The Studio, Brockweir is a secluded retreat for Vegan & Vegetarian guests. Owned by long term vegans, that try to be as earth-friendly and ecological as possible and being vegan is part of this philosophy of life.
The Studio offers a home from home environment for their guests who are wanting to truly relax and escape from the everyday stresses of life.
The Studio is nestled in the grounds of the owners home but there is enough space to allow for privacy, including a separate driveway, entrance and outdoor patio area. The Studio is not over looked.
The Studio is a lovely open plan light space, with a separate kitchen and bathroom. An outside private dining space can be enjoyed with breathtaking views.
Guests can relax in the organic fields with wild orchids and abundant wildlife in pure peace and tranquility.
The owners are there as much or as little as you need them, and pride themselves on being warm and friendly. They are very proud of the feedback they have had so far, and they very much look forward to welcoming you if you are also looking to stay at The Studio.
Their two small dogs Tutu and Zizi are very friendly and they welcome your four legged friends too! There is a lovely walk around the grounds for you to enjoy & plenty of walks direct from the property to explore, including the ever popular Offas Dyke.
The owners have used low VOC water-based paints in decorating throughout. The small tap in the kitchen delivers water filtered by reverse osmosis for drinking.
The bed linen and towels, which are all provided in your stay are organic cotton - many chemicals are used in normal cotton growing.
The underfloor heating is delivered by ground source - pipes under the field draw heat from the ground which is converted in the 'engine room.' The wind turbine in the field contributes to the electricity supply.
The owners only use ecological cleaning products and provide ecological vegan liquid soap and shampoo, which is important as they have a private drainage system which works with gravel, rushes and willow to filter, which cleans the water which then goes into the pond. Chemicals disturb the natural balance.
There are two metal dustbins (not plastic!) - one for general waste and one for recyclables: metal, glass, paper and plastics which please all need to be clean before being put in the bin.
There is a small compost bin on the kitchen windowsill for plant matter. Compost is then used on the gardens.
Guests are provided with organic coffee, tea and sugar.
For your convenience The Studio has a hair dryer and a portable steamer, should clothes need creases removed. Television, dvd player with a selection of dvds, books and local information.
Currently there is no WIFI in The Studio, guests are encouraged to truly disconnect. Planning trips in advance is advisable, however if you do need any information during your stay Emma will be able to assist.
WIFI can also be sourced at the local village shop which is within walking distance from The Studio.
The Studio Vegan & Vegetarian Retreat, Brickweir is located in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border of The Wye Valley & Forest Of Dean.
There are extensive walks from the doorstep, where you can explore the beautiful River Wye, woodlands, local pub & village stores.