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Welcome to Cwmbiga – one of the few Green Tourism Business Scheme “Gold Star” Winners in Wales.

At Cwmbiga, we are committed to providing a good visitor experience and aim to combine this with seeking ways to minimise the environmental impact of our activities. Guests stay in our self-catering cottages which were originally a single timber barn (in itself a form of recycling!). The accommodation is designed for sustainable tourism, on an historic former working farm, parts of which are specifically managed for wildlife and which features wood- and solar-fuelled central heating. As part of this commitment we are members (and both Gold Award and Gold Star winners) of the Green Tourism Business Scheme which provides accreditation and encouragement for tourism businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. We were also among the first tourism ambassadors for the Cambrian Mountains Initiative, a group (of which HRH Prince Charles is patron) set up to promote local food and responsible tourism within this area.

There is a range of eco-friendly activities nearby - from the fascinating Centre of Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, to the many gorgeous nature reserves in the local area, checking out the local produce at Llanidloes Saturday market, browsing the handmade, organically created gifts at Corris Craft Centre ...or closer to home, watch the many species of birds we have here at Cwmbiga visit the bird table right opposite the cottages with a cup of tea and some of our homemade Welshcakes!

" The accommodation was spot on, with everything we could need including washing machine which is handy after muddy walks. The surroundings are perfect, with beautiful walks right outside the cottage. The patio area and BBQ outside the cottage was also perfect (though we didn't have BBQ weather we were treated to a great variety of bird life). The drive to Aberdovy over the mountain road is stunning and the small seaside town is well worth a visit. We also learned that the weather at Aberdovy is very different to that on the farm so perhaps worth a trip if, like us, you have a few days of rain. After a day of visits or walking, coming back to light the stove and relax was idyllic."
Gary M