- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
Sublimely positioned in its very own wildflower meadow, Erwain Escapes is home to a charming and lovingly-crafted cabin that’s perfect for a romantic, cwtch-infused break.
(“Cwtch” is the glorious Welsh word for “cuddle”… much like the Danish “hygge”!)
Enchantingly nestled in Cwmdu, a picture-perfect Carmarthenshire village, you’ll be completely surrounded by the abundant, ever-changing seasonal charms of nature in your sustainable hideaway.
Even better, friendly owners and nature-lovers Angela and Ian have made sure your every holiday comfort is covered. For starters, there’ll be no TV or Wi-Fi to distract you from gorgeous glimpses of the resident wildlife – from badgers scuttling through the undergrowth to nearby grazing deer – or that magnificent, star-sprinkled night sky.
Who knows… you may even catch sight of an owl taking a well-deserved break from his nightly hunt, perched on the cabin’s sedum green roof!
You’ll also be greeted on arrival by a welcome pack of tea, coffee, locally-baked Welsh cakes and honey; perfect for enjoying on the decking, surrounded by views of rolling hills and a gentle soundtrack of birdsong.
Fire up the barbecue for a sizzling sunset supper later on, and then, after a round of toasted marshmallows on the firepit, how about an indulgent soak in the sunken al fresco bathtub – glass of bubbles optional?Keep reading
At a glance
- A sustainable, comfort-filled cabin for two, nestled in a beautiful five-acre, river-fronted wildflower meadow (Erwain means “meadowsweet” in English), secluded in the village of Cwmdu, Carmarthenshire.
- There are full self-contained kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as ample outdoor space that’s home to furnished decking, a nearby barbecue/firepit, and a sumptuous sunken bath for stargazing!
- Explore the meadow at your leisure – maybe grab a book and make for the hammock, or get up close and personal with Carmarthenshire’s abundant charms, be it castles, countryside, or sweeping coast.
- The Cwmdu Inn – voted the 9th best pub to visit in Wales – is a short stroll away. Bring a head torch for evening trips!
- Adults Only
Lounge with wood-burning stove, two-seater sofa with cushions and throws, ambient lighting, selection of books and games. Kitchen with 2-ring induction hob, single oven, fridge with freezer compartment, cooking equipment and utensils. Welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk, sugar, Welsh cakes, honey, a bottle of Erwain Escapes apple Juice, eggs kindly gifted from the owners bantams, wildflower seeds. Hand-crafted oak double bed with luxury mattress, Egyptian linen and Welsh blankets, hot water bottles. Black-out Roman blinds. Sliding door to en-suite shower room with WC, vanity sink, eco-toiletries, luxury towels and robes. Furnished outdoor decking with furniture, sunken outdoor bath. Around the meadow: hammock, deck chairs, tree stumps. Barbecue, firepit. LED lantern and umbrellas provided. Off-road car parking available, with additional space for visitors. Trolley provided to transport luggage from the car park to the cabin.
Walking, cycling, nature-watching, beaches, mountains, riverside picnics, stargazing, castles, culture, water sports, outdoor adventure
If you’re staying in, the lounge is gainfully equipped with a squishy sofa, ambient lighting, and a wood-burning stove for that irresistible evening glow. Escape between the pages of a good book, challenge your loved one to a game, or get lost in deep conversation… the choice is yours!
There’s a well-equipped kitchen for romantic feasts, and a handcrafted oak bed, dressed in Egyptian cotton linen and toasty Welsh blankets, to curl up in when you finally say goodbye to the day.
After a lazy lie-in, freshen up in the en-suite shower room – furnished with luxury robes, towels and eco-friendly toiletries – and get ready to explore!
You could begin by immersing yourselves in that five-acre meadow, strolling along the bluebell-carpeted river bank that’s ideal for spring picnics, or relaxing in the soft-swaying hammock. There’s also a grand total of 130 bird boxes… so just who might you see swooping overhead?
This is an area that’s awash with beautiful walking and cycling routes, while you’ll find Carmarthenshire – otherwise known as the “garden of Wales” – filled with castles and historic sites, as well as dreamlike Celtic rainforests, soaring mountains and valleys and beaches that are perfect for swimming and surfing. The local market town of Llandeilo is a joy to visit, too, having been voted 2023’s Best Place to Live in Wales by The Sunday Times.
You’ll also find Angela and Ian more than willing to tell you some of the area’s best-kept secrets, adding even more uniqueness to a stay that promises to be memorable for the most magical reasons.
Things to note
Check in between 4 – 7pm, check out by 10am. Pets are not permitted. Please note there is no TV or Wi-Fi at the cabin. Additional firewood can be supplied for a small extra charge. The welcoming owners are happy to store bikes and/or surfing equipment in their barn if required – just ask.
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What the guests of Erwain Escapes say
“Thank you for an incredible stay. We have been so relaxed and comfortable here. Sitting by the river and being able to listen to the Birds was exactly what we needed. We’re sorry to leave!”
“What an amazing stay we have had. This place is a little gem! We’ve been so relaxed and have been able to forget about our busy lives and chill. Everything was perfect and you are great people and great Hosts. Thank you.”
“We had an amazing stay, wish we could have stayed longer! You have created a perfect escape where I think anyone would struggle not to unwind. You gave us everything we needed to just kick back and relax from the minute we got here. Thank you for the lovely hamper and the great hospitality.”