Have you ever stayed in an Eco Friendly cabin before? Crowdy Hall offers an off grid experience in Sedgefield that ticks all boxes for sustainable travel.
Crowdy Hall offers 3 separate cabins located in close, but far enough away proximity from each other on a remote field in the countryside of Sedgefield. Each cabin has its own personality and has the amazing views of the rolling countryside of County Durham.
We stayed in Cinnabars Nest which sleeps two, plus fudge! You can take youre well behaved pets along too!
The site is remote and the you have to access to farmers field by a code. The drive up is a rubble road and only about 5 minutes until you park youre car at the old barn. From here you have to walk a very short walk through the field with sheep to access youre cabin. There are a total of three cabins and all of them are well spaced from each other so have total privacy. Except the sheep of course!
Youre cabin does have a fence around it to block the sheep out but if you have an excitable and small dog you may want to keep it on the lead.
Each cabin has a bespoke design and all made by recyclable material. So much care and attention have went into these eco friendly cabins and the owners take pride on making youre stay as comfortable as possible.
Outside the cabin you will fine loungers and a fire pit. Here you sit and watch the starts and make smores on the fire pit. Don’t worry it comes with all the things you need to make the most out of youre trip and keep safe at the same time.
You will also find an outside hose in case you have muddy boots or your dog needs a clean! I found this supper handy. You also have access to the heat for the shower in case you need to amend anything. Remember this is a totally eco friendly cabin and sometimes you need to do a bit of DIY although I didn’t have to on my stay which was only 1 night. It also has a table and 2 chairs so you can enjoy for meals or breakfast outside and admire the views for miles.
Inside the cabin you will find a king size bed with lots of throws and trust me it is very comfortable. All 3 of us had an amazing sleep. Above the best it has an open access to a sky window where you can sit and watch the stars from youre bed.
You have a small kitchen with all the utensils you need and a small gas hob. You have a small hanging area and a log fire with wood to use in case you do get cold. I can say it warms up quickly so we didn’t have that problem.
The cabin is unique in that it doesn’t have a fridge but it has a cool area to store items and zeer pot, a traditional way of keeping food cool.
The kitchen is stocked with eco friendly materials and ingredients. It had plenty of spices, salt, pepper for youre cooking including tea and coffee too!
The bathroom is the most unique ive ever experinces but it really wasnt as bad as i thought at all. It is fully stocked with toilet roll and sawdust. Yes Sawdust because it has a compst toilet. It’s very easy to use but it was my first time and I was scared at first. I thought it may smell but it didnt at all. The sawdust nutralisses the smell but im sure you know that already. The shower is a great size and really easy to use.
The reclaimed material used throughout makes it a super quickly cabin. It has incorporated USB points so you can charge youre phone and no plugs. So this really encourages a off grid stay. They do have books and games to keep you occupied in case you forgot to take any of fancied them.
I think I was sceptical at first. But really being out of touch with the real world even if it was for 24 hours was brilliant for my mental health. I enjoyed my breakfast looking out at the views while my dog ran through the barley. It was a perfect stay and one i would 100% recommend to clear youre head.
The location is a perfect spot only 3 miles from Sedgefield, a picturesque village that has everything you might need. We didn’t go and eat but did buy our food from the local co-op. The village has plenty of bars. It also has some amazing places to eat too if you are planning on staying a little longer. It’s a great place to stay if you want to go on and explore more the the amazing County Durham.
Prices for Cinnabers next start from £109.00 per night however there’s are different options depending on where you stay. The other options are Raffer Yem, Tawny Hide and Pipistrelle.
*gifted stay but opinions are my own