Hafan Cabin

Hafan (Welsh for Haven)

-bespoke off-grid cabin
-sleeps 2 adults & 2 small children
-in its own wild & secluded meadow
-wood burner
-fire pit

Hafan and Derwen cabins are each sited in their own meadow. A short walk from your car takes you down the footpath which connects the two cabins. If you continue down this path you’ll find woodlands, the river and on into the tiny village of Llansadwrn. In the summer months, an evening stroll will take you to the pub in about 20 minutes.

-wellies or walking boots!

-all bedding & towels
-woodburning stove & firewood
-private fire pit
-USB sockets, USB torch, bluetooth speaker
-mains plug sockets available for use at farmhouse

-double ring gas hob
-woodburning stove
-firepit & frying pan for cooking
-coolbox & ice packs in cabin, shared fridge/ freezer in farmhouse
-all crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, washing up liquid & tea towels supplied
-welcome supply of tea, coffee & Sugar
-we have a teeny tiny honesty shop, selling fresh eggs, home made jams & chutneys and local produce when seasonally available, along with a small selection of Welsh beers

-bathroom with shower & loo in farmhouse
-private compost loo next to cabin

-Playing cards, books, board games, boules, guitar, local guide books, WIFI available in the farmhouse

  • Clad in locally sourced timber
  • Insulated with wood fibre insulation
  • All wooden framed double glazed windows
  • Living roof for increased thermal efficiency & to help blend in to its environment
  • Solar powered 12 volt system provides all electricity
  • Waste recycling and composting toilet
  • All fire wood from our land
  • Mains electricity supplied by Ecotricity
  • Only environmentally friendly products used for laundry, cleaning and washing up. If you bring your own please ensure they are septic tank friendly.

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    This off-grid cabin is set in its own wildflower meadow and has a large deck and lush living roof. Both Hafan and Derwen cabins were lovingly built by us, with the help of a good friend. Hafan nestles snugly in the corner of the meadow surrounded on three sides by woods and traditionally laid hedgerows. The birdsong and wind in the trees will provide the soundtrack to your stay. From the deck you can watch the sun dip below the hills or catch a glimpse of shooting stars whilst sitting round the campfire. On wilder days cosy up by the woodburner in your holiday haven.

    Inside, the mezzanine double bed is above a cosy sofa area. This sofa can be split into 2 half sized beds for young kids (beds 120cm long). The wood burner keeps the cabin snug, perfect for cwtching up with a good book! You can experiment with one-pot cooking on the wood burning stove or use the twin gas hob in the kitchen area which is fully equipped with everything you’ll need, including running water. Eat inside or al fresco, at the patio table on the deck. Solar panels provide lighting for the cabin and USB charging sockets for topping up your phone. You’ll also find a guitar, bluetooth speaker, books, board games and playing cards.

    Hafan has its own BBQ and fire pit, perfect for cooking sausages or toasting marshmallows while watching the clouds scud by or gazing at the incredibly starry skies. The Brecon Beacons National Park was designated the first International Dark-Sky reserve in Wales in 2013.

    Hafan has its own private composting toilet in a tiny wood-clad hut, an eco friendly alternative which is completely sanitary and odour-free.

    At the farmhouse there is a modern wetroom shower and toilet for your use. There is also a communal space with a fridge freezer, washing-up area, electrical sockets and WiFi. To help you discover the area and plan your trips, there is a wide range of tourist information to borrow, including OS maps, recommendations and lots of leaflets.

    If you fancy a stroll, head out from the cabin and walk down the public footpath to the small river or explore the woodlands at Llwynbwch. Depending on when you visit, you may see bluebells, wood anemones, orchids, marsh marigolds, roe deer and butterflies and you’re sure to see red kites and buzzards.

    Don’t forget to bring your wellies/ walking boots and a torch!

    Llwynbwch Barn

    Llwynbwch Barn

    -sleeps 4
    -wood burners
    -private garden

    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.

    It has strong green credentials with sheep’s wool insulation, lime plaster and a living roof on the limed extension. Furnished mainly with antique and mid-century pieces.

    The main room has a cathedral-like vaulted ceiling with original beams and skylights to let the sun or star light stream in. The wood burner is a central feature with its spectacular chimney.

    The private garden has been thoughtfully planted with native species. It faces west to catch the sun going down over the Fan, the nearby peak.

    Llwynbwch Farm has been here since approximately 1810 and was originally a dairy farm.

    ‘Llwyn’ is the Welsh for a bush or grove. A ‘bwch’ is a buck or a ‘stook’, which is how people used to stack in the hay in years gone by. Llwynbwch Barn was originally the farm’s hay barn. These days we often see wild roe deer around the farm and local area – we like to think of these as the ‘bwch’.

    • Open plan living/ dining room with large Charnwood wood burner and feature chimney. Double sofa, armchairs and Ercol rocker.
    • Well equipped kitchen with induction hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, washer dryer and iron/ ironing board.
    • Ground floor double bedroom with wood burner, antique wardrobe, DAB radio, hairdryer and patio door to the garden.
    • First floor mezzanine twin room with midcentury chest of drawers, antique blanket chest and radiator.
    • Groundfloor wetroom shower room with toilet. Additional toilet.
    • TV with DVD player but NO TV SIGNAL, sorry, you’ll have to go to the pub to watch the match!
    • WiFi, DAB radio, a guitar, didgeridoo and croquet set are provided.
    • A dresser contains a wide selection of DVDs, games, books and everything you need to introduce you to the area and plan your visits; OS maps, guides and leaflets.
    • The Barn is supplied with all bedding and towels. We supply an amount of firewood on arrival and sell additional logs, all sourced from our woods.
    • A welcome pack of tea and coffee is supplied along with Ecover washing up and laundry liquid.
    • Fresh eggs, home made jams & chutneys and local produce are for sale when seasonally available.
    • The Barn is suitable for those less mobile as it is mainly on one level.
    • For families with little ones we provide the following on request: high chair, toddler crockery & cutlery/ baby bath/ fire guards.
    • A small selection of wooden toys lives in the barn.
    • Please bring wellies/ hiking boots if you wish to explore the land.
    • Please note there is a fenced pond in the garden. Children must be supervised.
    • Rescue of a derelict barn
    • All restoration work carried out by local craftsmen using local materials
    • Lime products used throughout
    • Wood burner for underfloor heating and hot water
    • Insulation twice that of building regulations to maximize heating efficiency
    • Waste recycling and composting
    • All wooden framed double glazed windows
    • All appliances have A+ or higher energy rating. Low and high flush toilet
    • Energy efficient LED bulbs throughout
    • Electricity supplied by Ecotricity
    • All fire wood sourced from our land
    • Locally bought antique and modern furniture
    • Only environmentally friendly products used for laundry, cleaning and washing up. If you bring your own please ensure they are septic tank friendly.

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