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Caban Coch - Cabin in Powys, United Kingdom

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Beudy Banc

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Children are welcome although there is only the double bed. Dogs may be brought as long as they are kept on a lead.

Relax in the quiet Welsh countryside or tear up and down it on miles of custom built bike trails. The choice is yours in this great 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.

Our guests say...

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday. The cabin was really well equipped - cosy, bright and comfortable - and with fabulous views over the valley and to the hills beyond. We watched the stars and the Perseid meteor shower by the fire pit at night and curled up in the day to read books whilst looking at the fabulous view. A perfect little cabin for a romantic weekend getaway.


Amy Louise

This place is as stunning as the pictures hint at. It's secluded, with beautiful views, and stunning scenery and walks. The cabin is quirky, fun, cosy and comfortable. We were only here for a weekend and wished we could stay longer. Will be booking again, can't recommend it enough.



Myself and my daughter had a wonderful time in the Caban Coch, beautiful setting and great accommodation. Its the second time we have stayed and will definitely be back.



Great location. Quiet & peaceful. Caban was snug. Lovely walks possible from the door. Other places within easy reach.



It was a perfect little weekend getaway after a particularly stressful week. The sheep were plentiful and like the other reviews we were really impressed with the privacy of the place. Really comfortable cabin would love to return in the future.



We spent the weekend of 19-21st May 2017 at Caban Coch and the 3 other cabins on the Beudy Banc site. It was a family gathering, adults and children, and everyone really enjoyed it. The setting was gorgeous, the weather largely good, and the facilities quirky and attractive. We had a great time.



Great Cabin, with one of the best views out of the canopy and stars places we have stayed. It had everything we needed, and was well stocked with firewood. Visit tio ynyshir hall was epic.



We had an amazing 2 night stay at this beautifully crafted cabin. The area is stunning, and the cabin is comfortable, cosy and terribly romantic. The woodburner kept us toasty and the immediate surroundings are just fab!



A very relaxing stay, time away from it all. We didn't see another soul the whole time (apart from at a distance)! The caban was just perfect.



Nice and peacefully good walking and star gazing our dog loved it too.



Lovely stay at Cabin coch, nice cabin and location, lovely surroundings. Friendly people and



We had a wonderful stay. The caban is set in a peaceful, beautiful surroundings, couldn't be more relaxing. The quirky decor works perfectly and the log burning stove makes for a cosy little retreat. Can't recommend it enough.



I absolutely loved it, a tidy compact and well maintained space in a perfect location with plenty of wood fuel for the wood burner x



Had an amazing 3 nights spending all day walking our dog in the welsh countryside and taking him to the beach for the first time following by cooking and relaxing in the cabin at night!



Fabulous relaxing couple of days, felt like we were the only people for miles! Beautiful surrounding area but it was hard to leave the coziness of the cabin!



Excellent in all ways. Great place, great set-up. Site is calm and peaceful, good environment and location for on-site off-site activities and visits.



A perfect 2 night getaway. Everything you need and more is in this gorgeous space, and pretty much all we could see from any window was green and sheep! It was so relaxing and such an enjoyable place to hole up with your fiancé for a couple of nights. The wood burner is the icing on the cake.



Mid week 2 day stay. Beautiful location and private. Good walks if you fancy that. Or just laze around enjoying the quietness.



We stayed in a beautiful, secluded Welsh Caban in the Powyss countryside, the only noises we heard for three days were sheep, cows and the nearby stream. The sunsets were like nothing I've seen before, I didn't want to leave



A brilliant 3 days of relaxation in well designed and comfortable surroundings.We both loved the little 'nest' bed and the wood burner and the panoramic views when walking in and around the site were breathtaking ! We would love to return.



We absolutely loved Caban Coch! Ticked all the boxes for us. We were seeking a get back to nature retreat for myself, my wife and our 3 year old little boy. We found the cabin to be cozy, clean and atmospheric. The log burner was lovely, and the owners provided us with plentiful fuel to keep us warm. I've already recommended it to followers on social network, and we'll definitely be returning!



The cabin was everything that we could have hoped for. From the moment we got there we knew we were going to have a lovely time! The cosy cabin, outside fire and the peacefulness was what we were looking for, and the cabin gave us that experience. The setting of the cabin was fantastic and the homely feel of the cabin felt like we were in our own home. They had obvious put a lot of thought into the decor and this enhanced the vibe of the cabin. Overall we are more than pleased with the stay and the cabin.



We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Caban Coch; it was very cosy and in the middle of wondrous surroundings!



Unfortunately the stay was short lived due to illness on our part. The cabin itself was lovely, a real gem! The weather was atrocious but the cosy cabin made it all better! We will definitely re-visit the cabin in the future to fully explore the surroundings.



We went for couple of days. Weather was also in our favour. Caban was cosy and beautiful. My wife loved it so much. We went for 5K walk it was lovely nice sunny and quiet.



It took our breath away, especially my husband, who had no idea where I was taking him. It was perfect for us, the cabin was clean and kitted out with all essentials and it was surprisingly roomy. There were plenty of breathtaking walks which were close by. We were fortunate with the weather, the clear skies added to the magnificent backdrop of this cosy little spot. On our return I was very quick to share the photos with friends and family. We absolutely loved it.



It was fantastic from start to finish!



Perfect location and everything we expected plus more. We wanted a quiet, peaceful holiday away and thats exactly what we got. We had everything we needed in the cabin, plus some great information was provided about the surrounding area.



Very peaceful and comfortable stay in an area of exceptional beauty.


Michelle & Chris

Lovely, had all we needed and more. Tranquil with lovely long grasses and flowers filled with butterflies all around.



It was amazing, total peace and quiet and the Caban had everything we needed. Our dog thought it was fantastic too. We didn't want to come back to the real world!



The cabin was in a lovely location, both the immediate surroundings and the local area, with lots of things to see and do. Even though we had some typical British weather (rain, thunderstorms, hail and howling wind alongside some sunshine!) the cabin was nice and cosy, with a woodburner and plenty of space to sit and relax.



A thoroughly lovely weekend, the cabin was cosy and we enjoyed a break from the city!



When we sit at work daydreaming of been somewhere far away and in your minds eye you can imagine it.....Well this is It.beautiful and peaceful,, like balm for the soul.



A fantastic two days in an amazing valley filled with interesting places and adventure



What a fantastic place, a real piece of Welsh heaven. Great views, superb cabin, cant fault it! Would definitely recommend both Canopy & Stars and Caban Coch.



Cosy & peaceful, just what was needed!



The most magical place! Outstanding views and sunsets with everything we could possibly need for a cosy weekend. The wood burner was perfect - no need for a TV!



We had a wonderful time. The cabin was a colourful and cosy space, set in a peaceful wooded valley. Despite gale force winds, sleet and hail, we still kept warm, and it didn't matter that at times the weather kept us inside, because the views were beautiful!



"Amazing. Wonderful location. Fun accommodation"



"We loved every moment in Caban Coch! It felt like we'd stumbled across a real treasure. It was cosy, romantic and tucked away in the most beautiful valley in Wales with just sheep as neighbours!"



"We had a fantastic time at Caban Coch, and we were actually pleased when the rain came bucketing down on the second day, forcing us to stay inside and watch the storm with hot chocolates. The dog and cat who roam about freely were a lovely, friendly surprise and watching the pair of red kites (at least I think that's what they were) soaring around the valley was incredible.  The accommodation itself was all fantastic - comfortable, cheerfully decorated and practically laid out. I'd recommend it to any couple looking to escape for a couple of days."



"we absolutely loved our stay, it was idyllic. The owners were friendly and helpful. The cabin was quirky and felt tailor made for us. The views were stunning, we could have sat and enjoyed them all day."



"Excellent. Everything was excellent, fabulous cabin, remote, amazing views yet close to everthing you need. We would definitely return. Loved every minute"



"We absolutly loved our stay. Everything was so well thought out and well made. The setting was idyllic and so peaceful. We were so happy we wished we could have stayed longer! We even made a friend in the farm's sheepdog, Moss."



"The caban was lovely and in a beautiful setting and very peaceful. Mother Nature threw everything at it though which limited our activities somewhat. Caban and location was great, log burner was better than having a TV and it was so relaxing and peaceful, the weather was awful!"



"Amazing stay - pictures on the website do not quite do the cabin justice. When there, you feel very privileged to be in such a quiet, secluded, special place.  Very good value - and why leave your beautiful cabin for some restaurant when you can cook a lovely meal - inside or out - and this saves a fortune, if that is what you want."



"Excellent little place."



"We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Caban Coch, only wished we'd have booked to stay for another night! We (including our dog) were definitely not ready to go home! It was instantly relaxing and the caban was so cosy with all the amenities needed with beautiful surrounding views."



"The most enjoyable holiday we have had in a long time. Location, peace and quiet and no light pollution, the stars at night were absolutely amazing."



"It was Blissful! Perfect place to go and escape."



"We loved our stay in Caban Coch, could have stayed much longer than 2 nights. It was beautiful countryside, completely silent and very cosy to be tucked up in front of the log burner at night. Lots of sheep, a cat and a dog and no other people for 3 days. Just what we wanted :)"



"We very much enjoyed our stay, uninterrupted bliss. Best thing about our stay was the seclusion of being in the forest with a log fire to keep us warm. Worst part was leaving to return to noisy London."



"Journey wasn't too far from home, very secluded and private.  Kitted out beautifully, bed really comfy, snug, warm, wonderful, owners lovely and welcoming, can't say a bad word about it. Best thing was having no tv which meant you had a proper conversation! Worst thing? Nah."



"Stay was lovely and location was brilliant. We didn't see anyone there the whole time (5 nights). Very relaxing."



"It was a lovely holiday, cosy cabin felt very homely."



"Had a really fantastic time, the caban had all the creature comforts you need with some spectacular views."



"We enjoyed our stay at Caban Coch and it was in such a beautiful and peaceful location. My husband loved being able to get on his mountain bike and explore the trails from the cabin without having to get in a car and drive somewhere. I also really loved the quirky style of the way in which the cabin is decorated."



"We enjoyed our stay at Caban Coch and it was in such a beautiful and peaceful location. My husband loved being able to get on his mountain bike and explore the trails from the cabin without having to get in a car and drive somewhere. I also really loved the quirky style of the way in which the cabin is decorated."



"It is the nicest holiday we have had in a while.  The cabin was so artfully decorated with vintage nostalgia and was very cosy, compact and well planned.  The windows were large and the doors opened right up giving a light and airy feel so in the summer it can be opened and in winter the lovely burner would keep it really cosy. I would recommend Caban Coch to anybody loving the simple vintage lifestyle and I have gone home with lots of lovely ideas. The couple who own the property were extremely helpful and let you have the privacy of the cabin but were there if you needed them at their farm house. It was nice to book somewhere looking so nice on the website to find it even better on arrival. There was nothing I could say bad about our stay. Only that we wish we could have stayed longer!!"



"The cabin was lovely and toasty, isolated enough to make it feel like there was nobody else around, however there was plenty of opportunity for walking, cycling and exploring."



"One word describes our stay at Caban Coach - epic! We chose the location initially to try the local mountain bike routes and weren't disappointed. The highest parts of Mach 2/3 were snow covered and the wind so strong at one point I was blown off my bike! However, knowing that Caban Coch was waiting for us at the end of each day made it all seem easier. A beer on the decking followed by watching the sunset from the sofa in front of the wood burner was bliss. The cabin was well equipped and cosy, with never ending hot water, amazing views and a comfy bed. Did we enjoy our stay? Absolutely!"



"Our stay at Caban Coch was amazing. The Cabin was small but perfectly formed, with every detail thought of down to the welcome cakes and logs for the fire. The views were amazing, and when we sat in front of the fire in the evening we could see the sun setting over the hills - bliss. There was nothing bad about our stay - only that we couldn't stay longer! The best thing was the secluded location with fantastic views. The cabin was so cosy and welcoming - great after a day out on the hills. The location was perfect as well - 20mins to the sea side and 5 mins to the hills, what more could we possible want!?"



"Loved the cabin; it had all the comforts of home. A great touch was the cake our hosts left out for our arrival and the cabin has a lovely wood burning stove to set the mood. We went for a little bike ride around the local area; the hills are impressive but the view was well worth the effort. We gave that up after a few hours however to lounge around by the camp fire instead. The location is private and gives you a lovely view of the farm further down the valley so you don't feel entirely cut off.The highlight of the trip for me was the night sky! I have never seen so many stars it was absolutely breath-taking and I was pleased to see a sketch-book and quite a few paper back novels to keep me entertained during the rainy days. I would recommend this cabin in any weather; it's lovely to sit out on the deck in the sun and even better to snuggle up next to the fire and look out of the big French doors at the rainy landscape. The price is competitive and great value and if your looking for a romantic retreat away from the city, this is the place for you!"



"One of the best breaks my partner and I had had in a long time! I had booked Caban Coch as a surprise getaway for my partner and I after he decided to pop the question and ask me to marry him. He didn't know where we were going until we pulled up at the cabin. He had an ear to ear grin on his face! The location was absolutely beautiful even in the rain. It's hidden well off the beaten track down a secluded dirt driveway in a quiet valley surrounded by the tallest trees. Once inside the cabin we were greeted by lovely Welsh cakes, a wood burning stove and a unique and quirky decor style which included floral sofas and all sorts of random objects adorning the walls. A lovely touch was all of the drawings and paintings created by previous guests which the owners had pinned to the walls. It was lovely to be able to catch a glimpse of how others had viewed their time at the Cabin. All power was supplied by gas cylinders and the cabin was heated by a wood burning stove. The toilet was a charming Eco-friendly compost toilet and the shower was lovely and warm, which was always a welcoming sight after a long day of walking in the Welsh hills! There were lots of wonderful hiking suggestions left by the owners of Caban Coch and plenty more suggestions in the guest book. In the evenings we built a camp fire outside and sat on the porch of the cabin watching the stars and eating roasted marshmallows and sausages. On the rainier evenings we huddled up on the cozy sofa and watched the log burner roar whilst sipping wine and listening to the radio. All in all, this was the perfect romantic getaway. Far from the hustle of London life that both my partner and I are so accustomed to. It was lovely to go to bed in a pitch dark room and to wake up to the sound of bird song and sheep bleating in the distance. I would recommend Caban Coch to anybody looking to escape the rat run for a few days and I will guarantee you that you will never want to leave! Thank you so much Canopy and Stars for finding us such an amazing holiday stay and thank you to the owners of Caban Coch for allowing us to share a little slice of your Welsh Heaven!"



"The coch was wonderful- secluded and quiet and everything we wanted from our holiday accommodation. The interior was amazing- we could tell that a lot of work had gone in to making the cabin just perfect."



"We really enjoyed our stay. The Caban is situated very peacefully in a valley. The sounds of the stream coming down the mountain, which runs just past the Caban, is all you can hear. That, and the odd bleat of a sheep. The Caban was clean, tidy and beautifully designed. We had some amazing runs along the mountain biking trails. The scenery is stunning and the maps provided are clear. Next best was flopping down for a cup of tea on the comfy sofa."



"It exceeded expectations. The cabin had all we needed and the views were spectacular. We saw the Milky Way for the first time in years."



"Two days of peace, with fantastic views. Caban Coch was a little piece of Welsh Heaven."


J. & S. McCarthy

"We had a great time. The cabin was so lovely and cosy. It had everything we needed under one roof. Great location too."



"Absolutely amazing stay. Well thought out cabin, maximising a very limited space. Was very warm and snug and a stepping stone away from some of the most amazing walks you'll do in the UK. Pictures do not do the Cabin or the surroundings enough justice. It really is a slice of heaven."



"It was absolutely perfect. You know how you pour over pictures before you go, then worry it wasn't going to be as good as it looked? Well this was - utterly perfect in every way."



"Fantastic. Very high quality accommodation. Perfect for a retreat."



"The cabin was delightful and we were sorry to have to leave at the end of our stay! The pictures on the website delivered. The quality of the cabin fittings etc was superb, the views to die for, and the peace and quiet marvelous (we appeared to be the only people at the site). Considering the quality of the fixtures (including an extremely comfortable bed and quality pure cotton bedlinen), the place was good value for money. Hot water was plentiful, as required. We would definitely like to return when finances permit!"



"We absolutely loved our stay! The cabin, the scenery, the weather, everything was far beyond anything we were hoping for! It was exceptional! The cabin itself was, in my opinion, the best thing about our stay. It is such a unique and special place that you cannot help but feel truly happy in. The worst thing was only really that we weren't able to stay longer. I would definitely recommend staying for 3 or more nights. 2 just didn't feel like long enough!"



"The stay was wonderful - very quiet and peaceful so exactly what we were after. The cabin itself was well thought out, very clean and extremely quirky!"



"This was a great little cabin to stay in. Quirky decoration, homely feel, well organised space! So much so, that I think I am going to copy some ideas!  Lovely feeling of freedom and space which was just the ticket after a stressful few months."



"We loved it - most fantastic spot and beautifully kitted out. Lots of useful information on places to go - we will definitely go back at some point."



"It was fantastic, the caban was sooo much nicer than I expected, didn't realise it was so new.  The location in terms of the views from the caban were really lovely, it was so quiet.  The caban itself although small, didn't feel like it as it was so well equipped and well laid out.  Very comfortable.  The little touches, the quirky fixtures & fittings really made it special."



"It was everything we expected with the added bonus of it being more remote and peaceful than we could have hoped for. We didn't see anyone during our first three days.  It is really private, picturesque and relaxing."



"It was fantastic, a lovely relaxing few days in the country. The cabin was perfect - cosy, quirky, and practical. It was decorated with real charm, care and attention to detail. It had everything we needed, plus more (an ipod dock! an OS map! a watercolour set!). The hot water was a pleasant surprise. The setting was beautiful, with gorgeous views from the window, and plenty to do in the local area. I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a relaxing, romantic getaway in a beautiful, quiet location."



"Loved our stay at the cabin and Ceri and Dafydd did their best to make sure we were looked after without being around too much either so we could fully appreciate the remoteness of the location. The mountain bike routes that Dafydd mapped out and left details of for the cabin were great and Ceri's style throughout the the cabin was colourful and inspiring. The best thing for us was the location and the mountain bike routes that our hosts had created for us across farm land and throughout the valley, which gave us a real feeling of escape - so nice to get off the OS national routes and feel really alone."



"Thankyou very much for the flowers, champagne and cake for my birthday! A lovely welcome and much appreciated - delicious cake! We would love to come back when the sun is shining."


Kirsty & Tom

"Simply the best break ever. So cosy. So remote. Full on rest & relaxation (plus two fantastic mountain bike rides!) Thanks Daf & Ceri"


Nada & Phil

"The cabin is so cosy with its quirky décor & log burner & the location is stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our walks over the surrounding hills & would love to come back again as this is the perfect weekend escape from busy city life." 


Miranda & Ant

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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
  • We use a key- it will be in the door when you arrive, please keep it safe during your stay. If it is lost a £70 charge will be applied to cover the cost of fitting a new lock
  • There is good 3G mobile signal on most networks
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 Double

Extra space available

Space for 1 pet from £10 per pet per stay Dogs must be kept on a lead

Kids & Pets

Children are welcome although there is only the double bed. Dogs may be brought as long as they are kept on a lead.


The basics (Tea Bags, Salt and Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar) are provided and will be waiting for you on arrival. There's an LPG cooker and a cool box to keep a few cold drinks in for your return from the trails.

Full Size LPG Cooker with fuel.

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.

Dishcloth/s, washing up liquid and tea towel/s are provided, as are toilet rolls

Please bring your own shampoo/ shower gel etc

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Bed linen & towels are provided for 2 people
  • You will need a torch if you arrive in the dark as many locations have no outside lighting


Selection of Books, Cards and Board Games in the Caban.


At Beudy Banc

On your bike! There are trails in and around the farm, including the new 1.2 km track. 

Let the kids run off steam in the fields or have a good game of football outside the front door. All the owners ask is that you respect the wildlife & the Countryside Code!

Places to visit

The market town of Machynlleth is just 4 miles away, 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.

Centre for Alternative Technology - 7 acres of hands-on displays and gardens and with over 40 years of experience in sustainability practice

Outdoor & Active

Mountain Biking & Cycling - 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.

Visit the nearby coastline and beaches, superb for windsurfing, kayaking, buggying & kite-surfing, or just a refreshing dip.

Walking - 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.

Horse Riding - 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 lanes & forestry tracks is ideal.

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.

Food & Drink

At Beudy Banc

Tea bags, salt and pepper, olive oil, sugar are provided and will be waiting for you on arrival. 

Local shops

There is a village shop and Post Office in Glantwymyn, about 3 miles away for basic supplies.  Alternatively, the town of Machynlleth is about 4 miles away with an array of local shops. 

Places to eat

Wynnstay Hotel - for locally sourced cooking and authentic Pizzeria to the rear

Brigands Inn, Mallwyd - locally sourced produce and morning and afternoon teas

Ynyshir Hall - Michelin Stared fine dining at Countryside Hotel

Riverside in Pennal - village pub with good food using local produce

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.

Wildlife & Environment

Cwm Llywi is a 470 acre working organic hill farm located within the Dyfi Valley three miles from the town of Machynlleth. The farm's topography ranges from wooded valleys to hilltops with spectacular views over the valley and beyond to the Aberdyfi Estuary and the Cadair Idris range of Mountains.

Getting there

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.

By car

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 your cabin.

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Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;


  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.


The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.


1. Booking and payments


1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).


1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email ( Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.


1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.


1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.


1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.


1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.


2. Cancellation and Amendment by You


2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email ( and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.


2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  


2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.


2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.


2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 


2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.


2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.


2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.


Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.


3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.


4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.


5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.


6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;


(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;


(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.


7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.


8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.


9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.


10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.


11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.


12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.


13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.


14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.


15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 


16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.


17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.


18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.