From the Guestbook
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.
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.
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
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
Annabel & Gary, Llwynbwch Barn
We got everything we could possibly need from a night in this cabin.
Thankyou so much.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Tim & Jess, Llwynbwch Barn
Sitting here in Llwynbwch Barn, it's christmas, and I'm so thankful to be here.
It's 12 years since the first christmas, in 2007, when we inaugurated the barn, after a year of patient, careful conversion work. I lived over the yard, in what is now Adam & Lou's home. So at first, this barn was a place for therapeutic work and celebrations. Thanks to Lou & Adam's beautiful generousity, we've been given christmas refuge here from our unfinished builders' project.
Reading through this comments book has touched me deeply, as so many have shared finding peace here within these ancient stone walls, calm for the soul amidst a natural world of astonishing variety and richness, in meadows, rivers and trees.
All this is what called me to live here in 1999 - and though I had to leave after thirteen years I know that the guardianship of this place has passed into the best, most generous hands. And that they share this with so many - and that the land also gives of itself so generously - is pure delight.
Sue, Alan & Chris, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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!
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!
Helen & Jules, Llwynbwch Barn
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!
Rob & Teresa, Llwynbwch Barn
Summer solstice - Blissful as ever.
Thankyou guys, we'll be back as soon as!
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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.
Michael & Irena, Llwynbwch Barn
Thankyou for such a lovely stay in your beautiful little cabin.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
Sam, Barrie, Lucie & Lilie, Llwynbwch Barn
Thankyou for the lovely stay. The place is amazing. Really wish we could stay longer.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Nadia, mum & daughter, Hafan
Back for a second time. Lovely, quiet stay in lovely surroundings in a lovely little cosy house.
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
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!
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.
Thanks for a fabulous stay. The cabin was perfect!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
-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.
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
‘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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!)
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.
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.’
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
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
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!
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!
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.’
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
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.
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.
Mike, Becky & Oli, Hafan
Thankyou for a our stay in a beautiful place in a place of beauty’.
Nicole & Val, Llwynbwch Barn
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE
We were delighted to be included in the Sunday Telegraph magazine’s cover story on cabin stays. The Sunday Telegraph – 15 December 2019 (1)The Sunday Telegraph – 15 December 2019
Wales Online included Under Starry Skies in their ‘8 places you simply have to visit to make the most of Carmarthenshire’, July 2018. Read here…
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You can find us listed in this little gem of a book!
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These articles describe how we teamed up with the Exmoor Pony Society and local Exmoor pony breeders to bring four ponies to Under Starry Skies in 2020 to help us with our land management.