NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019.
Former horse stables in a rural area of Flintshire could be turned into a wellness retreat under new proposals.
A planning application has been submitted which would see land at Cae Glas in Llanfynydd, near Hope, used to house five static caravans.
Each would be built out of timber and tin and would come with a hanging cocoon which visitors can sit in to enjoy views of the surrounding countryside.
Guests would also be able to take part in yoga and meditation sessions.
The scheme has been put forward by Joseph Edge, who along with his family previously converted a Victorian chapel in Chester into a holiday let.
He said the aim of the latest venture was to improve both the physical and mental health of those who come to the site.
In planning documents sent to Flintshire Council, he said: “We are young, local entrepreneurs who have a track record of success and the potential for the growth of our family business.
“What we are proposing is high quality, eco, off grid accommodation which has become popular following the success of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Channel 4 TV show).
“This is coupled with an increased demand for wellness holidays and the continuing strengths of this location for adventure and sports facilities.
“This reflects Flintshire’s aims for rural tourism while catering for the changing needs and demands of the market.
“Our proposal will be sympathetic to the local environment and community and will have less impact than the previous riding holidays and extensive livery use.”
Mr Edge said the use of the site for tourism would benefit the economy of the area and help other nearby businesses.
He added that the caravans would also come with composting toilets.
Comments are currently being invited on the proposals via the Flintshire Council website.
The local authority is aiming to decide on the application by early June.
By Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here).