Know before you go
This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Zero Carbon Emissions Ecolodge built with hemp, powered by solar
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Kids can come and collect eggs for breakfast!Kids can come and collect eggs for breakfast!
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
- If you want to bring pets they need to be well behaved as we have chickens and some wild cats in nearby sheds.
I trained as a soil scientist and worked/lived in Africa for 13 years. After returning back to England, I worked on various Eco developments including Bicester Ecotown and clothing Ecofactories in Bangladesh. I've also developed Eco holiday resorts in England, Kenya & Lesotho.
Owner purchased this Chalet in 1948
Why Owner chose Benson
This area has some of the best mountain biking/hiking trails in the country. In spite of being only 40 miles from London, you can ride nearly all day along the huge bridleway network and not even see anyone else. There also plenty of historic sites within a few miles including Grims Ditch, Wallingford Castle and numerous Hill Forts. This property is in the countryside but only 2 miles from the historic market town of Wallingford
What makes this Chalet unique
The lodge has great views over farmland. It is highly insulated (hemcrete wallls with triple glazed windows and doors) and heated during the winter months by far infrared panels. It is powered by a 4kW array of solar pv panels with grid backup supplied by 100% renewable energy by Good Energy.