Caban Cariad

Cenarth (waterfalls) in West Wales

about the property

This 1973 retro cabin is one of the best preserved/restored 1970s interiors in the UK. Designed along Scandinavian principles, this cabin enjoys swimming pool and wifi access and is surprisingly affordable. Walk down to the famous waterfalls or over the border into Pembrokeshire

Our cabins were named No 1 in The Guardian travel section's list of Top 5 UK Log Cabins! Caban Cariad (The Loveshack) is a groovy woodland cabin in the heart of the beautiful West Wales countryside at Cenarth. Architect designed in 1973, and renovated with retro and designer furnishings, the cabin is a simple (basic even) but fun place to stay. It is nestled in the trees at Penlan woodland holiday village in Cenarth, a quiet, quality holiday village of privately-owned cabins carefully arranged into small 'cul de sacs' in the woodland. Free use of communal pool in the summer! Walk by nearby waterfalls or short drive to a string of beautiful beaches. Independent review here or larger photo of this cool loveshack or interior cabin photos.

grading

luxury
heritage
unique
green
price

latest review

This was great. It was our first holiday with our 5 month old son. The cabin was warm and big enough for the 3 of us. We took our own travel cot and set that up in the lounge at night. The village was...

Helen R, 16 July 2016

booking calendar

number of guests

number of nights
not available
available
special offer
reserved
booked

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
{{ day.day }}

good to know

arrival at
15:00
depart by
10:00
guests
4
7 nights from
£412.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£624.00 (based on two staying)
pets
pets welcome (max 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor) and the Bunk (ground floor) only

facilities at Caban Cariad

internet
wifi broadband available
general
young children welcome
activities
pub nearby (walkable)
swimming pool access
media & technology
television and reception

map - location

in detail

The cabin is insulated and entirely lined in pine, has wall heaters in every room, is partly-double glazed. Wi-Fi usually available but not guaranteed.

  • Decking/Patio: Patio set
  • Lounge: Huge comfy sofa, views out to the woods and a DVD TV. Dining table, and a few designer goodies like Eero Aarnio ball chair, Roy Lichtenstein 'cartoon' paintings, Henry Massonnet stools, Marimekko fabrics, Philippe Starck 'Eros' dining chairs etc. Selection of retro books, DVDS and games. Groovy!
  • Kitchen: The compact galley kitchen is small but adequate for holiday use and there are plenty of options to eat out locally if you wish.
  • All appliances (fridge (with small ice compartment), cooker, microwave etc) are full size. A few nice retro touches like groovy tableware. Pretend you're back in the 1970s when you pass plates of prawn cocktail through the pine serving hatch. Laundry facilities available on site as well as iron etc. Steam iron in cabin.
  • Master Bedroom: Small but so cosy! Pine clad walls and a cosy double bed you won't want to get out of. All bedlinen in the cabin is 100% cotton.
  • Second bedroom: Kids will love the bunks and amusing peephole windows out into the woods.Sleeps 2 in (full size) bunk beds. Not large as rooms go (probably therefore better suited to kids than adults), but kids seem to get excited by it! Note there is no room for a travel cot in the bedroom, but you would fit a small moses basket in.
  • Toilet & Shower Room: Small room that does exactly what it says on the tin, window out to the trees, and ceiling heater.

local area

  • Caws Cenarth - cheese at the farmhouse dairy
  • Cardigan - through Teifi Valley - 7 miles
  • Cardigan Island Farm Park - see seals and seal pups - 8 miles
  • Blue-flag beaches and Europe's largest colony of bottle-nose dolphins
  • Cenarth - Pub, water-falls - 1 mile
  • National Coracle Centre - 1 mile
  • Newcastle Emlyn - market town, castle, little shops - 3 miles
  • On-Site Facilities: heated outdoor pool (May - Sept), and bar (when open), kids playground and wildflower meadow, dog-walking path with hillside views

properties nearby

Caban Casita

Caban Casita

Cenarth (waterfalls), rural West Wales
guests 2

£412 to £624 for 1 week
Caban Cwtch

Caban Cwtch

Cenarth (waterfalls), rural West Wales
guests 4

£412 to £624 for 1 week
Pen-Rhiw

Pen-Rhiw

Abercych village, North Pembrokeshire, West Wales
guests 5

£409 to £509 for 1 week
Tŷ Barddu + 'hot tub'

Tŷ Barddu + 'hot tub'

Tanglwst, up in the Carmarthenshire hills
guests 6

£498 to £889 for 1 week
Caban Casita

Caban Casita

Cenarth (waterfalls), rural West Wales
guests 2

£412 to £624 for 1 week
Caban Cwtch

Caban Cwtch

Cenarth (waterfalls), rural West Wales
guests 4

£412 to £624 for 1 week
Pen-Rhiw

Pen-Rhiw

Abercych village, North Pembrokeshire, West Wales
guests 5

£409 to £509 for 1 week
NEW! Fron Fach

NEW! Fron Fach

Traditional cottage set in it own grounds up a private track - West Wales
guests 3

£498 to £889 for 1 week

customer reviews for Caban Cariad

This was great. It was our first holiday with our 5 month old son. The cabin was warm and big enough for the 3 of us. We took our own travel cot and set that up in the lounge at night. The village was quiet with a nice pool. Being able to use the laundry was also really important. The kitchen in the cabin was equipped for us to cook simple meals in the evening and the microwave was big enough to fit our steriliser. The village of Cenarth is lovely too. It is a great base to explore the coast with some excellent beaches and walks. We would definitely book this cabin again when he is older and can enjoy the sandy beaches and paddling in the sea.

- Helen R,
16 July 2016

The cabin was comfortable and stylish (and particularly loved by our 10 year old daughter), it had everything we needed, and we really liked the holiday park - lots of trees, the pool and close to the lovely village of Cenarth with its falls and to beautiful countryside and beaches. Everything was very dog friendly too, and Jane the owner of the cabin was very helpful providing us with lots of very useful info before our trip so that we were able to make the most of our short break and find things to do things that suited us, our daughter and our dog. We have already recommended the cabin and the holiday park to friends and hope to return ourselves for a longer visit.

- Christina J,
22 August 2015

Just returned from a lovely few days down in Cenarth at Caban Cariad

- Nia O,
4 August 2015

"Had a fantastic weekend - absolutely LOVE the 'shack! Great decor, very cosy - wish we could stay forever! Great to wake up to birdsong every morning, and the daily visit from the squirrel - many thanks for a wonderful holiday!" ~ Wendy & John from Cardiff

-
1 July 2014

"We really enjoyed our stay. The egg chair was wonderful. This is my favourite holiday I have been on" ~ Sam, aged nine

-
1 July 2014

"A beautiful cabin and a beautiful stay! The coastal walks were stunning and the cabin was a perfect retreat after a long day's walk. We will certain recommend." ~ Frances, Dan and Penny

-
1 July 2014
subscribe now

get exclusive special offers and promotions delivered directly to you by email