Deep in the lush Cambrian mountains you'll find a warm octagonal cabin whose interior is inspired by nature. Its setting is wild and wonderful, with streams, woodland, an amazing spring-fed hot tub nearby and the possibility of real adventure.

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Rooms: 1 double. Children are welcome, but only 1 single bed.
Price:

From £89 per night

Meals: Self-catered, basics provided. Friendly pub 5 minute walk away, and gastro-pubs nearby.
Open: Year round
Address: The Cabin, Nant yr Onnen , nr Llandovery, Camarthenshire, SA20 0PE
Tel: +44 (0)117 204 7830
 

Why we've chosen The Cabin, Dyfed, Wales

The Cabin has a natural, comfortable feel and a very real connection to the land – electricity and water are both sourced from the mountain stream. As cosy as it is creatively designed, The Cabin uses sustainable materials and its colourful nooks and crannies are cleverly kitted out and set in a 2.5 acre garden with trees, wildlife ponds, fire pit and seating area

Things to do:

Outdoors
There are stunning walks in every direction from the Cabin - or you could drive to the Llyn Brianne reservoir and start from there. There is a bike trail at Cwm Rhaeadr, plus a pushchair and wheelchair friendly walk. There are also plenty of opportunities for horse riding along the many bridle paths that are nearby. The Dinas Nature Reserve is run by the RSPB, and is a fantastic place for bird watchers but also has a stunning array of waterfalls. There is a wood fired hot tub fed by spring water, a very short walk away with its own deck and changing hut. In the cabin you will find games and books and no TV! Guitar and djembe drum

History & Culture
The region has several castles, such as the spectacular Carreg Cennin sitting high on a rocky crag with magnificent views of the Black Mountain and Towy Valley. Dinefwr Castle, a 20 minute drive away, dates from the 9th century and is considered one of the most historically significant castles in Wales. The ancient gardens of Aberglasney are also a delight.

This is a place lovingly created by Fiona and Tim McInnes-Craig and selected by Canopy & Stars.

Why is this a greener holiday?

To minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport, there is a regular direct service to Llandovery from Carmarthen and pick-ups can be arranged. The owners are committed to living a more sustainable lifestyle, and aims to minimise the environmental footprint of the business as much as possible. They explored several options for generating their own electricity and happily discovered that they were in an ideal location for a micro hydro generator, which generates a steady 3kW for about half the year. They use wood burning stoves in all their buildings; which are fueled by the supply of wood from managing of trees on their own land. The water comes from a spring in the hill above the cottage and is stored in an old milk tanker. The toilet is composing. Their garden produces a wide range of vegetables, available for guests.

Top Eco Features at The Cabin

 
  • Powered by a micro hydro-electric generator. The same mountain stream also supplies water for the site

  • Wood fired hot tub fed by spring water

  • No central heating used in buildings, & wood for burning stoves supplied from the management of their own woodland

  • Vegetable garden for fresh, seasonal produce

  • Compost loo

  • Unique, efficiently designed cabin, constructed by local contractors

  • The estate is part of a nature reserve

 

Location

The Cabin, Dyfed, Wales
Nearest train station: Llandovery

Directions from station:
Pick ups can be arranged from Llandovery. A bus service also runs from Swansea to Llandovery.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.