodges sleeping 6 are priced at £525 per week during Summer. Copse, which sleeps 16, cost £950 per week during Summer holidays. 

No smoking. There is parking for up to 18 cars. WiFi is available. Towels are not included. Dogs welcome in some properties, please enquire. Camping available on site with 10 pitches available. 

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s