An idyllic off-grid haven on a secluded farm in the Welsh hills, where nature, comfort, and a wood-fired hot tub await!
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathrooms: External
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Discover the Cabin on the Lake on Gwalia Farm, peacefully set in the soothing green hills of mid Wales.

‘Gwalia’ is an ancient Welsh name for Wales, and you’ll feel the years rolling away to simpler times past as you arrive at the traditional farm, secluded amongst unspoilt wilderness like a delicious, well-kept secret.

Family-owned since 1979, friendly owners Amy and Dee have been warmly welcoming guests to the farm site for many years, and you’ll find the off-grid cabin both lovingly and thoughtfully equipped for a cosy stay in nature.

Beautifully positioned on the banks of the farm’s small lake, incredible mountain views are assured – in fact, why not test them out with a drink on the decking? Inside await creature comforts that include a toasty insulated roof, a downy double bed (alpaca blankets and hot water bottles included), and a crackling wood-burning stove.

Outside, you’ll find a well-equipped covered kitchen, a canoe for exploring…oh, and your very own wood-fired hot tub overlooking the lake!

Freshen up with the invigorating, battery-powered outdoor shower with eco-toiletries provided. Meanwhile, clear spring water feeds the hot tub, fridge and sink, and there’s a state-of-the-art compost “loo with a view” just ten metres from the cabin.

A magnificent setting for wildlife lovers and water babies alike, you can begin your day with an energising dip in the lake (if you’re feeling brave enough!), and end it with a relaxing session in the hot tub, watching the stars sparkle in the vast, unpolluted sky.

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At a glance

  • An idyllic and cosy lakeside cabin for two, secluded on a friendly, wildlife-steeped family farm in mid Wales, close to Machynlleth.
  • The off-grid cabin includes a wood-fired hot tub, an outdoor shower and covered kitchen, and a private compost loo 10 metres away.
  • Firewood is provided, along with reading lights, head torches, kitchen equipment and bed linen (extra blankets and hot water bottles are also included!) Please bring wellies, waterproof clothing and towels.
  • A canoe is provided for exploring the lake, and there is a wealth of walks in the surrounding area. The picturesque market town of Dolgellau is close by.


  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Off-Grid


Sleeps 2, double bed, bedding & hot water bottles provided, separate bathroom cabin, outdoor pump shower, compost toilet, wood-burning stove, reading lights, head torches, board games, binoculars, camp kitchen, double burner gas hob, kitchen equipment, natural powerless fridge, fold-down dining table & stools, outside table, fire pit, wood-fired hot tub, parking.

Local activities

Onsite: Massage, canoeing. Offsite: Walking, cycling, horseriding, climbing, fishing, golf, diving, potholing, hiking.

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Fill the time in between by exploring the local area. The famed River Dyfi is a mere three miles away, and is ideal for otter-spotting.

If you’re feeling more energetic, you can embark on the circular Precipice Walk for even more spectacular views, or the gentler Torrent Walk, alongside a shimmering river and a waterfall. Later on, visit the picturesque market town of Dolgellau for some delicious tea and cake.

By evening, toast some marshmallows on the firepit, then light the woodburning stove and a few candles, and simply luxuriate in the company of your loved one. You’ll find some board games provided, too – ideal for any competitive types!

If you’re in the mood for some extra indulgence, you can even book a therapeutic massage from Amy’s expert Mum, Livy.

If you’ve always fancied the exhilarating experience of wild camping, but weren’t quite sure if you could compromise on comfort…well, rest assured that here at Cabin on the Lake, you won’t have to.

Things to note

Towels are not provided so should be brought. Mobile charging is available in the main house. No pets are permitted. Minimum 2 night stay. Please note that the cabin does not have electricity supply.

Where you'll be staying

Machynlleth, Powys

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