At A Glance
Farmer, Rachel Wallis came up with this remarkable idea of having a set of eco lodges on her farm to not only bring tourists to the area but enhance the family farm and build her portfolio of businesses.
“I am really blessed to work on my family farm and I wanted to share the beautiful views to tourists visiting the area and thought of no better way than to create the ultimate luxury lodge experience. A lot of thought went into the design and their eco credentials, the lodges are insulated using recycled milk bottles in the ceiling, floor and walls and the verandas have been made using re-cycled plastic toys mixed with hemp husk. Even the heat from the log burning stoves heats the water in the winter.
As soon as guests arrive they receive a warm welcome with unprecedented personal service, a complete ‘nothing is too much trouble attitude’ from start to finish.
No sooner have guests arrived at their lodge, they slip their fluffy bathrobe and slippers on and soak in the hot tub. I hear that a healthy amount of empty Champagne bottles are frequently cleared from the lodges by the housekeeping team on a Monday morning… you can see why!
The lodges attract many foodie couples with two Michelin star restaurants close by, Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Tom Kerridge’s The Hand in Flowers in Marlow. Guest that want to take a stroll into the village for an evening drink can enjoy the village local, The Shepherds Hut. A short walk to the Ewelme village store can be enjoyed for your morning paper, milk, wine and groceries; a well stocked shop to have on your doorstep.
The Lord Nelson, The Red Lion and Home Sweet Home are all close by pubs that offer wonderful, home cooked food spoilt for choice.