A unique holiday experience! The cosy, Straw Bale Cabin stands in the corner of a wildflower meadow, alongside a delightful pond over which swallows dip and dive the whole summer through. Amazing!
The curvy, clay plastered walls, oak beams and deep, oak windowsills give the cabin the feel of an old country cottage.
The eco accommodation comprises a bright kitchen and lounge area opening out onto a south facing porch. There is one spacious double bedroom with an adjoining shower. We use only natural, clay based paints in our little cabin. Take a look inside.
There is a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge area for a third person or as a separate bedroom. For a small fee it is ok to bring a small, well behaved dog to the Cabin.
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The Straw Bale Cabin is the perfect country holiday cottage for one or two people; peaceful, relaxing and environmentally friendly. It is unique in that it is the first “mobile” straw bale building in the world (as far as we know!) and the UK’s first holiday home made from straw bales.
Photo courtesy of Graham Crossland
The Straw Bale Cabin has a very special feel. Everyone remarks upon it. Perhaps it is the natural materials used throughout, the care and attention to detail, or the fact that it is handmade especially for you. Take a look inside and read what our guests think.
It is wonderfully warm and cosy in the winter months. The sun pours in during the day to heat the Cabin for free. Small electric radiators quickly warm the Cabin on cold nights and the wide super insulated walls retain the warmth for a long time.
In the summer, when the sun is high in the sky,it is kept out of the cabin by the south facing porch and it stays refreshingly cool inside. The double height ceilings inside the Straw Bale Cabin also helps to keep it naturally cool inside, as well as providing a wonderful feeling of space.
We have taken care with the interior to make your stay as comfortable as possible; hand made kitchen and wardrobes, oak floor, natural finishes, complimentary larder basics and a convenient honesty shop stocking both essentials and treats! Find out more.
Construction of the Cabin commenced in late June 2006. The walls were built with locally grown wheat straw in just five days. Over the next four months we put on a roof, fixed in the windows and protected the walls with lime render (outside) and clay plaster (inside).
During the winter months we worked hard to complete the interior and The Straw Bale Cabin was ready to welcome its first visitors in Spring 2007.