Booked this wonderful log cabin for a few nights away to get away from it all - and it didn't disappoint.
The cabin is part of a large development of private and rental log cabins on the former site of an army camp just off the A470. The grounds are well kept and apart from the road noise of the passing traffic on the A470 peace and tranquility is very much to the fore.
This cabin itself is well appointed and has many wonderful quirks - you are welcomed with some wonderful Stonehouse beer to drink on the decking if the weather is behaving and you can enjoy the fantastic vista that the rhinog mountains have to offer. The former porch area of he cabin has been well integrated and now offers a small dining area with a lovely mid 20th C dining table. A small fridge and a dansette record player and best of all a very eclectic collection of vinyl. Everything from the specials to Gruff Rhys, The Who to Paul Simon and pretty much everything between and beyond including ELO and Ella Fitzgerald.
The kitchen is very new and has everything you need including the all important washing up liquid and dish sponges. The bathroom has a new walk in shower, toilet and hand basin. The lounge area has a sofa bed and a great collection of dvd's to choose from - everything from Hollywood blockbusters to obscure modern dramas. The two bedrooms are small, one with bunk beds and one with a double bed. There's also a telescope to enjoy the light pollution free sky.
There's a small shop on site but it only sells the bare essentials and sadly no fresh fruit and veg. The shop in trawsfynnydd is where you'll need to go to stock up on foods etc.
This cabin is dog friendly and there is a small dog walking field to let your pooch off the lead as and when you need to.
There is much to be said for the local area from coed y brenin, to the lake, to the mountains of snowdonia and the stunning beaches that run from Barmouth to Harlech and beyond. Restaurant wise there is the wonderful Caribbean called soul food in Harlech (see my other review), we did visit the pub just up the road but they weren't serving food but the beer was cold and wet and an even better view of the rhinogs awaits you here.
Overall I can highly recommend this cabin and location.
Have spent a couple of weekends here and have found it the ideal place to come and recharge your batteries. There are great walks to hand, a short drive will take you to the coast.
Harlech Castle and Port Merion, where The Prisoner series was filmed are also close by.
The cabin is really cosy and well appointed, we even did some moon watching through the telescope there. As there is no light pollution the night sky is fantastic.
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