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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!

"I stayed here with my family and our Labrador Buster last week. It was an amazing 'get away from it all' break in a stunning location. We were greeted by Sarah and a plate of her Dad's delicious home made welsh cakes. Which disappeared in minutes! The cottage is spotless and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Its a cosy home from home which is a perfect retreat after a long day outdoors. There are beautiful walks from the doorstep and we even drove up North to hike up Snowdon. A great location for exploring or just enjoying some family time! Thank you all for such a lovely welcome...we'll be back to visit in the future."
Holmes family