WALES, May 2, 2007 "“ An authentic Gypsy caravan set in its own acre of riverside meadow, a restored Edwardian railway carriage built as a sleeper coach for the Great Western Railway and a fabulously secluded farmhouse on a 12-acre working sheep farm are among the offerings of Under the Thatch, a Welsh sustainable tourism business with one-of-a-kind, WOW!-worthy accommodation.

Under the Thatch has 18 completely original, fantastically-affordable self-catering accommodation ranging from woodland log cabins, traditional cottages and 17th-century farmhouses to converted railway carriages and authentic vardos. Package prices start as low as £25 per night. For couples seeking the ultimate in seclusion and romance, it has love nests for two and for those who believe the more, the merrier, it has accommodation comfortably sleeping eight.

The profits from Under the Thatch go to rescuing historic buildings at risk. The company aims to rent its accommodations every night of the year. If the cottages are not booked out of season, Under the Thatch reduces the price until they do book because it believes that the buildings should continue to work for their communities, even in low season. It would rather rent a cottage with no profit being made than have it stand empty.

For more information about Under the Thatch and its special offers on its one-of-a-kind accommodation, visit

The landscape and the ethos of Wales are decidedly green; Visit Wales actively supports green tourism, and it awarded Under the Thatch a Green Dragon Environmental Award in 2006. For more information about planning a trip to" Green Wales" call 1-877-872-1133 or visit

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