Caban Cilfa

Caban Cilfa is a recent addition to the lush green hillside. This compact and cosy retreat is nestled by the side of a small lake – offering wildlife viewing right from the deck and large windows.

Bring your binoculars, boots or bikes to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery by day and dark star-filled skies by night.


From £60.00 pn


The main living space includes a sofa and wood burning stove, with large feature windows looking out onto the lake, and hills beyond. Cabin Cilfa is just 2.4m wide and 4.8m long, but also contained within this neatly designed space is a basic kitchen with induction hob, sink and storage with coolbox. A double bed sits at the other end, along with a separate internal bathroom with hot shower, basin and compost loo.

There is a solar system for lighting and USB charging socket.

Outside you can enjoy the tranquil lakeside setting from the connected decking area, as well as Walking, Trail Running and Biking right from the doorstep. If you’re feeling brave, take a dip in the pond to cool off when you get back!

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  • 1 double bed

  • Sink and 2-ring hob

  • Wood-burning stove

  • Hot water and shower

  • Composting toilet

  • Lake-side setting.




The important stuff

  • Check in time is 4.00pm.

  • Check out time is 10:30am.

  • The caban is sited in a lakeside 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 for 1 adult on sofa bed. 

Kids & Pets

  • Children are welcome, although there is only limited space on the basic sofa bed.

  • Dogs may be brought as long as they are kept on a lead. Space for 1 pet from £10 per pet per stay.


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

  • Cool box

  • Wood Burning Stove.


  • For washing up there's a compact sink with hot and cold running water.

  • The shower and the loo are 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. Internal lighting is via a solar system, torches/lanterns are provided as back-up in winter months.


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

  • Dark skies and stars, lake-side wildlife spotting.

The self-contained cabin was cosy and had all we needed for a short break near Snowdonia and the beautiful Welsh coast. The wood-burner was perfect to keep us warm in between going out on the deck to view the most amazing star filled sky! The view of the sunset and sunrise on the sheep speckled valley with a cuppa was particularly life-affirming! We were lucky to see an amazing display from the local starlings, birds of prey and white-throated dipper doing its thing on the water. Strongly recommend a pair of binoculars for nature lovers!
— Jo
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dafydd’s cabin. Received a hugely informative email about the area and perfect instructions for check in and out. If you want a get away with no interruptions this is the place for you. Especially impressed with the steaming hot shower!
— Nadja, Dec '18
My partner Jason and I (plus our border collie Scout) had the BEST time staying at Dafydd’s caban on the lake. The scenery was beautiful and standing outside - even in chilly autumn - everything was so serene and pretty. Inside was warm and cosy thanks to the wood burner and everything we could possibly need was at our fingertips. We really appreciated how easy it was to access the property and the detailed notes supplied us with plenty of walking trails to choose from. We spent a glorious day following the trail up through the hills and met Dafydd on our way down and could compliment him in person; Scout was probably the most grateful and demonstrated this suitably.... Thanks so much for hosting us and our mad cap hound. We really loved it and would come back in a heartbeat .x
— Tiffany, Nov '18