Slate Cabin – Caban Llechi
- Premier host
- Machynlleth, Powys
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- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Purposely positioned on a peaceful working farm, Slate Cabin showcases the Welsh landscape at its most incredible.
An award-winning hideaway featured on the Netflix documentary ‘Cabins in the Wild’, the adults-only retreat looks out over the lush Dyfi Valley, leading your gaze towards the Snowdonia mountains, including Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy.
Perfect for a romantic couple in need of a serene escape, you can feast your eyes on those soul-soothing views from wherever you happen to be… enjoying a lazy cuppa in bed, cradling a glass of wine at the window seat, or toasting marshmallows on the firepit.
Inspired by the celebrated Welsh slate industry, the cabin is stylish yet simple, with a clever, compact design that makes the most of available space. There’s a pull-up table that’s perfect for two, while the downy kingsize bed elevates and transforms into a sumptuous sofa at the mere touch of a button.
Flooded with natural light by day, there’s a pot-bellied wood-burning stove to give your evenings a warm glow. Curl up with a book in front of the long window, get lost in conversation from the comfy ‘butterfly’ chairs, or unwind in front of the Smart TV… your choice!
Oh, and in case you were wondering about facilities, there’s a well-equipped kitchenette for romantic suppers (you’ll be welcomed with tea, coffee, and a selection of tasty Welsh delicacies, too), and a luxurious rainfall shower to help invigorate your mornings.
If you can get up early enough, brew some coffee and sit out on the elevated patio for the most beautiful sunrise you’re ever likely to see… a wonderful way to begin a new day in this glorious part of the world.Keep reading
At a glance
- A ridiculously cosy, award-winning hideaway for two, secluded on a working farm with awe-inspiring views over the Dyfi Valley, towards the Snowdonia mountains.
- Simple and stylish, stand-out features include a kingsize bed that elevates and transforms into a sumptuous sofa!
- Fully self-contained, there’s a well-equipped kitchenette and an en-suite with a luxurious rainfall shower.
- Light the firepit and sit out on the raised patio, cradling a glass of wine as you watch the sun sinking behind the mountains – bliss!
- The nearest shop and pub are within one mile. Glyndwr’s Way passes by the cabin, and the beach at Aberdyfi is 18 miles away.
- Adults Only
Award-winning cabin, sleeps 2 guests. Elevated kingsize bed/sofa with panoramic mountain views, 2 butterfly chairs, Smart TV, pot-bellied wood-burning stove with logs, electric heating, kitchenette with 2 gas hobs, kitchen sink, microwave, mini fridge-freezer, cutlery, plates, glasses, crockery, kettle, welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, selection of Welsh delicacies. En-suite with rainfall shower, wash basin, WC, hand and bath towels. Raised furnished patio, firepit, parking for 2 cars.
Walking, cycling, riverside picnics, local pub, independent shops, galleries, cafés, beaches, watersports, historic sites, mountains, golf
To explore even more of it, all you have to do is lace up your walking boots. Glyndwr’s Way, one of only three National Trails in Wales, is right on your doorstep, leading you through pristine woodland, unspoilt moorland, and dense, wildlife-steeped forest.
Pack a picnic and sit by the picturesque river Dyfi for some more uninterrupted ‘you-and-me’ time. If you like, you can track its flowing journey through the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, and past the bustling market town of Machynlleth, filled with creative galleries and independent shops.
End your journey where the river flows into the sea at Aberdyfi, a scenic harbour village just 18 miles away – perhaps trying out a few watersports while you’re there!
Yet with a pub, shop, and café just a mile away, you’re free to stay put at Slate Cabin for as long as you like, languorously whiling the day away with nothing to do. That is, until it’s time to light the firepit and greet the arrival of the stars in that vast, wide-open sky.
Things to note
Check in at 4pm, check out by 9am. The cabin is suitable for two adults only, children and pets are not permitted.
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What the guests of Slate Cabin – Caban Llechi say
“I truly enjoyed my stay at the Slate Cabin in October. The location and views were incredible, the amenities top notch and the host was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a unique stay in a quiet, inspiring environment, in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.”
“We really enjoyed our time at Caban Llechi (Slate Cabin) the location and views from the caban window and wrap around deck were amazing. It is furnished to a very high standard, was comfortable and packs all the essentials into its small but perfectly formed space. Our hosts had provided a lovely welcome pack and came over in person to make sure we were settled and gave us useful local knowledge on activities to do and where to eat etc. The caban was very cosy with the log burner, lots of extra fuel was provided. If you’re looking to get away from it all, see stunning scenery, view stars in a very dark sky then I’d highly recommend Caban Llechi and will be visiting again soon.”