After years of careful planning, negotiation and fundraising, we’re finally on the road with our new eco-accommodation for visitors. Along with the usual spring feathered migrants, Cartrefi Dyfed have arrived at Denmark Farm and are moving on with the timber frame construction. Pied flycatchers, warblers and blackcaps are singing their heads off all around whilst the sweet sound of saws and hammers resounds around the Centre yard. Music to our ears!
Seriously though – this represents a new era in all that’s on offer here. The new self catering accommodation units will be completed by early 2013, ready for all those wise and wonderful people who have it in mind to visit West Wales next year. (But don’t wait, if you are ready to come this year – there’s lots happening throughout the spring and summer – see our events page).
As well as using sustainably sourced timber, we’ll have biomass heating, rainwater collection for the toilets, solar-powered electricity and heaps of sheep’s wool insulation, plus other sustainable features. Not forgetting the wildlife, of course, we plan to demonstrate a range of boxes in the surrounding trees for bats and birds, wildlife-friendly landscaping and a natural play area (for human wild life – younger children with their parents!).
Something for all – we hope you agree. Why not come and see for yourself at our preview Open Day on Sunday 23 September?
This is all possible through a grant from the Ceredigion Social Enterprise Growth Fund, administered by Ceredigion County Council on behalf of the Adfywio Ceredigion Regeneration Partnership and supported by the the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government.