Set in a beautiful valley in Mid Wales, Cablogin Studio was offered as an overspill for those staying at Ravens Retreat Shepherds Hut, situated below the log Cabin, who wanted to bring family. During lockdown, we decided to upgrade the cabin, initially built as a studio, to make it suitable for separate holiday letting, accommodating up to four people. (Its name derives from the child of a friend who got the log cabin bit a little mixed up! )
The accommodation offered is an open plan living room, kitchen area and sectioned off bathroom with hot water, shower and heated towel rail. The living area has a table to seat four, chest of drawers, bookcase and a king-sized pull-out day bed, all warmed by a log burner and back up electric heater. A spiral staircase leads up to the sleeping platform above complete with double bed. The kitchen area has a fridge/freezer, combination microwave oven, gas hob, four slice toaster, kettle, hot water, cafetiere, cutlery, china and pots and pans and plenty of cupboard space.
Accessed through the back door from the kitchen area is a conservatory with a table and seating for four/five people. The Cabin is surrounded on two sides by a wide, covered veranda which houses the gas barbecue and where you can sit and admire the beautiful wooded landscape or watch the bats in the evening leaving for their nightly foray.
The property is accessed from the lane through a double gate into our garden where a car can be parked for unpacking (parking for one car is in the car park by the house). The Cabin is fenced off from our garden for peace and quiet and keeping the area as dog-proof as possible. There is a kennel with a run in the front garden area and the extensive veranda has a gate at either end so that dogs can be contained, whilst giving you some peace and keeping out muddy paws.
Such a uniquely beautiful valley can hardly fail to tempt those amongst you who have an artistic bent and there is a full size easel you can borrow. As the Cabin was initially designed as a studio, the living area has a large Velux window ideal for natural light and a selection of art and writing reference books for inspiration.
Look out for "Eddie" and friends! What used to be a bird hospital 15 years ago is now home to injured creatures of a wooden kind!
REVIEW 20.09.20 "We chose Cablogin from Dog Day Holidays as our honeymoon break, largely because after the chaos of 2020 and changing our wedding plans we wanted to disconnect from the world as much as possible and enjoy some peace and quiet - we couldn't have made a better choice! The cabin itself is unique and beautiful, nestled in a wooded valley, far away from the noise and distraction of the modern world. Our fondest memories are waking up each morning and sitting on the deck, listening to the river below and watching the birds feed, such simple pleasures. We were very comfortable inside (the pull out bed was an absolute wonder) and for the one chilly night we had the fire threw out an enormous amount of heat - very cosy. Sue & Roger were excellent hosts and a pleasure to talk to, always available in case we needed anything and mindful enough to know when we were just relaxing! They even left us a small thoughtful present to welcome us on the honeymoon. I'm sure we'll be back in the future when we need to escape from the world again." Mr and Mrs Brown!
The Log Cabin at Dog Days Holidays
The entrance and ramp
The interior of the Log Cabin
The interior of the Log Cabin
The bed when pulled out, viewed from above
Double bed in attic space and bedside light
The bathroom and splash back in kitchen
The verandah of the Log Cabin
The verandah from the entrance ramp
View from the verandah of the Log Cabin
The wild garden
Eddie and Friends