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Den by the Stream

Wales / Cardigan, Ceredigion
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A charmingly hand-built cabin that's dog-friendly, off-grid, and set in an idyllic Welsh meadow corner, achingly close to historic Cardigan.

It's easy to feel that you've entered your own private paradise, as you make your way to the soothing meadow corner that's home to Den by the Stream.

Impossibly calm and outrageously lovely, the off-grid cabin-for-two is beautifully positioned by a rippling stream (hence the name) and surrounded by woodland and birdsong.

Put simply, you won't be able to stop yourselves from feeling utterly at peace!

Dog-friendly and secluded (there is no other accommodation on the site), you can sit back and enjoy your natural surroundings, from the eco-friendly comfort of your rural retreat. And with features like a harvested rainwater shower, solar lighting, and organic toiletries - not to mention no distracting TV or Wi-Fi - you can relax and reconnect without worrying about your carbon footprint.

That's not to say you'll be lacking in luxury. The spacious, light-filled cabin is well furnished and comfy with lots of carefully thought out little touches, and the wood-burner ensures the Den remains warm and cosy at any time of year. By day you can gaze out of the huge windows - revelling in that amazing scenery, whatever the weather. By night relax back on the rotating star-gazer bed and be awed by the star-filled sky.

There's a hand-crafted, fairylight-strewn four poster bed to curl up in at night, and a small-yet-perfectly-formed kitchen corner, stocked with everything you need (translation: you can pack light!) Oh, and you won't be making any midnight field dashes to the loo, since your bathroom is handily connected to the Den by a rustic barn door.

As if all that wasn't quite enough, you'll also be equipped with plenty of fluffy blankets, board games, puzzles and books to keep you company...

...though you might prefer to head outside to your stream, park yourself on a gorgeous hand-made bench, and just watch the birds for a little while. It's an ideal spot from which to greet the sunrise, as you charge your morning with a freshly brewed espresso. Later on, simply light the BBQ or firepit for a sizzling sunset supper on the veranda.

In the mood for a long afternoon walk? Let the dogs run free in the fenced three-and-a-half-acre meadow, as you saunter along without a care in the world

If you want to travel slightly further afield, you could take the mile-long walk into Cardigan, a historic town on the shimmering Teifi Estuary. Chat the day away over a pub lunch, take a boat trip around Cardigan Bay to do some dolphin-spotting, or simply roam part of the remarkable 870 mile Wales Coastal Path, set amidst breath-taking cliff top scenery.

However you spend your time, your soul is sure to yearn for the blissful comfort and slow-lane simplicity you've discovered at Den by the Stream... so don't stay away too long.

Things to note

Check in from 4.00pm, check out by 10:00am. Please note there is no Wi-Fi or TV in the cabin. Please bring towels for the beach, and dog bedding if bringing your four-legged friend. Minimum 3 night stay.  (Note: The walk into Cardigan from Den by the Stream is a country lane; no pavements or street lights!)

Please note that during the current pandemic, the owners have put a 72 hour buffer between each booking until the end of 2020 until further notice, with available dates in blocks of 3, 4 or 5 nights. For more information please see the property website.

Tried and tested

‘What a peaceful weekend. Just what the doctor ordered! The place is a little bit of heaven. The weather was amazing to us, we used everything and can suggest nothing. The stars were a priceless picture. The log fire made the den cosy and warm. I wouldn't hesitate to come back and frankly we don't want to leave. The place is perfect.'

‘Our first visit to Ceredigion and we'll definitely be back. ‘Den by the Stream' was everything promised on the website, but we were quite unprepared for the peaceful beauty of the location. Despite changeable weather we were happy to remain in situ for much of our week. Yoga and cycling our only exercise! Linda and Phil were wonderful hosts, ensuring that we had everything we needed. Highly recommended.'

‘Our second visit, and it didn't disappoint. The weather was hit and miss, but who cares! All sorts of birds - finches, tits, wrens, robins, woodpeckers, red kite. Phil the squirrel bouncing off the shower roof in the morning... Altogether a delight. Scrabble round the fire in the evening. The place is amazing - do we HAVE to go home?'

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The basics


Region: Cardigan, Ceredigion
Cost (from): £100 per night
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1450

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Facilities

Handcrafted wooden cabin, sleeps 2 guests.  Open plan accommodation includes: 2-seater sofa, chair, wood-burner, woodland and meadow views, table and chairs.  Kitchen corner with pots, pans, plates, crockery, cutlery, camping stove.  Handmade four-poster bed with bedding, door to bathroom: rainwater shower, composting toilet, towels, organic toiletries.  Exterior: furnished veranda, firepit, barbecue cooker with recipe book, bench seating, swinging wooden hammock, parking.  Provided: books, board games, outdoor games, bottled tap water, blankets, firewood, solar panel for lighting and device-charging.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, Wales Coastal Path, horse riding, beaches, watersports, nature reserve, picnics, shopping, boat trips, dog friendly pubs and restaurants.

At a glance

  • A hand-crafted, off-grid wooden cabin for two, fully insulated and privately secluded in a woodland corner of a three-and-a-half-acre meadow just a mile from historic Cardigan.
  • The cabin is dog-friendly, and there is plenty of space for your four-legged friends to run around in!
  • Kitchen and bathroom facilities are provided, with a composting loo, a rainwater shower, a camping stove, an outdoor firepit and a freestanding BBQ. Power and lighting are provided by a solar panel.
  • Enjoy a good book by the stream, or head into Cardigan and walk the Wales Coastal Path
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