Wake up to nature

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons in West Wales. Secluded, cosy accommodation nestled in a wooded valley with mountain views.
    • Derwen Cabin

      Derwen looks east, over the meadows and woods and across the valley towards the tiny village of Llansadwrn. Enjoy beautiful sunrises and perhaps catch a glimpse of deer. The cabin is light and airy by day and yet still snug and cosy by night.

    • Llwynbwch Barn

      Light and airy, Llwynbwch Barn has been lovingly converted to a very high standard. Originally a hay barn, this is now a wonderful homely space. The main room has a cathedral-like vaulted ceiling with skylights to let the sun or star light stream in. The wood burner is a central feature with its spectacular chimney.

    • Hafan Cabin

      Hafan looks West across its meadow and captures wonderful sunsets over ‘the Fan’, the local hill. Enjoy starry skies from the deck, toast marshmallows around the campfire or cwtch up inside by the woodburner with a good book.


Under Starry Skies is located on a beautiful 60-acre former Welsh dairy farm in rural Carmarthenshire which has been given over to conservation for the last 20 years.


The two cosy cabins, Hafan and Derwen, are both off-grid and sited in separate wildflower meadows and the converted eco-barn (Lllwynbwch Barn) has its own private garden.


It won’t be long before you spot your first Red Kite soaring overhead and marvel at the amazing variety of butterflies, birds, plants and animals, including wild deer.

Guests are free to explore the land which also offers iconic views of Y Mynydd Du (the Black Mountain) range in the western Brecon Beacons.

There is an abundance of lovely walks from the doorstep and beyond, plenty of opportunity to stand and stare and breathe in the fresh Welsh air.

From the Guestbook

  • Buzzard, kite, bull finch, blackbird, robin, warblers, wren and dear Bob the cat. But to crown it all we woke to watch a fallow deer grazing... whata amagical place and a perfect way to spend an anniversary. The first night we hunkered down and had the woodfire going and enjoyed the stars. Saturday was spent in Llandeilo which we really enjoyed and then a camp fire in the evening. Throughout our time at Under Starry Skies the bird song was non-stop. The cabin & kitchen facilities had everything you could need. Lou & Adam were on hand if we needed anything but also gave us our space - the perfect hosts. We haven't even left the county for our weekend treat - and a treat it was.

    May 2022

    Gideon & Beth, Hafan

  • Thankyou for a wonderful stay. We had everything we needed. We went on wintery walks and had a lovely cosy time in the cabin!

    March 2022

    Steven, Sarah, Henry & Darcy, Derwen

  • First night family night! We brought our boys aged 12 & 11 and they had an absolutely amazing time - they loved the cabin and all the space. Second ight a different kind of evening - campfire, homemade curry simmering on the logburner, sat on the deck eating food, sun setting, perfectly calm evening - ultimate chill! Such a calming space and the stars WOW! BBQ was awesome. Under Starry Skies = the perfect name!

    April 2022

    The Lavercombes, Hafan

  • This was such a wonderful place to stay - everything in the cabin is so thoughtful and considered. We slept very soundly and were woken by the dawn chorus and hot air balloons which Robin (age 2) loved! We went for a lovley walk around the area and had a good explore. Everything was so effortlessly easy you can tell a lot of thought has gone into these cabins. We'll definitely be coming back! Thankyou!

    April 2022

    Hannah, Matt & Robin, Derwen

  • A beautiful remote farm with the most gorgeous barn. There was an abundance of things to do and see, but most of all we loved sitting on the garden bench with our tea in the sun. A perfect place to escape, from rolling meadows to seaside scapes. The little touches - the chutneys, eggs and firewood along with visits from the gorgeous dogs. Wales has so much to explore, if only we could stay longer to see even more! Thankyou for an amazing long weekend!

    March 2022

    Charlotte & Oscar (from New Zealand & Australia), Llwynbwch Barn

  • Blessed with beautiful weather, we've had a fantastic break in this beautiful region. We highly recommend Parkwood Outdoor Centre for canoeing, walking up Pen y Fan and a visit to the Botanical Gardens, which were all great. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    March 2022

    Nicola & Dave, Llwynbwch Barn

  • A very nice break from busy life. Waking up in the nature, enjoying sun, forest bathing and bird songs. Beautiful place, beautiful people - thankhou so much Louise & Adam for your care. We loved the honey, eggs, firewood and dogs 🙂

    March 2022

    Renee & family, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We had a great night - we can't wait to come again with family and stay longer!

    March 2022

    Becky & Simon, Hafan

  • We had a lovely stay in the cabin. Lou & Adam were really helpful, especially considering our car had to be towed here! Beautiful surroundings. Cymru am byth!

    Dec 2021

    Nay & Scarlie, Hafan

  • This is my 16th time to this beautiful, tranquil barn which I now call my second home! I missed it so much during the lockdown periods it's fab to be back again enjoying the peace, fresh air, hikes and some Netflix! Found a new place this time called 'The four waterfalls walk', about an hour away near Ystradfellte in the Brecon Beacons. Well worth the drive. Llyn y Fan Fach was as amazing as ever & we also had a great day on the Gower with blue skies and sunshine which was a treat. Also bought some great chocolate at Heavenly's. Loved every second and will no doubt be back again!

    Dec 2021

    Mandy & Zahara, Llwynbwch Barn

  • This has been such a welcome break. The surroundings are so beautiful. We loved our frosty runs and to come back to a fire was such a treat. We'd love to come back with our two boys - they would love it. Definitely see you in the future.

    Nov 2021

    Catherine & Ian, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for this beautiful space, it's been a wonderful haven to slow down, relax and be with nature.

    Nov 2021

    Diane & Alex, Hafan

  • Only a short break, but we loved it - so peaceful and restorative. At night it's so quiet you can hear the earth breathe. Such a wonderful place! Thankyou

    Nov 2021

    Nick & Kay, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We had a wonderful three night stay in Hafan, everything we needed is here for a lovely relaxing stay - very cosy! Thankyou

    Oct 2021

    Diane & Simon, Hafan

  • Such a beautiful and tranquil place. We've enjoyed relaxing by the fire of an evening, walks, castles, lakes and amazing wildlife. Everyone here is so friendly we will definitely be back.

    Oct 2021

    Sue & Matt, Llwynbwch Barn

  • What an amazing location, beautiful landscapes and surroundings with a very cosy cabin. We have enjoyed our times in it. We woke up on our first morning seeing a herd of deer! Something we can't imagine in London - amazing! Hearing owls hooting, bird singing, we'll remember all this with fond memories and thanks so much to Bob who has kept our little five year old busy - she adores him!

    Oct 2021

    Keith, Jade & Hannah, Derwen

  • Lovely place. Lovely barn. Lovely people. Thankyou!

    Oct 2021

    Margaret & Don, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for an amazing stay! The cabin is beautiful, with everything we needed. We're off to climb Pen y Fan, but we'll definitely be back!

    Oct 2021

    Cait & Dan, Derwen

  • Thankyou Adam & Lou, we've really enjoyed our time in the barn & exploring the local area. We were lucky enough to have clear skies one night and enjoyed the starry skies. We hope to come back and explore more one day.

    Oct 2021

    Alison, Angel & Anna, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Really lovely stay - so nice to have a campfire, cat visits and muddy walks! Thankyou!

    Oct 2021

    , Hafan

  • We spent two nights in lovely little Hafan to celebrate a birthday. Lots of rain meant cosying up around the fire reading books we bought in Hay-on-Way on the drive down, plus lots of welcome visits from the cat! Thankyou for having us and for making slow, quiet, outdoor living feel so easy.

    Sept 2021

    Saba & Jacob, Hafan

  • What a lovely relaxing week we've had in this gorgeous secluded spot. We've done local walks down to the river and though the fields. We've visited local shops and butchers & eaten delicious locally produced food. We had a day out in the national park and walked to the top & had a trip to the coast to Pembrey Country Park and beach. The barn has been fantastic with a toddler (17 months), so much space for her to play. The toy cupboard was a huge surprise and gave her hours of fun. We loved sitting in the garden in the afternoons, watching the birds. Also star gazing is fantastic - such a great view. The location of the barn and the amenities has been perfect for us and to top it off we've had visits from Blue the dog - what a cutie!

    Sept 2021

    Lois, Shiv & Saskia, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thanks guys for another awesome stay! This was our third stay at the barn - almost our second home! On this visit we did some more mountain biking - Brechfa Forest's Gorlech trail and Cwm Rhaear and hikes up Corn Du, Y fan & Fan Brycheiniog - we were super lucky with the weather that day and got photos to rival Visit Wales! We love the peacefulness of the barn & feeling like we're escaping the hustle and bustle of the South East. Thanks again, Adam & Lou for you sharing your little piece of tranquility with us. Until next time!! Helen & Julian

    Sept 2021

    Helen & Julian, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We had a fantastic few days and will be going away with lots of memories. I couldn't have chosen a better place to turn 30! Our highlights: Llyn-y-Fan-Fach, barbequeing outside Derwen, fresh air and lots of green to wake up to!

    Sept 2021

    Divya & Vincent, Derwen

  • Diolch very much for sharing the Love - you will never know how much I needed it. I'm 12 hundred miles into a 2200 mile walk with every limb aching, so Diolch very much for your generousity! Who loves ye babeeee!

    Aug 2021

    SpeedoMick (aka Michael Cullen),

  • Thankyou for a lovely stay and for making us feel so welcome. We've loved this little slice of countryside, watching the bats in the evening has been a highlight! The cabin is cosy and comfy and we've enjoyed visists from the dog and the cat! We'll miss the truly awesome starry skies and hearing owls as we drift off to sleep. I'm sure we'll see you again!

    Aug 2021

    Joe, Charlotte, Isaac & Rose, Derwen

  • Had another lovely stay. All comments as 2 years ago although minus the torrential rain! Just wish we could have stayed for longer. Thanks so much for making it all possible.

    Aug 2021

    Rachael, Nick, Ben & Ro, Hafan

  • Thankyou so much for such a lovely stay. This little getaway was the highlight of our summer. The cabin is so peaceful you feel like you're in a world of your own. We'll need to return next year to celebrate another birthday!

    Aug 2021

    Liv & Conor, Derwen

  • Thankyou so much for letting us stay in this beautiful place! Wales is our favourite place and we enjoyed exploring. Thankyou Lou & Adam , we cannot wait to come back next time!

    Aug 2021

    Daryl & Grace, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We had a wonderful weekend in Hafan. Very peaceful, birdsongs, neighs, bass, moos and rain-drops! We saw an owl in flight at night as we sat around the campfire. We also saw bats. We recommend walking to Llyn-y-Fan-Fach. Thankyou Lou & Adam, best wishes

    Aug 2021

    Barney, Elliot, Sandra & Jos, Hafan

  • Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay. Even though the weather has been mostly wet, it definitely hasn't dampened our mood. Our stay has been the recharge of our batteries we were looking for. We've had so much fun and the kids are already asking to come back! Thanks for being our home for the weekend 'Derwen'... we hope to come back soon!

    Aug 2021

    Matthew, Laura, Gethin & Ffion, Derwen

  • We were able to get right back to basics in this adorable little cabin. We loved spending time together, forgetting about the clock & any other structures & just be! Seeing the beautiful deer grazing early one morning was a true blessing - she came so close we were amazed. The owners are super friendly and made us feel totally at ease and not forgetting 'good boy' Blue the dog who was a huge hit with the kids! Thankyou for a wonderful week.

    Aug 2021

    The Burton-Major family, Hafan

  • We had a great fews days here. Fitz's first camping trip, aged 8 weeks - he loved it! We loved the cabin, the area and the weather! Hope to return one day.

    July 2021

    Pierre, Jamie & Fitz, Hafan

  • We feel so lucky and thankful that we found this fantastic cabin. Your place is so relaxing and makes me unwind so much that I don't want to leave for my usual life! Thankyou again so much for your warm welcome and hospitality. Wishing you all the best and hopefully see you again soon!

    July 2021

    Naho & Shingo, Derwen

  • Thankyou Lou & Adam for a lovely stay! We loved all the local walks, plus enjoying music and a few drinks in the evenings. Such an idylic setting - what a way to unwind. Beautiful weather was a bonus!

    July 2021

    Jess & Luke, Derwen

  • We spent a fantastic 5 days here and had a wonderful time! We particularly enjoyed The Botanical Gardens, Llyn y Fan Fach (a must visit), Ginhaus & Ikigai in Llandeilo, Wrights Food Emporium, Carreg Cennen Castle. The barn & its beautiful garden have been very welcoming and we could easily stay for another week! Thankyou for sharing your wonderful space with us!

    July 2021

    Sara & Rob, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou so much for our stay in Derwen! We mad emany beautiful memories and look forward to coming back. The cabin was perfect and the location could not be matched.

    July 2021

    Tess & Peter, Derwen

  • We've had the loveliest stay in your cabin, thankyou! It was even better than imagined - going on long walks during the day and coming back to our cosy homely cabin has been bliss. Lots of cards & board games have been played in this holiday & we particularly love how clean & fully equipped Hafan is. Lou & Adam, thanks for being so warm and welcoming during our stay - it was great to meet you both, thanks for the marshmallows and sticks too! Thankyou

    July 2021

    Winnie & Jeevan, Hafan

  • What a place! Just what was needed after a hard day's pedalling - the countryside is so beautiful, but very hilly! Enjoying a beer, playing the guitar, listening to music and birdsong... all of life's pleasure are here! Thank you so much!

    July 2021

    Michael & Tamsin, Derwen

  • Thankyou for the loveliest time! The cabin was cosy and well-equipped and the surrounding areas are gorgeous. Lou & Adam you were so accommodating and helpful, thankyou! We especially loved the animals (particularly Blue!) All the best

    July 2021

    Bex & Will, Derwen

  • Literally the cutest and cosiest place I've ever stayed on holiday! We've had such a lovely time here, everyone has been so friendly and we've really relaxed. Shout out to the dog who I'm gonna miss for the rest of my life!

    July 2021

    Will & Naomi, Derwen

  • Thankyou guys so much! Great location, lovely house and very friendly hosts. Really enjoyed our stay in Wales and cannot wait to come back!

    July 2021

    Tom, Soph, Gaz & Yaz, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We loved our stay - only wish it was longer! Hope to be back again one day.

    June 2021

    Sasha, Kermit & Erica (aged 3!), Hafan

  • Thankyou so much for providing a wonderful haven and much-needed break from what has felt like a relentless year. It has been a beautiful place to spend our anniversary weekend & the summer solstice, despite the overcast weather. We saw a hedgehog, deer, ponies, bats, lots of sheep and cattle and went to sleep at night to the sound of the very busy bees above our heads. The location is a great base for walking in the Beacons. We definitely hope to be back before too long!

    June 2021

    Ann & Dan, Hafan

  • We had so much fun in the little cabin playing ball and going on walks by the river. I put my name on a rock I hope you find it!

    June 2021

    Arthur, Hafan

  • Lovely long weekend spent in this beautiful place and we were magically blessed with good weather too! Suggestions to visit for next guests- Brecon Basin - lovely walk along the canal as far as you want to go, watching boats go in & out of the locks. Waterfall country - take your bathers as you can swim in the river and walk behind a waterfall. Barafundle Bay - delightful little bay - quite a few steps to get there, but so worth it! Enjoy your time here!

    June 2021

    The Mcleods, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We had a wonderful stay in Derwen. Thankyou for all your wonderful suggestions. We loved the walk around Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr. What beautiful views! We also enjoyed a steak and a pint or two at the Red Lion, Llangadog after.

    June 2021

    Toyah & Simon, Derwen

  • Thankyou very much! We had a beautiful time. The barn is absolutely stunning. It was a beautiful rest. You are such nice people - we are thinking to come back!

    June 2021

    Manny & Elena, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We have loved our stay in the barn - our granddaughter enjoyed all the puzzles and games and the stairs up to the top bedroom! The garden seat is perfect for 1 -100 yr olds! All thoughtfully planned and equipped and a beautiful place to be. Thankyou very much

    May 2021

    Andrew, Jenny, Joanna, Leo & baby Claire, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou, we had a lovely off-grid time. The cabin has everything you could need and the wellies came in handy for our exploring, thanks! Our daughter Isla has loved the experience, so much so that she doesn't want to leave! So nice to leave the bustle of everyday life and enjoy our family. Thanks!

    May 2021

    Martin, Jess & Isla, Derwen

  • Thankyou for a lovely stay at Llwynbwch Barn. Despite the weather we had such a brilliant time. Playing cards infront of the fire, visiting castles, long walks and coming back to the barn for some home cooking. We recommend going to Llyn y Fan Fach, the views are beautiful and luckily the weather brightened up for us. We enjoyed watching the birds in the garden with a hot brew - so lovely to be in the countryside surrounded by wildlife and hills. We'd love to come again!

    May 2021

    Josh, Rachel & Rosie, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We've had a lovely stay, enjoyed the peace of the barn and just listening to the birds! Lots of lovely walks - to the waterfalls, Brecon horseshoe and the trigpoint up the 'Fan'. Found the barn lovely and clean with everything we needed and would very much like to come back again!

    May 2021

    Jenni & Stu, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cabin! As residents in Cardiff, the fresh air & calm surroundings of nature were a much needed contrast to the city. Though it was raining for most of our stay, we still managed to get out for a walk along the creekside. Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay!

    May 2021

    Hannah & Axel, Hafan

  • Another great week at Llwynbwch and West Wales. As usual we spent most of the week birdwatching. The redstarts, pied flycatchers and wood warblers were just magical. We've been falling over great spotted woodpeckers & bullfinches - always a delight to see. With best wishes for the future

    May 2021

    Graham & Linda, Llwynbwch Barn

  • The cabin is just as it looks in the pictures. Perfect for a little getaway. Super romantic and you will leave feeling refreshed and revived.

    May 2021

    Gareth & Ash, Hafan

  • We've enjoyed our short break so much! We drove over to Rhossili Bay on the Gower peninsular - well worth a visit, beautiful sandy beach with plenty of space. We had a good walk up the 'Fan' and spotted 'Under Starry Skies' with our binoculars from the trig point at the top, then walked back through Llansadwrn. The variety of birds we've seen here has been wonderful! Red kites, woodpeckers, nuthatch, long-tailed tits, robins, blue-tits, great-tits, coal-tits, dunnocks and sparrows. We also had visits from the cats and Blue the dog. We'd love to come back again.

    May 2021

    Emma, Marc, Jack & Amber, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We enjoyed our stay - thankyou! Sundowners by the campfire was a highlight but we'll probably remember this trip more for the BBQ brunch during the relentless heavy rain and strong rains yesterday! Loved walking in the hills and exploring the Brecons and coming back to this cosy cabin. All the best

    May 2021

    Ben & Felicity, Hafan

  • Wow! Thankyou so so much! You have been great hosts and we have enjoyed ourselves so much. We went to the botanical gardens which is definitely worth a visit. We came back and had a lovely BBQ, next to the campfire where we roasted marshmallows. We will definitely be recommending this place! Thanks again

    May 2021

    Elva & Ryan, Hafan

  • What a fantastic stay in the idylic part of Wales. The attention to detail in the cabins are a work of true craftsman, hats off to you both for creating such an amazing retreat. Many thanks & see you again soon

    April 2021

    Tom & Ric, Derwen

  • Arrived to a warm welcome from Lou, Adam & their kids and our little boy enjoyed picking wildflowers for the cabin. Great facilities and cosy cabin. Had a lovely walk along the river, over some bridges to a great oak tree. Lovely to have a fire outside at night too. Well done on creating such a gorgeous space to retreat. We feel like we've had some much needed family time. Very relaxed, thankyou

    April 2021

    Mike, Angharad & Osian, Derwen

  • We had a marvellous stay which wildly exceeded our expectations. The accommodation, the countryside, Adam & Lou, Blue the dog, all were beautiful. Coming again as soon as possible!

    April 2021

    Laura, Matt, Eva & Glyn, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We've had the best time! A well needed break from Cardiff, following another covid lockdown! We walked to Talley Abbey & ate lunch by the lake. We've seen lots of red kites, bats, deer and most importantly Bob the cat - he made sure we were welcomed with a nice mouse-gift. Blue the dog is also a legend. Overall, a perfect holiday, loved every minute.

    March 2021

    Lauren & Guy, Hafan

  • This was our second stay in Hafan and it was just as amazing as the first time - perhaps even better as we had non-stop sunshine. We watched the bats at night, paddled in the river and toasted marshmallows. Paradise for kids and adults! Hopefully see you again soon!

    March 2021

    Laura, Matt, Ted & Arthur, Hafan

  • Diolch yn fawr iawn Adam & Lou! We've had a lovely stay at Llwynbwch - thank you for the recommendations in the handbook, we really enjoyed the walk up y fan and walking around Carreg Cennen. Cofion cynnes

    Tachwedd/ November 2020

    Lea & Simon, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou to Lou & Adam for the most wonderful stay at Llwynbwch Barn, it was just the most perfect get away with everything going on with covid. The barn is located in the most perfect location right next to the Beacons, it's so incredibly quiet and peaceful! We took some amazing drives with breathtaking views through the Black mountain pass and from Aberystwyth down to Rhayader through the Elan Valley - simply stunning! We'll certainly be recommending it to all our friends back home.

    October 2020

    Ellie & Felix, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We've loved our stay at your barn, just what we needed after all the madness of this year. Everything is perfect, from the wonderful furniture to the cosy evenings by the fire (thanks for the tips and the demonstration). The barn is located in a perfect spot to do hiking and enjoy the Brecons and what to say of the stars at night... simply marvellous. We will be back and we will recommend it to friends. Thanks for everything Lou & Adam it's good to know that not far away from London there is a place that reminds us of home (Galicia, Spain). All the best

    October 2020

    Antia & Roberto, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Another magical week at llwynbwch Barn. The perfect antidote to a very strange year - we couldn't have asked for more. Diolch & until next time

    October 2020

    Annabel & Gary, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We got everything we could possibly need from a night in this cabin. Thankyou so much. Peace

    October 2020

    Bowley & Luis, Derwen

  • The air so sweet, the stars so bright, the water so soft. Diolch yn fawr for such a beautiful barn. Loved the super quietness here - just what we all needed. All the best

    Sept 2020

    Jody & family, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a lovely visit, what a beautiful site and fantastic job you have done in building and designing the cabin. It's wonderfully cosy at night with the wood burning stove and beautifully light and airy during the day. Wishing you all the best

    Sept 2020

    Steve & Ashley, Derwen

  • We've had a magical time! From the bats swooping round us (so close!) while we ate dinner, to the starry skies every night. We even had a shooting star. We explored Carreg Cennen castle which is a wonderfully windblown, dramatic place. We had a lovely day at the beach - playing in the waves. We walked up to a still, serene fishing lake and had a dip. Blue and Bob are the most charming pets - we've loved hanging out with them! Thankyou for such a lovely time. There's so much to do - we'll have to come back!

    Sept 2020

    Bridget & Amy, Hafan

  • We've had such a lovely, restful stay in Hafan this week and feel so relaxed from our 4 nights stay here. Thankyou so much for all your help and recommendations - we've crammed loads in - Carreg Cennen castle, walking up the local fan, as well as a full day up Llyn y fan Fach - in 25C temp - a must do, it was absolutely epic with breath taking views. Thankyou Adam for the recommendation of the local lake, where we took our paddleboard and spent a couple of undisturbed hours paddling around & drinking tea by the side of the lake! There's so much to do here we didn't manage to squeeze in - we'll have to come back! Thanks again.

    Sept 2020

    Sarah & Jack, Hafan

  • We had a brilliant time in the cabin and especially enjoyed meeting Blue and Bob! Thankyou for a wonderful few days, we look forward to returning again.

    September 2020

    Laura & Matt, Derwen

  • We've had such a wonderful stay, despite the rain. The perfect antidote to busy London living! And despite the rain... The barn itself is so gorgeous and a brilliant place to just hang out. We loved our outings to beaches (Llansteffan & Penbryn),castles (Dinefwr, Carreg Cennen & Llandovery), walks (y Fan, down to the stream and up to Llyn y Fan Fach). We're leaving restored, rested and ready for autumn, Thanks Adam & Lou!

    August 2020

    Jess, Matt, Chloe & Oscar, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a great long weekend, the barn and surroundings are stunning. It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle and be surrounded by nature, especially at this time. We all love the eco-friendly touches, something that's important to us and really cool to see it's important to you. Thanks again

    August 2020

    Adam, Ben & Joe, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Another lovely break at our favourite hideaway. Not been to 'the barn' since last year and missed the chance to come earlier because of 'lockdown'. We've visited some of our favourite places in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and also found some new ones like Barafundle Bay, Stackpole Quay and Broadhaven - all lovely beaches! Weather has been hot, muggy and hazy but also some lovely sunny days. Hoping to be back for another break before 2020 is out. As always, 'thanks' Lou & Adam. Great to see you both, Stay safe!

    Aug 2020

    Irena & Michael, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We have enjoyed our stay in Wales so much and this gorgeous barn has been the icing on the cake. Everything has been so beautifully thought out and enabled us to truly relax. For our days out Adam & Lou recommended some great places to visit including Llangennith beach for super surfing, a stunning hillside lake for paddle boarding and a great wild swimming location with stunning views. We have felt very welcome by your whole family and have enjoyed visits from Blue and the cats. Thankyou, we'll highly recommend this cottage and would love to spend a few days in the cabins some time too!

    Aug 2020

    Becca, Tim, Sam & Harry, Llwynbwch Barn

  • There are times in life when you find yourself all at sea. Then, as if by magic, the stars align and you find yourself safe in a place called Hafan, stocked with wood and water and you open the curtains on a blanket of stars. Beneath the stars a carpet of lush green woodland. What a pleasure and an eye opener. The less we need - the more we have. Thanks for everything!

    July 2020

    Stephen, Maria & Oskar, Hafan

  • We've had such a lovely time here and it's been a very welcome distraction from the crumbling world around us. We found many lovely walks in the area and we loved the isolation in this beautiful barn. We'd love to visit again in the near future. Many thanks

    July 2020

    Elliot, Sadie & baby Samuel, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a magical stay in this perfect peaceful corner. Great spot to explore mountains, lakes, waterfalls and the coast - our boys loved the adventure, cooking on the open fire and stove top. Hafan is so cosy, plenty of space for the kids to play and read under the stars. Thankyou!

    July 2020

    The Gatehouse family, Hafan

  • Thanks so much Adam & Lou for a wonderful stay and for being so welcoming! This place is magical! You've made a little haven here and we've enjoyed every moment, both in Hafan and exploring the walks. We've had a wonderful time and we'll definitely be back. Thanks for everything!

    June 2020

    Tom & Ros, Hafan

  • We had a wonderful few days in the barn. Peaceful, quiet and relaxing. So lovely to watch the birds in the garden, even though it did rain quite a bit! Highlights of the week were a trip to Brecon, Llandeilo, Llandovery and the Red Kite feeding Centre near Llandeusant. Off for a few days in Cardiff now, rested and relaxed. Thanks to Lou & Adam!

    Feb 2020

    Sarah & Nicolette, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Lovely stay, everything catered for and no problems. Girls had lots to do and explore. Comfy beds and all we needed was provided. Beautiful scenery and lovely walks even though the weather was rather wet! Good location, peaceful and serene. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks

    Feb 2020

    Colin, Jo, Jess & Louise, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We survived Storm Dennis! Blowy, wet & horrid out there, but we hunkered down and enjoyed the warmth of the fire. Enjoyed the Hangout in Llandeilo - great coffee, good cake & the kids loved their cooked breakfast. We went to Carmarthen as Dinefwr was closed due to the storm. Thanks for a great stay!

    Feb 2020

    Victoria, Alex & twins, Hafan

  • We've had an exciting week with the storms and snow! Thankyou so much for looking after us. We've really enjoyed our stay here, it's been so peaceful and quiet, just what we needed! Thanks again.

    Feb 2020

    Ed & Amy, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Wonderfully snug weekend hiding from Storm Ciara. The cabin was so warm and cosy while the wind howled outside. We hope to return in the summer to have an outside campfire and bbq. Bob the cat braved the rain for a cuddle. Thanks to Adam and Lou for being so welcoming.

    Feb 2020

    Georgina & John, Derwen

  • We've had an excellent week here. Thanks very much to Adam & Lou for the friendly welcome and tips on local walks etc. We've spent relaxing hours reading by the fire. We've seen so many birds - a song thrush, red kites, buzzards, ravens, nuthatches & treecreepers, goldcrests, deer and a remarkable number of tits - coal, long-tailed, blue, great and marsh/ willow (not sure which!) A massive frog jumped through the front door whilst we unloaded our bags in the rain, but made it back to the pond. We haven't felt the need to go anywhere much from here, but can recommend the castles at Dinefwr and Carreg Cennen, the latter has a great view from the cafe. We'd love to return one day. Thank you very much!

    Jan 2020

    Tim & Jess, Llwynbwch Barn

  • I was one of the first to write in this book, back in August 2013. This is my thirteenth visit to this beautiful barn! This time we've brought a friend from South Africa. We've had a relaxing and happy week hiking, browsing the shops, sitting by the sea and poking the fire in the barn while digging into Welsh cakes. Loved the peace and quiet and as always the time away from work and stress. This place is tranquility and I never tire of it. I love it more every time I come and I love feeling relaxed and well rested. I'll be back for another 'fix' in another few months. Happy Christmas to all who stay here, Enjoy! xx

    Dec 2019

    Mandy, Miles & Neil, Llwynbwch Barn

  • This is our second stay here. As amazing as the first, nearly didn't happen as the neighbourhood cows decided to visit the night before, made no difference whatsoever, this place is perfect! We came for quiet nature and Bobby & Ninja cat - absolutely adore those cats! Adam & Lou are very welcoming and friendly which makes your stay that little more special. Enjoyed the hen eggs and bought some honey (fantastic!) We'll definitely be back.

    Nov 2019

    Gemma & Anthony, Hafan

  • Beautiful place with lovely little details. Very child friendly, big selection of dvds made my daughter very happy. Many thanks for the guitar, it was an amazing surprise for a guitar teacher! Thankyou for being very helpful and making us feel at home, we'll definitely be back.

    October 2019

    Rob, Cecile & Elwyn, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou so much for everything. You guys have such a lovely place & have been so welcoming. Pity we didn't get to say goodbye, but we made it to the beach (Rhossili Bay) and loved it! Such a relaxing weekend.

    Sept 2019

    Will & Cressida, Derwen

  • Thankyou very much for a lovely stay! Lovely peaceful place, the stars are so beautiful, bright starry nights. A slice of heaven.

    August 2019

    Genie & Alan, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Came here to do nothing but soak in the beauty & recharge. This was a perfect place to do so. I love how you have harnessed this little corner of wilderness! I had all sorts of Welsh weather and loved every moment. Didn't think I'd need the indoor woodburner but I wont lie - I'm actually really happy I get the opportunity to enjoy the fire and watch the rain before I leave. Thanks for a lovely welcome - and that includes Bobby the cat who was the first to welcome me. Looking forward to coming back. God bless.

    August 2019

    Simon, Hafan

  • We liked the space of the field and the regular visits from Bob, apart from when he brought a mouse in Elliot (5 years). The cabin was lovely, especially the guitar, I played on it lots. We had a good walk up to the hill next to us and had fun pretending to control the wind. Thanks for a lovely stay Barney (7 years).

    Aug 2019

    Elliot, Barney, Sandra & Joe, Derwen

  • Here for a long weekend & despite totally torrential rain & gale force winds we've had a wonderful stay thanks to our utterly magical Hafan cabin! It seems to be better insulated than our house & we slept snugly whilst the storm was raging around us! We really appreciated incredible attention to detail in the cabin, just made life easier - we had everything we needed. We loved the walks through the woods, over bridges (streams turned into fast flowing rivers due to the storm) and across wildflower meadows. Thankyou so much for lending this beautiful cabin to us. Hope to be back for another adventure one day.

    Aug 2019

    Rach, Nick, Ben & Ro, Hafan

  • We had a very peaceful time here. Waking with the birds all about and the meadow in full bloom was very special. The biodiveristy encouraged here inspires me. Our only complaint was that we didn't stay longer

    July 2019

    James & Lydia, Derwen

  • Thankyou for a wonderful stay. We knew we would love it from the moment Blue the dog greeted us from the car! Hafan is the cosiest loveliest place and we would definitely return!

    July 2019

    Charlie & Adam, Hafan

  • This has been the perfect tonic to the hustle, bustle & general busyness of the South East! We have loved the tranquility here - so much gorgeous plant & wildlife with the added bonus of the most awesome mountain bike trails. It certainly has been mountain bike heaven for us! The barn has been a fab base with absolutely everything we could need - including lots of sunshine! We have loved every minute of our stay - thanks for helping us have a wonderful holiday! I have no doubt we will return for some more peace and tranquility... and mountain bike fun!

    July 2019

    Helen & Jules, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Just perfect... Thankyou so much for sharing this peaceful haven. The plan was to escape & 'get away from it all' after what has been a very stressful year. This place has been a tonic to us, we have allowed ourselves to do absolutely nothing other than to immerse ourselves into the beautiful surroundings and to enjoy the peace, the quiet and nature. It's been so theraputic for us. The highlight of the week was waking up to see a deer at the bottom of the garden chomping away at the vegetation! We've loved watching the birds and seeing the spotted flycatcher feeding its young in the nest in the holes of the barn wall. The sounds, the smells and the sights were enough to soothe our souls, the beautiful wildflowers in the meadows were a sight to behold... Sadly it's come to an end, but we'll be back, hopefully with our children & grandchildren, I know they'll love the cabins! Best wishes to you Adam, Lou & your children and of course Blue!

    June 2019

    Rob & Teresa, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Summer solstice - Blissful as ever. Thankyou guys, we'll be back as soon as!

    June 2019

    Jane & Phil, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Well, what can I say? Fabulous place, fabulous people. Sooo quiet and peaceful. Lovely shower, comfy bed, well equipped kitchen. I cannot find anything we didn't like. Thanks to the inclement weather we had to try the woodburner! So cosy, especially the one in the bedroom! Definitely an area we would come back to. Thankyou Lou & Adam

    June 2019

    Alex & Sue, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a wonderful stay. We came for the stars (which sadly didn't appear due to the clouds) but had an amazing time. Hafan is so cosy I'm considering building a replica to live in! We had a beautiful walk in the woods and an amazing day at the Botanical Gardens. Definitely worth a visit, if only for the bird show (pay the £10 extra for the owl experience!) The beds are so comfy and everything is so well prepared. We'll be back again soon for those clear skies and stars! Thanks again!

    May 2019

    Nick & Lily, Hafan

  • Thanks so much for a magical stay and wonderful escape from the normal chaos of life! The hut is so beautifully designed, perfect with two small ones in tow and we were always snugs as bugs. The surrounding areas are stunning and we'll now spend the next few weeks trying to plan how we can escape to the countryside! Total escapism and magic. Thankyou, we'll be back!

    May 2019

    Zoe, Sam, Ted & Ella, Hafan

  • Thankyou for a lovely couple of days in your cosy cabin! We went up the hill to near the trig point for a picnic (watch out for cows!) - beautiful view. Loved the 'soundtrack' of birds and owls and gentle rain. Brilliant to be close to nature, have the comforts of home and to be sustainable at the same time. We'll be back!

    May 2019

    Mage & Doug, Derwen

  • We've had a wonderfully relaxing holiday, just making the most of the glorious weather. We found the house where my mother's family lived nearly 100 years ago in Rhosmaen and spent some time wondering around Llandeilo. Sunday lunch at 'The Plough' in Rhosmaen is amazing, highly recommended. Lots of walks, lots of birdsong, lots of peace. What's not to like? We'll be back.

    May 2019

    Dave & Marilyn, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou very much for the stay! What a beautiful place you have. We thoroughly enjoyed and would love to come back. We especially loved the visit from Blue the dog and the beautiful green eyed cat we have named Jalapeno. Thanks again and hopefully see you soon

    May 2019

    Amber & Taylor, Derwen

  • We had a fabulous couple of days. The weather was superb. Red kite feeding centre a must - take cash £4 per person, no cards. Lovely walks from the cabin and beautiful surroundings. It was lovely to have a campfire and connect with nature. Adam and Lou you have created a beautiful place - we hope to come back

    May 2019

    Blythe & Serena, Derwen

  • Our second visit to Llwynbwch Barn and just as wonderful as the first. We leave rested and relaxed with our hearts full of love for Carmarthenshire once again. Thankyou for a perfect holiday.

    May 2019

    Annabel & Gary, Llwynbwch Barn

  • What a lovely holiday - we all had a wonderful time. Hafan was so cosy and comfortable and thoroughly relaxing, even with two small children. The walk behind the camp was perfect for the kids, with rivers to follow and trees to climb. And all this right on our doorstep so it didn't matter that Ted's little legs can't walk very far. Tons to look at and explore. Thankyou Lou for being such a wonderful host and giving us such an enjoyable break. We'll definitely be back!

    April 2019

    Laura, Matt, Ted & Arthur, Hafan

  • What a perfect surprise weekend away I've had to celebrate my 40th birthday! Hafan is a wonderful place to stay & I've enjoyed every minute. Thankyou Dave for bringing me here! Thankyou Lou for my favourite chocolate and bottle of fizz! Love and peace

    April 2019

    Dave & Michelle, Hafan

  • What another lovely week here at Llwynbwch Barn. The weather has been fantastic all week. Beautiful clear spring days and sunshine all the way! Great to come here, as usual, and explore some more new places we haven`t already been and also some favourites. Found some new beaches in Pembrokeshire and some lovely country back roads in Carmarthenshire. Had a great meal at the Red Lion in Llangadog. The shop in Llanwrda is also great and very friendly. Get your meat from Lee Bailys butcher in Llangadog- he's the best. Hope to see you again in September. Thanks Lou and Adam, take care.

    March 2019

    Michael & Irena, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for such a lovely stay in your beautiful little cabin.

    March 2019

    Joy & James, Derwen

  • Thankyou Adam & Lou for a wonderful mini-break in your cosy cabin (that stove!) It was the perfect place for a restorative holiday away from distracting TV and internet. We've managed lots of walks & visits to some beautiful scenery & places, lots of yummy food... and lots of sleep! We even got to see a sky full of stars one clear night!

    March 2019

    Sarah & Phil, Hafan

  • We've had the most fantastic time here in the barn, we've visited Carreg Cennen castle, Carmarthen, Laugharne, Tenby, the Iron Age hill fort on our very doorstep & lastly Llyn y Fan Fach. Llandeilo was lovely & if you have a sweet tooth go to Heavenly's Chocolate Emporium, you won't be disappointed! We've enjoyed the fire every night, here's the true meaning of cwtch! We'll definitely be coming again, thanks, you have an amazing place.

    Feb 2019

    Becky & Rich, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We finally made it! And so glad we did. Our own cabin in Carmarthenshire for New Year! I'll be telling all our friends about our fantastic trip staying underneath the grand oak tree, with the resident owl hooting away, on my return. Thanks for being so accommodating!

    Jan 2019

    Rosanna & Paul, Derwen

  • Wow! What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year! Thankyou Lou & Adam (and Bob the cat!) for a stunning stay in your unique cabin. It exceeded all expectations & we so enjoyed our secluded private party amidst the wilderness! Thankyou so much for the bottle of fizz & the beautiful experience. We will be spreading the word & hope to be back again!

    January 2019

    Rhiannon, Mark & Arabella, Hafan

  • Lovely cabin & log burner. Fantastic, a very different christmas - no hassle! Walked the fields, followed the river. Lovely. No rain. No stars either, bit disappointing! Lots of company from Bob the cat. Great few days, has been too short - hope to stay for longer next time, summer must be beautiful.

    Christmas 2018

    Sally & Simon, Hafan

  • What a serene place to take some time to relax and recharge. I'm sure we will leave feeling refreshed, ready to face whatever the new year brings. We've had time to reflect on 2018 and speculate about what we might achieve in 2019. Overall this has been an amazing break in the middle of a very hectic festive season. What a breath of fresh air! I hope we'll return

    December 2018

    Heather & James, Derwen

  • We had such a great weekend, despite the rain showers! Thanks for collecting us from the station and helping us light the woodburner. Feeling relaxed and refreshed

    Nov 2018

    Aditya & Nerissa, Derwen

  • It's our last day here and I'm sad! It's been a restful and peaceful week, and I've loved being here. The solitude and tranquility has been breathtaking. Barrie has love listening to the owls at night. Lucie & Lilie have loved exploring the tangled garden. My favourite part of the holiday has been sitting with my morning coffee every morning, looking out into the garden. It's a beautiful, rustic place. It's been a relaxing retreat. My soul loves this place, happy and grateful. Thankyou!

    Nov 2018

    Sam, Barrie, Lucie & Lilie, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for the lovely stay. The place is amazing. Really wish we could stay longer. Best wishes

    Sept 2017

    Leela & Dave, Derwen

  • Thankyou for a wonderful holiday. The barn has exceeded our expectations - it is beautiful and so disabled friendly. I've been so inspired by your natural environment and garden that I'm going home to create a meadow area in our garden and leave areas to be more natural for nature (not such a neat, groomed garden, I'm usually a neat freak!!) Thankyou for everything.

    Sept 2018

    Jade & Paul, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We came back for a second visit and again absolutely loved it. Despite pretty much constant rain, we managed to really relax, revisit Llandeilo (and the wonderful Ginhaus) and cooked up some great food in the cabin. Thankyou again, no doubt we'll be back!

    Sept 2017

    Tapfuma & Veronika, Hafan

  • What a great place for a family getaway. We've had a great weekend and loved the walk down the footpath to the stream. Little ones were very excited about seeing Henryhd waterfalls yesterday and we're off to Dinefwr today. Fab facilities and everything thought of!

    Sept 2018

    Alex, Vikki, Violet & Augustus, Hafan

  • Had a lovely weekend relaxing in a wonderful setting. Lou made us very welcome, as did her cat and dog. Weather could have been better but the fire made the cabin cosy.

    August 2018

    Karen & Bill, Hafan

  • We have really enjoyed our stay here, it was wonderful! The scenery is very pretty, the beds comfortable and it was cosy with the fire on. We'd love to come again!

    August 2018

    Debbie, Mathilde & Greta, Hafan

  • Thankyou for a wonderful stay! We have had a lovely time in the most perfect little hideaway. The breakfast hamper was a real treat - never had bacon so good. In fact, I don't think we could have enjoyed anything here any more than we did, apart from maybe the weather. Not sure we could pick a best bit... well, maybe the Ginhaus... hehe! Hope to see you again very soon!

    July 2018

    Britt & Ceclie, Hafan

  • This charming cabin in such beautiful surroundings was a lovely break for my birthday - we enjoyed the shops & Heavenly in Llandeilo, as well as the Red Lion Hotel, Llangadog. These were fantastic recommendations from Lou who was a great host - lending us jumpers and giving us a bottle of prosecco that went down a treat! We loved meeting & playing with your very sweet cat and dog! Thanks you so much!

    June 2018

    Nikki & Josh, Hafan

  • Fantastic two days, despite of the rainy weather! Kids enjoyed it a lot. Peaceful, perfect spot. We'll be back for sure.

    May 2018

    Arlete, Matt, Alexander & Frank, Hafan

  • Just perfect get away from 'city life' as well as an excellent birthday treat for my daughter. Building fires and cooking sausages. Thankyou so much for the welcome from Bob the cat, kisses from Blue the dog and the midnight snack from Ninja the cat! A lovely weekend, we're driving away content, relaxed and happy.

    May 2018

    Nadia, mum & daughter, Hafan

  • Back for a second time. Lovely, quiet stay in lovely surroundings in a lovely little cosy house. Thanks!

    April 2018

    Sally & Michael, Derwen

  • Although we were only here for three and a half days, it felt so much longer! So easy to relax and unwind, especially without the distraction of the tv!! The only danger is spending all the time visiting all the beautiful attractions locally and not just having local walks! During our stay we visited the following and thoroughly enjoyed/ recommend them all: Dinefwr Castle & Reserve Colby woodland Garden Dolaucothi Goldmines Finally, many thanks to Lou for her advice and welcome. We have been treated very kindly everywhere we have been locally, despite our pronunciation of various place names! Looking forward to a return visit soon!

    April 2017

    Debbie, Stephen, Josh & Ollie, Llywnbwch Barn

  • Thankyou so much. This weekend has been so relaxing. The good kind. I really felt comfortable here. Lovely walks around the fields. I don't do relaxing well - I just can't, but I was able to do it so easily here. I will be recommending Derwen to everyone I meet. I would like to return sometime, maybe when the weather is warmer. Amazing hosts, couldn't have had nicer people.

    Easter 2018

    Rosie, Derwen

  • Thanks for a fabulous stay. The cabin was perfect!

    March 2018

    Sally & Michael, Derwen

  • Thankyou for a lovely relaxing weekend. Our first family holiday - it was perfect! Both of us and our one year old loved watching all the birds of prey and the rare chance to see them so close in their natural habitat. Lovely walk up the hill, even if we got a bit side-tracked, ended up visiting a couple in their farm and their dog followed us home so we headed back to the farm again! Thankyou for the bubbles for Chris' birthday - we'll enjoy them in October when we expand to a family of four!

    March 2018

    Chris, Mims, Ethan and the bump!, Hafan

  • What an incredible weekend! Your Hafan cabin is so beautiful! Thankyou so much for such a lovely visit. It was just the most perfect countryside escape from busy London life. You're a very lucky family to live in such a beautiful and special part of the world. We would love to visit again!

    Oct 2017

    Sami & Joe, Hafan

  • Thankyou Hafan, you are such a perfect cabin. So well equipped and cosy - we were almost glad of rain so we could light the wood burner! We would recommend Llandeilo, Llansteffan beach, Dinefwr and Lynne Brianne reservoir. Sorry to be going home today but we hope to enjoy a pony ride and train ride on our way back. Our daughter most enjoyed playing frisbee in the meadow and toasting marshmallows on the campfire. We all enjoyed Bob the cat and Blue the dog's visits. Thanks Lou, we hope to come back and will definitely recommend your fantastic cabins to others.

    September 2017

    Eve, Matt & Nora (4), Hafan

  • We have had a magical stay at the cabin. Loved exploring the meadow full of butterflies and bees! We were lucky to have a clear night and were amazed by how many stars we could see. The cabin was brilliantly well equipped and we enjoyed the regular visits from Bob the cat. We only wish we could stay for longer.

    Aug 2017

    Becca & James, Derwen

  • Rob's birthday weekend! Lovely weekend - despite the constant rain! Snug and cosy in the cabin. Would really recommend the pub, food and atmosphere really friendly. Thankyou for the birthday bubbly and a restful weekend.

    July 2017

    Rob & Pen, Hafan

  • Thanks for the perfect fall off the grid for a few nights out of the big smoke! What a treat! Apart from the bush walk in your lovely meadows, yesterday we spent the day at Poppit Sands and it was lovely. My daughter has made friends with your cat. All round lovely stay. Cheers,

    July 2017

    Jen, Herb & Piper, Hafan

  • Thankyou for making our stay at Derwen so relaxed and enjoyable. We had a lovely time in your beautiful cabin. It was incredibly peaceful and we loved the outdoor firepit, deck and Charlie/ Bob cat visitor in particular! Thanks again for extra effort with advice re. mountain bikes & road cycle routes and celebratory birthday prosecco too. We'd love to come back in the winter. You live in a wonderful place. Thanks again,

    July 2017

    Emily & Gary, Derwen

  • Thanks for a wonderful weekend in a cosy cabin. We loved waking up to birdsong and seeing Bob the cat prowl around outside. And it was great to spend every evening in front of the stove. We walked up lots of hills this weekend and would recommend starting with the hill you can see from the cabin - loads of beautiful horses on the top. One of our highlights was the caves at Carreg Cennen castle. The Gower was beautiful even in the rain and we're looking forward to exploring Llyn y Fan Fach tomorrow. Thanks!

    May 2017

    Jessica & Craig, Hafan

  • We've had a wonderful night dreaming in Derwen cabin... the bed was very comfortable, the fire easy to light and the loo was brilliant! Thankyou.

    May 2017

    Lesley, Derwen

  • Hafan was the perfect getaway accommodation for us during the Hay Festival. With the festival just an hour up the A40 it was totally worth the drive to escape the overrun B & B's and have our own tiny slice of tranquility in the evenings. We cooked on the campfire, read on the deck and napped under the stars! Thanks for running such an amazing place to stay, we give you a definite 5 stars!

    May 2017

    Simon & Laura, Hafan

  • I slept wonderfully well and was woken by the rising sun, which was glorious. Your ease and thoughtfulness has made this a very easy place to stay in, and the views are wonderful. I hope everyone who stays here will enjoy it as much as I did. Thankyou.

    May 2017

    Elisabeth, Derwen

  • One of the best Canopy and Stars cabins I've stayed in! The woodland scenery is stunning. We were also greeted by a friendly cat who we named Rick! Loved the bunk bed style and the sofa was really comfy. Thankyou for an amazing stay.

    April 2017

    Danielle & Leonie, Hafan

  • What an amazing spot! We had a lovely 3 nights here and were lucky enough to have beautiful weather and clear, cloudless nights - so beautiful to see the stars in all their glory. Recommendations board full of treats: Cefn Sidan beach, Dolaucothi Arms pub, Llandeilo & The Ginhaus. Hafan cabin was great. The kids loved being in the field outside. Makes you realise how little you need to have a great time! Hosts are friendly and welcoming - thanks Adam & Lou!

    April 2017

    Anne-Marie, Joe, Cecilia & Patrick, Hafan

  • Thankyou for a very relaxing stay. The weather was fabulous and we enjoyed the evening light very much. The stand out sight was Carreg Cennen with its wonderful views and dark, long cave. Playing with Adam & Lou's children was a highlight for Ava and Orla and Lou's welcome was fantastic!

    April 2017

    Orla, Ava, Naomi & Christophe, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Hafan is a wonderful place for a 'get away from it all' break. The log burner kicks out so much heat which was welcome as evenings are still chilly. Lots of thoughtful little details such as hot water bottles and extra blankets and a very well appointed kitchen. We've loved exploring the local area and meeting people. We'll definitely be back! Thanks Adam & Lou!

    March 2017

    Sarah & Dave, Hafan

  • Thankyou for a lovely, relaxing week in your beautiful barn. We've loved the peace and quiet and great places to visit nearby, as well as exploring your land. We'd recommend: -Climbing Llyn y Fan Fach - we found snow & had snowball fights! -Visiting Dinefwr Estate (NT), Llandeilo - good walk to the castle, bog walk and interactive house. -Going down the amazing caves at Carreg Cennen castle where we also saw twin lambs! -Exploring the Botanical Gardens and going on the waterfall walk. The butterfly house is great & we loved Wright's Food Emporium -Walking up the big hill opposite Under Starry Skies, there's good circle route & we met some lovely alpacas! -Finding the tree house and swing, a short walk from the barn Elliot & Oscar loved playing with Lou & Adam's children. We hope to come back, maybe in the spring/ summer. Thanks again!

    Feb 2017

    Harriet, Jon, Elliot & Oscar, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou so much Adam & Lou, your barn is amazing & we've had such a greta week away. We've enjoyed all the nearby towns and sights, including castles, markets and beaches. Anna's Welsh zoo/ Manor Park was ana amazing day out, will be sure to visit again. We loved our evenings in, watching movies by the fire. Lovely owners and family made us feel really welcome, we'll definitely be back for another relaxing break, thankyou so much!

    January 2017

    Chris, Sarah & baby bump!, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a fantastic stay! We loved the barn, we celebrated New year here and had so much fun! It’s very cosy and perfectly equipped with everything we needed. The fire in the main room is gorgeous and the smaller burner in the bedroomkept us toasty warm. We visited the Gower peninsula (beautiful & scenic), numerous castles and enjoyed walks. We’ll definitely be recommending to friends. Happy New Year!

    New Year 2016

    Birgit, Jonathan, Emma & Sam, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a fantastic stay. We loved the barn very much. It is very cosy. The fire in the main room is gorgeous and also the smaller woodburner in the bedroom. We celebrated the New Year here and it was so much fun. We also visited the Gower peninsular (very beautiful), various castles and had some fabulous walks. The barn was perfectly equipped with everything we needed. Will definitely recommend to our friends. Happy New Year!

    New Year 2016

    Birgit, Jonathan, Emma & Sam, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We were very pleased with the barn and its location. We had such a lovely stay and still can’t get over how beautiful this place is! We’ll definitely be back & will be recommending it to our friends

    December 2016

    Naomi, Harry, Jessica & Jonny, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Our first stay at your beautiful barn & it was more amazing than we could have hoped for. From the log fire and open planned living room it made our early christmas gathering all the more special. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

    December 2016

    Aden, Nikki, Aimee & Rich, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We were very pleased with the barn and its location. We had such a lovely stay and still can't get over how beautiful this place is. We will definitely be back soon and will be recommending to friends. Thanks so much for having us!

    December 2016

    Naomi, Harry, Jessica & Jonny, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a lovely warm welcome. The cabin was so cosy and comfortable - the wood burning stove kicks out so much heat we were toasty. Highly recommend the walk around Llyn y Fan Fach - beautiful, even in the rain. Llandeilo is a lovely little town (we loved the Ginhaus and Angel Bistro). We’d love to come back in the summer.

    November 2016

    Serena & Dan, Hafan

  • Our first stay at your beautiful barn and it was more amazing than we could have hoped for. From the log fire and open planned living room it made our early christmas gathering all the more special. We will definitely look to return! Thanks you so much.

    Nov 2016

    Adey, Nikki, Aimee & Rich, Llwynbwch Barn

  • The perfect escape and exactly what we needed. Being ‘off grid’ and taking the time to reconnect - nature, self and each other! Hafan cabin is truly comfortable and has everything you could think of. The woodburner is amazing and kept us warm during cold November nights. Stargazing was definitely the highlight, but we also loved visiting Llandeilo (the Ginhaus was great), Carreg Cennen castle, the 1920s cinema at Brynamman and a long walks around the fields surrounding Hafan.

    November 2016

    Tapfumo & Veronika, Hafan

  • This was our second stay in Llwynbwch Barn, our first with our four month old son. It’s just as cosy as we remember, with all details thought of. We’ve enjoyed our visit to Mwnt beach and Cardigan Bay, watching the Red kites at the feeding station and walking around Aberglasney Gardens. We’ve had some great coffee at the Ginhaus Deli and the Hangout. Llandeilo is just lovely. The barn has been incredible to stay in and we couldn’t have asked for more. We’d love to return again!

    October 2016

    Laura, John & Rufus, Llwynbwch Barn

  • This was our second stay at the barn, our first holiday with our four and a half month old son. The barn is just as cosy as we remembered, with all of the details thought of. We enjoyed our visits to Mwnt beach and Cardigan Bay, watching the Red Kite feeding and walking round Aberglasney Gardens. We had great coffee at the Ginhaus and The Hangout, Llandeilo is just lovely. The barn has been incredible to stay in and we couldn't have asked for more. We'd love to return again.

    Oct 2016

    Laura, John & Rufus, Llwynbwch Barn

  • We’ve had a lovely, peaceful holiday in this beautiful barn. Thank you for all your advice on good walks and places to visit! The gold mines, Botanical Gardens and Newton House/ Dinefwr Park are all worth a visit. Thank you for a lovely holiday - we’ll definitely return

    October 2016

    Fenella & Richard,, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thanks for a fab week! Alexa loved staying up late to watch the stars and getting up early to say hi to the cows. Lots of castles and lovely walks.

    September 2016

    Adam, Danielle & Alexa, Hafan

  • Thankyou Lou for your warm welcome on our arrival. We have had a very restful time in this beautiful, tranquil area of Wales. The barn is comfortable, providing all we need. The main room is a charming space to relax in. Many thanks.

    Sept 2016

    Chris & Mike, Llywnbwch Barn

  • We really enjoyed our week here, lovely and quiet but plenty to do in the area. Highlights were Red Kite feeding and the Botanical Gardens. Good beach at Newport and good food at The Angel. The barn was comfortable and had all we needed. Great to have no tv. Thankyou!

    Sept 2016

    Andrew & Jacky, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a wonderfully relaxing stay in Hafan cabin, the perfect Autumnal getaway! We had a great walk in the Brecons, followed by a delicious sausage casserole cooked on the wood burner

    October 2016

    Amy & Tom, Hafan

  • Such fun! We seemed to have fitted so much into a small space of time, yet it’s been an extremely relaxed and peaceful weekend. Our highlights… ‘Going on a bear hunt’ - finding our way through fields, along rivers and through kissing gates to the Sexton Arms pub where we found scrummy food and a warm welcome (we recommend the lamb shanks and Welsh faggots!) A day at beautiful Pembrey Beach Coming back to Hafan… hanging out in the sun on the deck, playing board games, star gazing and cooking breakfast on the campfire in the morning. Thank you for creating and sharing such a wonderful place.

    August 2016

    Hannah & Hannah, Hafan

  • Calm, peaceful, tranquil - good for mind, body and soul! Thank you Lou for your kindness and hospitality. I loved the wood burning stove, the cabin is so warm and cosy!

    August 2016

    Margaret, Hafan

  • Thankyou for a great weekend. Loved the views, campfire and BBQ. Our first experience in a cabin and we loved every moment. So peaceful and quiet. Great recommendations for Castle Carreg Cennen, the walk around it was great

    August 2016

    Jason & Abbie, Hafan

  • We had a a great time, very relaxing. Hafan cabin was amazing, we had everything we needed and we’ve been very well looked after. Lou & Adam definitely know the place & gave us wonderful advice for where to go. The castles were stunning

    August 2016

    Laura & Matt, Hafan

  • This was our seventh time in the barn. Another wonderful week. We managed the whole hike of Llyn y Fan Fach this time. Definitely worth the effort for all the amazing views. We got to have sunday lunch at The Angel, Salem. Absolutely gorgeous! The Three Cliffs & Rhossili Bay remain our favourite beaches. As for the barn and its beautiful garden, what can I say? It is the most relaxing and tranquil place in the whole of Wales! We will be back again next year for our eighth visit. Big hugs

    Aug 2016

    Mandy, Miles, Skye & Libby, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Love Ninja (the cat) and friends! Folly Farm is best! Thankyou for a lovely stay, we have loved the peacefulness of the barn. It has been a super place to come back to each day. The children have loved the toy basket. Many thanks & Best wishes

    Aug 2016

    Lottie and Casper (aged 4 & 3) & Zoe and John, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for a lovely stay. We loved the peacefulness of the barn. it’s been a super place to come back to each day. The children loved the toy basket - thank you.

    August, 2016

    Zoe & John, Llwynbwch Barn

  • This was our 7th stay in the barn! Another wonderful week. We managed the whole of Llyn y Fan Fach walk… definitely worth the effort for all the amazing views. The Three Cliffs & Rhossili Bay remain our favourite beaches. As of the barn and its beautiful garden…. what can I say? It’s the most relaxing and tranquil place in the whole of Wales and we’ll be back again next year for our eighth visit

    August, 2016

    Mandy, Miles, Skye & Libby, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Another fantastic holiday in a beautiful and peaceful place. We enjoyed so many things, here are a few: Llangadog Show, Botanic Gardens, Dolaucothi Goldmines, lots of cycling and walking. Places we've enjoyed/ good food & welcome: Sextons Arms Llansadwrn, Pizzatipi Cardigan, Cottage Inn Pentrefelin, Plough Inn Rhosmaen, The Ginhaus Llandeilo. Thanks to Bob (the cat) for his guided walk through the woods (although we did have to carry him all the way home!)

    July 2016

    Rob, Rebecca, Steffan & Briony Thied, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Thankyou for such a lovely mini break in cosy Hafan. We loved our stay - our first ever glamping experience was made truly magical here. Great facilities, beautiful surroundings & views and very friendly hosts. We really enjoyed our time spent relaxing in our snug cabin, making fires, having drinks on the deck with our BBQ food and lovely walks to explore the farm. We loved nearby Llandeilo, tasty food at Heavenly Ice Cream and the Angel Bistro and strolling round the local shops and castle ruins.

    July 2016

    Heidi & Oliver, Hafan

  • A little piece of heaven on earth. The cabin and facilities exceeded our expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was exactly what we needed to replenish our souls.’

    July 2016

    Matt & Jamie, Hafan

  • Thankyou Lou for your warm welcome on our arrival. We have had a very restful time in this beautiful, tranquil area of Wales. The barn is comfortable, providing all we needed. The main room is a charming space to relax in. Many thanks

    July 2016

    Chris & Mike, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Beauty is everywhere, in and around Llwynbwch Barn. The cottage is furnished with so much love and attention that we felt at home at once. We took lots of walks in the breathtaking surroundings. Discovered Carreg Cennen castle, admired Kites at the feeding station and found a boathouse with a stunning view - the house of a dead poet in Laugharne, Dylan Thomas

    July 2016

    Susanne & Sanderijns, the Netherlands, Llwynbwch Barn

  • Hafan is gorgeous, secluded and perfect for a weekend away from the city. We’ve loved our time here, from cooking burgers on the BBQ, watching & spotting stars and planets and eating fresh eggs to having Bobcat the resident moggy purring round our feet all the time. The location is perfect for exploring the wilderness (we recommend Llyn y Fan Fach), great food (we loved Wright’s Food Emporium) and the Carmarthenshire coastline. We’ll be back!

    June 2016

    Belinda & Sam, Hafan

  • Thankyou so much for our wonderful stay! Hafan is a perfect little refuge. We had a wonderful time under the stars, in such peaceful surroundings. We hope to return soon!

    May 2016

    Lily & Harriet, Hafan

  • We had a wonderful stay in Hafan, the wood burner kept us warm and cosy. It’s so comfortable & well laid out, so while being in a small space it feels much, much larger. The recommendations for where to visit were superb, we loved Carreg Cennen castle, Llyn y Fan Fach was beautiful and Llandeilo was great to explore - we loved the Ginhaus.’

    November 2015

    Milly & Matt, Hafan

  • ‘Hafan is a very special place. It truly is greater than the sum of its parts… and its ‘parts’ are pretty wonderful! The sum goes something like this… A beautiful structure with comfort, great design, lovely details, thought and kindness surrounding it. + Geographic perfection supplying rest, peace, space for thought and exploration. A child’s dream of freedom and an adult’s joy at familial happiness and harmony! + A huge dose of fresh air, wildlife, elemental challenges and a sense of natural pace and rhythm = the opportunity to be the parent I don’t always get to be and two VERY happy children!! What more could you ask for? Thank you for a brilliant stay

    October 2015

    Toni, Ru & Tilly, Hafan

  • Coming from Cape Town we have high expectations of beauty. Hafan did not disappoint! This has been an amazing first holiday since living in the UK. Thank you

    June 2015

    Troy, Fiona & Mika, Hafan

  • A magical place. Birdsong, silence, campfires, wildlife walks, family time. This place exceeded our expectations it is a perfect getaway. Thank you.

    June 2015

    Mike, Becky & Oli, Hafan

  • Thankyou for a our stay in a beautiful place in a place of beauty’.

    May 2013

    Nicole & Val, Llwynbwch Barn

Award Winning

Holders of several tourism awards and quality marks, Under Starry Skies has featured in the media for its pioneering approach to sustainable tourism and conservation.


Warm Welcome

We (Adam and Lou) live in the farmhouse with our family and promise guests a warm welcome and lots of handy information about the area if required.

Friendly Farm Stay

10% off all stays if you arrive by bike, train or electric vehicle.