Coed Hills Rural Artspace
Pronounced ‘coyd’, a Welsh word meaning “woods”, Coed Hills Rural Artspace is one of Wales’ leading centres for sustainable living and the creative arts. We aim to become a centre of education focused on nature, sustainability and traditional woodland skills and crafts, contributing to local tourism, employment and the rural economy. We are working towards self-sufficiency in energy production: this will reduce our costs and our effect on the local and global environment, and serve as a living experiment in what is possible. We do not claim to be perfect, but we are constantly exploring and sharing what we learn both from cutting edge technology and from the knowledge and wisdom of previous generations.
We grow food following Permaculture principles and aim to demonstrate ecological land use, low-impact living and artist creativity, as well as giving people the opportunity to experience and practise all these things for themselves. As a social enterprise we offer a range of opportunities to people in the area: local organisations, schools, colleges, and a diverse range of individuals and families use our facilities for pursuits ranging from family camping weekends to wedding receptions and charity events.
We offer a unique conference venue, with artists’ workshops, art gallery, Permaculture gardens, sawmill, green woodwork area, metalworking forge, full size solar-aligned stone circle, the first composting toilets in the Vale and keep goats and chickens. The internationally renowned Sculpture Trail is currently undergoing woodland management and improvements. Following a period of complete renewal there will be a phased reopening.
Please Note: Coed Hills Rural Artspace is closed to all visitors.