Cabin Ishbel nestled in the trees at the edge of Penlan Holiday Village.Cabin Ishbel nestled in the trees at the edge of Penlan Holiday Village.
Cute retro West Wales cabin for six
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Cabin Ishbel is our beautiful wooden chalet in West Wales, which sleeps six people. It is the perfect place to spend a long weekend or a family holiday, nestled in the peaceful Welsh countryside.

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Cabin Ishbel is our beautiful wooden chalet in West Wales, which sleeps six people. It is the perfect place to spend a long weekend or a family holiday, nestled in the peaceful Welsh countryside.

A mile from the village of Cenarth in Carmarthenshire, Cabin Ishbel is a cosy peaceful place to spend a long weekend or have a family holiday. It has three bedrooms - a double, a twin, and a bunk room - so can comfortable sleep 6 people. There's even room for another two in the lounge, if you really need it!

Cabin Ishbel is our home-away-from-home, we stay there ourselves several times a year; we even held our wedding party there! The cabin is one of our favourite places to be and we'd love to have you come and visit.

LOCATION

Cabin Ishbel nestles in the trees on the edge of Penlan Holiday Village, a small family-run holiday park of Scandinavian-style lodges in a beautiful woodland setting. The park has a small shop, a bar, an outdoor pool (in summer), and provides wifi across the site (for a small charge).

The cabin is in the heart of rural West Wales at its finest. It's a great launch pad for country walks, and the Pembrokeshire National Park is just 10 miles away. The river Teifi runs through the village, with opportunities to kayak and fish. The nearest beach is 10 miles away, with all the gorgeous secluded beaches of the Ceredigion and Pembs coast lines to choose from.

You're in a rural location, so public transport is limited - the cabin is best reached by car. However, there is an hourly bus service, Mon-Sat only, which will take you between Cenarth and Cardigan, or Cenarth and Carmarthen (the nearest mainline train station).

FACILITIES

The cabin has a well-equipped fitted kitchen, heaters in each room and an electric shower. From the kitchen and deck you can look over the Preseli hills while you have dinner, or a BBQ. The lounge is super cosy, with a stove to help keep the evening chills away.

The cabin is very much a self-service experience. We will send you a key code, and you let yourself in. Duvets, pillows and lots of blankets are provided. You can either bring your own bed linen, or ask us to make the beds for you, for a small extra cost (see below).

You'll find the kitchen cupboard stocked with tea, coffee, condiments, and some basics such as oil, rice and pasta. If you'd like we can arrage a delicious Breakfast Box of locally-sourced groceries to be ready waiting for you when you arrive! More details below.

We choose not to have a tuned-in television, as the cabin is a place to unwind and disconnect from the world. But we have tonnes of DVDs and a good selection of board games! If you do need to stay connected, wifi internet is provided by the park (for a small charge, and I'm afraid it's quite slow). Please bring £1 coins for the electricity meter (roughly one per day), and please bring your own towels.

The cabin can get quite chilly even in summer; after all, it is a simple wooden building in a forest. The heating is good and lots of blankets are provided, but do bring warm clothes and pyjamas!

EXTRAS

The cabin is wonderfully simple place to stay - you can just turn up and treat it as your own home. But we appreciate that sometimes when you go away you want to be looked after, just a little bit. So we have a few extras you can ask us to arrange for you - just let us know when you're booking.

We invite you to use our duvets and pillows, but to bring your own bed linen from home. But if you'd prefer we can make the beds for you so they're all ready on your arrival. Just let us know which beds you want made, and it will cost £9 per bed.

We know that getting to the shops for groceries can be a pain, especially if you're arriving late, so if you'd like we can arrange a Breakfast Box for you containing everything you need. It costs £20 and contains a wide variety of locally sourced produce, easily enough for two people for a weekend. You'll find in it a loaf of bread, bottle of milk, some butter, eggs, local cheese, a variety of cereals, some orange juice, yogurt and fruit, plus bacon or veggie sausages (your choice).

Guest access

The entire cabin is yours! Three bedrooms, a large lounge, a kitchen diner, and two decks - one in the sun, and one under the roof. The cabin is on the edges of a beautiful woodland holiday village, which has a walking meadow, a playground, an outdoor pool in the summer, and a small bar and shop.

Interaction with guests

The cabin is entirely self-service. Though we don't live locally, our cleaner will visit before you arrive to make sure it's spick and span for you. Also the holiday village team are very helpful in the unlikely event of a problem, and we can be reached by phone (if you can get a signal!)

EXTRAS

The cabin is wonderfully simple place to stay - you can just turn up and treat it as your own home. But we appreciate that sometimes when you go away you want to be looked after, just a little bit. So we have a few extras you can ask us to arrange for you - just let us know when you're booking.

We invite you to use our duvets and pillows, but to bring your own bed linen from home. But if you'd prefer we can make the beds for you so they're all ready on your arrival. Just let us know which beds you want made, and it will cost £9 per bed.

We know that getting to the shops for groceries can be a pain, especially if you're arriving late, so if you'd like we can arrange a Breakfast Box for you containing everything you need. It costs £20 and contains a wide variety of locally sourced produce, easily enough for two people for a weekend. You'll find in it a loaf of bread, bottle of milk, some butter, eggs, local chees, a variety of cereals, some orange juice, yogurt and fruit, plus bacon or veggie sausages (your choice).

Other things to note

We choose not to have a tuned-in television, as the cabin is a place to unwind and disconnect from the world. But we have tonnes of DVDs and a good selection of board games! Wifi internet is provided by the park (for a small charge) but is quite slow, so not for streaming video. Please bring £1 coins for the electricity meter (roughly one per day). Please bring your own towels.

Duvets, pillows and lots of blankets are provided, but to keep the price as low as possible for you, we ask you to bring our own bed linen (if this isn't possible, let us know and we can arrange to make the beds for you for a small extra cost).

The cabin can get quite chilly even in summer; after all, it is a simple wooden building in a forest. The heating is good and lots of blankets are provided, but do bring warm clothes and pyjamas!

There's not much mobile phone signal at the cabin, which we love! In particular the O2 network is bad around that area of Wales (guess which network we use?). EE/Orange/Vodafone are better. A scrap of O2 signal can often be found by walking to the top corner of the site (near Cabin 37).


Amenities

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Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 26
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 couches

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

We have no heavy duty rules - just have fun, relax, forget about work! Tidy up after yourself when you leave, treat it as you would your own home.

- Check-in is from 3pm, and check-out is by 11am.
- Bring your own bed linen and towels (or, if you can't, let us know and we can arrange this at a small extra cost). Duvets and pillows are provided.
- Bring a few £1 coins for the electricity meter (there'll be a few in there to get your started, but you'll need approx £1 per day).
- Bring some warm clothes. The heating is good and lots of blankets are provided, but always worth bringing a jumper and pyjamas.
- Buy groceries. You'll find the kitchen cupboard stocked with tea, coffee, condiments, and some basics such as oil, rice and pasta.
- Let us know if you're bringing your dog. We have a one dog limit, or two very small ones.

We'll send you an Essential Info PDF as part of the AirBnB "House Manual" once you complete your booking. Follow the simple instructions on arrival and departure. There's also a little folder of notes in the cabin full of helpful advice.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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James User Profile
August 2017
Situated in a quiet holiday park in beautiful West Wales, Sam & Freya's cabin is simple tranquility. I hate to use the cliche 'retro chic' but they've nailed it; paired down to just the important things like vinyl, cosiness, being together and playing board games. And for rainy days a DVD collection set mostly in 1985. Basically perfect. The location is perfect for walking, exploring, eating and heading out to some of Wale's best beaches (Mwnt is a must).

Ed User Profile
August 2017
Lovely cabin in the woods. Very comfortable and cool. With a relaxed and lived-in feel; family friendly. The holiday park was quiet and friendly. A great base to go and explore the area from. Some lovely beaches and beautiful scenery.

Kathie User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely lovely 2 night stay. Cabin was full of extras such as games and dvds and we really enjoyed the record player! Everything was perfect and we'll definitely go back next year if not sooner! Thank you Sam and Freya x

Jean User Profile
August 2017
Quite. Dark And very cold, we were vary unlucky with the weather,rain and more rain,but. Lots to do in the area.

Laura User Profile
July 2017
The cabin was exactly as described. Very retro and we loved it. The record player was a nice touch and there were some great records there to listen to in the evenings. We had no phone signal due to the location but that wasn't a bad thing- It meant we had to talk to each other! The park the cabin was situated on was also safe for children and the pool was open even in the rain. Great cabin, great location.

Roopal User Profile
July 2017
Ishbel was exactly what we were looking for - pretty, quiet, super clean and really nicely situated just outside a small pretty village and within easy striking distance of the most gorgeous beaches and coast - Mwnt, Poppit sands and Llangrannog. Perfect for enjoying an outdoor focused holiday escaping the the city life that we normally live it. We enjoyed a coracle ride in the village, canoe trip on the Teifi and walks from the local wildlife centre (which also serves great food for lunch. The hut is adequately equipped for a family with youngish children (4-8) with lovely little 'luxuries' - record player, great book and DVD collection - that kept us entertained on a rainy day. The onsite heated pool and playground were an added bonus. Nearby Cardigan is a lovely small town - great pizza tipi place by the river. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend staying here.

Natalia User Profile
July 2017
It was a lovely weekend away with a lots lovely walks. Thank you for sharing this amazing place with us!! We will definitely come back

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2012
Sam&Freya User ProfileSam&Freya is a superhost.

We're Sam & Freya. We live in London, but we've had our little cabin in West Wales for three years, and it's the perfect getaway from city life. We love the area so much, we got married there in April 2013. We hope you'll enjoy staying there too.

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