...because the community matters
The whole site is run on alternative energy, from high-tech wind turbines and biomass underfloor heaters, to solar showers made out of scrap radiators. With its permaculture gardens, the place is an inspiration for the budding and more experienced eco-conscious. Residents and volunteers live in railway carriages, Mongolian Yurts, log cabins, tipis and straw bailed buildings.
Coed Hills is currently attracting world renowned artists such as Vilen Kunnapu and Andre Stitt in the ‘Sculpture Trail Rejuvenation Project’. The aim is to continually create more interesting and exciting artwork, and cultivate an appreciation of the natural world. The visitors centre and sculpture trail is open all year round and is free to the public to enjoy.
At the heart of Coed Hills lies the core community. A group of people embracing the new and old in order to lead a more sustainable existence, both ecologically and socially. They aim to inspire visitors to ‘think outside the box’ when it comes to how they work and live. The community is happy to engage with visitors, sharing their knowledge of, and enthusiasm for sustainable living.
There is a green woodworking area and blacksmith, printing, mosaic, and textile workshops. It is not unusual to bump into artists, craftspeople or ecologists as you visit the main area.
Guided tours are run for schools, colleges and groups. Come for just an hour or all of the day. Take a tour of the sustainable energy systems, or the woodlands and sawmill. Art workshops can be arranged.
They have built their own stone circle based on the solar lunar calendar, ideal for picnics, weddings, and other rituals. Check out the multiyurt and gallery which can be used for conferences, exhibitions, and celebrations.
Coed Hills is a fantastic place for children, there are trampolines, toys, a mushroom tree house, and acres of woodland to explore.
Telephone: 01446 774084
Coed Hills Rural Artspace, St Hilary, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7DP