Caban Coch – Machynlleth, Powys
- Cabin for 2
1 double in the cabin
The Caban, artfully crafted by its owner from an old hay trailer, is a great escape tucked away in the hills of Wales. Inside there's an eclectic mix of vintage finds punctuated with homespun soft furnishing that results in a cosy retreat full of character and light from its large windows. Outside are miles of bike trails, some of them right to your front door, and a wealth of lovely countryside to explore.
In the main living area you have a sofa which looks out onto the surrounding woodland glade and the backdrop of the Cambrian Mountain Range. There's a wood burning stove together with a kitchen/dining area with a full-sized cooker, sink and storage.
The sleeping area and the wet room with the shower are just off the main space and here you'll find the king-sized sleeping platform, low slung for resting your tired limbs.
- Children welcome
- Pets welcome
Children are welcome as are pets, but dogs must be kept on a lead.
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Everything you need to know about Caban Coch
The important stuff
Check in time is 4pm
Check out time is 10:30 am
The caban is sited in an woodland area on a working farm. Dogs should be kept on a lead on all times. Lambing Season (Early March to End of April)
- There are light fittings in all rooms
Sleeping arrangements1 double in the cabin
Kids & PetsChildren are welcome as are pets, but dogs must be kept on a lead.
The basics (Tea Bags, Salt and Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar) are provided and Welsh cakes will be waiting for you on arrival. There's an LPG cooker and grill and a cool box to keep a few cold drinks in for your return from the trails.
Full Size LPG Cooker with Grill.
External Cool box
Wood Burning Stove.
For washing up there's a full size sink and drainer with hot and cold running water. The shower and the loo are in a wet room built into the cabin itself.
Selection of Books, Cards and Board Games in the Caban.
Beudy Banc, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8NP
By public transport
The nearest train station is in Machynlleth, 4 miles away. The nearest bus stop is Abergwydol, 1 mile away. Pickups (even if you have bikes and gear) can be arranged at around £10.00, please give plenty of notice.
Approaching on the A489 (from Machynlleth to the West or Glantwymyn to the East) take the turning marked 'Abercegir' and 'Darowen'. Follow this road for 0.75 miles and take the second turning on the left - signposted Cwm Llywi Uchaf on the stone wall. If you reach the village of Abercegir you have gone too far - turn back and take the first right hand turn.
Follow this road up the hill past the house on the right and carry on past the farm buildings and follow the signposts until you see the cabin in front of you. You can park up by the cabin.
Eating & drinking
(Tea Bags, Salt and Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar) are provided and Welsh cakes will be waiting for you on arrival. There's an LPG cooker and grill and a cool box to keep a few cold drinks in for your return from the trails.
Pubs & restaurants
In the town of Machynlleth, about 3 miles away:
Wynnstay Hotel - for locally sourced cooking a nd authentic Pizzeria to the rear.
Brigands Inn, Mallwyd
Riverside in Pennal; Village pub with good food using local produce.
Michelin Stared fine dining at Ynyshir Hall Countryside Hotel.
Things to do
On your bike!
There are trails in and around the farm, including the new 1.2km track. The area is one of the UK's best for mountain biking, with signposted off-road trails all around Machynlleth and the area, including one with a continuous two-mile descent, the longest in Wales or England. For more leisurely cycling, the vast network of nearby quiet lanes & forestry tracks is ideal.
Or why not stay in Beudy Banc, let the kids run off steam in the fields or have a good game of football outside the front door? All we ask is that you respect the wildlife & the Countryside Code!
3 or 4 miles long, are superb for windsurfing, kayaking, buggying & kite-surfing, or just a refreshing dip.
Glyndwr's Way, a 135-mile National Trail over dramatic scenery, passes through the farm. There are ancient saints’ trails to mountain passes, Roman roads & woodland walks. Within half-an-hour you can be up a mountain, in a forest, squelching across moors, walking by rivers & waterfalls or along a beach or estuary.
The farm next door can offer livery & guided rides for those who like to bring their horses on holiday. There are miles of quiet country lanes, wooded bridleways & ancient drovers' roads to explore while looking down on the Dyfi River, often with views of the Irish Sea. Only 12 miles away are miles of golden beaches to race along.et lanes & forestry tracks is ideal.
On the town
Machynlleth hosts a fully-equipped leisure centre, bike hire, specialist mountain bike tour operators & a 9-hole golf course. There are 18-hole championship links courses by the sea at Aberdyfi & Borth. Also close are clay pigeon shoots, laser shooting, quad biking, canoeing, yachting & sailing clubs.
Meet your hosts
The valley, centred on the nearby market town of Machynlleth, is a designated United Nations Biosphere, recognising its unique environmental and cultural status. The area is an international leader in green thinking, home to the famous Centre for Alternative Technology for 35 years. In the shops and weekly market, just three miles away, you'll find fresh local produce and a friendly natter with the suppliers.
It’s a terrific town, picked by the Rough Guides as one of the thirty essential sights in Britain, with great pubs, cafes and restaurants, a lively social life, the gorgeous Wales Museum of Modern Art and superb commercial galleries and craft shops.
Machynlleth punches way above its weight, being the natural centre of Wales - the reason why fifteenth century Prince of Wales Owain Glyndwr chose it as his capital.