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Caban y Saer (Carpenter's Cabin) is just for two people and is set overlooking the river Hafesb in the village of Llanfor. It is contemporary in design and furnished with your relaxation and enjoyment in mind whether you intend to stay for a few days or a week or two. The cabin has all mod cons to make your life easy and enjoyable whilst staying with us on a self-catering basis. The market town of Bala is just one mile down the footpath.
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
If you are showing any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 please do not travel. Please do not come to stay if you or your friend/partner have been in contact with anyone who has been infected or shown symptoms of Covid19 within the last 14 days.
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Meet the host
Hosting since June 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: Our aim is for you to have a wonderful holiday here in Wales. You will be well looked after as all needs can be met from drying soggy clothes to finding information on the internet, booking activities or advising on days out. We hope for happy guests who will want to come again. Contact me if you wish to clarify any details before booking.
Stayed here for a couple of nights with my partner, what a lovely place to stay just on the outskirts of Bala (20 minute walk away). Accommodation was nice and comfy and very peaceful. Nice to sit on the decking in the evening and listen to the river running past. All mod cons, tv plus WiFi. Highly recommended.
Visited March 2023
Written April 1, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quiet and relaxing
Perfect for a couple to come and relax. Everything you need. Great parking. Just a few minutes from Bala Town centre. Cosy and comfortable. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.
Visited October 2021
Written October 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
North Wales, United Kingdom3 contributions
Cosy Country retreat
Me and my partner recently visited and stayed for 2 nights (although we really wish we had stayed longer!!)
The place was so clean and cosy, the heating was turned on and the space is modern but still quirky. We loved the decor and the bed was honestly the most comfortable we've ever slept on.
We had privacy throughout our stay, and it was close enough to Bala for us to walk (we bought torches to walk back in the dark).
I'm local to the area, but moved away a couple of years ago. It was the first time me and my partner had gone away as a couple, and his first time visiting my neck of the woods so it was really important to me that we had a lovely time - and it exceeded our expectations & we already want to come back in Summer.
Thank you to Mel & Mick
Visited November 2020
Written November 22, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Beautiful cabin in the country
Had the most beautiful stay here,the peace and quiet & tranquil surroundings were perfect for a lovely break
Visited November 2019
Written November 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We had such a lovely time at the cabin. It was very comftable and had everything we needed. Perfect base to explore North Wales. Owners were perfect hosts too. Use of the hot tub was amazing. We would definitely love to return and would recommend.
Visited January 2019
Written January 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Communication with Mel was very good during the booking process and just prior to arrival. The accommodation in the cabin is great, comfortable and relaxing, with everything one could possibly need provided. The location is very quiet and the bed really comfortable and we slept very well. An ideal base from which to explore the wonderful landscapes. The hosts Mel and Mick were very helpful with directions and recommendations.
I was lucky enough to have a one to one encaustic art workshop with Mel who runs them from her well equipped studio. It was great to be able to walk from the cabin to the workshop leaving my husband relaxing in the accommodation. Mel was a great teacher I learnt loads and really enjoyed it. So any budding artist wanting to learn a different technique this is a great way to combine it with a holiday in the area.
Thoiughly recommend the Cabin.
Melanie and Michael Chalk
Visited August 2018
Written August 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Liverpool, United Kingdom1 contribution
The Cabin is a little home from home it’s modern and very comfortable and the hot tub was lovely. The owner Mel greeted us when we arrived, very friendly and gave us all the information we needed for our Stay. Would definitely stay there again and will recommend to family and friends. Thank you Mel.
Visited July 2018
Written August 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lincoln, United Kingdom11 contributions
This little cottage for 2 on the edge of Bala in Wales is just superb. Mel and Mick are lovely and very welcoming. They have put a lot of thought and effort into their holiday cottage, ensuring it has everything you could need for a perfect getaway. It's finished to a very high standard and sits nestled away in a beautifully peaceful area only just 1 mile away from the beautiful town of Bala.
I stayed here with my mum for 3 Nights and it was one of the most relaxing places we've stayed at. The cottage comes with its own private parking space which leads up onto a lovely decking area with patio set & BBQ over looking a lovely little stream. It was perfect sitting out for breakfast each morning and again in the evening with a BBQ.
The cottage is very spacious with a lovely open plan lounge, kitchen, diner. It has a cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher and all the utensils you could need for self catering. The bedroom is lovely too with a fabulously comfy double bed and a wonderful ensuite shower/toilet.
Mel and Mick very kindly offered us the use of their hot tub which was fabulous and very much welcomed after a day exploring zip world and doing bounce below and Zip World Caverns.
We also visited Portmeirion, an Italian inspired town which was just beautiful and I'd highly recommend for a day out.
We were very sad to be coming home after our stay as we enjoyed it so much.
We'd definitely highly recommend it and will certainly be looking to book in next year's holiday here.
PS: We had a meal out at the little Cafe/Bistro in Bala and can highly recommend that too. The food was absolutely delicious x
Visited July 2018
Written July 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Pontefract, United Kingdom3 contributions
Lovely. Just right
Stayed here for my partners birthday get away. The cabin was just perfect. Everything you need home from home. The lady came to greet us and gave us the basics of the cabin and surroundings all we needed. The cabin was lovely and clean with everything you’d need to cook with. The hot tub was in the owners garden but at the end of the cabin and we had the use of it as often as required. It was lovely and such a treat. We felt very private and not overlooked (especially as the owners had gone away for a couple of days)
I would totally recommend this cabin and would love to return
Visited November 2017
Written June 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
When your everyday life and work is so hectic. This is the perfect place to refresh your batteries. High quality refurb. In a quiet location but not too far to visit places
Visited May 2018
Written June 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Caban y Saer sits on the edge of the River Hafesb in the Village of Llanfor which dates back to the medieval period. There are some Bronze Age burial sites nearby and a Medieval enclosure. We are just one mile out of the market town of Bala in the Snowdonia National Park. There are footpaths nearby on which to walk into Bala or up Moel Emoel mountain just behind us.
Public transport is limited but we do have local taxi services. We are just one mile out of the town of Bala. We have a narrow gauge railway along the lakeside.
How to get there
Directions By Car:
Travel along the A494 from the direction of Corwen. Llanfor is situated just one mile out of the town of Bala. Turn right into the Village of Llanfor. Follow the road for 100 yards around past the Church on your right. Cysgod y Coed B&B is the stone-built house on your left hand side - Cysgod Bach Cottage for 2 is just next door.
Liverpool - Allow about 1 hour 33 mins (depending on traffic) - 68 miles
Manchester - Allow 1hour 45 minutes (depending on traffic) - 75 miles
Directions By Public Transport:
Bus only—The Arriva 94 bus service
www.arrivabus.co.uk - 0844 800 44 11
0871 200 22 33
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
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