The absolutely amazing waterfall shower that Charlotte Church built in her backyard
Charlotte Church has been busy renovating Laura Ashley’s former mansion and one of the incredible additions is a waterfall shower in the garden.
The Welsh singer-songwriter bought Rhydoldog House and Estate in Powys for £1.5million with dreams of creating a nature-based health and wellbeing centre.
Charlotte is investing all of her life savings into renovating the property and grounds, with the goal of having the store at least partially open by June 2022.
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The TV series Charlotte Church’s Dream Build followed Charlotte’s renovation and she was keen to transform the property as well as the mansion, not by changing it drastically, but by letting nature and her ideas come together in harmony.
That’s why she built a wooded outdoor sleeping terrace with her father, James, so that guests at the health and wellness center can sleep under the stars and be immersed in nature.
And after a restful night, you can let yourself be invigorated by a natural waterfall shower.
The property features a series of waterfalls where mountain water cascades down the rocks creating a magnificent natural feature.
And Charlotte saw the waterfall as an opportunity for her future guests to experience the joy of a natural waterfall shower and bathe in a pure mountain stream.
The carpentry team went to work to create a platform to and below the waterfall, as well as a drying area for guests, with the brief to make it look as natural as possible.
Building a platform under a waterfall is a first for the team and there is some debate as to how popular it will be, but the conclusion is that people who love wild swimming will definitely be interested in trying out this most natural of showers to use.
Charlotte tells viewers, “I know the idea sounds crazy in winter, but trust me, it’s so refreshing!”
Using wood from the forest, the trio of intrepid and probably slightly wet carpenters finished the shower. The main wooden structure forms a pebble platform protruding from under the waterfall and log handrails.
Charlotte said: “With the platform built, not only are the stones natural and look great, but they help with footing.”
But the boys weren’t too keen on trying the freezing natural shower once they finished building it – they worked underneath it, so say they know how cold it is.
Charlotte and husband Johnny are shown visiting the waterfall shower once the build is complete and both think it’s great.
Charlotte said, “Wow! It’s like a Timotei shampoo ad! That is beautifully done.”
She knows that the wooden structure will rot over time and will need constant maintenance and replacement, but it’s all built into the care plan for the forest and grounds.
Johnny said to his wife: “That waterfall – it looks like it belongs in an advert – it’s really beautiful, a stunning piece of work.
“I think if everything (here) can feel a little bit like that, then you’ve really created something amazing.”
The full series of Charlotte Church’s Dream Build is currently available to stream on Discovery+.
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