How it began.
Our story begins back in 1980. Anthony Edmondson had the unique vision to create a private nature reserve where conservation and luxury log cabin holidays work in perfect harmony.
After leaving school and emigrating to Canada to work for six years underground in a Yukon silver mine, Anthony had saved up enough to buy the ex-gravel pit. This moonscape was then carefully transformed into the idyllic Log House Holidays site that you can escape to today. When you stay here, we’re certain you’ll agree with us that his vision has come alive.
Family-run, family values.
Our private nature reserve is still looked after by the man who started it all, along with the support of his family. It means we still have the same personal commitment and connection to this special part of the world. And it also means we’re dedicated to making it a truly unforgettable experience for every single guest who chooses to stay here with us.
Since 1980, we’ve planted more than 50,000 trees, along with marginal plants, reed beds and an array of wildflowers. This has created a rural oasis where unspoilt beauty envelops every aspect of your log cabin holiday.
The setting is so spectacular, it was named a Site of Special Scientific Interest back in 1993. During your stay, look out for the vibrant orange crests of kingfishers, listen to the nightingale’s song and see dragonflies gliding by. There’s even a chance you’ll spot the otter family that likes to call our lake home! We’ve supplied binoculars with each of our log cabins so you won’t miss a moment of the natural wonders on show.
Lifetime conservation is at the heart of everything we do and we work hard to maintain the peace and natural beauty of this special retreat. Our eco-friendly log cabins use sustainable materials and renewable energy sources. We supply homegrown timber for firewood, as well as electricity from our solar tracking system. Water source heat pumps take heat from the lake to power the hot water, underfloor heating and hot tubs.
You won’t have to worry about noisy motorboats, rowdy groups or roaring traffic, as we’re all about serenity. So switch off, settle in and unwind. Your peaceful holiday awaits.